Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? UE’s high-scoring forward Pasaol on verge of UAAP history Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. As for the players who will experience Pumaren’s coaching wrath, all Sean Manganti did was look at his coach while Jerrick Ahanmisi mustered a few words that built a fear-laden statement.“All I can say it’s going to be a hard practice,” said Ahanmisi, who 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting against the Red Warriors.Pumaren, a five-time UAAP champion with De La Salle, joked that caffeine would slowly power him for the following few days and that he would go on a diet so he could turn up his crankiness to the maximum level.“Let’s put it this way, it’s like seeing me with six glasses of espresso during practice so you should imagine it’s going to be a hell week for them,” said Pumaren.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES That loss certainly was a thorn on the Soaring Falcons’ side and Pumaren said he’ll make sure his team would carry that vendetta until their fateful meeting on Nov. 18.“They (Tamaraws) are the only team that we haven’t beaten this year, hopefully we can even things,” said Pumaren after their 85-72 win over University of the East Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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 ChrissThere’s also another reason that Pumaren is eager to put his players through a weeklong rigor and that was allowing the bottom-dwelling Red Warriors, who own a league-worst 1-12 card, take a 20-3 lead at the start of their game.“I guess, probably on the back of their minds, that’s why they played hard already because our next game will be on Sunday and so for sure it’s going to be a hell week for them,” said Pumaren, whose team owns the No.2 seed with a 10-3 card. “That’s why they started picking up the pieces and started playing the Adamson way of basketball.” MOST READ 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament is nearing its final week and Adamson University head coach Franz Pumaren vowed that he would put his team through “hell” as they prepare for their final game of the elimination round.Adamson has beaten all other seven schools in the league but there’s one that escaped its talons and that’s Far Eastern University, which beat the Soaring Falcons 88-85 in overtime in early October.ADVERTISEMENT
Just one of the many Lightning Strikes that hit over Fort St. John Friday Night – Photo Submitted by Shane ChevalierEnvironment Canada has ended the Severe Thunderstorm warning.- Advertisement -The warning was issued for the North Peace Region of BC. Some parts of the North Peace did experience a few drops of rain and high winds, but the majority of the area missed out on the storm. Residents in Fort St. John only saw a few lightning strikes as the storm rolled through the area earlier tonight.Environment Canada is still calling for rain or a Thunderstorm in the region tonight and tomorrow with a low of only 15 tonight and a high of 28 tomorrow.
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160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Early exit: Charlotte Bobcats coach Bernie Bickerstaff, struck with flu-like symptons, left the bench late in the first quarter of Friday’s game against Philadelphia and didn’t return. Bickerstaff’s son, John-Blair Bickerstaff, took over the head coaching duties in Charlotte’s 102-87 victory. Ruling: A federal magistrate in New York recommended tossing out a lawsuit meant to block New Jersey Nets owner Bruce Ratner’s $4 billion Atlantic Yards project – dealing a blow Friday to a group of Brooklyn property owners and tenants facing eviction. The project that includes 16 skyscrapers and an 18,000-seat arena has dismayed thousands of Brooklyn residents who worry that it would overwhelm existing neighborhoods and give too many concessions to Ratner. The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office said autopsy and toxicology reports won’t be released for several weeks. In a statement posted on the Toros’ Web site, a public memorial will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the David Chapel Baptist Church. The Toros said they will later release further details about Johnson’s private service and burial in Los Angeles. A public memorial service for Dennis Johnson will be held Sunday in Austin before the former NBA star is buried March 2 in Los Angeles. Johnson, the former Pepperdine star who was part of three NBA championship teams with Seattle and Boston, died Thursday after collapsing following a practice with the Austin Toros, the NBA development league team Johnson coached. He was 52.
