‘It is gonna be a classic’

first_imgGoogle honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa UST can further complicate matters going into the second round of eliminations with a win over FEU. But the Tigresses need to do a lot more than they did in losing to UP (31-33, 25-23, 25-16, 25-12) recently. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThey may have gone through rough patches this season, but defending champion La Salle and fierce rival Ateneo are still expected to light up fireworks anew when the two fabled foes face off Saturday in the UAAP women’s volleyball at SM Mall of Asia Arena.Bea de Leon, the Lady Eagles’ leader, called the match another episode of their “classic” rivalry.ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “I think it’s gonna be a classic,” said the prolific middle blocker. “But it’s anyone’s game and you can’t tell who’s got the edge.”Ateneo setter Deanna Wong said she was taking the match as a gauge to see if she has what it takes to fill in for Jia Morado, who opted to skip her final year of eligibility.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We still have enough time to prepare and scout,” said Wong. “We just take it as challenge and we all need to work as a team.”Ateneo will enter the game with a four-game winning streak which somehow erased its 0-2 start. The Lady Spikers, meanwhile, are coming off a shock defeat to erstwhile doormat team Adamson early this week. LATEST STORIES Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games View comments Read Next Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Sotto is center of attention in Eaglets triumph That loss prompted La Salle’s coach Ramil de Jesus to describe their game as “barangay-level.”Meanwhile, Far Eastern University will take on floundering University of Santo Tomas in the other match.The Lady Tamaraws created their own splash when they dealt the NU Lady Bulldogs their first defeat of the season, 25-22, 25-27, 25-13, 25-20, Wednesday night.The win practically rewrote the championship discussion that in the preseason mainly included the Lady Eagles and the Lady Spikers.But the Tigresses, who lost to the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons, can’t be discounted in the 2 p.m. match, especially with current top scorer Cherry Rondina at the helm.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Now Tight Security For Baseballs

first_imgNEW YORK — Even before Tom Brady was penalized, Major League Baseball boosted its prevent defense.As part of a new security plan this season to further safeguard game balls, an MLB representative now watches them get carried by a clubhouse assistant from the umpires’ room to the field.And if the supply of eight dozen or so runs low during a game, an MLB security person is sent to retrieve more.In the past, a ball boy or ball girl did those jobs alone. “We can’t deflate ’em,” Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia said. “It’s precautionary, I guess.”MLB said many changes in the pumped-up policy for ball security and storage were discussed by equipment managers last December at the winter meetings.That was more than a month before Brady and the New England Patriots were accused of deflating footballs in the AFC championship game.MLB said it was aware of the Patriots’ situation as it put the procedures into effect on opening day at every stadium.Brady was suspended for four games by the NFL on May 11 for his role in the scandal. The Patriots were fined $1 million and also lost two future draft picks.As for any copycat in the majors, Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell joked that it was unlikely. “Baseballs are solid,” he said.There have been plenty of pitchers who have tried to doctor balls, with mixed results.Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry made a living of throwing greased-up balls that could do tricks. Yankees righty Michael Pineda was suspended last year for using pine tar to get a better grip, Joe Niekro was penalized nearly three decades ago for carrying an emery board to scuff the ball.Nothing like taking the air out of them, though.Former English Premier League and World Cup referee Howard Webb, now the technical director of the body that oversees match officials in English soccer, said he made a point of checking the ball before it got used.“I knew if I didn’t and a player complained about the pressure of the ball, I wouldn’t be able to say with certainty that the ball was fine,” Webb said. “So I would always check it and make sure it was in that range that I knew players would accept.”The balls that Rawlings supplies to major league clubs are fairly standard.“Obviously, there’s not as much that you can do to baseballs,” Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson said. “I mean, you can’t change the density of the baseball at any point — unless you dunk them in water. Then they’re going to be 9 ounces, and everyone’s going to blow their arms out.”Game balls weigh between 5 ounces and 5 1/4.“If you’re playing on turf and a guy hits a screaming one-hopper to the shortstop, it’s going to have a huge scuff on it. Certain pitchers can create an advantage with that, so that’s why they throw those baseballs out,” Wilson said.Hoping to avoid a seamy situation, MLB sent a memo to all 30 teams before opening day with a nine-step procedure on ball handling. Along with the policy on storage — around 70 degrees, about 50 percent humidity — there were guidelines on chain of command.More than a decade ago, the Colorado Rockies put a humidor at Coors Field to preserve the balls, trying to counter the effects of the mile-high atmosphere.Across the majors, home teams store the new balls during the season, and the umpires’ clubhouse attendants usually rub up nearly 100 for each game.When they’re taken to the field, an MLB authenticator follows them. That person is a current or former member of law enforcement hired by an outside company to document balls and other game-used items, often to be sold or given to charities.If the ball supply is running out, a Resident Security Agent gets more. The RSAs also have police backgrounds and are hired by MLB.The plate umpire keeps several new balls in a pouch. When he needs more, he signals to the ball boys and ball girls. The ump puts each one in play, occasionally tossing out a ball before it ever gets into the game.“I’d say a ball averages only two pitches, and not too many things can happen when you foul a pitch into the stands,” Wilson said.___By Ben Walker, AP Baseball Writer. AP Baseball Writers Howie Rumberg and Janie McCauley and AP Sports Writer Rob Harris contributed TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

