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first_imgTigresses (from left) Milena Alessandrini, Tin Francisco, and Eya Laure scuttle the plans of Lycha Ebon and the LadyTamaraws. —SHERWIN VARDELEONUniversity of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines rammed their respective opponents Wednesday to move closer to a championship duel.UST bucked a sluggish opening set to demolish Far Eastern U even as UP popped Adamson’s bubble to move within a win of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference finals at FilOil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Cooper wants Azkals to play in Asian Cup ‘with a purpose’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Marian Alisa Buitre dominated with 25 points for the Lady Maroons who took advantage of the Lady Falcons’ tendency to relax.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ The Tigresses fashioned out a 16-25, 26-24, 25-18, 25-23 triumph over the Lady Tamaraws in their best-of-three semifinals series.Earlier, UP scored a rousing 24-26, 25-19, 25-22, 25-20 victory over erstwhile unbeaten Adamson.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’Eya Laure topscored with 19 points for the Tigresses, who are aiming to win their first title here since 2010.“Now we are communicating well inside the court and play more relaxed, and we responded better to the situation in the court,” said Laure in Filipino.last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,Electricity cost in the UK is about 14.5p per kWh (about $36.5 per kWh). While in Guyana it is about $52.5 per kWh. When we take into account the loss due to electricity theft, defective meters and line losses (which account for about 30 per cent), we see that the electricity cost is roughly the same as the commercial losses and is being passed onto consumers in Guyana (70 per cent of $52.5 is about $36.75).What this means is that GPL should be breaking even and not racking up losses. Clearly, something is wrong in the operation of GPL when it is racking up losses as well as when there are numerous blackouts.Customers not paying their bills is indicative of them not having huge disposable income which is symptomatic of the Guyana economy not performing well.Another indication of the Guyana economy not performing well is the rise in the non-performing loans rate.Yours faithfully,Sean Orilast_img read more

first_imgA health advocacy group, National Health Advocacy Network of Liberia is calling on the government to correct mistakes that led to almost two weeks of strike from the nation’s health workers.The group came out with the request following two days of strategic planning held to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.The call by the group—for government to give preference to the Health sector—raised the specter (ghost) of a strike action by health workers across the country that led to a serious health crisis last month.According to the group, low incentives for health workers is contributing to the increasing flight of experienced medical practitioners to other countries. They listed regular shortages of needed drugs, and poorly equipped medical facilities as other hurdles constantly faced in the health-care sector.In a statement, the health advocacy group called on government to respect the Abuja Declaration which, among other things, calls for commitment to the Health sector by increasing financial allotments in order to fight infant mortality.As June approaches for the passage of the fiscal budget, the NHANL is of the view that government remains aware of the plight of health workers and is investigating the causes of problems they face in order to address them.Briefing the Daily Observer on some of the plights of health workers, a representative of the group said that health workers have complained of low incentives, lack of social security benefits, and discrepancies in salaries for years.On the issue of salary discrepancy, the group noted that certain people are given preferential treatment by receiving salaries in US Dollars while others receive theirs in less valuable Liberian Dollars.In addition, the group noted that government only provides a single uniform for health workers when they should receive three sets per person.“A quality public health care system is critical for improving life expectancy and has numerous social and economic benefits; they include national savings on amounts that would otherwise be expended on expensive foreign health trips,” the group emphasized.The National Health Advocacy Network of Liberia is also planning a full documentary to map health challenges in Montserrado County.The research would focus on access to quality public health services and facilities in Montserrado County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Friday elected a new Chairman and executive team to serve a term in office during its 24th Annual General Meeting.The PSC on Saturday announced that the election saw Chief Executive Officer of the National Hardware Group of Companies, Eddie Boyer, being appointed Chairman.Boyer, who replaces retired Major General Norman McLean, has served two terms as Vice Chairman of the PSC.In addition the Commission