George Pascua only had one advice to his spikers when Far Eastern University failed in its comeback bid against defending champion De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I told my hitters that they are already veterans, so whatever their setters give them they should just deal with it,” said Pascua as his team fell to 1-2.Pons finished with 21 points while her deputies Celine Domingo, Toni Rose Basas, and Jeanette Villareal had 12, 11, and 10 points, respectively.And Pascua’s main offensive contributors are all at least third year players with Pons being the oldest at fifth year and Basas the second-oldest at fourth year.Pascua said his setters Angela Cayuna and Kyle Negrito both perform well in practice, but couldn’t keep up when it comes down to pressure-filled situations.“It sort of became a bit of the two, that when the game comes they don’t do as well as they did in practice,” said Pascua who interchanged Negrito and Cayuna in the fifth.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lady Maroons’ fight came too late, rues coach Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “My setters’ decision-making has been a problem of ours so we have to change that. They just have to be consistent in every set they give.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Get used to your setters,” said Pascua in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Tamaraws fought back from two-set deficit against the Lady Spikers but eventually folded in the fifth set, 25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7, against the defending champions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFEU was still trading blows with La Salle up until the 5-5 tie in the fifth set, but the Lady Spikers went into overdrive and closed the match with a 10-2 run.Skipper Bernadeth Pons was the only one who put up a semblance of a fight for the Lady Tamaraws when she scored their final two points. View comments
In support of the re-establishment of Ebola affected farmers and small business holders in the various counties in Liberia, the Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has disclosed a plan to support farmers and small business holders in the country.The one-day meeting with farmers and small business holders in Kakata, Margibi County brought together over 60 women from five counties, Bong, Lofa, Margibi, Bomi and Montserrado, to help highlight their needs and sustainability in Liberia.Speaking yesterday on the BWI campus in Kakata, Margibi County, the head of the FAO’s assessment mission in Liberia, Vincent Martin, said, he was concerned about the affect of the deadly Ebola virus on farmers and small business holders and their immediate needs that would helped to re-establish them in their various areas.Mr. Martin explained that he was pleased to be in Liberia and meeting with citizens who have been affected by the deadly Ebola virus and help to ensure that his organization (FAO) would help in empowering farmers and other small business holders in improving their living condition.“We want to know the effect of the Ebola disease, including the economic challenges and how the FAO can provide support to empower you.” He said the virus affected Liberia negatively and this required finding solutions that would better the lives of farmers and those into small businesses.”He assured the farmers and small business holders that the meeting will have a significant impact in their lives, including economic empowerment and re-establishment of better living condition. According to Mr. Martin, his organization will continue to support the Liberian people in the fight against the Ebola virus and ensure that farmers are supported in their farming activities, including the small business holders.Also speaking, the Minister of Gender and Development, Julia Duncan Cassell, said 60-65 percent of women were affected by the deadly Ebola virus during the early outbreak of the disease. “Women were always there to give care, even as the death toll affected them, too.”The Gender Minister attributed the lack of awareness and sensitization to the high death rate of women in the country but said, they had taken serious advantage of the preventive measures in recent times.“Telling a mother that your child is sick and you don’t need to touch that child is a difficult thing to do with. Telling market women that you can’t go to Guinea is a very serious problem that broke many businesses down in Liberia.She further explained, “Liberian women were seriously making progress in their living condition, including economic empowerment, development, agriculture, going back to school, improving in small medium size businesses,” she narrated.The Minister said, if Liberian women are being empowered throughout the country, the rest of the Liberia will be empowered, she added.“Most of the women are trained on how to borrow money and pay it back. We look at women who farm and do small businesses throughout the country in the empowerment sector.”She urged the women to make use of the opportunities provided by FAO that would help in the improvement of their living standard and the re-establishment of their activities. The one-day meeting was focused on the Ebola virus disease and women’s associations recovery plan and sustainability in post Ebola.