first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal 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 JAKARTA—Bantam Mario Fernandez spent the night in a hospital on Saturday as doctors wanted to make sure he was all right after being knocked out cold by an Iraqi foe in the first round of his division in the 18th Asian Games at Jakarta International Expo’s Hall B.“He’s OK, the doctors just wanted him to stay,” Philippine boxing delegation head Ed Picson said as reporters, who saw the brutality of the end of the bout that came with just 47 seconds left in the third round, inquired about the condition of the fighter touted as one of the bright medal hopes here.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Fernandez was the third to fall in the eight-strong PH Team, joining Joel Bacho, Nesthy Petecio and James Palicte.Fernandez was leading in all the judges’ scorecards when the end came, as Jaafar Abdulridha Ali Al Sudani landed a wicked right straight smack on Fernandez’s jaw that sent the Filipino flat on his back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Fernandez, wobbly, tried gallantly to get up but the referee stopped the contest.The Filipino bronze medalist in the Incheon Games in 2014 was wheeled out of the ring.Four more male boxers will be trying for better fortunes for the Philippines. Abueva ‘focused’ ahead of Alaska clash DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

first_imgIn light of recent developments in Region One (Barima-Waini), Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is calling for an audit to be done on the digitisation of records at the General Registrar’s Office (GRO).Jagdeo’s comments came in light of recent pronouncements made by Citizenship Minister Winston Felix, who claimed that the process is transparent and one that does not include partisanship.However, the Opposition Leader feels that there might be attempts to fiddle withOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeothe registration process at the GRO using the digitization of records as the cover for “fictitious names being registered, which could then be used, (seeing) that it is registered with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).”Jagdeo said he would also urge GECOM to pay careful attention to the issue, because the integrity of that entity’s data base would depend heavily on the source documents being issued by the GRO.“But (it is) not just GECOM that has to worry, but all the foreign embassies and everyone else; because if people have fake Guyanese documents and some of them are not Guyanese, they pass through here and just get the fake documents for the purpose of registration, they can eventually secure passports and a whole range of other documents,” Jagdeo opined.The Opposition Leader is asserting that the integrity of the disgitisation process is vital.“We in the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) are paying careful attention to this, given what has happened historically — that the heavy padding of the voters list with fictitious names was a norm under previous Government sometime back in our history,” Jagdeo recalled.He also reminded that the Opposition is still concerned with the Government’s closeness with groups of people, including Haitians who pass through Guyana. He said that from reports that he has received, these foreign nationals are mainly chaperoned through Guyana by Government officials.“It’s normal for people to transit your country, but they don’t have ministry officials meeting them when they are transiting. They just come in, they get stamp in at immigration and (then) they go out,” he added.Jagdeo said encounters with Government officials and Haitians transiting Guyana’s main port of entry are something that does not look too convincing, and there might be something happening.Region One Chairman, Brentnol Ashley, has only recently raised concerns about the active participation and involvement of Government Member of Parliament (MP) Richard Allen in the affairs and functions of several State agencies and elected bodies in the Region.Ashley complained about MP Allen’s active involvement with the GRO visiting team issuing birth certificates in the Region, and had noted that the MP was not employed at any of those agencies.While Ashley has said he commends the work of the GRO in reaching out to Region One with the objective of ensuring the people of the Region are registered, he has questioned the transparency and equality of treatment due to MP Allen’s apparently being “embedding” in the team’s day-to-day operations and process regarding the issuance of birth registration.Ashley went on to disclose that he has even received reports of Allen personally distributing birth certificates in bulk to people in various communities.With Local Government Elections due this year, birth registration documents are critical for the registration of voters, and in the past, the toshaos and other community leaders had been the ones who worked with the GRO team, since they were knowledgeable about the eligibility of residents in their communities.However, the Regional Chairman pointed out that the fact that “Allen (is) accompanying and directing the GRO team as to who needs birth certificates and subsequent distribution of birth certificates is highly questionable and suspect”.In addition to the MP’s access to such personal and sensitive documents, Ashley went on to highlight that Allen has been distributing pension books, despite the Social Protection Ministry’s objection to anyone other than staff members doing so.last_img read more

