Joel Embiid, 76ers barely hold on, edge Raptors

first_imgMOST READ LaVine gets 18, Bulls end Miami’s 7-game win streak Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Raptors: Lowry told the team he was ready to play after pregame warmups. … DeRozan and McConnell each received technical fouls in the second quarter. McConnell jumped up after DeRozan’s hard foul and the two had to be separated.76ers: Embiid had seven of the Sixers’ 21 turnovers. It was his seventh 30-point game of the season. … There was no update on Redick, who came up lame after he caught a pass and limped to the locker room. … Reserve C Richaun Holmes (illness) didn’t dress. … The Sixers after the game signed G Demetrius Jackson to a two-way contract and waived F James Michael McAdoo.DR. J & MLKA taped tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from former Sixers great Julius Erving was shown during the first timeout.UP NEXTRaptors: Host Detroit on Wednesday night.76ers: Visit Boston on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We’ve been in this type of position a lot this year,” Embiid said.Embiid and his teammates were forced to take a different tunnel to the dressing room after the game, and the room was off-limits to reporters. But the Sixers did just enough to make the players less grumpy about the hassle.They saw a 21-point lead cut to 102-101 on DeMar DeRozan’s 3-pointer with 3:01 left. Simmons responded with a driving layup and Dario Saric hit a 3 on the next possession to get the lead back to six.Embiid hit four free throws in the final 25.3 seconds to put it away as he motioned for the crowd to get to its feet.“The big fella was great,” McConnell said.ADVERTISEMENT DeRozan scored 24 points and Kyle Lowry struggled in his return from a three-game absence because of a bruised tailbone. The Raptors lost backup guard Fred VanVleet to a right knee injury early in the fourth quarter in their second straight loss.“A tough game,” said Lowry, who had 13 points on 3-of-16 shooting.The Raptors missed their first 10 3-point attempts, and shot 40 percent from the field, two days after a narrow loss to Golden State followed a blowout win over Cleveland.“We have to get our motors going no matter who we play. It can’t just be Cleveland or Golden State,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said.Lowry and Simmons, who had 12 points and six turnovers, were ejected with 6.5 seconds left after a dustup near midcourt. No punches were thrown in the game that included six technical fouls.“I don’t play around,” Simmons said. “I’m not going to take (crap) from anybody.”The Sixers led 59-43 before the Raptors closed a dismal first half on a 6-0 run. Unable to stop Embiid (18 points) and unable to shoot from the outside (0 of 7 from 3-point range), the Raptors couldn’t take advantage of Simmons missing the final seven minutes with three fouls.Simmons picked up his fourth foul 24 seconds into the third quarter but stayed in, and the Sixers built a 21-point lead with the help of technical fouls against VanVleet and Casey.“Consistency in our league unbelievable,” Casey said of the officiating. “We’ve got to get that under control because one night it’s one thing and another night it’s another thing.”VanVleet crashed to the floor under the basket early in the fourth quarter and didn’t return.TIP-INScenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Joel Embiid had 34 points and 11 rebounds and Philadelphia held off the cold-shooting Toronto Raptors 117-111 on Monday.“Look at some of the things we ended up doing at the end of the game. All we really had to do was dribble it out and instead we’re playing volleyball,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said before lamenting his team’s seven fourth-quarter turnovers. “That’s the stuff that keeps me up really, really late at night.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkT.J. McConnell added a career-high 18 points and eight assists and JJ Redick scored 15 before leaving with a left leg injury for the Sixers, who never trailed and shook off Ben Simmons’ foul trouble to win for the fifth time in six games.The Sixers blew a 22-point lead in a loss to Boston in London in their last game and coughed up a 22-point lead in a loss in Toronto’s previous visit last month. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) attempts a shot as Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl (42) defends during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The 76ers defeated the Raptors 117-111. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)PHILADELPHIA — Just as the Philadelphia 76ers were letting yet another big lead slip away, a leak in their locker room sent water spilling into the hallway.Sixers employees stopped the stream before it reached the court, and the players prevented a fourth-quarter gusher from washing away another sure win.ADVERTISEMENT Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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Lakers blow big lead, rally late for win over Bulls

