Antetokounmpo arrives in Manila for charity stint

first_imgBlack Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time PLAY LIST 00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time02:54Praise, festivities at Quiapo Church ahead of Black Nazarene’s return02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:40Filipinos 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ The “Greek Freak” faced the media Thursday afternoon at Fairmont Hotel in Makati before he plays exhibition drills with national team members Ranidel De Ocampo and Gabe Norwood at Glorietta Activity Center.Antetokounmpo will also host the final match of the 3-on-3 tournament featuring students from MakSci.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The one-time All Star will leave the country on Monday.INQUIRER is the official media partner of  “The Greek Freak Invades Manila.” 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Theus says ‘no way to say who’s the best’ coach in NBA Giannis Antetokounmpo as he faced the media at Ascott Hotel in Makati Sunday.Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo arrived in Manila on Sunday for a charity event.King Bally Entertainment Group brought the reigning Most Improved Player to the country with the proceeds of  “The Greek Freak Invades Manila” going to Makati Science High School.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnlast_img read more

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New Board for GRA approved – Jordan

first_img…as transferral of several offices planned for 2019A new Board for the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has been reviewed and approved at the level of Cabinet, even as Government assures the current Board is operating effectively.This is according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan, who was at the time being quizzed by the parliamentary Opposition on various allocations to his Ministry. He noted that approval was granted at the last Cabinet meeting for the Board.“As far as I know, the Board is properly composed and is functioning. In fact, I think two days ago the new Board was discussed at Cabinet and approved,” Jordan stated, in response to questions from the Opposition.While the Board has been approved, it is unclear who will comprise the new Board. Efforts by Guyana Times to contact senior officials, including Minister of State Joseph Harmon, were futile.Meanwhile, $113.7 million allocated under project code 1202200 also came under scrutiny. When asked by Opposition Member of Parliament Irfaan Ali about this allocation, Jordan noted that the monies are for the construction of an annex on the site of the old Guyana National Cooperative Bank (GNCB) Sports Club.“The awarded cost of this building is $228 million and the difference you see (in the estimates) has to do with the generator for the main office, including the purchase and associated electrical works.”“The existing headquarters of the Ministry of Finance has outgrown space (with) the number of activities and staff. So the new building is a three storey building. First of all we will move the valuation division, which you know is in a very decrepit building.”According to Jordan, the current housing of the valuation division has limited its true potential. He said that with the housing of the valuation division in better conditions, they can hopefully recruit better staff.“One floor or part of the floor, we will use for a (document) centre,” Jordan explained. “There is so much documentation at the Ministry of Finance, thrown all over the place. And we’re running out of space. So we’ll attempt to scan and put a modern documentation centre there.”“We’ll move the training room from the head office and put it there and make it a modern training room with modern facilities for better conferencing, which will ease on the trips and the phones. And then of course, it’s important for sports. So we’ll use a small part for a sports club and a little gym, to keep people healthy and promote social cohesion.”It is understood that the new, multimillion-dollar annex will be located at Winter Place and Croal Street, Georgetown. It is understood that Courtney Benn Contracting Service is involved with the project.last_img read more

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Long-time English professor honoured with Northern Lights College scholarship

first_imgAfter finishing his education at Oxford University, Moran moved to Dawson Creek in 1971 where he met his wife Marie O’Brien. They married in 1973 and raised three children together: Tim, Christine, and Andy. Moran passed away this past May 2013, and the university has set up a scholarship for students taking University Arts and Sciences English courses in his name. He’s remembered by friends and colleagues as a kind man with an infectious sense of humour, with a passion for language. “I knew Harry when he was an English instructor at the College,” Donna Kane, executive director of the NLC Foundation. “His love of words was evident in everything he said and wrote. He had the kind of intelligence that saw the value of all words, and this is often where his humour would come in. He could quote the classics and create a limerick in the same breath.” – Advertisement -In addition to teaching, Moran also helped publish two creative writing anthologies, Treeline I and Treeline II, featuring writers from across northern British Columbia in the 1980s. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the award should contact Donna Kane at dkane@nlc.bc.ca or 250-784-7613.Advertisementlast_img read more

