Ancajas impresses in US debut, stops Gonzalez to retain IBF title

first_imgView comments Warriors ‘mentally fried’; seek All-Star break respite – Kerr 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting The 26-year-old Ancajas (29-1-1, 20 KOs), who successfully defended his belt in TKO fashion for the fourth straight time, dropped Gonzalez (20-2, 8 KOs) three times.A well-timed left hook by Ancajas decked Gonzalez a minute into the first round before a couple more left blows, resulting into a pair of knock downs, prompted the referee to stop the fight at the 1:50 mark of the 10th.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJerwin Ancajas of the Philippines watches after dropping Israel Gonzalez of Mexico in their junior bantamweight fight Sunday (Manila time) at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Photo taken from Top Rank Boxing’s Twitter account (@trboxing)Ancajas has been drawing comparisons to Manny Pacquiao and he showed flashes of the eight-division champion with his crushing left straight, movement and footwork.But unlike Pacquiao, who is known for his relentlessness inside the ring, Ancajas was more of a scientific fighter like former Filipino champion Gerry Peñalosa. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:39Ancajas willing to fight Chocolatito if given a chance01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC It was a lopsided bout with Ancajas dominating from the opening bell, setting up his power shots with crisp jabs that left Gonzalez searching for answers. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jerwin Ancajas of the Philippines lands a left straight to the face of Israel Gonzalez of Mexico during their junior bantamweight fight at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Ancajas retained his IBF title after scoring a TKO victory in the 10th round. Photo taken from Top Rank Boxing’s Twitter account (@trboxing)The much-anticipated US debut by Jerwin Ancajas was worth the wait.Ancajas retained his IBF junior bantamweight title after stopping Israel Gonzalez of Mexico in the 10 round at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Tanduay blasts CEU for breakthrough victory

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kevin Durant’s menacing defense leads the way for Warriors Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Rod Ebondo paced the still-winless CEU (0-2) with 20 points and 14 rebounds, while JK Casiño had 11 markers and three assists in the defeat.The Scores:TANDUAY 75 – Alvarez 16, Santos 16, Varilla 11, Taganas 8, Vigil 6, Palma 6, Terso 5, Eguilos 3, Sollano 2, Tambeling 2.CEU 60 – Ebondo 20, Casiño 11, Manlangit 8, Wamar 7, Cruz 5, Aquino 4, Uri 3, Guinitaran 2, Jeruta 0, Intic 0, Arim 0, Saber 0, Baconcon 0.Quarters: 13-12, 30-28, 60-42, 75-60.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Paul Varilla also got 11 points and five boards in the victory.Coach Lawrence Chongson was happy after his veterans finally stepped up to the plate after Tanduay’s humiliating 89-63 defeat to Cignal HD last Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I got a team full of veterans so they need to really step up. I felt that it’s where we lacked last game, where our veterans didn’t deliver. That game really humiliated us,” he said. “Hopefully, that will be our battlecry. We’re slowly getting to where we want to be.”The Rhum Masters used a 30-point third quarter explosion to break away, 60-42, before fending off a belated rally from the Scorpions in the final three minutes of the game to secure their breakthrough victory. Lester Alvarez. PBA IMAGESBanking on its experience, Tanduay whipped the youthful Centro Escolar University squad, 75-60, to chalk one in the win column Tuesday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Lester Alvarez commandeered the Rhum Masters with 16 points and five assists, while Adrian Santos missed out on a double-double with 16 markers and nine rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARcenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View commentslast_img read more

Krunal Pandya’s cricket-inspired wedding announcement, Hardik Pandya pokes cheeky fun

