‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why The Lions turned what was expected to be a dogfight into a rout, clamping down on the Pirates in the second half on their way to a come from behind victory at Filoil Flying V Centre.“The players got too excited that’s why we started bad,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez whose team is coming off a training camp in the United States. “In the second quarter, I told them to relax and to prepare for the press. With coach Topex (Robinson), Lyceum is a different team. If we want to beat Lyceum we have to raise our intensity level.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Lions went ahead, 51-49, after Ranbill Tongco drilled a triple with 1:15 left in the second period, before ripping the game wide open early in the third behind Arnaud Noah and Clint Doliguez.San Beda held Lyceum to 29 points in the second half. Robert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFacing the team tipped to challenge their reign in the NCAA, the San Beda Red Lions gave the Lyceum Pirates a quick reminder of their strength and firepower.Robert Bolick scattered 16 points to lead a balanced offensive as the Lions turned back the Pirates, 96-79, last Wednesday for an impressive start to their Filoil Flying V Premier Cup campaign in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Gilas needs Blatche backup Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo MOST READ LATEST STORIES LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF In other games, Perpetual Help outlasted the University of the East Red Warriors, 72-68, for its second win in four games, while University of the Philippines nipped Emilio Aguinaldo College, 61-59.The Altas saw their 13-point lead cut to one early in the final period before Gab Dagangon and Jack Hao joined forces to restore order for Perpetual.Alvin Pasaol was the lone bright spot for the Warriors finishing with 19 points as Mark Olayon and Clark Derige were each held to six points.Paul Desiderio tossed 18 points while Diego Dario added 14 points, including the marginal basket late in the game for the Fighting Maroons who improved to 3-0.“We started flat but we calmed down ourselves and it was good that we were able to bounce back and it all started in our defense,” said UP coach Bo Perasol. “We need to learn some more on how to close out the game. I think we closed the game really bad but Diego’s shot bailed us out.”ADVERTISEMENT South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Published on COMMENT cricket Cricket fans watching the ICC World Twenty20 cricket on a giant sreen in Chennai. File Photo – The Hindu India vs Pakistan encounter rated 17.3 across the Star Sports network and Doordarshan, the best rated T20 match ever since the 2007 World T20 final. × The recently-concluded World Twenty20 has set records galore across broadcast and digital platforms with 320 million video views recorded across ICC digital properties and social media pages.The tournament, which was won by the West Indies men’s and women’s teams, was the first major ICC event produced by ICC TV. It involved coverage of 48 matches across seven venues in India using 30 cameras at each venue.ICC’s broadcast partners across the world also delivered record ratings and viewership.In India alone, the India versus Pakistan encounter rated 17.3 across the Star Sports network and Doordarshan, the best rated T20 match ever since the 2007 World T20 final, reaching 83 million people. And the cumulative in-home viewership for the event in India was 730 million, an increase of 114 per cent over the previous edition.In Pakistan, on TEN Sports, India v Pakistan rated 14.5, a 100 per cent increase to the same encounter in the 2014 edition that took place in Bangladesh.South African-based broadcaster SuperSport saw ratings that increased by 32 per cent compared to 2014, while in the UK, the men’s final saw a peak audience of 2.45 million, which is a record for any cricket match broadcast on Sky Sports.And in the US, on Willow, the coverage was watched in over 1.4 million television households.Across the official event website and App, ICC’s YouTube channel, ICC’s Facebook page, ICC’s Twitter and Instagram account and the regional and global live stories posted on Snapchat, there were more than 320 million video views — the highest mark ever for an ICC event.During the event, 46 million people across the world engaged on Facebook, while the 85 press conferences streamed live on ICC’s Facebook page had more than 10 million views.On Twitter, there were 5.75 billion impressions of Tweets related to the event and the ICC Instagram page tipped the one million follower mark.On the official website www.icc-cricket.com, 49 per cent of the overall video views were on mobile while 60 per cent of the visits to the website were from a mobile device.And in comparison to the 2014 event, unique visits to www.icc-cricket.com were up more than three times, whilst the total page views saw a dramatic increase of 550%.ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said, “The dynamic and fascinating cricket on field was matched by the innovative presentation of the world feed broadcast and the efforts of our broadcast partners, which delivered record viewership numbers. The data on the digital activities was equally stunning and it all added up to make the event a hugely successful one.” Cricket fans watching the ICC World Twenty20 cricket on a giant sreen in Chennai. File Photo – The Hindu April 18, 2016 COMMENTS SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL
Behind Mexico’s stirring comeback after being 0-3 down to scoring two goals against England in a Group F match here was the massive crowd support they got at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, coach Mario Arteaga said.Arteaga added at the end of the post match media interaction that they would love to comeback here and win the coveted FIFA U-17 World Cup crown.Diego Lainez’s quickfire second-half brace raised hopes of a Mexico comeback after England raced to a 3-0 lead riding goals from Rhian Brewster, Phil Foden, Jadon Sancho.In the end, the task of eking out a draw proved too tough.”I want to send greetings to all the people in Kolkata. They supported us a lot. It was very emotional. After being down 3-0, we almost had the draw by scoring two goals. So we are really happy with the support we got in Kolkata,” coach Arteaga said before starting the press conference.”I want to comeback here and win the trophy. Now we will be going to another venue but Kolkata was really good and we loved everything about the people and city,” he said.FIFA Photo Mexico will play Chile in what could be a virtual knockout game in Guwahati on Saturday as they have one point from two matches.Arteaga sounded defiant that they would make the next round and said nothing is over yet.”We have one point but it’s a World Cup and we can still comeback. We are sure that Mexico will go to the second round,” Arteaga said.advertisementAsked whether the penalty awarded to England when Carlos Robles handled the ball inside the area was fair or not, the coach said: “For us, I am not a person who is going to discuss if it was a penalty or not.”We had a workshop at the beginning of the tournament and we saw some handball situations there. It’s not quite clear for me whether it was a penalty or not. It’s a referee issue.”Arteaga heaped praise on England, saying they are a “superlative” team.”England are a great team and have complete players. This team is better than 2011 (U-17 World Cup) one which I saw. Sancho is a good player and their attackers controlled our defenders. They are superlative team,” he said.Arteaga said playing Chile would be emotionally draining as they are good friends with their South American neighbours.”We don’t like playing Chile. We are brothers and have played four times this year. I know their coach (Hernan Caputto) well and one of the two teams will go further. It was a shock that Chile conceded four goals in first match. They have good attack,” he said.
Los Angeles, Jul 26 (PIT) Actor James Franco is in negotiations to direct the film “Those Guys Have All the Fun” for Focus Features.The film is an adaptation of James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales’ non fiction novel of the same name and explores the formation of the sports network ESPN.The book features interviews with Robin Roberts, Keith Olbermann, Bill Simmons, Tony Kornheiser, Stuart Scott, Erin Andrews, Mike Ditka and more.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor, who was recently accused of sexual misconduct by five women, might not star in the project.Franco has denied all the allegations that were reported by the Los Angeles Times in January.The script for the film will be rewritten by “Halt and Catch Fire” co-creator Christopher C. Rogers.The story follows Bill Rasmussen, a communications executive who teamed up with his son, Scott, to launch the world’s first 24-hour cable TV network which showed sporting events nonstop throughout the day.Franco, 40, most recently produced and starred in “The Disaster Artist” for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. PTI RB RBRB
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Klopp fumes over penalty as Liverpool fall in Napoli – againby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp was unhappy with the refereeing in Liverpool’s 2-0 loss to Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday night.The game looked destined from a draw until Andy Robertson fouled Jose Callejon in the box after 81 minutes. Replays showed Callejon initiated the contact to Robertson’s outstretched leg, but nonetheless, Lorenzo Insigne stepped dutifully to fire home Napoli’s first of the game.An uncharacteristic error from Virgil van Dijk then allowed Fernando Llorente to score his first goal for Napoli to double their advantage. Speaking after the game, Klopp was adamant Robertson should not have been penalised for the challenge with Callejon.He told BT Sport: “It should hurt because there were opportunities for us. It was an open game with a lot of counter attacks, but we didn’t finish them off and that is a problem.”In the second half it was a wild game, they were running and we were running.”I don’t think it’s a penalty. What can I say, for me, it is clear and obvious no penalty. He jumps before any contact, we can’t change that.”We played a lot of good football but didn’t finish it off. We controlled moments but had not enough chances in the end. We made decisions that were not right and have to accept the result. It was very often the final ball that was not right.”Napoli defeated Liverpool 1-0 at the San Paolo Stadium in the Champions League group stages last season.
