Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college De Liaño had 29 points and six rebounds to lead the Fighting Maroons who started their season with an 87-58 win over University of the East.https://web.facebook.com/inquirersports/videos/2133998456919155/ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Defending champion Ateneo went back to the winning business and withstood University of the Philippines, 87-79, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Thirdy Ravena made two charities for Ateneo’s 81-73 lead with 3:21 left in the game before Anton Asistio made it a 10-point game, 83-73, with a layup after after the inbounds pass for the layup two seconds later.“I’m happy with the fight we had inside of us today and that was more evident than the game against Adamson,” said Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin.“Our intensity today was a reflection of the team but the execution is still lacking but I’m now more confident as we face the UAAP even more. Our execution will be better.”Ravena put up 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Blue Eagles while Asistio wasn’t far behind with 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from deep.Angelo Kouma missed out on a double-double for Ateneo finishing with 14 points and nine boards with five blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Widely considered the favorites to win it all, the Blue Eagles got an early wake-up call in the form of a 74-70 loss to Adamson win in their opening game, but made sure there were no surprises this time as they clamped down on the Fighting Maroons down to improve to 1-1.Ateneo already held a 67-58 heading into the fourth quarter, but UP persistently tried to chip at the margin and got as close as five points, 75-70, after Juan Gomez De Liaño’s three capped an 8-0 run at the 5:15 mark.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 ChrissInterestingly enough, the Fighting Maroons’ run came after head coach Bo Perasol was ejected at the 6:56 mark after he charged at an official.The Blue Eagles, though, weathered the storm with a timely scoring sprint, most of which came from the free throw line. Tamaraws got outhustled, outplayed by Tigers – Racela MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments
The Guyana Police Force (GPF) has recorded a 61 per cent increase in vehicular accidents for the year. This is according to Traffic Chief Dion Moore in a recent interview with the Government Information Agency.According to Moore, the traffic task force has been reintroduced to curb accidents, pointing out that the use of cell phones while driving and inattentiveness are among the reasons for accidents.“Our main focus will be to catch, capture driver who chose to drive above the prescribed limit, speeding in areas where there are traffic lights, breach of traffic lights control signals, driving using a cell phone as well,” Moore explained.The reintroduction of the traffic task force is expected to address these concerns along with other traffic violations, adding that the task force, which will consist of Police ranks including inspectors, will be conducting enforcement in all divisions.Using cell phones while driving is “a soaring issue”, Moore added. However, effectively charging persons for this violation is difficult for policemen. Officers first have to recognise the offence but many drivers contest using their cell phones with the Police.“A lot of persons when they see the police, upon recognising the police, they’ll drop the phone in the vehicle and remain in the sameTraffic Chief Dion Mooreposition that they were at and they will try to contest with the police that they were on the call,” said Moore.However, the Police have been assisted by surveillance cameras that are installed across the city, Moore said. “We do find a lot of cases coming out of the CCTV cameras and we will continue in that regards,” he pointed out. The cameras have also assisted Police with bringing charges to drivers who breach traffic lights.The task force is also expected to assist in curbing these violations, along with the cameras whilst operating between Fridays to Mondays. “We find most of the accidents occurring during that period and a lot of these drivers are found above the prescribed limit of alcohol,” Moore told GINA.Meanwhile, Moore pointed out that there has also been a 50 per cent increase in fatal accidents. There has also been an increase in minor accidents by 21 per cent. There was a reported 60 accidents for this year compared to 40 during the same period last year.While Moore identified driving under the influence as the major cause for a lot of the accidents, it was speeding that was responsible for most fatal accidents as well as inattentiveness on the roads was identified as a cause of fatal accidents. A total of 12,161 persons have been charged so far for speeding, Moore added.The Traffic Chief said everyday enforcement, coupled with education awareness across the country, will be used to decrease traffic accidents. “We’ll work along with the stakeholders, the National Road Safety Council and other organisations to see how best we can reduce accidents,” Moore assured.The traffic department will be soliciting youth organisations and vocational training programmes over the August holiday to conduct educational programmes on road safety.