End of an era as Montreals crumbling former racetrack to be demolished

first_imgMONTREAL – The abandoned Hippodrome de Montreal grandstand looks over a weed-choked field, a mountain of dirty snow covering the track where horses once thundered past on their way to the finish line.In the almost 10 years since the harness racing track closed, the structure has been quietly decaying as a series of municipal and provincial administrations have struggled to put a plan in place for the immense track of land northwest of Montreal’s downtown.Now, that era will likely come to an end in the coming days and weeks as the city moves forward with plans to demolish the clubhouse and decontaminate the 434,000 square-metre terrain.Before that, Montreal police and a team of social workers are expected to make a final scan to ensure no squatters remain.The demolition comes none too soon, according to Coun. Marvin Rotrand.Rotrand, who has represented the district since 1982, believes successive municipal administrations have wasted time in redeveloping the massive vacant terrain into family-friendly housing.“It’s a prime and choice site, and it’s really nonsense that it’s been allowed to remain vacant decade after decade,” Rotrand said.The track, known for most of its history as Blue Bonnets, opened in 1907 and closed in 2009.Various proposals have suggested placing anywhere between 3,000 and 8,000 condo units on the site, which is one of the largest parcels of undeveloped land that is relatively close to downtown and accessible by public transit.Community activists are also lobbying for up to 2,500 social housing units on the site.The demolition will be a sad moment for Sylvain Filion, a a four-time Canadian driver of the year who spent the first decades of his career at Blue Bonnets.Filion says his earliest memories include playing in the packed grandstands as a six-year-old as the standardbred horses flew by.“There used to be a huge crowd there for Sunday afternoon racing,” said Filion, who moved to the Toronto area after the track closed down.“You don’t see crowds like that at the races any more. The ambience was just incredible.”Filion, 49, remembers the camaraderie in the barn, the friendly competition and the excitement leading up to big events, such as the Prix d’Ete held every August.“I never thought they’d demolish that place,” he said. “At one point it was one of the biggest tracks in North America.”At one time, the busy track employed thousands of drivers, trainers, grooms and race officials.But by the 1990s, the industry was in decline.The city purchased the land in 1991 and sold it to the province seven years later.Since the closure, various municipal and provincial governments have negotiated for a plan to redevelop the site, which served as a temporary concert venue for Irish rock band U2 in 2011 and as a temporary snow dump this past winter.Last year, the province agreed to cede the land to the city in exchange for a share in the profits once the lot is parcelled out to developers for condo development.Despite the upcoming demolition, Rotrand says any future housing remains years away.“We’re now at the stage where we’re actually going to demolish, but doesn’t mean anything will happen imminently,” he said.last_img read more

Fishermen to protest arrest by Sri Lankan navy

Urging the Indian Central and Tamil Nadu State governments to take immediate steps to secure the release of 14 fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Monday, Rameswaram fishermen have threatened to launch an indefinite strike if the governments failed to secure the release by June 12.Condemning the arrest in the very beginning of the new fishing season, leaders of 11 mechanised boat fishermen associations met yesterday and adopted a resolution urging the Central and State governments to secure the immediate release of the fishermen, The Hindu newspaper reported.

President says no move to divide the country for reconciliation

President Sirisena also presented felicitation awards to the officials, including the Eastern Province Health Minister A.L.M. Nazeer, who contribute to the development of the health field in the area. President Maithripala Sirisena says there is no move to divide the country to achieve reconciliation.He says the objective of his Government is to take the country forward, together with all people. He was speaking at a ceremony to vest the new Out Patients Department and the ward complex built at the Kalavanchikudi Base Hospital in Batticaloa, with the public today. The President stated that all development activities in the Eastern Province should be completed within the next three years. The new Out Patients Department and the ward complex were built at a cost of Rs. 514 million with monetary contribution of the Government of Sri Lanka and JAICA.The President registered the first patient to the new ward complex.The Hospital Development Committee presented a memento to the President during the event. “Though some groups criticize the Government with use of the democracy and the freedom in the country, we will fulfill the responsibility of building the country taking those criticisms as strength”, he said.“The Government is committed to strengthen the reconciliation in a way that the country is not divided. The initial activities in this regard will be completed within next few months,” he stated. A portrait of President drawn by a student from the Pattirappu National School in Batticaloa, presented to President Sirisena at the event.Dignitaries including the Opposition Leader, R. Sampanthan, Health Minister, Rajitha Senarathna, Minister Daya Gamage, Deputy Ministers, Ameer Ali, Faisal Cassim, Governor of the Eastern Province, Austin Fernando, Chief Minister, Nazeer Ahamad, Eastern Provincial Council Minister, Mrs. Ariyawathi Galappaththi, Ambassador Of Japan, Kenichi Suganuma, the staff of the Kaluwanchikudy Base Hospital including its Medical Superintendent Dr Sugunan Gunasingam participated in the event. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Over 160 cases filed against illegal foreign employment agencies

