Past the finishing postCaymanas Park Results for April 24, 2016Track Condition : GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. MIRACLE RECOVERY RLahoe 52.02. BURNING MEDIC OEdwards3 52.0 1-1/4L3. CLEARLY OURS JPatterson3 52.0 9/5 2-1/2L*4. WINESHA LSteadman2 53.5 1/2L NeckWIN: $1043.00PLACE: $224.00, $155.00, $82.00Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 23.0, 46.0, ,Winner : 9yo b mare – FOOTLOOSE II – LOST THE EXITTrainer : MICHAEL MCINTOSH Owner : DONOVAN RUSSELLBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.Qu: $1,521.00 Ex: $5,699.00Superfecta: $10,571.00Race 2 1100 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. SINK THE BISMARCK BebHarvey3 53.02. FABULOUSCONNECTION HPottinger3 53.0 1L3. PERFECT GOLD DDawkins3 50.0 5L4. REAL VIBES MACHINE ARobles 55.0 2-1/2LWIN: $168.00PLACE: $71.00, $70.00, $94.00Final Time : 1:09.0 Splits : 23.3, 47.3, ,Winner : 6yo b horse – HE’STHEREALTHING – JUST A FLUTTERTrainer : VICTOR WILLIAMS Owner: ANDRE ADAMSBred by ANTHEA E. GORE, BRUCE & NOEL LEVYNOTE: HORSE #2 BARS OF GOLD WON THE RACE, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 6TH.Qu: $425.00 Ex: $651.00D/E : $7,505.00Superfecta: $1,863.00Race 3 1300 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4)1. KIRI DDawkins3 51.02. BRAVE PROSPECT AChatrie 54.0 1/2L3. LEGAL ACCOUNT MWard4 48.0 2-1/2L4. BIG GEORGE OWalker 56.0 1-3/4LWIN: $406.00Final Time : 1:21.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.1, 1:13.4Winner : 4yo b filly – BIRDSTONE – BOOTLESSTrainer : HARRY PARSARD Owner : CURRAGH JAMAICA AGENCYBred by IAN PARSARDQu: $601.00 Ex: $1,516.00D/E: $1,804.00Trifecta: $3,164.00Rolling Triple: $97,804.00Race 4 1800 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. MONTEGONIAN CBudhai 54.02. RED PARROT OWalker 53.0 2 3/4L3. GUAVA GROUND DBeharie 55.0 Head4. OLD BRAETON DDawkins3 49.0 4LWIN: $202.00PLACE: $127.00, $117.00, $210.00Final Time : 1:57.3 Splits : 23.3, 47.0, 1:13.1, 1:41.3Winner : 3yo ch filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – SWAPPING SECRETSTrainer : GORDON LEWIS Owner : ANTHONY HARTBred by TONY HARTQu: $729.00 Ex: $1,594.00D/E: $1,487.00Superfecta: $59,678.00Rolling Triple: $7,720.00Race 5 1820 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. TARANTINO JInnis3 51.02. GOLD SCREW WHenry 56.0 Neck3. MINY LEE DDawkins3 52.0 7-1/2L4. SNEAK PEEK SEllis 56.0 1LWIN: $286.00PLACE: $108.00, $174.00, $149.00Final Time : 2:01.3 Splits : 27.0, 52.2, 1:18.2, 1:45.4Winner : 4yo b colt – FILM DIRECTOR – SEEMELATERTrainer : WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner : PAUL LUMSDENBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $827.00 Ex: $2,257.00D/E: $1,000.00Superfecta: $6,198.00Rolling Triple: $8,812.00Race 6 1100 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. #5 BAD BOY JUSTIN SEllis 54.0*2. #6 FRANKENSTORM WHenry 56.0 3/4L3. #8 SHADE OF BEAUTY OMullings 52.0 3-1/4L4. #2 AUNT HILDA RMcNaughton 52.5 NoseLate scratch : #9 DIFERENTGENERATIONWIN: $214.00PLACE: $66.00, $55.00, $93.00Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.1, 47.1Winner : 5yo ch colt – TRACKING – FIRE REDTrainer : DWIGHT CHEN Owner : NORRIS PHINNBred by PHILIP A. AZARQu: $185.00 Ex: $466.00D/E: $1,349.00Superfecta: $3,945.00Rolling Triple : $6,540.00Race 7 1600 M (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. SURE MAN SEllis 55.02. WHO’S BOSSY JInnis3 49.0 Neck3. LITTLE RHEA AChatrie 53.0 1L4. RASHAIDA BBell 51.0 3/4L5. TRACKING DANIEL OEdwards3 50.0 6LWIN: $191.00PLACE: $95.00, $236.00, $115.00Final Time : 1:43.4 Splits : 24.1, 47.2, 1:14.1,Winner : 5yo b colt – MIRACLE MAN – LADY KUMARITrainer : JOSEPH THOMAS Owner : PATRICK HALLBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.Qu: $2,096.00 Ex: $6,396.00D/E: $893.00Trifecta: $7,868.00Hi-5: $341,313.50Rolling Triple: $6,762.00Super-6: $173,986.30SIMPLY MAGIC CUPRace 8 1820 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. MR. DOITBETTA HPottinger3 51.02. BABY P OEdwards3 50.0 3-1/2L3. DR. TRAIN AChatrie 51.0 1/2L4. THE PROMISE LAND WHenry 51.0 HeadWIN: $276.00PLACE: $112.00, $271.00, $71.00Final Time : 1:57.2 Splits : 26.1, 51.1, 1:16.3, 1:43.1Winner : 3yo colt – VIBANK – OLYMPIC ADVICETrainer : LORENZO ROBINSON Owner: LORENZO ROBINSONBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $8,240.00 Ex: $11,358.00D/E : $3,176.00Superfecta : Carry-over : $146,945.50Rolling Triple : $18,102.00PlacePot 8: Carry-over : $281,838.75Race 9 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. UNCLE CHUBBY AChatrie 54.0 4/1 265.00 195.002. COOL U BOOTS RMcNaughton 53.0 6/1 2 255.003. QUEEN OF THE TOWN AndreePowell4 48.0 26/1 1 1/4 431.004. MEGAHERTZ JPatterson3 49.0 6/1 3 1/45. FRISSON BBell 52.0 10/1 HeadLate scratch : #10 SIR ROLAND, #12 TWILIGHT ROCKETWIN: $265.00PLACE: $195.00, $255.00, $431.00Final Time : 1:31.1 Splits : 23.4, 48.0, 1:15.2,Winner : 5yo b colt – SIR RODWELL – KATHYTHETRAINATrainer : RAY PHILLIPS Owner : SCANBred by TREVOR JAMESQu: $1,574.00 Ex: $2,145.00D/E: $2,051.00 (2-10) $495.00Trifecta: $44,738.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $94,097.25Rolling Triple: $37,276.00Pick-4: $216,832.00Super-6: $8,598.20 Carry-over : $1,109,179.50Pick-9: $11,464.00; $210.00 Carry-over : $4,273,653.30
“It’s gonna be tough, personally I saw the last game where they dominated San Miguel,” said Racela. “You know their (Gin Kings) strength, it’s their height and the coaches that they have.”They start their best-of-five semifinals series on Monday also at the Big Dome. On Sunday, the other semifinal pairing gets going when Star battles Meralco in Biñan, Laguna.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe Final Four matchups bumped up on intrigue as it will pit squads belonging to rival business tycoons.The reigning champion Kings and the Hotshots are owned by San Miguel Corp.’s Ramon S. Ang while Smart/PLDT’s Manny V. Pangilinan owns Meralco and TNT. PBA IMAGESTNT relied on an endgame burst to beat Rain or Shine, 118-114, Friday night and finally nail the last semifinal slot in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.But just as soon as the final buzzer sounded, it dawned on TNT coach Nash Racela that they are going to be taking an even more difficult task of facing a rampaging defending champion Barangay Ginebra in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT “It was a hard-fought victory,” said Racela. “I knew all along that we were going up against a tough team in Rain or Shine. The breaks went our way down the stretch.”Bullock made both his free throws for a 114-112 Rain or Shine lead in the last 46 seconds, pushing the second-ranked TNT against the ropes.But Castro also made a pair of his own to force 114-all before a Jericho Cruz miss paved the way for that air ball/alley oop shot.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny But even without that curious subplot, TNT import Glen Rice Jr., acknowledged the daunting job ahead.“We just have to go out there and grind it out and see what happens,” said Rice, who topscored with 34 points including a put-back off a rare air ball by Jayson Castro that sealed the victory in the final 10.2 seconds.“It’s a pass, I guess,” differed the son of the famed NBA superstar. “He just happened to find me open.”The shot gave the Texters a 116-114 lead and TNT forced the Painters into a turnover to cement their entry into the semifinals after being forced to a knockout match by a gritty Rain or Shine squad.The Painters, who evened out a twice-to-beat disadvantage after a 106-102 win Wednesday, was in the thick of the fight all throughout until import J’Nathan Bullock threw away a chance to equalize in the last 10 seconds by a bad pass.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Eagles try to stretch unbeaten run; Archers vow rebound LATEST STORIES
Boga has looked a fine prospectJeremie BogaThe promising Chelsea youngster, 17, has earned his first call-up to the France Under-19 squad.BrentfordA waterlogged pitch meant a match between Brentford’s development side and Maidenhead United was abandoned after 54 minutes. The young Bees were 2-0 down in pouring rain when the farcical conditions led to the game being halted.Will GriggThe Brentford striker, currently on loan at MK Dons, has been named in the Northern Ireland squad for their next Euro 2016 qualifier in Romania on Friday 14 November.QPRRangers trio Joey Barton, Jordon Mutch and Nedum Onuoha are due to be assessed on Thursday to see if they can rejoin the squad for this weekend’s match against Manchester City. All three have been struggling with hamstring injuries.Harrow BoroughTonight’s scheduled game against Tonbridge Angels at Earlsmead was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.SouthallAaron Samuels has been appointed as the club’s new head of youth. The former Arsenal academy player was previously manager of Southall’s Under-11s.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
