Despite streak, Cone wary of upcoming tough stretch for Kings

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone doesn’t want to put too much on his team’s early success in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.The Gin Kings are currently tied with the Meralco Bolts for the top spot with a 5-1 record, but Cone thinks the real challenge begins on Sunday against fierce rival Star.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo 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 Games After US Open loss, Kyrgios says: ‘Keep letting people down’ LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “Our test comes a little stronger right now to see if what we’re doing can carry over to the good teams, to the really powerful teams in the league starting with Star on Sunday,” said Cone.The Hotshots are currently third in the standings, just a half-game behind the Kings and Bolts. They have also welcomed back their heart and soul in Marc Pingris.“It’s going to be an emotional game on Sunday so we just have to be ready for Ping and Star,” said Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar, who had 19 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks against the Fuel Masters.ADVERTISEMENT “Still too early. We look at our schedule coming up. We got Star, then we got Blackwater, which got beat tonight but has won three of its last four,” Cone said after his squad whipped Phoenix, 105-92, Wednesday night.Ginebra is among the favorites to win it all at this point of the conference having won five in a row, but its road to defend its title gets rougher from here with Grand-Slam seeking San Miguel and a couple more championship contenders in Rain or Shine and TNT in its line of sight to wrap up its elimination round schedule.FEATURED 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 shutout“We’re playing all the top teams out there. So we beat the teams we’re supposed to beat,” he said.But first things first with the much-awaited Star coming up four days from now. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chieflast_img read more

Frustrations mount for CJ Perez, Columbian as losses start to pile up

first_imgMOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting After a 2-1 start into the PBA Philippine Cup, including a stunning 124-118 win over defending champion San Miguel, Columbian has started to crumble and lost three straight to a 2-4 record.The Dyip’s latest loss was against undermanned Alaska, 94-72, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena and the mounting losses are not sitting well with Perez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Dyip failed to exploit the Aces’ depleted lineup that had no Vic Manuel, Kevin Racal, JVee Casio, and Simon Enciso and was stuck in a tough bind practically since the start of the game.Columbian not only shot poorly from the field, 25-of-68, but was also as horrendous in the free throw line missing 23 of its freebies for a 14-of-37 clip.Alaska, meanwhile, ran circles around the Dyip’s defense scoring on a 39-of-90 rate.“It’s frustrating especially when we’re missing free throws,” said Perez who had 15 points and five rebounds. “We missed more than 20 and I think that was one of the factors why Alaska made some leeway.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants SPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It’s just frustrating,” said Perez, the top overall pick of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft, in Filipino. “ We just have to face it because that’s the game of basketball.”“We will win, we will lose and we just have to regroup and focus on what we have to do. We’ll look into what we did wrong and where we lacked as a team. Of course effort, we always have to give effort.” As Gilas tries to gather players for practice, Andray Blatche gets used to new system Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war MANILA, Philippines—Honeymoon’s over for CJ Perez.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

Supreme Court warns BCCI officials over draft constitution

first_imgcrime, law and justice Apex court refuses to direct BCCI to e-auction IPL media rights SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT cricket Supreme Court rules in favour of cricket and its fans Published on SHARE judiciary (system of justice) The Supreme Court today warned three top BCCI office-bearers of serious consequences if they do not give suggestions on the cash-rich cricket body’s draft constitution in accordance with its judgement.A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the draft constitution should include the suggestions of the Lodha Committee in its entirety so that a holistic document can be placed before the apex court for a final decision.During the hearing, the bench, which also comprised Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and D. Y. Chandrachud, expressed anguish over the “obstinate behaviour” of the three office-bearers — C. K. Khanna, Amitabh Choudhary and Aniruddh Chaudhry, which, the top court said, was coming in the way of preparing the draft constitution.The three officer-bearers were present in the court in compliance with its August 23 order summoning them to appear before it. apex_2750543f × September 21, 2017 Rajeev Shukla to head BCCI team on implementation of Lodha panel reforms apex_2750543f laws COMMENTS RELATED inquirylast_img read more

Rahul Johri sexual misconduct investigation in spotlight, Aditya Verma to depose

first_imgMonday would be a day of high activity in the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri sexual harassment investigations.Aditya Verma, the man who’s litigations ultimately resulted in Supreme Court order on Lodha reforms will be deposing first thing in the morning before the three member probe committee.”I have been called by the committee and I will share all that I have. The MJ Akbar precedent is before everyone. One should come up with a clean chit before continuing operations in BCCI,” Verma said.BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary who had written to the probe committee on Friday to be allowed to testify, has also been scheduled to depose on Monday. But its learnt his deposition could be postponed due to Chaudhary’s unavailability on the day.READ – BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry ready to assist probe panel for Rahul Johri caseBoth are expected to testify in the particular sexual misconduct charge against Johri by a board employee while he was in office. The BCCI press statement made it clear the committee was free to probe all charges against Johri.”The independent committee may take into account and/or probe all allegations of sexual harassment against Mr. Johri while he was employed with the BCCI. All facts and aforesaid alleged transgressions, may be placed before the committee,” read the BCCI statement.READ – Ganguly blasts CoA over its handling of sexual harassment allegation against JohriFormer BCCI anti corruption cell head Neeraj Kumar who was working with the board during the alleged incident has already deposed before the committee as per sources.advertisementThree other sexual misconduct allegations against Johri have also come to light; one brought to notice by ex Mumbai captain Shishir Hattangdi whose counsel was sought by the alleged victim and two others through social media posts wanting to stay anonymous.READ – Shishir Hattangdi offers to testify against BCCI CEO Rahul JohriThe allegations through social media are known to be ones before Johri’s BCCI term while the other charge pertains to an incident during his current term as per sources.Verma who would be deposing on Monday had earlier expressed concerns about the probe committee asking for locus standi of those willing to depose saying it could scare away complainants.The probe committee comprising Justice Rakesh Sharma, former Judge of Allahabad High Court, Barkha Singh, former Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women and women’s rights lawyer Veena Gowda and is expected to finish it’s probe by November 15.The committee was set up by BCCI COA head Vinod Rai who was of the opinion that Johri deserved a right to represent his case as per principles of natural justice. The other COA member Diana Edulji disagreed and wanted the CEO out based on the gravity of allegations.last_img read more

