Seniors Dennison, Trinidad grateful to Racela for Season 80

first_imgDennison had been the unquestioned emotional leader of the Tamaraws for Season 80 as he put up his best statistical year in his five seasons with FEU averaging 11.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.3 steals per game.And if Dennison stayed primarily as one of FEU’s main contributors, the same cannot be said for Trinidad. The Fil-Am guard was initially a starter for Racela but then fell out of the rotation midway through the season before regaining his spot in the starting five near the tail end of the eliminations.Racela even apologized to Trinidad for the way he bounced around the lineup, but the graduating Tamaraw was just happy Racela trusted him in every sense of the word.“He said I went through a lot, that he should be sorry, but I trusted him,” said Trinidad who had six points and two boards in his exit game. “I didn’t expect anything this season, I was just ready and because he’s our coach I knew I could trust him.”ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Read Next Racela apologizes to seniors Dennison, Trinidad for FEU’s Final 4 exit Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:49La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’03:16UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES “I would really like to give a big ‘thank you’ to coach Olsen [Racela] because he gave Jojo and I this kind of a season,” said Dennison in Filipino Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.READ: Racela apologizes to Dennison, Trinidad for FEU’s Final 4 exitFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFEU finished the elimination round with a 7-7 record and as the No. 4 team in the league and Dennison couldn’t be more grateful at what the Tamaraws had accomplished as they came just a shot away from making the championship round.“Even though our team went through ups and downs, the guys still trusted Jojo and I,” said Dennison, who finished with four points, three rebounds, and four assists in his final game.  Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRon Dennison and Jojo Trinidad celebrated a championship for Far Eastern University in Season 78, but the two couldn’t win another one before they ended their UAAP careers.The Tamaraws lost to the top-seeded Ateneo Blue Eagles, 88-84, in their Final Four rubber match in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, but both Dennison and Trinidad would rather remember the good memories during their stay at FEU.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Australian Open: Nadal-Cilic among 4 quarterfinals Tuesday

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia  — Quarterfinal play begins at the Australian Open on Tuesday, with top-seeded Rafael Nadal continuing his quest for a second Australian title and 17th Grand Slam championship overall, and Caroline Wozniacki looking for her first anywhere.Nadal will play the opening night match on Rod Laver Arena against Marin Cilic, who has lost five of six matches against the Spanish lefthander.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH The second-seeded Wozniacki, who could return to the No. 1 ranking with a win here, plays Carla Suarez Navarro.First up is a quarterfinal between No. 4 Elina Svitolina and Elise Mertens, who is on a nine-match winning streak.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThat will be followed by the other men’s quarterfinal Tuesday: Grigor Dimitrov against Kyle Edmund, the only British male in the draw after Andy Murray withdrew to have hip surgery. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Guiao fined; players next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

Christian Benteke impresses Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on Anfield debut

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said Christian Benteke gives his side a different dimension and hailed his performance against Bournemouth on Monday after the Belgian international scored on his home debut to make it two wins out of two in the Premier League.Liverpool beat Bournemouth 1-0 after the 24-year-old, who signed from Aston Villa for 32.5 million pounds ($50.6 million) in the off-season, turned in midfielder Jordan Henderson’s cross from close range midway through the first half.”I thought he was a real handful, you saw all the facets of his game,” Rodgers said.”His hold-up play is outstanding, he’s got a wonderful touch for a big guy and you saw that this evening.”Because of his physicality and contact, he keeps the ball alive in a dangerous area of the field,” the Northern Irishman added.”It gives us a different dimension to our game, whilst looking to retain that philosophy to move the ball and get fluency.”Benteke was pleased to mark his Anfield debut with a winning goal, but was equally happy with his team’s second consecutive clean sheet.”It was important for me on my debut at Anfield to score and help the team win,” he said.Rodgers added his decision to replace Henderson early in the second half was due to the midfielder carrying a foot injury.”He’s had a problem with the bottom of his foot,” the manager told reporters in his post-match press conference.”He hadn’t trained for part of the week, he was taking some painkillers with it.advertisement”He wanted to try it, he wanted to give it a go, but you could see he was limited in his running … and unfortunately for him he was just in too much pain,” the manager said.Liverpool will now travel to the Emirates stadium to take on Arsenal on Monday.last_img read more


first_imgAs a cricketer, Mahanama represented Sri Lanka in 52 As a cricketer, Mahanama represented Sri Lanka in 52 Tests and 213 One-Day Internationals from 1986 to 1999. He played in four ICC Cricket World Cups and was a Member of the Sri Lanka side that triumphed over Australia in the 1996 final in Lahore. He also captained Sri Lanka in two One-Day Internationals. ICC General Manager ? Cricket, Geoff Allardice, thanked Mahanama for his contributions as a match referee: ?Roshan has been one of the pioneers of the elite panel and has been an integral component during the phase when the Referee?s role was evolving. “Roshan, very efficiently and intelligently, integrated his cricketing knowledge into match management skills to earn huge respect and appreciation from the entire cricketing fraternity. On behalf of the ICC, I congratulate him on a successful career as a match referee and wish him well in his future endeavours.” Vince Van Der Bijl, ICCs Senior Umpires & Referees Manager, paid tribute to Roshan, saying:”Roshans hallmark as a Match Referee has been his meticulous preparation and methodical approach. His efficiency and dedication to the task in serving cricket has shone through his time with the ICC.” Mahanamas replacement in the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees will be announced in due course. PTI KHS KHSlast_img read more

