San Miguel aims for All-Filipino Cup history after failed Grand Slam bid

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The Beermen now have their sights set on a fourth consecutive PBA Philippine Cup championship, a feat that has never been done before.“We just have to move on. We’re going to bounce back next conference. We can still make history with four straight All-Filipino titles,” said June Mar Fajardo in Filipino after SMB got blown out by Barangay Ginebra in the 2017 Governors’ Cup quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Ginebra thwarts San Miguel’s grand slam bid, enters semisIt was a painful exit for the Beermen, who suffered their worst loss of the season. “We are the defending champions of the All-Filipino the last three years, we’ve been the best team in the PBA for the last three or four years” he said.“Just cause we fell short today doesn’t mean we’re still not the best team. I think a lot of people think that we’re still the best team in the PBA regardless of our shortcomings this conference.”The 32-year-old Ross, who was the Finals MVP in the 2017 Philippine Cup, said the team can’t wait to be back on the court.“We’re eager to get going in the All-Filipino, we want to take a rest and rest our bodies because it’s a long year and we played more games by far than any team in the PBA so we need to rest our bodies, come back and defend our crown.” LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City It’s done: Wade makes it official, signs with Cleveland LATEST STORIES As its quest for a Grand Slam ended on Wednesday night, San Miguel Beer quickly shifted its focus on a different shot at history.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The setback, however, also put things in perspective for San Miguel.“Just cause we don’t win the grand slam doesn’t mean we didn’t have a great year,” guard Chris Ross said. “We had a great year, we won two conferences, five out of nine championships, it’s not a failure.”“Sometimes you fall short in life, sometimes it’s how you bounce back from shortcomings so I’m sure it will hurt, it hurts all of us in the locker room but there’s some smiles over there and we got something to play for in the All-Filipino is to win that conference four straight.”READ: San Miguel ends Ginebra’s 7-game run Ross believes the title of being the best team in the PBA still belongs to the Beermen despite their early exit.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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Kuldeep Yadav adds new weapon to his armoury: Fast and lethal

first_imgFacing a chinaman is a nightmare for the batsmen anyway but when the bowler adds more variations, the task becomes even more difficult.Kuldeep Yadav has over the years perfected the art of bowling in limited-overs cricket by adding the doosra and flipper to his armoury. But the 23-year-old isn’t going to rest just there and wants to add more variations in his bowling.Which is exactly what he has done now by adding the cross-seam quicker ball in his bowling arsenal.The Kanpur-born left-arm leggie was seen bowling a couple of those deliveries at the West Indies batsmen during the first T20I at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.India vs West Indies 1st T20I: Report | Highlights | PhotosThe deliveries did take the batsmen by surprise, who were finding him difficult to pick anyway during the first innings.Interestingly, Kuldeep revealed that this new ball is still a work in progress for him. “It’s the ball I’m working on (faster one). Just bowl it to contain runs as well,” Kuldeep said after the game.The chinaman had finished the five-match ODI series against the Windies as the highest wicket-taker with 9 scalps and he just carried on with that form in the T20I as well, picking up 3 for 13 in four overs to break the backbone of the West Indies batting lineup.Read – Krunal Pandya wanted to bowl to Kieron Pollard and got him out: Rohit SharmaKuldeep and all-rounder Krunal Pandya spun a web around the West Indies batsmen in a joint spell of eight overs to restrict them to a paltry 109 for 8 in 20 overs after India opted to bowl first.advertisementThe Windies were reduced to 34/3 in seven overs when Pandya — who had misfielded in only the second ball of the innings — was brought in.The elder brother of injured Hardik got rid of comeback man Kieron Pollard and gave away just 15 runs while senior pro Kuldeep scalped three wickets leaking 13 runs.After 15 overs, the tourists had managed just 63 runs, losing 7 wickets.Fabien Allen top-scored for the Windies with a counter-attacking 27 off 20 balls (4×4) while Keemo Paul remained unbeaten on 15 along with Khari Pierre (9 not out).West Indies crossed the 100-run mark riding a big 19th over which fetched 16 runs off Umesh Yadav (1/36).Jasprit Bumrah (1/27) and debutant Khaleel Ahmed (1/16) also got a wicket apiece.Also read – Krunal Pandya, Khaleel Ahmed make T20I debuts in KolkataIndia then rode on a composed 31 not from Dinesh Karthik and Krunal’s quickfire knock to chase down the target with 13 balls to spare.”Very important to take wickets. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t. But that’s my aim. The first wicket (of Bravo) was the one I cherished,” Kuldeep said after picking up the man-of-the-match award.The bowling performance also saw Kuldeep become the fastest Indian bowler to complete 100 wickets in T20 cricket. He achieved the feat in his 75th match at an average of 19.75 with two five-wicket hauls.last_img read more

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Former PQ cabinet minister aims to become next Bloc Quebecois leader

first_imgMONTREAL — It appears likely that Yves-Francois Blanchet, a former Parti Quebecois cabinet minister, will become the next leader of the Bloc Quebecois.He officially launched his campaign on Saturday surrounded by artists and members of the provincial and federal sovereigntist parties.A well-known political commentator on Radio-Canada in recent years, Blanchet was first elected provincially in 2008 and served as environment minister in Pauline Marois’ short-lived minority PQ government between 2012 and 2014.He was critical of former Bloc leader Martine Ouellet during her tumultuous term as party leader, and now has the support of nine of the party’s 10 members of Parliament.The 10th, Michel Boudrias, decided last week not to run for the party leadership.If no other candidates come forward before the Jan. 15 deadline, Blanchet will become the new leader of the Bloc Quebecois on Feb. 24.There was one other sour note at Blanchet’s official launch event — no one from Quebec solidaire, the other provincial sovereigntist party, showed up. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Canadas premiers to talk issues around trade at New Brunswick meeting

