Philippines hosts 2020 Badminton Asia Championships

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Badminton Asia Chief Operating Officer Chit Boon Saw said badminton is experiencing another resurgence and that the Philippines fully deserves to host the tournament.“I think the Philippines is one of the fastest developing nations in badminton. And it is good to bring an event like this in a developing badminton country,” said Saw as the last time the country hosted the Asian Championships (individual) back in 2001.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“The game can be promoted to the masses better with an event like this.”The tournament will also be a venue for Filipino shuttlers to accumulate points to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and for the Thomas (Men’s) and Uber (Women’s) Cups set in Denmark this May. ‘People evacuated on their own’ IOC president defends rules limiting Olympic protests Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold PLAY LIST 07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time02:54Praise, festivities at Quiapo Church ahead of Black Nazarene’s return01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines is set to host the Badminton Asia Team Championships in February in Manila.Rizal Memorial Coliseum will serve as the backdrop to the regional tournament that will be played from Feb. 11 to 16.ADVERTISEMENT More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption LATEST STORIEScenter_img Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas Men’s champion Indonesia and women’s titleholder Japan will headline the 290 shuttlers that will compete in the Philippines.There will be 15 men and 14 women’s teams in the biennial meet with each division divided into groups of four. The top two teams in each group advancing to the knockout stage.The team format is a best-of-five encounter with three singles matches and two doubles matches.“I hope the Philippine team takes this as an opportunity to learn and grow in the team event. As you know, there are not a lot of team tournaments in the world so this will be a good opportunity to learn on your home court,” also said Saw.The Philippines went 1-2 in the men’s side and 0-3 in the women’s division during the 2018 edition of the meet.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee “I think it will be a successful event because of the venue and the people working in the event. The venue is really suitable. I believe that it will be a good hosting.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record highlast_img read more


first_imgLast month, after scoring a career-high 62 points in only three quarters against Dallas, the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant was asked how many he might have scored had he played the entire game. “Probably 80,” Bryant guessed. Make that 81. Bryant reached that total Sunday night in a 122-104 victory against the Toronto Raptors. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card It was the second-highest scoring game in NBA history, behind Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point effort for Philadelphia on March 2, 1962, against the New York Knicks. “I couldn’t even dream of this when I was a kid,” Bryant said. “There was no way possible.” With the fans at Staples Center chanting “MVP! MVP!” Bryant made two free throws with 43.4 seconds remaining for his final points. Bryant left to a standing ovation with 4.2 seconds remaining, having shot 28 of 46 from the floor and 18 of 20 from the foul line. Elgin Baylor held the previous franchise record of 71 points at New York on Nov. 15, 1960. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

West Ham chief demands improvement from Bilic and players after Bournemouth loss

first_img1 West Ham manager Slaven Bilic West Ham boss Slaven Bilic and his players have been told to buck up their ideas by the club’s co-owner David Sullivan.The Hammers’ poor form continued at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday as they crashed to a 3-2 defeat to Bournemouth.It was the Londoners’ second straight defeat and stretched their winless run to four matches, and Sullivan is demanding an improvement.“I was very disappointed and frustrated with the manner of our defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday,” he told the club’s official website.“We went down there determined to bounce back from the Chelsea defeat on Monday, but we didn’t play as well as we know we can.“Slaven, the players and the staff all know we have to do better.“We have conceded too many goals early in halves in recent games and, while we’ve managed to get ourselves back into games like the ones at Southampton and Watford and at home to West Brom, there will be matches where we cannot equalise. That situation cannot go on.“I am sure that Slaven, his backroom staff and the team were not happy with what happened and they will think about it a lot over the next few days.”last_img read more

Standard Bank on global ‘green 100’

