LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Almadro said part of Polvorosa’s dismal play was the fact that four-time MVP Marck Espejo, who averaged 46 points, in the Final Four was limited to just 16 against NU.“I think Ish got pressured because he had to disseminate the ball because Marck was a manned guy, the defense will be on him,” said Almadro. “He lost his timing, Marck also lost his timing.”“We won’t change anything, we just have to execute properly for the next game.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Polvorosa, however, crashed back to earth when he completely underwhelmed for the Blue Eagles in Game 1 of the finals against National University with a meager 11 excellent sets.Ateneo, which hadn’t dropped a game in three straight finals series, bowed to the Bulldogs, 25-20, 25-19, 25-23, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum and part of the blame could be placed on Polvorosa’s shoulders.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 crownBlue Eagles head coach Oliver Almadro, though, knows his wily playmaker will eventually shake off the disappointing performance.“I told him that in terms of setting we’re the ones who have the advantage, it’s just this time that he became preoccupied,” said Almadro in Filipino. “But I’m sure he’ll be back and I’m sure he knew what happened.” P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Ish Polvorosa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThroughout the eliminations, Ish Polvorosa was the undisputed best setter in the UAAP Season 80 men’s entire volleyball tournament.Ateneo’s 5th year playmaker averaged 10.74 excellent sets per period during the eliminations, and followed it up with a solid 9.44 clip during the Final Four against Far Eastern University.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Parks explodes for 30 as Alab moves on brink of ABL crown View comments 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
A non-profit humanitarian organization, Esteemed Gentlemen, last week donated several food and non-food items valued over US$1000 to orphans and Ebola survivors in Monrovia as a means of identifying with them during the country’s 168th Independence Day celebration.The beneficiaries included Life Village Orphanage Home in the Omega Community; Love A Child Orphanage on the ELWA/Robertsfield Highway; Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home, in Sinkor, 10th Street; Caring Nurses for Disease Monitoring in Caldwell; and Hope for Deaf in Topoe Village. Items donated by Esteemed Gentlemen included bags of rice, vegetable oil, soaps and cartons of cooking chicken soup, amongst others.Mr. A. Trokon Tarr, chairman of the organization, presented the items to the beneficiaries.He said Esteemed Gentlemen remain committed to serving humanity and setting the legacy for others to emulate.“We live in communities, and as such, we see problems and needs. We cannot simply choose to fold our hands and ignore them, but to intervene with these little items,” Mr. Tarr said, while presenting the items to each of the representatives who received the donation.He said given the importance of the day, he could not sit and allow the day pass without identifying with the children, who do not have parents to provide for them.Mr. Tarr acknowledged the role of the orphans’ care takers, especially those that take care of Ebola survivors and orphans in and around Monrovia.Upon receiving the items, Mother Rebecca Wreh on behalf of the beneficiaries, thanked Esteemed Gentlemen for the gesture.She disclosed that the items came at the time when they (caretakers) were worrying as to where they would find food for the children.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Red Cross Volunteers providing treatment to an accident victim in Monrovia.As Liberians join others around the globe and commemorate this year’s World First Aid Day today, September 12, the Liberian Red Cross has once again reminded everyone that one does not need a license to save lives.Under the theme, “First Response to Road Crashes,” the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) is, therefore, encouraging the public to take interest in learning first aid, to reduce the number of injuries and deaths in road-related accidents in Liberia.Around 1.25 million people worldwide lose their lives yearly as a result of road traffic accidents, with an estimated 1,585 deaths recorded in Liberia in 2017, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).In addition, tens of thousands are injured each year, often with life-changing outcomes. “As road users, whether pedestrians, riders, drivers or passengers, we all stand at risk but can reduce exposure to injuries and deaths. One of the best ways to prevent these tragedies and reduce casualties is to learn to apply first aid, while awaiting medical assistance,” LNRCS Secretary-General Madam Sayba Tamba said.In nearly every country in the world, National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are leading providers of first aid and first response training. In Liberia, the LNRCS has been providing first aid training and kits across the country for decades, teaching techniques and actions necessary for preparedness and immediate response to assist casualties.From January to August, 2018, the Liberian Red Cross has trained over 138 persons across the country and remains prepared and ready to deliver first aid training and services to anyone or institution.