first_imgIt has truly been the season of weddings and Indian cricketers have made merry of it.After the most talked about weddings of Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan and Bhuvneshwar, the latest to join the married group is Krunal Pandya.Krunal, the elder brother of India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, took to Twitter to announce his marriage with long-time girlfriend Pankhuri Sharma, which will be held in Mumbai on December 27.In a series of photographs, which screamed cricket, Krunal expressed his excitement over spending the rest of his life with Pankhuri.Can�??t wait to spend the rest of my life with her!Ecstatic �?� Blessed �?� Thankful pic.twitter.com/BkPxIgMTro- Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) December 20, 2017Earlier in December, India captain Kohli tied the knot with Anushka Sharma in a rather intimate affair in Tuscany, Italy.Post their closed nuptial affair, they opened the doors for all their friends and family by hosting a grand reception in Delhi on December 21. They will throw a second reception party in Mumbai, where all cricketers and Anushka’s Bollywood friends will be present.Before Kohli, Zaheer Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar also took the nuptial vows.While Zaheer Khan tied the knot with Sagarika Ghatge in Mumbai in a homely and intimate wedding affair, which was attended by Ashish Nehra among other close friends and family.On the same day, India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar got married to Nupur Nagar in Meerut.Just a day after Krunal announced his marriage, Hardik Pandya also expressed his happiness on Twitter in a cheeky manner.advertisementProbably inspired by the cricket pre-wedding photoshoot of his brother, Hardik tweeted, “Caught n Bowled Pankhuri – 0(1).”.@krunalpandya24: Caught n Bowled Pankhuri – 0(1) �?��?���???My jaans are getting married and I am super excited for the wedding. Let the happiness begin!!! #BowledOverBeauty pic.twitter.com/4wRixFvenn- hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) December 21, 2017Krunal was part of the Mumbai Indians squad that won this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) edition under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma.For his brilliant and crucial 38-ball 47 against Rising Pune Supergiant in the final, Krunal was adjudged the Man of the Match.Krunal also received his maiden India A call-up in June this year, when the A team toured South Africa.last_img read more

Olympiakos Edges Valencia, 71-68

first_imgSharpshooter Costas Sloukas gave Olympiakos a 71-68 win over Valencia, In Milan Tomic’s Euroleague debut on the Piraeus club’s bench.Sloukas had 14 points, but the most important came when he scored three points from the line – along with earning two fouls and one offensive rebound- all in the last seven seconds.It was a horse race most the game with with the Reds leading by two at half-time (38-36) and then by up to six in the third period (51-45).Playing without injured Giorgos Printezis, the Greeks  didn’t have as much scoring power up front but captain Vassilis Spanoulis was lighting them up, with 21 points.The Reds managed to rally against the hosts in the last five minutes to turn a 62-58 deficit to a 66-62 lead, and held on for a close win.In the Eurocup, Europe’s second tier competition, PAOK started off with an away win in Turkey beating Karsiyaka 87-81 in the second overtime on Oct. 15.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

International wrestlers in PWL to sing Indian national anthem on Republic Day

first_imgWhen India unfurls the tricolour to celebrate its 70th Republic Day, nationals from 14 other countries will join millions of Indians to sing the national anthem along with them to mark the historic occasion.They are all wrestlers from Venezuela, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Canada, Ukraine, Russia, France, Colombia, Romania, Hungary, Georgia, Qatar, Moldova and Estonia currently taking part in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) Season 4.The third leg of the world’s biggest wrestling league is currently underway the Gautam Buddha University Indoor Stadium in Greater Noida.The celebration this year will be special as it will mark the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.Talking about this unique event Pro Sportify owner and promoter Kartikeya Sharma said: “The purpose of this event is to show the spirit of PWL which is very much similar to the spirit of our country. PWL is world’s biggest wrestling league with participation from different parts of the world but we are like a family here. This spirit is very similar to this amazing country known for its unity in diversity. So I was very glad when everyone decided to come forward to celebrate this historic occasion together.”Apart from all top wrestlers of the country including Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Pooja Dhanda to name a few, PWL-4 this season has also seen participation of 30 Olympians, of which 11 are medal winners, 16 World Championships medallist and seven continental champions.They all will be part of the Republic Day celebration on Saturday.advertisementlast_img read more

