TNT import says Tautuaa antics after dunk ‘very disrespectful’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew De Jesus was an opposite hitter for FEU while Pascua was the middle blocker.The two had a friendly chat with one another during the Final Four game between Ateneo and FEU in the men’s tournament.Pascua said they didn’t talk about their respective assignments in the semifinals, and all they did was joke around while reminiscing about their playing days.“We were just joking around, and thinking of the time when we still played at UP [University of the Philippines] wherein we can’t even fill up a row in the bleachers and the roof leaks when it rains,” said Pascua in Filipino Saturday. “But now, you can look at this, thousands of people are already watching the games.”Pascua added that De Jesus rebuffed his claim that they weren’t able to take part in the time when volleyball boomed into one of the most watched sport in the country.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ The narrative in the UAAP Season 80 Finals duel between De La Salle and Far Eastern University in the women’s volleyball tournaments just got another chapter.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The championship series between two of the most successful UAAP programs won’t just be for the glory but for the pride of the two teams’ head coaches, who were once teammates, as well.FEU head coach George Pascua and La Salle mentor Ramil De Jesus once teamed up for the Tamaraws during the early 90s, and now their career paths have intertwined more than 20 years since they’ve called each other teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“George has done a good job with his team and he’s really a very hard working person,” said De Jesus of his former teammate Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Pascua said he spent just one year being teammates with De Jesus in FEU and that was when the Tamaraws won the Season 54 title. LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “He told me that we were still part of the sport when it became this big, although we made a different kind of contribution,” said Pascua.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
In a collaborated venture between the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the Rights of the Child (ROC) Commission, a Human Rights and Leadership Workshop for the Guyana Police Force (GPF) was hosted at Herdmanston Lodge, Georgetown, where the spotlight was placed on the rights of children and the roles and responsibilities of the police in protecting them from abuse and neglect.According to UNICEF Deputy Resident Representative Paolo Marchi, the purpose was to engage the GPF in preventing, identifying and protecting abused and neglected juveniles since research shows that 70 per cent of children are victims of such and the police are entrusted to serve as a form of protection towards them.He relayed that his belief is that the Force’s involvement will enhance thei capacity of providing protection as they internalise the essential ROC mechanisms to provide a wider comprehension of the realistic and lawful children rights.While acclaiming the organisations for initiating the learning session, Force Training Officer Paul Williams highlighted, on behalf of the GPF, that there was no such thing as “too much” training in light of the daily occurrences of change. He added that because of theUNICEF Deputy Resident Representative Paolo Marchiappropriate training programmes, ranks of all abilities were efficiently trained.The Training Officer asserted that facilities are in place to ensure Juvenile delinquents are segregated from adult prisoners through a standing order under the Juvenile Offenders Act. He voiced that if a minor needs to be interviewed, members of the Force and faith networks are present. He also noted that the GPF regularly provides assistance to the homeless and impoverished children.Williams highlighted that the GPF will implement the practices they’ve learnt when engaging with children as law enforcers and vowed that other officers who were unable to participate in the learning sessions would be trained by trainers.He noted that in relation to child custody, court orders would be enforced and there is an intention to create sustainable relationships with agencies and the ministry in this regard.Pointing out that the rights of children are often breached in the vicinity of their homes and even the courts, ROC Consultant, Queenla Cameron stressed on the need for the human rights standards to be applied by the police when carrying out their duties. She also voiced that it is necessary for the ROC Convention to be applied without delay in an effort to ensure the best interest of the children.Cameron added that children should not be used to provide evidence in court and should not be subjected to agony by the police. She also encouraged the GPF to adapt to the policies of ROC.
