La Salle Green Archers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAmid the ballyhoo surrounding the finals rematch, De La Salle continued its mastery over Ateneo with a 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-20 win Saturday in their first meeting this the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena.The defending champions bounced back from their shock loss to Adamson and ended the first round on a high note, tied Far Eastern U at the second spot with a 5-2 record, while the Lady Eagles had their streak snapped and settled for third with a 4-3 card.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ La Salle almost let go of a six-point lead late in the fourth period after Ateneo captain Maddie Madayag cut the margin to two, 21-19 off a dump that landed in front of the Lady Spikers’ defensive line.The Lady Spikers, though, hung on when Tiamzon dumped the ball for La Salle’s 23-19 lead then Kianna Dy followed it up a solid block on Kat Tolentino to put the defending champions at the 24-19 match point.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAfter Desiree Cheng sent the ball too far in her service, 24-20, Jules Samonte ironically followed it up with her own service error that awarded the victory to the Lady Spikers.La Salle’s victory, however, could’ve happened as early as the third set when it came back from a 21-11 hole and took a 24-22 lead. View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PSL: Resurgent Cocolife makes it 3 in a row, dumps Foton SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold05:09Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Madayag and Tolentino, however, gutted it out for Ateneo to force the fourth set.After he called his team a “barangay level club,” La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus commended how his players put up a fight befit of a defending champion.“The determination to win is at the UAAP level but their play was like a roller coaster because they will get the lead but they will throw it away, or when they were down big they will come back,” said De Jesus. “They lack the end game finishing capability.”Dy finished with a game-high 21 points to lead La Salle while Tin Tiamzon added 13.Desiree Cheng pitched in 11 points for the Lady Spikers while Mary Joy Baron and Aduke Ogunsanya had 10 points apiece for La salle’s cause.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jhoanna Maraguinot had 13 points for Ateneo while Tolentino added 11.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano
Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Maliksi and Pinto scored the Elite’s first 14 points in the overtime and starting with a three-pointer from the sly guard to the open the extra period.After Pinto’s triple, he found the trailing Maliksi in transition for the mid-range jumper for the 91-86 Elite lead with 3:56 remaining in the game.Pinto then knocked down another three for Blackwater’s 97-89 lead with 2:17 left in the clock.But before Pinto turned hero for the Elite, he had an embarrassing air ball late in the fourth quarter with the Elite trailing 86-82.“When I shot that air ball, Henry was very vocal about it so when overtime happened I knew I was given a chance to redeem myself,” said Pinto. “I had the chance, Henry cheered me up, and if I’m open I’ll just take it.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Alaska holds off Meralco to open PBA Governors’ Cup bid 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Maliksi and Pinto, who had 28 and 12 points, respectively, said their late-game chemistry wasn’t built overnight and nor was it developed through just their daily practices.The Elite had a couple of pocket tournaments in Indonesia and Macau before they returned to the Philippines a few weeks before the start of the Governors’ Cup and it was during their time abroad that they cultivated the intangibles that eventually helped them in the conference.“Chemistry was a big factor for us because we developed it in the two tournaments that we played in and it was on a higher level so our confidence translated here in our first game,” said Maliksi.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Elite haven’t had a single victory against the KaTropa in the previous 11 times they’ve faced each other in the PBA, but Allein Maliksi and Nard Pinto were determined to end that drought.Maliksi and Pinto combined for 15 of the Elite’s 18 points in overtime as they inspired Blackwater to a 104-98 win over the KaTropa in the Governors’ Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.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’And although both said they didn’t demand the ball during crunch time what they did, however, was just execute what needed to be done.“It just happened, we were given the opportunity and I actually told Nards that if he’s open he just has to shoot it,” said Maliksi in Filipino. “And as for my shots, I try to be aggressive because Henry [Walker] is also relying on us to be scorers so we just work on it.” MOST READ View comments When Blackwater needed a hero to stop its curse against TNT, a couple of men in tank tops heeded the call.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings described nurses as the “heart” of the public healthcare system and said they should be shown more appreciation for their priceless contribution.“The hardworking men and women who are responsible for the treatment, safety, and recovery of acutely or chronically ill or injured persons must be profoundly recognised for their unrivalled commitment and dedication. We must also celebrate the work that nurses do in maintenance of the healthy and the treatment of life-threatening emergencies in a wide ranged healthcare setting,” the Minister is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying. This wasMinister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummingshighlighted on Saturday during an International Nurses Day ceremony at the Woodlands Hospital. Minister Cummings noted that though many may overlook the hard work and devotion demonstrated by nurses, the Ministry commended them for their priceless contribution.“While nursing is a tough, challenging profession, it is also a noble one and while it could be physically, mentally and emotionally demanding at times, it can also be rewarding. We, at the Ministry, salute you all for hard work and hope that you continue to help those in need to assist in achieving the Health Vision 2020,” the Minister noted.She reiterated that the Ministry also recognised the critical importance of investing in human capital which is necessary to enable nurses to strive prosperously in a dynamic healthcare environment. She further thanked the nurses for performing their tasks with the utmost respect, professionalism, dedication, and commitment.Obstetrics/Gynaecology Managing Director, Dr Neville Gobin also lauded the nursing staff for their hard work over the years.