Real Madrid salvages 2-2 home draw against Club Brugge

first_imgYoung Nigerian forward Emmanuel Bonaventure scored two first-half goals — imitating former Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal celebration after the second — but the hosts recovered with headers by Sergio Ramos in the 55th and Casemiro in the 85th.Casemiro’s header came from a free kick straight after Brugge went down to 10 men as captain Ruud Vormer was sent off for a second yellow card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“We didn’t get off to a good start. We had a bad first half,” Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “They created problems for us. We couldn’t control anything. But in the second half it was completely different. We changed our attitude. We played with more heart. You have to be focused from the first minute and we didn’t do that.”Madrid stayed last in Group A, two points behind leader Paris Saint-Germain, which visits Galatasaray later Tuesday. Brugge, which has never advanced to the knockout round, has two points, one more than Galatasaray. This jewelry designer is also an architect Real Madrid’s Luka Modric, right, and Sergio Ramos, left, react after Brugge’s Emmanuel Dennis scored his side’s second goal during the Champions League group A soccer match between Real Madrid and Club Brugge, at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Tuesday, Oct.1, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — Real Madrid had to overcome a disastrous first half against Club Brugge to avoid a second consecutive loss to open its Champions League campaign.Real Madrid rallied from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw against the Belgian club on Tuesday, avoiding a home defeat that would have left the 13-time European champions in a deep hole in Group A.ADVERTISEMENT Korean Tour suspends player 3 years for obscene gesture Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries PLAY LIST 01:44Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries00:50Trending Articles02:25Villar on rant vs DA budget: It’s not against research02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIES MOST READ Becoming his own man Madrid pressed forward but Brugge kept threatening on counterattacks and Bonaventure added to the lead after a great run that started with a mistake by Luka Modric in the midfield. The 21-year-old forward stumbled at the end of the run but still found a way to send a shot over Courtois. He then imitated the traditional celebration of Ronaldo, jumping and opening his arms as he fell back to the ground.“Everyone expected them to beat us easily,” Bonaventure said. “We prepared for them, we believed and we had a good feeling. I am a little bit disappointed in a way, but also happy that we won a point against a big team.”One of Madrid’s best chances was a close-range header by defender Raphael Varane that forced Brugge goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to make a terrific reflex save when the score was 1-0. Mignolet also made some good saves in the second half but couldn’t stop the headers by Ramos — who was back in the squad after a suspension — and Casemiro.Madrid kept attacking throughout the second half, finishing with 27 total attempts.Zidane made a surprising goalkeeping change at halftime, replacing Courtois — who had been jeered by part of the Bernabéu crowd — with Alphonse Areola. The coach didn’t give a clear reason for why he replaced Courtois, only saying the goalkeeper wasn’t well and couldn’t continue.In his first action early in the second half, Areola made a great save to keep Bonaventure from adding his third goal after another fast counterattack.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “It’s still a historic game. We scored two goals against Real Madrid. We played so well,” Brugge coach Philippe Clement said. “Of course, we would have liked to go home with three points, but this is a historic night.”Madrid, which lost 3-0 at PSG in the first round, hasn’t failed to advance past the group stage since the 1989-90 season.The result kept Madrid from losing a third straight Champions League game at home. It lost to CSKA Moscow in the group stage last season, then to Ajax as it was eliminated in the round of 16.Bonaventure’s first goal and Ramos’ score for Madrid were confirmed by video review after being initially disallowed for offside.Brugge struck first as Bonaventure scored from close range after a fast breakaway in the ninth minute, finding the net with a fortuitous shot that sent Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois the wrong way. Bonaventure tried to control the ball with his right foot but it ended up ricocheting off his left leg before trickling past a fallen Courtois across the line.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Giggs rules out Man Utd job as he backs Mourinho

