Nazareth inaugural girls’ volley champ

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Faith Nisperos lived up to her billing, leading the Lady Bullpups’ offense while ace setter Joyme Cagande kept the team’s offense going throughout the match.On its way to the championship, NSNU swept the Pool A elimination round and ripped host Holy Rosary College in the crossover semifinals of the event which drew 12 high school squads nationwide.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneHoly Rosary settled for third place after outlasting Hope Christian High School, 14-25, 25-22, 25-27, 25-19, 20-18. MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Nazareth School of National University recovered from a second-set defeat by dominating the next two as it trounced De La Salle Lipa, 25-23, 24-26, 25-14, 25-12, and ruled the first 18-and-under Rebisco Volleyball League crown at Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Laguna late Sunday.Stung by their only set loss the entire tournament, the NSNU girls showed their true might in the next two, banging in hits from all angles while foiling their rivals’ attacks with solid net defense and court coverage.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Scribes pick San Miguel’s Ang as Executive of the Year View commentslast_img read more

GWI blames GPL for Berbice water woes

first_img…residents still without waterManaging Director of the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) Dr Richard Van West-Charles on Friday said that the utility company had been experiencing difficulty supplying water to residents between New Amsterdam and Number 69 Village, which it intends to address.Speaking to reporters in New Amsterdam Town Council on Friday, the GWI Director said nine pump stations and two treatment plants in Berbice have been affected by an unstable supply of power from the Guyana Power and Light (GPL).Those currently being affected are East Canje residents as well as those from Edingburg, Adelphi, Sheet Anchor, Adventure to Number 69 Village, Whim, BlackResidents at the Adelphi Pump Station trying to get water after going days without potable waterBush and areas served by the Manchester pump station.He noted that GWI is experiencing low voltage at its pumping stations in these areas and has been unable to pump water to supply citizens.“The quality of the power coming in from GPL has not been at the optimum level for our infrastructure to respond,” Dr Van West-Charles said.He added that GWI’s assessment shows that the voltage fluctuation, which is way below what is required, is the cause for pumps not to be effectively functioning.The treatment plants situated at New Amsterdam and Rose Hall Town are currently being operated by generators.According to Dr Van West-Charles, the generator in New Amsterdam has been working continuously for the past six days although the generator was not built to be operated for 24 hours continuously.“GWI does not have enough generators to run the nine pump stations situated in the Canje area and on the Corentyne.” He added that GWI’s executive director has been in contact with GPL’s Operations Director, who has indicated that there is a power generation issue at the Cane Field Power Station.A collaborative effort is ongoing between GWI and GPL in an effort to address this challenge.It is expected that the problem will be rectified by mid next week.According to the Director, if this is not forthcoming then the water company will have to make alternative arrangements to get the pump stations powered.Even as the electricity issues are being ironed out, thousands of residents are still without potable water.Guyana Times first reported on Thursday that thousands of residents are without potable water along East Canje, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) communities.The shutdown occurred on January 25, 2019.Chairman of the Number 38/Ordinance/Fort Lands Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Roy Jaffarally had told this publication that persons have tried to get information from him on the situation, but he has no answers about the total shutdown of water supply in two NDC areas affecting residents as far as Palmyra. He added that this is so because the water company is not forthcoming with information on what has happened.The NDC Chairman has expressed concern about sanitation, noting that there could soon be an outbreak of disease because of the lack of water in ten villages.last_img read more

Last oil and gas rights sale ends ’09 with a bang

first_imgThere were also 61 leases in the Blair Creek area, approximately 90 km north of Hudson’s Hope, that totaled more than $49 million, with a per hectare bids ranging between $1,022 and $4,670. Meanwhile, The ministry conducted a survey of producers to determine the impact of the 2009 Oil and Gas Stimulus package. The survey shows the stimulus package has encouraged surveyed producers to increase their expected 2010 investment by $0.6 billion, to a total of $2.1 billion in 2010. The survey also indicated that the stimulus has given surveyed producers the incentive to increase their expected 2010 wells by 105. Advertisement December’s oil and gas rights sales netted just under $172 million dollars in bonus bids.That number is up from November’s sale of just less than $20 million. December’s numbers bring the 2009 calendar year to a total of $893 million. Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Blair Lekstrom says this is the third-best calendar year total in history.- Advertisement -Last year, the total amount of bonus bids resulted in more than two billion dollars. The December 16th sale offered 98 parcels in northeast B.C. covering 50,202 hectares, and sold 91 parcels covering 48,280 hectares.  The average price per hectare was $3,569. The key parcels in the sale included six drilling licenses in the Western Horn River Basin, with bids of between $1,176 and $7,109 per hectare that totaled over $121 million.Advertisement The next sale is slated for Jan. 20, 2010 and will offer 20 parcels covering 10,745 hectares.last_img read more

