first_imgLATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters But the PBA Board of Governors is apparently leaning toward allowing coaches to hold concurrent head coaching positions in the pro and varsity level, though it has not been made official.“It has been previously tackled by the Board before the season started, but they have yet to discuss it again,” said PBA media bureau chief Willie MarcialFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingFor UAAP’s part, it doesn’t have a rule prohibiting Pumaren from splitting time between the two teams, according to UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag.“It depends on the school. If they’re willing to let the coach divide his time equally, it’s an internal issue. We’re not here to second guess the wisdom of the administration on who they want as the coach,” said Saguisag. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pumaren opened his second season at the helm for Adamson on Saturday, where the Soaring Falcons fell to Ateneo, 85-65 in the opening day of the UAAP Season 80.He is still manning the sidelines for GlobalPort, which sits idle with a 3-5 slate in the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.Marcial said the PBA Board will meet again for a final decision on the Pumaren’s case. Until then, there seems to be no immediate problem with Pumaren wearing two hats.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFranz Pumaren’s role as concurrent head coach for Globalport and Adamson has been a source of confusion for some discerning fans.In the past, a head coach in the PBA is not allowed to hold the same post in the collegiate level at the same time.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side TNT KaTropa turn emotional as ‘brother’ Ranidel moves on after 9 years Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDidier Drogba and Yaya Toure will be key to Ivory Coast’s success in the World CupIvory Coast will stick with its tried and trusted veterans and only a few young players at the World Cup.Didier Drogba, now 36, remains the team’s talismanic player and, with more than 60 international goals to his name, the biggest danger up front. Yaya Toure has proven this season with Manchester City that he has a devastating eye for goal, while Didier Zokora is still just as reliable in a defensive midfield role.But there are also players like Serge Aurier, a dynamic right back who is likely to get a chance to shine in Brazil.Here are five players to watch:DIDIER DROGBADidier Drogba hardly needs an introduction.Drogba is the country’s leading scorer with 64 goals and netted 157 in 341 appearances during a Chelsea career packed with medals.He won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and, on in one glorious final appearance, the Champions League in 2012 before leaving to join Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua in a brief spell.The fact he scored nine goals in nine finals with Chelsea shows what a big-game player he is, but success on the international stage has proved more elusive for the 36-year-old Drobga, who played for Turkish side Galatasary last season. He has so far failed to lead the Ivory Coast to victory at the African Cup of Nations, losing twice in the final.YAYA TOUREYaya Toure is slightly less revered than Drogba among Ivory Coast fans, but only just.advertisementOver the past few seasons, the 30-year-old Toure has come out of Drogba’s shadow to impose himself by winning three straight African Footballer of the Year awards. Drogba, by comparison, has won it twice.Toure’s confidence has soared since he joined Manchester City from Barcelona four years ago.He was considered good at Barcelona, but not irreplaceable. At City he is the main man, and that is reflected in his new-found scoring ability.In Spain, he scored only four goals in 74 league games. For City, he had netted 37 times in 127 league appearances by the end of March.GERVINHOGervinho got his career back on track and proved many critics wrong when he joined Italian club Roma in the offseason after two frustrating years in England.The inconsistency he showed with Arsenal vanished when he moved to Italy, where he blossomed under coach Rudi Garcia – his mentor at Lille from 2009-11.His sometimes clumsy technique infuriated Arsenal fans, but Garcia found a way to harness his speed and direct running style to good effect.He still needs to score more goals, however, and his ratio of 13 goals in 52 games for Ivory Coast is mediocre.DIDIER ZOKORADidier Zokora has been around for so long that he even has more international appearances than Yaya Toure and Didier Drogba.The 33-year-old Zokora may not have their flair – scoring only once in 119 international games – but his gritty, combative style has proved priceless for the team, as has his versatility.Zokora is best deployed as a defensive midfielder but can also double up in defense.The much-traveled Zokora played in the Turkish league last season with Trabzonspor and previously played for Spanish side Sevilla, Premier League club Tottenham and French side Saint-Etienne.SERGE AURIERAlong with goalkeeper Mande Sayouba, 21-year-old Serge Aurier brings much-needed youth to an aging squad.Blessed with searing pace and an assured technique, Aurier has already made an impression in the French league for Toulouse in the past two seasons and is expected to make a big-money move elsewhere, with English Premier League Arsenal reportedly interested in signing him.As well as solid defending, Aurier has a flair for goals and he has scored several times for Toulouse this season.last_img read more

