Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew All that offensive power, however, was nowhere to be found in the extra five minutes as Adamson went 0-9 from the field and scored all its five points from the charity stripe.The Tamaraws even outhustled the Soaring Falcons down the stretch after Hubert Cani picked up the ball when Papi Sarr tried to find a teammate.Cani would then, find the trailing Barkley Eboña who scored the game’s final points with a layup with 20.1 seconds left in overtime.“I guess this was a learning experience for us,” said Pumaren, whose squad settled for a 5-1 record and slipped into a tie with Ateneo in first place. “This is the type of game that will make us better down the line.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UST wins double championship; Rondina, Tigresses make UAAP beach volley history View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The Soaring Falcons suffered a disappointing 88-85 loss to Far Eastern University in a game that saw them come back from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter only to fizzle out in overtime.And head coach Franz Pumaren knows why they failed to sustain their late-game momentum.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 Chriss“I think we made bad decisions down the stretch, we didn’t play smart,” said Pumaren Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Adamson waxed hot in the fourth quarter outscoring the Tamaraws, 28-13, including a 24-6 run wherein the Soaring Falcons took a 76-75 lead after Sean Manganti’s basket. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Adamson University’s early streak in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament has been put to a stop.ADVERTISEMENT
A professor at the University of Liberia has attributed the continued mass failure of Liberian students in school and public examinations to a number of reasons.Professor Marcus Sokpah, once Assistant Minister for Curriculum Development at the Ministry of Education and currently serving as Chairman of the Department of English at UL, underscored the lack of trained and motivated teachers, textbooks, and attractive salaries and incentives as some of the causes of the dilemma.Additionally, Prof. Sokpah noted that the curriculum used in Liberia has not been revised and many teachers today lack the training and methods of teaching, thereby misleading students.He emphasized that students are also full of excuses and unwilling to learn, even at the university level, while the explosion of schools by individuals and churches is also contributing to Liberia’s education woes.Considering each point at a time, Prof. Sokpah said, “Let’s look at the curriculum for instance. If you are teaching English, Mathematics, Science and any other subject for that matter, what are we teaching? Are we teaching with adequate materials, or does the curriculum have the requisite materials for teachers to use?”“What facility in terms of seating arrangement do we have? What support is given teacher training institutions in this country and teachers graduating from there? Are they employed?”During his school days, the Prof. said there were bookstores and libraries where they used to buy and read books, unlike today when both textbooks and libraries are lacking.Prof. Sokpah also noted that the lack of supervision in the education system has led to a proliferation of schools established by churches and individuals that lack certification.The proliferation of schools, the UL professor said, has led to hiring people who are not teachers, consequently increasing the challenges and making the system lukewarm.He reasoned that no one person or institution can be blamed for the spoiled system but every Liberian ranging from institutions to teachers, administrations, government, students and parents.Prof. Sokpah suggested that in order to turn things around for the better every Liberian and institution must play its role in an honest manner, using the country as the common denominator.“It is not about blaming one person or institution. We need to overhaul the system by playing our respective roles. Let students work vigorously; teachers evaluate and present well; government provide the needed materials and motivation; and schools be properly supervised,” Prof. Sokpah emphasized.It may be recalled that in the 2012 University of Liberia placement entrance examination, all 25,000 candidates failed. Also, in this year’s West African Examination, over 50% of the candidates failed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Hippopotamus Lady of Harbel College. Hippopotamus Lady, a female soccer team of Harbel College, over the weekend defeated rivals Queens FC 4-1 (after the regular game ended 1-1) on penalties to win First Lady Clar Weah female soccer tournament organized by the college.The match took place at Harbel Stadium and was held in honor of the First Lady. It was an interesting match as the two teams fought for dominance without success.Queen FC’s midfielder Success Gaye added her name on the score-sheet with a long distance free kick goal in the 20th minute.However, the goal did not break down Hippopotamus Lady as they went ahead to take control of the game through star player Lucy Kikeh, who missed several clear goal scoring chances but terrorized Queen FC defense with dribbling skills.Although Queen FC was one of the defensive sides throughout the game protecting their lead, the team still managed to create some good goal chances, which star player Success Gaye and few other players did not utilize.But in the 65th-minute, substitute Agatha Nimenee utilized a brilliant pass from Lucy Kikeh to equalize but the lines-woman said it was scored from an offside position.However, midfielder Nimenee continued to torment Queen FC defense until she got the equalizer in the 85th minute from a 35-yard free kick. With 1-1 the teams went into the penalty stage of the tournament.Queen FC missed three out of their four penalties, while the Hippopotamus Lady of Harbel College scored all four.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
