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  • Zark’s-Lyceum stuns Marinerong Pilipino in OT, gains 1-0 semis lead

    first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast PBA IMAGESZark’s Burger-Lyceum clawed its way from a 16-point deficit and hacked out a 90-87 overtime victory over Marinerong Pilipino to take a 1-0 lead in their 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup semifinals series Tuesday at Pasig Sports Center.Mike Nzeusseu punctuated the come-from-behind win with an emphatic dunk  for the marginal lead with 5.5 seconds left in the extra period.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “Again, I don’t know how they do it, but these guys just don’t know how to quit,” remarked coach Topex Robinson as the Jawbreakers needed an uphill climb after trailing 38-54 early in the third quarter. “We just kept on persisting and they did not give up.”Marinerong Pilipino had a chance to force a second overtime, but Joseph Terso’s triple in the waning seconds of the extra period went short as Zark’s-Lyceum escaped with the win.Game 2 is on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Rian Ayonayon paced the Skippers with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists, while Banal had 18 and nine in the defeat.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 90 — Jc. Marcelino 20, Nzeusseu 20, Baltazar 15, Perez 14, Jv. Marcelino 10, Ayaay 6, Caduyac 4, Serrano 1, Cinco 0, Ibañez 0, Tansingco 0, Yong 0.MARINERONG PILIPINO 87 — Ayonayon 22, Banal 18, Pasaol 12, Robles 11, Tratter 10, Toth 6, Babilonia 4, Iñigo 2, Terso 2, Eboña 0, Miranda 0, Tolentino 0.Quarters: 23-20, 35-43, 59-65, 81-81, 90-87.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew European leagues oppose FIFA plan for 48-team 2022 World Cup Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ The Cameroonian big man fired 20 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and swatted two shots as the Jawbreakers moved one foot into the Finals.Jaycee Marcelino also poured 20 markers on an efficient 9-of-14 shooting, on top of his three boards and three steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCJ Perez tried to take over at the end of regulation as he had seven of Zark’s-Lyceum’s last 10 points to end the fourth quarter. However, he muffed what could have been the game-winning freebies with 3.2 ticks left and needed a huge block from Jeric Serrano on Gab Banal in the ensuing possession to force overtime.Wilson Baltazar got all of his 15 markers from his five treys, while Jayvee Marcelino had 10 points, two rebounds, and two steals in the triumph. 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 MOST READlast_img read more

  • No-deal Brexit will threaten jobs in Donegal’s drinks and hospitality sector

    first_imgJobs in drinks and hospitality business around Donegal are going to be particularly vulnerable after Brexit, according to the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI).Over 4,602 people are employed in the industry in Donegal – which counts for 7.9% of the total employment in the county.But the shock of a no-deal Brexit may lead to a recession-type downturn and force some businesses to close up shop, warns DIGI. Donegal’s pub population has fallen by 20.1% since 2005 as 91 premises closed down in that time.DIGI is warning that businesses will take a further hit after Brexit, as a no-deal will lead to a reduction in tourism numbers and a tougher export market that are likely to follow a further devaluation of sterling.To safeguard the industry, DIGI is urging the Government to reduce alcohol excise by 15% over the next two years.Rosemary Garth, Chair of DIGI and Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs at Irish Distillers, said: “A no-deal Brexit will have immediate consequences for Ireland’s drinks and hospitality businesses. If the sterling devalues further, then it will be harder and more expensive for Ireland’s drinks businesses to export their products to the UK, which is a major market. Border controls will further delay road freight trade with mainland Europe.“For drinks and hospitality businesses in rural Ireland, particularly the seasonal kind, reduced spend by British tourists will have a lasting, damaging effect on their ability to take on new workers or keep on existing staff. In extreme cases, a no-deal Brexit may lead to a recession-type downturn and force some businesses to close up shop.“By reducing Ireland’s disproportionately high alcohol excise tax over the next two years, the Government will be giving drinks and hospitality businesses a lifeline. Rural businesses will be better positioned to weather the worst of a no-deal Brexit, to be more competitive and improve trading.”Meanwhile, the Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland, which includes Kinnegar Brewing in Donegal, is calling on the Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to maintain the current 50% excise relief on Alcohol Products Tax, which is applicable to microbreweries, in advance of his Budget 2020 plans.Peter Mosley, Chairman of the ICBI, said: “Every member of our association is currently developing its own small-scale artisan brewery for growth and development. Many of our members are small breweries located in very rural locations and enjoy great support from their local and very loyal community by creating direct employment and tourism in the region. Sadly, many of our members are battling to survive. All of our artisan producers are dependent on the support from this excise relief.” No-deal Brexit will threaten jobs in Donegal’s drinks and hospitality sector was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

