Reyes expects ’23 for 23′ cadet Troy Rike to join Gilas in May

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “I know Troy Rike is definitely going to make it. It’s just a question of when because of his schedule. He still has classes and he has his graduation towards the end of May, then afterwards, he’ll be coming in,” said Reyes.Rike is finishing his studies in Wake Forest, where he spent the last four years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRike and the rest of the cadets will be put to the test against some of the top collegiate crews in the country in the pre-season tournamet.“We wanted to put some flesh in the ’23-for-23’ program. Aside from naming them, we wanted to already take a look at the guys, aside from their abilities and skill, really their attitude. And nothing shows you attitude more effectively than active competition,” he said. “We wanted to take a look who can make it. If we see some bad attitude guys, we get rid of them early so that we can continue refining the list.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOne of the intriguing prospects in coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-2023” cadet list will finally be unearthed as Troy Rike is set to arrive to the country in May.The veteran bench tactician bared the development as he hopes to field the 21-year-old slotman for the Gilas cadets team in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Also expected to be a part of the national team in the summer tournament will be Kobe Paras, Ricci Rivero, as well as Batang Gilas standouts Kai Sotto and Raven Cortez.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ramil de Jesus is new PH women’s volleyball team coachlast_img read more

Partners in Mission in Liberia Impressed By Scholarship Results

first_imgRev. Abeoseh M. Flemister, Director of PIMIL and leader of the mission trip to Liberia along with Jerrilynn Kaiser, Board member of PIMIL Council and sponsor of two PIMIL students The Partners-in-Ministry-in-Liberia (PIMIL), a United States-based organization, says it is impressed with the level of impact and result from its scholarship program in the country. Rev. Abeoseh M. Flemister, Director of PIMIL and leader of the mission trip to Liberia, said the purpose of their visit was to build a relationship with the 156 voluntarily sponsored scholarship students in the country and explain what the program entails.“The delegation is very impressed with what they have seen, and interestingly, every member of this dedication has individual sponsors. Churches have sponsors as well,” Madam Flemister told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview when she and her delegation visited the newspaper’s Paynesville premises. Rev. Flemister said the delegation also brought in a huge consignment of school supplies, to help  children as part of its support for their education.“We visited four places, including Monrovia, Robertsport, and Gbarnga. We also had workshops in every place visited, to allow the people to get an understanding of the ministry, what it is about and what is expected of those who are being helped. She said PIMIL currently has pending files of requests from parents who are desirous of being part of the initiative, but said it was difficult to promise everyone to be part of the program considering it is the result of voluntary sponsorship.Madam Flemister said the support is considered as a scholarship assistance, because supporting a child to go to school was a bit challenging for anyone, considering her experience in Liberia. Since the founding, she said, the scholarship program has been opened to all God’s children and not from a particular school or church in Liberia. The initiative is about nation building, she added.Some members of the delegation in picture during the interview at the Daily Observer in MonroviaAccording to her, beneficiaries of the PIMIL are basically selected by the local priests in Liberia who usually sent contacts on the needs of a child or children, while others apply using the official website of PIMIL. During the Ebola Virus outbreak in Liberia, she said, “it was a priest who contacted the organization, calling for support to enable  children to go to school and also provide other support needs.“We offer basic education from primary to high school and also provide one year scholarship to university for those who graduate from high school. This is intended to allow them get their bearing, footing of where they want to go in terms of becoming a lawyer, nurse, teacher or accountant, among others. Some sponsors move beyond,” she said.During our visit to beneficiaries of the scholarships, Madam Flemister said, “The students or beneficiaries were urged to continue their studies and will not be forgotten. We will continue the support, because we want them to be empowered.” According to her, those who have individual sponsorship are very fortunate, because many of the sponsors will decide to continue with the program beyond the one year at university.To address Liberia’s weak or messy education system, Madam Flemister said library remains the tool for ongoing and sustaining education, noting that it will address the country’s “weak or messy” education problem. “We visited the Episcopal Elementary School in Robertsport and not a single book was on the shelf; and teachers even complained that people take away whatever books we get. So we need security to protect these books when provided,” she said.Madam Flemister said there are future plans by PIMIL to invest in a library in the country, considering the importance to improving student’s knowledge and performance. PIMIL is collaborating to ensure the establishment of some libraries. Madam Flemister recalled that the Ministry started over 20 years ago in different stages during the civil crisis, which led to the death of over 250,000 Liberians, including her only brother.