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Antetokounmpo scores 41 points as Bucks torch Nets View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina TIP-INSLakers: Rookie G Lonzo Ball missed his sixth straight game with a sore left knee. The second overall pick is averaging 10.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 7.1 assists.Bulls: Zach LaVine, playing in just his seventh game of the season following ACL surgery last February, played a season-high 26 minutes. His minutes restriction was lifted to 26-28 minutes before the game . Chicago was 17 for 36 on 3-pointers and now has made at least 10 3s in each of its last 11 home games.DUNN STILL OUTChicago G Kris Dunn missed his fourth straight game with a concussion, and it’s unclear when he might return.“The symptoms really haven’t changed much,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “He’s feeling a little bit better today, but he’s still doing very limited physical activity.”ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles trailed 95-92 with less than four minutes to play before Ingram — who also had nine rebounds and was 10 for 18 from the field — started the rally with a pair of free throws.Nikola Mirotic scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and Denzel Valentine and Bobby Portis had 16 apiece for Chicago, which has dropped three straight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThis was the opener of a five-game road trip for Los Angeles, which led by as much as 15 in the first half before Chicago rallied to tie the score at 68 early in the third quarter. The Lakers, though, answered with 11 straight points and led 84-72 entering the fourth.The Bulls rallied again and took a 92-90 lead with 5½ minutes remaining on Valentine’s 3-pointer. It was Chicago’s first lead since 3-2. Mirotic hit a 3-pointer to give the Bulls the 95-92 lead before Los Angeles took control. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, shoots against Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)CHICAGO — Brandon Ingram scored 25 points, including eight in the final 3:18, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied late for a 108-103 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night after losing a 12-point, fourth-quarter lead.Jordan Clarkson had 19 points and Brook Lopez added 17 for the Lakers, who have won four straight and eight of 10.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Dunn, who suffered the concussion following a hard fall in a game on Jan. 17, still is experiencing headaches, fatigue and grogginess.UP NEXTLakers: Visit the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.Bulls: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

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4 new GPL substations to be built

first_imgSeveral communities are set to benefit from improved electricity distribution with the construction of new substations and the expansion of existing ones.Acting GPL CEO Renford HomerPlans are moving apace to construct new substations in Parika, East Bank Essequibo; Canal Number One Polder, West Bank Demerara; Kuru-Kuru on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway; and Williamsburg, Corentyne, Berbice.According to acting Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Incorporated Renford Homer, “This will bring relief to residents from those communities who for years awaited proper electricity distribution.”Homer made this disclosure during an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), where he revealed that the substations at Kingston and Sophia, Georgetown; Columbia and Good Hoop, East Coast Demerara; Vreed-en-Hoop, West Bank Demerara; and Number 53 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, will also be expanded to improve service to residents in those communities.GPL is currently awaiting Cabinet’s approval for the construction of the substations which are expected to commence early in 2017.“Towards the end of 2017, one or two of those substations should be constructed, in conjunction with the line hardware that is required. We are assiduously working to move forward,” Homer explained.The construction of substations can run for a minimum period of one year and the company has already started the process, with tenders already out for bidding.Tenders are open for the expansion of the current substations. “We’re just short of a couple of days of seeing the tenders close, and we have to go through that process of evaluation and have the contract awarded by December,” the acting CEO said.These substations will assist the power company in improving the level of services offered, Homer said. “We are shortening the lengths of the conductors that feed the various areas, it makes isolation and management easier and it also helps in the reduction of losses,” Homer explained.GPL has engaged consultants who are knowledgeable in transmission designs, to provide assistance and advice in this regard.Earlier this year, GPL had disclosed that it planned to upgrade, extend and build substations to improve the overall distribution of electricity countrywide. A total of $543 million has been allocated in the 2016 Budget for the development of substations.last_img read more

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Youth Group, Educational Stakeholders End Round Table Dialogue

