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No word on Russell’s fate

first_imgA month and a half after final submissions were tendered in the whereabouts rule violation hearing of West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell, there is still no word as to when a decision will be made in his case. The final hearing in the case took place at the Jamaica Conference Centre on November 17, and Hugh Faulkner, chairman of the three-man independent anti-doping disciplinary panel which presided over the hearing and also included Dr Majorie Vassell and Dixeth Palmer, told the gathering at that point that a decision should be reached in two to three weeks’ time. However, nearly two months later, Russell, who is currently playing in the Australia Big Bash Twenty20 league, is still no closer to knowing his fate. When The Gleaner contacted Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) Executive Director Carey Brown, he could shed no further light on the situation. “Please be advised that final submissions were made on November 17, 2016. The commission awaits the ruling of the independent anti-doping disciplinary panel,” read the response, which was sent through JADCO’s Director of Communications and Education Vanessa Reid-Ledford. The Gleaner also tried to contact the tribunal’s chairman, Faulkner, but calls to his phone went unanswered. Russell is accused of missing three doping tests between January and July 2015. If found guilty, the cricketer could be suspended for up to two years under the World Anti-Doping Agency code, as three missed tests a year amounts to a failed dope test. The case commenced on September 19, but overran its course due to unforeseen delays. However, both parties were able to sufficiently submit their cases over the five-day hearing.last_img read more

Unbeaten Beermen test streaking Batang Pier

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Cellar-dwellers Meralco and KIA Picanto tangle at 4:30 p.m. with the Bolts seeking to snap a three-game slide and the Picanto shooting for a second straight win.KIA will come into the game minus Eric Camson, who was fined P30,000 and suspended a game for exchanging blows—and starting the fight—with Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan last Friday.Almazan was also canned a game and fined P20,000, the same penalties slapped by officer in charge Willie Marcial on NLEX’s Mike Miranda, who kicked San Miguel’s Chris Ross in the groin in their game over the weekend.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pido Jarencio admitted that his GlobalPort crew is currently on a hot streak.But he also knows exactly what he and his Batang Pier will be up against, and how thin the ice they will be skating on against powerhouse three-time defending champion San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Like they did when they played NLEX and Kiefer Ravena, when they devastated TNT KaTropa on the road, when they nipped Meralco, and when they bamboozled Phoenix Petroleum on opening day.“They have the killer’s instinct and their confidence is very high,” Jarencio said of his foes as the Batang Pier try to climb above .500 for the first time here.“But we have been on a run of our own and the last two practices were very good,” Jarencio said. “It will be tough. But we’re ready for a tough game.”Jarencio is particularly wary of four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, whom he describes as the “best player in the league,” and expects Kelly Nabong to step up once again and give his GlobalPort a Chinaman’s chance against the Beermen.“Kelly did his share against (Greg) Slaughter (of Barangay Ginebra),” Jarencio said. “And as long as he can do his share on defense against June Mar, we will have a good chance.”ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track So thin, Jarencio knows, that the tiniest of errors will crack it.“We have no room for mistakes,” Jarencio told the Inquirer over the phone as the Batang Pier try to put the first blemish on the Beermen’s record in the PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We have to be 100 percent in everything we do against them, on offense, in defense,” he went on, even as he raved about how cohesive his team has been in the last two weeks of the conference despite their biggest star, Terrence Romeo, continuing to sit it out. “It has to be total team effort (on our part) and flawless execution.”San Miguel will come into the game with a four-game winning streak and, knowing how the Beermen are when a serious challenge is on the other end of the court, they are expected to respond to any GlobalPort upset plans with great efficiency. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READ Pacio unfazed by last-minute opponent change Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