Hima Das nearing her best, says High Performance Director Volker Herrmann

first_imgHima Das nearing her best, says High Performance Director Volker HerrmannHima is progressing in the right direction. If you want to run sub 50 seconds (in 400m) you also have to be able to run sub 22.80 in 200m. She is getting closer, said Hermann.advertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 22, 2019UPDATED: July 22, 2019 15:46 IST India’s Hima Das after claiming a silver medal in the women’s 400 metres race (IANS)HIGHLIGHTSHigh Performance Director Volker Herrmann said 25 to 30 Indian athletes can qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2020The 19-year-old Hima has won five races — four in 200m and one in her pet 400m eventHima is yet to qualify in either 200m or 400m for the World ChampionshipsIndian athletics’ High Performance Director Volker Herrmann feels star sprinter Hima Das is nearing her best, having won five successive gold medals in three weeks in Europe.The 19-year-old Hima has won five races — four in 200m and one in her pet 400m event — in Poland and Czech Republic since July 2. She has been improving on her timing even though the field in all the five races was mediocre.”Hima is progressing in the right direction. If you want to run sub 50 seconds (in 400m) you also have to be able to run sub 22.80 in 200m. She is getting closer,” Hermann said, explaining why she began with 200m races before switching to 400m in her last race on July 20 when she clocked a season best time of 52.09.Hima is yet to qualify in either 200m or 400m for the World Championships, to be held in Doha from September 26 to October 6. The World Championships qualifying mark stands at 23.02 and 51.80.Her male counterpart Muhammed Anas has qualified for the World Championships after bettering his own 400m national record last week.”We also have Muhammed Anas breaking his own record and that is quite promising,” said the 38-year-old Hermann who took charge on July 1.The highly qualified German, who has worked in similar capacity in his native country and Singapore, said athletes around the world have been making changes in their training due to the World Championships happening late in the season, and the Indians are also adjusting accordingly.”All around the world, the athletes are facing the same problem. The coaches have to rush the whole preparation model. The athletes will need to peak twice, the first (peak) right now and second by the end of September.advertisement”We are preparing a series of competition to raise our performance level and then we will continue on a slightly higher level with higher intensity towards World Championships,” he added.He said 25 to 30 Indian athletes can qualify for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.”In men’s and women’s 400m relay, the eight finalists at World Championships will directly qualify for Tokyo and in certain ways, that is the easiest for us to qualify. Mixed 400m relay is another one we can qualify. Then, we are in a good situation in javelin throw and 400m.”Tokyo is exactly one year from now. We will work on the strengths and weaknesses of our athletes to do our best. But we need to look forward to 2024 and 2028 Olympics.”Hermann said his plan is to make three different strategies for the three upcoming Olympics.”First for Tokyo, we will work with the current athletes in high performance team. Secondly for 2024, besides the current athletes we have to find talented ones at youth and junior levels who have potential to be at top level in five years from now. They can be 15, 16 and 17 years of age,” he said.”For 2028 Olympics, we have to work with 10, 11 or 12 years old children. To be honest, these are athletes with which we can initiate change in Indian athletics. We need to work at state and district level, give proper foundation to these kids, more towards core training and technical model.”India should develop its own philosophy and not copy from say USA or another country to face specific challenges it has. The working of officials should be streamlined and coaching methods should be same throughout the country.”He said that training of high performance athletes should focus more on increasing intensive quality sessions rather than on volume, and provide enough recovery time.”The modern method of training is to increase number of intensive sessions and achieve high quality. You cannot have high volume and high intensity. But you have to have enough recovery time. Otherwise, you will have injury and mental fatigue.”The ideal training is to ensure 100 per cent in few events like World Championships or Olympics. It is important to give one time 90m throw (in javelin) instead of five time 85m.”Unlike other sports, it is not enough to give 96 or 97 per cent in a top event, you have to be 100 per cent. The three or four per cent make all the difference.”On India’s high performance pool of athletes, Hermann said, “130 or 140 elite athletes in national camps currently is too small a percentage of total population. In USA, there were 200 thousand athletes competing in NCAA.”But I am optimistic of Indian athletics making strides in coming years. The government and the AFI are working hard and other stakeholders are also interested in taking athletics forward. We need involvement of state and district officials in a big way for grassroot development. We need step-by-step approach to take Indian athletics to next level.advertisementAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Bengal Warriors trump UP Yoddha, Dabang Delhi pip Telugu Titans