26 September 2007The planned R4.2-billion liquid-fuels pipeline linking Mozambique and South Africa should be completed by the end of 2009, a spokesperson for pipeline company Petroline has said.Petroline spokesperson Eugenio Silva told Reuters this week that work on the pipeline would start in mid-2008 and finish by the end of 2009. Petroline is a consortium consisting of Mozambican state-owned fuel company Petromoc and private South African and Mozambican investors.“Current market growth indicates a critical petrol and diesel shortage in Gauteng in the future, and Petroline’s pipeline and storage facility will be able to satisfy a large portion of the future demands in South Africa by means of importation via Mozambique,” Petroline said in a statement.“This should result in the decrease of the pressure on liquid fuels imports on Durban harbour and also support fuel imports to Mozambique and other southern African neighbours.”Engineering News reported last month that British-based Petrofac had also taken up a 25% equity in the venture to build South Africa’s first privately owned liquid fuels pipeline since the 1960s. The report added that Petroline plans to dredge the Maputo port to a depth of 14 metres, which would allow vessels of up to 85 000 tonnes to use it.According to Agencia de Informçao de Moçambique, the 400-kilometre pipeline will link the Mozambican port city of Matola with the town of Kendal in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province.The agency explains that of the total budget of US$600-million, $243-million will be invested in constructing a 64-kilometre section between the Matola fuel terminal and Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, with the remainder going towards extending the pipeline to Kendal.The pipeline will have a diameter of 30 centimetres and have the capacity to transport five million tonnes of fuel per year.“This project offers a great opportunity for regional co-operation and integration between South Africa and Mozambique and contribution to the upliftment of the [Southern African Development Community] region, at the same time strengthening the product supply security in South Africa,” Petroline states.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Absa Towers West, located in theJohannesburg CBD, is eco-friendly. Absa executives from left: SiphoMokgoatlheng, Shaheed Hendricksand Sandile Mthiyane.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Ajith BridgrajHead: Marketing and CommunicationsAbsa Group+27 11 350-0838Bongani NkosiThe Absa Campus, located in downtown Johannesburg and home to the bank’s headquarters, consumes at least 12MW of electricity per day – but hardly any of this is drawn from the national grid, which is good news for South Africa’s power utility Eskom.Absa has built has an eco-friendly energy centre to generate its own electricity from low-pressure gas in Towers West, one of eight high-rise blocks of offices on the campus.Power generated from the centre is mostly used between 6.00am and 10.00pm, during which electricity consumption peaks in local businesses. The co-generation scheme used at the centre means that Eskom’s power mainly comes into play at night after 10pm, when the demand for energy is less. This keeps the electricity bill in check.“The energy centre has the capability to power the entire Absa Campus. The campus becomes independent off Eskom’s grid as demand peaks,” Shaheed Hendricks, head of Absa’s corporate real estate services, said in an interview.The energy centre has four gas-powered engines generating a combined 11.2MW of power. Each of the four GE Jenbacher J620 gas generators is enabled to peak at 2.8MW. Diesel units are on standby to generate a further 6MW during an emergency.The gas used in the engines is generated from Egoli Gas, the council-owned natural gas supplier. Absa’s demand magnitude meant it had to install its own pipeline that stretches from Egoli’s location site in Auckland Park, some 6km from the Absa Campus.Egoli Gas has 1 200km of gas pipelines that reach various users around Johannesburg.