Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Leaving nothing to chance, the Kings roughed up the San Miguel Beermen and easily came away with a blowout victory in the series, 93-77, to add another PBA Commissioner’s Cup to their trophy collection.“San Miguel is the best team and has multiple titles. But for one night, for this night, we are the best team,” said Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “Tomorrow, they are the best team again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Scottie Thompson typified the hunger that Ginebra displayed in closing out the Beermen in six games and became the first player out of Perpetual Help to secure the league’s Honda Philippines Finals MVP.All it took was an unequaled surge of energy from the Kings early in the second half to break the Beermen as they rode to an 11th franchise crown and second title in the same conference after topping the 1997 edition at the expense of Alaska. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES After loss to UST, UP gets its act together and turns back San Sebastian Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo / INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra fans crammed themselves into every available space at the jampacked Mall of Asia Arena Wednesday night.The Gin Kings then sent home wildly-cheering, red-and-white faithful exhilarated.ADVERTISEMENT Justin Brownlee, who finished with 31 points and 19 rebounds, and Thompson were the main guns for Barangay Ginebra, but the Kings also drew support from Greg Slaughter and LA Tenorio, who drained a killer three that put them up by 14. They never looked back from there to the delight of a majority of the 20,490 fans.Thompson, an explosive two-way guard on his third year, averaged 10.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists in the series, reaching peak form in their pivotal Game 5 win.“Scottie definitely deserves it. He never had a downtime and he had incredible energy,” said Cone, who now has 21st conference titles under his belt.Nobody really thought that the Gin Kings could go all the way to the Finals and beat the Beermen, the current All-Filipino champs, in six games.“We’re down 1-5 (at the start of the conference), so who would have thought that we would be able to match up with San Miguel and win the series?” Cone said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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
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MINNEAPOLIS — Members of Minnesota’s sizeable Liberian community say an Ebola outbreak that has killed hundreds of people in West Africa, including a local woman’s husband, has them worrying about relatives and scrambling to raise money to help prevent the virus from spreading.Minnesota Department of Health officials met with West African community leaders Monday in Brooklyn Park to try to address concerns.”It is killing people like crazy,” said Prudence McCabe, of Brooklyn Park. “Everyone is trying to call family members … we are trying to send money right away. … All we can do is pray and be helpful.”There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in the U.S. But there has been much anxiety in Minnesota after Nigerian health officials reported Friday that Liberian government official Patrick Sawyer died from the disease after traveling from Liberia. Sawyer’s wife and children live in suburban Minneapolis, said Zubah Kpanaku, board chairman for the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota, who knows the family.Patrick Sawyer had planned to come home for two of his three daughters’ birthdays next month, his wife, Decontee Sawyer, told KSTP-TV in Minnesota.”It’s a global problem because Patrick could have easily come home with Ebola, easy,” Decontee Sawyer said. The Associated Press left phone and email messages for Decontee Sawyer on Monday.Minnesota is home to about 17 percent of Liberians in the U.S. The Census Bureau estimates there are between 6,000 and 10,000 people with Liberian ancestry in the state, according to data gathered between 2010 and 2012.The Minnesota Department of Health said officials are providing information to health providers, West African community members and local West African media. At Monday’s meeting, officials discussed more community meetings and said they would take out advertisements promoting travel safety and when to seek medical attention.Asked what visitors from West Africa should do if they become sick, Dr. Aaron DeVries, medical director of the health department’s infectious diseases division, said they should go to their regular doctor.”The majority of the time, in fact, almost always, it will be another problem that needs addressing — not Ebola,” he said.Sakui Malakpa, a professor at the University of Toledo, Ohio, said he has a ticket to travel to Liberia Aug. 12, but is considering postponing his trip.”My children are especially concerned,” he said. “All of us Liberians are very, very worried about people, because this stuff is so infectious and it’s very deadly. … The last thing we want is for people here to be worried about us going there.”Kpanaku said his wife is currently in Liberia, helping build a house for family. He said she is a registered nurse, so knows how to protect herself, but she still may try to come back to Minnesota sooner than planned.Community members say they raised more than $700 during the weekend. Kpanaku said the money may go toward masks, gloves and other supplies that will help prevent people from getting infected, or it could be used to help another group transport supplies they already have collected. More fundraisers are being discussed.Bea Wilson, president of the Organization of Liberian Women in Minnesota, said she’s advising her family members in Liberia to use proper hand-washing techniques and avoid hugging or getting close to people.”Everybody is affected. Everybody’s got families there,” she said, adding: “We are all afraid.”Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2014/07/28/3571730/liberians-in-minnesota-worry-about.html#storylink=cpyShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Stabroek wharf relocation…as vendors cite skewed payment demandsPreparations to relocate vendors to a section of the Route 42 bus park (Diamond-Grove) will be extended for yet another week, as some stalls are yet to be constructed while others are almost completed.During a visit to the site on Friday, the vendors were in process of detailing their arcades and ensuring that they were conducted uniformly to the specified dimensions. There are two sizes for the the stalls and as such, prices vary.There is the smaller size, measuring five feet by eight feet with a height of 13 feet, which is set at a cost of $3,400 per month. The standard size, measuring 10 feet by eight feet with 13 feet height is priced at $6,800 per month.Speaking with <<