“From my sad experience,” she said, “I began telling my story and sharing it with friends in the USA, and one of our members indicated that the death of my brother became a seed of this ministry and for the first time, I was able to connect in a very powerful and intimate way to the history of Liberia. This is an outreach program that is intended to provide scholarship assistance for children, including economically challenged children as the result of the civil war and others.When something bad happened to you, you have two choices: either to go and continue in the way of the past or to make something come good after that bad experience,” Madam Flemister said. “We choose to go the right ways, because of what was happening. Many young people were conscripted in the war, called child soldiers. We know the level of injustice that was inflicted on Liberia and the level of devastation that we are still recovering from as a nation and people.According to her, when the Ebola virus hit Liberia in 2014, “PIMIL got the news with people calling for support. We heard parents saying that their children were dying, so the Ministry continued to expand and reach out to people on how to alleviate poverty. As we moved telling the story about Liberia, different churches began to support the organization, to ensure that more children benefited. Many of our friends and partners asked to come see the children who are benefiting from the program,” she said.According to her, the trip has been in the pipeline since 2009 and has today come to reality, with everyone celebrating the results coming from the children and the money and support in other areas so far. Jerrilynn Kaiser, Board member of PIMIL Council and sponsor of two PIMIL students, said she was pleased with the impact of the program and will continue to support Liberian students. “I am going back with a lot more understanding of the needs of the children and the country.Mr. Mohammed Ahmad and Mrs Lubna Ahmad from the Islamic Society in Columbus Ohio at the Daily Observer during the interviewIt’s one thing to be told and seeing is another thing. This increases my desire to help,” she said. Madeleine Trichel, PIMIL supporter from Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus , Ohio, who is a Sunday School Teacher, said her church supports five students “through our Sunday school children. “The children collect money one time in a month from the congregation and give to PIMIL for scholarships. We supported five students. We also sent money for a Christmas party for children.We also sent money for solar power for 12 students in order to do their home work,” she noted. According to her, she was delighted in meeting the five children, including their parents, during her visit in the country and will deliver a good message about them upon her return to the US. Interestingly, “The children are so eager to learn. Some want to be lawyer, nurse, an agriculturist, priest, and social justice among others. We will support them through this basic education plus one year in higher education,” she said.According to her, she was able to identify some of the challenges facing the children, and remains more committed to supporting them, adding: “I will work with my congregation to raise money and help with more children.” Also speaking, Mrs. Lubna Ahmad said, “We have a common goal of PIMIL because we believe that this is an interfaith project and calls for the need to serve humanity irrespective of religious differences.We believe in the goal of PIMIL, which is to educate and fulfill the essential needs of those in education.” Mrs. Ahmad said she and her husband have already made a plan to sponsor three children, because of our great impression garnered from the children and their parents.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NHL roundup: Detroit holds off Nashville

first_imgDetroit 3, at Nashville 1 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Pittsburgh 4 Ilya Kovalchuk put up his second hat trick of the season for the Thrashers, scoring his third goal into an empty net with 44 seconds left to clinch a the win over the Penguins. Kovalchuk leads the NHL with 30 goals this season. at Carolina 4, N.Y. Islanders 1 Cory Stillman scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period to spark the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes, who won the last three games on a four-game homestand. Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom scored two power-play goals to lead the Red Wings. It marked the first time this season that the Predators lost in regulation to a Central Division team. The Red Wings are 13-1 against teams in their division. at Atlanta 6, center_img Philadelphia 3, at Washington 1 Simon Gagne and Peter Forsberg each had a goal and an assist as the Flyers stretched their road-point streak to 14 games. Gagne’s 29th goal broke a 1-all tie with 27 seconds left in the second period. at Calgary 1, Toronto 0 Tony Amonte scored the only goal in the second period and Miikka Kiprusoff made 27 saves for his NHL-leading sixth shutout and league-best 22nd win of the season as the Flames ended the Maple Leafs’ six-game winning streak. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Boy hurt when car hits him as he bolts across street

first_img 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 NEWHALL – A 9-year-old boy suffered minor injuries Monday when he was hit by a car after bolting across Orchard Village, a sheriff’s deputy said. The boy was following his mother and two brothers, ages 5 and 12, who crossed at the traffic light on Lyons Avenue. Deputy Scott Ponder said that the boy entered the intersection as the red pedestrian light was flashing and was hit by a sport utility vehicle. He was taken by ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. No citations were issued. -Daily News 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

EMMET RUSHE: IS RED MEAT AS DEADLY AS SMOKING?