“There’s a dedicated pipe from Egoli Gas to the Absa Campus. That makes us the biggest user of their services,” said Sandile Mthiyane, Absa’s head of energy. “Because of our energy requirements, we had to have our own dedicated pipe.”Absa’s decision to introduce the gas-generation system at its headquarters was largely driven by power outages experienced in South Africa between 2007 and 2008. The new headquarters were being built during this period.“All the power outages were a major motivator. We were forced to think differently,” said Mthiyane.Minimising its carbon footprint Absa’s decision was also in response to Eskom’s appeal for responsible electricity usage. The utility continues to urge South Africans to do this, with a special focus on high-energy consumers.The surrounding environment is also benefiting from the scheme. Gas emits 40% fewer greenhouse gases compared to coal- or diesel-based generation models.The centre does not emit any smoke or exhaust gas fumes. “Besides reducing our energy consumption, it contributes to the wellbeing of society,” Hendricks said.The carbon footprint of Absa Campus has also been reduced quite significantly, which is enabling the bank to trade carbon credits.CO2 emissions from the campus have been cut from 97 000 tons to 78 000 tons per year.Absa, one of the four major banks in South Africa, is hoping to expand the centre in future by adding two more engines that could generate an extra 6MW.Once this happens, the centre could be able to supply power to neighbouring facilities like the Carlton Centre, which houses Transnet offices and a shopping mall. Residential blocks of flats in the vicinity could also score, and in turn reduce pressure on Eskom’s national grid.“In future we can export power onto the grid,” said Hendricks.Towers West’s energy-efficiencyBesides being home to the energy centre, the Towers West is the greenest building on the campus, and certainly beats all those in the Johannesburg CBD.A number of energy-efficient designs put it above the rest.The 3 000-plus employees working from the campus rely on a heat-recovery steam generator to exploit wasted energy from the gas turbines. It’s harvested and then used for air-conditioning as well as warming up water for showers.“Instead of using electric heaters, we’re capturing exhaust heat from the machines to heat up the air that we use to either cool or warm the building,” Mthiyane said. “We use exhaust heat that would otherwise be wasted.”The roof over the building’s wide atrium is transparent enough for natural light to pierce through, ensuring that there’s no need to use light bulbs.“The building has been designed to capture as much natural light as possible. There’s no chance of leaving light bulbs switched on for 24 hours in Towers West, as lighting has been designed to direct itself.“The lights automatically switch off if there’s no-one in a room. They sense the movement of people in the building.“As soon as you walk into the room, the lights will switch on,” Hendricks said.Now the challenge for Absa is to transfer similar technology to other buildings on the campus, as well as introduce such interventions at many of its branches spread across the country.
The hard work and achievements of the small business community in South Africa were in the spotlight when the winners of the 2015 South African Small Business Awards were announced on 5 November 2015 at a breakfast at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg.The awards, hosted by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) and sponsored by Adams & Adams, First National Bank and Vodacom, paid tribute to the contribution that small businesses made in creating employment and building communities. They represented various industries throughout the country.Successful small businesses promote the outcomes of the country’s National Development Plan. It aims to create decent employment through inclusive economic growth, so creating a better South Africa, a better Africa, and a better world.The NSBC, established in 2007, is a non-profit membership organisation and the driving force fuelling small business growth. It was set up to foster the sustainability and growth of the SME sector, driving job creation, alleviating unemployment and nurturing the country’s entrepreneurial spirit. The chamber has a membership of more than 87 000 small- and medium-sized enterprises and 50 big brands as national partners.Mike Anderson, founder and chief executive officer of the NSBC, gives a motivational speech.