first_imgManchester United icon Ryan Giggs has urged the club’s fans to get behind under-fire manager Jose Mourinho, insisting that he is the right man for the job.Pressure is mounting on the Portuguese following successive defeats to Brighton and Hove Albion and Tottenham, with the former Chelsea boss defiantly demanding respect at a news conference that followed the latter .The run of losses has seen the pressure mount on Mourinho, with the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Antonio Conte and even Giggs himself having been linked with replacing the 55-year-old . Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The Portuguese takes his side to Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday looking for a first win since the opening day, and Giggs – who spent a spell in caretaker charge at Old Trafford in 2014 – wants the 20-time English champions to put up a united front.When asked whether he could replace Mourinho at Old Trafford, Giggs told reporters: “Manchester United have got a fantastic manager already there.”The club are going through a tough time but you’ve got to come through those tough times.”I don’t see where Manchester United go after Jose Mourinho. I think they’ve got the right man and they should stick with him.”I think purely coming from me being a United fan, I was there on Monday [for the Tottenham defeat], I think it’s a time for the fans to stick together, get behind the club, get behind the team, get behind the manager, get behind the coaching staff.”That’s me purely speaking as a fan.”I think it’s a tough time at the moment but we’ve had tough times before and we’ve come through it.”They’ve got a tough game at the weekend. It’s a fantastic game to get rid of all that negativity around the club.”It’s a tough game, but purely speaking as a fan, I hope we come through it sooner rather than later. I’m sure we will eventually.”Put to Giggs again that he was among the contenders to replace Mourinho with one bookmaker, the Wales manager replied: “I’d keep your money in your pocket if I was you.”last_img read more

Tim Paine is the toughest pretty boy I have ever met: Justin Langer

first_imgAustralia coach Justin Langer has confirmed that captain Tim Paine will be fit and ready for the second Test against India, despite suffering a finger injury in the Adelaide Test on Monday.Paine copped a nasty blow on his right index finger while trying to save Australia from a defeat on Day 5 of the first Test. But was unable to do so as India won the match by 31 runs, defending 323 on the final day of the match at the Adelaide Oval.”Painey is the toughest pretty boy I’ve ever met in my life,” Langer said. “Even if it was snapped in about four places he’d still be right. He’s absolutely fine. He’s obviously had issues with it before but he is 100 per cent ready to go.”Paine was hit on the same finger on which he has had seven surgeries in over seven years.Both teams have a very short break before they resume their rivalry in the Boder-Gavaskar series on Friday.Langer also spoke about the pitch at the new stadium in Perth and expects to seem some pace and bounce from the wicket.”I’m really fascinated and can’t wait to see what the Optus wicket brings. I went and watched a bit of the game, NSW versus WA. Certainly some pace and bounce. We’ve (also) seen some pace and bounce in it during the one-dayers and T20 game,” Langer said.Meanwhile, Paine and former captain, Ricky Ponting believe the struggling Australians have a good chance of putting the pressure back on India at Perth’s new Optus Stadium, which is all set to host its first Test match.advertisementThe two teams will not be playing at WACA stadium, which was known to offer some of the fastest tracks in the history of the sport. More often than not, Australian pacers had wreaked havoc on visiting teams at the iconic venue.However, there is a bit of uncertainty over whether the drop-in wicket at the Perth Stadium can match the WACA in terms of the pace and bounce.As it turns out, Paine has insisted that Virat Kohli’s Team India will be welcomed with a “really fast” wicket at the new venue.Also Read | Tim Paine warns India ahead of 2nd Test: Heard Perth pitch will be really fastAlso Read | ICC Test Rankings: Kohli retains No.1 spot, Pujara back in top-5 after Adelaide heroicsAlso Read | Alyssa Healy takes a dig at Mitchell Johnson for criticising husband Starc on airlast_img read more

