LaVar Ball says son Lonzo could go with other shoe brand ‘if the price is right’

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The high-profile rookie out of UCLA entered the league with his own signature line, the ZO2s shoes, under the Big Baller Brand (BBB).But after ditching his own label—and actually playing better since—Lonzo’s father LaVar said his son could still sign with a major shoe brand “if the price is right.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“It’s making a statement to the brands of what they could have had with an open mind,” he told ESPN’s Darell Rovell. “The players are the brand ambassadors. The brand is nothing without the players.”The headline-grabbing patriarch also added that BBB would remain afloat , whether or not his son decides to don a different brand. MOST READ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View commentscenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant “Quite frankly we are officially in the shoe game, and are a billion dollar brand either way,” he said.Before releasing the ZO2s under the BBB, LaVar reportedly asked the likes of Nike, Adidas and Under Armour for a staggering $1 billion to sign Lonzo and to sublicense products made by his shoe company, which everyone declined.Lonzo, on the other hand, said that having the freedom to wear different shoe brands is just being a part of BBB.He said in a separate ESPN report, “You can wear whatever you want when you play for Big Baller Brand. It’s just nice to get out there and do that.” Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers brings the ball up the court against the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2017 Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Clippers won 96-93 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPLonzo Ball’s sterling run in the 2017 NBA Summer League continues, leading the Los Angeles Lakers past the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday (Monday in Manila) en route to the tourney’s championship match tomorrow.Aside from his ridiculous on-court vision, fans are perhaps more enamoured by the different brands of footwear he donned for the past three games—the Nike Kobe A.D.s, James Harden signature Adidas and Stephen Curry Under Armour shoes.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nike wants Lonzo Ball, but not for father’s asking price of $1BSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wright is best pure shooter Gilas has Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

World Boxing Championships: After Mary Kom, Manju Rani Assures India Another Medal

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Despite the stiff challenge, Manju Rani remained calm under pressure and secured a 4️⃣-1️⃣ win over the top seed- Kim Hyang Mi of 🇰🇵 at the #AIBAWomenWorldBoxingChampionship !Kudos on the huge win!👏#PunchMeinHaiDum #boxing pic.twitter.com/xjYNbL1HfB— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) October 10, 2019Manju awaits the winner of the other quarterfinal between Bulgaria’s Sevda Asenova and Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat.Earlier in the day, six-time world champion MC Mary Kom assured herself a record-extending eighth world medal by progressing to the semifinals of the ongoing event in Russia. She defeated Ingrit Valencia Victor of Colombia with a unanimous 5:0 verdict in her last-eight match of 51-kg weight category.However, there was disappointment for Kavita Chahal who lost her quarterfinal bout to Belarus’ Katsiaryna Kavaleva 1:4 in the +81 kg weight category. Ulan-Ude: Manju Rani on Thursday assured India of their second medal at the ongoing World Boxing Championships after stunning top seed Kim Hyang Mi of North Korea to make it to the semi-finals in 48kg division.Sixth-seeded Manju, playing her first World Championships, defeated Kim by a 4-1 verdict in their last-eight match. Kim had won bronze in the 2018 edition of the world championships that was held in New Delhi. The judges’ points at the end of the quarter-final bout stood 29-28, 30-27, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 in Manju’s favour. boxingIndiaIndian BoxingManju Rani First Published: October 10, 2019, 4:58 PM IST Superrr Upset! 🚨Sensational comeback by Manju!🔥last_img read more

French Open: Frenchman Maxime Hamou kicked out after kissing journalist

first_imgMaxime Hamou was banished from the French Open on Tuesday after the French player kissed and cuddled a TV journalist following his first-round exit, the French tennis federation (FFT) said.”The management of the tournament has decided to revoke Maxime Hamou’s accreditation following his reprehensible behaviour with a journalist yesterday,” the FFT said in statement.Footage of the interview showed Hamou pulling the female journalist close before kissing her on the side of the head. As the reporter looked embarrassed and tried to push him away, he kissed her again.After answering a question Hamou, who is ranked 287 in the world, kissed her a third time, and pulled her towards him while she tried to peel his hand off her chest.”We sincerely regret the incident that occurred during yesterday evening’s interview between Maly Thomas and Maxime Hamou,” Eurosport said in a statement to Reuters.”The behaviour of the interviewee was highly inappropriate and we do not condone such conduct in any way.”Maly is a highly respected journalist and we are pleased that a full apology is being offered.””Had it not been live, I would have punched him with a right,” Thomas was quoted as saying by The Huffington Post.French Sports Minister Laura Flessel also blamed Hamou.”No, a live aggression is nothing funny. Never allow it to happen, never trivialise such things,” she wrote on Twitter.last_img read more

