first_imgCarpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Taboras have gone a long way since the days when Junky was bringing young Krizziah Lyn to the bowling centers, unconsciously exposing her to the sport whenever he unwinds in the bowling alleys of Ever Gotesco Commonwealth.But the itch to knock down pins soon bit Krizziah, and one fateful afternoon, the then-14-year-old asked her father if she could give it a try.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“She told me she wanted to play,” recounted Junky, unbeknownst of the potential his daughter possessed. It didn’t take long, though, as the girl who was throwing balls for fun gave the elder Tabora a glimpse of what her future holds, scoring 243 points in their game.“As a bowling aficionado, it brings me great pride to see my child excel in the sport I love,” said Junky. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Krizziah Lyn Tabora with her parents poses with her trophies which she won in winning the 53rd Qubica AMF Bowling Worldcup held in Hermosillo Mexico during an interview at Paeng Bowl in Eastwood City, Pasig on Sunday, November 19, 2017. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE“I never thought she would get to the level where she is right now. I only wanted her to enjoy the sport I loved,” the 62-year-old businessman said. LATEST STORIES But fate works in mysterious ways, and with that, Junky found himself in an unfamiliar position, not as a player but among the crowd, as he and wife Thelma prayed for the heavens for their daughter fighting for flag and country at the 53rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico.ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo holds on, beats La Salle in Game 1 of UAAP Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. That passion drove Krizziah to continuously hone her craft, earning her a ticket to her first Bowling World Cup in 2012 and finally, got her in the semifinals of the 2017 event, where she dispatched Rocio Restrepo of Colombia, 249-222. On the cusp of greatness, the younger Tabora found a familiar face as she faced regional rival Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman of Malaysia for all the marbles.But even before the title clash, Junky had a premonition of sorts with the way his daughter has performed this year. “We had a dinner and I told her that I felt we had a bit of a trend. She won bronze (in the women’s team of five) in SEA Games, and then silver (in the women’s team of four) in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. Maybe, we can get gold this time because I can see that her practice runs have always been good,” he shared.Then, the pins started to fall as Krizziah confidently downed her frames against the equally motivated Malaysian foe.Though the match was tense at first, the 26-year-old Tabora gained a bit of a breathing room midway through the match as she scored strikes in frames five to nine, building a 167-133 cushion and prompting the Malaysian opponent to give her a low-five in an apparent admission of defeat as the crowd started to buzz with anticipation.Though the noise, Junky remained silent as she waited for his daughter to finish off the frames, waiting for the moment all the pins dropped before he celebrated.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? On the 10th frame, Krizziah first had a spare before closing the match with another strike to end the game, 236-191 as her father jumped in jubilation with his arms spread out, celebrating her triumph in the crowd.“I was really waiting for that moment when the ball hit the bowling pins. It was only there when I felt I could celebrate,” said Junky, as his daughter gave the Philippines its first World Cup conquest after CJ Suarez’ victory in 2003 and become the eighth Filipino Bowling World Cup winner. Tabora also joined the ranks of legends Lita dela Rosa and Bong Coo to win the plum in the women’s division, a first for the country in 38 years.Junky would have to wait a full hour before Krizziah made it out of the lanes and into his arms, giving her a tight hug to cap off what was an amazing night for the Tabora family.Though the Tabora partiarch is well aware of what this Bowling World Cup victory means, not just for Krizziah but also for the whole bowling community, he’s just hopeful that this will open the floodgates for the public to reinvigorate its interest for the sport of bowling.“With the publicity given to her accomplishment, I’m wishing that bowling will once again rise here in the Philippines,” he said.But Junky is aware that for that to happen, the burden should not solely lie on the athletes reaching for the stars, but also for the powers-that-be to provide the support the sport needs to compete on a world-class level.“It’s hard to dream. We never thought that this will happen to Krizziah. Again, all we wanted was for her to enjoy. But if I have a wish to the Lord, I’m wishing that the bowling team can win gold in the Asian Games. It’s more appealing to the ear if it’s the Philippine team and not just the individual,” he said. “But for us to do that, we need to have better facilities and ample budget. If we get that, it won’t be too far-fetched that the Philippine team gains a good finish in those tournaments.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

first_imgA prisoner at the New Amsterdam Prison was busted with 7 grams of cannabis and has implicated a female prison officer, saying that she sold it to him.The illegal drug was found on Sunday when the inmate was seen acting in a suspicious manner. A search was conducted and the illegal substance found in a bag he was carrying.Reports are the Police were called in and the prisoner told ranks that a female prison officer (name withheld) took the drug into the prison and placed in a bucket by a sink for him to uplift.Police are investigatinglast_img read more

