Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Thompson saves day as Ginebra outlasts San Miguel to close in on PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Austria pertained to the out of bounds call that went against Arwind Santos when he battled with Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson for possession with 53.8 seconds left in the game.Thompson was already stepping out of bounds while Santos was clearly inbounds after rebounding June Mar Fajardo’s missed free throw.Before Santos got called with the turnover, though, there were also a couple of non-calls on Ginebra center Greg Slaughter, who appeared to have made contact with Renaldo Balkman’s arms while the SMB import attempted a shot in the paint.Balkman, who felt that there should’ve been a foul called on Slaughter, muttered some expletives during a dead ball situation.“That’s the judgment of the referee and we’ll try our best to let them [PBA] know what happened,” said Austria, whose team trails, 3-2, in the series.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The last, and probably the most backbreaking one for San Miguel, was Justin Brownlee’s supposed travelling violation before he made the assist to Thompson’s jumper that put Ginebra up, 84-83, with 36 seconds left in the game.Brownlee drove down the lane and made a spin move but got caught in the triple team of Balkman, Fajardo, and Santos and appeared to have shuffled his feet that could’ve merited a travelling violation but no whistle was blown.“The referees’ decisions will always be followed,” said Austria. “It was beyond our control.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The Gin Kings took the 87-83 Game 5 win in the first game of the series where it was decided by less than 25 points, but the score line didn’t mean the game itself was free from a little controversy.There were three instances where there were questionable calls and non-calls in the final minute and all were in favor of the Gin Kings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’San Miguel head coach Leo Austria was aware of the incidents and he said that his team will send video clips to the PBA regarding those episodes.“Usually, what we do is show the PBA office the missed calls and non-calls that should be reviewed like those out of bounds calls and travelling calls,” said Austria in Filipino Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. View comments After four straight blowouts, the finals series between San Miguel and Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finally went down the wire.ADVERTISEMENT
The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) has taken a jab at the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration for unfulfilled promises, saying its 14 months in office have done little for the electorate.FITUG stressed that it was aware that “not all election campaign promises can be fulfilled soon after a new government assumes office”. However, it noted that months after the national and regional elections, the Government has not merely failed to honour the “nice-sounding promises they made, many of which are reflected in their Manifesto, but actually reneged on issues impacting on the cost of living and wages of workers”.“The 2016 National Budget, one of the two presented to Parliament by the coalition Administration is incredulous. It envisaged increases for about 140 taxes; some hiked as much as 1200 per cent. The increased taxes nullify the modest wage raise given to workers. Pensioners have had their water and electricity subsidies withdrawn. Public servants and the nation’s teachers have waited and wilted as one of the ubiquitous ‘Commissions’ reflected upon what was already obvious. Delaying tactics, in the guise of merit increases and differentiated salary adjustments are having deleterious effects on the nation’s working servants who witnessed substantial up-front salary increases for a select few,” FITUG lamented in a release to the press on Tuesday. It went on to say that “sugar workers’ morale is at an all-time low. Besides the tragedy of retrenchment and redundancy at Wales, the new GuySuCo’s ‘plans’ and ‘strategies’ for ‘turnarounds’ and diversification are closely guarded secrets, it seems. Dialogue between sugar workers and their Unions with the Corporation is hardly taking place. Sugar workers have been bluntly refused any wage increases since 2015.”Turning to City Hall, FITUG said the municipality is busy seeking to impose container taxes and parking meter fees, which will surely be to the detriment of the consumers who, undoubtedly, will be made to bear the burden of the passed-on fees and taxes.“FITUG wonders how the pursuit of such a course will bring about President Granger’s ‘good life for all’. FITUG wishes to remind the coalition that freedom and lofty values can never triumph when pockets are empty and stomachs are hungry. This growing reality shows that the ‘Good Life’ remains a slogan and is possibly just a campaign delusion,” the release added.
