Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Records fall in Palarong Pambansa Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident The Brazilian also said it was hard not to be with his PSG teammates to celebrate their French league title on Sunday.“It is very bad to see my team score, win a title and I am not able to be there. But my health is above this,” he said.Asked about players who could have a great World Cup — aside from himself, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo — Neymar did not single out any of his PSG teammates.“Phillipe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus will make a difference (for Brazil), I hope. Mohammed Salah doesn’t play for a famous team, but could have a good World Cup. Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne, Luis Suarez too,” he said. “I am glad to be part of a team that is the strongest, that has the skills to win.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Brazil’s soccer star Neymar walks on crutches during a promotional event from one of his sponsors, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Paris Saint-Germain striker had been found to have suffered a sprain of the right ankle and fissure of the fifth metatarsal after a tangle with Marseille player, Bouna Sarr during a Feb. 25 match. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)SAO PAULO — Brazilian star Neymar expects to be in better shape at the World Cup in Russia than he was before his foot injury.The Brazilian forward said on Tuesday that while it has been hard to miss a crucial part of the season because his first major surgery, the bright side is that he will be well rested when soccer’s showcase tournament begins on June 14.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “I will have enough time to get to the World Cup in good shape and prepare myself,” Neymar told journalists during an event for one of his sponsors in Sao Paulo. He arrived using crutches and asked to be seated as quickly as possible when he was on stage.“I expect to get there better than I was,” he said. “There are doubts, of course. I feel that too. But that is normal for someone that got injured. It has been hard not to play and practice.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNeymar also said he will have his last post-surgery medical exam on May 17, and could be available for Brazil’s training sessions that start May 21 near Rio de Janeiro.The Paris Saint-Germain striker had surgery in March on a cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia 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 Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes, left, gets a pat on the back from Gordon Hayward after breaking his left hand during the first quarter of a basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes has had surgery on a broken left finger and will be out four to six weeks.The team made the announcement on Thursday, a day after Baynes left early in the game against the Phoenix Suns after deflecting a pass with his left hand.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil NFL suspends Patriots’ Josh Gordon for substance abuse violation Baynes shook his hand in visible pain and went to the locker room when play stopped.Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the 111-103 loss on Wednesday night that he could see the break on the X-ray.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBig man Al Horford has also been ruled out for Friday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Guerschon Yabusele, Daniel Theis and rookie Robert Williams are expected to have increased responsibilities at center. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Liberia’s U-20 Coach Robert Lartey, popularly known as Coach Pella, has expressed confidence of pulling a win against the Ivorian national U-20 football team.Coach Pella said his boys are up for a sustained attack’ instead of being defensive against the Young Elephants in their first leg clash on Sunday, May 10 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.“My practice sections have been about development and learning,” Coach Pella said. “I am upbeat that the kids are going all out on Sunday to try harder for a victory.”The Liberia Football Association’s best coach said during a mobile interview yesterday that having a positive track-record in the local scene, he is certain to turn the odds in his favor.Coach Pella clinched his first championship with 2nd division Exodus FC in 2006 as well as the knockout title with BYC II in 2012.He later moved to BYC I, where he won triple titles (knockout, championship and super cup) in 2013; and the championship at the just ended league.“We are hopeful but Liberians should not have high expectation if we draw and don’t lose,” Coach Pella said. “We want to encourage all Liberians to wear their red, white and blue to cheer the boys to victory.”In a soft but firm tone, Coach Pella named Blamo Nimely, Sylvanus Nimely and Sopo Somah as the ‘trio aggressive attackers.”Skipper Benjamin Gbamy, Steven Seamen and Murphy Dorleh are listed for the middle; while Raymond Fransiah, Fred Fofana Albert Nimely and Boakai Nimely are in the defense with Jeremiah Sekie between the sticks.The LFA technical director, Henry Brown clarified that Coach J. Kaetu Smith was never the head coach of the U-20 as it has been speculated, “He is the Supervisor of the Junior Coaches (U-12, U-14, U-17 and U-20).”The Ivorian (Cote d’Ivoire) U-20 is expected to arrive in the country today at 2:45p.m, EC member Ansu Dorleh told the Daily Observer.Secretary General Alphonso Armah told newsmen that the LFA’s protocol team headed former FIFA referee Alex Nagbo would be at the airport at 1:30p.m to meet the team.He indicated that the Krystal Oceanview Hotel has been booked while officers of the Liberia National Police will head the security.The visiting Ivorian U-20 team has a brilliant history, having qualified for the FIFA World Youth Championship in 1977, 1983, 1991, 1997 and 2003.In 2011, the Young Elephants stopped in the 2nd preliminary round of the African Youth Championship.