UAAP Starting 5: Week 7

first_imgThe Final Four is slowly starting to take shape.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Center: Issa Gaye (NU Bulldogs)Well Ben Mbala can’t have all the fun.As the reigning MVP struggled, Issa Gaye took advantage and became the top man in the middle this week. Gaye averaged 15 points on 45% shooting, 10 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks to lead the Bulldogs to a 1-1 week and 4-6 overall.The NU big man capped off his week with 22 points, six rebounds, and six blocks in a win over University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Mbala still produced respectable numbers this week putting up 15 points, 17 rebounds, and six blocks against in the Green Archers’ 80-74 win over Adamson University but Gaye got the better of him this time.Forward: Alvin Pasaol (UE Red Warriors)Alvin Pasaol first reached superstar status when he torched La Salle for 49 points in University of the East’s penultimate game in the first round.And that scoring spurt was no fluke.The burly forward averaged 27 points and 12.5 rebounds this week as the Red Warriors split their two games and improved to an overall 3-7 to stay in the Final Four race.Pasaol closed off UE’s week with a 32-point, 13-rebound performance in its 73-64 win against University of the Philippines and scoring 14 fourth quarter points in the processForward: Santi Santillan (De La Salle Green Archers)Santi Santillan is often overlooked in the loaded frontline of La Salle especially since Mbala and the equally imposing Abu Tratter get the recognition.This week, however, saw Santillan prove that the Green Archers can rely on their lanky forward to get them out of sticky situations.The Soaring Falcons were basically going tit-for-tat with the Green Archers on Saturday but Santillan heeded the call to put La Salle on his back.  Santillan scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half as he helped La Salle take an 80-74 victory.Guard: J-Jay Alejandro (NU Bulldogs)J-Jay Alejandro became the walking manifestation of a stat sheet this week.NU’s veteran wingman flirted with a triple-double in both of the Bulldogs’ two games this week.Alejandro averaged 16 points, eight rebounds, and 6.5 assists.Guard: Ricci Rivero (De La Salle Green Archers)Ricci Rivero has risen as one of La Salle’s main options.Of course there’s still Mbala in the middle but Rivero can provide the same scoring punch the big man regularly brings.In La Salle’s lone game this week, Rivero put up 17 points to lead La Salle to an 8-2 record. Honorable mentions: Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Juan Gomez de Liaño (UP Fighting Maroons)The rookie has proven that he can ball. In a game where the UP starters scored just a combined 17 points, Juan Gomez de Liaño put the Fighting Maroons on his back. Gomez de Liaño put up 22 points, 10 in the fourth, in a losing effort against the Red Warriors. Matt Nieto (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Matt Nieto is clutch, there’s no other way of going around it. The Blue Eagle showed his chops in Ateneo’s 76-75 win against La Salle this season and he displayed it again in the second round. Nieto willed Ateneo to a 70-59 win over Far Eastern University scoring 14 points and pulling down six rebounds.What impressed the most was Nieto scored half of his total points in the fourth quarter, two points shy of matching FEU’s total output in the period. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Angle, The Shield reign supreme at WWE TLC LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Ateneo and De La Salle are still the top two teams, Adamson University is at a stable third place, and Far Eastern University is holding on to the fourth seed.National University and University of the Philippines are tied at fifth while University of the East can still crash the Final Four party. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogUniversity of Santo Tomas, well, will just have to play its remaining four games out of formality.And with the league’s scenario explained, here are the players that made it happen. 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WBD teen appears at Wales Court

first_imgUnity Street, La Grange murderA lad who is being accused of murder was all smiles as he made his first appearance at the Wales Magistrate’s Court late last week.West Bank Demerara (WBD) native Christopher Chung, 16, appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse to answer the charge which stated that on July 17, 2016 at Unity Street, La Grange, WBD, he allegedly murdered labourer James Stewart, 51.Chung made his first appearance at the Wales Magistrate’s CourtThe deceased was discovered along the road-side near his Lot 101 Unity Street home.The Prosecution’s facts contend that the teen confessed to the murder on August 1, 2016.However, during the lad’s arraignment, at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court last month, Defence Counsel Melvin Duke maintained that there were “gross violations of law” committed, as the defendant had been held in Police custody for over 84 hours and was not afforded the privilege of an attorney at the time.According to reports, the youth allegedly told Police that Stewart had knocked him off his bike, which caused him to fall to the ground. Chung added that he went to a friend’s home, borrowed a hammer and returned to where he had last seen Stewart. It was then that he reportedly struck the man once to the head with the hammer.However, relatives of the deceased have maintained that robbery was the motive behind Stewart’s beating, since it was not the first time he had been robbed.One family member also noted that violent robberies were a developing problem in the community; this was evident as many people would appear at the hospital beaten and robbed, the relative pointed out.Stewart’s post-mortem report revealed that the he died from haemorrhaging and multiple injuries to the head.Meanwhile, the lad will return to court on October 7, 2016.last_img read more