It’s Manuel Neuer being Manuel Neuer.The Bayern Munich and Germany number one has made a habit of charging off his goalline and, invariably, it pays off.Against Wolfsburg earlier, however, his antics nearly came back to haunt him as the goalkeeper sauntered into the opposition’s half during their Bundesliga clash.Last season’s runners-up took the lead at the Allianz Arena through Daniel Caligiuri, before Pep Guardiola introduced Robert Lewandowski at half time and the Polish striker scored a quite sensational five goals in nine minutes. 1 Manuel Neuer No prize for guessing whit the goalie is…http://t.co/uSFJGngVzl”— David Bennett (@d_bennett999) September 22, 2015//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
Denis McGuinness seals the deal!In the end it took a council worker to ‘seal the deal’ with some gentle persuasion!Little did well-known Moville man Liam Skelly think when he started out for his daily walk on the shore front that he would spark a major rescue operation.But that’s exactly what he did yesterday when he came across a stranded grey seal pup at Glenburney around 11.30am. The young seal had become trapped against a log and despite Liam’s best efforts, the pup (or his fine set of sharp teeth!) were having none of it.So along with friend and council worker Denis McGuinness, a plan was hatched.And with some gentle persuasion using some delicate coaxing with the aid of a council shovel, the air managed to eventually return the little fella to the sea. LIAM THE PUP SEALS IT FOR MOVILLE WITH SUPER RESCUE! was last modified: February 12th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Denis McGuinnessdonegalLiam SkellymovilleSeal
Click on the video above to watch this absolutely stunning goal scored by Kate McGowan of Four Masters.Kate scored the sublime individual effort during their in Ulster Final against Monaghan Harps at Brewster Park a fortnight ago. Four Masters controversially lost this game despite thinking they had secured a draw.There was confusion at the end of the match which was played a fortnight ago.The game ended in a draw, however the referee had Four Masters ahead by two and awarded them the victory, however it was then overruled and the game ended in a draw.However, a few days later the sorry saga took another unexpected twist when the governing body awarded Monaghan Harps the victory. Despite all that administrative nonsense, you can’t take away the quality of the goal.What a unbelievable goal from Kate McGowan.Is it the best GAA goal you’ve ever seen scored in a ladies match?Video courtesy of Jerome Quinn.DDTV: IS THIS THE BEST GOAL EVER SCORED IN A LADIES GAA MATCH BY FOUR MASTERS STAR KATE MCGOWAN ? was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVfour mastersGAAKate McGowanLadiesnewsSportUlster Final
By Natalie Wong | Bloomberg NewsSteph Curry disrupted basketball by making seemingly impossible three-point shots look routine. Now the Golden State Warriors guard is looking for disrupters in business as he scouts out new investments off the court.His latest bet is Canadian travel startup SnapTravel, which helps users make hotel bookings through messenger platforms like WhatsApp. Curry and Telstra Ventures, the investment arm of Australian telecom giant Telstra Corp., were among a group that …
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–Over the past three seasons, Nick Vincent has been a durable force in the Seattle Mariners bullpen, posting a 3.62 ERA while averaging 63 appearances per year.Yet this offseason, Vincent couldn’t find a job.“It’s a crazy free agent market right now and I hope it gets better in the future just for the future players,” Vincent said Thursday after joining the Giants. “It’s not getting any better right …
The Red Location Museum of the People’s Struggle in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth – winner of three international awards – was designed to be both a monument to South Africa’s struggle against apartheid and an integral part of community life in a township that acted as a crucible for the struggle.The museum is located in the Red Location shack settlement, New Brighton’s oldest neighbourhood, scene of one of the first public acts of defiance against apartheid when, in 1952, black railway workers refused to show their “passes” to enter railway property.The striking, industrial warehouse-styled complex uses space, oxidised corrugated iron, wood and steel to echo its shanty town surrounds – the Red Location shacks for resettled blacks, orginally constructed out of material recycled from defunct Anglo-Boer War concentration camps.International awardsThe museum, which opened to the public in November 2006, has won three major international awards.In June 2006 it was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ inaugural Lubetkin Prize for the most outstanding work of architecture outside the UK and Europe by a member of the institute – beating stiff competition from the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa and the Terrence Donnelly Centre in Toronto.The museum project also landed the city of Port Elizabeth the 2005 World Leadership Award for architecture and civil engineering, and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality the 2005/06 Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a Building.