After US Open loss, Kyrgios says: ‘Keep letting people down’

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “I don’t know, honestly. I’m not good enough for him,” Kyrgios responded. “You know, he’s very dedicated. He’s an unbelievable coach. You know, he probably deserves a player that is probably more dedicated to the game than I am. He deserves a better athlete than me.”When a reporter returned to that topic, asking Kyrgios to explain what he meant, he said: “I’m not dedicated to the game at all.”“I mean, you know what I mean: There are players out there that are more dedicated, that want to get better, that strive to get better every day. The ‘one-percenters.’ I’m not that guy.”Asked whether he envisions ever being “that guy,” Kyrgios answered: “I really don’t know. Probably not. Honestly not.”He then referenced his impressive run in Cincinnati and described his routine there.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The 14th-seeded Kyrgios lamented the injured right shoulder that limited his effectiveness from the third set on during a 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 exit against another Australian, 235th-ranked John Millman. Kyrgios called the series of health issues that have hampered him all year “diabolical.” He stated that he doesn’t care enough about working hard and, therefore, his coach should find someone else to work with.And he closed by covering his face while saying, “I keep letting people down.”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 shutoutKyrgios is a supremely talented and temperamental 22-year-old who has reached two Grand Slam quarterfinals and just this month beat 15-time major champion Rafael Nadal en route to the final of the Cincinnati Masters. He is also someone who gets in trouble for his on-court actions, such as lobbing insults at his opponent or being accused of not giving his best effort.When Kyrgios was asked Wednesday whether he plans to continue being coached by former player Sebastien Grosjean, the reply was rather startling — or rather, would have been, coming from any other professional athlete. Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I was playing basketball … every day for two hours. Like, I played an hour of basketball before I played (2013 French Open runner-up) David Ferrer in the semifinal,” he said. “I was … getting a milk shake every day. I was less dedicated. And this week I was dedicated — and my shoulder starts hurting.”Against Millman, Kyrgios’ shoulder was massaged by a trainer during changeovers in the third set. During that set, Kyrgios also had an argument with chair umpire Carlos Ramos after being warned for using bad language.Kyrgios pleaded that he hadn’t said anything improper, but Ramos said a linesperson had reported him.“For obvious reasons,” Ramos said, “I cannot repeat what he said you said.”As for his body, Kyrgios stopped playing during Wimbledon because of a hip injury — part of a three-match run in which he retired each time.“I have had a diabolical year at these Slams. It doesn’t surprise me. It’s just the story of my career, really. I will have good weeks; I’ll have bad weeks,” he said. “It’s just a roller-coaster.” Stephon Marbury has emotional moment with Beijing fan at Q&A WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Nick Kyrgios of Australia returns a shot to John Millman of Australia during their first round Men’s Singles match on Day Three of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — A post-loss news conference with Nick Kyrgios often feels more like a therapy session, and Wednesday at the U.S. Open was no exception.There was a lot to unpack afterward.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Pep Guardiola denies trying to take Lionel Messi, Neymar to Manchester City

first_imgManchester City coach Pep Guardiola has denied a Mundo Deportivo report that he tried to sign strikers Lionel Messi and Neymar from former club Barcelona in the close season. (Latest Football stories)The newspaper also suggested that Guardiola attempted to buy Barca forward Luis Suarez and midfield pair Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets.City did bring keeper Claudio Bravo over from the Nou Camp as a replacement for Torino-bound Joe Hart and the former Bayern Munich boss acknowledged he had also spoken to Marc-Andre ter Stegen who missed the majority of the club’s La Liga games last season.”There are some wars you lose from the start and it would have been nice if people had given my side of the story,” Guardiola told a news conference ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League Group C game against Barca.”I didn’t call Messi, nor Busquets, nor Suarez, nor Iniesta. I knew (keeper) Ter Stegen wanted to play more and I called him but he decided to stay at Barca.”I hope Messi finishes his career here but perhaps one day he wants to leave,” added Guardiola of the five-times World Player of the Year. “If it happens, various clubs will want to sign him.”Despite being Barca’s most decorated coach and a former club captain, Guardiola had a fraught relationship with the board, including former president Sandro Rosell and incumbent Josep Maria Bartomeu.Mundo Deportivo has traditionally taken a favourable stance towards the board.”If I call a player it’s perhaps because he is not playing much at the moment. And I also have the right to call them because Barca also call City players,” said Guardiola.advertisementThe Spaniard added he turned down the chance to buy Brazil international Neymar in 2013.”I called him to try to sign him for Bayern,” explained Guardiola. “But when Neymar’s dad told me about Barca I told him to have no doubts and to go to Barca.”last_img read more