first_imgRev. Dormah and six members of Special Olympics LiberiaThe National Program Director of Special Olympics Liberia (SOL), Rev. Caleb Dormah, has described as excellent his organization’s athletes with intellectual disabilities’ responses to their ongoing training for the upcoming 2019 Special Olympics.There will be a Special Olympics World Game in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this year and SOL is preparing for it.Rev. Dormah said the athletes are specialized in 100 and 200 meters, and they have been training for the past two months. He said the athletes’ positive responses to the training means that they are ready for the competition. The final selection of the athletes for the Olympics would be done in the second week of March 2019.“The preparation of our athletes for the Special Olympics is going on well because the athletes themselves, their coaches and parents are very excited about it,” he said.He said he is happy with the training and the athletes who are being prepared for one of the most important world sports.Rev. Dormah paid tribute to the Sean Devereux Foundation for its support in facilitating SOL preparation for the world game.He said the athletes train three times a week, but they have increased that to four times due to positive responses he is getting from the athletes.He disclosed that one of his organization’s main targets is to bring together 100 intellectual disability athletes and train them for the celebration of SOL’s first anniversary on July 24, 2019.“When we return from the Dubai Olympics, our main goal for Special Olympics Liberia will be to get 100 athletes, train them and get them ready for our organization’s one-year anniversary celebration; and we hope to achieve that goal,” he said.Rev. Dormah said people with intellectual disabilities are often the most neglected, most vulnerable, and most marginalized people in every country.“For these reasons, Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, given them continued opportunities to develop their physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Specials Olympics athletes, and the community,” he said.Rev. Dormah said his organization was established in Liberia on July 24, 2018, after being accredited by the Special Olympics International (SOI), and they started their training in August through the help of Special Olympics Africa at which time 48 coaches were trained to help develop the minds of athletes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgUnder the proposal, the CAO would be replaced by a county executive officer or CEO with complete authority over department operations, including power to fire department heads, unless, of course, a majority of the board decides to intervene and overturn those decisions. The tough-on-gangs approach advanced by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton last week was long expected. But it has left some concerned about the city’s commitment to developing prevention and intervention programs. Councilman Tony Cardenas, who chairs the City Council’s ad hoc Committee on Gangs and Youth Violence, vented some of that concern when he complained that prevention programs are a tough sell. “That’s the politics of life,” Cardenas said. “People don’t get elected by doing the right thing. People get elected by being tough on crime. That’s what sells. Every five years, Supervisor Mike Antonovich gets his chance to be Los Angeles County mayor – a notion generally written off as part of the quirkiness of L.A. politics. Efforts to have an elected county mayor have failed repeatedly since at least the 1970s, when then-Supervisor Kenneth Hahn tried to push through such a plan. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky is the most recent advocate for a position as elected county mayor, although he concedes it is unlikely to go before voters. But with the difficulties finding a replacement to Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen – who has been desperately seeking to retire for the past year – the board is now considering the creation of what would essentially be an appointed mayor’s position. “We have to have the courage to try to cut across that and do what is right to keep people out of gangs.” State Sen. Tom McClintock, the darling of conservatives, remains undeterred despite losing his bid for lieutenant governor last year and facing being termed out of office next year. McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks, has started an organization to funnel support he has developed over the years to keep conservative issues alive, according to the political blog FlashReport by Jon Fleishman. Citizens for the California Republic at is a sounding board for McClintock to complain about all things he disagrees with – from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s budget to recruiting candidates for various offices. On a related note, former Assemblyman Tony Strickland has formed a committee to run for the state Senate, presumably for McClintock’s seat. If living well is the best revenge, writing a screenplay in which you get to skewer your enemies comes in a close second. Such is the case for former public-relations executive Doug Dowie, sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for overbilling clients, including the Department of Water and Power. Dowie, a Daily News managing editor in the late 1980s, is completing work on a script, “Anonymous Sources,” about a scandal at City Hall that involves illicit sex, political betrayal and, of course, money. No, it’s not about San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and his recent problems, Dowie insists – although that would make a movie in its own right. To Dowie, the most important line in his script – and one he might have learned at Los Angeles City Hall – is: “Never confuse loyalty with guilt.” FOOTNOTE: Maybe it’s just part of being fashionably late, but it seems the city decided to wait until Feb. 9 to begin its celebration of African-American history month, which officially began Feb. 1. (213) 978-0390 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_img Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon greets former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as their sides meet in the FA Cup 1 Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon has warned the Football Association that scrapping FA Cup replays could kill off smaller clubs.Reports on Tuesday claimed replays could be shelved to help ease fixture congestion, while ties could also be moved to midweek.READ: ‘We’re not afraid of change’, Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn tells talkSPORTLeague One Shrewsbury are still in the cup and are hoping to pull off a huge fifth-round shock when they host Manchester United at Greenhous Meadow on Monday.Last season, League Two side Cambridge expected to net around £1.5million from their televised fourth-round replay at Old Trafford, which they lost 3-0.Mellon is not thinking about any return tie against United yet as he eyes an upset in Shropshire but insisted lower league sides need the cash boost a replay brings.