Watch: Rich Eisen Loses Bet, Dresses In Buckeye Gear

first_imgRich Eisen putting on an Ohio State jersey after losing a bet.The Rich Eisen Show/ YouTubeRich Eisen lost a bet, and had to pay up by dressing in Ohio State gear.Michigan graduate, and current NFL Network host, Rich Eisen lost a bet to IndyCar racer Graham Rahal. Eisen is a big fan of the Wolverines, obviously, given he went to Michigan. Rahal did not attend Ohio State, but according to Eleven Warriors, he grew up in the Columbus area, and worships the Buckeyes.As any self-respecting fan would, the pair made a bet when their respective teams faced off last weekend. Ohio State won the game in double overtime, and thus, Eisen lost the bet. His consequence? Don some Ohio State gear and give the “O-H,” of course.Eisen clearly needs a little help from Ohio State fans as to the mechanics of throwing up to old “O-H.” Perhaps Eisen didn’t know Ohio State won the past four meetings between the two teams, but now he surely knows its five in a row.At least he’s a good sport.last_img read more

Sports Illustrated Releases Its Top 25 Ahead Of The 2019 College Football Season

first_imgA general view of Ohio State's stadium.COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 18: A general view of Ohio Stadium as more than 99,000 fans packed in to watch the annual Ohio State Spring Game on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Tuesday morning, Sports Illustrated released its college football preview issue, and four major quarterbacks landed the cover – Oregon’s Justin Herbert, Georgia’s Jake Fromm, Texas’ Sam Ehlinger and Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence. Now, we’re getting a look at the publication’s preseason rankings.Most outlets, including the actual Coaches’ Poll, are going with defending national champion Clemson as the No. 1 team in the country to start the 2019 season. SI is not. Alabama, which lost to the Tigers in the title game a year ago, opens at No. 1.Clemson, as you’d imagine, is No. 2. Georgia, Oklahoma and Texas round out the top five. The Longhorns are ranked a bit higher here than elsewhere.Here’s the top 10. If you’re interested in the full top 25, head over to SI to check it out: AlabamaClemsonGeorgiaOklahomaTexasOhio StateNotre DameLSUOregonFloridaMichigan comes in at No. 11. The Wolverines are ranked in the top five in most of the other polls heading into the season.The back end of the rankings is loaded with Big Ten teams, including Penn State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan State and Nebraska.College football fans – do they have it right? Should Alabama actually be the No. 1 team in the country heading into the season despite what happened last January?last_img read more

Vancouver Island treaty agreement in principle includes West Coast trail lands

first_imgThe Canadian Press VICTORIA — The West Coast Trail and portions of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve make up part of a treaty agreement in principle between the federal and provincial governments and two Vancouver Island First Nations.Premier John Horgan signed the agreement on behalf of the province of British Columbia, saying he is a witness to history after more than 20 years of negotiations.The treaty still must be ratified by all parties, but it provides the Ditidaht and Pacheedaht First Nations of southwest Vancouver Island with about $60 million in cash transfers, more than 8,000 hectares of Crown, reserve and national park lands and self-government rights.Ditidaht Chief Robert Joseph says treaty talks have been ongoing since the early 1990s, but he recalls as a young boy in the 1960s elders talking about their land rights.The agreement in principle includes the return of some West Coast Trail lands, considered one of the top hiking trails in the world, and Parks Canada and the First Nations have agreed to preserve the trail experience.Pacheedaht Chief Jeff Jones says it has not been an easy journey but after 23 years a land-claims treaty is almost a reality.last_img read more

