12 Aug

Cleanup Efforts Resume in Bahamas as Humberto Moves Away

first_imgTropical Storm Humberto narrowly missed the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, which are just beginning the recovery process after taking a devastating hit from Hurricane Dorian earlier this month.By 11 a.m. Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said Humberto was located about 180 miles north-northwest of Great Abaco Island and was moving at 7 mph to the north with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph.The NHC believes the storm will likely become a hurricane by Sunday night, but should remain far from the Bahamas and the U.S. coast by that time.However, Humberto briefly caused the closure of small airports in the Bahamas, and sent people in already damaged homes to seek shelter yet again, temporarily interrupting the distribution of needed supplies, including food and water.As the storm passed, residents and officials resumed their Hurricane Dorian cleanup and recovery efforts.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Great Abaco on Saturday to support the ongoing humanitarian efforts. He says, “Hurricane Dorian has been classified as Category 5. I think it’s Category Hell,” adding that he is horrified by the “level of systematic devastation.”The islands’ official death toll from Dorian remains at 50, and another 1,300 are still reported missing. However, officials say the list is preliminary, and some people may just be unable to connect with their loved ones.last_img read more

5 Aug

See which viral Bollywood scene was re-enacted by Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed and Rohit…

first_imgImage Courtesy: IANS/APAdvertisement hfxzpNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsp02po8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Efo( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7wfndWould you ever consider trying this?😱6dwiaCan your students do this? 🌚8890h5Roller skating! Powered by Firework India’s limited overs superstar cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal is known for his high activity on social media, from funny banters to posting hilarious clips with teammates. The bowler also has one account on the video sharing app Tik Tok, where he is often seen making creative and funny clips with fellow Indian cricketers. This time, Chahal is joined by Rohit Sharma and young pacer Khaleel Ahmed, and the trio have recreated a hysterical scene from bollywood movie, and its gaining all the attention from the fans!Advertisement Image Courtesy: IANS/APYuzvendra Chahal has not been a part of the Test squad, and Rohit Sharma is currently recovering from an injury, deeming him unfit for the Test series against New Zealand. However, the stars know how to keep their supporters entertained, as they joined up with young bowler Khaleel Ahmed for the entertaining clip.The Indian trio performed in a Tik Tok video, recreating a hilarious scene from the Bolywood comedy movie ‘Dhol’. The movie, directed by Priyadarshan, stars iconic actors Rajpal Yadav, Kunal Khemu and Sharman Joshi reprising comic roles. One such scene from the 2007 movie was redone by Chahal, Sharma and Ahmed on Chahal’s official Tik Tok account.Advertisement The player shared the video on his official Twitter handle, along with the caption: “We are back 😂😂 @[email protected]_Ahmed13″ Enjoy the video below-The clip has taken the Men in Blue fan base by storm. Currently with more than 197k views, the supporters couldn’t hold onto their laughter seeing their idols performing the hysterical movie scene.Rohit Sharma has been on a recovery schedule after sustaining a calf injury in the fifth and final match of the T20 series against the Kiwis. The 32 year old retired hurt after scoring a stunning 41-ball-60, but is now out of the Test squad, and will probably be dropped from the upcoming ODI series against South Africa in March. Although, the Mumbai Indians skipper will be fit to return to the pitch in IPL 2020.Despite a disappointing 3-0 whitewash against the Black Caps in the ODI series, Chahal was on an amazing spree, and picked up a total of six wickets from the last two games.Khaleel Ahmed, who is a regular for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL, is yet to earn his maiden red ball cap for Team India. The 22 year old made his last international appearance in the Bangladesh T20 series back in November.Also read-Twitter goes on overdrive trying to guess identity of capped individual in Yuzvendra Chahal’s dance video Advertisementlast_img read more

2 Aug

MASSIVE TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO MONDAY OF $437,763; TOTAL SANTA ANITA PICK SIX POOL ON MONDAY PROJECTED TO APPROACH $2 MILLION

first_imgThere is a massive two-day Pick Six carryover of $437,763 into Memorial Day, Monday at Santa Anita and track officials expect the total Pick Six pool should approach $2 million.The Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up at a mile and one eighth on turf, has been carded as Monday’s eighth race and will highlight a 10-race program.First post time on Monday is at 2 p.m.  The Pick Six will start with the fifth race, which has an approximate post time of 4 p.m. PDT.  Admission gates will open at 11:30 a.m.For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, fans are encouraged to visit http://www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/.last_img read more

