M/V Asterix becomes Canada’s “greenest naval ship”

first_img View post tag: Green Marine View post tag: M/V Asterix Authorities Share this article Canadian Navy’s future naval fleet auxiliary vessel M/V Asterix has joined Green Marine, a voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry.By doing so, the Federal Fleet Services-operated oiler became the first naval oiler to join the certification program.“It’s the greenest naval ship ever built in Canada,” stated Spencer Fraser, Federal Fleet Services’ CEO. “It has a double hull and a deck specifically designed for spill prevention, along with the latest innovations such as Terragon’s MAGS system for the safe and green disposal of garbage.”The Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) is an environmentally safe technology for the conversion of a variety of combustible materials into thermal energy for the ship’s use. The M/V Asterix is also ready to receive a ballast water treatment system once IMO regulations come into force.Asterix is a former containership which arrived at Chantier Davie’s shipyard in Lévis for conversion into an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship in October 2015. M/V Asterix is set to enter into service with the Royal Canadian Navy by the end of this year.“We’re delighted to welcome Federal Fleet Services,” commented David Bolduc, Green Marine’s executive director. “We visited the vessel at the Davie shipyard and were impressed by all of the attention to detail that went into this conversion.” Back to overview,Home naval-today M/V Asterix becomes Canada’s “greenest naval ship” M/V Asterix becomes Canada’s “greenest naval ship” View post tag: Davie Shipbuilding December 4, 2017 View post tag: Royal Canadian Navy View post tag: Project Resolvelast_img read more