A beauty therapist has been given 18 years to pay back more than €24,000 she defrauded in job seeker’s allowance from the Department of Social Protection.Ms Myra Salhi appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday on a total of 30 charges – fifteen for forgery and another fifteen for theft.The court was told that between May 20th, 2014 and August 26th, 2014, Ms Salhi defrauded the Department of a total of €2,744 after claiming €177.60 in job seekers allowance. Garda Harvey Maughan, who is assigned to the Special Investigations Unit at the Department of Social Protection, outlined the investigation.He revealed how the accused had applied for jobseekers allowance saying she was working part-time at a local fitness centre.The 45 year old businesswoman admitted to working on certain days but received payment, €177 per week, for the days she was not working.In September 2014 she said she was no longer working part-time but would require full-time job-seeker’s allowance.However, when staff at the Department contacted her employer he said she had never worked for her.Instead she was self employed and was renting space at the centre doing beauty treatments and was not entitled to job-seekers allowance.Overall the fraud went on much longer with the Department assessing that a total of €24,386 had been illegally claimed.Solicitor for Ms Sali, Mr Patsy Gallagher said his client was very embarrassed and apologetic for what had happened.A pay-back scheme had been agreed with the department on a basis of €28 per week.Judge Paul Kelly described the Ms Salhi’s actions as “calculated disception over a period of time.”He adjourned the case until April for probation report.BEAUTY THERAPIST GIVEN 18 YEARS TO PAY €24,386 SHE DEFRAUDED FROM DOLE was last modified: February 19th, 2016 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:doledonegalforgeryfraudjob-seeker’s allowanceMyra Salhi
IT HAS started to rain in parts of south and west Donegal this afternoon – hopefully signalling the end of six days of gorse fire hell for many people in the county.A light mizzle in Glenties in the past few hours is slowly extending northwards with some light rain over Mount Errigal.Forecasters are predicting widespread heavy rainfall later. This is expected to continue for up to four days with rain and showers forecast.The rainfall comes after weathermen said it recorded the warmest April in the county in a century.Last month the temperature on average was 3.1 degrees above normal.And the bad news for farmers is that the dry weather has caused soil moisture deficits similar to those experienced in a hot summer. Pat Clarke from Met Eireann said today: “The heavy rain due in the coming days will help to dampen the gorse fires.”Fire brigade operations are continuing in several parts of Donegal this evening.There is a forest fire in Coolcholly in Ballyshannon and a gorse fire at Leenamkeel in Clonmany. Another fire is also being dealt with in Buncranna.Two fire crews and 40 Defence Forces personnel are assisting an Air Corps helicopter in tackling a fire on Muckish. Advertisement In Glenties two Air Corps choppers, fire crews and local people are dowsing a blaze in the glen area.Another two crews are working near Dungloe.Pictured below is a shot taken at 5am this morning of the Fanad fires; taken by Gerard O’Kane from the shore at Buncrana.UPDATED: RAIN ARRIVES TO HELP EXTINGUISH GORSE FIRES was last modified: May 4th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
WATCH more interviews with Donegal’s GAA heroes after winning the Ulster Senior Football Championship on Sunday.Click the video to watch. DDTV: MORE INTERVIEWS WITH DONEGAL’S GAA HEROES was last modified: July 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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 GAADonegal v Derrydonegaldaily.comULSTER CHAMPIONSWATCH VIDEO
TESCO Letterkenny has been forced to withdraw yet another product from its shelves tonight because of the horse meat scandal.It said it has withdrawn a line of frozen meatloaf made in Co Armagh after tests revealed it contained between 2% and 5% horse meat.The products affected are the 600g packs of Tesco Simply Roast Meatloaf made between October last year and January at Eurostock in Craigavon. The supermarket said it was the fourth of its products to test positive for horsemeat contamination.Tesco spokesman Tim J Smith said: “Tests on 15 other lines from the same manufacturing site were clear of horse meat.“Our investigation to thoroughly understand the source of the contamination has started and we will complete our investigation before deciding whether to continue using the supplier.“We are very sorry that we have had a further product which has failed to meet the high standards we and our customers expect.” TESCO LETTERKENNY FINDS HORSE MEAT IN ROAST was last modified: March 12th, 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:TESCO LETTERKENNY FINDS HORSE MEAT IN ROAST
Patients await treatment on the Phelophepa primary healthcare train. During its annual nine-month journey, the train stops for a week at each of its 36 destinations. (Image courtesy of Roche) The train brings healthcare deep into some of South Africa’s most remote rural areas.(Image courtesy of Roche) Janine ErasmusFor 14 years thousands of people from some of South Africa’s most remote and underprivileged communities have received essential health services from Phelophepa, known as the “miracle health train”. Travelling around South Africa between January and September each year, Phelophepa brings primary healthcare to people in rural areas, where there is little or no access to national health services. It reaches 45 000 individuals at 36 destinations every year.Phelophepa, a combination of the Sesotho and Setswana languages, means “good clean health”. Since its inception in 1994 it has delivered just that to over 500 000 South Africans during its journey of over 150 000km. Services on offer include cancer screening and education clinics; psychology, optometry and dental clinics; and diabetes, prostate and PAP smear testing services. The train also has a pharmacy on board.Phelophepa is an initiative of the Transnet Foundation, the corporate social investment (CSI) arm of the state-owned transport and logistics organisation. The Transnet Foundation has named health as one of its five primary areas of focus – the others are education, arts and culture, sport and under-utilised assets. The train is the flagship of the foundation’s health division and is viewed as one of the most successful CSI projects not only for Transnet, but for the country