DAY6 is for everybody Alisa Buitre (left) and Isa Molde underscore the UP Lady Maroons solid blocking against the San Beda Red Spikers on their way to a three-set romp.University of the Philippines steadied a shaky start in the third set and frustrated San Beda, 25-16, 25-19, 25-20, to boost its Final Four bid in Group B of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre yesterday.The Lady Maroons fashioned out the victory in a little over an hour, with most of that time spent fighting off a letdown in the third set before completing the shutout.ADVERTISEMENT The Red Spikers dropped UP in a 3-8 hole in the third set, but Diana Carlos, Isa Molde and Justine Dorog provided the strong finish the Lady Maroons needed to seal the victory.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UP Rising In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees UP thus notched its third straight win after dropping a five-setter to unbeaten group leader Adamson Lady Falcons (3-0).The victory tied UP with idle Arellano U at 3-1 as the Lady Maroons stayed in the hunt for one of the semifinal berths in the two-division tournament serving as the season-ending conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBoth teams will dispute that semifinal slot on Sept. 30.The Lady Maroons also virtually knocked the Red Spikers (2-2) off the race going into the last four playdates of the elimination round. LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments
Loud screams came from the New Amsterdam Ferry Stelling on Thursday as the body of a 25-year-old block maker was removed from the Berbice River.Elroy Lewis, of Lot 72 Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice, plunged into the muddy river on Wednesday afternoon and soon after, disappeared under the water.He had left home on Tuesday for a fishing trip. Lewis and four others – Javid Mohammed, Noel DeCuna, Ramnarine Mangroo and Rambally Chand – went to Ithaca, West Bank Berbice where they spent several hours.Mohammed was the captain of the boat the men were using. He told investigators that they were on their way home when Chand, Lewis and Mangroo undressed and plunged into the water. Lewis, who was considered an excellent swimmer, was heard calling for help and soon after disappeared beneath the murky water.The four other men are currently in custody, assisting the Police with the investigations.Elroy’s body was discovered floating in the vicinity of Stanleytown and was taken to the New Amsterdam Ferry Stelling where it was handed over to Police.Initial investigations indicate there were no marks of violence on the body; however, an autopsy will be performed.Family members are of the view that foul play was responsible for Lewis’s death.The investigation continues.
“Many unfortunate situations have befallen Liberia as a result of Liberians ignoring their creator and involving themselves in unwholesome activities that continue to annoy God,” Catholic Church in Liberia Archbishop Lewis Ziegler has observed.Liberia, often considered a Christian nation— though not legally— is being denigrated with calamities befalling the nation, the clergyman asserted, as was the case of Biblical Israel where God Almighty turned His back on His people as a result of their sins. Due to their immorality, disaster upon disaster tore them apart.Serving as the guest preacher at the official service in observance of the climax of the National Fast and Prayer Day on Friday, April 11, Archbishop Lewis Ziegler said the many calamities, such as the civil crisis and the recent outbreak of Ebola and many more, are all the results of Liberians doing things, which according to him, are forbidden to God.One of the major transgressions against God for which He may be punishing Liberia, according to Archbishop Ziegler, is the act of homosexuality.The Archbishop said Liberians are “whole-heartedly” engaging themselves in this act and that is being promoted in the country.The Catholic Archbishop also stated: “Where are we going as Liberians if we are advocating for homosexuality? Are we not calling for curses upon ourselves? How will a man marry his fellow man, this is an abomination. These are the same things that brought down Sodom and Gomorrah.”The event was held at the Providence Baptist Church, under the auspices of the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC). The event was attended by an array of top government officials from the three branches of the Liberian government. At the top of the attendees list were President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai.Archbishop Ziegler, who spoke on the theme “Love,” also touched on the issues of rampant corruption in the Liberian society as well as the lack of love on the part of Liberians for each other.He said these negative acts are throwing the country further backward. He called on Liberians to see the need to love each other and collaborate for the development of their beloved country.He called on the government to take a pro-active approach in addressing poverty and hunger; indicating that many Liberians still go to bed hungry.He said, “It is true that we are observing national fast and prayer today, but let us think of the many Liberians who are compelled to fast every day. They too deserve a right to a good life like all other Liberians.”He spoke against greed and nepotism, which he said have the propensity to create more tension in the country. “If we have love for each other, we will share the little we have with our neighbors. But Liberians, we have too much entrenched grudges for one another. Until we can desist from this, we are headed nowhere,” said the Catholic Archbishop.The occasion was spiced-up with music by the Providence Baptist Church Choir, the Georgia Pattern United Methodist Church Kru Choir, the Susan Brooks AME Bassa Choir and the Free Pentecostal Global Kissi Choir.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