In The Spotlight – Kristin Boss

first_imgIn the twenty-second edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Mixed Open player, Kristin Boss, speaks about what it means to her to play at the 2011 World Cup and the biggest influence on her Touch Football career. Name: Kristin BossNickname: OzAge: 26Affiliate: Easts RoostersOccupation: Rehab ConsultantPosition: Wing Debut for Australia: Mixed Open Trans Tasman Series, 2009Career highlights so far: Easts Touch – Vawdon Cup champions 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006. State Cup champions 2005. Sydney Mets – NTL Champions 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010. Elite Eight Champions 2011New South Wales Under 20’s State of Origin winners 2002.Australian Women’s Under 20’s Youth World Cup Champions 2003.Australian Mixed Open Trans Tasman winners 2009, 2010.How you got involved in Touch Football: Started playing at school and loved it.Favourite player: I couldn’t pick just one.What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It’s my biggest achievement and playing at the highest level is something that I’m very proud of.Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: Nadina Teskera introduced me to Touch at rep level and is a great competitor with an amazing work ethic and attitude.Favourite sporting moment: Australia making the Soccer World Cup a few years back.What do you know about Scotland: Not a whole lot. Castles and bagpipes! Looking forward to finding out more!Any superstitions: No.Funniest Australian teammate: Zoe Dacey-Aiken aka ZADAFavourite quote: Sometimes your actions speak so loud I cannot hear what you are saying.Any travel plans for after World Cup: Bits and pieces throughout Europe, Greek Islands for sure!Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup. With only 32 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

10 months ago​Crystal Palace target Liverpool striker Solanke in January

first_img​Crystal Palace target Liverpool striker Solanke in Januaryby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace are seeking a deal for Liverpool attacker Dominic Solanke.They will be hoping to sign him on loan when the January transfer window opens.Roy Hodgson knows that his team needs to score more goals, as they only have 14 in the league this season.Another club that wants Solanke is Rangers, according to the Evening Standard.Palace are just above the bottom three and face a fight to stay up this season.And they hope that Solanke can help give them enough firepower to avoid relegation. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month ago​Spurs captain Lloris: We’re not built for UCL success

first_img​Spurs captain Lloris: We’re not built for UCL successby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham captain Hugo Lloris does not believe that his side is built to win the Champions League.Spurs made the final of last season’s competition, but suffered a 2-0 loss to fellow Premier League side Liverpool.While they will be aiming to go far in this season’s competition, Lloris does not believe they are of the profile necessary to win the Champions League.”I think with a lot of humility there are some clubs that have the profile to win Champions League every season – historically and with the talent they have in the squad,” Lloris said to reporters.”They put a stamp on this competition. That’s not the case for Tottenham.”But as we saw last year, everything is possible if you have the belief, the talent and the discipline. Why not be back again?”But obviously we have a different profile to that type of club – Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich. That type of club.”It’s not a lack of ambition. When we go on the pitch, it’s to win, whoever is the opponent in front of us. We don’t want to look too far forward.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ardmore Secures Cash for Its Fleet Additions

first_imgThe total amount available under the facility has been increased by $53 million to $225 million.The proceeds from the expanded facility will be used to finance up to 65% of the purchase price of three recent vessel acquisitions.The facility will be an amortizing senior term loan with final maturity in early 2021. The covenants and other conditions are consistent with the original facility.Anthony Gurnee, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, commented:“We are delighted to further expand our relationship with ABN AMRO, Nordea and SEB through the upsizing of this facility, which completes financing for our three recent acquisitions and highlights the Company’s financial strength and flexibility.“Furthermore, we are in late-stage discussions with a leading shipping bank on a credit facility for the Ardmore Seamariner and expect to finalize this agreement in the near term. At that time, Ardmore will have secured debt financing for its current operating fleet as well as all of its vessels on order.” Press Release, July 25, 2014 zoom Chemical tanker operator Ardmore Shipping Corporation announced that it has signed agreements to upsize its existing senior loan facility with ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Nordea Bank Finland Plc, and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB.last_img read more

