FEU hits rough patch after strong start

January 18, 2020

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But head coach Olsen Racela is not worried by the chaos, even as the battle has evidently become more competitive than ever for FEU.“I don’t wanna look at the standings yet. We’re just gonna take it one game at a time,” Racela said in Filipino, whose team is also on a possible three-way tie with the Green Archers and UST if the Growling Tigers win their game on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRacela said he’d rather focus on how his team will continue to compete, and “see what happens from there,” especially with top scorer Arvin Tolentino still suspended in their next game, and now with the still unclear status of Prince Orizu.The big man sustained what appeared to be a shin injury with three minutes left in the first quarter in the Tamaraws’ loss to Ateneo, 82-62, Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. La Salle quickly moves on from crucial loss to Adamson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs the Final Four race starts to heat up, Far Eastern University finds itself stumbling on a bumpy track.The Tamaraws were on top after the first round of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament but then, took a rough path to start the second round, dropping their first two games to tie De La Salle in the third spot of the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img READ: UAAP: Kouame drops 33 as Ateneo crushes FEU for share of no. 1He was grimacing in pain while being helped to the locker room.“We don’t know [the status] yet. Hopefully, negative. But there’s no swelling. We’re hoping it’s just the muscle. He couldn’t put weight on it.”“We still don’t know if Orizu will be there in our next game, so I have to figure things out how we will compete,” added Racela.Orizu’s injury was a big blow for the Tamaraws as they could only watch Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame dominate the paint. Kouame finished with 33 points and 27 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES 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 MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

‘Give Me Justice’

January 14, 2020

first_imgMadam Comfort Zayzay, the woman whose pregnant daughter, Victoria Zayzay’s lifeless body was discovered in a police cell in the Hotel Africa Community, met Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor on Wednesday and begged him to help her get justice.Victoria was found dead in the Hotel Africa Zone One Depot of the Liberia National Police (LNP) on October 20.The deceased’s mother, who was among a group of women that sat in front of the Temple of Justice building during a protest demanding justice over recent waves of killings in the country, tearfully begged Chief Justice Korkpor, “Your Honor, I am desperately in need of justice against those who are responsible for the death of my pregnant daughter.”Though the Chief Justice did not promise her justice, he persuaded them to go to the Ministry of Justice, whom he said, was responsible for giving them justice.“They are responsible to ensure that people get justice by providing strong evidences to the court,” Chief Justice emphasized. “This is a place of justice for all, the accused and the complainant. We are not here for a particular group, instead we are here for everybody.” Speaking to the gathering, Chief Justice Korkpor assured the group that he was prepared to listen to them if they agreed to channel their grievances in an organized manner, instead of using a protest.He, however, advised the protesters not to use the judiciary for political purposes.“This is not a political ground and we will not tolerate people holding protest as a means of getting justice. This is not the purpose of the Judiciary. We are a not a party to any case; we are only here to make sure everybody gets justice,” he advised.Explaining her ordeal to journalists at the Temple of Justice, Madam Zayzay claimed that since the news broke out about the death of her daughter, government has not done anything to ensure that her daughter gets the required justice.“I need the Chief Justice’s intervention because the government informed me that they brought a pathologist, who had performed an autopsy on the body, but up to present they have failed to show us, the family, the results, and it has taken over a month. The Liberia National Police announced in a statement yesterday that the Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Justice, brought into the country a foreign Pathologist from the Republic of Ghana to conduct an autopsy to establish the cause(s) of death. “We have been informed by the Ministry of Justice that the autopsy has been completed and are waiting the findings,” the statement, delivered by police spokesman Sam Collins, said. “Even if the result comes out,” Mrs. Zayzay said, “I won’t get that justice because there is nowhere to preserve her body; and by this time, her corpse may have been decayed. So what kind of result will I get?“Before the pathologist came her body may have been damaged and the evidence would have been destroyed because there is nowhere to preserve it,” she said in tears.“Her two year old child and I will never rest until Victoria can get justice so that she can rest in peace. I need justice for my daughter and other kids who died under similar circumstances. This is why I joined this protest. “I am tired. I want justice. Why can’t I get justice? They killed my daughter in the cell.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tumatumari hydro project yet to get financial closure