OTTAWA – Bill Morneau’s French villa? We hardly knew ye.Weeks of loud opposition-led scorn over the finance minister’s policies and personal wealth switched frequencies this week to highlight instead the Liberal connections to the Paradise Papers — a huge leak of 13.4 million records linking the world’s wealthy, including some 3,000 Canadians, to offshore tax havens.Accusations of consorting with rich tax-avoiders who play by a different set of rules than the rest of us followed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Asia — at least until dramatic posturing on a renewed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement stole the limelight at the end of the week.As politicians wrangled about large amounts of money shifting rapidly around the globe, there were developments much closer to home — of a lower key, but with more immediate consequence for some families: warnings about migrants, changes to the treatment of women in the Indian Act and new options for parents who are about to have babies.Here are three ways federal politics touched regular Canadians’ lives this week:BRACING FOR MORE MIGRANTSRound three of a flood of asylum-seekers walking across the U.S. border into Canada may be on its way, but this time the federal government is making preparations well in advance.The Trump administration has given notice that 5,000 Nicaraguans will have their temporary status in the United States revoked in the coming year. The status of 86,000 Hondurans and 200,000 Salvadorans is also in play.Similar notice over the past year prompted asylum-seekers to show up in droves in Manitoba and then Quebec, taking local communities off guard. This time, the federal government has sent two Spanish-speaking MPs to talk to potential migrants in the U.S. beforehand in the hopes of dispelling any myths about what Canada may have to offer refugee claimants.Documents obtained by The Canadian Press also show the government has been bracing for the arrival of many of the 1.7 million “Dreamers” — people who came to the U.S. illegally as children and were allowed to stay — if that program comes to an end.At the same time, the United Nations’ top refugee official has issued a gentle warning to Ottawa, urging the federal government to keep politics out of how it deals with a rapidly growing caseload of refugee claimants waiting to have their pleas heard.BRACING FOR MORE BABIESTwo years after promising to extend parental leave to 18 months, the federal Liberals have put a program in place to make it happen, beginning as soon as next month. But it’s worth taking a look at the fine print before wannabe parents go about making plans for more babies.A family’s employment insurance benefits won’t be enriched as a result. Rather, new parents who opt for the 18-month plan will spread 12 months of EI over the course of a year and a half. The parents need to decide up front whether they want the 12-month plan or the 18-month plan.And for now, until provinces decide to sign on and adapt to the federal system, the extension only applies to employees of federally regulated companies. That’s about eight per cent of the working population.The new plan will also allow expecting moms to book off work 12 weeks before their due date.Employers and child-care advocates will have plenty to say about the details, but expect little push-back from the Conservatives. A few weeks after the Liberals made the campaign commitment in the summer of 2015, then-leader Stephen Harper made the same promise.WOMEN AND THE INDIAN ACTThe federal Liberals have bent to the insistence of the Senate that changes must be made in the Indian Act to end discrimination against women and their ability to pass their First Nations status on to their children.After a court ruling and some back-and-forthing between the House and the Senate, the government agreed this week to make a change that would restore full legal status to First Nations women and their descendants born prior to 1985, regardless of who their father was.It means that generations of children born of status Indian women will be able to eventually claim that status for themselves, affecting thousands of people with First Nations heritage that has never been fully recognized.The government will consult for a year before implementation.
