Lions, Tams reach semis

first_imgCarpio 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 LATEST STORIES Robert Bolick of San Beda try to recover the ball off Jonathan Espeleta of Adamson, at the Filoil arena . INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZDefending champion San Beda secured a spot in the semifinal stages of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup after surviving Adamson, 64-62, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Red Lions now face St. Benilde in the semifinals after Carlo Young’s spilt free throw lifted the Blazers past University of the Philippines in an earlier game.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Far Eastern University stole the spotlight from the reigning titlist when the Tamaraws also booked a ticket to the Final Four by outgunning La Salle, 76-69.Hubert Cani scored 11 of the last 13 points for FEU, capped by a dagger step-back jumper with 27.8 ticks left for a 74-69 cushion.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 crown“Facing the seasoned teams from Group A of the tournament helps us in our preparation for the coming UAAP season,” FEU head coach Olsen Racela said.The Lions needed to quell a late rally by the Falcons before the victory as Adamson forward Sean Manganti caught fire midway through the payoff period, scoring 18 straight points that kept his team within a point, 63-62, with 3.4 ticks left. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding But a Jose Presbitero free throw iced the win for the Lions.“We knew that Adamson is a very strong team so I just reminded my players about our game plan,” said San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez.The Lions held a 37-23 lead in the second quarter, but the Falcons clawed back with an 11-2 run to cut the deficit to six, 40-34. San Beda made 19 free throws while Adamson only had two.Robert Bolick led the Lions with 23 points while Javee Mocon came away with 16 markers and 11 boards.Manganti had 20 points to lead the Falcons while Papi Sarr added 13 points and 12 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Cani spearheaded the Tamaraws with 22 points while Arvin Tolentino and Prince Orizu chipped in 10 apiece.Young’s free throw with 3.3 ticks remaining in the game capped a five-point swing for the Blazers.“I have to give credit to my coaching staff. I wasn’t in practice for three days due to hyper acidity. The boys really played to the game plan,” Blazers head coach TY Tang said.Maroon Janjan Jaboneta’s inbound pass in the dying seconds of the game was stolen by Justin Gutang and sealed the win for the Blazers.Clement Leutcheu led the Blazers with 26 points and seven rebounds while Yankie Haruna chipped in 25 markers. —WITH A REPORT FROM IVAN RUIZ L. SUINGSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Palami: South Korea win an inspiration for Azkals Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View commentslast_img read more

Raiders near full strength for Texans with Williams, Brown, Jacobs good to go

first_imgThe Raiders were as close to full strength Sunday as they’ve been all season based on their inactive list for their road game against the Houston Texans:The following players are active and expected to play:Wide receiver Tyrell Williams: Missed the last two games with plantar facciitis. Leads Raiders wide receivers with 17 catches and four touchdowns.Williams presence, along with Zay Jones, adds some size and athleticism to the unit to go along with Trevor Davis and Hunter Renfrow. Dwayne …last_img

2010 medical ops centre for Polokwane

first_img9 February 2010Plans are under way to set up a medical operations centre in Polokwane to assist with any incidents that might arise at the Peter Mokaba Stadium during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Provincial Health Departmental spokesperson Selby Makgotho said the centre, to be located at the department’s provincial offices, will be linked to the stadium whenever the matches are being played.The centre will have a telephone line, two-way radio, television, laptop, emergency lighting system, fire extinguishers and first-aid equipment.The teams that will play at the state-of-the-art Peter Mokaba Stadium are Algeria, Slovenia, France, Mexico, Greece, Argentina, Paraguay and New Zealand.Health facilitiesThe provincial 2010 health committee said it was pleased with moves to set up the centre as well as progress made towards the final preparations for the event.The committee, which met at the weekend, confirmed that Polokwane, Mankweng Hospital Complex, Lebowakgomo, Mokopane, Seshego, and Polokwane – Medi Clinic Hospital were ready for the World Cup.Key facilities at these hospitals such as theatre operations, trauma centres and intensive care units have gone through an intensive checking process and will be ready to handle any casualty during the event.Emergency responseMakgotho said mobile services have been arranged for the tournament which include eight emergency response vehicles to be stationed at the stadium and fan parks; five disaster busses; five rescue vehicles; one helicopter (for aero medical services) and five mobile intensive care units.Two of the five buses have already arrived and the remaining three will be ready in April.It is expected that the 548 posts for emergency medical services officers will be filled before the commencement of the tournament in June. At the moment, there are about 1 500 emergency medical personnel who will be working during the World Cup.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Reuben Riffel: a Masterchef par excellence