first_img25 January 2013South Africa’s Standard Bank has been ranked 98th on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list, released during the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday.Standard Bank came in as one of nine banks, and the only African company, on the list of the 100 top-performing stocks worldwide according to a range of sector-specific “sustainability” measures.The list is published annually by Canadian media and investment research company Corporate Knights, which commissions independent data collection for the project through direct engagement with the 350 companies that make the project’s shortlist, chosen from approximately 4 000 global mid- and large-cap stocks worldwide.Canada and the United States led the way in country representation, each with 10 companies on this year’s list, followed by Australia, Britain and France, each with nine. Overall, the Global 100 drew companies from 22 countries on six continents.Belgium-based materials technology and recycling company Umicore topped the list, followed by Brazil’s Natura Cosmeticos, Norwegian energy firm Statoil, Finnish energy firm Neste Oil, and Danish pharmaceuticals and biotechnology company Novo Nordisk.Standard Bank’s head of sustainability management, Karin Ireton, told news publication Business Day that the group had made “significant investments in renewable energy, providing both debt financing and advisory services to project developers in South African renewable energy programmes.“Our carbon finance team has also made a great contribution to cleaner development in many emerging markets countries by innovating in the use of carbon credits, by working in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme and other agencies enabling practical, life-changing opportunities,” Ireton told Business Day.Corporate Knights CEO Toby Heaps said the Global 100 companies “are leading a resource productivity revolution, transforming waste into treasure and doing more with less. They are steering our civilization away from ecological overshoot and back to a place of balance with our planet.”Doug Morrow, vice-president of research at Corporate Knights, said the Global 100 was “one of the few equity indexes that we are aware of that has outperformed the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) – the Global 100’s benchmark – by over 900 bps over the last eight years.“It turns out that our methodology for stock selection in the Global 100 is a strong proxy for corporate operational efficiency, which has been an increasingly important driver of stock returns in recent years,” Morrow said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Ready to Get Your Game On The Rec Room Coming Soon to

first_imgAdvertisement Great FoodThe Rec Room features multiple dining options with a little something for everyoneFor guests looking to sit down and enjoy a meal, the casual dining area – called THREE10 – features a menu of delicious shareables and handcrafted dishes including fresh salads, smoked cheddar mac and cheese, rotisserie chicken, wood-fired pizza, steak and ribs and The Rec Room’s signature THREE10 burgerFor those looking to eat where they play, the quick service dining area – called The Shed –  features premium poutines and a sweet selection of gourmet donutsThirsty? The Rec Room will have a huge bar area where sports fans can grab a drink, share a bite and catch the big game on even bigger screensThe Rec Room is the perfect spot for private events – multiple private dining rooms make it ideal for celebrations, meetings, corporate events and parties… And Even More FunThe Rec Room features a massive attractions area where gamers of all ages can play over 100 amusement gamesGuests can enjoy classic favourites like air hockey, pool and ping pong, or lace up for some friendly competition at six bowling lanesCredits earned on the games floor (and tracked on RFID wristbands) can be redeemed at The Trophy Case, a store filled with great prizes and nostalgia-inspired treats and toysFeeling a little future forward? The Rec Room will feature the latest in virtual reality experiences from VRstudiosThe complex will also have a live performance space where movers and shakers can look forward to bands and musical acts, comedy, trivia, karaoke and live DJsThe Rec Room features an overall guest experience that integrates the latest in technology, coupled with SCENE, Canada’s leading entertainment rewards programScheduled to be its fourth location in Ontario and tenth nationwide, The Rec Room at Park Place will be located at the north-east side of the shopping centre and will be built with the support of North American Development Group.“We are thrilled to be partnering with Cineplex and their exciting new concept, The Rec Room,” said Terry Coughlin, Managing Partner at North American Development Group. Coughlin further added, “When we embarked on our journey to transform the former Molson Park into Park Place, our goal was to provide the community with more than just a shopping centre. With the addition of The Rec Room, Park Place will be further solidified as the dominant entertainment, dining and shopping experience serving the growing City of Barrie and its surrounding communities.”Cineplex plans to open 10-15 new locations of The Rec Room over the coming years, each ranging in size from 30,000-50,000 square feet and customized to the individual community. The massive entertainment complexes will see half of the space being devoted to dining and live entertainment and the other half being devoted to amusement games and feature attractions. The Company currently operates five other locations of The Rec Room in South Edmonton (AB), West Edmonton Mall (AB), Calgary (AB), Toronto (ON) and London (ON) and has announced plans for complexes in Mississauga (ON), St. John’s (NFLD), Vancouver (BC) and Winnipeg (MB). Cineplex also has plans to open 10-15 Playdium locations – an entertainment complex designed for teens, their friends and family – in mid-sized communities across the country over the coming years.About The Rec RoomThe Rec Room is Canada’s premier ‘Eats & Entertainment’ destination that brings together incredible dining, amusement gaming, technology and live entertainment experiences all under one roof. Part of Cineplex, The Rec Room is a premier social destination and the ultimate gathering spot for corporate events, groups and parties.  While each location is customized to the individual community, The Rec Room concept features multiple dining environments and a wide range of entertainment options including a large amusement games area featuring state-of-the-art simulation, feature attractions and redemption games as well as an auditorium-style space perfect for musical acts, bands and comedians.  For more information, visit or follow the action on social media through Facebook, Twitter (@TheRecRoomCA), Snapchat (@TheRecRoomCA) and Instagram (@TheRecRoomCA).About CineplexA leading entertainment and media company, Cineplex (TSX: CGX) is a top-tier Canadian brand that operates in the Film Entertainment and Content, Amusement and Leisure, and Media sectors. As Canada’s largest and most innovative film exhibitor, Cineplex welcomes over 70 million guests annually through its circuit of 164 theatres across the country. Cineplex also operates successful businesses in digital commerce (, food service, alternative programming (Cineplex Events), cinema media (Cineplex Media), digital place-based media (Cineplex Digital Media), amusement solutions (Player One Amusement Group) and an online eSports platform for competitive and passionate gamers ( Additionally, Cineplex operates a location based entertainment business through Canada’snewest destination for ‘Eats & Entertainment’ (The Rec Room), and will also be opening new complexes specially designed for teens and families (Playdium) as well as exciting new sports and entertainment venues across Canada(Topgolf). Cineplex is a joint venture partner in SCENE, Canada’s largest entertainment loyalty program.Proudly recognized as having one of the country’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Cineplex employs approximately 13,000 people in its offices across Canada and the United States. To learn more visit or download the Cineplex App.About NADGNorth American Development Group (“NADG”) has been active in the acquisition, development,redevelopment and management of over 300 shopping centres, mixed-use and residential developments comprising well over 35 million square feet across Canada and the United States. Currently, NADG has over $4.5 Billion of AUM and owns over 25 million square feet of shopping centre and mixed-use space in the United States and Canada, as well as over a dozen residential land development projects consisting of over 9,000 units in various stages of development or predevelopment. A future pipeline of over 1,600 acres of land slated for mixed-use, residential and retail development is also owned by North American Development Group.NADG’s team of over 235 professionals are located in 11 offices across North America, 6 in Canada and 5 in the United States. The Company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with Canadian offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Kelowna and Halifax. NADG’s U.S. head office is located in West Palm Beach, Florida with regional offices in Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix and Nashville. Login/Register With: Advertisement TORONTO – (TSX: CGX), Cineplex, a leading entertainment and media company, today announced plans to open a new location of The Rec Room at Park Place in Barrie, Ontario. Canada’s new go-to destination for delicious eats and entertainment, The Rec Room combines incredible dining, live entertainment and amusement gaming experiences, all under one roof. Construction of the over 32,000 square foot complex is scheduled to begin early next year, with an opening targeted for the summer of 2020.“The Rec Room at Park Place will be a social playground where millennials, families and kids of all ages can come together for great food and fun times,” said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO, Cineplex. “We know that many Barrieresidents have visited our location in downtown Toronto at the historic Roundhouse, so being part of this conveniently located, open-air shopping centre in the heart of Barrie makes perfect sense for us and the community.” Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Thunder Bay police release video in river death investigation

