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Adamson trips Arellano in PVL Collegiate men’s opener

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Pacquiao on fight deals: Nobody authorized to speak on my behalf In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Adamson outplayed Arellano, 25-22, 26-24, 22-25, 26-24, in the men’s division opener of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Falcons finished the game on a mini 5-2 blitz capped by an attack error from Chiefs captain CJ Segovia.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Christian Dela Paz paced the Chiefs with 24 markers. Justin Robert ValenciaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite the win, Adamson head coach Domingo Custodio lamented the team’s defense.“The team is still shaky. We still need to improve our defense next game,” Custodio said in Filipino.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’Down 18-21 in the third set Arellano unleashed a 7-1 bomb to avoid a sweep.Paolo Pablico led all scorers with 30 points while George Labang added 13. MOST READlast_img read more

Huskies take bite out of Blades

first_imgDerioun meanwhile credits his large defense core with clogging up the smaller ice surface that’s present in Beaverlodge to making his job relatively easy throughout the contest.“I think a lot of it is getting use to the smaller ice, they get congested in the centre there,” he says. “We’ve got a lot of tall guys, a lot of long sticks, so a lot of things get caught in the mix there.”Scoring in order for the Huskies were Cayle Bell as he notched the first two goals for the Huskies. Owen Barker rounded out the first period scoring as the Huskies took a 3-1 lead to the locker room after falling behind 1-0 halfway through the frame. Jordan Harder had the only goal for the team in the second period, while Jarod Lang, Daylen Pearson, and Jordan Gies rounded out the scoring in the third period.Doing their part with assists on the night were Daylen Pearson with three, Taylor Greatrex chipped in with two helpers as did Jordan Gies, while Wyatt Anderson, Brighton Campbell, Cayle Bell and Blair Karasiuk all had one on the night. The shots at the end of 60 minutes were well in Fort St. John’s favour as they outshot the Blades 36-22.Advertisement Head Coach Gary Alexander says that the team has come out ready to play from the start in both games this season, and points to the team’s momentum from the end of last year as just one of the many reasons for the strong start.“Well we’ve got lots of jump, and lots of fire, and pretty good discipline happening. It’s kind of what I expected after the finish we had late in the season last year, with a few acquisitions and a little more depth on our defense and a little more offense,” he says. “Everybody’s contributing and I’m pretty pleased with the effort they’re putting on.”Even more impressive about the final score is that the Huskies took to the ice with a short bench as they fielded a lineup with only ten forwards and five defensemen. Alexander however, has faith in the team’s depth to come out on top even when short handed.- Advertisement -“Any given night, if we can put 15 players on the ice, our balance is pretty good, so we’re going to put on a good show no matter what.” He states.Goaltender Daimon Derioun was steady throughout the contest stopping 20 of 22 shots. Alexander says it’s great having two goaltenders that can be counted on when their number is called.“Daimon had a great game as did Travis the other night. They make the saves when they need to, and when we make a few mistakes the goaltender stepped in and did his part,” he explains. “It’s nice, I’ve always liked to play them one-two, one-two and give them both ice time so if I ever have a problem with one or the other, the other guy can step in quite readily.”Advertisement The Huskies won’t have much time to rest, or celebrate Friday night’s big win as they return to the ice tomorrow for the home opener at North Peace Arena against the Slave Lake Wolves. Opening faceoff is set for 8 p.m.last_img read more

NEAT, Ecole Central Elementary School PAC team up for Food Secure Kids program

first_imgMembers of the Northern Environmental Action Team met with the parent advisory council at Ecole Central Elementary School, and volunteers from RBC on Saturday to create raised beds for the school’s Food Secure Kids program. NEAT is working with the school and presenting to every class the importance of food security and how children can help.Susan McGarvey is an eco-advisor for NEAT and said it’s important for children to understand what goes into providing quality foods, and about plant life cycles.“We’re one of the only communities north of the 55th parallel. If anything ever happened we need to be able to sustain our living until someone could get here to help us. It’s important in that way but it’s also important to get kids out in nature and get them out in the dirt and realizing where our food comes from and what the process is that takes place for them to have a salad on their plate.”- Advertisement -NEAT has been in the school for the last month teaching children about the importance of planting local foods, as well as pollinators, and composting.last_img read more