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday, August 15, handed official jackets to female motorcyclists known as the ‘Pink Panthers’ at the offices of the Angie Brooks International Center (ABIC) for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security, on the 3rd Floor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Presenting the jackets to the female bikers, the President them for their courage and bravery in participating in the project, which is a contribution to national development, and called on them to ride with care and avoid danger.In response and on behalf of her colleagues, Nathaline Saah, head of the Pink Panthers, expressed gratitude to the President for taking up the time to present them with their jackets. Ms. Saah said they are impressed that the President was present for their unveiling, and by her concern for their safety. In brief remarks earlier, the Coordinator of ABIC, Cllr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh, in the presence of ABIC Board Chair Olubanke King-Akerele, thanked the girls for their patience and noted that the President graced the occasion because of her interest in them.The Pink Panthers All Girls Motorcyclist Project an initiative of the ABIC, is aims to economically empower young women. The origin of the project dates back to February 2015 when officials of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with the ABIC conducted a one-day strategic meeting to discuss challenges facing female motorcyclists and how to provide means to address some of them. During her visit to Liberia on February 15, 2015, Madam Helen Clarke, the UNDP Administrator, met with the Pink Panthers and encouraged them to succeed in this male-dominated arena. Madam Clarke even rode on one of the bikes with a Pink Panther as a sign of support and encouragement. Last year, the Pink Panthers All Girls Motorcycle Club and the Women Behind Wheels participated in various capacity-building trainings in self-defence, bike maintenance, traffic signs, financial management and the fundamental human rights, among others, organized by ABIC. With funding from UNDP, 11 motorcycles were purchased and documents processed, including licence plates, drivers’ licences and third party insurance. The project was formally launched in December 2015 by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai in the presence of UNDP Country Director, Dr. Kamil Kamaludeen, and ABIC Establishment Coordinator, Cllr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh, in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Officers at the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) arm of the Social Protection Ministry are currently trying to assess exactly why the East Coast of Demerara has the most worrying cases of child abuse.According to the Child Care Department, “East Coast Demerara has the highest reports of child abuse in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and getting the cases speedily to the court and assistance for victims have proven to be challenging”.In light of this, the agency said it has been working in the area to better sensitise parents on their roles and how to identify abuse.Sources at CCPA were unable to share data with respect to the number of reports coming out of the area on Monday but described those figures as worrying.It was explained that most of those cases can be linked to the fact that children are sometimes forced to do work by their own parents and are beaten if they refuse. In other cases, some mischievous children choose to stay away from school and are mistreated by their parents when they learn the truth.In March of this year, the CCPA had already seen some 400 reports of child abuse cases with about 219 children being sexually abused.Just a few weeks ago, the Child Care Department said on its social media page that it had responded to just about 60 reports in one week from various parts of the country.In one of those cases, a mother had physically abused her two small children and put them out of the house. Concerned residents later brought the children to the CCPA and an immediate investigation was launched to locate the mother and other family members.The mother, once found, was interviewed by officers at the CCPA who said she was nonchalant towards the whole situation. It was, therefore, determined by senior staff, that leaving the children with their mother was clearly putting them at risk so the children were placed with a family member while a thorough assessment of their circumstances could be carried out.In the meantime, ChildLink, an activist group, said in a recently released report that a total of 4179 children were abused in 2017 with child sexual abuse accounting for 841 or 20 per cent of those cases. Moreover, in a three-year period, from 2014 to 2017, there has been an increase of 5 per cent of reported child sexual abuse cases.In December, the CCPA revealed that two children are abused every hour in Guyana.According to the agency, by the end of October 2018, it had already responded to 4352 child abuse reports, which happens to be the highest number of reported cases ever for the period.In fact, a 25.4 per cent increase was recorded when compared with figures for the same period in 2017.
