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  • Josie Gabuco wins boxing gold; Joyette Jopson rules tough marathon

    first_imgView comments Far up north, Joyette Jopson conquered the odds and terrible conditions to rule the 42-kilometer FWD 78° North Marathon recently at Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway.Gabuco, a single mother and a member of the national boxing team for 15 years, defeated Kim Hyang Mi of North Korea in the final with a performance that drew praises from coaching consultant Don Abnett of Australia.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, logisticsJosie Gabuco“She’s a talented girl with a lot of heart and has the ability to confuse the enemy. In the finals match, she made the North Korean lass miss so many punches and delivered her own ones and twos to seal the deal,” Abnett said.Jopson, a triathlete who works as a financial wealth officer at FWD, became the first Filipino woman to rule the snowy race with a time of 4:10:59 MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Joyette Jopson crosses the finish line.A pair of Filipino women provided a moment of triumph for the country in sports across the globe.In Bangkok, 32-year-old Josie Gabuco shrugged off suggestions she is way past her prime as she took the gold medal in the light flyweight division of the Asian Boxing Championships which culminated on Friday at Indoor Stadium of Hua Mark Sports Complex.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Sports Briefs: April 27, 2019 PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

  • Intex launches 5.1 channel speakers with Bluetooth at Rs 5,400

    first_imgIntex has launched a 5.1 channel speakers IT-4950SUF BT in India at a price of Rs 5,400. The speaker sports a USB port, SD card slot, Bluetooth connectivity and a built-in FM tuner.The IT-4950SUF BT comes with wooden built with a plastic main unit in the front. The main units are compact and light weight making the speakers ideal for home or office use.Considering the need and trend nowadays the speakers also come with Bluetooth support, and can also be connected using auxiliary audio input. The main panel is studded with an LED panel and the functions can be operated using a remote control .”Intex has always endeavored to provide the best of technology to its discerning consumers at relatively low prices. We have been successful in delivering innovative products which continue to delight consumers. The IT-4950SUF is yet another product with performance an style catering to the young generation,” said Nidhi Markanday, business head, consumer durables & IT, Intex Technologies.The speakers are expected to deliver high performance with (40W + 15W) X 5 output power. The Cordless MIC function encompasses all modes with digital MIC volume & ECHO control.The speakers can be purchased from major electronics outlets across the country.The Indian market for audio devices has been rife with Bluetooth supported speakers lately. Bose had recently launched SoundTouch 10 Bluetooth speaker for a price of Rs 19,013, which is quite pricey for the economic Indian users. Logitech’s subsidiary Ultimate Ears has also launched a range of compact Bluetooth speakers in the country. The UE Roll, priced at Rs 8,495 is costlier than the Intex’s offering, however, can give a tough competition to the home-grown electronics company.advertisementlast_img read more

  • Niese Hurls Mets Past Phils, 5-3

    first_imgPHILADELPHIA -€” Anthony Recker snapped out of his slump in a big way.Recker hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer, Jonathon Niese pitched seven sharp innings and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 on Aug. 11.Recker was in an 0-for-18 skid when he connected off reliever Justin De Fratus, who had retired 17 straight batters before allowing a single to the first batter he faced after replacing David Buchanan in the seventh.“It felt great. I needed it real bad,” Recker said. The backup catcher is from nearby Allentown, but his family and friends didn’t see him play this weekend.“They were here (Sunday),” Recker said. “They came to the wrong game.” Darin Ruf hit a two-run shot for the last-place Phillies.Niese (6-8) gave up two runs on five hits to earn his first win since June 28. The lefty was 0-4 with a 6.04 ERA in his previous five starts.“It seems that I lose with my good stuff and win with my bad stuff,” Niese said. Buchanan (6-6) allowed three runs and four hits in six-plus innings.Buchanan ran into trouble when he walked Juan Lagares to start the seventh. Matt den Dekker lined an RBI double to right-center to tie it at 2. De Fratus entered and gave up a single to Wilmer Flores.“That late in a game, you can’t walk guys to start an inning,” Buchanan said.Recker then hit a full-count fastball 424 feet into the left-center field stands to make it 5-2.With two outs in the Phillies ninth, pinch-hitter Chase Utley lined a 1-2 pitch off Jeurys Familia deep to right. A fan reached over with his cap and lifted the ball into the air and into the stands.The hit was initially ruled a two-run homer, but was overturned to an RBI double following a replay. Ben Revere then flied out to end it.The Mets took three of four in the wraparound series and are 13-3 in their last 16 games in Philadelphia.The Phillies’ bullpen had allowed one earned run in 24 2-3 innings before Recker, a .187 hitter, took De Fratus deep.Daniel Murphy led off the fourth with a double to right and David Wright followed with an RBI single up the middle to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.Ruf hit a two-run homer into the bushes behind the center-field wall to make it 2-1 in the bottom half.(ROB MAADDI, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

