Antetokounmpo thrills in ‘Greek Freak Invades Manila’

first_imgMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return RELATED VIDEO Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Giannis didn’t hear trash talk from KG, just good advice Giannis Antetokounmpo in Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGiannis Antetokounmpo may spend just a couple of days here, but he left a lasting imprint in the minds of those who witnessed his fun-loving, childish charisma. The 2017 Most Improved Player in in town for King Bally Entertainment Group’s “Greek Freak Invades Manila” as Antetokounmpo spearheaded a charity project with Makati Science High School as the main benefactor. ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes? PLAY LIST 03:47INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes?00:50Trending Articles02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Antetokounmpo, who’s set to leave the Philippines on Monday, held exhibition games on Sunday at Glorietta Activity Center. PBA players Gabe Norwood and Ranidel De Ocampo joined Antetokounmpo during the exhibition games where the NBA All-Star dunked, joked, and shot jumpers to the delight of the crowd. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Antetokoumpo told one of the students of Makati Science High School that he’ll try to visit them and their new basketball court before he leaves. The INQUIRER is one of “Greek Freak Invades Manila’s” media partners.  LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more

Local content strategy for large-scale miners recommended

first_imgNational mineral policy– warns against mixing oil & gas local content with gold sectorThe Government’s recently released draft National Mineral Sector Policy has recommended, among other things, the creation of a local content policy tailored specifically for the gold mining sector.According to the policy, this approach to local content should target large-scale miners. The need to ensure local content development at the community and regional levels was also emphasized.It noted that the local content policy being drafted for the oil and gas sector is not necessarily applicable to other sectors. As such, the document notes the need for a separate local content policy that takes into account mining’s connection to communities.According to the document, these contributions should be made in ways that include the environment, economy, culture and social issues and community development in the relevant areas.The policy also listed some benefits to the communities of mining companies giving back more, including the stability it would bring to mining regions and communities “in times of reduced mining activity or mine closure.”According to the policy, such an approach would also “strengthen the social licence for mining in regions and communities by enabling residents to see direct links between mining and their socio-economic progress, promote social cohesion, promote the mitigation or elimination of mining-related hazards and environmental damage from past mining, such as unstable grounds and slopes, excessive erosion, mined out pits, and mercury-contaminated areas.”The draft policy document also acknowledged that while miners do give back to the community even without a formal local content policy, more can be done once supported by development agreements.The document notes that this local content policy must be drafted through a multi-stakeholder process. One method recommended by the policy is revenue sharing through a multi-year extra-budgetary fund for communities.AssistanceThe policy also proposes a miner’s assistance scheme. This is based on the premise that many small-scale miners lack capital for improving their operations. According to the policy, assistance could take several forms including loans and equity-based financing.The document gives some details about this proposal, noting that priority treatment can be given to miners without such equipment, to syndicates and other partnership arrangements, as well as the granting of waivers on all duties for targeted equipment.Providing justification for this proposal, the document recommends miners lodge partial collateral, set at a percentage of the cost price of the equipment. This collateral, according to the policy, could be land, a cash bond or a freeze on the account of a guarantor, with little to no interest on repayments and a grace period before first payment of instalment.It also proposes “a repayment scheme that awards points to the miner for gold declarations over a certain amount. The higher the declaration, the more the Government reduces the debt (and a) reward for quick payback of debt in the form of a full transfer of ownership of the equipment to the miner if a large amount of the debt, for example, 80 per cent, is repaid within a short period”.The document also recommends the auctioning of all reclaimed equipment by Government, with a pre-set floor price to create a level playing field. Besides the miners’ assistance scheme, a proposal is also made for upgrade training and extension services to miners.The document proposes “building on the experience, outputs (in particular the codes of practice) and recommendations of the GENCAPD field studies, the Responsible Mining initiative of Conservation International, and other such projects.”It also recommends expanding waivers for green mining technologies and expanding the Guyana Mining School. To make more land available, the document also recommends ways of discouraging persons sitting idly on mining blocks, instead of actually mining.Last year, consultations on this very policy were held. These consultations were hosted by a tribunal from a policy committee. Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, Guyana Lands and Surveys and the Guyana Women Miners Association were present.last_img read more

Ross H. MacLean Flyers lose weekend games against Sturgeon Mustangs

first_imgFinding the back of the net for the Flyers were John Herrington, Noah Land, and Tyler Musgrove. In Saturday’s game the Flyers opened the scoring with less than seven minutes left in the first period. They held that lead into the second period.Just over two minutes into the second period the Mustangs tied the game. The Flyers took the lead once again with 5:21 remaining in the frame, but the minutes after were a tough pill to swallow as the Mustangs tied the game a minute later, and took the lead with just 55 seconds remaining.The Flyers kept battling in the third. They tied the game with 5:11 left in regulation, however another late goal was the difference as Sturgeon netted a powerplay goal with 14 seconds to go.- Advertisement -Scoring were Noah Lang, Chase London, and Quinn Disher.In Sunday’s tilt things weren’t as close for Fort St. John. Sturgeon jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period. The teams traded two goals each in the second as the Flyers trailed 4-2.In the third period the Mustangs went up 6-2 with two goals. Fort St. John closed the gap to 6-3 but that’s as close as they would get. Sturgeon scored with just over five minutes left to close out the scoring.Advertisementlast_img read more