Volero coach Terzic says Pomi ‘deserved to win’

first_imgVolero Zurich may have bowed down to Pomi Casalmaggiore in the semifinals of the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship, but its head coach Zoran Terzic gave his support to the Italian champions as they go into the finals against defending champions Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul.“They deserved to win,” said Terzic after Volero lost in four sets, 27-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-23, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “One simple reason: They played with much more courage in service and attack. They played well defensively. They definitely deserved to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Pomi scored on 54 of its spikes, four more than Volero did, and it had 12 points off blocks, three more than the Swiss club.Volero, winner of the bronze medal in the 2015 tournament, will have to face VakifBank Istanbul in the battle-for-third match on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentPomi, meanwhile, is the defending European champions. But the team is a first-timer in the world stages and would go up against defending champions Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul in the gold medal round.If Terzic could praise Pomi, he could not forget to pinpoint his team’s problem. MOST READ Pomi coach Caprara returns to WCWC finals a proud man We are young EDITORS’ PICK Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway View comments Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “Volero is a team that has problems with these kinds of situations, we played very well until today,” said Terzic, whose team topped Pool B in the group stages after going 3-0. “We have to work on our volleyball and our psychology to be better for the next competition.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, May 11, 2018

first_imgArticle published by John Cannon There are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments. Here are a few stories published this week by other news outlets.Tropical forestsA look at what goes into caring for tapirs in Malaysia (The Sun Daily).The peace deal in Colombia could be the reason behind a spike in deforestation in the country’s slice of the Amazon (The New Scientist).Students convince a Colombian court to give new rights to the Amazon rainforest (Living on Earth/PRI).Could a loss of dust from the world’s deserts pose a threat to the Amazon (Cosmos Magazine)?Researchers complete the first survey of Manipur’s elephants in India (The Sangai Express).Lemur survival may depend more on the size of forest fragments than their connections with other lemurs (PLOS/EurekAlert).New research suggests that diverse forests are more productive than monocultures (Technical University of Munich/EurekAlert).Civil society organizations in Ghana are urging the government to pass stronger protections for wildlife and forests in the West African country (Ghana Web).No country has more mangrove cover — or is losing it faster — than Indonesia (Forests News).A look at how jaguars are faring in “the Age of Humans” (The Atlantic).Palm oil use in biofuels is driving demand (New Scientist).Could a surge in “climate refugees” lead to more human trafficking (The Revelator)?Progress on a superhighway project through Nigeria’s forests has stalled (Construction & Civil Engineering News).Other newsForest protection needs to account for people’s needs, research finds (SciDev.Net).Helping smallholder farmers rise out of poverty in Nigeria (Devex).Why are threatened predators turning up in odd places (Duke University/EurekAlert)?A study finds that we might not be doing as much good as we think we are when we buy “eco-friendly” (New Scientist).Scientists find a 33-million-year-old bat fossil (Reuters).Homeowners in California will have to integrate solar into their homes (BBC News).Marine protected areas could fall short of keeping critical ecosystems safe from climate change (The Atlantic).Scientists are experimenting with seismic technology to monitor elephants (Pacific Standard).Pakistan mulls biodiversity protection for its first marine protected area (Urdu Point).Red wolf pups born at a museum in North Carolina, even as scientists warn that the world’s rarest wolf could be less than a decade from extinction (The Revelator).A year on, the EPA still hasn’t brought its climate change website back online (The Washington Post).Scientists find see around 150 critically endangered right whales on research cruise (The Guardian).Global travel is responsible for around 8 percent of carbon dioxide emissions (The Hindu).Hawaii bans reef-harming sunscreens (Honolulu Star Advertiser).Video: How pollution is changing the Andes (The Pulitzer Center).A mass migration restarts in Botswana (National Geographic News).Could ride-sharing companies help cut emissions (Pacific Standard)?Slow down ships to save whales and carbon emissions, a new study finds (News Deeply).Hunters will soon take aim at Idaho’s grizzly bears for the first time in more than 40 years (Reuters).Cities ignite speedy evolution in animals (National Geographic News).To avoid disease, migratory birds take flight (The Conversation).Fishers and researchers are working together to manage invasive lionfish (News Deeply).Veterinarians from the U.S. are in Madagascar helping to save thousands of endangered tortoises (Reuters).The Trump administration cuts off funding for NASA’s research on greenhouse gases (BBC News).A water filter that could boost the efficiency of desalination plants rests on the work of mathematician Alan Turing (Nature).Young white sharks are being snagged in fishing nets off the West Coast of the U.S., a new study finds (National Geographic News).Banner image of a Malayan tapir by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img Conservation, Environment, Weekly environmental news update last_img read more

