first_imgIT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Hamilton wins British GP, cuts Vettel’s F1 lead to 1 point And it seems that Standhardinger is having a blast doing this.“I love playing with these (Gilas) guys, they play with a lot of heart and a lot of fighting spirit. Puso!” Standhandinger said. “Every time we play together it seems like we’re getting better.”READ: Gilas rebounds mightily with ripping of TaipeiStandhardinger is not eligible to play as a Filipino in Fiba events because he failed to declare eligibility – by acquiring a Philippine passport – before he turned 16 years old.“The things you don’t see in his numbers is how tough he is and how tough he works,” Reyes said. “And the good thing is that the perimeter players know Christian has their back and they can be aggressive offensively.”ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Standhardinger was all grit and hustle and manned the paint with unmatched intensity for the Filipinos against Chinese Taipei A, finishing with 17 points and 15 rebounds in just 25 minutes in an impressive 88-72 win.READ: Standhardinger certainly a big boost to Gilas causeFEATURED 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’Those were Blatche-like numbers that came, unknown to many, a night after he and coach Chot Reyes had a shouting match on the court during the fourth quarter of a losing stand against Canada 150.“He’s an option for the Fiba,” Reyes said. “Because we are not sure about Andray.” Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – With Andray Blatche uncertain to play for Gilas Pilipinas as its naturalized player in the Fiba Asia Championship late next month, Christian Standhandinger, though with Filipino roots, is on stand by.And on Sunday night, just after declaring that he would “do better” in just his second official game wearing the Philippine tri-colors, the 6-foot-7 banger showed why he is a worthy candidate.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 MOST READ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Reyes dismissed the shouting incident as part of player-coach relationship, which, he feels, actually helped.“We had a nice little shouting match yesterday and today he came out and played hard,” Reyes said. “That’s the kind of culture we’re building here. The important thing is what you bring to the floor.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

first_imgGraduates from the American University of Peace Studies were on Friday urged by Director of Primary Health Care, Dr Ertenisa Hamilton, to join the Ministry of Public Health’s team to strengthen its capacity to tackle mental health.Dr Ertenisa Hamilton addressing the studentsThis statement was made at the university’s 2019 convocation ceremony held at Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown.She noted that after recognising their human resource capacity was very limited, the Mental Health Unit was set up within the Public Health Ministry.“That Unit is still functioning, and have gained some amount of capacity but it is still lacking. For the ten regions of Guyana, the amount of staff that we have in not adequate”, she explained.The Director challenged the students to be a part of the team so that the situation can have a positive overturn.“I am hoping that at the end of this conversation, we would have convinced some of you to come and join us”, she pleaded.In addition, Chief Justice Roxane George reminded the students that their skill in psychology is very much needed in the local Judicial system.“I hope that some of you will seek to partner with the supreme court to enhance the court services we provide to the public and importantly to ourselves”, she vocalised.Nevertheless, American University of Peace Studies is expected to offer new courses and programmes in the new year including Research, Guidance and Counselling, Conflict Management and Peace in Conflict studies.last_img read more

first_imgBut don’t count on it.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THERE’S nothing particularly “special” about the Legislature’s upcoming special session on health care – if by “special” you mean unusual or out of the ordinary. In Sacramento, the “special session” has become part of the routine. Upon taking office four years ago, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called the Legislature into session to work on the budget, reform workers’ compensation, and repeal a law granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. In 2005, Schwarzenegger called a special session again, this time to reform pensions, education and redistricting. Nothing came out of it, though, and the impasse led to Schwarzenegger’s ill-fated special election that fall. Last May, it took a special session for the Legislature to finally put $38 billion in infrastructure bonds on the November ballot. And the Legislature held yet another special session last summer, the fruit of which was its massive prison-expansion plan. Somehow, it seems that if our state leaders are going to get the state’s work done, they need to do it on overtime. Apparently the regular eight months just aren’t enough – the pols are too busy then. After all, being months late on the budget and passing purely symbolic measures about Iraq takes time. So they have to come back on their breaks – collecting their generous per diems all the while, and having that much more opportunity to shake down the lobbyists’ money tree in Sacramento. But if that were the price of progress, we could live with it. It would be nice to see the Legislature actually tackle California’s long-standing health care problems now. But the track record suggests that the special session, like the regular one, will be a waste of time and money. Should the governor and Legislature actually succeed in finding a way to meaningfully rein in health costs and expand coverage, that would be a tremendous accomplishment. Indeed, it would even be special. last_img read more