Nova Scotia Proud to be Canadas Shipbuilder

first_imgNova Scotia has been selected to build Canada’s next fleet of combat ships. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has been chosen to negotiate the right to build Canada’s new combat vessel fleet, as part of the federal government’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. The decision was announced today, Oct. 19, in Ottawa. “Congratulations to Irving Shipbuilding and all of its employees for proving that Nova Scotia is ready to build the best ships,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “This is a defining moment in Nova Scotia’s history. The future starts here.” “This is tremendous news!” said Jim Irving, CEO, Irving Shipbuilding. “On behalf of the men and women of Irving Shipbuilding, we are honoured to have been chosen by Canada to build the Navy’s new combat vessel fleet for those who serve and we look forward to successful negotiations in the coming months.” “To every Nova Scotian and Canadian who put up a lawn sign, put a pin on the electronic map or sent us words of encouragement, we can’t thank you enough. And to Premier Darrell Dexter, the province of Nova Scotia, and every member of the Ships Start Here partnership, you have made this a true community effort and demonstrated the power of a community with confidence, pride and a clear objective – thank you for your belief and your support.” The contract, estimated at $25 billion, will help the province turn a corner on 20 years of slow economic growth in Atlantic Canada. It will mean an additional 11,500 jobs for Nova Scotians and will increase the province’s GDP by almost $900 million during peak production years. The Canadian economy is expected to grow by $1.5 billion, and 4,500 jobs will be created outside of Nova Scotia. Speaking to Irving Shipbuilding employees, the premier said: “Your experience and skills are what clinched this victory. It will ensure an entirely new generation of shipbuilders, and a future that sees our sons and daughters stay in Nova Scotia, and those who have left come home.” The merits of Nova Scotia’s bid were clearly outlined in the Ships Start Here campaign, designed to build support across the country and awareness locally. More than 10,000 people across the country pinned messages of encouragement for Irving’s bid on the canadianshipsstarthere.ca map, and thousands of lawns were marked with Ships Start Here signs. The campaign websites received close to one million views. “Thank you to Nova Scotians, to Maritimers, and to people across Canada who saw that our bid would bring benefits across the country, who saw that our bid was truly Canada’s bid,” said Premier Dexter. The premier also thanked the leaders and organizations within the Ships Start Here partnership for their united support of Irving’s bid. The partnership, made up of 70 organizations such as Nova Scotia Community College, Greater Halifax Partnership, and the Federation of Labour, will now mobilize to ensure the province can make the most of this opportunity and meet the demand for labour. Irving Shipbuilding will enter contract negotiations with the federal government with hopes of starting shipbuilding production as early as late 2012. Halifax Shipyard has been in operation since 1889. Irving Shipbuilding has built tugs and offshore supply vessels for clients at home and around the world, as well as 80 per cent of Canada’s current surface combat fleet.last_img read more