also elected a new executive; Desmond Sears as Vice Chairman and Ramesh Dookhoo, a former President of the organisation, was returned as its Secretary.Meanwhile, the members voted for Fitroy McLeod to continue to serve as Treasurer. He began his stint in that capacity back in June of 2015. The new head and executive will now serve for two years before another election is held.The new heads will be taking up the task of deliberating key policy positions and ideas that could boost the overall unity and commercial performance of the country’s Private Sector.New PSC Chairman Eddie Boyerlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita GIRLS SOCCER Poly 9, Jordan 0 Kasia Johnson and Lauren Jackson each scored two goals and two assists to lead the Jackrabbits (11-2-2, 3-1) past the Panthers in Moore League action. Lakewood 7, Compton 0 Nikki Bleidistel scored two goals, giving her three in the last four games as the Lancers (9-6-2, 3-0-1) defeated the Tarbabes in a Moore League game. Millikan 3, Cabrillo 0 Nicole Montoya had a goal and two assists to help the Rams (8-4-1, 2-1) beat the Jaguars (3-7-1, 2-3) in a Moore League game. Downey 3, Dominguez 0 Kathy Orellana scored twice and Virginia Orozco made two saves to record the shutout as the Vikings (8-6-1, 3-1) defeated the host Dons (9-5, 2-2) in a San Gabriel Valley League game. Warren 2, Paramount 0 Roxy Correra and Lily Salazar each scored a goal to lead the Bears (7-5-1, 3-1) past the Pirates (6-8-3, 2-2) in San Gabriel Valley League play. Los Alamitos 4, Edison 2 Sophia Medina scored twice for the Griffins (11-4-3, 2-1) in a Sunset League victory. BOYS BASKETBALL L.A. Adventist 87, Pacific Lutheran 37 Shey Matale scored a career-high 33 points to go along with 13 assists as the Eagles (13-1, 5-0) won a Mulholland League game at home. King Drew 98, South Los Angeles 36 Aaron Hill scored 22 points to lead the Golden Eagles (16-7, 7-0) to a road win in a Crosstown League game. GIRLS BASKETBALL Mary Star 39, St. Anthony 29 Stephanie Banks scored 11 points but it wasn’t enough as the Saints (1-17, 0-2) lost a Camino Real League game to the visiting Stars. St. Matthias 65, St. Bernard 60 Dorinda Chaney had a game-high 25 points to go with eight rebounds, four assists and three steals as the Victorians (5-10, 1-1) won the Camino Real League game against the visiting Vikings (6-10, 1-1). King-Drew 62, South L.A. 24 Toni McLin-Wilson scored 20 points as the Eagles improved to 5-0 in Crosstown League play. GIRLS WATER POLO Millikan 19, Jordan 3 Melissa Matheson scored four goals and junior Jenna Stain had three goals and four assists as the Rams (8-4, 2-0) defeated the host Panthers in a Moore League game. Wilson 18, Lakewood 1 Heather McKeon scored four goals and seniors Karen Freifeld and Brittany Brathewaite each recorded a hat trick as the Bruins (6-6, 1-0) defeated the host Lancers (0-1 league) in a Moore League game. WRESTLING Lakewood 46, Poly 26 Lancers captain Mike Bleidistel’s pin turned the match around for his team. Bleidistel is currently 32-1 this season, with 28 pins. The Lancers (25-8, 2-0) compete next in the Silver League Title at 6:30 p.m. next Thursday against Millikan. Downey 46, DCC 33 Tommy Marquez pinned his opponent in the heavyweight division as the Vikings (1-0) won the San Gabriel Valley League match. Warren 71, Gahr 6 Victor Santos pinned his opponent in the 215-pound class, and Arrow Chhit pinned his at 112 to help the Bears (19-1, 2-0) to the San Gabriel Valley League win at Gahr. Glenn 51, Norwalk 21 Isaias Gastello pinned his opponent in 1:50 at 160 pounds and senior Jesse Pacheco improved to 16-2 after he pinned his opponent in 3:41 at 119 pounds as the Eagles (2-0 league) defeated the Lancers (6-2, 1-1) in a Suburban League meet. Mayfair 48, Bellflower 16 Kyle Cummins pinned his opponent in 43 seconds at 145 pounds to lead the Monsoons past the Buccaneers (1-9, 0-3) in a Suburban League meet. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Gahr High boys soccer team needed a win on Thursday to stay close to Lynwood in the San Gabriel Valley League race and Edson Portillo and Herman DeLeon made sure they did. Portillo and DeLeon each scored goals to lead the Gladiators past the Knights 2-1 in a big SGVL game at Gahr High. The Gladiators improve to 6-1-3 overall and 1-0-2 in league while Lynwood falls to 3-1 in the SGVL. center_img Banning 3, San Pedro 1 Francisco Ruelas scored twice on assists from German Delgado for the Pilots (1-4, 1-0) in their Marine League opener. last_img read more

first_imgJob Vacancy: MESSRS. GALLAGHER & BRENNAN Solicitors of Letterkenny seek a Legal Secretary.The successful candidate must have experience in Civil Litigation.This is a full-time position with an initial 6 month probation period. To Apply: Send CV to SEANA DUFFY at before Friday, 25th. August 2017.Job Vacancy: Well-established Donegal Solicitors seek Legal Secretary was last modified: August 14th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Gallagher & Brennan SolicitorsjobsLegal SecretaryVacancylast_img read more