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David Moyes fined £30,000 by FA for ‘slap’ remark to female journalist

first_imgFormer Sunderland manager David Moyes has been fined £30,000 for his “slap” comment towards a journalist in March, the Football Association has announced.Moyes was charged by the FA following a conversation which took place between the Scot and BBC Newcastle and Radio Five Live reporter Vicki Sparks at the end of a post-match interview.Moyes was unhappy with one of Sparks’ questions and said to her: ”You were just getting a wee bit naughty at the end there, so just watch yourself. You still might get a slap even though you’re a woman. Careful the next time you come in.”The Football Association on Friday said he was guilty of “improper and/or threatening remarks” following the match against Burnley on March 18.Although the interview was over at the time Moyes made his remark, the camera was still running and footage of the incident was published three weeks later by a national newspaper.Moyes was contrite about the incident when questioned at a subsequent press conference.He said: ”In the heat of the moment, I made a mistake in my comments to a BBC reporter, which I profoundly regret. I was disappointed with myself for it.”I subsequently phoned the reporter and apologised, which she accepted. It’s not my character, it’s not my type, as most people know and once again I apologise for it.”The club described Moyes’ conduct as ”wholly unacceptable” but stood by him as he attempted – in vain – to preserve Sunderland’s Premier League status.Moyes denied the charge but the FA’s independent regulatory commission upheld it.An FA statement read: “David Moyes has been fined £30,000 in relation to comments he made after the Sunderland versus Burnley game on March 18, 2017.“It was alleged his remarks were improper and/or threatening and/or brought the game into disrepute, contrary to FA rule E3(1).“He denied the charge, however it was found proven following an independent regulatory commission hearing.”Moyes resigned from his role at the Stadium of Light on May 22 following Sunderland’s relegation. 1last_img read more

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Can you help us get this collie home?

first_imgAn appeal has been launched to find the owners of this border collie.He was found yesterday evening in Clonmany. If you have any information that can help us reunite him with his owners please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing info@donegaldaily.com or send us a message on Facebook.Can you help us get this collie home? was last modified: July 21st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:border collieclonmanyfoundlostlast_img read more

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Giants react to Harper signing, express confidence in current core

first_imgMARYVALE, Ariz.–Chris Stratton took the mound Thursday hoping it would be the last time he wore jersey No. 34.That’s the number Bryce Harper wears, the only number he ever has worn, and Stratton envisioned making a sweet deal with Harper for the jersey. Alas, Harper is not coming West. The free-agent superstar finally rendered a decision Thursday, choosing the Philadelphia Phillies and their 13-year-, $330-million offer.“I’m not going to lie, I’m a little disappointed because maybe I could …last_img

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Dinosaur Fossils Flaunt Physics