ROYAL VISIT: Prince Charles and Camilla were cheered as they arrived in Donegal Town today.Children from Glebe National School joined in the cheers as the royal couple went on a walkabout through the Diamond.Telly presenter Noel Cunningham gave the couple a brief history of the connections between the Annals of the Four Masters and the area. Ernan and Diarmaid McGettigan were delighted when Charles and Camilla sampled some of their award-winning sausages.“The south of Ireland has had all the benefits of tourism and aritsan foods over the years and we’re finally getting our say,” said Ernan.“They were a lovely couple, very down to earth and just like us.”The brothers invented a new sausage for the occasion. “It’s the Buckingham Black Banger,” said Ernan, “and it’s very nice indeed.”Charles got tucked into a European-winning sausage while Camilla had a lamb version.“We’ve found it hard to keep our mouths shut for the past six weeks,” said Diarmaid.“We still can’t believe they called in to see us but it is all about promoting Donegal for its food and its tourism.”The royal couple head earlier visited Donegal Castle and later went to the Magee Tweed factory in the town. There was an enthusiastic welcome throughout the visit.Two women who protested against the visit were kept well away from Charles and Camilla.Afterwards Noel Cunningham said: “It was a brilliant day for the county. I know some people aren’t happy and they are entitled to their opinion but I believe this visit was important for a whole lot of reasons; for the peace process, for reconciliation and for the future – for Donegal and for tourism in the county.”ROYAL VISIT: CROWDS CHEER AS CHARLES AND CAMILLA WELCOMED TO DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: May 25th, 2016 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)
4 June 2014 London Olympics sailors Roger Hudson and Asenathi Jim took a massive stride towards achieving their goal of qualifying for the Rio Olympics by winning their first ever major international event at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in The Netherlands on the weekend. Going into the final medal race in fourth position, the duo managed to negotiate their way through the fleet to finish second and take the overall gold ahead of Britain’s Olympic silver medallist Luke Patience and teammate Elliot Willis.First major win The win in Medemblik marks the first major win for Jim and Hudson as a team, exactly three years after they raced there in their first regatta together in the 470 class. “We knew we had to perform and it seems that under pressure we seem to do really well. We had that pressure on us and we both love it,” said a thrilled Jim afterwards.‘A big breakthrough’ “It’s a big breakthrough for us and it’s great,” added Hudson. “It’s come at a really good time to motivate us and to keep us rolling with our project, which is obviously a four-year project going towards Rio [Olympic Games in 2016].‘Soft spot’ Reflecting on the Delta Lloyd Regatta, Hudson said: “It’s wonderful to make this breakthrough together. We’re having a good few regattas in a row and we have a soft spot for this one, as this is where we began our campaign three years ago, so we’re very happy to have had a victory here. “It’s also a nice moment to briefly reflect on what we’ve managed to achieve so far. Of course, very soon, after a short celebration it’ll be back to business. We’ve got two years to go to Rio and we have to keep making further breakthroughs to get to where we want to there.” Having been on the road for two months, Hudson and Jim will now return home to Cape Town for three weeks before continuing their campaign in Europe. Source: Road to Rio
If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably encountered those wacky apps that ask, “What model car are you?” or “What flavor of jelly bean are you?” (Just as all green building questions have the same answer—”It depends”—so the answer to all of these quizzes is the same—”Who cares?!” And no, I’ve never actually taken one of those quizzes. Who has time??)But—even though I can’t stand those Facebook gimmicks—here’s a quiz for you: Which type of worker are you?Edminster’s Theory of WorkOnce upon a time, I conceived of this “Theory of Work.” The basic premise is that there are only four types of work. Everyone— everyone—falls into one of these four classifications.Type 1: Dream JobThese people love their work. The job is all they ever hoped for. It is fun, stimulating, creative, and rewarding. There’s little not to like about it. Few people have these jobs. They tend to be rock stars, sports stars; in fact stars of any kind. Also those few artists who don’t need a day job.Type 2: Professional JobMany people I know have this kind of job. They are respected in their communities. Their jobs