… ascertaining potential link with mercury poisoning Following reports in the media of the recent deaths of four Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) workers that could be mercury related, the Natural Resources Ministry has confirmed the deaths.The deceased staffers are: Dwayne De Jonge (ranger), Latchman Chiti (surveyor), Leroy Green (carpenter) and Clement Proffit (lab technician).According to the Ministry in a statement, it has received no official or formal report indicating that the men – who this publication understands all died this year – were victims of the mercury contamination that has plagNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotmanued the GGMC compound over the past few months.“The Ministry of Natural Resources will await a report to this effect from the GGMC and will again engage the workers about any grievances that may exist. Further, there is simply no existing empirical data which establish that mercury is responsible for the deaths of miners and GGMC workers in recent times.”However, the Ministry did admit that efforts are in train to scientifically establish whether there is a link.“No effort and no expense will be spared in pursuit of the truth and the protection of the workers,” the Ministry said.The Ministry’s admission of the employees’ death came after the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday questioned the death of the four employees while in a public statement expressed condolence to the relatives of the deceased staffers.According to the PPP, the issue is one that must be addressed urgently by the relevant authorities.The Party also raised possible links to the mercury poisoning that had afflicted workers at the GGMC during amalgam burning exercises. According to the PPP, all four men were documented to have been affected by mercury poisoning.“These four deaths, which follow each other in such a short period of time, should be a cause for serious concern. It is disturbing that the Government and the GGMC have been reluctant to inform the staff and public about actions taken to ensure protection of not only staffers, but also those in surrounding communities,” the party said.“This is not a political issue,” the party had stressed. “The PPP will support the Government of Guyana to ensure that every effort is made to guarantee the health and safety of our people. We therefore urge immediate action by the relevant authorities including management of the GGMC and the Ministry of Public Health, to ensure the occupational health and safety standards are in place.”According to the Party, precautionary measures such as testing and treatment for all staff must be operationalised by the GGMC and the Public Health Ministry. The cost for this, the party advised, should be borne by GGMC.Mercury and effects on humansFollowing the discovery of high levels of mercury in its laboratory, which is in the GGMC compound, the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) had contracted the services of Trinidad-based Kaizen Environmental Services to conduct an independent investigation of the effect of the emission, and that company has said the mercury levels are back to normal.According to the report, the study was conducted on March 28 at 10 locations, primarily located within the Guyana Geology and Mines Commissions’ compound and the surrounding areas.“The Mercury (Hg) levels monitored at all 10 locations were within the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (US OSHA) eight-hour Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL),” the report stated.Out of over 130 staffers tested, it was discovered that more than 60 reported high levels of mercury in their system. Trotman, appearing before the National Assembly’s Natural Resources Committee, had subsequently revealed that the Gold Board had moved its gold burning operations to a private dealer.According to research, the improper handling of Mercury can cause detrimental impacts on anyone, who is exposed to it without proper protection. This toxic poisonous heavy metal, which can induce public health disasters, can lead to horrendous effect on the neurological, reproductive, gastrointestinal and renal organ systems.Research shows that mercury can enter the body through inhalation of mercury vapour, ingestion, injection or even absorption through the skin. In the case of mining personnel, a reading showing levels of 0-6 micro grams per litre is considered safe while 7-10 is high and above 11 dangerous.The inhalation of mercury damages the brain, mercurous salts then forms causing remarkable changes to lining of the gut and kidneys. Once in the human system, mercury poisoning has horrendous effects on neurological, reproductive, gastro intestinal and renal organs. In particular, mercury targets the GI track and kidneys.Acute clinical presentation of mercuric salt poisoning, generally targets the GI tract and kidneys leading to abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea with potential necrosis of the gut mucosa. This may produce death either from peritonitis or from sceptic or hypervolemic shock.Numerous studies have shown the impact of mercury cannot be reversed easily without long-term damage.