The Deputy Minister said that if any officials have been found to be involved in foreign employment rackets, they will also be dealt with firmly. He said that most cases filed this year have been against a foreign employment recruitment agency which promised employment in the Seychelles. The Deputy Minister said that of the 163 cases filed this year, 135 are against the same agency. (Colombo Gazette) Over 160 cases have been filed against illegal foreign employment agencies in Sri Lanka during the first seven months of this year, the Foreign Employment Ministry said today.Deputy Minister of Foreign Employment, Manusha Nanayakkara said that 163 cases have been filed during the first seven months of this year and tough action will be taken against those accused.

Western Forest Products indefinitely curtails Vancouver Island sawmill

Western Forest Products indefinitely curtails Vancouver Island sawmill VANCOUVER – Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX:WEF) says it’s indefinitely curtailing operations at one of its mills on Vancouver Island.The company said in a statement that the Somass sawmill in Port Alberni, where it manufactures western red cedar, has been in limbo since February — before that it only operated with a single shift.Western Forest Products, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment, said it intends to offer voluntary severance to its hourly employees at the mill.CEO Don Demens said the company will encourage employees to explore opportunities at its other Vancouver Island sawmills.The company said it is focused on cost reductions to remain competitive, and the decision came amid a lack of log supply to operate efficiently and uncertainty caused by duties recently applied to softwood lumber products going from Canada into the U.S.Western Forest Products expects to increase production at its other Vancouver Island operations to offset lost production. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 27, 2017 4:49 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2017 at 5:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Grand jury Kentucky man used fake profiles to get nude pics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted a Kentucky 911 dispatcher on charges he created fake social media accounts to dupe underage girls into sending naked photos.The Courier-Journal reports 20-year-old Christopher K. Carroll will appear in court Thursday on one count of receiving child porn.- Advertisement – A release from the Kentucky Attorney General said Carroll was charged at the state level with more than 160 sex crimes after a monthslong investigation. Court records show those charges were dismissed when the U.S. Attorney’s Office obtained the case.A criminal complaint recounts that victims said they’d been contacted by someone online who threatened to release nude photos of them unless they sent more. Authorities traced the online activity to a camper where Carroll lived with his grandmother.Carroll’s attorney declined to comment. read more

Rise of the cellfie baby photos now begin at fertilisation

first_imgJacie shown on an ultrasound  Jacie shown on an ultrasound  Clinics are also set to start trialling technology to allow prospective mothers and fathers to logon to the live footage as the embryos are developing so they can ‘watch over’ their offspring while still in the lab.Professor Charles Kingsland, of the Hewitt Fertility Centre at Liverpool, said: “Timelapse technology has allowed us to get all these images from the first few days after conception and put them on a USB stick sto that parents have pictures of their children, literally, from day one, when they are still in the laboratory. The very first image of Jaycie Jones at the first minute of her life  The couple decided to try IVF after failing to become pregnant for two years. The clinic in Nottingham had just begun using Embyoscope incubators, which as well as maintaining the necessary conditions to nurture an embryo, also has a video microscope camera that captures images every 10 minutes and records them as a record of embryonic development for five days after conception.The clinic also sent them a scan picture every month to allow the family to build up an accurate record of Jaycie’s progress Jaycie Jones at one day old  For anyone born before the 1950s their earliest baby pictures are likely to be at a few days old.Fast forward several decades and parents could take home an image of their child just 12 weeks after conception thanks to the advent of ultrasound and cheap printers.But groundbreaking fertility technology is allowing the family album to begin at fertilisation with parents increasingly asking for images of their children when they are just a few cells in a petri dish.In recent years, IVF clinics have developed cutting-edge timelapse photography which was designed to monitor cell development in the first few days, so that doctors can pick the healthiest embryo for implantation in the womb and boost the chances of having a baby.But the ‘embryoscope’ technique has also allowed parents to witness the mysterious beginnings of their child’s life at the very moment of conception, and in the crucial few days after fertilisation.  Jaycie Jones at one day old  The very first image of Jaycie Jones at the first minute of her life  “Patients are downloading the images of the embryo from fertilisation to the moment of transfer (blastocyst 5 days later) from our unique portal on our website; thereby starting their baby’s photo album from the moment of conception. The modern baby photo album can now begin in the IVF lab.“For many there is great advantage of bonding early on. And it truly visualises the miracle of the human child.”Wanda Georgiades, Director of Operations at Care Fertility said it was becoming more common for parents to ask to see the ‘cellfie’ images.“We send a link to the patients with their timelapse film direct from the incubator which begins literally from fertilisation of eggs and sperm.  One couple played it on their TV for their friends to watch.”The new technology has also greatly enhanced the chance of having a baby. In women aged over 38 doctors have seen a 50 per cent rise in success rates when the timelapse system is used. “But it won’t be long before parents will be able to dial into the clinic using a unique number and see how their embryos are getting on in real time.“Embryos are very sensitive, so in the past we could only get them out every 24 hours and have a look at how they were doing, but now we photograph them every 10 minutes. It’s opened up this whole new area of ‘baby pictures.’”Jaycie Jones, now two, was one of the first babies to have the new timelapse treatment with Care Fertility in Nottingham, which means her parents Paula Chapman, 38, and Paul Jones, 35, were able to keep a complete record of development, from just a few cells in a dish, right up to her birth. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Professor Simon Fishel, the couples IVF doctors and founder of Care Fertility, Britain’s largest private fertility clinic said that it allowed parents and clinicians to see babies grown from just two cells to the 100 trillion cells of a human being.last_img read more