Senators approve Dems’ version of Jessica’s Law plan

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Senators unanimously approved a Democratic version of the Jessica’s Law sex offender proposal Thursday, with Democrats saying it avoids flaws in the initiative that voters will consider in November. Republicans welcomed the two-bill package, though they denied there are any fatal problems with their initiative, which would force many sex offenders to wear satellite-tracked monitoring devices for life and bar them from living within 2,000 feet of a park or school. The bills and the pending initiative would give California some of the nation’s toughest laws for released sex offenders and would boost penalties for offenses ranging from possession of child pornography to using the Internet to lure minors for sexual purposes. “Californians are going to be able to get the best of both,” said Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, who sought the ballot measure with his wife, Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, after similar legislation proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger failed last year. Schwarzenegger is backing their measure, which qualified for the fall ballot in February. “People have an expectation that a sex offender should not be living across the street from a school. People realize that’s just wrong,” Runner said. The initiative also would require many sex offenders to wear satellite-tracked monitoring devices for life. Critics say that could be prohibitively expensive, but Runner said it is the only way to ensure that all dangerous offenders are included. The Senate, on a 37-0 vote, instead approved a measure by Sen. Jackie Speier, D-Daly City, requiring that high-risk sex offenders be fitted with a Global Positioning System during their parole or probation period. It also was sent to the Assembly. “You’re less likely to commit a crime because you know somebody is watching you,” Speier said. Both sides said the Alquist bill is about 80 percent identical to the ballot measure, named for Jessica Lunsford, a 9-year-old Florida girl who was kidnapped, raped and suffocated by a convicted sex offender. Each side claimed their version is tougher. “If the ballot measure didn’t exist, we’d just say this is a great law and we’re done,” said David LaBahn, executive director of the California District Attorneys Association. Alquist this week withdrew a “poison pill” from her bill that would have killed it if the initiative is approved by voters. Both sides said the courts may have to sort out some conflicts between the bills and the initiative if all three are approved. Cooley supports “the concept” of Jessica’s Law, but said that could change if Alquist’s bill becomes law. “Nobody’s going to make that point until the Alquist bill is signed into law,” Cooley said. If it is, “the public’s got to know that much of the good of Jessica’s Law is in the law already.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Democrats and some prosecutors say the residency requirement in the ballot measure would create problems in cities and force offenders to live in rural areas that may lack for police and treatment programs. Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley noted that Iowa prosecutors are asking lawmakers there to repeal a recently enacted similar law. “It didn’t work. It caused more problems than it was worth,” Cooley said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “I’ll bet there are some cities where between the parks and the schools there won’t be anyplace for sexual offenders to live.” Part of the Democratic package, a bill by Sen. Elaine Alquist, D-Santa Clara, would instead bar registered sex offenders from loitering around schools, parks or youth recreational facilities. “Not too many of the sexual predators commit these heinous crimes in their bed,” said Alquist before her bill was approved on a 38-0 vote and sent to the Assembly. George Runner, whose district covers the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys, agreed offenders will have more difficulty finding housing under the initiative, but thinks critics are overstating the problem. last_img read more