first_imgWhile 24-year-old Travis Evans, also known as “Short Boss”, remains on remand for the murders of 46-year-old Gregory “Wayne” Frank and 21-year-old Ronsley Clarke, he was expected to be sentenced for charges of rape and armed robbery after he pleading guilty to them on December 9, 2019.Minibuses waiting on the roadway to load passengersHowever, the date set for his sentencing in late December was further deferred to January 6, 2020, before Justice Simone Morris Ramlall.“Short Boss” pleaded guilty to the indictment which stated that on October 30, 2010, in the county of Demerara, whilst being armed with a dangerous weapon – a knife – he robbed Marlyn Kisson of $650,500.The second charge read that during the said period, he engaged in sexual penetration with a woman without her consent.Evans was charged for both offences alongside John Sampson and Alex Williams after being on the run for several years.Both Clarke and Frank murders reportedly took place in August of 2018.It was reported that Frank’s body was discovered days after his demise, lying in his Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway home with visible head injuries.His entire home was ransacked which indicated that he was killed during a robbery.On the other hand, Clarke was reportedly shot twice to his body by Evans in full view of his friends. The murder occurred in Sophia while the deceased and his girlfriend were at a party.last_img read more

first_imgIt had been 20 years since Fairfax last won a City Section boys’ basketball title, and Chace Stanback was determined not to let the opportunity slip away this time. The 6-foot-8 senior, bound for UCLA, scored 20 points, including a 7-of-9 effort from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, to guide the top-seeded Lions to a 55-46 victory over second-seeded Westchester in the championship game Saturday at the Sports Arena. “We got the monkey off our back,” Stanback said. “We were going to win this game, there was no doubt in my mind.” That was apparent from the outset, as Rod Singleton scored 11first-quarter points to give Fairfax (23-5) an early 23-7 lead, an advantage that was trimmed down to eight points at the half and five at the end of three quarters. Stanback, however, scored 10points in the fourth quarter, including eight during the final 4:30, to secure what had been an elusive title and snap the Comets’ 27-game winning streak in the postseason. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgThe children of 4th, 5th and 6th class in S. N An Choimin recently raised €700 through the Mummers in the locality. The children themselves then decided that they would like to donate the money raised to two local causes, Mammy I want to Walk, and Cunamh.The children who participated in the mummers are pictured above, along with staff and Fr Lorcan Sharkey, presenting a cheque of €350 each to Kathleen McGlynn of Cunamh and Paul’s mother, Annemarie Doherty. Maith sibh a pháistí! SCHOOL MUMMERS GROUP RAISE €700 FOR CHARITY was last modified: December 24th, 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)last_img read more

first_imgClonmany has a thriving Scouts Group with 107 scouts. Both the Ballyliffin Tidy Towns group and our local Beavers and Cubs joined forces recently, for the local Beach Clean Up. It wasn’t all work, as the evening drew to a close everyone had great fun trying to find rubbish in the dark with their torches.Huge chocolate cookies were handed out as a little reward to the young cubs and beavers! Devoured in less than 5 seconds, so no worries about leaving any crumbs behind! Both groups are making a hugely positive impact on the area through their regular clean-ups and small enhancement projects.Ann Harkin, the Ballyliffin Tidy Towns Chairwoman says; “We would like to give a massive thank you to everybody who helped. It is great to see the eager beavers and cubs lending a hand and is a testament to the excellent community spirit, we have here in the local Clonmany area.”Picture Special: Clonmany Scouts help Tidy Towns with beach clean up! was last modified: October 23rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Ballyliffinbeach clean upbeaversclonmanycubsScoutstidy townslast_img read more