Colbert honored by festival

first_imgStephen Colbert, a faux conservative who often honors himself on his Comedy Central show, was lauded by the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival as its Person of the Year. “What an honor – an honor to receive and an honor for you to give to me,” Colbert said during the ceremony late Friday. Often appearing to be a combination of Bill O’Reilly and Archie Bunker, Colbert emphasized his TV character isn’t him. “He’s not malicious, he’s ill-informed, you know. It’s just a product of his own education. And he thinks he’s saying and doing the right thing; he’s not actually trying to hurt anybody,” Colbert said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Colbert said he is writing a book. It will be “what is best and what’s worst about America,” he said. “You know, it’s 20 subjects … all of the important things, the culture war, religion, hygiene, sports.” Colbert said he envisions his character preparing for each show by singing the Cheap Trick song “I Want You to Want Me,” and doing a full-body shave. Colbert said he never would have guessed a character based on O’Reilly would be given the honor. – Associated Press last_img read more

Study hints at birth control pill’s heart disease risk

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre About 16million American women currently take birth-control pills and hundreds of millions have used them since they were first sold in 1960. Most combine synthetic estrogen and progestin in various doses. They already are known to carry a small risk of blood clots and high blood pressure for women currently taking them, and any additional heart attack or stroke risk is thought to be related to those two effects, Manson said. Researchers at the University of Ghent in Belgium decided to look for other signs of heart risks among past and current pill users. They studied about 1,300 healthy women ages 35 to 55 taking part in a long-running observational study in the small town of Erpe-Mere. About 81percent had taken oral contraceptives for more than a year at some point in their lives – similar to the prevalence the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports for American women ages 15 to 44, said the study’s leader, Dr. Ernst Rietzschel. About 27percent were current users. ORLANDO, Fla. – A troubling study from Belgium hints that long-term use of oral contraceptives – at least the high-estrogen ones sold decades ago – might increase the chances of having artery buildups that can raise the risk of heart disease. The theory needs much more rigorous testing than this single small study, but is important because of the sheer number of women now taking the pill – 100million worldwide. “I don’t think this should be a cause for alarm among women,” because many previous studies have found no large increase in heart attacks among pill users, said Dr. JoAnn Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She had no role in the new study, which was presented Tuesday at an American Heart Association conference in Florida. last_img read more

Sell him to CHELSEA! Nicholas urges Arsenal to ditch Sanchez, slams club values

first_imgCharlie Nicholas says Alexis Sanchez does not deserve to have his contract demands met by Arsenal and should be sold this summer.The Chilean forward is approaching the final 12 months of his current deal and has yet to agree extended terms, with reports suggesting he wants £200,000-a-week to sign on.Sanchez is Arsenal’s top goalscorer this season and widely regarded as one of the very best players in the Premier League.But Nicholas says the 28-year-old – who is being eyed by leaders Chelsea – has no right to hold the club to ransom.Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, the former Arsenal striker said: “When I played you probably got told a month before you were getting a new contract. You had to work and earn that right and if you got a new contract without winning things you thought, ‘well, this is a result’.“These people [at Arsenal now] don’t even get close to winning the title. You are talking about jumping from £120,000-a-week to £200,000-a-week for Sanchez. Sell him.“He has not been interested in the game for the last eight weeks. He is camouflaging it.“I would sell him. Get him out. If he wants to go to Chelsea and Chelsea want to pay £60million, I would sell him to Chelsea.”And Nicholas has launched a blistering attack on Gunners chiefs for their handling of Sanchez’s contract situation.The Scot, who scored 54 goals in 184 matches in his five years at Arsenal, added: “Arsenal had great credit in the footballing market because they would not go over the threshold of £100,000-a-week.“They sold Robin van Persie to Manchester United because he wanted £200,000-a-week. Arsenal had values at that time. Arsenal don’t have any values and any soul that says to these players,’ you can go’.“Henry, Vieira, they were the greatest players Arsenal ever had and now you have got players who are not going to be anywhere close to the greatest and we are keeping them and they are holding us to ransom.“They should have said to Sanchez two months ago, ‘are you signing?’ If he said ‘no, I’m not going to sign’, then he should be sold in the summer. They should isolate the players.“They don’t have values now. They have lost their credibility.”last_img read more


