SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The 19-year-old Martin, who showed little respect for Kokietgym, earned a TKO win after the bout was stopped at the end of the third round.Martin scored two knockdowns, first in the opening round while the other in the third after Kokietgym got caught with a short left in front of his corner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMartin, a native of Lagawe, Ifugao, extended his undefeated start to 12-0 with 11 knockouts.Kokietgym, who seemed afraid to let his hands go, dropped to 17-3, 8 knockouts. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Carl Jammes Martin hasn’t fought outside his hometown of Ifugao Province until Saturday night.Martin, an up-and-comer in the bantamweight division, should get used to the national spotlight after putting on a masterclass in a three-round demolition of Thailand’s Petchchorhae Kokietgym.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UAAP men’s volleyball: FEU slams NU, UE denies UP In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers
The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), as part of its Energy Month observances this year, has launched a video competition for secondary school students in Guyana to make a case to promote renewable energy development and reduce the carbon footprint within their respective schools.Under the theme ‘My Green School’, the competition targets students of Forms One to Six (Grade Seven to Twelve) and was organised in an effort to sensitise youths at a secondary school level on energy use, environmental issues and sustainable development, as well as encourage learning in a creative format.Inspired by the vision of the GEA, the students’ video should make a case to promote renewable energy development and reduce the carbon footprint within schools. Renewable energy and energy efficiency offers the greatest scope for reducing Guyana’s dependence on fossil fuels, diversifying the energy mix and attaining energy security.Recognising the importance of wider uses and exploration of cleaner renewable sources of energy, especially given the fact that Guyana possesses great potential in renewable energy sources, The GEA decided that in addition to first, second, and third place winners being awarded prizes, the school of the winning entry will be the recipient of a solar photovoltaic system or suitable energy efficiency technologies for a value of approximately $2 million.The deadline for the submission of entries is September 16, 2016 at 15:00h. The guidelines and additional information for the competition can be obtained from GEA’s website www.gea.gov.gy.The observance of Energy Month serves to provide an additional platform that assists in fulfilling part of the mandate of the GEA by allowing “us to disseminate information essential to improving public awareness on sustainable energy, conservation and overall efficiency. The overarching objective being to ‘empower’ Guyana’s youths and citizens as a whole such that behavioural changes can occur thereby aiding in the country’s sustainable development and the realization of the vision of a ‘Green Guyana’.”Caricom Energy Week (CEW) is an annual feature that is celebrated simultaneously across the Caribbean by Caricom member states. This year, a decision was made by Caricom to have the entire month of November labelled ‘Energy Month’. Hence, going forward CEW will now be CEM-Caricom Energy Month.
The Books on Busses program will get a three month trial in Fort St. John.Originally scheduled to be a 12 month trial, program Director Michelle Laboucane told city council on Monday night that the trail period has been shortened, due in part, to some concerns by Diversified Transportation. Laboucane says Diversified has been worried about the potential for books being left around the busses, or even ripped up and littered on the floor. But, Laboucane says a trail in Chilliwack has shown that not to be too serious a concern. She says she has plenty of books, and she’s ready to start.[asset|aid=169|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Michelle-1_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement – As for the concern that people might steal the books, Laboucane says that’s just fine by her.[asset|aid=170|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Michelle-2_1_Pub.mp3]
Garner told Energeticcity.ca last week that the City has to close the station whenever the computers malfunction since it has to be able to monitor what goes into it.Garner says the City will hopefully have the computer system up and running again by late Wednesday afternoon. UPDATE As of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, the station is up and running.Less than a week after the Fort St. John waste transfer station was closed for more than 24 hours due to problems with the station’s computer system, the station has been closed once again.The problem appears to be computer-related, says Jeremy Garner, the City’s utilities superintendent.- Advertisement -The transfer station has been closed since late Tuesday afternoon.The 24-hour transfer station is the only one in the area and last week’s closure caused problems for at least one company that removes waste from rural resident’s septic tanks.Garry Brimacomde told Energeticcity.ca that he had clients that could not use their washrooms because their tanks were full.Advertisement
1 Adrien Rabiot Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot’s move to Roma has collapsed, with his mum unable to complete the deal!The 19-year-old midfielder is out of favour at Paris Saint-Germain and out of contract at the end of the season.The Gunners have been tracking the teenage midfielder for two seasons but Roma were close to completing a deal ahead of them.However, the youngster’s mum, who is also his agent, did not seal the deal.“I don’t know what went wrong,” Rabiot told Canal+.“Everything had gone the right way and it was my choice, I thought of wearing the Roma jersey.“Roma are a great club, their project is enticing and they are in the Champions League.“Now we’ll have to wait until January and see what to do. I chose my mother as my agent, as she gives me good advice.“I don’t know if I will play for PSG again, as I don’t enjoy being in the reserves. I am at the disposal of the coach and he will be the one to decide.”
