Arwind Santos summoned by PBA over Ginebra ‘shadows’ remark

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first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe PBA Office of the Commissioner on Wednesday summoned San Miguel forward Arwind Santos for his comments after the Beermen’s 95-87 Game 3 loss in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.The Beermen dropped their first game in the semis on Tuesday and Santos said his team had trouble defending against “eight” instead of only five players on the floor.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UAAP Volleyball: La Salle solo at top spot after rout of UP Commissioner Willie Marcial and Santos are set to meet at 4:30pm at the PBA office in Libis.Game 4 is on Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena with the Beermen going for a commanding 3-1 lead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery The ever poetic, Santos alluded the extra defenders as Ginebra’s “shadows” during the game.READ: From ‘5 to 8’: Santos says San Miguel struggled to guard Ginebra’s ‘shadows’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Parang may mga shadow yung mga players kanina eh. Parang yung lima, nagiging walo kaya parang nahihirapan kami bantayan kasi lima lang yung kalaban, pero nagiging walo. Ewan ko kung sobrang bilis nila kaya may shadow. Parang ganun eh,” he said without elaborating.(It was like the players had shadows earliers. It felt like five players became eight that’s why we were having a difficultly guarding them because our five opponents became eight. I don’t know if they were just too fast so that’s why they had shadows. But it felt like that.) 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebacklast_img read more

‘Animal and Forest’ Law Passed, Will the Liberian Senate Concur?

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first_imgA bill to protect rare and endangered species from being hunted and slaughtered, has been passed by the House of Representatives and awaits the Senate’s concurrence.The bill called “The National Wildlife Conservation and Protection Area Management Act,” is designed to protect certain animal and plant species, meaning that hunting or harvesting these species will be largely outlawed.The bill was endorsed during the 19th day sitting of the extraordinary session on Tuesday, November 11, after the House Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Judiciary presented its report to Plenary.According to the Committee’s report, the bill also seeks to strengthen regional and trans-boundary collaboration and coordination and also create employment opportunities for forest dependents, rangers, field guides and build capacity and create tourism dollars for the forest communities.“The law will assist in the creation of more habitats for more wildlife protection and livelihoods supports of adjacent communities,” Representative Josephine M. George-Francis, the Chairperson of the Committee said.The report added: “The law will assist in the creation of more jobs and employment opportunities for many forest dependent communities.”Though all the protected animals are not specified in the Committee’s report, some argue that the “animals” should include amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles and their young and also, in the cases of birds and reptiles, their eggs.They further argued that the law against hunting should include capturing, killing, poisoning, snaring, or trapping of any wild animal, and every attempt to do so; driving any wild animal for any of the purposes specified in sub clauses; injuring, destroying or taking any body part of any such animal, or in the case of wild birds or reptiles, disturbing or damaging the eggs or nests of such birds or reptiles.“Forests are home to approximately two-thirds of the world’s plants and animals. As trees are cleared and forests degraded, the unique flora and fauna that depend on these ecosystems come under threat of extinction,” Madam Florence Brooks of Capitol Bye-Pass said. “To protect endangered species and prevent those not currently threatened from joining their ranks, it is vital that we conserve forestlands.”The motion for the passage of the law was filed by Montserrado County Lawmaker Sekou Kanneh and unanimously agreed upon, after an hour of debate.Speaker Alex Tyler has mandated Chief Clerk, Mildred Sayon, to communicate the House’s passage of the National Wildlife Conservation and Protection Area Management Act to the Liberian Senate for concurrence.According to the Liberian Senate’s Secretariat, the National Wildlife Conservation and Protection Area Management Act has been received and will be discussed either today or next week.Meanwhile, one of the main carriers of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease is bush meat, especially monkey and bat, according to international health authorities.   The hunting and selling of bush meat, especially monkey and bat which are favorite ingredients of many Liberian dishes, have been banned on the local market by the government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Venezuela to boycott ICJ case on border controversy