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Paul Clement sacked as Derby County manager

first_imgDerby County have parted company with manager Paul Clement after only eight months in charge, the club has announced.The former Real Madrid and Chelsea coach took over at Pride Park in June last year but was relieved of his duties after going seven league games without a league win – a run that stretches back to Boxing Day 2015 – and sit fifth in the Championship.Chairman Mel Morris said: “We are grateful for the contribution Paul has made to the football club but the time is right to make a change.“When Paul joined us last year we worked with him to develop a plan for the club which we asked him to embrace.“It was clear in this plan, which was briefed to supporters, players, sponsors and all our stakeholders last summer that promotion this season was not the primary target. The priorities were building on the Derby way and style of football enjoyed in the past two seasons; adding depth and strength to our playing squad; and, developing and improving player and team performance.“Sadly, on these measurements, we have not made enough progress and that is why we have decided to part company with Paul.“I firmly believe that we have one of the very best first team squads in this league. Our players are highly talented professionals who are more than capable of winning games at this level and beyond.”Former Derby defender Darren Wassall will take over the side until the end of the season. 1 Paul Clement last_img read more

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Bobit Business Media Acquires Newport Business Media

first_imgBobit Business Media produces 24 magazines and websites and 12 industry trade shows and conferences, including Automotive Fleet, Government Fleet, Work Truck, Auto Rental News, Green Fleet, Business Fleet, Metro Magazine and School Bus Fleet. Bobit Business Media, the b-to-b media company specializing in the vehicle-fleet business, announced Tuesday that it has has acquired Newport Business Media, whose brands include Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT), TruckingInfo.com, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal and Newport Poster Network. Newport Business Media, based in Schaumburg, Illinois, has been family owned and operated for 60 years. “Newport has always concentrated on serving the heavy-truck industry with editorial excellence and premier marketing services,” said CEO Jim Hutchinson. “We know that Bobit will use its highly successful publishing expertise to build on those strengths.”For his part, Bobit CEO Ty Bobit called the acquisition an opportunity to move into a new but related market. “These heavy truck properties fill a void we’ve had in our fleet coverage,” Bobit said. “Now we cover ALL the fleet vehicle markets and we can build a powerful fleet database. HDT is the most recognized and honored magazine in the commercial vehicle field, and Truckinginfo.com is the number one Website in trucking. Their addition makes Bobit the largest fleet media company in the world.”Kate Miller, president of the Newport Business Media properties, will continue to lead those brands as VP/Group Publisher-Truck within the renamed Bobit FleetGroup, which is led by corporate VP, Sherb Brown. The Newport staff is expected to join Bobit.last_img read more

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RBIs Reference Rate for Dollar Today

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday fixed the reference rate for the US dollar at 49.2128 rupees and the euro 64.5849 rupees.The corresponding rates of dollar and euro for the previous day (February 15, 2012) were 49.2520 rupees and 64.8900 rupees respectively.Based on the reference rate for the US dollar and middle rates of the cross-currency quotes, the exchange rates of British pound as against the rupee is 77.7513 as against 77.4537 on the previous day (February 15, 2012) and that of Japanese yen is 62.20 as against 62.76 the previous day.last_img read more

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Houston Dodges Worst Of Texas Thunderstorms

first_img 00:00 /00:56 NWS HoustonRadar screen grab from NWS Houston. Listen More Information:Forecasts: National Weather Service Houston/GalvestonLocal Traffic and High Water Locations: Houston TranStarPreparedness & Emergency Information: www.readyharris.org The National Weather Service has canceled a Flash Flood Watch that was originally in effect for Harris County and surrounding regions until 4 p.m. Monday. The Flash Flood Watch was cancelled just before 8 a.m.“Right now we’re just looking at rainfall of less than about an inch, and we can easily handle that. There’s just a little bit of minor street ponding,” said Jeff Lindner with the Houston Office of Emergency Management.Lindner said the line of intense rain out of Central Texas that had threatened the drive to work this morning had weakened overnight.“Some of the models were showing it weakening, and others’ models showed it continuing to intensify, or even slowing down and training on us. We did not see that, and from time to time, you know, this is the way things are going to play out. Other times, it plays out differently and we get a lot of rain. But we’re always going to have to err on the side of caution here,” he said. The line of storms began to break up Monday morning as it entered Harris County, lessening the severe threat from flash flooding. The forecast still calls for periods of rain and some heavy rain, and a couple of thunderstorms for the rest of today, ending this evening.The severe storm system spawned a possible tornado that caused minor injuries and damaged more than 150 homes in the San Antonio area late Sunday night and early this morning. Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

