January 19, 2020

Ph 5 cruises past Thais

first_imgPhoto from Fiba.comChooks-To-Go Pilipinas leaned on a strong fourth quarter to repulse a pesky Mono Vampire squad, 115-102, at the Fiba Asia Champions Cup on Sunday at Chenzhou Sports Center in China.The Filipinos engaged the Thais in a shootout for the first three periods before pulling away in the final frame.Four Filipinos scored 17 points or more, led by Carl Bryan Cruz, who bounced back from an anemic performance the day before to lead his squad with 28 points, including eight three-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ How to help the Taal evacuees 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 LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OOM winner has eyes on another prize Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Import Isaiah Austin produced 27 points, 19 rebounds and 4 blocks for the Filipinos, who pace Group A with a 2-1 record.Lead playmaker Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng also impressed with 24 and 17 points, respectively. —FIBA.COMFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

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January 19, 2020

Jarencio voices displeasure over UST’s hiring of ‘outsider’ as coach

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ang dami naming magkakapatid na pwede pagkatiwalaan, ang AMA namin kumuha pa ng taga labas! Tsk tsk tsk #no delicadesa #sino may pakana— pidojarencio (@pidojarencio1) December 29, 2017 Jarencio, who is now the head coach of Globalport in the PBA, has expressed almost yearly his desire return to UST after leaving the school in 2013 when they lost to La Salle in the UAAP Finals.READ: Jarencio vocal on return to Tigers but ‘no response’ from UST yetAyo, who is the former head coach of Letran before jumping ship to La Salle, said at the end of the basketball tournament of Season 80 that he has “lots of friends” who are priests in UST.It’s worth noting that Ayo graduated with a Philosophy degree from Letran, UST’s sister school under the Dominican order.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina READ: Change of heart: Ayo leaves La Salle for UST  “Ang dami naming magkakapatid na pwedeng pagkatiwalaan, ang ama namin kumuha pa ng taga labas (There are so many of us brothers who can be trusted but our father chose someone from outside),” tweeted Jarencio Friday.“No delicadesa, sino ang may pakana (No propriety whatsoever, who’s at fault)?”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 folk OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TNT recovers, thwarts Alaska Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAmid several reports of University of Santo Tomas’ supposed hiring of Aldin Ayo, one former mentor couldn’t hide his displeasure over the move.Pido Jarencio, who guided the Growling Tigers to its last UAAP title in 2006, voiced his opinion in an apparent jab at the school for tabbing an “outsider” for the head coach post.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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January 17, 2020

“Manish” charged for threatening language granted bail

first_imgGodfrey Johnson, also called “Manish” was granted 00 bail by Magistrate Clive Nurse on a charge of threatening language. The defendant, 47, of 169 South Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him following an appearance at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.It is alleged that he made use of threatening language to Patrick Daly on Monday, August 22, at South Amelia’s Ward. The defendant will make his next court appearance on September 21.last_img

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January 12, 2020

Hairdresser jailed for cocaine trafficking

first_imgKaren Petuela Stuffle, a hairdresser of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was on Thursday arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a charge of trafficking 1.42 kilograms of cocaine, which she had stashed in her vagina and stomach.At time of her apprehension, on Sunday at the CJIA, the hairdresser was scheduled to board a flight bound for New York. A search conducted by CANU ranks on her person resulted in the narcotics being unearthed.The woman was further questioned, and admitted to swallowing 100 pellets, which she subsequently excreted at a city hospital.The charge Stuffle faced detailed that while being an outgoing passenger at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on September 9, 2018, she attempted to smuggle the cocaine out of the country in form of 100 pellets which she had stashed on her person.The 48-year-old defendant admitted to the charge, and told the court she had been paid US$400 and had her airfare paid in full in order to traffic the narcotics.She told the Chief Magistrate she does not want to waste the court’s time, and apologised for her action while stating, “I would never do this again!”Stuffle has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment, and fined $2.3 million for the offence.Based on reports, several other persons linked to the bust have been arrested, and are currently in Police custody assisting with investigations.last_img read more