  • 49ers don’t trade for Giants Beckham but Chiefs Ford on way

    first_imgSANTA CLARA – Superstar receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is not coming to the 49ers. Instead, they are swinging a deal for a much-needed pass rusher, the Kansas City Chiefs franchise-tagged Dee Ford.A blockbuster trade for Ford comes with a cost, and, financially, it may bring Ford a five-year, $87.5 million contract, ESPN first reported.In return, the AFC runner-up Chiefs will get the 49ers’ 2020 second-round draft pick, according to NFL Network.Ford, a five-year veteran, is coming a career-high …last_img read more

  • Springbok Women ready for World Cup challenge

    first_img25 July 2014Springbok Women’s rugby captain Mandisa Williams on Thursday expressed her excitement about the IRB Women’s World Cup ahead of the tournament’s kick-off in France next week.The South African team has only two more training sessions scheduled in Cape Town before it departs for Paris on Sunday following a week of high-tempo practices with the coaching staff and the South African Rugby Union’s Mobi-Unit.The final training session on Friday will involve another training run against the Stellenbosch Academy Under-19 boys team to boost the team’s physicality before the tournament.In a very tough pool, South Africa’s Rugby World Cup campaign begins on 1 August against Australia, followed by clashes against the hosts and Six Nations champions, France, on 5 August and Wales on 9 August‘We have worked hard’“We have worked hard on and off the field since assembling in the World Cup holding camp last Monday, and with the tournament drawing nearer the energy in the team is electric,” Williams said at training on Thursday.“The players are excited for the challenge ahead after several months of preparation. Of course with excitement the nerves flare up too, as this will be the first Women’s Rugby World Cup for several players in the squad, but this is natural before such a big tournament.”Mental preparationWilliams said with the on-field preparations almost completed, it was important for the players to work on their mental state of mind for the competition so that they are focused on the task at hand when they arrive in France.“From a game preparation point of view, we have done everything we could to improve the areas of our game that required attention,” she said.“We have two more field sessions to fine-tune these aspects of our game. But with the World Cup a week away, it is important that we are also prepared mentally, so we will be focusing our attention on getting that right in the next few days.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

  • Activation Gallery – Port Elizabeth

    first_imgOn Friday 14 August, Brand South Africa handed over prizes worth R50 000 to Cowen High School in Port Elizabeth. Cowen High School were the victors in the school debate competition hosted by Umhlobo Wenene and Brand South Africa on 16 June.Through its Play Your Part programme, Brand South Africa aims to encourage South Africans to contribute actively and positively to the development of their communities. Brand South Africa therefore recognises Cowen High School’s achievement in positively contributing to the education of their learners.In order to continuously develop the country’s competitiveness, it’s imperative that the youth are equipped with skills and education. Cowen High School has demonstrated how they are actively contributing to addressing the goals set out in the National Development Plan (NDP). It is for this reason that Brand South Africa takes its hat off to Cowen High School. One of the many goals set out in the NDP is to improve the school system by increasing the number of learners achieving above 50% in literacy and mathematics as well as increasing student retention rates to 90%.Brand South Africa awarded Cowen High School with R50 000 worth of prizes comprising a public address (PA) system and six laptops. The school’s principal Mr T Dolley says: “The PA system will help educators communicate more clearly and effectively with students during assembly”. He adds that the laptops will assist the learners to further develop their information technology skills.As part of Brand South Africa’s Constitution Mondays campaign, learners were asked to recite the preamble of the constitution at assembly. The Constitution Mondays campaign asks all schools, on the first day of every month, to hoist the flag, read the preamble to the Constitution and sing the national anthem. This campaign, aims to see school learners and civil society groups throughout the country participate in constitutional awareness.Thoko Modise, Manager: Civil Society at Brand South Africa says: “My proudest moment was watching the school choir singing the Freedom Charter Song and reciting the preamble of the constitution. This is what we are striving for as Brand South Africa, that all learners realise the importance of the constitution and what it stands for.”last_img read more