Genius in full bloom Messi helps Barca down ManU Ajax knock out

first_imgBarcelona: FC Barcelona booked their berth in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in four years riding Lionel Messi’s brilliance, while Ajax stunned Juventus to keep their juggernaut rolling. Messi netted twice in a 3-0 home win on Tuesday as Barcelona sealed a 4-0 aggregate victory and will meet either Porto or Liverpool in the last four. Messi collected a misplaced pass from Ashley Young to curl it into the bottom corner in the 16th minute. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhUnited were all over the place as another lapse from the away side’s defence four minutes later cost them as Messi fired a shot from outside the box, which squirmed under goalkeeper David de Gea who made a rare gaffe. Philippe Coutinho rounded off the utterly convincing victory for the Catalans by curling into the top corner in the second half. This is, at a rough estimate, the fourth iteration of Messi, the latest in a series of upgrades. It is easy to forget, given the scale of his achievements since, that the Messi who emerged all those years ago was a winger: the Messi who was considered too small, too slight, who roamed Barcelona’s right flank, away from the monsters of the middle. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIt was Pep Guardiola who took the risk, demoting two of the great strikers of their generations, Samuel Eto’o and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, so that Messi might play centrally. It was a move so radical, so unorthodox, that a term had to be coined — or at least borrowed from Italy — to explain it. Messi’s first rebirth was as a “false 9.” Meanwhile, Ajax continued their giant killing act after eliminating Real Madrid by producing a spell-binding display of passing football to win 2-1 away to Juventus. Reaching the last-four stage for the first time since 1996/97, Ajax’s 19-year-old captain Matthijs de Ligt headed the winner from the corner in the 67th minute of the quarter-final second leg as the Dutch side came from behind to clinch a 3-2 aggregate win. Cristiano Ronaldo, aiming for a fourth consecutive Champions League title after winning the last three with Real Madrid, gave Juventus the lead ahead in the 28th minute with an emphatic header, his sixth goal of the competition. But Donny van de Beek levelled six minutes later before the visitors swept Juventus aside in the second half. “Can we can go on to win the competition? Well, we are in the semi-finals now. And we have eliminated two of the favourites in the last two rounds. “The next games will be very difficult, but so were these ones. So who knows,” said De Ligt after the game.last_img read more

Ohio State womens ice hockey shutout swept by No 2 Wisconsin

OSU freshman goalie Alex LaMere looks back into the net after a goal by Western Ontario Sept. 28 at the Ohio State Ice Rink. OSU tied 2-2 in OT. Credit: Melissa Prax / Lantern photographerThe Buckeyes lost to No. 2 Wisconsin, 3-0, Sunday thanks in large part to Badger redshirt-senior forward Brittany Ammerman, who scored two of the three Wisconsin goals.With 7:09 left in the first period, Badger sophomore forward Sydney McKibbon scored on a power play for the first goal of the game.Halfway through the second period, Ammerman scored to pull Wisconsin ahead, 2-0. The final goal came in the last few seconds of the third period when Ammerman scored on a power play after OSU senior defenseman Kari Schmitt was called for roughing.OSU was outshot, 47-18, by Wisconsin. Freshman goalie Kassidy Sauve played a total of 59:37 minutes and recorded 44 saves.The Badgers also beat the Buckeyes in the first game of the series Friday night. Wisconsin was victorious in a 6-0 shutout. The Badgers showed their balanced offense, having six different players record goals in the game.Recording a total of 28 shots on net in the first series of their season, the Buckeyes couldn’t get anything past Wisconsin sophomore goalie Ann-Renée Desbiens.In the eighth minute of play, Wisconsin senior forward Karley Sylvester beat the Buckeyes during a power play to put the Badgers on the board, 1-0.The Badgers scored their second goal with less than five minutes remaining in the second period. Wisconsin later scored two goals each in the second period and the third period. The final goal was an empty netter in the last seconds of the third period.Sauve had her first conference start against Wisconsin. She played for a total of 43 minutes and let up five goals. Sauve saved a total of 18 shots during this game. Red-shirt junior goalie, Stacy Danczak was put in the net in the third period, playing for a total of 16 minutes, only letting one goal passed her.The Buckeyes look to bounce back this weekend when they are scheduled to host Bemidji State in a two-game series. The first game is scheduled for Friday at 6:07 p.m. before they face-off again Saturday at 12:07 p.m. read more

Questions raised about BBC giving Anjem Choudary a platform for his controversial

first_imgHe said Mandela and Gandhi had both been seen as extremists in their time and questioned what they would think of attempts to silence Choudary.But criticising the BBC, Baroness Warsi, the former minister for faith and communities, said extremists should not be given platforms to express their damaging views. Last night Miqdaad Versi, Assistant Secretary General, Muslim Council of Britain, said on Channel 4 News: “In reality, he didn’t have that much of support within Muslim communities but what happened was that many places within the media were allowing him and providing him a loudspeaker to spread his hatred which he wasn’t able to do within mosques across the UK.”He added: “Why was the Today programme calling someone like this on to the stage to publicise his hatred, to publicise his view?” The BBC and other broadcasters have come under fire for regularly offering Anjem Choudary a platform to air his controversial views.Ignoring warnings about offering the firebrand cleric the “oxygen of publicity” Choudary became a regular on many of the corporation’s flagship news programmes including Newsnight and Radio 4’s Today.During his trial Choudary described how he would “bait” the media with controversial statements and relished appearing on air. The court heard how he had hundreds of media contacts who he would tip off before high profile demonstrations and stunts, including 31 journalists from the BBC.Last night Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said: “The BBC has given this man hours of airtime down the years providing him with a platform to express his views.”It was never with the intention of adding to the debate but simply for shock value. I wonder who the Corporation will now turn to as its voice of British Muslims?” In 2013 the media regulator Ofcom launched an investigation into the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 after Choudary appeared on various programmes in the wake of the Woolwich terror attack. In a series of interviews Choudary, who was banned from entering France by the country’s interior ministry, refused to condemn the killing.  Ofcom received more than 20 complaints from viewers disgusted that he was allowed the airtime to express his extremist opinions.In 2015 one of the BBC’s most senior journalists was widely criticised when he appeared to draw comparisons with Choudary to Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Winston Churchill.Criticising government plans to clamp down on fanatics, Mark Easton, the corporation’s Home Editor, said extreme views were needed “to challenge very established values”. Choudary said he had media contactsCredit:Rex Shutterstockcenter_img Whilst mosques were throwing #AnjemChoudary out & forcing him onto street corners, media organisations were giving him a platform— Miqdaad Versi (@miqdaad) August 16, 2016 Anjem Choudary Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Private school pupils are being recruited by county lines drug gangs official