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January 11, 2020

Districts don’t owe state cash

first_imgFourteen school districts in the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys will not have to reimburse the state up to $15 million for the construction of special-education classrooms. The State Allocation Board adopted regulations Wednesday saying a new law concerning transfer of school facilities would not be applied retroactively and the school districts would be exempt from the payback requirement, officials said. “The regulations have been adopted to not apply as a retroactive remittance,” Westside Union School District Superintendent Regina Rossall said. District officials said the new law would unfairly penalize them for taking over from Los Angeles County the special-education programs for severely disabled students several years ago. Assembly Bill 2947 would require districts to repay the state for part of the cost of constructing special-education classrooms that were built with 100 percent state hardship funding given to the Los Angeles County Office of Education when it ran the programs. Ten Antelope Valley school districts stood to lose more than $12 million. Four elementary school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley faced losing $2.3 million, based on the number of classrooms that were built. The classrooms were built in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and the special-education programs were transferred from the county Office of Education to the districts from 2000 to 2004. The bill says if the county transfers title of the classrooms to the districts within 10 years of their occupation, then the districts would have to pay the state back. The county still has title to the classrooms but wants to transfer it to the districts because the law says the county’s eligibility for special-education school construction funding, which was hurt by the transfer, can’t be restored until the title transfer occurs. State officials said the districts would not face liability unless they agreed to accept title. Officials said the county can regain some of its eligibility by reaching agreements with districts that were also in hardship status at the time the classrooms were built and for which no payback is required. Hardship districts would have received 100 percent funding from the state if they themselves had built the special-education classrooms. School districts that did not qualify for hardship funding and were in a 50-50 match program would owe the state money, officials said. — Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 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

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December 26, 2019

West Ham United ‘mole’ defends himself on talkSPORT after leak accusations

first_img Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos silverware 4 latest England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions gameday cracker 4 The West Ham ‘mole’ spoke to talkSPORT to defend himself But the account user was bemused by the report, and questioned the legitimacy of the original report.He continued: “The fact that the article says that the team hear about the team four hours before kick off, well what are they doing all week with set pieces then?“What are they doing in terms of setting up? That might explain why we’re bottom of the league if they only hear about the team four hours before.”Former Arsenal man Perry Groves was in the studio alongside Bob Mills and both were left amazed at the consistency behind the ‘leaked’ line ups.In fact, the only team he admitted to getting wrong in recent times was the line up against the Gunners – when Aaron Cresswell came in as a late replacement for first choice Arthur Masuaku. Most read football stories predicted How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Groves asked @ExWHUemployee if he spends many hours at the training ground to explain his incredible accuracy.He added: “No I don’t! Lots of people are at the training ground as you know from being at the training ground yourself, there’s 40, 50 – maybe even more now at a training ground.“These things get passed around and, at the end of the day, being a fan myself I only ever put news out that I see as undetrimental [sic] to the team. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 4 On Twitter, there are few better in-the-know sources for West Ham related news than @ExWHUemployee scrap revealed BEST OF The strain of losing four Premier League games in a row is perhaps beginning to take a toll on Manuel Pellegrini Once again, Hammers fans are already fearing the worst just four games into the new season “I think most West Ham fans can and I did an experiment a couple of months ago where I tried to predict the teams for the top four clubs in the country and I managed to get three of them spot on and one of them wrong by about one or two players.“It’s just hearing bits of information and just using your common sense – this leaking and this mole stuff of how I hear the team before the players hear the team is just ridiculous reporting.“I think it’s been a slow week for news, probably wanted another article to shame West Ham by and here we are.”With a following of 50,600 fans, it’s fair to say @ ExWHUemployee  has become a cult figure among Hammers fans on Twitter.Not only does he predict line ups for fans, he is also extremely reliable for transfer news. 4 The West Ham United ‘mole’ who is accused of leaking team sheets before manager Manuel Pellegrini tells the players has defended himself from the accusations on talkSPORT.The Chilean was reportedly angered with a Twitter user under the handle @ExWHUemployee after he successfully ‘predicted’ 89 consecutive West Ham United line ups. tense “I put it out at half one – the team sheets have already been exchanged at half one anyway so it’s not as if the opposition manager says ‘I can’t name my team just yet, I’m waiting for that Ex bloke to Tweet something then I’m going to start to consider my selection’“And what are all these clubs paying scouts for then if my Tweets re this important? I think the whole thing is ludicrous.”The Hammers face a difficult trip to Everton on Sunday and may be without new signing Jack Wilshere for the trip to Merseyside. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City A report in The Times revealed the former Manchester City boss has made enquiries to find out where the leak is coming from as players allegedly find out if they’re playing or not before Pellegrini tells them.However, the owner of the account (who wishes to remain anonymous) rubbished the claims when speaking to Jim White on talkSPORT and West Ham fan Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams.“I think what it is is it that I’m just very good at putting together bits of information I hear,” he told Jim White.“I’m not a journalist, but I like to think I’m better than most because I get information, I piece it together and, being a massive fan myself, I can pretty much work out what the team is going to be. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update last_img read more