  • Over 150 acres of encroached land retrieved in J-K’s Poonch

    first_imgJammu, Aug 29 (PTI) In a major anti-encroachment drive, the Jammu and Kashmir government has retrieved over 150 acres of encroached land in the Poonch district, officials said today. The drive to evict illegal occupants from the state land was conducted simultaneously in Haveili, Mandi, Surankote, Mendhar, Mankote and Balakote tehsils, an official statement said.It said a total of 153.25 acres (1,226 kanals) of encroached land was retrieved during the drive. Meanwhile, Jammu Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma reviewed the progress of anti-encroachment drive at a meeting here last evening.Verma sought a detailed report on the status of encroached land besides removal of illegal structures and retrieval of encroached state land in the division, the statement said.The meeting was informed that the process of removal of illegal structures was in full swing.It said the divisional commissioner directed deputy commissioners to expedite the retrieval process and further asked them to handover the vacant state land to different departments for productive utilization like development of sports and agriculture fields.Deputy Commissioners were also directed to identify suitable land for developing sports stadiums at block and district level, the statement said. PTI TAS AB  http://ptinews.com/images/pti.jpgWe bring the World to you”Disclaimer : This e-mail message may contain proprietary, confidential or legally privileged information for the sole use of the person or entity to whom this message was originally addressed. Please delete this e-mail, if it is not meant for you. http://ptinews.com/images/pti.jpgWe bring the World to you”Disclaimer : This e-mail message may contain proprietary, confidential or legally privileged information for the sole use of the person or entity to whom this message was originally addressed. Please delete this e-mail, if it is not meant for you. DPBadvertisementlast_img read more

  • Sourav Ganguly on Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul: They made a mistake because they are human

    first_imgFormer India skipper Sourav Ganguly has reacted to Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s misogynistic comments on a popular TV show, Koffee With Karan, which has put the two cricketers under severe criticism. Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended and recalled from Australia after their cntroversial comments.Sourav Ganguly wants people to take a considerate view of the duo’s mistakes and give them another chance.”People make mistakes. Let’s not take it too far. I am sure whoever has done it will realise and come out as a better person. We are all human beings, not machines that everything you put out comes out perfect. You just have to live life and let others live,” he spoke in Mumbai.Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were slammed over their sexist comments on Koffee with Karan. Despite an apology to fans and their own teammates, Pandya and Rahul were suspended by BCCI and were forced to return to India. The Committee of Administrators is not happy with the unconditional apology and is insisting on harsher punishment for the duo.Pandya’s brand image took a hit as Gillette cut its ties with the all-rounder. Mumbai’s iconic Khar Gymkhana also decided to revoke the honorary three-year membership offered to Pandya following the controversy.The duo is currently facing inquiry proceedings from the BCCI and a section of the board wants them thoroughly investigated and punished for bringing disrepute to Indian.Ganguly admitted they may have erred but suggested people should not be judgemental and allow them to improve.advertisement”They are responsible people and they maybe role models but they are humans. They are under pressure all the time to perform and certain things happen. We should move on and make sure it doesn’t happen again,” he said.Also Read | Hardik Pandya has stopped going out of his house, avoiding calls after Koffee with KaranAlso Read | How Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul got into trouble for Koffee with Karan: A timelineAlso Read | Won’t travel in same bus as Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul: Harbhajan Singhlast_img read more

  • Referees In Major College Football Game Are Getting Destroyed

    first_imgA referee signaling a touchdown during a Florida Gators game.(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)LSU and Texas A&M have played one of the craziest college football games of the season tonight, as the Tigers and Aggies are now in their third overtime at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.The officiating – or, really, lack thereof – has greatly contributed to the wildness that’s ensued at the end of the game.There was extreme controversy at the end of the fourth quarter, when the officials decided to not review very questionable fourth down spot.This was the 4th-and-18 conversion for A&M. Looked like he was a half yard shy, but bc the Aggies were in hurry mode and spiked it, no time for a review. pic.twitter.com/TUg0LXnOtv— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) November 25, 2018The officiating hasn’t gotten any better in the overtime sessions, either.“The officiating/replay booth have been embarrassing in College Station tonight. As bad as I’ve ever seen,” USA TODAY’s Dan Wolken tweeted.The officiating/replay booth have been embarrassing in College Station tonight. As bad as I’ve ever seen. What’s the deal, @GregSankey?— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 25, 2018“Worst officiated game I’ve ever seen. Any sport,” one fan tweeted.Worst officiated game I’ve ever seen. Any sport— CFB Officiating Reform NOW! (@maxtoscano1) November 25, 2018“This game is an embarassment to the SEC officiating. Many people need to lose their jobs on Monday,” another tweeted.This game is an embarassment to the SEC officiating. Many people need to lose their jobs on Monday. #LSUvsTAMU— Taylor Champagne (@taylorchampagne) November 25, 2018LSU and Texas A&M are certainly going to have a lot to say after this one.The finish is being televised on SEC Network.last_img read more