The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — A new study says B.C. government policies are allowing landlords to evict drug users in Vancouver’s rooming houses and there’s little or no recourse for tenants to defend themselves against a practice that is often illegal and creates a risk of overdose.The study by the BC Centre on Substance Use says low-income tenants living in private and non-profit single-room occupancy units are targeted specifically for their drug use and often evicted without notice.It says dispute resolution measures under the Residential Tenancy Act are often inaccessible, especially if tenants’ belongings have been tossed out and they become homeless.The study, published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, involved 50 low-income people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.Research scientist Ryan McNeil says the policies are threatening the overall health of vulnerable people and must be changed.Vancouver’s bylaws define so-called single-room occupancy units as hotels or rooming houses with less than about 320 square feet that typically include shared bathrooms and come without full kitchens.
NEW YORK — TransCanada Corp., the company behind the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline, is changing its name to TC Energy.If approved by shareholders and regulators, TransCanada becomes TC Energy in the second quarter. The stock ticker “TRP” will not change.The Keystone XL project is being delayed by a federal court that found the Trump Administration didn’t fully consider the environmental effects when it approved the permit for the 1,184-mile (1,900 kilometre) pipeline, intended to ship up to 830,000 barrels a day of crude oil from Alberta, Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.The project has been marred by protests. Environmentalists and Native American groups had sued to stop the pipeline, citing property rights and possible spillsA hearing on the proposed pipeline is scheduled for Monday in Great Falls, Montana.The Associated Press
20 May 2011The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the search for peace in the Middle East today expressed their support for the urgent need to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, voicing their backing of the vision outlined by United States President Barack Obama yesterday. The diplomatic Quartet of the UN, European Union, Russia and United States, which seeks a two-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said in a statement that it “agrees that moving forward on the basis of territory and security provides a foundation for Israelis and Palestinians to reach a final resolution of the conflict through serious and substantive negotiations and mutual agreement on all core issues.”The Quartet reiterated its strong appeal to the parties to the conflict to overcome the current obstacles and “resume direct bilateral negotiations without delay or preconditions.” The Quartet further recommitted itself to its previous statements and principles on the Middle East peace process.Last night, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed Mr. Obama’s speech on the recent developments in the Middle East and North Africa, and reiterated his own support for the aspirations of the region’s people for greater freedom and dignity and a better life.“The Secretary-General continues to call on the leaders throughout the region to reject the use of force, violence and repression, and to choose the path of comprehensive reform and inclusive dialogue,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson.Mr. Ban said he believes the people of the region had the responsibility to lead the way and pledged the full assistance of the United Nations.On the Israel-Palestinian peace process, Mr. Ban said he believes that Mr. Obama had offered important ideas which could help the peace talks move forward, consistent with international positions and responding to the legitimate core concerns of both parties.He encouraged Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to respond as “statesmen and peacemakers” to Mr. Obama’s speech. He expressed the hope that all sides will demonstrate a renewed determination to achieve a peace agreement that provides for two States living side-by-side in dignity, security and peace.Yesterday, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, told the Security Council that the widespread calls for political change across North Africa and the Middle East will have an impact on the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.“The Arab-Israeli conflict will not be immune to these dramatic developments. One way or another, change will come to it too. This change must be shaped to positive ends,” he said.Mr. Serry said there is “a genuine lack of trust” between Israel and the Palestinian leadership, which has prevented the resumption of the peace talks that would lead to the two-State solution to the long-standing conflict.
