Arellano, Ateneo score quick wins in PVL collegiate opener

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Aces finally win, take down Beermen to end 14-game slide Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments LATEST STORIES Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees CONTRIBUTED PHOTOArellano University and Ateneo launched their title bids for the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference with swift victories in the opening day of competition Saturday at Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup. The Lady Chiefs, the reigning NCAA champions, quickly dispatched of College of St. Benilde 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, in the first match of the conference. ADVERTISEMENT Maddie Madayag and Jules Samonte also finished in double digits with 10 points each. Ateneo employed such great defense that of the eight Lady Heavy Bomber attackers that played only four managed to score. Shola Alvarez and Karen Montojo had nine points apiece to lead JRU. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Captain Jovielyn Prado led Arellano with 14 points while Mary Anne Esguerra added 13. Regine Arocha and Necole Ebuen also gave ample support for the Lady Chiefs scoring nine apiece. 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’In the second game, the Lady Eagles swooped down on Jose Rizal University in straight sets, 25-17, 25-15, 25-15. Bea De Leon had 14 points to lead Ateneo while Kat Tolentino added 11. Filipinos 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 respitelast_img read more

Ganta Hospital Sets Up Ebola Treatment Facility, Awaits MOH Help

first_imgAs the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus spreads across Liberia, the Ganta City Authorities, in collaboration of the United Methodist Hospital Administration, have  established a special task force to respond to any Ebola cases in Ganta and its environs.The decision to establish the task force was reached last Monday  at a meeting held in  the office of the City Mayor of Ganta.  The meeting was sparked by reports of two cases of Ebola-related deaths.  One of which the victims was identified as being Ebola positive.The meeting, which include all zonal heads of Ganta and major stakeholders, agreed to formulate two committees — one on awareness and tracing and the other on resource mobilization.Even though the Ebola outbreak is not as prevalent in Ganta as compared to other places in Liberia, the fear is said to be hampering major activities in the city, where many entertainment centers appeared to be inactive.But surprisingly, one of the clinics in Ganta has been temporarily closed owing to a man who was treated at the clinic but later died.  He was considered to be an Ebola patient from Monrovia.The man’s body was taken to the Gompa Funeral Home in Ganta, but was traced by health workers and was removed and immediately buried.The funeral Home and all those working there have been put under quarantine and advised not the leave until after 21 days.The home of the man who died from Ebola has also been quarantined, with community leaders asked to keep watch on the movement of the people living there.City Mayor Dorr Cooper told the Daily Observer, “The awareness and tracing committee has identified and quarantined some people in two critical spots since 28 July,  2014.”The Daily Observer has also established that one factor people are complaining about in dealing with Ebola is the issue of feeding those who will be put under quarantine.“If they say those suspected of having Ebola should move and go anywhere then who will feed them or give them their daily needs?” asked Paul Zorpeawon, a businessman in Ganta.In the response, Mayor Cooper said the committee on resources and mobilization is soliciting resources so as to cater to those who are under quarantine.“We have begun providing food to those under quarantine with the small resources we have, but we need help because don’t what happens next,” he said.At many business places in Ganta beginning 29th July,  2014, buckets of water for hand washing were seen at the entrances, with people taking advantage of putting some of the preventive measures into practice.Meanwhile, the Ganta United Methodist Hospital is setting up an Ebola Center in one of its facilities, which was once used to host women with VVF.But the facility is yet to be equipped and staffed,  according to Hospital Administrator Victor Taryor,  owing lack of money.“We are waiting for the government to come so we can put the place into use at once,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘UNMIL Total Withdrawal Unprecedented’