January 12, 2020

first_imgRenewable energy…as hydro projects dominate Cabinet talksWith renewable energy being before Cabinet for discussion, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson on Friday provided updates on a number of multi-million-dollar hydro and solar- power projects that had seemingly been gathering dust.One such project is the Hope Wind Farm, facing criticism centred on the actual investor – proprietor of the International Pharmaceutical Agency (IPA), Lloyd Singh, who had acquired and built the headquarters of the Alliance for Change (AFC).According to Patterson, there have been some technical issues which had to be ironed out, such as the size of the development. He has, however, reported that there has been progress on that front, and they are in the process of finalising the power purchase agreement.“The time frame is two years. We have a draft head of agreement that’s under negotiation, as well as the grid requirements are being reviewed by the developer. They have made significant progress between both parties,” Patterson related.“The last outstanding issue as of last week was the size and design of the substation. Should that be agreed by GPL, then we go on to the final stage, which is the heads of agreement and the power purchase agreement.”Patterson also spoke of a US$3.8 million solar farm funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, which will be constructed at Bartica. According to the Minister, this will be completed by the end of 2018.Tumatumari hydro projectMeanwhile, the update on the Tumatumari hydro project in Region Eight is that the private developer has been given a deadline to reach financial closure with its investors; that is, when all agreements have been signed and conditions met in order to allow the dispensing of funds.Patterson noted that if the developer, in this case Tumatumari Hydro Inc, proves unable to meet the July month-end deadline set by the state for financial closure, Government would take over the project.When this newspaper contacted residents at Tumatumari on Friday, they reported that representatives from the Tumatumari Hydro Inc had met with them, indicating that they were awaiting an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval before they can move forward.According to the residents, Tumatumari Hydro Inc informed them that the approval was due in May 2018.Additionally, the residents were told that once the EPA gives clearance, works would commence in August. Kato hydropower project The update on the Kato hydropower project is a more positive one. According to Patterson, funding has been secured for the US$2 million project, and work will commence when weather permits.He also spoke of securing funding from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) for Photo Voltaic (PV) farms at Port Kaituma (US$1.8 million), Kwakwani (US$2.6 million) and Matthews Ridge (US$2 million).TargetsPatterson ended with a breakdown of all the Photo Voltaic solar systems Government has managed to install on Government buildings. He referred to President Granger’s visit to India to attend the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Conference and Solar Summit in March. He said that now that Guyana is a member of this alliance, a line of credit of approximately US$15 million will be available to Guyana. While it has not been allocated as yet, Patterson noted that the idea is to provide funding towards utility scale energy for indigenous villages to the tune of four megawatts.He revealed that the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs and the Ministry of Communities will identify these villages. All of this, according to Patterson, culminates in certain targets the Government is trying to meet in renewable energy installation.“So, by the end of 2018, we would have installed about five megawatts of renewable energy. And that’s a commendable feat coming from 2015 with zero,” Patterson boated. “And then, by the end of 2020, when all these projects would have been completed, there would be 29 or 30 megawatts.“So we’re well on our way to achieving our target of trying to become as 100 per cent renewable energy (powered) as close as possible. So we have made progress, and we’re just about four or five per cent (completed) at the end of 2018, and we’ll triple that by the end of 2020,” Patterson boasted.last_img read more

Pomeroy Sport Centre oval closes tomorrow ahead of Masters Allround Games next week

January 12, 2020

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John announced today that the speed skating oval at the Pomeroy Sports Centre will be closed to lap, public, and family skating starting Tuesday.The City along with the Elks Speed Skating Club is hosting the 26th Master’s Allround Games on the Pomeroy’s oval track, one of four indoor tracks in Canada, March 10th – 12th. Spectators are welcome to watch the games from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day of the competition.“We are very excited to be hosting this international competition. It is because of the amazing volunteers and support we receive from the community that we are able to host so many provincial, national and international competitions,” said Wally Ferris, General Manager of Community Services.- Advertisement -In preparation to host the games the oval at the Pomeroy Sport Centre will be closed for lap, public and family skating from February 28th to March 9th. Alternative public and family skating times for the weekend of March 10th are listed on the City’s website at www.fortstjohn.ca/pomeroy-sport-centre.last_img read more

Storm produces only a trace of rain in A.V.