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first_imgAfter months of delays, Venezuela has confirmed that it will not participate in proceedings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in relation to the territorial controversy with Guyana.The Venezuelan Government issued an official statement on Monday outlining its decision not to participate in the United Nations Secretary General-chosen procedure regarding its claim over the Essequibo region.This announcement followed several months after the decision was made by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, to refer the matter to the ICJ as a means of resolving the ongoing controversy.During a meeting with the ICJ and a Venezuelan delegation headed by the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Jorge Montserrat the position was made known to ICJ President Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf.“The Venezuelan delegation has informed the President of the court, through a letter signed by the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros, of its sovereign decision not to participate in the procedure that Guyana intends to initiate, since the Court manifestly lacks jurisdiction over an action unilaterally proposed by the neighbouring country, which does not have the consent of Venezuela,” the statement said.Justice Yusuf had invited the legal teams representing Guyana and Venezuela in the border controversy case, to attend a meeting with him in The Hague, Netherlands. The purpose of the meeting was to fix the schedule for the filing of the written pleadings in the border controversy case between the two South American neighbours. Such a meeting is part of the Court’s normal procedure following the filing of a case.On March 29, Guyana filed an application requesting the World Court to confirm the legal validity and binding effect of the 1899 Arbitral Award regarding its boundary with Venezuela.This application follows a decision by the UN Secretary General earlier this year in choosing the ICJ as the next means of resolving the controversy that arose as a result of the Venezuelan contention that the Arbitral Award of 1899 about the frontier between British Guiana and Venezuela was null and void.According to Guyana’s application to the World Court, for more than 60 years Venezuela had consistently recognised and respected the validity of the binding force of the 1899 Award and the 1905 Map agreed by both sides in furtherance of the Award.“Venezuela had only changed its position formally in 1962 as the United Kingdom was making final preparations for the independence of British Guiana and had threatened not to recognise the new State, or its boundaries, unless the United Kingdom agreed to set aside the 1899 Award and cede to Venezuela all of the territory west of the Essequibo River, amounting to some two-thirds of Guyana’s territory,” Guyana submitted in its application to the World Court.The court document further noted that while Venezuela has never produced any evidence to justify its belated repudiation of the 1899 Award, the neighbouring country has used it as an excuse to occupy territory awarded to Guyana in 1899, to inhibit Guyana’s economic development, and to violate Guyana’s sovereignty and sovereign rights.In filing the application, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, who will serve as Guyana’s agent in the proceedings before the ICJ, said: “… Guyana has respected the Secretary General’s decision and placed its faith in the International Court of Justice to resolve the controversy in accordance with its statue and jurisprudence, based on the fundamental principles of international law, including the sanctity of treaties, the maintenance of settled boundaries and respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of States.”The UN Secretary General’s authority to choose the ICJ as the means for resolving the controversy is rooted in the Geneva Agreement of 1966, negotiated just before Guyana attained independence.On January 30, 2018, Secretary General Guterres concluded that the Good Offices Process – which the parties had engaged in for almost 30 years, but failed to achieve a solution to the controversy— and chose the ICJ as the next means of settlement, for which Guyana has long been advocating.United States oil giant ExxonMobil had announced back in May 2015 that it had found oil offshore Guyana. Venezuela has staunchly been against oil exploration in Guyana’s Stabroek Block, where multiple oil deposits were found by ExxonMobil, and has since renewed claims to the Essequibo region.last_img read more

Karatekas blossom at National Junior Tournament

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first_imgAn action packed evening of karate culminated at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Sunday when the National Junior Karate Tournament was staged.The National Junior Karate Tournament’s top performers after the curtains came down on the eventThe event, which saw competition in only Kata and Kumite events, had participants ranging in age from 6 years old to 17 years old.An upset was registered in the 12-14 years male category when Shamar Francis topped the category after winning both the kata and kumite events. Also outstanding was Jayanti Ram, who won both the kata and kumite events in the female 15-17 years category.Judging by the crowd reaction, the fight of the night was the final bout in the 15-17 years male 55+ kg, which saw Shemar Parkinson closely defeating Trevon Miller to win gold in the Kumite.The evening ended with the medals presentation, which were done by the president and 1st & 2nd Vice-presidents of the Guyana Karate Federation.last_img read more

