LATEST STORIES Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down ‘Outhustled’ Maroons need to match Tigers’ aggressiveness, says Perasol View comments Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust MOST READ Cruz is two inches shorter than the 5-foot-8 Nonoy but the two didn’t let their small stature be a hindrance for them in the sport with the diminutive Knight becoming a legend in Letran while the Growling Tiger is just getting started by winning this season’s Rookie of the Year plum.Nonoy, who ran circles around UP’s defense, said what impresses him most about Cruz is his heart.“I saw him on TV before when he was still in Letran and it wasn’t really the height and playing that well that impressed me but the heart,” said Nonoy, 19. “When I saw him I knew that he has a big fighting spirit.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mark Cruz, the Finals MVP of the Knights’ title series against San Beda, has taken his namesake Mark Nonoy under his wing and the younger Mark has shown the early results of those training sessions.Nonoy had 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting, including 2-of-4 from three, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals helping the Growling Tigers feast on University of the Philippines, 89-69, in their semifinals clash.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“He told me to always believe in coach, and when I’m open I just shoot it because I’m given the license to go for it,” said Nonoy in Filipino Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Our sessions helped because he’s been in this similar situation before. I accepted his advice because I know it’ll help me,” added Nonoy. Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas head coach Aldin Ayo is slowly replicating what he’s done four years ago.Ayo was the architect of Letran’s 2015 title conquest in the NCAA and the blueprint of that championship run is now being integrated into the Growling Tigers’ ongoing campaign in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT
0Shares0000LONDON, England, May 21 – Outgoing Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson heads into retirement with the Premier League manager of the year award.Ferguson picked up the League Manager Association’s honour on Monday. At the reception the 71-year-old said he was relieved celebrations to mark his retirement were over.“It has been overwhelming,” he told the awards dinner in London 24 hours after his last match in charge of United, Sunday’s 5-5 draw at West Brom.“The club has been fantastic and congratulations to West Brom with the way they handled yesterday.In a way I am glad it is all over now – because it has been a very hard week.“I think (West Brom manager) Steve Clarke should get an award because anyone who scores five against United deserves it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
BEFORE you think about paying that upcoming water bill, you might want to take a look at these.Mairtin MacIomhair took them in Crolly – pictures of pipes used to supply water to local homes.“The pipe had exploded and was replaced and left on the side of the road,” said Mairtin. “What concerns me is the state of the pipe. As you can see it’s shocking. This pipe supplies the Gaoth Dobhair area and we have been drinking this for years.“This is only one metre. Not to mention the rest of the country which I can only assume is the same. The pipe was only replaced in last two days.“The people of this country are being forced to fork out a small fortune for the installation of water meters. And in the mean time we are being forced to boil water. Which I may point out doesn’t kill everything in it.”Added an angry Mairtin: This is my country. And until the entire system is drinkable from a tap I for one will not pay a penny. The people of this country need to see where there water comes from.” ROTTEN! THE PIPES USED TO BRING WATER TO YOUR HOME was last modified: May 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CrollyGaoth Dobhairpipeswater pipes
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “This issue of the foreign intelligence surveillance court is really big, big, big because the president, the administration, could take this entire program and lay it on the line to that court,” Specter told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 established legal procedures for conducting intelligence-related searches and surveillance inside the United States. Specter said the FISA court “has really an outstanding record of not leaking, and of being experts. And they would be pre-eminently well-qualified to evaluate this program and either say it’s OK or it’s not OK.” Leahy charged that Bush misled the public when he said during the presidential campaign in April 2004 that his administration was following the law by getting warrants for wiretapping. “I think ultimately we’re going to have to subpoena them,” Leahy said on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” expressing doubt that lawmakers would get the material otherwise. WASHINGTON – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has not adequately justified why the Bush administration failed to seek court approval for domestic surveillance, said the senator in charge of a hearing today on the program. Sen. Arlen Specter said Sunday he believes that President George W. Bush violated a 1978 law specifically calling for a secret court to consider and approve such monitoring. The Pennsylvania Republican branded Gonzales’ explanations to date as “strained and unrealistic.” The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, predicted that the committee would have to subpoena the administration to obtain internal documents that lay out the legal basis for the program. Justice Department officials have declined, citing in part the confidential nature of legal communications. Specter said he would have his committee consider such a step if the attorney general does not go beyond his prior statements and prepared testimony that the spying is legal, necessary and narrowly defined to fight terrorists. Under the National Security Agency program put in place after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the government has eavesdropped, without seeking warrants, on international phone calls and e-mails of people within the United States who are deemed to be a terrorism risk. In testimony prepared for today’s hearing, Gonzales argues that Bush had authority under a 2001 congressional resolution authorizing force in the fight against terrorism and that heeding the 1978 law would be too cumbersome. “The terrorist surveillance program operated by the NSA requires the maximum in speed and agility, since even a very short delay may make the difference between success and failure in preventing the next attack,” Gonzales said in statements obtained by The Associated Press. Specter was not so sure. “I believe that contention is very strained and unrealistic,” Specter said. If the FISA law was inadequate, he said, Bush should have asked Congress to change it rather than ignore it. “The authorization for the use of force doesn’t say anything about electronic surveillance.