With less-than-ideal preparations, Ceres-Negros looks to finish off Yangon United

first_imgCarpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film YANGON—Ceres Negros looks to finish off Yangon United on Wednesday as the Busmen aim to book a return ticket to the AFC Cup Asean zonal finals at Thuwunna Stadium here.Having beaten Yangon, 4-2, last week in the first leg at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City, the Busmen, who won the Asean zone last year, hope to come out victorious in their third visit here this year as they go up against the Myanmar League leaders at 3:30 p.m. (5 p.m. in Manila).ADVERTISEMENT The Busmen beat 2017 Myanmar champions Shan United twice here early this year. But Ceres arrived in Myanmar’s largest city and commercial center last Monday, just two days after losing to Kaya Iloilo in the Philippines Football League—a match that the club had requested to be postponed as it was focusing on this crucial AFC Cup clash. With an already compressed schedule this year, the PFL turned down the request.“Preparation has been terrible,” said Ceres co-captain Martin Steuble. “The league and the federation didn’t help us with anything so tomorrow it will all be about how bad we want it and how bad we want to repeat the experience we had last year.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownA brace from Bienve Maranon in the first half put Ceres on its way to victory in the first leg but Yangon grabbed a lifeline when Sekou Sylla scored two away goals. Now, Yangon can advance on a 2-0 or a 3-1 win, but Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic believes his players won’t let that happen.“The motivation to go to the final is there,” said Vidakovic. “I don’t have any doubts with my players because I know they will give 100 percent.”center_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chabon ties for LPGT lead Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View commentslast_img read more

Canada to spearhead US$946,000 justice delivery programme

first_imgBy Alexis RodneyThe United States (US) Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), on Friday launched a US$946,000 “Strengthening the Criminal Justice in Guyana” project at the US Embassy in Georgetown, to improve justice delivery in Guyana.Public Security Minister Khemraj RamjattanThe three-year programme, which will be led by the Canadian-based Justice Education Society (JES), aims at improving the quality of policing, prosecution and delivery of justice by the local judicial system.The launching programme saw the attendance of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack, Chancellor of the Judiciary Justice Carl Singh, and members of the diplomatic corps.US Ambassador Perry Holloway said efforts are being made through the programme to increase effective criminal investigation in Guyana which will lead to strong prosecutions and trials. He said the Embassy has been working along with the Legal Affairs Ministry and the DPP to strengthen Guyana’s justice system.“During these engagements, we recognised that each component agency has an independent and constitutional role and function. We also understand that outcomes are enhanced when each agency understands the work of the other and has confidence that best practices are being utilised when carrying out those responsibilities”.Guyana Programme Manager JES Evelyn NeamanHe continued, “I’ve been in a lot of countries that have had many challenges with the judicial system. The countries that I have seen that have managed the most are the ones where the three legs of the justice, (the Police, Prosecutors and Magistrates), work together in their respective role… and that is the goal of this programme, to get the three sides to ensure that they understand each other’s role and how each other do it”.According to the Ambassador, the US is simply building on a project that was started by Canada and hopes that Guyana’s Government would take the project under its wings.“In the end, I certainly hope that that’s enough time to get the government involved. The Justice Sector belongs to the country and in the end I hope that government will continue the efforts”.Meanwhile, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan, lauded the efforts of the United States Government. He said the programme, which will also see the training of Magistrates, will undoubtedly see a furtherUS Ambassador to Guyana Perry Hollowaystrengthening of the justice system in Guyana.“We know that there are a number defects and deficits, but we are so happy that the American Embassy… other countries in the ABC countries… that we have this greater construction for the rule of law. Moreover, this aspect of the training will have efforts implemented to standardise law enforcement public agencies and enhance skills and knowledge of Prosecutors, adding capacity for taking better statements and being trained, so that they can give stronger evidence in court so that the Magistrates, Judges and conviction, can ensure conviction and there is also training for Magistrates”.He said he was especially happy about the programme which will essentially strengthen procedures for Police, since there have been numerous allegations of Police taking some “rather un-coup steps in getting evidence.” “Of course an appreciation of civil rights during interrogation is very important. All of this, of course, will go to the improvement of the fight against criminals while protecting the rights of those affected by that fight in accordance with the law,” he assured. He said it has also been observed that the lack of good policing and prosecuting, affect the image of the country to the point where they hinder trade flows and investment. That is something that has to be taken care of, the Minister pointed out. “This generation of training is very important, since, following this Administration’s assumption to office; we have seen a number of these projects coming on stream.”Local Programme Manager, Evelyn Neaman, said that the organisation has worked in some 15 countries across the world, and has been addressing justice reform in some of the most violent places and have seen measurable positive results.last_img read more

