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NLEX seeks solo lead

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals And if there’s one team that can give the Road Warriors their first acid test here, it would be the rejuvenated Fuel Masters.“New faces and coaching staff are changing the culture of this team,” NLEX’ Yeng Guiao said of Phoenix, which is now being handled by Louie Alas—who has given the Fuel Masters the defensive mentality the team sorely lacked in the past.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“That makes them very dangerous,” said Guiao.Interestingly, this will be the first meeting between head coach Alas and son Kevin, who is an integral part of the rotation of Guiao, who has relied on point guards like rookie Kiefer Ravena. The hulking Gin Kings will be coming off an impressive 89-78 conquest of Magnolia on Christmas Day. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Listed as a legitimate title threat for the first time, NLEX shoots for a third straight win and the solo lead in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations when it collides with Phoenix Petroleum Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Kim hikes lead to 4; Hwang zooms away by 11 shots Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img “It’s just not about Kevin, but their entire backcourt,” the elder Alas said when told that Kevin has been damaging the opposition in the last two NLEX games. “We should be able to limit their fast break points.”Ravena has stepped up without much effort and has been the yardstick by which all rookies are now being measured, not just for individual stats but at how he made the Road Warriors even better than the Governors’ Cup last season when they started becoming competitive.Matthew Wright is Phoenix’ Alas’ main offensive weapon, and the swarming defense that was the trademark of Alaska while he was Alex Compton’s assistant is being used by the Fuel Masters to offset their lack of size.“We are basically a run-and-gun team,” Louie Alas said. “But we need to play a lot of defense, to come up with a lot of schemes.”Meanwhile, crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra shoots for a second straight win when it clashes with undermanned GlobalPort in the 6:45 p.m. game.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

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Senate Requests Expenditure Report on US$5M Ebola Fund

first_imgThe Liberian Senate is requesting President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as head of the National Ebola Task Force, to make report to the Senate on how the amount of US$5 million approved for the fight of Ebola was expended.The Senators’ decision taken Tuesday, September 23, during  plenary was prompted by a communication from their colleagues, Senators Nyonblee Kangar-Lawrence, Sando Dazoe Johnson and Geraldine Doe-Sherif, requesting for an expenditure report on US$5 million approved two months ago used by the National Ebola Task Force, to help  contain the Ebola epidemic.In proffering the motion for the Senate’s action, Bong County Senator Henry Yallah asked his colleagues’ communication be accepted and recommendations therein be adopted, “and that this plenary requests a report from the President as the head of the Ebola Task Force who requested for the money that was approved by this Senate, of the expenditure of US$5 million by next sitting on Tuesday and that copies be made available to all Senators.”Earlier before the unanimous vote, the Senators went into debate that lasted for well over three hours, with each Senator giving supporting reasons why the report was needed now.Maryland County Senator John Ballout, one of the Senators who supported the need for a report and audit, regretted that since the approval of the amount, the situation on containing the disease continues to deteriorate.“We have to step up to the plate and take charge. Audit is not an attempt to fight the Executive, but rather it will help build confidence among the people who are starting to question the Task Force’s seeming lack of accountability; in fact our power has no limitation in asking for report,” Senator Ballout, who Chairs the Senate Committee on Public Works, asserted.Nimba County Senator Thomas Grupee put up a stiff fight, recalling a portion of President Sirleaf’s letter to the Senate in which she promised the lawmakers that a comprehensive audit would be conducted at the end the process.He described it as unfair, his colleagues’ communication that is now requesting an expenditure report from the Ebola Task Force, an argument supported by outgoing Grand Gedeh County Senator Isaac Nyenabo, who, too, believe that it was unfair to ask for a report in the middle of the process.Gbarpolu County Senator Armah Zulu Jallah recalled that during a recent Legislative leadership meeting with the President, she promised to send the report in question to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and not the Senate.Senators, who confirmed that the President has already sent report on US$5 million to the House of Representatives, enquired from Senate Pro Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley whether he was in possession of same report he answered: “I have not received any report on the US$5 million, nor the Senate.”Senator Yallah, before proffering his motion, reminded his colleagues that his county, Bong is one of the hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, disclosing that a town in Bong County has recently reported 13 deaths from Ebola. “We must learn from our past mistake and ensure that we don’t release a dime if the Executive fails to report on the US$5 million.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Two women charged with murder and the kidnapping of a 4-year-old boy pleaded not guilty

