19 01 20

first_imgFilipinos 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 It’s final: PBA veteran superstars to beef up Gilas in Fiba Asia in Lebanon IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass the ball as he drives against Dennis Smith Jr. #1 of the Dallas Mavericks during a semifinal game of the 2017 Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Los Angeles won 108-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPLonzo Ball seems to be just what the Lakers needed.Yes, it’s only summer league, but Los Angeles is mired in a playoff drought and in much need of some excitement. Enter the No. 2 pick in the draft.ADVERTISEMENT The circus atmosphere off the court somewhat overshadows what Ball has done on the court.Ball has been impressive with is play-making skills.It all makes the 6-foot-6 Ball seem like an ideal for La La Land.He grew up in the suburb of Chino Hills and the City of Angels is used to big point guards with next level passing ability. Fellow rookie Kyle Kuzma has averaged 20.5 points per game in large part due to Ball’s pinpoint passes.Magic Johnson, the Lakers president of basketball operations, immediately laid out his expectations after drafting Ball — for the rookie’s number to hang from the Staples Center rafters. And the former UCLA star is making the architect of Showtime and owner of five championship rings look like a soothsayer.“Passing translates, I don’t care what level you’re on,” Johnson told Lakers.com. “Lakers fans are thirsty. … This team will be exciting and it starts with that point guard position. ”Lakers fans in Vegas are all on board for the Ball era.“I like the idea the Balls are taking control of their own lives and trying to start their own brand and do things their way,” said Mark Appelbaum, 51, who sat courtside in a Kobe Bryant high school jersey. “It’s brought life and excitement back to the Lakers because Lonzo brings life and excitement with the way he plays.“I don’t look at it as being brash I look at it as being confident. … I think it’s funny that people are making a big deal about it, he’s just doing what he wants.” Ball has created a buzz around the Los Angeles franchise — on and off the court.He has averaged 16.3 points, 9.3 assists and 7.7 rebounds in six summer league games in Las Vegas. The California native with Showtime-like flair has two triple-doubles and four double-digit assist games while leading the team to Monday night’s championship game. He will miss the final contest with a mild calf strain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’His absence Monday is almost throwaway line in the final chapter of Ball’s summer league story.The 19-year-old Ball made more headlines wearing different brands of sneakers each game. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation “All press is good press, technically,” Finish Line content manager and creative strategist Brandon Edler said. “Just the fact that we continue to talk about their every single move is amazing for their brand. … Maybe his dad is just on a completely different level and he’s sitting there thinking, ‘Maybe this isn’t a great way to sell the shoe, but we’ve got everybody talking about us and every time somebody’s talking about us, that’s great for Big Baller Brand.’”Ball and his boisterous father, LaVar, just might be marketing geniuses with how they’ve kept his sneaker choice as headline news despite turning down lucrative offers from the major brands.The sneaker rotation is clearly a deliberate plan and LaVar continues to tell people he’s asking for a huge deal with one of the major companies.Many have criticized the hype machine and multiple summer league players have said they wouldn’t wear the brand. But those same players were supportive, even envious, of the concept of having their own independent fashion and sneaker line.The Ball method is certainly unconventional. Rarely does someone promote their own brand by featuring products from other companies. But Lonzo said that’s part of the Big Baller Brand — having the independence to do what one wants.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

19 01 20

first_imgWushu bet Balangui trips US foe, assures Team PH of Universiade medal LATEST STORIES Greg Slaughter is slowly but surely getting back to peak form, and Japeth Aguilar has improved tremendously ever since Tim Cone took over as they form, hands-down, the most athletic, tallest frontline in the conference.Tip-off time is at 7 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay where the Fuel Masters hope to author an upset and arrest a six-game losing streak to get back in the playoff hunt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The other Ginebra weapons that complement its twin towers are import Justin Brownlee and a guard rotation—veteran LA Tenorio and Scottie Thompson—which could stand out as the most efficient in the league.Thompson is an all-around talent who, whatever is needed, gets things done. In a 94-80 ripping of luckless Alaska on Saturday in Cebu City, the 6-foot-1 former Perpetual Help ace in the NCAA missed a triple double by two points after getting 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matthew Wright, Jeff Chan and import Brandon Brown will be leading the Fuel Masters.Meanwhile, Blackwater, another team that has a hot streak going—actually its franchise-best run—will shoot for a fourth straight victory when it clashes with TNT KaTropa in the 4:15 p.m. contest.Henry Walker arrived and rejuvenated the Elite, who will be seeking to claim another big fish in the Texters and step up their drive for the next round.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESWith a four-game winning streak and looking more fearsome, Barangay Ginebra slugs it out with slumping Phoenix Petroleum to try to inch closer to a quarterfinal berth in the PBA Governors’ Cup.Playing like a well-oiled machine and with plenty of time to get even better in their bid for a repeat, the Gin Kings are one of only a handful of sides given a chance of thwarting sister team San Miguel Beer’s Grand Slam bid.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 respitelast_img read more