Olympiakos 0-3 Arsenal: Olivier Giroud nets first Gunners hat-trick to fire north Londoners into Champions League last 16
Olivier Giroud 1 Olivier Giroud netted his first Arsenal hat-trick in Greece as Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Olympiakos booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.In the absence of key men Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla, the likes of Giroud and Joel Campbell stepped up to the occasion at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium.Campbell looked lively, providing dangerous chances for his team-mates, while the 29-year-old took his chances, opening the scoring with a first-half header and adding a second early in the second period before completing his trio with a coolly-taken penalty.It was another big evening for the English clubs in Europe, as both Arsenal and Chelsea needed to secure their places in the last 16, to avoid joining Man United, Tottenham and Liverpool in the Europa League.A win for Arsenal would have put them level on points with second-placed Olympiakos and it would be decided on head-to-head. The Greek side won 3-2 at the Emirates and the north Londoners had to match that scoreline or to win by two goals.Arsene Wenger was visibly nervous on the touchline and the hosts had the better opening quarter of an hour. If any team looked more likely to take the lead, it was the Greeks.The Arsenal defence was tested as former West Brom forward Brown Ideye broke in behind the Gunners’ defence, squaring across goal past Petr Cech but Laurent Koscielny made a vital clearance.Mathieu Flamini nearly gave Arsenal the lead as Campbell crossed and the midfielder charged into the box to rattle the crossbar from ten yards.The Premier League side were halfway there when they took the lead shortly before the half hour, as Ramsey crossed from the left and French forward Giroud diverted a header towards goal. Shot-stopper Roberto reached out an arm but it hit his back and rolled into the back of the net.Arsenal needed to press for another in the second half to book their place in the next stages of the competition and Theo Walcott went close as he dragged a 20-yard shot past the post.That second goal came just four minutes into the second period as Costa Rican forward Campbell took the ball down in the box. He turned away from one man, showed great feet to beat another while running away from goal, before sliding the ball through to Giroud, who finished neatly across goal into the bottom corner.That meant Arsenal would take second spot in the group ahead of Olympiakos. The next goal would be vital as a strike for the Greek side would have put them back on top.Cech made a vital save shortly after Arsenal’s second. Konstantinos Fortounis’s left-footed curling effort towards the top corner was parried past the post by the sprawling Czech Republic glovesman.A controversial call in the 67th minute allowed Arsenal to take the advantage as the referee awarded a penalty. Omar Elabdellaoui handled in the area, it looked harsh but Giroud made no mistake as he coolly sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to fire home.That goal meant Arsenal needed to see out the game in order to book their place in the last 16, behind group winners Bayern Munich.They gave themselves an uphill task on the night, but Giroud and Arsenal lived up to expectation to make it a memorable night for the travelling Gunners supporters.Elsewhere in Group F, Bayern Munich were 2-0 winners at Dinamo Zagreb.
