Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ RELATED STORYKaya FC’s U-12 unit goes 2-0 in int’l youth football tiltPhoto courtesy of Paco GuerreroSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo courtesy of Paco GuerreroKaya Futbol Club (FC) Academy Under-12 has advanced to the last 32 stages of the Gothia Cup in Shenyang, China.Kaya FC, the last remaining Filipino team in the competition, topped their group after beating Dong Sheng Erxiao, 2-0, and amassing the perfect 9 points, scoring on 17 goals and giving up none.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Kaya would next faceTaiwanese team Xinzhu Academy Taipei.“It was a good experience playing teams from around the world. We are happy to represent the Philippines and show the world we can play good football,” team captain Enzo Courbet said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We mustn’t be overconfident going into the knockout stages,” he added.Gothia Cup, which originated in Sweden in 1975, is considered the biggest youth football tournament in the world. Its staging in Asia, which is considered the second biggest in the world, was first held in Shenyang, China last year. IDL 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate McGregor vows fast finish against Mayweather Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES
Due to the increase of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in the country, the Special Representative to the Secretary General, Madam Karin Landgren, has disclosed that the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) will continue its operations in the country until 2015 September and there will be no withdrawal now.According to Madam Landgren, the UN Mission will continue to carry out its duties by serving the Liberian people, especially in the midst of the Deadly Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia.SRSG Landgren described the Deadly Ebola Virus Disease outbreak here as the greatest threat since the civil crisis.Madam Landgren made the disclosure in Monrovia following her regular Wednesday press conference held at the Headquarters of the UNMIL following her arrival from the Security Council.She said, UNMIL is serving as critical back up for Liberia’s security institutions and that UNMIL and Military are on the standby when needed to respond to specific incidents that tend to deteriorate beyond the capacity of Liberian authorities.She indicated that in line with the mission’s protection of Civilian’s mandate, UNMIL Police and Military are actively monitoring the deployment of their national counterparts during the state of Emergency, including at checkpoints, and providing training and guidance on responsibilities regarding protection of Civilians.“UNMIL police and military will support the planning and coordination of Liberian security institutions, the police, military and immigration, which are active in implementing Ebola control measures. This will include officer embedded within the Joint Command Centre.UNMIL police have also facilitated Ebola sensitization training for 500 officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) Ebola Response Team ahead of their deployment to affected areas, and provided training materials to LNP and the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization officers across the country through 29 UNPOL team sites,” Said Madam Landgren.The SRSG went on to say that the Mission is working with national counterparts to help mitigate the risk of Ebola outbreak in prisons, including by helping to reduce overcrowding through addressing the extremely high rates of pre-trial detention facilities. The mission has also provided basic personal protective equipment, disenfectants and thermometers to all detention facilities through a Quick Impact Project. Discussing the UN Mission’s effort to the fight against the Ebola Virus, she said the UNMIL Engineering Section is preparing ground for the construction of a 33,000m Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Monrovia and the mission is repairing the road and parking are for the National Emergency Operations Center in Monrovia.The mission, in addition, is constructing and providing emergency maintenance of roads leading to other ETUs and UNMIL-constructed holding facilities in Zwedru, Gbarnga and Voinjama.Recounting the Mission’s donation to the country, Madam Langren said these include 30 vehicles from its fleet to the Government of Liberia for use in the fight against Ebola. Twenty more vehicles are soon to be donated, she added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Constituencies across Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) were the recipients of a number of street lamps, which were handed over by the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) last week.LM&TC Treasurer Audrey Nelson (right) makes a donation to constituency representative, Councillor Fern Mckoy (left) in the presence of Linden Deputy Mayor Waneka Arindell (centre) and Councillors Leroy James and Wainwright BethuneRepresentatives of the eight constituencies each received 10 lamps to be placed in their respective areas. The street lamps were handed over at the office of the LM&TC. The lamps are to be installed by the Linden Electricity Company Inc (LECI) and the Linden Utility Services Co-op Society Limited (LUSCSL) in time for the festive season.Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland said the project was aimed at lighting up areas in the community, noting that more was yet to come.“We know there are several dark streets within the township and we’re just happy to play our little part with this contribution”, he said.“It’s not the end of the lamps…because we expect a donation of several street lamps through the Ministry of Communities, from the Japanese grant. However, we’ve not gotten it as yet. So Council decided to invest in 80 street lamps. It is our plan to light up Linden, make Linden brighter and…make Linden safe,” the Mayor said.He noted that providing the street lamps was also part of efforts to ensure the security of the township. (Utamu Belle)