first_imgParticipants debate at the dialogue, while crating a resolution. A youth group dubbed Youth Advisory on Education (YAGE) and comprising of seven professional activists has ended a Round Table Dialogue aimed at soliciting the views of young people on ways Liberia can revive its educational system.The dialogue was conducted across three of the 15 counties, namely; Montserrado, Grand Cape Mount and Grand Bassa from July 11, 12 and 13, 2018 respectively.The exercise, which brought together over 100 young people from a cross-section of the society, was climaxed with a resolution highlighting vigorous strategies for effective transformation.The project, which is funded by USAID (United Sates Agency for International Development) through Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI) with support from the American People, is part of the ongoing More4Education Project.Key among the resolution developed were issues surrounding youth-related components in the 2011 Education Reform Act that includes Chapter 9.1 A and D, focusing on Financing Education and Student Loan Program.Chapter 9.1 A of the 2011 Education Reform Act states that, “In addition to the recurrent government budgetary appropriation for education, all concession agreements for investment in the extractive mineral and other non-renewable resource sector as well as in the agriculture sector and in major privatization contracts, shall require that 60 percent of any signature fees realized shall be allocated to the education budget.”It also states that the terms and conditions of all such agreements and contracts shall include a negotiated fixed annual amount as social responsibility fee for education which, when paid, shall be made available as transfer and/or subsidy to the annual cost of education.While 9.1 D states that, “A National Student Loan Program is hereby established to be funded through government budgetary appropriations and private donations and contributions, which the minister shall promulgate guidelines and regulations to govern the administration of the program.”Other youth-related articles highlighted include Chapters 8 and 4, which placed key emphasis on the National Service program (Education Day) and Technical Vocational Education.The young people during the different discussions argued that if these basic areas are prioritized, it will help pave a way to the country’s educational reform process for quality education.They want a robust Student Loan program to aid high school and college dropouts, while they challenged the CDC-led government to ensure the full implementation of Education Financing in accordance with Chapter nine of the 2011 Education Reform Act.The young people also emphasized the need for youths to get involved with monitoring and evaluation of academic activities.YAGE is a youth advisory platform established by Youth Coalition for Education in Liberia (YOCEL), to provide strategic support and advice to advocacy campaigns and facilitate national, regional and international advocates and discuss ways to improve the Liberian education sector.Meanwhile, the resolution developed has been presented to YOCEL for onward submission to authorities of the Ministry of Education (MoE), to guide them in making the education system the best.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Man United’s Herrera suffers new blow

first_img0Shares0000Herrera had to be replaced by a benched Paul Pogba after pulling up in his first game since facing Tottenham at Wembley on January 31.LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 22 – Jose Mourinho has little hope of a speedy recovery for Ander Herrera, who lasted just 17 minutes into his Manchester United return, against Sevilla on Wednesday night.Herrera had to be replaced by a benched Paul Pogba after pulling up in his first game since facing Tottenham at Wembley on January 31. The 28-year-old Spanish midfielder, who was declared fully fit ahead of this game, pulled up with an apparent hamstring injury when attempting a backheel.After the game, Mourinho said: “I think it is a bad injury.“He had a small injury that stopped him for the last couple of matches but the medical team said he was 100 per cent ready for the last Saturday. It didn’t look like he was fully fit.“We didn’t play him to give more work and more protection, but it looks like he was not fully fit.“The medical department gave him fully fit. They gave him fully fit Saturday and he trained Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and he looked fit.“The way he was playing during the time he was on the pitch, I think he showed that intensity that is only possible when you are fit.“He was pressing really high, we start the match not giving one inch to (Ever) Banega, pressing him really high. Ander was one of them, Scott (McTominay) was the other one, and you only do that when you feel really good.“Then the back-heel creates a contraction in the muscular area where he had a fitness problem, and now we have the proof that he was not 100 per cent fit.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Maurizio Sarri wants to bring World Cup ace to Chelsea

first_imgMaurizio Sarri wants to make Matias Vecino one of his first signings as Chelsea manager, according to reports.Sarri is set to be named as Antonio Conte’s replacement in the coming weeks, and he is reportedly already drawing up a list of players he wants to bring to Stamford Bridge this summer. REVEALED 2 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest transfer news Sarri and Vecino worked together at Empoli in 2014/15 The midfielder, who joined Inter from Fiorentina last summer, has started all four of La Celeste’s matches, catching the eye with some impressive performances in the centre of the park.Sarri worked with Vecino while the pair were at Empoli, and he reportedly tried to sign him for Napoli while manager of the San Paolo club. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti three-way race 2 targets RANKED And, according to Calcio Mercato, Internazionale’s Vecino is at the top of the wish list Sarri will deliver to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.Vecino, 26, is currently starring for Uruguay at the World Cup, helping the South Americans into the quarter-finals of the Russia-hosted tournament. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVING THE DREAM TOP WORK targets IN DEMAND LATEST Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Vecino has starred for Uruguay at the World Cup moving on Chelsea have yet to complete a signing this summer, though deals are reportedly being worked on for Gonzalo Higuain, the Juventus forward, as well as goalkeeper Alisson, currently contracted to Roma.last_img read more