Taking corporate social responsibility seriously

first_imgSince 1972, Harvard has maintained a pair of committees that together play a central role in the University’s consideration of matters of shareholder responsibility related to the University’s investments in publicly traded companies: the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (ACSR) and the Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (CCSR).The chief responsibility of the ACSR — which consists of four faculty members, four students, and four alumni — has been to review shareholder resolutions raising issues of corporate social responsibility at publicly traded companies in which Harvard owns shares, and to make recommendations to the CCSR, which is responsible for the final decisions about how the University should vote on those resolutions.Recently, in order to achieve wide exposure to public equity markets, Harvard Management Company (HMC) has come to rely increasingly on pooled investments and commingled funds typically managed by outside investment firms, rather than directly owning stock in individual companies. This has led to a review of ACSR’s role and as a result, going forward, the committee will focus on developing guidelines that can help inform Harvard’s external investment managers, and other interested investors, as they vote on a broad array of shareholder resolutions.This move toward developing broadly available proxy guidelines is part of a larger set of activities intended to intensify Harvard’s engagement with its external investment managers, with companies, and with other investors on issues of corporate social responsibility. These activities have included, among others, Harvard’s decision in 2014 to become the first U.S. university to subscribe to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, as well as its announcement earlier this week to affiliate with the global investor initiative Climate Action 100+.The Gazette recently sat down with outgoing ACSR Chair Howell Jackson, the James S. Reid Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, to better understand some of these changes, and to get a sense of how the ACSR fulfills its role.Q&AHowell JacksonGAZETTE: Thank you for taking the time to speak with us today. Can you start by giving us a sense of just what the ACSR does?Jackson: For many years now, through a series of evening meetings in the spring term, the ACSR has met to review a range of shareholder resolutions raising issues of corporate social responsibility at publicly traded companies in which Harvard owns shares. The committee has formulated its recommendations in light of what is now a wide and deep body of precedent, in areas that range from human rights to environmental practices, from equal employment opportunity to corporate political contributions, and beyond. The ACSR’s recommendations have then been reviewed by the CCSR, which decides how to vote the proxies. In the vast majority of cases, the CCSR follows the ACSR’s recommendations.GAZETTE: It’s interesting that the ACSR is composed of faculty, students, and alumni. What’s the history of this arrangement?Jackson: In the late 1970s, President Derek Bok wrote a series of letters in which he spoke to the ethical responsibilities of the University in its investment policies, and the importance of gaining input from the Harvard community on matters with regard to corporate responsibility. President Bok specifically identified shareholder resolutions as an area in which the University had a legal obligation to vote its proxies responsibly, as well as a long tradition of voting proxies on resolutions raising ethical issues. The current process of engaging the ACSR and CCSR reflects President Bok’s commitment to having the voice of the community influence the University’s voting of proxies. The process has also proved effective in communicating the University’s positions on shareholder resolutions through the public release of annual reports published for many decades now. The reports disclose not just the proxy votes but the reasoning underlying the voting decisions. [Recent CCSR annual reports are available online.]GAZETTE: So why the decision to make changes in the structure now, considering these past successes?Jackson: The main motivation is that HMC has recently changed its investment strategy to hold fewer and fewer companies directly and to rely more and more on external management. Most of Harvard’s holdings in the U.S. public equity markets are now held through pooled investments and commingled funds typically managed by outside investment firms rather than through individual stocks directly owned in the University’s name. As such, Harvard does not itself vote on shareholder resolutions related to those holdings.The University still maintains an obligation to oversee its investments responsibly and along the lines that President Bok laid out years ago. To this end, the University has chosen to continue to exercise Harvard’s voice on shareholder resolutions through a new set of guidelines developed by the ACSR and CCSR and based on the University’s proxy voting practices developed over the past several decades. These new guidelines distill the precedents of the ACSR and CCSR on a range of issues and will be shared with all external managers that HMC hires to invest in public companies. This past spring, the ACSR played an active role in drafting the first set of these new guidelines, and the ACSR will advise the CCSR in developing new guidelines and updating the existing guidelines as new issues of social and environmental responsibility arise in the future.The ACSR will also continue to make recommendations on how Harvard should vote on shareholder resolutions for any public companies that remain as direct holdings of HMC.GAZETTE: Is Harvard going to require external managers to follow its guidelines to the letter?Jackson: No. The guidelines are not intended to be prescriptive, and HMC recognizes that external managers may not necessarily share Harvard’s view on every issue. Nonetheless, HMC will expect its external managers to have a robust approach to stewardship and to make informed voting decisions. As one of a number of relevant considerations in assessing overall performance, HMC will consider assessing an external manager’s stewardship practices in light of these guidelines. The University will also make the guidelines publicly available, so that other interested investors can make use of them as they see fit.GAZETTE: HMC has in the past also engaged directly with corporations via various initiatives with regard to corporate shareholder responsibility. Does the ACSR play a role in advising Harvard on such initiatives?Jackson:That’s right. HMC was the first U.S. university endowment to join the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and through this network, Harvard has actively, and successfully, participated in encouraging major corporate entities to better control their methane emissions. One of the great advantages of this approach is that it allows HMC to collaborate with other like-minded institutional investors that participated in the PRI.Going forward, HMC will continue to engage through the PRI in appropriate initiatives that align with the University’s interests with regard to social and environmental responsibility. In its somewhat reoriented role, we expect that the ACSR will occasionally be called on to serve as a sounding board for HMC’s proposals for engagement and to make recommendations to the CCSR on these proposals.GAZETTE: How do HMC’s PRI engagements relate to the University’s proxy voting guidelines?Jackson: Both reflect changes in the ways that institutional investors operate in modern capital markets. The proxy voting guidelines provide a vehicle for the University to communicate its views on issues of social and environmental responsibility in capital markets where large endowments increasingly rely on external managers. HMC’s participation in the PRI reflects the fact that the most effective vehicle for influencing corporate behavior on these issues is often through collaborative actions with other institutional investors.Substantively, the area where HMC has been most active to date in its PRI engagement has been the reduction of methane emissions, which is consistent with the University’s public commitment to addressing climate change and also its strong record of supporting shareholder resolutions related to environmental issues. While it is difficult for me to predict what new engagement initiatives HMC may seek to pursue in the future, I would expect that they will be broadly aligned with the priorities expressed in the University’s proxy voting guidelines for shareholder resolutions.GAZETTE: For those who are interested in learning more about the University’s new guidelines and HMC policies on active engagement, where would you recommend that they go?Jackson: The new guidelines for HMC’s external managers are now available online. I would particularly recommend the overview section at the front of the document. These pages summarize the proxy voting practices that the ACSR and CCSR have evolved over the years and attempt to articulate how the committees have decided which shareholder resolutions to support. HMC also posts a good deal of information about its engagement initiatives, and the University intends to continue its practice of making annual reports public online, including summary information on proxy voting, proxy guidelines, and HMC’s engagement activities.last_img read more