first_imgGARDAI will be out in force across County Donegal this Friday as a nationwide blitz on speeding motorists.From 7am this Friday 6th July to 7am on Saturday 7th July, An Garda Síochána, along with other stakeholders, will run Operation “Slow Down”.The objectives of the Operation are to raise awareness of the dangers of inappropriate and excessive speed, reduce the number of speed related collisions, and therefore save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. For the past six years, there has been a year on year decrease in the number of road fatalities in Ireland. As we move into the second half of 2012, there have been four more fatalities on our roads than at this time last year. (As at 13.30hrs on 4th July).Based on collision data Fridays and Saturdays have the highest proportion of fatal collisions. Allied to this, July and August tend to have the greatest number of fatal collisions month on month.Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, in co-operation with other stakeholders nationwide including the Road Safety Authority,  National Roads Authority, National Transport Authority,  Health and Safety Authority and local authorities, is appealing to members of the public to: Slow down and save livesCommissioner Callinan speaking today in Dublin Castle stressed: “A speed limit is defined as the maximum that you may travel on any road, when conditions are perfect. It is not a target. “When you are faced with adverse weather, road or traffic conditions, the most effective way to keep safe is to slow down and give yourself more time to adapt to all that is happening around you. We are appealing to all vehicle drivers to keep within the speed limits, and when necessary, slow down. The time lost by reducing your speed by 5 or 10 km/h on a long journey is insignificant, but the increase in road safety terms to you and all around you is very significant.”SAVING LIVESCommissioner Callinan added:”We particularly wish to thank all the companies, organisations and departments that are supporting An Garda Síochána and the RSA with this important safety initiative. The massive level of support is indicative of the desire and necessity to always keep Road Safety to the forefront of all our minds.”Noel Brett, CEO, Road Safety Authority said: “Tragically 96 lives have been lost on our roads so far this year in unnecessary, preventable tragedies. The month of June has been particularly bad with 25 road deaths, a level of carnage not seen in almost two years. I’m also concerned about the number of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities which show a marked increase on this time last year.“As we look to the next six months it is clear that we all need to make a bigger effort on the road and hopefully we can save lives and prevent further grief and suffering for families and communities across the country. The people of Ireland have shown what can be achieved when road safety is prioritised. So, I’m asking every road user to set their own personal target to return to the life-saving behaviour they have shown over the last number of years.” Each Garda Division will have an area locally where members will be available to give road safety advice and distribute leaflets. Garda members who are not responding to emergency calls will be leading by example – reducing their speed, and driving at speeds appropriate to the prevailing conditions.Public and private sector fleet operators have been asked to participate in the initiative by circulating employees with the key message to “Slow Down” and, whether driving for business or private purposes, to always drive within the speed and at a speed appropriate to the prevailing (repetition) conditions.There will be highly visible speed checkpoints on national primary and secondary roads, carried out by local members and the Garda Traffic Corps, and also by GoSafe vans.This initiative aims to raise general awareness of speeding and will encourage drivers to reduce speed at all times, not just for the 24 hour period of this initiative. To achieve a permanent change of driver behaviour a small reduction in speed will save lives. We are identifying this 24 hour period and notifying the public that Garda speed detection activity will be intense. We are asking drivers to respond by reducing their speed.  Road Deaths by Day of Week – 2011 to 2012 ytd Day20112012 ytdTotalMonday251237Tuesday29534Wednesday221335Thursday201131Friday341751Saturday211637Sunday352257July and August are typically high months for road deathsYear/MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal2007222534302429312828262338338200825322019192826281922221927920091815242028151920142225182382010151412192811211913361410212201121181581115181613151818186Total1011041059611098115111871211021031253GARDA BLITZ ON SPEEDING DONEGAL MOTORISTS was last modified: July 3rd, 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)Tags:GARDA BLITZ ON SPEEDING DONEGAL MOTORISTSlast_img read more

Louisiana’s ready to roll

first_img Steve McDonald, executive director of the Los Angeles Entertainment Industry Development Corp., said such competition “keeps us honest.” “Louisiana was very successful with their incentive program, and that success is something we use to try to alert our policymakers and let them know the importance of keeping production in town,” McDonald said. “When you have other jurisdictions vying for business, it’s always a concern.” Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made a gesture toward stemming runaway production by proposing to waive fees for filming at City Hall. Villaraigosa also plans to develop other incentives and said he would support proposed state legislation that would give a tax credit to companies that film primarily in California. Jack Kyser, chief economist of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., believes the state needs all the incentives it can get. But he is skeptical of Louisiana’s ability to lure back productions, at least in the short term. “You can go to Baton Rouge, but costs are going up and it’s hard to find hotel rooms and apartments. That makes it very expensive, regardless of any incentive you can get,” Kyser said. “In terms of New Orleans, they are in a real bind. They are trying to get the city back up and running but there is no housing for their workers. Anybody trying to do production in New Orleans would be viewed immediately as a nuisance and there would be a lot of hostility.” But Larry Thomas, chairman of the Louisiana Capital Area Economic Development Allies, said the nine-parish area of the state he represents was left virtually untouched by both hurricanes and is ready for cameras to roll. “This event is important for us to let producers know that not only are we open for film business, but we are also willing to go the extra mile to get the business,” he said. Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Undaunted by Hurricane Katrina, city and state officials from Louisiana will be in Los Angeles next week to try and re-establish their state as something of a Hollywood South. A delegation from Louisiana will meet with studio and network executives and film and television producers over three days to talk about their economic development recovery strategy, incentives such as tax credits, and to tout the state’s growing crew and talent base. “All of us in Louisiana are reeling from the blows of Katrina and Rita, but the Baton Rouge market is poised to welcome those who want to take advantage of our generous tax incentive programs and the natural beauty, cityscapes and rural charm of our area,” Louisiana state Sen. Jay Dardenne said in a statement Thursday. In the past year, Louisiana had quickly become nearly as big a headache to the Southern California movie industry as the runaway-production capital, Canada, with an increasing number of projects being lured south by generous tax incentives and a rapidly growing production infrastructure. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The biopic “Ray,” starring Jamie Foxx, the comedy “The Dukes of Hazzard” and the mystery “Skeleton Key” were among the 2005 releases shot in the state. The hurricane had appeared, at least for the immediate future, to quickly wash away the state’s ambitious plans. Several major studio films had to be halted in midproduction, while other projects in preproduction were thrown into question. The Walt Disney Co.’s Touchstone Pictures had to delay the start of production on “Deja Vu,” starring Denzel Washington, and “The Guardian,” starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher. Preproduction crews for both films had to be evacuated by chartered jet just before the hurricane hit. The studio said Thursday it is sticking with Louisiana for both films, with “Guardian” set to begin filming in early December in Shreveport while the plan for “Deja Vu” is to film in New Orleans beginning in late January or early February 2006. California Film Commission Director Amy Lemisch views Louisiana as “just one of many entities that are coming to meet with executives at the major companies and studios to sell their incentive program. A few weeks ago, the governor of Kentucky was in town making rounds. Louisiana is coming in to tout their program and they want to let people know the offer still stands.” last_img read more