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OCEAN FM RAN UP HUGE LOSSES AFTER TAKING OVER FROM US – COAST FM

first_imgTHE company which once ran Ireland’s most successful radio station says it can make it a profitable franchise once again.Coast FM, owned by Mid-West Radio and who once had the franchise to cover south Donegal as North West Radio, has taken part in its latest bid to unseat Ocean FM from the radio dial.Both stations made pitches at a public hearing in Sligo yesterday. Former Donegal footballer Martin McHugh is among those backing the Coast FM bid.In its submission Coast FM said it had turned had profits of €970,000 during its 14 years as the franchise provider.However since Ocean FM won the franchise in controversial circumstances a decade ago, it has recorded losses of €765,300.It also said market share levels have slumped from an average of 51% in 2003 when North West had the license to just 29% in 2013 under Ocean FM. Coast FM claimed a “serious disconnect” has occurred between listeners in Sligo, North Leitrim and South Donegal in its local radio station in the last ten years.The new group says its primary objective is to provide a broad-format radio service targeting all adults with a particular focus on those over 25.It will also have an emphasis on “what’s Irish and local” and will implement “urgent and remedial strategies to increase listenership.”It plans to share relevant programming with Mid West Radio which it also owns, saying this worked well when North West Radio was on air.For its part Ocean FM says that what it is doing today “is the optimum mix” and “right for the tastes and interest of our audience.” It says it is the smallest local station in the country but its commitment to high-quality content has made it one of the most decorated.Ocean said it wanted to diversify its business to include new digital media.The submission lists the 24 shareholders of North West Broadcasting Ltd which trades as Ocean FM.More than 85% of the shares are held by eight individuals. These are: Padraig O’Dwyer (23.5%) of Letterkenny, CEO of River Media; John Keon (6.19%), Ballyshannon businessman; Ocean FM CEO Tim Collins (14.64%); Car dealer Martin Reilly (14.78%); Pat Clifford of Clifford Electrical (11.75%); Sean Grant (5.84%), a lecturer and consultant from Letterkenny; Tony Porter (4.23%), chartered accountant from Rosses Point; Noel Shannon (4.27%) from Newbridge, Communications Manager with Irish Water.OCEAN FM RAN UP HUGE LOSSES AFTER TAKING OVER FROM US – COAST FM was last modified: April 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BAIcoast fmocean fmradio licenselast_img read more

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Parks congress comes to Durban

first_img8 September 2003The World Parks Congress, convened every 10 years by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and a definitive event for the world’s protected areas, is being held in Durban, South Africa from 8-17 September – the first time the Congress will be held on African soil.The 5th IUCN World Parks Congress, being organised by IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas in collaboration with the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism and South African National Parks (SANParks), will evaluate the past and look to the future as it charts new directions for the world’s protected areas.Over 2 000 leading members of the global conservation fraternity are expected to converge in the country for the event, which brings together governments, major international conservation organisations, non-governmental organisations and park authorities.Main issues to be discussed include: reviewing and learning from protected area gains and setbacks of the past 10 years; building a more diverse and effective constituency for protected areas; and redefining and enforcing their relevance in the 21st century.Integrating protected areas into the broader economic, social and environmental agenda will also be widely discussed at the Congress.The director-general in the department of environmental affairs and tourism, Crispian Olver, told journalists recently that the Congress is the most significant event in conservation circles, and that because the world’s elite in the field would be attending, the decisions taken at the Congress were almost sure to be implemented.Benefits Beyond BoundariesThe theme for this year’s congress is “Benefits Beyond Boundaries”, reflecting the meeting’s focus on addressing people’s needs and providing a stream of economic, political, and environmental benefits to societies worldwide. Without an effective network of protected areas, all these benefits – clean air and water, fertile soils, inspiring landscapes and unique wildlife – will be lost.“It reflects our growing understanding of the many values that protected areas provide and the shifting approaches to their establishment and managemen”, Olver said. “We’ve been working since 1994 to restructure the face of conservation in this country, and with this conference we want to intensify our efforts to making conservation accessible to people from all walks of life.”Olver said the department would use the opportunity to showcase to Congress delegates what the country had to offer, and to brand it as a frontrunner in the field of conservation and protected areas.Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Mohammed Valli Moosa, updating journalists on the Congress last week, said the meeting would seek to take conservation went beyond nature reserves and parks to ensure that communities living in and around protected areas enjoyed economic benefits from their land.Moosa said that conservation and social development ought not to be placed in opposition to one another, and that a number of South African initiatives demonstrated the social and economic benefits of conservation, citing the Makuleke region north of the Kruger National Park.The Makuleke people were forcefully removed from their land in 1969 by the apartheid government. However, through the country’s land restitution programme, the Makuleke community has been acknowledged as the true owners, and have since enjoyed the economic benefits of land rich with bio-diversity and conservation value.He said this was an example that nature conservationists around the world would be studying closely, as it showed that conservation created jobs, contributed to economic activity, provided opportunities for SMMEs, and promoted tourism.Partnerships with the private sector in managing protected areas, and eco-tourism initiatives, were efficient methods of ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources, Moosa added.Mavuso Msimang, chief executive of South African National Parks, said it was essential to create boundaries to protect conservation areas, but that this “should not mean that these areas become inaccessible to society”.World Parks Congress scoresheetThe previous IUCN World Parks Congress was held in Caracas, Venezuela in 1992. Since then, a great deal of progress has been achieved:The number and proportion of the Earth’s surface with protected area status more than doubled in the last 10 years.The overall target of 10% of land and sea covered by protected areas has been surpassed.Protected areas are recognised as a key element in the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, ratified by 187 nations.Protected areas have been successfully linked across international boundaries and in some cases made a significant contribution to peace.The value of traditional and other non-scientific knowledge has been recognised, and local communities are becoming increasingly engaged in protected area management.However, protected areas have failed to:Become a truly representative system that covers terrestrial, freshwater and marine biomes. For example, only 1.5% of all lake systems in the world enjoy protection. Halt species loss that continues at an intolerable rate. 11 167 species are known to be globally threatened with extinction, according to the 2002 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Achieve unconditional public and political support. Too many stakeholders see protected areas as a barrier to their activities; and too many protected areas only exist on paper and not in reality. Secure sufficient skills base and the financial and other resources. The amount of investment needed to operate an effective, representative global protected areas system needs to be increased sevenfold. Defend themselves in times of trouble. The past decade has been a time of increasing conflict and violence. Countries such as Colombia, Sierra Leone, New Caledonia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Burma/Myanmar, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which are custodians for vital elements of the world’s biodiversity, have as a result faced severe challenges in maintaining their conservation programmes.SouthAfrica.info reporter. Source: Vth IUCN World Parks Congresslast_img read more

