first_imgAlso present were longtime national team members Japeth Aguilar and Gabe Norwood, mainstays Troy Rosario, Raymond Almazan, and Allein Maliksi, as well as cadets Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon, Mac Belo, and Carl Bryan Cruz.Assistant coaches Jong Uichico, Jimmy Alapag, Josh Reyes, and Ryan Betia assisted Head Coach Chot Reyes in the session.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Philippines is preparing for its game against Japan in Tokyo on November 24, before going back home where it will take on Chinese Taipei at Smart Araneta Coliseum on November 27. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThirteen players were present in the first day of the Smart Gilas Pilipinas’ training camp for the first leg of the 2017 Fiba World Cup qualifiers later this month.Four-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro, and Calvin Abueva spearheaded the attendees at Meralco Gym on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Herndon motivated to play alongside league’s top guards at Star LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more


first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Guardiola has already won domestic titles with Barcelona and Bayern, but he’s won the Champions League only with the Catalan club.European duties are next for City and a return to Merseyside for Wednesday’s Champions League quarterfinal first leg against Liverpool, which inflicted City’s only league loss so far this season.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 crownLast season, Everton was the scene of Guardiola’s heaviest league defeat at City but there was never any chance of that 4-0 reverse being repeated on Saturday.City had 82 percent possession in the first half yet incredibly managed only three shots on target. Unfortunately for Everton three was all they needed. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manchester City’s Leroy Sane, centre, celebrates with team mates after scoring his side’s first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Saturday, March 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)LIVERPOOL, England — Manchester City cruised past Everton 3-1 to ensure Pep Guardiola can seal his first English Premier League title by beating Manchester United next Saturday.Goals from Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, and Raheem Sterling set up the chance for City to become the quickest side to clinch the Premier League with six matches remaining. A win next week will beat United’s 2000-01 season record by one game.ADVERTISEMENT Breaking the standoff Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES For all the dominance, City’s greatest threat was on the counterattack. When City’s players burst forward again in a three-on-three in the 37th, Silva made the most of what was possibly a favorable offside decision to slide in a pass for Sterling’s 21st of the season.Having seen Everton complete just 59 passes — City midfielder Fernandinho was successful with 62 just by himself — a number of fans in the Gwladys Street and Park End opted not to return for the second half with pockets of blue seats clearly visible.They missed Bolasie beat goalkeeper Ederson from distance, via the foot of both posts just past the hour. It was also shortly after Tom Davies replaced Rooney to add some much-needed drive to midfield.But City still coasted to victory despite never getting out of second gear after the break. A 13th away league victory of the season set a new club record for City. Now there’s just the trophy to secure.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sam Allardyce’s tactics and team selection, with the pedestrian pair of Morgan Schneiderlin and Wayne Rooney on defensive midfield duties giving their mercurial visitors all the encouragement they needed, looked confused.When they actually got out onto the pitch it was even more evident once City started pinging the passes around and Guardiola’s plan of having only three men in the penalty area for attacking corners resulted in plenty of head-scratching among Everton’s defensive ranks.Less than four minutes had elapsed when they were exposed for the first of many occasions as Sane walloped home a left-footed volley from David Silva’s far-post cross.The hosts had the chance for a quick response but Yannick Bolasie wastefully headed over from Theo Walcott’s cutback.To emphasize just how significant a moment it was, City went straight down the other end with Kevin de Bruyne breaking forward to cross for Gabriel Jesus to head home.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


first_img1 Liverpool beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and it’s fair to say it wasn’t just Kopites who enjoyed it.It was manager Jurgen Klopp’s first Premier League win as Reds boss and it was a game he is unlikely to forget.Philippe Coutinho scored twice and Christian Benteke got the other after Ramires had given Chelsea an early lead.‘RAMIRES IS STILL LOOKING FOR COUTINHO’ – FANS LAUGH AT BLUES MIDFIELDER AFTER GOALThe icing on the cake, of course, for Liverpool fans was when Klopp replaced Adam Lallana with Dejan Lovren in the final moments of the game. The funniest reaction as Liverpool beat Chelsea 3-1 last_img read more


first_imgLA CA9ADA FLINTRIDGE – Even Charles Elachi, the director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, admits it would be difficult for the lab to match its past two years in the spotlight. But as the year gets under way, he said, “I think 2006 is going to be almost as exciting as 2004 and 2005.” On Jan. 15, the Stardust return capsule will parachute to the Utah desert bringing samples it collected from the tail of comet Wild 2. Ken Atkins, the mission’s project manager at JPL from 1995 until 2000, said Stardust will be the first sample return mission to come back from beyond the moon. Of course, while the new missions progress, other lab employees will work with the 16 ongoing missions JPL manages throughout the solar system. Elachi said the Cassini orbiter will fly past a Saturnian moon about once a month throughout the year, bringing new discoveries with each pass. With the new year, the lab has completed its funding-related layoffs, which cut about 5 percent of employees, bringing the lab workforce to about 5,000. And Elachi said “we envision for the foreseeable future we will stay roughly at the 5,000 level.” kimm.groshong@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonMost planetary missions send robots to conduct experiments in place. But many times, the technology the robots carry is outdated by the time they reach their destinations. “What we’ve got here is a chance to bring those samples back to Earth,” Atkins said. “And there we can use the finest instruments in the world to investigate these particles.” After that high point, Elachi said the lab hopes one of its satellites, CloudSat/Calipso, which was supposed to launch in 2005, will launch in late February. It is designed to study the Earth’s clouds to improve weather prediction models. The launch has been delayed by an ongoing strike of Boeing technicians. In March, all eyes will turn to the Red Planet and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Once there, it will begin a five- to six-month process of adjusting to get in close enough to obtain the highest resolution public images of any planetary body, including Earth, ever captured. “What we’re hoping to see is the detail of the morphology so we can better understand the processes on the surface,” Elachi said. last_img read more