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) will commence a regular quarterly inspection exercise of businesses across Liberia on Monday, April 24 that will end on May 23, 2017.According to a release from MOCI, the objective of the inspection exercise is to provide protection for consumers and to ensure continuous compliance with standard regulations across the country.The inspection will also certify that products found on the Liberian market are tested by the National Standards Laboratory (NSL) to meet international standards and to conform to the General Business Law of Liberia.“Our inspectors will conduct field inspections from Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ministry’s general inspection will focus on three cardinal areas, which include Business Registration Enforcement, General Commodity Standard Inspection and Market Surveillance and Price Monitoring,” the MOCI release said.According to the ministry, the inspections will cover several businesses, including mini and supermarkets, grocery stores, cold storages, convenience stores, electronic stores and water companies.The ministry said the metrology division of the National Standards Laboratory will be carrying out the Bureau of Industrial Services Quarterly Gas Station and Weighing Instruments Verification and Inspection at all relevant establishments.Regarding petroleum, the Ministry said the process is being carried out to ensure that consumers receive the required quantity of petroleum products and other consumable goods that are purchased by measurement (volume and weight).The Ministry has meanwhile called on the business community to fully comply with the inspectors who will be out implementing the inspection exercise.“The leadership of the Ministry has instructed inspectors and all concerned departments to ensure that the process is extended throughout the rural parts of Liberia to guarantee good health and safety for all Liberian citizens,” MOCI said.The senior management said it remains committed to creating a vibrant and reliable commercial atmosphere for the people of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Bids on those projects came in under budget and now the City will only spend $17.4 million, leaving an extra $5 million left in the Capital budget. The City will now use some of that surplus money to repair more roads this spring.The city typically spends $1 million on road repair, but they say the impact on our roads from last season’s conditions were so damaging, it’s going to cost an extra million to address these concerns.An update of the capital budget will be present to council once the remaining projects are tendered and a final cost for each proposal is presented. At this point, any extra funds will either be reallocated or reserved for the 2015 budget.- Advertisement –
She’s a natural-born fighter. Tough as nails. When she was born a little over a year ago, doctors told Aaliyah’s parents the baby wouldn’t make it through the night. But she did. A few weeks later, when she was baptized and taken off life support, doctors didn’t expect her to continue breathing on her own for more than a couple of hours. But she did. And when she went home from the hospital a month later, doctors thought she wouldn’t make it more than just a few weeks with 24-hour hospice care. But she did. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityEight months later, hospice workers told Ovy and Claudia Alvarez that they were leaving because it didn’t look like their daughter needed their services anymore. Aaliyah – born with just 20 percent brain function, according to an MRI administered shortly after birth – had no intention of giving up without a heck of a fight. And the least Ovy, Claudia, their family and friends could do was get in the fight with her. That’s what they’re doing with the Aaliyah Harvest Festival this Saturday at the Spooky House Haunted Theme Park in Chatsworth. For every $10 ticket sold, $3 will fund experimental oxygen-chamber therapy treatments for Aaliyah. It will cost $10,000 for 40 treatments – none of it covered by medical insurance. Every doctor they’ve talked to says it’s a waste of money, Ovy said. But for the Alvarezes that’s a good sign – because every doctor since the first day of their daughter’s fragile life has been wrong about her. If this young couple believes in anything, it’s their little girl’s will to live. She’s giving them a message, Ovy said Monday while caring for his daughter in the family’s Northridge home while Claudia was working to pay the bills. “She’s telling us not to give up on her, and we’re not,” he said. “Every day with her is a gift.” To the people who know the story – people like Haydee Cuervo and her husband, Yuri – what is going on inside that Mayall Street home is nothing short of a miracle. “For the last year, every day was supposed to be the last day of Aaliyah’s life,” said Haydee, who organized the Halloween fundraiser. “Nobody expected her to live. The biggest fear is one night she will just forget to breathe and be gone. But as long as she keeps fighting, there’s hope.” Ovy and Claudia say they’ve met with the families of children with similar brain damage who underwent the experimental oxygen-chamber treatment. “The results have been good for many of them,” Ovy said. “One little girl is now 12 and is walking, talking and defying what was thought possible by her doctors.” He knows it’s a long shot. But, hey, long shots win sometimes, don’t they? It was only after hospice workers left because Aaliyah refused to die that anyone thought about getting some kind of therapy for her, said Ovy, who quit his job to give his daughter the constant care she requires. “We all have to be flexible. My wife and her mother watch Aaliyah the hours I’m trying to get a home business started to help pay the bills. “(Claudia) couldn’t bear to be home all the time. It was just too emotional, so she found a job with a local mortgage company.” Their family income took a big hit the day Aaliyah was born, but they wouldn’t trade this gift they’ve been given for all the money in the world, he says. “It’s been incredible how many people have come forward to help with this fundraiser for Aaliyah,” he said. “I thought maybe a few friends and family members would be involved, but everywhere we go in the community people tell us they want to help. “You just don’t know until something like this happens what it means,” he said. It means people who know the story of your little girl’s fight with life want to be in her corner, too, Ovy. Betting on her to win. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3749160Want 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 MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 A closed-circuit course means the aircraft will take off and land in the same location, in this case Salina. In February 2005, Fossett flew the GlobalFlyer around the world to claim the first solo nonstop flight around the world. That flight also originated and ended in Salina; however, at approximately 22,876 miles, it did not surpass the distance of Voyager’s around-the-world flight. Fossett’s flight path took him northeast across Michigan and into Canada before heading across the Atlantic. The flight path calls for Fossett to go over northern Africa, the Middle East, India, China, the Pacific Ocean, Baja California and then back into the United States. Fossett’s attempt is coming just a few weeks after he set a record for the longest flight, a 26,389.3-mile journey in February. In that flight, Fossett flew GlobalFlyer from Kennedy Space Center in Florida completely around the world and then crossed the Atlantic Ocean for a second time, landing in Bournemouth in the United Kingdom. GlobalFlyer was commissioned by Sir Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin companies, including Virgin Atlantic airlines. At the start of the flight, the plane weighed 22,006 pounds, with the fuel weight causing the airplane’s wings to sag. At the end of the flight, the airplane will weigh less than 4,000 pounds. Fossett’s progress can be monitored by visiting the mission Web site at http://www.salina.k-state.edu/globalflyer. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOJAVE – Adventurer Steve Fossett took off Tuesday morning in the Mojave-built GlobalFlyer in a bid for a third distance record, this time for the longest flight over a closed circuit without landing. GlobalFlyer lifted off from the airport at Salina, Kansas, early Tuesday morning on what is projected to be a 78-hour flight that will cover some 25,181 miles. Carrying more than nine tons of fuel, the jet used all but the last 1,000 feet of the airport’s 12,300-foot runway to become airborne, according to a Web site set up by Kansas State University, which is serving as Fossett’s ground crew for the mission. Fossett is attempting to break the 24,986.7-mile record set in 1986 by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager in another Mojave-built aircraft, the Voyager. Both GlobalFlyer and Voyager were designed by Burt Rutan, Dick’s brother.
GARDAI were able to bring a thief to justice thanks to a top grade CCTV system at a Centra supermarket, a court has heard.Theresa Stokes, 25, whose address was give as 17 The Elms, Letterkenny, appeared at the town’s District Court on two theft charges.She was charged with stealing a bottle of Malibu from Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top, Letterkenny on January 22 last year. She also faced a charge first heard in Buncrana where she pleaded guilty to stealing another woman’s handbag at Liberty’s nightclub in the town on February 26th last.A Garda Inspector said the excellent CCTV footage at Kellys’ Centra clearly showed Stokes going into the alcohol area of the shop and placing a bottle of Malibu into her handbag before leaving the premises.Once gardai saw the footage they were easily able to identify Stokes who had a string of previous convictions for theft.Judge Paul Kelly sentenced Stokes to three months in prison on each charge, with the sentences to run consecutively.He added the sentences to other suspended sentences for two years. He extended a probation order over the defendant.Judge Kelly told Stokes: “The Probation Service says you are making progress but this litany of offending and these thefts will have to stop.“You are now in a situation where you have a 15 month prison sentence hanging over you and if you re-offend in any way those sentences will be activated.”CENTRA SHOP CCTV HELPS SNARE HABITUAL THIEF BEHIND SPATE OF ROBBERIES was last modified: January 19th, 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:CENTRA SHOP CCTV HELPS SNARE HABITUAL THIEF BEHIND SPATE OF ROBBERIESletterkennyMountain Top