MAN’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO DONEGAL PUB OWNER: ‘I’LL BURN YOU OUT’

first_imgA man who threatened to burn down a popular Co Donegal bar on St. Stephen’s Day last year, Letterkenny District Court had heard.Johnny McDonagh, 23, with addresses at The Big Isle Letterkenny , and 12a Glendale Manor Letterkenny – threatened the bar owner after he was ejected due to his severe intoxication.The incident took place around 10.40pm on December 26th, 2014 at the Lagan Inn Bar, Manorcunningham. He threatened the proprietor of the public house – and said he would return later and burn down the bar.Garda Emmet JJ Brady was called to the scene and found the defendant in an extremely intoxicated state.He continued his threatening and abusive behaviour outside of the pub towards Gardaí and was arrested.The court also heard two other incidents involving the defendant – on both occasions he was again highly intoxicated.On 20th March 2015, Garda Paul Maguire was called out to a disturbance in Glendale Manor.Upon arrival Garda Maguire found an intoxicated Johnny McDonagh lying on the ground in the estate.Garda Maguire commented that he was talking incessantly and extremely intoxicated and seemed unable to get off the ground.When Garda Maguire tried to help him off the ground, an agitated Mr McDonagh told the Garda to f**k off and kicked out in anger.Garda Maguire was left with no other choice but to arrest Mr McDonagh.Mr McDonagh was again at the centre of a disturbance this time at The Big Isle, Letterkenny, it was alleged.Mrs Kathleen McDonagh contacted Gardaí to attend her home after growing increasingly concerned her son was going to attack her.She informed Gardaí her son was threatening her and she was afraid he was going to cause harm to her and himself.Garda Kevin Hynes attended the disturbance and found a highly intoxicated Mr McDonagh at the scene.The defendant exited the caravan at the halting site and continued his drunken tirade and was arrested.Solicitor for the defendant Frank Dorrian has said his client was a troubled individual who had a serious problem with alcohol.He said that alcohol didn’t agree with him, and that he becomes agitated and aggressive when he consumes too much.However, Mr Dorrian added that his defendant has made good progress in terms of sorting out his life and no longer drinks.He has started playing soccer for his local club and has also returned to boxing – and that lifestyle change has helped the defendant hugely.Mr Dorrian also added that his mother only called the Gardaí during that incident out of fear he would harm himself.She informed Mr Dorrian that he has been much better of late, and had been excluded from the family at one stage due to his behaviour.However, due to the changes he has made he has now been welcomed back into the family and continues to make good progress as he attempts to sort his life out.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until December 21st.MAN’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO DONEGAL PUB OWNER: ‘I’LL BURN YOU OUT’ was last modified: October 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arson threatcourtsJohnny McDonaghnewspublast_img read more

South Africa, Gates Foundation to ‘reinvent the toilet’

first_img28 March 2014 South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a partnership to find innovative sanitation solutions for rural and peri-urban communities. SAinfo reporter Sanitation in South Africa, particularly in rural and peri-urban areas, remains a huge challenge, with population growth counterbalancing the significant strides made to reduce the sanitation backlog since 1994. “By applying creative thinking and innovative approaches to sanitation challenges, we can dramatically improve the health of women, children and communities,” said Chris Elias, president of the Gates Foundation’s global development programmes. “We believe that the pairing of South Africa’s governmental leadership with new business models and innovative sanitation solutions will dramatically increase the progress that has already been made in tackling the global sanitation crisis.”Global safe toilet backlog: 2.5-billion According to the foundation, an estimated 2.5-billion people around the world do not have access to safe toilets. This is harmful to the health and wellbeing of children, undermines women’s and girls’ dignity and safety, and hinders economic development and growth. In 2011, the foundation’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programme initiated the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge to come up with toilets that remove germs and parasites from human waste, recover energy, clean water and fertiliser, operate “off the grid”, without connections to water and sewer systems or electrical lines – and cost less than US$0.05 cents per user per day. The Department of Science and Technology has partnered with South Africa’s Water Research Commission to identify, develop and evaluate new technologies in the country. “In terms of rural school sanitation, the technologies will be demonstrated in the Cofimvaba district in the Eastern Cape as part of the Technology for Rural Education Development project,” the department said. “The technologies will also be demonstrated in the 23 district municipalities that have been identified by the government as critical in terms of service delivery.” This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the department and the foundation at the second Reinvent the Toilet Fair in India last week. Searching for ‘non-sewer’ solutions The department said the aim was to fund the research, development and manufacturing of “alternative, non-sewer” sanitation solutions for South Africans without access to water-borne sanitation. Announcing the partnership on Monday, the department said it had committed R30-million to conducting field tests on technologies developed as part of the Gates Foundation’s global Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, with the foundation contributing US$1-million (R10.6-million) to support this testing.last_img read more