first_img Press Trust of India Indo-Asian News Service HyderabadJuly 24, 2019UPDATED: July 24, 2019 23:50 IST Bengal Warriors notched a dominating win over UP Yoddha in Hyderabad (Twitter: @prokabaddi)HIGHLIGHTSBengal Warriors started their campaign on a confident note with a victory vs UP YoddhaManinder Singh and Mohammed Nabibaksh were especially impressive for BengalWarriors will begin their home leg on September 7 whereas UP Yoddha on October 5Bengal Warriors trounced UP Yoddha 48-17 to record their biggest victory in the Pro Kabaddi League, starting their campaign on a confident note, here on Wednesday.The raiding duo of Maninder Singh (9 points) and Mohammed Nabibaksh (10 points) troubled the Yodha defence all night and chipped in with crucial contributions.Baldev Singh put on a solid display of brute strength and toughness and scored 7 tackle points. The UP Yoddha defence had an off night and could muster just five tackle points. Monu Goyat scored six points but didn’t get enough support.UP Yoddha made a strong start and led 4-0 after the first three minutes. But Warriors came back strong as Maninder first made a two-point raid and their defence got their act together. In the first 10 minutes, it was an evenly matched contest as both teams were level 6-6.The Warriors soon shifted gears and went on a scoring spree. They first inflicted an all-out in the 13th minute to lead 13-7 and their defence kept picking points at regular intervals.Both the defence and raiders of UP Yoddha had a quiet first half as they scored just three and four points respectively. At the end of the first half, Bengal Warriors led 17-9.Warriors inflicted another all out to lead 22-10. Monu Goyat picked up a raid point in the 23rd minute as UP Yoddha trailed 11-25. Nabibaksh produced an excellent super raid in the 24th minute to give Warriors a commanding 18-point lead as they led 30-12.The Warriors inflicted another all out to lead 33-13 after 25 minutes. UP Yoddha were looking bereft of ideas to counter the strength and toughness that Warriors posed.advertisementBengal Warriors inflicted fourth all out of the match in the 37th minute to assert further dominance and opened up a 28-point lead. With less than a minute to go, Mohammed Nabibaksh achieved a super 10 to lead his team to victory.Warriors will begin their home leg in Kolkata on September 7 whereas UP Yoddha start their home leg on October 5 in Greater Noida.Delhi win ThrillerIn an edge of the seat clash, Dabang Delhi pipped Telugu Titans 34-33 in their campaign opener of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Wednesday.Raider Naveen Kumar was the chief architect of Delhi’s win as he accumulated 14 raid points.On the other hand, debutant Suraj Desai, the elder brother of Siddharth Desai, scored 18 raid points for Telugu Titans. Siddharth scored eight raid points for the Titans.Suraj was quick off the blocks for the Titans as he made a two-point raid in the first minute of the match. Meraj Sheykh opened Delhi’s account with a raid in the second minute.It was a closely-fought affair between the two teams as they were level at 4-4 after the first five minutes.Siddharth was sent to the bench in the sixth minute after a strong tackle by Ravinder. Suraj made another two-point raid in the seventh minute to level the match at 6-6.Siddharth scored two quick raid points to give Telugu Titans 9-7 lead in the 11th minute. In the 16th minute, Titans forced a super tackle to level the match at 11-11 after their opponents had taken a slender lead.At the end of the first half, Delhi led 13-12.The hosts began the second half with a bang as they forced a super tackle in the 21st minute. Siddharth made a two-point raid in the 23rd minute as Titans led 17-15. Suraj followed it up a two-point raid of his own in the next minute.Navin achieved a super 10 in the 25th minute as Delhi trailed 18-20. Delhi inflicted the first all out the match in the 26th minute to level the match at 21-21.Suraj produced a terrific super raid in the 31st minute to give Titans 28-26 lead. Delhi reacted strongly and in the next couple of minutes scored six straight points to lead 32-26.Titans led by Suraj came back and scored four points to trail 30-32 in the 36th minute.It was anyone’s match in the last three minutes but Delhi kept their nerve to emerge victorious.Also Read | Jaipur Pink Panthers, Haryana Steelers register their first wins of PKL 2019Also Read | Pro Kabaddi 2019: Tamil Thalaivas beat Telugu Titans, Gujarat Fortunegiants crush Bengaluru BullsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Pro Kabaddi 2019Follow UP YoddhaFollow Bengal Warriors Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Bengal Warriors trump UP Yoddha, Dabang Delhi pip Telugu TitansAn all-round show guided Bengal Warriors to a massive 48-17 win over UP Yoddha in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) contest here on Wednesday. It was also Bengal’s biggest win in the history of the league.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

SM Group Chosen as Preferred Bidder to Take Over STX Corp

first_imgzoom A consortium spearheaded by South Korea’s Samra Midas Group (SM Group) has been selected as the preferred bidder for compatriot STX Corporation which was put on sale by its creditors. As disclosed in a listing to Korea Exchange, the company is to revert in three months on whether the two parties agreed on the details of the sale as creditors, including Korea Development Bank and Nonghyup Bank, intend to negotiate with SM Group about the sale of STX Corporation.A total of four companies submitted their offers last week to buy STX Corporation, an affiliate company of financially-troubled shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co that filed for court receivership with the Seoul Central District Court in May, 2016.STX Corporation must find a way to recapitalize in order to avoid being delisted from the stock market.According to reports cited by Yonhap news agency, SM Group plans to inject some KRW 130 billion (USD 113 million) in STX Corporation.The shipping firm has been very busy over the recent period, investing in expansion and capacity bolstering.Namely, in 2016, SM Group acquired bankrupt Hanjin Shipping’s Asia-US route. After taking over the route, SM Group established SM Line, a new unit which started its first service on March 8.The Group has also purchased five 6,655 TEU boxships for USD 60 million previously owned by bankrupt Hanjin Shipping.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