first_imgLofa County Representative Eugene Fallah Kparkar has described as unprecedented the United Nations Mission in Liberia’s (UNMIL) total withdrawal in June, especially in the wake of the mysterious deaths of citizens, coupled with the current global socioeconomic downturn.Representative Kparkar who recently returned to the country from attending the Pan African Parliament Union warned that the unwholesome act of taking the lives of innocent people has the propensity to undermine peace and democracy, which he said Liberians have enjoyed over the last decade, and possibly threatens the 2017 general and presidential elections.The Lofa Lawmaker called on the United Nations to see the need to at least keep a residual unit to help beef up the strength of the national security sector.Rep. Kparkar challenged the government to remain vigilant and clampdown on perpetrators of the heinous crimes of ritualistic killings, armed robberies and gang-rapes, among other crimes.Commenting on his recent mission to South Africa, Kparkar said ECOWAS and the Pan African Parliamentary Union recently hosted briefing sessions which successfully dealt with illicit financial plots that threaten the entire world, especially Africa, as it relates to money laundering.He said as head of the Central Executive Parliamentary Committee of PANU he organized a two-day briefing with former South African President Thabo Mbeki serving as chief panelist, where African countries were praised for ratifying charters on economy and elections. Rep. Kparkar, who represents Liberia through the House of Representatives at the Pan African Parliamentary Union, disclosed that following the briefing session, his Liberian delegation visited the troubled Darfur Region in Sudan on a peace mission, Southern Sudan and other electoral missions in Tanzania, Guinea Bissau, Algeria, Zimbabwe, and Swaziland.“On these missions we gained vast experience, which when introduced here will be of great help with our fledging peace and democracy,” the Lofa lawmaker concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort St. John ladies represent at BC Amateur Bodybuilding Provincials

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Nine ladies from the Fort St. John area competed in Vancouver this past weekend at the 2016 BCABBA Provincial Championships.Jeni Briscoe, the owner of Today’s Techniques, said that four athletes that train at her gym were at the competition. Maegan Okrainec, Raena Shuster, Debbie Clarke, and Shelley Osborne were all competing in a number of categories. Okrainec competed in both the Masters and the Open Physique competitions, placing first and second in those respective categories. Shuster placed third in the Fitness class, while Osborne competed in the Masters and Open Figure classes, but sadly did not place in the top five. Debbie Clarke made her IFBB professional debut competing in the Fitness class where she placed fifth, earning points towards qualifying for the IFBB Olympia series.Athletes that train at World Gym, owned by Krista Cowie, were also in competition. Faye Anstey, Crystal Huhn, Taryn Campbell, Janelle Shelfow, and Joey Jeffery competed at provincials as well, Jeffrey in the Open Figure class, and the four other ladies in the various Bikini classes, which are judged by height. Shelfow was the lone contestant from the gym to place in the Top 5 in her event, taking 3rd place in the Bikini ‘F,’ or tallest class.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Huskies looking to clinch NWJHL Championship tonight

first_imgPEACE RIVER, A.B. — The Fort St. John Huskies will be on the road tonight looking to win the NWJHL Championships against the North Peace Navigators.After falling to the Navs in Game One of the best of five series on home ice last Wednesday, the Huskies rebounded with an overtime win last Friday, and a thorough 7-2 beating of the Navs in regulation on Sunday night.Assistant coach Todd Alexander says the team still has a tough battle ahead of them, despite being in the driver’s seat.“You can tell the teams are getting a little bit tired. It’s a tough battle series right now and we’re getting to the nitty-gritty here. This last one here is usually the hardest one to get, they’re going to be desperate, their backs are against the wall now. We’re going to have to answer that. We’re going into a hostile environment there, they play well in that barn. We know there’s a few things that we would like to clean up, and we’ll make those adjustments and give it our best rip.”- Advertisement -The puck drop at the Baytex Energy Centre in Peace River takes place Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Fort St. John time. The game can be streamed live on the Huskies’ Usteam page: read more