first_imgArsene Wenger may be in France casting his eyes over Euro 2016 but this isn’t stopping Arsenal transfer business it seems.Manchester United have already made three huge moves in the market and now the Gunners may be forced into action sooner rather than later.Having already attempted to sign Jamie Vardy this summer, it seems safe to say Wenger is keen on landing another striker.But what is the latest gossip doing the rounds? Click the right arrow above to find out… 5 N’Golo Kante (Leicester City) – Arsenal and Chelsea may have fancied themselves as leading the race for the French midfield star but now they have a rival for his signature. Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG are now in for the 25-year-old star and could blow the Premier League duo out of the water with a huge £35m bid, say the Daily Mirror. Olivier Giroud – With reports linking Arsenal with moves for Alexandre Lacazette and Alvaro Morata in recent months, it’s understandable if Arsene Wenger chooses to ditch the French striker. Instead, though, the Daily Mirror believe Arsenal have turned down a number of enquiries for the player. Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal may have a battle on their hands if they wish to keep the Chilean superstar. Juventus, who could have cash to burn if they sell Paul Pogba, are keen as they look to rebuild and collect a sixth successive Scudetto and the two-time Copa America winner is one of their top targets this summer. The Gunners have knocked back an enquiry and insisted he is not on the market, despite quoting a £34m fee when they asked about his value. 5 5 5 Arda Turan (Barcelona) – The Turkish star hasn’t had the best of times since a move to the Nou Camp and could be on his way out this summer. At 29, Turan is willing to leave to get more game-time and while Fenerbahce are the team to have contacted Barcelona over his availability, Arsenal are considering entering the race, according to reports in Spain. 5 Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) – Click the right arrow above to find out the latest Arsenal transfer news… – Clearly in the hunt for a striker this summer, the Gunners have enquired about the French international, according to the Daily Mail. They want £42m for the player and have no need to sell for any lower as they have just gained £21m from Samuel Umtiti’s move to Barcelona. last_img read more

first_imgShay Given has given his first extensive interview since his decision on Monday to end his international career.The Aston Villa goalkeeper told RTÉ Radio that a World Cup qualifying campaign and the upcoming Premier League season under new boss Paul Lambert would be too much at this stage in his career.He said on Sport at 7: “It wasn’t just a spur of the moment thing. I was thinking about it for two months and I just felt the timing was right. For me, my head says play forever but my body is telling me different things. “It is important I am totally fit for the Premier League season and for Aston Villa. I felt it would be a big ask to go again for another campaign and to be playing in the Premier League week every week as well.“Maybe it was a bit too much. I looked at other goalkeepers like Brad Friedel who retired from international duty at 35 and Edwin van der Saar retired at 36 and that prolonged their careers in the Premier League.“It definitely helps if you are not travelling around the world when international weeks are on. If you can recuperate and get over little niggles and knocks it is going to be better for your club form I think.“I’ll miss putting on the jersey. It was a huge honour and a privilege to play for Ireland. I was one of the lucky ones because I was a fan myself and used to go and up and support the team. To make my debut and pull the jersey on was an unbelievable feeling. “It will be with me forever and the memories I have of playing with Ireland are very special ones. It was a huge honour to play for 16 years and it hard to believe when I say it because it is a long time.”Given said that the Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni said he would support any choice the Lifford man made.“I have great memories, one I will always cherish. I spoke to the manager yesterday, he was okay with it and I don’t know what his thoughts were. He just basically said it is my decision of course. I just felt it was the right thing to do.“Speaking with the new manager Paul Lambert at Villa, we had a good long chat about things. I spoke with a few different people like Richard Dunne and bounced ideas off a few others and I just came to the conclusion that it was probably the best to leave now.