Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Tautuaa gets fresh start with GlobalportTNT came away with the 128-114 victory in the heated game against GlobalPort to open the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Meanwhile, Blackwater shooter Allein Maliksi was also penalized P5,000 for his flagrant foul penalty one in the Elite’s 98-126 defeat to Columbian Dyip last Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Justin Chua makes up for lost time in return for Phoenix Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Tautuaa kicked KaTropa reinforcement Jeremy Tyler in the chest on his way down from a dunk which led to his ejection with 2:41 left in the game.READ: TNT import says Tautuaa antics after dunk ‘very disrespectful’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTeammate Joseph Gabayni was also slapped with a P5,000 fine after his flagrant foul on Roger Pogoy.GlobalPort import Malcolm White and TNT forward Don Trollano were also meted P5,000 fines each for their flagrant foul penalty one infraction in the game. Moala Tautuaa. PBA IMAGESMo Tautuaa’s career reboot in GlobalPort is off to a shaky start.The PBA handed a one-game suspension and P35,000 fine on the Fil-Tongan center for his flagrant fouls incurred in the Batang Pier’s game against TNT on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ
During the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations convention, a South African guide was named president. Alushca Ritchie will be in the position for the next two years and thinks it is a great opportunity.Alushca Ritchie, a tour guide in the Western Cape, is appointed president of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations in February 2017 for a two-year term. (Image: Department of Tourism)Brand South Africa reporterA South African has been appointed the president of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA).Western Cape tour guide Alushca Ritchie was appointed during the 17th biennial WFTGA convention. It took place recently in Tehran, Iran.Ritchie said she was looking forward to representing all tourist guides on a global platform. “This will be a great opportunity to learn and to promote a sector which is very rarely recognised as a profession, although it is an integral component of the tourism value chain.”Travel and foodHer passion for travel intersects with her love for food. She described herself to News24 as an “oenophile and coffee lover of note, as well as a complete bibliophile and an avid foodie”.Because of her interest in food, Ritchie enjoys showing travellers the vast variety of cuisine on offer in South Africa. “Our huge array of different ways to eat, things to eat and places to eat at are all unbelievably diverse,” she said.Her travels had helped her realise how diverse South Africa was. “It’s something truly special,” she said. “Arriving home from an international trip always warms one’s soul.”An achievement“We are very proud of this global leadership achievement,” said Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, congratulating Ritchie.“This presents another opportunity for us to elevate the status of the guiding profession and to acknowledge the important role that our tourist guides play in providing superb visitor experiences,” he said.The organisationThe WFTGA is a non-profit organisation comprising tourist guide associations, individual tourist guides, educational institutions and others that have a direct or indirect association with tourist guides. It is also an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.The president of WFTGA serves a two-year term and is supported by an executive board made up of delegates from Australia, Iran, the USA, Canada and the UK.The organisation’s convention was attended by about 350 participants and delegates from more than 40 countries.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Visitors to the Candolim-Sinquerim beach have been warned to stay alert after jellyfish washed ashore on Friday. Lifeguards from Drishti Marine, the State-appointed lifeguard agency, spotted the jellyfish and alerted the Goa tourism department. While most jellyfish stings are harmless to humans and cause only mild irritation, in very rare cases, jellyfish species are venomous and can cause harm on contact, the advisory issued by Drishti Marine said.The advisory has suggested immediate first-aid measures that should be taken if stung by a jellyfish, such as washing the wound area with hot water, as heat breaks down the toxins; spraying the area with vinegar to diffuse any poison that may be active in the nematocysts in the tentacles; and placing icepacks on the area to reduce pain and swelling. In case of chest pain and breathing difficulties, the injured person should visit the doctor.Drishti Marine has also advised locals and tourists not to venture into the sea along the North Goa coastal stretch as the jellyfish could be present in the water or along the shoreline.
Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green, right, reacts as a foul is called against him next to teammates Stephen Curry, left, and Kevin Durant during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)WASHINGTON — With an offer to visit the White House as NBA champions rejected and rescinded, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors instead spent their day off in the nation’s capital touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture with local students.In town ahead of their game against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, Warriors players, coaches and front office executives met with students from Durant’s hometown of Seat Pleasant, Maryland, which is 8 miles from the White House. Traditionally, the reigning champs will be feted by the president when they play at Washington.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico MOST READ “The kids — their smiles lit up the room,” Kerr said. “Our guys understand how much of an impact they can make on these kids. It’s a reminder of how powerful sports can be and how transformative sports can be for change.”Warriors guard Stephen Curry said in September that he would not visit the White House if invited. President Donald Trump then announced on Twitter that the “invitation is withdrawn!”Golden State visited the White House at the invitation of President Barack Obama after its 2015 championship.Curry said that going to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in 2016, offered the Warriors a better use of their time than meeting with a president whose policies they disagree with.“Rhetoric and hate and just general disdain from the top, trying to be divisive and whatnot, has had the opposite reaction from what it intended,” Curry said. “We’ve done our part, I think, to try to further that message.”ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Neymar to undergo foot surgery in Brazil Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa The Warriors didn’t want to wade into much political talk at their pregame shootaround Wednesday, a day after they went to the museum.Did they miss the pomp and circumstance of the customary White House visit?“No,” Durant said. “Not at all.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHis teammate David West simply shook his head when asked the same question. Coach Steve Kerr? “You’re not going to get me to go down that path, sorry,” was his reply.The Warriors spent Tuesday at the museum with 40 students from Seat Pleasant and 10 more from the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, which helps children who have lost loved ones that served in the military. The private museum tour lasted three hours. Read Next Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
World Cup Spain struggling to create chances as Aspas stakes claim for starting spot Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 05:31 6/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty World Cup Spain Tunisia v Spain Tunisia Friendlies Julen Lopetegui’s side needed a late winner from the Celta Vigo striker to beat Tunisia, but there were few positives in this World Cup warm-up Spain still do not seem quite themselves. Although La Roja extended their unbeaten run under Julen Lopetegui to 20 games, Saturday’s 1-0 win over Tunisia was anything but convincing.Six days ahead of their World Cup debut against Portugal, it was all too predictable from the 2010 champions against Tunisia in Krasnodar. In the first half in particular, there was a lack of urgency and little in the way of clear chances, despite the usual possession from La Roja.It was far from a vintage performance and not one to suggest that this Spain side can go on to win the trophy on July 15 – even though their wealth of talent makes them one of the big favourites heading into the tournament next week. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Thiago Alcantara and David Silva were unusually subdued in the first 45 minutes and Spain improved in the second half following the introduction of Koke and Lucas Vazquez, then Diego Costa and Marco Asensio, and finally Iago Aspas.The multiple changes gave many players a run-out, but were also perhaps an indication that Lopetegui is still unsure of his strongest starting XI less than a week before his side kick off their World Cup campaign.Lucas and Asensio in particular gave Spain greater urgency in the final third and the latter could yet force his way into this team. Before he was brought on, Lopetegui’s side were too predictable and Tunisia – without doing too much – had looked comfortable enough.However, it was Costa and Aspas who combined to break the deadlock with six minutes remaining. The Atletico Madrid forward made an intelligent run that took him clear, only to delay too long and lose the opportunity, dragging back for his team-mate to hammer home.Aspas, who also scored and played his part in another two goals in the 6-1 win over Argentina in March, had only been on the pitch for eight minutes, yet once again he took his opportunity with aplomb.The former Liverpool forward has now been involved in nine goals in his 10 games for Spain, with four of those netted himself and five assists. And all of those have come in the second half.As things stand, he looks likely to remain as a bench option as the World Cup kicks off next week, yet he has done his hopes of claiming a starting spot no harm at all with this showing, which follows a fantastic campaign with Celta (with 23 goals in 37 games for the Galician outfit last season).”It’s a decision the coach will have to make,” Aspas said afterwards. “I try to take advantage when he gives me opportunities, be it with Rodrigo (who started the game) or with Diego (Costa). They give me chances and goals.”And it is precisely chances and goals that Spain are lacking at the moment, having drawn 1-1 with Switzerland last week. On Saturday, Aspas showed once again with his intelligent movement and another fine finish that he is potentially one of the solutions to those problems.
zoom Icelandic shipping company Eimskip could see a portion of its employees working on the company’s containerships take industrial action after not reaching an agreement with one of the unions.Eimskip’s vessel crewmen who are members of the Iceland Seaman’s Union could go on strike on January 16 if the agreement is not reached by then, Eimskip said.Negotiations between the two parties have been ongoing during recent months Eimskip said without clarifying the source of dispute.Back in February 2016, Eimskip prevented industrial action after reaching an agreement over pay with senior officers aboard its vessels.Eimskip operates a fleet of 20 owned and chartered reefer vessels in the North Atlantic, comprised of a mix of container vessels, refrigerated bulk vessels, and multipurpose container/bulk vessels.