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Last week the media dropped a bombshell about red meat that had the whole of the internet talking.The headlines stated that red meat increased your risk of cancer by 18% and is as carcinogenic as smoking.The World health organisation (WHO) published research on Monday that put bacon, ham and sausages in the same category of cancer risk as tobacco, asbestos, arsenic and alcohol.The report also classified red meat – which includes beef, lamb and pork – as a “probable carcinogenic” and linked its consumption to a higher risk of pancreatic and prostate cancer. The WHO has since said the message from its cancer report was “misinterpreted” and has clarified that it is not asking people stop eating processed meats.Chances are though, if you read the media reports on this, it may have made you rethink your red meat consumption.However, before you throw out your steaks, we will look at the report and see if there is actually a danger or if it is all media hype.When we look at red meats, they are not all the same, and neither are white meats.Oh, and pork is not white meat either. Kamal Patel of Examine.com had this to say regarding the issue.Examine.com is an independent and unbiased encyclopedia on supplementation and nutrition.“There are a few important things you should know straight off the bat.First, the findings were mostly referring to cancer of the colon or rectum.You can’t generalize the researchers’ findings to all other cancer types.Cancer is not one monolithic condition.The researchers were mostly making conclusions about one type: colorectal cancer”“Second, it’s not like we didn’t know this stuff already.Processed red meat has been strongly linked to colorectal cancer for many years.”“Third, just because the WHO is a big (big) deal doesn’t mean they can’t be wrong. Wrong is a strong word though, let’s just say “slightly off”.”It’s strange, but not surprising that the media headlines of the past days have been so extreme, but they are based on a 1.5-page summaryAlso what you have to know is that this isn’t really new information.It’s based on studies that have been conducted for the past 10-20 years.So this is more of a new framing of evidence.Plus, the full paper isn’t even out yet.The WHO has also criticised the headlines that the media have posted.Gregory Härtl, a spokesman for WHO said;“We’re not saying stop eating processed meats altogether. Do not cut out meats completely as it has nutrients,” he said.“But we do not want to do anything to excess. Research indicates reducing your consumption of processed meats can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.” WHO released the statement on Thursday night in response a number of queries and requests for clarification following the cancer review.Experts from the International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the WHO, concluded that eating 50g of processed meat daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 per cent.Mr Härtl said it was a “shortcoming” to of the classification system that tobacco, processed meats and arsenic were in the same group.“We do not want to compare tobacco and meat because we know that no level of tobacco is safe.” Mr Härtl said the classification does not explain amounts and how people use the products.“Eat healthily means eating a balanced diet, too much of anything is not good,”Therefore, it is very important to distinguish between the different types of meat regarding their health effects:• Processed Meat:These products are usually from conventionally raised, processed through various methods. Examples include sausages and bacon.• Conventional Red Meat: Conventional red meats are fairly unprocessed, but the animals are usually factory farmed.Meats that are red when raw are defined as “red” meats.Includes lamb, beef, pork and some others.• White Meat:Meats that are white when cooked are defined as “white” meats.Includes meat from poultry like chicken and turkey.• Grass-Fed, Organic Meat:This meat comes from animals that have been naturally fed, raised organically and not been pumped full of drugs and hormones.They also don’t have any artificial chemicals added to them.When examining the health effects of meat, it’s important to realize that not all meat is created equal.The way that you cook the meat can also have an effect.When meat is cooked at a high temperature, it can form harmful compounds.Here are some tips to make sure your meat doesn’t form these harmful compounds:1. Use gentler cooking methods like stewing and steaming instead of grilling and frying.2. Minimize cooking at high heats and never expose your meat to a flame.3. Do not eat charred and/or smoked food.If your meat is burnt, then cut away the charred pieces.4. If you must cook at a high heat, flip your meat frequently to prevent it from getting burned.So what is the Take-Home Message here?When you look past the scare tactics and the sensationalist headlines, you realize that, even though there is a risk, it isn’t as bad as the media makes it out to be.Moderation is key as usual.As long as you’re choosing unprocessed red meat and make sure to use gentler cooking methods and avoid burnt/charred pieces, then there probably is nothing to worry about.#TrainSmartFor more information, contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118?ref=hl* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE: IS RED MEAT AS DEADLY AS SMOKING? was last modified: November 2nd, 2015 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:emmet rushered meatlast_img read more