Banned Sharjeel slams PCB tribunal for unfair treatment

first_imgKarachi, Dec 7 (PTI) Banned Pakistan opener, Sharjeel Khan said he has been treated unfairly by the PCB tribunal in the Pakistan Super League spot-fixing case, a claim rejected by the Board as “a ploy to gain sympathy”.Interacting with the media for the first time in nearly 10 months, Sharjeel claimed that the punishment of five years ban handed out to him by the PCB anti-corruption tribunal was unjust and that he would appeal the ban in the courts now.”I swear by God that I am innocent and that I didnt accept any offer to spot-fix. I have fully cooperated with the PCB throughout this case and I expected justice from them. I am sorry to say the PCB tribunal unfairly tried to implicate me in the case,” Sharjeel said.The left-handed opener was handed a five-year ban — half of it suspended by the tribunal in September, while a full five-year ban and one million rupees fine was imposed on another batsman, Khalid Latif in the PSL fixing case.Sharjeel appealed the ban with an independent adjudicator of the PCB but it was dismissed last month.He said now he had no option left but to approach the High court for justice.”I also appeal to the Prime Minister, Army Chief and Chief Justice to look into my case and help me in getting justice,” Sharjeel said.As expected the pleadings of Sharjeel and his intention to approach the High court has not gone down well with the PCB which is expected to release an official statement shortly.advertisement”It is nothing but a ploy to gain sympathy. The tribunal found him guilty on all charges of the anti-corruption code. He was provided with a transparent process to clear his name. But he was found guilty,” a PCB official said.He said the PCB didnt expect Sharjeel to react this way.Sharjeel also claimed that there appeared to be some hidden agenda behind banning him and he hoped the truth would come out soon.”The punishment handed out to me has not only been painful for me and my family but also for my well wishers and supporters. I will take every step to clear my name and stage a comeback,” he added.His lawyer, Shaighan Ejaz confirmed they didnt accept the PCB decisions as the board had produced on evidence to support the ban on his client.”We will shortly be filing a petition in the High court although the PCB quietly amended a clause in their anti- corruption code which says we can now only take our case to the international court of arbitration for sports in Switzerland,” Ejaz said.”While the tribunal announced its decision on August 30, 2017, the changes were made in Article 7 of the Code on July 28, 2017 which says that spot-fixing convicts arent allowed to file a writ against the decision before any Pakistani court and only before the CAS in Switzerland.”Ejaz said Sharjeel was not in a position to afford the heavy expenses involved in filing the appeal with the CAS and would seek justice from Pakistani courts.The lawyer claimed neither the tribunal nor the lawyers were informed about the change in the clause by the PCB which showed malafide intention from them.Sharjeel also insisted that the head of the PCBs anti- corruption unit, Colonel Azam Khan had forced him to confess to the crime to face less punishment.”He told me either I do it or forget about playing cricket again.” PTI Cor ATK ATKlast_img read more

Jets Wary of Pats’ Brady

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Calvin Pace has seen a lot of Tom Brady over the years.Too much, as far as the New York Jets linebacker is concerned. And, way too many losses to the New England Patriots quarterback.“Blame Shaun Ellis,” Pace joked. “If Shaun didn’t get that hit on the sideline, they might have somebody else at quarterback. But things happen like that sometimes.”Actually, it was Mo Lewis who slammed into Drew Bledsoe’s chest during a game in 2001 and injured the Patriots quarterback. In came Brady — and the rest is NFL history.“Was that Mo Lewis?” Pace said when corrected by a reporter. “I’m sorry. Yeah, Mo Lewis.“So, blame Mo Lewis.”Lewis actually will be in attendance Sunday at MetLife Stadium when the Jets and Patriots square off.The former Jets linebacker, who hasn’t been in the public eye much since his retirement after the 2003 season, will serve as the team’s “pilot of the game” — and maybe have a chance to reverse all that bad karma when he goes to midfield for the pregame coin toss as the honorary captain.Brady is 22-6 against the Jets, including 1-1 in the playoffs, as a starter with 42 touchdown passes and just 13 interceptions. The Patriots have also won nine of the past 10 match-ups.There’s plenty at stake in this one, with the Patriots (12-2) looking to secure home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs and the Jets (9-5) trying to keep place in the postseason hunt.“It’s a big game because it’s the next game,” Pace said. “You want to be playing significant games in December. We’ve done a good job of putting ourselves in position to do that. Now, it’s just about capitalizing.”In the past, Jets-Patriots included lots of hype through the week, especially during the six seasons Rex Ryan was coach. This year under the low-key Todd Bowles, hardly a peep for New England to use as bulletin-board material.“There’s not a lot of talking like there has been in previous years,” Pace said. “It’s just: Go out and handle your business like you’re supposed to.”Brady has made a career of that with the Patriots, leading them to four Super Bowl titles. New England has also won the AFC East 12 times since Brady became the full-time starter in 2002, including each of the past seven seasons.The Patriots quarterback isn’t slowing down, either, even at age 38. Brady is having one of his best statistical seasons while passing for 4,405 yards with 35 touchdowns and just six interceptions and a 103.8 quarterback rating. That has Pace thinking Brady will keep playing for a while longer.“Probably another 10 years, to be honest,” Pace said. “I don’t see that guy retiring any time soon, and he shouldn’t. He’s done a great job for a long time.”With Christmas coming, Pace had one suggestion for the wish list of all Jets fans.“Hopefully, he gets traded at some point in time,” he joked. “Trade him to the NFC somewhere. He’s done it well and done it at a high level for a long time.”Under Ryan, the Jets were 4-10 against Brady and the Patriots, including a playoff win at New England during the 2010 season. New York is 1-4 during the past five meetings, but each of those games was decided by seven points or fewer.“The thing about playing them is, I think they bring the best out of us,” Pace said. “You’ve got to be on point when you play them. If not, it’s going to be a lopsided score.”The Jets held a fourth-quarter lead in October when the teams played the first time this season. But Brady led a late go-ahead drive and New York blew some late opportunities to get the tying score before falling 30-23.A slump followed with the Jets dropping three of their next four games. But they’ve bounced back in a big way with their first four-game winning streak since 2010.“I’d love to be up by 20 in the fourth quarter,” Pace said. “But if that’s not the case, it’s probably going to come down to No. 12 (Brady). It starts with him. Just find a way to get back there and get some sacks, find a way to get some turnovers. If nothing else, just get a hand in his face and hits on him. I think those things add up.“It’s going to be a tall task, but one I think that we’re up for the challenge.”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)last_img read more

