LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Pacquiao, also preoccupied with his duties as senator and owner of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, said his first international fight promotion is “an advocacy,” having experienced the hardships of a struggling boxers many years ago.“I had a sad experience as a struggling boxer. Oftentimes, fighters are being shortchanged by the wily promoters. Staging my first ever international boxing promotion is part of my advocacy to help budding boxers, particularly those coming from Asia,” Pacquiao said.Pacquiao, the article added, wants to provide employment through his boxing outfit, which has reportedly completed a 12-fight card with four world titles at stake.Boxers from 14 countries will slug it out in Kuala Lumpur, where the main fight will reportedly be given a special primer to be shown in 170 countries in the days leading to the fight.Dubbed as the “Fight of Champions,” MP promotions is co-promoting it with Golden Boy Promotions—not with Top Rank which produced most of Pacquiao’s mega fights.ADVERTISEMENT Amid the noise caused by his long-time promoter Bob Arum, Manny Pacquiao remained steadfast in training for—and promoting—his July 15 fight against Argentinian slugger Lucas Matthysse.The only eight-division champion, deep in training in his hometown of General Santos City where he just stepped up his sparring sessions to full 12-rounders, said he would rather focus on the Kuala Lumpur showdown and not allow distractions to get to him.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:14Carpio 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Parks silences critics, leads Mandaluyong past Zambo Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Arum, quoted by United States-based websites, said Pacquiao’s MP Promotions has missed on its obligations and is in danger of letting the World Boxing Association welterweight championship fight slip away.The Top Rank boss also went to as far as offering Matthysse a fight with his current top fighter, Terence Crawford, just in case the Pacquiao fight fell through.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 crownBut Pacquiao said the fight will “proceed as scheduled, nothing can stop that.”In an article that came out in website philboxing.com, Pacquiao said he is “trying my best with the help of God to make this fight a success. I also pray for my detractors that God may enlighten their minds and soften their hearts.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Read Next View comments
Reyes respects Fiba sanction, but denies inciting unsportsmanlike behavior Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Olympic officials and Tokyo’s local government are touting measures from solar-blocking paint on roads to mobile misting stations to tackle the heat.But some experts fear the efforts are insufficient, in a country where summer heat kills hundreds of people and hospitalizes tens of thousands each year.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’The Games will be held from July 24-August 9, a period where temperatures can hit 37 degrees Celsius and humidity rises to over 80 percent.“Compared to past Olympics, it’s fair to say that this will be the most severe Games, as far as heat conditions go,” said Makoto Yokohari, a professor of urban engineering at the University of Tokyo. He says plans to put in trees for shade are impractical with only two years to go, and even proposes moving the marathon to somewhere cooler in northern Japan.“Unfortunately, the sense of urgency I feel is not shared by people concerned,” he said.“Tokyo residents may say ‘oh we know and are used to the heat’… but how many of us in Tokyo spend hours outdoors in the peak of August heat?”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ People under parasols walk on a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo Friday, July 20, 2018. A deadly heat wave in Japan has many residents in the Japanese capital questioning the wisdom of staging the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in July and August. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country’s notoriously sweltering summer.While the Games have been held in places that are hotter or more humid than Tokyo, including Athens and Beijing, Japan’s sweaty summers offer both blistering heat and smothering humidity in a particularly unpleasant, and sometimes deadly, combination.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Solar-blocking paintLarge fans will cool people down and the new national stadium has been constructed to encourage air flow. Medical tents and rest areas will be air-conditioned.Stress can increase the risk of heatstroke, so organizers will try to keep spectators relaxed even in queues.