787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum welcomed the challenge and proved the hype was real, toppling San Beda, 96-91, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.CJ Perez steered early season shocker, dropping seven of his 24 points in the fourth quarter while registering four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block.ADVERTISEMENT Teodoro rises to Meneses challenge after disappointing opener End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer MOST READ Quarters: 24-18, 50-46, 73-75, 96-91. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Reymar Caduyac also fired 16 markers, five of which coming in the last 1:48 to hold off the Red Lions. He also netted seven assists and three boards in the win.“To play against San Beda, it’s gonna take a lot of grit, a lot of perseverance, and never giving up,” said coach Topex Robinson. “But it’s not about me, but it’s about the players. We just kept on playing and we just kept on grinding.”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’Mike Nzeusseu chipped in a double-double with his 18 points and 13 rebounds, while rookie Jaycee Marcelino nabbed 14 markers, six boards, two dimes, and two steals.Lyceum’s defensive stance in the end game did the trick as it held San Beda without a field goal for the last 2:47 to break off from an 89-all deadlock before Javee Mocon drilled two freebies with 56.7 seconds remaining. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Red Lions still had chances to close in on the Pirates, but AC Soberano and Robert Bolick botched point-blank shots in the final 20 seconds.It was Lyceum’s first win over San Beda since NCAA Season 89, still under coach Bonnie Tan.Robert Bolick paced San Beda with 21 points, eight rebounds, and six assists, while Clint Doliguez added 19 markers and seven boards.The Scores:LYCEUM 96 – Perez 24, Nzeusseu 18, Caduyac 16, Jc. Marcelino 14, Baltazar 9, Jv. Marcelino 7, Ayaay 4, Tansingco 2, Liwag 2, Santos 0, Ibanez 0, Pretta 0, Cinco 0.SAN BEDA 91 – Bolick 21, Doliguez 19, Soberano 12, Mocon 10, Noah 9, Presbitero 8, Potts 4, Bahio 4, Adamos 2, Tankoua 2, Carino 0, Tongco 0, Abuda 0.ADVERTISEMENT LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
January 12, 2020
Since its establishment in November of 2017, the Sexual Offences Court have adjudicated 14 matters with over 75 per cent involving sexual activity and rape with a child, according to Justice Simone Morris-Ramlal.Justice Morris-Ramlal made the disclosure on Friday at the opening of a two-day training session with stakeholders of the Sexual Offences Court, with the aim of enhancing capabilities and being more responsive to the issues that are relevant in the adjudication and interaction with vulnerable cases. The Judiciary in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) at the Georgetown Club hosts the training session.Some of the Judges, Magistrates and stakeholders at the workshop“Since the Sexual [Offences] Court opened, it has met my expectations and one of the aims was to provide victims a comfortable environment to testify in and with facilities that would encourage them to give the very best evidence. In keeping to that, I have attempted to implement the sexual offence guidelines which support the timely resolution matters,” she said.She noted that of the 14 completed matters, seven were for sexual activity with a child by a family member and four were for rape of a child under 16. Additionally, the victims’ ages range from three to 28; with most of the perpetrators being over the age of 35.Justice Morris-Ramlal further explained that 12 of the victims were able to have their support persons with them during their testimony. Of the 14 matters, there were nine guilty verdicts, four not guilty and one hung jury, with the sentences ranging from nine years to life imprisonment.Meanwhile, UNICEF’s Deputy Country Representative Paolo Marchi said UNICEF is pleased with the Chancellor and Chief Justice’s commitment to tackling violence. He said the frequency and dreadful levels of violence is one to be concerned with and lauded Guyana for taking tangible steps to address sexual violence.“According to records in the past three years, over 1000 cases of violence and abuse have been reported, this is a very worrying number in a country like Guyana and this is just the reported cases. This is the tip of the iceberg,” he said.“This year UNICEF in partnership with the Ministry of Social Protection is also supporting the drafting and finalisation of the national plan of action for the implementation of the Sexual Offences Court. Through partnership, we hope we can support the prevention of violence,” March added.Acting Chancellor, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards said the establishment of a Sexual Offences Court is an important milestone in the Judiciary’s history, adding that testifying in court could be a traumatic experience and is especially difficult for persons who are victims of sexual offences.“We need to understand that even the trainer need some sort of assistance, some sort of help, some sort of guidance in that regard and even the Judges adjudicating may need some help in dealing with secondary trauma,” she said.“Training, counselling, debriefing and the employment of psychological skills are needed for the improvement of the services we prove… the improvement of the court personnel and all persons providing services in the Sexual Offences Court,” she added.The training workshop will conclude today and Dr Diane Douglas and Natalie O’Brady are facilitating it. The training workshop is for officers of the court, governmental and non-governmental organisations, Judges and Magistrates.