Private school pupils are being recruited by county lines drug gangs because police are less likely to spot them, an official report has warned.The criminal networks recruit youngsters to carry or sell drugs with threats of violence against them and their families, or by making them believe they have a debt to repay.A report from the police, education, care and probation inspectorates stresses that children from any background can be sucked in by the ruthless gangs.It says: “Children targeted for the purpose of county lines come from a wide range of backgrounds. Local children can be groomed into selling drugs, as well as children from outside the area.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––”County lines activity is dynamic and perpetrators will change their method of exploitation quickly, such as by targeting new groups of children to exploit in order to avoid detection.”Examples include grooming affluent children attending public school, who are less likely to be identified as ‘drug running’ by the police.”Other targets include older, neglected children who are less likely to be reported missing, youngsters in care, those not in full-time education, and some with special needs or mental health issues.The report, published on Wednesday, said: “Exploited children come from a wide range of backgrounds. For some, their homes will be a place of safety and security, for others this will not be the case. “Whatever the child’s home circumstances, the risks from exploitation spread beyond risks to the child. Their families may also be threatened or be highly vulnerable to violence from the perpetrators of criminal exploitation.”Every police force in England and Wales has reported some form of activity by county lines gangs, according to the National Crime Agency.There are thought to be around 1,500 of the networks in operation in the UK, which involve urban dealers forcing children to carry drugs to customers in more rural areas.They also “cuckoo” the homes of vulnerable or drug-addicted people to stash illegal substances.Sometimes children are forced to move away to live in one of these homes and sell drugs, with threats of violence against their family if they do not comply.The gangs commonly use one phone line – that can make up to £5,000 per day – which drug users ring to order illegal substances.Members of the network are sometimes involved in violent battles for control of the line because it is so lucrative. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