“There may be small shows and entertainment… maybe shows that involve spraying mist on people,” Egawa said.Summer heat is hardly new for Tokyo, which experiences the “heat island” effect where urban areas are much warmer than surrounding regions, for reasons including blocked airflow and lack of greenery.Local officials say Tokyo’s temperature has risen by three degrees Celsius in the last century, far more than the global rise of 0.7-0.8 degrees.Tokyo officials have been working on the problem for years, but efforts are ramping up ahead of the Games.One project aims to repopularise a Japanese tradition: “uchimizu”, or the sprinkling of water on the street to bring temperatures down.Another measure is solar-blocking “paint”, which will cover the entire marathon route, though only on the road, not pavements where spectators will stand.Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) officials say the coating can reduce temperatures at road level by up to eight degrees Celsius. LATEST STORIES The International Olympic Committee has approved moving the marathon start to 7am, with the men’s competitive walking beginning even earlier.And Tetsuo Egawa, senior director of operation strategy planning for Tokyo 2020’s organizing committee, is working on other ways to beat the heat.“The sports that tend to raise the most concern are the non-stadium ones,” he told AFP, citing the marathon, sailing and canoeing, and golf as examples where “special measures” will be needed.The main concern is heatstroke, particularly among spectators unused to hot weather who will spend hours outdoors watching events or queuing.“We will have tents covering queues at security gates… (and) we are aiming to limit lines to 20 minutes long,” Egawa said.ADVERTISEMENT In other places, they are laying road surface that can absorb rain water, which evaporates when temperatures rise and cools the air.‘Dangerous conditions’ “We take heat mitigation very seriously,” said Susumu Matsushima, an official with the TMG’s road management bureau.He said 116 kilometers of road have already been treated, most of it with the solar-blocking coating.“If you touch (the road) you can really feel the difference, especially on a sunny day.”But not everyone is convinced, with some noting that when Tokyo last hosted the Olympics, in 1964, the Games were held in October to avoid the heat.Yokohari has studied the marathon route and warns that “athletes will run in very dangerous conditions,” particularly in the last quarter of the race when they pass Tokyo’s Imperial Palace.“I believe athletes will feel significant damage to their bodies in this phase,” he told AFP.“There is absolutely no shade.”While the marathon will start early, Yokohari would prefer to see the route itself altered so runners are in the shade in later stages. 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Reports say that Ebola is slowly winding down. However, people are putting their guards down a little too soon.Taking the preventive measures to ensure that the virus does not resurge seems not to be a priority anymore. As observed, some people are forgetting the rules of washing hands and staying clear of the sick. When it comes to Ebola, avoiding the sick can help you steer clear of contracting the virus, a rule that is important to follow.Nancy Freeman, a school teacher from the Caldwell community, is an example of what happenes when the rules are broken. At the beginning of November, Nancy Freeman, her father, stepmother and her two year-old died from Ebola. As a result, her landlord’s family comprising a household of 15 people, including 11children and teenagers, has been seriously affected.The Gray family, in whose compound Nancy lived, has been quaratined. Blind to Nancy’s illness and that it was Ebola that killed her and her family, the Gray family says they are suffering because of her actions.”We’ve been quaratined for close to two weeks and my family is too large for a half bag of rice that was donated to us by More Than Me. We did’nt know that Nancy and her family had Ebola until recently when we were quarantined. But it is very hard on us right now and we can’t move around for help. My family needs help,” pleaded Mrs. Gray.According to the family, who stood a distance away from our reporter during the interview, Nancy lived with them for years, and even taught in their school.”Our house is divided into two apartments. Nancy and her two children were in one, while my family lives in the other apartment. But we shared the yard together, and she was also a teacher at our school here in our house,” added Mrs. Gray.According to Pastor Gray, the Ebola spread started with the late Nancy’s father, who was the community chairman for the second quarter in New Kru Town. Weeks before a food distribution in his quarter could be delivered, the late chairman fell sick after being threatened.