Crunch time for De Bruyne & Neymar in Ballon d’Or race

first_imgUEFA Champions League Crunch time for De Bruyne & Neymar in race for Ballon d’Or Sam Lee Manchester City Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 15:00 2/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) UEFA Champions League Ballon D’Or Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Raheem Sterling Guardiola İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Yaya Touré Neymar Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Barcelona Real Madrid PSG Manchester City Premier League Videos The two men are leading the charge for their clubs at home and in Europe, but they will need to deliver like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Pep Guardiola never misses an opportunity to remind everybody that, in his opinion, Lionel Messi is by far the best player in the world.Ask the Manchester City manager how anybody else compares to the Argentine and you will be told that there isn’t a comparison at all. Mohamed Salah and Kylian Mbappe are among the players to have been likened to Messi recently, but Guardiola isn’t having it. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Nobody can sit at the same table as Messi,” he began when asked about Mbappe, who he actually tried to sign. And on Salah: “I respect him a lot, but I’ll help him by telling him to try to avoid being compared with the other guy.”Sometimes Guardiola brings Messi into the argument himself, like when he was asked about Kevin De Bruyne’s chances of winning the Ballon d’Or in September 2016: “He is one of the best players I have worked with. Messi is on his own at the table, but Kevin is in the next table and he is right up there.”After Christmas he was asked if City are favourites for the Champions League this season . “Who does Messi play for?” he countered. “So Barcelona are the favourites.”You get the point; Guardiola likes Messi (and tables).So you’d have been forgiven for assuming what was coming when Guardiola was asked on Saturday whether De Bruyne can win the Ballon d’Or this time.”No doubt,” he asserted. “It is not one game, it’s the whole season, every three days playing that way. Every three games. The way he played, it’s difficult to find one in Europe.”Kevin de Bruyne quoteFor Guardiola to allude to others in Europe but not mention Messi tells you everything you need to know about how highly he rates De Bruyne. He thinks he’s right up there.And for good reason. As the Catalan noted, De Bruyne has been pulling the strings for City all season. He has been the best player at the best club in Europe.The assist statistic is not always an accurate measure of a player’s influence, but given De Bruyne has developed a knack of delivering the most precise deliveries from seemingly anywhere on the pitch it is fair to say he is as creative as the numbers suggest.Look at the first two of his three assists against Leicester on Saturday and then consider this Opta statistic: since his Werder Bremen debut in August 2012, he has provided 77 assists in Europe’s big 5 leagues, more than any other player in that time. That’s one more than Messi.Even so, statistics do not do him justice. There are moments of magic that cannot be conveyed by numbers that put him among the very best and separate him from the stat-padders. The energy (300km covered in the league alone), the touches, the technique, the precision. Like Messi. It’s important to read he has scored 27 goals and made 14 assists this season, but it’s even better to see him doing it. But when it comes to the Ballon d’Or, what matters most is  when  you do it. Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have delivered on the biggest stages for over a decade now. De Bruyne, just like Neymar and any of the challengers, will need to show his best in the next few months.”He knows and everyone knows to be there you have to win titles, and titles and titles,” Guardiola added on Saturday. “Especially one.”He means the Champions League. “You have to be there in the latter stages. Without the latter stages you will not be nominated.”The World Cup will be an extra consideration this year, though it’s hard to argue it will be decisive given Messi and Ronaldo have been crowned the world’s best individuals without playing for the world’s best nations in 2010 and 2014.And City will surely fancy their chances in the Champions League, especially as they face Basel on Tuesday. That tie will hardly define De Bruyne’s season, and indeed should present him with further opportunities to shine.Kevin de Bruyne quoteThings will not be so straightforward for the other new pretender to Messi and Ronaldo’s throne, however.Neymar received plenty of criticism for making the move to Paris Saint-Germain, but while many have suggested he took the easy option by moving out of Messi’s shadow (and for earning €36.8m a year to do so), it should not be forgotten that he has been tasked with delivering European glory to a club that has not been in the conversation since Carlo Ancelotti’s side ran Barca close four years ago.The Brazilian is living up to the hype , it must be said. Like De Bruyne he is the driving force behind one of Europe’s newer super powers, and like De Bruyne his stats are up there with the best around, but the fact that fans across France are flocking to see him proves that he has the extra quality you need to be the best.How he fares against Real Madrid, in his mini-battle with Ronaldo, will have a major impact on how his first season in France is evaluated.You get the feeling that Neymar, like Ronaldo, is driven by a desire to win the Ballon d’Or, which will ramp up the pressure on both men.It does not seem that De Bruyne will be burdened by that kind of thinking – even if his agent has ensured he’ll be paid an extra £600,000 per year for being named the world’s best.”I do everything to win titles with the team,” he told reporters at the weekend. “What happens after is an extra. I am very pleased with the way everything is going for me. I am playing this way because the team is playing this way. It makes it easier for me, it makes it easier for them. At the end, if you get an individual honour it is beautiful.”The time has come to make those performances count. While nobody can deny that De Bruyne, Neymar, Messi and their teams have impressed so far this season, you would not be surprised if Ronaldo turns everything on its head and leads Madrid to an unprecedented third consecutive Champions League title.That’s the level the new contenders must now aspire to. Whether that’s enough to earn a place on Messi’s table is another matter altogether.last_img read more

25 days agoLiverpool manager Klopp to add to backroom staff

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool manager Klopp to add to backroom staffby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is set to add another member to his backroom staff.According to the London Evening Standard, Porto coach Vitor Matos is close to joining the Anfield club.The Portuguese will take on the responsibility of closing the gap between the academy and the first-team.It was the role previously held by Pep Lijnders before he was promoted following the departure of Zeljko Buvac.Matos previously worked alongside Lijnders at Porto.The 31-year-old enjoyed a two-year stint in China sandwiched in between spells at the Primeira Liga club. last_img

