Warriors could get Kevon Looney, other injured contributors back soon

first_imgMEMPHIS — The Warriors could be getting a big addition to an injury-ravaged roster sooner rather than later.Center Kevon Looney, who has missed the last 13 games with a neuropathic condition, will go to Santa Cruz to practice with the Warriors’ G League affiliate, and could be back in the lineup as early as Monday.Looney, 23, will join Golden State when they return to San Francisco over the weekend. At that point, the team will determine if Looney can play in Monday’s game against the …last_img

Tata Steel steps into South Africa

first_img23 August 2006Indian steel giant Tata Steel has started construction on a R650-million high-carbon ferrochrome plant in Richards Bay on the KwaZulu-Natal coast.The investment confirms Tata Group’s belief in South Africa following investments in a number of industries in the country, notably the automotive and telecommunications sectors.In its first phase the new plant, due to be operational by October 2007, will produce 135 000 tons of high-carbon ferrochrome a year from ore imported from India and Iran.The ferrochrome, which is used in the manufacture of stainless steel, will be exported to Tata Steel customers in Asia, Europe and the United States.Possible R400m second phaseThe company said in a statement that a decision on a R400-million second phase expansion of the plant, involving doubling its size from two furnaces to four, would be made after the first year of operation.Speaking at a ceremony to mark the start of construction in Richards Bay on Monday, Tata Steel MD B Muthuraman said the final choice of location had been between sites in South Africa and Australia.South Africa won, Muthuraman said, because of such factors as the country’s power costs, skilled technological base and manpower, developed infrastructure and logistics arrangements, and strong financial institutions.Tata Africa Holdings MD Raman Dhawan said the Tata Group regarded South Africa as a future economic powerhouse and a key factor in economic development in the southern African region.‘Vote of confidence in SA’South African Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told guests at the ceremony that Tata’s involvement in South Africa was “a vote of confidence in our democracy.”“The ferrochrome plant is off course very significant as it is located in [the Richards Bay] Industrial Development Zone, and will assist to attract further investments.”South Africa was beginning to reap the rewards of foreign direct investment after working for years on building a stable political and economic climate, Mlambo-Ngcuka said.She described India as a key partner for South Africa, adding that both countries were members of the India-Brazil-South Africa trilateral agreement.“Our political and economic relations are sound and are based on mutual respect and concern for each other’s development,” she said, adding that India was among the top 10 countries currently investing in South Africa.Local content, skills transferAlthough South Africa is the world’s largest chrome producer, ore imports for Tata’s new plant will not deprive local miners of sales, nor will the ferrochrome exports compete with locally produced ferrochrome, as the chrome ore and charge chrome produced in South Africa are of different grades.Somdeb Banerjee, MD of Tata Steel KZN, said that if the second phase expansion were approved, Tata Steel would consider mixing South African and imported chrome ore for use in the two additional furnaces.According to Tata Steel, the new plant will create about 1 000 jobs at the peak of construction, 130 permanent jobs once the plant is operational, and indirectly some 800 additional jobs through contractors and suppliers.A feature of the Richards Bay plant, the company said, was the establishment of a locally owned operation to manufacture the chromite briquettes that will be used in the smelter.Local workers will be trained in briquette making by trained personnel from India, and will then produce briquettes for the smelter on a contract basis.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Cancel appointment of Deputy CMs: Goa Congress

first_imgThe Congress in Goa demanded on Saturday that the Election Commission of India (ECI) strike down an order issued by the State government on Friday appointing two key coalition leaders as Deputy Chief Ministers. “The order is in clear violation of the model code of conduct and as such this order should be immediately set aside by ECI and strict action should be taken against the officer concerned and the government of Goa…,” chief of the party’s communications department Trajano D’Mello said in his complaint to the Chief Clectoral Officer Kunal. “It is done solely for the purpose of attracting votes,” he told presspersons later.On March 20, days after BJP leader Pramod Sawant was sworn in as Chief Minister, the Goa Governor issued an order appointing Vijai Sardesai of the Goa Forward party and Sudin Dhavalikar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party(MGP) as Deputy Chief Ministers at the behest of the Government.last_img