Aboud Omar joins top Belgian side Brugge

first_img0Shares0000Aboud Omar was announced as a new Cercle Brugge player by the club on June 17, 2018. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17- After seeing his contract terminated at Bulgarian top tier side Slavia Sofia, Harambee Stars left back Aboud Omar has opened a new chapter in his career joining newly promoted Belgian top tier side Cercle Brugge ahead of the new season.Omar’s move to Brugge was announced by the club on Saturday evening and he is set to join his fellow Kenyan Johannah Omollo who joined the club at the start of last season helping them to gain promotion to the top tier after winning the promotion play-off. “We are happy to announce the arrival of Omar. He is a player with many qualities, who will certainly make progress and will show himself this season in the Jupiler Pro League,” Brugge Sports director François Vitali is quoted as saying on the official club website.The left back who has formerly played for Kenyan Premier League sides Tusker FC and Bandari FC had been scouted by various clubs in the Belgian top tier, but eventually made the decision to move to Brugge.Cercle have played in the Belgian Pro League since the 2003–04 season, having previously spent several years in the Belgian Second Division following relegation in 1997.Omar was sacked by Sofia two months ago after personal differences with the team which accused him of lacking respect for the club, teammates and the country, seeing his contract cut short.But in response, Omar accused the club of high handedness saying problems started as soon as he expressed interest to leave the club with his contract almost lapsing.The move will be a huge plus for the left back as he seeks to catch the eye of new Harambee Stars boss Sebastien Migne with Belgium offering him a better chance to grow in a competitive environment.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Health hazard: cleaning house

first_imgSAN JOSE – One manufacturer promotes its pine-scented cleaning products as providing a “Clean you can smell. A clean you can trust.” But a groundbreaking new study suggests that household cleaners and air fresheners, particularly those with pine, orange and lemon scents, may emit harmful levels of toxic pollutants. Exposure to some of these pollutants and their byproducts may exceed regulatory guidelines when used repeatedly or in small, poorly ventilated rooms, researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory concluded after a four-year study. Among the conclusions: A person who cleans a shower stall for 15 minutes with a product containing glycol ethers – known toxic air contaminants – can inhale three times the recommended one-hour exposure limit. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals Using air freshener in a child’s room along with an air purifier that creates ozone can result in formaldehyde levels 25 percent higher than the state recommends. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. Professionals who clean four homes a day, five days per week, take in about double the recommended formaldehyde levels. The report is the first to measure emissions from cleaning products during typical indoor use, as well as the health risks associated with inhaling them. “My suggestion is don’t stop cleaning, but clean with consciousness that cleaning products themselves contain materials that shouldn’t be inhaled,” said study author William Nazaroff, a professor of environmental engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. Many consumers just aren’t aware, he said, that common household cleaners can be a major cause of indoor air pollution. Some contain ethylene-based glycol ethers. Also of concern are terpenes, compounds derived from plant oils that are widely used to give cleaning products and air fresheners their pleasant, fruity scent. The scientists found that terpenes mix with ozone in the air to create formaldehyde. “On the one hand, they think `I’m cleaning germs,’ which isn’t a bad thing,” said Gennet Paauwe, spokeswoman for the California Air Resources Board, which funded the study. “But what else are you doing in the process? You or your family members may be inhaling toxins while you’re doing that.” Brian Sansoni, a spokesman for the Soap and Detergent Association in Washington, said common sense is key to the safe handling of household cleansers. Properly ventilating a room while cleaning it and using cleaners sparingly are effective strategies for those concerned about their exposure to chemicals, he said. “It’s important to note that these products are used safely and effectively by Californians every single day in their homes, in their offices, in their schools and in health care settings,” Sansoni said. “And what can’t be lost is the fact that proper use of cleaning products and disinfectants is critical to improve public health and disease prevention.” Buying 21 household cleaners and air fresheners at east San Francisco Bay Area stores, the scientists selected products they thought might be associated with higher levels of air pollution because of their fresh-scent claims. As it turns out, six contained ethylene-based glycol ethers and 12 contained terpenes. The researchers, however, won’t reveal which products they used and which might pose the greatest risk to human health. Household cleaners as a whole and not individual brands are the main problem, Nazaroff said. He also cautioned against falling for deceptive marketing and encouraged shoppers to buy scent-free cleansing agents rather than those with unsubstantiated claims that they are environmentally superior or “green.” “I don’t want to go so far as to say we shouldn’t use any terpene-containing products,” he said, “but what is advertised as being organic and green and good for us isn’t automatically so.” With this newfound knowledge, what does Nazaroff’s family do? “In my household, we haven’t stopped using products that contain glycol ethers,” he said, “but we use them more cautiously now.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgNaomh Columba staged a late comeback to defeat Termon and claim the County division 2 title.This result looked very unlikely with the Glenmen down by 4 points with time running out when the Termon goalkeeper misjudged the flight of the ball as it looped over him and into the back of the net to leave N Columba just a point behind and playing with a slight breeze in their favour and now carrying all the momentum. It proves once again that the game is never over until the final whistle and with Columbas never say die attitude they just don’t know when they are beaten. The first half was all about Termon’s Daire McDaid as the full forward scored 1-5 of his side’s 2-5 half time scoreline. The second half though the Glenmen got to task on the pacey full forward as he wasnt as big an inffluence and had to come deeper to collect the ball.Aidan Sweeney hadn’t as much influence last night as in the semi final but came into the game a lot more in the second half.Naomh Columba’s Stephen Jones started at corner forward and as the game progressed had a big influence on preceedings.It was a great team performance by Naomh Columba but Ryan Gillespie got through a pile of work and would just edge the man of the match. Final Score: Naomh Columba 4-5, Termon 2-8 NAOMH COLUMBA MINORS LIFT DIVISION 2 CROWN was last modified: May 11th, 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) Tags:NAOMH COLUMBA MINORS LIFT DIVISION 2 CROWNlast_img read more


