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 LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson In the Graded Masters field, Charles Calamba of Sletba-GMTBC rolled a six-game series of 1362 to pace the group, followed by two other Sletba members–Pabs Penalba (1298) and Edel Ocampo (1288).Penalba is also currently ahead in the Senior Masters with 1376, followed closely by Boy Florencio of Sletba-GMTBC with 1365, and Papio de Dios of Sletba with 1337.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogQualifying games will be held until Saturday at the Sta. Lucia East Bowling Center in Cainta.For details of the tournament and full results of the qualifying games, please check Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jeron Teng declares for PBA Draftcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Tobs Renacia of the Sta. Lucia East Tenpin Bowling Association (Sletba) and Perry Fernandez of DATBI are tied for the lead in the Masters division of the ongoing 21st Sletba Open in Cainta, Rizal.Results of the qualifying games as of Sunday night showed Renacia and Fernandez posting 1328 pinfalls each in six games, followed by Art Barrientos of TBAM-Prima with 1301.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), on Wednesday last, received 100 copies of a specially prepared 38-page booklet on Berbice Cricket from its former Secretary, Mortimer George.Flashback! Former BCB Secretary Mortimer George (right) hands over a book he published in 2014 to former BCB President Keith FosterThe booklet, published by George as part of the BCB developmental programme, will be distributed to young cricketers who would attend the Berbice Cricket Academy, to be held from July 23 to July 28 at the Albion Sports Complex on the Corentyne.Having served as Secretary of the BCB from 1976 to 1983, George says he is delighted to be of assistance to Berbice Cricket, as he is happy with the direction in which it is heading. A close personal friend of current BCB President Hilbert Foster, George decided to do the historic booklet after Foster informed him that the Board would be hosting a Cricket Academy following an absence of five years.The former Secretary has, over the years, authored several books on Berbice Cricket, including a special edition for its 75th anniversary. He says it is important for young cricketers to be educated about the history of the game, its rules and traditions, legends of Berbice Cricket, along with historic facts. Among the articles in the booklet are Five Pillars of Development, Historic Facts of Cricket, Berbice/Guyana Test Players, Female Berbice International Players, and list of Berbice Senior Captains, among other things.BCB President, Hilbert Foster, could not contain his excitement in congratulating George on his visionary project. The main objective of the BCB, he stated, is to make sure that every young cricketer in Berbice is not only fully prepared to be a good performer on the field, but also to be an ambassador for the county, Guyana and the West Indies.The booklet, Foster has said, would be an addition to the five educational posters the BCB printed, and would be used to educate youths on every aspect of the game. The Cricket Academy, he said, would be sponsored by overseas based Guyanese Dr. Tulsi Dyal Singh, and a total of 70 players would attend. Coaches Winston Smith, Andre Percival, Balram Samaroo and several pre Level One coaches would conduct the Academy.Foster has hailed George as an outstanding friend of the BCB, who has used his own funds to finance the publication of the books and booklets on Berbice Cricket.The BCB, Foster said, would forever be indebted to leaders like George, Leslie Amsterdam, Lennox Phillips, Carl Moore, Malcolm Peters, Monohar Pooran, Ancel Hazel, and Keith Foster for laying a second foundation for the current generation to build on.The BCB would celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2019, and George has plans to publish another book to mark the historic celebration. Special emphasis would be placed on the achievements of the BCB, outstanding administrators, and Berbicians who have represented Guyana and the West Indies.last_img read more

first_imgBut agreement has now been reached with the Premier League club that will see Fabinho join the Reds after the finals in Russia.No financial details were given by either club, although some reports claim the deal is worth £44m.“AS Monaco has reached agreement with Liverpool for the transfer of Fabinho to the English club on July 1,” said a statement on deployed as a defensive midfielder, Fabinho has scored 31 goals in 233 appearances for Monaco since arriving at the club in 2013 from Real Madrid, winning the French league title in 2017.Liverpool, looking to bolster their squad following a great season in which the Anfield giants reached the Champions League final, only to suffer a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid, confirmed the deal on their website.“Liverpool Football Club can confirm a deal has been agreed for the transfer of Fabinho from AS Monaco,” said a statement.“The Brazil midfielder will formally seal a switch to the Reds on July 1 after successfully completing a medical and finalising terms on a long-term contract at Melwood.”Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was quick to show his excitement at the signing.“We have signed a fantastic player, but someone who is an equally fantastic person I think,” the manager told“His reputation as a character in the dressing room and his attitude in training has come through from everyone we speak to.“He has the ability and mentality to play at the highest level in a number of positions. He can play ‘6’, ‘8’ and ‘2’. This is cool.“He is tactically very strong and football smart. I think he improves our squad and there aren’t that many players you can say that about in this moment, because the quality we have already is so high.“I like that he is young yet experienced also, with a high number of games at a club that compete to win. Also, international caps for Brazil tells you something about him.“This signing gives us new opportunities and for that I am excited. I’m sure our supporters will make him very welcome and at home at our wonderful club and in our amazing city.”Fabinho told “I am really excited about this move.“This is something that I always wanted – this is a giant of a team. The infrastructures of the club look exceptional.“A football club of this size coming after my services, I didn’t have to think that much about coming over.“I will try to create my own history at this football club. Hopefully, on a personal level, I’m able to win titles with this club.“I will try to grow and learn and improve myself, and to be part of the club’s history.”Fabinho, who has four caps for Brazil, becomes Liverpool’s first signing of the summer transfer window.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000After five seasons at Monaco, Brazil midfielder Fabinho is ready to “create his own history” after completing his move to beaten Champions League finalists LiverpoolPARIS, France, May 28 – Monaco midfielder Fabinho will join Liverpool following the World Cup finals in Russia, the French Ligue 1 club and the Premier League giants announced Monday.Brazilian international Fabinho, 24, had agreed at the end of last year’s title-winning campaign to remain one more season in the Principality.last_img read more

first_imgThe team consists of 32 of the best players – 17 boys and 15 girls who were scouted from across the country during the eight regional finals played between the months of September 2018 – April 2019.“It is thrilling to be in another country, meet new people and interact with new culture. I am expecting a lot in terms of skill development, trainings and football generally from the interactions we are going to have with the La Liga coaches and players. This is a lifetime experience which I am too excited about,” said Enos Wanyama, an All-Star player from South B United.The players will have a rest today and start their training tomorrow. They will play against the local youth sides, watch a live match between Barcelona and Gatafe on 12th May at Camp Nou and have an opportunity to tour the cosmopolitan capital of Spain, Barcelona which is known for its art and architecture during their stay in Spain.The players were accompanied by two coaches – Pauline Awuor of Acakoro Ladies and Ted Amumala of Lugari Blue Saints. The two were selected through a draw conducted on 28th April at Gymkhana Grounds during the Nairobi regional finals.“It is exciting that we are finally in Barcelona for the training camp. We are looking forward to a very fruitful and interactive sessions with the La Liga sides for the duration of stay.  We have to take something new back home at the end of it all,” said Pauline Awuor – Coach Acakoro Ladies.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chapa Dimba All-Star land in Barcelona ahead of 10-day campNAIROBI, Kenya, May 7 – The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star team successfully landed in Barcelona on Tuesday ahead of their 10-day training camp with the Spanish La-Liga sides.The players left Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Monday at 22:45pm and landed in Dubai on Tuesday at 4:45 am for a layover to Barcelona. They left Dubai Airport to Barcelona at 8:00am landing in Catalonia, Spain at 3:00pm Kenyan time.last_img read more

first_imgNORTH HOLLYWOOD – A 15-year-old student from Ulysses S. Grant High School is accused of lighting two fires in trash bins at Madison Middle School, his former school, fire and school officials said this morning. The first fire occurred sometime between 1 and 6:30 p.m. in a trash can near the plant management office at the school in the 13000 block of Hart Street, said Los Angeles Unified School District Police Deputy Chief Nancy Ramirez. There were no witnesses, but apparently there was evidence of fresh tagging, Ramirez said. The second fire was reported later in a metal trash bin near the playing fields, Ramirez said. The two fires caused some $8,000 in damages. The student, who was not identified because he is a minor, is a former student at Madison, said Carey Steiner, a Los Angeles city Fire Department arson investigator. He was arrested without incident and was being held at the Sylmar Juvenile Hall on an arson charge, officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Several other juveniles were questioned in the case, but were not considered suspects, Ramirez said. Nobody was injured. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 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