first_imgNoamundi (Jharkhand), Apr 18 (PTI) The Tata Steel today inaugurated a training camp for Sekkor players at the Noamundi Sports Complex in West Singhbhum district. The seven-day residential training programme for 300 tribal children was arranged for the proposed premier league of the traditional tribal sport Sekkor here next month, a company release said. The steel major will host the premier league to revive the sport, mainly played by Ho tribe in summer, to its old glory, it said. PTI BS PR PRlast_img

first_imgBMW Motorrad has launched the new S 1000 RR in India for a starting price of Rs 18.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The bookings for the superbike, which is here as a completely built-up unit (CBU), have started at company dealerships. BMW S 1000 RR is not only lighter in weight but also features an entirely new chassis, suspension, lights, dashboard and design. Even the engine is new with BMW ShiftCam technology.BMW S 1000 RR is available in two colour options — ‘Racing Red’ and ‘Light White/ Lupin Blue Metallic/ Racing Red’ with motorsport finish. It is the first motorcycle to get an M package, with features like carbon fibre wheels, M lightweight battery and M sport seat. Below are the variant-wise ex-showroom prices of the superbike.– BMW S 1000 RR Standard — Rs 18.50 lakh– BMW S 1000 RR Pro — Rs 20.95 lakh– BMW S 1000 RR Pro M Sport — Rs 22.95 lakhPowering the new BMW S 1000 RR is a newly developed 4-cylinder, in-line, 999 cc engine that delivers 207 hp. The motor is four kilos lighter than the earlier model. According to the company, BMW ShiftCam technology provides more power, reduced emission and better fuel efficiency. The frame and suspension of the bike are new as well. It gets ABS Pro, dynamic traction control (DTC) and DTC wheelie function as standard, while dynamic damping control is optional.BMW S 1000 RR comes in with four standard ride modes — Rain, Road, Dynamic and Race. For track racing, the Riding Modes Pro option in the superbike offers three additional freely programmable riding modes — Race Pro 1, Race Pro 2 and Race Pro 3. There is a 6.5-inch multifunctional instrument panel (TFT display). There are LED headlights as standard, with LED turn signals, tail lights and brake lights.advertisementALSO READ | MG Hector SUV launched in India at Rs 12.18 lakh, price lower than Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500ALSO READ | MG Hector launch price surprises all, might lead to price war in SUV segmentALSO READ | MG Hector bookings cross 10,000 marklast_img read more

first_imgTottenham Hotspur ‘I’ll score against anyone in the world’ – Kane warns rivals after Dortmund double Harry Sherlock Last updated 2 years ago 16:00 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) HD Harry Kane Tottenham Dan Istitene Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League The England international scored twice against Peter Bosz’s side in the Champions League, one of which he says may have been his best ever Harry Kane believes he can score against the best teams in the world, after inspiring Tottenham to a 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.The England international scored twice at Wembley as Mauricio Pochettino’s men kicked off their Champions League campaign with a terrific victory over the Bundesliga giants.Kane 13/8 first scorer v Swansea Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 The result leaves Spurs second in a tough-looking group which also features Real Madrid and APOEL Nicosia, and Kane believes that he has the ability to score against the very best, with back-to-back ties against the European champions to come after a trip to Cyprus.“In my eyes there’s still a long way to go,” he told reporters after being asked if he had achieved world-class status. “I’m very proud to be where I am and to produce my best against the best is what it’s all about.Harry Kane Tottenham DortmundHarry Kane Tottenham“It’s a pleasing night for myself, personally, and for the team as well so I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing, keep working hard.“I fancy myself to score against anyone in Europe or in the world. I’ve just got to take that confidence going forward and with the players I’ve got behind me, setting me up, I should be okay.”Heung-Min Son scored Spurs’ opening goal after being set away by Kane, and the 24-year-old then scored his side’s second – the third of the match after Andriy Yarmolenko’s exquisite equaliser – with an excellent individual strike.Collecting the ball on the halfway line, Kane shrugged off two Dortmund challenges before sending a rasping drive past Roman Burki, and then sealed the victory with a skidding low effort on the hour mark.And Kane was thrilled with his first goal of the night, marking it out as one of the finest he has scored for Spurs.GFX Info Harry Kane Tottenham BVB quote“It’s probably one of the best goals I’ve scored for Spurs. A good individual goal, Jan just kind of booted it up in the air and I was there to chase it down and managed to get a good finish off in the end. It’s great to get a goal at a vital time, just after they got it back to 1-1 and we had chances in the second half to finish it off, we got the third and saw the game out well.”While important in terms of momentum in Europe, Spurs’ win also marked their first of the season at Wembley, their temporary home for the campaign.Kane, though, believes that the victory will achieve little if they do not build on it, with Swansea City to visit this weekend.“That’s important, to build on it.” he said. “We’ve had a fantastic result here tonight, the fans are buzzing, we’re buzzing so now we’ve got to back that up at the weekend.“Swansea will come here and try and make it difficult for us to play but we’ve got a good win, now we’ve got to build on that and make this a really tough place for people to come.”last_img read more