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For Independence Day Fireworks US Depends On China

first_img Share Mel Evans/APThe sky surrounding the Statue of Liberty in New York is lit red by a firework in 2005. Nearly all the fireworks consumers will purchase this year — and 70 percent of those used by professionals — are manufactured in China.Americans will spend more than $900 million this year on bottle rockets, Roman candles, and other fireworks. But those of us who want to celebrate Independence Day with a bang are almost totally dependent on China for supplies.“Ninety-nine percent of the backyard consumer fireworks come directly from China,” said Julie Heckman, executive director of the American Pyrotechnics Association. “And about 70 percent of the professional display fireworks are manufactured in China.”It wasn’t always this way. A lot of fireworks used to be made in the Midwest, by companies like American Fireworks. Vincenzo Sorgi started the Ohio-based business in 1902, after immigrating from Italy.He “came through Ellis Island, which then they called the ‘Fireworks Beltway,’ ” said Roberto Sorgi, his great-great-grandson. “Like a lot of the other families that came over, [he] brought a lot of the recipes that their families had used in Italy. So we had two or three generations [of fireworks makers] back in Italy as well.”For much of the last century, Italian transplants dominated the fireworks business, mostly producing pyrotechnics for their own shows.“We manufactured pretty much everything from scratch,” Roberto Sorgi said, “from the stars to putting the shell-casings together to the fuse itself and all the attachments in between.”Around the time of the American bicentennial in 1976, demand for fireworks began to outstrip the U.S. supply, so companies like Sorgi’s began importing — from Italy, Mexico, and especially China. This is not a case of China stealing American know-how. The Chinese invented fireworks in the Tang Dynasty more than a thousand years ago.“Manufacturing fireworks is very labor-intensive,” Heckman added. “As the regulations got tighter and people really aren’t interested in making things by hand, it made sense to rely more on China to handle that production.”Last year imports of fireworks dwarfed exports by a ratio of more than 40 to 1. But so far, that exploding trade deficit has not prompted the kind of protectionist crackdown that President Trump has directed at other industries.“Thankfully, the fireworks industry has not been impacted by the tariffs,” Heckman said. “We are watching it very, very closely.”A worker assembles parts of a rocket firework at Southern Fireworks Manufacturer’s factory in in 2008 in Liuyang, China, in Hunan province, Thursday June 19, 2008. Most American fireworks are imported from China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)Fireworks dealers warn adding a tariff to Chinese imports would turn their sparkling business into a dud. And make no mistake: the domestic business of selling and showcasing fireworks is booming. Sorgi’s company has been adding workers year by year. Without the chore of having to hand-craft the rockets, they’re able to stage hundreds more shows each year, and not just during this busy Fourth of July season.“It’s becoming a year-round thing where it used to be once or twice a year,” Sorgi said. “So the industry as a whole has really just taken off to another level.”What’s more, mass-produced Chinese fireworks are now safe enough to be sold legally in nearly every state, and consumer purchases have skyrocketed, from $284 million in 1998 to $885 million last year.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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Bryant Leaving to Pastor Atlanta Megachurch