Back from the dead, Aces stay in playoff hunt

first_imgCalvin Abueva. PBA IMAGESAfter Alaska’s 0-6 start in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, the players know that they have no choice but to play like there’s no tomorrow.Not only are the Aces’ campaign this conference is hanging in the balance, but so are their careers as well.ADVERTISEMENT However, if there’s one positive thing their slump gave the Aces, it’s that they can’t take any team lightly.“Before, we’re a bit overexcited. We felt that we could beat anyone, but we were wrong. We realized that it’s not going to be easy,” said Abueva. “Now, I think we’re being more solid. We’re getting our momentum back and I hope we continue this.”Alaska stakes its three-game winning streak against Meralco.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next That mentality was in full display in the game against the Picanto as Alaska pulled itself back from 10 points down.Abueva was at is best, doing a little bit of everything including getting into Kia import Geron Johnson’s head.With Johnson losing his focus, Alaska capitalized with its import Buck Henton and starting point guard JVee Casio coming through down the stretch.Abueva admitted that Johnson’s aggressiveness caught the Aces by surprise.“We were rattled,” he said. “We knew we needed a win, but we struggled getting any momentum in the first three quarters. But in the fourth quarter, everything clicked and that was when we were able to show our energy and hustle. All we wanted was to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters San Miguel ends Ginebra’s 7-game runcenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “Our captain (JVee Casio) said that a lot of us have expiring contracts. So if we want to get extended, get a raise, we have to make it to the playoffs,” said Calvin Abueva in Filipino.That explains the heightened sense of urgency of the Aces for the past three games as they snapped their inglorious 14-game losing skid dating back to last conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAlaska has now won three straight games with its latest victory at the expense of Kia, 102-94, on Sunday.“We’re willing to die just for us to play well and make it to the playoffs,” the energetic forward said. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more

Tahir will be our secret weapon at World Cup: Smith

first_imgThe latest addition to the South African squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup, Pakistan-born leg-spinner Imran Tahir will be the country’s ‘secret weapon’ at the mega-event, starting from February 19 in the sub-continent, said Proteas skipper Graeme Smith.South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir. APSmith explained that it was a conscious decision not to expose Tahir, who only received South African citizenship midway through the just-concluded tour of India, in the one-day series matches against the visitors.”(Tahir) is someone we want to keep fresh and not allow people the opportunity to see so much of. It was also a tactical decision, with our batting being slightly light in this series (against India),” Smith told a daily SportsDay.Tahir, who came up with some superb performances in local games, is also familiar with the sub-continental pitches.”The conditions in India will be a lot more batting friendly, and we will need to adapt our mindset from a batting and bowling perspective,” Smith said.”The great thing about our squad is that it’s hard to predict what the line-up is going to be. It’s the first time we’re going to a World Cup with a lot of different options.”We need to assess the conditions going into our first game and pick the team accordingly. I don’t think we are going there with a set XI in mind. We are going to pick the best combinations for each game; players we believe can win that game,” added Smith.- With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

Two Men in Custody For Drug Possession

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 23, 2017 – Nassau – Police took two men into custody after seizing a quantity of dangerous drugs in separate incidents on June 21.In the first incident, around 12:00 noon, Southwestern Division officers were on routine patrol on Fire Trail Road near Sir. Milo Butler Highway when they saw a driving a van who aroused their suspicion. The officers then signaled to the vehicle to stop. When the officers approached the vehicle the male threw a taped package outside which was retrieved and found to contain 5 pounds of marijuana. The man was subsequently taken into custody.Then shortly after 1:00 pm, Southeastern Division officers were on routine patrol on Gilda Street, Kennedy Sub-division, when they saw a man standing on a premises who aroused their suspicion. The officers accosted the man and found a plastic bag containing 16 small foil wrappings with marijuana in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody.#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more