Eagle Bulk Cuts Loss

first_imgzoom  Nasdaq-listed bulker owner and operator Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. reported a net loss of USD 27.5 million in the second quarter of 2015, cutting the net loss of USD 44.7 million for the comparable quarter of 2014.The company posted net revenues of USD 22.7 million for the quarter, compared to USD 42.4 million for the corresponding period in 2014.Eagle said that its fleet utilization rate for the quarter amounted to 97.5%.Gross time and voyage charter revenues in the quarter ended June 30, 2015 were USD 23.8 million compared with USD 44.1 million recorded in the same period in 2014.The decrease in revenue is attributable to lower charter rates earned by the fleet, reduced available days due to drydocking of an increased number of vessels and the sale of the M/V Kite.For the six months ended June 30, 2015, the company reported a net loss of USD 48.1 million, based on a weighted average of 37.5 million basic and diluted shares outstanding. In the comparable period of 2014, the company reported a net loss of USD 67.2 million, based on a weighted average of 17 million basic and diluted shares outstanding.Gross time and voyage charter revenues in the six-month period were USD 51.5 million, compared with USD 92 million recorded last year.last_img read more

BC Requests More Help From Fire Crews

first_imgEight provincial Department of Natural Resources firefightersheaded to Kootenay National Park in British Columbia on Sunday,Aug. 17, to help combat forest fires that have been ravagingwestern Canada for more than a month. British Columbia alone hasabout 880 active fires. The Natural Resources staff members are the third group offirefighters to head west in recent weeks. A team of six currently in Alberta is expected to return to NovaScotia this week. The Natural Resources staff who just left, including a five-member helitack crew, are expected to be in B.C. until earlySeptember. Helitack are specialized initial-attack personnel whoare transported by helicopters to remote fires. Their level ofexperience will complement the wide-ranging experience of theother crew members on the fire line. They will be joined by 10Newfoundland fire personnel and two firefighters from PrinceEdward Island. The decision to send additional staff is again in response torequests for assistance under the Canadian Mutual Aid ResourceSharing Agreement administered by the Canadian Interagency ForestFire Centre. The centre is the national organization responsiblefor co-ordinating the sharing of critical forest fire resourcesin Canada. Nova Scotia is a full participating member of theorganization. The agreement provides rapid assistance andstandardized costs for the benefit of all Canadian fire agencies. Wet weather conditions in Nova Scotia, and the associated reducedfire risk, are making it possible for the province to provide theadditional fire-fighting services. The costs associated with thisassistance are fully recoverable and will not reduce NovaScotia’s fire-fighting budget. Nova Scotia staff gain valuable experience from theseassignments, increasing their ability to effectively fight largefires at home in the future.last_img read more


first_img Login/Register With: A black-tie charity gala calling itself a “Toronto Film Fest Official Closing” party, and billed as a toy drive benefiting Sick Kids, has been warned by the hospital to stop using its trademark. Neither Sick Kids Hospital nor TIFF are affiliated with the Saturday night affair.Lynn Bessoudo, public relations manager for the hospital, confirmed the murky situation to the Star on Friday. The Evening with the Stars event, which goes under several names including “City Gala 2017 TIFF Soiree,” has never donated proceeds to the hospital and has no association with them, she wrote in an email.“They were using our trademark to promote and solicit for the event without our permission. We did demand that they stop using our trademark and they have complied, removing it from their website.” Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Bessoudo noted that the organizers “have dropped off some toys at the hospital in the past.” The event is listed as the 21st annual affair of its kind in some of the marketing materials. Another said it started in 2004.Actor D-Teflon, listed as the keynote speaker of Saturday night’s event, said he was so frustrated with Sick Kids that he wouldn’t be returning to the hospital where he says he’s been doing meet-and-greets for a decade.“For us, it was just a slap in the face,” he told the Star over the phone. The phrase “sick kids,” he added, “doesn’t belong to the hospital.”They could take their donations to any other children’s hospital, “because at the end of the day, we don’t need to go to Sick Kids.”The event, planned for 8 p.m. at the Bond Place Hotel, just east of Yonge-Dundas Square, “celebrates the careers” of recently departed Entertainment Tonight correspondents Rick Campanelli and Natasha Gargiulo. A rep for Campanelli confirmed that he’d be receiving an award at the event.A single ticket to the event — which promises an “unprecedented opportunity to meet, mingle, dine and party” with “Hollywood A-list” celebrities, athletes, Playboy Playmates and models — will run you $165, if you aren’t part of industry unions. An “Ultra VIP” table for 10, including dinner and “1 bottle,” costs $1,500.The event’s Instagram account, @tiffgala, says the “dinner is now sold out.”D-Teflon said the price tag covers venue costs and food, and that the company hasn’t made any profit from the weekend affair.In an earlier email to the Star, a rep for the Miami-based organizing company Suited LifeStyle Celebrity Events Group wrote that the city gala event is “strictly for toy donations,” but also that guests can make monetary donations if they wish.“They must make it directly to the hospitals we choose to deal with and the foundation that we believe in supporting,” the email read. D-Teflon said that, while no monetary donation was required, they’d been dropping off cheques from attendees of their events for years.This year’s event listing on Facebook calls it “mandatory” for guests to bring either two toys to donate to Sick Kids or a cheque made out directly to the hospital, with a minimum donation amount of $25.Outside of Toronto, the company runs events in the United States, with Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando and Los Angeles Children’s Hospitals listed as toy recipients. The company email said the primary goal was for a million toys to reach the hands of kids, and wasn’t financial gain.Bessoudo did confirm that the toys that Sick Kids has received complied with the hospital’s guidelines, which require toys to be new in order to avoid contamination for young patients with compromised immune systems.She couldn’t, however, confirm an exact number of toys donated.D-Teflon said that after an event last year, they brought “nine SUVs” full of toys to Sick Kids. “Because it’s not money, it’s not good enough for them,” he said.The Bond Place Hotel general manager declined to comment on “any information regarding guests or proceedings that may or may not take place at our property.”TIFF also confirmed it has no affiliation with the event.By VICTORIA GIBSON – Toronto Star Staff ReporterSOURCE:  TORONTO STAR Advertisement An earlier version of the City Gala invitation, still available on Facebook, features official logos of TIFF and Sick Kids Hospital, though the event is unaffiliated. (FACEBOOK) Advertisementlast_img read more