21 Dec

Accomplished entrepreneurs join line-up for Donegal Women in Business conference

first_imgThe Donegal Women in Business Network has unveiled the full line-up of speakers and panellists for their 20th anniversary conference this October 1st.Taking place in Lough Eske Castle, this event will celebrate women in business in Donegal throughout the years, share key inspiration and advice, and look ahead to the future for entrepreneurs.A varied mix of businesswomen and representatives from many industries and stages of business will be sharing their stories. The keynote speakers are Rosaleen Hegarty of Crana Knits, Inspirational Speaker Sr Helen Kelly, Laura Bonner of Muff Liquor Co and Rosy Temple of Magee 1866. With Virgin Media One presenter Ciara Doherty as MC, the event is sure to be an entertaining and informative day with inspiring and motivating women.Among the line-up is Leas-Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Niamh Kennedy and Andrea McBride, Vice President of Systems at Pramerica Systems Ireland Limited.The full line up is: Plus, one network member will be drawn as a guest speaker for a five minute slot about their business.The #LookingBackMovingForward conference will be a unique networking opportunity to connect with over 150 women in business in Donegal. It will be a special chance to celebrate the 20 years of the peer-support network and the many more enterprising women of the past decades Donegal.The speakers and panellists on the day will answer the key questions often asked within the business community: ‘How did they do that?’ ‘How can I bring this learning and knowledge back to my business?’ ‘How did they get their funding?’ ‘Overseas markets and export – where do I start?’ ‘e-commerce – what do I need to know?’ ‘What training and supports are available in the county?’ ‘How can I stay positive and motivated?’So whether you run the business from your kitchen table, or a suite of offices and company boardroom, or you are just at the ‘I have an idea’ stage, this event has been planned for you.Earlybird tickets are out now at €60 (plus €4.91 booking fee). After 9th September 2019, tickets will be €70 per person.Tickets include a full-day of speakers and networking with lunch and the “Looking Back Moving Forward” 20th anniversary celebratory book will be gifted to everyone on the day. BOOK HERE: https://bit.ly/2MjteJTAccomplished entrepreneurs join line-up for Donegal Women in Business conference was last modified: August 23rd, 2019 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:Donegal Women In Business Networklooking back moving forwardlast_img read more

30 Nov

Familiarity helps Dennison stop Desiderio in FEU win over UP

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGuarding Paul Desiderio was never strange for Ron Dennison.The two were teammates in high school at University of Visayas and both entered the UAAP at the same time in Season 76 and this familiarity helped Dennison put a stranglehold on Desiderio.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH And, just for the record, Desiderio is 0-7 against Dennison. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Desiderio also came off a career performance in a stunning win over defending champion La Salle with 30 points.READ: Desiderio struggles, praises ‘great defender’ DennisonDennison also made his presence felt on the offensive end with 16 points and three assists while also grabbing seven rebounds.The two also had an interesting duel last season in the first round when Dennison got ejected.“Last year, he one-upped me with that flop so during the game he started acting again but I didn’t let him do the same thing again,” said Dennison.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Desiderio, the University of the Philippines’ stalwart headed into the Sunday matchup against Far Eastern University averaging 21 points a game, and Dennison made sure Desiderio would not reach that mark.“We were teammates in high school, so I knew how he moved,” said Dennison in Filipino after FEU trumped UP, 78-59, at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I just played straight-up clean defense.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch run Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  SPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: FEU rolls to 3rd straight win, routs UPWith Dennison hounding him, Desiderio struggled from the floor, scoring ust nine points on 4-of-12 shooting, and converted only one of his five attempts from long range. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City 29 football fans hurt as French stadium barrier collapses Read Nextlast_img read more