New Labor Law Book Out

first_imgThe Regional Office of the International Labor Organization (ILO), near Abuja, Nigeria, has donated 2,000 copies of the new Labor Law of Liberia entitled, ‘Decent Work Act of 2015,’ to the Ministry of Labor (MoL).The presentation was made at the Ministry of Labor on Wednesday, December 14, in Monrovia.Labor Minister Neto Lighe, Sr., who received the copies of the Act on behalf of the government, expressed gratitude to ILO Head of the Regional Office for West Africa, Dennis Zulu, and his team for the “good work.”“My administration has on previous occasions requested the ILO to assist the Ministry to (disseminate) the Decent Work Act across the country,” Minister Lighe said. According to him, during their discussions, Mr. Zulu agreed to produce copies of the Act, “a promise which is fulfilled with the presentation ceremony today.” The Minister expressed gratitude for the books and added that the Labor Ministry and its partners, including the Liberia Chamber of Commerce and Liberia Labor Congress, will collaborate in disseminating the tenets of the new law to the public. He also promised to make copies available to the Legislature, the courts and the Liberia Bar Association. In his remarks, Salif Haji Massalay, head of the ILO Liberia Office, said that his organization’s key mandate is to ensure decent work and social justice for all. He said the ILO will work with the ministry to sensitize the public on what constitutes the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the new law. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bournemouth winger completes Ligue 1 move

first_img REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Gradel has been capped 60 times by the Ivory Coast, scoring 10 times LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP ON TALKSPORT.COM LIVING THE DREAM TOP WORK three-way race Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Bournemouth have confirmed the sale of Max Gradel to Ligue 1 side Toulouse.The Ivorian, 30, spent the 2017/18 season with the French club and completes a permanent move for an undisclosed fee. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Gradel joined the Cherries in 2015 for £7million from Saint-Etienne, but struggled to break into Eddie Howe’s team before being sent out on loan last summer.It was his second spell at Bournemouth after spending the 2007/08 season at the Vitality Stadium on loan from then-club Leicester City.He made 27 appearances in all competitions in the two seasons he was at the club on a permanent basis, scoring just twice.The former Leeds man fared much better last season with Toulouse, netting 11 times in 35 games as they narrowly avoided the drop by winning a relegation play-off against Ligue 2 side Ajaccio. 1 LATEST last_img read more


first_imgGardai are at the scene of a crash in Creeslough.The accident took place outside a local primary school.It is understood the crash happened just after 5pm and involved a car and a bus. At least two people have suffered injuries but they are not understood to be serious. GARDAI AT SCENE OF BUS CRASH IN CREESLOUGH was last modified: March 14th, 2013 by StephenShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

Happy Days! The Happy Camper cafe is saved

first_imgFans of the Happy Camper Van at Glenveagh won’t have to say goodbye anytime soon, as owner Maria Mc Cormack has reversed her decision to quit this week. Thanks to the support of close friends and a community of pancake fans, Maria has decided to stay on the road.The Churchill mobile cafe owner has been serving coffees and pancake treats at the picturesque Glenveagh location for two years. A tough winter led Maria to announce this week that she could not continue, and the end of the Happy Camper stirred a community movement to offer her a helping hand. With support and advice from local chefs and friends, Maria said she has identified changes she can make to make her work easier.Maria said: “I have been inundated with calls of encouragement, advice and people offering their knowledge and support in how I can turn this feeling of failure into making sure I can keep my wee business that I have worked so hard at this last two years going.”Maria said she will change her menu, rearrange the layout of her caravan and change her calendar of business reduce the stress of running her own mobile cafe. She will stay at her well-known Glenveagh spot, as well as travelling to towns and schools for special events.She said this journey has taught her the importance of asking for help in an hour of need: She said: “I am so glad that I have learned the most valuable lesson. When you feel like there is no way of continuing on, just ask for help.“There is a lot of amazing, kind and wonderful people in this world that know the answers.“These people who have talked me out of quitting when I really didn’t want to listen, I will forever hold you in the highest precious part of my heart.”Read the full interview with Maria on, where she opened up about her whirlwind week, why she quit, and how her happy campers ensured she could keep going: How Maria’s happy helpers gave her the strength to continue  Happy Days! The Happy Camper cafe is saved was last modified: March 18th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Glenveaghmaria mccormackthe happy camper vanlast_img read more

