BCDA: P13-B deal with Malaysia firm for New Clark City project aboveboard PLAY LIST 03:51BCDA: P13-B deal with Malaysia firm for New Clark City project aboveboard06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 Rondo, a former teammate of Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento during the 2015-16 campaign, likely will serve as a backup to Jrue Holiday, who was re-signed to a five-year, $126 million guaranteed deal.The Pelicans have been intrigued at the idea of playing Holiday in other spots, an option Rondo might provide.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’It will be the fifth club in four seasons for Rondo, who last season averaged 7.8 points, 6.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 69 games for Chicago. He suffered a broken thumb with the Bulls up 2-0 in a playoff series against Boston, but without him Chicago did not win another game.Rondo owns career averages of 10.7 points, 8.5 assists and 4.9 rebounds over 11 NBA seasons for Boston, Dallas, Sacramento and Chicago. CBB MOST READ Gilas yields to Canadians IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Rajon Rondo #9 of the Chicago Bulls dribbles against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on November 2, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPNew York, United States — Four-time NBA All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo, who helped Boston win the 2008 NBA title, has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to multiple reports Saturday.The 31-year-old American committed to a deal after meetings Thursday and Saturday with Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and head coach Alvin Gentry, Yahoo Sports and ESPN reported.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LATEST STORIES LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer View comments
January 12, 2020
The Agriculture Ministry, through its recently launched Guyana Re-aligning Agriculture for Improved Nutrition and Health (GRAIN-H) programme, continues to promote healthy living throughout Guyana.Some of the tools handed over to the Buxton Health CentreAccording to the Department of Public Information, the GRAIN-H project is a collaborative effort between the Ministry and Region Four’s Regional Democratic Council’s (RDC) Health Department. It is aimed at ensuring that all Guyanese have access to harmless and nutritious food and live with a physical, psychosocial, and culturally health status.Welcoming the Ministry’s donations, Chairman of Demerara-Mahaica, Region Four, Genevieve Allen remarked, “we are heartened with this promise that has delivered and we look forward to the project being fully implemented… I must congratulate the staff of the Buxton Health Centre. This project was a brainchild coming out of their efforts… we are working towards a more nutritious and healthy people in Guyana,” stated Genevieve Allen.Doctor-in-Charge and Family Medicine Specialist, Aneisha Moore-Throne, said: “I do trust that the gifts that would have been given to us by the Ministry of Agriculture would be so used in a manner that would cause us to indeed look out and look forward to a more healthy Guyana.”While the Buxton Health Centre is the first to receive aid for their kitchen garden, the delivery services continue daily to the other remaining health facilities.
January 11, 2020
TEMPE, Ariz. – Of all the Angels’ candidates for a backup outfielder spot, Nick Gorneault brings the most power potential. The only problem is Gorneault is the one without any major-league experience. It leaves the 27-year-old with the prospect of spending a third full season at Triple-A Salt Lake unless he can jump Tommy Murphy and Reggie Willits on the depth chart. And even then, it might not be enough. “I was once told that the only thing you can control in this game is how you prepare yourself, then you just go out there and play,” Gorneault said. “I’m not trying to outperform anybody, I’m just trying to take care of my game and do my thing and let the people who make decisions make decisions at the end of spring training.” Getting in shape is the first step. Gorneault fractured his kneecap on a foul ball June 18 of last season but missed only 25 days. The setback still showed in his numbers, as he hit 15 home runs with 78 RBIs a year after pounding 26 home runs at Salt Lake with a league-leading 108 RBIs. He says that injury is behind him, but now he must fight through some nagging leg problems. A sore quadriceps early in camp led to a sore Achilles tendon that Gorneault battled through enough to start in Tuesday’s intrasquad game. “Nick is a player that has made strides every year,” Scioscia said. “He was very raw when he came into professional baseball with terrific upside. He’s got big-time power, he can hit. He’s learned the game. He’s a guy who’s on our depth chart and we’re going to look at it closely. “Any injury obviously sets a player back and can affect his standing, but Nick has rebounded well and he should be good to go as we get through the spring.” Santana gets pitch count: Ervin Santana will be