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.comThe rumors swirling about the imminent departure of Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant from the influential Empowerment Temple Church in Northwest Baltimore were confirmed by Bryant himself during a conversation with the AFRO on Nov. 20.Bryant said he will be starting the next chapter of his ministry at the New Birth Missionary Church in Lithonia, Ga., near Atlanta on Dec. 9. His last sermon at Empowerment Temple will Dec. 2. His final sermon at Empowerment on the first Sunday in December will end a nearly 20-year journey, in which Bryant has led the church to become one of the most influential in the city.Jamal Bryant (Courtesy Photo)“It was never my church, it’s God’s church,” Bryant told the AFRO. I had to be weaned off of the idea of possession. It’s a defining moment not just for me personally, but for the ministry. The church can’t be built on my personality, but on the principles of Christ.”The website of New Birth Missionary Church, a megachurch located in Lithonia, Ga., just outside of Atlanta proclaims Bryant’s arrival in December. “Welcome Jamal H. Bryant our new Senior Pastor,” the webpage reads, with a photo of the charismatic Bryant fully engaged in a sermon.Empowerment Temple will be losing its long-time leader and founding pastor and Bryant will be exiting Baltimore where he has been an integral member of the city’s faith community for many years.Bryant, 47, founded Empowerment Temple in 2000 with a meager 43 members, but the church quickly grew in congregants and prestige. The church, which is affiliated with the historic African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church now has more than 10,000 members according to its website.Bryant is the son of Bishop John Richard Bryant, presiding Prelate of the Fourth Episcopal District of the AME Church and the Rev. Cecilia Williams-Bryant, Senior Episcopal Supervisor of the AME Church.In addition to Jamal Bryant’s foundation in Baltimore’s faith community, he has simultaneously built a record as social justice leader, going back to the 1990’s when he was a youth leader of the NAACP.New Birth Missionary Church where Bryant will become the new senior pastor, has a congregation of about 25,000 members according to their website, more than twice the size of Empowerment Temple. New Birth’s long-time pastor, Bishop Eddie Long died January 15, 2017 of lung cancer.Bryant is confident Empowerment Temple will continue to prosper after he exits because of the spiritual foundation he has helped craft.“I’ve poured enough into the church so that whoever comes next, can take Empowerment Temple to the next level,” he said.last_img read more

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iHeartMedia Stock Drops in NASDAQ Debut

first_img iHeartMedia Entertainment President John Sykes Discusses the Company’s Start-Up Mentality Shares of iHeartMedia, the U.S.’s biggest radio network, fell as much as 7% after they commenced trading Thursday on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, and ended the day down around 3%.Last month, after exiting a year-long bankruptcy reorg, iHeartMedia announced it was approved for listing on NASDAQ, instead of pursuing an IPO. The company’s shares had previously been traded over-the-counter under the symbol “IHTM,” for $17 per share.On Thursday, iHeartMedia shares began trading under the ticker symbol “IHRT.” The price fell as low as $15.75 in early trading, down 7.4%, but gained back some of those losses throughout the day and landed at $16.50 per share (-2.94%) at market’s close.The company had filed an S-1 earlier this year as prelude to a potential traditional initial public offering, but opted to convert its OTC shares to a listing on the NASDAQ exchange. iHeartMedia’s move to NASDAQ is different from direct listings — which is how Spotify became a publicly traded entity last year — because iHeartMedia’s shares were already previously available to investors. Popular on Variety Muzooka to Provide Artist Assets for iHeartRadio Music Charts Related Formerly known as Clear Channel, iHeartMedia filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March 2018 after amassing the more than $20 billion in debt following a leveraged buyout a decade earlier.In January, a U.S. court approved iHeartMedia’s bankruptcy plan, which cut its debt from $16.1 billion to $5.75 billion. The plan calls for iHeartMedia and billboard operator Clear Channel Outdoor to be separated, creating two independent public companies. Also in January, the company said chairman and CEO Bob Pittman and Rich Bressler, president, COO and CFO, extended their contracts by four years.iHeartMedia owns 848 live broadcast radio stations and operates the iHeartRadio digital service across more than 250 platforms. It’s the second-biggest podcast publisher (after NPR), according to research firm Podtrac, and also stages branded live music events including the iHeartRadio Music Festival and iHeartRadio Music Awards.According to its regulatory filings, for full-year 2018 iHeartMedia generated $3.6 billion in revenue — essentially flat from the year prior — and posted a net loss of $38 million on a pro-forma basis (backing out Clear Channel Outdoor). Its $976 million of adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), represents a 27% margin. That, iHeartMedia claimed, is the highest adjusted EBITDA margin of any major advertising-supported audio media company. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Structured glam drama

Gupta’s show was high on drama. Models walked in with sideswept long bangs. Ivories with patches of neon on georgette and cotton formed jumpsuits, mermaid dresses, kaftans, blouses. The one-shouldered dress was spotted quite a few times. There were padded shoulders and halter necks, scooped ruches gathered at the neck, digital prints and more.There was a mix of structure and fluidity with lots of kimono sleeves and even some pre-stitched saris.

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