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first_imgLATEST STORIES Gilas Pilipinas flies to Doha for must-win Fiba qualifying games The initiative will have to be ratified at the next IOC executive commission in Lausanne March 26-28.The move comes after the two Koreas marched under a joint flag at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, where they also sent out a unified women’s ice hockey team.The ice hockey team sparked a media sensation despite losing all five of their matches by a combined scoreline of 28-2.The last 12 months have seen a series of joint Korean sides follow in the tracks of the ice hockey project, including judo and basketball.A men’s handball team lost all but one of its matches at the world championships in January, but the women’s dragon boat squad won Asian Games gold in the 500m last year.ADVERTISEMENT The women’s table tennis team also reached the world championship semi-finals.Pyongyang and Seoul have announced plans for a joint bid to host the 2032 Summer Games.The two countries remain technically at war after they fought each other to a standstill in the 1950-53 Korean War.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:38SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The move was revealed after the two sports ministers and the Olympic representatives of North and South Korea met Olympic supremo Thomas Bach at IOC headquarters in Lausanne.In all, a women’s basketball team, a women’s field hockey team, a mixed judo team in four weight categories and for the men in three rowing events, the coxless fours, the quadruple sculls and the team of eight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We believe this a great example of the Olympic spirit,” said Bach.In a separate press release, the IOC said: “These unified Korea teams will have to qualify for the Olympics.” Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers (FILES) In this file photo taken on February 25, 2018, North Korean and South Korean delegations wave their flags along with the Unified Korea flag during the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium.  (Photo by Loïc VENANCE / AFP) / TO GO WITH SKorea-NKorea-Oly-2018-diplomacy, FOCUS by Sunghee HwangThe two Koreas are preparing to field unified teams for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in basketball, judo, field hockey and rowing, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.The IOC are insisting the joint teams take part in Olympic qualifying stages, with the participation of the various international federations.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

12 01 20

first_img[asset|aid=61|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Jim-China_2_Pub.mp3]Eglinski says he doesn’t see another trip to China in the near future, though he adds that in Chinese Culture, Mayors seem to be given much more attention than councilors, so any trade relationships would be better initiated by regional mayors. ngent from Northern BC have returned from China, where they participated in a weeklong trade mission.Led by initiatives Prince George, the group included delegates from Mackenzie, Terrace and Prince Rupert, as well as Fort St. John.The group was in China, to explore business opportunities in that part of the world, as well as the potential for twinning opportunities between Chinese and British Columbian municipalities.- Advertisement -Speaking at the city council meeting last night, Major Eglisnki says the visit to China has made him see the twinning idea a little differently.[asset|aid=60|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Jim – China Trip 1_1_Pub.mp3]The mayor says he thinks other local civic leaders feel the same way.Advertisementlast_img read more

11 01 20

first_imgBrad Ratcliff, who coached Lucky at North Hollywood, told the Omaha (Neb.) World Bureau that his former player was in an intensive-care unit in stable condition. “I want to give his family some room and some privacy,” Ratcliff told the paper. “I’m not at liberty to say anything else.” A nursing supervisor at the hospital said all questions about Lucky were being referred to the athletic department. The athletic department said there would be no further comment from the department or Lucky’s family. A Lincoln Police spokesman said officers responded to a call at Lucky’s residence at 11:30p.m. Sunday. The spokesman said he didn’t know Lucky’s condition at the time he was taken to the hospital. Lucky started six games lastseason as a sophomore and was the team’s second-leading rusher, with 728 yards and sixtouchdowns. He also caught 32 passes for 383 yards. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska running back Marlon Lucky was hospitalized Monday for undisclosed reasons after Lincoln police responded to a call at his residence. The Nebraska athletic department said in a release Monday that Lucky, who played at North Hollywood High, was admitted Sunday night. last_img read more

10 01 20