January 12, 2020
On Wednesday, minibus operators across the various routes will be involved in a training session aimed at preparing them to respond to emergencies, especially in cases of accidents. This is according to President of the United Minibus Union (UMU), Eon Andrews, who explained that the training would be conducted by the Guyana Red Cross Society as part of implementing the Code of Conduct for Bus Drivers and Conductors.“We’re starting this orientation seminar next week Wednesday, and a Police consultation at Eve Leary. We’re supposed to be having at least about 30 operatives from six different routes to start the orientation. We are doing it in Georgetown and in the Regions”, Andrews stated.The training, which will be conducted twice a month, will cater for five operators from each route during every session. In addition to the Red Cross Society, the Guyana Police Force will also lecture the minibus operators on safe and defensive driving.Moreover, the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) will play a part in implementing this Code of Conduct, according to Andrews.“Consumer Affairs Department will obviously talk about Consumer-related things also, to let the (operators of the) buses know that it’s not just about them, the consumer also has a responsibility,” the Union President stated.The Road Safety Council of Guyana is also expected to participate in the training session. This arm of the Public Security Ministry will lecture the operators on what they can do to ensure passengers reach their destinations safely.Andrews pointed out that he is aware of some complaints that passengers are being robbed in buses, something he feels should never happen. In fact, the head of the UMU pointed out that such service providers should be incarcerated for failing to take proper measures to ensure passengers are safe.On this note, he pointed to the importance of the orientation exercise, since many operators are still uncertain of what is expected of them in the Code of Conduct. Andrews said he realises that some persons may even have a difficulty in interpreting what the document says, hence the need for this training.He spoke specifically on the occurrence of accidents, and said most times drivers and conductors panic when an accident occurs, instead of trying to assist passengers. Hopefully, he said, the training will help to address this.Among the areas which will be addressed under the Code of Conduct are the operators’ mode of dress, language and behaviour. This means that operators will not be allowed to wear inappropriate clothing, exposing themselves, use indecent language, and treat passengers in a hostile manner. In fact, operators will now be mandated to wear a uniform, along with an identification badge which should include the name of the organisation of association.They will also be expected to help the elderly, if needed, and not force them to hurry and be seated, while at the same time treat foreigners who speak different languages in a respectable and hospitable manner.The code of conduct also states that persons belonging to vulnerable groups, such as children and the differently-able, be treated with care.The new document will also prohibit minibus drivers from making stops, except at bus stops. They will also be expected to play their music at comfortable levels for their passengers, and not have derogatory images or words on the interior or exterior of the buses.The code of conduct also reinforces other laws with regard to overloading, among other things. The fare structure, according to the code of conduct, must be visible to passengers.Passengers are now being asked to contact the Guyana Police Force should the code of conduct be violated by these operators.