Bitcoin is surging Could smaller rivals be due for rallies too

In the crypto world, Bitcoin continues to reign supreme.The largest digital asset is outperforming the next three biggest alternatives this year. It’s managed to hold above the key $10,000 level in the face of increasing headwinds. In times of recent market turbulence, it’s even taken on somewhat of a safe-haven accreditation.But technical indicators show the price action between Bitcoin and alternative tokens is nearing its highest correlation this year, indicating that a so-called alt season may be on the horizon. Alternative coin prices appear to be mimicking Bitcoin nearly one-to-one, with the highest correlation happening between Bitcoin and Ether, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Bitcoin slumps to two-week low on technical trading, market jitters Trade tensions and a weaker yuan drive Chinese crypto demand, market players say Bitcoin jumps closer to $9,000 — but some warn the rally is running too hot The correlation can be “attributed to the consolidation pattern we have seen in the crypto space,” said Ed Moya, chief market strategist at Oanda Corp. “Volatility has eased quite a bit over the past couple of weeks as regulatory concerns and future hurdles have somewhat eased.”Cryptocurrencies have rallied across the board this year thanks to expectations of greater institutional adoption and plans by Facebook Inc. to launch its own stablecoin. Bitcoin has gained about 175 per cent in 2019, outperforming tokens including Litecoin, up close to 150 per cent, and Bitcoin Cash, which has more than doubled. Ether has gained about 40 per cent in that period.Bitcoin’s outperformance can be tied to its overall dominance, which has increased to levels not seen since April 2017, according to Ryan Alfred, president of Digital Assets Data, a data platform. The trend could indicate a consolidation in the crypto space of money from alt coins flowing into Bitcoin. The correlation may be short-lived, he said.CoinCorner, a crypto exchange, is seeing a similar trend. More than 90 per cent of the company’s customer transactions are related to Bitcoin. Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple make up about 7 per cent, said Danny Scott, the firm’s chief executive officer.“Altcoins are slowly dying out in respect of interest when compared to Bitcoin,” he said. “As always in this industry, it eventually comes back to Bitcoin.”Bloomberg.com read more

Baseball Ohio State dominated in midweek game against Northern Kentucky

Ohio State redshirt senior outfielder Shea Murray stands in the box against Purdue on April 1, 2017 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterFacing off against a Northern Kentucky team that entered the game with a 12-22 record and against a pitcher with an ERA over 8.00, the Ohio State baseball team (15-22) found itself beat in all aspects across the board and dropped their third consecutive midweek game, 8-1.Losing three consecutive midweek games is always a rough stretch to go through for a team, especially when the unit combines for just three runs across those games.After the game coach Greg Beals, clearly frustrated with his team’s performance, had just one thing to say.“We got outplayed. We got beat,” Beals said.In most midweek games, a team will try to get as many players in the game as possible. But Beals said after the game that getting players ready for the weekend was not his intention.“Nope. Not at all,” Beals said.The opposing pitcher for the Norse jumpstarted his team’s offense in the bottom of the first. With a runner on first and two out, junior pitcher Trey Ganns crushed the first pitch he saw to the right-center field gap to score the runner and give his team the 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, Ganns himself would come around to score on an RBI single to make it a 2-0 ball game.The Buckeyes put a run up in the bottom of the second on a RBI groundout, but Ganns answered right back in the top half of the third with a moonshot to deep center field to give his team back its two-run lead.After the next batter struck out looking, junior second baseman Dominic Mercurio launched a solo shot of his own to left field, giving his team the 4-1 lead. A RBI double later in the inning pushed Northern Kentucky’s lead to 5-1.With a runner on second in the top half of the sixth inning, freshman left fielder Brendan Alas drove a double over the head of the right fielder, driving in the Norse’s sixth run.Ganns was not done with his all-around performance. In the top of the eighth inning with runners on first and second, he drilled a grounder just beyond the outstretched glove of the third baseman that rolled all the way to the left field corner, scoring both runners and bringing the score to 8-1.The Norse’s starting pitcher was a one-man wrecking crew for Northern Kentucky. On the bump, Ganns went five innings in his ninth start of the season, allowing just one run on three hits with a pair of strikeouts and no walks. His one run allowed was tied for the lowest allowed by any Northern Kentucky pitcher in a start this season.He was just as formidable at the plate, as he finished 3 for 5 with a home run, two doubles, two runs scored and four runs batted in. “He threw strikes with his fastball,” Beals said. “Pitched his fastball on both sides of the plate. Beat us for five innings with a fastball pretty much. Give him credit for being able to do that. Offensively, he’s aggressive. He ripped off swings at fastballs and hit fastballs when he got them.”The Buckeyes will host UNC Greensboro on Friday with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m., desperately searching for a win and some confidence boosters before resuming conference play. Beals knows this is a crucial point in the season and these games ahead are going to be must-wins for the Buckeyes.“If they ain’t got it by this point — we’re 15-22 — if they ain’t got it figured out that they’ve got to play better,” Beals said. “Then I don’t know if I can help them.” read more