GARDAI CATCH FUEL SYPHONING GANG RED-HANDED

first_imgA gang have been caught syphoning fuel from vehicles around Letterkenny.The men were found with syphoning equipment.The two man gang were apprehended by Gardai at a commercial premises on the Cullion Road in the early hours of yesterday morning.The suspects were found with a quantity of five gallon drums full of diesel. The men also had a syphoning hose and a screwdriver which Garda believe was used to open up fuel tanks.When approached by Gardai, the men were in the process of draining diesel from a lorry.The men were arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station for questioning.The pair are due to appear before the local courts on related charges. A Garda spokesman told Donegal Daily “The men were found at around 12.15am on Sunday morning at a premises in the process of syphoning a vehicle.“The equipment was recovered at two people were arrested.“They will appear before a future sitting of the courts.” GARDAI CATCH FUEL SYPHONING GANG RED-HANDED was last modified: February 9th, 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) Tags:dieseldonegalgangGardailetterkennysyphoninglast_img read more

Brand South Africa joins the country in mourning and honouring the fallen firefighter heroes

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 12 September 2018 –  Brand South Africa joins the country in mourning the three firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty during the blaze which erupted last week on the 23rd floor of the Bank of Lisbon Building in the Johannesburg inner city. Twenty-eight-year-old Simphiwe Moropane, 40-year-old Mduduzi Ndlovu and 37-year-old Kathutshelo Muedi are being honoured in a memorial service today in Ellis Park, Johannesburg. Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Ms Linda Magapatona-Sangaret said: “The country has had a number of these tragic fire related incidents in recent years and months. The tragic results have been the loss of lives, the destruction of people’s homes and their displacement and often the destruction of industrial production and the livelihood of people.”Magapatona-Sangaret added saying “Today’s memorial service is more than a ceremony. It’s an obligation, a recognition that, in a life spent too often caught up in the pursuit of the trivial, we owe it to Muedi, Ndlovu and Moropane that we ensure that people not yet born will someday come to know what they did for society and honour them. We extend our deepest sympathy to their families and are deeply saddened by the loss they have encountered.”The fire broke out just after 4am on Tuesday 04 September. Firefighters battled a fire on the other side of the building, which took about 45 minutes to extinguish,” said Johannesburg EMS spokesperson Nana Radebe.The safety of structures in the inner city have been the center of attention after it was revealed that the Bank of Lisbon Building failed to meet regulations. The Gauteng Provincial government has vowed to prioritise occupational health after the deadly fire in the Johannesburg buildinglast_img read more

Geocaching.com Presents: The Geocaching Block Party 2011

first_img SharePrint Related2012 Geocaching Block Party Invitation – Geocaching.com PresentsJuly 19, 2012In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – June 6, 2012June 6, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Geocaching.com Presents: 2012 Geocaching Block PartyAugust 31, 2012In “Community” [vsw id=”t_z7oHKVKo4″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Watch this video to take a step inside the 2011 Geocaching Block Party. Nearly two thousand geocachers traveled from around the world to attend the event. Sunshine welcomed fans of the high-tech GPS-based treasure hunt to a plaza outside the future Groundspeak Headquarters.Attendees earned this special souvenirBlock Party  attendees explored the neighborhood around Groundspeak Headquarters by completing “Fremont Challenges”, socialized while filling out their Geocacher Bingo sheets, plunged Groundspeak Lackeys and Reviewers into a dunk tank, and pinned the antenna on signal. Geocachers could also test their skill at beginner, intermediate and advanced geocaching courses.Come visit us next year for even more surprises! The best advice is to plan ahead. The Geocaching Block Party 2012 occurs on International Geocaching Day each year. It’s the third Saturday of August. Next year all the Lackeys would love to see you at the Geocaching Block Party on August 18, 2012.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Google News Adds Personalized Story Tracking