18 01 20

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES UE Lady Red Warriors. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Judith Abil scored 22 points to lead University of the East to its first win of the season, beating Adamson, 20-25, 28-26, 25-23, 25-22, in the second women’ss match of the UAAP Season 81 volleyball at FiOil Flying V Center.The Lady Warriors improved their record 1-2, while sending the Lady Falcons deeper in the standings at 0-3.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Adamson handily took the opening set after UE committed 10 unforced errors in the frame against three by the Lady Falcons.But UE soon found its mark mainly through Abil, who made sure UE would at least improve from its start last season where it went 0-7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Female athletes take center stage at 2019 PSA Awards Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

17 01 20

first_imgThe Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) has estimated that the State will be able to rake in .8 million in savings per year, following the installation of 65 energy efficient streetlights.The GEA recently replaced 65 High Pressure Sodium Vapor (HPSV) street lamps with 65 energy efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lamps as part of its ongoing energy efficiency programme.The HPSV lamps were rated at 250 watts each while the new LED lamps are rated at 100 watts each. The switch is expected to lead to significantly lower energy consumption rates. Fifty-eight of the lamps were installed at Timehri, while four and three were installed at the Umana Yana and Camp and Lamaha Streets, respectively.The Government presently operates about 6000 HPSV street lamps, rated at 250 watt and 5000 lamps within the different municipalities rated at 175 watts, which accrue a yearly operational cost of approximately $653.7 million per year while consuming 10.4 million kWh of energy.However, through the use of 100W LED lamps, it is possible to significantly reduce the cost that the current street lighting systems incur. It is estimated that the 65 LED lamps that were installed will reduce the annual energy consumption by 42,705 kWh, saving G$2,800,166.85 per year. The simple payback period for these lamps is 1.07 years and the lamps have an estimated lifespan of 11 years.In order to determine which lamp was best suited for use in the pilot project, studies were carried out by GEA’s engineers. The engineers, led by Energy Engineer Leon DeSouza, were assisted by a team of Engineers from the Public Infrastructure Ministry’s Street Light Division.“We were able to determine which lamps presented the best wattage and design to meet the necessary requirements,” explained DeSouza.He continued, “The energy efficient lamps compared were 40, 60, 80, 100 and 120 Watt LED lamps and the 80, 100 and 120 Watt induction lamps. It was concluded that the 100 Watt LED lamps could be used for commercial roadways and 40 Watt LED lamps could be used for minor roads.”In keeping with its mandate to develop and encourage the development and utilisation of sources of energy other than sources presently in use and to carry out research into all sources of energy (including those sources presently used in Guyana), the GEA will continue to explore, install, and monitor energy efficient streetlight technologies with the aim of gaining knowledge and thereby make recommendations that will guide decisions with regards to street lighting.The GEA is calling on all municipalities, Neighbourhood Democratic Councils, and civic groups to take advantage of the benefits of energy efficiency by installing only energy efficient street lights.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgSeveral residents of Kwakwani in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Friday took to the streets to protest the poor quality of water and electricity supply in the area.Guyana Times understands that the residents stood in front of the Kwakwani Utilities Inc (KUI), Kwakwani Park Office, attempting get the attention of a senior representative, to address the ongoing issues affecting them.The villagers have long been complaining about the poor quality of water they receive as well as the constant fluctuation in power supply. According to one of the protesters, a member of KUI’s Board engaged them and in the end referred to them as “jackasses” for protesting.Meanwhile, over in Kuru Kururu on the Soesdyke Linden Highway, several residents complained of being without power from more than 12 hours after aA section of the protestors in Kwakwani, Region 10 on Fridaytransformer exploded around 20:00h on Thursday evening.<<<>>> understands about 60 residents were affected due to the explosion of the transformer on Thursday evening.One disgruntled resident, Anita Singh, who said she called the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) one month prior to the explosion, to complain of load shedding among others problems being experienced, noted that the company never visited to address the situation.According to her, she reported the issue to GPL some one month back after she observed sparks on the transformer, which is just to the head of her street.The woman complained, “I’ve made several calls to GPL but they refused to come and have a look at it, however last night (Thursday) at just around eight o’clock or just before they had an explosion which left us without power for the entire night”.Singh added that she was worried about her meat in her refrigerator since she has suffered losses due to similar cases before with the power company. She even noted how affected her two children were during the entire night, although they were expected to go to school the following day.A senior citizen in another street who was also affected noted how scared she was since the crime rate in the area has been increasing. That resident said she was not only without power, but without phone lines and felt helpless.Guyana Times understands that the community had their power restored at 13:00h.last_img read more