first_imgST. ANDREWS, N.B. – Canada’s First Ministers should stand united in the face of a mounting trade war with the United States, New Brunswick’s premier said ahead of this week’s meeting of provincial premiers.Despite rising tensions over carbon pricing, equalization and trade, Brian Gallant believes the primary focus should be to find ways to work together to grow the Canadian economy.“With some of the uncertainty that we see with our largest trading partner the U.S., it’s going to be important that we as premiers do everything we can to advance the trade agenda, which is so important to the economic prosperity of our country,” Gallant said in an interview Tuesday.The Council of the Federation — the alliance of Canadian premiers that sets the agenda for the provinces in Ottawa — will meet Thursday and Friday in the seaside town of St. Andrews.The provincial leaders are expected to tackle a range of topics, including the U.S. trade dispute, interprovincial alcohol sales and the skirmish between Alberta and British Columbia over the Trans Mountain pipeline project.Gallant said a multifaceted discussion is needed on how to bolster Canada’s trade case with the U.S., including finding ways to reach out to decision makers south of the border and to Americans as a whole.Gallant said the discussion should also explore ways provinces can help diversify export markets, while also improving interprovincial trade.“We as premiers should discuss in my opinion how we can expedite the implementation of the Canadian free trade agreement. This is a way to help in an uncertain time with our largest trading partner and it’s also a way to drive innovation and increase choices for consumers.”Gallant said he believes progress on internal trade can be made, given the external trade pressures posed by U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium.“I believe the appetite will be there,” he said. “Now the proof is always in the pudding . . . but I sense from my colleagues that there’s a willingness to take concrete action.”During a stop in Nova Scotia on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said both he and Canadians find it frustrating to see continued barriers to internal trade at a time when the federal government is trying to expand Canada’s international trade through deals with Europe and Asia-Pacific countries.“We as a government will continue to put pressure on premiers to move forward in real and tangible ways on internal trade,” said Trudeau. “There is a tremendous amount of good will by many premiers to do that.”In a letter to provincial counterparts last week, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said the provinces should remove limits on the interprovincial transportation of alcohol for personal use.He said the idea has broad public support and would show progress in the effort to reduce interprovincial barriers on other items.Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil agreed, saying the provinces need to do a better job of reducing trade barriers.“We’ll be talking about free trade, not only with the United States but internally,” he told reporters last week, noting the premiers will discuss how to continue “modernizing trading arrangements” within Canada.McNeil said he also expects a discussion on equalization, the transfer payments from Ottawa to the provinces.He cautioned that the program cannot be examined in isolation, and that any request to review the equalization formula should be “holistic” and include other federal funding programs.Nova Scotia suffered when the country’s health-care funding model became divided among the provinces on a purely per capita basis. McNeil said the formula punished provinces with older populations like Nova Scotia, while benefiting younger provinces like Alberta.Meanwhile, although it’s not on the formal agenda, provincial leaders are expected to discuss the federal deadline for a carbon-pricing system — a policy intended to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.The Ontario government has said it would end the province’s cap-and-trade program, joining a faction of provinces opposed to a carbon-pricing regime.The upcoming meeting will mark the first time newly elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford will get to advance his case against the plan on the national stage.“The premier is keen to discuss how every Canadian province and territory can stand together to create and protect jobs during the current trade dispute with the U.S.,” said a statement from Ford’s office.“The premier is also looking forward to identifying ways provinces and territories can work together to oppose the federal government’s plan to impose a punishing carbon tax on Canadian families, and to having discussions with provincial counterparts to ensure the federal government pays their share when it comes to illegal border crossers.”Daniel Schwanen, vice-president of research at the C.D. Howe Institute, said he expects climate change and pharmacare to be hot topics, but believes it will be international trade that dominates.“One that they have to come out unified on — it’s no question that it’s the international trade issues,” said Schwanen. “I also suspect that they won’t come out unified on much else, but that doesn’t mean that these meetings can’t be an opportunity for a greater understanding.”The premiers are also scheduled to meet with national Indigenous leaders on Wednesday in Bouctouche, N.B.– By Keith Doucette and Brett Bundale in Halifaxlast_img read more

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Husky taking steps to resume SeaRose operations two months after oil spill

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A Canadian oil and gas company says it’s working to reassure regulators that they can resume safe operations, two months after a massive oil spill at one of their offshore oil production sites.Work at the site of Husky Energy’s SeaRose production vessel has been halted since an estimated 250,000 litres of oil spilled into the ocean on Nov. 16 at the White Rose oilfield, about 350 kilometres off the coast of St. John’s, N.L.In a release on Friday, Husky says the company could begin flushing and leak testing of the central drill centre as early as this weekend, weather depending.Husky says it’s working with the coast guard, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, and other bodies to finalize a plan to recover the platform’s flowline connector and plug the flowline.The company submitted a preliminary report to the board in December, saying the initial release of oil occurred over 20 minutes when crews were troubleshooting a drop in flowline pressure, and a retest led to a second release lasting about 15 minutes.The spill, considered the largest in Newfoundland and Labrador’s history, has renewed calls for the government to take a fresh look at how the province regulates the offshore industry.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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VoIP phone system causes 911 caller to wait almost 9 minutes for

