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first_imgRaiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL “for violating the terms of his April 2017 conditional reinstatement under the Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse,” the league said in a statement.Bryant is currently on injured reserve with a knee injury and becomes an unrestricted free agent after this season.“Effective immediately, Martavis Bryant has been returned to the Reserve/Commissioner Suspended list indefinitely for violating the terms of his …last_img read more

first_img21 May 2014Brazil marked the completion of one of its biggest infrastructure projects ahead of the 2014 Fifa World Cup on Tuesday.The newly inaugurated terminal 3 at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport, delivered on time and within budget by a consortium that includes Airports Company South Africa, has been described as one of the success stories of Brazil’s World Cup preparations.The majority of football fans arriving in Brazil for the World Cup will pass through the terminal, which will will eventually handle all international flights to Latin America’s biggest city.“After a year and nine months of construction, we are excited about the on-time completion of phase 1,” Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) chief executive Bongani Maseko said on Tuesday following the official opening by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.“The readiness of the gateway to Brazil is assured,” Maseko said. “This new terminal follows international standards, and will become a reference point for airport infrastructure in Brazil. Acsa’s commitment to the concession, through its provision of technical skills and expertise in operational efficiencies, will come to fruition as Brazil’s busiest airport increases passenger capacity by 12-million a year, in addition to the current 30-million handled by the three existing terminals.”The new Terminal 3 was modelled on the modern structure of Asian and European airports, with two buildings and five levels. Dedicated exclusively to international flights, it features technologies and equipment that are on par with the best airports in the world, with two additional aprons that can accommodate 34 aircraft.Gustavo Figueiredo, chief operations officer of Terminal 3, told news agency Bloomberg that the terminal – built on sustainable engineering lines and including such features as water recycling and windows with heat filters – was finished on time and within the US$1.3-billion budget. “Operationally, it’s been a success from day one,” Figueiredo told Bloomberg.Acsa, through a consortium including Brazilian national airport authority Infraero and Brazilian company Invepar, won the contract for the expansion, maintenance and management of the airport in 2012, following its successful development of South Africa’s major airports ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Acsa is also part of the consortium, led by Indian conglomerate GVK, that won the contract for the upgrade and management of Mumbai International Airport. In February, the consortium opened Mumbai International’s new Terminal 2, increasing the airport’s annual capacity to 40-million passengers per annum with a retail footprint of 200 000 square feet.As with Guarulhos International, the new Terminal 2 was also built to be highly energy- and water efficient, with a design that cuts overall energy consumption by up to 23%.And in April, Acsa signed a memorandum of understanding with Ghana Airports Company Limited to provide advisory and technical consultancy services on all airport-related matters in Ghana.“Our involvement in projects of this scale and magnitude, while driven by the strategic desire to connect markets, has enabled the company to continue to provide world-class expertise for airport infrastructure development,” Maseko said.The opening of the new terminal at Guarulhos International demonstrated “a well-founded belief in the depth, wealth of experience and expert skills that Airports Company South Africa has accumulated over the 20 years of its existence”.SAinfo reporter and SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

first_imgTags:#hack#Tools How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidcenter_img CouchOne and Nodejitsu have formed a partnership to offer CouchOne’s CouchDB hosting service through the Nodejitsu platform. Nodejitsu is a node.js hosting platform running on Rackspace‘s servers. Adding CouchDB support makes a lot of sense, considering the overlapping developer interest in CouchDB and node.js. According to the announcement from the two companies, many Nodejitsu customers are already using CouchOne’s service in conjunction with Nodejitsu.This partnership follows the announcement of two other node.js platform hosts: nodeJsCloud and Duostack. Considering the rising popularity of node.js and Salesforce.com‘s planned acquisition of Ruby on Rails platform-as-a-service provider Heroku (which is also experimenting with node.js), competition in the node.js hosting space is likely to heat-up quickly. Hopefully, that will mean good deals for developers.CouchOne’s move to integrate with a node.js PaaS is interesting, considering that Salesforce.com also recently announced a hosted database service.For more on node.js and why it’s so hot, check out our own Audrey Watters’ interview with Guillermo Rauch on why developers should pay attention to node.js. klint finley Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