  • Good nutrition can combat lead in water

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Children are especially susceptible to the dangers of ingesting lead from drinking water or any other source, says a registered dietitian nutritionist with Ohio State University Extension. But parents can help limit the health impact by making sure their children eat a well-balanced diet, especially that they get enough calcium, iron and vitamin C.“The best defense against lead for anyone is a healthy lifestyle,” said Pat Bebo, leader of OSU Extension’s Community Nutrition Program and interim assistant director in charge of Extension’s Family and Consumer Science programs. “But it’s especially important for children, because their digestive system is much more efficient at absorbing lead. Children’s bodies may absorb up to 50% of the lead they ingest, while adults absorb just 10 to 15%.“Absorption is greatest on an empty stomach. Infants and children up to age 6 are at the greatest risk.”Lead poisoning has been in the news recently after reports of dangerous amounts of lead in public drinking water supplies in Flint, Michigan, and Sebring, Ohio. But lead ingestion can also come from lead paint, particularly from houses built before 1978, lead dust and lead in contaminated soil. Lead poisoning can cause cognitive delays and behavior problems, and can harm the brain, kidneys and other organs.Bebo said calcium is the most important nutrient to help combat lead ingestion.“Picture a cell, any cell in the human body,” Bebo said. “They all have receptors that allow nutrients to enter the cell and do their work. When the right nutrient matches up with a receptor, the cell will let it in.“It just so happens that calcium and lead compete for the same receptors, but lead is a much better fit. So there must be enough calcium circulating in the body to bind to the cell receptors first. Then the lead is less likely to be absorbed.”The recommended amount of calcium for children up to 6 months is 200 milligrams a day; 260 milligrams for children 6 to 12 months; 700 milligrams for those 1 to 3 years old; 1,000 milligrams for those 4 to 8 years old; and 1,300 milligrams for those 9 to 18 years old. A cup of milk has about 300 milligrams of calcium. Other good sources are other dairy products such as cheese and yogurt, as well as dark green leafy vegetables and calcium-enriched orange juice.Getting enough iron is also important, as it can prevent iron-deficiency anemia that can be caused by lead.“Iron is needed in our red blood cells to absorb oxygen,” Bebo said. “If there’s not enough iron circulating in the body and you’re taking in toxic amounts of lead, then the lead will interfere with the uptake of iron by the red blood cells and as a result you could become anemic.“If you are getting enough iron in your diet, it will compete with the lead for entry into the red blood cells.”Infants up to 6 months need just 0.27 milligrams of iron per day, but those 6 to 12 months need 11 milligrams. Children 1-3 years need 7 milligrams; 4-8 years, 10 milligrams, and 9-13 years, 8 milligrams. Boys 14-18 need 11 milligrams a day, and girls that age need 15 milligrams.Iron-rich foods include iron-fortified breakfast cereals; lean red meat, turkey, chicken and fish; green leafy vegetables; and kidney beans and lentils.Getting enough vitamin C is also necessary, Bebo said, as it helps the body better absorb iron. Vitamin C-rich foods include citrus fruits, red and other bell peppers, cantaloupe, tomatoes, broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes and other fruits and vegetables.“Basically, what I tell people is to follow MyPlate,” online at www.choosemyplate.gov, Bebo said. “A healthy diet won’t completely eradicate the threat of lead. But it can go a long way, especially in children up to age 6, to limit the level of toxicity.”It’s important not to rely on supplements to get the recommended amount of these nutrients, Bebo said.“There’s no evidence that supplements have any better effect than eating a balanced diet, and it’s too easy to go overboard using supplements. That could put you at risk for toxicity as well — you don’t want that, either.”Getting enough physical activity and hydration is also important, Bebo said, “to make sure the organs can flush the system and to keep a healthy body weight so additional fat mass won’t be available to allow the body to store harmful minerals.”OSU Extension offers two Community Nutrition programs that allow low-income Ohioans to learn more about how to maintain a healthy diet. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is offered 20 counties, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education sessions are offered in 80 counties. Anyone interested can contact their OSU Extension county office to find where the nearest program is, or they can find information at fcs.osu.edu/nutrition.“It doesn’t have to be complicated,” Bebo said. “In fact, it’s simple. But you have to know some basics about good nutrition, and Extension is here to help provide that information.”Parents can learn more about lead and reducing their children’s exposure to it from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at www.epa.gov/lead.last_img read more

  • Twitter is No Threat at All to Facebook, Traffic Analyst Says

    first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Analysis#news#NYT#social networks#web Hitwise, a web traffic analytics firm that often publishes fun and interesting stats on issues of the day, looks today at how threatened Facebook’s growth might be by Twitter. The company’s conclusion: Twitter is no threat at all. Traffic to Twitter is declining, Hitwise General Manager of Global Research Bill Tancer writes, while Facebook’s growth continues to go through the roof. Facebook is approaching ubiquity, while Twitter’s appeal is narrow and its average registered user is totally unengaged. “That being said,” Tancer writes, “I still plan to tweet this entry.”Twitter may be befuddling still for mainstream masses of users, but for the millions of people who get it – Twitter is invaluable. It’s a public listening post for innovative thought leaders across a broad swath of industries – if that’s what you’re into. It’s also a great place to read short jokes about flatulence or sex from people you’ve never met – if that’s what you’re looking for.Facebook feels more secure though, it’s got clearer social hooks and it’s easier to start using. As a result, Facebook is probably ten or more times the size of Twitter. As Twitter user Justin Houk put it today, “Twitter is a cult classic in the making – not a blockbuster.”The Hitwise data doesn’t take into account the use of 3rd party Twitter clients, but the Twitter website is a more common way to interact with the service and its traffic is a good proxy for overall Twitter use.What are the relative business prospects for both, long term? It’s hard to say, but charts like these from Hitwise have got to make Twitter HQ feel uneasy. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification marshall kirkpatrick The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos See also: Facebook Has Twitter Envy – But Why? and Twitter and Facebook Investment Terms and Game Plans Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