first_imgExperts suggest in the time of an emergency using a cell phone would be more productive for than a traditional phone, as cell phones provide your location information.E-Comm 911 provided the following information on their website about VoIP calls.Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)If you are using a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service, there are a few things you should know:VoIP calls to 9-1-1 do not go directly to 9-1-1 centres. If you dial 9-1-1 from a VoIP phone, your call will go to a third-party call centre and an operator will re-direct your call to the appropriate 9-1-1 centre.VoIP phones do not provide location information. It is crucial that your location information is up to date with your VoIP service provider as the operator may assume that you are at the last registered address if you are not able to speak during a 9-1-1 call.To read more from Ecomm CLICK HERE To read more about VoIP CLICK HERE Saluk said she could hear the original 911 operator while they searched for the correct fire dispatch. “Trying to find the right department/person for me to talk to I could hear them, the people he (911 operator) was connecting too, and it was “Hi, I am Operator ‘whatever’, There is a fire in Fort St. John, I am looking for the dispatch” then the reply would be “You have reached the wrong place try this number” again, you have reached the wrong place, so this number. (Saluk implies this is the course several times as 911 Operator tries to connect) “They were shuffling around like nobody had any idea who I was actually supposed to be talking to.”“It was absolutely heartbreaking because if you are in an emergency and you call 911 you might not get the help you need in the time you need it,” said SalukAfter some investigation with E-Comm, the company hired by the Peace River Regional District to answer 911 calls, it turned out the call was never routed to E-Comm in Vancouver. Since Saluk called from her office and her office used a VoIP phone system, the call was sent to a third party service provider.E-Comm explained because VoIP is digital, the exact location of the call is unknown and isn’t routed to the proper dispatch.  The other problem that arises with emergency calls being placed on a VoIP line is that the call is directed to a third party that transfers the call which is where Saluk’s phone delay took place.VoIP is an acronym for Voice Over Internet Protocol, which is a phone service that uses the internet, rather than a traditional provider like Telus.It is important to know if you are using a VoIP phone service as this can affect an Emergency call. Unless you have been told, it is hard to tell by picking up the receiver of the phone if the connection is through the internet or a landline.center_img FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – January 8th, Veronica Saluk called 911 for help and ended up waiting for close to 9 minutes to be transferred to the correct 911 dispatch centre all because her office used a VoIP phone system.As the City Centre Trailer Park was engulfed in smoke, Veronica Saluk made a call to 911 from her office phone after her co-worker directed her that a building across the parking lot was on fire.Saluk looked out the window and immediately called 911 “He (the operator) tells me to stay on the line, and he would put me through to the right dispatch.”   Saluk said she was then on hold for nine minutes.  “You could actually see flames by the time I got through to a FSJ dispatch person; it was already in flames.”last_img read more

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Fiscal deficit adhered to Budget target RBI Guv

first_imgNew Delhi: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has said the gross fiscal deficit has adhered to budgetary targets, and that the current account deficit is expected to be around 2.5 per cent of the GDP in 2018-19. Das said this earlier this week while speaking at the “Governor Talks” event organised on the sidelines of the World Bank-International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings in Washington DC. The Governor’s statement is the first official confirmation at a senior level of the government achieving the fiscal deficit target of 3.4 per cent in the previous fiscal 2018-19. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe Controller General of Accounts (CGA) normally releases the fiscal deficit figures of the previous fiscal by May 15. Das also said the country’s current account deficit (CAD) in 2018-19 is expected to come in at around 2.5 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP). According to the government, India’s balance of payment situation eased mainly on account of falling global oil prices. RBI, while deciding its rate of interest, also takes into account these macro data indicators of the Finance Ministry. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostEarlier this month, the RBI cut the repo, or its short-term lending rate for commercial banks, by 25 basis points to 6 per cent, and lowered the current fiscal’s GDP growth forecast to 7.2 per cent. “The rate cut is in consonance of achieving the medium term objective of maintaining inflation at the 4 per cent level while supporting growth,” the statement, announcing the RBI’s first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the fiscal, said.last_img read more

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Bandipora rape case JK High Court asks IGP to fie status report

first_imgSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Wednesday took suo moto cognizance of the Bandipora rape case of a three-year-old girl and directed Inspector General of Police (Kashmir zone) to file a status report by Friday. A division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan, taking notice of reports about the rape case, directed the IGP to file a status report about the investigations before 10 am on Friday. A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped last week by her neighbour, leading to widespread outrage and protests against the incident. The accused has been arrested by police and a special investigation team constituted for a speedy investigation of the incident.last_img read more

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Giancarlo Stanton Was Made For The Home Run Derby