Oliver and Amelia most popular baby names for the third year running

first_imgAmelia has been the most popular girls’ name in England and Wales since 2011 while Oliver has been in the top spot since 2013.However, this marks the first time Muhammad has been top in two areas, having overtaken Oliver as top name in the West Midlands from 2014.Four names – Jaxon, Roman, Reggie and Carter – broke into the boys’ top 100, taking the places of Owen, Robert, Joey and Finlay from 2014.Of these, Jaxon rose the most, climbing 35 places to number 80 while Kian fell 44 places to 98, the largest decline.There were six new entries in the girls’ top 100, these were Penelope, Mila, Clara, Arabella, Maddison and Aria. These replaced Lydia, Faith, Mollie, Brooke, Isabel and Amy from 2014.Of these, Aria showed the biggest ascent, shooting 70 places to claim the number 100 spot while Katie dropped the furthest – 22 places to number 99, just staying inside the top 100. There were 697,852 live births in England and Wales in 2015, with more than 27,000 different boys’ and 35,000 different girls’ names registered, the ONS said.The top 100 boys’ names accounted for 52% of all boys born in 2015, while the top 100 girls’ names accounted for 43% of all girls born in 2015.Half of the top 10 most popular boys’ names in 2015 had kept their place from a decade earlier in 2005: Oliver, Jack, Harry, William and Thomas. Daniel showed the biggest decline, having dropped 18 places since being in the top 10 a decade ago.Four out of the top 10 girls’ names in 2005 kept their place, these were Olivia, Emily, Ella and Jessica.Isla and Ava shot up 121 and 77 places respectively from their 2005 position to make it in to the 2015 top 10.Ellie has fallen 42 places in the rankings since being in the 2005 top 10 – the largest decrease in popularity for girls. Elizabeth McLaren, a statistician from the ONS, said: “Amelia and Oliver remained the most popular names for baby girls and boys born in 2015, having held the top spot since 2011 and 2013 respectively.”Ella re-entered the top 10 baby girls’ names in 2015 – Ella was last in the top 10 in 2007. Noah entered the top 10 baby boys’ names for the first time on record in 2015, following a gradual increase in popularity.”The statistics are “based on the exact spelling of the name given on the birth certificate; grouping names with similar pronunciation would change the rankings,” the ONS said. Compared with 2005, Oscar and Noah showed the biggest increase in popularity for those in the top 10 – rising 45 and 44 places respectively. Oliver and Amelia remained the most popular baby names in 2015 in all regions of England except London and the West Midlands where Muhammad was the top name. Ella and Mia rose into the top 10 girls’ names, replacing Lily and Sophie from 2014, while Noah replaced James in the top 10 boys’ names, the Office for National Statistics said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.last_img read more

NRW Holdings ready to blast at Greenbushes South Flank

first_imgNRW Holdings Ltd’s Action Drill & Blast subsidiary has announced new contracts at two of the biggest development projects in Australia.It has been awarded a 15-month extension by Talison Lithium for services at the Greenbushes mine, in Western Australia, which is currently in the process of going through an expansion to boost lithium carbonate equivalent production to more than 160,000 t/y.The contract extension is for blasthole drilling, grade control and blasting services and builds on the relationship from 2011 when the original contract was awarded. The contract, which incorporates an increased scope of works, has an estimated value of A$13.5 million ($9.6 million), according to NRW.The subsidiary has also been awarded a sub-contract for drill and blast services at the South Flank iron ore project, also in Western Australia, which is owned by BHP.The contract is valued at some A$11 million and will have a duration of eight months, NRW said.South Flank is a $3.6 billion development, involving construction of an 80 Mt/y crushing and screening plant, an overland conveyor system, stockyard and train loading facilities, procurement of new mining fleet and substantial mine development and pre-strip work. It is expected to result in first ore coming out from the new mine in 2021.last_img read more

LNH Round 3 Montpellier continue winning streak

Montpellier HB had an easy job at home against Selestat, and took the two points with a 34:24 victory. The first half was very equal, with both teams going at break with 15:15, but Montpellier dominated the second half totally and won it by 10 goals.PSG Handball finally delivered a good game this season, and demolished Cesson-Rennes at home with 35:19, this victory putting them on the second place right behind Montpellier.LNH: Aix 29:35 St Raphael, Istres 26:30 Tremblay, PSG 35:19 Cesson, Montpellier 34:24 Selestat, Toulouse 33:25 Dunkerque cessonDunkerqueLNHMontpellierPSG Handball ← Previous Story HANDBALL IS BACK TO OSLO: Oppsal follow Larvik HK! Next Story → EHF CL 2014/2015 (Round 1): From Plock to Zagreb!