Court rejects law limiting porn on Net

first_img“It’s a very frustrating decision,” said Donna Rice Hughes, president of Enough is Enough, a nonprofit group that works to protect children from pornography and online predators. “We have an epidemic problem of kids accessing pornographic material online. Pornographers continue to get a free pass on the Internet from our federal courts, and efforts by Congress keep getting trumped.” Charles Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said the department was reviewing Reed’s 84-page opinion and would decide whether to appeal. Under the 1998 law, commercial Web publishers would have been required to request credit card information or other proof of age from Web site users to prevent children from viewing material deemed “harmful to minors” by “contemporary community standards.” Penalties included a $50,000 fine and up to six months in prison. Congress tried to regulate Internet pornography in 1996 with the Communications Decency Act, but that law was struck down by the Supreme Court the following year. In drafting the 1998 law, Congress hoped to pass constitutional muster, narrowing the law to focus on commercial Web sites and defining objectionable material as obscene or that which offends “contemporary community standards.” In 2000, Congress passed a law requiring schools and libraries receiving certain kinds of federal money to use software filters. Concerning the federal court ruling Thursday, Lawrence Lessig, a constitutional law professor at Stanford University, said the case indicated that civil libertarians had shifted their stance regarding controls directed at the Internet. “Civil libertarians have long had a `love-hate’ relationship with filters,” Lessig said, adding that although the ACLU had argued in this case that filters were preferable, the organization had also expressed concerns about them. “People buy filters worried about pornography, but then they see they can also block sports, politics and lots of other things, so they block those too,” Lessig said. The result, he said, is to reinforce an “infrastructure of filters” that results in “less free speech than we would have if the government could only get it right in their approach to limiting pornography.” A federal judge in Philadelphia struck down a 1998 law Thursday that made it a crime for Web sites to allow children to gain access to material deemed “harmful.” The ruling is the second major setback in federal efforts to control Internet pornography. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar law in 1997. Senior Judge Lowell Reed Jr. of the U.S. District Court ruled that the law was ineffective, overly broad and at odds with free-speech rights. Reed added that there were far less restrictive methods, such as software filters, that parents could use to control their children’s Internet use. “Despite my personal regret at having to set aside yet another attempt to protect our children from harmful material,” Reed wrote, he said he was blocking the law out of concern that “perhaps we do the minors of this country harm if First Amendment protections, which they will with age inherit fully, are chipped away in the name of their protection.” The law, the 1998 Child Online Protection Act, never took effect because of an injunction that was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2004. Civil libertarians applauded Reed’s decision as a victory for free speech and creativity on the Internet. “If this law had gone into effect, it would have resulted into dumbing down of the Internet,” said Chris Hansen, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union. The Internet “would have had to be brought down to a level that is acceptable to a 6-year-old and that would have had a devastating effect on the kind of interactions that take place on the Internet,” Hansen said. But others were disappointed. last_img

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSanta Clarita Cowboy Festival, through Sunday, 7 p.m., Canyon Theatre Guild Playhouse, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 286-4021 for venue locations and showtimes or visit www.cowboyfestival.org. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. WEDNESDAY Movies for Seniors, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Tickets: $3. Valley Village Neighborhood Council election, 6:30 p.m., Colfax Elementary School, 11724 Addison St. Call (818) 866-2932. Canoga Park Neighborhood Council will meet, 7-9 p.m., Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth St. Call (818) 416-0554. last_img read more