January 12, 2020
The race will feature two separate distances for those involved. The first will be the adult distance for racers 18 years of age and older, which will include a 1000 metre swim, a 26 km bike ride and will conclude with a 6 km run.The Adult Short Course and Teens, age 12-17, will race through a 300 metre swim, a 13 km bike ride and end with a 2.5 km run.Check in time for the event is set at 7:45 a.m., which is also when the pre-race checks will begin. The race will begin 9 a.m. from the North Peace Leisure Pool.- Advertisement -As the race is taking place, 96th Ave to 93rd St. will be closed between the hours of 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.Organizers would also like to make the public aware that various intersections around the city will be controlled to allow participants of the Triathlon to cross in a safe manner.For more information on the upcoming 2012 Fort St. John Triathlon, visit the race’s official website.Advertisement
January 6, 2020
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December 30, 2019
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The 54-year-old Torrance resident has been at his location for more than four years. Before that, he occupied a Redondo Beach site for more than eight years. A wall at Erickson’s fitness center sports photographs of some of his most famous clients over the years including Britney Spears, Shania Twain, Salma Hayek and Keith Richards. Erickson has had a colorful career. A certified chiropractor, he holds a doctorate in physical therapy and sports medicine from USC. He also studied various other therapy techniques including kinesiology, shiatsu massage, acupressure, moxibustion and herbal therapy. Also, Erickson has a black belt in various martial arts disciplines. He uses all these skills in his fitness training. A profession Erickson no longer pursues is bodyguard, although he still has a photo in his gym of himself guarding the Dalai Lama. What does your job entail? I’m a trainer, sports medicine (expert), chiropractor extraordinaire. I do training here or I go to people’s homes. I do group and I do personal training as well. Which do you prefer? I like them both. People get better results when it’s one on one. But with a group, you have an audience. That fires me up, and you get a lot of good energy. What are your workouts like? It’s a mix of anaerobic and aerobic. I keep your body in constant shock through a diversification of workout. It’s a mixture of plyometrics, boxing-style rope-jumping routines with all the tricks, floor weights, floor Pilates, abdominal work, kickboxing. I do medicine ball routines. How often do you change directions in a workout? It’s constant sporadic change. Sometimes I’ll do them at a minute interval or a 30-second interval. So in a few minutes I have them dripping in sweat. What challenges do you face? My hardest thing is instilling confidence or a certainty that they can make this happen. It’s easy for people to be negative. What can lead to failure in training? Doubt, low self-esteem, believing the negative things about themselves. How big are your class sizes? They go anywhere from five to 20. It just depends on the day. Do you work on diet? I do all nutrition and diet control. I make them write journals for me on what they do eat, and I show them how to mix it up. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? Hot fudge sundaes. Or a martini, but it’s straight up so there’s not many calories. What do you do to keep fit? I still do my martial arts. I jump rope for about a half-hour. I do push-ups and sit-ups. I’m very structured in what I eat, and one day a week I eat what I want. What do you charge? There’s a $30 special right now for private lessons. It’s $85 a month for unlimited group classes. Private training at people’s houses is $100 an hour. What’s the best part of your job? Working with people. That’s the essence of what I’m about. I really like seeing people’s lives change. I like to turn their dreams into reality. What’s the worst part of your job? There is none. Come on. No job is perfect? Mine is. There really isn’t any bad. Even on my bad days, it’s a good day because I learn something about it. Are you planning anything new? I have workout DVDs we’re going to start filming at the end of November. And hopefully it will be released by the first of the year. One of your clients told me that your training has greatly improved his sexual prowess. Is it common for your training to have that effect on people? Yes. Actually it does. It’s building their stamina and their endurance. Are you as good as Viagra? Any drug is going to enhance them at a much faster pace. But this is a natural way to do it. firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Muhammed El-Hasan STAFF WRITER Jerry Erickson says he views his clients as unfinished artwork that he must complete. No, Erickson is not a tattoo or body piercing artist, although his clients have been known to wince with pain. He runs a gym called Erickson’s Fitness Boot Camp in Torrance.
