UST, Adamson battle for top spot; UP takes on FEU

first_imgFour teams see action on Saturday in matches that could ultimately shape the semifinal cast of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.University of Santo Tomas and Adamson clash for the top seed even as University of the Philippines eyes at least a playoff for the last semifinal slot when it tackles Far Eastern University.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dizon pips Choi for Petron triumph Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Women’s matches begin at 2 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Tigresses and the Lady Falcons will not only battle for the No. 1 spot but will also try to stretch their unbeaten runs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Led by Eya Laure and a bunch of unyielding youngsters, the Tigresses test their ferocity against the steady Lady Falcons of coach Airess Padda, who is expecting more from her wards after their scrambling 25-22, 19-25, 25-23, 26-24 win over UP last Sunday.“I don’t know how we managed to win; it frustrated me because I felt that we were not hitting back,” said Padda after the UP match.last_img read more

Weah to Probe 2015 County Meet Opening

first_imgMontserrado County Senator, Amb. George M. Weah is investigating the kickoff of the 2015 National County Meet, amidst the stoppage of the usual US$350,000 from the government.Senate Plenary mandated the Montserrado County Lawmaker, who is former world class player, in its Tuesday’s Session to lead a specialized committee to probe the unsupported 2015 National County Meet, and advice the Senate in a week.The choice of Senator Weah’s Committee was owing to a communication from Rivercess County Francis S. Paye, indulging his colleagues not to allow the County Meet to kick-off in March because there is no government’s budgetary support.Senator Payne urged his colleagues to postpone the County Meet to October, considering sufficient time and government’s support.He said enough time should be given for preparation for the 15 counties and there must be adequate financial support from government as in the past.It may be recalled that Youth and Sports Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs has set the Annual National County Meet in March.The 2015 County Meet would officially begin in March and run through the Easter week in April to last for about three weeks.The official kick-off will be held in Sanniqullie, Nimba County; and all the 15 counties have been placed in four regional groups for the first rounds to be played at venues in Nimba, Bong, Grand Gedeh and Margibi Counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Single parent suffers losses due to power failure

first_imgA single mother struggling to make ends meet for her family was forced to dump over $200,000 worth of meat and fish.Eresha Prashad, of La Belle Alliance, Essequibo Coast, a meat and fish vendor at the Anna Regina Market, said that she stocked up her freezer as she prepared for the busy weekend. According to the woman, when she returned to the market on Saturday morning she observed that the freezer was not freezing. She said she immediately went to the fisheries and purchased ice, but by then her stock had already spoilt.The single mother is laying the blame for her losses at the feet of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL). According to the woman, her business is her only hope of survival and she is now indebted to suppliers. She said that there was a power outage and the subsequent fluctuation of electricity damaged her freezer.<<>> was told that GPL has changed the entire coast from 50 to 60 cycles without any consultation with residents.The woman believes that her 50-cycle equipment ran hot and was damaged as a result.Recently, three homes went up in flames in the Region. The Guyana Fire Service has since launched an investigation into the fires which were suspected to be electrical in origin.Residents have since called on the power company to educate customers on the cycle change and how it can affect appliances which are not compatible.last_img read more

Mahdia mulls relocating persons living near creeks

first_imgAn aerial view of the extent of the flooding in Mahdia last weekAuthorities in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) are considering removing persons who reside in close proximity to creeks, especially in flood-prone areas.This decision comes in light of the recent flash floods in the township of Mahdia, which has caused massive destruction to the infrastructure and even threatened lives.Mahdia’s Mayor, David Adams told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the recent seasonal flash floods, which affected low-lying parts of the town, have highlighted the need for the regularisation of properties in the area.He plans to start engaging with those residents and seek collaboration with the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) to aid in the relocation process.Mayor Adams said a regularisation plan would prevent homeowners again being affected by the seasonal flash floods.Prolonged rainfall, which intensified on May 23, caused massive flooding in the region, and resulted in several homes and businesses being destroyed.In some cases, buildings were under as much as four feet of water.Many of the affected structures were adjacent to creeks and waterways.The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) led a clean-up process, which saw cleaning kits and other supplies being distributed to the residents.Furthermore, works were done to restore the infrastructure.The CDC, through the National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS), is continuing to monitor the flooding situation in various regions across the country.last_img read more


first_imgUPDATED: One man had been removed to Letterkenny General following the collision between a lorry and car outside Dungloe earlier today.It is understood he was the driver and sole occupant of the car.His injuries are not thought to be life threatening. The accident happened on a bend just outside Dungloe that has been the scene if numerous accidents – including two fatal ones in recent years.Two units of the fire services, two ambulances and Gardai attended the scene. GARDAÍ AND AMBULANCES AT SCENE OF SERIOUS ROAD CRASH was last modified: August 8th, 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) Tags:dungloeGardalast_img read more