have many rewards. . .but also a good measure of aggravation. These jobs come home with you at night, haunt you in your dreams, dog you at all hours. They are responsible jobs; other people count on you, and little of your time is ultimately your own.Type 3: Compartmentalized JobI also know a bunch of people with this type of job. My mailman, Lou. Steve, the grocery checker at Safeway who I went to high school with. My hairdresser. My massage therapist. The artist who does have a day job—as a teamster. Now here’s the interesting thing. Many folks in Type 2 jobs worked and/or studied hard to ensure that they didn’t get this type of job, but a lot of my Type 3 friends seem happier than my Type 2 friends. Odd? Not really. Their jobs don’t come home with them; their work lives and home lives are compartmentalized. This means that Type 3s have psychic energy left at the end of the day. They have hobbies! They have social lives! These are good things!Type 4: Scut JobBy definition, this is the kind of work you do only if you are out of options: sewer cleaner, telemarketer, soldier. (Of course, you could be in one of those jobs and like it, but then it wouldn’t be a Type 4; it would be one of the other types. My examples reveal my own biases—these are things I most emphatically would not want to do!)The PostulateWhat, you may be wondering, does this have to do with green building? I admit, I am most assuredly stretching the boundaries of my charge to contribute to the “Design Matters” blog here, but bear with me.I propose that merely by being involved in the field of green building, the vast majority of jobs are elevated from whatever other type they might be (OK, perhaps not Type 4), to Type 1 jobs. My bias is showing again. I do love my work. I am constantly challenged and constantly learning new things. My clients and colleagues are phenomenally smart and committed people who are also way fun to be with. And I feel that my contributions, however small, are helping to move the world in the right direction. I do occasionally encounter annoyances, frustrations, and nincompoops. But all in all, I can hardly imagine something I could enjoy more. How lucky is that?!So … which one are you?Are you involved in green building already, or just thinking about it? If you’re just thinking about it, I hope I’ve piqued your curiosity. C’mon in! The water’s warm!! Sure … just the big toe. The rest will follow.If you’re already involved in green building, I want to know: What number are you??
The situation in Darjeeling remained tense as the agitation for Gorkhaland entered the 20th day on Tuesday.Internet services remained suspended for the 17th consecutive day as the Darjeeling district extended the ban on it for eight more days on Monday.Except pharmacies, all other shops, restaurants, hotels, schools and colleges remained closed.Also Read The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has demanded that the Centre initiate a dialogue on Gorkhaland as it says it is the aspiration of the hill people.Its general secretary Roshan Giri said on Monday, “The Mamata Banerjee government is dealing with it as a law and order problem. But it is not a law and order problem. It is a political problem and should be solved politically.”Various boarding schools have extended their vacation due to the ongoing unrest in the hills, which had been on the boil since June 8 following the agitation spearheaded by the GJM demanding Gorkhaland. The agitation also led to widespread violence, claiming two lives. Why is Darjeeling on the boil again?
Over 1.5 kg ornaments and coins were removed from the stomach of a mentally unstable woman at a government hospital in West Bengal’s Birbhum district, a doctor said.Ninety coins in the denomination of ₹ 5 and ₹10 and ornaments such as chains, nose rings, earrings, bangles, anklets, wrist bands and watches were found in the stomach of the 26-year-old, said Siddharatha Biswas, head of surgery department at Rampurhat Government Medical College and Hospital.“The ornaments were mostly made of copper and brass but some golden jewelleries were also there,” Biswas said after the surgery on Wednesday. The woman’s mother said she noticed ornaments disappearing from their home in Margram village but whenever the family questioned her, she used to start crying. “For past few days she was throwing up after having every meal,” the mother said. She said her daughter got the coins from her brother’s shop. “We used to keep a watch on her. Somehow she managed to swallow all these. She was not well for two months. We had taken her to various private doctors and she was on medication without any improvement in her health,” the mother said.Later, the woman was taken to the government hospital where doctors operated on her after conducting tests for a week.