first_imgBy Carol ChurchAuremar/PhotospinBeing a member of the military can be extremely challenging at times, but fortunately, it also has its perks and privileges. These privileges often come to the fore when it’s time for service members to enjoy some time off from their hard work. Many private companies have taken it upon themselves to offer valuable discounts and savings to service members, while government entities, nonprofits, and military itself also offer opportunities and savings. Following are some ways that service members can save money and even enjoy free benefits while also enjoying time off and time with their families.Try a free military family retreat.The National Military Family Association offers FREE family retreats for service members and their families in beautiful locations. Families will spend time building memories, enjoying the outdoors, and building communication skills.Enjoy free event tickets with Vet Tix.This organization donates tickets to music, sports, and family events to veterans and their families. There may be a small fee for shipping.Benefit from a National Park Pass.America’s spectacular national park system offers a free annual pass to current U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Reserve, and National Guard. The pass gets service members into national parks along with Fish and Wildlife Service and Forest Service sites. It’s worth looking into the camping and lodging options at these sites—they offer excellent value, and not all are rustic. However, they fill up early.Enjoy Disney at a discount.Disneyworld and Disneyland have been providing significant discounts to members of the military for some years now, and 2017 is no exception. General military ticket discounts can be viewed here, or those considering a longer stay can take advantage of the Armed Forces Salute prices available here. Be aware that there are blackout dates and restrictions.Get free tickets to theme parks.The Waves of Honor program provides active duty military with up to 4 free tickets a year to Busch Gardens, Sesame Place, and SeaWorld attractions. Legoland Florida also offers free admission to service members.Consider an Armed Forces Recreation center vacation.The five AFRCs (located in Orlando, Honolulu, Tokyo, Korea, and Germany) offer comfortable and even luxurious accommodations in compelling locations. Rates are based on pay grade and rank. The Orlando resort is likely to offer a more budget-friendly option than most Disney hotels, but service members should make sure to compare.Try out a DOD campsite or RV siteThe military operates a network of RV sites and campsites across the nation which offer an inexpensive option for those with this interest.Look into Space-A flights and on-base lodging.These options may not be the most convenient or comfortable, and taking advantage of them (especially the flights) requires time, planning, and know-how, as well willingness to be flexible and to plan well in advance. However, they can save families a significant amount of money (Space-A flights are typically close to free!) and typically the level of service is very acceptable. To learn more, visit these pages:Department of Defense LodgingSpaceA.netCheck out the many other discounts available.While the above are some of the more significant and popular freebies and discounts, there are many other military discounts available on travel, hotels, and lodging, and of course, they change often. Here are some sites compiling travel and recreation discounts available to servicemembers:Military.com TravelJommygosh: 48 Military Travel Discounts and Free ServicesVacation Budgeting TipsStart saving ahead of time in a dedicated fund. For many families, it is relatively frictionless to set aside a small sum of money every month. One possibility to consider is a separate savings fund, so that the money is clearly designated and hands-off. Though the interest rate may not be high, the psychological effect can be important.One of the biggest expenses for many vacations may be just getting there. Check out this Fly or Drive calculator to make that big choice, and don’t rule out taking the train; service members receive a 10% discount from Amtrak. If flying, be sure to compare ticket prices on multiple airfare price aggregators such as Kayak.com, Airfarewatchdog, and Google Flights. Try the flexible date option for best results.Choose a hotel with free breakfast, rent a house on VRBO or Airbnb, or rent a hotel room with a kitchenette to save on food costs.Visit sites like Groupon and Living Social ahead of time and look for deals on tourist attractions in the arae of interest.Just as with other coupons, families should remember not to purchase any of these options simply “because” they are discounted. Instead, they should consider whether or not they are the right choice for their family, and whether the price point is what they wanted to spend (even if it’s a “great deal”).When in doubt, always ask if there is a military discount! 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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport An elite performance DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “These are games that now have significance as far as one team’s going one direction, and one going the other, possibly,” Nurse said.No doubt. Milwaukee starters Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez and Malcolm Brogdon are all headed for free agency, although the Bucks can match offers for Brogdon. Nikola Mirotic is also a free agent this summer.The Raptors, meanwhile, have no bigger free agent than two-way star Kawhi Leonard, who can opt out of the final year of his deal. An NBA Finals berth, or better, in Leonard’s debut season north of the border would certainly be a boon to Toronto team President Masai Ujiri when free agency opens on June 30.MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks need a win to prolong their hopes of reaching the finals for the first time since 1974. Then a Western Conference team, Milwaukee lost to Boston in seven games. One season later, star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left for the Lakers, and the Bucks haven’t played for a ring since.Toronto won twice in its previous Eastern Conference finals appearance, taking Games 3 and 4 at home against Cleveland in 2016. After that, LeBron James and the Cavs showed their class in Games 5 and 6, outscoring the Raptors by a combined 64 points.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard looks to pass during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff finals against the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Raptors won 105-99 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)TORONTO — There’s no escaping the reality of what’s at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on the brink of the first NBA Finals berth in team history.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Antetokounmpo played 39 minutes in Game 5. He played 45 minutes before fouling out in Toronto’s double-overtime win in Game 3, but hasn’t topped 39 in any other game this postseason. His regular-season high was 42, in an overtime loss to the Knicks on Dec. 1.TURNOVER TURNAROUNDToronto trailed 16-4 after making its fourth turnover of the game with 7:55 left in the first quarter of Game 5. The Raptors had just two more turnovers the rest of the game, one each in the second and third quarters.MORE MIDDLETON?Middleton shot 2 for 9 in Game 5, the second time this series he has taken fewer than 10 shots. MIddleton has had 11 or more attempts in Milwaukee’s other 12 postseason games. Budenholzer said he didn’t mind the low shot total in Game 5, pointing to Middleton’s 10 assists.“The ball is in his hands, he’s making great decisions, he’s doing things that are really positive and really impactful,” Budenholzer said.Middleton had one 10-assist game in the regular season, against Miami on March 22.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cleveland swept the Raptors out of the second round in each of the past two seasons, but LeBron’s departure from the East and Leonard’s arrival in Canada have helped put Toronto in its best position ever.With his team heading home in need of one more win to set up a finals showdown with Golden State, Nurse knows the Raptors still face a daunting task in Game 6.“As hard-fought as all these have been, and believe me, they have been, I expect this one to be the hardest fought of them all,” Nurse said.Here’s what to know before Game 6:NO LIMITSNurse won’t be worrying about how much playing time his stars log on Saturday night.“It’s a whatever-it-takes game,” he said. “It’s an unlimited-minutes night.”BREATHER BENEFITS?Budenholzer, on the other hand, said he sees value in keeping Antetokounmpo’s minutes below 40.“You need to be able to produce and perform, including in the fourth quarter, so I don’t feel any different about how much we use him,” Budenholzer said. The Bucks, who finished as the NBA’s top team in the regular season and once led this series 2-0, have no more room for error after their first three-game losing streak all season.These two teams have spent months trying to stay even-keeled, treating everything as just another game. That’s starting to get a lot tougher.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s an elimination game,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said Friday. “It’s just a fact.”Raptors coach Nick Nurse added to that, suggesting the outcome of the series could have franchise-altering implications. MOST READlast_img read more