by News Staff Posted Apr 30, 2012 4:07 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BRUSSELS – The world’s biggest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev NV said Monday its first-quarter net profit jumped 75 per cent thanks to lower financing costs and taxes as well as bigger beer sales.Net profit rose to $1.69 billion between January and March from $964 million a year earlier, after a sharp drop in financing costs as well as declining taxes. AB InBev’s chief financial officer, Filipe Dutra, said the company was benefiting from growing profits in countries like Brazil, where the tax rate is lower than in Europe and the U.S.Revenue meanwhile increased 3.7 per cent to $9.33 billion, as strong sales in Latin America and Asia offset falling sales in Europe.In the U.S., beer sales improved due to the hot weather on the East Coast and in some of the central states as well as a decline in unemployment. However, AB InBev warned that sales may fall in the second quarter as it squeezed more shipments into the first quarter to avoid higher transport costs in the summer.At the same time, it said an increase in the minimum wage in Brazil should support beer volumes â€” and profit margins â€” there.Ever since Leuven, Belgium-based InBev bought U.S.-based Anheuser-Busch in 2008, the company has been trying to get consumers to trade up to its more expensive brands such as Budweiser, Stella Artois, and Beck’s, in order to boost its profit margins.As part of that effort the company has been promoting Anheuser’s star Budweiser brand across the globe, including through major sport sponsorship agreements.In the first quarter, global Budweiser volumes jumped 7.3 per cent thanks to growing sales in China, Canada, Russia, and the U.K., where Budweiser sponsors the popular FA Cup. The beer has also started to be rolled out in Ukraine in the second quarter, since the country will co-host the European soccer championship this summer.AB InBev said Budweiser was exceeding expectations in Brazil, where it was launched just last August.Global Stella Artois sales, meanwhile, grew 1.3 per cent, largely on the back of big increases in the U.S. and Brazil. AB InBev’s attempt to sell more Beck’s beer outside its home market Germany, however, was less successful, with global sales falling 4.2 per cent in the first quarter. AB InBev profit jumps 75 pct thanks to lower costs, bigger sales in Latin America, Asia
by The Associated Press Posted Mar 12, 2013 10:47 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oil up 4th day in a row, briefly tops US$93 a barrel for first time this month The price of oil rose for a fourth straight day Tuesday and briefly topped US$93 for the first time this month before settling back.At midday in New York, benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for April delivery was up 74 cents to US$92.80 a barrel after earlier rising to $93.47.Oil has now risen nearly three per cent in the last four trading sessions. Whether it maintains that momentum could depend on this week’s reports on U.S. oil supplies.Many traders believe the large supply of oil in the U.S. has kept a lid on prices. Last week the Energy Department said that the U.S. supply of crude was 10.3 per cent above year-ago levels. And U.S. oil production, at more than seven million barrels a day, is at the highest level since the late 1990s.Data for the week ended March 8 is expected to show a build of 2.3 million barrels in crude oil stocks and a draw of 1.5 million barrels in gasoline stocks, according to a survey of analysts by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.The American Petroleum Institute will release its report on oil stocks later Tuesday, while the report from the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration — the market benchmark — will be out on Wednesday.Brent crude, used to price many kinds of oil imported by U.S. refineries, was down nine cents at US$109.60 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.In other energy futures trading on the Nymex, wholesale gasoline was unchanged at US$3.15 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), heating oil fell one cent to US$2.95 a gallon and natural gas rose a cent to US$3.66 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS.UN), (TSX:CVE)
OSU junior guard Ameryst Alston (14) goes up for a lay up during a game Nov. 16 against St. Francis at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 113-97. Credit: Tessa DiTirro / Lantern photographerAfter splitting the first two games of the season, the Ohio State women’s basketball team will look to gain momentum against a physical No. 24 Georgia team.After losing on the road to Virginia and beating St. Francis (Pa.) in a game where the Buckeyes scored 113 points, the Buckeyes are now focused on the visiting Bulldogs. Junior guard Ameryst Alston said she recognizes that the Bulldogs are a quality team.“Last year, I thought they were a pretty good team,” Alston said. “They have really good guard play and some pretty good post, so overall as a team, I think they’re pretty good.”OSU lost, 53-49, on the road last season to the Bulldogs. Coach Kevin McGuff said the team struggled offensively in that game and wasn’t able to make enough plays toward the end.