The Fans Have Spoken! 10 Broadway Musicals You Want to See Serve Up a Theme Restaurant

first_imgSomething Rotten! The Phantom of the Opera Wicked (Photos: Joan Marcus & Deen Van Meer) Les Miserables Aladdin View Comments Hamilton The Book of Mormoncenter_img The Lion King Jesse Tyler Ferguson will dish out over 40 characters when Fully Committed opens on April 25, and the idea of the swanky NYC restaurant where the one-man comedy takes place has us hungry. While we enjoy the Theater District’s finest cuisine (i.e. Schmackary’s), we asked fans which current Great White Way musicals should inspire the latest and greatest dining destination. Waitress’ sugar, flour and butter are definitely crowd-pleasers, and an Aladdin-themed eaterie could take our taste buds far beyond the palace walls. Daring foodies would brave a Something Rotten! joint and likely reap the benefits of Renaissance grub and eggs abound. Here are the top 10 musicals you would love to see serve up a theme restaurant! Waitress Chicago Related Shows Fully Committed Show Closed This production ended its run on July 31, 2016last_img read more

DStv, GOtv to Show Brazil-Nigeria Match Live Tomorrow

first_imgIn the last meeting between these two sides in Abuja, the Brazil beat the Super Eagles by 3-0 The Super Eagles will be looking to prove their mettle this time around. Gernot Rohr’s men are yet to lose any of their last four friendly matches.Brazil had earlier played Senegal in an international friendly in Singapore on Thursday in the build-up to the match against the Super Eagles but were held to a 1-1 draw by Aliou Cisse’s men.A Roberto Firnino goal in the ninth minute gave Brazil the lead but was cancelled when Senegal’s Famara Diedhiou scored from the penalty spot.Neymar collected his 100th cap but could not find the net for the five times champions as Africa’s highest ranked team matched the star-studded Brazil.Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr and his players were spotted at the stadium watching both sides play on Thursday.Nigeria will be parading a completely in-form set of players against Brazil on Sunday that include currently hot forwards like  Everton’s Alex Iwobi, Lille’s Victor Osimhen and Emmanuel Bonaventure.SuperSports is the official broadcast partners of the Nigerian Football Federation and has ensured in the past that sports fan across Nigeria do not miss the chance to watch Nigeria play.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram DStv and GOtv subscribers will have front row seats this Sunday when Nigeria’s Super Eagles take on five-time world champions Brazil in an international friendly.The kick-off time for the encounter is 1:00 pm (NigeriaTime) on Sunday, on channel 227 for DStv subscribers and channel 37 for GOtv customers. The Nigerian friendly match is exclusive to SuperSport.The Super Eagles will face Brazil in an international friendly to prepare the team ahead of November’s African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.last_img read more

Casillas announces retirement after 22-year playing career

first_imgThe World Cup-winning goalkeeper has decided to hang up his gloves after suffering a health scare and exploring options away from the fieldIker Casillas has officially announced his retirement at the end of a 22-year playing career, with the legendary Real Madrid goalkeeper hanging up his gloves at the age of 39.The World Cup winner has not taken in a competitive appearance since suffering a serious health scare in May 2019.He recovered from a heart attack to rejoin the ranks at Porto and was named in their squad for the 2019-20 campaign.Casillas has, however, now taken the decision to hang up his gloves as he seeks to move in a different direction away from the field.He posted on social media: “The most important thing is the path you travel and the people who accompany you, not the destination that it takes you.“I think I can say, without hesitation, that this has been the right path and the dream destination. Thanks.”Casillas burst onto the scene as a teenager at Real Madrid and would go on to take in 725 appearances for the Blancos – helping them to five La Liga titles and three Champions League crowns.He also captained his country to World Cup glory in 2010 and sandwiched that success with European Championship wins in 2008 and 2012.A move away from his homeland took him to Portugal in 2015, with a further 156 outings and two more title triumphs secured with Porto.Casillas is now looking to take on positions off the field, having announced his decision to run for the presidency of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), and will have many fond memories to look back on as he prepares to open a new chapter in his professional and personal life.Recognising his efforts over the course of a stunning playing career, Real posted in a statement on their official website: “Real Madrid CF wants to show its appreciation, admiration and love for one of the greatest legends of our club and world football.last_img read more

Purple & Bold: Who wants to play with LeBron James?