“Our first aid training is open to all, and we look forward to working with individuals, groups and communities, to help make our roads safer for everyone,” Madam Saybah Tamba said.The training is intended to enhance knowledge and skill among the general population, including drivers, passengers and pedestrians, enabling them to provide immediate assistance to people injured in road-related accidents.“The loss of life of a single person is a tragedy which can be avoided. We encourage road users to take advantage of the LNRCS first aid training in order to help save lives,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Ministers representing more than 100 local churches and ministries across Guyana assembled for the formal launch of Zadok Ministers Fellowship earlier this month at the Grand Coastal Inn on the East Coast of Demerara with hopes of forging unity among Guyanese.The launching was held under the theme “We are better together”. The goal of the Ministry is never to be divisive, exclusive or sectarian, but rather, embrace church ministers and churches within the 10 Administrative Regions.After being engaged in a formal way for several years, undertaking dozens of initiatives together in various locations countrywide, the church ministers believed that it was under wise counsel of Almighty God to form a network for ministers who are broadly located and without a local network of fellowship.The ministers acknowledge that their experiences, struggles, victories and strengths provide an opportunity for sharing and development. All are welcomed to be a part of this new initiative despite age, race, gender and history.Endorsements of the Fellowship were made by Apostle Safee Rahaman of Grace.Zadok Ministers Fellowship is by no means exclusive and thus extends an invitation to other independent or non-independent churches to come on board; the Fellowship meets every third Saturday at 10:00h.The first meeting for 2019 will be hosted at the Revealed Word Christian Centre, 56 William Street, Kitty on Saturday, January 19.The word Zadok in its simplest form can be equated to “Kings of Righteousness”.Therefore, as a fellowship, the ultimate aspiration is to ensure a high quality of ministry, example and to be a collective voice that speaks to the nation. This forum will be a place where accountability, order and impartation are manifested.
A 39-year-old labourer is now dead after being wounded to his neck by a splinter as he was chopping firewood.Dead is Gowkarran Narine called “Pauline” of Lot 41 Painter Street, Reliance, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Reports are at about 13:00h, Narine told his wife that he was going to “burst wood” for her to cook.His 27-year-old wife told the police that she had started cooking and was about eight feet away from Narine, who was in the process of chopping the firewood, when she heard a strange sound coming from his direction.She said that she turned around and saw her husband laying on the ground and upon rushing to him, she noticed a piece of wood sticking in the right side of Narine’s neck. She said he was bleeding and she immediately removed the splinter and threw it away.According to the woman, she proceeded to wipe the blood from her husband’s neck with a piece of sponge.This newspaper was told that the woman, in her report to police, said that she asked her husband if he wanted to go to the hospital but he could not speak and she took him to the bedroom instead where she helped him to get onto the bed.Guyana Times was told that the woman resumed cooking but repeatedly checked on him but at about 16:00h, she realised that he was motionless on the bed. She raised an alarm and a report was made at the Anna Regina Police Station.Officers who visited the scene reported that a wound was visible at the right side of Narine’s neck. The father of three was taken to the Suddie Hospital where Narine was pronounced dead on arrival. His body was taken to the Suddie mortuary and is awaiting a post-mortem examination.Meanwhile, the now dead man’s wife was taken into police custody as investigations into the incident continue. (Kristen Macklingam)
0Shares0000England’s Jonny Bairstow (L) walks off as Australian players celebrate after defeating England on the final day of the second Ashes Test match in Adelaide © AFP/File / WILLIAM WESTSYDNEY, Australia, Dec 11 – England were dismissed as “tourists masquerading as cricketers” by Australia’s media which turned the screw Monday after Ben Duckett was fined for pouring beer over teammate Jimmy Anderson.Duckett was slapped with a reported £1,500 ($2,000) fine and will play no further part in the remaining England Lions matches following the late-night bar prank in Perth on Thursday. It plunged their already difficult tour into another crisis after wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow headbutted Australian Test opener Cameron Bancroft in a Perth bar during the tourists’ first night in Australia.That followed star all-rounder Ben Stokes being suspended from the Ashes campaign after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September that led to police investigations.England have so far lost the opening two Tests and have their work cut out in the third this week at Perth’s WACA Ground, where they have not beaten Australia since 1978.