Advance voting for the November 15th civic elections is being held tomorrow, across the North Peace.In Fort St. John it will be conducted at the North Peace Arena from 8am to 8pm and, it will be the first of two days advance voting.The second day will be November 12th and, the hours will be same.- Advertisement -8am to 8pm will also be the voting hours, in Electoral Area “C”, of the Peace River Regional District and, the polling station will be at the Fort St. John PRRD office.That will also be the first two days of advance voting but, the second day will be Friday and, the hours will be the same.Meantime, tomorrow will be the “only” advance voting day, in Hudson’s Hope and Taylor and again the hours will be 8am to 8pm.Advertisement In Hudson’s Hope the polling station will bein the Council Chambers of the District Office, while in Taylor it will be at the Town Hall.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Tim Johnson is reading news clippings and starting to do some office work from the hospital, almost two months after suffering a life-threatening brain hemorrhage. “At this point, he has requested more contact with office and is looking for updates from staff,” his office said in a statement Friday. Spokeswoman Julianne Fisher said the South Dakota Democrat is starting slowly. “We do not anticipate him back (in the Senate) for several weeks,” Fisher said. “We are bringing work to him rather than him coming to us. His first priority still is rehabilitation.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Johnson has been undergoing physical, occupational and speech therapy since he was transferred to rehabilitation from intensive care at George Washington University Hospital last month. He recently began to read and speak in full sentences, according to statements from his doctors. Part of Johnson’s therapy has been to deal with weakness on his right side. Doctors have said Johnson showed that weakness when he arrived at the hospital Dec. 13. He was rushed to the hospital after becoming disoriented during a phone call with reporters and underwent emergency surgery hours later. He was diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation, a condition that causes arteries and veins to grow abnormally large, become tangled and sometimes burst. Johnson was sedated and on a ventilator for several weeks. He was upgraded from critical to fair condition Jan. 9. The senator is making decisions about his health care and expressing opinions on his daily activities, the hospital’s chief of rehabilitation, Dr. Philip Marion, said in a statement released by Johnson’s office.
Football fans were raving about a star performance as Real Madrid beat Manchester City 4-1 in their pre-season clash in Australia on Friday afternoon, but it wasn’t who you might think.Not Ronadlo, not Bale, not Sterling, but Germany midfielder Toni Kroos.The 25-year-old left Bayern Munich last summer as Bundesliga, German Cup and world champion, and quickly plugged the gap left by Xabi Alonso in a crucial central role at the Bernabeu.While Real ended last season trohpyless, it was a decent campaign for the World Cup winning ‘architect’, who earned high praise on social media for a sensational assist to set up goal scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.Watch the footage below…on repeat…all day!Real Madrid claimed the International Champions’ Cup as goals from Karim Benzema, Ronaldo, Pepe and Denis Cheryshev sealed an emphatic win against City.Yaya Toure scored the Blues’ only goal from the penalty spot, but there was worrying signs for controversial summer signing Fabian Delph, who was stretchered off after just 20 minutes.*Cough* karma *cough* 1 Real Madrid playmaker Toni Kroos launches a pass to Cristiano Ronaldo (far left)
NEW YORK (AP) Despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, and by hundreds of tornadoes in the South and Midwest in just the first few months of this year, many small-business owners keep stalling when it comes to getting their companies prepared for a disaster. Carol Chastang, a spokeswoman with the Small Business Administration, said disaster preparedness should be part of a company’s business plan from the start, but many owners never get to it because “they’re concerned with the day-to-day operations of the business, keeping the clients happy.” Without disaster planning, “you really stand the risk of losing everything that you’ve worked for,” she said. Disaster preparedness once meant buying property and casualty insurance and making your physical plant less vulnerable to weather, fire and other catastrophes. That is still important, but proper planning now includes ensuring as much as possible that your company can get back into operation as soon as possible. And, that if it can’t, that your expenses and loss profits will be covered. Arranging for secure data storage and buying business-interruption insurance two very simple tasks are often overlooked. It’s not enough for a small-business owner to put a company’s customer data and financial ledgers on tapes or CD-ROMs such storage devices are often put in a “safe” place right in the office. But what if there’s a Katrina-like flood, or a fire that destroys your office overnight? The answer is to make the investment in backing the data up in a remote storage facility; Chastang suggests choosing one at least 100 miles away. And, as some business owners discovered after Katrina, they needed to have their applications stored in a remote location as well. Without that step, it took them much longer to access and use their information. Business-interruption insurance has saved some companies from foundering after a disaster, but Chastang noted that many owners don’t bother to buy it. This type of insurance covers lost profits and operating expenses that must still be paid even when a business is shut down. The interruption doesn’t have to come from a natural disaster; an extended power