23 Oct

Fuel Flexibility Is Key for Shippings Lower Emissions Goal

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC 2.0 license One of the key components to meet the shipping industry’s decarbonization aims is fuel flexibility, according to a recent report from DNV GL.This year’s Maritime Forecast to 2050 report focused on the challenge of reducing the carbon intensity of the global fleet to meet the ambitious targets set by the IMO’s greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) strategy.Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL, said that existing technology “can deliver the future we desire – including meeting the 1.5°C target set out in the Paris Agreement.”However, support for the energy transition has been too sporadic so far.“We need a broad and coordinated policy agenda that supports new technologies as they emerge and sustains that support through the build-out phase,” Eriksen added.The Maritime Forecast to 2050 analyses three regulatory scenarios (continuing under current policies, regulations becoming gradually stricter, or very strict regulations introduced towards the end of the 2050 deadline) and how these could affect the transition to low and carbon neutral fuels. Improvements in general energy efficiency in on-board operations is also included as an essential part of reducing emissions.Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, explained that fuel flexibility is crucial, “as the fuels of today may not be the fuels of tomorrow.”“This means having a picture of the entire fuel ecosystem is vital, as owners, operators, and the industry itself will have a much tougher time adapting to a low-carbon future if they are locked into a single choice.”Fuel flexibility and technologies to bridge changing fuel usage have been identified as essential strategies for both individual owners and the shipping industry to adapt to the energy transition and prepare for a low carbon future.In the deep-sea segment especially, dual-fuel solutions and alternative fuel “ready” solutions could smooth this transition, by laying the groundwork for a future retrofit.Combined with bridging technologies such as adaptable storage tanks, onboard systems and shore-side fuel infrastructure, this could give the industry more options as new fuels and technologies emerge, DNV GL said.“Ships built today will have to compete with vessels coming onto the market in five, ten or 15 years’ time, and must consider future standards to remain competitive,” said Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen.“Considering the uncertain future that lies ahead, failing to be future-proof in the newbuilding phase could lead to that asset being stranded in the not so distant future. In addition, CO2 emissions could become an important rate differentiator and we have already seen forward-looking charterers start down this road.”The forecast shows that the uptake of low-carbon and carbon-neutral fuels is essential to meeting IMO GHG goals, with carbon-neutral fuels having to supply 30–40% of the global fleet’s total energy by 2050.Under different regulatory pathways, however, the model predicts that a variety of fuels could come to the fore. In all of the pathways, liquefied methane (from both fossil and non-fossil sources) provides a large part (40–80%) of the fuel mix at 2050. The forecast also suggests that in the deep-sea sector, ammonia, biodiesel, liquid biogas and electrofuels are promising carbon neutral options, with battery, hybrid, and hydrogen solutions being potential options for the short-sea segment.The ongoing energy transition is starting to reshape the shipping industry, with much uncertainty on the way to 2050.last_img read more

13 Oct

American household income finally topped 1999 peak last year

first_imgWASHINGTON – In a stark reminder of the damage done by the Great Recession and of the modest recovery that followed, the median American household only last year finally earned more than it did in 1999.Incomes for a typical U.S. household, adjusted for inflation, rose 3.2 per cent from 2015 to 2016 to $59,039, the Census Bureau said. The median is the point at which half the households fall below and half are above.Last year’s figure is slightly above the previous peak of $58,665, reached in 1999. It is also the first time since the recession ended in 2009 that the typical household earned more than it did in 2007, when the recession began.Trudi Renwick, the bureau’s assistant division chief, cautioned that the census in 2013 changed how it asks households about income, making historical comparisons less than precise.Still, the Census data is closely watched because of its comprehensive nature. It is based on interviews with 70,000 households and includes detailed data on incomes and poverty across a range of demographic groups.Elise Gould, a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, said that adjusting for the change in methodology, median income still remains below its 1999 peak. Yet she added that the census report shows that American households have made significant economic progress in 2015 and 2016.“We are definitely pulling ourselves out of the deep hole of the Great Recession,” Gould said on a conference call with reporters.Median household income rose $4,641, or 8.5 per cent, from 2014 through 2016. That’s the best two-year gain on records dating to 1967, according to analysts at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.Yet that improvement comes after a steep recession and a slow recovery that left most American households with barely any income increases. The lack of meaningful raises has left many people feeling left behind economically, a sentiment that factored into the 2016 elections.The report also showed that income inequality worsened last year, extending a trend in place for roughly four decades. Average incomes among the wealthiest 5 per cent climbed 5.5 per cent to $375,088. Average incomes for the poorest one-fifth of households, meanwhile rose 2.5 per cent to $12,943.Other measures of Americans’ economic health improved. The poverty rate fell last year to 12.7 per cent from 13.5 per cent, Census said. The number of people living below the poverty line declined 2.5 million to 40.6 million.That brings the proportion of households living below the poverty line back to pre-recession levels, though it remains about one and half percentage points higher than its lowest point, in 2000.A family of four with an income below $24,563 was defined as poor last year.And the proportion of Americans without health insurance fell to 8.8 per cent, the report showed, down from 9.1 per cent. It is the lowest proportion on record.The Census report covers 2016, the last year of the Obama administration.Robert Greenstein, president of the CBPP, argued that the agenda being pursued by President Donald Trump and congressional Republican leaders would reverse those gains.The income gains reflect mostly a rise in the number of Americans with jobs and in people working full time, the agency said. That means households were more likely to include a full-time worker. It also suggests that pay raises for those who already had jobs remained meagre.About 1.2 million more Americans earned income in 2016 than in 2015, and 2.2 million more had full-time year-round jobs.Incomes rose for most demographic groups. African-American median household income jumped 5.7 per cent to $39,490 in 2016 from the previous year, the most of any group. Among Latinos, it rose to 4.3 per cent to $47,675. For whites, the gain was 2 per cent to $65,041.Asian-Americans reported the highest household incomes, at $81,431, which was little changed from 2015.Jared Bernstein, a senior fellow at the CBPP, said the gains among African-Americans typically occur later in an economic recovery as employers widen their searches and step up hiring among traditionally disadvantaged groups.“The solid economy is helping to close racial gaps,” he said. “It won’t make them go away, but it is headed in the right direction.”The report found that the gender gap in wages narrowed last year for the first time since 2007. Women earned 80.5 per cent of men’s earnings, up from 79.6 per cent in 2015.Still, underneath the broad improvements nationwide, pockets of hardship remain. Poverty rates fell in the Northeast and South in 2016 but were mostly unchanged in the Midwest and West.Una Osili, a researcher at the Salvation Army and a professor of economics at Indiana University, said the non-profit group reported a spike in requests for health-related assistance in the Midwest last year, driven mostly by demand for opioid addiction treatment.That happened even in states like Indiana, where the unemployment rate and poverty fell, she said.In Nevada and some other Western states, the economic recovery has raised housing costs, offsetting some of the benefit of income growth.In those states, “the recovery is a good thing, but your rent is now higher,” Osili said.last_img read more