first_img0Shares0000England’s all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney enjoys the reception.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jul 12- Everton left-back Leighton Baines has said the team is excited to face record 15-time Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia on Thursday at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam as part of their pre-season training.Baines, an English international however says they will be heading into the match blind of their opponents as they haven’t had a glimpse of what they have to offer, but nonetheless expects a thrilling match from them. “We haven’t had much to know about them because we have only been back in training for a week now. We have a training session tonight and it will be mostly about fitness and getting to prepare for the match,” Baines told Capital Sport shortly after arriving at their residence in upmarket Dar es Salaam.He adds that it will be a great opportunity for the team to get to gel in with the new players as well as build up momentum towards the start of their English Premier League campaign next month.The Everton team enjoying their reception in Dar es Salaam.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluEverton have brought with them several of their new signings including star England striker Wayne Rooney, Former Ajax captain Davy Klaasen and defender Michael Keane. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and striker Sandro Ramires who have also been signed this summer did not travel.“This is a perfect opportunity to get started and being early enough in pre-season it’s a great opportunity for the team because we have new players and we haven’t trained together. Getting a good game such as tomorrow’s would be good,” Baines added.The defender has called on fans to throng the stadium and enjoy the game, promising the Blues will give in a good account of themselves.The team was handed a superb reception straight from the Julius Nyerere International Airport where curious onlookers and fans thronged, but they spent very limited time there due to heightened security as the airport was dealing with three incoming foreign presidents.Everton head coach Ronald Koeman walks into the team’s residence in Dar es Salaam after arriving.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWith a convoy complete with outriders, the team made its way to upmarket Tanzania in Masaka where they will reside for the next two days.Upon arrival at their hotel, the team was treated to a rousing welcome complete with Maasai dancers on the beachfront and the players, led by head coach Ronald Koeman showed their excitement with unending smiles while capturing the moments on their smart phones.Striker Rooney, clearly the attraction of the Everton side clutched in between his new teammates, smiling away every moment of the dance and chuckling in excitement at the screams.Aaron Lennon, fresh from rehabilitation also looked in high spirits constantly sharing jokes with defender Ashley Williams as they enjoyed the reception.Aaron lennon and Shley Williams enjoy the maasai dances.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It’s a very warm welcome and the lads are very excited. This is nothing we see at home and we are excited to be here and to see warm and welcoming people,” Baines said.A few Congolese fans residing in Tanzania made their way to the hotel and lined up at the entrance singing praises to their star player Yannick Bolasie. The forward will however not be on the pitch as he is still undergoing rehabilitation from a serious knee ligament injury picked up last season.The team will head into CSR activities at the Uhuru Primary in Kariakoo on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam as well as a soccer clinic at the Uhuru Stadium, outside the National Stadium.The team will have its first training session at the match venue on Wednesday evening.Yannick Bolasie was also part of the Everton contingent despite currently rehabilitating from injury.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluEverton travelling squad:Maarten Stekelenburg, Mateusz Hewelt, Chris Renshaw, Tom Davies, Phil Jagielka, Ashley Williams, Callum Connolly, Jonjoe Kenny, Michael Keane, Muhamed Besic, Leighton Baines, Morgan Schneiderlin, James McCarthy, Davy Klaassen, Gareth Barry, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Joe Williams, Kieran Dowell, Kevin Mirallas, Wayne Rooney, Aaron Lennon, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ademola Lookman, Matthew Pennington, Yannick Bolasie.-Timothy Olobulu is reporting from Dar es Salaam-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgCentury Cinemas LetterkennyFriday 14 January until Thursday 20 January 2011The Kings Speech 12A 118mins Daily 8:35pm & Sat – Thurs 6:05pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 11:05pm The Green Hornet 3D (Ticket Surcharge Applies) 12A 118mins Daily 3:40pm, 8:35pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 11:10pm & Sat/Sun 1:20pmThe Green Hornet 12A 118mins Daily 6pmMeet The Parents:Little Fockers 15A 98mins Daily 4:05pm, 6:10pm, 8:40pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 11:05pmLove and Other Drugs 15A 112mins Daily except Wed 6:10pm & Daily 8:30pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 10:55pm 127 Hours 15A 93mins Daily 4:10pm, 6:20pm, 8:40pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 11:10pmThe