“People in the community threatened the chairman saying that if they didn’t receive any of the food during the distribution, all of his family would die from Ebola. Before the distribution could happen, the chairman fell ill and was taken to the JFK ETU where he died. From Nancy’s explanation before she came down with Ebola, his body was given back to the family and he was buried in Caldwell, New Georgia,” stated Pastor Gray.According to witnesses, Nancy wasn’t aware of her father’s death until days after he was buried. She was then asked to live in her father’s house with her stepmother who was overwhelmed by his death.“She went there. Days after the chairman’s death, the food distribution went on as planned and Nancy, her stepmother and two-step sisters were again threatened by the very same people who threatened the chairman. They threatened that the family would all die from Ebola if the food wasn’t given out properly,” the Pastor added.Pastor Gray said that after the food was distributed, Nancy’s stepmother fell ill and without any word to the Gray family, Nancy snuck her stepmother into her apartment late one night.“We saw Nancy sneaking a sick person into our home in the night. We later investigated and found out that the person was her mother, who stayed indoors for days. We never laid eyes on the mother, but saw Nancy’s stepsisters coming in and out of the apartment. Whenever we tried to ask what was happening, they would only tell us that their mother had yellow jaundice. A private doctor used to come into the house to treat her and she never came out of the house,” Pastor Gray narrated.According to Mrs. Gray, who seemed on edge, Nancy’s mother’s condition worsened, and her relatives were called to take the sick woman to the ETU. During the same late hours she was sneaked into the Gray household, a motorcyclist also sneaked her back out.“The first motorcyclist who came refused to carry her, but the second driver wearing a coat agreed. We were all sitting on the porch when she was taken to the ETU. Nancy bathed her mom, fed her and did everything in the room without our knowledge. A couple of days after her mother was rushed to the hospital, Nancy came home crying and started wasting Clorox all over their apartment. I was curious and asked her why, she said her mother was sick from jaundice and other people are in the yard so she needed to spray. She kept the real reason hidden from us,” Mrs. Gray explained.According to Mrs. Gray, three days after Nancy’s mother died, she fell ill herself. She says Nancy came home from church one afternoon complaining of feeling sick. She then sent her two children away to her sisters.“She slept through Monday, but during the early morning hours of Tuesday, she cried out saying that she was weak. Her brother was also in the house taking care of the mother and also Nancy during that time. Nancy started vomiting and wasted Clorox all around where she was sitting in her room, and then left. I called her sister and they carried her to the center. We later got word that she passed away,” Mrs. Gray added.It is also reported that Nancy’s brother, Augustine Nangue, who fell ill a day after Nancy was taken to the hospital, has also been admitted at Island Clinic. No word has been released about his condition.Meanwhile, the Gray family is in desperate need of food, money and medicines. During the development of this story, More Than Me charity organization providing relief to many communities during the Ebola crisis, was notified and says they will do all they can to see that the family is comfortable.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Registration for the event is $35, and includes dinner on Saturday, as well as a breakfast Sunday morning. At the end of the tournament Sunday afternoon, a champion will be crowned and secondary prizes will be distributed as well.To register for the event, you can call Fort St. John Links at 250-785-9995. Registration will be open until the end of business hours tomorrow.- Advertisement –
Stefan de Vrij in action for Lazio 1 Manchester United are ready to splash out £18m to sign defender Stefan de Vrij, according to reports in Italy.Manager Louis van Gaal is on the hunt for defensive reinforcements in the summer, with a centre back his top priority.United have previously been linked with the Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels, but they have now reportedly turned their attention to De Vrij.According to Italian newspaper Leggo, the Premier League side are ready to shell out £18m for the 23-year-old – who worked with Van Gaal during his time in charge of the Dutch national side.De Vrij only joined Lazio last summer, arriving from Feyenoord for around £7m and signing a contract until 2018.However, prior to the switch, United had been in the running for the Holland international and they now seem set to renew their approach this summer.
Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez are Arsenal’s top scorers 1 Burnley v Arsenal is live on talkSPORT from 5pm on Saturday 11 April – click here to listen.Queens Park Rangers can make things more interesting at the top of the Premier League if they manage to beat Chelsea at Loftus Road on Sunday afternoon and in the process keep their fight to beat relegation alive.After that London derby, Manchester United host rivals City at Old Trafford, with the hosts able to stay above their neighbours if they win and Louis van Gaal’s men could even move into second place with three points if Arsenal slip up against Burnley on Saturday evening.Elsewhere, Tim Sherwood takes his Aston Villa side to Tottenham who he managed last season and Sunderland, high in confidence following their win against Newcastle have the chance to move further from the drop zone when they play Crystal Palace.QPR v Chelsea is live on talkSPORT from 1pm on Sunday 12 April – click here to listen.About | Privacy | Terms
Sure, instant messaging is fast and efficient. For many teenagers, it’s also a great way to avoid those OMG moments – that’s “omigod” – of mortifying face-to-face confrontations. More than four in 10 teens, or 43percent, who instant message use it for things they wouldn’t say in person, according to an Associated Press-AOL poll released Thursday. Twenty-two percent use IMs to ask people out on dates or accept them, and 13percent use them to break up. “If they freak out or something, you don’t see it,” said Cassy Hobert, 17, a high school senior from Frenchburg, Ky., and avid IMer who has used it to arrange dates. “And if I freak out, they don’t have to see it.” Overall, nearly half of teens ages 13 to 18 said they use instant messaging, those staccato, Internet-borne strings of real-time chatter often coupled with enough frenzied multitasking to fry the typical adult brain. Only about one in five adults said they use IMs – though usually with less technological aplomb or hormone-driven social drama. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Danny Hitt, 34, a real estate agent in Riverside, says he has chatted with four or five IM buddies at once – a number some teens would consider embarrassingly low. He prefers the telephone for important communications. “To me, a significant conversation takes a phone call,” Hitt said. “The inflection in the voice, you lose that” with instant messages. Instant messaging’s lack of physical proximity is exactly the point for those determined to avoid cringe-inducing episodes. Self-protection Take Lewis Grove, 19, a college sophomore from Heath, Ohio, who said he has used instant messages for both ends of the dating cycle. “Fear of rejection – if you’re face to face, you can’t close out the window and disappear if you’ve been rejected” like you could if you were instant messaging, he said. Grove said the IM breakup has its advantages, too. “I’ve had some crazy ex-girlfriends. Saying that in person would probably not be the best idea for my physical safety,” he said. Among teenagers, about half of girls and more than one-third of boys said they have used instant messages for things they wouldn’t say in person. Teens do not have sole rights to using instant messages for their personal lives. About eight in 10 adults who IM use it to send personal messages from work. About half of adult IMers say they log on to IM at least daily – slightly below the percentage of teens who do so that often. Yet comparing the use and technical sophistication of instant messaging by teens and adults, while not quite like comparing Einstein to a walnut, is pretty one-sided. Teens dominate Teens are far more likely to use many of the bells and whistles that have pushed IM programs well beyond the simple text message. They are at least twice as likely as adults to send IMs to a friend’s phone, and to use them to share music or video files or to listen to music. They also are more likely than adults to use IM to chat with more than one person at a time, and to send photos or document files. And while three-fourths of adults say they send more e-mails than instant messages, nearly that many teens say they send more IMs. Teens also dominate when it comes to high usage. Ten percent say they spend three hours or more a day instant messaging, about double the adult rate. Nearly one-fifth, or 17percent, send more than 100 IMs daily, about triple the number for adults. “I could be practicing my viola or riding my bike,” said Traci Laichter, 14, of Henderson, Nev., reciting her parents’ efforts to wean her from her four hours of IMing per day. “I guess it makes sense, but, oh well, I’d rather talk to my friends.” Nearly six in 10 teens say they research homework while IMing – a percentage many parents might find suspiciously low. Large numbers of people check e-mail and search the Internet while instant messaging, while one-third to half of teens say that while IMing they also upload photographs, download music or videos, listen to online radio or update their blogs or social networking profiles. Adults outdo teens in only one activity while instant messaging – online shopping. The poll also found less than one-fifth of people use IM’s abilities to have audio chats or view streaming video of the person they are messaging. Over half say they have received unsolicited IMs from somebody they don’t know, while about one-third say they sometimes message people they’ve never met. AOL, Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have the most popular instant messaging programs, which collectively handle several billion IMs daily. People reported IMing slightly less than they did in a similar AP-AOL survey last year. Industry analysts said they believe IM usage is growing, and said people could be confused about whether to include IMs sent from cell phones and Web sites. The online survey of 410 teens and 836 adults was conducted Oct. 25-Nov. 5 by Knowledge Networks. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 6 percentage points for teens and 4.3 points for adults. — WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? IM — Instant Message AFAIK — As Far As I Know BTW — By The Way BRB — Be Right Back FYEO — For Your Eyes Only GGP — Got to Go Pee IMHO — In My Humble Opinion JK — Just Kidding LOL — Laughing Out Loud POTS — Parent Over The Shoulder ( as in “I can’t type right now, POTS.”) ROTFL — Rolling On The Floor Laughing SSIF — So Stupid It’s Funny TBC — To Be Continued160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Llamas and alpacas are now officially livestock instead of “wild animals” in Los Angeles County, legitimizing their breeding in rural areas of the Antelope Valley and elsewhere in Los Angeles County. The change came about in part because of an Antelope Valley couple who wanted to raise alpacas but found that the county classification of the South American mammal as a wild animal prohibited them on their agriculturally zoned property. “We listed them as wild animals in the county code. The state does not list them like that,” county planner Leonard Erlanger said. “We took them off and are treating them like horses and cows.” The board voted to approve a new ordinance that will establish new standards and procedures for the keeping of alpacas and llamas in certain residential and agricultural zones. The ordinance will come back to the board for final approval in a few weeks and take effect 30 days after that, planning officials said. The board also set up new standards for animal rescue operations, or rehabilitation facilities, for small sick, injured or orphaned wild animals in certain residential and agricultural zones. “This will allow the temporary care of small wild animals that have been injured or sick on a single-family lot by the person who lives there. It’s only temporary. It allows them to temporarily care for the animals until they are well,” Erlanger said. “We didn’t have anything in the zoning code on that. Anytime that’s the case, the use is essentially prohibited.” The new procedures for animal rescue organizations was prompted by the operator of a Los Angeles-based animal rescue group, Animal Advocates, who pointed out that the state now requires animal rescue groups to show proof that they have zoning clearances in the local jurisdictions in which they will operate prior to licensing by the state, and there was no mechanism for the county to provide such clearances. The ordinance approved Tuesday will allow animal rescue operations in areas zoned residential, residential agricultural and all agricultural zones subject to an animal permit and certain conditions. Conditions include allowing a certain number of animals depending on the lot size. Up to six animals would be allowed in lots sizes measuring 5,000 to 5,999 square feet; lots of 10,000 square feet or more can have up to 20 animals, a staff report said. Other conditions were: animals would be limited to a weight of 30 pounds, animals must be indigenous to the county and dangerous animals would be prohibited. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 firstname.lastname@example.org AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 1 REVEALED Liverpool have kept two clean sheets in their first two games, meanwhile bitter rivals Manchester United have conceded in both of theirs.And now it has been revealed by the Mail that things could have been so different. REVEALED boost Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade silverware Latest Manchester United News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday cracker Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January possible standings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Man United wanted to sign Van Dijk, but he was already headed to Liverpool Virgil van Dijk has been a revelation since signing for Liverpool in January.The £75m man more than proved his worth in the early stages of his Anfield career, and has carried his top form into the first two matches of the 2018/19 campaign. Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder deals Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT smart causal RANKED Jose Mourinho’s side reportedly did make an enquiry for Van Dijk back in December last year, but their question was asked on the day Van Dijk was undergoing his medical at Anfield.United were too late and Jurgen Klopp got his man.
Deele College went Hollywood this week with the launch of the school’s highly anticipated promotional video.With a cast of 500 staff and students taking part in the ‘lip dub’ video, there was great excitement at the premiere in the school’s Sports Hall on Thursday afternoon. From mad scientists to Meatloaf impersonations, the fifteen minute video captured all aspects of life at Deele College.There were cameo performances from World Champion kick-boxer Damian Duddy and European Bronze medallist Brett McGinty, while Mr Flood illustrated why they were no match for his fighting skills.The video was shot to the sound of the popular ‘Wake me Up’ by Avichi and One Direction’s ‘Beautiful’ and will available on YouTube and on the school’s website www.deelecollege.com.Thanks to everyone who took part and helped to organise this wonderful event. SIMPLY CLICK THE VIDEO TO PLAY!DDTV – DEELE COLLEGE GO HOLLYWOOD WITH LIP DUB VIDEO was last modified: December 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deele collegelip dubRaphoevideo