Benitez was also convinced that Willy Boly should have been given a red card and Newcastle a penalty after the Frenchman caught Ayoze Perez with a flying elbow.“It was an elbow in the face, he was bleeding — it was so obvious,” said Benitez. “But I have seen the replay. You can see the replay and see the face of the player and after, what happened. Anyone can see that, so we need VAR (video assistant referees).”Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, whose side are up to 10th after their second straight win, felt the sending off was justified and the elbow by Boly accidental.“It’s an elbow, it’s a clear elbow on Ayoze,” he said. “But from my point of view, not being over-protective, he (Boly) jumps for the ball and he doesn’t see him, so it’s not intentional.”VAR is set to be introduced to the Premier League from next season after clubs “agreed in principle” to the move last month, following an update on the non-live VAR trials already taking place.The system is already being used in leagues around Europe, including Italy’s Serie A and French Ligue 1, and was used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.– VAR call –Newcastle thought they had claimed a hard-earned point on Sunday despite Yedlin’s sending off.Martin Dubravka was left helpless when Helder Costa’s cross sailed over Jamaal Lascelles and Jota controlled on his chest before firing home from point-blank range.Wolves defender Ryan Bennett was penalised for a foul on Perez 25 metres out just six minutes later and after Salomon Rondon’s free-kick had hit the underside of the crossbar and the rebound was cleared, the Venezuelan striker crossed for Perez to plant a fine header past Rui Patricio.Wolverhampton’s Matt Doherty celebrates his late winner against Newcastle © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYBenitez was forced to reshuffle after Yedlin was dismissed.Sensing an opportunity to snatch the three points, Nuno responded immediately, sending on Morgan Gibbs-White and Raul Jimenez for Romain Saiss and Adama Traore but the visitors largely struggled to make their numerical advantage count.The frame of the goal came to Newcastle’s rescue with 14 minutes remaining when Gibbs-White and Costa set up Jimenez to race away on the left, only to see his shot come back off the underside of the crossbar but with seconds remaining, Doherty struck.Dubravka made a superb save to deny Jota from ending a mazy run with what would have been a sensational winner but had to look on helplessly as Doherty headed the rebound into the empty net. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez pleaded for the video assistant referee system in the Premier League after his 10-man side lost 2-1 at home to Wolves © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYNewcastle, United Kingdom, Dec 9 – Rafael Benitez called on Sunday for the immediate introduction of video assistant referees after his 10-man Newcastle side slumped to a 2-1 home defeat to Wolves following Matt Doherty’s stoppage-time winner.Furious Benitez made the plea after DeAndre Yedlin was sent off for hauling back Diogo Jota after being caught in possession 56 minutes into the defeat, which left the Magpies three points from the relegation zone.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Talk about haute cuisine – 410 feet off the ground. One of France’s most decorated chefs is unveiling a revamped Jules Verne restaurant in the Eiffel Tower next month, the Journal du Dimanche newspaper reported. Alain Ducasse and Sodexho, the French catering services giant, took over management of the Jules Verne and the tower’s other restaurants earlier this year. The iconic Jules Verne restaurant, overlooking Paris from the second level of the 1,024-foot tower, underwent a makeover that Ducasse said he hoped will attract Parisians and tourists alike. “Jules Verne should be a restaurant of French tastes, in terms of design and cuisine,” he told the weekly paper. That means no egg rolls, he added. The unusual setting posed several challenges. All the furniture had to be weighed to meet the tower’s weight limits. Because of fire risks, the kitchen cannot use any gas that would produce flames. What’s next for Ducasse? “The Empire State Building,” the chef mused. “Or a restaurant on Mars, to be closer to the stars.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“I never really thought it right if you listen to people, they don’t show you their face.“If you want to tell me you’re not happy with me, tell me now, but don’t go out and write it on your smartphone and put it on Facebook, Instagram, whatever.“Obviously, in their rooms when they write, they don’t care about the person. Not only Loris, [they care] about nobody. They don’t care.“It’s like they have a lot of power in that moment and they use it, but power is two things. 5 The goalkeeper was reduced to tears after the Champions League final gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 BEST OF BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas ALTERED latest Karius blamed himself for the defeat to Real Madrid and has struggled to regain his reputation during Liverpool’s pre-season matches.Following the barrage of abuse on social media, Klopp decided to step in and stick up for the 25-year-old.Speaking to ESPN, Klopp said: “Look, I think my smartest decision in life was not to use social media.“I don’t read it if people criticize me on social media. They can write whatever they want and it never would faze me because I don’t know it. I don’t read it, so I don’t feel it. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update NEW ERA Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Loris Karius shared the message with his 1.9m followers Most Read in Football “When one has power, the other one who feeds it and so I really would say it’s a good idea in life to really don’t get in these things.”Liverpool defender Lovren also bit back after he spotted a Liverpool fan page slating the goalkeeper on Instagram.In response, the 29-year-old said: “You are full of s***.“Shame on you and how I treat your player. And also the name Liverpool fan page.” predicted 5 silverware Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions impact JURGEN KLOPP and Dejan Lovren have leapt to the defence of Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.The under-fire German has failed to bounce back after he made two costly errors during the Champions League final in May. revealed 5 Jurgen Klopp and Dejan Lovren hit back at the social media trolls England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? 5 5 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Loris Karius signed a five-year deal with Liverpool in 2016 Karius personally addressed his trolls on Instagram after he made a howler during a pre-season clash against Tranmere.He wrote: “To those who take joy in seeing someone else fail or suffer, I feel for you.“Whatever it is that’s happening in your life to hold onto this much anger and hate – I pray that is passes and good things come to you.”The goalkeeper has now fallen down Liverpool’s pecking order following the £67m arrival of Alisson from Roma. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes
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 Although the Jewish presence in India is less well-known than diaspora communities in other parts of the world, it has a long history in the western coastal areas of Cochin and Goa. The Angahara Dance Ensemble, made up of four Indian dancers, performed a show called Jwala – or flame – that celebrated the Jewish Festival of Light. The dancers held candles as they performed in traditional South Indian dress. The show ended with a performance in the Liberty Gallery, where Swetha Bharadvaj and Chinmayi Bhavani Shankar danced around a giant hand holding a torch. The Skirball estimated that more than 1,000 people attended the family event. Children listened to Hanukkah stories, made paper lamps and edible dreidels, and joinedguitar-playing singer Shira Kline with songs such as “Come Light the Menorah.” Yosef Esshaghian, 29, and his 2-year-old son Avi listened to a storyteller read from the book “The Runaway Latkes.” The Skirball Cultural Center celebrated its annual Hanukkah Family Festival on Sunday around the donation of a 101-year-old Hanukkah menorah from India. The event featured an Indian dance performance among the Jewish center’s permanent exhibits and traditional Hanukkah foods such as potato pancakes – or latkes – and hearty Indian pastries called samosas. The menorah, made of hammered brass with arms holding glass candle fixtures, was donated by a Southern California Jewish family originally from India. “This menorah really represents not only the diversity of cultures in California and the U.S., but also the diversity of cultures in India,” said program director Jordan Peimer. “I personally enjoyed it very much,” Esshaghian said. “It was nice to see all the kids gathered around listening to a Hanukkah song, getting excited about it.” There were other celebrations happening around Southern California in anticipation of the eight-day festival of Hanukkah, which begins on the same day as Christmas this year. Among them was an event in Agoura Hills, where children made a Hanukkah menorah out of Lego pieces at the Conejo Jewish Academy/Chabad of Agoura Hills. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Minister James Reilly officially opened the new Emergency Department and Medical Block on March 22 last year. He will be back a year later to do the same…HEALTH Minister Dr James Reilly will officially re-open the Emergency Department of Letterkenny General Hospital next week – almost a year after he opened the facility.The damaged part of the building – ravaged by a flood last summer – will be fully operational from March 12.It’s the end of a long journey for hospital staff and management who have worked tirelessly to restore the Medical Block at the hospital to full capacity. “It’s fantastic news,” said one senior member of staff today.“We’re finally back to where we were before the flood.”Temporary accommodation is now being slowly decommissioned.The Emergency Department and Acute Medical Assessment Unit will both re-open next Wednesday week. Work to fix and restore other parts of the hospital damaged in the flood continues. MARCH 12 – THE DAY LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WILL BE RE-OPENED was last modified: February 27th, 2014 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) Tags:fixedfloodletterkenny hospitalRe-opened