first_imgIT’S a stunningly beautiful day across Co Donegal as the incredibly mild weather continues.Daffodils are thriving in the gardens and parks across the county as they bloom two months early.And Met Eireann says the spring-like weather is set to continue, though there may be some night-time frosts – not unusual for this time of the year. If you are out and about today, send us in your pictures to info@donegaldaily.com.Temperatures will rise to a lovely 11C this afternoon before dropping away later.MET EIREANN FORCAST FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK: The outlook is for generally mild conditions for the time of year, with a good deal of dry weather. There’ll be outbreaks of rain overnight on Tuesday night, but the rain will clear all but northwestern parts towards dawn Wednesday. Temperatures will be higher than usual for the time of year and it will be rather cloudy on Wednesday. There may be some light rain or drizzle at times, mainly in western areas, but most places will be dry. It’ll be mostly dry on Thursday too, but rain and drizzle will affect parts of north Ulster. It will turn cold then on Thursday night with a slight or sharp frost developing under cloud breaks as winds will be light and some mist or fog will possibly form also. Friday will be mostly dry again, temperatures will be around normal for the time of year, perhaps a little below in places, and it will be cold over night with a sharp frost forming. The further outlook is for a cold and frosty weekend but it should be mainly dry.  © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comIT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY: DAFFODILS UP AS SUN SHINES ON DONEGAL was last modified: January 9th, 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:daffodils bloom in Januaryweather donegallast_img read more

first_imgFrom the era that brought the world The Rubik’s Cube, Max Headroom and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes this “totally awesome” musical from the Rosses Community School – in the style of movies such as Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Karate Kid.Join the graduating class of William Ocean High School as they live through their final senior year, narrated through the eyes of Corey Senior (Alan Cowley) – as they experience the fun, the heartbreak, the loves and the loneliness of growing up…. all set to the biggest hits of the 80’s!!Following the resounding success of their previous two productions, ‘Grease’ and ‘Hairspray’, the students of the Rosses Community School are staging their production of ‘Back to the 80’s,’ the Musical, opening on Wednesday 1st February at 6:30pm and running for a further three nights at the later time of 8pm in Ionad Spoirt na Rosann, Dungloe. The musical is co-directed by teachers Daire Gillen, Tara Duddy and Suzanne Gallagher from the school with the help of the music teacher Edel McLaughlin as vocal coach.  A 60 strong cast from various year groups as well as members of the local community are all taking part in the production.  The principle roles of unlucky in love teenager, Corey and his love interest Tiffany are being portrayed by fifth years Patrick Gillespie and Zoe Gallagher.The students first began rehearsing in October last year and since then they have been practising four/five nights a week after school.  ‘Back to the 80’s’ promises to be an extremely entertaining show that all the family will enjoy and everyone is welcome to come along.Tickets can be bought at the door, 10 euro per adult and 5 euro per child with an opening night special of a family of 4 €20.  If anyone would like further information about ‘Back to the 80’s’ please feel free to contact the Rosses Community School on 95 21122.  © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com  A MUSICAL BLAST FROM THE PAST IN THE ROSSES was last modified: January 12th, 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:musicalrosses community schoollast_img read more