first_img1 Muhamed Besic’s injury is a big blow to Everton Everton have been dealt a big blow just a week before the start of the new Premier League season, with news that Muhamed Besic is facing six months out with a knee injury.The Bosnia midfielder suffered the problem during Wayne Rooney’s testimonial at Old Trafford on Wednesday, where he was forced off just 12 minutes after coming on.“Six months out! #Devastated,” the 23-year-old wrote on his Twitter account on Friday.Besic, who joined the Toffees from Ferencvaros for £4million in the summer of 2014, has been blighted by injuries during his two years at Goodison Park.Last season a hamstring injury sustained against Chelsea in September sidelined him for four months .He made his comeback on Boxing Day but a recurrence of the problem within a month then put him out again until March.Speaking to Sportske in Bosnia Besic’s father Meho said: “I spoke with Muhamed. He was disappointed and just crushed because of injury.”Besic’s injury boosts the chances of new £7.1million arrival from Aston Villa Idrissa Gueye – manager Ronald Koeman’s only outfield signing since taking over in June – playing a major part in the first half of the season.Gueye will make his debut in the home friendly against Espanyol on Saturday but in light of Besic’s injury Koeman may have to dip into the transfer market for reinforcements.last_img read more

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a young man they suspect in three recent convenience store robberies. Surveillance video taken Sunday at the Shell gas station and mini-mart at 26801 Bouquet Canyon Road shows the robber, an African-American in his early 20s, who stands about 5 feet 6 inches in height and weighs 130 pounds, standing next to the clerk. During that robbery, the thief brandished a semiautomatic pistol and took $60 in cash. The same man is believed to have committed armed robberies using a knife as a weapon at the 7-Eleven at 27761 Bouquet Canyon Road on Oct. 16, where he took $80 in cash, and the Circle K at 28005 Seco Canyon Road on Oct. 14, where he took $120 in cash and a large amount of cigarettes. “We’re asking people to call us if they see this individual so we can apprehend him,” Detective Pat O’Neill said. “They should consider him armed and dangerous, especially since he’s gone from using a knife to a gun in the last incident.” 160Want 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Anyone with information should call O’Neill at (661) 799-5154. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 last_img read more

first_imgWe’re excited to announce the launch of the new geocache search tool!We’re excited to announce the launch of the new geocache search tool. It’s faster, easier to use and helps you find the exact adventure you want—and it’s all thanks to the geocaching community. If you have questions not answered here, find us on Facebook or Twitter, or visit the Geocaching Help Center.Be sure to test drive some of our favorite searches:Find events near you.Find the oldest geocaches near you.Find the Mystery Caches you have solved, but not yet found.Plan a geocache outing with your geocaching buddies.Find the most Favorited geocaches in your area.Find geocaches with the D/T combination that you need to complete your Fizzy Grid.Continue the discussion on the forum. See FAQ below:Why are some sorting and filtering options only available to Geocaching Premium members?Geocaching Premium member subscriptions help provide the resources to develop new tools like Search that create a more personalized geocaching experience. We recognize the contributions of our Premium members by allowing them exclusive access to tools that take geocaching beyond the everyday. Learn more about Geocaching Premium.I want to export these awesome results to my phone and/or GPS! How do I do that?We’re with you there! This first few releases are about providing the best tool we can to help players find exactly the geocaches they want to find. Of course, we know that players will want to do cool things with the lists of geocaches the tool returns (like download them to a GPS, sync to the app, add to a list, etc). Our next releases will focus on those kind of actions.How do I save my search results for easy access at a later time?At this time, the best way to do this is to bookmark the URL in your browser. Each search result contains a query string specific to your search filters. In other words, that URL will always bring you back to the results you’d like to save. And keep in mind, we are working on a saved search feature which should be available in the future.Where is the filter for ____?Great question! Based on Pocket Query usage data and years of requests from the community, the filters in this first release of Search are our best attempt to satisfy the needs of most players. We will continue to listen to feedback and explore adding ways to filter the results as this page continues to evolve.How do I search for geocaches in a region?As of our March 7th, 2016 release, you can now search for all geocaches in a region by typing the location into the main search box and selecting “All geocaches in [location name]”.I heard a rumor that I can now search for the Mystery Caches that I have solved, but not yet found. How do I do this?When performing your search, check ‘Mystery Cache’, click ‘I Haven’t