Next Three Days 12A 133mins Daily 6pm, 8:30pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 10:55pmSeason Of The Witch 15A 94mins Daily 6:15pm, 8:20pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 11pm (No 8:20pm show Wed)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 12A 146mins Daily 2:30pm, 5:30pm 8:20pmThe Tourist 12A 103mins Fri/Sat/Sun 11pm Animals United G 93mins Daily 2:05pm & Sat/Sun 12 noonChronicles Of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Trader Pg 112mins Daily 1:45pm, 4pmFred The Movie 12A 83mins Daily 2pmGullivers Travels Pg 85mins Daily 2pm, 4pm Megamind Pg 96mins Daily 2pm, 4:05pm & Sat/Sun 12 noonTron Legacy 3D (Ticket Surcharge Applies) Pg 127mins Daily 3:40pm & Sat/Sun 1:15pmGiselle Ballet 180mins Wed 7pmCENTURY CINEMAS LETTERKENNY: LISTINGS JAN 14 TO JAN 20 was last modified: January 11th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img1 Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is set to pen a new contract at Nice, amid interest from Everton.The Italy international made a surprise move to the French coast last summer and finished the season with 15 goals in just 23 Ligue 1 outings.However his future has been the subject of much speculation over the past few months with his one-year deal expiring.Borussia Dortmund had been linked with a move while it had been suggested that Everton may turn to him should they sell Romelu Lukaku this summer.But now, according to local newspaper Nice Matin, the 26-year-old will put pen to paper on an extension at Nice on Tuesday. Mario Balotelli has revived his career at Nice last_img read more

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first_imgWatford have completed the signing of Fitz Hall on a one-year deal.The injury-plagued defender was available on a Bosman free transfer, having been released by QPR when his contract recently expired.Leicester and Sheffield Wednesday had shown some interest in him, but he was keen to stay in the south.Hall, 31, made only 67 league starts for Rangers, who signed him from Wigan in January 2008.See also: Defender Hall close to Watford move (17 July) Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_img26 January 2012 How should South Africa position itself this week at the 2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland? This is the question we at the International Marketing Council of South Africa (Brand South Africa) have been debating with our colleagues in government and business. This extraordinary annual event brings the presidents of companies and nations, NGO heads, media grandees, and luminaries of all sorts, to the tiny Swiss town. There, they largely abandon their titles and pretences and simply discuss and debate solutions for our tumultuous world. Of course politics is discussed, but this not just a political forum; it is an economic forum or forum for economic dialogue and business. Business is done, but this is not just a business event. The challenge Davos sets leaders is to think creatively and collaboratively to propose practical solutions to the complex problems of our time. This year’s overall Davos theme, “The Great Transformation: Shaping new models”, will be explored in further sub-themes relating to how this transformation will drive new models of Growth and Employment, Leadership and Innovation, Sustainability and Resources and Society and Technology. Africa’s emergence in a changing world This is particularly relevant for South Africa and indeed Africa. Not only is the world in the greatest state of flux since the end of the cold war, Africa is now emerging as an increasingly important player in both the global economy and international structures. Let’s look at some statistics. According to the IMF, for the first decade of this century six of the ten fastest growing economies in the world were in Sub-Saharan Africa. The IMF further projects that for the period 2010 to 2015, seven of the 10 fastest growing economies will be in the region. Similarly, for 2011, the IMF believes Sub-Saharan Africa grew at an annual average rate of 5.1%, compared to a world average of 3.9%, and an average of 1.6% for advanced economies. There are many reasons for this sustained growth, including greater stability and the increasing prevalence of democracies, global demand for Africa’s commodities, and improved economic regulatory and governance regimes. This growth trend is likely to continue. According to Standard Bank’s research, the five enduring factors driving this are: a growing, younger and more affluent population, urbanisation, improved ICT, sustained demand for Africa’s natural resources, and a deepening financial sector as Africans take up financial services personally and for business. Davos presents South African, and other African delegates, an opportunity to highlight this structural transformation, and to change the conversations we have about our region’s prospects. Rise of the developing world Ever since the global financial meltdown of 2008, the transformation of global power and economic relations has become irreversible even as the stability of the international economy remains at risk. This transformation continues to gain momentum thanks to developed economies’ stagnation, the European sovereign debt crises, structural weaknesses in the financial sector and ongoing political crises in many advanced economies. Moreover, the relative decline of the West’s traditional political and economic power and the rise of new emerging market powers and groupings, such as the BRICS nations, are changing the way the world understands and relates to itself. Wealth, investment and even financial rescue packages now also flow from the developing to the developed world. In the West, aging populations together with sustained low economic growth rates are creating a desperate need for higher investment returns for their institutional and individual investors alike. Given these demographic shifts and the constrained growth prospects of their home markets, a large proportion of these returns will probably have to be achieved in the developing world. Likewise, in the future the largest reservoirs of productive workers and growing consumer markets will also be found in the developing world. BRICS and Africa in the new world order In Davos, South Africa should not only stress the importance of increasing the voice and role of Africa and the developing world, but also position and profile itself as an investment destination of choice. To contribute to this changing narrative about Africa and South Africa, Brand South Africa will host roundtable discussion forums for global leaders with African Investor Magazine, to explore “African regional integration”; and with Time Magazine on “Africa;’s role in the Great Transformation”. In line with this theme, we will emphasise that joining BRICS has opened the door to enormous opportunities for trade and investment and show how this links to the broader development of the continent. While South Africa has a population of 50-million and an economy worth US$527-billion, the negotiations currently under way to establish a 26 country, $1-trillion African Free Trade Area for East, Southern and Central Africa within three years, will expand this market to 600-million people. These will put us in the same market size-bracket as our BRIC counterparts. Coupled with new regional road, rail and port infrastructure projects, this will facilitate a more efficient flow of goods, skills and investment within the region and dramatically enhance our export growth potential and competitiveness.South Africa’s advantages While confidence in financial markets may have been eroded in many other parts of the world, in this area South Africa has a relative advantage. The 2011/12 World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index displayed a high level of confidence in our financial market development ranking us in 4th place globally on this measure. The regulation of the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE) was ranked number one in the world, as was the strength of South Africa’s auditing and reporting standards. Additionally we are ranked 2nd for both the soundness of banks and the efficacy of corporate boards. In short, South Africa is a source of exceptionally sophisticated professional services and financial expertise. Regarding foreign direct investment (FDI), we must highlight South Africa’s considerable mining and resources potential. While we are the world’s largest producer of platinum, chrome, vanadium and manganese, and the third-largest gold miner, we also offer highly sophisticated mining related professional services. Other areas of growth and focus are minerals beneficiation; water; agri-processing; the development of a “green” economy; energy generation; infrastructure and manufacturing. As an investment destination, South Africa must also highlight its relatively stable political environment and adherence to the rule of law. With direct access to the rest of the continent and situated between the East, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, South Africa has many structural advantages which make it an excellent investment destination and ideal partner in the African growth story. At Davos, South Africa has a key role in shaping dialogue about thenew models for business, growth and investment using Africa’s increasing importance and South Africa’s many competitive advantages. Miller Matola is chief executive officer of Brand South Africa. This article was first published in Business Day – republished here with kind permission.last_img read more

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first_img[vsw id=”lq-8Y-YLcNI” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Explore geocaching at new heights! Watch “This is My Hobby – Rock Climbing and Geocaching.” Rock climbing offers a vertical dimension to an extreme geocaching adventure. Geocaches which require specialized equipment, like ropes and harnesses, are rated a difficulty five. It’s the highest difficulty rating. Rock climbing takes geocaching to the physical extremes. Have you ever logged a smiley on geocache which required rock climbing? Share your story in a comment below.This is My Hobby – Geocaching and Rock ClimbingPremium Members of Geocaching.com can sort geocaches by difficulty and locate rocking climbing caches with ease. Explore membership options here.Subscribe to the official Geocaching.com YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos about the evolving world of geocaching. Watch the more than 60 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page. SharePrint RelatedThe Quest for the Oldest Unfound Geocache in WashingtonJuly 24, 2015In “Community”Geocaching.com Presents: “The Rock”November 3, 2011In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – July 11, 2012July 11, 2012In “Geocaching.com Videos” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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first_imgChristopher Cox came to the SEC after 17 years as a California congressman.  