2500 jobs jeopardised by sale of Coilltes harvesting rights report

first_imgTHE PROPOSED SALE of Coillte harvesting rights has come in for further criticism with a warning that it would lead to the closure of all ten of Ireland’s sawmills and the loss of as many as 2,500 jobs.In a report published today the Irish Timber Council (ITC), the representative body for the country’s sawmills, says that it “makes no sense” for the government to proceed with the sale of the harvesting rights on Coillte land.“We’re extremely worried that should this sale of the harvesting licence go ahead sawmills will be closed and jobs will be lost,” ITC chairman Pat Glennon told TheJournal.ie today. The government has committed to selling felling rights in order to raise money to pay off State debt and intends to publish legislation to aid the “development of a modern forestry sector” in the coming months.The ITC’s intervention is the latest to be critical of the plan. Last month, economist Peter Bacon said the government’s plan “no longer stands up and cannot be justified”.By coincidence, the Dáil will later today debate a motion put forward by independent TDs that demands the government abandon its plans to sell-off harvesting rights as well as accelerate tree planting to meet an EU-agreed target of 30 per cent forestation across the country.‘Totally dependent’The ITC says that the sawmill sector accounts for €2.2 billion of the economy annually and warns that selling off harvesting rights would see the purchaser export all of the available logs.Glennon said that the country’s ten sawmills are “totally dependent” on Coillte for its supply of raw material and pointed out that sawmills in Ireland already pay a premium for the material.“We’re paying 29 per cent more than mills in the UK so the government is extracting maximum amounts for harvesting rights anyway,” Glennon claimed, adding that “mills will definitely close and jobs will be lost” if the government pursues its plans.“All these jobs are in very rural, remote areas and the prospects of other employment coming in [to these areas] will be very remote,” he said this afternoon.Coillite owns 7 per cent of Ireland’s land – around 1.2 million acres – but has debts in the region of €180 million and any sale will require that some proceeds of the sale pay off this debt in addition to paying down the State’s debt.The government has committed to selling off some state assets in a bid to raise around €3 billion in order to meet the targets set down in the EU/IMF bailout agreement.‘Enforced sale’Earlier Glennon said in a statement: “Any purchaser of the harvesting rights is naturally going to take advantage of this and increase prices further in order to secure a quick return on their investment.“There is no room for sawmill operators to absorb any level of price increase and the consequence is that sawmills could close with important employment being lost in rural areas.”The ITC also claims in its report that the sale of harvesting rights would fall “well short of the mooted valuation of €400 million to €600 million”.The report concludes: “This is an enforced sale with few if any net proven benefits to the Irish economy, the general taxpayers and certainly of no obvious benefit to the forestry or the sawmill sectors.The report says that if the government does proceed with the sale then provisions must be put in place to protect the supply to Irish sawmills.Glennon told TheJournal.ie that he recognised the need for the government to raise funds but said that the coalition should not be “penny-wise and pound-foolish”. More forestation would in time “provide a better source of income to the government long-term”, he claimed.More: Sale of Irish forest ‘cannot be justified’ on economic groundsRead: Coillte exports reach ‘record number’ of countries in 2012Explainer: Which State assets are being considered for sale?last_img read more

James Rodriguez keen to discuss Bayern Munich future

first_imgJames Rodriguez is reportedly keen to initiate talks with the Bayern Munich board over their future plans for him over the winterThe Real Madrid loanee has enjoyed a stellar loan spell at Munich for the last two seasons and has allegedly attracted the interest of Serie A champions Juventus.While Rodriguez’s loan deal will expire at the end of the current campaign, Bayern does retain the option to sign him on a permanent deal for €42m.However, Sport Bild reports that Rodriguez is not quite sure whether he wants to remain with Bayern on a permanent basis.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…The German outlet also added that a summer exit for the highly-rated Colombian winger is a strong possibility right now.Apparently, Rodriguez and his representatives intend to begin talks over his Bayern future in either December or January.Aside from Juventus, Rodriguez has also gained interest from clubs in England with a return to parent club Real another possibility.Rodriguez has managed 11 goals and 16 assists in 49 appearances across all competitions for Bayern since arriving in 2017.last_img read more