as a whole.The project is such a success that Transnet has agreed to fund a second Phelophepa. Currently under construction, it should be operational by the end of 2008.Dr Lillian Cingo is the manager of Phelophepa, while Transnet veteran of 30 years Lynette Coetzee is the project manager. Cingo, who has been with Phelophepa since 1995, trained as a nurse and midwife in South Africa and studied further in England in neurosurgery, tropical medicine, and HIV/Aids counselling. She has also completed a master’s degree in counselling psychology.Humble beginningsOn 10 January 1994 a modest three coaches, rebuilt from redundant stock, took to the rails. Initially there was only an eye clinic on board but today Phelophepa comprises 16 carriages, is 339m long and weighs just over 600 tons. There are four additional clinics – the Roche health clinic, the Colgate dental clinic, a psychology clinic, and the Canon Collins Educational Trust for Southern Africa (UK) Edu-clinic. Both Roche and Colgate are founder sponsors.The Canon Collins Trust has supported the Edu-Clinic programme for over a decade. The trust was set up in the 1960s by anti-apartheid activist Canon John Collins. It was banned by the apartheid regime because it paid for legal costs and supported the families of those targeted by the government for anti-apartheid activities. The trust also helped South African and Namibian political refugees with education in the UK, education they were denied in their home countries.The aim of the Edu-Clinics is to educate up to 25 people from each destination in basic healthcare and hygiene. Communities nominate people for a five-day course that covers topics as diverse as family planning, nutrition and disease symptoms. After a week the attendees are equipped to play a role in improving the health of their communities after the train has departed.Desperate for healthcareDuring its annual nine-month journey Phelophepa spends a week in each place. Many of these areas have no access to even the most basic healthcare services and, once the word has gone out that Phelophepa is on its way, people resolve to do anything it takes to receive treatment. According to the Canon Collins Trust, patients have been known to walk up to 32km to join queues of thousands. Some have waited for two or three days to be seen. “If a bus full of people arrive and it’s their only chance to see a doctor but we are fully booked up, I have a meeting with my staff to ask them ‘What can we do for these people?’” said Cingo in a speech to the London branch of Initiatives of Change in November 2007. “It’s about working together and teamwork. I’m not there, doing all this good work on my own!”Patients do not pay for medical examinations but they are charged a very small fee for other services such as spectacles or tooth extractions. According to Cingo, most people insist on paying – this allows them to keep their dignity.Essential healthcare servicesPhelophepa is not a travelling hospital – it offers basic healthcare. In addition to the pharmacy and clinics, it contains an admin office, a telecommunications control room, a dining coach and kitchen coach, its own power car that provides electricity when the train is stationary, a laundry coach, a storage coach with workshop, and four sleeper coaches that can accommodate 47 people. Twenty professional medical staff members live on the train while it travels.The train offers practical experience for up to 36 final-year and postgraduate students from various disciplines. Senior medical students serve for two weeks at a time. Valuable training is also given to hospitality students, all of whom are supervised by former Blue Train chef Colin Boucher. During the remaining three months of the year Phelophepa undergoes maintenance while the students write exams.Transnet contributes about two-thirds of Phelophepa’s running costs. The rest comes from corporate sponsors, individuals and charities such as the Friends of the Phelophepa Train, which has chapters in four countries. Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah are staunch supporters of Phelophepa, and Leah serves on the board of the American chapter of Friends of the Phelophepa Train.Related articlesHealthcare in South AfricaUseful linksPhelophepaTransnet FoundationDepartment of HealthThe Canon Collins TrustANC tribute to Canon CollinsRocheColgateInitiatives of Change International
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In August of 2000 Dickinson Cattle Co. in Belmont County was approached by director (CW4) Harold F. Nicley of the West Virginia Army National Guard Company C, 2nd Battalion 104th Aviation to provide trespassing for men, equipment and aircraft for reconnaissance to the 28th Infantry Div. Mechanized. The unit was made up of 36 aviators with 17 aircraft, 11 UH-1 Huey Utility, six OH-58 Scout Reconnaissance helicopters and numerous UH-60 Black Hawks.CW4 Nicley had been searching for a large land area where West Virginia National Guard aircraft could land and take off without disturbing local residents. Other large land owners were reluctant due to the liability of a crash/fire event and the possibility of stampeding cattle.“We didn’t know how the Texas Longhorn Cattle would respond to the low flying and loud Black Hawks, so we had to test them,” said Joel Dickinson, the ranch owner.Nicley and Aviator Lt. Matt Hasslock soon arrived to test the reception of the Texas Longhorn cow herds. Helicopters were carefully landed in different cow herds. While they landed, Dickinsons spread cattle treats around the aircraft. Test landings and take offs were practiced. Within minutes the cows lost interest and went back to eating grass as if nothing had happened, undisturbed by the loud helicopter blade noise.Formal military agreements were signed by Dickinson Cattle Co for 15 years and now a new agreement extension up to 2020 has been signed. This is voluntary with no cost to the military.“We are honored to have a unique land area good for professional training of the National Guard,” Dickinson said. Hundreds of Guardsmen have been trained and served in active duty from these exercises.National Guard Aviators must train to the same standards as active duty counterparts and conduct 96 flight hours of training annually per crew. This involves low level flight, Pinnacle and Ridge-line operations. The reclaimed land at Dickinsons is perfect for this training. Flights will be conducted during both day and night and include the use of night vision goggles, which is the most demanding mode of flight training. All operations originate at the Ohio County Airport.