FATIGUE CRACK CAUSED KEYSTONE PIPELINE RUPTURE

first_imgThe National Transportation Safety Board says a fatigue crack caused last year’s rupture of the Keystone oil pipeline in South Dakota.The NTSB said in a report released Thursday that the crack likely originated from mechanical damage to the pipe exterior caused by a metal-tracked vehicle during installation.Investigators say the crack grew to a “critical size” and resulted in the Nov. 16th rupture near Amherst.An estimated 210,000 gallons of oil spilled from the TransCanada Corp. pipeline between the Ludden, North Dakota, and Ferney, South Dakota, pump stations.TransCanada spokesman Matthew John says the impacted property has been cleaned up and the pipeline has returned to service.APlast_img read more

Ticket Prices To The Alabama vs. Clemson Title Game Are Down From Previous Years

first_imgDeshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after being defeated by the Alabama Crimson Tide.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 11: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after being defeated by the Alabama Crimson Tide with a score of 45 to 40 in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)This year, yet again, we’re going to see Alabama take on Clemson in the national title game. Ticket prices for this year’s version, however, are a bit down.Darren Rovell of the Action Network reports that he’s seeing an “unprecedented” low market for tickets for the game. Another report suggests the average ticket price is down a great deal from last year’s Alabama vs. Georgia battle.Why? Two reasons, in all likelihood. One – the public is getting a bit tired of the same two teams in the national title game. In essence, it’s become a bit stale.Two – the game is in Santa Clara, California this year. Fans of Alabama and Clemson have to make a long trip out west to see the game.Unprecedented low market for national championship game (Bama-Clemson). There are currently 210 tickets on StubHub to the game selling for under $400.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 1, 2019Per @TickPick, National Championship Game tickets to see Clemson and Alabama at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara have an average ticket price of $1,805, with a “get-in” price of $452.At this time last year, prices were 65% higher to watch Alabama-Georgia in Atlanta at $2,984.— Patrick Schmidt (@PatrickASchmidt) December 31, 2018Regardless, the game will be sold out and the setting will be great.As for the game itself, the Crimson Tide and Tigers are meeting in the College Football Playoff for the fourth year in a row. This is the third time in four years they’ve met in the national title game.At the moment, Alabama is close to a touchdown favorite. We’ll see how it actually plays out on the field.last_img read more

De nouveaux débouchés attendent les diplômés

first_img Comme beaucoup d’élèves qui finissent leurs études secondaires, Shane Breen, de l’école secondaire de Glace Bay, dit que toutes les personnes qu’elle a rencontrées durant ces années vont lui manquer. « Je fréquente la plupart de ces personnes depuis 13 ans et il y en a certaines que je ne reverrai plus jamais, dit Mlle Breen. Mais j’ai hâte d’être plus indépendante. Je prévois étudier en sciences à l’Université Mount Saint Vincent tout en continuant à travailler. » 46 p. 100 des diplômés se dirigent vers des études postsecondaires; 24 p. 100 choisissent le collège communautaire; sept pour cent vont faire des études dans un autre établissement d’enseignement; 11 p. 100 intègrent le marché du travail; 12 p. 100 n’étaient pas encore décidés au moment de recevoir leur diplôme. C’est le temps de la remise des diplômes partout dans la province et plus de 8 800 élèves feront leurs premiers pas vers des études supérieures et la poursuite de leur formation ou ils entreront sur le marché du travail. Le ministre et le personnel du ministère de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance sont fiers de tous les élèves et ils souhaitent aux diplômés de cette année beaucoup de succès dans leurs efforts pour relever de nouveaux défis et saisir de nouveaux débouchés. « La remise des diplômes est un moment excitant et enrichissant pour nos élèves, souligne Zach Churchill, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. Le succès continu de nos diplômés dans leurs projets et leurs entreprises reflète le temps et le dévouement que les enseignants, les parents, les collectivités et le personnel ont investis pour soutenir et guider les élèves dans leurs études et aux plans personnel et professionnel. » Chaque année, environ :last_img read more