“We could lose clubs. Replays keep clubs afloat. I don’t know many clubs at this level making money,” he said.“We wash our own face and teeter on and make sure we’re not in any debt. To get that extra money in will only help us improve our football club.“That [taking away replays] would kill us. That’s the dream for anybody at this level. To go and play and prove you can function at those levels.“If you give us less of a chance of doing that it takes a massive part of the romance out of the cup. I want this to be what it is, it’s a massive day for us.“We’re not over-awed by it. We’re really determined we’ll go and enjoy it and get heavily involved in it.“If you take away that chance of playing at those big stadiums English football loses a massive thing.”last_img read more

first_imgA tree blocks the road in Raphoe after it was blown down this evening. Pic by Colin Nee.Donegal is being battered by stormy conditions tonight.Although Met Eireann did not include the county in its red alert warning, damage has already been caused.A tree has blown down across the road between Raphoe and Tullyvinney while there are reports of other trees coming down in other parts of the county. In Ardsbeg, Gortahork, more than 60 homes are without electricity after a power outage.And 81 home lost power in Bundoran – and the main storm hasn’t even hit the county yet.It follows an incident earlier at Donegal Airport in which lightning struck the airport damaging vital equipment.Flights in and out of the Airport at Carrickfin were cancelled today and tomorrow morning. People are being advised to take extreme care on the roads across the county and avoid journeys if not entirely necessary.Winds are due to pick up again overnight, when the main storm arrives.If you have any reports of damage please email them to STORM ALERT: TREES DOWN AND POWER OUTAGES ACROSS DONEGAL THIS EVENING was last modified: December 27th, 2013 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:donegalDonegal AirportlightningRaphoestormtree blown downwindlast_img read more

first_imgTHE Donegal Democrat newspaper group has been sold, it has been announced.“Staff have been informed that on Friday, February 14th, a newly formed company, Formpress Publishing Limited will take ownership of all Johnston Press newspaper titles in the Republic of Ireland,” said a statement from the newspaper.“It’s not expected that any job losses will result from the takeover. “Within the new structure the Donegal Democrat Group of Newspapers will become part of a Republic of Ireland media organisation that includes titles such as the Leitrim Observer, Kilkenny People, Limerick Leader and the Longford Leader.”The papers here in Donegal have been owned by Johnston Press, a British-based newspaper company.The new company was founded six days ago and is registered at 7 Fields Terrace, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.   DONEGAL NEWSPAPER GROUP SOLD was last modified: February 5th, 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:Donegal Democratformpresssoldlast_img read more

first_imgDonegal Craft VillageFor 30 years now the Donegal Craft Village, Lurganboy, just outside Donegal Town, has been a hub for creativity and talented artists serving both the local and tourist sectors.This remarkable facility has won widespread acclaim for its unique output which has delighted, enthralled and impressed locals and visitors alike.There are a variety of workshops clustered around a central courtyard. These are occupied by talented artists, who are highly skilled craftspeople working with glass, textiles, wood, paint, ceramics and precious metals. Visitors have an ideal opportunity to purchase unique Irish craft and design; one-off pieces unavailable anywhere else. They can also commission special bespoke items for presentations, corporate gifts or larger architectural pieces.A trip to the craft village is enhanced by the presence of a landscaped picnic area and a quaint cafe on the edge of the courtyard. Indeed the Aroma Café is renowned for its tempting menu, fresh ground coffee and delicious homemade cakes. Car and coach parking is spacious and free.It is expected that a number of vacant units will be available on short-term lease during 2015 and Donegal County Council is proposing to establish a panel of interested parties that will remain in place for a period of 12 months, which will be used to fill any vacant units that may become available within that period.For more information e-mail: or call: (074) 9153900. CALLING ALL CRAFTERS – DONEGAL CRAFT VILLAGE HAS SPACE! was last modified: April 24th, 2015 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:DONEGAL CRAFT VILLAGElast_img read more