first_img Login/Register With: TORONTO, June 21, 2017 – Bravo’s most watched program ever, THE HANDMAID’S TALE continues to recruit viewers as Numeris final data confirmed that with an average of 794,000 viewers to date, it is the most-watched, new program on Canadian entertainment specialty TV. The 10-episode series reached a season high on June 11, with Episode 8 pulling in an average 965,000 viewers, making it the most-watched individual broadcast on Canadian entertainment specialty TV this year. The influential drama concludes its conversation-stirring first season, this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT.Evergreen in its relevance, THE HANDMAID’S TALE continues to inspire think pieces, and socially-charged movements, including a recent protest in Ohio. Critically, it continues to top best-of lists and garner accolades, including most recently, four Television Critics Association Award-nominations including Program of The Year, tying with break-out series ATLANTA and CTV’s THIS IS US for most nominated program.A television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s iconic dystopian novel, the series stars Elisabeth Moss as Offred, Joseph Fiennes (American Horror Story: Asylum, Shakespeare In Love) as Commander Waterford, Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black) as Moira, Max Minghella (The Mindy Project) as Nick, Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck, Dexter) as the Commander’s wife Serena Joy, O.T. Fagbenle (The Five) as Luke, Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) as Ofglen, Madeline Brewer (Orange is the New Black) as Janine, and Ann Dowd (Compliance, The Leftovers) as Aunt Lydia. Margaret Atwood, is a consulting producer. Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook In the upcoming season finale, “Night” (Sunday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT), Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) confronts Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and the Commander (Joseph Fiennes). Offred struggles with a complicated, life-changing revelation, and the Handmaids face a brutal decision.Filmed in Toronto, THE HANDMAID’S TALE was created for television by Bruce Miller (The 100), who serves as the series’ showrunner. THE HANDMAID’S TALE is executive produced by Miller, Warren Littlefield (Fargo), Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears and Ilene Chaiken. The Handmaid’s Tale is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Bravo on FacebookBravo on TwitterAbout BravoBravo delivers compelling stories through clever and immersive programming to viewers across Canada. From high-profile dramas to blockbuster feature films, Bravo is home to award-winning entertainment. Bravo is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about Bravo is available at LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAPTN National News EDMONTON–The chief of an Alberta First Nations battling a tar sands expansion on its territory says he is considering joining Idle No More’s call for a “Sovereignty Summer” campaign after the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed its case.The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation went to the Supreme Court with a section 35 Constitutional challenge in hopes of forcing a regulatory review board to rule on whether there had been adequate consultation on Shell’s bid to expand its Jackpine tarsands project.The First Nation turned to the courts after having its challenge were turned down by the Alberta Court of Appeal.As is its practice, the Supreme Court gave no reasons as to why it refused to hear the Athabasca Chipewyan’s case.Chief Allan Adam said the ruling leaves his First Nation with little options. With plans for an Idle No More-Defenders of the Land Sovereignty Summer campaign of direct action in the works, Adam said it may be the route his First Nation will have to take.“It is more than likely that it will probably head in that direction,” said Adam. “What else do you have left and if you are backed into a corner what do you do.”Adam said the First Nation is also considering taking legal action against the province of Alberta.“It puts the onus back on the province,” he said. “The province has to answer to our concerns.”The case dates back to October 2012 when the First Nation launched a constitutional challenge asking the Joint Review Panel to rule on whether the Crown had consulted enough on Shell’s application. The First Nation argued that the expansion would impact its treaty and aboriginal rights to hunt, fish and trap.The panel ruled later that month it didn’t have the jurisdiction to hear the challenge and then denied a motion by the First Nation to adjourn the hearings. The First Nation then went to the Alberta Court of Appeal, but had its application for appeal dismissed.The First Nation then turned to the Supreme Court in January.last_img read more