limited to 30 pitches as the starter in today’s Cactus League opener. The Angels will play host to the Kansas City Royals at noon (1 p.m. local time) with the game to air on AM-710. Joe Saunders is scheduled to start Friday’s game against the Chicago Cubs at Mesa, while John Lackey starts Saturday against the Colorado Rockies at Tucson. Like Santana, Saunders and Lackey also will be limited to 30 pitches. Also: Garret Anderson might not play in a Cactus League game until early next week as he continues to round into shape. Anderson struggled with a sore arch last season, an injury that started in spring training…. Vladimir Guerrero is expected to start in right field today. … Francisco Rodriguez (hamstring), Justin Speier (sore legs) and Scot Shields (shin) will not pitch in games until the weekend at the earliest as they try to overcome nagging injuries. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
January 11, 2020
Marchand faces a charge of manslaughter and assault causing bodily harm in Ball’s death, with a Supreme Court trial scheduled for March 3, 2014, with a pre-trial hearing set for December 16, 2013. He has elected for a trial by judge and jury.Ball suffered extreme brain damage when he was beaten on the corner of 100th and 100th at 2:43 a.m. on July 22, 2012. He later died when he was taken off life support on August 2.- Advertisement –
January 6, 2020
Young, who joined United back in 2011 from Aston Villa, has rejuvenated his career at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho as the former winger has made the vast majority of his 30 appearances this season at left full-back.Indeed so impressive has Young’s form been that he has been included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for friendlies later this month against the Netherlands and Italy.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 12, 2017 Manchester United’s English midfielder Ashley Young applauds the fans following the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Manchester United and Basel at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on September 12, 2017.Manchester United triggered a one-year contract extension clause on March 19, 2018 to retain the services of Ashley Young until 2019. The 32-year-old’s deal was due to expire this summer, but United have confirmed they have taken up the option of an extra 12 months © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 19 – Manchester United triggered a one-year contract extension clause on Monday to retain the services of utility man Ashley Young until 2019.The 32-year-old’s deal was due to expire this summer, but United have confirmed they have taken up the option of an extra 12 months.
December 29, 2019
Two Donegal people have been featured on the latest tax defaulters list by Revenue. Revenue Commissioners have revealed that they have had six-figure settlement offers from two people in the county who did not declare full tax amounts.Fast food provider Nunzio Magliocco of the Ballybofey Grill from Main Street, Ballybofey has been ordered to pay over €336,000 for the under-declaration of Income Tax, PAYE, PRSI and USC. As of June 30th, Mr Magliocco has still to pay €331,500 of the remaining amount.Farmer Ivor Stewart from Illistrin Letterkenny faced a bill of €117,627 for non-declaration of Capital Acquisitions Tax.Sixty six cases from the second quarter of the year were published in the ‘name and shame’ list by Revenue this week. A total of €8,879,893 in settlements have been published from an array of tax defaulters including companies linked to comedian Mario Rosenstock and promoter Denis Desmond.Takeaway owner and farmer named and shamed as Tax Defaulters was last modified: September 12th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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)
December 22, 2019
Chef Martin AndersonOk vegans and felxitarions look away now!There is a saying that the only part of a pig you couldn’t eat was its oink! That’s actually another name for its snout and when cooked properly it can be tastE. It’ll take you a wee bit of time to get the meat out but it can be done .Before the days of modern convenience foods the craft butcher would use every single part of the animal – from head to tail as the saying goes. Silverhill duck farm even use the quak as their ringtone!! The down is used for quilts etc and well ducks’ feet are a delicacy in many countries.I’ve eaten chicken feet myself , not much meat on them and you need to eat plenty to get a proper portion! Boiled and then stir fried, dipped in soy sauce. Just make sure you clip the toe nails first though!Unfortunately we have forgotten just how tasty various parts of the animal are. Many of the internal organs are used for dog & cat foods when in actual fact they are cheap and tasty , rich in vitamins , minerals and very low in fat .A favourite of mine is lambs’ liver, served rare with crispy bacon & sautéed onions, costing roughly €1.50 for a portion, what a bargain. In my time as a chef I’ve cooked pigs heads , a long process and getting the meat out again is a