first_img11 May 2009 Even though Gordhan is not a Member of Parliament, the law allows Zuma to appoint up to two ministers and two deputy ministers who are not members of Parliament to his Cabinet. Unveiling his new administrative team in Pretoria on Sunday, President Jacob Zuma said the decision to establish the commission was made following extensive research on how governments in other parts of the world plan and monitor performance. Strategic planning He said the commission would be a “champion of delivery in assisting government fulfil its uppermost priorities”. “The commission will go a long way to drive policy implementation and delivery outside the bureaucratic constraints of government departments and their fragmentation according to line functions,” President Jacob Zuma told the media in Pretoria on Sunday. The commission would ensuring a seamless interface between departments through the co-ordination of activities around joint priority projects that required a multifaceted approach, Zuma said. It would be responsible for strategic planning for the country, ensuring that there was one national plan to which all spheres of government adhered.center_img Pravin Gordhan, who has been credited with turning around the South African Revenue Service since his appointment as its commissioner in 1999, replacec Manuel as the country’s finance minister. “This will enable us to take a more comprehensive view of socio-economic development in the country.” One of the longest-serving ministers in the government, Manuel was first appointed as trade and industry minister in 1994 before becoming minister of finance in 1996, a post he has only now relinquished. Manuel will report directly to the President, and also work hand-in-hand with various portfolios. Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel has been appointed as minister in charge of South Africa’s new National Planning Commission, which seeks to accelerate the government’s efforts to boost the economy, reduce poverty and ensure smooth infrastructure development. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgHigh relative humidity is a significant problem in many regions of the country during the summer months. In hot weather, the higher the humidity, the less comfortable we are–partly because moisture does not evaporate from our skin as readily. More worrisome over the long haul, high humidity levels in the air and high moisture content of materials in our homes can result in mold growth, which, in turn, can cause allergies and other health problems (as well as damage the building itself).There are two broad strategies for minimizing indoor humidity problems during the summer months: eliminating moisture sources, and removing moisture from the air. This week we’ll take a look at controlling moisture sources; next week we’ll examine moisture removal. Keeping moisture out of a home is almost always less expensive and less energy-intensive than removing that moisture.Strategies for minimizing unwanted moisture:Fix drainage problems around the house. If the ground slopes toward the house, moisture will flow toward the foundation during and after a rainstorm, and some of that will seep through foundation walls (or a concrete slab) and into your house.Install gutters. Capturing rainwater that falls on the roof using gutters, and then directing that water into downspouts and pipes to move it away from the house, rather than letting that water drip off the roof edge, is a great way to minimize moisture entry through the foundation. In a climate with heavy snow, it may be necessary to remove gutters in the winter to prevent damage. To avoid the need for gutters, some people secure a layer of polyethylene to the foundation wall below ground level and slope it away from the foundation–in effect moving the gutter to the bottom of the wall.Fix leaks. If rainwater is making its way into your house through damaged roofing or inadequate flashing around windows and roof penetrations, get a contractor in to identify and fix those leaks. Not only will that help keep humidity levels down in the house, but it will prevent decay and other problems.Insulate water pipes. Just as it makes sense to insulate hot-water pipes to save energy, it also makes sense to insulate cold-water pipes to prevent condensation, which can dampen surfaces in the house and contribute to high humidity levels. Foam pipe insulation is readily available and easy to install. Insulate all water pipes that can be accessed relatively easily.Always use a bathroom fan while showering. If you have one, use it. If you don’t, install one–a high-quality, quiet fan that you and your family are likely to actually use. If you have a bath fan but tend not to use it because it’s too noisy, replace it with a quiet model or discipline yourself to use it anyway, given the benefits. Panasonic led the industry with quiet bath fans in the 1980s, but most major fan manufacturers offer quality models today that produce less than 1.5 sones (a measure of noise). Look for an Energy Star-certified bath fan, which will produce no more than 1.5 sones.Wipe down the shower after use. Using a squeegee to remove water droplets from the shower after use will direct that water down the drain. Otherwise, that water will evaporate and contribute to the home’s indoor humidity.Use a kitchen range hood fan. It should be ducted directly to the outdoors; avoid range hood fans that simply filter and recirculate cooking odors, because those fans don’t remove moisture.Cover pots on your stove. This will minimize evaporation during cooking and will also save energy. In hot humid weather, try to minimize cooking altogether by grilling outdoors or eating more salads.Put houseplants outside in the summer so that they won’t be introducing moisture into your house. If you have a lot of houseplants, evapotranspiration from them can be a huge source of unwanted moisture.Don’t dry laundry indoors. If you hang laundry to dry, hang it outside during the summer months. If you use a clothes dryer, make sure that the exhaust hose is property installed and that leaks are not introducing moisture into the house. Periodically clean exhaust hoses to prevent clogging.Never dry firewood indoors. In rural areas it is not uncommon to bring green firewood directly into the basement for storage. Avoid this practice. As the wood dries it will release huge quantities of moisture into the house–just when you don’t want that moisture.In addition to this Energy Solutions blog, Alex writes the weekly blog on “Alex’s Cool Product of the Week,” which profiles an interesting new green building product each week. The most recent such blog is on gas-filled panels that provide up to R-7.6 per inch. You can sign up to receive notices of these blogs by e-mail—on the blog page enter your e-mail address in the upper right corner.Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, LLC and executive editor of Environmental Building News. To keep up with his latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed.last_img read more