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers and online…Sam Allardyce is being lined up for a sensational return to Sunderland. A Chinese consortium bidding to buy the club will break the bank to bring back the former boss if they win control. David Moyes is under increasing pressure with the Black Cats yet to win in the Premier League and Big Sam, who was forced to quit England after just one game in charge, is in the frame for a shock second spell. (The Sun)Manchester City trio Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy are all on the radar of Serie A giants Roma. The Ethiad full-backs are all out of contract in the summer and would available to leave on a free transfer. (The Sun)Manchester United are set to miss out on Boca Juniors starlet Rodrigo Bentancur – thanks to their former striker Carlos Tevez. United were eager to land the 19-year-old Uruguayan midfielder but Juventus have first option on Boca’s youngsters due to a stipulation in the deal that saw Tevez move back to his first club in 2015. And the Italian giants have swooped to sign Bentancur ahead of United. (Daily Mail)Arsenal are on alert after Roma defender Kostas Manolas snubbed a new contract. The Gunners were linked with a move for Manolas over the summer before they secured the deal to bring Shkodran Mustafi to the Emirates. But Manolas could be considered for a move with Per Mertesacker still injured and Gabriel not fancied. (Daily Mirror)Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s place is at Arsenal despite speculation linking him with a departure in the summer, Arsene Wenger has said. (London Evening Standard)Southampton have entered the race to sign Rennes forward Paul-Georges Ntep. The 24-year-old France international is set to be sold by Rennes in January as he has refused to sign a new contract. As well as The Saints, Premier League rivals Arsenal and Liverpool are believed to be monitoring Ntep’s situation. (The Sun)Mauricio Pochettino insists Kevin Wimmer is still in his plans at Tottenham. Austrian centre-back Wimmer’s only appearance for Spurs this season came in the EFL Cup win over Gillingham. (The Sun)Newcastle United scouts were spotted at Lech Poznan’s weekend clash with Wisla Krakow and were understood to be watching their former defender Tamas Kadar, the 26-year-old who has prospered since departing Tyneside four years ago. (Newcastle Chronicle)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Sunderland AFC transfer news: Black Cats tracking striker Federico Santander, FC Copenhagen set £30m asking priceNewcastle United transfer news: Vurnon Anita reveals he had offers to leave Magpies over the summerEverton FC transfer news: Ronald Koeman eyeing deal for Sporting Lisbon defender Ruben SemedoTransfer report: Liverpool and Tottenham on alert as Napoli put Lorenzo Insigne up for sale at £44millionChelsea transfer update: Pepe swears allegiance to Real Madrid amid links with Blues switch
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Paramount Pictures’ “World Trade Center” tells the story of two Port Authority police officers and their heroic plight in dealing with the massive tragedy. There is a debate going on as some people say it’s still too soon to depict such a tragedy in films, while others say it such a film can be educational and cathartic. According to Sodemba, 49, who refused to watch the movie, the real issue was he felt Hollywood producers were trying to capitalize on the devastation of 9/11. “I don’t think the timing is right because I think about the families who are still coping with their losses. The story should be told, but not in a money-making venture. It should be a documentary,” he said. Antoinette Caro, 44, watched the film in tears at the Lakes Edwards 18 movie theaters in West Covina. “I cried several times,” said Caro, a West Covina resident. “It was very heartfelt and I would recommend it to everyone because everybody needs to feel what these people went through. No matter where we are, we need to identify with that pain. It needs to be felt.” Walnut resident Julie Escobedo agreed the film was done tastefully. “There was nothing insensitive about the film,” Escobedo, 56, said. “It was just a reminder of how these people responded to a crisis.” Pasadena resident Tom Hauge, who was waiting in line for tickets at a Pasadena theater, said he flew to New York a year after the tragedy to visit Ground Zero. “I felt compelled to visit the site. It was very moving, seeing all the memorials,” Hauge said. That same feeling is what drove him to watch the film. “I was reluctant at first, but I heard so many good reviews and about the heroism of the cops. I think five years is enough time. I think it might be hard for the victims’ families, but overall the public is ready to see it.” Bonnie West of Whittier though, disagreed. “It brought back all the sad memories,” said West, outside of Whittier Village Stadium Cinemas. “I’m not sure I was ready for it. Maybe it was a little too soon.” Correspondent Bethania Palma contributed to this story. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2393160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Video: 08/09: “World Trade Center” film For former Manhattan resident Abbey Sodemba, images of the horrific Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy that shook the nation five years ago are still ingrained in his memory. He said he was opposed to the production of the Oliver Stone film “World Trade Center,” which was released Wednesday. “I was in New York at the time and a lot of my friends in that situation passed away,” said Sodemba, who is now a Pasadena resident. “I remember being totally lost when they told us all the bridges had shut down. I went out on the street and saw millions of people and I tried to help.”
Scotland plan to wear their pink change kit in their World Cup qualifier with England.The white sleeves on the team’s home strip clash with their opponents’ first choice shirt.Gordon Strachan’s men travel to Wembley on November 11 looking for a positive result after picking up just four points from a possible nine so far.The kit, which was launched for the 2018 qualifying campaign, was last worn in the 3-0 away defeat to Slovakia earlier in October.