All clear given after bomb threat forces evacuation at Miami Dade College

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities have given the all clear at Miami-Dade College’s North Campus after a bomb threat prompted an evacuation of the School of Justice, Friday afternoon.According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the School of Justice, located on the west side of the campus, was evacuated as a precaution after a bomb threat was called in, sometime after 12 p.m.Police performed a sweep of the school and gave the all clear. At around 4 p.m., an MDC spokesperson confirmed all buildings resumed normal operations.School officials said the police activity focused on Buildings 7, 8 and 9.The rest of the campus continued to function normally and was not affected by the threat.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Samsungs 400 CRG5 brings 240Hz GSync compatibility to 27inch curved monitor

first_imgI have never regretted forgetting to photograph a monitor more. Samsung Samsung’s CRG5 isn’t the first 240Hz 1080p monitor, the first G-Sync-compatible model or the first 27-inch curved, but it might be the first with all of those, with a VA panel instead of TN to boot. The $400 monitor debuted at this year’s E3 gaming show and is slated to ship in July. (Directly converted, its price is about £315 and AU$575.)As a reminder, G-Sync Compatible means that a display has Nvidia-approved adaptive-refresh quality — think of it as a top-tier of AMD FreeSync 2 monitors — but since it doesn’t require extra G-Sync hardware in the monitor, it can be much cheaper. Samsung has long been a major FreeSync partner for AMD.The high 240Hz refresh rate delivers smoother gameplay — it really did when I tried it — plus a broader latitude for synchronizing with your frame rates and thus avoid artifacts like tearing. That too, looked good. Samsung Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw TN (twisted nematic) LCD panels still have the fastest response times, which is why they still dominate in esports; this model’s 4ms gray-to-gray VA (vertical alignment) panel is more in line with noncompetitive gaming performance, but VA does deliver better color and viewing angles than TN. Other specs include:1 x DisplayPort 1.22 x HDMI 2.0Headphone jackBrightness: 300 nits Laptops Gaming Accessories Computer Accessories Gaming See All Tags E3 2019 How to preorder all the new games Watch every E3 video game trailer Nintendo recap: New Zelda sequel, Banjo-Kazooie, Luigi’s Mansion and more E3 2019: Complete coverage on GameSpot E3 2019: Complete coverage on CNET Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know E3 2019 E3 2019: The most anticipated games of gaming’s most anticipated show More from E3 Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know Share your voice 0 Post a comment 17 Photos • reading • Samsung’s $400 CRG5 brings 240Hz, G-Sync compatibility to 27-inch curved monitor Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ actionlast_img read more

Six LeT terrorists enter Tamil Nadu Coimbatore under high

first_imgCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu, has been put under high alert after it was learnt that a group of six Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists had entered Tamil Nadu via Sri Lanka, according to Intelligence report. Based on the report, patrolling forces have also been increased in Chennai. The Coimbatore police have released the photos of two possible suspects who entered the state. The Commissioner of Police, Chennai, has said that based on the alert, necessary patrolling forces were put in place. The DGP ordered for storming operations across the city, such as the lodge checks, vehicle checks for explosive material, checks at airports, railway stations and bus stands and preventive arrests.last_img

PNB Housing Finance IPO Public issue oversubscribed listing will be keenly watched

