first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sorry for #basketbrawl Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs F2 Logistics scored a comfortable 25-20, 25-16, 25-20 victory over Generika-Ayala on Thursday and remained unbeaten in the Philippine Superliga Invitational Cup at FIloil Flying V Centre.Fresh from a stint in Sisaket, Thailand, the Cargo Movers hardly flinched against the Lifesavers’ last-minute uprising to post their second win in as many matches.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Quickly, F2 stalwarts Dawn Macandili and Ara Galang credited their level of play from their performance in Thailand where they faced the Thai national team.“There, we got to see how we fare against the best clubs in the region,” said Galang, who hammered nine points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Macandili, who collected 13 excellent digs, said the Thai meet allowed them to further work on their teamwork, which is their strength.“We felt stronger as a team and today, playing here, we still carried that high level of play,” added Macandili in Filipino. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,With reference to a news article titled, “AFC tells members to stay put while it figures things out” in sections of the media, in which it was reported that Mr Raphael Trotman stated the following, more or less, to AFC members: There is also a strong argument that in order to bring a successful “No-Confidence Motion” the lists proposing the motion must first have an electoral majority of its own and not depend on anyone crossing the floor, as this practice is not allowed in our Parliamentary rules. “It is for the Speaker or the High Court, ultimately, to decide.”With respect, Government cannot now object to a Parliamentary “practice” which they ratified or accepted with their intentional participation.Mr Trotman, a most recent and former House Speaker with first-hand knowledge of Guyana’s Parliamentary practices, ought to have objected prior to or during the process, and not now when it has been completed. He never did.Indeed, Mr Trotman was seen by way of video coverage during the process to be imparting commentary and/or advice to the PNC Chairman Ms Volda Lawrence, as she sought a “time out.” No timely objection as to the practice was made then or at any time during the 7-hour marathon debate.Further, the Prime Minister in the post-motion emergency conference which included Mr Trotman, did not object to the practice. In fact, the record shows that the Prime Minister publicly praised the Parliamentary process, and accepted the results.This was followed by President David Granger who, many hours later or on the following day after ample time passed, proclaimed that Government would abide by result. The President did not object as to the practice used or not used.Sincerely,Rakesh Rampertablast_img read more

first_imgDonszelmann, or “The Crusher”, joined the department as a Fourth Class Firefighter in July 2008, and has worked his way up the ranks to be a First Class Firefighter, as well as a mentor to others through his work as a counsellor at the B.C. Professional Firefighters Association Burn Camp. Winn, or “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner”, also started as a Fourth Class Firefighter in July 2008, and is now a First Class Firefighter that fills in an Acting Captain when called upon, and assists with Fire Prevention Week. Lastly, Anthony Santucci began as a volunteer firefighter in May 1983, and earned a Governor General of Canada’s Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal for his 20 years of service to public in 2003. – Advertisement -“Thirty years of service to an organization as a full time employee is exemplary, but thirty years as an auxiliary or volunteer shows even more dedication and commitment,” read Mayor Lori Ackerman.They were surrounded by their colleagues at the ceremony.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img1 New Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck Danny Welbeck willl make his Arsenal debut when they host Manchester City at the Emirates today.The £16million deadline day signing from Manchester United will lead the Gunners’ frontline in the 12.45pm kick-off.It promises to be a big occasion for the 23-year-old, who will be determined to make an instant impression and prove Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal wrong for letting him leave Old Trafford.In City team news there was a surprise as Yaya Toure dropped out of the squad, and former Chelsea star Frank Lampard was named in the starting XI to mark his debut for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Ramsey, Alexis, Ozil, Welbeck.Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Gibbs, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, PodolskiManchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Lampard, Navas, Silva, Milner, Aguero.Subs: Caballero, Kolarov, Sagna, Mangala, Nasri, Sinclair, Dzekolast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Doing the business of the city: The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-2 for a resolution urging withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, making L.A. the largest city in the nation to endorse an end to the war. “After President Bush hears about this, you can expect the war to be over any minute,” said Councilman Bill Rosendahl. “And he better do what we say, or we’ll keep passing resolutions until he does.” “I don’t agree,” said Councilman Dennis Zine, one of the two members to vote against the resolution. “We have far more important issues to worry about in L.A. – like how can we get Ellen’s dog back to her hair stylist.” Those damn L.A. police: One of the co-defendants who broke into the Las Vegas hotel room with O.J. Simpson has agreed to a plea deal in which he will say that Simpson told him and others to bring firearms with them into the room. “I said to bring knives, not firearms,” said Simpson. “If I wanted anyone in there to actually get hurt, I would have just married them.” Whatshisname remains relevant: Despite having the lowest approval ratings of his presidency, President Bush said his relevancy comes with his veto power. “There is nothing more that moves our country forward than being an obstacle,” said the lame-duck chief of state. Kissing cousins: Lynne Cheney said she discovered that husband Dick and Barack Obama are eighth cousins. “And there’s nothing Dick likes better than to take his kin hunting.” Gore favored to win … everything: The Colorado Rockies, on an unheard of streak – not losing since the first Gulf War – move into this coming week’s World Series as favorites. That is, until Vegas oddsmakers put their money on Emmy, Academy, Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore to take home the Major League crown. “Sure, the Rockies are hot,” said Vegas bookmaker Chance McBet. “But the streak Gore is on is sick. We also have the former vice president favored to win Wimbledon, `Dancing With The Stars’ and the Readers Digest Sweepstakes.” This story is definitely not about me: With the first baby boomer filing for Social Security, everyone who attended Woodstock is now officially old. And yet all their hair is still the same length. It just starts somewhere around the back of the head. McIntyre to O’Reilly to Scully: With the new slogan “Not listening to the Dodgers will embolden the terrorists,” the L.A. Dodgers have formally announced the Dodgers move from middle of the road, KFWB, to conservative talker KABC. “They’ve always pitched from the right,” said program director Eric Braverman. “Except maybe for Koufax, who I still believe was funded by George Soros and” But think of all the planes that won’t get blown up: In a study of airport security at LAX, screeners did not catch fake bombs hidden on undercover agents smuggling them through security 75 percent of the time. “It’s not that big a deal,” said LAX security expert Will Sneak. “We only missed 25 percent of them, and it’s pretty well-known that terrorists come through these gates no more than 1 or 2 percent of the time. We’re at least 23 percent ahead.” “But we did stop 95 percent of the eyeliner from getting through,” Sneak added. Recommendation for poor kids – stay healthy: Congress was unable to overcome President Bush’s veto of SCHIP, the children’s health program for poor children. “It’s not that we are against sick kids getting the help they need,” said the president. “We just want them to be richer.” Thanks, Joey: Joey Bishop, last surviving member of the Rat Pack, rejoins Frank, Sammy, Deano and Peter in the Vegas showroom in the sky. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” ( local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_imgLETTERKENNY AC’s Mark English easily qualified for the men’s 800m semi-finals of the World Junior Track & Field Championships in Barcelona, Spain today.English won his heat in a time of 1 minute 51.74 seconds, after the Ethiopian athlete Fiker Belete was disqualified.The pace from the gun was pedestrian with the leaders reaching the 200m point in just under 28 seconds. English at this stage was positioned in the middle of the pack; within sight of the leaders. The real racing began at the 600m point when the Ethiopian athlete Belete kicked for home. English showed a great turn of speed propelling himself up to second place, a position he would hold until the finish. As it turned out Belete was disqualified for a lane infringement, which meant English was declared the winner on the heat.Team mate Karl Griffin (Tir Chonaill AC) was also competing in the men’s 800m; he was drawn in the seventh and final heat. Griffin found himself slightly off the pace as the pack went through the bell in 53 seconds. From there Griffin rallied well and battled hard to get on terms with the other athletes. However the gaps proved too much and Griffin finished seventh in a time