Plan International has started the construction of a modern school in Lontuo, Twah River District near the Liberian/Ivorian Border in Nimba County, a release from the entity has said.Lontuo, a large community of more than 4500 inhabitants, has a single public elementary school in Twah River District which was founded in 1975. The school hosted 445 pupils in academic year 2015. The classes are overcrowded with no chairs, there are no toilet facilities, no libraries or safe drinking water.“We are building this modern school to ease the burden of over-crowdedness, increased enrollment and meet the enormous challenges faced by the community,” said Joseph Nyunkor, Plan International Liberia Nimba Office Manager.The new school will have a laboratory and two libraries for senior and junior students. Plan International will also construct a recreation center, five modern latrines, two safe drinking points and a playground.“Education is the only pathway and policy to sustainable development, economic revitalization and prosperity,” said Nyunkor.The development chairman for Lontuo Town, Oscar D. Wopleh said during the introduction of the contractors to the community that the day was like Christmas Day, “because my dream has come to reality.” “This is a dream come true. All of our neighboring towns in Beo Clan have at least a school building even though they are not modern like the one Plan International is about to construct for us, our children will now go back to school and acquire quality education,” Wopleh said as he celebrated with the school-age children.“Our children,” he said, “Will now have access to a modern school system that will encourage them to be serious with their education. For that, I say many thanks to Plan International Liberia and their partners who provided the money for the construction of the modern school.”Plan International has been working with 326 communities in Liberia since 1982 with programs targeting the areas of Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education and women’s empowerment, Livelihoods for household economic security, Protection, including in emergencies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. — At approximately 11:18 p.m. last night Fort St. John RCMP responded to a car crash involving at least two vehicles in Charlie Lake. Not many details are available as the incident remains under investigation, however police did confirm it was the result of impaired driving.The accident occurred on the Alaska Highway at Old Hope Road.There’s no update at this time as to the condition of those involved in the accident.- Advertisement –
0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Ernest Wendo vies for the ball with SuperSport United’s Dean Furman during the first leg of a CAF Confederation Cup play-off round in Machakos on April 8, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 9- SuperSport United skipper Dean Furman has blamed a combination of a ‘shocking’ penalty decision and what he termed as a poor pitch for their 1-0 loss to Gor Mahia in a CAF Confederations Cup third round, first leg tie in Machakos on Sunday.Madagascan referee Hamada Nampiandraza pointed straight to the spot in the 77th minute after Meddie Kagere’s header off a Bernard Omondi corner bounced on Grant kekana’s arm, a decision that Furman has termed as ‘completely soft’. “We thought we did enough to get a 0-0 but at the end of it, it is a shocking decision… so soft… but it is what it is. The penalty was poor and it is what won them the game,” the South African international told Capital Sport.“We turned the tie around last time and we are confident at home and on a proper pitch where we will be able to play our own style of football. The pitch here was not very good we had to adapt our game to play more direct,” the midfielder further added.He has however acknowledged that Gor Mahia will be a tough nut to crack in the return tie in Pretoria on April 18, but looking back at their home form when they reached the final of the same tournament last season, Furman is more than confident they stand a genuine chance.“They have a decent team and we have seen what they are all about today. They will be difficult to break down. We are disappointed to lose especially with that penalty, but if they open us up and score a good goal in Pretoria then we will lift our hands up and say well done,” Furman further added.Interim coach Kaitano Tembo also acknowledged that Gor is a tough team but just as his captain, he is confident their home advantage will hoist them to a good result and a second consecutive spot in the group stages.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr (left) shakes hands with his SuperSport United Counterpart Kaitano Tembo while goalkeeper coach Andre Arendse looks on during their CAF COnfederations Cup play-off round match in Machakos on April 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“They are a good team; if a team can go and lose 1-0 away in Tunisia against Esperance, it shows they are a formidable team and we can’t take them for granted. They have worked hard for the result and they deserve it,” Tembo said after the game.“We were looking to get try that away goal; at 0-0 it was okay and we could manage the game. I thought probably we should have caught them on transition when they were attacking especially if we were playing in a better pitch where the final pass could have been better,” he added.The tactician has warned they will be going in to ensure they get a win at home, says he expects Gor to travel to Pretoria and try preserve the result which will see them sail through.He has challenged his players to ensure they have quality in their possession and improve on their finishing as they eye a second consecutive group phase berth.The team is faced with a huge dilemma on which competition to give more preference with their fortunes in the PSL dwindling as they continue dipping closer to relegation. Skipper Furman has bluntly said they will be working to preserve their PSL status.“In January alone we played 10 games in 28 days which was very tasking for the players. But we are now fresher, playing well as a team hunger back again. We have to take game by game and hope for good results,” coach Tembo said.Furman added; “No pressure at all, this was great while it lasted last year. Now we got three very important games, our focus is majorly on getting off the relegation zone in the PSL.”SuperSport immediately travelled back to their base in Pretoria and are confronted with a tough tie against Orlando Pirates on Wednesday, then face Cape Town City before taking on Gor in the return tie.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