Charlie Gards parents endure worst day of our lives as doctors to

first_imgGOSH responded to claims by Charlie’s parents that the hospital said no to the baby dying in a hospice and refused their offer to arrange private transport to their home.A spokeswoman said: “As with all of our patients, we are not able to and nor will we discuss these specific details of care.”This is a very distressing situation for Charlie’s parents and all the staff involved and our focus remains with them.”Charlie’s parents wanted their son to undergo a therapy trial in the US, but specialists at GOSH said it was experimental and would not help. Charlie Gard was born with a rare genetic condition Charlie’s plight has touched many people and the family received donations totalling more than £1.3 million to take him to the US for therapy.Campaigners also pledged their support to the family on social media with hashtags including #charliesfight #Fight4Charlie and #LetCharlieGoHome. Chris: “We want to give him a bath at home, we want to sit on the sofa with him, sleep in the bed with him, we want to put him in a cot he’s never slept in. But we’re now being denied that.”We had a meeting yesterday in which we were told we were going to discuss our options, and we’ve said we would like to take him home, and if that’s not possible a hospice. They said no to both, he has to die in that hospital.” Chris: “You can see on our T-shirts, it says, ‘If he’s still fighting, we’re still fighting.’ And he’s still fighting over there, believe me, he’s still fighting. He’s a little fighter, he’s a little trooper and he’s a soldier.”He will fight to the very end, but we’re not allowed to fight for him any more.’ Charlie Gard Charlie Gard’s parents wanted their son to undergo a therapy trial, but specialists said it would not helpCredit:PA Supporters of Chris Gard and Connie Yates, who endured a long legal battleCredit:Nick Edwards for The Telegraph Charlie Gard’s parents are facing the “worst day of our lives” as their baby son’s life support machine is set to be switched off on Friday after a long-running legal battle.Chris Gard and Connie Yates wanted the 10-month-old, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, to be allowed to die at home.But they claimed that Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) – whose medics had argued that a therapy trial in the US was experimental and would not help – denied them this request.  The couple, both in their 30s and from Bedfont, west London, also said they were being rushed – despite having been promised they would have all the time they needed to say goodbye to their son. Chris Gard and Connie Yates with their son Charlie Gard in hospitalCredit:PA The couple struggle to control their emotions as they tell of their agonyCredit:YouTube/Charlie’s Fight Connie: “And he is still so stable, that’s what’s so hard. He’s so stable.” Charlie Gard parents Charlie Gard parents The couple thanked supporters for their help in their legal fightCredit:YouTube/Charlie’s Fight They had asked European court judges in Strasbourg, France, to consider their claim after judges in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in London ruled in favour of Great Ormond Street doctors.But on Tuesday the European Court of Human Rights refused to intervene. Charlie Gard Connie: “The 4th of August, 2016, was the best day of our lives, the day that Charlie was born. The 30th of the sixth, 2017, is going to be the worst day of our lives.”Charlie will die in Great Ormond Street Hospital. Thank you everyone for all your support.” Parents’ heartbreaking video messageChris Gard and Connie Yates, the parents of Charlie, posted a video message on YouTube on Thursday night, telling of their agony and thanking supporters for their help: In an emotional video posted on YouTube on Thursday night, Ms Yates described the day Charlie was born, August 4 last year, as the best day of their lives but said June 30 2017, would be the worst.Alongside the video, Charlie’s parents wrote: “We are utterly heartbroken spending our last precious hours with our baby boy.”We’re not allowed to choose if our son lives and we’re not allowed to choose when or where Charlie dies. We, and most importantly Charlie, have been massively let down throughout this whole process.” Connie: “They said they couldn’t get transport to take us home, so we’ve offered to pay for that privately and they said that’s not an option.”Chris: “I’m sure you’ve read in the media that they’ve come out and said, there is no rush to do all this, we’re working closely with the family to arrange his end-of-life care.”Connie: “We have literally begged them today to give us this weekend.”Chris: “Some of our family and friends can’t come. They can’t come before tomorrow. So the last time they saw Charlie will be the last time they see him.” Supporters of Chris Gard and Connie Yates  Chris Gard and Connie Yates with their son Charlie Gard His parents said Charlie would die “knowing that he was loved by thousands”, adding “thank you to everyone for all your support!” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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Guatemala volcano Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNearly 200 missing, 73 dead from Guatemala volcanoJune 6, 2018In “World”Guatemala volcano death toll up to 62, expected to riseJune 4, 2018In “World”Red alert raised after ash bursts from Hawaii volcanoMay 16, 2018In “World” Guatemala’s most violent volcano eruption in more than a century (BBC)Guatemala’s most violent volcano eruption in more than a century has killed at least 25 people.The Fuego volcano, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of the capital Guatemala City, spewed rock, gas and ash into the sky on Sunday.Fast-moving flows hit villages, killing people inside their homes. Hundreds were injured and many are missing. The country’s main airport is closed.President Jimmy Morales has declared three days of national mourning.In a statement issued late on Sunday, he spoke of the nation’s “deep pain” caused by the “irreparable losses” in human lives.Settlements on the southern slopes of Fuego were buried in the volcanic ash, mud and rocks as the volcano erupted for 16 and a half hours on Sunday.A woman in San Miguel Los Lotes has missing relatives (AFP image)Pyroclastic flows, which are fast-moving mixtures of gas and volcanic matter, rushed down the mountainside and engulfed villages.Hundreds of police officers, soldiers and emergency workers have been sent to affected areas on the slopes of the volcano. They found charred bodies resting on steaming remnants of pyroclastic flow.Survivors covered in ash were carried away.Sergio Cabañas, head of the country’s National Disaster Management Agency (Conred), said the town of El Rodeo had been “buried”.Other towns affected include Alotenango and San Miguel los Lotes. Rescuers are still trying to reach a number of villages and the death toll is expected to rise.Temporary shelters have been set up for about 3,000 residents who have been evacuated. (Excerpt from BBC) read more