first_imgSeamus Coleman is a doubt for Ireland’s Euro 2016 double-header with Gibraltar and Germany.Everton stars Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy are major doubts for Ireland’s Euro 2016 double-header with Gibraltar and Germany.Killybegs native Coleman and McCarthy who qualifies to play for Ireland through his grandfather who comes from Gweedore both picked up niggling injuries against Liverpool at the weekend.Neither will play any part in Everton’s Europa League clash with Russian side Krasnodar tonight. However, Everton manager Roberto Martinez is considering asking Ireland manager Martin O’Neil to leave the duo of the Group D encounters next week.Martinez feels McCarthy is suffering from fatigue and badly needs a rest, while Coleman has picked up a number of injuries of late.However, Martinez conceded that Coleman could be OK for Everton’s trip to Manchester United at the weekend.Ireland will need the two Everton stars as they face a crucial double-header in their quest to gain qualification to next European Championships. COLEMAN AND MCCARTHY MAJOR DOUBTS FOR EURO 2016 DOUBLE HEADER was last modified: October 2nd, 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:Euro 2016evertonGermanyJames McCarthynewsseamus colemanSportlast_img read more


first_imgFONTANA – Danica Patrick didn’t hold back words – or perhaps one of her fists – after she got tangled up with Jaques Lazier late in Sunday’s Toyota Indy 400 at California Speedway. “The first person I saw after the accident was Jaques and that wasn’t a good thing,” said Patrick, who blamed Lazier for the Turn 2 mishap that knocked both from the race with 15 laps remaining. “I confronted him. I told him how I felt. I was mad at him.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “My son hits harder than she does,” chided Lazier, whose son Kayden is 4. Lazier, a resident of Rancho Cucamonga, didn’t offer any further details and said he’s going to let IRL officials handle it. “There are two sides to every story,” IRL spokesman John Griffin said. “We will investigate.” The other side denies anything actually took place. “I didn’t do that,” said Patrick, who was ninth at the time of the accident.”I definitely yelled at him, but I didn’t punch him. But sometime during the ride to the infield care center in the back of an IRL safety vehicle, Patrick evidently took it up a notch. The 23-year-old IRL rookie struck Lazier in the face. The driver of the SUV had to stop briefly to tend to the situation, which reverted back to verbal sparring as they circled the track. center_img “He’s going to actually say he got beat up by a girl?” 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


first_imgTwo young Letterkenny ABC boxers have punched their way to two Ulster titles in Newtonstewart last Sunday.Patrick Mc Shane and Micheal O’Donnell, both 11 years old, were in flying form. They go on now to compete in the All-Irelands in the National Stadium, Dublin next week.The boys’ coaches are Rory McShane, Martin Glackin, James Browne and Paddy Gallagher ULSTER SAYS YES FOR TWO YOUNG LETTERKENNY BOXERS! was last modified: April 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:boxingdonegalLettetrkenny ABCUlsterlast_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal Chamber Music Festival has firmly established itself as a highlight in the north west’s musical calendar.Celebrating its 4th season this year, the fantastically talented Donegal chamber ensembles performed concerts in the stunning locations of Glebe House and Gallery and Glenveagh Castle for the four-day festival of classical music.Belfast-born composer Elaine Agnew was the featured composer at the weekend’s 4th Donegal Chamber Music Festival which ran from Thursday October 12th to Sunday October 15th 2017.The composer conducted the ensembles who performed her specially arranged pieces which featured in all of the concerts including the Donegal Junior Strings Orchestra family concert on Satuday afternoon.Opening the festival in the intimate setting of Glebe House, the Szabó-Yélamo String Duo enchanted the audience with a programme of romantic Spanish classics, Latin American songs and popular tangos. A magical evening!The Donegal Chamber Orchestra continued to weave a musical spell over the audience in the drawing room of Glenveagh Castle with a wonderful reportiore, including Vivaldi’s Concert for Strings, Bizet’s Carmen and Elaine Agnew’s Take Off, on Friday and Sunday.This annual chamber music festival is organised by the Donegal Chamber Music Society in association with Donegal Music Education Partnership.Making magic in the hills of Donegal – the 4th Donegal Chamber Music Festival was last modified: October 20th, 2017 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)last_img read more