TOURIST bosses have agreed to add a new ‘Mulroy Drive’ to the Wild Atlantic Way after communities were cut off from the tourism route by the Harry Blaney Bridge.The tourist route – from Cork to Donegal – has proved hugely popular with foreign visitors.But it takes in the Harry Blaney Bridge – cutting off more than 20 miles of communities and businesses along Mulroy Bay. Tourism Ireland says it’s too late now to add Mulroy to the official Wild Atlantic Way.But they have instead agreed to add a new Mulroy Drive to its tourist literature, with signs and inclusion on maps and online.“It’s great news for the area,” said Paddy Logue today, owner of Logues of Cranford Bar.“We were initially a bit annoyed we weren’t on the Wild Atlantic Way but we are delighted now. Failte Ireland were on to me today to fully support what we are doing here and while we’re not on the main route, tourists will know all about the Mulroy Drive.” Major tourist attractions along Mulroy Bay are included in the new route including the hugely popular Rockhill Adventure Park which has just had a multi-million euro upgrade.Hotels, B&Bs, restaurants and other attractions like the Ashtree Riding Stables will also be marked out on the new tourism route.Businesses in the area have backed the new initiative.“We are very excited about it,” said Paddy.“There is so much along Mulroy which can attract tourists and now we feel we’ve been included in what is a fantastic tourism initiative.” VICTORY! MULROY DRIVE TO BE ADDED TO WILD ATLANTIC WAY was last modified: June 14th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalLogues of CranfordMulroy DrovetourismWild Atlantic Way
DONEGAL’S senior ladies football team play Monaghan in their Ulster Senior Final on Sunday week.The county has had some great success at underage level this year too with the U14s winning their Ulster title and reaching an All-Ireland final.All of this costs money of course – and here’s how you might be able to help out…and have fun doing it. The county Ladies Gaelic Football Association are planning a golf classic spectacular – with €2,000 worth of prizes up for grabs!The event takes place on August 14 at Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club.Entry fee per team is €100 with some super golf gear among the prizes.There’s even plans for a BBQ on the 10th hole….well nearby at least! Anyone interested in taking part should call 074 91 31093 to book their place.Don’t worry if you can’t make the date; businesses are urged to call the same number to sponsor a tee.A full list of sponsors will be published on Donegal Daily. GET BEHIND DONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL AT THEIR AUGUST GOLF CLASSIC was last modified: July 16th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGolf classicLadies Football
Story Links PDF Box Score Preview vs. UNI 5/11/2019 – 6 PM Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) was the other Bulldog with two hits. Newman, who improved to 27-6, equaled her career-high in strikeouts with 18, and threw 69 strikes out of 88 total pitches. Bradley (29-21) managed to put just three balls in play with two pop outs and one fly out in Newman’s fifth career perfect game, all this season. She helped herself out at the plate as she was one of six Bulldogs to record two hits. ESPN+ The Bulldogs added their next run in the fourth inning on an unusual play. Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.), who reached on a one-out fielder’s choice, stole second with Ryan at the plate as the throw down hit the Braves’ pitcher, Emma Jackson, in the back and rolled all the way to the fence and allowed Buie to score. Ryan, who then lined a single to left field and stole second, scored the team’s third run on Roemmich’s second double that went into the left field gap. Roemmich with 15 doubles is now third all-time at for a single season. Drake tacked on four runs in the fifth inning. Ryan cleared the bases with a standup double that scored three runs. Roemmich followed with her own standup double that scored Ryan. PEORIA, Ill. – Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) threw her fifth career perfect game to help send the Drake University softball team to its second-straight Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title game with a 7-0 win over Bradley Friday afternoon at Peterson Field at the Louisville Slugger Complex in Peoria, Ill. Drake (41-14) will play Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. on ESPN+ against the winner of SIU or UNI, which played after the Bulldogs and Braves. The winner of Saturday’s championship contest earns the Valley’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Full Schedule Roster Newman, who struck out the final seven batters of the game, struck out the side five times in her 23rd game with 10 or more strikeouts. Print Friendly Version Watch Live Next Game: Live Stats Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) ignited the Bulldogs’ offense in the leadoff spot. Roemmich clubbed two doubles and drove in two runs. Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa) was a spark in the nine spot of the order with two hits, including a bases clearing double in the fifth inning. Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.), who also had two hits, had Drake’s first double as it scored in their first at-bat after Roemmich drew a leadoff walk and two batters later Frank’s 10th double found the left field gap for Roemmich to score the first run. Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.), who had two hits, had the team’s other double and has 14 this season, tied for fifth all-time in a single season. It is her 41st career double, a total that puts her alone in third all-time in program history. It is just one behind the top mark held by Haley Nybo (2012-15) and Pam Schaffrath (1990-93).