South Africas electricity crisis puts 6900 Gold Fields jobs at risk and

first_imgGold Fields has been one of the South African companies that has been quickest to update on the impact of the power rationing on South African mining. Gold Fields’ production for the current quarter is forecast to decline by between 20% and 25% against the December quarter, as a result of the total suspension of production for one full week due to power constraints, continued power rationing, and the seasonal impact of the Christmas break. It is further confirmed that, as a consequence of the 10% power reduction imposed by Eskom, sustainable production at Gold Fields’ South African operations is likely to decline by between 15 and 20% from the June quarter onwards, as previously advised. Eskom has indicated that the current quota of 90% of average historic electricity consumption will remain in force for at least five years, through to 2012. To achieve the 10% reduction in electricity consumption imposed by Eskom the following actions are proposed:The Number 6 and 7 shafts as well as the 9 shaft Depth Extension Project at Driefontein, and the Number 3 and 8 shafts at Kloof Gold Mine, are to be mothballed, closed or scaled back, potentially affecting approximately 4,900 employees at these two mines.South Deep gold mine is to be restructured as a result of the depletion of the Ventersdorp Contact Reef horizon above 95-level and a new strategy implemented which focuses primarily on the completion of the twin shaft infrastructure and development capital programmes. This too is unfortunately compounded by the power rationing. The total number of South Deep employees potentially affected is approximately 2,000.Production at Beatrix Gold Mine is unlikely to be affected by the reduction in power supply.The total number of employees and contractors potentially affected at all of Gold Fields’ South African mines is 6,900 out of a total employee population of 53,000.Engagement with all relevant stakeholders, including Unions and Associations, have commenced with a view to ameliorating the impact on affected employees. All alternatives will be considered to save jobs, including options such as early retirement, voluntary retrenchments, contractor replacement and redeployment elsewhere in the group. The National Union of Mineworkers however asked management to hold back on the issue of “section 189 letters” commencing formal retrenchment discussions, until the Union had completed a series of meetings with Government and the Chamber of Mines.Terence Goodlace, Head of South African Operations for Gold Fields Limited, said: “The inability of Eskom to supply the mines their full power requirements, and to commit to additional electricity demand for new mining projects currently in development, has caused a significant crisis in the South African mining industry. It is paradoxical that we have to consider downscaling in the current record-high gold price environment. To ensure sustainability of production and the security of the associated jobs, albeit at reduced levels, all available electrical power will have to be directed to higher margin, revenue generating shafts, at the expense of lower margin shafts and the Driefontein 9 shaft development project.”The above proposals were determined only after extensive and thorough review, including the following:In order to optimise the use of available electricity, and to ameliorate the impact on production, a number of electricity savings and optimisation projects are at various stages of implementation on all mines. All non-essential electricity use has been stopped;Gold Fields operations have implemented a number of demand-side management projects, diverting approximately 50 MW of electricity consumption to off-peak periods. Projects to divert a further 100 MW is currently in progress or awaiting approval from Eskom;All operational plans and capital projects have been restated within the constraints of available electricity, and to divert available electricity to higher margin areas at the expense of lower margin areas and non-essential capital projects.Gold Fields is currently controlling its average power usage to 540 MW, down from the historical average of 601 MW.To provide some safeguard against future electricity cut-backs from the current 90% level, a number of opportunities for self-generation of electricity at the different mines are currently undergoing feasibility studies. Gold Fields is to spend some R200 million on additional emergency power to safeguard employees in the case of a total blackout. The health and safety of employees remains top priority. This programme is to be completed by calendar year end.At Driefontein it is proposed that a) Driefontein 6 shaft be placed in a phased closure with only cleaning and reclamation activities taking place until final closure by December 2008, and b) Driefontein 7 shaft be mothballed with immediate effect. It is also proposed that the Driefontein 9 Shaft Depth Extension Project be suspended and deferred and the electrical power currently being utilised at 9 shaft will be re-directed to the number 3 plant. The 9 shaft project is a life extension project and includes shaft sinking; the construction of a sub vertical shaft complex; and the completion of infrastructure required to access 8.5 million ounces of gold reserves from depths of 3,500 to 4,120 m below surface. This project would extend the life of the Driefontein Gold Mine from approximately 2025 to 2035. The suspension of the 9 shaft project ensures that Gold Fields can fund the capital programme at South Deep.Specialist shaft sinking contractors were awarded the mining contract to develop the Depth Extension project and 930 people currently employed on the project would be affected by the suspension of work on the project. Capital expenditure of approximately R 5.4 billion over the next ten years was planned on the development of this project. This new mine would require an energy demand of approximately 110 MW and a guarantee from Eskom of their ability to supply this future energy to meet the planned production requirements.In the March 2008 quarter production from Driefontein Gold Mine is expected to decline by 1,500kg to approximately 5,900kg and total cash costs is likely to increase from R94,390/kg to R116,250/kg. The bulk of this impact is attributable to the week long power shut down during the quarter, followed by lower production with the constraint of only 90% of power, with some contribution from the seasonal decline due to the Christmas break.Steady state sustainable production from the June 2008 quarter and onwards should decline by approximately 608kg to approximately 6,800kg per quarter at cash costs of approximately R102,150/kg compared to the December 2007 quarter.In total approximately 2,600 of Driefontein’s 18,500 employees (including contractors) may be affected.At Kloof it is proposed that Kloof 8 shaft be mothballed and production terminated with a loss of approximately 300 kg of gold per quarter. Pumping infrastructure in the shaft would be maintained. Kloof 3 shaft would be scaled back and production reduced by approximately 510 kg per quarter to 840 kg per quarter.In the March 2008 quarter production from Kloof Gold Mine is likely to decline by 1,700 to 5,450 kg and total cash costs is likely to increase from R91,029/kg to R115,200/kg. The bulk of this impact is attributable to the week long power shut down during the quarter, followed by lower production with the constraint of only 90% of power with some contribution from the seasonal decline due to the Christmas break.Steady state sustainable production from the June 2008 Quarter and onwards should decline by approximately 1,270kg to approximately 5,910kg per quarter at cash costs of approximately R104,061/kg compared to the December 2007 Quarter.The mine has formally requested an additional 8 MW from Eskom due to difficulties experienced in reestablishing safe production levels. Additional electricity is required to operate a recently commissioned refrigeration plant, a recently commissioned underground booster fan, and pumping requirements.In total approximately 2,300 of Kloof’s 17,200 employees (including contractors) may be affected.Since acquiring South Deep in January 2007 the mine has not achieved the planned increased ore production as proposed in the feasibility study compiled by the previous joint venture owners (the Joint Venture Feasibility Study). The mine has produced on average 108,000 t/month of ore from underground, which is 71% of planned production, whilst incurring 105% of the full planned production costs.A full strategic review of the existing mine plan has concluded that the current installed shaft infrastructure will not support the feasibility scope of mining activity which includes ore reserve development and the build-up of production to the envisaged 330,000 t/month. The South Deep Twin Shaft infrastructure is still under construction and has inadequate installed refrigeration, ventilation, water pumping and ore handling facilities.The inability to reach previously planned levels of production has been compounded by recent structural geological changes, specifically in the conventional mining areas of the Ventersdorp Contact Reef (VCR). The conventional mining of the Ventersdorp Contact Reef (VCR) above 95-level intersected the Waterpan fault some 12 months earlier than predicted and this loss of mining face, in addition to the stopping of the two other VCR mining areas, which encountered poor ground and unsafe conditions, has resulted in no conventionally mineable areas being available to mine. As a consequence, all conventional VCR mining has been stopped.To ensure that South Deep is optimally developed for the long-term benefit of all stakeholders, and to correct the constraints imposed by the incomplete shaft infrastructure and inadequate ore reserve development on the future viability of the mine, it is proposed to restructure the mine to address these constraints. The delivery of the capital infrastructure and the development of the ore body have to be the primary focus for the next 18 months.During this period ore production will be constrained to between 80,000 and 100,000 t/month (200,000 oz of gold annualised) from only the mechanised trackless sections of the mine and, to a lesser extent, from the mechanised mining of the “de-stress cut”.The proposed restructuring is likely to affect 2,000 of the 6,000 people (including contractors) employed at the South Deep mine.Earlier indications were that it may have been possible to redeploy up to 1,530 of the affected South Deep employees to other operations in the Gold Fields Group. However, the imposition of the power rationing to 90%, and the affect that this is having on employment levels at, in particular Driefontein and Kloof, mitigates against this as an option.The national power crisis would have required South Deep, at 90% of average power usage, to have reduced from 66 to 59 MW. South Deep could not have sustained the conventional mining section in the VCR at 59 MW. It is likely that this area would have been stopped on the basis of inadequate power, had the structural geological change not intervened.In the March 2008 Quarter production from South Deep mine is likely to decline by 700 kg to approximately 1,400 kg and total cash costs is expected to increase from R147,719/kg to R237,200/kg. The bulk of this impact is attributable to the week long power shut down during the quarter, followed by lower production with the constraint of only 90% of power with some contribution from the seasonal decline due to the Christmas break. In addition the mine is still fully staffed for the now depleted conventional VCR mining section.The production for the June 2008 quarter should decline by 860 kg to approximately 1,200 kg at cash costs of approximately R250,000/kg compared to the December 2007 quarter. Once restructuring is completed it is planned to operate the mine at unit costs of R160,000/kg with production at between 1,400 and 1,500 kg a quarter. Capital spend is planned at R1 billion for 2009 financial year.Production at Beatrix gold mine will be unaffected by the electricity rationing as it is in a position to absorb the 10% reduction in electricity through a number of power savings and generation projects presently being implemented. This mine is less energy intensive than the deeper Driefontein and Kloof operations. In the March 2008 Quarter, production from Beatrix Gold Mine is expected to decline by 1,004 kg to approximately 2,644 kg and total cash costs may increase from R108,058/kg to R150,908/kg. The bulk of this impact is attributable to the week long power shut down during the quarter, followed by lower production with the constraint of only 90% of power with some contribution from the seasonal decline due to the Christmas break.Steady state sustainable production from the June 2008 quarter and onwards should increase by 35 kg to approximately 3,733 kg per quarter at cash costs of approximately R108,210/kg compared to the December 2007 Quarter.last_img read more