Mother on protest walk from Cork to Dublin for second time to

first_img Source: Jim Coughlan/Twitter Tuesday 28 Feb 2017, 7:41 AM 24,452 Views 79 Comments A DETERMINED MOTHER is walking from Cork to Dublin for a second time in a bid to get Health Minister Simon Harris to allow her daughter access medicinal cannabis.Vera Twomey yesterday began the 260km walk from her home to the Dáil as a protest against decisions to restrict her daughter Ava, who has rare form of epilepsy called Dravet’s syndrome, from accessing the drug.Vera has been in a number of meetings with Harris and has tried to get the Minister to allow Ava access cannabis-based medicine on compassionate grounds. Ava, who would have suffered dozens of seizures on a daily basis, has had access to CBD oil costing around €300 a month.CBD is a cannabidiol and is legal in Ireland because it does not contain any THC, the psychoactive part of the cannabis plant. By Garreth MacNamee Last week, Twomey released a harrowing video of Ava suffering a seizure to TV3 and, today, spoke to Ray D’Arcy on RTÉ radio following her meeting with Harris, where advocates Gino Kenny TD and Anne Rabbitte TD were also in attendance.Twomey added that, despite the high profile that Ava’s case has garnered in recent months, nothing had really been done to change the situation she was in.When Twomey and her husband, Paul, released the video to TV3, they said they had reached their “last straw” and felt like they badly needed something to be done. Vera Twomey on her walk with TD Gino Kenny. Image: Gino Kenny Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Paul Byrne/Twitter Share6122 Tweet Email4 center_img She said Harris had acknowledged he’d watched it in their meeting today, saying it was “difficult to watch”.The Department of Health issued a statement after Harris’ meeting with Twomey, today, where he reaffirmed what he said when the HPRA report was released two weeks ago, namely that a pilot access programme for cannabis-based treatments would be rolled out for patients with specific conditions, including severe epilepsy.The statement adds that, “until such time as the necessary legislative amendments has been made to facilitate the implementation of the Cannabis Access Programme, it remains open to the Minister to consider granting a licence to an Irish registered doctor for access to medicinal cannabis for named patients”.Twomey said that she had been told in the meeting that they needed a consultant neurologist, not just an “Irish registered doctor” to apply for this licence and that, without that, they had no other option.Read: Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access medicationRead: Health authority recommends medicinal cannabis to be made available for “specified conditions” Image: Gino Kenny Vera Twomey on the Road from Cork to Dublin to help her daughter Ava.Please help @SimonHarrisTD Don’t just talk about helping !!! #Please pic.twitter.com/6zq9nXn6No— Jim Coughlan (@jmcoughlan) February 27, 2017 Breaking : Vera Twomey is again walking from Cork – Dublin to gain access to #MedicinalCannabis for her daughter Ava @SimonHarrisTD pic.twitter.com/UNBHG3wE20— Paul Byrne (@PaulByrne_1) February 27, 2017 Short URL Mother on protest walk from Cork to Dublin for second time to get her child medicinal cannabis Vera Twomey is entering day two of the 260km protest walk. Feb 28th 2017, 7:41 AM http://jrnl.ie/3262730 Vera Twomey on her walk with TD Gino Kenny.last_img read more