Creative heavyweight Jay Baruchel to deliver closing keynote at the CMPAs Prime

first_imgAdvertisement ABOUT PRIME TIME IN OTTAWAThe CMPA’s Prime Time in Ottawa conference is a national networking event for some 600 of Canada’s most prominent business leaders from the television, interactive media, feature film, broadcasting and telecommunications industries.  primetimeinottawa.caABOUT THE CANADIAN MEDIA PRODUCERS ASSOCIATIONThe Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) is the country’s leading member-based advocacy organization for independent producers, representing hundreds of companies engaged in the development and distribution of English-language content made for television, cinema and digital media channels. The CMPA works to promote the continued success of the Canadian production sector and ensure a future for diverse content made by Canadians for both domestic and international audiences.  cmpa.ca Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img OTTAWA – The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) is pleased to announce creative heavyweight Jay Baruchel will wrap up the 2018 edition of Prime Time in Ottawa as the closing keynote speaker. A noted actor, producer, writer and director, Baruchel’s recent credits include Goon: Last of the Enforcers, Man Seeking Woman, This Is the End, Tropic Thunder and the How to Train Your Dragon franchise among numerous others.Prime Time in Ottawa brings together an esteemed line-up of business executives, innovators and thought leaders from across the film, TV and digital industries for in-depth discussions that contribute to the global conversation about the changing environment for leading-edge content. The conference runs January 31 to February 2, 2018 at The Westin Ottawa.“Jay Baruchel represents the very best of what it means to be a Canadian creative,” said Reynolds Mastin, President and CEO of the CMPA. “His innovative and modern view of the Canadian screen-based production sector is exactly the injection of passion and determination that will strengthen our place domestically and in the global landscape. We are thrilled that Jay will be joining us for what is sure to be an exciting, future-gazing discussion.” Prime Time’s speaker roster includes media leaders, co-production experts, innovators in digital platforms and storytelling, international marketplace trailblazers, and specialists of brand-funded entertainment. For a complete list of speakers announced thus far, please visit primetimeinottawa.ca. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Al Jazeera Explores Morocco’s Cultural Diversity in Travel Show ‘Al Moussafir’

Rabat – The Qatari satellite channel Al Jazeera highlights the geographical diversity of Morocco in the first episodes of its new tourism program “Al Moussafir” (The Traveler).The show devoted its first two episodes to five Moroccan cities: Rabat, Casablanca, Tangier, Fez and Chefchaoun.Al Jazeera said it decided to feature Morocco because of the kingdom’s variety. “The choice of Morocco was made on the basis of different data, including the geographical diversity, balance between historical and natural values and elements of tourist attractions in the kingdom,” the channel said in a statement. The travel program was prepared and presented by Hazem Abuwatfa, a television presenter for Al Jazeera Arabic channel. His journey in Morocco starts from Casablanca, where the camera zooms in on the Atlantic beach and the Hassan II mosque, one of the biggest in the world.“We are in a land blessed by a vast geographical diversity, from mountains to green landscapes, to the desert and to picturesque beaches,” said Abuwafa in the first episode’s introduction.The journalist then tours some of the renowned areas in the city of Casablanca on a small blue motorcycle.Abuwatfa’s first destination is Habous, a neighborhood built by the French colonizers in 1917. The neighborhood is well-known for its shops selling traditional Moroccan handmade clothes and accessories.The presenter then takes the opportunity to visit Bab Marrakech, one of the oldest Souqs in the city of Casablanca.The journalist roams the city’s small neighborhood by foot, exploring the white buildings of the city. The program’s presenter then goes to one of the biggest sites in the African continent: Hassan II mosque. Hassan II mosque is the largest in Morocco and one of the largest in the world. Abuwatfa is fascinated by the mosque’s breath-taking historical architecture.After Casablanca, the journalist moves to Morocco’s capital, Rabat. Walking through the city, he stops in Kasbah des Oudayas, which was first built in the 12th century during the reign of Almohad Calipahte.Located at the mouth of the Bouregreg River, Kasbah des Oudayas was later became the refuge of Andalusia Muslims fleeing Spain after their expulsion in the early 1600s. While in Rabat, foreigners should never miss the beautiful historical sites of the city: Chellah and the Hassan Tower.Abuwatfa stops in the two historical sites, where he captures the magnificent sights. The travel program’s second episode was devoted to Tangier, Chafchaouen and Fez. The journalist starts his second journey in Morocco from Tangier, the gateway between Africa and Europe.He explores the beauty of the city, its buildings and its charming coastal atmosphere. Then Abutawafa stops at the Caves of Hercules, one of the most popular tourist attractions, located 14 kilometers west of Tangier in Cape Spartel.Chefchaoun is the journalist’s second destination in the north of the kingdom. The northwestern city is notably known by its blue-washed buildings, as well as for its Akchour Waterfalls, a little paradise on earth just 30 kilometers from the city in the valley of Talembote.The journalist then chooses to go to the spiritual city of Fez, 199 kilometers away. He started his journey in Fez by visiting Bab Bou Jeloud, a monumental gate was built and well-known tourist attraction built in 1913.Roaming in the medina of the spiritual city, the journalist takes a look at some buildings’ handmade doors and handmade. The journalist also explores the city’s art galleries and handicraft boutiques, which attract the attention of tourists.The new travel program’s two episodes were released on September 30. There are two further episodes on Morocco, which have not yet been broadcasted. read more