15 contestants Winning Streak wouldnt be the same without

first_imgIRISH SATURDAY NIGHT telly has played host to many an iconic TV series, from Pat’s Kenny Live to Ryan’s Tubridy Tonight, and even Miriam’s Saturday Night With.However, no series has stood the test of time quite like Winning Streak.Many an evening was – and still is – spent huddled in front of the TV, waiting to see if Mike Murphy would pull your name out of one of those lucky envelopes.The show helped raise young Irish men and women too. We learned more about the lie of the land from this map than we did in the geography classroom. Source: Screengrab via RTE / YouTubeAnd got enough in depth information about the contestants from Mike Murphy’s hard hitting questions to put together a fair few biographies.“Single?” Yes. “Living with your mum and dad?” Yes. “Boyfriend?” No. “Why?” Source: GiphyNow in it’s 24th year – on air since 1990 – the series remains a key ingredient in RTE’s recipe for weekend success. However, we all know it just wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for the wonderful Irish people who took part.Here are just a selection of the souls who make Winning Streak what it is:1. The pride of the parish, complete with supporters.Winning Streak ain’t Winning Streak without a contestant who can inspire a crowd to come out in droves to cheer on their beloved friend and neighbour. Source: Screengrab via RTE / YouTubeThere will be banners and lots of ‘em, and a great big thank you for all those who’ve been sending cards and calling to the house.2. The stereotypical Irish mammy.A regular feature since the beginning of the series, this creature has been married to the husband (who is of course there in the audience) for as long as she can remember, has a few childer and enjoys a bit of reading and walking. She never EVER misses her Winning Streak of a Saturday night. Source: TumblrMammy ain’t as innocent as she seems though and will most likely be picking her colours and pressing her buttons before the hosts can say boo to a goose.3. The token ‘young fella’.The hair is done, the shoes are shiny, and there’s generally a shirt and tie involved. May or may not give uncle Marty a bit of lip. Remember young Ciarán? Source: Screengrab via RTE / YouTubeAnd those shoes? Source: Screengrab via RTE / YouTubeAnd the lip he gave poor Marty? Source: Screengrab via RTE / YouTubeAll’s well that ends well though. We never saw a host so happy to see a contestant getting the boot. Source: Screengrab via RTE / YouTube4. The eternal bachelor.Sure there’s one in every town. This lad will most likely be told that he’s lucky he hasn’t a missus to drain his winnings, or told that the cash will make him a smash hit with the ladies. Source: Giphy5. The repeat offender.This seasoned game show star has been on Winning Streak/Fame and Fortune/The Big Money Game before and therefore has no business being back for a second spin of the wheel. Source: Wifflegif6. The one who doesn’t even watch Winning Streak.Players like these don’t come along too often but when they do they definitely bring the entertainment value. Take Dubliner Tracy for example: Source: Screengrab via RTE / YouTube Source: Screengrab via RTE / YouTube“Will you watch it in future?” Murphy continued.“No”, she replied with a laugh.In the words the man himself, “there are deductions for those kind of answers”. Source: Screengrab via RTE / YouTube7. The one who’s only playing for someone else.Sure wouldn’t half the population of Ireland be only mortified if they had to get up and go on the telly themselves. Source: Screengrab via RTE / YouTubeSee? Mortified.8. The ‘posh’ one.If you’re from anywhere outside Dublin this contestant will be easily identified by surname in 0.5 seconds. Source: TumblrMuch like ‘the repeat offender’, they’re deemed to have no need to be on Winning Streak. Source: Screengrab via RTE / YouTube9. The non driver who wins the €30,000 car.We sure do hope that rumour about being able to take the cash instead is true…10. The poor ‘oul creatur’ who heads home with considerably less money than everyone else. Source: ImgurThere’s always one. Would they not give him/her an extra few quid there now? You’d spend that on the petrol getting to the show.11. The one with the magnificent mascot.Like Bono here, who made his Winning Streak debut during a Dingle special back in 1994. Source: Screengrab via RTE / YouTubeBono belonged to Martin from Cork who claimed the gnome’s ambition was to be on Winning Streak. They just don’t make ‘em like they used to any more now, do they?13. The amazing old lady who steals the show.Babs from Waterford was almost 96 years of age when she appeared on Winning Streak with Derek Mooney in 2007 and she was utterly fantastic. Watch her blaze a trail from around the 4 minute mark. Source: GazClimbs14. The one who gets to spin the wheel but still goes home with less cash than half of the other contestants. Source: Screengrab via RTE Player“Ah now, there should be nothin’ in that wheel below a decent €25,000″, says the viewing public.15. The one who defies the odds to take home an absolute fortune.You know you’re in the money when that 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 can’t come quickly enough. Source: IrishNationalLotteryAnd for those of you who are wondering, Winning Streak airs on RTÉ One every Saturday night from 8.20pm.7 things you didn’t know about Sherlock’s Irish woman>Which Glenroe character are you?>last_img read more

