first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite The earliest Jose can return to the team is next Tuesday for Game 3, if the series goes the distance.As much as Perkins misses his frontcourt partner, it doesn’t mean that the Hawkeyes will wait for the bruising forward to come back.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’And he made sure that Cignal won’t feel much of Jose’s absence, anchoring its 78-56 Game 1 destruction of CEU to gain a 1-0 lead in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals on Tuesday.Finishing with 16 points and 11 rebounds, Perkins orchestrated the Hawkeyes’ huge 24-6 opening blast to set the tone for the game as the Hawkeyes cruised to the 22-point rout, perfectly encapsulating how strong the team has been for the past nine games. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Jason Perkins. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJason Perkins admits that Cignal HD is missing the presence of one Raymar Jose.“That guy has the most beautiful face, you got to miss that pogi face,” he said jokingly of his teammate, who is currently with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES “We just play off each other. Our team did a good job of moving the ball, especially Pamboy (Raymundo) because he’s just a good leader and he’s really smart. Even if he didn’t get the points, he just did a good job of moving the ball,” the forward out of La Salle said. “Everybody does not want to lose. We just make sure that always go for the win.”With one more win separating Cignal from completing back-to-back championship wins, Perkins made it clear that the team is going for the kill on Thursday, with or without Jose.“I will always wait for him. I love playing with him, but there’s no forever. We have to go out and play,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT What’s in store for your animal sign this year MOST READ Two bronze medals for PH swimming star Alkhaldilast_img read more

first_imgSarah NicklasonEnvironmental Health OfficerNorthern Health Things To Consider Before Building a Home There may still be snow on the ground but as the days get longer thoughts turn to spring. For some this may mean thinking about what to plant in the garden this year, some may be looking forward to taking their quad out of storage, and still others are thinking of that piece of land on which they hope to build their future home. For instructions on how to clean your cistern, or for more information contact your local EHO.Regardless of which water system you choose – the water coming into your new home will need somewhere to go after it is used! This means you have another choice to make about what type of sewage disposal system to install; either an in-ground septic system or a sewage lagoon. This will largely depend on the type of soil on your property. Advertisement Before you break ground this year or perhaps just do some renovations to your existing home; contact an Environmental Health Officer, to ensure that you will have a safe water supply and proper sewage disposalsystem. A well is a hole drilled into the water table, from which water is pumped into the home. Determining whether a well is your best option depends on factors like water quality, the well’s capacity, and how manypeople’s daily water needs the well will need to meet. The Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines contains information on acceptable levels of such minerals that your test results can be compared with. Homeowners should test their wells for bacteria on a minimum yearly basis; and for chemical and mineral elements every 3-5 years. For more information on wells contact your local EHO or the Ministry of Environment. Water is vital to the everyday running of a home, and a lot of thought should go in to selecting a water system. In the North there are two main types; wells and cisterns. center_img When it comes to water quality, the bacteriological and chemical makeup of the water is the most important consideration.  A bacteria sample will test to ensure there are no disease-causing bacteria in the water,and that it is safe to drink. A chemical sample will tell us which minerals are present; elements like iron, sodium, or naturally-occurring arsenic – and in what amounts. Advertisement It’s a lot to consider – but the good news is an Environmental Health Officer can help! Contact an EHO for information on wells and sewerage systems; from testing your well-water for bacteria and chemicals, toproperly cleaning a cistern. Your local environmental health officer can also provide you with information on how to access a current list of ROWPs in the province who can install, repair or maintain sewage systems. In BC, all sewage systems must conform to the Sewerage System Regulation. This means installations, repairs or maintenance must be done by either a Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner (ROWP) or a BC registered Engineer. These authorized persons file documents with the Healthy Authority both before work starts and when it is completed, to help ensure your sewerage system is legal and up to date. The alternative to a well is a cistern – a large container designed to hold water brought in from another source. One important thing to note about cisterns is their need to be cleaned on a yearly basis, or morefrequently if necessary. Another is the importance of using an approved water hauler – one that undergoes regular inspections and has a valid Health Permit. – Advertisement -There are many things to consider before building a home. There are permits to apply for, plans to be reviewed… and if your new home will be located outside of a municipal service coverage area there are twovery important things to add to the list of considerations – and the first of those is water.last_img read more