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December 25, 2019

LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN NOTES

first_imgSt. Patrick’s NSB.C Embroidery will be available in the school on Friday 22nd June to take orders and payments for new school uniforms.We are missing some Class photos from our display for the years 95-96, 96-97, 97-98, and 98-99. Any help would be greatly appreciated. We are running the clothing collection again until Friday 22nd June.Normal refuge sacks may be used.Road Re-surfacingAfter various meetings with road engineers, Cllr Cora Harvey has welcomed the re-surfacing work being carried out at present on the Treantaboy and Stralongford road. Drumkeen 3rd Annual Car Wash.Our 3rd Annual car wash which has been a great success will be taking place shortly. As you know the money we raised this past 2 years went to local issues. i.e. musical instruments for the kids in St.Patrick’s NS, various equipment for the youth club, flower boxes at the entrance to the grave yard, St. Bridget’s Well and loads more!!!So if people would like to make suggestions this year please email them to the Drumkeen Notes or text your idea to 086 4083625.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen Lotto Results 18th Apr 08,15,19,22. No jackpot winner 1 match 3 Nos: €100 Nellie Cannon, Drumkeen Next weeks jackpot €2900 Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agat.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandBand practice in the hall as usual on Tue @ 7pm Learn to play the flute or drum. New members always welcome. Contact Patrick on 086 2366004 or just turn up on the nightSt. Mary’s GAA Bingo in Hall @9 on Tues. Lotto Results for 17/4/12 3 with 3 counties CN,FH,LD,MO Margaret Mc Daid Drumkeen, Peter Connaughton Raphoe and Bill Meehan Convoy next weeks Jackpot €4450 ANYONE interested in selling Lotto’s in their own area contact Paul Mc Mullan 087785980This year’s Club Donegal Levy is €200 can anyone who is interested please contact Paul Mc Mullan on above number. Anyone interested in Cardiac Screening ring Julia Blake 0862611290Self-Management CourseThe HSE is providing a self-management course for people with long term conditions and Carers of people with long term conditions that promotes self-care. Self-care means looking after yourself and your general health so that you can manage your life and not just your condition. The course is free of charge and is run over six weekly sessions, each lasting 2 ½hours. Courses are being provided across the county. If you would like some more information on this course or would like to book a place on a course, you can contact the HSE Consumer Services Department on 9189016 or email paula.quinn@hse.ie All enquiries are welcome.Drumkeen UtdOur 35th Anniversary Free Members draw will take place in Jameson’s Bar on Fri 4th May 2012.18 prizes to be won. Tickets €10 each or 3 for €20. All proceeds in aid of new Astro Turf training pitch. Tickets available from any club member or at the clubhouse (074 9134208)Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608 Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should be highlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversary mentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like published please feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included please emaildrumkeennotes@gmail.com (Deadline Sun @ 6pm)LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: April 22nd, 2012 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