Apple’s War on Tinkerers Continues With the Retina MacBook Pro

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Steve Jobs never wanted anyone to tinker with the machines built by his company. That’s why Apple’s original Macintosh required special tools to open it up and even then, it used proprietary parts and lacked extra slots. Today, that closed spirit lives on in the company’s newest laptop, the retina display-equipped MacBook Pro. This week, the new, high-end machine was crowned “the least repairable laptop” yet seen by iFixIt, a site that specializes in creating do-it-yourself repair guides for products. Much like some of its ancestors, the new MacBook Pro – which starts at $2,199 -requires specialized tools to gain access to its electronic innards. Once opened, only a few of its components can be safely repaired or replaced. Others are inaccessible or too risky for users to mess with.“It’s clear that Apple did not design this computer for the sake of repair-conscious customers,” reads iFixIt’s blog. “That said, a number of components can be removed without much fuss, provided folks use the correct tools.” For example, the laptop’s battery can be removed, but it must be done with extreme caution lest it be inadvertently punctured. In iFixIt’s tests, the team managed to wreck two batteries trying to swap them out. Apple evidently prefers that its customers have a trained technician perform the task, a process that can run customers several hundred dollars. Other components, such as the device’s signature high-resolution LCD screen or anything packed underneath it (like the FaceTime camera), are also probably too risky for most customers to tinker with themselves. Future Apple products may be even harder to crack open. The company is reportedly working on a screw with an asymmetric head for which no tools exist currently, according to a photo posted anonymously to Reddit. Of course, if these new screws ever see the light of day, it won’t be long before third parties will start selling matching tools. The specialized screw rumor remains unverified, but it wouldn’t be the first time Apple has used creative hardware engineering to keep users locked out of its devices. Update: The asymmetric screw story appears to have been a hoax. More information here. Macbook Pro Retina photo by Photo by Eliot Weisberg/ReadWriteWeb.Board photo by Chris Sinjo. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… john paul titlow Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts Tags:#Apple#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Akshay-Sidharth’s Brothers: Apart from sibling rivalry, all forms of Mixed Martial Arts too