  • Shared Corporate Services Across Government to Begin Early 2019/20

    first_img “It would be much better if we can employ technology to have some of these services centralised,” he noted. Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says work on this aspect of the Public Sector Transformation Programme (PSTP) is at an “advanced stage”, adding the proposed model is being tested. He said that the consultants, “who have worked in this area in many parts of the world”, have proposed an implementation plan and methodology, along with an operating model and detailed design. Story Highlights Shared corporate service delivery across government is projected to get under way early in the 2019/20 fiscal year with implementation of the initial component of Human Resource Management (HRM).Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says work on this aspect of the Public Sector Transformation Programme (PSTP) is at an “advanced stage”, adding the proposed model is being tested.“We will have a central facility that provides human resource [services] across government, beginning with certain ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) and broadening, eventually, to the entire government,” he noted.He advised that work is expected to commence on two additional areas – Internal Audit, and Public Relations and Communications by the end of 2019/20.Dr. Clarke was providing an update on the PSTP at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Thursday (February 7).He informed that the Ministry is reviewing a report submitted by consultants retained by the Government to assist with development of the shared services framework.He said that the consultants, “who have worked in this area in many parts of the world”, have proposed an implementation plan and methodology, along with an operating model and detailed design.These, he explained, focus on the supporting network and information technology framework, the shared services organisational structure, and service level agreements between the central office and MDAs, among other inputs.“Additionally, we have a detailed business change plan and, very importantly, part of the consultancy gave us a costing for the transition of services to shared corporate services,” the Minister indicated.Noting the wide-ranging functions across government, Dr. Clarke emphasised the importance of making these more efficient in order to improve service delivery.“It would be much better if we can employ technology to have some of these services centralised,” he noted.The PSTP is being spearheaded by the Transformation Implementation Unit (TIU) in the Finance Ministry.last_img read more

  • Jamaica Commits to Assist Burkina Faso in Tackling Teenage Pregnancy

    first_img The Government of Jamaica has committed to providing additional technical support to the Government of Burkina Faso, as part of efforts to share Jamaica’s experience in preventing adolescent pregnancies and supporting adolescent mothers.This was disclosed by Minister with Responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, following a study tour of the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation, Trafalgar Road offices in Kingston, on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.The study tour formed part of the activities of the Working Mission from Burkina Faso, led by the First Lady of the West African country, Her Excellency Chantal Compaoré.The touring party also included: Minister of Women Promotion and Gender, Nestorine Sangare; Burkina Faso’s non-resident Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Daniel Ouedraogo; officials from the Office of the Prime Minister and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which has spearheaded the initiative.Ms. Falconer told JIS News that the modalities of bi-lateral agreement are being worked out, and noted that additional discussions will commence at a later date.“What I have asked the team at Jamaica House to do, and they will be working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, is for us to arrange how we can offer technical support to the people of Burkina Faso, in ensuring that they are able to set up centres similar to our Women’s Centre,” she added.The Minister noted that through the assistance offered at the centres, teenage mothers can be reintegrated into the formal education system.“The girls can cut down on the number of pregnancies and they can find their meaningful place in society,” she said.Senator Falconer said the Government is committed to the continued education of teenage mothers, and informed that effective September this year, it will be mandatory for all school-aged mothers to be reintegrated into the formal school system.“Before we had that policy entrenched, it was up to the discretion of the teachers and we felt that was not good enough and as a Government, we are committed to see our girls, even if they become pregnant, have the opportunity to go back to school and make a meaningful contribution to society, and the only way they can do that is through education,” she told JIS News, adding that the Government will continue to support centres across the island.Ms. Falconer said she is impressed with the passion of the team from the West African country, noting that the sharing of experience and culture is one of the best ways to enrich the world.Meanwhile, Mrs. Compaoré said she is impressed with the mechanisms that have been established to cater to, prevent, and support adolescent girls who may become pregnant.The First Lady, who departs the island on Saturday, June 29, noted that it is the intention of her Government to adopt and replicate some of the strategies in her homeland, since Jamaica has had a successful programme over the years.“The whole problem of teenage pregnancy is extremely important and we hope that after we leave here, we will become leaders in West Africa in this particular subject and we will do everything possible to get the adolescent mothers into the programme,” she said.For her part, Acting Executive Director, Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation, Dr. Zoe Simpson, informed that since the inception in 1978, the second pregnancy rate for adolescent girls has been below two per cent, adding that approximately 1,500 girls use the facility annually islandwide.Early pregnancy in schools is a major concern for the persons in charge of the promotion and protection of young people and adolescent rights.In Burkina Faso, recent studies show that adolescent girls and young women are the first victims of unwanted pregnancies and illegal/unsafe abortions, along with all the risks and consequences they cause.Jamaica is supported by the UNFPA to protect and promote the rights of adolescents and young people towards responsible sexuality and access to high quality reproduction health services. In this country, teenage pregnancies are also an issue of concern.The Women’s Centre addresses the problems of interrupted education and the accompanying social issues associated with teenage pregnancy.It focuses on education, training and developmental counselling, thereby improving levels of employment and productivity among the young women, and delaying unwanted pregnancies.Some of the other services offered by the centre are: ‘walk-in’ counselling service for women and men; counselling for fathers and parents of teen mothers; skill training for both males and females in the age group 17 to 25; confidential counselling service for children of any age, and group peer counselling sessions at the Kingston Counselling Clinic; and day care facilities for babies of teens and working mothers. The Government of Jamaica has committed to providing additional technical support to the Government of Burkina Faso, as part of efforts to share Jamaica’s experience in preventing adolescent pregnancies and supporting adolescent mothers. Story Highlights This was disclosed by Minister with Responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, following a study tour of the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation, Trafalgar Road offices in Kingston, on Tuesday, June 25. The touring party also included: Minister of Women Promotion and Gender, Nestorine Sangare; Burkina Faso’s non-resident Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Daniel Ouedraogo; officials from the Office of the Prime Minister and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which has spearheaded the initiative.last_img read more