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Val Verde Park is the center of this canyon town northwest of Santa Clarita. It was built in the 1930s by the Works Project Administration, a Depression-era federal agency that put people to work on public projects. The centerpiece of the park is a newly reconstructed Olympic-size pool, originally built for African-Americans, who at the time were prohibited from using public parks in the Los Angeles area. The community grew around that park, now the town’s gathering spot. Val Verde is evolving, growing at its own slow pace, and the park remains an oasis, filled with mature trees and plenty to do. “I like the area,” Eric Wochna said as he strolled through the park. Wochna, who lives in Northridge, is building a home in Val Verde. By the time he’s settled, the softball field at the park will be regraded and revamped as a multisports field, and the basketball court with its uneven surface and faded remnants of graffiti will be refurbished. The tennis courts, too, will get a new surface and the frayed net will be replaced. What won’t be touched are the scores of trees that shade the park, the charming stone retaining walls and the grassy picnic grounds that are much the same as they were seven decades ago. VAL VERDE – The bleachers are sagging, the outfield is a twisted ankle waiting to happen, and when it rains, the dirt infield is puddled for days. Val Verde Park’s softball field, along with the nearby tennis and basketball courts, is in need of a little TLC. That is coming after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week approved an augmented $2.7 million budget for renovations at the 60-year-old park. The county originally had approved $1.6 million for the face-lift, but voted Tuesday to increase that figure to cover the costs. The restroom buildings will be replaced, the kiddie playground repaired and drainage systems, walkways, landscaping, irrigation and lighting will be upgraded. “We come here to play,” Irene Alvarez said Thursday, as she rested with her year-old son Joshua Lopez in the ample shade of one of the park’s many trees. “It’s nice, here. It could use some work though.” Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Police officers in Waveland have been patrolling their community by using their own vehicles,” Weldon said of post-hurricane patrols. “It feels good to help out anybody in need. People in this town come together when there’s a cause; El Monte has a long history of that.” Along with the police units, a slew of police-related equipment (such as batons and handcuffs), utility supplies, and monetary and clothing donations were also given to Waveland Police Chief James Varnell, said Lakin. In addition, local law enforcement associates helped raise $22,000 to assist six Gulfport, Miss., families who hosted a group of El Monte teenagers for a youth baseball event in 2001. Five of the six families notified Detective Larry Fry, who spearheaded the fund-raising efforts, that their homes and businesses had been destroyed by Katrina. Attempts to locate the sixth family were unsuccessful, added Lakin. El Monte officials said the Mississippi visit undertaking was largely done through volunteer efforts and donations. Though a greater El Monte police presence could not join in the two-day cross-country trip to Waveland, Lakin said, associates from Teamsters Joint Council No. 42 contributed drivers, fuel expenses and a big-rig to assist in the donations transfer. EL MONTE — When Sgt. Bret Lakin returned to his childhood home state of Mississippi earlier this month, it was not for a vacation. Lakin and his partner, Detective Dave Avalos, drove the nearly 2,000 miles from El Monte to the hurricane-ravaged region to show their support for fellow law enforcement brethren — and to personally deliver some vehicular backup — on behalf of the El Monte Police Department. The local police unit donated a 1997 Crown Victoria and a 2002 Kawasaki motorcycle to the Waveland, Miss., force after the city’s entire police fleet had been destroyed by a 30-foot tidal surge from Katrina. Both vehicles, which were high-mileage, were originally slated for public auction, according to El Monte police chief Ken Weldon. Lakin described the Gulf Coast region as “something else” post-Katrina. He said that signs of physical damage and its toll on residents were still evident throughout Mississippi six weeks after the hurricane. “It certainly gives you a feeling of satisfaction in terms of having done something positive,” Lakin said, “but, in the same respect, the devastation was so overwhelming, you could literally feel the exhaustion emitting from these people. “They were tired, very tired.” — Araceli Esparza can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2303, or by e-mail at email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Sinn Fein Councillor Gerry McMonagle has backed an online campaign to save one of Letterkenny’s best-loved streets.Letterkenny’s Church LaneThe campaign aims to help save and restore the Church Lane area and enhance the tourist value of this area to the town.Cllr McMonagle revealed “I will be in contact with Joe Gallagher Donegal County Council’s Heritage Officer to see what advice or support he can give this group. “The Heritage council is currently inviting applications for Grants for heritage projects such as what is envisaged for the Church Lane and I would hope that Mr Gallagher could advise the Church Lane Group how best to proceed with their plans.“I would also appeal to the derelict house owners to begin to put their house in order and to help compliment the aspirations of the people looking to improve the Church Lane.“If everyone residents, home owners and council put their shoulder to the wheel I have no doubt we will revitalise the Church Lane area and in doing so the town centre,” he said. ONLINE CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO SAVE LETTERKENNY’S CHURCH LANE was last modified: January 14th, 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:Church LaneCLLR GERRY MCMONAGLE