first_imgPNB Housing Finance, whose Rs 3,000-crore initial public offering (IPO) was oversubscribed almost 30 times, will keep investors on the tenterhooks, given that ICICI Prudential Life Insurance also saw 10 times oversubscription but listed at a discount on September 29. Curiously, in both the issues, the retail portion saw tepid response, of about 1.30 times.ICICI Prudential Life Insurance listed at 1.5 percent discount to the issue price of Rs 334 and closed almost 11 percent lower on its first day on the stock exchanges (September 29).The PNB Housing Finance public issue was the second largest this year, after ICICI Prudential Life Insurance’s Rs 6,057 crore last month.The price band for PNB Housing Finance shares was Rs 750-775 per equity share of Rs 10 each and the three-day offer closed on September 27.The company raised Rs 894 crore from anchor investors by issuing shares at the upper end (Rs 775) of the price band. Some of the anchor investors who were allotted equity shares included General Atlantic Singapore Fund FII Pte Ltd. (5.22 percent of total anchor portion); Government of Singapore (5.40 percent); Monetary Authority of Singapore (2.06 percent); SBI Life Insurance Company (2.60 percent); HDFC Prudence Fund (4.02 percent) and Neuberger Berman Emerging Markets Equity Master Fund L.P. (2.60 percent), according to a statement issued by PNB Housing Finance. Public sector lender Punjab National Bank (PNB) has 51 percent stake in the company, which will come down to around 35 percent after the public issue.For the financial year ended March 31 2016, PNB Housing Finance had reported net profit of Rs 326 crore, up 66 percent from Rs 196 crore in the preceding fiscal, while revenues rose 52 percent to Rs 2,697 crore. Assets under management stood at Rs 27,555 crore as of March 31 2016.Gross non-performing assets (NPAs) and net NPAs stood at 0.22 percent and 0.14 percent, respectively, at the end of financial year 2015-16.The global coordinators and book running managers for the public issue were Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited, DSP Merrill Lynch Limited, J.P. Morgan India Private Limited and Morgan Stanley India Company Private Limited.last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires New York Jets running back Chris Johnson warms up before an NFL football game between the Jets and the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “You can ask coach that,” he said, with a laugh. “But for the most part we have so many weapons, it’s going to be a fun season.” – / 45 Oh, he also brings career totals of 8,628 yards and 51 touchdowns on the ground along with 296 catches for 2,154 yards and nine touchdowns via the air.Ellington, who is still expected to be the Cardinals’ No. 1 running back, has no problem with the team bringing the veteran into the fold.“I’m excited, man,” he said. “As many players as we can get in here to help us win a championship, I’m all for it.“He’s a legend; he’s a guy I can learn a lot from, so I’m looking forward to it.”It is unknown what kind of role Johnson, who will turn 30 in September, figures to have. However, it’s not unreasonable to assume he will receive a fair amount of touches as he tries to rebuild his value in the desert. What that means for Ellington or the other Johnson, a third-round pick from Northern Iowa, remains to be seen.But the rookie, who got back on the practice field in a limited role Monday for the first time in nearly two weeks following a hamstring injury, said the signing of the former Titan and Jet is a good thing.“I can learn from him, hopefully, when he comes,” he said. “He’s a great back and hopefully I can learn something.” GLENDALE, Ariz. — As the saying goes, while two is company, three’s a crowd.Unless you’re a member of the Arizona Cardinals’ backfield, apparently.Monday afternoon word came out that the Cardinals had signed free agent running back Chris Johnson to a one-year deal. A three-time Pro Bowler who was with the New York Jets last season, Johnson adds experience to an otherwise young group of running backs that was set to be led by third-year pro Andre Ellington and rookie David Johnson. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Johnson added he doesn’t feel threatened by the move because he hasn’t even been on the field to show what he can do.And therein lies what is likely the main reason the team went out and signed Johnson.Earlier Monday, before the team had officially signed the back, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM that Chris Johnson is, “one of those guys, every time he touches [it] you hold your breath. He could take it to the house.”In 2009, Johnson paced the NFL with 2,006 rushing yards, and he topped the 1,000-yard mark in each of his first six NFL seasons before slumping last season with the Jets.Few are expecting him to be that kind of player again, but if nothing else he presents another weapon for the team to deploy. It wasn’t that long ago when Johnson was viewed as one of the best runners in the NFL, someone the dynamic Ellington said he patterned his game after.“I studied his game a lot coming up, coming through high school and college,” he said. “He’s a guy that can go get it. I learned a lot from his skill set and I’m glad to have him on my team.”Johnson figures to be at training camp Tuesday beginning to work with his new team. From that point, it will be about figuring out everyone’s role and how best to utilize all the talent the team seems to have on the offensive side of the ball. It’s a good problem to have — if it is indeed a problem — but when asked if there will be enough plays to keep everyone happy on offense, Ellington smiled. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories last_img read more