Sandyford residents will have to pay €10000 for apartment fixes

first_img 23,926 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 16 Mar 2017, 9:31 AM http://jrnl.ie/3290765 Mar 16th 2017, 9:31 AM Sandyford residents will have to pay €10,000 for apartment fixes It follows from a vote last night that decided residents should pay for water and fire hazard problems with the building. Share Tweet Email7 Image: Google Maps OWNERS OF APARTMENTS in Sandyford Co Dublin, will have to pay around €10,000 per apartment unit to fix water leakage and fire safety problems.The problems have been reported by residents for some time, and were there when the buildings were bought.Since residents weren’t told before buying them, they say it’s unfair that they should have to foot the bill.The issue came to a head last January, when residents were sent invoices to fix the problems, without the exact figure, and a notice that a vote would be held to see should residents pay for the fixes.Last night, the vote was finally taken at the management company Annual General Meeting, which lasted until almost 1am today.It was decided that residents would pay for the damages. It’s understood that property company Ires Reit, Cluid, and Dun Laoghaire County Council voted in favour of the payments to be made by residents.According to one resident, around 20% of the apartments are owner-occupiers.The overall bill for repairs is more than €10 million, which residents have said previously that they’d struggle to afford.Read: Residents of Sandyford apartments asked to foot ‘potential’ €10,000 billRead: Apartment owners could face ‘up to €30 million’ bill to bring complex up to regulations Image: Google Maps Short URL 78 Comments By Gráinne Ní Aodhalast_img read more

Traffic restrictions in Dublin as Port Tunnel run takes place

first_imgThe run was previously held in 2006 – the year Dublin Port Tunnel was officially opened.It’s being held in collaboration with Focus Ireland this year. It’s hoped up to €150,000 can be raised to help the charity’s work combatting and preventing homelessness.According to the promotional material:This year, the event will be run by a professional event partner, Elite Event Management who promise to bring the dynamic urban vibe of the Dublin streets, under the city to provide an exciting and unique opportunity for the large population of runners in Ireland to run in the Dublin Tunnel.You can find more info on the course at the event website here. Read: Costing €15 million and stretching 46km, Ireland’s longest off-road walkway opens today >Read: ‘Job done’: UKIP’s only MP has quit the party > Short URL Sunday 26 Mar 2017, 12:30 AM It will be closed from 5.30am until 3pm today.Outside of that, the road closures are minimal – but there a few changes, namely:An alternated light sequence at the junction of East Wall Road and Tolka Quay RoadAn altered light sequence on the slip road from Promenade Road to East Wall RoadBoth altered light sequences will have Gardaí stationed at them and additional persons placed along the road at Promenade Road and East Wall RoadAnd don’t forget:This is the night the clocks go forward.Check in time for competitors is from 7.00am, and the race itself starts at 9.30am. You can leave your bag in the designated area at the Urban Village & you can pick it up back here using your race number. #tunnelrun2017 pic.twitter.com/ifrpHOSiBn— Underground Run (@UndergroundRuns) March 25, 2017 Traffic restrictions in Dublin as Port Tunnel run takes place If you’re making plans for today don’t forget – the clocks go forward too. 21,066 Views By Daragh Brophy THERE WILL BE a number of traffic restrictions in place in Dublin today as the Dublin Tunnel Underground Run takes place.The main thing to know about is the closure of the Port Tunnel: https://jrnl.ie/3306583 15 Comments Share11 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Underground Run/Twitter Mar 26th 2017, 12:30 AM last_img read more

CLA lobbies for additional funding

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram In the lead up to the Queensland state elections, after-hours ethnic schools and ethnic communities are seeking commitments from both parties on issues of languages education and support for the After Hours Ethnic Schools (AHES) program. Newly re-elected Ethnic Schools Association of Queensland (ESAQ) President Irene Bayldon and Community Languages Australia, Executive Director Stefan Romaniw met this week with the Minister for Education, Cameron Dick and presented him with a submission seeking the Australian Labor Party’s position on supporting languages education in Queensland, increased funding for the After Hours Ethnic Schools program and a commitment that the LOTE Centre would be kept intact. A meeting with the LiberalNational Party (NLP) Shadow Minister for Education, Dr Bruce Flegg was also held, and the same issues raised. The minister for education as well as the shadow minister offered their ongoing support for AHES and they both committed to examine a formal submission, prepared by ESAQ and CLA which highlights the importance of a strong government commitment to languages and multicultural education in Queensland. The submission also argues for increases of about $1 million in funding to support the AHES program, for teacher training and professional development and administrative support for the ESAQ. It also seeks a commitment that the LOTE Centre be kept as whole unit and that any ideas of dismantling it be rejected. According to CLA’s submission, the LOTE Centre plays a critical role in supporting languages teachers in mainstream and after hours ethnic schools and also for mainstream teachers working in the multicultural education area. The submission also calls on both parties to state their position prior to the elections. Additionally it is worth mentioning that Greek language programs in Queensland are taught only in the after hours ethnic schools.last_img read more