2008Justin Morneau512 2015Joc Pederson39 Only includes players with a minimum of 2500 career at-bats.Source: FanGraphs.com 2002Jason Giambi488 2016Todd Frazier42 9Mike Schmidt.260.128+.132 2016Giancarlo Stanton497 15Harmon Killebrew.253.131+.121 2009Prince Fielder503 2013Yoenis Cespedes32✓ 2011Robinson Cano32✓ Most years the Home Run Derby is a good deal more exciting in our memories — where a young Ken Griffey Jr. is still mashing taters in a backwards cap — than it is in reality. But this year Giancarlo Stanton wrote in a few dozen new memories of his own: 2012Prince Fielder476 6Ted Williams.289.130+.159 5Barry Bonds.309.150+.159 But Stanton didn’t gently deposit those 61 balls into the stands at Petco Park, either — he crushed them. His 497-foot blast in the first round tied for the fifth-longest among contest winners’ top home runs since 1996.1Excluding contests where neither MLB.com nor Baseball-Almanac.com listed longest-home run data. Only includes winners’ distances because some years MLB lists only the winner’s longest HR. 1996Barry Bonds451 10Joe DiMaggio.254.125+.129 For years where data is available.Source: MLB.com, Baseball Almanac 7Jimmie Foxx.284.125+.159 YEARPLAYERHOME RUNSWON DERBY? 2005Bobby Abreu41✓ But first Stanton will have to turn his 2016 season around. Bizarre as it sounds given his outrageous batted-ball numbers, Stanton has suffered through a down first half, hitting around .220 and flirting with the replacement level before embarking on a scorching start to July. Even after that turnaround, his 116 wRC+ would be the fourth-lowest ever by a Derby winner during their victorious season.Luckily for Stanton, though, there is no Home Run Derby curse. (Seriously, stop suggesting that’s a thing. Stop it.) And more to the point, nobody hits the ball that hard for long with so few hits to show for it. Stanton’s Statcast numbers — and more conventional metrics such as contact rate and line-drive rate — might be down a bit from their lofty 2015 heights, but Stanton still figures to be one of baseball’s better hitters in the second half of the season. That’s good news for the surprising Marlins, and for lovers of hard-hit baseballs everywhere.Check out our latest MLB predictions. YEARWINNERLONGEST HR Best power hitters, relative to league average, 1901-2016 13Mickey Mantle.259.136+.123 2011Adrian Gonzalez31 Winners’ longest home runs 2015Todd Frazier39✓ 14Willie Stargell.247.125+.122 2015Todd Frazier455 1Babe Ruth.356.116+.239 11Giancarlo Stanton.276.149+.126 3Hank Greenberg.292.123+.169 2005Bobby Abreu517ft 2004Miguel Tejada497 Most home runs in a HR Derby 2010David Ortiz32✓ 2Mark McGwire.325.146+.179 12Johnny Mize.250.125+.125 All told, Stanton slugged 61 home runs, which was by far the most ever hit in a single contest, though this is of course affected by some drastic changes in Derby formats over the years. (In fact, runner-up Todd Frazier’s 42 was the second-most ever hit in a derby.) On the night, Stanton hit all 10 of the longest homers belted by anybody. He also hit 18 of the 19 longest, with five carrying at least 490 feet and 31 traveling at least 450. It might well have been the greatest single exhibition of raw home run-hitting power in baseball history.Of course, such herculean feats are nothing new for Stanton — he’s widely known around baseball as the hardest-hitting player in the game, a man seemingly put on this earth to murder baseballs. And it’s a reputation only enhanced by the presence of Statcast, MLB’s (relatively) new radar-based tracking system, which has turned the physics of hard-hit balls into something approaching fetishization.Stanton is the poster child for the Statcast era. Where other players once made RBIs or steals into calling cards, Stanton has fashioned the exit-velo leaderboard — in other words, the “hitting the ball real hard” leaderboard — into his own personal jurisdiction, and fans revel in the arcana. (Did you know one of his home runs last night departed the bat at 120.4 miles per hour? That’s nuts!) In an era where we can quantify the speed and angle of every ball off the bat, Stanton is the right hitter at exactly the right historical moment.So, does that make him the greatest power hitter ever? He might be on his way. If we look at his career isolated power — essentially his total bases per at-bat, but tossing out those wimpy singles — relative to the MLB average for nonpitchers, Stanton ranks 11th since 1901, trailing Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds and eight Hall of Famers. Stanton is also still just 26, so he’ll have a handful more prime years to move up the list before tailing off in late-career decline. 2016Giancarlo Stanton61✓ 2008Josh Hamilton35 8Ralph Kiner.269.130+.139 PLAYERCAREER ISOMLB AVERAGEISO VS. AVERAGE 4Lou Gehrig.293.125+.168 2007Vladimir Guerrero503 Regardless of format; first event was in 1985.Source: MLB.com read more

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Gallery OSU vs Rutgers

The Ohio State Buckeyes kicked off Big Ten play against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Oct. 1. The Buckeyes won 58-0. Coach Meyer stands in front of the team before the Buckeyes take the field against Rutgers on Oct. 1. The Buckeyes won 58-0. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo Editor

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Ozil incident wont affect hosting bid

first_imgReinhard Grindel, the president of the German Football Association (DFB), believes the Mesut Ozil incident will not derail the Country’s Euro 2024 bid.The Arsenal playmaker retired from the national team over issues “racism and disrespect” after a disastrous World Cup campaignOzil took aim at Grindel in a statement announcing his retirement, saying that “in the eyes of Grindel and his supporters, I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose.”Grindel, however, brushed aside the accusations in the wake of his country’s bidHe said: “Everyone in the DFB and in UEFA knows me very well. I have profound trust that they can put this into perspective, so I think there will be no influence on the bidding process.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“In the end, it has nothing to do with whether a player of ours has a migration background or not,” he said.“If a German player would, in an election campaign, make a photo with, let’s say, a far right-wing politician in Germany, we would have the same debate, and we in the DFB would react in the same way.“We stand at the DFB for values: respect, tolerance, fair play, freedom of speech and freedom of press. This picture with Erdogan upset our fans because their President Erdogan doesn’t stand for those values.”UEFA will announce the host nation for Euro 2024 on September 27.last_img read more

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Callum Wilson has shown character – Mark Robins

first_imgAccording to Callum Wilson’s former Coventry manager Mark Robins, he has shown ‘character and determination’ to bounce back from injuries and score on his England debut.Wilson was on target on his England debut as they defeated the United States 3-0 in Wayne Rooney’s 120th and final cap.The Bournemouth striker started his football career at Coventry and despite series of injuries, scored 22 goals in 49 appearances between 2009 and 2014.Robins, who managed Wilson at Coventry says his debut is a proud moment for the West Midlands club.“When I was here the first time around Callum had quite a few lengthy injuries and to come through that and get back to playing, never mind to the level he’s performing at, shows character and determination,” Robins told Sky Sports.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Eddie Howe takes a lot of credit for that because he has molded him and developed him again and obviously he deserves his opportunity in the England shirt because of his performances for Bournemouth.“He’s taken that well and I was delighted for him, I was willing him on to score last night.“I would have liked to see Wayne Rooney score a goal as well with the stick he’s taken for playing in a game like that.“These players who have been stalwarts for England, who have been top, top players and who have broken records for goal scoring deserve that recognition.”last_img read more