Sarri sets sights on Liverpool after West Ham stifle Chelsea

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first_imgThe visitors enjoyed 72 percent of possession at the London Stadium but failed to break down a determined West Ham side, who created enough clear-cut chances to win the game themselves.Sarri said West Ham, who beat Everton last week after losing their first four league games of the season, had been tough opponents, adding that his team needed to find a way to move the ball more quickly.Turning his thoughts to Saturday’s match against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, Sarri, in his first season in the job, said it would be tough to compete with a side that had been developing for three years under Jurgen Klopp.Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri marshalls his men in the goalless draw at West Ham © AFP / Ben STANSALL“They are a step forward than us in this moment,” he said. “We have started to work all together 35, 40 days ago.“So for us I think it’s a bit early. We have to work. We need to improve and then maybe in one year we will be at the same level of Liverpool.”The Chelsea boss said he was unsure how many changes he would make for the midweek third-round League Cup tie, also against Liverpool.– Giroud picked –Olivier Giroud won his battle with Alvaro Morata for a starting spot up front for Chelsea, keeping his place for the second Premier League match in succession. But Marko Arnautovic, West Ham’s leading goalscorer this season, missed out after failing to recover from an injury he sustained in the victory against Everton last week.Despite Chelsea’s control, the home side could have taken a lead against the run of play just before the half hour. Felipe Anderson was quick to seize on a loose ball and played in Michail Antonio, who blasted over with his left foot. That chance breathed new life into the home crowd and the players and Antonio drew a smart save from Kepa Arrizabalaga in the West Ham goal just two minutes later after a fine run from Andriy Yarmolenko.N’Golo Kante nearly gave Chelsea the lead with a headed effort but the sides were goalless at the break.The match fell into a similar pattern in the second half, with Chelsea dominating possession, but Giroud — picked for his more physical threat — struggled to make an impression.The French World Cup winner was replaced 20 minutes into the second half by Morata, who went close to breaking the deadlock moments after coming on only to see Lukasz Fabianski pull off a stunning stop from close range.With about 13 minutes to go West Ham had a wonderful chance to win the match, when the unmarked Yarmolenko headed just wide at the far post. Fabianski pulled off another fine save as the clock ticked into injury time, diving to his left to deny substitute Ross Barkley and Willian blazed wide as Chelsea applied intense late pressure.West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini, who has managed to stop the rot with four points from the past two matches, said his side had to make their chances count.“When you have such clear chances against big teams you must score one of them,” he said.“And we had three clear chances before they created one chance but you must score.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass (left) battles with Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta during their Premier League clash at the London Stadium © AFP / Ben STANSALLLondon, United Kingdom, Sep 23 – Maurizio Sarri laughed off suggestions that next week’s summit meeting with Liverpool is a “must-win” game after seeing Chelsea’s 100 percent Premier League record ended by stubborn West Ham in a 0-0 draw on Sunday.Chelsea had won all five of their league matches before the weekend, going toe to toe with Liverpool, who beat Southampton on Saturday to make it six wins out of six.last_img read more

DONEGAL TD FURIOUS AT ‘MUCK-RAKING’ OVER ETHIOPIA TRIP

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first_imgSINN FEIN today hit back at media reports over a trip to Ethiopia by Donegal North East TD Padraig MacLochlainn.Media reports today said the Donegal deputy was staying in the 5-star Hilton Hotel in the African nation’s capital Addis Ababa.But Deputy MacLochlainn and four other TDs were told to stay at the hotel by the head of the Ethiopian security forces because of ongoing conflict in the country. Today sources close to MacLochlainn told donegaldaily.com: “This is nothing more than muck-raking by people who should know better.“It is outrageous that some people have jumped to conclusions over this trip which is aimed at providing resources to Irish charities who are dealing with life and death situations on the ground every day.“The stay at the Hilton was arranged by the Ethiopian government for security reasons and all foreign diplomats and foreign visitors are put there for that reason alone.”Fine Gael’s Pat Breen and Dan Neville, Fianna Fail’s Sean O Fearghail and Labour’s Lorraine Higgins are also on the six-day visit by members of the Dail Foreign Affairs Committee. A series of meetings are planned with Irish charities and representatives of the United Nations.“This is not a junket,” said one of Deputy MacLochlainn’s aides today.“It is outrageous that a night at the Hilton is taking away from this very serious issue.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyhttp://www.asa.org.uk/ASA-action/Adjudications/2009/6/River-Newspapers-NI-Ltd/TF_ADJ_46380.aspxDONEGAL TD FURIOUS AT ‘MUCK-RAKING’ OVER ETHIOPIA TRIP was last modified: November 14th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Deputy Padraig MacLochlainnSinn Feintrip to Ethiopialast_img read more