Glenveagh CastleThe Irish Wildlife Trust has written to management of Glenveagh National Park expressing its concern that large areas of sensitive habitat are being destroyed illegally and for commercial purposes.The Park, which is one of only six in Ireland and is home to rare species such as the Golden Eagle, Red Grouse and Red Deer is of immense biodiversity, landscape and economic value.The IWT surveyed four areas in October of this year where machines were being used to extract large volumes of turf on a commercial scale. There is also extensive illegal dumping of tyres and household debris within the boundary of the Park. New drains have been created, designed to dry out the blanket bog habitat to facilitate turf extraction.Blanket bog is a priority habitat under the EU Habitats Directive and the affected areas lie not only in the National Park but within zones designated as Special Area of Conservation and Special Protection Area. The IWT believes that this is occurring without any regulation or controls but has asked the NPWS to clarify this. To-date we have received no response. In addition, blanket bog habitats lie outside the scope of the much discussed Management and Restoration Plan being discussed by the Peatlands Council (dedicated to midland raised bogs only).Pádraic Fogarty, Campaigns Officer for the IWT, told DONEGAL DAILY: “If Glenveagh National Park is allowed to be destroyed in this way then none of our protected sites for nature is safe.“It has to be asked why NPWS management, based just a short distance away, is allowing this to go on. It is appalling that so little value is placed on a national treasure that is of such value to CountyDonegal from an economic, heritage and recreational point of view.” The lands that now make up Glenveagh National Park were handed down to the Irish State by the Irish American philanthropist Mr Henry McIhenny of Philadelphia. That the State would allow wanton vandalism of this area of outstanding natural beauty is a betrayal of his generosity and the legacy of his family. GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK BEING DESTROYED, SAYS WILDLIFE TRUST was last modified: November 6th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:destructionglenveagh national parkIrish Wildlife Trust
The historic St Conall’s Bell and Shrine, unveiled by Joe McHugh, is now on display at the County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny.This priceless artefact, which is on loan from the British Museum, was last seen in Donegal in 1845 before it crossed the sea to England and eventually ended up in the museum.A sacred and iconic link to Donegal’s early Christian history, the objects will be on display in Letterkenny until Saturday, July 11 and for one day in Kilclooney until July 13. Donegal County Museum Curator, Judith McCarthy outlined the journey the Bell and Shrine had taken from its beginnings on Inishkeel Island back in the Sixth Century to its return to Donegal thanks mainly to the dedication and passion of the late Malachy Mahon and his wife Brenda, the staff at Donegal County Museum and the British Museum where it was now based.Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District, Cllr Gerry McMonagle spoke of the great achievement it was for the museum and for Donegal in general to have such splendid artefacts in the county and hoped everyone would make an effort to come along to see them.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Ciaran Brogan congratulated all involved in this project adding he was delighted the Council continues to invest and facilitate in cultural services.“I know it has been difficult over the last few years but we as a Council do recognise the importance of out history and culture here in Donegal and it’s something that is very close to our hearts,” he said. Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely said the provision of cultural services is a core function of Donegal County Council and one that was central to work programmes that were put in place for successive years.“We are committed to protecting and promoting our unique indigenous heritage and culture and the display of the St Conall’s Bell and Shrine is a key and important aspect of this work. Our past, present and future culture is a valuable resource and through projects such as this the Council will continue to work in partnership with organisations and most importantly of all, communities, in order to preserve and promote the importance of our cultural heritage and inheritance“ he said.Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs and the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Joe McHugh officially unveiled the iconic relics saying since his appointment he had re-immersed himself in our language, heritage and culture.“The significance of that is very, very important. What I’ve seen on the ground is a whole new appetite and enthusiasm for learning our history and since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 we have a whole new protected space where people can share their history.”He said he also wanted to acknowledge the community in and around the Inishkeel, Kilclooney and Glenties areas for their enormous effort in bringing this project to fruition. He added this was reflective of what is happening through this county, an appetite on the ground to mark historic events such as those in Rossnowlagh, Rathmullan, Gweedore and he hoped with changes to the new Junior Cert curriculum which offered more autonomy; they could find out and learn more about local history.“We as legislators and public service providers have to respond to that,” he said.The unveiling ceremony by Minister McHugh was followed by refreshments and photographs, discussions among guests and tours of the museum for all present.St Conall’s Bell and Shrine is on display at the Donegal County Museum until Saturday, July 11. It will then travel to the Dolmen Centre in Kilclooney on Monday, July 13 for a day of celebrations before making its way back to the British Museum in London.ST CONALL’S BELL NOW ON DISPLAY AT COUNTY MUSEUM was last modified: June 22nd, 2015 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)