  • Shipwreck Salvage Techniques Could Help GOM …

    first_img Print  Close Manmoet Salvage, December 3, 2013 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom A Dutch salvage expert believes that techniques developed by the global salvage industry could be usefully deployed for offshore decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).Jelle Lanting, commercial manager of Manmoet Salvage BV, told DecomWorld that since every shipwreck presents a unique mix of risks and opportunities, salvage companies have to be ‘terribly creative’.Recent Manmoet projects include the recovery of a capsized rock barge off the English coast and a monsoon-damaged drilling rig in the South China Sea.“For those companies who construct offshore oil and gas infrastructure, salvage companies are not regarded as proven,” he said, “but the fact is we have to be terribly creative in dealing with a host of unknowns in totally unique situations.”Mr Lanting, who will be addressing DecomWorld’s Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit in Houston, said that techniques which could be applied to offshore decommissioning include creating buoyancy in sunken structures to partially refloat them for greater manoeuvrability.Another approach is the modularization of equipment, such as hydraulic chain pullers, which allows the scaling up of capacity to whatever level is required.“If you have a chain puller capable of lifting 300 tons each, and you deploy 10, 15, 20 or more of them for a given operation, there are almost no limits on what you can do,” he said.The 6th Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit, 10-12 March, 2014 in Houston will explore innovative recovery techniques and provide delegates with in-depth market forecasts and expert-level perspectives to equip them for the imminent challenges of GOM decommissioning. My locationlast_img read more

  • Paris MoU Moves Palau and Vanuatu to the Black List

    first_imgzoom The Paris MoU Committee has adopted new performance lists for flags, moving Palau and Vanuatu to the Black List from the Grey List.Additionally, the Republic of Korea, which last year was on the White List, was moved to the Grey List, while Saint Vincent and the Grenadines moved from the Black List to the Grey List.The new performance lists, which were adopted following the approval of the 2016 inspection results at Paris MoU’s 50th meeting in May, will take effect from July 1, 2017.A total number of 73 flags are listed on the White, Grey and Black (WGB) List for 2016, 42 of those are on the White List, 19 on the Grey List and 12 on the Black List.The WGB List is based on the total number of inspections and detentions over a 3-year rolling period for flags with at least 30 inspections in the period.Furthermore, the Committee has been closely monitoring the performance of classification societies acting as Recognised Organisations, ROs, for flags. A minimum number of 60 inspections per RO is needed before the performance is taken into account for the list. In 2016 there are 33 ROs recorded on the performance list.Compared with last year’s performance level, this year none of the ROs have been placed in the very low performing part of the list. Four ROs have been placed in the low performing part, against 1 last year, and 19 ROs have been placed in the medium part of the list, compared to 22 last year.last_img read more