  • “Here, First Sergeant!”

    first_imgThe South Dakota Army National Guard has a strong tradition of supporting their Service members and families. The 114 Service members deploying are from 40 different communities in 4 states— South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. They are temporarily leaving jobs from 112 different employers. This is a second deployment for 34 of the Service members and a third deployment for 25 of the Service members.Several prominent individuals participated in the ceremony providing their support, including SD State Adjutant General Major General Jeff Marlette, Aberdeen Mayor Travis Schaunaman, US Congressman Dusty Jonson, US Senator John Thune, and SD Governor Kristi Noem. Collectively, they offered thanks to the Service members and families for their sacrifices. Employers were recognized for their support of the Service members and their sacrifices as they support the country. Mayor Schaunaman shared that the Service members were “leaving behind family who love them, friends who admire them and communities who thank them”. Governor Noem emphasized that the Service members truly leave a hole in the community.Several of the speakers also spoke about mission readiness and the focus that requires. Major General Marlette acknowledged that the Service members know their jobs – they are well trained, well equipped and well led. However, Service members often times worry about their families. He encouraged everyone to reach out and provide needed support so the Service members can stay focused on the mission. He challenged the Service members to stay mission focused – on safety, standards and discipline. Commander Captain Craig Evenson, spoke of the challenges in front of the community. He indicated the Service members should expect hard work and that families need to always place mission first. Governor Noem stressed that strong families make for a better tomorrow, and deployment events such as this, drive it home.Governor Noem also commented on the t-shirts that many of the family members were wearing, which stated “Got your six” on the back of the t-shirt with the name of their Service member. She encouraged the Service members to bring each other home and challenged them “to be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to ask for help, and brave enough to ask for it.” This same advice could apply to the families as well.The ‘roll call’ portion of the ceremony was an emotional time for many Service members and families. First Sergeant Breen read off the names of each deploying Service member, who in turn stood up from where they were sitting with family members, and responded “Here, First Sergeant!” The Service members walked to the front of the gymnasium to shake hands with the dignitaries and  then returned to their families, but remained standing. For me, this was so symbolic of who was giving the greatest sacrifice. Earlier in the ceremony, Governor Noem quoted the great Teddy Roosevelt speech, “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”Kudos goes out to the South Dakota Army National Guard on a well done activation ceremony. For the Service members and families— may you focus on mission, seek support when needed, and support one another along the way. This post was written by Sara Croymans, MEd, AFC, University of Minnesota Extension Educator, member of the MFLN Family Transitions team, military spouse and mother. Family Transitions provides education, resources and networking opportunities for professionals working with military families to build resilience and navigate life cycle transitions. Engage with the MFLN Family Transitions team on our website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. by Sara Croymans, , MEd, AFCOver the recent long Labor Day weekend I attended a deployment Activation Ceremony in Aberdeen, SD for 114 soldiers of Alpha Battery, 1-147th Field Artillery Battalion and 147th Forward Support Company. The Unit will be supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve, which builds readiness, increases operability and enhances the bond between ally and partner militaries using multinational training events in Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania.I didn’t personally know anyone deploying, but attended to show my support for the Service members and their families. The experience was moving. From the moment I walked into the Aberdeen Central High School and watched the gymnasium fill up with family, friends, employers and community members, I was reminded of the ripple effect deployment has on everyone throughout a community.Greeting attendees at the doors of the high school were members of the local Freedom Riders. Support for our Service members is shown in a variety of ways and from many sectors of the community. Just outside the gymnasium, members of the local VFW Auxiliary were handing out buddy poppies. The proceeds are used for aid, relief and comfort of veterans and members of the armed forces and their dependents who are in need.The VFW Auxiliary members were also distributing little ‘care packages’ for family members and supporters. These packages included a listing of available resources, messages of gratitude and items to remind us to keep the Service members in our thoughts and prayers. My favorite items were these little Army men with the message “Please take a soldier home as a reminder of the men & women serving our country”.last_img read more

  • Central Railway recovers ₹7.88 crore fine from ticketless travellers in Pune

    first_imgThe Pune division of the Central Railway has recovered ₹7.88 crore fine from passengers travelling without tickets in last five months, an official said on Thursday. The rail division conducted a drive from April to August to identify ticket-less travellers on Pune-Malawli, Pune-Miraj, Pune-Baramati and Kolhapur-Miraj routes. During the drive, it detected around 1.53 lakh cases of various offences, including not possessing ticket while in train or on railway platform and carrying luggage beyond permissible limit, the Central Railway official said.The authorities subsequently recovered a total fine of ₹7.88 crore from such passengers, he added.last_img read more