first_imgJim Mc Guinness can hardly believe it as Donegal suffer the first major blow of the contest when Mark Mc Hugh was forced to leave the field after sustaining an injury in the opening exchanges. Pic.: Gary FoyDONEGAL star Mark McHugh is being kept in hospital overnight.It follows the head injury he suffered in a sickening clash during the Ulster SFC final clash with Monaghan on Sunday.McHugh went down after a clash of heads with Monaghan’s Stephen Gollogly. “If this day couldn’t get any worse I’m stuck in hospital for the night,” said Mark.“But well done Monaghan! From what I can remember, 100% deserved it,” he added in a tweet from his bed a short time ago.Mark is now unlikely to feature in Saturday’s qualifier against Laois.After the defeat, manager Jim McGuinness said the loss of McHugh so early in the game had helped Monaghan. “He was missed in that part of the pitch where we rely on him so much,” said Jim. MARK McHUGH KEPT IN HOSPITAL AFTER CLONES CLASH was last modified: July 22nd, 2013 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)last_img read more

first_imgShay Given is on the verge of ending his Manchester City nightmare and clinching a €6 million move to Aston Villa.New Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has made the Lifford man his number one target after the announcement that his current ‘keeper Brad Friedel is to leave the club next month.It is believed that Villa can afford Given’s €90,000 a week wages. Given has been linked with a number of clubs since being put behind City’s Joe Hart in the pecking order.It is believed that City boss Roberto Mancini has given his blessing to the move.GIVEN ON VERGE OF €6 MILLLION MOVE TO ASTON VILLA was last modified: June 29th, 2011 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:Aston VillaShay Givenlast_img read more

first_imgForget Haye v Chisora, Khan V Peterson or even the possible meeting of Mayweather and Paquiao because the best boxing action of the year will take place in the Abbey Hotel on Easter Saturday Night.For the past eight weeks sixteen fighters have been putting themselves through their paces to ensure they are ready when the bell rings, for the forthcoming White Collar Boxing Fight Night in aid of Donegal Town F.C.They have been put through their paces by the Fighting Fit Club and their trainers have seen blood, sweat and at times almost tears, as the fighter’s ramp up their preparations for the big night. The boxers have been honing all the relevant skills during their training sessions, learning the fundamentals of boxing. The intricate footwork has been polished, the bob and weave perfected, the all important punches landed and more importantly avoided.Some of the names on this heavyweight whose who of Donegal boxers include Johnny Byrne, Gary Ward, Benny Byrne, Darren Moy and Ciaran Harley.For those who don’t know, White Collar Boxing consists of three, one-and-a-half minute rounds, and all boxers have little or no experience inside a boxing ring.It is a brave step to climb inside the squared circle for the first time, so come along and show your support for our fighter’s who have given up hours of their time in order to create what should be an extremely entertaining spectacle. The event takes place on Easter Saturday Night, April 7th, in the Abbey Hotel. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are priced at only €10. As the great Michael Buffer would say: “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble”Follow us on us on TOWN FC GETS READY TO RUUUUUMBLE! was last modified: April 6th, 2012 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:Donegal Town FCWhite Collar Boxinglast_img read more

first_img4. Neither Babe … There’s a lot to like about the grainy, low-res video below, and not all of it has to do with Babe Ruth’s and Lou Gehrig’s visit to a Stockton baseball field in 1927, not long after the Yankees’ World Series sweep over the Pittsburgh Pirates1. There’s no virtual strike zone superimposed on the screen.2. There’s no announcer yammering on and on about launch angle, exit velocity, wins above replacement and defensive shifts.3. In fact, there is no announcer at all.last_img read more