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City Of Kenai Sets New Guidelines For Appeals

first_imgThe ordinance was introduced by Council Members Glenese Pettey and Henry Knackstedt. According to Knackstedt this is meant to keep from “potentially holding up projects with last minute appeals that might be filed by people who aren’t necessarily affected by the decision.” The proposed Ordinance restricts the standing for appeals to those that own, lease, or rent property and are able to show that a decision could impact their ownership interest or use or enjoyment of the property. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Kenai adopted an ordinance at their council meeting on April 4, that adopts a standard on who has standing to appeal a decision of the Planning and Zoning Commission or final decision of an administrative official.center_img An amendment allows the city clerk discretion to determine who does or doesn’t have standing to file an appeal. The council adopted the ordinance which go into effect April 20th. Council Members Molloy and Boyle voted against the ordinance. The ordinance aims to create a balance between the interests of concerned community members, parties potentially negatively affected by City decisions, and those endeavoring to benefit and move forward from a decision in their favor.last_img read more

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Senate Passes Bill That Gives Victims Of Crime A Voice

first_imgThe legislation is anticipated to cost $44.9 million in the upcoming fiscal year and $56.4 million the following year. The legislation anticipates 421 new inmates in the first year, 736 in the second year and 769 in the third year. House Bill 49 passed the Senate by a 20-0 vote and is now on its way to the House of Representatives for concurrence.  The final day of the regular session is Wednesday. Senator Peter Micciche: “The bill is about placing victims first, and ensuring that those who choose to break the law pay the consequence while we work with them to turn their lives to a better path. However, it makes a clear statement, through this repeal and replace we prioritize public safety, protecting Alaskans, putting victims and the law abiding first, and removing those from our communities who are a threat to safety and security.” House Bill 49 was introduced to repeal and replace Senate Bill 91, a criminal justice overhaul that passed in 2016. Micciche says it’s expensive but the value to Alaskans is “priceless.”: “It’s going to be expensive. But, the reality of it is over time if our drug laws, criminal justice laws, and our rehabilitation is successful and you look at the effect chronically on Alaskans effects on crime I think that that long term evaluation is that those costs can come down dramatically.” center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Senate unanimously passed it’s version of House Bill 49 on Tuesday. A bill that will enact changes that are tough on criminals and give police and prosecutors the tools they need to make Alaska safe. It would require the state reopen the Palmer Correctional Center, according to Micciche. According to the latest cost estimates of the Senate’s version of House Bill 49, the legislation would cost the state more than $101 million over its first two years. The legislation, which is largely in line with Governor Dunleavy’s proposal for crime, would put more people behind bars for longer.last_img read more

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Following Up With PopUp Magazine From the Other Side of the Curtain

first_imgLast month we went behind the scenes of Pop-Up Magazine, to learn more about its origins and business model. In only a few short years, the live experiential magazine has gained traction for its unique brand of storytelling. The touring series has already outgrown its past New York venues—the Town Hall and David Geffen Hall in Manhattan. But it may have already outgrown its newest home in the city after a sold-out show this past Saturday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House.The buzz around Pop-up Magazine, along with its quick growth, makes sense to this reporter, after a raucously entertaining yet thought-provoking evening.The Howard Gilman Opera House is just a block away from the Barclays Center, and it’s a cavernous, gorgeous hunk of history in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. It’s almost nearly double the size of the Town Hall, which is a regular host to many notable music and stage acts. Billed as a live performance of what you’d find in the pages of a magazine, the show even includes elements like an editor’s note from editor-in-chief, Douglas McGray, as well as live native advertisements. And the entire night was given great coherence from the show’s five-piece band, Magik*Magik Orchestra, headed by bandleader/keyboardist Minna Choi.The band backs many of the storytelling sets, as well as all of the integrated advertisements. Many of the acts within the show are accompanied by photos or animated short films. For instances, a piece titled “Let’s Talk About Sax” was performed by writer James Bennett II and was complemented with a saxophone score by Travis Sullivan.Bennett gave a hilarious, albeit abbreviated, timeline of the instrument’s history. From Kenny G tunes to George Michael’s “Careless Whisper,” Sullivan was right there with him playing the famous saxophone parts.There were several stories told over the course of the evening that were moving, even borderline gut-wrenching for the audience, but they all had moments of levity or instances that revealed the goodness in humanity.“It’s amazing to be at an event that finds the crossroads between storytelling, technology and music.”Take for example Erin Lee Carr, daughter of the late New York Times’ media columnist David Carr, who spoke of her father and shared some of his retweets from critics after he said that people from Missouri and Kansas have “low, sloping foreheads” on “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Or photojournalist Kirsten Luce, who captured images of drug cartel activity on Texas’s border along the Rio Grande, and contrasted that devastation by sharing photos of families playing in the river and farmers bathing their horses. Cathartic moments like those helped the show strike a consistent balance throughout the evening.The most similar experience that Pop-Up Magazine can be compared to would be the live taping of a major podcast. From the attention given to stories to the excitement of hearing live music to the belly laughter at a stand up show—it’s all there. And as I learned after the show when talking to theatergoers (at a jam-packed cocktail mixer in the lobby), they felt like as if they were there with the performers the whole night through.“It’s amazing to be at an event that finds the crossroads between storytelling, technology and music,” said Scott N., a podcast producer in New York.Besides the large HD screen behind the performers, the technology he refers to is also the interactive elements of the show. Rose Eveleth’s act, “Welcome to Vanguard Estates,” was a choose-your-own-adventure that included the entire audience. Together, we all navigated the future of elderly care as many experts are predicting it.In everyone’s program there was a tiny envelope that read “Don’t open me. Yet.” Inside were two tiny glow sticks—one green, one orange. From housing run by robots to seeing a livestream of your aging parents, the entire audience chose how to proceed in this predicted future by raising either glowstick.As with most of the acts, there was loud laughter throughout—this was an incredibly vocal audience. And at the end of the evening, I was hard-pressed to find someone who didn’t enjoy the show or wouldn’t recommend it to a friend. But more impressive was the number of people who said they would come again, or that this was not their first time at a Pop-Up Magazine event—including Scott N., who had been at the previous Town Hall show last year.One couple, Jeff M. and Martin C., local college students, said that they couldn’t wait until the next Pop-Up came to the area.“I absolutely loved it,” said Martin. “This is definitely something that I’d  be excited to go see again.”“We’ve never been to one of these before, but a friend of ours that went to the Town Hall show told us about it and said they loved it,” Jeff added.At a time when much of the magazine industry is looking to events as another revenue stream, Pop-Up Magazine seems to have found a formula that works. Half that formula is something that magazines have been doing for nearly 200 years—telling great stories. The other half is creating a great experience that people want to be a part of.If nothing else, the liveliness of the crowd and the excitement in the air afterwards suggests that Pop-Up Magazine is doing something right.last_img read more