A Donegal man took centre stage before Ireland’s crucial World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina yesterday afternoon. However, Kilcar native Martin McKenna wasn’t required by Ireland manager Joe Schmidt on the field of play. Martin was on hand to perform the pre-match coin flip before both quarter-final matches yesterday afternoon at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.Martin won the competition via ‘The Sin Bin’ – which is a rugby world cup programme which is screened on TV3.He was luckily selected from thousands who texted in to the competition and won the trip of a lifetime.However, it was a bad day at the office for Ireland who were outplayed by a hugely impressive Argentinian side. Martin now lives in Galway – but is a proud Kilcar and Donegal man and was delighted to be flying the flag for us yesterday. DONEGAL MAN TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT RUGBY WORLD CUP QUARTER-FINAL was last modified: October 19th, 2015 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:newsSport
Leon Bailey thrilled with his performances in the Bundesliga last year. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion smart causal Most Popular Premier League News Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade latest BIG PRESENTS UP TOP ALTERED What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Chelsea and Liverpool, amongst others have been told Leon Bailey will cost them upwards of £44.75million by Bayer Leverkusen, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.The winger, just 20-years-old, is in high demand after he scored nine goals in just 30 Bundesliga appearances last term, with Roma also an interested party. And Bailey himself revealed that there has been interest from both Liverpool and Chelsea this summer, while Italian club Roma are also hot on his heels.Bayer Leverkusen, who only signed him in January 2017, are desperately trying to hang onto the Jamaican this summer following his exploits in what was his first full season at the club. 1 gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update SORRY possible standings Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT predicted revealed How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings silverware Now all interested parties have been told that only bids of €50million or more will be considered.Bayer paid Genk just under £18m for him 18 months ago so a sale of £44.75million would represent a substantial profit for the German club.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are still on the wet side. We have had about five inches for the month so far, but I think the lack of heat rather than too much water is holding us back at this point. I would hope we could maybe get started late this week.We did get some burndown snuck in between rains. We’d really like to get that full rate of 2,4-D on this bean ground. The colder temperatures have held the weeds in check so far.Our tile project has started. That is a 40-year dream come true. That has been one of our wettest farms but the landlord never wanted to spend the money. Now we own the farm and it could be one of our best pieces of dirt once we get it drained.We have seen very little activity the past week and virtually nothing has been done. I have seen just a few guys here and there working down tile lines or out picking up rocks. There is still a lot of ground that has been untouched in this area. There are still some guys that haven’t topdressed wheat. There are a couple of pieces of wheat around here that look really outstanding, but there are some that look rough, either from ponding over the winter or just getting beat up.I know that everybody gets pretty busy this time of year. I encourage everyone to think about the toll this takes on your body. I just found out that I am a candidate for knee replacement in the next five to eight years. I would consider myself pretty young for that. While we are jumping off trucks and tractors because we are in a hurry trying to make things happen, it can cost you in the long term.
Written by Elaine Bowen, EdD, West Virginia University Extension Specialist-Health PromotionAt the end of the day, do you think, “Oh my, I’ve been sitting too long!”? Maybe you’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking, a big risk to your health. It is true that too much sitting increases your risk of serious chronic diseases. The good news is you can add movement to your day. How? Walking meetings!Walking meetings are just that…meetings held while walking instead of sitting. Walking meetings are flexible and can be used in these ways: 1) a one-on-one meeting; 2) a break-out session of a larger meeting; 3) as part of a larger meeting with part of it walking and the other part sitting; 4) as its own entire meeting; and 5) a conference call.We all know that walking is one of the best ways to stay healthy. While working, the average person spends 9.3 hours sitting every day. A sedentary lifestyle contributes to obesity, type II diabetes, breast and colon cancers, and heart disease. An easy way to combat this sedentary lifestyle problem in the workplace is by introducing walking meetings. This is a simple and free way to improve your health while also accomplishing the same amount of work that you need to do. There is no need to give up work for health or health for work – you can have both!But wait, there are some extra benefits of walking meetings:Better listening skillsIncreased creativityIncreased productivityRelationship buildingMore honest communication among people at different “levels” in an organizationA decreased risk of certain diseases, such as those listed aboveA decrease in the number of work time missed due to illnessA potential increase in lifespanHow do you get started with walking meetings?Walking meetings are relatively simple to put together and participate in, but there is a right and a wrong way to create them. These tips will work for you and your participants.Plan ahead—create an agenda and a route for the walking meeting. Make it a treat