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has blamed Fulham for his side’s lack of transfer activity last summer and insisted he won’t spend big in January because he fears it could ruin the club financially.The Clarets were fairly quiet in the last transfer window ahead of their return to the Premier League, signing eight players with three of them costing nothing.But with a paper-thin squad being exposed by three injuries in their 3-3 draw with Newcastle, Dyche told talkSPORT that his work in the marketplace was several disrupted by the Championship side’s £11million swoop for Ross McCormack, which saw asking prices for players rise dramatically.And Dyche has reiterated he is unwilling to spend big when the winter window opens for fear of destabilising Burnley’s long-term future.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “The fact of the matter is we’ve been in the market the whole time. We showed a little bit in the summer and spent £7million on six or seven players, which I appreciate is not a fortune in the Premier League but it is in the world of Burnley.“The simple challenge we have got is that the market has run away this year. Since the [Ross] McCormack deal to Fulham the market has run away. We were in for a number of players who we felt could operate at this level, some coming in from the Championship, but the numbers were unbelievable.“We tried signing players from clubs who, with all due respect to our own, are actually bigger [than Burnley], in terms of the history. They have bigger backers. They go in for a player and all of a sudden it [the price] has escalated beyond the world that we live in and then you’ve got the wages to boot.“We could [spend money] but it would ruin the club for the next 30 years, we’ve seen that so many times. It [our spending] has to be balanced. Yes, we’re in the market. We’re already making lines of communication with certain parties and if we think we can get things done that we think can affect the group, then we will do.“But on the other hand if it puts the club at risk going forward [we won’t do a deal], bearing in mind a year ago we had to sell Charlie Austin. No choice. We had to sell him to make the club work.“It’s challenging for me as a manager because you want good players, and you want players who can enhance your chance of being in the Premier League. On the other hand though I’m not in the business of ruining clubs. My job is to help build the club.”