first_imgIf you are a diehard fan of wrestling and martial arts, Brothers is the film you should go for this weekend. Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra are ready to entice their followers with this Karan Malhotra directorial. Bollywood, nowadays, is following the trend of films which talk about wrestling and boxing. Not just Akshay-Sidharth, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan too will soon be seen in their wrestler avatars in Dangal and Sultan respectively. Brothers is based on the theme of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Akshay and Sidharth will be seen in a face-off inside the boxing ring, and a lot of martial art techniques have been used in the film. Akshay plays David Fernandes, a school teacher who quits his job to become a full-time MMA fighter to raise money for his ailing daughter. Sidharth Malhotra plays Akshay’s younger brother Monty Fernandes, who tries to break out of the shadow of his elder brother.WATCH: Akshay and Sidharth in the emotional song Gaye Jaa from Brothers Talking about suage of MMA in Brothers, Syed Rufaid Qadri, who is a state-level rugby player from Karnataka and is training in MMA for the last one year, said, “Brothers is not about just martial arts, it is about mixed martial arts too. The trailer of Brothers has Akshay and Sidharth using Jiu-Jitsu, Taekwondo, Karate and almost all forms of Mixed Martial Arts.” “MMA is one of the most aggressive contact sports in the world,” added Syed. Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra have trained hard to portray their characters of MMA fighters in the film. Akshay has trained in Karate and a few other combat techniques earlier, but for Sidharth, it was a new and tougher learning experience. At a recent Brothers press conference in Delhi, Akshay said, “Martial arts is not something that you can do just because you know it. You have to practice it, and rehearse and make it better. One has to also keep in mind what different can you give to them.”advertisementSEE PICS: From crazy selfies to wacky poses, Akshay, Sidharth and Jacqueline at Brothers promotion In Brothers, director Karan Malhotra has created a fictitious tournament called R2F ( UFC, in real), which has Akshay and Sidharth fighting for the championship, with an award money of Rs 9 crore. But for the Fernandes brothers, the fight is not just about the money or the title, but more of a personal battle. International stunt coordinators such as Eric Brown and Justin Yu worked on making the MMA combat look as real as possible. The film is a remake of Hollywood flick Warriors, and in an interview to PTI, Akshay said that the international stunt team, which had earlier worked on Warrior, had been roped in for Brothers as well. The team was quite impressed with the way Akshay and Sidharth have executed the combat scenes, according to Kumar. We list out some of the Mixed Martial Arts techniques used in Brothers: Brazalian Jiu-Jitsu Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger opponent by using leverage (a fighter can use the mass of his body as a strength to perform an action by pressure, pulling or twisting) and proper methods. This style also includes the techniques of grappling, chocking, ground-fighting, locks and joint manipulations on an opponent. Akshay, who is himself trained in martial arts, will be seen chocked by Ronnie Coleman in the film.Meet Ronnie ‘aka’ Shad!! This guy could crush a Bull 😉 What a pleasure to be choked by his hands. #Brothers for life pic.twitter.com/lgweTEy50B Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 6, 2015There is also some ground-fighting sequences in the film between Akshay and Sidharth.Cant forget Monty aka my Lil Brother!He put up the best fight any of us could have asked 4 #Proud #Brothers for life! pic.twitter.com/hzIZOVDMYo Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 9, 2015Muay Thai Muay Thai is also commonly known as Thai Kick-boxing. This technique includes kicks and punches. It is a hard, striking martial artform where all four pairs of limbs, shins, elbows and knees are used to strike opponents. In the trailer of the film, Akshay and Sidharth are seen kick-boxing, along with this technique.From power punches to power kicks, Monty is a storm when inside the ring. #BrothersAug14 pic.twitter.com/7AwYhDGXQ3 #3DaysToBrothers (@Brothers2015) June 30, 2015Taekwondo Taekwondo is a Korean martial arts’ style. This artform is generally known for its kicks, especially athletic kicking (spinning back kicks, jump kicks) as well as its heavy focus on being a sport.advertisementKick-start your weekend like our #Brothers! @S1dharthM and @akshaykumar being fighters, together. pic.twitter.com/VROE81k0lS #3DaysToBrothers (@Brothers2015) August 1, 2015Karate It is a martial artform developed in Okinawa, Japan, that stresses striking techniques, such as punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands (karate chop). In comparison to Taekwondo, Karate tends to focus more on hand strikes, whereas Taekwondo emphasizes kicking techniques. The film will show Akshay and Sidharth doing some action-packed karate sequences. Wrestling Wrestling dominates all other Mixed Martial Art forms. It is an ancient style of fighting, which focusses on grappling, throws and pinning your opponent to the ground. In the trailer, Akshay and Sidharth are seen showcasing their rivalry inside a wrestling ring. If Akshay and Sidharth are to be believed, the two actors have spent much time and effort prepping themselves up for the MMA sequences in Brothers. At least that’s what they claim. When the film releases on August 14, whether or not MMA will draw viewers to the theatres, however, is something that only time will be able to tell.last_img read more

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi strives for more after All Blacks win