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NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time/Part-Time Member Services Representative at Planet FitnessFull-Time/Part-Time Overnight Closer at Planet FitnessFull-Time/Part-Time Fitness Trainer at Planet FitnessFull-Time Sanitation Worker at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Manufacturing Technician (Inspector) at AMETEK, Inc.Part-Time Warehouse Package Handler at FedExFull-Time Rx Authorization Specialist at AmetrosFull-Time Onboarding Coordinator at AmetrosFull-Time Food & Beverage Team Leader at TargetPart-Time Cashier at Panera Bread(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

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Applying Modern CSS to Create React App Projects Tutorial

first_img {this.props.description} Mark as Critical Mark as Done ); } We’re not quite done yet, although we’re at least 90% of the way there. We’ll also want to go back to src/Todo/Todo.module.css and add a new block for the critical class name, and we’ll use our composable property as well: .critical { composes: todo; border: 4px dashed red;} To use composition, all you need to do is add a new CSS property called composes and give it a class name (or multiple class names) that you want it to compose. Compose, in this case, is a fancy way of saying that it inherits the behavior of the other class names and allows you to override others. In the previous case, we’re saying critical is a CSS module class that is composed of a todo model as the base, and adds a border component of a big red dashed line since, well, we’ll just say that this means it is critical. Save and reload, as always, and you should be able to mark items as Mark as Done, Mark as Critical, or both, or remove them by clicking Remove Me, as in the following screenshot: And that about covers it for our brief introduction to CSS Modules! Before you move on, you’ll also want to quickly update your snapshots for your tests by hitting U in the yarn test screen. Introducing SASS to our project SASS is essentially CSS with extended feature support. When I say extended feature support here, though, I mean it! SASS supports the following feature set, which is missing in CSS: Variables Nesting Partial CSS files Import support Mixins Extensions and inheritance Operators and calculations Installing and configuring SASS The good news is that getting SASS support working in a Create React App project is incredibly simple. We first need to install it via yarn, or npm. $ yarn add node-sass We’ll see a ton of output from it, but assuming there are no errors and everything goes well, we should be able to restart our development server and get started with some SASS. Let’s create a more general utility SASS file that will be responsible for storing standardized colors that we’ll want to use throughout our application, and something to store that neat gradient hr pattern in case we want to use it elsewhere. We’ll also change some of the colors that we’re using so that there is some red, green, and blue, depending on whether the item is critical, done, or neither, respectively. In addition, we’ll need to change up our project a little bit and add a new file to have a concept of some shared styles and colors. So, let’s begin: Create a new file, src/shared.scss, in our project and give it the following body: $todo-critical: #f5a5a5;$todo-normal: #a5a5f5;$todo-complete: #a5f5a5;$fancy-gradient: linear-gradient( to right, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0), rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.8), rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)); Next, hop over to src/Divider/Divider.css and rename the file to src/Divider/Divider.scss. Next, we’ll change the reference to Divider.css in src/Divider/Divider.js, as follows: import “./Divider.scss”; Now we’ll need to change up the code in Divider.scss to import in our shared variables file and use a variable as part of it: @import “../shared”;hr {border: 0;height: 1px;background-image: $fancy-gradient;} So, we import in our new shared SASS file in src/, and then the background-image value just references the $fancy-gradient variable that we created, which means we can now recreate that fancy gradient whenever we need to without having to rewrite it over and over. Save and reload, and you should see that nothing major has changed. Mixing SASS and CSS Modules The good news is that it’s basically no more complicated to introduce SASS to CSS Modules in Create React App. In fact, the steps are borderline identical! So, if we want to start mixing the two, all we need to do is rename some files and change how our imports are handled. Let’s see this in action: First, head back to our src/Todo/Todo.module.css file and make a very minor modification. Specifically, let’s rename it src/Todo/Todo.module.scss. Next, we need to change our import statement in src/Todo/Todo.js, otherwise the whole thing will fall apart: import styles from “./Todo.module.scss”; Now, we should have our SASS working for CSS Modules with the Todo component, so let’s start taking advantage of it. Again, we’ll need to import our shared file into this SASS file as well. Note the following back in src/Todo/Todo.module.scss: @import ‘../shared’; Next, we’ll need to start changing the references to our various background colors. We’ll change the background for regular Todos to $todo-normal. Then, we’ll change the finished Todo background to $todo-complete. Finally, we’ll want to change the critical items to $todo-critical: .todo { border: 2px solid black; text-align: center; background: $todo-normal; color: #333; margin: 20px; padding: 20px;} .done {background: $todo-complete;}.hr {border: 2px solid red;}.critical {composes: todo;background: $todo-critical;} Save and reload our project, and let’s make sure the new color scheme is being respected: Now, we have CSS Modules and SASS  integrated nicely in our Create React App project without having to install a single new dependency. We have them playing nicely together even, which is an even greater achievement! If you found this post useful, do check out the book, Create React App 2 Quick Start Guide. In addition to getting familiar with Create React App 2, you will also build modern, React projects with, SASS, and progressive web applications. Read Next React Native 0.59 is now out with React Hooks, updated JavaScriptCore, and more! React Native Vs Ionic: Which one is the better mobile app development framework? How to create a native mobile app with React Native [Tutorial]center_img Previously with Create React App, you actually didn’t have a lot of options to be able to clean things up visually. You were frequently at the whims and mercy of random Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) project maintainers, and trying to get other libraries, frameworks, or preprocessors involved in the project compilation process was frequently a nightmare. A preprocessor in the context of Create React App is basically one of the steps in the build process. In this case, we’re talking about something that takes some of the style code (CSS or another format), compiles it down to basic CSS, and adds it to the output of the build process. This article is taken from the book Create React App 2 Quick Start Guide by Brandon Richey. This book is intended for those who want to get intimately familiar with the Create React App tool. It covers all the commands in Create React App and all of the new additions in version 2.  