Cassell to take leadership role

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At least that’s what he says, pointing out that the Clippers’ other key off-season acquisition, Cuttino Mobley, also helps as a pseudo assistant. “Mike (Dunleavy) just wants to coach the team,” Cassell said. “If he feels like we’re out of shape, he can come talk to Cuttino or myself. We’re going to run when we have to run. If we’re not executing or if we have some bad practices, he has the right to tell us to run, and I’ll be the first one to get on line and run.” Cassell and Dunleavy have at least one thing in common: They say that point guards make the best coaches. Dunleavy, a former point guard, sees that he and Cassell mastered a position in which it is necessary to have full knowledge of the game. “I look at everyone on the court,” Cassell said. “Being a point guard on a basketball team, you’ve got to know just not your position, you’ve got to know everyone’s position. If one guy has a breakdown, it breaks the whole set down. I have to understand everyone’s position and demeanor on the court.” Joe Stevens can be reached at (562) 499-1338. center_img SANTA BARBARA — Sam Cassell has his future all figured out. He plans on leading the Clippers to the playoffs, playing three more years, then coaching. While a lot of players shy away from looking beyond the present, Cassell is the opposite. The benefit for the Clippers is that having him on the floor is almost like having another assistant coach out there. last_img read more

Tooro signs former Express FC midfielder while Ikara joins Mbarara

first_img Tags: Ali KimeraDerrick TekwoExpress FCKCCA FCKitara fcMbarara CityTom IkaraTooro unitedtop Tekwo (Right) during a Big League game last season. (PHOTOS/Agencies)KAMPALA – Tooro United have sealed a deal to sign former Sand Cranes and Express FC midfielder Derrick Tekwo.Tekwo whose contract at Big League side Kitara expired at the end of the 2018/19 season and is understood to be joining Wasswa Bbosa’s side as a free agent.He previously featured for Express FC, Kira Young, Kitara FC and URA FC, and will be signing a one year deal that ends at the back-end of next season.The combative-midfielder joins Denis Mugerwa and Gerald Lule from (Water FC), and Charles Musige (Nyamityobora FC) as the latest arrivals at Tooro United as they bid to better their best performance in the top flight, last season.Tooro finished 4th last season with 49 points.In other news, KCCA FC have allowed custodian Tom Ikara join Mbarara City.The former Kirinya JSS shot-stopper will join the Ankole Lions on a season-long deal.Ikara (Center) after signing a one-year loan deal at Mbarara City.According to Swift Sports, Mbarara City have been searching for a goalkeeper in the ongoing transfer window, not until Friday when Ikara was acquired.Ikara fills the void left by Ali Kimera who was suspended and later released by the Ankole Lions in the final bend of the previous campaign.Mbarara City had previously expressed interest in URA’s James Alitho and out of contract Hannington Sebwalunyo but couldn’t reach a compromise with either player.At KCCA, Ikara has been limited to playing time acting as second fiddle to first-choice Charles Lukwago.Ikara burst to the scene as the best goalkeeper of the 2015-16 FUFA Big League season.He garnered two nominations in his debut top-flight season (2016-17) having kept 13 clean sheets but lost both accolades to Ismail Watenga (best goalkeeper) and Allan Okello (best young player).In January last year, Ikara completed a move to KCCA from Kirinya Jinja SS on a three year deal.He is expected to take up shirt number one at Mbarara City who seek to replicate their splendid performance of last season that saw them finish fifth on the log.Mbarara City will thereafter add Hippos’ starlet Denis Otim to their goalkeeping department that also has Muhammad Ssekaba as the second choice option.Ikara becomes the Mbarara City’s fourth signing after former Onduparaka duo Gadaffi Gadinho and Solomon Okwalinga and Katwe United’s lanky center back Bashir Muweesi.Comments last_img read more

How do Raiders feel about roughing the passer controversy?: ‘It’s just a shame’

first_imgALAMEDA — Mo Hurst doesn’t remember the last time he helped a quarterback up after taking him to the ground.Against the Dolphins last Sunday, after tackling Ryan Tannehill on 3rd-and-9 around Oakland’s 45-yard line, Hurst extended his right hand for Tannehill before even fully standing himself.“I really didn’t think I was going to get called,” Hurst said Thursday. “If I help him up maybe they’ll be like, ‘Aw, he’s being nice to him. He’s not really trying to do anything bad.’”The ref threw a …last_img

