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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Ranidel de Ocampo ‘right fit at right time’ for Meralco End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Tropical depression Maring ravaged the Metro since Monday, forcing schools to suspend classes on Tuesday. The NCAA cancelled its Tuesday’s triple header. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Maring” is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday afternoon. Winning start Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ The UAAP Season 80 officially opens at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDespite the torrential rains, UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball games scheduled on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum will push through.After their losing their opening day assignments, University of the East and Far Eastern University look for their first win as they clash in the first game at 2 p.m., while University of the Philippines and Ateneo dispute early leadership at 4 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “This is my last season and I hope I could get to play in the Final Four,” said Alvarez, who suited up for Pocari Sweat in the Premier Volleyball League and is eyeing to anchor JRU to the Final Four in her final year.Coach Mia Tioseco relished this historic victory as the Lady Bombers now have their eye on continuing their rise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’ve heard that we’ve never won against San Sebastian even before I became coach here five years ago. And we’re happy we made history,” she said.Alessandra Anne Javier added 15 markers for JRU. La Salle opens 3-peat bid vs UST on Feb. 3 Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShola Alvarez went off for Jose Rizal University, steering her side to a five-set victory over perennial contender San Sebastian, 27-25, 25-23, 22-25, 16-25, 15-12, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The 20-year-old open spiker exploded for 28 points, 24 of which off kills to go with four blocks as the Lady Bombers earned their first win of the season and finally got one over the Lady Stags.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense It was a shocking defeat for San Sebastian, which swept the elimination phase for the past two seasons. Their efforts over the last two years, however, ended in heartbreaks, losing to St. Benilde and Arellano in the Finals.Nikka Marielle Dalisay paced the Lady Stags (1-1) with 17 points, while Daurene Santos and Joyce Sta. Rita both had 16.In the first match, Letran earned its first victory with a straight sets win over Mapua, 25-22, 25-17, 25-19.Marie Simborio unfurled 16 points to lead Letran, which evened its record at 1-1.Patria Jela Pena topped Mapua (0-2) with 19.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
The experts responsible for advising technical officers and Ministers on the hosting of CARIFESTA are currently meeting in Trinidad and Tobago.The 27th Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) began on Wednesday with an opening ceremony at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre in Port-of-Spain, and would continue until today.Preparations for CARIFESTA XIV, which is being held in Trinidad and Tobago August 16-25, 2019, will be a major agenda item. Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Dr Nyam Gadsby Dolly, gave the feature address at the opening.Caricom Secretariat Culture and Community Development Programme Manager, Dr Hillary Brown, and RCC Chairman, St Kitts and Nevis Director of Culture, Troy Mills, also spoke at the opening. Director of Culture, Trinidad and Tobago, Tej Ramlogan gave a welcome statement.Minister Gadsby Dolly, in her remarks, used the opportunity to remind the audience of the economic value of culture in the Region. She said Trinidad and Tobago was currently experiencing rigid fiscal constraints, and the innovation and sheer volume of creative entrepreneurs emerging from that situation was extraordinary.The RCC with Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Community Development and the Arts, Dr Nyam Gadsby Dolly (centre)“In our country, there has been a significant increase in the number of local markets for craft artisans, artistes and culinary entrepreneurs throughout the past three years, with an active push towards environmentally sustainable business practices – green practices,” Dr Dolly saidShe said further that Trinidad and Tobago intended to market the Region’s various cultures to the world by bringing buyers to the Festival, creating spaces for discourse and platforms for developing the various art forms on display. According to her, this CARIFESTA was not about Trinidad and Tobago, as the country was simply the host of another stage in CARIFESTA’s growth and positioning as a festival to rival some of the world’s leading festivals.