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SABC ‘ready for World Cup broadcast’

first_imgSource: BuaNews Mampone said two additional outside broadcasting vans would be delivered in 2010. “We are happy to announce that next year we’ll have other two vans that will ensure that those games are broadcast digitally.” The SABC is the official broadcast partner to both tournaments. The SABC is also involved in various corporate social investment initiatives in an effort to boost morale in the build-up to the World Cup, including distributing some 20 000 low-cost radio sets to rural communities. Mampone said the SABC was also in discussions with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on the possibility of an additional channel for 2010 World Cup programming. “We are getting two digital outside broadcasting vans – they are arriving next month from Germany – so that people who are outside the country will have a digital signal that will ensure that they receive direct-to-home content during these games, starting with the Confederations Cup,” he said. 14 April 2009 2010 TV Acting SABC CEO Gab Mampone told the journalists last week that South Africa’s national broadcaster was ready to broadcast the 16 Confederations Cup and 64 World Cup matches live. “We’ve got our broadcasting strategy that will help us to modernise and enhance our infrastructure, and I can say that we are ready,” Mampone said. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it has acquired the infrastructure needed to bring the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup and 2010 Fifa World Cup to millions of fans worldwide.last_img read more

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NBA: LeBron James has agreed to join the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-year…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementEvery four year the world is consumed by speculation of LeBron James’s free agency, every sports fan is intrigued as to where the greatest Basketball player of this generation will head to, months of speculation were ended when it was revealed that King James will be headed to Los Angeles Lakers for a massive 4-year deal worth $154 Million in the latest move that shifts the balance of power in the NBA and is likely to reshape the future of the entire league.Klutch Sports Group announced that the contract would pay James a fully guaranteed $154 million. ESPN reported that the fourth year of the deal was a player option that James can decline in order to become a free agent again after the 2020-21 season.This is the third time in eight years that James has changed teams via free agency. He left the Cleveland Cavaliers following the 2010 season to go to the Miami Heat. He returned to Cleveland following the 2014 season.He chose Los Angeles, where he lives with his family in the NBA off-season and runs a Hollywood production company and media business, and his selection of the Lakers is a bet on their future.Shortly after the announcement, James posted a three-photo tribute to Cleveland fans on his Instagram account.“Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons,” James wrote. “This will always be home.”last_img read more

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