first_imgBut there’s another way of looking at the picture of why stars haven’t targeted James as a teammate in recent years: James’ own example has set their path.Over the last decade, the NBA has seen the leverage of players rise dramatically – to the level that owners are now concerned (particularly because of the George trade) that they’re losing the ability to hold onto their stars. There are many plot points in this trend, but forced to pick the most influential moment in the last 10 years, one would have to circle The Decision as a moment that changed how players viewed their ability to self-determine their destiny, team up with their friends and compete for championships.James himself showed how a player could find both a market he wanted and teammates he wanted, and draw both into his orbit. He also showed how he could alter his own narrative: While he was a villain after spurning Cleveland for the Heat, in 2014, he was praised for turning around to his hometown Cavaliers, eventually leading them to the championship the city had long labored over.In a league that had often been dominated by single-franchise stars – Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kobe Bryant and more – James set the imprint for a more modern star, who could win multiple championships with different franchises and leverage the power to choose teammates (one could argue that he’s doing that now as a Laker, expressing as far back as December that he’d like to play with Davis). And while there are always people who will point to this history and say it diminishes James somehow, that he needed others to help him win titles, in the eyes of players, it has been an example to follow.So think of it this way: James’ own influence has created a generation of pioneers, instead of a generation of players who want to team up with him.The inclination is to create one’s own path, and that becomes more pronounced when you consider that teams like the Nets and Clippers – two franchises without much winning tradition – are suddenly cashing in on stars. Aside from the strong management tactics each of those teams executed to be in position for stars, they’re also finding a group of players like Leonard, George, Irving and Durant who want to create something for themselves as the leading men, rather than be another supporting player alongside James.The Athletic’s piece on Davis indicated that’s not really a concern for him – he’s more worried about getting a championship to begin with:“Obviously there are some other great teams around the league, but winning a championship is not easy,” Davis said. “It’s very difficult. He knows that. I haven’t been down that path, but hopefully this year he can lead me down that path and we can win.”Davis’ focus and willingness to buck this particular trend is good news for James – and for Laker fans, by extension.WHAT’S IN A POSITION?Yahoo Sports reported Monday morning that the Lakers intend to start James in the backcourt alongside Danny Green next season, finally acknowledging what has been true for years: He’s a point guard.That won’t change much on offense: James is always the straw that stirs the drink on offense, whether he plays on ball or off. The Lakers attempted to make James more of an off-ball threat by using him in lineups with other playmakers, but as the year went on, James ended up as more of the de facto point guard in key moments. It makes a lot of sense: Each of the last three years, James has wound up with more than eight assists per game, and as he ages, his unique passing ability might be a more reliable facet of his game.That’s not to say there aren’t interesting ramifications: The report means that the Lakers won’t start any of the point guards they’ve signed in free agency, including Rajon Rondo, Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook. It also means that the Lakers will have some tough choices defensively while guarding some of the best backcourts in the league. Among the contenders, the Warriors, Rockets, Jazz and Blazers all have pairs of starting guards who can rack up points, with Denver and Sacramento also in the mix. Does that mean Green and James are responsible for guarding CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard on a given night? Or Steph Curry and D’Angelo Russell?It seems more likely that whoever else starts on the wing will take on a guard on defense, but that’s complicated, too. Assuming DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma start in a scoring-heavy lineup, does Kuzma take on a guard? Or would the Lakers go smaller at the three, say with Caldwell-Pope, and bring either Cousins or Kuzma off the bench? The lack of true wing depth is a little bit of an issue here that might depend entirely on matchups.With a playmaker like James, it makes sense to put him in charge. But as always, unexpected ramifications loom.– Kyle GoonEditor’s note: Thanks for reading the Monday July 8 edition of the Purple & Bold newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.And here’s the ClickerPicking up the pieces: The Lakers gambled by waiting for Kawhi Leonard and lost.The back-up plan: How the Lakers rebounded by seizing Danny Green, DeMarcus Cousins and other key role players.Summer league scene: The Lakers and Clippers shared an uncomfortable Vegas moment after the landmark Leonard/George deals.How the Clippers cashed in: Mirjam Swanson takes the wheel on the Clippers side of free agency (you should also read her round-up of fan reaction).LA is the center of the basketball universe: Mark Heisler recaps a wild weekend.But what about everyone else? Mark Whicker reflects on how the NBA title isn’t just a two-horse SoCal race.Three-point woes solved? Time will tell if the Lakers have done enough there.More help coming: The Lakers are expected to add Avery Bradley later today. Editor’s note: This is the Monday July 8 edition of the Purple & Bold newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.What would have the King, the Brow and the Claw looked like together? On the Woj Pod last week, Jared Dudley speculated it would be like the Miami Heat Big Three “but on steroids.”The world will never know.All indications are that Kawhi Leonard didn’t have a strong intention to create a superteam: An ESPN account of Leonard’s much-speculated decision cites that Leonard’s camp delayed the Lakers from chasing other free agents while holding out hope that the neighboring Clippers could execute a trade for Paul George (which they, of course, did). While the Lakers ostensibly missed out on the chance at other free agents while waiting on Leonard, they never were in the lead for any of the others who sealed a max deal, and who mostly seemed content to strike out elsewhere: Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn; Jimmy Butler in Miami; Kemba Walker in Boston; Tobias Harris in Philadelphia; even D’Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade to Golden State.This has fueled a narrative that has gathered steam since 2017 (when Kyrie Irving wanted out of Cleveland): Is there a reason so many of the NBA’s leading stars don’t seem to want to play with LeBron James? Durant famously poured gas on that last season, by suggesting it made “no sense” for Leonard to want to play with James (a forecast perhaps?).There’s enough heat from that hot take for Joe Vardon of The Athletic to talk to Anthony Davis, the player who did want to saddle up with James, to see what made him different from the others. But even that story accepts the premise that James is often tough on his teammates, and that winning has made that occasional prickly nature easier to swallow:“And that’s been the readout on LeBron for years. He puts enormous pressure on whichever team has him to win, and he can dwell too often on the age difference between him and younger players who feel they’ve earned respect. But playing with him, for eight straight years, was always worth it in the end. His first season in Los Angeles was marred by injuries to him and teammates, but the awkwardness and pressure of playing alongside him were not paid for with even a playoff berth, let alone a finals appearance.”It might not be quite accurate to say James grated on his teammates last season. The nuanced version is that the forces around James were difficult, particularly for younger players who feared (rightfully) that they would be traded to accommodate the pressure to win sooner rather than later.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Congress Passes $500 Billion Measure to Help Employers