(Image: National Small Business Chamber)Mike Anderson, the founder and chief executive officer of the NSBC, said in a statement that being recognised as a champion business further validated the award winners’ reputation for quality and provided opportunities for further growth. “While our economy struggles to reach its full potential, small businesses like the 2015 award winners act as shining examples of how innovation, perseverance and commitment can have a big impact,” he said.“Though times can be tough, this year’s winners have proven they can be too. The 2015 winners have shown that through passion, hard work and dedication, success is achievable.”The South African Small Business Awards, now in its seventh year, once again drew thousands of entries. This year, three special awards were introduced: National Exporter Award, National Travel & Tourism Award and National Innovation Award.Social mediaBusiness owners and others at the awards tweeted about the event:Delighted that [email protected] Business School has been recognised by @SmallBizCharter for its SME and enterprise work https://t.co/76NJL98Edd— Paul Williams (@PaulWilliams207) November 5, 2015Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) & @KatlegoMaboe talking about the importance of #smallbusiness #SmallBizAwardsSA https://t.co/SlLBSxjFA5— NSBC South Africa (@mysmallbiz) November 5, 2015Networking with some of SA’s best entrepreneurs @Phezulu_Group #smallbizawards #entrepreneur #SmallBusiness pic.twitter.com/Y2kMfek7Ob— Jean-Mari_Zeilinga (@JeanMariZ2) November 5, 2015#smallbizawards @ThinkroomTalk Daunting task to grow a business but nothing more rewarding— Zuanda (@ZuandaReid) November 5, 2015Women absolutely dominating these awards. Very encouraging to see. #SmallBizAwardsSA— media757 (@Media7five7) November 5, 2015The winnersAriston Global, owned by Reginald Pillay, was named 2015 National Small Business Champion. Pillay’s company provides accounting, tax, human resources and advisory services. It has grown over eight years to report a growth rate of more than 250% this financial year and created many new, professional long-term job opportunities for young entrants to the job market.Pillay said the first 1 000 days of a business were the most critical. “I’m inspired by how we’ve grown over the last eight years into the Ariston Global that you see today.“I am honoured to be the recipient of this award and humbled to be recognised by the NSBC. The way that the NSBC not only supports small businesses but also provides accolades for achievement is great. I am so happy to be a part of that.”From left: Stephen Swart, Head of Acquisitions at FNB; Gerard Du Plessis, Chairman at Adams & Adams; Reginald Pillay of Ariston Global and Songezo Masiso, National Sales Manager at Vodacom. Pillay won the National Small Business Champion of the Year award. (Image: National Small Business Chamber)The National Entrepreneur Champion and inaugural National Exporter Award went to Shooshoos, an exclusive baby shoe brand owned by Gill Bowen. The company has grown exponentially to become the biggest exclusive baby shoe brand in South Africa and exports to over 15 countries.National Woman in Business Champion of the Year – From Left: First runner-up: Tanya Kisten of Khanyisela College; National Woman in Business Champion of the Year award winner Sonja Smith-Janse Van Rensburg of Sonja Smith Funeral Group Pty Ltd and Second runner-up Refilwe Marumo of Mighty Comms Pty Ltd. (Image: National Small Business Chamber)Sonja Smith Funeral Group, owned by Sonja Smith, was awarded the National Woman in Business Champion. Smith’s passion for being of service to people in times of grief and her tireless advocacy in tackling legal issues in the funeral industry led