Leicester City find themselves deservedly five points clear at the top of the Premier League this season, with Tottenham chasing them in second place.However, despite this seemingly miraculous situation, some critics have suggested that the Foxes owe their lead not only to their own brilliance, but also the poverty of challenge from the so-called big clubs.So how much truth is there in this? Where would Claudio Ranieri’s side be in the season where Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United dominated? Or when Sergio Aguero broke the hearts of the red half of Manchester and wrote himself into the history of the blue half? Or when Steven Gerrard infamously let the title slip?talkSPORT looked at the last ten Premier League seasons to see where Leicester would sit with seven games to go, based on their points tally at this stage and the points achieved by other clubs after 31 matches of each season. 2009/10: Leicester would be down in FOURTH PLACE – Leicester drop down to fourth this season, three points off Manchester United in first, two behind eventual champs Chelsea, one behind third-placed Arsenal, but 11 clear of Tottenham in fifth. 2008/09: Leicester would be THIRD – Leicester are again third, but just a point behind Liverpool in second and five behind leaders Man United. 10 2006/07: Leicester would again be in THIRD PLACE – The Foxes would be six points behind second-placed Chelsea and 12 adrift of eventual winners Manchester United. 10 10 2011/12: Leicester would be in THIRD PLACE – Leicester drop down to third again this season, 10 points behind then-leaders Manchester United, and five behind the team who eventually finished top, Man City. Based on Leicester’s points total of 66 after 31 games in 2015/16, the Foxes would have been in THIRD PLACE at the same stage of the 2005/06 campaign, 12 points behind leaders Chelsea and three behind second placed Manchester United – Yes, after 31 games of the Premier League a decade ago, Leicester City’s current points tally would put them well behind runaway leaders Chelsea. Click the arrow above, right, to see where Leicester’s stunning 2015/16 form would put them in the Premier League over the previous nine seasons… 2012/13: Leicester would be SECOND – Leicester would sit second in the league, one point ahead of Manchester City but a whopping 11 points behind Manchester United in Sir Alex Fergusons final season in charge. 10 10 10 2007/08: Leicester would be FOURTH! – After 31 games, Leicester’s total of 66 points would put them a point behind Arsenal, two behind Chelsea and seven behind eventual Premier League and Champions League winners Man United. 2014/15: Leicester would be SECOND – The Foxes would be seven points behind leaders Chelsea, three ahead of Arsenal, four in front of Man United and five in front of Man City. 2010/11: Leicester would be SECOND – Leicester would be level on points at the top with Manchester United but behind the Red Devils on goal difference (+36 compared to +23), but seven clear of Arsenal in third. 10 10 2013/14: Leicester would be FOURTH – The Foxes would be four points behind Manchester City after 31 games, three behind Chelsea and two behind Liverpool, with Arsenal in fifth three points behind Leicester. 10 10
MANAMA, Bahrain – A day after the first attack on Saudi Arabia’s vital oil infrastructure, the Saudi branch of al-Qaida warned in an Internet statement Saturday that suicide bombers will target more oil facilities. “There are more like them who are racing toward martyrdom and eager to fight the enemies of God,” the posting said. “You will see things that will make you happy, God willing.” A strike on the Abqaiq complex, near Saudi Arabia’s eastern Persian Gulf coast, could have been devastating. Nearly two-thirds of the country’s oil flows through the facility for processing before export. The attack, which was claimed by al-Qaida and repelled by Saudi security services, demonstrated Saudi Arabia’s success in putting tough security around the oil industry, the source of the royal family’s wealth, oil analysts said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Two suicide bombers in explosives-packed cars traded fire with police at a checkpoint before a gate in the first of three fences around the sprawling, heavily guarded complex. One bomber collided with the closed gate, exploding and blowing a hole in the fence, a senior Saudi security official said. The second bomber drove through the hole before police opened fire, detonating his car, the official added on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. Witnesses on Friday reported that security forces traded fire with gunmen outside the facility after the explosions and that a hunt for attackers continued for hours. Saudi officials have not reported the capture of any assailants. At least two attackers and two security guards were killed, the state news agency reported. Eight foreign workers at the facility – all from South Asia – were wounded, a former Aramco employee told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. In another Web statement, al-Qaida said it carried out the attack “based on the instructions of our leader, Osama bin Laden” and identified the two slain suicide bombers as Abdullah Abdul-Aziz al-Tweijri and Mohammed Saleh al-Gheith. It denied that the bombing was foiled and gave its own