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Pocari sweat coach expecting more from Rivers in Game 2

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Jaja Santiago lifts Tornadoes to second victory China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took two weeks before Krystal Rivers made his debut in the Premier Volleyball League.It was worth the wait.ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments “We expect more surprised from her next game,” Abella added, sending a subtle warning to Bali Pure.Rivers had to wait for a couple of weeks before getting the go-signal to suit up due to some issues with her FIVB clearance.She was tapped as replacement for Edina Semilovic, who hurt her hamstring in April and was eventually deemed out for the rest of the conference.ADVERTISEMENT Rivers made up for lost time with a game-high 20 points to lead Pocari Sweat over Bali Pure in four sets in Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Finals Saturday night.“It was a lot of fun, playing with my team is a lot of fun and the energy from the crowd was amazing,” Rivers told reporters after a 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 26-24 win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundRivers said she was satisfied with her performance, but her coach Rommel Abella knows his American import still has a lot to show.“Actually, we’re still not that impressed. Based on what she has been able to show us during practices, she can still do a lot better,” said Abella.last_img read more

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Joss Stone to perform in Guyana on January 28

first_imgEnglish singer, songwriter and actress Joscelyn Eve Stoker, popularly known as Joss Stone, will be performing in Guyana on January 28 at the Theatre Guild.The Grammy-Award winner rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album “The Soul Sessions”, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist.Her second album, the similarly multi-platinum “Mind, Body & Soul” topped the UK Albums Chart for one week and spawned the top ten hit “You Had Me” – Stone’s most successful single on the UK Singles Chart to date.Both the album and single received one nomination at the 2005 Grammy Awards, while Stone herself was nominated for Best New Artiste, and in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2004, was ranked fifth as a d breakthrough act of 2004.She became the youngest British female singer to top the UK Albums Chart. Stone’s third album, “Introducing Joss Stone”, released in March 2007, achieved gold record status by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and yielded the second highest-ever debut for a British female solo artiste on the Billboard 200, and became Stone’s first top five album in the US.Stone has earned numerous accolades, including two Brit Awards and one Grammy Award out of five nominations. And, Guyanese will have a chance to see and hear the renowned actress and singer in real life.Tickets for the event cost $3000 and $6000, and will be available at the Theatre Guild and PACE University of Guyana. All proceeds from the concert will be dispatched to identified charities.last_img read more

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Arellano overpowers TIP in PVL Collegiate Conference

first_imgChristian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake Arellano had a massive 39-14 advantage in spikes and also enjoyed 26 free points due to TIP’s errors.Lady Chiefs head coach Obet Javier said that even though his team cruised in the first set, he didn’t want any let up from his players the whole match.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Let’s just say that we had a great first set but I always reminded my players to play better so that their confidence wouldn’t go down,” said Javier.Kehm Consencino put up five points for TIP. PVL: UST routs Lyceum in EJ Laure’s return Lacson on Albayalde, ‘ninja cops’ indictment: The law has a ‘very long memory’ Roger Federer: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic ‘will win more’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Arellano University flexed its might and punished Technological Institute of the Philippines, 25-12, 25-7, 25-13, in the premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Center.Necole Ebuen and Regine Arrocha had 10 points apiece for the Lady Chiefs, who had little to no problem against the Lady Engineers.ADVERTISEMENT Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams in 1st round of Australian Open LATEST STORIES WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her MOST READ Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ONE: Gina Iniong eager to showcase her best in 1st fight of 2020 OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solonlast_img read more