Maruti Celerio annual sales crosses 1 lakh

first_imgNew Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Friday said its compact car Celerio sold 1,03,734 units in 2018-19, joining the club of company’s models with sales of more than one lakh units in a year. The model has cumulatively sold 4.7 lakh units since its launch in 2014, MSI said in a statement. The sales of the model grew by 10 per cent in 2018-19, it added. Celerio was “the first car to democratise the two-pedal (auto gear shift) technology and the recent upgrade in its safety features has significantly enhanced its appeal as the perfect city car”, MSI Senior Executive Director – Marketing and Sales R S Kalsi said. Celerio’s 1-litre petrol engine delivers a fuel efficiency of 23.1 km/ltr for both Auto Gear Shift (AGS) and the manual transmission variants. The factory-fitted CNG Celerio offers a fuel-efficiency of 31.76 km/kg, MSI said.last_img read more

UN rights chief warns against repression of planned protests in Yemen

1 March 2011The United Nations human rights chief today warned Yemeni authorities against violent repression of planned mass peaceful protests, and called on the government to protect the rights of demonstrators and journalists under international law. “People have the legitimate right to express their grievances and demands to their government,” said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, in a press release in which she also denounced previous violence against protestors in Yemen, which is reported to have resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.Yemen is one of several countries in the region that has experienced protests calling for democratic change, following popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt that led to the ouster of long-time rulers there.Noting reports that opposition protestors in Yemen have called for a “Day of Anger” on Tuesday, Ms. Pillay urged all parties to exercise restraint and to respect the right to life and the freedom of peaceful assembly and expression.“We have seen over and over again in the past few weeks that violent responses, in breach of international law, do not make the protestors go away and only serve to exacerbate their frustration and anger,” Ms. Pillay said.She cited reports of attacks, intimidation and harassment against local and international journalists covering the protests, as well as the arrest and detention of journalists and human rights defenders.The High Commissioner was particularly concerned about reports of enforced disappearances of political activists and called for immediate clarification on the whereabouts of individuals recently transferred to the capital, Sana’a, from the port city of Aden.“The authorities must release all individuals arrested for demonstrating peacefully, and human rights defenders and journalists must be protected as they carry out their important work,” she said, noting the importance of those responsible for public security understanding that their actions are governed by international law and they can be held personally accountable for breaches. “As a general rule, army units with no training or equipment to deal with street protests should not be deployed in cities,” Ms. Pillay said. “If there is no alternative, they should be under the tight control of qualified officers.” Calling for a “meaningful, broad and inclusive dialogue” in Yemen to chart a way forward that respects the human rights aspirations of the people, she also urged opposition protestors not to resort to violence and expressed concern that medical personnel were allegedly denied access to treat injured protestors during earlier demonstrations.“Across the Middle East and North Africa, people have been taking their governments to task,” Ms. Pillay said. “The only way forward is to listen to them and grant them their due rights to participate in the decisions that deeply affect their lives.” read more