But perhaps even better was the fact that Ferralez got to wear his pajamas to school Friday as part of the RAA celebration. “That was pretty cool,” said Ferralez, who was wearing a plain white T-shirt, pajama bottoms, slippers and a robe. “And it was especially good because it let me sleep in a little bit today.” email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EAST WHITTIER – Somehow, USC Navy ROTC Lt. Mike Good managed to escape his childhood without reading Dr. Seuss’ popular book, “Green Eggs & Ham.” But no one would have ever guessed it from his lively reading of the classic children’s tale Friday at Scott Avenue Elementary School, where he and Starbucks employee Karissa Palmer exuberantly shared Sam-I-Am’s story with students as part of the annual Read Across America celebration. Read Across America was established by the National Education Association and takes place every year around the March 2 birthday of the late Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Geisel. It aims to promote reading and literacy among children. “What began as a few reading parties 10 years ago has grown into the largest national reading event with more than 45 million people expected to participate this year,” said NEA President Reg Weaver. “As we celebrate this fun and successful program, let’s not forget the most important message: Children who read – and are read to – do better in school and in life.” This was the first year that Scott Avenue Elementary went all-out for Read Across America, said organizer Margaret Fitzsimons. The idea came out of a committee of teachers who gather regularly to brainstorm ways on motivating children to read. “We decided to tie it into the NEA’s Read Across America, and invite professionals into the class to read a Dr. Seuss book and talk about how reading impacts their lives, then let the children ask them questions,” Fitzsimons said. Among the readers were fitness trainer Annette Padilla, who had the children stretching and exercising between stories; firefighter Tim Brooks; Whittier police Officer Mike Mueller; and East Whittier City School District Superintendent Joe Gillentine. Principal Joan Weiss dressed as the Cat in the Hat and floated between classrooms to lend her support. “It’s been just amazing, it’s been awesome,” said fifth-grader Gabriel Ferralez, 11. “I like that so many people came to celebrate reading because it’s an important thing in life.”
0Shares0000Tottenham and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been ruled out of action for the rest of the year © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 7 – Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be sidelined for the rest of the year after suffering a dislocated elbow in a dismal defeat at Brighton on Saturday.Lloris was stretchered from the field screaming in pain after dropping a cross before falling backwards and landing badly as he conceded Brighton’s opening goal at the Amex. “Hugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday,” Tottenham said in a statement on Monday.“The findings have shown that although surgery will not be required, our club captain has suffered ligament damage and is not expected to return to training before the end of 2019.“Hugo is currently in a brace and will now undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation under the supervision of our medical staff at Hotspur Way.”The news is another hammer blow to Tottenham’s hopes of turning around a poor start to the season.Mauricio Pochettino’s men have won just three of their opening 11 games in all competitions and were thrashed 7-2 at home by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last week.Argentine stopper Paulo Gazzaniga will now assume the role of Pochettino’s first-choice goalkeeper for the forseeable future.Lloris will also miss Euro 2020 qualifiers for France against Iceland, Turkey, Albania and Moldova.“It is difficult to say exactly how long he will not be available,” said France boss Didier Deschamps on Monday.“What matters to us right now is that he will not be with us for this round of games or for the next.”0Shares0000(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise money for the purchase of a defibrillator for the young Fanad footballer, Keri Sweeney.The Mulroy College student had to sit out six months and was unsure if she’d ever get back on the pitch after being diagnosed with a heart condition.Earlier this year, an MRI scan showed suggestions of perimyocarditis and it was confirmed that a virus had attacked her heart and caused pericarditis/myocarditis. Recently, Professor Kevin Walsh, at The Mater Private in Dublin, gave the Fanad teenager the green light to return – provided there is a defibrillator and trained personnel on site.“I can’t wait to get back,” Keri told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub in an interview published yesterday morning.Keri plays for Mulroy Academy and the Donegal Women’s League, while she also lines out for Gaeil Fhánada.Keri is also trying to raise awareness about the importance of defibrillators, and having trained personal to operate them, at sporting venues. She said: “So many people don’t know they have this. I was just lucky I found out.”To make a donation to help Keri purchase a defibrillator and get back playing, click here: https://www.gofundme.com/defibrillator-for-keri-sweeneyLet’s help Keri Sweeney purchase a defibrillator to get back playing football was last modified: September 21st, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:defibrillatorDonegal Women’s LeagueFanadKeri SweeneyMulroy Academy
A series of inspections have been carried out at fish processing plants in Killybegs today.The NSAI Legal Metrology Service said the inspections were not “raids” but a statutory check on weighing scales being used in the factories.Staff from the organisation were checking nine different premises. The checks are being conducted with the help of the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency. INSPECTIONS CARRIED OUT AT KILLYBEGS FISH FACTORIES was last modified: January 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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)