first_imgBuncrana GAA NotesSenior FootballThis game, played in glorious sunshine and perfect conditions at the Scarvey, means Buncrana have completed the double over neighbours Carndonagh. Buncrana were the stronger team throughout although Carn’s goal shortly before half-time kept them in the game.A good aspect of Buncrana’s display was that their points were spread throughout the team – Odhran Doherty getting 5, Caolan McGonagle 3, Paddy McMyler and Oisin Doherty 2 each and John Campbell and Calvin Jones 1 each. The final score was Buncrana 0-14 Carn 1-5.Senior Hurling Unfortunately our first competitive game of the season was cancelled at last minute on Saturday as Cappagh Gaels couldn’t travel. Hopefully we’ll get into action soon and build on all our under-age success over the past 5 years.Senior TrainingSeniors & Minors Hurling training is on Wednesdays at 7.00pm. All players are urged to make every effort to attend.Seniors, Reserves, U-18, & U21 Football training is on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New players always welcome!Senior Ladies – Training every Wednesday at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New members always welcome.Club Jerseys Elizabeth Anne is now taking orders for the new Buncrana club jersey. Keep in mind lads that they are player fit/tight fit. If you want to order one let her know the size and number on back you require, price €50. EA also has club shorts and white shorts are in stock.Underage ReportsOur U8 Boys & Girls travelled to Lifford on Saturday for another Go Game Blitz. They faced some tough competition from Glenswilly, St Michaels and Naomh Padraig. Each team showed great skill and determination. Thanks to Leo Gill, Joe Sharkey, Angela Deehan and Michelle McKenna who kindly offered to manage the teams on the Day.Well done to the U12 hurlers who played Burt on Thursday night in their first game of the League. They had a comfortable win but are aware that tougher challenges lie ahead. The team really gelled together in the second half. Sometimes the final score doesn’t truly reflect the reality of a game but in this case the Buncrana performance was plainly displayed on the scoreboard – 7-6 to 2-0. The U12 B also had a great battle against Burt. Well done to the boys for the big effort this week.U12 Girls BlitzA big ‘thank you’ to all the parents who helped and contributed to a really successful U12 Girls Blitz today in the Scarvey.Thanks also to St Eunan’s, Steelstown, Moville and Carn for making the trek to the Scarvey today and competing in a great sporting manner to make today such a success.Buncrana was able to field two teams today and the girls played their hearts out in glorious sunshine – you could tell from their happy faces how much they enjoyed their day in the sun!These Blitzs, competitions and games wouldn’t be possible without officials running the lines, refereeing and making sure the games are played in a safe environment so great praise is due to our 4 new referees who officiated today – Young Whistlers Amie Casey and Ellen McLaughlin and slightly older (but only slightly!) Whistlers Orla Birch and Natasha CraigComhgairdeas do Scoil Iosagain – County Hurling