TSX edges up slightly but Wall Street finds little cheer on Christmas

TORONTO — Yuletide cheer swept across the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday with most sectors higher in a shortened pre-Christmas trading session.Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite index edged up 24.89 points to 13,309.80 as markets closed at 1 p.m. ET ahead of the holidays.The climb extended the gain made Wednesday when the TSX jumped 202.05 points, but the main index still remains well below levels of some 14,600 where it started the year.Christmas Eve is one of the slowest trading days of the year, with just over 154 million shares changing hands during the session.The loonie was up 0.06 of a cent at 72.23 cents US. It remains near 11-year lows.Trading south of the border was also subdued though it generally trended towards a more negative position.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones closed down 50.44 points at 17,552.17, while the broader S&P 500 index declined 3.30 points to 2,060.99. The Nasdaq rose 2.56 points to 5,048.49.Most traders have already started their vacations, said Macan Nia, director of the capital markets and strategy team at Manulife Asset Management.“There really shouldn’t be too much action whether it’s today or going into the end of the year,” he said. “You’re basically monitoring to make sure there’s no tail end risk events that could have an impact on your portfolio.”North American stock markets will be closed on Christmas Day with Wall Street resuming trading on Monday. Canadian stock markets will remain closed for Boxing Day on Monday.In commodities, the February gold contract rose $7.60 to US$1,075.90 an ounce, helping drive the TSX gold sector ahead 2.2 per cent.March copper lost half a cent to US$2.12 a pound.Oil prices extended their climb after an unexpected rise in supply inventories on Wednesday. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that weekly crude inventories dropped by 5.9 million barrels last week, against expectations they would rise.The data helped the February contract for benchmark North American crude rise 60 cents to US$38.10 a barrel, while the January contract for natural gas added 4.6 cents to US$2.03 per mmBtu.In corporate news, shares of Amaya Inc. (TSX:AYA) hit a fresh 52-week low of $16.51 in morning trading following a US$870-million verdict against the company by a Kentucky court over losses state residents faced on its PokerStars online gambling website.The Montreal-based company said it will appeal the judgment, which it described as based on an arcane law dating back more than 200 years and completely disproportionate to the alleged offence. Its shares closed down 5.3 per cent or 98 cents at $17.50 on the TSX.Open Text Corp. (TSX:OTC) has appointed former Oracle Corp. senior executive Stephen Murphy to be its president, starting Jan. 4. Shares of Open Text rose five cents to $67.61. read more

Public invited to sign book of condolence for Red Kelly

A book of condolence to honour hockey legend Red Kelly is available for the public to sign in Simcoe.The Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition has the book and a display of Red Kelly memorabilia at the Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre.Kelly died Thursday at age 91. The Hockey Hall of Famer was born and raised in Norfolk County.He went on to win eight Stanley Cups in his 20-year career in the NHL.“Mr. Red Kelly was an international hockey legend. He was very proud of his Norfolk County roots and was a friend and supporter of our local sports community. We will miss him,” said Heather King, vice-chair of the Norfolk sports hall.Flags at Governor Simcoe Square were also lowered to half-staff Friday to honour Kelly.“Mr. Kelly was best known for what he did on the ice, but he was much more than a Stanley Cup champion and Hockey Hall of Famer,” Norfolk County’s Deputy Mayor Amy Martin said in a statement issued by the county.. “He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, a community leader, and a terrific ambassador for all of Norfolk County. He was a true gentleman who did everything with honour. I think I speak for everyone in Norfolk when I say he will be sorely missed.”The Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre  is located at 182 South Drive, Simcoe. read more