BACKPACKER SENDS OUT SOS TO DONEGAL FARMER FOR HER LOST PHONE!

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first_imgA French backpacker has issued an SOS to a kind Donegal farmer who gave herself and her friend a lift yesterday.The hitch-hiker lost her phone and believes it could be in the farmer’s car.Although she didn’t get his name, he is 45 years old and has three children aged 17, 10 and 8 and his wife, who works in insurance, plans to do the Dublin Marathon. The couple have a Landrover and live in rural Donegal.The man kind gave the backpackers a lift when he was collecting sheep from Connemara and driving them back to Donegal yesterday.The phone is a Nokia Lumia and contains lots of contacts and photos and is of great sentimental value.If you are the farmer or you may know him, then perhaps you can pass on this email address to arrange for the phone to be collected. They can get in touch by contacting anais.mehl@gmail.com BACKPACKER SENDS OUT SOS TO DONEGAL FARMER FOR HER LOST PHONE! was last modified: October 6th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:backpackerdonegalfarmerphonelast_img read more

Planet Party Busted by Triton

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first_img(Visited 491 times, 1 visits today) Theories can be like parties with tantalizing speculations until big, whopping anomalies spoil the fun.Check out this headline on New Scientist: “Neptune’s other moons were normal until Triton crashed the party.” Leah Crane writes, “It came in like a wrecking ball. Neptune has one of the weirdest collections of moons in our solar system, and it’s Triton’s fault.”It came in like a wrecking ball. Neptune has one of the weirdest collections of moons in our solar system, and it’s Triton’s fault.Crane is quick to invoke the planetary scientists’ all-purpose cause for every anomaly: an impact. Still, this impact would have had to be finely tuned to explain Triton’s weirdness. Here are some of the facts about Triton that challenge secular theories:Triton has an almost perfectly circular orbit.Triton orbits retrograde, opposite the direction of Neptune’s other moons.Triton is active, with nitrogen geysers on its surface and evidence of recent cryovolcanoes.Unlike the other gas giants, Neptune “has several tiny moons either very close in or far away from the planet – most of which orbit in the direction of the planet’s spin – and one huge one, Triton, orbiting in the opposite direction.”Robin Canup, who invented a finely-tuned impact to account for Saturn’s rings (xx, recently repeated by Space.com), commented,“Triton crashed the party, literally and figuratively,” says Canup. “It destroyed the well-behaved satellite system that was there before it.”The article can’t leave the party crashed without some explanation for the mess. The problem is not that planetary scientists are not creative enough to imagine a scenario to fit any anomaly; after all, they are an imaginative bunch (see Canup’s proposal on Cornell arXiv). The problem is that Triton requires a scenario to fit their preconceived idea of how the solar system formed. Here’s what’s required for such a scenario:To get from a serene Uranus-like system to what we see at Neptune today, three things have to be true: the early moons had to be small enough that they wouldn’t destroy Triton as it crashed into them; they had to somehow slow Triton down so that it would be captured in the relatively close and circular orbit that it has now; and Neptune’s outer moons had to remain intact.A sufficiently improbable scenario is indistinguishable from intelligent design. The comment above is exacerbated by the fact that Uranus is no simpler:Like Neptune, the magnetic field at Uranus is highly inclined to its spin access, and is off-center.The Uranus system is tilted more than 90 degrees, such that the whole system could be said to orbit retrograde.Uranus has a “weirdest” moon of its own: Miranda, with several distinct domains that make it look like it was assembled by a committee (11/22/14).So how do planetologists explain Uranus? The same way they explain Triton, but even more so: not just one finely-tuned (and unobservable) impact: but three or more (10/09/11).As CEH has reported over the years, the whole solar system is weird (3/14/16). Secular theorists routinely invoke impacts as creative forces to explain numerous other anomalies in the solar system (10/17/13):Mercury’s density (10/17/14)Venus’s planet-wide volcanic activity (5/03/14)Earth’s extinction of dinosaursThe Moon’s origin (10/18/12, 2/21/13, 1/10/17)Mars’s water and hemispheric dichotomy (5/03/14)Ceres organics (Phys.org)Saturn’s rings, the terrain dichotomy at Enceladus, the Phoebe Ring (10/07/09)Titan (10/17/13)Pluto’s terrains and moon Charon (7/15/15)Asteroids with moonsEven exoplanet models need impacts. “Hot Jupiters” tend to crash into their parent stars. Those that survive migration must have been struck to stay in orbit.It should be noted that solar system formation theories keep evolving (9/08/14). A new one appeared on Phys.org, “Accretion theory suggests gas giants might start out as steamy worlds.” In planetary science, might makes right. If you say something “might” have happened, you can’t be falsified.As we have argued, the solar system is weird only if it is old (3/14/16).last_img read more