to the company being featured in the Sunday newspaper Rapport and on television investigative journalism show Carte Blanche.Janine van Zyl, the owner of Cold Gold Artisan Ice Cream, scooped the National Young Entrepreneur Champion Award. With the motto “Perfection is all the little things done well with love”, Cold Gold Artisan Ice Cream creates speciality 100% natural ice cream and sorbet in over 800 flavours.Van Zyl said it was a great honour to receive the award. “It has been inspiring to watch my business grow alongside those of my suppliers. It was part of my vision to not only create a business for myself but to assist other businesses to grow at the same time.”The full list of winners and runners-up is:National Small Business Champion of the YearWinner: Ariston Global – Reginald PillayFirst runner-up: College of Production Technology – Andy GreenwoodSecond runner-up: Oembotutravel.co.za – Henri OtouNational Entrepreneur Champion of the YearWinner: Gill Bowen – ShooshoosFirst runner-up: Tyrone Naidoo – BEE OnlineSecond runner-up: Kevin Paxton – Noble Water SolutionsNational Woman in Business Champion of the YearWinner: Sonja Smith-Janse van Rensburg – Sonja Smith Funeral GroupFirst runner up: Tanya Kisten – Khanyisela CollegeSecond runner-up: Refilwe Marumo – Mighty CommsNational Young Entrepreneur Champion of the YearWinner: Janine Van Zyl – Cold Gold Artisan Ice CreamFirst runner-up: Tshepiso Mametja – Amphiguard BrickyardSecond runner-up: Marisa da Silva – Infanta FoodSpecial awardsNational Travel & Tourism Award: Oembotutravel.Co.Za – Henri OtouNational Exporter Award: Shooshoos – Gill BowenNational Innovation Award: Noble Water Solutions – Kevin PaxtonSource: South African Small Business Awards and Brand South Africa reporter.
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Commissioner Adam Silver, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Bulls executives Michael Reinsdorf and John Paxson were on hand Friday for the announcement on the United Center floor.Silver said Chicago faced “a lot of competition” to bring it back and the city’s plan put it “over the top.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRenovations in and around the arena, a new 10,000-seat facility on the Near South Side and Emanuel’s desire helped bring in this one. So did a change of heart by the Bulls.For years, chairman Jerry Reinsdorf opposed hosting the game because of concerns about displacing season ticketholders. But with son Michael — the president and chief operating officer — assuming more authority and grandson Joey in favor, he relented. “I’m sure we would have been here sometime earlier in the last 30 years (had the Bulls been interested),” Silver said. “When the mayor and Michael Reinsdorf showed interest, it put them back to the top of the list in a way just because we like to rotate around the league. It’s a major city, and we haven’t been here in a long time.” “We’ve been going for so many years,” Michael Reinsdorf said. “At the end of the day, I tried to explain it to my dad. I don’t think he’s been to an (NBA) All-Star game since 1988. I tried to explain to him the difference now than what it was like when we hosted last. It’s just such a great impact to the city.”There was some thought that the 2019, 2020 and 2021 All-Star games would go to teams with new arenas. Golden State, Sacramento, Milwaukee and Detroit have all either recently constructed new homes or have one being built.But the schedule also got thrown off a bit after North Carolina passed a law restricting the rights of LGBT people. The league moved the 2017 All-Star game from Charlotte to New Orleans in response.After North Carolina passed a compromise bill limiting anti-discrimination protections for lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people, the NBA gave Charlotte the 2019 game.As for 2020?ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “There were several other cities that were interested,” Silver said. “We try over time to take care of all the cities that do want to have an All-Star game. I think it becomes a function of timing. I think for some of the other cities that were building, some of the refurbishments that are planned had not been completed yet, had not been finalized in terms of financing so the timing just didn’t work out. It’s really more a function of scheduling.”The United Center opened in August 1994. But it has been undergoing a bit of a transformation in recent years.The biggest change is the construction of an addition adjacent to the arena. It houses offices as well as a Bulls and Blackhawks team store and concessions.The Bulls moved into a new practice facility across the street a few years ago, and the Blackhawks will be moving into a new one nearby in a few weeks.The 10,000-seat Wintrust Arena that just opened a few miles away on the city’s Near South Side will host some All-Star events as will Navy Pier.“We’re excited not just holding a basketball game, but of hosting the world because now the NBA has gone from … an American game held here in the United States to a world event,” Emanuel said.The mayor has pushed hard to land high-profile events such as the NFL and NHL drafts in recent years. But this will be the first major All-Star game in the city since Major League Baseball held its Midsummer Classic on the South Side in 2003. The NHL last had it in Chicago in 1991.Silver isn’t concerned about having the All-Star game in a cold-weather city. Most events are indoors, though he acknowledged snow can disrupt air travel.When Jordan put on his show in 1988, Silver was just a law student at the University of Chicago, sitting in an upper level at the Stadium.He figures to have a better view this time. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. 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Chicago will host the 2020 All-Star game for the first time since 1988, when Michael Jordan took off from the foul line in an epic dunk contest and delivered an MVP performance in the game. Silver, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Bulls executives Michael Reinsdorf and John Paxson were on hand Friday, Nov. 10 for the announcement on the United Center floor. APCHICAGO — For the NBA, Chicago was a slam dunk to host the 2020 All-Star game.The city will host the showcase event for the first time since 1988, when Michael Jordan took off from the foul line in an epic dunk contest and delivered an MVP performance in the game.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Pochettino warns high-flying Spurs players: Everyone now wants to kill usby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has warned his players they’re now a big target after moving into second place.Victory over Tottenham saw them overtake Manchester City to go second behind leaders Liverpool and the win puts them six points behind Jurgen Klopp’s front runners. Pochettino said: “We are there because we have amazing belief – and without that belief it would be impossible to be in this position.“We have faith and we have clear ideas and now the challenge is to keep that because the challenge is going to be tougher than before.“When you are in the top two everyone wants to kill you. It will be so much tougher.“But we need to remain humble and continue working hard as it will now be much more difficult than before.“Then maybe in April or May we can seriously about being serious challengers as there is still a long way to go. Only then will we know if we are true contenders for the title.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester midfielder Dennis Praet delighted with Belgium debutby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City midfielder Dennis Praet was delighted to make his Belgium debut.Making his fifth appearance but his first start for the Red Devils, Praet delivered a perfect cross to set up Michy Batshuayi for Belgium’s first goal in their 2-0 win in Kazakhstan on Sunday.“It’s been a lot of years since we played on synthetic pitch, it was not easy, but it’s football, we have to win on this kind of terrain,” said Praet.“I had a good match, like the whole team I think. I’m happy with my assist but even more with the three points. We have to continue like this to get the most points.“My personal goal is to be at Euro 2020. I hope I have convinced the coach.”We could have scored even more. All in all, it was still good. You have to take the playing time with both hands. It will not be easy to be in the selection for the European Championship.”