“To build a museum of the apartheid era in the midst of the township that acted as a crucible for the struggle is an extraordinary achievement,” the Lubetkin Prize judges said in a statement. “The Red Location Museum brilliantly rises to the challenge, using architectural skill of the highest order to produce an unforgettable experience that is both viscerally and intellectually moving.”Part of the surrounding communityThe museum complex, designed not only as a tourist attraction but also as an integral part of the surrounding community, includes an art gallery specialising in the work of Eastern Cape artists and will also house a market, a centre for creative arts, a library and adult literacy centre and a conference centre.Hundreds of new state-subsidised low-cost houses have been built in the surrounding area.The museum integrates into the existing neighborhood of former victims of apartheid as a seamless part of their daily life. “In this way, the horror of apartheid becomes more apparent simply by its calm presence in the museum side by side with a functioning community,” says architect Jo Noero of Cape Town-based Noero Wolff Architects, who designed the complex.‘Memory boxes’The museum’s design draws on notions of memory to show both the horrors of institutionalised racism and the heroic efforts of the anti-apartheid movement in sharp relief.“All museums concern memory and history; it was therefore all the more impressive to encounter one in which particular histories and memories have evoked an extraordinarily powerful architectural idea,” the Lubetkin judges said.The concept of “memory boxes” – in which migrant workers on South Africa’s mines carried artefacts to remind them of their homes in the countryside – forms the basis for a building which is in itself one huge memory box.Designed in industrial form to incorporate the rusted corrugated iron – the Red Location – theme of the surrounding settlement, the museum houses steel containers tipped on end to make individual memory boxes, giving its curators a blank canvas in which to exhibit memories, responses and ideas.The most powerful of these piles of boxes, according to the judges, contain police files on those who were murdered, judicially or otherwise, during the struggle against apartheid. Above the boxes hang three nooses.“The building works as both metaphor and object: deliberately unglamorous, this is an architectural tour de force.”In contrast to the memory boxes, visitors to the L-shaped museum first pass through a hall of columns, designed by artists to resemble totems, honouring those who gave their lives in the struggle against apartheid.Having seen how the apartheid government used architecture and planning as tools of racism and division, Noero hopes to use architecture to heal. The museum, he says, “seeks to build new memories – ones that will not let us forget apartheid’s atrocities, and those that will allow us to begin to hope for an African renaissance.”SouthAfrica.info reporterArticle last updated: March 2007 Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
19 November 2010Woolworths has become the first major South African retailer to use post-consumer recycled plastics in its food packaging, helping both to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions and to cut its dependence on imported oil stocks needed to make virgin plastic.Since the beginning of September, Woolworths’ ready-to-eat sandwiches have been packed in containers made with 30% recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (rPET), which is made from recycled plastic bottles.According to Woolworths, recycling one ton of PET bottles not only saves 6.2 cubic metres of landfill space, it also saves enough energy to keep a 15 watt energy-saver light glowing for 24 hours.No compromise on food safetyWoolworths first began using rPET fibre several years ago for the filling in its duvets and pillows, and also plans to roll out rPET packaging to juice bottles and other plastic packaging shortly.“Not only is packaging made with rPET more ecologically sound and technologically advanced, there is no compromise on food safety,” Woolworths foods MD Zyda Rylands said in a statement last week.“The recycled PET comes primarily from locally collected soft drink and water bottles and is scrupulously super-cleaned by the local supplier, who has invested some R20-million in a food grade recycling plant.”Rylands said the plant was the first recycler in the world to be certified by the British Retail Consortium, and that the resulting recycled plastic met or exceeded international standards for food safety.Reducing emissions, creating jobsRecycling PET has economic advantages as well – it reduces carbon dioxide emissions and cuts dependence on imported oil stocks used to make virgin plastic. “It also helps create jobs,” Rylands said. “It’s estimated that some 10 000 people earn income from collecting bottles.”Rylands said the retailer had now successfully eliminated over 600 tons of foods packaging, with more than 23% of its food products using recycled packaging materials, and most of the sleeves on its ready-made meals, dips and other food products being made from cardboard with a 80% recycled paper content.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Holiday Inn, one of the world’s largest hotel chains, is one of the big investors into South Africa. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) Ignatius Sathekge of Brand South Africa said that South Africa’s recent ranking as the most competitive African country confirms its standing in the global economy. The report states that South Africa has in less than two decades become one of the most significant and successful countries on the African continent.