first_imgIt also contains $100 billion that Democrats requested for hospitals and a nationwide testing program, in addition to $60 billion for small banks. Another $60 billion are set aside for small-business loans and grants that are delivered through the Small Business Administration’s existing disaster aid program.President Donald Trump commented at his daily White House briefing on Thursday. “At a time when many Americans are enduring significant economic challenges, this bill will help small businesses to keep millions of workers on the payroll.”Thursday’s measure brings the total federal rescue funding to $2.4 trillion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.In related matter, the House also voted along party lines (212-182) Thursday to establish a special committee that would oversee how the Trump administration spends the funds Congress is providing to fight the coronavirus.The bill now heads to President Trump’s desk for his signature. Congress delivered on Thursday nearly $500 billion in coronavirus spending relief to employers and hospitals.The measure passed with a 388-5 vote.“Millions of people out of work,” said Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “This is really a very, very, very sad day. We come to the floor with nearly 50,000 deaths, a huge number of people impacted, and the uncertainty of it all. We hope to soon get to a recovery phase. But right now we’re still in mitigation.”The core of the bill includes the Trump administration’s $250 billion funding request to help small- and medium-size businesses with payroll, rent and other expenses. The payroll program provides forgivable loans in order to allow businesses to continue paying their workers while they remain closed for social distancing and stay-at-home orders.last_img read more