FORMER GARDA Commissioner Martin Callinan has issued a statement on his decision to stand down.Here is his comments in full:In the best interests of An Garda Síochána and my family, I have decided to retire. I felt that recent developments were proving to be a distraction from the important work that is carried out by An Garda Síochána on a daily basis for the citizens of the State in an independent and impartial manner. Having joined An Garda Síochána in May of 1973, it has been a great honour and privilege to have spent nearly 41 years as a member of this tremendous organisation, serving the people of Ireland.Those nearly 41 years, though at times challenging, have been enjoyable and fulfilling. This is due to the standard of people I have worked for, worked with, and led during this period of time. The work I carried out throughout my career could not have been done without the support of numerous men and women, and for this I would like to thank all who I have worked with during my service. It also could not have been achieved without the support of the many thousands of members of public who I have come in contact with and who I hope I have helped in some small way during my career.Since becoming Commissioner in 2010 I have never failed to be impressed by the dedication of all serving members and civilian staff even when they faced significant professional and personal challenges.The last four years have seen major changes in An Garda Síochána, which were always done in the best interest of the community for whom we do our job. Although some of these changes have not always been easy, statistics from the CSO have shown that they have resulted in a reduction in crime throughout the country. This change in delivery of a policing service has, I hope, provided communities and individuals with a sense of safety and security in their daily lives. I would like to thank the members of An Garda Síochána who I worked with during my time as Commissioner for their support and willingness to adapt for the benefit of the citizens of the State.I have great confidence that the delivery of an excellent policing service by excellent people will continue as it has done since An Garda Síochána’s foundation.I wish my successor, current members of An Garda Síochána, and those due to join later this year my continuing best wishes and wholehearted support.EX-GARDA COMMISSIONER ISSUES STATEMENT ON HIS DECISION TO STAND DOWN was last modified: March 25th, 2014 by John2Share 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)
Pakefield, a coastal village 120 miles northeast of London, is one of the few areas where glaciers preserved rather than destroyed the sediment that contained ancient artifacts, Rose said. Coastal erosion is now opening up cliffs around Pakefield, exposing fossils and artifacts. Before that discovery, the earliest traces of humans in Europe north of the Alps were dated to about 500,000 years ago, and included flint artifacts and even some human remains that were discovered in Bosgrove on the southern coast of England. The earliest traces of human presence in southern Europe are at least 800,000 years old and include materials that were discovered in Atapuerca, Spain. In a commentary in Nature, Wil Roebroeks of Leiden University in the Netherlands, who was not involved in the study, said the new evidence of human activity was “rock solid.” He said it showed that “early humans were evidently roaming the banks of these rivers … much earlier than hitherto thought for this part of Europe.” Roebroeks said the artifacts pointed not to large-scale colonization of northern Europe, “but more to a short-lived human expansion of range, in rhythm with climatic oscillations.” He said it was likely that “more significant occupation of the northern parts of Europe did not occur until later.” But Alison Brooks, an anthropologist at George Washington University in Washington who was not involved in the finding, urged caution. “One always has to be skeptical, given that previous claims of early human presence in northern Europe have had problems with the date or authenticity of the artifacts found. If subsequent findings support this discovery, it would be very exciting and would change our ideas about the adaptability of early humans,” she said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONDON – Ancient tools found in Britain show that humans lived in northern Europe 200,000 years earlier than was previously known, at a time when England’s climate was warm enough to be the home of lions, elephants and saber-tooth tigers, scientists announced Wednesday. The 32 black flint artifacts, found in river sediments in Pakefield in eastern England, date back 700,000 years and represent the earliest unequivocal evidence for human presence north of the Alps, the scientists said. The finding dashes the long-held theory that humans did not migrate north from the relatively warm climates of the Mediterranean region until half a million years ago, the scientists said. “The discovery that early humans could have existed this far north this long ago was startling,” said Chris Stringer, a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum and one of four British scientists who took part in the study and announced the finding at a news conference in London. Their discovery is detailed in the scientific journal Nature. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “Now that we know this, we can search for the remains of these people, knowing that we may find them,” he said. “Their arrival in northern Europe could have happened even earlier. We have a whole new area of research opening up to us.” Jim Rose, a professor at the University of London who also was involved in the study, said that 700,000 years ago England was still connected to the European mainland and enjoyed periods of balmy weather between the time that massive glaciers swept through the area, freezing and reforming the landscapes. During such thaws, he said, early humans would have been able to migrate from the Mediterranean to England, where there were mild winters, flat landscapes and major rivers. Rhinoceroses, elephants, saber-tooth tigers, lions, hippopotamuses and bears lived in the area at the time. The scientists said they don’t know whether the humans used the newly discovered tools to kill animals for food, or merely to scavenge from carcasses that predators left behind. The artifacts suggest the early humans didn’t colonize northern areas of Europe, but merely expanded their migratory patterns there when the weather permitted, the scientists said.