(Images: Wilma den Hartigh) MEDIA CONTACTS • Kate Taylor Oxford Business Group +971 44 264 642 RELATED ARTICLES • SA becoming a renewable energy hub • Investors prefer Cape Town • No stopping Africa’s growth: Zuma • Invest in AfricaWilma den HartighThe Oxford Business Group (OBG), a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, has released a comprehensive landmark report about South Africa’s standing as an investment destination.While the report doesn’t ignore the country’s challenges, South Africa is still an attractive investment environment that few countries in the region could match.The Report: South Africa 2012 is the result of more than eight months of research by a team of analysts from OBG, assessing trends and developments in the economy, including macroeconomics, infrastructure, banking and other sectoral developments.The study has been produced in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry. Contributions have also been made by Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs for the report’s law chapter, and ABSA Capital provided the report’s capital markets analysis.Speaking at the launch in Johannesburg, Dr Rob Davies, South Africa’s minister of trade and industry, said that the findings of the report are good news for the country.“South Africa offers significant and serious long term growth and development potential, despite challenges of the world economy,” Davies said.Michael Benson-Colpi, chairman of the OBG, said that the message about South Africa is reassuring. “South Africa is doing well,” Benson-Colpi said. “This is not often the message, but the country is in pretty good shape in comparison with other African countries and the rest of the world.”According to the report’s political overview of the country, South Africa has in less than two decades become one of the most significant and successful on the African continent.Ignatius Sathekge, Brand South Africa stakeholder relations director, said that South Africa’s ranking as the most competitive African country in the 2010-2011 Global Competitiveness Index for Sub-Saharan Africa, confirms its standing in the global economy.“We know that great opportunities for growth, stability and development lie in increasing intra-African trade and cooperation,” Sathekge said.Those interested in getting hold of a copy of the report may order one from the OBG website. An important report for South AfricaOBG’s constructive outlook of South Africa is important for the country’s reputation as an investment destination.The OBG’s critically acclaimed economic and business reports have become the leading source of business intelligence for investors who are looking to enter markets in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.The report also contains a detailed, sector-by-sector guide for investors, including macro-economic and sectoral developments in the areas of banking, capital markets, insurance, energy, transport, industry and telecoms.The report contains an exclusive interview with President Jacob Zuma, and it also provides a wide range of contributions from experts in the areas of politics, the economy and business. These include Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan, Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus, and the minister of mineral resources Susan Shabangu.Some international personalities such as the president of Virgin Atlantic, renowned businessman Richard Branson, also offer their views on the country’s economic development.Focus areasRobert Tashima, OBG’s regional editor, explained that South Africa has intrinsic strengths and competitive advantages such as its political stability, solid regulatory regime, vast natural resources and well-developed infrastructure.“South Africa stands out as an example of a market built for growth,” Tashima said.He pointed out that political stability is possibly South Africa’s single biggest competitive advantage over its neighbouring countries.The country’s infrastructure such as telecommunications, energy and transport is also very impressive in comparison with the rest of Africa.Tashima says that in the group’s analysis of South Africa, it doesn’t deny that the country also has real challenges such as unemployment, education, high levels of inequality.In his speech, Sathekge said that South Africa can address these issues successfully. “Global competitiveness and our ability to compete for the global investment pool will be key factors in our ability to reduce unemployment, poverty and our economic inequity.”While job creation remains a high priority for government, a central topic of the report is South Africa’s efforts to stimulate industrial output. There is extensive analysis of the automotive and steel sectors, which have been flagged as key areas to further economic growth and attract investment.“The focus over the medium term will need to unshackle greater output in productive sectors, particularly those that provide greater multiplier effects, such as industry and infrastructure,” Tashima said.OBG’s new report also puts South Africa’s mining industry in the spotlight. It outlines the potential for expansion in new markets, particularly China, while exploring promising growth segments such as iron ore.Quoted in a media statement, OBG’s country director, Elizabeth Denworth said the report captures and analyses significant developments in South Africa.“We have produced a report that will be hugely useful to the global business community when they come to make their investment decisions,” Denworth said.