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Internet cafe opens for Skid Row residents

first_imgHis clothes are clean and he keeps his moustache neatly trimmed. He says he’s no computer geek but needs to get online to stay in touch with his kids back home and his pastor. Invoking the mission’s religious mission, George Bell, vice president of men’s ministries, offered a prayer as he opened the cafe. “Lord, we ask that they may use the Net to do a people search to find relatives who may help them,” he prayed. “Or that they may look at classified ads so they can find a job.” Users are limited to one hour and cannot visit all the unusual corners of the Internet – filtering software knocks out gambling sites and porn. But they’re encouraged to write up r sum s and look for opportunities off the streets. “We take the Internet for granted, but this reminds me of what a powerful tool it is,” said City Councilwoman Jan Perry, who represents the area. “Lots of people from Skid Row e-mail me with things like `cut the trees on this block’ or `there’s some crime happening here.’ … It keeps me sharp.” She gave out her e-mail address to the patrons and encouraged them to stay in touch. Lloyd Sawyer, who’s been at the mission two weeks, took her card and planned to keep her apprised of his progress. An Army veteran who recently lost his job at a Gatorade plant in Oakland, Sawyer came to L.A. to sort out an unpaid traffic ticket and ended up at the mission. He blames his past problems on a crack habit he says he recently kicked and says he has been sober for 17 days. He spent the morning looking on Craigslist.org for job leads, hoping to put his talents – he’s college-educated, spent time in the military and is skilled in accounting – to work for something aside from sitting in the waiting room. “This is something to get me out of those green chairs over there,” he said, gesturing toward the rows of seats occupied by slumbering men. “There’s nothing for me here except sad stories and a whole lot of misery and I don’t want that anymore. I want to be a success.” brent.hopkins@dailynews.com (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As he makes his way through life on Skid Row, Eddie Guevara carries with him a toothbrush, a cap, some packets of salt – and an e-mail address. The toothbrush keeps the 42-year-old bricklayer healthy, the hat keeps him warm, the salt makes the meals he receives at the Union Rescue Mission on San Pedro St. a little more palatable. But it’s the e-mail he sees as his ticket out. And now that he has a chance to check it, he’s feeling confident about his chances to work his way back to a regular life. “I’m not a street person. I’m looking for jobs,” he said. “Now I can spend my time doing that instead of spending all my time walking around, looking for a library to get on the Internet.” On Wednesday, Guevara logged on to become one of the inaugural users of the mission’s Internet cafe. Envisioned to give the homeless a chance to track down family members and search for work and lodging, the eight-computer site offers cheap snacks, hot drinks and inexpensive online access. For $1, they can get a large espresso, latte, mocha or 30 minutes on the Web. Billed as the first of its kind in the area, it provides a surprisingly cheery enclave not far from grim streets filled with vagabonds. As the name suggests, Skid Row is not an inviting place. Men and women encased in layers of frayed clothes push strollers and wheelchairs converted to mobile closets. Jaywalkers crisscross the streets. Guevara, who came from Wisconsin seeking work, ended up here after his construction job at UCLA finished. With no family and friends in town, he paid $190 a week for a room at a hotel but ended up in the mission after his money ran out. “I’ve got to get my stuff together because I don’t want to be here forever,” he said. “When I first got down here, it was a nightmare.” last_img
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Provincial government submits reference question to B.C. Court of Appeal