Android 60 Kouglof ou Kouign Amann

first_imgAndroid 6.0 : Kouglof ou Kouign Amann ?L’Office pour la langue et la culture d’Alsace (Olca) continue de faire pression sur Google pour que la prochaine version d’Android soit baptisée “Kouglof”. Le nom de la sixième version d’Android devrait en tout cas commencer par K. “Pour la lettre K, c’est moi qu’il faudra choisir”! Le site SmartphoneFrance révèle que l’Olca aimerait bien que le kouglof, sa fameuse pâtisserie, devienne le nom de la version 6.0 d’Android. En effet, depuis sa création, Google donne à son écosystème des noms de pâtisserie en suivant l’ordre alphabétique. Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich ont déjà vu le jour. Jelly Bean est en préparation. C’est donc la lettre K qui sera à l’honneur pour la prochaine version. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Avec sa proposition, la mobilisation de l’Olga a même récolté plus de 4.300 fans sur Facebook. Laura Grimm, en charge du dossier a précisé que l’organisme a envoyé, jeudi 16 février, “un moule à kouglof spécialement décoré à un boulanger alsacien établi à Chicago, afin qu’il le porte aux responsables d’Android”. Et dès mardi 21, le robot vert d’Android, coiffé de deux kouglofs, ornera la vitrine de la Maison de l’Alsace sur les Champs-Élysées. Mais l’Alsace pourrait bien ne pas être la seule sur les rangs du prochain Android. La Bretagne pourrait bien lancer son Kouign Amann dans la bataille. En effet, le Huffington Post précise que le célèbre gâteau breton a pris la deuxième place dans le classement des plats les plus tendances aux États-Unis en 2011. Les Américains le décrivent comme “un croissant avec encore plus de beurre”. Ainsi, le kouign amann s’est fait une place à Manhattan et se vend comme des petits pains. Alors, entre la Bretagne et l’Alsace, le kouglof et le kouign amann, le cœur de Google pourrait bien balancer. Le 19 février 2012 à 13:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Mae Young Classic star loses mask Irwin family joins Titus Worldwide

first_img Google Doodle Celebrates The Life Of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin Google+ Facebook Pinterest Robert Irwin Is Just Like His Legendary Dad Bindi Irwin Has Picked Her Wedding Dress Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipGoogle Doodle Celebrates The Life Of Crocodile Hunter Steve IrwinVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 31.56%0:03Remaining Time -0:35 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list CMLL President Francisco “Paco” Alonso Lutteroth passes away on July 6 at the age of 67 Steve Irwin`s Son Robert Pays Tribute With Crocodile-Feeding Photo WWE Live returns to Australia this October, Tickets will be available May 28 Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Bindi Irwin’s wedding dress tribute WWE returning to Australia in October, will tour three cities Now Playing Up Next Twitter MYC star loses mask at CMLL eventMae Young Classic competitor Princesa Sugehit was unmasked at this past weekend’s CMLL Anniversary show, losing a Mask vs. Mask match to Zeuxis.Sugehit was revealed as 37-year old Ernestina Sugehit Salazar Martinez. Sugehit was the first woman to ever lose her mask on a CMLL Anniversary show..@PrincesaSugehit unmasked #CMLL pic.twitter.com/57RsjOMAqZ— luchablog (@luchablog) September 16, 2017Irwin family joins Titus WorldwideWWE posted a video from their live events in Australia this past weekend, filming a segment where Terri and Robert Irwin, the widow and son of the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, became honorary members of Titus Worldwide.There are two NEW members of #TitusWorldwide, and their names are @TerriIrwin and #RobertIrwin! @AustraliaZoo @TitusONeilWWE @TozawaAkira pic.twitter.com/V7QJkeU8oO— WWE (@WWE) September 17, 2017 Now Playing Up Nextlast_img