“There are very good goalkeepers there now, they’ll be fighting for the position and they’ll do the country proud as well.” SHAY: WHY I DECIDED TO RETIRE FROM IRELAND SQUAD was last modified: August 15th, 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)Tags:SHAY: WHY I DECIDED TO RETIRE FROM IRELAND SQUADlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake This year flu cases are also peaking in the traditional period – middle and late December – while they did so later in recent years. For elderly patients or those with other underlying health problems, such as diabetes or lung disease, a severe cold or a bad case of flu may require a trip to the emergency room. Jones said anyone suffering shortness of breath should seek care immediately, because that can be an indication of pneumonia. One such patient is Paul Allen, 80, of Encino, who received treatment Tuesday at Northridge Hospital’s ER for flu and an early case of pneumonia. “I always get a flu shot, but I forgot this year, because I was traveling in Europe,” said Allen, a retired furniture-factory owner who works out at a gym several days a week. Allen started feeling ill last Thursday and quickly developed a cough, a low-grade fever and muscle aches. When over-the-counter medicine didn’t help, and he was weak from lack of sleep and loss of appetite, he called his regular physician, who sent him to the emergency room. Coughing, sneezing, aching patients are flooding hospital emergency rooms, forcing hours-long delays for treatment and increasing the likelihood of spreading the flu, medical experts said Tuesday. Dr. Stephen Jones, medical director of emergency services at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, said emergency room personnel have seen a 10 percent to 20 percent spike over the past three weeks in patients – most of them seeking treatment for what they suspect is the flu. The influx has forced some noncritical patients to wait as long as eight hours to see a doctor. “Not only is the waiting room a great way to spread the virus, but the sheer volume of patients makes it more difficult to take care of the sicker ones in a timely manner,” Jones said, adding that the staff also has been thinned by illness and holiday vacations. Despite the patient crush, this is actually just an average influenza season, said Dr. David Dassey, deputy chief of acute communicable disease control for the Los Angeles County Health Department. But it may seem worse because it follows several mild flu seasons, he said. Since flu season could run through March this year, it’s not too late to get a vaccination, Dassey said. Most of the flu strains detected this year are covered by the vaccine, but it takes 10 to 14 days for the body to build up immunity. Dr. Stanley Shapiro, an infectious disease physician with Kaiser-Permanente in Panorama City, said people should cover their mouths when they sneeze or cough to avoid spreading the virus. To reduce chances of catching a cold or the flu, people should wash their hands frequently with soap and water or use waterless hand sanitizer. And for those who do contract a cold or the flu, the best treatment consists of bed rest, fluids and acetaminophen for fever, experts said. Anti-viral drugs can reduce the risk of serious complications for people with chronic health conditions. “Stay out of the ER unless you’re really dying, please, because really sick people need to be there,” Dassey said. “Influenza, for the most part, may make you feel like you’re going to die, but you won’t.” Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 lisa.sodders@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgDonegal has received no less than nine nominations in a list of 45 nominees for this year’s All-Star Football team.Neil McGee nominated for Player of the YearPaul Durcan, Eamonn McGee, Neil McGee, Frank McGlynn, Odhran MacNiallais, Neil Gallagher, Ryan McHugh, Michael Murphy and Paddy McBrearty are also nominated.Predictably, All-Ireland champions Kerry lead the nominations with 11 hopefuls while Dublin join Donegal in having nine contenders. Donegal defender Neil McGee is among the three nominees for the player of the year award with Kerry’s O’Donoghue and Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly the other contenders.The beaten All-Ireland finalists have two nominees for the young player award with McHugh and McBrearty in contention along with Galway’s Shane Walsh.2014 All-Star Nominees GoalkeepersPaul Durcan (Donegal), Rory Beggan (Monaghan), Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)FullbacksFionn Fitzgerald (Kerry), Keith Higgins (Mayo), Éamonn McGee (Donegal), Neil McGee (Donegal), Andy Mallon (Armagh), Rory O’Carroll (Dublin), Philip McMahon (Dublin), Paul Murphy (Kerry), Drew Wylie (Monaghan)Half-backsAidan O’Mahony (Kerry), Peter Crowley (Kerry), James McCarthy (Dublin), Frank McGlynn (Donegal), Dessie Mone (Monaghan), Jonny Cooper (Dublin), Colin O’Riordan (Tipperary), Colm Boyle (Mayo), Lee Keegan (Mayo) MidfieldNeil Gallagher (Donegal), Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin), Odhran MacNiallais (Donegal), Anthony Maher (Kerry), David Moran (Kerry), Séamus O’Shea (Mayo)Half forwardsJohnny Buckley (Kerry), Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin), Paul Flynn (Dublin), Aidan O’Shea (Mayo), Ryan McHugh (Donegal), Michael Murphy (Donegal), Donnchadh Walsh (Kerry), Shane Walsh (Galway), Mark Lynch (Derry) Full forwardsKieran Donaghy (Kerry), Paul Geaney (Kerry), Conor McManus (Monaghan), Cillian O’Connor (Mayo), James O’Donoghue (Kerry), Brian Hurley (Cork), Kevin McManamon (Dublin), Tony Kernan (Armagh), Paddy McBrearty (Donegal)Young Player of the Year NominationsRyan McHugh (Donegal), Shane Walsh (Galway), Paddy McBrearty (Donegal)Player of the Year NominationsJames O’Donoghue (Kerry), Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin), Neil McGee (Donegal)DONEGAL GET NINE ALL-STAR NOMINATIONS was last modified: October 8th, 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:all starsdonegallast_img read more