outage can also threaten a company’s viability. Business interruption insurance may or may not be part of a business insurance package you buy from a broker. You need to ask about it when you purchase insurance to cover any physical losses from a disaster. And, on the topic of insurance, remember, you need to buy separate flood insurance, and depending on the kind of business you’re in, you might need special insurance, such as a policy food purveyors buy to cover losses from food spoilage during a blackout. Disaster preparation, of course, is much more complicated. Owners need to figure out in advance where they might set up temporary quarters if it turns out their own premises will be unusable for some time. They need a system for reaching employees after the disaster has occurred. They need to think about how they’d operate a business if they can’t get employees together a situation many New Orleans businesses faced as their workers scattered to far-off places. They need to think about back-up plans, too if Plan A doesn’t work, what is Plan B? Putting a comprehensive disaster plan together can be daunting, and that’s another reason why some owners procrastinate. The best solution is probably to delegate the planning to an employee or independent contractor who can draw up a plan for you. There are resources on the Internet to help businesses formulate plans. The SBA’s Web site has a disaster preparedness section at www.sba.gov/beawareandprepare/business.html. It contains the SBA’s own checklists of things you need to consider in creating a plan, plus it has links to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s site, which also has preparedness information, and a link to the Institute for Business & Home Safety Web site. At the IBHS site, you’ll find a downloadable toolkit called Open for Business that includes a comprehensive list of considerations to be made in preparing for a disaster, and forms that you can use in putting your disaster plan. You can link directly to it at www.ibhs.org/business(underscore)protection. Open for Business asks the kinds of questions a business owner needs to consider; careful disaster planning means reviewing all aspects of your business and making sure you know how you’ll proceed if the worst happens. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
While no cases have been reported in the United States, health officials worry that the virus could mutate and launch a worldwide pandemic. “I think the movie has an extreme catastrophic story line, but the movie does touch on some important issues that could unfold in a severe pandemic, including the issue of limited vaccine, no vaccine being available for six months and the limited amount of antiviral drugs that would be available,” said Bill Hall, spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Currently, the federal government is stockpiling enough antiviral medication to treat 25 percent of the U.S. population. To date, the federal government has purchased 26 million antiviral treatment courses and expects to have 81 million by the end of 2008. In the event of a pandemic, no vaccines would be available for at least six months, but the federal government has been developing and stockpiling experimental “pre-pandemic” vaccines that could offer some level of immunity. Having a stockpile of this vaccine for up to 20 million people could help delay or lessen the initial impact of a pandemic while vaccine against the actual pandemic strain is developed and produced. In the event of a pandemic, infants, the elderly, those with underlying health conditions and health care workers would likely be the first to receive the vaccine. For information and tips on how to prepare for a possible pandemic, visit www.pandemicflu.gov. email@example.com (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Local and federal health officials say an ABC movie dramatizing a worldwide bird flu pandemic is an inaccurate depiction of the most likely scenario. But officials urged Los Angeles County residents to take precautions, getting flu shots and practicing good hygiene and hand washing, in the event the virus does mutate into a form that can spread among people. “I don’t think it was a realistic portrayal of the most likely scenario for pandemic flu,” county Health Officer Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding said. “It was not a documentary. It was a made-for-TV drama. Everything was just sort of over the top. “To suggest we’re going to have something worse than the worst pandemic we’ve had in recent times – the 1918-19 (influenza) pandemic – I don’t think that’s in the realm of likelihood.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America,” which aired Tuesday night, dramatized an outbreak of the H5N1 avian flu virus from its origins in a Hong Kong market to a pandemic virus that became easily transmittable among humans and spread rapidly around the world, killing several hundred million people. In December, the World Health Organization estimated that a worldwide pandemic could kill up to 7 million people and sicken billions more. The Lowy Institute for International Policy, an independent international think tank based in Australia, calculated that a worst-case scenario could kill as many as 142 million people worldwide and cause $4.4 trillion in economic losses. But Fielding said the next pandemic could be much milder than the one in 1918-19 because of modern technology that includes better medicine for bacterial infections and the availability of ventilators. The H5N1 virus has killed tens of thousands of birds and has spread rapidly throughout Asia, Eastern Europe and parts of Africa. As of Thursday, 208 people have been infected worldwide, including 115 who have died. Most were poultry workers. At a pandemic-flu summit in March in Los Angeles, health officials predicted that birds carrying the virus would likely arrive in the United States this summer.