Live updates: 49ers stun Seahawks, win in overtime

first_imgJoin us to get in-game insights and analysis Sunday when the 49ers take on the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium starting at 1:05 p.m.The 49ers (3-10) may currently hold the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, but San Francisco is coming off an impressive win over the Denver Broncos and are playing much better these days. Tight end George Kittle, who is likely headed to the Pro Bowl, has emerged as one of the NFL’s most dangerous receivers — he caught seven passes for 210 yards and a TD in …last_img

Showcasing SA’s climate response

first_img23 November 2011 If you want to find out what the South African government, business and NGOs are doing about climate change – visit the upcoming South Africa Climate Change Response Expo alongside Durban’s International Convention Centre. An initiative of the Department of Environmental Affairs, the expo runs concurrently with the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – from 28 November to 9 December – and is free of charge and open to the public. The expo will showcase “green” initiatives undertaken by the government, corporates, NGOs and small business, educating visitors on how climate change affects us all, and on various steps taken to ensure that people start living a “greener” life.Local suppliers, indigenous plants Environmental Affairs deputy director-general Blessing Manale said that, in line with the greening principle, the expo organisers would be using as many local KwaZulu-Natal suppliers as possible. “We want to indicate to people of our country that South Africa has resources that can form part of green living,” Manale said. “It is only when capacity is limited that we are sourcing suppliers from elsewhere in South Africa. For example, only plants indigenous to KZN have been chosen to beautify the SACCR Expo.” Bottled water has been banned from the exhibition space. Water coolers will be supplied throughout the venue, with clean drinking water – filled from the taps. Plastic cups will be supplied, and these and the coolers will be branded with water conservation messaging. “People may question the use of plastic cups, but these have been chosen as they can then be recycled through our onsite waste management system,” Manale said. “We did consider having biodegradable cups, but there was a concern that these may be confused with plastic and added to the recycling – which, being non-recyclable, would cause problems in this waste stream.”Shuttle service The different sections of the exhibition space have been named after trees, and each tree will be showcased by its own marquee. Small ecosystem displays will also be set up, accompanied by information to on their role and value in environmental systems. Avoiding private vehicle usage as much as possible, on arrival from the airport, a shuttle service will be made available to transport all COP 17 participants to their accommodation or the central transport hub, which is 10 minutes away from the expo venue. “The emissions associated with transportation typically compromise the largest wedge of an event’s carbon footprint, and this has spurred an impressive range of interventions to reduce the need for emissions – intensive private transportation,” Manale said. The expo is situated at Centrum Car Park, Bram Fischer Road, within 300 metres of the International Convention Centre, directly between the COP 17 transport hub and the formal COP 17 negotiating space in the Convention Centre. It will be open from 10am to 6pm Sundays through Thursdays, and from 10am to 8pm on the Fridays and Saturdays of COP 17. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

South Africa joins launch of city climate finance report

first_img9 December 2015Johannesburg Executive Mayor Parks Tau joined United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki Moon in launching the inaugural State of City Climate Finance Report by the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA), during the Climate Summit for Local Leaders.The summit brought together hundreds of mayors and regional leaders from across the world; Tau was also one of the panellists. The report was launched at the Paris City Hall on 4 December.Tau noted that the report highlighted the importance of innovative financing solutions, which could involve new ways of engaging with the private sector and international finance institutions.“In Johannesburg, we strongly believe that the city has a strong role in channelling private sector finance into low carbon and sustainable projects,” Tau said.Climate-smart infrastructure was essential for creating a safer, better future for growing urban populations around the world, Ban explained. “This report is a launch pad for new, innovative financing to deliver true transformation in how our cities are planned and built.”Other panellists included Lord Nicholas Stern from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment; Erdenin Bat Uul, mayor of Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia; and Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; among others.The reportBan said the report showed valuable insights into challenges that cities faced in financing climate action. But it also presented solutions for mobilising investment to accelerate action on climate change.It recommends that national governments adopt policies and incentives that encourage cities to invest in low-emission and climate-resilient infrastructure;It urges cities to adopt frameworks that put a price on carbon, such as cap-and-trade mechanisms or traffic congestion charges;It recommends strengthening banks and institutions that will support cities to develop climate-related projects; and,It calls for creating an innovation network for new financial instruments and funding models.“We have no time to lose. There is no Plan B. I hope the alliance maintains this groundbreaking work and continues to grow in influence,” concluded Ban.Click here to read the full reporterlast_img read more