But this is a slightly different scenario. The fellows who will grace downtown Long Beach with their presence today are the premier practitioners of their trade, internationally known athletes who maneuver bikes like Michael Schumacher once maneuvered a Formula One car. My knowledge of cycling is painfully scant, although I have paid vague attention to the Tour de France over the years. I’m told Lance Armstrong won’t be competing today, nor will Floyd Landis. I hear Lance Armstrong retired to become a marathon runner, but why not Floyd Landis? Didn’t he win the Tour de France last year? Oh yes, I forgot. He had to take a drug test after it, and failed. Well, anyway, never in my most fractured dreams did I think I would be privileged enough to actually see one of these great extravaganzas in person. Wow, I just can’t wait, although I must admit I have no idea about the proper apparel and decorum since I’m not exactly accustomed to observing a bunch of guys driving bicycles at breakneck speed. I’m not sure the clothes I possess fit in such an atmosphere. I have a lot of baseball caps, but no helmets. Well, I do have an old batting helmet. Would that suffice? As for pants, I have plenty of sweats, but no spandex tights, or spandex shorts. Wonder if I’d be hooted out of downtown if I show up in my sweats, or Levis? As for shoes, I suspect my Guccis would be noticeably out of place, but so would my brown tennis sneakers. Maybe I’ll go bare-footed. I know I’d like to show my deep appreciation for these noble men enlivening our fair city, so perhaps I can do something special for them. I’ve noticed in France where some of the patrons who line the course offer the riders cups of water, or other beverages. Wonder if it would be all right if I pop open a couple of my Dom Perignons, and hand out cups of that smooth-tasting champagne to the riders? Who ever turns down Dom Perignon? I just can’t wait to join the horde today, and I’m know I’ll see such local cycling enthusiasts as the Long Beach mayor, Bob (Bananas) Foster, the Toyota Grand Prix bigwig, Jim Michaelian and, natch, the prominent Long Beach fireman Craig (Five Bellies) Vestermark prowling the course on their bikes, providing Five Bellies still can fit on his. Why, it won’t even surprise me a bit if our beloved former mayor, Beverly O’Neill, bikes all the way from her east side home. Little known fact about Ol’ Bev is that she is quite the cycling devotee. Of course, there is no other sport in the world that has more sheer drama in it than bicycle racing, since the first place finisher isn’t officially accorded as the winner until he officially passes a drug test, which is never a certainty in the wake of so many failures. At least I know I would do well in this area. I’ve been known to have a belt on occasion, but no way do I ply myself with EOP, or any other illegal substance that has resulted in so many cyclists being banned in recent years. A wiseacre friend of my even wanted to bring down one of those old Nancy Reagan “Just Say No” anti-drug flyers from the 1980s and flash it to the cyclists, but I scolded him for such a wicked idea. Why tarnish what should be an unbearably thrilling affair that has me on the threshold of hyperventilation in anticipation? Doug Krikorian can be reached at email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I have seen so many incredible performances dispensed across the seasons by so many incredible athletes – and there have been so many dramatic knockouts and titillating finishes that it would be an impossibility to list all of them. I was there at the Coliseum when Anthony Davis rang up six touchdowns against Notre Dame and I was there in Philadelphia when a 20-year-old named Magic Johnson scored 42 points to lead the Lakers to the world title against the 76ers and I was there in Memphis when a red-haired center named Bill Walton erupted for 44 points against Memphis State to give UCLA another NCAA title and I was there in Montreal when Roberto Duran decisioned Sugar Ray Leonard in 15 tense rounds and I was there in New Orleans five months later when Leonard caused Duran to utter his infamous no-mas surrender. But never have I had the privilege to see the world’s greatest bicyclists perform their art on the grand stage, as they will today here in Long Beach at the climax of the Amgen Tour of California by doing 10 laps on a 7.3-mile circuit between Ocean and Shoreline Drive and Belmont Shore. Oh, I’ve seen bicyclists perform before, namely a local group of amateurs going through its training regimen at El Dorado Park. But this low-key spectacle didn’t exactly stir my emotions, or leave any memorable imprint other than the irritation of some of the cyclists coming too close to me as I jogged around the park. I am so excited I haven’t been able to sleep soundly the entire week. The suspense is unbearable. My heart’s been pounding even more violently than usual, for I understand I’m going to be touched by sacred history. In 40 years of covering sports, from storied fights involving Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Larry Holmes, Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns, Mike Tyson, Aaron Pryor, Alexis Arguello, Evander Holyfield, Julio Cesar Chavez and Riddick Bowe to countless Super Bowls and World Series to hundreds of Lakers games to dozens of UCLA basketball games and USC football games to Olympics in Sydney, Atlanta and Los Angeles, I don’t recall having such a feeling of anticipatory anxiety.