“We had a hard time putting the ball in the basket,” McGuff said. “It was kind of an ugly game I think for both teams last year, and they made more plays down the stretch than we did, which is why they won and deserved to win.”The Buckeyes shot just 14.3 percent from the field in the second half of last year’s game and were six for 11 from the free throw line. Alston said she blames the loss on a lack of focus from the team.“It came down to a little mental toughness,” Alston said. “I think overall we played really well as a team, and it was just a couple missed assignments.”OSU will look to gain an advantage in the post against Georgia. Freshman forward Alexa Hart, who had eight blocks and 11 rebounds in the game against St. Francis, said she plans to use her agility to be a threat on defense.“From what the coaches have been saying, their post players are really physical,” Hart said. “I plan to use my speed to get around them and still be able to protect the basket at all times.”McGuff added that he’s been impressed with what he’s seen from Hart when she’s outside of the paint.“She’s done a little more away from the basket than I thought she’d be able to do,” McGuff said. “That’s what probably surprised me the most about her, but it’s great.”The Buckeyes will also look to redshirt-sophomore forward Kalpana Beach to provide help in the post. Beach, who returned to the team this year after suffering ACL injuries in each of the last two seasons, had 12 points and nine rebounds in the win against St. Francis.“I’m just really excited for her to be able to have the opportunity to be out on the court,” McGuff said. “She’s worked incredibly hard to put herself in this position so I’m just really happy for her that she’s out there and she’s contributing.”McGuff said he’s seen Beach work hard in the first games of the season and expects her to be back to her old self sooner than later.“You can’t really get that back until you do it in a game setting,” McGuff said. “Already since the scrimmage, the exhibition and the two regular season games, she’s made progress, and I think she’s really kind of on the fast track of getting back to 100 percent very quickly.”For the game against the Bulldogs, McGuff said the team will need to play tough if it wants to win.“They play really hard and they’re really physical so we’re going to have to bring our hard hats for 40 minutes to compete against them,” McGuff said.OSU is scheduled to play Georgia on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center.
Just days before the official opening of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) XIV, the Guyana contingent debuted their melting-pot performance of ‘one year in a day’ against the backdrop of Stabroek MarketThe performance will be showcased on ‘Guyana Night’ at the festival. It portrayed all of Guyana’s cultural and religious festivals that define the country’s unique diversitySpeaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Director of Culture Tamika Boatswain said that the performance differs somewhat from presentations at previous CARIFESTA festivals, as it combines drama, dance and music in a “colourful, cohesive piece.”“I think that it [performance] will blow people away especially Guyanese who live in Trinidad. It is a good way of bringing Guyana back to them and evoking memories; the response is always good. We had a good response in Barbados, and this is just a different twist to the Guyana Night. So, we know that we will surprise people,” she explained.According to Boatswain, while the official contingent is 100 strong, several independent artisans and performers will be accompanying the group to play a role in the performance.It was disclosed that the rehearsals for the various drama, dance and music presentations, slated for CARIFESTA, began weeks ago but the rehearsals for the Guyana Night performance, which will feature the entire delegation, began on Sunday, July 14.Esther Hamer, Creative Director for the Guyana Night presentation, said that this new direction taken by the Department of Culture is one she applauds as it helps to bring together the beauty and diversity of Guyana.“I thought about Keon’s (Heywood) poem and building around it provided a great opportunity to let everyone blend to not only make it a cohesive performance but to make persons respect each other as performers and entertainers,” she explained. Noting that while the team has only conducted six joint rehearsals as others are working on their individual pieces, Hamer said they have shown promise and with a few tweaks to be done spectators will be amazed.Known for his amazing spoken word talent, Keon Heywood – a member of the National Drama Company – will take centre stage to enthral the spectators with his lyrics capturing Guyana’s exceptional beauty.“We have worked really hard preparing for the Guyana Night production, you know so we expect it was really great to gel each performance like dance, music and drama, it is really a fantastic experience and you do not find that in the country night performance (at CARIFESTA) and I am really glad that Guyana would have chosen this type of presentation to showcase our culture,” Heywood told DPI.In the past, Guyana has participated in the areas of Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Dance, Fashion, Music, Craft, Culinary Arts, Film/animation, and Drama.This year’s theme for CARIFESTA is “Connect, Share, Invest,” which the organisers say focuses on both the tangible and intangible aspects of our cultural heritage and development, and seeks to embody and facilitate the objectives of CARIFESTA XIV.Guyana’s contingent is expected to leave on August 15 and return on the 26. [Extracted and Modified from DPI] Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyana’s Steelpan, Tassa, African drumming dominate at CARIFESTA XIIIAugust 23, 2017In “latest news”Carifesta XIII kicks off with grand displayAugust 21, 2017In “Entertainment”Suriname puts on spectacular show as Carifesta XI opensAugust 18, 2013In “latest news”