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December 25, 2019

Diebold voting system fails test

first_img 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 “This is a unique case in which we discovered that the source code had never, ever been reviewed,” said Kerns. “There were potential security risks with it.” Dave Byrd, vice president of business operations for Diebold, said in a statement that the company looks forward to the system review. “So far, we have complied with every certification test the secretary’s office has requested of us,” Byrd said. “We have always complied with what the state has requested of us, and will treat this new request in the same spirit of cooperation.” McPherson said in a statement that he will not certify any system for use in California unless it “meets the most stringent voting system requirements. We are at a critical crossroads for voting system technology; therefore, we must take every available step to ensure the security and integrity of every vote cast in this new electronic age.” The secretary of state said last month that his office planned to hire an outside expert to perform a hacker test on a Diebold machine, but Kerns said it’s premature to perform such a test until the Diebold machines have passed state and federal standards. Diebold, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of electronic voting systems, has been criticized by some activist groups as being vulnerable to outside hackers seeking to manipulate election results. SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Bruce McPherson on Tuesday told electronic voting machine manufacturer Diebold Election Systems that it must submit two of its machines for more rigorous federal testing before they can be certified in California. The memory cards on the systems have “unresolved significant security concerns,” according to a letter sent to Diebold on Tuesday from McPherson’s elections chief, Caren Daniels-Meade. She asked the company to submit source coding, or program instructions, for the machines to federal investigators. The problems were discovered during routine testing of the machines by state employees and independent consultants, said Secretary of State spokeswoman Jennifer Kerns. She said each system approved for use in California must meet 10 security requirements, and the Diebold machines did not meet one of those standards. Voting machines must receive state certification before local elections officials can consider their use in California, Kerns said. She said Tuesday’s order will not affect the voting systems currently being used in any counties. 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

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December 21, 2019

Fortuna football claims NorCal Division 5-A title with physical 34-20 win over Bear River

first_imgFortuna >> Ever since he became Fortuna High’s head coach a decade ago, Mike Benbow has been making the trip watch state title games in football.It’s a trip that he plans to do again this year.But there’s a major wrinkle to things this time around: He’s taking a whole bunch of Huskies with him.In a meeting of two incredibly physical and hard-nosed teams, Fortuna ensured that its 2017 season will end on the biggest stage that it possibly can, as the Huskies captured the CIF Northern …last_img

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December 19, 2019

New life for indigenous classics

first_imgThomas Mofolo’s Chaka, a classic of South African indigenous literature, has been translated into English and German. The work is a mythic retelling of the story of the rise and fall of the Zulu emperor-king Shaka, and has been likened to Homer’s Iliad.Wilma den HartighAn initiative by South Africa’s Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) will breathe new life into publishing in African languages and ensure that South African indigenous-language literary classics are preserved for future generations.   The DAC has tasked the National Library of South Africa to reprint such classics in an effort to help preserve the country’s heritage.“The library system, otherwise starved for literature in the indigenous languages, will now have this resource to draw on,” Minister of Arts and Culture Pallo Jordan said at the launch of the project.Ten of South Africa’s 11 official languages are indigenous, with the 11th being English. They are isiZulu, isiXhosa, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Sepedi, Setswana, isiNdebele, Siswati, Tshivenda and XitsongaThe project is also part of a government campaign to promote a culture of reading and writing in indigenous languages, thereby reducing illiteracy. Furthermore, it will raise awareness of works that have been produced over more than 150 years in the languages spoken in the majority of South African homes.Jordan said his hope is that schools would benefit from the initiative.“We envisage that our school system will very soon become aware of these republished classics and that many, otherwise lost to memory, will once again be prescribed as part of the school syllabus,” Jordan said.Professor Hennie van Coller, head of the Afrikaans Department at the University of the Free State, said such initiatives are critical to preserve indigenous languages. Some languages, such as Tshivenda, are already close to extinction.“Publishing books is one of the ways to keep languages alive. Another important way is by using it and granting it a status,” Van Coller said.He added that promoting a culture of reading is crucial in South Africa as it has such a high illiteracy rate. “People can’t really read and understand books,” he said.Indigenous language books have a crucial role to play in school tuition. Van Coller said research indicates that mother-tongue tuition is extremely beneficial for a child’s development and performance at school, particularly when it comes to subjects such as mathematics.“Children just understand better in their mother tongue,” he said.In his address, Jordan explained that the project would concentrate on classics and works of proven literary worth during the initial stages. However, he hopes that it will create a friendlier environment for indigenous language writing and that emerging writers would come forward with their works.Coller pointed out that a lot of work is still needed to change people’s perceptions of indigenous languages. He pointed out that translation of indigenous language works such as praise poetry is one good way to keep a language alive. In doing this, people will have access to the material and develop appreciation for such work.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.comRelated articlesSouth Africa’s languagesSouth African literature South African EnglishNew African languages for PCs SA remembers Es’kia Mphahlele Useful linksDepartment of Arts and Culture Pan South African Language Boardlast_img read more

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