Utilizing COMPSTAT, Bratton and his officers have achieved a significant reduction in crime, improved the quality of life in many public areas, and increased accountability and teamwork within the department, Greenwood said. In an anti-terrorism measure, Bratton also initiated Operation Archangel, a state-of-the-art system designed to manage critical asset information with city, county, state and federal partners. “With the right technology, police officers can spend less time shuffling papers and more time in the streets, and in the neighborhoods,” Bratton said in a statement. “If we can enhance productivity and make police operations more efficient, our cities will be safer.” Bratton has also integrated technology in implementing the 2001 Federal Consent Decree, a federal mandate to reform the LAPD following the Rampart corruption scandal, Greenwood said. Under Bratton, a new computer system designed to promote professionalism and identify at-risk officers was implemented, providing supervisors the ability to prevent unsafe activities before they occur, Greenwood said. Investigations of officer-involved shootings have also been improved through groundbreaking technology that combines images and data in one package for enhanced scene reconstruction, Greenwood said. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe Executive Leadership award, given annually, recognizes CEO-level business leaders in Southern California who do an extraordinary job of driving information technology within their organization, Greenwood said. The award will be presented to Bratton at the IS Associates 19th annual Executive Leadership Dinner tomorrow on the UCLA campus. “Chief Bratton understands how to exploit technology to transform the quality of service delivery of an organization as critical as the LAPD,” said UCLA Anderson School of Management Dean Judy Olian, who will present the award. Bratton was instrumental in installing the internationally acclaimed COMPSTAT System at LAPD, a system he initiated while serving as New York’s police commissioner in the 1990s, Greenwood said. The system captures crime data that police can use to identify emerging crime patterns or areas and assists them in devising a comprehensive response. Los Angeles Police Department Chief William Bratton will receive the Executive Leadership award from a group associated with the UCLA Anderson School of Management, it was announced today. Bratton will receive the award from “UCLA Anderson IS Associates,” a professional partnership between the Anderson School of Management and corporate and governmental enterprises. The organization is dedicated to the more effective management and understanding of information systems, and the more effective leadership of the IS function, said Diana Greenwood of UCLA Anderson School of Management. Bratton is being honored “for his groundbreaking use of information technology designed to improve the LAPD’s infrastructure and its crime-fighting abilities,” Greenwood said in a statement.
Letterkenny candidate Siobhán McLaughlin has vowed that she will work to highlight and address the issues affecting lone parents, who the 2011 Census indicates are the heads of one in eight households in Donegal. McLaughlin told Donegal Daily, “I have met many people who are raising children on their own, either because they are lone parents or because their spouse or partner has to be away from the home on a regular basis in order to work.“Parents in these difficult situations are saying they feel marginalised and ignored, particularly in the wake of the economic downturn. According to McLaughlin this is an especially serious issue in Donegal, where the number of both female and male lone parents is higher than the State average according to the 2011 Census.She also stated it is important to remember that the census figures do not capture the many who are working away from home.McLaughlin added, “As a mother who raised two children largely on my own, I am personally familiar with the issues confronting lone parents.“If I am elected, I will make the issues of lone parents and people in complex parenting situations a focus of my work on the Council and I will be committed to help establish a lone parents’ network which would highlight the needs and issues. “The high cost of childcare, which averages €16,500 per year for two children according to the Donegal County Childcare Committee, is hard enough for two parents to afford.McLaughlin, pointed out, that the reality is that for lone parents such costs are prohibitive, meaning that they are effectively prevented from accessing paid employment or the education and training which could lead to paid employment.McLaughlin concluded, “The barriers to work and education are fueling their sense isolation and increasing the risk of poverty for both parents and children. As a society we must work to ensure that child poverty is eradicated.“It is vitally important for the health and well-being both of parents and of their children that Donegal County Council plays a constructive and meaningful role in addressing the issues which are affecting lone parents and people in complex parenting situations, and my work as a councillor would be fully committed to ensuring that this happens.ELECTION 2014: MCLAUGHLIN – “ONE IN EIGHT DONEGAL FAMILIES HEADED BY LONE PARENT” was last modified: May 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Election 2014:newsPoliticssiobhan mclaughlin
Sunita Biswal, daughter of former Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Hemananda Biswal, joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here on Saturday.Ms. Biswal was welcomed by Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik at his residence. Naba Kishore Das, former working president of Congress, who had joined the ruling party last month, accompanied her to Nabin Niwas, CM’s residence. “I am deeply impressed by the welfare programmes being implemented by Mr. Patnaik. He has been running a transparent government for years. My decision to join BJD is purely a personal one. I was not neglected in Congress. In fact, my candidature for an MLA seat was seriously being considered,” said Ms. Biswal.Reacting to the development, former CM Mr. Biswal said, “It was her own decision to join BJD. I have been associated with Congress for 60 years. My daughter’s decision has, however, saddened me. I want to make it clear that I am ready to shoulder whatever responsibility Congress would deem fit for me.”My daughter will work for her party while I am completely devoted to work for Congress. I cannot leave the grand-old party,” said the former CM.
LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul FEU coach Nash Racela. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt may have been a failed comeback for Far Eastern University, but Tamaraws head coach Olsen Racela still saw positives out of their 95-90 loss to De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.FEU faced a 37-14 deficit in the second quarter but the Tamaraws managed to make things interesting down the stretch, pulling to within five, 90-85, with a minute left.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This shows where we are right now, we’re far from Final Four contention. We lost a game against the defending champions who played without their MVP,” he added, referring to Ben Mbala, who is representing his country Cameroon in the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket in Tunisia. “Of course, as a coach you’ll always look at the positive, the second half was the positive thing for us,” said Racela Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. “And if we played that way from the start, the result could’ve been better for us.”FEU outscored La Salle, 36-22, in the fourth quarter but fortunately for the Green Archers, they built a lead big enough to withstand the Tamaraws’ late charge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingRacela, despite remaining optimistic after their opening game loss, owned up to his team’s defeat.“Maybe I didn’t prepare them well enough, this is on me,” said Racela. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo La Salle’s Mbala leading Cameroon’s bid in Fiba Afrobasket MOST READ View comments
NEW YORK — Benoit Pouliot made the most of his return to Madison Square Garden.Pouliot scored the go-ahead goal against his former team midway through the second period and backup Viktor Fasth made 20 saves as the Edmonton Oilers beat the New York Rangers 3-1 on Nov. 9.Pouliot scored his second goal of the season off a nifty pass from linemate Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at 8:29 of the middle period to put the Oilers ahead, 2-1.Pouliot was a key member of the Rangers as they reached the Stanley Cup finals last spring before he signed a five-year, $20-million deal with Edmonton in July.“It was fun to be back and great that we came out with a win,” Pouliot said. “Last year was awesome for me. Of course playing against guys I had a great time with, I wanted to do well.”Nugent-Hopkins opened the scoring at 3:19 of the first with his team-leading fifth this season with assists to Pouliot and Jordan Eberle. Carl Hagelin tied it for the Rangers with 7:26 remaining in the period with his fourth goal.Teddy Purcell’s empty-net goal at with 1:27 remaining in the game sealed the Oilers’ second straight win. Edmonton snapped a four-game losing streak with a win at Buffalo on Nov. 7.“Those are the types of games that we want to get the result in because it goes a long way to the learning process for our guys,” Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said. “We had success throughout the game playing an aggressive game.”The Rangers lost for the second time in two nights, coming off a 5-4 loss at Toronto on Nov. 8.With an unusual 6 p.m. local start time, the Oilers played better from the start, outshooting the Rangers 11-8 in the first period. The trend continued in the second as the Rangers put forth a minimal attack, with six shots on Fasth while Edmonton had 13 more on Henrik Lundqvist.The Rangers continued their uninspired play in the third, bringing a few jeers from the Madison Square Garden crowd. It took 11 minutes into the final period for New York to register its first shot on goal by Tanner Glass.“Our effort was unacceptable,” Rangers defenseman Marc Staal said. “We were out of sorts all over the ice and we were losing battles. It’s tough to win a hockey game that way.”The 32-year-old Fasth started opposite fellow Swede Lundqvist for the first time. It was Fasth’s third start in four games in place of Ben Scrivens.“The boys were great blocking shots and making good plays in front of me, especially when they had a push at the end,” Fasth said. “It feels really good as a team.”Lundqvist, who finished with 30 saves, kept the Rangers in the contest, especially in the middle period with saves on Justin Schultz and rookie Leon Draisaitl. The loss left the Rangers’ goalie searching for answers.“When the energy isn’t there, it’s hard to play this game,” he said. “We need to raise our level. There’s no way around that.”The Oilers were without leading scorer Taylor Hall who missed his fourth straight game with a sprained knee. However, they welcomed captain Andrew Ference back after the defenseman missed three games because of a suspension for an illegal check to head of Vancouver’s Zack Kassian.The Rangers continued to play without injured defensemen Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) and Dan Boyle (hand). They also missed John Moore, who completed a five-game suspension for a high hit on Minnesota’s Erik Haula.Moore can return for the Nov. 11 home game against Pittsburgh. Boyle has been out since the season-opener but has resumed practicing with the team and could return this week.Rangers coach Alain Vigneault hinted roster moves could be looming for his inconsistent squad. “We are going to evaluate our team, see where we are, see if we can make some adjustments and go from there,” Vigneault said.