Tenova DELKOR says it has successfully supplied and carried out mechanical completion of seven DELKOR thickeners, together with its flocculation system and a DELKOR Pinned Bed Clarifier (PBC) for a silver leaching plant project in Morocco.The thickeners are to be employed in the counter current decantation circuit of the plant, with the project including the design, fabrication and supply of thickeners, flocculation plant and PBC, supervision of installation and performance guarantee.The PBC is a unique process for hydrometallurgical plants where solution clarity is important, according to the company. “A technology for polishing feed solutions for solvent-extraction plants, the unit offers low suspended solids counts in overflows, regularly achieving clarities of less than 50 ppm solids, and as low as 20 ppm.”Benefits of the PBC technology, according to Tenova DELKOR, include low capital expenditure for comparative clarifying technology; no moving parts, virtually eliminating the need for maintenance; robust and stable performance; it is optimised to minimise flocculant consumption, and; a small footprint.Ramesh Mahadevan, DELKOR India Managing Director, said: “As the industry specialist in sedimentation, DELKOR offers a range of thickeners and clarifiers catering to various applications across the minerals, chemical, industrial and water management industries with designs of up to 100 m in diameter.“Successful hand over of this important project only serves to strengthen our capabilities in the North African region and is a true testament that.”
Everyone remembers that iconic moment in Jurassic Park — referred to as the “Kitchen Attack” scene — where the raptors come within a few cringe-inducing inches of their vulnerable human targets. It is a part of cinematic history, and that kind of scene is unlikely to ever be replicated again. Why? Because these days, everyone just uses computer generated art to get the job done.Back in the early 1990s, though, that kind of technology was still largely in its infancy. As a result, some of the most realistic-looking monsters and creatures in the movies of that time were actually still human actors inside meticulously crafted suits. Such was the case with the Jurassic Park raptors.1993 wasn’t exactly the digital Stone Age, so of course there are still a lot of computerized special effects and robotic creatures in the making of Jurassic Park. But when Steven Spielberg and his team looked at creating the most believable depiction of the nimble and ferocious raptors, they determined old-school was the way to go.So picture this — you’re stuck inside a very hot dinosaur suit, for hours at a time, crouched and bent over in a way that humans were never meant to be, getting a lot of camera time and working directly with Steven Spielberg, all with the knowledge that your contributions will only be mentioned as a footnote. That is what happened with raptor suit wearer John Rosengrant.The intricacies of the process were published in a 2006 book that profiled the company in charge of the dinosaur designs, Stan Winston Studio. However, a new video shows previously unseen footage of exactly what Rosengrant and the design team went through. Rosengrant describes the suit as “very organic and mobile,” words that still don’t often associate well with animatronic puppets or the like.via Stan Winston School
Lest we forget the sacrifice of Hellenes and Anzacs to the various war fronts of the 20th century. The Hellenic RSL marched on Saturday 25 April in commemoration of ANZAC Day, keeping alive the spirit of the valour and the ultimate sacrifice for nation, freedom and the comradeship of these soldiers. The Hellenic RSL march concluded with a wreath laying service at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance and a gathering at Hellenic RSL Club rooms in South Melbourne. They paid tribute to the comradeship between the ANZACS and the Greeks who fought valiantly in the Greek Campaign (1940-41)and in the Battle of Crete against the airborne Nazi German invasion. “Anzac Day reminds us of the courage of our troops, the loyalty, commitment, sacrifice, inspiration, humour and the bond that lasts forever,” said Steve Kyritsis of the Hellenic RSL. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