January 11, 2020

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Southland received about a half-inch of much-needed rain Friday, enough to dampen parched hillsides and keep fires at bay for now, but not enough to knock this year’s rain season out of contention for the driest in recorded L.A. history. “Although, we’re glad to have the rain … we’re still in the hole,” said Jayme Laber, senior hydrologist with the National Weather Service. A second storm is expected Sunday, but just one-tenth of an inch is forecast. The Antelope Valley received just a trace of rain from the latest storm. Health officials issued a warning telling swimmers to avoid going in the ocean for 72 hours following the weekend storm, particularly near discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers, citing high levels of bacteria from runoff. Meanwhile, firefighters will get little long-term help from Mother Nature’s latest trickle. “The amount of rain (Friday) is really not going to do that much good in the summer,” said d’Lisa Davies, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman. “There’s too much dead growth under the green. It’s just going to dry out.” — Rick Coca, (818) 713-3329rick.coca@dailynews.comlast_img read more

Premier League Preview Show

January 6, 2020

first_imgThis week, Tom Rennie is joined by former Premier League star Jason Euell to talk Southampton v Liverpool.Meanwhile, ex-Tottenham player Kevin Watson discusses their derby clash with West Ham, Alan Brazil gives us his three to watch and Ray Hudson from Sirius XM plays ‘Tom against the world’.last_img

Kenyan Ref Aden Marwa handed life ban

January 6, 2020

first_img0Shares0000Aden Marwa has been handed a life ban by teh Confederation of African FootballNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 7- Kenyan referee Aden Marwa Range’s glowing and rising career as a football arbitrator has been nipped in the bud with the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) handing him a lifetime ban after he was caught on tape receiving a Sh60,000 ‘gift’ in an expose aired by British broadcaster BBC in June.Of the 22 match officials who have been disciplined by CAF following a Disciplinary Board meeting on Saturday, Marwa has been handed the biggest penalty of a life time ban from any CAF activity while the rest, mostly from West Africa have been handed bans of between two to 10 years. Jallow Ebrima, a Gambian assistant referee and Togolese referees Yanissou Bobeou have both been suspended for 10 years, something that raises concern on Marwa’s case as all were more or less snared in the same trap.CAF did not disclose much about their findings other than communicating the disciplinary measures taken on the match officials caught in the web of the expose.Ivory Coast match officials BI Valere Gouho Marius Tan and Coulibaly Abou have been handed the least disciplinary measure, each being suspended for two years.Eleven other officials, 10 Ghanaian and one Liberian have been suspended pending investigations and are expected to appear before the disciplinary board on August 5.The investigative piece done by Ghanaian journalist Anas exposed purportedly receiving a 600 USD ‘gift’ from undercover journalists while on official duty during the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.The report forced Marwa to resign from his World Cup duty, one that would have seen him come back home from Russia with a handsome pay-cheque of slightly over Sh2.5mn.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

WORKING AT HOME HAS FRINGE BENEFITS FOR LEONA!