British war ship in Sri Lanka boost for defence ties

HMS Defender is a Type 45 Destroyer, built in the United Kingdom and is one of the world’s most advanced warships. The British High Commission said the Ship’s visit now is a welcome signal of the closer defence relations the two countries are developing. She is equipped with the Principal Anti Air Missile weapon system, a medium-range gun, close-in weapon systems and carries a maritime helicopter that is equipped to engage surface and sub-surface targets.While in Sri Lanka the Ship’s company will meet with counterparts from the Sri Lankan Navy and also play them at selected sports. (Colombo Gazette) The British war ship HMS Defender is paying a routine visit to Colombo to take on stores and fuel before continuing with her duties in the Indian Ocean.This is the first time in four years that a RN warship has visited Sri Lanka, a country with which the United Kingdom shares a long military history, the British High Commission in Colombo said. read more

Distinguished grads to be honoured at alumni reception

Tim Siemens (BA ’90) knows the importance of not only providing seniors the care they deserve, but also recognizing the role they once played as the farmers, teachers and hard-working members of society that helped to shape the next generation.After almost two decades as an administrator for Pleasant Manor and Tabor Manor care facilities, the Brock alumnus still speaks passionately about working with seniors in the community.Siemens’ outstanding leadership in the health-care field, as well as his commitment to his alma mater, has earned him the inaugural Brock University Alumni Association Community Engagement Award.“It is an absolute honour to receive this award from the Alumni Association as my education from Brock University built a strong foundation for my academic career and helped shape who I am today,” Siemens said after learning the news.He began studying sociology at Brock in 1986, pursuing his interest in aging and the study of gerontology. With Canada’s aging population of baby boomers on track to create a ‘Silver Tsunami,’ Siemens wanted to ensure proper care was in place for the country’s oldest residents.“It was always my goal to create an enriching presence and culture for each individual — resident, employee, volunteer and community member — that walks through the doors of the homes I manage through the rich programming we offer,” he said.Recognized as a leader in his field locally, provincially and nationally, Siemens’ approach to care for seniors is leading edge and the homes that he operates have been recognized for their best practices.He has also demonstrated his commitment to Brock University through regular speaking engagements in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and mentorship opportunities for students looking for career guidance in his field.Siemens is proud to employ many Brock graduates as nurses, personal support workers and therapeutic recreationists.The Brock University Alumni Association will present Siemens with the Alumni Community Engagement Award on Saturday, Sept. 16 during the Alumni Recognition Reception held as part of Homecoming weekend.He will be joined by several other outstanding alumni also being recognized for their achievements and ongoing connection to Brock.Siemens is a proud second-generation Brock graduate. His father, Rudy, was part of Brock’s first-ever graduating class in 1967 — a group that is celebrating its golden anniversary this weekend.During the reception, members of the Class of ’67 will each be presented with a gold cameo pin featuring the silhouette of University namesake, Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock.Awards to be presented at the Alumni Recognition Reception Brock University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award:Lilian Tomovich (BA ’89) — Exemplifying the spirit of Brock as a creative and passionate trailblazer.Brock University Alumni Association Award for Community Engagement:Tim Siemens (BA ’90) — An outstanding community member who enriches the lives of others.Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award:Jeff Dykeman (BSM ’05) — A passionate leader and mentor in the sport industry.Faculty of Education Distinguished Graduate AwardSteffanie Bjorgan (BA ’90, BEd ’90) — Dedicated to advocacy and education for children in the Niagara region.Goodman School of Business Distinguished Graduate AwardsJoanne McKee (BAdmin ’86) — A passionate administrator dedicated to serving post-secondary education.Martin Philp (BAdmin ’80, MA ’86) — A renowned business leader passionately supporting Goodman students.Faculty of Humanities Distinguished Graduate AwardSarah Argue (BA ’06) — A passionate creator and celebrated performer.Faculty of Mathematics and Science Distinguished Graduate AwardTony Abou-Assaleh (BSc ’01) — An innovative entrepreneur and intuitive researcherFaculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Graduate AwardMarcia Trudeau-Bomberry (BA ’00) — Inspiring indigenous youth through sport and culture read more