“This is kind of my way of helping support the cause,” he says. “It’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t been touched by cancer. For me, if I can do anything, I will. If there are kids in the future and they ever came down with a diagnosis of cancer, the help they’ll need is there.” Funds raised through the Tour de North support cancer research through the Canadian Cancer Society, and Camp Goodtimes, a getaway for children with cancer and their families. Donations have already been pouring in, including through successful Jail N’ Bail events in both Dawson Creek and Fort St. John. “We had people that long passed their goals, and really want to help support our cause,” adds Corcoran. “Personally that was impressive that they would put that much dedication and track down that many people to come up with that kind of money.” Tickets for tomorrow night’s dinner are available through the Encana Events Centre’s box office. For more information on the Tour de North and how to donate, visit www.copsforcancerbc.ca.Advertisement The formal black tie event will feature a five course meal featuring bison, as well as live entertainment and a silent auction. The next day, the crew of 29 will leave Dawson Creek on its seven day, 850 kilometre ride up to Fort St. John, then all the way down to Williams Lake. Constable Leo Corcoran from Dawson Creek will be taking part for the first time, and says he’s both excited and nervous, but definitely prepared for the ride. “I’ve gone on a couple practice runs with the guys from Fort St. John,” he says. “I just want to make sure I can keep up with everybody else. I think I’ll be fine.” – Advertisement -The second day of the ride is one of the longest, around 140 kilometres from Fort St. John to Chetwynd, and Corcoran expects the roads to Hudson’s Hope to be one of the biggest challenges. Each rider on the Tour de North has their own motivations for taking part in the ride, and for Corcoran, it’s the close family members and friends he’s had who have battled the disease. Advertisement
Judge Wendy Lloyd told Flanagan he could expect a community sentence.“I need to be reassured that these circumstances will never be repeated again,” she said.Flanagan’s lawyer Lionel Greig said Wall had not provided a statement and there had been no previous instances of domestic violence in their relationship.He said both Flanagan — who won his only England cap in a warm-up friendly prior to the 2014 World Cup — and Wall were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.Flanagan came through Liverpool’s academy system and made his senior Reds debut in 2011, though he has played just once this season in the League Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The 25-year-old, who spent last year on loan with Burnley, was captured on CCTV footage in Lverpool city centre beating and kicking Rachael Wall, his girlfriend of 18 months.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 2 – Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan admitted on Tuesday a charge of assaulting his girlfriend last month and will be sentenced on January 17.The 25-year-old, who spent last year on loan with Burnley, was captured on CCTV footage in Lverpool city centre beating and kicking Rachael Wall, his girlfriend of 18 months.