ChampionsScoil Iosagain 3-5 Scoil Colmcille 2-6U14 Div 1 Football Northern Board Final takes place on Saturday 5th July in St Marys, Convoy. Throw in at 1pm. Come along and support our boys.U8 and U10 ‘Have a Go’ Hurling day on Sunday 6th July 11-12 in the Scarvey. Come along and give it a try. Newcomers between the ages of 6-10 most welcome, no equipment needed as all will be provided.Under Age TrainingU6 Football 6.30-7.30pm Friday ScarveyU8 Football Tuesday 7-8pm and Friday 6.30-7.30pm ScarveyU8 Hurling 11-12 Sunday ScarveyU10 Football 6.30-7.45pm Friday ScarveyU10 Hurling 11-12 Sunday ScarveyU12 Football 7-8pm Monday & Friday ScarveyU12 Hurling 7-8pm Tuesday ScarveyU14 Football Monday 12-1, Wednesday 12-1, Friday 7-8.30 ScarveyU12/U14 Girls Football 7-8pm Mondays ScarveyU16 Girls Football 5-6.30pm Tuesdays ScarveyClub FundraiserBuncrana GAA will be opening a ‘Good As New’ shop for one week starting Monday 30th June in Billy Porters shop. This is your chance to get rid of anything that’s cluttering up your house (and we don’t mean husbands or out-of-school teenagers!), is in good condition and could raise some money for the club. Clothes, bags shoes and books only please – no electrical goods or toys. Thanks a mil for your support.Club LottoThis week’s numbers for 28th June were 9,10,22,27. There was no winner so the jackpot next week goes up to €4125. Amount collected was €775.32. As there was no jackpot winner we held our ‘End of the Month’ draw for €500 euro which was won by Joe Carlin Pillar Park. Congratulations Joe! We are looking for drivers to drive youths around housing estates on Saturday mornings from 11-12.30. Anyone available should be at Scarvey for 10.30. Contact Club Chair Sean Clerkin on 0862388071 for more info. Lotto sellers needed, if you have an hour to spare each week contact Club Treasurer on 0860297444 for details.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.comGAA NEWS: BUNCRANA DO THE DOUBLE OVER LOCAL RIVALS CARNDONAGH was last modified: June 30th, 2014 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:buncranaGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

West Ham sweating on Marko Arnautovic fitness ahead of London derby

first_img 1 The Hammers host unbeaten Chelsea at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon – with EXCLUSIVE live commentary on talkSPORT.And there are still question marks over Arnautovic after he hobbled out of last weekend’s 3-1 win over Everton with a knee injury.The Austrian ace has been one of West Ham’s outstanding players so far this season, scoring three goals in five games.But Pellegrini may have to do without the 29-year-old against Maurizio Sarri’s Blues.“Marko finished the game with a problem behind his knee – he’s having some treatment,” said the manager during his pre-match press conference on Thursday.“We will see if he will be fit for Sunday.” Arnautovic picked up a knee problem in West Ham’s 3-1 win over Everton – their first league victory of the season center_img West Ham star Marko Arnautovic is facing a race against time to be fit for Sunday’s London derby against Chelsea, manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed.last_img read more