Airbus eyes 2 billion in civil defence procurement from India by 2020

first_imgAirbus exceeded the $500 million mark in annual procurement from India in 2015 and added that it planned to surpass the $2 billion in cumulative procurement across civil and defence segment by 2020. According to a company press release, Airbus India grew 15 percent in 2015 with its overall procurement from India going north by 16 times in the last decade. “Today, every Airbus commercial aircraft being produced is partly Made-in-India,” Airbus India said. “Indian suppliers are a cornerstone of our globalisation strategy. Many of the projects with our Indian partners have been very successful and we aim to further strengthen these relationships in the future,” said Klaus Richter, chief procurement officer at Airbus Group and Airbus.The company said this was the first time any foreign aerospace and defence original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in India has crossed the half-a-billion dollar mark. Airbus India directly engages with over 6,000 people across more than 45 suppliers for various aspects of its leading aircraft including A380, A350 XWB, A320 Family, A330, C295W, A400M, Eurofighter, Tiger and NH90. The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) makes half of the entire A320 family forward passenger doors produced worldwide, according to the press release. “If our proposals to produce the C295W military transporter in India together with Tata and military helicopters along with Mahindra materialise, we will help set-up system integration and final assembly lines which will spawn an Indian defence supplier base that will be second to none globally,” said Pierre de Bausset, president and managing director of Airbus Group India.Dynamatic Technologies, a Bangalore-based company, makes flap track beams for the A320 family on a global single source basis. Last year, the company was awarded the contract to manufacture them for the A330 family as well. Flap track beams are the assemblies on which the wings extend and retract every time the aircraft takes-off and lands.Wipro, the Indian information technology (IT) major, received technology transfer from an Airbus Defence and Space JV company in Spain to manufacture more than 8,000 aerospace actuators per year, which go on platforms such as A400M, CN235 and C295W, while SEFEE India designs, develops, manufactures and tests complete electrical harness systems for aircraft like A400M and several helicopter types.Another Indian IT major, Infosys, is tasked with providing SAP development and maintenance services.last_img read more

Eyeing international operations Vistara purchases jets worth 13 billion

first_imgA Vistara flight at Bengaluru airport (representational image).Wikimedia CommonsWith an eye on international operations, Vistara purchased 19 jets from Airbus and Boeing worth $1.3 billion on Wednesday.The airlines, a joint-venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has ordered 13 Airbus SE A320neos and six Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets to its growing fleet. It also announced plans to purchase rights over five more 787-9s, options over seven more A320neos and would procure another 37 A320neos from leasing companies.The deal will see the flights added to the fleet over a period of four years – from 2019 to 2023. Once the purchases are completed, Vistara will have a fleet of 50 jets.Vistara’s current fleet comprises 21 aircraft – 13 Airbus A320ceo and eight A320 neo. It uses them to serve 22 destinations in India with over 800 flights a week.The Airbus neos will be inducted by 2023 mainly for domestic routes, while the Boeing Dreamliners will arrive by 2021 and be part of medium and long-haul international flights, which the company plans to begin by the end of the year.”India’s position as the world’s fastest growing domestic aviation market and its impressive growth in air passenger traffic that has more than doubled over the last decade, makes us confident of our aggressive plans for domestic expansion and international foray. These orders are a landmark step in Vistara’s journey and demonstrate our deep-rooted commitment to contributing to the rise of the Indian aviation industry and to offering more choices to our customers,” says Vistara CEO Leslie Thng.The latest deal cements Boeing’s position as the main source for wide-body aircraft in India, but European firm Airbus is still the leader in terms of sheer volume.In April, Vistara had added the 20th aircraft to its fleet, allowing it to begin international operations as per the government’s 0/20 rule. [With inputs from Reuters]last_img read more