Academy redesign coming soon

first_imgAn updated design for development at the Providence Academy site is expected at the end of the month, officials of The Historic Trust said Friday.The Historic Trust and a Portland builder have been taking public input after announcing plans for a mixed-use development on the west side of the Academy property.Marathon Acquisition & Development of Portland is proposing a pair of five-story buildings along C Street, between Evergreen Boulevard and 12th Street.Officials from the trust and Marathon held a public open house earlier this month. With opportunities for online comments as well, about 250 people have been able to offer feedback, said Mike True, CEO and president of the trust. The feedback is being reviewed this month. True said.True and Marathon officials also did an informal presentation at Monday’s meeting of the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission. Marathon Vice President Aaron Wigod told the commission that “I want to come back to you with changes” when it’s time for an official proposal.The development proposal was part of the plan when The Historic Trust bought the seven-acre property in 2015. The mission was to keep 3.5 acres and renovate the historic Academy building at 400 E. Evergreen Blvd. Built in the 1870s, the former school and orphanage was once the largest brick building north of San Francisco.last_img read more

Veteran new teachers on the front lines in Clark County strikes

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — It’s 8:53 a.m. Thursday, and Casey Richard, a fourth-grade teacher, would normally be making her last-minute preparations for a day of teaching.She’d be sprucing up her classroom, and figuring out her question of the day — a conversation starter for her students to start the morning. She’d answer emails and phone calls from parents. She’d take a restroom break, since she might not get another opportunity for hours.“That’s the big one,” she said.Instead, Richard and thousands of other school employees across Clark County are on the picket lines. Teachers and administrators remain at odds over salary agreements, as districts around Washington negotiate how to spend the additional money they’re slated to receive after two years of McCleary legislation.Columbian reporters and photographers last week talked to dozens of teachers, heard their stories and reported their frustrations. It’s a diverse group of teachers, counselors, occupational therapists, nurses and other school staff. Some are new to their districts. Others have been teaching for decades.But there are two things all these teachers want: to see higher wages in light of new school funding legislation, and to be back in the classroom with their students.last_img read more

Calling Gambia an Islamic State in official documents is unconstitutional Says

first_imgBy MUHAMMED S. BAHHonourable Samba Jallow, the Minority Leader and National Assembly Member for Naimina Dankunku told law makers that describing the Gambia as an Islamic state in official documents is unconstitutional.He said this on Wednesday, 24 August 2016, in his intervention during the second extraordinary session of the 2016 legislative year on the debate on a motion that was passed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Neneh Mcdouall Gaye “for Gambia  to recognize, celebrate, proclaim and commemorate the 15th day of Ramadan yearly as Orphans’ Day, Nationwide”.The Minority Leader said he is in support of the motion but is concerned about the referring of the Gambia as an Islamic state as indicated in the document.  “The Gambia shouldn’t be called an Islamic State, because there is no legislation passed yet to declare Gambia an Islamic state,” he said.He therefore proposed to his colleagues to amend part of the document that was passed and which refers the country as an Islamic State.Hon. Jallow reminded the law makers that the president in his recent address to the National Assembly has said that his government will be introducing a bill to declare Gambia as an Islamic state and which, he added, is yet to be passed, before them. He stressed that the Gambia still remains a secular State.The Minority Leader citing the constitution said calling the Gambia an Islamic State is even an offence as the secular nature of the country is an entrenched clause. He said section one of the constitution of the Gambia states that “The Gambia is a Sovereign Secular Republic”. He also cited section 6 of the same constitution which, he said, states that: “(1) Any person who – (a) by himself or herself or in concert with others, by any violent or other unlawful means, suspends or overthrows or abrogates this Constitution or any part of it, or attempts to do any such act, or (b) aids and abets in any manner any person referred to in paragraph (a) Commits the offence of treason and shall, on conviction, be liable to the penalty prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly..”.Hon. Jallow also disagrees with the stated urgency attached to this particular motion, adding that the session should have waited until the National Assembly resumes in September.“I don’t think there is urgency in this motion, until it cannot wait till we resume in September, considering the expenses incurred in calling the whole National Assembly members for sittings,” he said.Tabling the motion before the law makers, the foreign affairs minister said the celebration, proclamation and commemoration of this orphan’s day is an initiative of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which was adopted as a resolution at the 40th session of its council of foreign ministers in Guinea Conakry in 2013.Responding to the issue raised by the Minority Leader on the unconstitutionality of calling Gambia as an Islamic State, Madam Mcdouall Gaye said this issue is not the purpose of the motion and that the foreign affairs is not the line ministry for that.Madame Fatou Mbye, the Deputy Speaker, said this can be a specific issue of discussion but not at that point in time.The motion was seconded by Hon. Bintanding Jarju, National Assembly Member for Foni Berefet, who said “this is a non-controversial motion.”Hon. Kalifa Jammeh, the NAM for Bakau, said the OIC member states who are privilege to have oil in their countries should try and provide specific resources for the orphans.Hon Muhammed Magassey, NAM for Basse, raised the issue of children whose parents are serving jail terms and they are less privilege to also be included.Hon.Alhagie Sillah, Hon. Baboucarr Nyang and Hon. Bafaye Saidykhan, the NAMs for Banjul North, Banjul South and Jarra East respectively were among those who took the floor in support of the motion.The motion was finally moved for adoption by the law makers and the session was chaired by the deputy speaker.last_img read more