first_imgThe public has been asked to keep a lookout for the movements of a silver VW Passat in the Lifford area.The car, with a Northern registration containing four men, was spotted parked up at the entrance to a farm.However, when approached the car sped off. The car had been spotted in the Ballindrait area.It is understood the registration plates may be false.If you have any information on the whereabouts of the car, please contact the Gardai.Crime Alert: Gardai alerted after suspicious activity in Lifford was last modified: December 4th, 2017 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:alertcarcrimedonegalfarmGardaiLiffordlast_img read more

first_imgDonegal Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed funding for a Men’s Shed project in Glenties under the Leader programme.“The presence of a Men’s Shed in a local community has been well documented in recent years,” Minister McHugh said.“They are a massive asset in rural areas as well as towns and cities. They keep isolation at bay. They offer a really valuable outlet for men of all ages. They create a safe and inclusive environment to pick up new skills, for people to share their know-how and above all else to feel part of a community. “I am delighted that the application for Glenties Men’s Shed has been approved. The group will get €9,432 as part of plans to develop a space for the shed.”Minister McHugh said: “Sometimes relatively small funding goes a long way and that couldn’t be more true than for the Men’s Shed. The presence of a Men’s Shed will have a lasting impact and really make a difference.“I recently met the Irish Men’s Sheds Association and heard from chief executive Barry Sheridan and his team about the work that they do with Men’s Sheds up and down the country and how they’d like to see the association develop.“Leader is all about community support and I’m sure the association will join with me in welcoming the development of another Men’s Shed.” Almost €10k awarded to Glenties Men’s Shed project under Leader Programme was last modified: August 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgScience Now said that a “slightly embarrassing gap” in the fossil record has been filled by a find in Wyoming.  The oldest known bird, Archaeopteryx was older than its presumed ancestors, the Maniraptorans, its closest dinosaurian relatives.  A team near Thermopolis, Wyoming found a maniraptoran dating from about the same time as Archaeopteryx.  This new fossil “begins to fill the time gap between bird fossils and their closest dinosaur relatives.”  The team feels this supports the idea that flight evolved from the ground up.    Another team thinks they have figured out the foot feathers on the strange Chinese fossil Microraptor gui (see 05/19/2003).  MSNBC News reported that a Texas Tech team believes the foot feathers formed another flight surface, making the animal fly like a biplane.  EurekAlert says the Wright Brothers have been upstaged.  Sankar Chatterjee of the Texas Tech group remarked that “The biplane wing configuration was probably a very first experiment in nature,” paralleling the human design of flight.  “It is intriguing to contemplate that perhaps avian flight, like aircraft evolution, went through a biplane stage before the monoplane was introduced,” said Chatterjee.  “It seems likely that Microraptor invented the biplane 125 million years before the Wright 1903 Flyer.”    These researchers feel it was unlikely Microraptor could have run along the ground with its foot feathers, and must have taken off from high branches.  The team feels this supports the idea that flight evolved from the trees down.We don’t think that Wilbur and Orville would be flattered by the suggestion that their invention was the product of blind, unguided processes of evolution.  Whatever Microraptor gui was, or how it lived, it was not an experiment.  Chance does not do experiments.  Humans sometimes do, but they more often stumble around in their own imaginations.    Darwinists need to be more embarrassed.  To call the gap before Archaeopteryx “slightly embarrassing” does not do justice to the degree of blushing we should be observing.  Did this new maniraptoran fossil explain how the early bird, a strong flyer with completely modern feathers, arose from a grandpa its own age?  Did the aboreans convince the cursorians by finding a fossil dinosaur leaping off a fossilized limb of a fossilized tree? (see Kevin Padian’s sarcasm, 05/19/2003).  We may not be witnessing the evolution of flight, but we are amassing plenty of observations on the flightiness of evolution, both from the top down and the bottom up.  We’ve even identified the species: cuckoo.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more