SANTA CLARITA – New mothers need mothering too, and a center offering them before- and after-baby classes and services helps fulfill their needs and pacify their concerns. A mother who had been tending full time to her 14-month-old son had too few hands to go around after giving birth to twins in January, five weeks early. The mother hired a postpartum doula to work the night shift at her Saugus home. “She’s an amazing woman, I don’t even hear my kids cry. They don’t cry – I have a solid eight hours of sleep,” said Natasha Hussain, 30. Postpartum doula Susan Esses takes care of Nadia and Zach Hussain from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays. Hussain pumps breast milk every five to six hours during the day, so she can sleep through the night and wake up ready to engage firstborn Zayd in play. Hussain’s obstetrician referred her to the Tender Care Mothering Center, which is where she found Esses. After working in the field privately for 10 years and providing hospitals with a turn-key program, Chris Morley opened the nonprofit center in December. Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital had contracted for Morley’s prenatal education program for three years. The center provides doula services from Los Angeles to Orange County. Morley is fielding more calls from parents seeking help with twins, which she attributes to an increase in in vitro fertilization. “They are often born premature, one comes home, one doesn’t come for two weeks and the mom goes back and forth,” she said. The doula becomes the equalizer. Morley has dubbed another phenomenon the “Supermom Syndrome,” where the mothers work, tend to new babies and pursue goals such as advanced degrees – all at the same time, sometimes to their detriment. “They’re so driven, so used to succeeding in careers and college, then they have 7 pounds of baby that reduces them to rubble,” she said. “It doesn’t matter how much education they have, it depends on how much support they have once they have the baby.” Momtalk, a once-a-week support group, and Stroll & Roll, where stroller-pushing along Valencia’s paseos becomes a cardio workout, were designed to offer that support. The meetings have led to couples’ get-togethers and group camping trips. Another trend seems to be pumping breast milk so dads can help feed the baby right away. A lactation consultant who teaches prenatal classes at the center and helps train the doulas recommends sticking with breastfeeding for the first four to six weeks, though it may be helpful to have some stored breast milk on hand. It can be kept in the refrigerator for 72 hours, or in the freezer for three months, she said. Some new parents find security in an emptying bottle and worry a breastfed child may not be consuming enough calories. “With formula, you can see how many ounces,” said Debbie Noble, who has worked as a manager in Los Angeles-area hospitals for 20 years and with Morley for about 15. “We’re concerned with what’s coming out of the baby. If things are coming out, it means it’s working.” Noble said breastfeeding appears to be on the rise, and research seems to indicate it leads to better outcomes for premature and sick infants. Doulas offer suggestions if mothers have difficulty breastfeeding, and can refer clients to lactation consultants if more expertise is needed. Some mothers experience emotional problems after a baby is born that they are not equipped to diagnose or resolve themselves. The center refers patients who suffer postpartum depression to Dr. Diana Barnes, an expert in the field. She understands the problem from the inside out, having been a sufferer for three years after her now 14-year-old daughter was born. “Depression came close to costing me my life, which is one of the reasons I’m so fervent and passionate about assessment.” Barnes said the longer the problem goes untreated, the potentially more chronic and resistant it becomes to treatment. Some women buy into myths of pregnancy and motherhood – such as instant maternal bonding and the belief that knowing how to care for a baby is instinctive – and never ask for help no matter how badly they need it. Some women are universal caretakers, and last on their own care-giving list. These women may feel ashamed about feeling not quite competent or adequate. “Women are more likely to say, ‘What is wrong with me? I’m not sure I can do this, what am I thinking?”‘ she said. “Many women have said ‘I made a terrible mistake.”‘ They may be told by someone who lacks expertise they are experiencing an adjustment disorder, and just need more sleep. While four in five women who give birth may experience mild symptoms – tearfulness, moodiness, irritability – these symptoms are mostly transitory. Rest, a proper diet and reassurance help alleviate the problems in a few weeks. “If you’re feeling you’re not coping, feel overwhelmed at not being able to cope, feel disconnected from the baby – these are signs there could be a depression, ” Barnes said. She said 10 percent to 20 percent of women who give birth have some form of postpartum depression, which accounts for about 400,000 women a year. She works with the entire family to treat the disorder. “Postpartum depression is treatable,” Barnes said. “I’ve never had a woman I could not treat. Women need to know they’re not alone, not to blame, they didn’t do anything to cause this, there is help, they will get better.” Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 firstname.lastname@example.org GETTING HELP The Tender Care Mothering Center is at 26370 Diamond Place, Suite 507, in the Centre Pointe Business Park in Canyon Country, and can be reached at (661) 253-2100. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The center offers prenatal classes, doula services, help with breastfeeding, support groups and access to a postpartum depression specialist. Some doulas help out during childbirth, but the center’s postpartum doulas help mothers and families in the ways they most need it after babies are born: teaching parents how to care for newborns, helping families adapt, helping a mother with breastfeeding, or caring for the babies. They are not medical practitioners, but the center’s doulas are certified and trained by licensed professionals in the maternal-newborn health field. Esses, a mother and grandmother, says the best part of her job is making a difference at a very special time. “I feel privileged to be a part of these families’ lives at one of the most beautiful and stress-filled times,” she said. “After working in the corporate world in a traditional 9-to-5 ‘real’ job, I could never go back.” Esses is often “super” sleep-deprived, but in prescribed doses. She takes it in stride. “I’ve raised my two kids, now I’m back in the trenches,” she said. The Hussains have hired her for two months.
