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Pelicans’ Davis misses 2nd straight game with sprained elbow

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first_imgNew Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) slam dunks over Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. The Pelicans won 117-115. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)DENVER — New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis was held out for a second straight game because of a sprained right elbow.Coach Alvin Gentry said Monday night before the game against the Denver Nuggets that while Davis still experienced some pain, the injury wasn’t considered “any big deal.” Gentry added that it’s early in the season and the team doesn’t want to take any chances.ADVERTISEMENT Ronaldo says rape allegation affecting his personal life Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES 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 awardcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Davis also sat out Saturday’s loss to Utah. He’s averaging 27.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists for New Orleans this season.In addition, the Pelicans were without guard Elfrid Payton because of a sprained right ankle. Payton is averaging 11.6 points and 6.4 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Recounting the year past

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first_imgMr Kingsley Makhubela : CEO of Brand South AfricaThe South African nation brand’s dynamism and resilience has withstood a challenging year and has remained strong.This is attested by South Africa’s performance in the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Global Competitiveness Index which placed the country within the top 50 most competitive nations in the world and the second most competitive on the continent.To summarise, South Africa’s biggest improvements come in the areas of: health and primary education (up 6 places), labour market efficiency (up 6 places), technological readiness (up 16 places), and innovation (up 5 places).  South Africa has also improved in the areas of: macro-economic environment (up 4 places), higher education and training (up 3 places), and business sophistication (up 2 places) while dropping in the area of infrastructure (down 8 places), institutions (down 2 places), goods market efficiency (down 6 places), financial market development (down 5 places) and market size (down 4 places).The Mo Ibrahim Index on African Governance saw South Africa holding steady at number 4 of 54 countries on the continent.  This Index looks at the performance of African countries in the areas of: safety and rule of Law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity and human development.  South Africa’s performance in each of these areas earns it the position of 7 in terms of safety and rule of law (up from position 8 in 2014), 4 in terms of participation and human rights, 2 in terms of sustainable economic opportunity and 6 in terms of human development, in Africa.The Brand Finance list of the 100 most valuable nation brands was also released in October this year.  According to this list, South Africa is the 37th most valuable nation brand in the world with a nett nation brand value of US$ 225 billion.  Brand Finance measures the strength and value of the nation brands of 100 leading countries using a method based on the royalty relief mechanism employed to value the world’s largest companies.  The study measures a nation brand across the following pillars: goods & services, investment and society. These are divided into sub-pillars: tourism, market, governance and people & skills.What do these numbers tell us about South Africa as a nation brand?These figures tell us that South Africa is a visible nation brand amongst the global community of nations.  This is something that all South Africans can be proud of since we remain a relatively young democracy.Our performance in these indices equally tell us that work needs to be done to ensure that we address the challenges that impact negatively on the nation brand and our global competitiveness.  This includes, amongst others, areas of education, healthcare, policy cohesion.  However, we can again feel confident that the National Development Plan has also highlighted similar areas and work is underway to decisively deal with these challenges.  Addressing these challenges systemically will see South Africa increase its global competitiveness.The numbers equally tell us that South Africa’s dynamism, energy, industriousness and personality encapsulated by the national pay-off line, Inspiring New Ways – continues to contribute to our nation brand equity.Domestic and international challenges aside, South Africa has all the ingredients to move ahead as a globally competitive nation.  This will however require the concerted effort of each citizen in our country since ultimately, the nation brand reflects each of us.The South African people are at the heart of this democracy. It is the people of this country who make our country great and it is the people of our country who show the world who South Africa is.  Brand South Africa thanks you for playing your part and carrying the South African brand with pride.Follow Mr Makhubela on @klmmakhubela  Mr Kingsley Makhubela Brand South Africa: CEOlast_img read more