17 Photos Tags See Star Wars Lego Millennium Falcon sets over nearly 20 years Lego Movie 2 star Chris Pratt gets meta with Chris Pratt minifigs Lego Movie 2’s Apocalypseburg set overflows with whopping 3,000 pieces Lego bricks outshine gold bars as investments, study finds Enlarge ImageQueen Watevra’s “So-Not-Evil” Space Palace. Lego Queen Watevra’s “So-Not-Evil” Space Palace, which has 995 pieces, retails for $100 (around £78, AU$140). The bubble-looking Space Palace set includes minifigures for Bachelor Batman, Celeste, Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi and the Royal Guard. The multi-level palace set also features a rotating top section with a detachable rocket plus opening pods. There’s even a smoothie maker and a DJ booth.The 691-piece Shimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa Lego set retails for $70 (around £54, AU$98), and comes with figures for Benny, Washed-out Wyldstyle, Balthazar, Unikitty, Flaminga, Eight, Archimedes and Balthazar vampire bat.Enlarge ImageShimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa Lego The Shimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa also has revolving wall for Balthazar to transform into a vampire bat — plus a hot tub, a massage table and more.All three sets will be available in stores this spring. Build Emmet’s Triple-Decker Couch Mech as scene in Lego Movie 2. Lego When a film is all about Lego like Lego Movie 2 it’s bound to inspire plenty of Lego kits. Previously, we’ve seen the whopping 3,000-piece Apocalypseburg set, and now there are more sets on the way.Lego Group announced on Tuesday, in advance of its presence at New York Toy Fair, three new Lego Movie 2 sets. The new sets include Emmet’s Triple-Decker Couch Mech, Queen Watevra’s “So-Not-Evil” Space Palace and Shimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa. Fans can build Emmet’s Triple-Decker Couch Mech as seen in Lego Movie 2. The 322-piece Lego set retails for $30 (around £23, AU$42). The couch set comes with various figures including Emmet, Sweet Mayhem and a brand new Unikitty as Rampage Kitty figure. Share your voice 1 Toys and Tabletop Games TV and Movies More Lego Comment Lego
Credit: Stone Aerospace This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2012 Phys.Org The plan is for it to leave its power plant on the surface of the moon, with a high-powered laser travelling down miles of fibre-optic cable. “Our modest goal over the next three years is to use a 5,000-watt laser to send a cryobot through up to 250 meters of ice,” Stone said at the Atlanta assembly. If successful, Stone’s concept would resolve obstacles in the way of studying what may lie beneath Europa’s ice. A report in Wired says those obstacles include (1) solar power being unable to work below the surface (2) batteries not lasting long enough (3) too large a footprint of a device and (4) international treaty restrictions that would forbid testing of a nuclear robot.Stone has a 2013-2014 dress rehearsal planned. He intends to test a working cryobot at Alaska’s Matanuska Glacier in June next year, where it will attempt to cut through ten to fifty meters of ice. Afterward the cryobot will try to get through 200 meters in Greenland, in fall 2014.Last year, Stone announced that NASA awarded Stone Aerospace four-year, $4M funding to continue development of the Valkyrie project, to design and field-test an autonomous ice penetrating cryobot. Stone, who has a doctorate in structural engineering, is no stranger to such ambitious undertakings. Generally, Stone is known for his inventions designed to enable humans to explore remote environments. He formed Texas-based Stone Aerospace to commercialize his systems for exploration. He and a team of researchers from several universities built DepthX, a deep-diving robot that went down Mexico’s deepest watery sinkhole. He and his team also took on a mission to Antartica. He is often characterized, however, as looking toward his ultimate goal, a probe that can go through miles of ice on Europa and then explore through the sea. What intrigues scientists about Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, is that under its icy surface its expanse of water might harbor life. Robot plumbs Wisconsin lake on way to Antarctica, jovian moon Explore further Citation: Inventor preps robot to cut through ice on Europa (2012, April 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-04-inventor-preps-robot-ice-europa.html (Phys.org) — Robots are being developed all the time to do what we wish and to go where we can’t. This week, inventor Bill Stone told attendees at NASA’s Astrobiology Science Conference in Atlanta that he intends to get an autonomous robot ready to visit the icebound sea of Jupiter’s moon Europa, cut through the icy crust, and explore the waters below. He told the participants that his goal is to send his robot Valkyrie to Europa, where it will use lasers to cut through the ice to explore the waters below, collecting samples, in search of life. His company, Stone Aerospace, has been working on the six-foot by ten inch robotic cylinder called Valkyrie.