Donegal County Council is advising farmers and growers experiencing problems with birds affecting crops or grain storage areas, that the use of traditional crow bangers should be considered only as a last resort. The council says physical barriers should be used to stop birds getting into grain stores or feeding areas in the first instance.Farmers could also consider using an electronic bird scarer, which use a combination of distress calls, danger calls and harassment sounds with the sounds of predator birds to create a hostile environment and cause the birds to relocate to a safer location. If all such alternative means of scaring birds are unsuccessful, the following steps may be taken to avoid causing a nuisance with the traditional banger:• When in use, the disturbance of bangers on nearby hospitals, homes or schools should be minimised. For example, place them as far away as practicable, align them to point away from neighbours, and use baffles.• Avoid using bangers within at least 200m (220 yards) of sensitive buildings before 8.00am, or before sunrise and do not use after 6.00pm, or after sunset.• Take account of the prevailing wind when siting bangers & remember that noise travels much further downwind or from elevated sites. • Where mechanical timers are used, ensure that they are regularly re-set to take account of continuous changes in sunrise and sunset times.• Use reflective metal baffles or absorbent straw bales to concentrate the sound onto your field and away from neighbours wherever nuisance could be caused. These can be very effective in reducing noise levels in the required direction.Council pleads with farmers only to use ‘crow bangers’ as last resort was last modified: October 20th, 2016 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)
Climate change is an increasing problem globally; and South Africa is among the top 20 largest producers of carbon emissions in the world. Reducing our carbon footprint is more important than ever. The Wonder Plant social enterprise and the Spekboom Foundation have just the plant for the job.Spekboom, indigenous to the Eastern Cape, has remarkable carbon fixing properties that have the potential to offset greatly our carbon footprint. (Image: Bradley Dennis)Mathiba MolefeThere was a time when it covered vast sections of the landscape in the Eastern Cape, spreading for kilometres in every direction. But today, as a result of overgrazing farm animals, spekboom, Portulacaria Afra, is limited to small patches scattered loosely throughout the province.Indigenous to South Africa, spekboom is considered by some to be a wonder plant of sorts. Given its remarkable ability to draw large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere, it is no surprise that it is regarded so highly.With climate change a growing problem worldwide, there are widespread efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the environment. Tapping into the under-utilised potential of local flora such as spekboom may be part of the answer.Most of South Africa’s energy is still generated by burning coal and this, coupled with the country’s energy- and carbon-intensive mining and industrial sectors, made it the thirteenth highest producer of carbon emissions in the world in 2008, according to data collected by the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Centre (CDIAC).This also makes South Africa the largest producer of carbon emissions on the African continent, with more than 460 metric tons of CO2 produced in 2011.According to the Spekboom Foundation and the Wonder Plant social enterprise, spekboom can absorb nearly 10 times as much carbon dioxide per hectare than any tropical rain forest on the planet.Offsetting carbon emissionsBradley Dennis, a conservationist from the Samara Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, said “fortunately, environmental awareness is ripe and many people and organisations are actively working towards counteracting these threats.“One such way to combat these emissions is through carbon sinks.”According to the Spekboom Foundation and the Wonder Plant social enterprise, spekboom can absorb nearly 10 times as much carbon dioxide per hectare than any tropical rain forest on the planet.This is because spekboom functions differently from other plants in that it continues to photosynthesise during the night, thanks to its ability to store solar energy. This, together with its ability to grow in some of the country’s harshest conditions, makes spekboom the ideal plant to help offset our carbon footprint.“The plant is extremely water-wise and requires very little attention. It can tolerate long periods of drought,” Dennis explains.“And best of all, besides being very attractive and blooming wonderful little pink flowers, it is easy to grow.”Organisations such as the Spekboom Foundation and Wonder Plant offer members of the public easy access to this amazing plant, so you can play a part in actively lowering South Africa’s carbon footprint.“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now” – an old Chinese proverb. Above, volunteers planting spekboom saplings at the Samara Private Game Reserve.Get involvedThere is an old Chinese proverb that says “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”.If you would like to get your hands on a spekboom plant, support local business and reduce your carbon footprint, you can visit either the Wonder Plant website or the Spekboom Foundation website to find out how.“Making a difference, even if it’s as small as planting a tree in your backyard, has a bigger impact than one realises,” says Dennis.Play Your PartAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you through your everyday actions? Do you know of anyone who deserves recognition for improving South Africa and its people?If you do, then submit your story to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all; we want to hear it.If we don’t get actively involved in creating a better future for South Africa, then who will? Step up and play your part in our country’s journey to greatness.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.