A local Donegal County Councillor has expressed concern over the continuation of illegal dumping at a popular site in west Donegal.Cllr Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig said residents had been leaving their rubbish at the Meenacross site for collection, despite a local waste collection operator insisting it wasn’t part of a designated route.It is believed much of the illegal dumping took place following the departure of holiday-home owners in the area. Speaking to Donegal Daily, he said: “This is an ongoing issue out in Meenacross and people are leaving their rubbish bags for collection at this point for a long time, for an unknown reason.“I have been in contact with Sharkeys Waste and I would like to say, who delivers quite a good service for the area. It is not their responsibility if the bag has been ripped open.“For example, if I leave a bag at the end of my road and a dog comes along and rips that bag open, it is not then Sharkeys responsibility to clean that, it is mine.“And they are getting criticised for not collecting the rubbish, but what I am asking people to do is to stop leaving their bags at that site. “When they are leaving their bags up there, for days on end, it is very obvious what is going to happen.“I am also people, especially those who own holiday-homes, to stop doing this as well. Just because they are leaving on a certain day and the rubbish isn’t being collected for several days after that, doesn’t give them an excuse to fly-tip on the side of the road.“And the council about a year ago told me that they were going to clean-up this particular site and they haven’t.”The west Donegal councillor explained the local authority had agreed to clean the site due to large-scale dumping of tar in the area, but have not done so to date.“Now, I have spoken to the landowner and he is very willing to have that area cleaned up by the council because I don’t believe it should be their responsibility. “There is a huge issue here with rodents as well because it is attracting rats and there are plenty of people who live in that area.“The council have to make a point of this and stop people from dumping in that area,” he added.“I would like to see the council clean that whole area, put up bollards stop people dumping there, signage and hidden cameras to catch these people.”Concern expressed over illegal dumping site in west Donegal was last modified: November 7th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Historical farm data is nice to have, but it can’t make money or improve the operation when it’s sitting in a file cabinet.Keith Kemp, a checkoff farmer-leader from West Manchester, is using all of that data from his farm to continue improving.“Each year we grid sample, soil test and do the mapping at planting and harvest time,” Kemp said. “During the winter months we take all of that data we’ve collected for the year and overlap that with data from years past. We’ll analyze those results and come up with our best decisions on population seeding, along with setting up our variable rate fertilizer and nitrogen plans.”Kemp will take an ever more centralized approach to his data this year by surveying his farm on half-acre grids. This long-term data collecting strategy is helping Kemp not only improve the outcome of a crop in a certain field; it is also helping him better the soil health where he sees issues pop up year after year.Some changes are being made to the game plan this year after sifting through 2016 data. Kemp sees his farm pulling back on population numbers this spring.“We think we’re over populating some of these corn and soybean varieties,” Kemp said. “We will be working on some tests with Ohio State on soybean plant population and maybe getting them down to 70,000 to 80,000.”New planting technology on Kemp’s farm is one of the reasons he believes this change will be necessary.“We are getting better placement with our current equipment and we are getting more seeds out of the ground,” Kemp said. “This will not only make us more efficient in the long run, but more sustainable as well, which is what the customers of soy are demanding.”Those same customers are asking for something more on a local level from a water quality standpoint. Data comes in handy on that front too.“We can take all of this data we are collecting from our farm and show the end users and our neighbors exactly how much fertilizer we are using year in and year out and prove that we’re not putting too much out there,” Kemp said. “It’s really exciting to have the data and the records to back up everything that we are doing to improve how we do what we do on the farm to remain sustainable.”And with sustainability comes profitability.“When you do things in a sustainable way you’re not wasting anything and that should raise the bottom line to a higher level,” Kemp said. “Every bushel counts and if I’m not taking advantage of my data then I’m missing all of these opportunities to be a better farmer. There is no room for mistakes right now in the farm economy. Using this data to our advantage is how we’re going to stay in business.”AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Keith Kemp about ways he is making his operation profitable and sustainable.USB Sustainability Keith Kemp 2.17.17