(ALLAN KREDA)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Kritika Kamra, who rose to fame with her role of Aarohi in Kitani Mohabbat Hai opposite Karan Kundra, isn’t exactly trapped in a typical TV bahu image. Yet, she has hardly shot for bold photo shoots and posted bikini pics on her Instagram page.She, however, made an exception recently while holiday in Krabi, Thailand, when she turned into a beach bum by sporting a pink bikini.Thankfully, she did not receive a backlash like many of her contemporaries are so used to whenever they post a bikini pic. She in fact got a lot of compliments for her bold look.Kritika who was most recently linked to Jackky Bhagnani recently made news when she said she wanted to kill her ex-boyfriend Karan Kundra. Here’s what she said: “I will kill Karan Kundra because I can’t marry or hook-up with him. I can’t hook-up with Karan Johar so I will marry him. He has two beautiful kids, I will have to do nothing, just take care of the kids. (Looked at Karan Wahi) I am very sorry but we may have to hook-up.” She was asked who she would kill, marry or hook up with amongst Karan Wahi, Karan Johar and Karan Kundra.Kritika has been choosy about her roles and has refrained from playing regressive roles. She played Dr. Nidhi in Kuch Toh Log Kahengey who falls in love with a man twice her age and is seen as Ananya Kashyap in Reporters. She has also participated in dance reality shows Zara Nachke Dikha and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.advertisement
“I think it’s great to play against the men’s side, it brings an extra physicality,” Bern says. “It’s like when you do strength training, if you put more weight on than you’re normally going to lift you’re going to find, it’s easier when you go back. When we train against the guys we do lineouts, scrums, we play touch against them – it brings that extra level of aggression because they’re so much quicker, they pass the ball a lot further, it’s things that biologically we can’t do anything about. It makes us think and react quicker – we have to be on our toes a lot more. It’s a new aspect we haven’t had to handle before.”Bern juggles rugby with studying for a strength and conditioning degree at University Centre Hartpury and while England’s upheaval since the World Cup has been compounded by the Rugby Football Union’s decision to stop full-time professional contracts for XVs players, she believes the inaugural Tyrrells Premier 15s league has ensured standards have not slipped. “In our old setup you kind of knew who was going to lose and who was going to win but it’s been completely random,” adds Bern, who plays for Gloucester-Hartpury. “And that’s really exciting, no one really knows who is going to get to the playoffs and that has driven not only our England girls but everyone else. It has really levelled out the playing field in terms of access and support and it has driven women to a higher standard.” Sarah Bern was a young member of England’s World Cup squad but such has been her rise she is already considered one of the senior players of Simon Middleton’s squad.Bern is 20 but with many of the squad who finished second in August’s World Cup focusing on sevens, and Middleton taking the opportunity to blood a number of younger players during the Six Nations, the tighthead prop is already an old hand. Women’s Six Nations preview: sevens spotlight gives sides another battle Share on Messenger Support The Guardian England women’s rugby union team Women’s rugby union Share on Facebook Share via Email Sign up to the Breakdown for the latest rugby union news Topics Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Read more Reuse this content features … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The Observer Share on Twitter Rugby union Read more Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest “I do get put into the old bracket a lot, which is a bit of a shock,” she says. “Just because some of the new players are a few years younger than me doesn’t mean I’m old. I’m like, hold on a minute.”Bern is one of six survivors from the World Cup final defeat by New Zealand in the side to face Italy on Sunday, with the 18-year-old full-back, Ellie Kildunne among the promising youngsters also selected.Bern was one of the outstanding players at the World Cup – she scored a try and was the player of the match in the semi-final victory over France – and despite the absence of Emily Scarratt, Alex Matthews and Natasha Hunt, Bern is relishing being part of England’s Six Nations title defence, having missed the autumn campaign with a foot injury.“There’s more an excitement because we have our young players and we have the more experienced players and it’s time to unleash what we have,” Bern adds. “It’s great because the young players bring so much creativity and some new ideas. We have our senior players who know the foundations of what we want to do but we have the young players who bring new ideas – and then I’m in the middle. We’re bringing a creativity to the Six Nations that I don’t think has been seen before.”Bern and the rest of the squad have been preparing for their opening match in Reggio Emilia and she revealed that England have adopted novel training methods in recent weeks, including sessions against men’s teams, primarily from the army.