Found’ and toggle ‘Has Corrected Coordinates’ to ‘Yes’. This will then list the Mystery Caches you have solved. This feature is available to Geocaching Premium members.Use Search to find Mystery Caches you’ve solved but have not yet earned a smiley for.How has Search made planning geocache outings with my buddies easier?No need to repeat adventures! With the new Search tool, you can return only geocaches that you and all of your friends have not yet found. Geocaching Premium members have access to the ‘Not Found By’ filter which allows you to enter up to five usernames and will return a search of geocaches not found by all of the usernames listed.Plan geocache outings with your friends!How do I search for the most favorited geocaches in my area?Easy! Enter the city name and country name (or an address), the difficulty/terrain (D/T) rating, and the minimum number of Favorite Points of the geocaches you want to find.Search for only the best geocaches.How can I find the geocaches located in my state that I need to complete a challenge like the Fizzy Grid?First, search for all of the geocaches in your state using the main search box (e.g. “all geocaches in Washington”). After the results are returned, select “Add Filters” to add in the criteria of the geocaches you want to find.How do I find the newest caches in a state?First, search for all of the geocaches in your state using the main search box (e.g. “all geocaches in Washington”). After the results are returned, click on “Placed On” to sort by dates places. If you click once, the list will show you the most recently published caches first (almost all will be event caches).How do I search for caches “Found By” another geocacher?1. Visit the Profile page of the other player (you can use the Find a User page here)2. Click on the “Geocaches” tab on their profile3. Under “Geocaches Found”, click on “All Geocache Finds”. The resulting list will show all geocaches found by that user.Why can I no longer search using the ‘Cache starts with’ feature?We have replaced ‘Cache Starts With’ with ‘Geocache Name Contains…’ because it allows you to search the entire name of the geocache rather than just the beginning. Geocaching Premium members can also sort the search results by geocache name alphabetically which is a great for when you want to find a geocache that starts with a certain word(s).I want to search by a geocache name, but it’s not working. Help! To search by a geocache name, first enter a location in the main search box. You can either enter a location to center your search (e.g. “Seattle”) or you can choose to do an “origin-less” search by not entering a specific location. Once you’ve entered a location, click “Add Filters” and add a keyword to the “Geocache Name Contains…:” filter.I’d like to use the old searchNo problem! We’re keeping it around a bit longer.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedIntroducing the Powerful New Geocaching SearchMarch 11, 2015In “Geocaching Info”So Long “Intro” — Meet the Geocaching® AppMarch 9, 2016In “News”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – October 27, 2011October 28, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

first_imgOn October 21, the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the nonprofit Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) will announce the winner of a design competition aimed at advancing green residential construction in cold climates. The contestants are teams of UAF students, and their assignment is to develop green design strategies for building net-zero-energy housing in an Arctic environment.The winning team, to be selected by CCHRC experts, will be honored during an award ceremony. But the real prize will be the incorporation of at least some of the winning team’s proposals in the development of a “sustainable village” on the UAF campus.The cold road aheadAs UAF explains it in a press release, the goal is to build the first cluster of four four-bedroom homes by the summer of 2012 and incorporate what is learned from each phase of the project into the design and construction of successive phases. While a lot is already known about how to make buildings in Arctic climates comfortable, the UAF Sustainable Village, as the project is called, aims to incorporate a wide range of green building practices.“We still need to solve critical design and technology problems related to building in this climate. The Sustainable Village will help solve those problems, while providing hands-on learning and fostering a community of students who are committed to sustainability,” said Jack Hébert, president and CEO of CCHRC.The CCHRC/UAF team will focus on several issues, including siting, materials, wastewater, and power, with the aims of minimizing environmental impact and maximizing energy efficiency. The goal is to achieve net-zero energy in buildings with low construction, operating, and maintenance costs.The village will incorporate renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and biomass, and will use local and recycled materials whenever possible. Researchers also want to test innovative wastewater systems, including gray-water recycling and on-site sewage treatment.last_img read more