You can forget giving the gift of Google this season

first_imgGoogle has now infiltrated every single space that Apple and Amazon have been dominating for years. With their foot in the door, Google hopes to bring users away from the content serving powerhouses of iTunes and and over onto the Google-branded products. Rent a movie with Google Videos on your tablet, grab the latest best seller on Google Books, or listen your favorite song with Google Music. Combined with the Android Market, which services tens of thousands of new users every single day, It’s not so hard to see the potential Google has to succeed in this venture. Google’s services are not only available on every Android device out there, but also anything with a web browser, so why wouldn’t you want to at least try it out?During the holidays, however, it doesn’t matter quite as much how much you shove your service in peoples’ faces though. You need to be able to grab the attention of people who would be buying things, or at least create a situation where a buyer can share their great experience with  friends and family. It seems, however, that such a plan is not in place this year, so you can forget giving (or receiving) the gift of Google this year.Hard to compete with a wall of colorI challenge you to find a store this holiday season that doesn’t have a stand or shelf or something on the checkout counted with a stack of $10 and $20 gift cards for iTunes. They are everywhere, those brightly-colored reminders that someone in your family uses iTunes and would love a gift card. Some stores are even including them with the purchase of an iOS product, so when that person gets their new iPad all set up, they even have a couple bucks to go shopping with.It’s not just Apple, either. LivingSocial recently held a deal where for $10 you could get a $20 gift card, good for anything on their website. For the Christmas shopper, it was free money and over a million were sold in a matter of hours. Even if the person you are giving that gift card to isn’t interested in books or music at first, when they buy their trinket and realize they have that extra $3 left over, where do you think they will head next? Gift certificates, especially during the holidays, are something every business should have, especially when you have a diverse product base like Google does now.Not just for ChristmasThe holidays are currently the most relevant example, sure, but it’s hardly the only time it matters. What about when you find a great app in the Android Market and want to share it with someone? Steam, the super popular download service for PC games, has implemented the best example of this, in my opinion. You can choose to gift a game to someone if you have their Steam ID. Some indie game publishers have even started to bundle their games so that you are actually buying two copies, and you gift the other copy to your friend when you buy it.With the heavy increase in multiplayer gaming on Android, and the sheer bulk of apps out there, why wouldn’t you wan these features in the Market? App discovery on all the platforms isn’t exactly the best, so how great would it be if I stumbled across a great app and had the ability to gift it to a friend so I had someone else to share that experience with?Gifting would also be a great way to solve the issue of children being able to use the Android Market. I certainly don’t want my little ones using a tablet that has my credit card attached to it, but I would love for them to have a device that I could just gift them an app when I wanted them to have it. As devices like the Samsung Galaxy Player start to become available, I know more than a few parents who would jump at the opportunity to gift their kids apps instead of giving their children access to the credit card.Final ThoughtsI’m sure I am not the only one who feels this way. A gift card or a gifting system for Google’s services would be huge. Even of they didn’t want to match Apple’s in-store presence or LivingSocial’s free money incentive, there’s just no reason to ignore this.Google Wallet, having recently swallowed Google Checkout, should be able to support this. With Android Beam, the NFC-powered bump-to transfer-service, coming to Android 4.0, gift giving between Android users could be as easy as a fistbump, if only Google would pick up the ball.last_img read more