first_imgCarl waves the Donegal flag at Villa ParkCARL McHugh’s Wembley final dream will be against Swansea.The Premiership side knocked Chelsea out of the League Cup semi-final tonight.And that means the Lettermacaward defender will go up against the Welsh side which has a superb season in the top flight of English football. Swansea City reached their first major English cup final in their 100-year history when they drew 0-0 with Chelsea tonight, winning 2-0 on aggregate.The Blues’ hopes were not helped when winger Eden Hazard was sent off in the 80th minute for kicking a ball boy.Gary Cahill’s header was cleared off the line while Demba Ba had an early penalty appeal turned away.Petr Cech saved well from Nathan Dyer in injury time as the Swans set up a final with League Two Bradford. Last night Carl’s Bradford knocked Premiership giants Aston Villa out of the cup.Next stop: Sunday, February 24, Wembley. Kick-off at 4pm. IT’S SWANSEA! GIANT-KILLING CARL TO FACE WELSH WIZARDS AT WEMBLEY was last modified: January 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:Carl McHughIT’S SWANSEA! GIANT-KILLING CARL TO FACE WELSH WIZARDS AT WEMBLEYLettermacawardlast_img read more


first_imgAll County League Division 2Malin drew away at the weekend with Naomh Muire Lower Rosses on a scoreline of Naomh Muire 1-11 Malin 2-08. Paul McLaughlin and Seamus Houghton got the goals for Malin. The team lined out: Packo Mc Laughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Conor Farren, Connor McColgan, Thomas McLaughlin, Gary Farren, Paul McLaughlin, Anthony Kelly, Dan McDaid, Damien Harkin, Brendan McLaughlin, Darren McLarkey, Christpher Doherty, Seamus Houghton and Danny McCarron. Fixture: Saturday 4th of June:  Malin V Cloughaneely in Connolly Park, Malin at 7:30pm, reserves at 6.00pm, all support welcome.Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €500. The numbers drawn were 3-2-6-5-4-7-1. The €50 winner was Annie McLaughlin, Lowerbraghey Malin Head and the €20 sellers prize went to Boggs Butchers. Next weeks jackpot is €550.The Malin Annual Sports Day will take place this year on Sunday 5th June in Malin GAA’s Connolly Park. The charities of choice this year are The Jack & Jill Foundation and Meningitis Research Foundation, worthwhile causes who help or have helped local families in the community. Races will start at 2pm sharp for all age groups, from young to old. The usual sideshows will be there including: Lucky Dip, Hamster Race, Puc Fada, Milking the Cow, Penalty Kick, Guess the Weight of the Sheep, Face Painting, Kids Play Area and lots lots more. Our now famous Country Queen will also take place, with some lovely ladies representing local businesses trying to win the coveted crown. We will also have our James Anthony McColgan Memorial 7 a side Gaelic Tournament, with teams from around the parish hoping to win the Cup. We hope to see you all there.Defibrillator training –There will be a refresher course for all those who did the defibrillator training on this Thursday the 2nd of June upstairs in the clubhouse from 8:00-9:00pm. Please contact Kate Kelly on 0861708279 to confirm attendance. GAA NEWS: MALIN TO HOST ANNUAL SPORTS DAY NEXT WEEKEND was last modified: May 30th, 2016 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:GAAMalinSportlast_img read more

QPR fans on Twitter react to Holloway’s comments about Eze

first_imgEbere Eze has impressed for QPR in recent games © Joe Giddens/PA WireSome QPR fans on Twitter have been critical of comments made by manager Ian Holloway about Ebere Eze.The young forward impressed again for Rangers on Monday, scoring their third goal in a 4-1 win against Norwich.Holloway praised Eze but has continued to insist that the teenager must improve the defensive side of his game.Holloway has also suggested that although Eze currently operates mainly in the number 10 role, in the longer term he could play out wide.Some Rangers fans felt Holloway got it spot on, but others were unhappy with his comments. Why does Olli have to come out with comments like this? As he whistles to the song “All about me…”— Mark (@M_ImpsW12) April 3, 2018No no no no no no no no no NO!!!!— Ash. (@QPR_AMA) April 3, 2018Things like this really annoy me.We have an absolute talent, the best on the ball since Adel, and we are trying to make him tackle back and battle!!That ISNT his game.Let him express himself, play to his strengths and put a Derry like player in to tackle for him!!!— Jeff (@JabHookNQPR) April 3, 2018If Holloway remains in charge he’ll ruin Eze. Stuff like this is why we should part ways with him in the summer. #QPR— King of Zamunda (@HRHJaffeJoffer) April 3, 2018 #QPR Keep the criticism / coaching/ teaching on the training pitch please Ollie. Not too much to shout about this season but our second half performance was great. Don’t feed twitter…please 😩— Gary Bevan (@WhiteCity256) April 3, 2018 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