first_imgFrom laying bricks, to laying tables, to laying on a spread, Reuben Riffel’s path to culinary stardom has been an evocative one.Three award-winning restaurants, a lauded cook book, and a big heart mean Reuben Riffel will long be one of South Africa’s favourite chefs.He grew up in Groendal, in Franschhoek – renowned for its beauty and world-leading wines and restaurants – in the Western Cape, and from an early age reaped the joys of a large family, with whom he shared his mother’s home made meals.But Riffel says he wasn’t attracted to the catering industry; “It happened by default. I had no real interest in the industry. The passion of the people I started to work with rubbed off on me and I decided to give it a go.”As a young man, he first worked in construction, before landing a position as a waiter at the Chamonix wine estate. Not long after, Riffel made his way to the kitchen and under the strict guidance of Chef Christophe Dehosse, learned food preparation basics. He was eventually responsible for the restaurant’s Sunday buffet lunch carvery.Riffel’s next step was up to sous chef, or assistant chef, under the tutelage of Richard Carstens, now executive chef at Tokara, a much-loved Cape restaurant and vineyard.Riffel followed his own advice to budding chefs; “Don’t rush it, take your time when working under good chefs, study them and learn from them. Make sure you have a good grasp of the basics of cooking, good people skills is important and always be aware that hard work takes on a new meaning in our industry.”When Carstens didn’t arrive at work, Riffel stepped in, to a chorus of compliments. Carstens didn’t return and Riffel found himself in charge of his own kitchen.Riffel and Carstens worked together again at Franschhoek’s award-winning Monneaux restaurant, with him perfecting his art. Here, he received an invite to be head chef at Michelin-starred Bruno’s Brasserie in Cambridge, England, and his travels show in the heady combinations in his food. His signature dish is a delectable chilli-salted squid with mint.Riffel was lured back to South Africa by friends, including Carstens, to open his own restaurant and has since become a household name in the country; synonymous with excellent cuisine and as the face of local herb and spice brand Robertson’s.Reuben’s, offering rustic yet sophisticated meals, is spread across the Cape, in the Boland, Cape Town and Franschhoek.  The restaurant’s ethos focuses on using in-season fresh ingredients and has an eclectic menu, featuring many of Riffel’s favourites.It’s been voted one of Eat Out Johnnie Walker’s Top 10 restaurants in 2005 and 2006; and in 2007 Riffel won the invitation-only Unilever Chef of the Year title. He’s also published Reuben Cooks – Food is Time Travel, voted Best Chef’s Book in South Africa 2009 at the international Gourmand World CookbookAwards in Spain.Reuben Riffel has also been involved with the Peninsula School Feeding Association, which provides meals to hungry children in primary, secondary and special-needs schools in the Western Cape (Images: Reuben’s Restaurant, Bar & Deli)PLAYING HIS PARTPlaying his part in building South Africa’s future Riffel partnered with Ngwenya Glass, in 2010, to create the Reuben & Ngwenya Glass Collection, available at the country’s home ware chain, Boardmans. Five percent of all proceeds from the collection’s sales go to the Peninsula School Feeding Programme, which provides a nutritious meal a day to school pupils, ensuring they can concentrate in class.Swaziland-based Ngwenya Glass’s artisans produce handmade, mouth-blown drinking glasses from 100% recycled glass.Reuben’s is also a participating restaurant in Street Smart; the initiative adds R5 to every restaurant bill, with 100% of this being donated to organisations that work with street children.Good food, good wine and good works, and a permanent position as a judge on popular cooking show Masterchef, mean Reuben’s, and Riffel, will top South Africa’s culinary charts for a good while.{loadposition ambas-menu}last_img read more