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. — Joined by Attorney General David Eby and Environment and Climate Change Minister George Heyman at a press conference Thursday morning, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced the details of the government’s reference question to the B.C. Court of Appeal about whether it has the right to limit the amount of oil and diluted bitumen being imported to the province.The reference question concerns provincial autonomy, particularly the rights of B.C. to regulate the environmental and economic impacts of heavy oils, like diluted bitumen, transported through the province. It was filed today in the B.C. Court of Appeal. For its reference, the B.C. government is asking the court to review proposed amendments to the Environmental Management Act that would give the Province authority to regulate impacts of heavy oils, like diluted bitumen, which, when released into the environment, would endanger human health, the environment and communities.“We have asked the courts to confirm B.C.’s powers within our jurisdiction to defend B.C.’s interests, so that there is clarity for today and for the generations to come,” said Horgan. “Our government will continue to stand up for the right to protect B.C.’s environment, economy and coast.”In January, the provincial government proposed a second phase of regulations to improve preparedness, response and recovery from potential spills. The regulations would apply to pipelines transporting any quantity of liquid petroleum products, as well as rail or truck operations transporting more than 10,000 litres of liquid petroleum products. The government said the proposed regulations would ensure geographically appropriate response plans, improve response times, ensure compensation for loss of public use of land and maximize the application of regulations to marine transport.“We have been clear from the outset that the appropriate way to resolve disagreements over jurisdiction is through the courts, not through threats or unlawful measures to target citizens of another province,” said Eby. “This reference question seeks to confirm the scope and extent of provincial powers to regulate environmental and economic risks related to heavy oils like diluted bitumen.”- Advertisement -This will be the third reference question that B.C. has sent to court. The first was regarding the constitutionality of polygamy, and the second was related to third-party advertising in elections. The B.C. Court of Appeal is the highest court to which the Province can send a reference question.Advertisement “Our government is working to protect our economy, environment and communities by making sure we have effective spills prevention, response and recovery in place,” said Heyman. “A single spill of diluted bitumen would put at risk tens of thousands of jobs across B.C. We have a responsibility to ensure that every measure to reduce risks is in place, and that those responsible for spills are held accountable for fixing any environmental damage they cause.”last_img read more

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FIFA lodge criminal complaint in connection with awarding of 2018 and 2022 World Cup

first_img The World Cup trophy during Brazil 2014 1 FIFA has lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over “possible misconduct” by individuals in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.The move follows a recommendation by FIFA’s ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert as part of his findings into the Garcia investigation on World Cup bidding.FIFA president Sepp Blatter has insisted however that the lodging of the criminal complaint does not affect Eckert’s statement last week that the investigation into the bidding process for the two World Cups is concluded.Football Association chairman Greg Dyke on Monday called for “urgent action” by FIFA members to ensure ethics investigator Michael Garcia’s report into World Cup bidding is published in full.A FIFA statement said: “The subject of the criminal complaint is the possible misconduct of individual persons in connection with the awarding of the hosting rights of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups investigated by Michael Garcia, chairman of the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee.“In particular there seem to be grounds for suspicion that, in isolated cases, international transfers of assets with connections to Switzerland took place, which merit examination by the criminal prosecution authorities. “The Garcia report will be handed over to the attorney general’s office by Eckert but he and Blatter remain adamant the report cannot be published.Blatter told FIFA’s website: “There is no change to judge Eckert’s statement that the investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups is concluded.“The matter will now also be looked at by an independent, state body, which shows that FIFA is not opposed to transparency.”Asked about the publication of the report, he added: “If FIFA were to publish the report, we would be violating our own association law as well as state law. The people who are demanding in the media and elsewhere that FIFA publish the report are obviously of the opinion that FIFA should or must ignore the law in this regard.”last_img read more

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CYCLIST CIARAN IN STUNNING 100-MILE LONDON RACE

first_imgA CO Donegal cyclist was being hailed by his sport today after a stunning performance in one of Britain’s top races.Ciaran McDermott, from Doochary, competed alongside 25,000 other cyclists in the epic London to Surrey 100-mile race.And Ciaran finished SECOND. All that training in the hills of Donegal really works!Ciaran is pictured outside Buckingham Palace.CYCLIST CIARAN IN STUNNING 100-MILE LONDON RACE was last modified: August 6th, 2013 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:ciaran mcdermottDoocharylondon to surrey racelast_img read more