“The success of CARIFESTA XIV will be the success of the Caribbean Region, and we in Trinidad and Tobago are determined to deliver this to you,” she said.In her speech at the opening, Dr Brown said that the Caricom Secretariat was very pleased with the pace of the preparations and the achievements to date by the Host Country Management Committee in relation to marketing and promoting CARIFESTA and developing the conceptual map and logistical arrangements for the Festival.These, she said, included an innovative new element introduced by Trinidad and Tobago of involving major artistes such as Machel Montano, The Voice and others as Brand Ambassadors for CARIFESTA. She also commended the host country for negotiating an excellent line-up for the “Island Beats” Super Concert well ahead of the Festival.“We are all looking forward to experiencing a really fantastic CARIFESTA, and please be assured Minister, that we are all here to provide our full support to the Host Country Management team, so ably led by Ms Susan Shurland, to ensure that CARIFESTA XIV will be both successful and memorable.”The RCC will also be discussing additional matters at this sitting, including creative industry development and a Draft Regional Development Strategy for the Cultural Industries in Caricom developed in 2012. The Cultural and Entertainment Services Strategy for CARIFORUM, completed in 2017, will be reviewed and discussed. Reparations for Native Genocide and Slavery and the use of cultural development in the Region’s strategy to reduce poverty and achieve inclusive and equitable sustainable development, will also be featured on the meeting’s agenda.The RCC first met in June 1987 in Trinidad and Tobago.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardThe Mustangs quickly went on an 18-0 run as Cooper scored 10 of Muir’s next 12 points. “It felt good to finally come out and play my game and play how I think I can play,” Cooper said. “I guess I broke through.” Sophomore Cherish Wallace scored 16 points for the Mustangs. Muir junior Darxia Morris had 13 points. The win improved the Mustangs to 15-4 overall and kept them in a tie for first place in league at 4-0. The Mustangs get no time off to savor the victory. They return to the court today to host Marlborough at 5 p.m. PASADENA – Muir High School junior Kalen Cooper came through with a career performance on Friday night to lead the Mustangs’ girls basketball team to victory. Cooper scored a game-high 19 points to lead Muir to a 65-39 win over visiting Pacific League rival Crescenta Valley. “Kalen is one of our most experienced players,” Muir coach Joe Ford said. “She’s been in the program a long time. She’s only a junior, but she’s really got some good skills. She’s hit the big shots for us all year.” Cooper displayed her skills near the end of the third period after Crescenta Valley had cut an early Muir lead to 37-35. The game figures to serve as a tuneup for Muir in advance of its much-anticipated showdown with league rival Pasadena next Friday. “We know (Marlborough) is a good team, and we want to get those kind of games in to prepare us for the rest of the season,” Ford said. “As far as (the Pasadena game), our girls feel like the community has already decided that Pasadena is going to beat us. That’s a motivating factor for us. We feel like we have something to prove.” Muir freshman standout Brittney Henderson scored seven points in the Mustangs’ win. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
REVEALED If de Gea signs a new deal he will be the second highest paid player at the club behind Sanchez who is on £505,000 per week Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Manchester United are looking to extend David de Gea’s contract six months early if he fails to agree a new deal by January.The goalkeeper’s current deal expires in 2019, but United are likely to invoke their option to extend his contract by another 12 months.His Old Trafford future remains unclear as he is is yet to sign a new five-year deal, thought to be worth around £375,000-a-week. Latest Manchester United News gameday cracker 2 IN DEMAND If he is ready to head into next season with no new deal, United would have to sell to ensure a hefty transfer fee or risk losing him for nothing.De Gea is represented by super-agent Jorge Mendes and although the Portuguese has made regular trips to Manchester, a new deal looks no closer to being finalised.The 27-year-old has been named United’s player of the year four times in the past five seasons with some fans suggesting he is better than Peter Schmeichel was.De Gea, who joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2011 from Atletico Madrid almost joined Real Madrid in 2015 but the deal fell through at the last minute. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder boost RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won De Gea has been named his club’s player of the year four times in the last five seasons This would make him the second highest paid player at United behind Alexis Sanchez.And according to The Sun, the club is running out of patience with De Gea and have now set him and end of year deadline to commit his future to the club.If he doesn’t then the option to extend his contract will be exercised.Contract talks between Manchester United and David de Gea reach deadlockThis uncertainty will encourage some of Europe’s top clubs as United could be left with a huge dilemma if the Spain international doesn’t make their deadline. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland deals REVEALED
MOJO GOGO are to headline this year’s Mary from Dungloe International festival on Thursday 31st July 2014 in the RCS Sports Centre.Mojo GoGo have been hitting new heights this year, appearing on front covers of Music magazines and touring all over Ireland and Germany and have an upcoming Spanish Tour.A successful summer has already been capped with the Donegal band winning The Prestigious indie Music Week Festival in Limerick and have their own festival Arran-MOJO coming up in Arranmore Island in August and will also tour Canada at the end of the year. “They are simply the biggest band in Ireland today and they are only going to get bigger,” said festival PR Chris Boyle.“We asked the people who they wanted to see and they all said Mojo GoGo. We are delighted they agreed to appear as our headline act of the festival.”Tickets €15 Available where advertised in DungloeREVEALED: MOJO GOGO TO HEADLINE ‘MARY FROM DUNGLOE’ FESTIVAL was last modified: June 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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:2014donegalfestivalMary From DungloeMOJO GOGO
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “By incorporating these processes, we will achieve these standards for many years to come,” said Russ Fuller, AVEK general manager. AVEK hopes to award a bid for the modifications in December. The chloramine process will take about a year to install. The ozone and activated carbon systems should be in place in early 2008, Fuller said. The modifications will add about $40 an acre-foot to AVEK rates. The water wholesaler sells water for $225 an acre-foot now. An acre-foot is 325,872 gallons, about the amount a typical Antelope Valley household uses in a year. THMs are a byproduct of the treatment plant purification process. They form through the reaction of chlorine, used as a disinfectant, with organic material in the water. A 1998 California Department of Health Services study found that 16 percent of pregnant women drinking five or more glasses of water per day containing more than 75 ppb THMs had miscarriages. Of women drinking less water, or water lower in THMs, 9.5 percent had miscarriages. PALMDALE – The Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency will invest $40 million to $45 million to modify its four treatment plants to meet federal standards for trihalomethanes, a water treatment byproduct linked to birth defects and miscarriages. AVEK plans to install three new processes at its Acton, Eastside, Rosamond and Quartz Hill plants that purify California Aqueduct water. The agency will also expand its capacity at the Quartz Hill plant from 65 million gallons per day to 90 million gallons per day. The modifications will be made to meet a 1998 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency order to reduce the maximum allowable level of trihalomethanes, commonly called THMs, from 100 parts per billion to 80 parts per billion. AVEK’s plan calls for treating the water with activated carbon, used to remove organic material from water, and with two disinfectants – ozone and chloramines, a mix of chlorine and ammonia. A federal study linked THMs in drinking water to a birth defect called spina bifida, in which the spinal cord is not properly enclosed by bone. AVEK does not supply water directly to Antelope Valley homes, but provides State Water Project water imported from Northern California to supplement retail water districts’ local wells. AVEK’s jurisdiction covers most of the Antelope Valley except for central and eastern Palmdale, where the Palmdale Water District draws its own supplemental water from the California Aqueduct. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Drake University rowing program will have assistant coaches Sarah Dierksen or Katie Thurstin at five summer orientations for incoming Drake students. The coaches will be on hand to answer questions on walk-on opportunitities with the team. The program is coming off a third place finish at the 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship this past spring, its best conference finish since 2012.For more information please contact Katie Thurstin (email@example.com or 515-271-1831).Summer Orientation Dates6/5 – 12:45-2:30 p.m. – Coach Dierksen6/10 – 12:45-2:30 p.m. – Coach Dierksen6/18 – 12:45-2:30 p.m. – Coach Thurstin6/22 – 12:45-2:30 p.m. – Coach Thurstin6/26 – 12:45-2:30 p.m. – Coach ThurstinPrint Friendly Version