“These English Contiki tourists masquerading as cricketers are about to seal their places in Ashes infamy,” Sydney Daily Telegraph said on its back page.Contiki is a tour company that caters for younger travellers and has earned a reputation for attracting the booze-filled party crowd.The Telegraph stuck the knife in further with a blazing headline “Perthetic”, adding: “Tour degenerates into farce as rudderless Poms face whitewash.”The Sydney Morning Herald also jumped on the bandwagon, screaming “Teetering on the drink” on its back page in a story that said their Ashes campaign was “again in disarray”.“It is the third time in four months that England’s preparations have been derailed by an alcohol-fuelled incident,” it wrote.– Drinking culture –Earlier in the tour, England cricket chief Andrew Strauss insisted there was no drinking culture in the team, but he still slapped a midnight curfew on the Ashes tour.The Duckett incident happened on the first night that the curfew had been relaxed.The Australian newspaper spared England some of the more strident criticism dished out by other media, and instead ran a story highlighting the drinking on England’s 1986-87 tour to Australia.That side featured the likes of Ian Botham, Allan Lamb and David Gower, who enjoyed a tipple, but they still won the series, and without a curfew.“Mike Gatting’s squad got the job done, winning 2-1 against Allan Border’s side while burning the candle at both ends,” the newspaper said, suggesting that currently England “do not have the troops to hang onto the Ashes urn”.While Australia’s media made the most of England’s problems, coach Darren Lehmann played a much straighter bat on Sunday, saying the alcohol-fuelled indiscretions were no laughing matter.“I’ve been through all that, so no, I don’t have a chuckle at that,” he told reporters.“You have those situations at various stages throughout your career. It’s not funny.“It’s a case of actually making sure you’re trying the best you can to get your side prepared. For me, I don’t have a chuckle at any of that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
City’s Danilo and Bernardo Silva netted either side of a Leonardo Ulloa effort for Brighton in the first half and Fernandinho scored a third in the second half.Yaya Toure was given the chance to bid farewell to the Etihad Stadium as he was named in Manchester City’s side for their home clash.The Ivorian midfielder left the pitch to a huge ovation with five minutes to go.The veteran midfielder is leaving the club at the end of the season and was handed the captaincy as the champions planned a night of tributes.Toure, 34, has won three Premier League titles and four domestic cups during his eight seasons at City.His outing was his first Premier League start of the season with his previous nine appearances having come off the bench.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City players celebrating their title win with manager Pep GuardiolaMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 9 – Manchester City smashed Premier League records for points earned, goals scored and number of wins with Wednesday’s 3-1 victory against Brighton.City’s win takes them to 97 points with a game to go, eclipsing Chelsea’s previous mark of 95 points set in 2004/05. City have scored 105 goals and won 31 matches so far.
A new row has erupted between Dept. of Agriculture officials and Hill Farmers Group after a deal removing a key clause of conflict on commonage payments has collapsed.Commonages around Errigal may be boycotted by Donegal farmers.At the same time the farmers have accused a senior official in the Dept. of Agriculture of tearing up the agreement they say was brokered in good faith.The Tirconail Tribune reports that Hill Farmers said that a deal had been reached in mid September between themselves and representatives from the agriculture minister’s department to scrap the collective agreement criteria for commonage farmers entering the GLAS farming scheme. The breakthrough would have allowed farmers to apply for the scheme as individuals. However last week the group was told at an information meeting in Maam Cross that this was not the case and the collective agreement issue was now back in the mix.And the Hill Farmers now believe that a major crux has also developed insofar as the legal terms of the Dept’s regulations for commonages are concerned. It is thought there are issues around any reduction or dilution in landowner’s rights and value of property if they opt out of the new CAP deal and are excluded from payments.We understand that the commonage row has now reached a crisis point to the extent that the Minister for Agriculture will have to intervene in a last ditch effort to stop a total breakdown in relationships between the groups.And as the Hill Farmers threaten to restrict access to walking routes on their holdings in retaliation for the latest debacle in the Rural Development Programme, Brendan Joyce who is leader of the group led a mass walkout from a last week as the deal began to unravel and hill farmers found themselves in no man’s land over a deal they says is unworkable. Henry O’Donnell who has played leading part for the breakaway group said they are shocked and stunned that one official had the power to tear up a deal but he warned they will not accept his decision.He said the amendments for agreement were established during a meeting between the Minister for Agriculture’s commonage implementation committee and the hill farmers for action group. Under these new proposals farmers would be able to apply as individuals for GLAS declaring agreement complying with a GLAS commonage management plan.If the deal does finally collapse, Mr. O’Donnell explains that all walks over farmer property will be stopped because landowners will withdraw their support and