first_imgWant to track a hot story being covered by multiple news outlets? Today Google News added the ability to pin hot stories to a special “starred” page where you can go back and find the latest updates at any time. It’s a simple but elegant feature that makes the service a lot more interactive and useful.Stories on the front page can be starred as well as story clusters that appear in search results. The resulting page of starred stories becomes a fully customized news tracker. There are plenty of other features that could be added, but this is a great start. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Starred stories appear to move up and down the page of saved clusters according to how recently they’ve been updated. The richness of coverage that has surfaced around topics of interest is one of the primary differentiators between this and other services like it. This feature is similar to one that Google News added in November, called “Sections” – essentially saved keyword searches.We’d love to see the inclusion of automatic summary technologies like Factery Labs or Dygest into the mix.What This MeansThis morning we discussed the possibility that Facebook’s push towards becoming a news feed reader was likely to find far more mainstream success than Google Reader’s dedicated RSS reading technology has. This new feature of Google News could become the news reader of choice for many people, though, because it encompasses so much coverage of key issues and doesn’t work in a simple reverse-chronological way like the syndication method of subscribing on Facebook. There are a wide variety of ways that news could be served up to people in the future. Google News today personalized its algorithmic approach. Facebook appears to be promoting its syndication and subscription approach. I’ve been enjoying the new iPhone app from Newser lately, where you can find very succinct summaries of top news stories, written by human beings, published in short paragraphs with links. I’m also a fan of Regator a Web and iPhone app that’s all about the company curating top blog sources on a wide variety of niche topics. Google’s Living Stories project with the New York Times and the Washington Post is also quite remarkable as well. Google Fast Flip is getting a lot of use, too.All of these are accessible, innovative and interesting ways to deliver the news to readers. Will some models work better than others? Are some better suited for different circumstances and tastes in a reader? Will there be enough financial support in the news delivery market to allow multiple models to flourish long term?There are many questions that a news technology like this tries to answer. At a time when traditional news outlets are under serious threat of extinction, we can at least be happy that there is a rich ecosystem of new approaches being developed every day.Disclosure: ReadWriteWeb is a syndication partner of the New York Times. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#news#NYT#web marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Forest fires threatening Odisha’s flora and fauna

first_imgOdisha had registered a sudden jump in forest fires across the State resulting in massive damage to flora and fauna.As many as 5,332 fire spots had been noticed since November 1 last, the beginning of forest fire season, in the State. The month of March had alone registered 4,495 fire spots. As per statistics generated by SNPP (Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite, only 385 fire spots were recorded February while in January, only 55 fire incidences were detected.Southern Odisha looked red in the map provided by Forest Fire Geo Portal of Forest Survey. In Koraput, the southernmost forest circle in Odisha, 2,809 fire spots had been detected since November. It was followed by Bhawanipatna with 622 fire incidences and Berhampur (601). Rourkela and Sambalpur division had relatively lower incidences with 416 and 355 fire spots detected during the same period. The month of April started with 11 fires on Monday as detected by Moderate resolution Imaging spectro-radiometer (MODIS) with a resolution of 1 km.Forest divisions mappedThough forest department claimed to have mapped the forest divisions prone to fire and maintained more than 6,000-km long fire line in different forests ahead of the fire season, forests continue to be gutted. Given the vastness of forest areas and gigantic task, number of fire watchers engaged in fire-fighting appears to be too little.“Apart from causing a huge loss to the timber and other fruit and leaf bearing trees and creepers of the forest, fires also destroy wildlife and their habitat. Nests and eggs of ground dwelling birds are lost. Reptiles also lose their young ones due to forest fires,” said Biswajit Mohanty, former member of the National Board for Wildlife.Fire could only be tamed at the initial stage before it became a conflagration preventing anybody from even approaching it due to the intense heat generated, Mr. Mohanty said demanding it should be monitored from the office of Principal Chief Conservator of Forest.last_img read more