Trends at SXSW 2011: RWW Founder Richard MacManus Interviewed by WebBeat.TV

first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… At the end of SXSW Interactive, I was interviewed by WebBeat.TV’s Pelpina Trip. We discussed what was, in my view, the main trend of the event: group messaging. The ReadWriteWeb team tested a couple of these products, Beluga and GroupMe. We ended up using Beluga for the duration of SXSW, to keep in touch with team members in real time (see also Mike Melanson’s analysis of these apps). I also discussed with Pelpina the story that ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick broke at SXSW about a new social networking product from Google. It was arguably the biggest tech story published during the event and continues to generate discussion to this day. Full video below! Tags:#conferences#SXSW 2011#web center_img richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Twilight Of Empire

first_imgIn his latest book, The Post-American World, Newsweek International editor Fareed Zakaria, lays out the contours of the ascending new global order in which the United States will lose its unchallenged supremacy.Zakaria makes the case that the “rise of the rest,” notably China, India Brazil, Russia, as well as others, is the “great story of our time,” one that will reshape the world as we know it.It so happens that this challenge to U.S. global hegemony comes at a time when the country is already struggling on both the military and economic fronts. The Bush administration’s Iraq misadventure (as well as growing belligerence on Iran), combined with its gross mismanagement of the U.S. economy, serve only to hasten the American decline and box in its options in the emerging new world.  The coming decade will mark the inflexion point and how the United States navigates the transition, not so much Iraq, Iran and the Middle East, or even the U.S. oil and mortgage crises, will be the central focus of the next president. The speed with which that other superpower, the Soviet Union, was devoured in 1991, ought to be a cautionary tale for Americans. The Republican presidential candidate John McCain clearly does not grasp these sea changes and under his watch, the Iraq war may well prove to be the swan song of “shock and awe” of American military prowess.It is not the instruments of destruction, but illusion and fear that are the strongest arrow in the quiver of power. It is ironic that just as its failure in Afghanistan lifted the iron curtain and exposed the brittleness of the mighty Soviet Union, Bush’s, and now McCain’s war mongering bluster and hubris over Iraq and Iran, are laying bare the chinks in America’s armor.The vision of American Empire, albeit with a generous and benevolent face, which Bush articulated and sought to shape with this country’s military might has already evaporated. The current wars may well prove to be the last preemptive interventions of any superpower in world affairs.While terror and violence will not go away any time soon, a new world order with diverse power structures is an optimistic development, which will hopefully prod countries to direct their energies on social and economic development instead of pursuing instruments of violence.Barack Obama seems both intellectually and temperamentally better suited to steer America through the thicket of these rapid transformations, even though the forces of history, rather than individuals, will shape the final outcome. It remains an open question whether Americans, beset with economic anxieties and spooked by Bush about terrorism, will embrace history or resist it.The presidential campaign ought to be about substantial issues of survival and mutual coexistence, instead of about middle names, preachers, inconsequential flaps and other hype. We can indulge in these old sports, but when we emerge from the spectacle, we will have been transported to a new dawn.Zakaria opens his book with the declaration: “This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.”Unless Americans pay heed, that may not be how we close the next decade.   Related Itemslast_img read more