Magontec and Qinghai Salt Lake Magnesium conclude three agreements

first_imgMagontec has concluded three agreements that provide the economic and operating basis for its future endeavours at Golmud in Qinghai Province, China. These agreements are the basis upon which Magontec will invest $11 million in the magnesium alloy cast house equipment adjacent to the Qinghai electrolytic magnesium smelter. Magontec raised the capital required for this investment through a Rights Issue concluded in January 2014. The agreements provide:Exclusive rights to manufacture magnesium alloy from liquid pure magnesium produced at this facility with these rights having a 10-year durationA guaranteed supply of liquid pure magnesium under a pricing formula that would generate a strong profit under current magnesium pricing conditionsA detailed roadmap for future cooperation for Magontec and its partner, Qinghai Salt Lake Magnesium Co. Ltd. (QSLM).The QSLM smelter, when completed, will be the largest electrolytic magnesium facility ever constructed. It will use renewable energy for over 75% of its total requirements.Nic Andrews, Executive Chairman of Magontec said “This new project in Qinghai is the largest and most important investment by Magontec for many years. It will re-establish Magontec as a leading magnesium alloy manufacturer and recycler and is expected to deliver a significant boost to group profitability when fully operational. These Agreements represent the foundations on which both Magontec and QSLM will work together and build future prosperity for shareholders of both companies”.The magnesium project in Qinghai is currently under construction and the magnesium alloy cast house is expected to be completed and ready for the installation of Magontec’s plant and equipment in the fourth quarter of 2014.The development of the Qinghai salt lake magnesium resource is among the most challenging projects ever undertaken in the magnesium industry.This major project in the Chinese province of Qinghai, based on the vast Chaerhan Salt Lake, aims to extensively develop the local mineral resources. The project represents an investment of over $9.0 billion by the shareholders of the Qinghai Salt Lake Industries Co. Among the resources are sodium, potassium, magnesium and lithium. The current development plan will see the production of large quantities of magnesium chloride. This product will be separated into its constituent parts as feedstock for nine different industrial processes including the 100,000 t/y (first stage) electrolytic magnesium smelter.QSLM, a subsidiary of the Qinghai Salt Lake Industries Co, is responsible for the production of pure magnesium at Golmud. While the technology is derived from the proven Norsk Hydro process used in Canada and Norway, the scale of this project is significantly larger than its predecessor plants generating opportunities for greater economics of scale.Energy for the Qinghai project is principally sourced from hydroelectric and solar power stations. As a result of its clean energy and electrolytic process it is anticipated that this new magnesium production unit will generate considerably reduced CO2 emissions by comparison with current magnesium industry standards. Industry research shows that magnesium from Pidgeon Process plants (all Chinese plants are currently Pidgeon) generate on average 26.2 kg of CO2 per kg of magnesium. By comparison the electrolytic Qinghai magnesium smelter is expected to generate just 6.5 kg of CO2 per kg of magnesium produced.Under a Cooperation Agreement between QSLM and Magontec, Magontec has an exclusive right to produce generic and specialist magnesium alloys from liquid pure magnesium produced in Golmud by QSLM. On commencement QSLM will directly supply Magontec with 56,000 t/y of liquid pure magnesium. The size of the Qinghai project and the volume of new production of clean and high quality product is expected to promote further development of magnesium applications, say the management of QSLM and Magontec.last_img read more

Hungary Pick Szeged edges into the final after 7meter throws

Pick Szeged and Csurgó met again in the second match of the semi-final, this time at Csurgó. The teams encountered in the sold out hall of Csurgó, where the fanatic supporters of the home side created a fantastic atmosphere. Szeged took the lead with the early goals of Ancsin and Prodanovic (1-4 at 5 min). The Pick defence was solid with Roland Mikler showing a superb performance in the goal again, thus Szeged romped to a 3-7 lead by the 12th minute. The home team might have felt the burden of the previous match where Szeged won by 11 goals, it was inevitably reflected by their performance. A double two-minute suspension on the Szeged side helped Csurgó to come back into the match, the visiting team was unable to take advantage of the penalties on the home side, while Simon – a Szeged-bred player – scored a magnificent goal with a spinning trick shot. Csurgó came closer and closer before the end of the first half, a 3 goal-lead remained at the side of Szeged by the halftime (9-12). Though Szeged got the lead, the team did not play very well, mainly building upon the mistakes of the hosts with a few individual movements. As far as the home side is concerned, Bence Simon shined for Csurgó.In the second half Csurgó’s attitude changed, they closed the gap due to being more accurate in attack (13-15), and fought back to the draw level (16-16). Hungarian international Pallag gained momentum, Miss did not miss the chances from the wing, unlike in the first half. Szeged was not able to score for 10 minutes; it seemed that Csurgó would manage to win the match (20-17 at 50 min). Zubai kept the team in the match, the Csurgó defence led by Borsos was difficult to fight. Szeged closed up with the 7-meter penalties of Buday and equalized by the final minutes. Buday’s set shot earned a draw for Szeged, the final score was 24-24. The 7-meter-throws were to decide who is going to win. Every Szeged player managed to score, while two of the home side missed his chance, this way the Russian roulette was won by Pick with 4-1 result.Wholehearted Csurgó made Szeged sweat to win, it might have been the routine that helped Szeged to equalize and be more effective in the final phase of the match. Definitely a better performance is needed in the final, where MKB Veszprém is waiting.Top scorers: Simon, Miss (4-4)/ Buday (6), Larholm (4)In the other semi-final: Tatabánya – MKB Veszprém 23-34Text: Gábor Várkonyi, Géza ProhászkaPhoto: www.szegedma.hu ancsinCsurgomiklerPick Szegedprodanovic ← Previous Story Switzerland: Kadetten Schaffhausen with comfortable home over Pfadi Winterthur proceed to finals Next Story → Andrea Lekic for Handball-Planet before D-DAY: “We are ready!” read more