Lunar Dust Is Deadly

first_imgA significant fraction of lunar dust could pose deadly risks to future astronauts stationed on the moon, a BBC News report says.  About 1-3% of moon dust particles are too small to be coughed up or removed by the cilia lining the respiratory tract.  These would lodge in the lungs and become inflamed.  As in silicosis and asbestosis, the lung responds by building scar tissue around the particles, but this reduces the effective surface of the lungs for oxygen intake.    The article has a microphoto of a dust grain that is filled with cavities, like swiss cheese.  These would have up to five times the surface area to interfere with the lungs.  Having jagged surfaces, they would be less likely to be captured by the sinus walls because of the way the particles would follow the path of the air.    Another problem is with iron grains in 10-20 nanometer particles of lunar dust.  These “nano-phase iron” particles could be absorbed directly into the bloodstream and interfere with hemoglobin’s ability to absorb oxygen.  The fine dust was irritating to Apollo astronauts during their brief visits.  It got into everything and clung like powder.  The lunar rovers kicked up roostertails of dust.  Harrison Schmidt got a bout of “lunar dust hay fever” after returning to the lunar module.    NASA would like to set up camp on the moon once again in the year 2020.  A Lunar Airborne Dust Toxicity Advisory Group has been working on the problems.  The article discusses techniques the team of medical doctors and scientists are developing to mitigate the hazards of lunar dust.  The iron can be extracted with magnets, for instance, and dust can be melted with microwaves into a kind of paved glass.  Robots may have to employ microwave guns, magnets, vacuums and filters to pave the way for human habitation.  Large amounts of lunar soil will need to be collected for a moon base for building materials, oxygen and hydrogen.  These actions might cause some fine dust to levitate above the surface, however, posing threats to scientific instruments and astronaut health.  Extracting and living on the moon’s “toxic” dust will be a major challenge for the next generation of human rovers.There’s dust on Earth, too, but….  In most cases (except in man-made habitats like mines and in smoke-filled rooms), our bodies are tuned to the geology and geography and atmosphere.  The atmosphere transports large amounts of dust, but clouds and rain cleanse it and allow dust to solidify into rocks or be transported to the oceans.  Meanwhile, our sinuses, mucous membranes and sneeze responses trap and expel much of the dust that enters our airways, allowing most of us to enjoy many decades of healthy breathing.  Pushing the human body outside the envelope is teaching us many things we might otherwise take for granted.  It’s revealing an amazing degree of tuning of the body to its habitat.    The moon is the same distance from the sun as Earth, but look how different it is.  Nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to live there for long.  The lack of sufficient mass to retain an atmosphere and allow liquid water makes all the difference in the world.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Southern Africa’s greenest dairy