first_imgBalurghat: In a scathing attack against the BJP, Trinamool’s South Dinajpur unit observer Goutam Deb said on Sunday that the target of Trinamool Congress is to defeat the communal forces and capture all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the upcoming Parliamentary elections.Deb slammed the BJP at a party conference here on Sunday afternoon. “The BJP will not win a single seat in our state. The target of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is to win all Lok Sabha seats in Bengal. It is our goal to unite people while to the contrary the BJP’s motto is to divide people. People will not support them. There is no place of communal disharmony here. People are staying here in peace but sometimes the peace is disturbed by the supporters of the saffron party,” he said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDeb asked local Trinamool leaders and workers to keep their eyes open so that they don’t fall prey to the tactics of the BJP. “The BJP is trying to create a political unrest in Bengal before the upcoming elections. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have targeted Bengal as they know they will not retain power unless they win a substantial number of seats here. BJP’s days in the Centre are numbered,” he said. Deb said in the last 2014 LS polls, Trinamool candidate and popular theatre personality Arpita Ghosh captured Balurghat seat by defeating the RSP with more than one lakh votes. He said the BJP had secured the third place in the Lok Sabha election. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”Mamata Banerjee has again selected Ghosh for Balurghat as she had done a great job as an MP. Her task has not ended yet,” he said. Outgoing Trinamool MP Arpita Ghosh, district president Biplab Mitra, MLAs Bachchu Hansda and Toraf Hussein Mondal, party leaders Sankar Chakraborty, Satyen Roy along with thousands of party activists were present in the conference. Addressing a press conference, Biplab Mitra said: “We will try our best so that we can retain the Balurghat seat. It is true that BJP has targeted the seat but their intention will not be successful.” Arpita Ghosh urged the TMC workers to stress on campaigning to achieve the dream of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of winning of all 42 LS seats.last_img read more

Thirty UN Member States and the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government (PISG) of Kosovo, which authored the declaration of independence from Serbia in February 2008, are scheduled to speak during the hearings, which will run until 11 December.Both Serbia and the PISG are slated to address the ICJ today.In October 2008 the General Assembly voted to request the ICJ to give an advisory opinion on the legality of the move by Kosovo, where ethnic Albanians outnumber Serbs and other minorities by about nine to one.The ICJ, also known as the World Court, is tasked with settling legal disputes between UN Member States and with giving advisory opinions on legal questions. It is based in The Hague in the Netherlands. 1 December 2009The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the United Nations’ principal judicial organ, today began public hearings on the question of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia early last year. read more

A trial-at-bar of the Colombo High Court announced the guilty verdict when the judgement into the case was issued. Former DIG Vass Gunawardena, his son Ravindu and four others were yesterday found guilty in connection with the abduction and murder of millionaire businessman Mohammed Shiyam and were sentenced to death. However today Mohamed Deen said that he had withdrawn the statement he made to the media. The father of murdered businessman Mohammed Shiyam has withdrawn the statement he made on Former DIG Vass Gunawardena yesterday.Mohamed Deen has yesterday told reporters outside court that former DIG Vass Gunawardena was not involved in the murder of his son.