Deliver consular services 24 hrs FM asks head of missions

first_imgForeign minister AK Abdul Momen. File photoForeign minister AK Abdul Momen has directed all Bangladesh missions abroad to provide consular services for its citizens round the clock, reports UNB.He has already written a letter outlining necessary measures to all the heads of missions abroad with much focus on building stronger relations with Bangladeshi expatriates.In the letter, he directed the mission heads to keep the consular services line open for 24 hours with immediate effect, said the foreign ministry on Thursday.The foreign minister said it is urgent to improve consular services making it friendly for Bangladeshi expatriates through bringing necessary changes.He said the flow of investment and remittance into Bangladesh will increase if the Bangladeshi expatriates can be involved in Bangladesh’s overall development process.The desired success depends on friendly relations with expatriates with required services in place, said the foreign minister.He also directed them to make a database on expatriates as per their professions.last_img read more

Make your evening snack healthy

first_imgIn todays fast-paced world and lifestyle, snacking has become an integral part of the daily diet. But most snacks consumed today skew toward prepackaged and processed foods, that only add calories, but very little of anything else hence it is important to provide healthy yet tasty alternatives that is changing the quick snack culture in India. Experts list reason on how to make evening snack delicious as well as healthy. Opt for Makhana (Fox nut). Makhana is easy on the body and provides a wholesome alternative to unhealthy binging. They also known as a great guilt free snack around the world. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWith properties such as low in cholesterol, fat and sodium, they make for an ideal snack to satiate those in-between meal hunger pangs.They are beneficial to those suffering from high blood pressure, heart diseases and obesity due to their high magnesium and low sodium content. Besides this, makhana acts as an anti-oxidant, very light and good for digestion. While it is roasted in Olive oil, its mild flavour makes them a perfect everyday snack for all age groups. For the older audience, it is the perfect choice as an anti-ageing enzyme in these seeds are said to help repair damaged proteins. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWith the idea of catering to all Indian taste buds and all sections of the society, manufacturers are now introducing interesting flavors which are adaptable to the Indian palettes. The aware and health conscious Indian audience has now definitely started using Makhanas as a substitute to Popcorn. evening or late night snacking.One can also try other variants of snacks.Nuts: Nuts are nature’s way of showing us that good things come in small packages. These bite-size nutritional powerhouses are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Almonds: These are highly nutritional nuts rich in Vitamin E, Calcium, Iron amongst many others. Besides being great in taste, eating almonds boosts brain health, greatly effects weight loss, lowers your cholesterol and reduces you hunger, hence, lowering your overall calorie intake.Walnuts: Walnuts are most often eaten on their own as a snack. However, they can be added to salads, pastas, desserts, breakfast cereals, soups and baked goods as well. They’re often referred to as “brain food”.Berries: They are sweet superfruits with an unending list of benefits.Blueberries: Sweet in flavor, these berries are succulent and nutritious. They are the King of antioxidant foods, boost immunity, manage diabetes and help prevent cancer. Raw or dried, you can add either to your breakfast cereal/ smoothie or just sprinkle some over your garden salad and you’re good to go.Cranberries: These little red berries are a delectable, popular and healthful food. They not only help guard against UTIs, heart disease, types of cancer, and the flu, but benefits oral health too. You can eat them in their raw state, but if the zesty flavor of fresh berries is not your thing, you can go for readily available jams or dried cranberries.Pumpkin seeds: Eat them raw, or roast them in the oven. Either way, these wholesome powerhouses are a formidable source of B vitamins, magnesium, iron and protein. They go great with your evening tea and considering their size, are an effective snack on-the-go!Flax seeds: When it comes to nutritional goodness, flaxseeds are full of it. Get creative and add them to your daily parfaits, yogurts, salads, smoothies or morning cereals. Nutritionists recommend a tablespoon of flaxseeds a day (which only contain approx 55 calories).last_img read more