December 29, 2019

first_imgThe Barons have put their heads together in business!When local woman Leona Barron heads to the RDS in Dublin next month to exhibit at the Pregnancy and Baby Fair, it will mark a huge milestone for the mother of two.The mum of two who established thriving ecommerce business, Pretty Baby Hair Accessories, from her own kitchen table – just by finding a solution to keeping her new-born baby’s big mop of black hair from falling into her eyes.“When Grace (who is now aged 5) was born, she had a beautiful full head of black hair and I was looking for clips to keep the hair from her eyes. The only ones I could find in stores were metal ones that were too harsh to put on a newborns head, so initially all I did was wrap the clips in some pretty ribbon to soften them against her head. People started asking me then where I got them. I started making some for friends and family members, but at that point it was very much a hobby.”A former Economics and Business Studies teacher, Leona who lives with her husband Seamus and children Grace (5) and Michael (3) in Galdonagh, Manorcunningham, had been teaching full-time in a school in England before she came back to Ireland to get married.Here, the best she could find was a subbing position that she admits, was soul destroying.“You had to get up, get dressed and ready every morning and hope that the call would come. A lot of days it didn’t, but even when it did you went into unfamiliar classes, you never really got to know your students, it was tough. When an administration role at Letterkenny firm SITA became available, she applied and was successful. It was a job she loved, but developing her own business idea was never far from her mind.“I was always creative; I love to make things, so this was a nice hobby. When I became pregnant a second time I started to look towards filling the time that I would be off work and it’s really from there that the business idea grew.”Leona created an entire range of ultra soft baby headbands, hair clips and accessories specifically for the newborn to toddler market and then set about getting a website built to launch them. It was all entirely new to her.“When the children were asleep I sat down and taught myself Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and basic Digital Marketing. I was creating the first online store in Ireland that exclusively made hair accessories for newborns to toddlers. After many months of intense work, I managed to get the website to the number one position in Google searches in both Ireland and the UK and the orders really started coming in.As the business was getting off the ground I was trying to juggle it with my full-time job and looking after my young family and it was all pretty hectic. I realised that I needed to do something to restore the work-life balance, so I left my job to concentrate on Pretty Baby Hair Accessories. And thankfully, that decision has paid off.” Since October 2013 Leona has watched the orders increase hugely on her website www.prettybabyhair.co.uk. To date the business has shipped thousands of orders to customers in over 50 countries around the world. And with this extraordinary growth of Pretty Baby Hair Accessories, new plans are already in place for the business.Leona’s days are all mapped out around her kids’ schedules, from making the products to processing and posting the orders but she is ambitious and determined and is designing a new product range made from organic cotton, with her eye on launching a baby boy accessories range before the end of 2016.“I do have to outsource a small percentage of the components I use to make my products, but the vast majority of all the products are handmade by me. When I get my new product range up and running I will need to employ someone else who is a specialist in sewing to help with the workload, but I really see that as an opportunity for employing another work-at-home person locally.”Her emphasis on local benefits where possible, is already evident on her website where she collaborated with Pure Purple Studios in Letterkenny, providing samples for photo shoots that gave her some stunning images to use on her website. “I knew from the start the significance of the brand identity, I needed people to come on the site and think wow! These products are gorgeous. It was brilliant to be able to collaborate with Pure Purple, they got some great shots and so did we, while the parents who brought their children along got a free print so everyone was happy!”In April however Leona faces a new challenge when she heads to the RDS for Ireland’s largest exhibition, The Pregnancy and Baby Fair, where she will be showcasing her brand alongside some of the biggest names in the global baby industry. The prospect is one that scares her a little, but excites her even more.“All my sales so far have been online, every single one. This will be the first time that I will be out front and actually meeting customers face to face, showcasing my physical product to them. The organisers expect around 20,000 visitors over the course of the weekend, so it will be busy and hopefully a big success.”It’s all a far cry from wrapping some ribbon around some hard baby hair clips five years ago to keep her newborn baby’s fringe from falling into her eyes, but Leona says giving a business idea a real go is something she’d love to see more women try.“I knew nothing about any of this, but I saw a niche in the market and after doing some research I went for it. I didn’t have a huge outlay but I did work hard and was determined to make it succeed if I could. There are thousands of woman around the world who are at home developing their own business ideas in between changing nappies and doing the school run. I would encourage anyone with a good idea and something to sell, to seize the opportunity. Who knows where it might lead them!”WORKING AT HOME HAS FRINGE BENEFITS FOR LEONA! was last modified: March 14th, 2016 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:donegalhair productsmanorcunninghamSinead Barronlast_img read more

Demand dries out season pass sales

December 27, 2019

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Buyers must present a valid driver’s license or California identification card to qualify for the discounted Palmdale resident price. Opened Memorial Day weekend, the $15.4 million park has been drawing about 2,000 people on Saturdays and Sundays, though less during the week because most schools are still in session, Bird said. The park’s capacity is 2,400 people, with room for 600 more after the adjoining swimming pool opens Monday. One reason for halting season pass sales after Sunday is to make sure people who want to come just for a day can get in, Bird said. “We just want to make sure it’s available to the entire community,” he said. PALMDALE – DryTown Water Park season pass sales will end Sunday, after people purchased far more than city officials expected for the park’s inaugural season. Starting Monday and through Labor Day, patrons will be able to buy only daily admission tickets. “We were overwhelmed with the season passes. Our goal was 1,000. We’ve nearly doubled that,” Parks and Recreation Director Russ Bird said. Through Sunday, officials expect to sell about 2,000 season passes. Season passes will be on sale from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and Sunday at the water park ticket office, 3850-B E. Ave. S. He said he expects officials will make further adjustments in operations after this inaugural year. The western-themed water park is in the 33-acre Oasis Park, on Avenue S at 40th Street East, one of two “superparks” financed with a special tax that Palmdale property owners approved in 2002. The other was an expanded Marie Kerr Park, which gained a swimming pool and an amphitheater. Season passes cost $53 for Palmdale residents, $64 for nonresidents. A Family Pack of four season passes costs $180 for Palmdale residents, $218 for nonresidents; passes for additional family members are $50 for residents, $60 for nonresidents. Daily admission for patrons ages 9 and older is $12 for Palmdale residents, $15 for nonresidents. Tickets for Palmdale children ages 3 to 8 cost $7, $10 for nonresidents. Palmdale seniors age 62 or older pay $7, or $10 for nonresidents. Military personnel tickets cost $10, for both residents and nonresidents.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more