11 01 20

first_imgTODAY Owning a Business Workshop, 7-11 a.m., Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Call (818) 456-5022. Nature Hike, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Caballero Canyon, Lower Trailhead, Tarzana. Bring food and drink. Enter park at end of Reseda Boulevard. Call (818) 348-5910. Scrapbooking workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., West Valley YMCA, 18810 Vanowen St., Reseda. call (818) 419-2513. San Fernando Valley Branch NAACP’s 50th Year Gala Celebration, 6 p.m., Odyssey Restaurant, 15600 Odyssey Drive, Granada Hills. Call (877) 245-9381. Chinese New Year Celebration, 6 p.m., Student Union Building, California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Free. Call (805) 493-3323. Armenian-Greek Folk Dance, 7 p.m., Glendale Civic Auditorium, lower level, 1401 N. Verdugo Drive. Call (562) 941-0845. Musician/Storyteller Makinto African-American performance, 7 p.m., Burbank Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Free. Call (818) 238-5600. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@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

11 01 20

first_imgGrant (19-1) is coming off a 56-30 loss to Taft in the City semifinals, which ended the Lancers’ school-record 19-game winning streak. Long Beach Poly is the top-ranked team in the state by calpreps.com. The Jackrabbits (31-1) defeated Brea Olinda 55-53 in Friday’s Southern Section Div. I-AA title game. Hart received an at-large bid to the Div. I state playoffs despite losing to Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach 50-40 in the Southern Section Div. I-A semifinal. The Indians (27-3) host City Section runner-up Washington (22-7). The only local representative not competing in Div. I is L.A. Baptist, which clinched its first section title in school history Friday with a 63-58 victory over Bishop Conarty-Loretto of LosAngeles in the Southern Section Div. V-A final. The Knights (21-6) host LACES of Los Angeles (6-14) in a Div. IV play-in game. All games begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday. kevin.connelly@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Four local girls’ basketball teams were selected to the CIFstate playoffs when the pairings were released Sunday: Taft of Woodland Hills, Grant of Van Nuys, Hart of Newhall and L.A. Baptist of North Hills. Taft (23-2) has won an area-best 23 consecutive games, including Saturday’s 39-36 victory over Washington of Los Angeles to clinch the program’s first City Section title. center_img The Toreadors will host Pacifica of Oxnard (20-10) in the first round of the Div. I playoffs. The other local City Section representative is Grant, which visits defending Div. I state champion Long Beach Poly for a first-round game. last_img read more

6 01 20

first_imgGor Start at home against Zamalek, then play away in Angola against Atletico, followed by a home match against Hussein Dey.K’Ogalo will then be on the road to North Africa to face Hussein Dey then travel to Zamalek before finishing the campaign against Atlético at home.First matches will be played on the weekend of February 3.Gor qualified to the group stage for a second successive season after eliminating Cameron’s New Star de Duala 2-1 on aggregate.Zamalek are favourites in the group, having won the CAF Champions League five times and they currently lead the Egyptian Premier League on 41 points ahead of second placed Pyramids FC who are on 38 points and have played three more games than Zamalek.On the other hand, Petroleos have seven appearances in the CAF Confederation Cup where they reached the group stages in 2004 and 2006.Petroleos are currently placed fourth in the Angolan Premier League on 18 points, though they have played two less matches than the rest.On their part, NA Hussein Dey are featuring in their second CAF Confederation Cup appearance and their first group stage reach ever.They currently occupy eighth slop in the Algerian top league on 23 points, having played 17 matches, just one less that leaders USM Alger.FULL DRAWGroup AHassania Agadir (Morocco)AS Otôho (Republic of the Congo)RS Berkane (Morocco)Raja Casablanca (Morocco)Group BÉtoile du Sahel (Tunisia)Enugu Rangers (Nigeria)Salitas (Burkina Faso)CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)Group CZESCO United (Zambia)Al-Hilal (Sudan)Asante Kotoko (Ghana)Nkana (Zambia)Group DGor Mahia (Kenya)NA Hussein Dey (Algeria)Petro de Luanda (Angola)Zamalek (Egypt)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia players pose for a line up before their Kenyan Premier League match against Posta Rangers at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on January 9, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 21 – Kenyan giants Gor Mahia have been drawn in the same pool with Egyptian side Zamalek in the CAF Confederation Cup group draw conducted on Monday.Gor, the record 17-time Kenyan Premier League champions will also take on Algeria’s NA Huissein Dey and Atletico Petroleos from Angola in Pool D as they seek to better their 2018 performance where they inched closer to the quarters.last_img read more