of 1.51.98. The race was won by Brandon McBride of Canada in 1.49.77.Earlier in the programme Sarah Lavin (Emerald AC) finished third in her heat of the 100m hurdles to qualify automatically for the semi-finals. Lavin made a positive start to the race and moved over the barriers with great fluency. The race was won by Michelle Jenneke in a time of 13.52, while Lavin recorded a time of 13.90 for third place. The semi-finals are scheduled for 17.35 Irish time on Saturday 14th of July.Ireland’s throwers Dempsey McGuigan (Finn Valley AC) and James McCabe (Dunboyne AC) were competing in the men’s hammer throw qualification. Irish Junior Record Holder McGuigan was in group A and opened with a solid 68.33m, he then improved with his final effort with a throw of 69.07m. That mark was good enough for tenth place within his pool. McCabe was up next in group B and threw a massive personal best of 69.49m in the first round. This was the first time that Mc Cabe had thrown over 69m and for it to come at a major competition, demonstrates his championships metal. This was McCabe’s longest throw of the competition as he finished in tenth place within his pool.The results meant that McCabe and McGuigan finished 18th and 20th respectively in the overall competition. The competition amongst these two young throwers will surely push them on to greater things over the coming years. ATHLETICS: MARK ENGLISH WINS HEAT TO QUALIFY FOR SEMI-FINALS IN BARCELONA was last modified: July 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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_imgA judge has said it was wrong to grant bail to a man who has terrorised his ex-partner after being released by the courts.Former county councillor Gareth ReidFormer Donegal County Councillor Gareth Reid appeared in court yesterday as part of long-running court battle. Reid, of Lawndale, Ballybofey, has broken a barring order against his ex-partner on numerous occasions despite being warned to stay away from her.His case was adjourned to yesterday at Letterkenny District Court for a probation report.A previous sitting of the court heard how Reid warned his ex-partner he would ‘put a bullet between her eyes’ after they had a row.Judge Paul Kelly said he was gravely concerned at the content in the probation report.He said Reid was blaming others instead of taking responsibility for his actions and also has serious questions about his attitude.“I’m concerned about his behaviour and he really needs to address the concerns the court has,” said Judge Kelly.The court was told Reid currently signs on at his local Garda station three times a week but this was reduced to just one signing.Solicitor Kieran Dillon said his client had also surrendered his passport and was requesting it back so he could attend a friend’s stag party in the UK.Judge Kelly granted the application and said he could have the passport from today but must return it on July 21st.He adjourned the case until January next year.JUDGE SAYS IT WAS WRONG TO GRANT BAIL TO FORMER COUNTY COUNCILLOR was last modified: July 18th, 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:county councillordonegalGareth ReidJudge Paul Kellylast_img read more

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Losing 33-30 at Green Bay not only extended the 49ers’ losing streak to four games, it also incited fans to tap into our weekly mailbag:Can we acknowledge that if we are rebuilding, we need to start with the most important position, coach. Kyle Shanahan doesn’t know how to win. (@thewillenium1)Shanahan won quite well when he inserted Jimmy Garoppolo for a 5-0 December debut. But Shanahan did come with the reputation of stubbornly preferring pass plays over clock-killing runs, …last_img

first_img26 January 2015Wits scientists have found three extremely luminous gamma-ray sources in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite dwarf galaxy of the Milky Way.The scientists are part of a multinational team of astronomers working on the High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) telescopes that have again demonstrated its excellent capabilities in searching for high-energy gamma rays.In the latest discovery using the HESS, the team has found the most powerful pulsar wind nebula; the most powerful supernova remnant; and a shell of 270 light years in diameter blown by multiple stars, and supernovae – a so-called superbubble.The discovery is announced in the latest edition of the scientific journal, Science, in a research paper titled: “The exceptionally powerful TeV ƴ- ray emitters in the Large Magellanic Cloud”, published on 23 January 2015.Important discovery“This is a very important breakthrough for the team,” says Professor Sergio Colafrancesco, DST/NRF SKA Research Chair in the Wits School of Physics. “It paves the way to study external galaxies with very high-E telescopes such as HESS and then later with the planned Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) in Namibia.