A statement from the Spanish giants read: “Real Madrid and Real Sociedad have agreed to the transfer of the player Alvaro Odriozola, pending the medical examination, and the player remains linked to the club for the next six seasons.”Odriozola made 50 appearances for Real Sociedad, after breaking into their first team in 2016/17.He was named in the Spain squad for the 2018 World Cup by Julen Lopetegui, who dramatically left his post on the eve of the tournament after agreeing a deal to take charge of Real Madrid, but did not feature in any of the four games games played by La Roja. Alvaro Odriozola was part of the Spain squad at the World Cup Real Madrid have signed defender Alvaro Odriozola from Real Sociedad for a fee of £35million.The 22-year-old – regarded as one of the best young talents in European football – has penned a six-year contract with the European champions. 1 👋 ¡Bienvenido al #RealMadrid, Álvaro Odriozola!#WelcomeOdriozola | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/3zAKeG5fna— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) July 5, 2018Odriozola will now link up with Lopetegui once more at the Bernabeu, becoming the third young star to move to Real this summer.Santos’ 17-year-old sensation Rodrygo has joined the club in a £40million deal, although he will not head to Madrid until 2019.Andriy Lunin, a 19-year-old Ukrainian goalkeeper, has also joined from Zorya Luhansk for a fee of around £12m.
Saving the hay in Luddan: Pic by the brilliant Adam Rory PorterDONEGAL’S incredible heat wave could spark powerful thunderstorms over the next few days, forecasters have warned.As temperatures rise again today across the North West, Met Eireann says the astonishing heat could lead to thunder, lightening and downpours.“They could pop up anywhere,” said Evelyn Cusack from Met Eireann. “They may not happen at all, but they are likely, especially so later in the weekend and into next week.”Forecasters still don’t know how long the heat wave will last; however most now believe temperatures should fall back to the low 20s again on Thursday or Friday of next week.“Bands of thundery showers are likely to spread Northwards over the country on Monday, and more especially on Tuesday,” she said.“There will be spells of hazy sunshine and it will be very warm and humid with temperatures in the mid twenties or higher with very light winds. “The latest forecast run is predicting it to stay unsettled and to get gradually cooler during the rest of the week with temperatures back closer to normal by next weekend, though this is not certain at this stage.”So enjoy it while it lasts folks. LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! HEAT WAVE COULD SPARK THUNDERSTORMS, WARNS MET EIREANN was last modified: July 20th, 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:donegaldonegal weatherheat waveLET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! HEAT WAVE COULD SPARK THUNDERSTORMSWARNS MET EIREANNweather
TODAY sees the last ever edition of the newspaper Donegal On Sunday.Johnston Press, the Scottish-based owners of the title, have closed the paper as part of a cost-cutting plan.Three long-serving members of staff are leaving the compnay as part of the shake-up. Donegal On Sunday was launched in March 2004 at the height of the Celtic Tiger and the boom in newspaper publishing and advertising.But sales of the paper had declined to around 3,000 copies in recent months and advertising revenues in newspapers have slid by more than 70%.Johnston Press says it will commit existing staff to its Tuesday and Thursday titles. LAST PRINT-RUN FOR DONEGAL ON SUNDAY NEWSPAPER was last modified: July 22nd, 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)