first_img28 October 2003The Western Cape has launched a 24-hour toll-free hotline for information and referrals on emergency contraception – the first of its kind in Africa.The hotline – 0800 246 432 – is a public-private partnership between the provincial health department, the University of Stellenbosch, the World Population Foundation, and private clinic Medi-Challenge.“There is a perception – that we need to change – that emergency contraception causes an abortion”, said the provincial health department’s deputy director-general of reproductive health, Marie Adamo.“One young woman told me that teenagers do not get information on emergency contraception from parents and at schools, and they are also shy to go to clinics”, Adamo said, adding that young people were more comfortable talking to people on the phone than face-to-face.“The trained professionals at the call centre will be able to advise young people and give correct information about emergency contraception without passing any judgements”, she said.The call centre is funded by the World Population Foundation, while Stellenbosch University provides infrastructure and research, and Medi-Challenge and the provincial department of health supply the medicines.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more


first_imgAustralia’s airlines will join scores of others in facing the prospect of adopting a world-first international industry carbon offset scheme after the federal government agreed to participate on a voluntary basis from 2021.Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development acting deputy secretary Pip Spence confirmed that Australia had volunteered to participate in the initial phase of the scheme during a recent Senate committee hearing.Spence said the decision by Australia to participate meant Virgin Australia and Qantas would be required to find carbon offsets from 2021.The International Civil Aviation Organisation’s 191 member states reached an historic agreement in October to implement the global scheme, known as the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). The world’s first global industry pollution agreement will start as a voluntary scheme from 2021 to 2026 on international flights between participating states. It will then become mandatory across the aviation industry. Airlines will have to buy carbon credits to offset the growth in emissions, a move that has raised concerns in some states about costs.How much the initial scheme will cost airlines depends on factors that include the size of their international network and where they fly, the growth in traffic  (and hence emissions) and the price of carbon offsets in each year.  ICAO modelling suggests the scheme may cost airlines globally about $US2.2 billion in 2025, or about a quarter of a per cent of industry revenue. This could rise to $US4.3 billion by 2030, or about 0.4 per cent of what is expected to be global airline revenue at that time.A look at individual routes that assumed a current model Airbus A380 was flying between Dubai and Sydney in 2030 put the offset cost at between $US2,524 and $US6,585. By way of comparison, ICAO calculated the cost of fuel on that flight, based on last northern summer’s lower fuel prices, topped $US83,000.CORSIA will also include provisions to deal with special circumstances such as those of fast-growing airlines and airlines which have made significant investments to improve environmental performance already.Other countries to sign on for the voluntary phase include the United Arab Emirates, the US and European states but not every state was keen to participate in the launch. Those that said they wouldn’t include Russia and India. Nonetheless, more than 65 countries signed up for the voluntary part of the agreement from day one and the Air Transport Action Group estimated at the time that this meant that more than 80 per cent of the total growth in CO2 after 2020 will be covered.The scheme will see an airline’s emissions monitored and reports checked by independent verification agencies. Airlines will submit a report to governments and they will work together through ICAO to work out how much CO2 needs to be offset.Airlines then buy the appropriate number of offset units generated by a range of climate projects that must meet globally recognised standards to ensure the CO2 savings they generate are real.Once an offset unit is used by an airline it is cancelled to ensure it can’t be used again and the use of the offsets is monitored through a global registry linked to those maintained by individual countries.Both Qantas and Virgin welcomed Australia’s move to sign up for the voluntary phase of the global offset scheme and already have a lengthy track record when it comes to environmental initiatives. They believe they are well prepared for the scheme’s introduction but say it is too early to say how much it will cost them.Qantas has been a supporter of a global market-based mechanism and has been running a voluntary program for customers for a decade. It also rolled out a corporate program, Future planet, about 18 months ago.Qantas officials believe the airline’s relationship with offset providers and its experience in the field will allow it quickly adopt the CORSIA requirements.“The ICAO agreement last October was a big step towards the aviation industry’s goal of carbon-neutral growth, and it says a lot about the leadership airlines have shown on climate change,’’ a spokesman said. “We’ll be monitoring the development of the market mechanism through IATA but we’re very comfortable with the basic framework.  The Qantas Group’s offset program is the biggest of its kind in the world – so we’ve got a lot of experience in carbon markets.   “The CORSIA agreement doesn’t change the fact that there are plenty of other environmental priorities for airlines to work on between now and 2021, including fleet renewal, using big data to find ways of flying more efficiently and building up a viable biofuels sectors.“We’re looking at all those areas as opportunities for Qantas.”   Virgin has also been active in environmental issues and has a voluntary carbon offset scheme for passengers.Other initiatives include a partnership with Air New Zealand looking at ways to source locally produced biofuels. The airlines recently announced a short list of companies with which they can work on strengthening the commercial case for biofuel investment. “The Virgin Australia Group welcomes the Australian Government’s decision to participate in the CORSIA scheme,’’ a spokeswoman said. “The Virgin Australia Group is committed to minimising carbon emissions in the aviation industry and collaborates with government and industry stakeholders on measures to reduce emissions, including the establishment of CORSIA.“We will continue to work closely with the Federal Government and the International Civil Aviation Organization on the implementation of CORSIA.”last_img read more