Le secteur minier et les minerais en Afrique du Sud

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first_imgL’Afrique du Sud, celebre dans le monde entier pour etre un tresor, beneficie d’une abondance de ressources minieres, produisant et detenant une proportion importante des minerais du monde.La richesse de l’Afrique du Sud provient des vastes ressources du pays: environ 90% du platine mondial, 80% du manganese, 73% du chrome, 45% du vanadium et 41% de l’or. Il n’y a que le petrole brut et la bauxite que l’on ne trouve pas dans le pays.Le pays est un producteur de premier rang de metaux precieux comme l’or et le platine ainsi que de metaux de base et de charbon. C’est le quatrieme producteur mondial de diamants.Et les specialistes estiment que le potentiel de decouverte d’autres gisements de rang mondial dans des regions qui n’ont pas ete encore totalement exploitees est considerable.Classement economiqueLa position de l’Afrique du Sud en tant que plus gros producteur d’or du monde, une position qu’elle a occupee pendant plus d’un siecle, a ete usurpee par la Chine en 2007. L’or, autrefois pierre d’achoppement de l’economie sud-africaine, a vu son importance diminuer avec la diversification de l’economie nationale.Cependant, le secteur minier est toujours crucial pour l’Afrique du Sud, les metaux precieux contribuant a 65% des benefices d’exportation de minerais du pays et a 21% du total des exportations de marchandises en 2006. Le pays fournit environ 80% du platine mondial.Le secteur minier est aussi le plus gros employeur d’Afrique du Sud, avec environ 460 000 employes et 400 000 autres employes par les fournisseurs de biens et services a ce secteur.TransformationLa possession, l’acces et les opportunites en lien avec les ressources minieres du pays sont reglementes par la Loi de developpement des ressources minieres et petrolieres de 2002 qui reconnait le droit de garde de l’etat sur ces ressources.La transformation est une question essentielle a laquelle fait face le secteur minier d’Afrique du Sud. Un acces equitable aux ressources et aux opportunites minieres a ete defini par la loi en tenant compte d’une participation importante des personnes habituellement ecartees faisant l’objet de la charte d’encouragement des noirs a la participation a l’economie (BEE) du secteur.Actuellement, plus de 70% de la main d’œuvre du secteur est noire mais moins de 5% des postes a responsabilite sont occupes par des noirs. Des objectifs ont ete definis par le gouvernement et, d’ici 2009, toutes les societes minieres devraient atteindre un taux de remplissage de 40% des postes a responsabilite par des sud-africains autrefois defavorises.Les autres objectifs pour les 10 ans a venir comprennent le transfert de 26% des actifs miniers a des societes appartenant a des noirs et en garantissant que 51% des futurs projets miniers soient diriges par des societes appartenant a des noirs.Points fortsEn tant que pays minier important, les points forts de l’Afrique du Sud comprennent un haut niveau de connaissances technique et productives ainsi que des activites de recherche et developpement coherentes.Le pays possede des equipements de traitement primaire de rang mondial couvrant les secteurs de l’acier au carbone, de l’acier inoxydable et de l’aluminium, en plus de l’or et du platine. C’est egalement un leader mondial dans le domaine des nouvelles technologies telles qu’un processus revolutionnaire qui transforme le minerai de fer tres fin en unites ferreuses de qualite superieure.Ce type d’enrichissement ou de valeur ajoutee a des matieres minerales brutes avant exportation a ete identifie par le gouvernement comme un secteur de croissance potentielle important. Il existe des opportunites lucratives de traitement en aval et d’ajout de valeur localement au fer, a l’acier au carbone, a l’acier inoxydable, a l’aluminium, aux metaux du groupe platine et a l’or.Leaders du secteurDeux des plus grandes societes minieres du monde sont originaires d’Afrique du Sud. BHP Billiton, la plus grosse societe miniere du monde, est issue de la fusion entre la societe sud-africaine Billiton et la societe australienne BHP.Anglo American Plc, dont la cotation principale se fait a la bourse de Londres et la cotation secondaire a Johannesburg, detient plusieurs grandes filiales comme Anglo Platinum, Anglo Coal, Impala Platinum et Kumba Iron Ore.Diamond miner De Beers, une autre societe sud-africaine, est detenue par Anglo American et un consortium dirige par le gouvernement du Botswana. Le plus gros producteur de diamants du monde a produit environ 51,1 millions de carats en 2007.Derniere mise a jour de l’article : Septembre 2008SAinfo reporter. Sources (sites en langue anglaise) :South Africa YearbookDepartment of Minerals and EnergyChamber of Mines of South AfricaStandard Bank: Economic Profile: South AfricaBusiness DayMining WeeklyMineweblast_img read more