first_imgAn essay by Edna Devore of the SETI Institute on encourages churches to join in Mike Zimmerman’s “Evolution Sunday” celebrations.  Zimmerman, with his Clergy Letter Project (see also New Scientist), has gotten over 10,000 pastors to sign a statement affirming evolution as an essential part of science and religion (02/11/2006).  Devore thinks this is a wonderful opportunity for scientists and people of faith to join in dialogue.1    Devore’s advertisement, dripping with praise for Charles Darwin but without a single mention of God, includes this paragraph about why the SETI Institute is promoting Evolution Sunday:Why is SETI Institute concerned with Darwin and evolution?  Understanding the evolution of the universe—galaxies, stars, planets, and life—is at the heart of our research.  In Darwin’s autobiography he states, “Everything in nature is the result of fixed laws.”  Discovering these “fixed laws” that govern the origin, nature and distribution of life is the core mission of the SETI Institute, and exploring change over time is the powerful theme that unifies all of our work, from laboratory to classroom.  The work of our scientists working on the NASA Astrobiology Institute research team focuses on the co-evolution of life and its planetary context, in projects that range from studies of life’s emergence on early Earth to the habitability of planets orbiting relatively cool M-stars.  This project will directly impact the Institute’s search for evidence of life that, like us, is sufficiently complex to reflect upon its own origins.  The evolution of complexity and intelligence is a challenging research area, but one that can be probed scientifically, and Institute research seeks to tease important insights out of both the fossil record and animal communication systems.  Darwin would no doubt be fascinated!Regarding “fixed laws” in biology, however, an essay in Nature this week questioned whether biology has any laws in the sense that physics employs.2   In “A battle of two cultures,” Evelyn Keller argued from philosophy and history that physics and biology cannot be compared on the basis of scientific laws:How appropriate is it to look for all-encompassing laws to describe the properties of biological systems?  By its very nature, life is both contingent and particular, each organism the product of eons of tinkering, of building on what had accumulated over the course of a particular evolutionary trajectory.  Of course, the laws of physics and chemistry are crucial.  But, beyond such laws, biological generalizations (with the possible exception of natural selection) may need to be provisional because of evolution, and because of the historical contingencies on which both the emergence of life and its elaboration depended.    Perhaps it is time to face the issues head on, and ask just when it is useful to simplify, to generalize, to search for unifying principles, and when it is not.Keller did not elaborate on why she thought natural selection could possibly be exempted from the provisional nature of biology.  She ended by stating that the influx of physical scientists into the emerging discipline of “systems biology” will require some guidelines – maybe even abandoning the their “traditional holy grail of universal ‘laws’.”    That debate aside, Edna Devore ended with the all-encompassing questions any worldview must ask.  But strangely, for someone asking churches to come on board, she said nothing about how God might be at least a partial source of information.  No; the only personages to look to for answers, according to Devore, are: self, and Charles Darwin.What might be found can best be understood from a basis of self-knowledge.  Where did we come from?  Where are we going?  What else is out there, and how did it evolve?  What will we become?  Big questions to ponder on the birthday of a man who helped us shape them.1Zimmerman calls it “Evolution Sunday” instead of “Darwin Sunday” because he claims only creationists refer to evolutionary theory as “Darwinism.”  Why he chose his special day to fall on the Sunday before Charles Darwin’s birthday he did not explain.  Devore seems to understand the centrality of Darwin to evolution; her short essay contains 18 references to Charles Darwin, but none to other evolutionary theorists.  Her essay begins with a quote from Darwin and ends with praise for “the man who helped us shape” the answers to life’s biggest questions.2Evelyn Fox Keller, “Connections: A clash of two cultures,” Nature 445, 603 (8 February 2007) | doi:10.1038/445603a.Devore’s essay is so silly and shallow and uninformed, it’s easy to dismiss it as complete poppycock.  But Christians should be merciful, so let’s meet her halfway, and suggest ways we might make Evolution Sunday a meaningful occasion.  Here is a suggested Order of Worship for Evolution Sunday:Begin with a moment of silence for the 148 million who died under the regimes Darwin’s philosophy inspired (11/30/2005).Scripture Reading: Psalm 1 (the danger of walking in the counsel of the ungodly, instead of delighting in the law of the Lord).Opening hymn: This Is My Father’s World.Sunday School Lesson: the art of Baloney Detecting.Testimonies: people who trusted their self-knowledge and ruined their lives till they got back to the Word of God, or who embraced evolutionism uncritically till they studied the evidence.Prayer: each class prays for a communist country that is still trying to impose atheism, justifying it with Darwin’s theory.  Pray for the pastors and Christians being persecuted (see  Also pray that social evils will end that are rationalized by evolution: abortion, embryonic stem cell killing, cloning.Choir: Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (02/09/2007).Sermon: Matthew 7 (Sermon on the Mount) about building on the rock of Jesus’ word instead of the shifting sands of human opinion.  Give illustrations of the many ways evolutionary theory has shifted with each new falsifying evidence (e.g., 12/14/2004 and the 12/27/2006 commentary).  Describe how evolutionary ideas did not begin with Charles Darwin, but illustrate the Long War Against God.Option Two:  The contrast between Darwin’s Tree of Life (02/01/2007) and the Tree of Life described in Genesis and Revelation.  Key text: Proverbs 3:13-24.  Secondary text: Matthew 7:13-20 (a tree is known by its fruit).  Other references to “tree of life” can be found on BibleGateway.Hymn: How Firm a Foundation, about God’s excellent Word.Challenge: Every member gets a packet of materials to use in witnessing to Darwinists: a copy of ICR’s Acts and Facts newsletter with encouragement to get on the mailing list, a card listing URLs for creation websites (like this one), a package of gospel tracts aimed at flaws in evolutionary theory such as these from CMI, and a copy of the DVD The Case for a Creator.We hope Edna appreciates our attempts to help make Evolution Sunday a rich and meaningful opportunity to reflect on “the development of evolutionary theory from before Darwin to the present and the rich and complex historical interaction of evolution and Christianity.”(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img16 May 2014 South Africa’s track cyclists have been on song in Asia, putting together an impressive collection of medals from the first two events of three in the South East Asia Grand Prix Series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The first event, which was held on 10 and 11 May, saw 18-year-old Joshua Buchel claim two silver medals in the junior points and junior scratch races. In the elite women’s omnium, Maroesjka Matthee claimed a bronze medal, with French woman Laurie Berthon claiming gold before rain prevented further competition on the outdoor track.Gold The second Grand Prix took place on 13 May, with South African riders picking up more gold medals, including gold. The elite men team pursuit event saw Kellan Gouveris, Evan Carstens. Theuns van der Bank and Morne van Niekerk race to victory, claiming the win ahead of Uzbekistan, with the hosts, Malaysia, in third. The junior men’s team of Waylin Young, Joshua Buchel, Graeme Ockhuis and Stefan de Bod added a second gold, winning the junior men’s team pursuit by over four seconds over two Malaysian teams, which rounded out the podium.Individual races In the individual races, 18-year-old Stefan de Bod claimed a gold medal in the points’ race, while Waylin Young, a year his junior, won a silver medal in the junior men’s Scratch race. HB Kruger claimed a silver medal in the elite men’s points’ race, while Maroesjka Matthee settled for a bronze medal in the elite women’s points’ race. Rain once again forced the remainder of the events to be halted. The third Grand Prix takes place on Friday. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