Group D Another Polish thriller in Qatar – Denmark and Germany tie

← Previous Story Group C: Sweden, France and Egypt to eight-finals Next Story → Claude Onesta after draw with Iceland: Good result for us After a thrilling match Poland took a 26:25 victory over Russia.The beginning of the game belong to the Russian team. Poland lost Krzysztof Lijewski already in 3. minute due to a knee injury and his alternate Rojewski didn’t take the best start. Biegler called for a time out already after 5 minutes of the game but it got even worse for Poland. Solid Russian defence and rivals’ mistakes allowed Russia to take 5:1 lead in 9. minute. Polish powerlessness was broken by Rojewski who started making up for his previous mistakes – his two goals and one steal plus Wyszomirski in goal changed the result from 5:1 to 5:4 for Russia in 2 minutes or so. Right after that Poles lost Grabarczyk for 2 minutes but Wyszomirski kept saving throw after throw and in 16. minutes Bartosz Jurecki equalized at 6:6. However, Russia with a very good Bogdanov in goal held on to their one-goal-edge. This situation kept going on this way until the end of the half and the Russian team left the court leading 13:12.The one-goal edge was being kept still for the first 7 minutes of the second half and then Poland, playing short-handed, took their first lead (17:16). But it only motivated Russia – they scored 3 goals in a row and made Poland lose 17:19. Both teams surged back and forth. With 8 minutes to go, the situation of Russia started looking very good when they scored for 24:21. Despite things like missed or disallowed goals, Poland came back to game. In 57. minute Michał Jurecki equalized at 24:24. Szmal started his performance, Bielecki started hitting the net after his bungled beginning. 2 minutes before the final whistle Egor Evdokimov got sent off for 2 minutes. Poland made use of this advantage and Wiśniewski scored the winning goal. Russia still had time to equalize, they entered a libero and had a perfect chance to score but Szmal denied Atman. Poles kept the ball almost until the final whistle and won by one. In the other games of group D Argentina beat Saudi Arabia 32:20 while Denmark drew with Germany 30:30. STATISTICSSTANDINGS:Germany 5Denmark 4Poland 4Argentina 3Russia 2Saudi Arabia 0TEXT: MARTYNA USNARSKA read more

Microsoft faces new EU probe over browser ballot screen

first_imgMicrosoft spent a lot of time in the European Union’s hotseat over anti-competitive practices relating to Internet Explorer a few years back. Eventually, the probe led to the creation of the infamous Browser Ballot screen, which offered denizens of EU member nations a choice of web browser when they first tried to access the Web. Now, Microsoft is facing a new inquiry. As it turns out, Windows 7 SP1 may have prematurely dumped the Ballot — and once again began pushing Internet Explorer on users.It all started in February 2011, which is problematic. Microsoft had previously agreed to leave the Browser Ballot in place until 2014, and may have neglected to show the screen to nearly 30 million users. The probe has only just been initiated, but the EC is taking the matter very seriously. Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia stated that Microsoft will once again face sanctions “if infringements are confirmed,” and it sounds as though Microsoft itself has confirmed.In an official statement, the company apologized for the “technical error” that led to the screen’s disappearance. The problem reportedly went undiscovered until July 2nd and Microsoft began implementing a fix the next day. Now, they’re promising to deliver the screen to all affected PCs by the end of the week. It seems, then, that sanctions will be handed down, but we’ll have to wait to see what the EC’s decides to do.Despite all the fuss over the Ballot, it’s been repeatedly shown to have very little impact on browser market share in the European Union. Alternative browsers like Firefox and Opera have long had a strong presence there, and users clearly already knew how to replace the default IE with something more to their liking.Being the default certainly seemed to boost IE share stateside, where brisk sales of new Windows 7 PCs during the 2011 holiday season (and following months) helped drive Microsoft’s first gains in a long, long time. The victories were short-lived, of course, as IE is no longer the most-used browser in the world. The crown has since been stolen by Google Chrome, at least according to Google’s numbers.More at Europa.eu and ZD Netlast_img read more