All frontline provincial police officers in Ontario to carry naloxone

first_imgTORONTO – Calling opioids an “ongoing concern” in all parts of the province, Ontario’s provincial police said Friday it would equip all front-line officers with naloxone kits to protect them from potential exposure to fentanyl.Each officer will be issued a kit with two doses of naloxone nasal spray while on duty, while members of selected specialized units — such as drug enforcement and community street crime units — will carry a personal kit all the time, Ontario Provincial Police said.The OPP is not the first police force in the province to issue naloxone to front-line officers — Peterborough, Barrie, and Durham Region officers are among those already equipped with the opioid antidote that can reverse an overdose for approximately 20 minutes to one hour, depending on the strength of the opioid.The primary purpose of the naloxone is for use if an officer is exposed. However, if there is a life-threatening situation and emergency medical services are not immediately available, officers will be trained to use it on members of the public, the OPP said.“We take the health and safety of our members and our communities very seriously,” OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes said in a statement.“With the increased prevalence of fentanyl, fentanyl analogues and synthetic opioid powders on our streets, there is a very real danger of exposure and these steps are being taken to ensure the safety of those we serve and our officers,” Hawkes said.Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Marie-France Lalonde said the opioid crisis is a “growing threat” in Ontario.“Equipping OPP officers with naloxone kits will give vulnerable people timely access to this life-saving drug,” she said. “When someone is overdosing, minutes can make the difference between life and death. This initiative will save lives.”Health Canada testing has determined fentanyl was present in 114 OPP seizures in 2016 from the mainly rural communities it serves, “demonstrating it is an emerging and ongoing concern in all parts of Ontario,” the OPP said.Test results for 2017 are not yet available, but it said the number of seizures of containing suspected fentanyl appears to be similar to 2016 levels.The OPP said it is also making the use of personal protective equipment mandatory while conducting suspected drug searches, seizures and sampling to help ensure the safety of officers.Front-line officers will be required to wear protective equipment including a respiratory mask, safety glasses or goggles, nitrile gloves and long sleeve shirt or jacket, it said.Rob Jamieson, president of the Ontario Provincial Police Association, said officers are seeing more fentanyl in various forms so the chance of exposure is increased.“Having additional personal protective equipment and naloxone on hand could very well save the life of one of our members, or a member of the public,” Jamieson said.Acting Staff Sgt. Peter Leon said OPP officers will receive training on the use of naloxone, the protective equipment and new procedures on how to handle suspected controlled substances over the summer.last_img read more

Mother of Canadian man missing in Peru since September says he may

first_imgA Canadian woman who is searching for her missing son in Peru says that authorities in the country are considering the possibility that her son was abducted.Alisa Clamen, a Montreal resident, said her son Jesse Galganov, 22, left for a backpacking trip through South America and Southeast Asia last month. She last heard from him on Sept. 28, when he said that he would be out of communication for only a few days while he embarked on a multi-day trek near the Peruvian city of Huaraz.Clamen flew to Peru last week after deciding that something was seriously wrong. After not hearing from her son for nearly a month, she has posted a $10,000 USD award for any information that leads to her son being found.She said she has been corresponding with Peruvian authorities since her arrival, who she said have been working flat out to try to locate her son.“All of (the information) is leading to the conclusion that Jesse, somehow, was abducted,” said Clamen.“It is really the only plausible theory at this point, because nobody really disappears into thin air.”She said that Galganov’s last known location was a backpackers hostel called Kame House in Huaraz. She added the investigation officially became a criminal one when the owner of the hostel first said that Galganov had been to the hostel, and then changed his story to say that he hadn’t when asked by police.Investigators know that Galganov made it to Kame House because a friend received a Snapchat message of Galganov at the hostel.Clamen says that obtaining Galganov’s information from his iPhone, as well as his Kindle e-reader device will be critical in the investigation. However, she said that Apple, T-Mobile (Galganov’s service provider), and Amazon haven’t been co-operating with the investigation.“All these people are offering their help, and yet I have Apple, Amazon, and T-Mobile who are not only not offering their help, they’re impeding us,” said Clamen.“I’m incredulous, I just cannot believe that these companies are not being co-operative, when the life a 22-year-old man is at stake.”So far, Clamen says that she has received an enormous amount of support from the Canadian embassy in Peru, from Peruvian authorities, and from friends back home who are scouring their social media for any information that could be gleaned from communications with Galganov.Clamen added that she is hoping the U.S. Embassy and FBI could get involved to pressure Apple, T-Mobile and Amazon into releasing data from Galganov’s devices.“I can’t sit and break down and cry and just be a mother that is lost,” said Clamen, speaking from a hotel room in Huaraz as authorities updated her on the investigation.“Sometimes I feel like that, like I have to collapse, but I just can’t do that, because I need to find my son.”For that reason, she says there’s no point in regretting her son’s trip, because it won’t help with the task at hand. She said Galganov, who had just been accepted to medical school, could not have planned this trip more meticulously.Clamen said she knew and researched every detail of the trip with him, right down to the weight of each item in his backpack.“I can’t let regret consume me, because it’ll break me.”last_img read more