He is a Harvard-trained lawyer and previously had served as an advisor to Ronald Reagan.  Cox is different from his predecessors at the SEC.  While his roots stem from politics, SEC chairmen prior to COX typically came to the office with very strong business or SEC bureaucratic background.In a recent self-assessment that Cox gave of both himself and the agency, he gave himself very high marks towards making good progress on improving the implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley section 404.  Section 404 has been the main area of controversy with SOX.  This is one area that businesses not only in the US are closely monitoring, but businesses worldwide.Partly because of its brevity, at just 168 words, SOX 404 compliance is the section most feared in the Sarbanes-Oxley act.  Its broad language has led many auditing firms to err on the side of safeness, and in doing so have made SOX notorious for being burdensome.  SOX 404 requires that top company executives personally check and swear to the adequacy of the company’s financial controls.Executives have complained of the lack of guidance from both the SEC and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Without guidelines, auditors insist that executives be on top of even the most mundane accounting line items in the company, including even the company stationary supplies.It’s sometime the case where a law is on the books but it sometimes is willfully overlooked or unenforced.  This hasn’t been the case so far with SOX.  And there is an international worry now that SOX regulation may go global.  The New York Stock Exchange’s plan to merge with Euronext is only fueling the speculation of what might happen and whether the US/SEC may export US-style regulation globally.This past week I’ve been in Tokyo.  Japan typically follows the lead of the US and adopts US regulations as-is, sometimes even assuming the section number of the US law, like the US Internal Revenue Code section 401(K) retirement savings account.  So it wasn’t that surprising that with a trip to some bookstores in Tokyo I found row upon row of books sporting SOX and Sarbanes-Oxley titles.I can remember 10 years ago being in Tokyo and visiting the bookstores.  Then the hot topic was CALS (Commerce At Light Speed), the US government’s/miltary’s failed attempt to set standards around eCommerce and the business and military exchange of information via the Internet.  In the US, outside the defense industry most people could not tell you what CALS was.  But in Japan, CALS led a different life, with books taking up a lot of prized bookstore real estate as you entered the stores.On this current trip to Japan I also stopped by some used bookstores.  CALS books are totally gone from the new bookshops, but in the used bookstores CALS lives on.  In the back of the store on the bottom shelf I accidently came across a row of CALS books, most of them priced at 105 yen, about 90 cents.It makes you think.  We’re so often caught up in the hot topic of the moment that it’s hard to imagine a world without it.  10 years from now what will SOX be like?  While SOX is probably not going away soon, it is likely that it is going to morph over the coming years. There will be pressures coming from many directions.  The SEC will likely try to push SOX compliance onto companies outside the US that do any business within the US.  There will be push back from global companies in adopting SOX-style regulations.  There will also be pressure from US companies to refine the language of SOX to be more clear and more straight-forward in defining how compliance can be met.  So it is likely that SOX will change, but exactly how is not clear.At its core, SOX defines a recipe for good and honest corporate accounting procedures. It’s good business.  Document and Content management systems like that of Formtek’s can help organizations meet the core values of SOX and other compliance regulations by getting a grip on the management of corporate documents and their lifecycle.  Systems like those from Formtek help assist in meeting regulatory compliance.  No matter how the fine print of regulations like SOX may change, management of the document lifecycle is sure to remain an important part of good business. It has been one year since Christopher Cox has succeeded William Donaldson and become the 28th chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  He was sworn in on August 3, 2005, and during the past year we have seen much more vigorous enforcement of securities laws and business regulation.last_img read more