DDTV: Buster Brady is a Donegalian! And that’s official!In this hilarious video watch how Buster (actor Danny O’Carroll) discovers it’s Donegal playing Kerry in this Sunday’s All Ireland Final at Croke Park. Danny, a Manorcunningham man now of course, even reveals where he got his new Donegal jersey.Click Play to Watch the Mrs Brown’s Boys actor in superhero action:DDTV: SUPERFAN BUSTER SWITCHES FROM THE DUBS TO DONEGAL! was last modified: September 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Buster BradyDanny O’CarrolldonegaldublinKerry
6 August 2007South Africa’s industrial policy has identified four key economic sectors whose growth potential will be used to promote the government’s objectives of shared economic growth and job creation.Addressing the launch of the national industrial policy framework, Trade and Industry Minster Mandisi Mphahlwa said the policy assessed the country’s economic performance in various sectors.The South African government has identified several sectors to achieve its Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative (Asgi-SA), which aims for 6% economic growth by 2010 and to halve poverty and unemployment by 2014.Four key sectorsAs per the framework, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will give special attention to the capital, transport equipment and metals fabrication sector; the automotives and components sector, the chemicals, plastic fabrication and pharmaceuticals sector, and the forestry, pulp and paper and furniture sectors.According to DTI chief director of trade policy, Nimrod Zalk, the capital, transport, equipment and metals sector has the potential to position itself as the major future exporter to the African continent and beyond.The country’s capital goods, metal fabrication and transport equipment sectors contributed to 2% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and accounted for 18% of manufacturing jobs, which stood at 216 263 in 2005.However, Zalk said the that sector faced challenges that including low expenditure on public infrastructure, uncompetitive pricing of raw materials, lower than optimal mining investment, skills development as well as ageing foundry and tooling industries.The framework also calls for the country to take advantage of the government’s R410-billion capital expenditure programme, by increasing local manufacturing capacity, reducing required imports for the programme from 40% to 30%.Manufacturers are also called on to capitalise from the current global boom mining and mineral processing.Zalk told BuaNews that the automotive and components sector contributed 8% to South Africa’s GDP, with vehicle production growing from 388 442 units in 1995 to 615 000 in 2006. During the same period, new vehicle imports grew from 15 764 to 179 869.Ensuring transformationEmployment in the sector also rose from 277 400 in 1995 to 306 500 in 2006, and Zalk said there was an opportunity for South Africa to double its vehicle production to 1.2-million units by 2020.He added that the sector faces challenges such as the establishment of a long-term investment environment, insufficient local component manufacturing capability and slow transformation.“By September 2007, we will implement a three-year supplier development programme aimed at raising local content by improving manufacturing processes along the value chain,” he said.“We will also formulate an empowerment plan by March 2008 to fast-track transformation in the sector.”Zalk said that the chemicals, plastic fabrication and pharmaceuticals industry comprised a well-developed capital-intensive upstream industry and a more labour-intensive downstream plastics industry“Collectively, all the three contributed 2.8% to GDP in 2006. Basic and other chemicals employed 64 285 people and plastics 39 893,” he said, adding that the pharmaceutical industry employed 10 000 people with local production worth R9.5-billion.Zalk said the forestry sector contributed R14-billion to GDP in 2006 and employs more than 170 000 people, with “the potential to bring jobs and income to poor rural communities”.He said the forestation of 100 000 hectares in the Eastern Cape over the next 10 years had the potential to contribute R215-million to GDP, creating 26 000 jobs at the plantation level and 1 700 at primary processing level.Again, a similar initiative, covering at least 40 000 hectares in KwaZulu-Natal is expected to contribute R500-million to GDP over the next decade, creating 15 000 jobs in plantations and 429 jobs in primary processing level.Source: BuaNews