Aluminum associations of North America urge end to tariffs before trade deal

first_imgOTTAWA – The national aluminum associations of North America have issued a joint letter urging a rapid end to tariffs within the trading block on aluminum products.The national associations of Canada, Mexico and the United States say in the letter sent to federal leaders of the three countries that tariffs should be removed before the new North American trade agreement is signed.They say the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement can’t work for the aluminum industry without exempting Canada and Mexico from section 232 tariffs or quotas.The associations state in the letter that no tariffs or quotas are needed because of action already taken by the three countries, including anti-dumping investigations by the U.S., Canada’s move to prevent transshipment and diversion of aluminum and steel, and Mexico’s initiation of an anti-dumping case against Chinese aluminum foil imports from China.The Aluminum Association, the Aluminium Association of Canada and IMEDAL say they look forward to working with respective governments as they work to address the fundamental problem of Chinese aluminum overcapacity.Mexico’s deputy commerce minister Juan Carlos Baker said in late October that the country wouldn’t sign the trade agreement until tariffs are removed.last_img read more

Niko Resources in talks to sell noncore assets for 157M

CALGARY — Niko Resources Ltd. said Wednesday that it is in advanced talks to sell certain as non-core assets for $157-million.The Calgary-based oil and gas producer active in Asia and elsewhere says it hopes to sign definitive agreements with two separate purchasers by the end of April.Niko did not say what specific assets were up for sale or who the purchasers were, adding that further details would be provided as the transactions progress.Meanwhile, the company said talks were also ongoing with other third parties regarding farm-outs and other non-core asset dispositions, “with offers on certain of these expected in the next few weeks.”Niko Resources Ltd. is engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Trinidad, Pakistan and Madagascar.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, its shares closed down 14 cents, or 2.59 per cent, Tuesday at $5.27. read more

Israels settlement legalization bill would harm prospects for ArabIsraeli peace UN envoy

“If adopted, it will have far reaching legal consequences for Israel, across the occupied West Bank and will greatly diminish the prospect of Arab-Israeli peace,” said the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, in a press statement. He reiterated that all settlement activities are illegal under international law and run counter to the position of the diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East – comprising the UN, Russia, the United States and the European Union – that settlements are one of the main obstacles to peace.“I encourage Israeli legislators to reconsider this move,” he said.

SDET mining vehicle battery factory in development

first_imgStrategic Development of Electrification Technology (SDET) is a Quebec-based enterprise that specialises in the research and development, prototyping, benchmarking and piloting of industrial batteries. The company also produces low-cost, high-performance battery cells designed for a wide range of heavy-duty industrial electric equipment. These cells are known to have exceptional autonomy and ultra-rapid recharge capabilities, without any degradation or loss of lifecycle.The company announced in February that it plans to build a R&D laboratory and battery factory, subject to the receipt of mandatory governmental permits along with the solidification of required debt and equity financing. “We are currently in discussion with partners and city officials,” stated Ramy Kamaneh, CEO of SDT Holdings, Inc.The key companies profiled to use the batteries produced in the new factory include Caterpillar Inc., Komatsu Ltd., Sandvik, Joy Global Inc., Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd., Atlas Copco and AB Volvo.The company anticipates the construction to begin no later than the second quarter of this fiscal year. Phase One is estimated to take five months to complete and Phase Two, nine months. Once fully operational, the facility is projected to be a home base for 25 new permanent jobs with the expectation that more jobs will be created as production ramps up.About the new factory announcement, Ramy Kamaneh states, “By building a cutting-edge battery factory along the Quebec mining region, which is in direct proximity to lithium, graphite and other primary materials needed to build the battery, we put ourselves in an advantageous supply situation, while reducing our costs significantly. By providing batteries to the mining industry both nationally and internationally, forecast numbers show that we are poised to earn substantial additional revenues in the years to come.”last_img read more