OGara and Ryan to take on Munster as provinces learn Champions Cup

first_img 15 Comments Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss (left), Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus and Leinster head coach Leo Cullen. Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss (left), Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus and Leinster head coach Leo Cullen. By Alan Waldron FORMER MUNSTER FLY-HALF Ronan O’Gara will face his home province for the second successive season after Rassie Erasmus’s side were drawn alongside Racing 92 in Pool 4 for the 2017/18 Champions Cup.The Racing assistant coach is currently away in a coaching capacity on the Ireland summer tour to the USA and Japan.However, when he turns his attention to a new club season he will begin preparation for Champions Cup games against Munster, Leicester — who were also in the same pool last season — and Castres.Another interesting Munster v Racing angle will be the return of lock Donnacha Ryan to Thomond Park, following his recent move to Paris.Leo Cullen’s Leinster have been handed a reasonable draw in Pool 3 with Exeter Chiefs the top seed in their group. They will also face off against Pro12 rivals Glasgow, who will be managed by highly-rated Chiefs coach Dave Rennie, at home and away, and renew acquaintances with Montpellier.Third-tier team Ulster have a tricky assignment ahead but will at least be pleased to have avoided the obvious Group of Death; Pool 2 containing last season’s finalists Clermont Auvergne and Saracens, as well as the Ospreys and Northampton.Les Kiss’s side have been pitted against the Wasps and La Rochelle, who finished top of their respective tables in France and England last season. with Harlequins completing Pool 1.Reigning Pro12 champions Scarlets are the top-tier side in Pool 5, which also includes Toulon, Bath and Benetton.Champions Cup drawPool 1WaspsLa RochelleUlsterHarlequinsPool 2ASM Clermont AuvergneSaracensOspreysNorthamptonPool 3Exeter ChiefsLeinsterMontpellierGlasgowPool 4MunsterRacing 92LeicesterCastresPool 5ScarletsToulonBathBenettonEPCR key dates – 2017/18 seasonRound 1: 12/13/14/15 OctoberRound 2: 19/20/21/22 OctoberRound 3: 7/8/9/10 DecemberRound 4: 14/15/16/17 DecemberRound 5: 11/12/13/14 January 2018Round 6: 18/19/20/21 January 2018Quarter-finals: 29/30/31 March – 1 April 2018Semi-finals: 20/21/22 April 2018Champions Cup final: Saturday 12 May, San Mamés Stadium, BilbaoThe42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 1:57 PM Short URL O’Gara and Ryan to take on Munster as provinces learn Champions Cup fate Leinster have been drawn in Pool 3 with Exeter, Montpellier and Glasgow. Jun 8th 2017, 1:57 PM Follow us: Munster’s Greg O’Shea named in Ireland squad for Grand Prix series trip to PolandOpportunity knocks for O’Brien as Warburton sidelined with ankle injury Share19 Tweet Email2 24,372 Views last_img read more

Real Madrid transfer targets revealed

first_imgDespite having only just retained their Champions League crown for another season, Real Madrid have already commenced with their summer transfer plans for the following campaignWhile Los Blancos did seal their third successive European crown this season, their domestic campaign ultimately turned out to be a very disappointing campaign with Real surrendering their league title to arch-rivals Barcelona and suffering a shock defeat to Leganes in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals in January.In light of this, the club has decided to hold a meeting that will feature the coach, the president and key board members such as Jose Angel Sanchez and Juni Calafat, who is responsible for scouting nationally and internationally.After months of scouting on potential signings and approaching agents to discuss possible transfers, Marca has reported that Real have identified the following areas and targets that they want to invest in this summer:GoalkeeperSergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Alisson (AS Roma)David De Gea (Manchester United)Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea)Centre-backJose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid)Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan)Alessio Romagnoli (AC Milan)Right-backAlvaro Odriozola (Real Sociedad)ForwardNeymar (Paris Saint-Germain)Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)Eden Hazard (Chelsea)Paulo Dybala (Juventus)last_img read more

Bahamas Police arrest more men for drug possession

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 6th 2017 – Nassau – Police have arrested two men in possession of drugs and firearms. According to reports, shortly before 1pm on yesterday, officers arrested two male suspected in the Weddell Avenue area, after they were found in possession of one pistol with three .9mm rounds of ammunition, another black Smith and Wesson pistol with eight .40 hollow tip rounds of ammunition, a magazine containing addition rounds of ammunition, a quantity of marijuana and cash. The men were taken custody and will be arraigned this week. Over 178 firearms have now been taken off the street for the year.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Building material supplier escapes bullet injury near Garfa

first_imgKolkata: A building material supplier had a narrow escape when some miscreants tried to shoot him near Garfa area of Naihati triggering tension among locals.The incident occurred at around 11 pm on Monday when the victim Manoj Das, a local businessman was home. Some persons pressed the calling bell and as Das stepped out, one of the miscreants tried to shoot him. The victim escaped a bullet injury. After hearing the screams of the family members of the victim, locals rushed to the spot. The miscreants fled the spot immediately after the incident. After being informed police reached the spot and started a probe in this regard. After starting an investigation, police have detained five persons for their alleged involvement in the incident. Police are yet to confirm the exact cause behind the attack. The investigating officers are not ruling out a business rivalry being the cause behind the incident. Cops are interrogating the victim and his family members. The five persons who have been detained are also being interrogated by the police.last_img read more

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to Stanford and has a MBA from the University of Maryland and a masters degree in science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology The list goes on In fact the educational bona fides of the 2016 field are so extensive that Jeb Bush looks like an outlier for only having a bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin That makes Walker even more of an outlier among the group of candidates (Although Rand Paul did not finish his undergraduate degree he went on to get a medical degree from Duke) But there’s nothing unusual about the possible presidential candidates when compared to other contemporary politicians If Walker makes it to the Oval Office he would be the first elected president without a college degree since Harry Truman And before him you’d have to go all the way back to 1897 to William McKinley In the current Congress 94% of House members and 100% of Senators have at least a bachelor’s degree And most of them have even more education: 64% of House members and 74% of Senators have an advanced degree These statistics point to the central tension over what we expect from our politicians The fact that 30% of America has a college degree but all of our Senators do clearly demonstrates a bias towards education at the ballot box or at least shows that higher education is tied somehow to other factors that help get a politician elected But on the other hand election cycles are full of candidates eating the state’s famous corn dogs and drinking beer with locals all in the service of proving that theyre “just like you” As Matt Dallek a professor of political science at George Washington Universitys graduate school explained to the Washington Post "Voters want some sense that our leaders are particularly gifted smart accomplished extraordinary but at the same time ordinary" As it plays out the debate over Walkers education could answer the question: do voters really want a candidate from the same educational mold as most of the country Or will the scrappy 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