account of the attack. It claimed that al-Qaida fighters overcame guards at the gate, killing three and forcing others to flee. The fighters then opened the gate for a car that entered and blew up, it said, without specifying what the blast targeted. The authenticity of the statements could not be independently confirmed. Crude oil prices jumped by more than $2 a barrel on world markets after the attack. But Saudi Oil Minister Ali Naimi swiftly issued assurances that the violence did not affect oil operations. On Saturday, he stressed to U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez at a meeting in Riyadh that the kingdom would “ensure the flow of oil despite the terrorist threats.” Al-Qaida militants launched a campaign of violence in Saudi Arabia – bin Laden’s birthplace – in 2003. Attacks on oil infrastructure could represent a new tactic. Previous targets were peripherally related to the oil industry – expatriate oil workers living and working in the kingdom. Bin Laden first called for attacks on oil facilities in December 2004. Analysts and diplomats said Friday’s events were proof that increased security at oil installations has paid off for the Saudi kingdom. “It’s a success story,” said Fareed Mohamedi, head of country analysis at Washington-based PFC Energy. “It’s a bit too close for comfort, but it certainly shows that they can repel these types of attacks.” Mohamedi said the Saudi government typically places remote sensors in the desert surrounding oil complexes and several fences around the facilities themselves. About 25,000 security personnel man checkpoints on roads leading to the facilities and gates into the compounds. Saudi security forces have largely had al-Qaida’s branch in the kingdom on the run over the past year, arresting hundreds of suspects. They killed or captured all but one of the top 26 militants on a most-wanted list issued in December 2003, then did the same with 10 of the 15 on a second list issued in June. Friday’s attack was the first major strike since December 2004, when five gunmen attacked the U.S. Consulate in the Saudi port city of Jiddah. Five consulate employees from the Middle East and Asia and four attackers were killed. Ten people were wounded. Analysts said it was too early to say whether the Abqaiq bombing signaled a new, aggressive campaign. But the choice of oil facilities should increase concerns, they said. “If the Saudi system goes down, then you will have a real problem, and for oil prices, the sky is the limit,” Mohamedi said. “You’re attacking the absolute heart of the world oil system.” Saudi Arabia holds over 260 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, a quarter of the world’s total. It currently puts out about 9.5 million barrels per day, or 11 percent of global consumption. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
28 September 2009The City of Cape Town’s catchphrase for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ is “ready to welcome the world”.Rather than a catchy, throwaway line, however, city officials are working flat out to ensure they are true to those words, and are meticulously planning to ensure they are indeed ready in all respects when it matters most.Cape Town’s first opportunity to showcase its readiness for global sport’s biggest showpiece will come when it hosts the Final Draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on Friday, 4 December 2009.Thursday, 24 September was a public holiday in South Africa, but this certainly wasn’t the case inside room 1.40 of the CTICC on Thursday morning as over 100 City, Western Cape Province, Fifa and 2010 Organising Committee officials gathered to fine-tune plans for the Draw.Illustrating the city’s commitment to staging a successful Draw for the world’s football fraternity was the fact that the city’s executive deputy mayor, Ian Nielson, was personally on hand and an eager participant in the deliberations.While Cape Town is a picturesque city that receives its fair share of international acclaim for its many tourist offerings, the Final Draw for Africa’s first football World Cup will be a mega showcase for the city as it welcomes the world’s media, broadcasters and Fifa football family, as well as the coaches of all the qualified teams such as Fabio Capello, Dunga and Bert van Marwijk.With football powerhouses such as England, Brazil, Holland, Japan, the two Koreas and Ghana among the countries that have already qualified for the World Cup, excitement is mounting for the Draw – which will determine the tournament’s groupings and match locations.“We’re looking forward to the Final Draw,” said Nielson. “The fact that so many people are here today on a public holiday shows the great interest and commitment we have to host the greatest World Cup ever here in Cape Town.“The city is really starting to feel the bustle and excitement of hosting the Draw,” Nielson added. “But we don’t just want to host a very good Draw, but an excellent one that will be remembered for a long time to come.”An exciting Draw week is planned, which will showcase Cape Town and South Africa’s music, history, exquisite scenery, culture and, most visibly, the city’s showpiece Green Point Stadium – which will host one of the World Cup’s semi-final games.But before what’s set to be a huge party takes place in one of the country’s entertainment meccas, the hard work and grind that precedes it is proceeding well.Transport routes for the event were discussed on Thursday, as well as back-up routes, accreditation procedures, medical facilities, broadcast positions, photographer positions, media working areas, branding concepts and security plans, among a host of other of issues.And at the end of a productive day, the consensus was that Cape Town is on its way to being “ready to welcome the world” and making good on its confident tournament slogan.Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committee