To follow along with the examples implemented in this article, you can download the code from the book’s GitHub repository. Over the span of this article, we’ll be covering materials that span the gamut of style-related functionality and highlighting what is, in my mind, one of the best new features in Create React App: support for CSS Modules and SASS. Introducing CSS Modules CSS Modules give you the ability to modularize any CSS code that you import in a way that prevents introducing global, overlapping namespaces, despite the fact that the end result is still just one giant CSS file. Better project organization Let’s start off by cleaning up our directory structure in our project a little bit better. What we’re going to do is just separate out each component that has CSS and JavaScript code into their own folders. Let’s first create NewTodo, Todo, App, TodoList, and Divider folders and place all of their related code in each of those. We’ll also need to create a new file in each of these directories called index.js, which will be responsible for only importing and exporting the appropriate component. For example, the App index file (src/App/index.js) will look like this: import App from “./App”;export default App; The new index file of Todo (src/Todo/index.js) will look like this: import Todo from “./Todo”;export default Todo; You can probably guess what the index files NewTodo, TodoList, and Divider will look like as well, based on this pattern. Next, we’ll need to change each place that these files are referenced to make it easier to import all of them. This will unfortunately be a little bit of grunt work, but we’ll need to do it all the same to make sure we don’t break anything in the process. First, in src/App/App.js, change the TodoList import component to the following: import TodoList from “../TodoList”; There’s nothing we need to do for Divider since it is a component with no imports. NewTodo and Todo are of a similar type, so we can skip them as well. src/TodoList/TodoList.js, on the other hand, has a lot we need to deal with, since it’s one of our highest-level components and imports a lot: import Todo from “../Todo”;import NewTodo from “../NewTodo”;import Divider from “../Divider”; But that’s not all. Our test file, src/TodoList/TodoList.test.js, also needs to be modified to include these new paths for our files or else our tests will fail! We’ll need nearly the same list of imports as earlier: import TodoList from “./TodoList”;import NewTodo from “../NewTodo”;import Todo from “../Todo”; Now, when you reload your application, your code should still be working just fine, your tests should all pass, and everything should be cleanly separated out! Our full project structure should now look like this: src/ App/ App.css App.js App.test.js index.js Divider/ Divider.css Divider.js index.js NewTodo/ NewTodo.css NewTodo.js NewTodo.test.js index.js Todo/ Todo.css Todo.js Todo.test.js index.js TodoList/ TodoList.css TodoList.js TodoList.test.js index.js index.css index.js setupTests.js … etc … Introducing CSS Modules to our application If we want to use CSS Modules, there are a few simple guidelines that we need to follow. The first is that we need to name our files [whatever].module.css, instead of [whatever].css. The next thing we need to do is to make sure that our styles are named simply and are easy to reference. Let’s start off by following these conventions and by renaming our CSS file for Todo as src/Todo/Todo.module.css, and then we’ll change the contents a tiny bit: .todo { border: 2px solid black; text-align: center; background: #f5f5f5; color: #333; margin: 20px; padding: 20px;}.done {background: #f5a5a5;} Next, we’ll open up src/Todo/Todo.js to take advantage of CSS Modules instead. We created a helper function in our Todo component called cssClasses(), which returns the styles we should be using in our component, and there’s not much we need to change to make this all work exactly the same as earlier. We’ll need to change our import statement at the top as well, since we renamed the file and are changing how our CSS is getting loaded into our code! Take a look at the following: import styles from “./Todo.module.css”; This enables our code to take advantage of any class names defined in Todo.module.css by referencing them as styles.[className]. For example, in the previous file, we defined two CSS class names: todo and done, so we can now reference them in our component via styles.Todo and styles.done. We’ll need to change the cssClasses() function to use this, so let’s make those exact changes now. In src/Todo/Todo.js, our cssClasses() function should now read as follows: cssClasses() { let classes = [styles.todo]; if (this.state.done) { classes = […classes, styles.done]; } return classes.join(‘ ‘); } Save and reload, and our application should be back to normal! Next, let’s change the hr tags inside of the todo components to have their own styles and effects. Head back into src/Todo/Todo.module.css and add the following block for our hr tag, which we’ll give a new class of redDivider: .redDivider { border: 2px solid red;} And finally, return back to our render() function in src/Todo/Todo.js, and change our render() function’s hr tag inclusion to the following: Save and reload, and now we should have fully compartmentalized CSS code without worrying about collisions and global namespaces! Here’s how the output looks like: Composability with CSS Modules That’s not all that CSS Modules give us, although it’s certainly one of the great parts of CSS Modules that we get immediately and with no fuss. We also get CSS composability, which is the ability to inherit CSS classes off of other classes, whether they’re in the main file or not. This can be incredibly useful when you’re setting up more complicated nested components that all need to handle slightly different style sheets, but are not wildly different from each other. Let’s say we want to have the ability to mark some components as critical instead of just regular Todos. We don’t want to change too much about the component; we want it to inherit the same basic rules as all of the other Todos. We’ll need to set up some code to make this happen. Back in src/Todo/Todo.js, we’re going to make some modifications to allow a new state property named critical. We’ll start off in the constructor component, where we’ll add our new state property and a bind tag for a function: constructor(props) { super(props); this.state = { done: false, critical: false }; this.markAsDone = this.markAsDone.bind(this);this.removeTodo = this.removeTodo.bind(this);this.markCritical = this.markCritical.bind(this);} We add a new critical property in our state property and set it to a default value of false. Then we also reference a function (which we haven’t written yet) called markCritical, and we bind this, since we’ll be using it in an event handler later. Next, we’ll tackle the markCritical() function: markCritical() { this.setState({ critical: true }); } We’ll also need to modify our cssClasses() function so that it can react to this new state property. To demonstrate the composability function of CSS Modules, we’ll set it so that classes is originally an empty array, and then the first item either becomes critical or todo, depending on whether or not the item is marked as critical: cssClasses() { let classes = []; if (this.state.critical) { classes = [styles.critical]; } else { classes = [styles.todo]; } if (this.state.done) { classes = […classes, styles.done]; } return classes.join(‘ ‘); } And finally, in our render function, we’ll create the button tag to mark items as critical: render() { return ( Remove Melast_img read more