Donegal will also be affected as well as a number of other key cycle routes in the west of Ireland including the renowned Greenway route in Mayo.It would appear that the Hill Farmers have already made plans for action in Donegal. We understand that a number of key attractions where commonages exist in Inishowen and the climbs on Muckish and Mount Errigal may be boycotted until the issue is resolved.Henry O’Donnell said that the lands on places like Muckish and Errigal mountains belong to local farmers and these territories are commonages. In mid September, O’Donnell confirmed to the Tribune that a deal had been agreed between the hill farmers and officials from the Dept. of Agriculture implementation body.The decision to drop the entry requirement was taken in mid September, following a meeting between hill farmers’ representatives and the Commonage Implementation Committee. Under collective agreement, 50% of commonage farmers had to agree on a farming strategy for a commonage area before they could apply for the new GLAS scheme. The breakthrough would have allowed farmers to apply for the scheme as individuals, although they would still have to agree to a management plan for the commonage as a whole.O’Donnell and supporters of the Hill Farmers Action Group, which led the protests, welcomed the reversal by the Department of Agriculture. However, he stressed that some issues remained to be ironed out.DONEGAL FARMERS’ FURY AS COMMONAGE DEAL COLLAPSES was last modified: October 8th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:commonage dealdonegalfarmers
WASHINGTON – A California company is voluntarily recalling about 6 million children’s necklaces and zipper pulls that pose a serious risk of lead poisoning, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. The painted metal jewelry contains high amounts of lead, which can be toxic if swallowed. There have been no reports of incidents or injuries associated with the Chinese-made jewelry sold by the Stravina Operating Co. of Chatsworth. “Any time we find items with lead in them, we take a special interest,” Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Hal Stratton told a news conference. Studies have found that even small amounts of lead ingested by children can cause neurological damage, or behavior and learning problems. Consumers who want a free replacement product can call Stravina at (800) 964-0029. Government officials also warned consumers Wednesday to be on the lookout for counterfeit products, including stuffed animals that could pose a safety risk to children. Vera Adams, executive director for trade enforcement and facilitation at Customs and Border Protection, held up for reporters a faux Winnie-the-Pooh doll as an example. It and other counterfeit plush toys can come unstitched and leak stuffing or shed their ears and eyes, posing a choking hazard. They also might not be flame-resistant, Adams said. “In essence, no one knows what the product contains or how it was manufactured,” Adams said. Even labels aren’t fail-safe, Adams said, citing cases in which manufacturers had faked labels from Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and other testing companies that should attest to a product’s safety. Adams and Stratton suggested that shoppers buy only from known retailers and supervise play. 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The government in February set an acceptable level for lead in children’s jewelry sold mainly at discount stores and from vending machines. Concerns over lead resulted last year in the largest toy recall in U.S. history – 150 million pieces of jewelry by four importers. The four supplied nearly all vending machine jewelry. The CPSC announced the latest recall after Stravina alerted it that the two products contained lead, commission spokeswoman Julie Vallese said. Company officials did not return two telephone calls seeking comment. The recalled necklaces are silver-color with individual names painted in a variety of colors attached to a 16-inch cord. The necklace packaging reads “Personalized Necklace” and “Stravina.” The packaging is marked with UPC code 0-35203-00039-7. The recalled zipper pulls include nameplates similar to those on the necklaces but hang from a silver-color metal clip designed to attach to backpacks, key rings or zippers. The packaging reads “Personalized Zipper Pull,” “Great for Backpacks and Keyrings too” and “Stravina.” The packaging is marked with UPC code 0-35203-00038-0. The jewelry was sold through discount, party, grocery and drugstores from March 2002 through September. Retail prices varied between $2 and $4.
Senior Tess Herder and freshman Liz Petushkova began the day with a 8-4 victory over South Dakota’s Kollarova/Stanciu, while senior Summer Brills and junior Joely Lomas fell to No. 8 seed Laskutova/Matoula from Tulsa 8-4 in the opening round. In singles, Herder cruised past South Dakota State’s Morgan Brower 6-2, 6-1 as Petushkova earned a 6-3, 6-3 win over South Dakota’s Luana Stanciu to advance to the second round. Story Links First Day Results LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Drake University women’s tennis team had a pair of Bulldogs earn a pair of wins on the first day of the ITA Central Regional Championships Thursday at Lawrence, Kan. Brills and Lomas each fell to a Nebraska Husker in the first round and will compete in the consolation draw. Herder and Petushkova will continue play in the main draw on Friday for the second round of the singles and doubles draw. Print Friendly Version