Leading al-Qaida figure killed in a rocket attack

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “He was al-Qaida’s No. 5 and this is what we know,” Ahmed told The Associated Press. Rabia filled the vacuum created this year by the capture of the previous operations chief, Abu Faraj al-Libbi, the two U.S. officials said. As head of operations, Rabia would have been responsible for training, recruiting, networking and, most importantly, planning international terrorist activities outside the Afghan-Pakistan region. One of the officials said Rabia also may have been involved in operations inside the region. He had a wide array of jihadist contacts, the other official said, and was believed to be trying to reinvigorate al-Qaida’s terrorist operations. The circumstances of Rabia’s death were still not clear. NBC, citing anonymous officials, reported Saturday that the attack was launched by a U.S. drone. The Dawn newspaper, also citing sources it did not identify, reported that the attack on a mud-walled home near Miran Shah may have been launched from two pilotless planes. Miran Shah is a strategic tribal region where remnants of al-Qaida are believed to have been hiding and where Pakistani forces have launched several operations against them. A senior Pakistani intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media, said a missile attack triggered a huge explosion in a stockpile of bomb-making materials, grenades and other munitions. Other Pakistani intelligence officials, also not identifying themselves for the same reason, said U.S. assistance played a critical role in tracking down Rabia and “eliminating the threat” that he posed. Earlier, a top government administrator, Syed Zaheerul Islam, said Rabia died in an explosion while making bombs at a home near Miran Shah. Islam said the blast also killed four other people, including two local residents, and left two others injured, who have not been identified. Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf confirmed Rabia had been killed. “Yes, indeed, 200 percent confirmed,” Musharraf said in Kuwait at the start of a three-nation visit in the Middle East. Al-Libbi twice tried to assassinate Musharraf for making the Islamic nation a key ally of the United States in its war on terrorism. Al-Libbi was captured in northwestern Pakistan on May 2 and later turned over to Washington for further investigation. Military officials have said hundreds of Arab, Afghan and Central Asian militants are in North and South Waziristan. Pakistan has deployed thousands of troops in the area, fighting intense battles with militants and killing and capturing several of them. Officials have said they do not know the whereabouts of al-Zawahri or bin Laden. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – One of al-Qaida’s top five leaders, said to be responsible for planning overseas strikes, was killed by Pakistani security forces in a rocket attack near the Afghan border with U.S. help, American and Pakistani officials said Saturday. Hamza Rabia, a key associate of al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri, died Thursday in an explosion in the North Waziristan tribal area, and his remains were identified in DNA tests, Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said. Two U.S. counterterrorism officials, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because of the information’s sensitivity, confirmed Rabia’s death but would not elaborate on the circumstances. The officials said Rabia was believed to be an Egyptian and head of al-Qaida’s foreign operations, possibly as senior as the No. 3 official in the terrorist group. That would put him in a tier just below Osama bin Laden and al-Zawahri. last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal woman has credited Slimming World with her dramatic transformation which has seen her lose a whopping four stone.Shauna McKinley, 33, from Buncrana admitted she used to dread shopping for clothes and spent as little time in them as possible.However, since her weight loss, Shauna jokingly quipped that you can’t get her out of the shops now. Shauna explained that when she was a teenager she had weight issues that affected her confidence.Shauna also have four children and so her weight continued to be a issue for her throughout her 20’s.However, she signals the day she joined Slimming World in 2012, as the significant turning point in her battle to address her weight issues.Shauna said, “I knew I had weight to lose but I wanted to do it in a healthy way. I wanted to change my whole lifestyle and not just my weight. “I’d tried Slimming World before but I wasn’t in the right frame of mind and I didn’t fully understand it. This time around Slimming World has changed my whole outlook on food. Now I’ll pick fruit and veg over the crisps.”Shauna lost 3st 7lbs and then discovered she was pregnant.Shauna said: “I was delighted, but a little worried as I thought that I would have to give up Slimming World and I had come so far.“So the first thing I did was Google if I could still do Slimming World while pregnant. I was over the moon when I realised I could.“I followed a slightly different eating plan that ensured I was getting enough vitamins and calcium for me and my baby. “I didn’t limit myself too much – when I wanted an occasional slice of cake or a takeaway I would have it – and I still ate healthily for most of the time.Shauna has now fallen back in love with fashion and having reached her target weight can now look forward to shopping for a family wedding over Christmas.“I’m really looking forward to shopping for the wedding and getting dressed up and feeling good – it will be a lot easier to find an outfit now than when I was bigger.“You can still enjoy occasions while in Slimming World and have just as much fun, if not more. DONEGAL WOMAN CAN FINALLY LOOK FORWARD TO XMAS SHOPPING AGAIN AFTER DRAMATIC WEIGHT LOSS was last modified: December 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeatureshealthnewsShauna McKinleySlimming Worldweight losslast_img read more