A personal prescription

first_imgPharmacist Lewis Pounentis always knew he wanted to be a chemist, but had no idea why. At the end of the day you run a business and you want it to be successful financially but you need to balance having a successful business and also providing a community based need.With a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of South Australia, Pounentis bought his first pharmacy in 1997 in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, which he ran for about nine years. He purchased his current business, Payneham Road Chemplus Compounding Pharmacy, in 2006 in Adelaide’s inner north eastern suburbs, and with pharmacy registration nationalised from July 1 this year, Pounentis is now a recognised pharmacist in every state of Australia. Pharmaceuticals are definitely growing as an industry, Pounentis says. “With chronic conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes, people are getting diagnosed a lot younger these days. “They’re more self aware and more health savvy, so people are probably being prescribed medications from their GP at a younger age or they’re self medicating at a younger age as well,” he said. Every five years the Pharmacy Guild and the Government compile a Guild Government agreement, Pounentis said. “With the one that was just signed off last year the emphasis is on pharmacists to be a bigger part of the entire healthcare role; they’re wanting pharmacies to be involved in total healthcare plans for patients,” he said. “It’s made pharmacy a pretty important part of the whole healthcare chain; we’re recognised as a first port of call.” Pounentis is also a diabetes educator, after completing a post-grad course last year. “Now my role as a pharmacist is also to help patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes to make sure they’re taking their medications correctly, testing themselves properly, preventing the other complications you have like for people with diabetes as they get older,” he said. “Pharmacists now have more of a personalised role as opposed to a glorified box labeller, as we were known in the past. There’s more of an important role these days,” he said. After his nephew was diagnosed with type one diabetes nine years ago, Pounentis became passionate about diabetes care. Lifestyle is a huge factor in preventing diabetes, Pounentis said, listing risk factors as being overweight, poor eating habits and leading a sedentary lifestyle. “There’s greater emphasis on prevention and early diagnosis,” he said, adding “for every person in Australia that’s diagnosed with diabetes there’s one out there that hasn’t been diagnosed that actually does have it,” he said. “What I’m trying to do is formulate a model for the community pharmacy for 2010 and beyond and hopefully it can be seen as a positive,” Pounentis said. The Adelaidian pharmacist has received personal and industry acknowledgment for his role in individualised healthcare and was last month awarded the South Australian Pharmacist of the year award. “At the end of the day you run a business and you want it to be successful financially but you need to balance having a successful business and also providing a community based need,” he said. If you’ve got a successful business that’s great, but Pounentis said providing a solution for a person or just getting a bit of gratitude for what you do is the real reward. “Knowing you’re able to make a difference for a particular person is pretty rewarding. “Also, seeing the staff around you tick the same way as you do is great; if you can be a positive influence on the people you work with and have a positive influence on the customers that you serve that’s really rewarding,” he said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Coalition and SYRIZA mull fallout from censure vote

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Both the governing coalition and main leftist opposition SYRIZA were assessing the outcome of the latter’s censure motion against the government in the early hours after the leftists lost, as expected, but also deprived the coalition of an MP in the process.All but two of the government’s 155 deputies rejected SYRIZA’s censure motion in a vote in Parliament early Monday that followed three days of vehement debate involving party leaders frequently trading insults.One of the two MPs was absent from the vote while the other, PASOK deputy Theodora Tzakri, supported SYRIZA’s motion, breaking ranks with the government. She was immediately expelled from PASOK’s parliamentary group, reducing the government’s parliamentary majority to just four seats. SYRIZA’s motion garnered a total of 124 votes, from its own MPs and those of smaller opposition parties including the ultra-right Golden Dawn. Another 17 lawmakers voted “present.”Speaking after the vote, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras declared that the government had emerged “much stronger” and insisted that elections would not be held until 2016, when the current government’s term is to expire, in response to a call by SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras for snap polls.Sources indicated that the broader impression among senior government officials was that Tsipras had failed to deliver a strong and convincing performance in Parliament.But the defection of Tzakri, who accused the government of having a “democratic deficit,” was broadly seen as an embarrassment, particularly to PASOK, which has lost six deputies since last year’s elections.In the ranks of SYRIZA though, her dismissal was interpreted as a small success for the party, which had been certain to lose the vote, as it trimmed the government’s wafer-thin majority yet further ahead of crucial votes in Parliament on a new property tax and the budget for 2014. But the leftists were reportedly disappointed by the small turnout at a protest rally in central Syntagma Square organized by the party to coincide with vote. Around 3,000 people turned up, prompting snide comments by coalition MPs speaking in Parliament about SYRIZA’s waning influence on the public.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Nabil Fekir transfer message issued to fans by Anfield legend