MONTREAL — Shares of Lightspeed POS Inc. climbed to a new high Thursday as revenues surged, despite losing more money than expected in the first quarter of its fiscal year.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Lightspeed shares hit a new high of $46.18 and closed at $45.89, up $3.99 or 9.5 per cent in Thursday trading.That’s well above the $16 per share pricing for its initial public offering in March.The Montreal-based payment software company, which reports in U.S. dollars, says it lost $9.1 million or 11 cents per share for the three months ended June 30, compared with a loss of $8.1 million or 28 cents per share a year earlier.Revenues increased 38 per cent to $24.1 million from $17.5 million in the first quarter of the prior year.Lightspeed was expected to lose $7.34 million or nine cents per share on $23.2 million of revenues, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.Chief financial officer Brandon Nussey says he’s pleased with the company’s performance “which demonstrates continued progress across all of the important areas of the business.”The company expects to end the 2020 fiscal year with revenues growing 45 to 48 per cent to reach between $112 million and $115 million.Founded in 2005, Lightspeed is a payment technology company for small and medium-sized retailers and restaurants.The company has grown to more than 700 employees located in eight offices around the world. Companies in this story: (TSX:LSPD)The Canadian Press read more

Low oil prices force CHC Group into bankruptcy protection by The Canadian Press Posted May 5, 2016 3:22 am MDT Last Updated May 5, 2016 at 4:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email IRVING, Texas – CHC Group Ltd., the parent company of Vancouver-based CHC Helicopter, is the latest company to feel the squeeze from the downtown in oil prices.It has filed for bankruptcy protection in Texas as part of a restructuring to strengthen its financial position by reducing long-term debt while allowing it to continue operating its fleet of aircraft.CHC Group says it expects day-to-day operations to continue without interruption throughout the court-supervised restructuring.The filing comes after the company grounded much of its fleet following a deadly crash of one of its helicopters in Norway on April 20 which killed two pilots and 11 oil workers returning to the Norwegian mainland.“The step we have taken today provides an orderly path to enhance our financial flexibility and establish a competitive capital and operating structure that will allow us to invest in and grow CHC’s business over the long-term,” said president and CEO Karl Fessenden.“We remain committed to maintaining our position as a world class helicopter service provider.” read more

first_imgThe Nordmin Group of Companies has put forward the idea of using artificial ground freezing technology at NioCorp’s Elk Creek critical minerals project in Nebraska, US, as part of a plan to accelerate the sinking of the production and ventilation shafts for the underground mine.Nordmin said use of this technology was “technically feasible” and could assist in controlling the inflow of water encountered during shaft sinking operations, according to NioCorp.“The technology may also improve productivity during shaft sinking operations, and eliminate the need for substantial dewatering operations prior to the onset of shaft sinking,” NioCorp added.Elk Creek is currently envisaged as a 2,760 t/d underground mine using long-hole open stoping with backfilling. The mine is expected to cost close to $1 billion to build and produce 7,055 t/y of ferroniobium, 103 t/y of scandium oxide and 11,445 t/y of titanium dioxide over a 32-year life.This is based on a probable reserve base of 31.7 million tonnes at 0.79% Nb2O5, 71.6 g/t Sc and 2.81% TiO2.In addition to putting forward the alternative ground freezing technology option, Nordmin also confirmed bedrock water encountered during mining operations could be handled without the 53 km waterline to the Missouri River included in the revised feasibility study from last year.This could significantly reduce the time required for permitting the mine, NioCorp said.“Removing the project’s plans for a waterline to the Missouri River eliminates the project’s need for an additional Section 404 permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers,” the company said.This permit would have triggered the need for an environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act, a process that can take months or more to complete, according to NioCorp.The waterline removal also eliminates the need for Elk Creek to secure a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Permit from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.NioCorp CEO and Executive Chairman Mark Smith said he was particularly pleased that “Nordmin clearly focused its efforts on proposing a mine design that maximises value and minimises environmental impacts”.While the total upfront capital cost of the waterline and mine dewatering infrastructure, including contingencies, added up to $127.1 million in the latest feasibility study, NioCorp said investors could not simply subtract this amount from the upfront cost.“A variety of factors beyond underground mining operations may impact the overall economics of the Elk Creek project and these factors may involve higher or lower upfront capex than was previously estimated in the 2017 revised Elk Creek feasibility study,” NioCorp said.Chief among these is the additional incremental project capital needed for the artificial ground freezing technology not previously included.NioCorp said its immediate plans involve fully evaluation Nordmin’s designs for the underground mine and initiating detailed engineering for the surface portions of the project as funds become available.Late last year, the Nebraska government granted conditional approval for a major tax incentives package for Elk Creek.last_img read more