Knowing where to look for the solutions to your artistic, technical and creative career problems is half the battle to finding the solution you need. These forums may have the answer.If you’re anything like me, your immediate solution to almost any problem in life is just to ‘Google it’. This is pretty much what I do when I’m at work and have gotten stumped by all the normal fixes. Someone, somewhere has hopefully had the same problem I’m facing and has been thoughtful enough to write about it on the internet. But then you still have to find their post amongst the millions of search results.Checking through these creative forums however, stocked full of the best professional advice money can’t buy, should save you some time. They each have an active professional user base that is willing to share their video production and post production knowledge. Some of these forums require you to sign up to post, but all are free. Be sure to bookmark these links!Everything Creative – Creative CowThe first stop on any forum search has to be Creative Cow’s epic forum which has been going for over 13 years and hosts an eclectic range of topics from After Effects to Zaxwerks. Check it out here: forums.creativecow.net. Creative Cow is great for troubleshooting Adobe, Apple and Avid video editing products, but as you can see there’s something here for every video professional:Color Grading and DITThese two are the most recent forums to hit the web in this roundup and mark a definite shift towards the accessibility of high end color grading tools for the masses, as well as the necessity of DIT’s for wrangling all this file based data.Lift Gamma Gain is a forum dedicated to all things color grading from basic techniques, to business approaches and detailed software specific queries. Right now there are some interesting discussions about: What to do during slow times, How to go about creating specific looks, How to calibrate a Eizo ColorEdge monitor and what the mathematically correct way to create a 3-strip look might be, to name but a few.Over on the DIT side of things DIT User is a brand new forum (currently in Open Beta) that will undoubtably gather momentum in the coming months. It has been set up by New York based DIT and colorist Samuel Gursky and while there’s only a small number of posts on the site at the moment, if you’re a working DIT anywhere on the planet, this burgeoning community will surely benefit from your shared expertise. If you sign up now you can join in some detailed discussions on things like how best to provide on set color correction services, for example.DoP’s and Their CamerasIf you’re a working or aspiring cameraman then you need to sign up to Roger Deakin’s forum. Scrolling through the responses from other community members its always interesting to see what someone who has been nominated for 10 Oscars thinks about things. In a recent discussion about how to film a dinner scene someone who describes themselves as: “having ‘no experience as a cinematographer (and can’t afford a ‘real’ one)” gets this free sage advice from Roger himself.You could buy a couple of single tube fixtures from ‘Home Depot’ to use as light sources for your close shots. The existing light might be a little harsh on the eyes. Buy some tracing paper to soften the light and make sure you buy the same fluorescent tubes that exist on your location so that you don’t have any colour matching problem. My gaffer carries a few Kinos but he will also buy regular tube fixtures from the hardware store so that there won’t be a colour shift between what we add and what exists on a location. Kinos won’t match the tubes that exist at your location unless you add gel to the Kino or change all the tubes on the location.Where else can you get that kind of access and willingness to share with absolute beginners? Pretty incredible.For those working with RED camera’s then RED User is the place to visit. There’s a hugely active and helpful community (over 14,000 people online as I write this) to take you through everything from building your first camera to coming to grips with RED CineX Pro or where to download the lastest firmware updates and a whole lot more.Blackmagic Design has its own official forum covering their entire product range from Live Production, Cinematography and Post Production. The forum is still quite young but catching up fast as more and more people download Resolve Lite or pick up a BMDCC.With Blackmagic Design’s new Pocket Cinema Camera announced at NAB I’m sure the 8000+ membership will quickly expand. As someone who is learning Resolve the forum always has plenty of quality information.There are so many great forums online. If you feel something major has been missed then hit the comment section below and help share that community with the rest of us!