December 26, 2019
One of the three councillors under investigation for alleged overclaiming of expenses has said he will “robustly defend” any claims against him.Cllr David AlcornAnd Cllr David Alcorn said he wants it to be known that his referral to the Standards In Public Office is NOT for double-claiming.The Burtonport county councillor along with Cllrs Dessie Larkin and Padraig O’Dochartaigh have all been referred to SIPO by Donegal County Council. It follows a series of anonymous allegations sent to the council claiming various misappropriations of expenses.A statement issued this afternoon by Cllr Alcorn said “Cllr David Alcorn will defend his reputation robustly in the coming months and assures his supporters, friends and constituents he remains totally committed to public service and advancing the communities he serves.”The Fianna Fail stalwart also attacked Donegal County Council’s handling of the matter.He said he “bitterly disappointed” that the three comprehensive replies which he furnished to Donegal County Council were not accepted by them, especially in the context that the council themselves both signed off and issued payment to him on the basis of his original claim forms for partial attendance of conferences in line with existing precedent on the issuing of such payments in the council since he joined the council in 1999. He stated “I welcome the opportunity to have this matter examined in detail by officials from Standards in public office, who will independently investigate the matter in great detail.”He also welcomesd the fact that his referral is on the grounds of section 8.2 of the code of conduct of councillors which means the partially attendance of conferences ( he further clarifies, that he clearly and honestly only claimed for partial attendance of the conference when he submitted his original claim to Donegal County Council, in line with existing precedent in Donegal County Council).Cllr Alcorn added that this is his 44th year in serving the people of the Gaeltachta and west Donegal.“The past 9 months have been by far the most difficult on my wife and family and I thank the many people who have supported me in this difficult period,” he stated.He conlcuded he will not be issuing any further statements until the investigation is completed by SIPO. EXPENSES INVESTIGATION – ALCORN SAYS HE WILL DEFEND ANY CLAIMS AGAINST HIM was last modified: June 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:David AlcornDonegal County Councilexpenses
December 24, 2019
DONEGAL fans come in all ages.And at the WonderYears Childcare crèche in Letterkenny, they tend to be young.But they also know which team to get behind. Pix by Gabrielle Gallagher COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: WONDER YEARS KIDS GET BEHIND DONEGAL! was last modified: September 20th, 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)
December 20, 2019
In hopes to shed salary and enhance roster flexibility, the Warriors will waive veteran Shaun Livingston before his $7.7 million contract becomes fully guaranteed on Wednesday, a league source confirmed to Bay Area News Group. ESPN first reported the news.The Warriors had planned to part ways with Livingston’s salary, but they had mutually agreed to push back making a decision to July 10 so they could assemble most of their roster before making a decision. The Warriors also explored trading …
December 19, 2019
An Arizona State research team has found support for the theory that intercessory prayer works, says EurekAlert. David R. Hodge averaged 17 studies on intercessory prayer, including some that measured no effect. His overall result contradicts a Harvard study (2006) by Benson that prayer has no influence on a patient’s health. Still, he could not say without qualification that prayer alone should be used as treatment.Well-meaning as these studies are, they have many problems. This is not the kind of phenomenon that can be reduced to scientific experimentation. For one thing, the complexities of the pray-er and the pray-ee are beyond classification. While the “effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16), one cannot know the spiritual integrity of the one praying, nor the willingness to receive God’s blessing by the recipient. Can sincerity be measured with a meter? What about the need for persistence in prayer? In addition, God cannot be put in a scientific box. His ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8). He works by intelligent design, not by natural law. Trying to figure out God’s ways by the methods of science is like trying to calculate the square root of Abraham Lincoln. Intelligent beings can choose to go against expectations. God is under no obligation to respond, like a stimulus-response machine, to inputs. He sees beyond the immediate crisis and works things out according to His own will, incomprehensible as it may seem to finite beings. Third, it’s not the act of prayer as a rote behavior that gets a response. The right relationship between a prepared supplicant and the one true God is crucial. The prophets of Baal prayed, wept and cut themselves in their earnestness, but nothing happened (I Kings 18). If a supplicant prays to an idol or other false god, no measurable quantity of prayerful activity will register. Yet even men as righteous as Moses, Job, and Peter sometimes got “no” (or “wait”) for an answer. Does God answer prayer? Millions know by experience and by the promises of God. Science has no method to investigate such things.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0