first_imgTEMPERATURES in Co Donegal plummeted to -7C overnight as council officials appealed to motorists to SLOW DOWN.The cold blast of winter has seen queues at coal yards across the county as homeowners stock up on fuel.And with Met Eireann warning that the cold spell is set to continue right over the weekend, the Road Safety Authority also appealed for motorists to slow down across Co Donegal. County Council gritting lorries were out throughout the night and are out again this morning.Officials say that there are black ice warnings on several roads – particularly in areas left wet by yesterday’s hail and snow.There are reports of treacherous conditions this morning on back roads around Letterkenny, Milford, Convoy, Moville, Buncrana, Donegal Town and Ballyshannon.Meanwhile Age Action Donegal has appealed to communities to check on elderly neighbours to make sure they have enough food and fuel to get them over the next few days. Met Eireann has warned that wintry showers are possible throughout the week and into the weekend and the St Patrick’s Day bank holiday.You can send us news and pictures to IT’S FREEZING OUT THERE! ROADS WARNING AS TEMPERATURES HIT -7C was last modified: March 12th, 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:IT’S FREEZING OUT THERE! APPEAL TO HELP ELDERLY AS TEMPERATURES HIT -7Clast_img read more

first_imgHe said the event gave the continent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show the world what it was really about. “This website is intended to offer a fresh perspective on Africa, to highlight stories of progress and positive developments on the continent,” Pennington said. South African multinational cellular operator MTN has entered into partnership with Africa – The Good News, a pioneering website that tells Africa’s stories of hope and opportunity from an African perspective, as a legacy project of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. “At MTN, we believe emerging markets present enormous growth opportunities for those with the appetite, dedication and capacity to harness their full potential for the benefit of all their stakeholders.” “It is about hope and the new winds of change that are gusting over her nations and the growing opportunity in arguably the most ethnically diverse, biologically rich, scenically beautiful continent in the world.” Africa – The Good News co-editor and publisher Stuart Pennington said that as South Africa geared up to stage the World Cup, the focus of 208 football-playing nations and an estimated 26-billion cumulative television viewers would be on South Africa and Africa. MTN executive Nozipho January-Bardill told delegates that the Africa – The Good News project relayed messages of African hope, goodwill and development without ignoring the challenges the continent was facing. 17 September 2009center_img Productive investment climate MTN, the only Africa-based global sponsor of the World Cup, announced the partnership at the 13th Highway Africa conference for African journalists in Grahamstown last week. “The MTN Group’s exceptional growth since its founding in South Africa in 1994 bears testimony to the productive climate for investment on the African continent,” January-Bardill said. Focus on South Africa and Africa SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 10 November – Brand South Africa and a range of stakeholders in the North West will come together in Mahikeng on Wednesday 11 November 2015 to deliberate on the province’s competitive strengths.The North West programme is part of Brand South Africa’s provincial programme which aims to assess the ways in which provinces contribute to national competitiveness. In this regard, Brand South Africa has been engaging with various other provincial role players in the past year.The discussions in Mahikeng will be attended by representatives of government, business and civil society.Brand South Africa will also share with participants the nation brand corporate identity toolkit to enable a cohesive image of South Africa to be projected on a range of communication platforms.All inputs from the workshop will contribute to Brand South Africa’s efforts to position the country as a competitive investment destination.Media are invited to attend the workshop as follows:Date: Wednesday 11 NovemberTime: 09h00Venue: Mmabatho Palms Hotel, Nelson Mandela Drive, MahikengEnquiries/RVSP: Manusha Pillai on manushap@brandsouthafrica.comSMS 082 389 3587Follow the conversation on #CompetitiveSAlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Under sunny skies for three days, visitors to the 56th annual Farm Science Review took a break from harvest to learn about the latest innovations in agriculture.Farm Science Review, held Sept. 18-20, drew 108,074 visitors, who came to admire new machinery and learn about techniques and trends, test-drive all-terrain vehicles, and talk about soybean tariffs and taxes. Though it didn’t rain this year as it did during much of last year’s show, clear skies kept some farmers in the field harvesting.Water coolers drained as the mercury rose each day of the farm show sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).While farm income nationwide is projected to dip, plunging 50% in 2018 compared to the 2013 level, and soybean tariffs are squeezing out markets, there are always new tractors, combines and equipment to see that might offset any pessimism. The Review offered that plus a range of educational presentations to help growers weather tough financial times.