Unverferth announces 55 Series Seed Runner Seed Tender

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc. announces its new 55 series Seed Runner self-filling seed tenders for enhanced operator ease and gentler seed handling. Seed Runner seed tenders are ideal for the widest variety of bulk seed handling including corn, soybeans, cotton, peanuts and wheat.The original patented, self-filling dual-compartment Unverferth Seed Runner bulk seed tender set new standards for functional design innovation when first introduced in 2006. Seed Runner seed tender innovation continues today with a new lower profile tank design and gentler conveyor design for easier and smoother filling.The exclusive patent-pending rubber belt design features U-shaped rows of cupped, offset cleats for gently carrying seed at up to 40 percent higher capacity. The rounded discharge chute is fitted with a rubber lining for even-gentler seed handling. Two standard downspouts are included – 4-foot flexible for central fill planters and drills; two-stage telescopic with 34-foot reach on XL models and 30-foot reach on others.XL model conveyors are eight inches in diameter and 21-feet long and offer the greatest unloading reach and speed. Conveyors on other models are 18-feet in length with a choice of 6- or 8-inches in diameter.The 8-inch-diameter conveyors unload up to 35 bushels per minute and the 6-inch diameter conveyors unload up to 16 bushels per minute. A smooth-start feature quickly ramps the belt up to full operating speed for extended belt life. The speed of the conveyor can be independently adjusted from the engine speed.A wired remote for easy conveyor on/off and raise/lower is standard; a choice of three wireless remote control packages – 3-, 6- and 7-function — is optional.Available scale packages feature an optional downloader kit for transferring data to the grower’s personal computer and an optional printer for instant hard-copy verification. The model 2520 scale package features auto unload for easily filling planter boxes with a predetermined amount of seed. Seed Runner seed tenders can also be equipped with a T&G applicator for easy application of talc, graphite, or other fluency agents and a hydraulic-operated jack for added parking convenience.Tank capacities are 400 seed units for model 3955XL; 375 seed units for models 3755XL and 3755; and 275 seed units for models 2755XL and 2755. All models include durable undercarriages, with a choice of bumper or 5th-wheel hitch, all-wheel braking, lighting, reflective striping and transport chain for safer travel.Growers can check with their nearest Unverferth dealer or visit umequip.com for complete details on the entire line of Seed Runner tenders.last_img read more

UAAP Season 80 Preview: Sablan vows different UST Tigers will show up

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first_imgUAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: UST Growling Tigers428 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Coach: Boy SablanLast Season: 3-11 (8th Place)Holdovers: Marvin Lee, Jeepy FaundoAdditions: Steve Akomo, Christian Garcia, Jordan Sta. AnaKey Losses: Louie Vigil, Jon Sheriff, Renzo Subido, Mario BonleonCoach Boy Sablan acknowledges that after last year’s disastrous run, the UAAP Season 80 campaign will be make or break for him in University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gilas Pilipinas joins Fiba Asia Champions Cup in China Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37PNP vows dismissal for cadets in alleged hazing at PNPA02:49Robredo: 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 With key figures from last season’s campaign gone, the Growling Tigers will lean on veterans Marvin Lee and Jeepy Faundo to carry the fight.But Sablan believes that UST’s unpredictability makes it dangerous, as he expects several players to step up unlike others who depend largely on only one go-to guy.“You won’t rely on just one person. Everybody can be depended on. There are no main guys. I’m not particular on one, two, or three players. Now, I have more confidence on my players. I trust what they can do on the court.”While he’s not willing to make any promises, he guarantees that UST will be better prepared for the challenges that this season brings.“No promises,” he said. “That the team prepared well and we’ll try do everything we practiced the last eight months during the games. You’ll see the changes in our players. That’s one thing you have to watch out for. You’ll see the difference.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo But Sablan is willing to take on all comers in his second season at the helm for the Growling Tigers with a squad that he can proudly say is his own.“I built this team unlike last year’s. When I arrived, I had no choice but to run with whatever I had. This time, I’m in control of everything. We had a longer preparation this time and I believe we’re in a better groove,” said Sablan in Filipino.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 openingParading a mix of veterans and new recruits, Sablan is confident with the group that is slowly showing signs of maturity after the numerous pocket tournaments it participated in in the run up for this season.We had a longer time to prepare, not like before that we only had two months of preparation. So now, we’re running a bit better. The system I was trying to instill last year is finally happening. The bottomline is we had a longer preparation,” said Sablan.center_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentslast_img read more