first_imgAPTN News Thunder Bay police is asking the public to help identify persons of interest in the death investigation of Dylan Moonias.Police have released video surveillance from the area Moonias, 21, was last seen alive on the night of Sept. 21. The video shows several people walking and on bicycles in the area of William Street and North Brodie Street along the McIntyre River.Moonias’ body was discovered in the river by a kayaker on Sept. 23, about 200 metres from where Moonias was last seen alive.Moonias is the most recent case in a string of river deaths in Thunder Bay this year.Dubbed the “River of Tears,” the McIntyre is also where Josiah Begg, 15, was found last May. The body of Tammy Keeash, 17, was also found in the Neebing floodway 11 days before Begg. Both deaths have been ruled drownings.The McIntyre is also where Stacey Debungee was found in 2015. Thunder Bay police faced heavy criticism of how they handled Debungee’s death investigation, prompting Ontario’s police watchdog to investigate how the service polices Indigenous people.There has also been reported rescues of people found floating in the river unconscious, including a 20-year-old First Nations man who was rescued by police days after Moonias’s body was discovered two months ago.Moonias is remembered as a passionate artist and hero for saving his family from a house fire after he put out a fire in their apartment building just a week before he died.Police are asking anyone who knows the identity of the people in the video below to contact them.Police: 807 -684-1200Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-8477last_img read more