De nouvelles fuites deaux contaminées à Fukushima

first_imgDe nouvelles fuites d’eaux contaminées à FukushimaL’opérateur Tepco a annoncé que des fuites d’eaux radioactives ont eu lieu hier et aujourd’hui sur le site de la centrale de Fukushima. Ce sont 120 tonnes d’eau qui se sont répandues samedi. Tepco tente de transférer l’eau des réservoirs poreux vers de nouvelles installations plus sûres. Comme quoi, après les incidents nucléaires, la situation n’est jamais totalement sous contrôle… Tokyo Electric Power Co, l’opérateur de la centrale de Fukushima, a annoncé dimanche matin qu’une nouvelle fuite d’eau radioactive avait eu lieu sur un de ses réservoirs. 120 tonnes d’eau contaminée s’étaient déjà écoulées samedi.Relayée par Libération, la nouvelle montre que Tepco, deux ans après l’accident de Fukushima, peine toujours à maitriser la centrale. Des pannes à répétition menacent le système de refroidissement alors que d’effroyables quantités de matériaux radioactifs sont encore présentes sur les lieux.Des opérations qui dépassent TepcoSi Tepco a annoncé que la fuite de dimanche était de faible ampleur, l’entreprise a dû avouer que la fuite de samedi avait une activité estimée à 710 milliards de becquerels et qu’elle était bien passée dans le sous-sol. Depuis décembre 2011, “c’est la plus grande quantité de substances radioactives relâchée” a expliqué à Libération Masayuki Ono, porte-parole de l’opérateur.Depuis vendredi, et ce jusqu’à mardi soir, Tepco s’échine à transférer 14 000 tonnes d’eau contaminée vers de nouveaux réservoirs étanches. Mais cela ne suffira pas et, de l’aveu même de l’opérateur, 47 tonnes d’eau irradiée pourraient encore fuir. Un chiffre inquiétant quand on sait que l’océan Pacifique n’est situé qu’à 800 mètres de la centrale et que le taux de césium y est toujours anormalement élevé. Signe s’il en est que la centrale continue de contaminer l’environnement.Les eaux souterraines continuent de s’infiltrer dans les débris de la centrale et sont contaminées par les objets radioactifs qui s‘y trouvent. Tepco stocke déjà 370 000 tonnes de cette eau mais va devoir porter cette capacité à 700 000 tonnes en 2015. Pour remédier à cette tâche colossale, Tepco a entamé des tests  pour traiter et décontaminer l’eau. Cela lui permettrait de rejeter dans l’océan des flots propres. Mais pour l’instant la société civile et les pécheurs sont encore loin de faire confiance à une entreprise qui leur a déjà menti et caché de nombreuses informations. Le 7 avril 2013 à 18:46 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Neymar takes PSG back on Champions League track

first_imgWith a hat-trick by the Brazilian and goals from Cavani, Di Maria, and Mbappé, PSG battered Red Star from Belgrade at Parc des Princes.After that first painful defeat from the first Champions League match of the season at Anfield Road, PSG really needed to win their second match this Wednesday against Red Star from Belgrade.This was supposed to be an easier match for the French giants, they of course didn’t disappoint and offered a great performance. But out of all the stars that the French champions have, there is no question that the absolute leader of the team is Neymar Jr who scored a hat-trick and was involved in pretty much all the rest of the goals from his teammates.The Brazilian star began his goal-romp with a beautiful free-kick over the men-barrier only 20 minutes after the match started, it took him only two minutes to get his second goal after a combination with Kylian Mbappé.Past the half-hour of the match, Edinson Cavani took a shot from inside the box and the ball got a deflection that confused the Red Star goalkeeper enough for Edinson to get his goal. But PSG was hungry for more goals, they were just getting started as they wanted to get at least half a dozen.Hat-trick hero 😍😍😍#PSGFKCZ pic.twitter.com/VU445N2csT— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 3, 2018Just a few minutes before halftime, PSG was in the middle of a long build-up that Thomas Meunier took on the right wing. The Belgian full-back saw Di Maria making the run towards the box and he sent a beautiful assist with the outside of his foot, the Argentinean didn’t waste the opportunity and scored his side’s fourth goal of the match right before the half-time whistle.German manager Thomas Tuchel asked his players to slow down a little bit, this is the moment in which players like Neymar can get fouled the most due to the frustration from his rivals. The French champions took note and played a much more reserved style of football until the final 20 minutes, when Kylian Mbappé appeared to score his goal because he obviously didn’t want to miss out on all the fun.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.Neymar was involved in the goal again, he saw Cavani making the run towards the box and dinked the ball for him to send the assist to the French lad, who only pushed the ball inside. It was already 5-0 at Parc des Princes, German midfielder Marko Marin was able to pull one back for Red Star with 15 minutes from the final whistle.But the star of the night, Neymar Jr wanted to get that hat-trick in order to feel that he was closer to his best form and he did it in style. With nine minutes still left on the clock, the Brazilian start took another free-kick but he did it with a lot more power and collocation than his first goal of the evening and gave PSG their sixth goal of the match for a convincing victory in the Champions League.Unfortunately for the French champions, this win tells us absolutely nothing in regards to the club’s actual level of performance. Red Star from Belgrade can hardly be considered a worthy opponent that can challenge them at all, we are going to have to wait for them to play against Napoli in the next two matches to know how well they can respond against a more competitive opponent.Also, in Ligue 1, PSG will play against Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday before the final international break of 2018. Neymar will get a new chance to prove his worth again, but today’s performance was more than enough for him to keep earning that lost confidence he had before, during, and right after the summer.FULL TIME: PSG flex their offensive 💪in the @ChampionsLeague with a 6-1 win over Red Star Belgrade! #PSGFKCZ #ALLEZPARIS!! 🔴🔵 pic.twitter.com/4F5XPRBdyw— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 3, 2018Which of these was your favorite goal from PSG against Red Star from Belgrade? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more