Middletown Residents Can See How Tax Dollars Are Spent

first_imgMiddletown residents can see exactly where their municipal tax dollars are being spent with the township’s easy-to-use tax receipt calculator. By Allison Perrine Due to the pandemic, revenues were reduced in this year’s budget and “large adjustments” had to be made, according to Colleen Lapp, chief financial officer. That includes decreasing anticipated costs in the introduced budget, like fees and permits, from $475,000 to about $373,00; court fines and costs from $675,000 to $375,000; and parking meter fees from $600,000 to $294,000. It’s pretty simple: By visiting the website, middletownnj.org/mytaxdollars, residents can enter their 2020 residential assessment and discover where each penny of their municipal tax dollars goes, with explanations and details. Anyone unsure of their assessment can also find it on the site. The New Jersey State League of Municipalities recognized the township in 2019 with an innovation in governance award for establishing the platform, said Perry. The National League of Cities also recognized the township for its efforts to explain its tax bill to residents, and the mayor of Paterson, Andre Sayegh, who is a friend of Perry’s, asked representatives of his city to create the same platform once he learned what Middletown created. The 2020 Budget The feedback has been “incredible” from township residents as well, the mayor said. “It’s very simple and anytime government can provide greater insight into how they’re spending the hard-earned dollar of the taxpayer, they should,” said Perry. The idea to create the page came as officials brainstormed ways to make tax bills easier to read and understand for residents. It was set up by members of the public information office and tech department in 2019 but underwent some renovations in 2020 to give it a more polished look. Most people have questions about their bills and where the money is going, said Perry. The municipality keeps just about 21 percent of taxes collected; the school board gets 62 percent. “This is really something that I’m very proud of, the township committee is very proud of, because it really gives an incredibly transparent view of your tax bill,” said Mayor Tony Perry. “Every municipality in the state of New Jersey should be required to provide something like this.” The final municipal budget for 2020 was unanimously approved at the June 15 township committee meeting. It anticipates $83.1 million in total general revenues, with $56.1 million to be raised by taxes for support of the municipal budget. “When somebody scrolls down this list, this receipt, and they see that their fire department on the average assessed value only costs them $25 a year, that’s an amazing statistic that I want the people of Middletown to know,” said Perry. “Who wouldn’t pay $25 to have a fire department?” MIDDLETOWN – With its municipal budget for 2020 approved, the Middletown Township Committee wants to remind the public of its user-friendly tax receipt calculator that shows residents exactly where their money is going. According to the calculator, the average Middletown resident with a home valuation of $445,000 will pay about $2,249 in municipal taxes. Of that total, $512 will go to police, $418 to public works, $99 to the public library, $25 to fire services and much more. But “despite the global pandemic,” the committee was able to deliver a “fiscally responsible budget” with a 0 percent municipal tax rate increase without reducing services, said Perry. “This budget represents the fiscal solvency and stability to withstand this crisis and lost revenues, however it hinges on Middletown and the State of New Jersey getting back on its feet.” The article originally appeared in the July 16 – 22, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Udayanraje Bhosale declares assets worth ₹170 crore

first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Satara for the Lok Sabha bypolls, Udayanraje Bhosale, has declared assets worth ₹170 crore. A former Nationalist Congress Party MP from the constituency, Mr. Bhosale had announced his entry into the BJP last month. He filed his nominations this week, after his name featured in the party’s first list of candidates. The declared assets include five cars — two Mercedes-Benz (one with number 007), a Ford Endeavour, an Audi, a Maruti Gypsy and a Volkswagen Polo (belonging to his wife). He also declared jewellery worth ₹1.5 crore, among other movable and immovable assets. Mr. Bhosale was the richest candidate in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with declared assets worth ₹199 crore.last_img

No break for Huelgas, Mangrobang with their eyes set on Tokyo 2020

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul READ: Mangrobang can finally get good night’s sleep They will be entered in World Cup in Doha and another big tournament in Hong Kong by year end to gather as many world ranking points as possible.Mangrobang is now ranked 157th in the world, the highest for a Filipino, but is expected to rise further.“Our next big stop is the Asian Games,” said Trap secretary general Tom Carrasco.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: PH bets also snatch gold, silver in women’s triathlonMangrobang, who is training in Portugal under coach Sergio Santos, is expected to fly back to her Rio Maiaor training camp.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 openingNikko Huelgas. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLHuelgas is training under his Australian coach Brett Sutton.Both of them, according to Triathlon Association of the Philippines, have already been identified by team experts to have the best physical and psychological attributes to qualify for the Olympics. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:44Philippines 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 LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Women’s triathlon gold medalist Kim Mangrobang. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — No rest for newly crowned triathlon royalties Nikko Huelgas and Marion Kim Mangrobang.After ruling the Southeast Asian Games competitions, they are expected to resume their training in hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT PH triathletes dominate SEA Games tilt in impressive showinglast_img read more