Hair colour becomes unexpected bestseller, brands vie with each other to cash in

first_imgRapunzel had it easy. Just the length of her flaxen hair was enough to get Prince Charming hooked for good. Things are not as simple anymore. If the hunt for the prince has got tougher so has the decision on the “right look”.But thanks to a range of hair-care products,,Rapunzel had it easy. Just the length of her flaxen hair was enough to get Prince Charming hooked for good. Things are not as simple anymore. If the hunt for the prince has got tougher so has the decision on the “right look”.But thanks to a range of hair-care products, agonising over the colour and style of one’s coiffure has become an experience people are not complaining about if packed beauty salons are any indicators.The hair-colour market in India is estimated at Rs 7,000 crore and has grown 200 per cent in volume in the past year. That makes it the vanguard of the personal-care market that is expected to grow at 20 per cent every year.The fact that three-fourths of the population is below 30 years of age, has high disposable incomes, is willing to experiment, is impressionable and is dying to fit in, all bolster the growth statistics.So when designer Rohit Bal adopted the Adonis blond look, not only nightclubs but college campuses also suddenly teemed with Bal clones. Not since the Sadhana cut, popularised by the winsome actress of the 1960s, has there been such a rage in the hair-styling scene.Trendy shades: A model sports streaked locksA distinct hair style has become a part of the individual’s fashion statement. Like model Diya Abraham who wore startling pink and purple streaks at the Lakme India Fashion Week in Mumbai last year.”I was out to make a statement,” she confesses. The glam look-at-me attitude is not restricted to the Page Three People. “Getting streaks or highlights is like wearing lipstick,” says design executive Arti Agarwal, who plans to get streaks of blue.advertisementAgarwal echoes the sentiments of many housewives and professionals who otherwise tend to lean on the conservative side. Hair colour has spilled much beyond the metro limits.Hairstylist Jawed Habib gives specific instances of two little explored markets-Punjab and the Northeast. Since the Sikhs can’t style their hair, “colour allows them freedom to change their looks”. “And in the Northeast,” says Habib, “people have been experimenting with colour for 10 years. They were using violets and pinks even before any multinational entered India.”Besides the Prada folk (read Tina Ambani, actor Bobby Deol, entrepreneurs Avantika and Yash Birla) who frequent Parisian salons and London stylists, most Indians till recently were dependent on the neighbourhood parlourwali.Click here to EnlargeNo longer. Funky salons like Juice, Ambika Pillai’s, Dilshad’s and Habib’s not only offer a Rs 300 haircut but they are also ambassadors of change. Though treatments can cost up to Rs 2,000, the queues have only become longer.The Lakme Beauty Salon (LBS) that opened in Mumbai in Febr uar y has a daily average of 30 customers lining up for colour wash that costs Rs 1,175. It plans to expand from the present 38 to 200 salons nationwide in the next three years.Queries on cosmetics and brands too have increased dramatically in the past five years. Says Dr Rekha Sheth, president of the Cosmetology Society of India: “My patients have doubled in the past 10 years and 40 per cent of my clientele is men.”And the astute Indian is not just chasing labels. Hair specialist Rita Khatwani points out that an increasing number of clients know exactly what they want and will pay for it. But they expect international quality.” It is the desire for the international look that the multinationals hope to cash in on. While over 46 per cent of the people use hair colour in the US, in India only about 4 per cent opt for it.When global leader L’Oreal set its sight on India in 1996, people were struggling with black dyes or home remedies like henna that leaves an unnatural red tone while camouflaging gray hair. L’Oreal campaigned against colour prejudices by training hairdressers and even having stylists forecasting colours for the season.Trendy shades: Rohit Bal’s hair hue set a new trendJawed Habib, HairstylistThe brand is now available at over 2,500 salons in 36 cities with 51 colours. Lakme has resorted to more conventional promotion drives: During the Valentine week in February, it slashed prices by 20 per cent on products and treatments at select Lakme Beauty Salons.Indian companies like Godrej and Sunsilk have also risen to the challenge. Godrej’s ColourSoft has concentrated on four basic shades and commands, together with the Godrej dye, 45 per cent of the Rs 7,000-crore market.It is the hair-dye powder sachet that is Godrej’s bestseller, even in rural India, with more than 11 lakh outlets stocking it. In contrast, Sunsilk with its range of seven colours has positioned itself as a fashion brand. Association with international stylists and the Sunsilk Salon Awards has catapulted the brand into the big league in less than a year.advertisementDomestic competition has not deterred international companies. Keune, a Dutch brand launched in May last year, is determined to make a splash in a market dominated by L’Oreal and Sunsilk. Olive green and deep blue are among the 72 shades Keune offer to the adventurous.Another newcomer Schwaskopf Professional too is eager for its share. The German company plans to invest Rs 20 crore to build brand equity and awareness. It also initiated the Academy Schwaskopf, a training institute for hair perming, colouring and straightening at Delhi’s Grand-Hyatt in January.All this to persuade customers to wear the right tint and a bright smile. No one can say, however, how long the hair colour fad will last. It might well be a case of hair today gone tomorrow.last_img read more

Royal Caribbean Scores USD 3 Bn Loan for Icon Duo

first_imgzoom Miami-based cruise liner Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has secured EUR 2.5 billion (USD 2.96 billion) to finance construction of its two new Icon-class LNG-powered cruise ships.The loan is being provided by an international consortium led by German lender KfW IPEX-Bank. The banking syndicate also includes BNP Paribas, HSBC, Commerzbank, Santander, BBVA, Bayern/LB, DZ Bank, JPMorgan and SMBC.The ships, which will be built at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, will be able to carry over 5,500 passengers each, and are due to enter into service in 2022 and 2024, respectively. They will also introduce the use of fuel cell technology, the objective being a dramatic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.Royal Caribbean Cruises said that it will begin testing fuel cell technology on an existing Oasis-class ship in 2017, and will also run progressively larger fuel cell projects on new Quantum class vessels being built in the next several years.“Cruise ships are booming, and the aim is to shape this trend for the lowest possible level of emissions for mankind and nature. We are pleased that our financing is helping to advance LNG propulsion,” Andreas Ufer, Member of the Management Board of KfW IPEX-Bank, said.“This order will occupy our production until 2024. This not only affects our location in Turku, but also our whole supply network both in Finland and Germany on a significant scale. This combination of our successful distribution and the closely-tailored structured finance will sustainably secure jobs in Germany and Europe,” Jan Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku, adds.This is the largest syndicate financing package that KfW IPEX-Bank has ever structured and led on its own, which is contributing EUR 686 million to the deal.The loans, granted separately for the ships, each have a term of 12 years from the respective ship delivery date.last_img read more