first_imgFekir who was on the verge of sealing a deal to Liverpool from Lyon for £53m last weekend had the deal thrashed over over concerns about his medical.However, there are indications that the Anfield bosses could revive their interest to sign him if the France international becomes available at a cheaper price. But former Liverpool winger John Barnes believes supporters should not be concerned if Klopp abandons his interest.“If they feel that there is a medical issue then they shouldn’t [sign him],” Barnes, speaking on behalf of Bonus Code Bets, told DailyStar.“Liverpool have to do what they think is right and Jurgen Klopp has to make those decisions.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Obviously, we trust Jurgen Klopp and the choices he makes so if Jurgen Klopp decides not to sign him then we shouldn’t say no.“If he decides to sign him with his slight injury but it’s not an injury that’s going to stop him playing and we feel it’s worth it then I’ll back him.”One of the main priorities on Liverpool’s transfer agenda this summer is a new goalkeeper following Loris Karius’ two catastrophic errors in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid. A mistake that pressed home the anxiety among fans and pundits that a new man was needed between the sticks.last_img read more

Farmers protest at sugar factory

first_imgZaheerabad: Farmers staged protest in front of Trident Sugar Factory on Friday demanding that the management clear their bills for the year 2018-19. BJP state leader and IT Cell Convener Jangam Gopi, MLA Manik Rao, Fariuddin and leaders of other parties extended their support to farmers.last_img

Customs officials seize Rs 111 crores gold at RGIA

first_imgHyderabad: The tightening of security and stringent measures being taken by the law enforcement authorities do not seem to be deterring the gold smugglers. The sleuths of Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Hyderabad Customs late on Saturday night seized 26 gold bars worth Rs 1.11 crore which were being smuggled at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us They intercepted a passenger, who arrived by flight No 6E1406 from Sharjah, UAE, and seized gold bars weighing 2,992 gram from his possession. Further investigations are on. In June this year, 538 gram gold worth around Rs 17 lakh was seized at the airport from a passenger, who arrived from Dubai by flight No AI 952 carrying 720 gram gold paste in his rectum. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us In May, Customs officials seized 1.18 kg gold at RGIA from a passenger Mohammed Feroz Khan, an Indian national, who arrived from Dubai by on an Emirates flight. The AIU officials intercepted him over his suspicious behaviour and on enquiry found gold concealed with silver colour wire in the support frame of the trolley bag. In another case the same month, 3 kg gold worth about Rs 90 lakh was seized from Ch Suresh, who arrived by a flight from Singapore. He concealed the gold biscuits in a specially tailored cloth that he wore as an undergarment and in his shoes. Advertise With Us Earlier in March this year, 800 gram gold worth around Rs 19.83 lakh was seized from two persons who concealed it in an angle drilling machine. In another case, 219 gram smuggled gold worth about Rs 7 lakh was seized from the passenger who arrived by a flight from Dubai and was smuggling the gold in silver coated gold plates in a pressure cooker.last_img read more

Curb on foreign ecommerce players to affect FDI inflow in India US

first_imgSeveral Flipkart employees to turn dollar millionaires post the Walmart acquisition [Representational Image]ReutersThe central government’s decision to restrict the foreign e-commerce players operating in India has drawn irk from leading American industry advocacy groups. The US industry body has argued that the restrictions to these players would negatively affect the foreign direct investment as well as consumers in long-term.The statement has come after the Modi led government introduced changes to the foreign direct investment policy for the e-commerce segment. The government has directed the e-commerce players to shun the heavy discounts and cash back offered to their customers.Chiefly, two of the world’s biggest e-commerce players Flipkart and US-based Amazon are likely to be hit hardest after the guidelines relating to regulating the e-commerce players comes into effect starting February 2019.The US industry body has argued that the deadline provided for implementation of the new norms is too short and does not allow sufficient time for the companies to analyze the policy.Nisha Desai Biswal, president of US India Chambers of Commerce (USAIC), a wing of the US Chambers of Commerce said that “We urge the government to delay implementation and allow time for comment before the policy goes into effect.”She further went on to add that “the new e-commerce restrictions announced by the government of India on December 26 are a cause for concern. While we are still trying to understand the full implications, we fear that these restrictions will have a far-reaching negative impact both on US investments and on Indian consumers.” Amazon logoReutersMukesh Aghi, the president of US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF), said that the policy intervention made by the central government is going to negatively affect the Indian customers only and in long-term FDI inflows are going to be hampered.He said that “this is not in the best interest of the Indian consumers. Coming out with such a major policy change overnight without any consultative process eats into the predictability” and reliability factor that all US companies are looking into India for any foreign direct investment.Press Trust of India reported that the Union Commerce and Industries Minister Suresh Prabhu has aimed to bring in $100 billion FDI to India but the latest restriction would badly hamper such goals.last_img read more