first_img South Africa mix pace and power and expect ‘tasty’ battle with England Sign up for the Breakdown, our weekly rugby union email. features Chris Ashton replaces injured Manu Tuilagi on bench for England against Springboks Facebook Share via Email Read more Kolisi tackles Ryan Crotty during South Africa’s landmark win over the All Blacks. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images Kolisi finds this need to get better every day “the toughest thing about being a professional sportsman”. It also seems to be the way he copes with the intense and unusual pressure of being South Africa’s first black captain. Erasmus has said before the “enormous emotional pressure” Kolisi was under this summer “affected his game a little bit”.“It can be very tough to be Springbok captain,” Kolisi says. He and his wife, Rachel, became famous all of a sudden and they have copped the lot on social media, where her every stray comment gets turned into tabloid fodder. As the season has worn on, though, Erasmus has helped Kolisi find a way to cope with his new responsibilities and the extra scrutiny he is under. Read more “That was pretty special from us as a team,” Kolisi says of the 36-34 victory from six weeks ago. Especially because they had just lost two games in a row, away to Argentina and Australia, so “no one expected us to perform like that”. The victory “gave us belief in that we set the standard there. We look at each other now and we know we want to be better than that. We know what we are capable of, so we’ve got to keep on striving to improve and get better each and every single week.” He feels they did play even better again in the return leg against New Zealand two weeks later, when they lost by two points.That is South Africa’s team mantra now Rassie Erasmus has taken over as the coach. “That’s what he wants from us,” Kolisi says, “making sure you give everything you can, effort is the most important thing. That’s what he judges us on.” Twitter “The coach has made my job so much easier because his main focus is for me to put in the best I can for as long as I’m on the field, so that’s what I’ve been trying to focus on, not everything else outside the field.”Kolisi has come so far so fast it is easy to forget how extraordinary his story is until he reminds you of it. Such as when he says the only memories he has of watching South Africa play at Twickenham are from the last few years because “when I was young, I did not have a TV at home”. He is making up for that now. Share on WhatsApp Since you’re here… Rugby union Share on LinkedIn There is only one man still playing the game who knows what it is like to lead a team to victory over the All Blacks in New Zealand – Siya Kolisi. The handful of others who have done it this century have all quit. John Eales, Martin Johnson, Thierry Dusautoir, John Smit and Sam Warburton.Famous names and some company for South Africa’s new captain. Kolisi has played 37 Tests but is only six months into the job and it still feels as if he is starting out. The match against England will be the first he has ever played at Twickenham but the place will not seem quite so intimidating given he has got the experience of that famous win in Wellington to draw on. Support The Guardian South Africa rugby team “We had a couple of sing-songs and I have been chatting to them every now and then, Tom Curry sends me a message and Maro Itoje. That is the most amazing thing about rugby, we bash each other up for 80 minutes and afterwards we chat and get to know each other.”In some ways, Kolisi’s is a very different sort of South Africa team, in others they are just the same. England rugby union team Pinterest The most amazing thing about rugby is we bash each other up for 80 minutes and then have a chatSiya Kolisi Autumn internationals Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Topics He knows England’s No 8 Mark Wilson from watching him on TV: “I saw him play against Toulon for the Falcons and they won in the last minute. It wasn’t analysis. I was just watching a rugby game. I think it was two weeks after we played in the Rugby Championship and I was having a braai [barbecue] and watching the game.”Which sounds pretty laid back. And Kolisi says he is a “happy” and “chilled” sort of captain, until he gets out on the field anyway. He even became friends with some of the English players during their series last summer. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

New Canadian Coast Guard Lifeboats on the Way

first_imgzoom The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, yesterday revealed that the Government of Canada has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to seek industry feedback on the next generation of Coast Guard lifeboats.These ships will be built as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy’s (NSPS) small vessels program.The intent of this RFI is to engage directly with Canadian shipyards who are potential suppliers of these new vessels. This first step in the procurement process will provide the Government with valuable information before drafting the Request for Proposal.As announced in June 2013, the small vessels program includes 18 to 21 new vessels for the Coast Guard fleet. Canadian shipyards, other than the two selected under the NSPS to build the large vessels and their affiliated companies, will be able to compete in individual procurement processes on a project-by-project basis.Early and proactive engagement with industry, along with the establishment of a strong governance structure and the involvement of independent third parties, is consistent with the Smart Procurement principles now applied to Canada’s major procurements.Government of Canada, February 11, 2014last_img read more

Adani Powers Tiroda plant gets MERC nod for higher coal price

first_imgNew Delhi: Adani Power on Wednesday said power regulator MERC has allowed pass through of higher coal prices for its Tiroda plant. The coal mine allocated to Tiroda plant was de-allocated and the company had to make arrangement for fuel supplies at higher cost. Adani Power arm Adani Power Maharashtra Ltd (APML) runs Tiroda plant. In a regulatory filing on Wednesday, Adani Power said the compensation to APML has been granted in respect of the 1320 MW power purchase agreement signed on September 8, 2008 by APML with Maharashtra Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL), for its power plant at Tiroda in Maharashtra. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”APML has been allowed compensation on account of non-availability of coal from Lohara coal block by Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC),” a company statement said. Tiroda thermal power station has an installed capacity of 3300 MW (5X660 MW supercritical units), of which two units have been tied up under the PPA signed in 2008 and three have been tied up under separate PPAs executed with MSEDCL for 1765 MW. As per the referred order from the MERC, the de-allocation of the Lohara coal block by the coal ministry would qualify as Change in Law, and APML is entitled to compensation for alternative coal used to meet the shortfall from the commencement of power supply under the PPA.last_img read more