first_imgChelsea ‘Bakayoko needs to offer more for £40m’ – Lampard unimpressed by Chelsea’s summer signing Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 21:19 12/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Tiemoue Bakayoko Chelsea Getty Chelsea Chelsea v Atlético Madrid Atlético Madrid Premier League UEFA Champions League The Blues spent big bringing in the France international from Monaco, but have yet to see him produce his best since arriving at Stamford Bridge Tiemoue Bakayoko needs to offer more to Chelsea as a £40 million investment, says club legend Frank Lampard.The Blues spent big bringing in the France international midfielder from Monaco over the summer.His arrival helped to nudge Nemanja Matic through the exits, with Antonio Conte placing greater trust in a fresh face than a proven Premier League title winner. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That decision has been queried on a regular basis, with Lampard the latest to admit that the Bakayoko experiment is yet to deliver the required results.The Blues icon wrote in a column for the Evening Standard: “Tiemoue Bakayoko will need to raise his game at Chelsea to keep Danny Drinkwater from taking his place on a more regular basis.“Both players joined in the summer and as yet, Bakayoko has not made enough of an impact in games.Tiemoue Bakayoko Frank Lampard do more“When you sign for Chelsea, you have to understand that you’re never the only player for a position. There is always someone else knocking on the door.“The pressure should be coming from within. Chelsea paid Monaco £40m for him – and that brings expectation. He has to live up to that on the pitch. “Bakayoko has to work hard in training and also when he plays. He has quality, we saw that in the Champions League last season. He was fantastic in Monaco’s run to the semi-finals and that’s what everyone is waiting for at Chelsea.”Lampard concedes that part of the problem for the 23-year-old is that he is yet to nail down a set position, with it difficult to tell whether he is a tough-tackling holding midfielder or a ball-playing creative type.“At the moment I am looking at Bakayoko and I’m not sure what kind of midfield player he is,” added the former England international.“I initially thought he could be compared to Yaya Toure, however, I don’t see that so much now.“The way Chelsea play means he has to be disciplined in midfield, as Conte wants the wing-backs high up the pitch.“Then the attacking players are given a bit of freedom, so he is one of two defensive midfielders given real responsibility to win tackles, keep things tight and move the ball quickly. N’Golo Kante does it out of instinct, but Bakayoko is finding it harder.”last_img read more