first_imgRecent announcements about dinosaurs show that even the large ones exhibited physics fitness.  Their size did not inhibit their mobility.T. rex racer:  Maybe Jurassic Park got it right after all.  According to Science Daily, “Tyrannosaurus rex was far from a plodding Cretaceous era scavenger whose long tail only served to counterbalance the up-front weight of its freakishly big head.”  A grad student at the University of Alberta studied the muscle attachments in the rib cage and tail and compared them to Komodo dragons and crocodiles.  He concluded that the monster could outrun any other animal in its hunting grounds.Flying giraffe:  Only a children’s storybook author would claim a giraffe could launch itself into the sky, but apparently some pterosaurs as large as giraffes did just Live Science reported, “Giraffe-sized pterosaurs may have pole-vaulted with their arms to launch themselves, just as vampire bats do, scientists now suggest.”  Contrary to previous ideas that they would have had to get a running start or jump from cliffs, the new study at University of Portsmouth suggests they could have “pole-vaulted” themselves from a standing position, using their front limbs, to get high enough to flap their enormous wings and fly – pretty good for an animal weighing 500 pounds or more.  A researcher, who was amazed at the tremendous size and power of these creatures, said, “Pterosaurs had incredibly strong skeletons – for their weight, they’re probably amongst the strongest ever evolved.”    New Scientist includes a video clip of the proposed launching mechanism.  The BBC News also reported on this story, and included a short audio interview with one of the scientists.Free-range dinosaurs:  The turkey you prepare for Thanksgiving may be a model animal for how some dinosaurs ran, according to Live Science.  Nobody knows if dinosaur meat tasted like turkey, but another article posted on PhysOrg reported the discovery of juvenile dinosaur footprints in Colorado near Denver.  According to the discoverers, “Speedy the Sauropod” was running like a scalded turkey when it made the tracks.France’s biggest dinosaur cache was announced by Science Daily.  Found this January, the quarry, covering several hundred square meters, includes large sauropods, five predators, and aquatic reptiles like turtles and crocodiles.  Some 400 bones have been uncovered since excavations began at the end of summer.  “The find is all the more exceptional as the bones are not only present in large numbers, but are also remarkably well preserved, having been buried rapidly” under alluvial sediments of a Quaternary river in Lower Cretaceous strata.  Similar dinosaur graveyards have been found in Britain and Spain, the article said.Were dinosaurs primitive animals on the way to becoming smart, like humans?  No; they were incredibly well designed, powerful and successful.  And they all died suddenly, often buried in mass graves.  If it weren’t for the evolutionary scenario imposed on the data, a very different picture of their origins and extinctions might be proposed.  What was Speedy running from?  Why are so many mashed together in water-borne sediments?  Why must we be told Darwin takes credit for explaining them?  “They’re probably amongst the strongest ever evolved” – good grief.(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Summit ‘to finalise BRICS bank structure’

first_img16 January 2013Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are likely to finalise the structure for a BRICS-led development bank at the fifth BRICS summit taking place in Durban in March, delegates were told at a preparatory media workshop in Pretoria on Tuesday.The bank is part of a strategy agreed to at last year’s BRICS summit in New Delhi to look at long-term investment opportunities within the countries making up the grouping.It is envisaged that the bank would provide pooled funds for targeted infrastructure projects and key sectors, while supporting and driving increased commerce between the BRICS and other emerging economies.Although multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) already perform a similar function, BRICS countries say the new bank would not compete with these but rather supplement them, especially in developing countries.The seed capital for the bank is projected to be US$50-billion or more, making it about $10-billion per member country.‘Political will’ to have the bankThe director-general in the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Jerry Matjila, told delegates at Tuesday’s workshop that there was political will among the group to have the bank.Pretoria is lobbying to host the bank, if it does get off the ground.South Africa has placed emphasis on the integrity of its banking system, which Matjila described as “modern and predictable”. South Africa co-chaired the preparatory work on the bank together with India.Meanwhile, preparations for the Durban summit are in full swing. The theme for the summit, which runs from 25 to 27 March, is “Partnership for Development, Integration and Industrialisation”.The department’s deputy director-general for Asia, Middle East and BRICS, Anil Sooklal, said it was all systems go for the logistics of the summit.About 3 000 delegates and officials, including the presidents and prime ministers of the five countries, will attend.In a first for BRICS, high-level representatives of Africa’s regional economic blocs and the African Union (AU) have also been invited to attend.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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South African poet takes African women’s message to the world