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More fighting breaks out at Pitchess jail

first_imgCASTAIC – A new fight at the Pitchess Detention Center injured four inmates but authorities said Friday that efforts to end two weeks of violence in the Los Angeles County jail system are working. About 40 black, white and Hispanic inmates traded punches for 30 minutes Thursday night at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic before tear gas broke it up, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. The fight may have involved a perceived threat to a white inmate, who then was defended by Hispanics, he said. “An African-American inmate walked up to a white inmate and basically said hello,” Whitmore said. “And the Latino inmates took umbrage with the tone of the salutation.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The brawlers were newly arrived and were in a dayroom awaiting permanent assignment. Whitmore said some were unaware of an ultimatum by sheriff’s officials that jails will remain locked down until peace is restored. New inmates will now be told on arrival what privileges they will lose if there is violence, he said. Violence began Feb. 4 with a riot at North County, the largest of three jails at Castaic. A black inmate was beaten to death in the riot. Another black inmate collapsed and died Sunday after a small fight at a downtown jail. Sheriff’s officials will ask the District Attorney’s Office next week to file charges against 21 inmates suspected of being involved in the violence. Some could face murder charges, Whitmore said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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U.S. finds safe paths to plenty

first_imgThat hasn’t prevented generations of American schoolchildren from being taught that Earth is overpopulated and that human beings, particularly American human beings, are going to use up all the natural resources – soon! In California, recycling is a prominent feature of the elementary-school social-studies curriculum, right up there with the stock paragraph about Europeans bringing fatal diseases to the Native Americans. We’ve been taught that Americans use more land than other people throughout the world, we use more water, we use more energy and we produce more trash. We Americans are just walking environmental disasters. Such doom and gloom is accepted modern dogma. But the apocalyptic number crunchers overlook the fact that America is very different from the rest of the world in ways other than just our resource use. We use more land because we have the right to own property and the freedom to travel. We use more water because we have developed our waterworks to a level that allows for things like lawns, backyard pools and water parks. We use more energy than people in other countries because we produce a lot more, and what we produce supports other countries’ economies. We produce more trash because we have a strong economy and healthy paper, cardboard and plastic industries. In other words, we are the Land of More because we’ve used our brains and elbow grease to create a nation where we can drive our SUVs from our homes to Raging Waters or conveniently throw away the debris from our individually wrapped hamburgers. But dogma dies hard. We’ve had the idea of overpopulation so hammered into our heads that it’s difficult to let go. There are 6.6 billion people on the planet, according to current estimates. If you could put everybody in one region of the world and give every man, woman and child his very own 10,000-square-foot plot of land, the world’s population would take up about 4.1 percent of Earth’s land surface, or about two-thirds of the United States. If you figure in the oceans, the world’s population could cover 1.2 percent of Earth’s total surface with everybody owning 10,000 square feet of land. That would leave more than 98 percent of the surface of the planet available for resources. Overpopulation fears notwithstanding, the truth is it’s a big world. And there’s more than enough to share for us and future generations. Tad Cronn is a writer and speaker from West Hills. His Web site is www.the-free-lance.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IT’S official again: America is too big for its britches and getting bigger. Many people might think that’s old news. After all, we’ve been accused of being “too” a lot of things: Too arrogant, too affluent, too wasteful, too conservative. We like big money, big names and big cars. Living large – that’s us. But according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the country that likes “big” so much it had to invent Double Double burgers and Super Big Gulps is about to pass a milestone. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Sometime this month, most likely today, the 300 millionth American resident will arrive – either by birth or by border – 39 years after we hit 200 million. Not surprisingly, the greatest growth has come in the South and West. While our “natural increase” – births minus deaths – was 1.7 million from 2004 to 2005, migration added 1 million to our population. What’s so amazing about these numbers isn’t the mere fact that they make us the third-most-populous nation in the world, behind India and China. What’s startling is that we’re still alive. Back in the late 1960s, around the time we hit that 200 million mark, there was a book called “The Population Bomb” written by Paul Erlich. According to that best-seller, world population would continue to grow exponentially, resulting in inevitable mass starvation. It was the global-warming theory of its day. Since then, not only has population growth slowed, but new technologies, changes in distribution and more open markets have staved off mass starvation. While there are, and almost certainly always will be, pockets of famine, they’re the results of local situations, not global phenomena. last_img read more