and fit in a fun destination at the end, a point of interest along the route, or a healthy snack or drink option.Give notice—always let meeting participants know in advance that it is a walking meeting so they prepare. Send a short list of what to bring (comfortable shoes, water, etc.) and an agenda so that they will all be prepared to get the meeting going quickly.Plan for notes—if notes need to be taken during the meeting, bring a recording device or ask for a volunteer to take notes.Meeting size—ideally, the meeting size should be small, 2-5 people. If the meeting involves more participants, then carefully plan ways to handle that by either splitting into small groups or having periods of sitting and discussing followed by a walk.Pace of the walk—the walking pace should be set to the pace of the slowest walker. Everybody should be comfortable, enjoy the walk, and be able to easily focus and get things accomplished.Be clear and honest—because of the work culture, walking meetings could be seen as a break from work with a loss of productivity. Be sure to clear walking meetings with supervisors and communicate to everyone that walking meetings are for working and not for relaxing, gossiping, etc. Walking meetings are a healthy alternative to traditional sit-down meetings, but the same amount of work (if not more!) is accomplished.Stay motivated—choose a leader to keep the group motivated. Encourage each other to stick with walking meetings. Pick a time when everyone can regularly commit to, such as weekly staff meetings. Plan ahead for bad weather conditions—will you walk inside or will you reschedule? Mix things up in order to not get bored—pick different routes or different fun destinations at the end or along the route. Use this website as a resource for planning routes. Enjoy yourself!Always keep safety in mind. Difficulty breathing, dizziness, pain, nausea, or other unusual symptoms while walking is not normal. If you or others experience any of these symptoms, stop and rest. If symptom(s) persists, see a physician. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Face oncoming traffic. Watch out for dogs, cars, and bicycles.Get inspired…watch TED Talk: Got a Meeting? Take a Walk
Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki arrives after signing a contract to a news conference at the teams’ spring training baseball complex Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. Suzuki signed a one year deal in his return to the Mariners. (AP Photo/Matt York)PEORIA, Ariz. — Ichiro Suzuki’s wish was granted. He is back in the familiar white and blue jersey of the Seattle Mariners.“Even in the offseason when I would go back to Japan, I always came back to Seattle. This was my home … has always been my home,” the 44-year-old outfielder said through a translator Wednesday after finalizing a $750,000, one-year contract. “Somewhere deep inside, I wanted to return and wear this uniform again.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said discussions about Suzuki’s return intensified about a week ago, when the club’s injury situation became a greater concern.“It did not take very long to put a deal together that brought Ichiro back home,” Dipoto said, adding that Suzuki’s presence will help a young outfield and veteran Dee Gordon, who is playing center field for the first time.“It’s huge for our club and our ability to step forward,” Dipoto said.Projected left fielder Ben Gamel is sidelined for at least a month with a strained oblique muscle, Right fielder Mitch Haniger is dealing with a hand injury that has limited his activity for a couple of weeks, and Guillermo Heredia is still in the final stages of recovery from offseason shoulder surgery.Suzuki underwent a physical in Seattle on Monday. His return is similar to the Mariners’ reunion with Ken Griffey Jr. in 2009 that was good for one year but had an ugly conclusion.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Almost six years away, Suzuki returned to help patch an injury-depleted outfield on the team he played for from 2001-12. The 10-time All-Star can earn an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $200,000 each for 150 and each additional 50 through 350, and $250,000 for 400.Suzuki earned the 2001 AL Rookie of the Year and MVP, with the Mariners and won a pair of AL batting titles. He was traded to the New York Yankees midway through 2012, played parts of three seasons with the Yankees, then spent three seasons with Miami.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe has a .312 average and 3,080 hits, not including the 1,278 hits he amassed in nine seasons in Japan. Suzuki appeared in 136 games last year for the Miami Marlins and hit .255 with a .318 on-base percentage.“I still have things that I want to do and I want to accomplish,” Suzuki said. “I’m really thinking about this year and what the Seattle Mariners need, what I can do to help. 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Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Seattle has significant concerns about depth in the outfield. Other options were available, including free agents Jose Bautista, Carlos Gonzalez and Jon Jay.“Bringing him in, what he can do on the field, still think he’s got plenty left in the tank there,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “What he adds in the clubhouse I think is very, very valuable.”Suzuki is slated to play left field and will need a few days of workouts and batting practice before he plays in a game, Servais said.Suzuki had 2,533 hits with the Mariners, including 262 in 2004 when he set the big league season record. His trade to New York during the 2012 season was a stunning conclusion to his time in Seattle, but gave Suzuki the chance to play in the postseason for the first time since his rookie season.Suzuki reunites with former Yankees teammates Robinson Cano and David Phelps, and he played with Gordon and Phelps in Miami. Third baseman Kyle Seager, pitcher Felix Hernandez and hitting coach Edgar Martinez were Suzuki’s teammates in Seattle before he was traded.On Wednesday, a stall in the Mariners’ spring training clubhouse awaited Suzuki, situated between journeyman outfielder Kirk Niewenhuis and starting shortstop Jean Segura. The team shop at the Peoria Sports Complex was already stocked with shirts and jerseys bearing Suzuki’s No. 51. ore merchandise was en route.