“As farmers and producers pay closer attention to their bottom lines this year, Farm Science Review was a good resource for them,” said Nick Zachrich, manager of the Review. “Along with showcasing the latest trends and technologies in agriculture, CFAES and other experts led sessions on profitability, trade, tariffs and the farm bill.”This year’s show attracted 636 exhibitors in an area that was expanded by 20 acres.At a show where farmers learned about reducing input costs, administering antibiotics to their livestock and marketing local foods, among other topics, avid gardeners gathered tips on growing fruit in their backyards, attracting hummingbirds and beekeeping.“Visitors were able to experience everything from test-driving utility vehicles to seeing the latest equipment run in field demonstrations,” Zachrich said. “There was truly something here for everyone in agriculture to improve their operations.”Among the new offerings at this year’s show were experts who taught beef quality assurance, a certification that’s increasingly becoming important for beef producers.More combines spread across fields this year, harvesting corn 12 rows at a time in one of the many field demonstrations of cutting-edge equipment. Attendees at the show perused components of autonomous tractors and heard talks about farm estate planning and the effect climate change is having on agriculture.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is updating its scrapie regulations and program standards. These updates include several major changes, which are needed to continue the fight to eradicate scrapie from American sheep flocks and goat herds. Scrapie is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy disease that affects the central nervous system in sheep and goats, and is eventually fatal.The changes APHIS is making to update the program are supported by the sheep and goat industry and incorporate the latest science to provide APHIS with increased flexibility.Scientific studies show that sheep with certain genotypes are resistant to or less susceptible to classical scrapie and are unlikely to get the disease. Because of this, APHIS is changing the definition of a scrapie high-risk animal so that it no longer includes most genetically-resistant and genetically-less susceptible sheep. These animals pose a minimal risk of developing or transmitting scrapie, and by no longer considering them high-risk, they will no longer need to be depopulated or permanently restricted to their home farm.The updated regulations and program standards will give the agency’s epidemiologists and leadership more flexibility to determine flock designations and deal with scrapie types that pose a minimal risk of spreading, including Nor-98 like scrapie. It also allows APHIS to determine — based on science — that additional genotypes are resistant without going through rule making. This will allow science and experience to guide decision-making as we identify fewer and fewer cases and move toward eradication.APHIS is also updating specific identification requirements for goats and certain recordkeeping requirements for sheep and goats, which will provide increased animal disease traceability. Traceability is provided for certain classes of sheep and goats by the scrapie program, but strengthening traceability — particularly for goats — is important. This rule will bring goat identification and record-keeping requirements up to the level of the sheep industry, improving slaughter surveillance. Official identification will now be required for goats 18 months of age or older and for all sexually-intact goats under 18 months of age moving for purposes other than slaughter or feeding for slaughter, with some exceptions. Both industries will see recordkeeping changes. Sheep and goats moving in slaughter channels will now be required to have an owner/shipper statement. This statement must include group/lot identification, unless the animals are individually identified with official tags.APHIS proposed updates to the scrapie regulations and program standards in September 2015 and accepted comments for 90 days. APHIS carefully reviewed the comments and made adjustments to the rule and program standards to address the concerns raised.It takes effect 30 days following publication in the Federal Register, with one exception. States will need to meet scrapie surveillance minimums to maintain their consistent-state status in the eradication program. If a state does not meet the sampling requirements at the end of Fiscal Year 2019, it must provide APHIS with a plan within one year for coming into compliance and be in compliance within two years of the effective date of the final rule.The American Sheep Industry Association is working with Dr. Cindy Wolf of Minnesota and Dr. Jim Logan of Wyoming to pull together more information on how these changes will affect American sheep producers.last_img read more