first_imgWWDC last week was all about the software with no new hardware in sight. Today we’ve seen an unlocked version of the iPhone 4 GSM become available in Apple Stores, but that doesn’t count as a new Apple hardware release. However, before the end of June we may have one.Taiwan’s Economic Daily newspaper has stated that Quanta Computer, Apple‘s manufacturing partner, is readying a shipment of 460,000 MacBook Airs. However, 380,000 of those are updated models ready to cover demand for a late June launch.The validity of this report has not been verified, and looks less convincing when the same newspaper is also reporting the iPad 3 will appear before the end of this year with 6x the resolution of the iPad 2. Still, we are due for a MacBook Air update soon, and June has already been pegged as the month it will happen.Such an update would most likely see a move to Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors alongside the introduction of a Thunderbolt port. Apple also started shipping some existing MacBook Airs with faster Samsung SSDs. We may also see those parts become the default on new models.Read more at ReutersMatthew’s OpinionAdding a Sandy Bridge processor is the logical thing for Apple to do because it will bring both heat and power savings alongside improved performance. That means less cooling elements are required and the battery will last longer between charges. Put that alongside a faster SSD and there should be a noticeable improvement in performance between old and new models.I’d also like to see the price of all MacBook Air models drop, but I doubt that will happen. The laptops are selling well, and an update will make them perform even better. Apple has no reason to lower the price at the moment. Mac OS X Lion also introduces a Boot to Safari feature meaning new hardware and an OS update will see Apple have a more capable and faster alternative to the forthcoming Chromebooks.last_img read more

first_imgDeezer deviendra-t-il payant ?La rumeur circule. La semaine dernière, les actionnaires principaux de Deezer, n’étant pas satisfaits des résultats financiers de la société, auraient décidé de la mettre en vente. Le dirigeant et cofondateur de l’entreprise aurait été renvoyé. L’avenir de la musique gratuite en ligne est en jeu. Le site d’écoute de musique en streaming le plus populaire depuis 2008 verrait, depuis jeudi dernier, son avenir menacé. Malgré un succès certain, avec plus de 200.000 visiteurs par jour, les actionnaires de Deezer mettent en doute la réussite économique et financière de cette entreprise : Johnatan Benassaya, le patron du site, est parti après un affrontement sévère autour d’une table ronde. Il pourrait se voir remplacé. La musique dite “gratuite” ne satisfait pas tout le monde. Les investisseurs majoritaires du site, parmi lesquels on compte AGF ou le CIC, estiment que les retombées économiques et financières ne sont pas à la hauteur de leurs espérances et envisagent d’abandonner le projet. Le site propose depuis sa création une formule payante, mais moins de 15.000 personnes y auraient souscrit.”Heureusement, les recettes publicitaires génèrent 700.000 euros par mois”, annoncent les actionnaires. Cependant, cela n’empêche pas la mise en vente probable du site, voire sa recapitalisation. Les maisons de disque font pression de jour en jour afin d’accroître les rémunérations des droits : YouTube et DailyMotion seraient les seuls à pouvoir satisfaire la demande du streaming. Une chose est certaine : si le patron de Deezer et ses actionnaires ne trouvent pas rapidement un compromis, les utilisateurs de ce site se verront très prochainement contraints de souscrire un abonnement. Le 25 janvier 2010 à 16:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_img RGB expecting strong 2019 despite second quarter revenue, profit decline RelatedPosts Melco International Development grants Evan Winkler HK$269 million share options Load More South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos see revenues grow in August Premium Leisure Corp (PLC), the gaming arm of Philippines real estate investor Belle Corp, saw revenue from its City of Dreams Manila share agreement with Melco Resorts climb 18% in 1H18 to Php1.73 billion.PLC also enjoyed a 9% increase in KENO equipment lease rental revenues in 1H18 to Php409.1 million on the back of improved ticket sales while Commission and distribution income from Lucky Circle outlets increased by 53% to Php242.6 million. Combined revenue for the period totaled Php2.83 billion, up 12%, with City of Dreams comprising 61% of PLC’s total and helping the company book a 30% rise in net income to Php1.3 billion.Operating EBITDA for the period grew 18% to Php1.5 billion, 18% more than its reported EBITDA of Php1.3 billion for the same period in 2017.last_img read more