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Canada Jetlines appoints airline industry vet to Board of Directors

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Canada Jetlines appoints airline industry vet to Board of Directors TORONTO — Alan Bird, a 25-year airline industry veteran, has joined Canada Jetlines in a dual-purpose role: as member of the Board of Directors and a special advisor to the CEO.Bird most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Mexico’s fastest growing ULCC, VivaAerobus, where he was responsible for the purchase agreement for 52 new Airbus 320, the largest deal recorded at that time by a Latin American airline.Prior to VivaAerobus, Bird served as Chief Financial Officer and board member for Tiger Airways Singapore, and from 1997-2007 he held the role of Finance Director to British Midland International, where he was responsible for the overall financial management and procurement function for the BMI Group of Companies.Bird currently serves as an advisor to Irelandia Aviation, which develops and delivers low-cost carriers in partnership with airline management and investors. Irelandia has successfully developed five low-cost carriers to date: Ryanair in Europe, Tiger Airways in Asia, Allegiant in the U.S., VivaAerobus in Mexico, and VivaColombia in Colombia. Bird serves as an Advisor to Viva Air, VivaColombia, and Viva Peru on financial matters, including aircraft acquisition and the development of joint ventures for engineering and maintenance initiatives.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksJavier Suarez, CEO of Canada Jetlines, who worked with Bird at VivaAerobus, said he is excited to work together again. “He played a key role helping VivaAerobus become the lowest cost airline in America. His experience and support will help us progress in the right direction to soon become the lowest cost airline in Canada,” said Suarez.On his new appointment at Jetlines, Bird said: “I am very pleased to join my former colleague from VivaAerobus, Javier Suarez, to build Canada’s first true ULCC. The opportunity in Canada remains very exciting. Javier is building a solid team having recently added seasoned ULCC operator Michael Bata as COO, and I am looking forward to working with Javier to continue the build out of the airline.”Canada Jetlines has granted a total of 225,000 stock options to Bird in his role as a director. The stock options have been issued for a five-year term, with one quarter vesting every six months from the date of grant. Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Share Tags: Canada Jetlines, New Hires Wednesday, November 14, 2018 last_img read more

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October 29 2004 Young students with their parents

first_imgOctober 29, 2004Young students with their parents and instructors, from the ECO TECH Charter School in Chandler, visit the Arcosanti Gardens. Agriculture manager Brad Crutchfield explains some of the details of organic gardening. [Photo: Brad Crutchfield & text: sa]Young students with their parents and instructors, from the ECO TECH Charter School in Chandler, visit the Arcosanti Gardens. Agriculture manager Brad Crutchfield explains some of the details of organic gardening. [Photo: Brad Crutchfield & text: sa] After a visit with the chickens and one duck, the students are devided into work groups, including a compost turning detail. [Photo: Brad Crutchfield & text: sa] Part of lunch was some delicious Arcosanti watermelon. The Arcosanti project receives frequent visits from student groups of all ages. The tours are educational and enjoyable. For more information about special tours please contact Charles Provine in Public Relations. [Photo: Brad Crutchfield & text: sa]center_img And enjoyed the play at work very much. [Photo: Brad Crutchfield & text: sa]last_img read more

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Vivendi has confirmed that it has been approached

first_imgVivendi has confirmed that it has been approached by Numericable majority owner Patrick Drahi’s investment vehicle Altice “regarding a potential alliance” between its telecom subsidiary SFR and cable operator Numericable, in which Drahi holds a controlling interest.However, Vivendi said it “has not received any formal offer” and that its supervisory board “will announce a decision, if necessary, as and when appropriate”.The clarification comes after French financial daily Les Echos reported that the media and telecoms group had struck an agreement in principle to sell a majority stake in SFR to Numericable and would likely pull its plan to float the operator on the stock exchange.According to the paper, Vivendi’s supervisory council has give a green light to SFR CEO Jean-Yves Charlier to begin detailed negotiations with Numericable based on this agreement.According to Les Echos, Vivendi chairman Jean-René Fourtou and Drahi met last week, kicking off the latest round of talks. Under the deal under discussion, Altice would hold a 50% stake in a new combined entity, with Vivendi holding 32%.The paper said the deal is likely to value SFR at about €15 billion. This includes about €8 billion in debt, about four times gross operating profit. Potential synergies from a deal are estimated at around €6 billion, in particular thanks to the possibility of SFR using Numericable’s network rather than leasing capacity from Orange, as it currently does. In addition the pair could pool their resources in investing in fibre, as well as making savings in maintenance and interconnection costs.The latest news follows Altice and Numericable’s successful separate introductions on the stock exchange, giving Drahi additional financial leverage in negotiations.last_img read more

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