“It will lead us to re-examine galaxy evolution and answer questions such as how high-E particles can affect the evolution of cosmic structures in the universe, principally galaxies, and the life cycles of matter in galaxies.”Very high-energy gamma rays are the best tracers of cosmic accelerators such as supernova remnants and pulsar wind nebulae – end-products of massive stars. There, charged particles are accelerated to extreme velocities. When these particles encounter light or gas in and around the cosmic accelerators, they emit gamma rays.Very high-energy gamma rays can be measured on Earth by observing the Cherenkov light emitted from the particle showers produced by incident gamma rays high up in the atmosphere using large telescopes with fast cameras.The Large Magellanic Cloud is a dwarf satellite galaxy of our Milky Way, located about 170.000 light years away and showing us its face. New, massive stars are formed at a high rate in the cloud, and it harbours numerous massive stellar clusters. The cloud’s supernova rate relative to its stellar mass is five times that of our galaxy.The youngest supernova remnant in the local group of galaxies, SN 1987A, is also a member of the cloud. Therefore, the HESS scientists dedicated significant observation to searching for very high-energy gamma rays from this cosmic object.Star formationHESS has observed the largest star-forming region within the cloud, called Tarantula Nebula, for a total of 210 hours. For the first time in a galaxy outside the Milky Way, individual sources of very high-energy gamma rays could be resolved: three extremely energetic objects of different type.The so-called superbubble 30 Dor C is the largest known X-ray-emitting shell and appears to have been created by several supernovae and strong stellar winds. Superbubbles are broadly discussed as (complementary or alternative to individual supernova remnants) factories where the galactic cosmic rays are produced.The HESS results demonstrate that the bubble is a source of, and filled by, highly energetic particles. The superbubble represents a new class of sources in the very high-energy regime.Observed at the limits of detectability, and partially overlapping with each other, these new sources challenged the HESS scientists. The discoveries were possible following the development of advanced methods of interpreting the Cherenkov images captured by the telescopes.The new HESS II 28m telescope will boost the performance of the HESS telescope system, and in the more distant future the planned Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will provide even deeper and higher-resolution gamma-ray images of the Large Magellanic Cloud – in the plans for science with CTA, the satellite galaxy is already identified as a Key Science Project deserving special attention.International teamThe HESS telescope is operated by an international collaboration of scientists with a strong involvement by South African universities, in particular Wits and North West universities, and the universities of the Free State and Johannesburg.Wits physicists are particularly involved in data analysis techniques, the development of theoretical interpretation tools of both extragalactic and galactic sources, and in the operational shifts at the telescope location in Namibia.Source: University of the Witwatersrandlast_img read more

first_imgMaps, Charts & Graphs: Your Geocaching Stats RevealedIt’s a Geocaching Premium member perk you may not know about and a Basic member feature that’s fun to explore. Here’s the link you need: My Geocaching Statistics. We can talk about the cool graphs, the charts and the milestones, but you just have to see it. If you haven’t clicked on the link yet, here’s what you’ll get: Basic Members see “Your Caching Chronology” – a breakdown of your geocache finds with a look at the month you’ve found your most geocaches and the day of the week you’re most likely to geocache. Geocaching Premium members unlock detailed statistics. It’s three pages of bar graphs, charts with rising zigzags and number breakdowns sliced and diced in nearly a dozen ways. You can track your milestones from your first find through your 10,000th find and beyond. Geocaching Premium members can follow their geocaching progress on custom maps and more.You can also edit which statistics you see and whether or not they’re available to the rest of the geocaching community. When you’re planning your next geocaching goal, your statistics are a great place to start.What statistic do you track the most? Tell us in comments below. SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newletter – December 28, 2010December 28, 2010In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Four reasons to start using Project-GCMay 30, 2017In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Geocache Icon Run: find the most cache types in one dayApril 19, 2018In “Community” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more