8 Naxalites killed in Chhattisgarh encounter

first_imgSecurity forces on Thursday killed at least eight Naxalites, including four women, in an encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, a senior police official said.Firearms, including two Insas rifles, were recovered from the encounter site.The gun battle took place around 6 a.m. in a forest area near Timinar and Pusnar villages along the boundary of Bijapur and Dantewada districts, Deputy Inspector-General of Police (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj. P told PTI.Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the District Reserve Guard and the Special Task Force launched the operation from Dantewada on Wednesday in the forest area, he said.Forest cordoned offWhile the security men were cordoning off the forest areas in Timinar and Pusnar villages in Bijapur, around 450 km from the State capital Raipur, an exchange of fire broke out between the two sides on Thursday, he said.The gun battle lasted for about two hours, following which the Naxals fled into the core forest area, the DIG said.“After guns fell silent, bodies of seven Naxals, including three women, were initially recovered from the spot,” he said. Later, one more body of a woman Naxal was found.Two Insas rifles, two .303 rifles, a 12 bore gun and a few muzzle loading guns were also recovered, the DIG said.last_img read more

In And Out Of Sync

first_imgA cold, clammy mist swirls down obliterating the lake and the distant blue-green hills. A blank white wall stares you in the face. For no special reason you remember the crippled beggar crawling on all fours over the wet street, the abandoned old woman begging for alms. Angst sweeps over you and you fret over the futility of toil, the elusiveness of success. And you are adrift in undefined anguish and out of sync with life.Suddenly, a bird warbles — dripping a drop of essence into the blandness — the breeze picks up the rhythm and ruffles the leaves, a familiar voice calls out to you, the mist shreds and the startling green of the stinging-nettle, sprouting out of a mud-heap, arrests you and you reconnect with life.Life races or chugs along and quaint moments of disorientation overtake us and we find ourselves in or out of sync with life.Midst bristling thorns and possessive leaves, obsessed by its self-exuded fragrance, blooms the prized rose — one of its kind, but alone. The world’s applause, following success and achievements, is loud and heady. But it drowns the ordinary noises that keep us grounded to reality. The sound of wet shoes squelching through the mud, the hammering of a nail into the wall, someone singing or laughing, a baby’s gurgle — these make up the background score to life. If you don’t hear them you are out of sync…. Pain, especially physical pain, has to be borne alone. Pain comes in an assortment of shapes and varying degrees of intensity. Any type of acute pain — physical or mental — can drive one to the edge of desperation; there one stands alone, poised and prepared to take the plunge and sever all ties with life. But a timely encouraging word, a fond memory, an incomplete task, love — makes us pause, ponder and propels us away from the drastic. We feel compelled to endure and accept the agony. We re-enter the ambit of life.The spectacular moments provide the mulch and the consequent spurt of color and fragrance elate but isolate too. Ironically, wealth and success make us disdainful; wary of predators and jealousy, we barricade ourselves. Continuous misfortunes deplete our stock of endurance and leave us disenchanted. We are then not in tune with life.It’s no platitude — you can be alone in a crowd, whether at a party, a family or public gathering. We may go through the overtures of laughing, talking and yet be out of sync with life — so lonely that we could sit down and weep. Fortunately, such moments are ephemeral. For no reason a little girl holding her mother’s hand smiles up at you, you watch an old man absorbed in flinging crumbs to fish, an inflexion in a voice cheers you and you are launched back into the flux and turmoil .The white acanthus is in full bloom, tenderly the mother cradles her baby, a small boy ties his younger sister’s laces, a peaceful silence follows daylight’s departure — perfect cameos! We yearn to take the perfect out of its context and enshrine it where there is no diminishing and decay. One also hankers to escape the unpleasant. It is terrible to be struck by a fatal illness, to watch a child die, see our dreams collapse. But the beautiful begonias will fade, love will lose its ardor, success will falter and the sooner we accept this the better it is. We alternate between being in and out of sync with life.   Related Itemslast_img read more