Raiders’ Maxx Crosby fined $21,056 for hit on Chiefs’ Mahomes

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — Maxx Crosby arrived in the Twin Cities a little lighter in the wallet.The Raiders rookie was fined $21,056 for a blow against quarterback Patrick Mahomes in last week’s 28-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, an NFL spokesman confirmed Saturday.Crosby played 29 snaps against the Chiefs as a situational edge rusher, plus eight on special teams. He had one tackle, one assist and wasn’t credited with a hit on the quarterback.On a first-and-10 play from the Kansas City 27, Crosby …last_img read more

Transnet, Eskom rated safer than US

first_img11 August 2011Transnet and Eskom bonds are now more highly rated than United States government bonds, according to the latest ratings by Fitch and Moody’s Investment Services.After revising the South African state companies’ outlook last month, Fitch affirmed electricity parastatal Eskom’s national long-term rating at AAA(zaf) with a stable outlook, Business Report said on Wednesday.The agency also affirmed transport and logistics parastatal Transnet’s government-guaranteed bond issue at AAA(zaf).The utility’s national long-term rating was affirmed at AA-(zaf) with a stable outlook.These ratings mean that the two South African utilities are now more creditworthy than the US after rating agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) downgraded the country’s credit rating from the top-notch AAA to AA+ on Friday.The favourable rating will ease the cost of borrowing in international markets for both Eskom and Transnet as they are currently seeking funds for multibillion-rand expansion programmes.S&P adjusted the ratings and outlooks of the two parastatals in January, moving Eskom up to stable from negative.Sapalast_img read more

Does Your Social Media Strategy Include Africa and China?

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair The upshot? You should be spending time looking at emerging markets. “Formerly, a lack of engagement with netizens could be considered a lost opportunity,” writes Crampton. “Now, the penetration and impact of social media is such that failing to understand what consumers are saying about a company online has become a business risk.”According to Socialbakers, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa are the countries with the fastest Facebook adoption. The fastest growing country for Facebook in Asia is India. And although Facebook is becoming increasingly more popular around the world, there are many homegrown social media sites that are worth paying attention to. Crampton writes:China’s social media platforms and online behaviors vary in important ways from those that may be considered their international equivalents. This variation is not all due to censorship. In China, as elsewhere in Asia, local variations of internet usage are driven by language, culture, levels of economic development, and the underlying digital ecosystem.Crampton explores many of the differences between Chinese social media users and users elsewhere. For example:Chinese users generally spend more time on social media than users in the rest of the world. For example, Chinese users often spend up to an hour per day on video sharing sites. Americans only spend about 15 minutes per day on YouTube.Young people in China report having more online friends than offline friends.Nearly half of the messages sent on Sina Weibo, a popular Chinese microblogging service, are sent by mobile phone. Only about 20% of Twitter updates come from mobile phones.Old school bulletin board systems (BBS) are still popular in China.Each culture has its own unique profile of usage. Researching these cross-cultural differences and local social media platforms should be a part of every business’s social media strategy.Lead image by by Peter Kaminski. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now klint finley Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Facebook use is growing faster in Africa than on any other continent, and the Chinese are some of the most active social media users in the world.The first fact comes from Socialbakers, a Facebook analytics company, which found that Africa gained more than 50% of its Facebook users in the last six months. The company also looks at other growing markets. The second comes from a Memeburn article by Thomas Crampton, which points out that although many Western social media services are blocked, the Chinese equivalents are extremely popular. And, according to Crampton, “A recent study by OgilvyOne in China found that 55 percent of China’s netizens had initiated or participated in online discussions about companies.” Tags:#enterprise#Trends Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more