first_img They own and maintain their equipment, and the Federal Communications Commission allows them to operate on a wide range of frequencies free because of the public service they provide. When City Hall stopped shaking after the Northridge Earthquake, the phone lines were down. A couple of ham radio operators employed by the phone company yanked wires from the unsafe building and set up an emergency operation center outside. Team members are trained in state emergency management techniques. They practice drills often and meet once a month at City Hall to fine-tune their linkages. The Sheriff’s Department screens applicants before issuing identification cards. The local chapter of the Los Angeles County Disaster Communication Service is ready to deploy its members to schools in the event of a major earthquake. SANTA CLARITA – They ply their skills rigorously, yet remain unseen – that is, until something very bad happens. Then they are instant heroes. Ham radio operators are deft at restoring communications when a strong earthquake or hurricane severs land and cell-phone links, electricity or Internet connections. “Within 30 minutes of the 1994 (Northridge) Earthquake, I had my radios operating. I was in communication virtually around the world,” said Brad Marckwardt, a ham radio operator and Santa Clarita city radio officer. About 80 volunteer ham radio operators who are members of a countywide disaster communication network are ready at a moment’s notice to answer the call from the city, the county and sheriff’s and fire departments. About 1,000 licensed amateur ham radio operators live in the valley. They rely on the atmosphere to bend the radio waves they use to transmit messages. “I can have a chat with a guy in Australia using no more power than it takes to light a light bulb,” Marckwardt said. He says the system is more resilient than the Internet, which can be temporarily felled by the failure of one component. While its parts may be low-tech, ham radio operations appeal to high-tech folks. Millionaire businessman Gregory Olsen, who recently orbited Earth on the International Space Station, talked to high school students in New York via ham radio when the station glided over Australia. Amateur radio operators are, by design, very adaptable and self-sufficient. “If this mode doesn’t work, if I can’t talk this way, I’ll find another way,” said Mike Mazzetti, assistant city radio officer. “People who use cell phones just push a button.” The team maintains its own repeaters on the hills overlooking the city. Repeaters are ham radio towers that broadcast signals over a vast expanse. The units are reinforced with battery systems and seismic strapping. “If a repeater goes down, we go to another one, talk without it, or we can put up another one,” Mazzetti said. “Or drive up to a hill, put on a battery or have a solar panel.” When phone service is restored, they can pull up a chair and man the lines. The redundant communication system offers the city a crucial sense of security, said Donna Nuzzi, the city’s emergency services supervisor. “They are a vital link,” she said. Ham radio operators also carry laptops and portable mobile radios. “We can interface our radios with the Internet and dial up ham radio operators and repeaters all over the world,” Marckwardt said. His 5,000-watt generator ties into his home’s power line. Fancy setups can cost more than $10,000, but for less than $150, an operator can set up shop. Years ago, knowledge of Morse code was essential for sending messages. Voice and other technologies, like computer-to-computer or satellite communications, have eclipsed the skill, though it is still used. Similar groups operate in Lost Hills, Malibu and Burbank. Marckwardt is concerned that young people, who are so reliant on cell phones and instant messaging, may be uninterested in learning his craft, which could eventually become obsolete. He encourages anyone interested in learning how to operate a ham radio to call him at (661) 254-4600. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 judy.orourke@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img160Want 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The guidelines, published in the CDC’s Dec. 16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, said the new test can be administered in place of the 100-year-old tuberculin skin test, which involves injections on the forearm delivered through six tiny prongs and requires patients to return to their physician days later to interpret results. The CDC said studies have found QuantiFERON-TB Gold more sensitive than the skin test in some instances. “QuantiFERON-TB GOLD represents a breakthrough in TB diagnosis and control and offers several important advantages, including the fact that it is more accurate than the (tuberculin skin test) and only requires one visit,” David DeBiasi, director of community health and tuberculosis services for the American Lung Association of Virginia, said in a statement prepared by Cellestis. QuantiFERON-TB GOLD also is able to detect latent or nonsymptomatic TB in individuals while eliminating candidates who have had vaccinations for TB, a common cause for false-positive readings with the skin test. The blood test is highly specific because it measures immune responses to peptides that simulate tuberculosis proteins not present in the vaccine, the company said. The company’s parent, Australia-based Cellestis Ltd., is publicly traded on the Australian Stock Exchange. VALENCIA – A one-step blood test for tuberculosis developed by a local company could be used alongside the traditional skin prick test, according to new guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency this month posted criteria for using the QuantiFERON-TB Gold test developed by Cellestis, Inc., of Valencia. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May approved the test for use to diagnose tuberculosis infection. It will qualify for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement beginning the first of the year. Tuberculosis remains a problem in the United States – more than 14,000 cases were reported in 2003, according to the CDC. “One of the greatest problems in combating this disease has been the reliance on an antiquated detection method,” Dr. Tony Radford, managing director at Cellestis, said in a statement. “These guidelines represent a significant advancement in the detection and potential elimination of TB in the United States.” last_img read more