New iPhone App Piracy Statistics Reveal “Try Before You Buy” Mentality is a Myth

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “Try Before you Buy” – Just an Excuse to Steal?However, the most interesting finding was the one where the “try before you buy” mentality was exposed as being a myth. Despite jailbreakers’ claims that the need to “demo” an app is among their top reasons for pirating, Pinch Media found that this simply wasn’t the case. To test this, they set a baseline for typical conversion rates of legitimate “lite” to paid applications and found that the conversion rate there is 7.4%. That means about 1 in 14 who try the “lite” version go on to purchase the paid version. However, among the pirate community, pirated-to-legitimate conversions are 0.43%. That’s only 1 in about 233 installations. In other words, few users of pirated apps are truly “trying before they buy,” they’re just trying.That being said, the pirates aren’t necessarily using the pirated apps all that much. Pinch Media found that pirated apps are used less frequently than paid applications and for a shorter amount of time. They theorize that this is due to a few reasons: pirates are less attached to apps considering that they didn’t pay for them, pirates often install more applications in bulk and therefore don’t have much time to spend with each one and jailbroken iPhones tend to crash, leading to more frequent app uninstalls. Although these findings may initially disappoint application developers who see piracy as contributing to lost revenue, the argument could be made – as it often is among other content-producing industries – that the people doing the pirating weren’t actually going to pay for those apps anyway. They’re simply sampling them because they can. While it’s still a stretch to say that piracy helps developers, it’s hard to really quantify how much it hurts them. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… sarah perez Jailbreaking, the act of hacking your iPhone or iPod Touch so that it allows for the installation of unapproved third-party applications, is a popular activity among the tech community. But in addition to allowing you greater control over your mobile device, there’s another – ahem – benefit, if you will. Jailbreakers can install free versions of paid applications. These pirated, or “cracked” apps as they’re called, are distributed through online repositories for easy download to your device. The whole process is as simple as snagging the latest box office release or popular album from the file-sharing site, The Pirate Bay. But many jailbreakers claim that they’re only pirating apps so they can try them out before purchase – a necessary evil since Apple doesn’t offer trial periods for their applications, forcing developers to release “Lite” versions instead. While some do so, many others apps exist only as premium versions. Considering there are now some 85,000 apps to choose from, people want to know if their app purchase is worth the money. Or so they say. However, recent statistics about application piracy prove otherwise. Piracy a Global PhenomenonAt the recent 360iDev conference, mobile analytics company Pinch Media shared some findings about piracy in the iTunes App Store. They’ve been tracking jailbroken devices for several months now and have started to get a handle on this previously unexamined ecosystem. According to their data, which includes 4 million jailbroken devices, 38% have at least one pirated application installed. Pinch Media says this estimate is low since pirates often take extra steps to avoid detection. Still, it’s worth noting that this percentage is nowhere near being the majority of jailbreaking users. There are more people who just want extra control over their device and not an opportunity to steal apps. They also discovered that the piracy phenomenon is not limited to any one particular market. Although piracy rates are relatively low in the U.S., the U.K. and Japan, where perhaps Apple iPhone users have more money at their disposal to spend on premium applications, piracy is a global problem. However, it does appear to be much more rampant in markets like China, Russia, Brazil and Mexico, where it’s negatively correlated with per capita national GDP, notes Pinch Media. center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#NYT#Trends#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more