Raiders to play 2019 season in Oakland before Las Vegas move

first_imgOAKLAND — Raiders fans will get to root for their team in Oakland one more season.After months of searching for a temporary home, owner Mark Davis settled on the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum after reaching a lease deal Friday with East Bay officials.The Coliseum Stadium Authority board at its Friday meeting voted unanimously to approve the lease extension.The Raiders will pay $7.5 million, plus $750,000 they owe from previous parking fees to play nine home games in Oakland where they have a …last_img

Solar solution mooted for Africa’s produce wastage problem

first_img4 November 2015In developing countries, particularly in the warmer climates of Africa and Asia, 45% of food goes bad because of a lack of cold storage. It’s a specifically tough challenge for small-scale farmers transporting fresh produce from rural farms to urban markets. Food can be left in scorching heat for hours, ruining it and ultimately leading to large financial losses for both farmers and sellers.An industrial start-up company in Lagos, Nigeria, has developed a solution: solar-powered refrigeration stations.ColdHubs, founded by entrepreneur-farmer Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, could have the potential to solve the food wastage issue and help to save the livelihoods of the over 500 million farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America.The idea has the potential to level the playing fields for small-scale farmers against large mass-production farming, giving them a competitive edge by solving storage challenges. For South Africa, the ColdHubs idea could help fulfil some of the goals of the National Development Programme, including sustaining rural communities’ economy and contributing to food security.Using solar panels to power the refrigeration, ColdHubs is an easily assembled, modular walk-in cold room that provides effective storage and preservation for perishable foods for up to 21 days, cutting down on food wastage by 80%. Farmers can rent the units as a pay-as-you-store subscription, making it cheaper to use.Designed for use in small-scale fresh food production and at informal food markets, ColdHubs’ units provide farmers with 12cm-thick cold insulation walls, keeping the inside temperature at a constant 5 degrees Celsius.Chosen by the science ministries of United Nations member states, the ColdHubs concept is one of 14 environmentally friendly innovations from over 800 global ideas that best represent the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.Source: Celebrating Progress Africalast_img read more

FIR lodged for disrupting gender rights event at BHU

first_imgA police case was on Monday registered against more than a dozen students of the Benaras Hindu University (BHU) for allegedly assaulting and verbally abusing students, including women, who were organising a programme to mark one year of protests against gender-based restrictions on campus. While ten students were named in the FIR lodged at Lanka station, around a dozen unknown outsiders have also been booked for offences under Sections 147, 354, 323, 504 and 506 of the IPC.The charges include criminal intimidation and assaulting a woman with the intent to outrage her modesty.While the organizers accused the ABVP, the student wing of the RSS-BJP, of disrupting the show in the FIR the complainant student names “goons and and lumpen elements.”As per the complaint, the accused students and other outside elements disrupted the event at Malviya Gate on Sunday evening when the girls were holding nukkad nataks and other cultural programmes to mark their struggle against hostel rules and for gender equality.“When we protested [against them for using foul language and harassing us], they got aggressive and started assaulting those present,” read the complainant by one of the students.The students alleged that they were also threatened with dire consequences.The persons named as accused were Abhay Pratap Singh, Anurag Singh, Abhishek Mishra, L.N Sharma, Shivam Dwivedi, Ashish Yadav, Samir Singh, Vishwajit Singh, Abhay Pratap, and Abhay Singh.Most of them were second year and third year B.A students.Last September, girls of the BHU had led a campaign against the administration demanding a gender-just space and security for women students.last_img read more

TNT draws first blood

first_imgWorld’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READ With a 1-0 lead after a 109-105 win on Saturday, Victolero wants his Hotshots to stay the course knowing that the Beermen will do everything to bounce back in their 7 p.m. clash at MoA Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games What ‘missteps’? View comments Alcantara, pal sweep futures WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garagecenter_img 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire PBA IMAGESTNT KaTropa maximized the advantage it has—a 6-foot-10 behemoth in Joshua Smith—and reversed all pre-series predictions that it was the underdog against Barangay Ginebra.Smith came off the bench and threw his weight around all night long, keying a 100-94 decision of the top-seeded Gin Kings as the Texters broke the ice in their best-of-five Final Four match-up in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup before a stunned pro-Ginebra crowd at Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Scoring at will and changing every Ginebra shot inside, Smith was the immovable force in the middle for the Texters that the Gin Kings didn’t have an answer to as TNT goes into Game 2 knowing that it put a dent on the psyche of the enemy—critical in a short series.“We hope that Joshua continues to play the same,” TNT coach Nash Racela, who was brilliant in drawing the game plan that had Smith scoring in the 30s for the second straight night. “But the locals will still be crucial.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was clear that Racela would ride Smith all the way, as he managed his import’s minutes splendidly by, first, not starting him and then pulling him in and out of the floor to keep Smith fresh for the stretch.Smith, who came in as TNT’s third import here, finished with 35 points and 13 rebounds in less than 29 minutes. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games The locals backed Smith up with aplomb, with RR Pogoy shooting 17 and Ranidel de Ocampo firing 12. But the biggest shot among locals came from Jason Castro, who sealed the outcome with a triple with 12.2 seconds left for what turned out to be the final score.That was the only field goal for Asia’s best point guard, as he struggled to get into a rhythm all night but saved his only basket when it truly mattered.Justin Brownlee paced the Kings with 24 points, with LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar shooting 15 apiece.Game 2 is slated Tuesday night also at MoA Arena.Meawnhile, Chito Victolero has described Star’s Final Four with powerhouse San Miguel Beer in just one word: Grinding.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more