21 February 2006The Western Cape’s RED Door initiative for developing small business in the province has grown to 10 centres – including one mobile centre – that offer budding entrepreneurs a range of services to help them get new businesses off the ground.The Real Enterprise Development initiative, or RED Door, aims to harness the entrepreneurial drive of unemployed and self-employed South Africans. The concept is supported by international research revealing the power of the small business sector to reduce unemployment.The first RED Door offices were opened in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain in November 2004. Since then, seven other RED Doors have opened across the Western Cape: in Atlantis, Beaufort West, Hermanus, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Paarl and Vredenberg.And on 20 February, the first mobile RED Door was launched in Cape Town. The unit travels between the Bellville Interchange, Sivuyile College and the Wynberg Library, taking the RED Door’s services to people, such as those with disabilities, who don’t know about, or have difficulty reaching, the stationary offices.The provincial government plans to have 30 RED Doors across the province by 2007, for which it has budgeted in the region of R110-million. Whether or not some of these are mobile units will depend on the success of the first mobile unit, which is running as a pilot project for six months.The RED Door is a one-stop shop for new and existing businesses looking for help and advice, from the most basic to the most sophisticated.Business mentors and advisers speaking Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa offer a range of support, including help with writing a business plan, identifying weak areas in a business, accessing finance, finding accountants and lawyers, taking advantage of government incentives and tenders, improving general business skills and learning how to import and export.Going through the RED Door also means getting access to the internet, to a growing network of business service providers, and occasional use of small conference facilities.Since November 2004, the RED Door project has helped small business owners win tenders worth about R11-million.Delegates to the World Economic Forum’s Africa Economic Summit paid a visit to Khayelitsha’s RED Door in June 2005.Speaking during the visit, Haiko Alfeld, the WEF’s director for Africa, said that while small enterprises were an important driver of growth and poverty reduction in Africa, “many small businesses face serious constraints to growth, including the lack of access to capital, business skills and information, infrastructure and technology.“The RED Door concept perhaps offers a way out of this logjam,” Alfeld said. “We have heard very good news about this concept, and wanted our delegates to experience it first-hand.”SouthAfrica.info reporter
27 July 2006South Africans, caught up in a tendency to “borrow to spend”, have been warned to start saving and to prepare to pay more for interest on their debts as well as for general goods and services.The warning comes from analysts after the latest consumer inflation figures were released on Wednesday – showing inflation up from 3.9% in May to 4.9% in June – and ahead of next week’s meeting of the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee.Adjusted fuel prices are also expected to be released on Friday, with a likely increase, prompted by higher international oil prices, set to add to the pressure on South African consumers.Expect another rate hikeThe Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee sets the repo rate – the rate at which the Bank lends money to the country’s commercial banks. When the MPC hiked the repo rate by 50 basis points to 7.5% in June, continued high consumer spending was one of the main reasons cited.University of South Africa economist Philip Mohr told BuaNews that another interest rate hike was “highly likely”, but that people should not over-react to this.“A few months ago analysts were saying there would be none this year, but now they are predicting hikes all the way following the pressures on emerging markets and the devaluing rand,” Mohr said.“It is not inconceivable that the rand could in fact increase in value again this year.”The Reserve Bank highlighted this pressure on emerging markets in its quarterly report in June, saying investors had lost some of their appetite for exposure to emerging markets in the second quarter, resulting in the depreciation of a number of emerging market currencies, including the rand.‘Borrowing to spend’ the problemMohr also said it was not South Africans’ supposed lack of a savings culture, but their tendency to “borrow to spend”, that threatened the country’s economic growth rate.“There is a misconception about the effect of savings on economic growth,” Mohr said. “Some of the world’s fastest growing economies have a huge current account deficit, such as the United States for example.”The real problem, Mohr said, was that South Africans were “borrowing to spend”, which had a much more negative effect on economic growth than a straightforward failure to save.“When people borrow to spend, it basically amounts to dis-saving. This increased spending exerts an upward pressure on prices and of course leads to people having to pay more for their goods.”South Africans were in fact saving through a number of schemes, such as contractual savings in the form of pension funds, Mohr said. Many in this group, however, were also borrowing to save.“This translates to a net position were they aren’t saving at all but in real terms the money is there, secured in the contractual savings.”Source: BuaNews
Five men have been charged with identity theft and other offenses after using 81 fraudulently obtained gift cards to go on a nearly $12,000 spending spree at the Borgata in Atlantic City earlier this year, authorities said Thursday.Security at the hotel-casino learned of possible scam on June 13 and then notified Atlantic City police. Police announced the arrests on Thursday. William Newhart, 41, of Philadelphia obtained information about a Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania resident and opened a credit card in that man’s name, authorities said. Newhart then used the credit card to buy the gift cards at Borgata and hand them out to his accomplices.The five then rang up $11,900 in charges at various eateries and shops in the Borgata, police said. All were charged with identity theft, credit card fraud, receiving stolen property and conspiracy… NJ.com- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now