first_imgThe greenest dairy in the southernhemisphere is due to open in October2011 in the Eastern Cape province.(Image: Formore free photos, visit the image library)The advanced OneStep technology meansmore efficient use of resources, and lowerenergy consumption.(Image: Coega Dairy)MEDIA CONTACTS • Dr Marlize SmitCoega Dairy marketing director+27 83 703 3727RELATED ARTICLES• Woolworths tests green refrigeration• Nestlé expands operations in SA• Saving SA’s abalone• SA firms turn to green pest control• VW builds R500m ‘green’ press shopWilma den HartighA newly established local dairy company has taken the lead in milk processing, and boasts the smallest carbon footprint of any dairy in the southern hemisphere.The idea to establish a dairy with green credentials came about in 2010, when a group of Eastern Cape dairy farmers decided that they wanted to create a facility that could add value to locally produced milk. The farmers wanted to maintain the high quality of their products, but also had a vision to process milk using more eco-friendly methods.The Coega Dairy initially invested R50-million (US$7.3-million) in advanced ultra-high temperature (UHT) processing equipment that makes it possible to produce UHT milk, also known as long life milk, more efficiently.Coega Dairy CEO Dr Hennie Kleynhans said that no other dairy in the region or on the continent has invested in the advanced technology, known as OneStep, and internationally, he is only aware of a dairy in Spain that is using it.According to Kleynhans, this is because the technology is new in the market and besides being very expensive to install, would require dairies to undergo a complete overhaul of existing infrastructure.However, given the cost squeeze on dairy producers in South Africa, Coega Dairy deemed the investment worthwhile.Local trade magazine DairyConnect reports that South African milk producers face tough competition from countries where milk can be produced more competitively or where farmers receive subsidies. In South Africa, producers also have to contend with increasing input costs and low producer prices.The founders of the Coega Dairy realised that the technology could help them overcome some of these challenges: it allows for more eco-friendly milk production while also performing exceptionally on cost savings.Investing in the best green technologyCoega Dairy’s marketing director Marlize Smit said that the new UHT processing plant is significantly more efficient than conventional UHT equipment used in other South African plants.The Coega plant makes use of OneStep technology, which reduces the need for various steps during production. This means that milk can be processed faster, using fewer resources, at a lower cost.Energy and water consumption is considerably reduced, while the end products, which also include butter and custards, still maintain their high quality and have enhanced taste profiles.“The new plant is one of the most modern UHT plants, and one of the top green dairy plants in the world,” Smit said.The processing unit uses half as much energy, water and chemicals and generates 50% less effluent, of which 65% is recycled. The technology cuts carbon dioxide emissions by 40%, which results in a lower carbon footprint compared to world average values.According to Kleynhans, ordinary dairy plants use three litres of water to produce one litre of milk. In comparison, the OneStep technology makes it possible to use only 300ml of water per litre of milk. He noted that some dairies can use less water using traditional technology, but this is difficult as it requires extreme efficiency.Greening the dairy industryThe dairy industry struggles with eco-friendly operations. Production plants require daily cleaning, and this uses large quantities of water and chemicals. Cleaning chemicals are expensive and once used, are released in the effluent, which could harm the environment.“Many dairies do treat their water, but this is still not efficient,” said Kleynhans.Unlike traditional dairy plants, the OneStep technology design only requires cleaning every 60 hours, using fewer chemicals. This means less water and fewer chemicals, but an increase in production time, as less downtime has to be scheduled for cleaning.Establishing a green dairy and sourcing milk from farmers using eco-friendly farming methods is a step in the right direction for the local dairy industry. For the consumer, it also shows that farmers and the rest of the value chain know how important it is to produce food and beverages more sustainably.The switch to green technology anticipates changing consumer demands.“Eastern Cape dairy farmers are being pro-active. Consumers expect green products these days. It isn’t an option anymore,” said Smit.The farmers are also working towards greening the entire value chain, from the farm to the consumer.Smit said that the Coega Dairy will source milk predominantly from pasture fed cows raised in the province’s unpolluted surroundings.Coega Dairy products will be packaged in paper cartons, of which the majority can be reclaimed and recycled to make new paper products. The milk will also not be transported over long distances, which reduces the logistics and transport carbon emissions.Representative ownershipAt the moment 13 commercial milk farmers own the Coega Dairy, but next year the ownership structure of the company will change to ensure a benefit for all participants in the value chain.By 2012, dairy farm workers, black farmers and farm managers and factory workers will own 40% of the company’s shares.Additionally, said Kleynhans, the dairy will have a further positive economic impact on the Eastern Cape by creating 350 direct and 750 indirect jobs.Towards the end of 2011 when the plant becomes operational, milk will be sourced from black owned and managed dairy farms, many of which are highly successful.“These farmers milk over 25 000 litres of milk daily,” said Kleynhans. “Some also own close to 2 000 cows and on a properly managed farm, farmers can milk 15 to 20 litres of milk per cow per day.”Ownership of the company will be expanded further to include joint ventures with Amadlelo, a black empowerment agri-business concern, with the purpose of training black farm managers through shared milk production.Construction underwayThe Coega Dairy is currently under construction at the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) just outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. It will be fully operational in October this year.Kleynhans said that with the infrastructure available, the road network and a reliable source of power at the Coega IDZ, it was the most suitable site for the new dairy.Extensive environmental impact assessments and relocation of vegetation, animals and insects were also undertaken before construction started.“Vegetation, animals, insects and even spiders, snakes and rats were relocated to a nearby site,” he said.Next year the Coega Dairy plans to install a second plant at the site. This will be valued at R192-million ($28.6-million) and will include value-adding equipment.last_img read more