first_imgPoet Koleka Putuma is a South African cultural icon-in-waiting. Her straight-talking multimedia poetry tackles racism, sexism and social ills head-on, giving young African women a formidable global voice.Koleka Putuma is a South African spoken word poet who uses poetry, music and the power of the internet to give African women a voice. (Image: Facebook)CD AndersonPutuma’s words are never minced and are delivered without formula or platitude. Whether in spoken word format or written, her poetry tackles serious issues with the gravity they deserve.Following her win at the inaugural South African National Poetry Slam in 2014, as well as a 2016 PEN SA Student Writing Prize, Putuma released her first anthology of poetry in April 2017, titled Collective Amnesia. The book has gone on to sell more than 2,000 copies; this in a local literary market where poetry books rarely sell more than 100 copies.The anthology is a top seller in a number of South Africa’s most popular independent bookstores, but what makes Putuma’s success different is her approach to delivering her work to the world.Embracing new media such as video and social media, she delivers her voice directly to the people.Collaborating with video artist Jarryd Kleinhans and photographer Andiswa Mkosi, Putuma presents visual interpretations of her work through online video-sharing sites. The effect is immediate and collaborative, changing poetry from being a monologue into an interactive dialogue.However, to read her words in print, in book form or through her social media postings, the full effect of her use of language and metaphor offers a closer exploration of her work.Following an intense three-month book launch performance tour to 13 centres across the country, and as it is about to enter its third print run, Collective Amnesia has been chosen as a prescribed text for second-year university students. Putuma is turning South African poetry into the new rock ‘n’ roll.Born a year before South African post-apartheid democracy, Putuma is of a generation that doesn’t have a living memory of apartheid, yet she still feels and can articulate the repercussions ingrained in modern social ills of gender violence, entrenched patriarchy and ongoing discrimination.Milisuthando Bongela, cultural editor of the Mail & Guardian, praises her precocious talent, saying: “This person who was born in 1993 was never meant to experience apartheid or any sort of discrimination, has now written a book that archives her experiences in this so-called free country that we live in.”Her performances are delivered in an idiosyncratic and eccentric style, a very modern mix of meme-culture, quirky slang and unapologetic youth coolness.The poem 1994: A Love Poem is an acidic tongue-in-cheek take on South Africa’s middle-class obsession with Nelson Mandela and how it is very different in real life interactions between black and white South Africans: “I want someone who’s going to look at me and love me the way white people look at and love Mandela. You don’t know love until you’ve been loved like Mandela/ You don’t know betrayal until you’ve been loved like Mandela/ You don’t know [expletive] until you’ve been loved like Mandela.”Koleka Putuma is a South African spoken word poet who uses poetry, music and the power of the internet to give African women a voice. (Image: Andiswa Mkosi)Her poems celebrate young Africanness, yet mourn the deep-rooted problems of gender politics. In the poem Black Solidarity, Putuma explores the hypocrisy of sexism and patriarchy, particularly in social and political activism: “How come your revolution always wants to go rummaging through my underwear?… How come references to your revolution are limited to Biko and Fanon and Malcolm?/ Do you read?/ Your solidarity, it seems, is anchored by undermining black woman’s struggle.”Speaking during a Johannesburg launch of her book at the end of June 2017, Putuma explained her position: “I used to look at my mother and my auntie’s choices and think, ‘Why would you stay? Why would you choose that in that particular situation?’ But after writing this book and having experienced things as a black woman, I learned that, in that particular situation, your mother and aunt chose silence so that they could live, or so that there could be peace in the house, so that they could eat.”Established South African poet Lebo Mashile calls Putuma a revolutionary new voice in South African poetry. “She’s exploding the model of South African literature, which is a wonderful thing. She is emerging, and with authority, to claim her space and audience. The work that [she is] doing is very necessary. [She is] opening the way for [young people, particularly girls and young women to find their voices]. Ten to 15 years from now, they will reference and thank [her].”For a more in-depth look at Putuma’s work, visit her website and Facebook page.Source: Okay AfricaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Ohio’s Crop Progress Report – May 11th, 2015

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ideal weather conditions allowed farmers to spend a lot of time in the field in Ohio last week, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 10th. Hay and pastures have greened up, and hay is expected to be cut in the coming weeks. Unusually warm and dry weather allowed farmers the opportunity to plant round the clock last week, and tremendous progress was made. In one week’s time, a season of delays jumped to one that is outpacing the five year average, as corn growers planted an estimated 40% of their acreage. This was the fastest weekly progress since 50 percent of the crop was planted during the week ending May 13, 2007. The current record is 65 percent planted on the week ending May 4, 2003.View the current Crop Progress Report for Ohio herelast_img read more

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