3 01 20
first_imgBy Karen Matthews THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – When Helen Springut was growing up, her parents wouldn’t vacation in Germany or buy a German car. The legacy of the Holocaust was too bitter. But Springut, 26, has been to Germany several times and doesn’t think “all Germans are Nazis.” Now she is applying for German citizenship under a law that allows Jews who fled Hitler, and their children and grandchildren, to become naturalized Germans. For many people, that means receiving a European Union passport that can pave the way for living and working in Europe. The German law, which has been on the books since the 1950s, applies to Jews who were stripped of German citizenship during the Nazi era and their descendants. It can also apply to communists and others driven from Hitler’s Germany for political reasons. The German consulate in New York handles up to 30 such applications a month, and one law firm here says it has 120 Jewish clients seeking German citizenship. Most of those taking advantage of the law are from regions of the former Soviet Union, but there are also applicants from the United States, Canada and Australia. More than 4,000 Israelis also received German citizenship in 2006, a 50 percent increase over 2005. According to the German government, there are now some 200,000 Jews living in Germany, up from 25,000 before the 1989 collapse of the Berlin Wall. Springut, a Harvard graduate who works in film production in Hollywood, has no immediate plans to move to Germany and will not lose her U.S. citizenship if her application is approved. Springut learned she might be eligible from someone in the German consulate in Los Angeles. She then began gathering documents to prove that her paternal grandfather, who was born in Germany and left in the 1930s, was a German citizen. It hasn’t been easy. “As the Allies approached, the Nazis just burned everything,” she said. “Documentation doesn’t really exist.” In New York, the Fridman Law Group offers to help applicants through the process and advertises its services in local papers. Nathalie Tauchner, who runs the group’s German Citizenship Project, said the firm has handled about 120 cases and has obtained German citizenship for more than two dozen clients since starting the service one year ago. Heinrich Neumann, a spokesman for the German consulate in New York, said applicants don’t need an attorney’s help. “It’s a matter of fact,” he said. “You have to meet the conditions.” In general, the German government discourages dual citizenship, but it makes an exception for eligible Jews. If granted citizenship, they are entitled to the same government benefits guaranteed to other Germans. “You are equal with every other German. We don’t have first-class and second-class citizenship,” Neumann said. Tauchner acknowledged that using a lawyer is not necessary “but under certain circumstances it makes your life a lot easier.” She said the law can be complicated. For example, an American Jew might think his or her grandfather was a German citizen because he was born in Germany in 1925. But if he was the son of Polish immigrants to Germany, he might not have been a German citizen under the laws in effect at the time. “It’s one thing to say `My grandfather was a German citizen and therefore I’m eligible,”‘ she said. “It’s another thing to have proof of that.” Tauchner said her clients seek German citizenship for different reasons. Some fled Nazi Germany themselves and are now in their 80s and 90s. “Their motivation is, something was taken from them in an unjust manner and they want to get it back,” she said. The children and grandchildren of the Holocaust generation have different motivations. “They are primarily interested because it does open Europe to them,” Tauchner said. Few of those clients have definite plans to move to Germany, she added. Rather, they are thinking: “Now I can broaden my job search. I don’t have to work in the United States. I can also look in England.” Not all children of Holocaust survivors are ready to make their peace; the memory of 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis persists. Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, was born in Poland in 1940 and saved from the Holocaust by a nanny who had him baptized as a Catholic. While he has traveled in Germany, he says his own children won’t go there. “Some of the younger generation are not willing to let go yet,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
29 12 19

first_imgThe doctor arrivesCaught between a rock and a hard place on ToryGranda said we could have a rest!Nobody cares how you dance on ToryPole dancing on ToryA door to the pastJimmy is still winning matches on ToryTime to relax at Derek Hill’s hutAlways follow the right pathWaiting for the ferryTime to catch up with the news from the mainland  SUMMER ON TORY ISLAND – PICTURE SPECIAL II was last modified: August 20th, 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:picturesTory Islandlast_img read more