It was the ride of a lifetime as nine South Australian philanthropists rode from Melbourne to Adelaide, as part of The GoTo Foundation, to raise their target $100,000 for Flinders University Autism Early Intervention Program (EIRP). When they arrived in Adelaide last Saturday, tired but full of adrenalin they had by then raised over $70,000 for the charity and are still working hard to reach their target. “It was so amazing,” says founding member of The GoTo Foundation George Diakomichalis of the week-long ride. “The heart of everyone on this ride was amazing because everyone committed their time, a week away from families and loved ones.” Mr Diakomichalis told Neos Kosmos that the ride was both mentally and physically challenging and said when the riders arrived in Adelaide they were overcome with emotion. “When we got back all these emotions of everything we went through came out of us. The weather, the safety, missing our family and friends. The happiness to be back but the sadness that the week was over.”Along with lifelong friends Lewis Pounentis and Nick Apostolou, Mr Diakomichalis started The GoTo Foundation, a nonprofit organisation geared towards the improvement of health, well being and education of individuals and groups by assisting to provide essential services for the benefit of all South Australians. The GoTo Foundation are still accepting donations via their website www.goto.net.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Rediscovered photos show path of ash cloudOnline special section about Mount St. HelensJOHNSTON RIDGE — The clouds parted, the sun came out, and hundreds of people took advantage of free admission Wednesday to visit Johnston Ridge Observatory on the 31st anniversary of the cataclysmic 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.Highway 504 to the monument was plowed and clear, the observatory itself sported new windows, doors and carpeting, and three consoles installed last week offered new interactive touch-screen displays showing the return of life to the mountain over the past three decades.But the real show was outdoors, where a crowd gathered to take in the stunning close-up view of the volcano’s snowy crater — just three miles away — as Forest Service interpretive guide Todd Cullings described the forces that created the alien landscape spread out before them.Lori and Tony Martin of Portland were having a “staycation” when they decided to make the drive to the mountain Wednesday morning. “It was free, it was the anniversary, it just seemed like we were meant to come up here,” Tony Martin said. “It kind of makes you feel guilty” not to have visited one of the Northwest’s premier natural wonders, he added. A group of geology and biology students from Albion College in Michigan were touring the state for a week with their professor and lucked out with perfect weather on the day they’d picked to visit the volcano.
Technology magazines may be increasingly looked at as secondary vehicles for serving their markets by their own publishers, but IDG’s Computerworld took top honors in the over $2 million in annual revenue category while Haymarket’s SC Magazine (covering IT security) won the under $2 million in annual revenue category in the Magazine of the Year competition sponsored by the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Judges cited both winners for clean design, use of illustrations, easy pullout data and coverage of timely issues. Other finalists in the $2 million or over category included Architect, Associations Now, Bloomberg Businessweek (honorable mention), Building Design & Construction, CFO, HR Magazine, Overdrive, Restaurants & Institutions and Security Management (honorable mention). In the under $2 million category, finalists included Chain Leader (honorable mention), Emergency Management (honorable mention), Exhibitor Magazine, Move, Oregon Business, Residential Architect, Strategy + Business, Vineyard & Winery Management and Wearables.ASBPE says it plans to name this year’s winner of the Stephen Barr Award for special excellence in feature writing during an August 17 ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri.
Beyoncé’s Coachella YouTube Livestream Record beyonc%C3%A9s-coachella-performance-earns-highest-youtube-livestream-numbers News Facebook Email Twitter Beyoncé’s Coachella Performance Earns Highest YouTube Livestream Numbers We know Queen Bey brought down the house with her festival performance, now she has the numbers to prove it Renée FabianGRAMMYs Apr 19, 2018 – 11:12 am #Beychella is the gift that keeps on giving.Beyoncé was the first black woman in history to headline Coachella, and now she’s racked up additional milestones for her stunning nearly two-hour set during weekend one of the popular California festival.Beyond being the most tweeted about Coachella artist, Beyoncé’s performance became the most-viewed Coachella performance and most viewed live music festival on YouTube ever, with 458,000 simultaneous global viewers tuning in to see her Coachella set.Fans just couldn’t stand to miss Queen Bey herself, along with a Destiny’s Child 20th-anniversary reunion, performances with husband Jay-Z and sister Solange, and a marching band, 100 backup dancers and an astounding 26 songs in a row.Unfortunately, the livestream was only available the day of Beyoncé’s performance, and Coachella only streams the first weekend live. So if you missed the remote performance, you may be out of luck, though Variety speculates it could be available at a later date — for example, on Tidal.Regardless, for those who are attending the second weekend of the festival, #Beychella take two is definitely on.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more