13 Oct

Suncor names shifts Mark Little to role of chief operating officer

first_imgCALGARY – Suncor Energy has named Mark Little as chief operating officer at the oilsands giant, shifting him from his current role as president of upstream operations.The company says he will be responsible for all operations and many of its corporate services as Suncor looks to push for efficiencies at both its own operations and at its majority-owned Syncrude facilities where he is chair of the board of directors.Suncor (TSX:SU) says Little has been with the company since 2008 in a variety of roles, including leading the integration between Suncor and Petro-Canada and more recently leading upstream operations including oilsands, conventional exploration, and production worldwide.The company says Little will assume the role on Dec. 1 as Suncor looks to achieve first oil at its Fort Hills oilsands mine.last_img read more

13 Oct

AMC Theatres unveils 20amonth rival to MoviePass

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – AMC Theatres, the world’s largest movie theatre chain, on Wednesday unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass.The theatre chain announced a new service to its loyalty program, AMC Stubs, allowing subscribers to see up to three movies a week for a monthly fee of $19.95. That’s more expensive than the $9.95 monthly fee for MoviePass, but AMC’s plan gives access to premium format screenings like IMAX and 3-D.The new subscription model is the latest salvo in a heated battle for what the movie business most craves: frequent moviegoers. AMC, which has blocked MoviePass sales at some of its theatres, has been a vocal opponent of MoviePass’ model. But subscription services are popular among Millennials, who have proven difficult for theatres to attract.AMC Theatres chief executive Adam Aron pointedly noted Wednesday that AMC’s program was set at “a sustainable price.” Since MoviePass slashed its monthly fee, questions have mounted over the long-term viability of its economics.“AMC Stubs A-List is being taken to market at more than double the price of that charged by some of our competitors,” Aron said in a conference call with investors. “A good deal to consumers to be sure, but being done at a sustainable price point where we can be very confident that we will be profitable across the membership base and in turn, that we can share that increased profitability with our studio and premium format partners.”Added Aron: “Other discounters, by contrast, will continue to be hemorrhaging cash.”MoviePass has attracted 3 million members, but the stock price of the service’s parent company, Helios and Matheson, has dropped from $38 a share to 44 cents a share. MoviePass pays for full-priced tickets and sells them at a discounted rate in order to capitalize on user data.AMC Stubs A-List membership plan, which also features concessions discounts, will debut Tuesday. Unlike MoviePass, subscribers will be allowed to see all three movies on the same day, and can watch the same movie repeatedly. Movies won’t carry over if a subscriber sees fewer than three films in a week.AMC is estimating that subscription members will see an average of 2.5 movies a month. The theatre chain expects the service could cost the company $5-10 million in ticket revenue in the next six months, but that those losses are worth future gains.last_img read more