long arduous task but when set in jelly and sliced as a terrine it’s well worth it .Veal brains can be lightly boiled , remove the skin afterwards and then sliced thinly and pan fried , Hannibal lector style if you’ve seen that movie .Veal Sweet breads are also tasty , Sweetbreads are an organ meat from the thymus gland and pancreas. The easiest sweetbreads to find are from veal, ris de veau; or lamb, ris d’agneau, although beef and pork sweetbreads are also available.Ask you butcher for them it’ll take them a week or so to get them but it’ll be well worth it, lightly dusted in flour and shallow fried until they are crispy , served with a garlic mayonnaise or on hot buttered toast .The heart of an animal can be boiled , sliced & pan fried. Diced and added to casseroles , blood sausages or minced and added to a meat loaf mix . Kidneys must be well washed, sliced in half and the centre Vienna removed , again pan fried but served rare to make sure they are tender of you can dice them and add to a steak pie!Pigs ears are usually boiled and given to dogs or cats to chew on ……a messy job in fairness !!Pigs intestine is often used as the casing for sausages as if the lambs caul , often wrapped around various meats to give flavour , add fat & protect the meat during the cooking process !The first ingredient in black pudding is blood from the animal and to be honest it’s not real black pudding if there is no blood in it !! I’ll draw the line at eating the eye balls or any other spherical parts of the animal , I believe they are tough anyway , you can watch I’m a celebrity get me Otta here and see how they enjoy eating them !So the next time you are in the butchers or supermarket , have a look at the offal section you will be surprised at how reasonable they are in price & how tasty too !!The chart below give you an idea of what can be eaten just ask the Google for some recipes.This weeks recipe is for my Chinese style roast loin of bacon , a recipe from my Fat Chef Slim cookery book .No offal in this recipe but it is do tasty , served with boiled rice , sauté Pak Choi and make sure the fat is crispy .Chinese roast loin of bacon.Even this picture of pork looks good enough to at!You will need.Loin of bacon, with a good layer of fat. (Allow 6oz of raw meat per person).4 cloves of garlic , choppedRed food colouring ( powered or paste is the best )Chinese five spice.Grated ginger or ginger paste.Lemon pepper.Rapeseed oil .Method.In a large bowl mix your marinate. The measurements will depend on your taste. But don’t over do the colouring!!Score the fat of the bacon and place into the marinate and coat well, you may wish to use gloves to do this as the colouring will get everywhere.Allow to marinate for at least 12 hours.Heat your oven to 180c, good and hot.Place your bacon onto a wire rack and then into a roasting dish.Roast for 25 minutes per pound and 25 minutes over.Remove from the oven when done and allow to rest before carving.For Char Sui rice, allow the pork to cool and chop into small pieces.Adding to the rice at the end to reheat.By marinating the pork you are giving that extra bit of flavour , the only fat in this dish is the natural fat from the bacon which will melt away while roasting , try not to over cook the pork as it will dry out.‘IT’S JUST OFFAL’ – SO SAYS CHEF MARTIN ANDERSON was last modified: October 2nd, 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)
December 21, 2019
Former world champion Glen Johnson speaks ahead of his Commonwealth super-middleweight title clash with Hammersmith’s George Groves at the ExCel London on Saturday. (Video courtesy of iFilm London)See also:O’Meara to fight for Commonwealth titleGroves believes he can stop JohnsonWatch the Groves v Johnson pre-fight press conferenceGroves discusses Johnson and a potential clash with FrochGroves and DeGale in new war of wordsWatch Groves and Johnson square-up at their weigh-inDuo weigh in ahead of title 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
December 19, 2019
Ever since Shinya Yamanaka figured out how to coax skin cells to become pluripotent stem cells in 2007 (something for which he is being considered for a Nobel Prize, see PhysOrg), other researchers have been improving on his idea. Three big gains were announced recently. PhysOrg and New Scientist reported work by Derrick Rossi of the Children’s Hospital Boston, who found that programmed messenger RNA (mRNA) can safely insert the cocktail of genetic switches into a cell without modifying the DNA with virus vectors. PhysOrg said that the resulting induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) are “apparently identical to human embryonic stem cells, the initial building blocks of all the organs of the body.” Science Daily said the new method is “remarkably efficient.” Another remarkable finding that could speed up the production of adult stem cells was made in Australia. PhysOrg reported that researchers at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney has “found a way to increase the number of blood-forming stem cells when growing them outside of the body.” The secret