Hawaiian unveils new A321neo cabin

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first_imgHawaiian Airlines has unveiled a new cabin for the trans-oceanic Airbus A321neo aircraft that promises to transform its operations.Hawaiian is set to take delivery of 18 of the 4,000-nautical mile range jets by 2020, with the first neo slated for delivery later this year.The three-cabin neos— featuring 16 Premium, 45 Extra Comfort and 128 economy class seats from B/E Aerospace —and will be powered by new fuel-efficient twin Pratt & Whitney PurePower 1133G-JM engines.The longer-range narrowbodies will ply the skies between the islands and the US West Coast.That frees up more of the airline’s widebody A330-200s for high-capacity, deep continental U.S. duties and international flying.Narrowbody Boeing 717-200s will continue to link Honolulu with Hawaiian’s ‘neighbor-island’ markets.Hawaiian’s been on a product improvement roll of late, adding new amenities and aircraft at a relatively rapid rate.UK-based JPA Design is crafting the neo’s interior with an “Earth, Sea and Sky” motif.JPA executive Tim Manson says the cabin “draws inspiration from Hawaii’s rich past and contemporary present. Symbolism from Hawaii’s story is woven throughout the cabin interiors.”Less poetically, all three of the A321neos’ cabins are fitted with high-power USB outlets.  Premium and Extra Comfort passengers have access to an additional AC power outlet.The premium cabin will be fitted with leather recliners while the 45 Extra Comfort seats will offer an extra five inches of leg room, priority boarding and other perks.New for Hawaiian passengers will be wireless streaming inflight entertainment available on personal devices after an application has been downloaded before boarding the aircraft.Passengers will be able to enjoy a wide selection of complimentary movies, TV shows, and Hawaii content available exclusively through the airline’s Hawaiian Skies channel.Holders for personal hand-held devices and tablets will be integrated into the tray tables of the premium cabin, as well as the first row of Extra Comfort, and built into the backrest of all other seats in the aircraft.Lots of Hawaii-bound flyers would rather forget about business for a while.That’s why new pivoting overhead bins come in handy, the better to stow vacation gear.last_img read more