Qatar says Saudiled ultimatum unreasonable

first_imgA general view of the Qatari side of the Abu Samrah border crossing with Saudi Arabia. Photo: AFPQatar on Saturday denounced a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis as unreasonable and an impingement on the emirate’s sovereignty.Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt want Qatar to meet the 13-point ultimatum in return for an end to a nearly three-week-old diplomatic and trade “blockade” of the emirate.Qatar has been given 10 days to meet the demands, which apparently include a call to close down broadcaster Al-Jazeera, but Doha said the requests were unrealistic.“This list of demands confirms what Qatar has said from the beginning-the illegal blockade has nothing to do with combating terrorism, it is about limiting Qatar’s sovereignty, and outsourcing our foreign policy,” said Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al-Thani, head of Qatar’s government communications office.“The US secretary of state recently called upon the blockading nations to produce a list of grievances that was ‘reasonable and actionable’.“The British foreign secretary asked that the demands be ‘measured and realistic’. This list does not satisfy that criteria.”The four Arab governments delivered the demands to Qatar through mediator Kuwait on Thursday, more than two weeks after severing all ties with the emirate and imposing an embargo.The document has not been published but has been widely leaked and the demands are sweeping in their scope.They include the closure of Al-Jazeera television, a long-standing source of conflict between Doha and neighbouring countries which accuse it of fomenting regional strife.Qatar faces Gulf ‘divorce’The ultimatum also includes calls for Doha to cut ties to groups including the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic State organisation, Al-Qaeda and Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah movement.Qatar has also been asked to hand over opposition figures wanted by its three neighbours and Egypt and to downgrade diplomatic ties with Iran.Notably, it has also been told to shut a Turkish military base in the emirate.Qatar’s foreign ministry said it was “studying” the list, “in order to prepare an appropriate response”.Meshal Hamad Al-Thani, Qatar’s ambassador to the United States, tweeted that the list was meant to “punish Qatar for its independence”.Qatar was warned by one of its most hawkish critics in the region that unless it meets the list of demands, Doha faces “divorce” from its Gulf neighbours.Anwar Gargash, the UAE’s state minister for foreign affairs, said Qatar should yield to the demands.“It would be wiser that (Qatar) deal seriously with the demands and concerns of the neighbours or a divorce will take place,” he wrote on Twitter.The demands confirm that “the crisis is profound,” Gargash said, adding Qatar had leaked the document containing the demands.Speaking at a news conference on Saturday, Gargash called for guarantees from Western countries to help resolve the row.“If Qatar follows the path of wisdom… we would need a system of guarantees and controls” in order to implement an accord with Doha, he said, calling for “European and American guarantees”.‘Attempt to silence’Al-Jazeera, one of the largest news organisations in the world, responded to the demands by saying it “deplores” calls for it to be taken off air.“We in the network believe that any call for closing down Al-Jazeera is nothing but an attempt to silence the freedom of expression in the region and to suppress people’s right to information,” said the broadcaster.In the other official response out of Qatar, its Human Rights Committee said the demands represented “gross violations” of basic rights.Qatar is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.As well as cutting diplomatic ties, Qatar’s neighbours closed their airspace to Qatari carriers and blocked the emirate’s only land border, vital for its food imports.Qatar is home to the largest US base in the region, Al-Udeid, and Bahrain is home to the Fifth Fleet of the United States Navy.US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged a diplomatic solution, and Washington has been pushing for a clear list of grievances that are “reasonable and actionable”.His spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Tuesday the United States was “mystified” that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies had failed to present details justifying their embargo on Qatar.US President Donald Trump, however, has made statements siding with Saudi Arabia in the crisis.British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday that any conditions placed on Qatar should be “measured and realistic”.last_img read more

Apple patents an inexpensive 3D projection system

first_img Explore further ( — The U.S. patent office has granted Apple a patent for a 3-D projection system that doesn’t require the use of bulky 3-D glasses. This gives the viewer more freedom of movement and viewing angles. Apple is not the only company that’s involved in auto-stereoscopic R&D; however Apple’s patent has picked apart the limitations of three categories of auto-stereoscopic system:1. Ghost like or transparent images in volumetric displays. 2. The viewer required to remain stationary using the parallax barrier method.3. The use of holographic images requires greater computer power and larger bandwidth, keeping the commercial cost higher that is required for other auto-stereoscopic systems. Apple patent application for 3D viewing glasses The name Apple has given to this simple 3-D system is called, “Three Dimensional Display System.” This auto-stereoscopic system works by projecting each pixel onto a reflective, textured surface, which is then bounced into a viewer’s left and right eye separately; this produces the 3D or stereoscopic effect. By sensing the locations of both eyes of each viewer, multiple viewers could observe the 3-D effect from a variety of angles. Each pixel is aimed at a curved surface, where it reflects onto the correct eye. Citation: Apple patents an inexpensive 3-D projection system (2010, December 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2010 Apple’s auto-stereoscopic system tracks where the viewer is located and tailors its display to your position. Apple’s main objective is to develop a 3-D glass-free auto-stereoscopic system that would give viewers the freedom to move around without being tied down to bulky 3-D glasses. Apple’s patent also promises to keep costs low and simplifying the system while maintaining performance. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

South Dinajpur to conduct twoday drive on voting rights

first_imgBalurghat: South Dinajpur district administration will conduct a special awareness drive for two days to encourage people to cast votes during the upcoming Parliamentary elections slated for the region on April 23.Addressing mediapersons the district magistrate Deepap Priya P said on Monday: “The district administration will organise an awareness drive for two days starting Tuesday to encourage the voters, especially the new ones, to cast votes,” she said. Priya P said the district administration was on alert to ensure free and fair polls in the region. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”The Election Commission of India has directed us to ensure voters’ participants in large numbers in the upcoming poll. We have introduced a special mask mascot to attract young generations to enlist their names in the electoral roll. We are happy to announce that our initiative has received good response from people,” she said. Answering a question about the deputation of Central forces in South Dinajpur, she said the district administration is yet to receive any information on the issue. In a significant announcement, the district magistrate said mediapersons on the basis of their applications may be able to cast Election Duty votes. “We know that the district correspondents remain busy covering the reports on poll. If they want, they can cast ED votes. This is happening for the first time in the district,” she said. She also sought cooperation from the media to ensure hassle-free polls. She said the district has 1305 polling booths and 144 sectors. Later, during the press conference she unveiled a huge election mascot.last_img read more