is to put them on a unique stretchy surface that mimics their own natural environment in the body. Combining this factor with the previously-used hormone treatments produced two to three times more stem cells in culture. The more they can be grown in the lab, the less they must be harvested from the body – umbilical cords, bone marrow, and other sites – and the more patients can benefit. In another breakthrough, researchers at the University of Buffalo have found a way to keep adult stem cells from aging. Science Daily said a team has engineered mesenchymal stem cells to “grow continuously in culture, a discovery that could speed development of cost-effective treatments for diseases including heart disease, diabetes, immune disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.” This will not only help bring down the price of stem cell therapies, but permit the production of individually-tailored cell lines. Dr. Techung Lee envisions a day when “one can generate a line from each ethnic group for each gender for people to choose from.” PhysOrg reported on a presentation at MIT on the progress being made with stem cell therapy. The ability to reprogram adult stem cells to behave just like embryonic stem cells really “electrified the field,” said biologist Rudolf Jaenisch. Some of the hurdles he mentioned with iPSCs in his lecture are being overcome by the announcements from Boston and Sydney. This is great news, because “Using reprogrammed body cells to treat disease would overcome one of the major hurdles to using embryonic stem cells, which is that embryonic cells would likely cause an immune reaction in the patient.” Adult stem cells also overcome the major ethical hurdle of using human embryos for research. It’s onward and forward for reattaching teeth (Science Daily), treating stroke (PhysOrg), repairing damaged hearts (PhysOrg), and who knows else might come from these wonder cells.This is good science as it should be done: pure research that produces understanding, and looks ahead to the possibility of improving our lives. “Do no harm” states the Hippocratic Oath. A corollary of that is “Do no Darwin” (example).(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
December 18, 2019
“It is critical that we also ensure that on the road, as people move from one point to another, we provide services in that regard,” he said. Plans to deploy medical response personnel on frequently used routes during the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ are well under way, says South Africa’s 2010 Organising Committee. Organising Committee chief medical officer Victor Ramathesele told journalists in Sun City last week that they were working with the government to ensure that incidents needing medical intervention were effectively attended to during the month-long tournament, which starts in June. The 2010 Medical Volunteer Programme was also established to recruit volunteers with specialised skills in the medical fraternity to bolster the number of World Cup deployments. 1 March 2010 Source: BuaNews Fifa health guarantee The Communicable Disease Control workgroup has developed a comprehensive plan, including factors such as national and international disease surveillance, public awareness information, outbreak indicators and strengthening existing disease outbreak policies and systems, he said. “It’s important to ensure that people do not bring diseases into the country during this critical time. We also have to ensure that we can manage communicable diseases, particularly seasonal flu and of course H1N1 [Swine Flu] as well,” he said. Medical volunteers These include emergency medical services, hospital services, port health, environmental health, communicable diseases control, health promotion, forensic medical services, clinical medico-legal and pathology services. Communicable diseases Meanwhile, Fifa said they were confident that South African health systems would be able to cope with the demand during the tournament. “We have to provide services to the teams, but beyond that we also have to make sure that we can provide services to the spectators and everybody else,” Ramathesele said. “We will provide support during the matches and in the public viewing areas. The health department’s commitments include ensuring the availability of 24-hour comprehensive health and medical response and disaster management services for the duration of the tournament in different areas. Special measures will be put in place to ensure that all international ports of entry, whether they are land, sea or air, are properly monitored in terms of health related issues. South Africa’s state of readiness was tested during the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup. Ramathesele added that they would be providing more than basic health services at World Cup stadiums, routes and fans parks. The Department of Health signed a Fifa guarantee promising that the infrastructure of the South African health system – and, specifically, a comprehensive medical and disaster-management service – would be available in the host cities for the World Cup.