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. .@MiamiHeat guard Tyler Johnson went down hard after his legs tangled a bit with Robin Lopez’s after his layup. #HeatCulture— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) January 15, 2018Cameras captured the player being wheeled off shortly after.Speaking with reporters after the game, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said X-rays of Johnson’s ankle came back negative and he is expected to get an MRI on Tuesday.The Heat lost the game against the Chicago Bulls 119-111, ending their seven-game winning streak. CHICAGO (WSVN) — Miami Heat player Tyler Johnson was taken off the court in Chicago after he suffered a injury to his left ankle.FOX Sports Florida took to Twitter to send best wishes to the Heat guard for a speedy recovery.last_img read more

first_imgBritain is prepared to pay up to 40 billion euros ($47 billion) as part of a deal to leave the European Union, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing three unnamed sources familiar with Britain’s negotiating strategy.The European Union has floated a figure of 60 billion euros and wants significant progress on settling Britain’s liabilities before talks can start on complex issues such as future trading arrangements.The government department responsible for Brexit talks declined to comment on the Sunday Telegraph article. So far, Britain has given no official indication of how much it would be willing to pay.The newspaper said British officials were likely to offer to pay 10 billion euros a year for three years after leaving the EU in March 2019, then finalise the total alongside detailed trade talks.Payments would only be made as part of a deal that included a trade agreement, the newspaper added.”We know (the EU’s) position is 60 billion euros, but the actual bottom line is 50 billion euros. Ours is closer to 30 billion euros but the actual landing zone is 40 billion euros, even if the public and politicians are not all there yet,” the newspaper quoted one “senior Whitehall source” as saying.Whitehall is the London district where British civil servants and ministers are based.A second Whitehall source said Britain’s bottom line was “30 billion euros to 40 billion euros” and a third source said Prime Minister Theresa May was willing to pay “north of 30 billion euros”, the Sunday Telegraph reported.David Davis, the British minister in charge of Brexit talks, said on July 20 that Britain would honour its obligations to the EU but declined to confirm that Brexit would require net payments.British foreign secretary Boris Johnson, a leading Brexit advocate, said last month the EU could “go whistle” if it made “extortionate” demands for payment.Last week the Bank of England said Brexit uncertainty was weighing on the economy. Finance minister Philip Hammond wants to avoid unsettling businesses further.If Britain cannot conclude an exit deal, trade relations would be governed by World Trade Organization rules, which would allow both parties to impose tariffs and customs checks and leave many other issues unsettled.The EU has also wants agreement by October on rights of EU citizens already in Britain, and on border controls between the Irish Republic and the British province of Northern Ireland, before trade and other issues are discussed.last_img read more

first_img“Tourism will be a right for all,” Torruco said during President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s visit. During the celebration, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recalled some of the plans for the state such as the Maya Train, scholarships for low-income students and the transfer of the Ministry of Tourism to the capital city of Chetumal. He stressed the necessity of continuing work to guarantee public security throughout the country in a coordinated effort with the three levels of government. Chetumal, Q.R. — State governor Carlos Joaquín was one of several who accompanied Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador during Flag Day in Chetumal where he emphasized the importance of tourism for the growth of the state’s economy The official said the program will begin with a pilot phase but did not provide more details, only adding that another national tourism program is Enjoy Mexico, which through agreements with tour operators, will offer low-cost packages for locals throughout the country. During his talk, López Obrador announced 600 million peso will be invested in Quintana Roo with future investments into other areas including Acapulco, Los Cabos, Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas, among others. He also emphasized the importance of this for the economy of the state, as well as at the national level saying “Quintana Roo is the state with the highest growth in generation of formal jobs nationwide.” Torruco said that when he was Secretary of Tourism in Mexico City, these programs were successful. The Sonrisas por México program will promote social tourism so that people can experience different tourist destinations around the country for free as part of their universal right, explained Torruco. Tourism Minister Miguel Torruco announced that Mexicans with limited resources and those considered vulnerable groups will travel for free throughout the country as the federal government gets ready to introduce its national tourism strategy. During his brief visit, López Obrador also touched on national security and Chetumal becoming a free zone in the future.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more