first_img molly.okeon@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496 PASADENA – Two women charged in the murder of an Altadena man and the kidnapping of a 4-year-old boy pleaded not guilty in court Friday. Vanessa Marie Ochoa, 22, and Mesha Arshaz Dean, 23, appeared separately in front of Pasadena Superior Court Judge Terry Smerling for their arraignments. The women are being kept apart intentionally, attorneys said. Both are being held without bail. Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Mary A. Murray said that if convicted of both crimes the women could face the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole. After entering their pleas, the women were instructed by Smerling to return to Pasadena Superior Court, Dept. B., on June 27 to set a date for a preliminary hearing. At that time, a judge will determine whether they will stand trial for the charges against them. On March 18, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued an Amber Alert, telling drivers to be on the lookout for a silver Mitsubishi Diamante in which Ochoa had allegedly fled from Altadena with her 4-year-old son, Manaen Miles. Police said Ochoa, who did not have custody of her son, had “shot and killed a relative who was caring for the child, took the child and left.” A later statement issued by police indicated Dean had been involved in the crime as well. Monroe Miles, 32, the boy’s paternal uncle, was shot in the chest and killed at a residence in the 4000 block of Canyon Dell Drive in Altadena, where he lived with the boy’s grandparents, Sylvia and Monroe Miles, police reported. The women were located by Las Vegas police on March 20 in a car driven by an unidentified man in a West Las Vegas neighborhood, police have said. The boy was unharmed. last_img read more

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Suarez loses bid to have four-month biting ban reduced but is cleared to train with Barcelona

first_imgLuis Suarez has been unsuccessful in his bid to reduce his ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini, but has been cleared to start training with Barcelona.Suarez was sent home from the World Cup in disgrace after he sank his teeth into Italy defender Chiellini and world governing body FIFA hit him with a four-month ban from all football, a nine-match suspension from international matches, and a hefty fine.It was the third time the Uruguayan had been found guilty of biting an opponent in his career.However, Suarez launched an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the terms of the suspension, which prevented him from even training with new team Barcelona after his £75m switch from Liverpool.Having heard the case last week, CAS have now decided to uphold the ban but have allowed the 27-year-old to enter training premises and football stadiums.Suarez is now set to be officially presented as a Barcelona player, although he will not be available to make his debut until the end of October.“The CAS Panel has partially upheld the appeal. The sanctions imposed on the player by FIFA have been generally confirmed,” said a statement.“However, the four-month suspension will apply to official matches only and no longer to other football-related activities (such as training, promotional activities and administrative matters). The CAS Panel found that the sanctions imposed on the player were generally proportionate to the offence committed.“It has however considered that the stadium ban and the ban from ‘any football-related activity’ were excessive given that such measures are not appropriate to sanction the offence committed by the player and would still have an impact on his activity after the end of the suspension.” 1 Luis Suarez during Uruguay training last_img read more

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Sharks aren’t planning to shut down Erik Karlsson before playoffs

first_imgSAN JOSE — Erik Karlsson will be sidelined for the rest of the week. The Sharks aren’t planning to shut him down as an extra precaution before the playoffs.Head coach Pete DeBoer said after practice on Thursday that Karlsson will miss a minimum of two games with a lower-body injury that he believes is a re-tweak of the groin ailment that shelved him for 10-recent games. At this point, the Sharks are awaiting test results to confirm the nature of Karlsson’s injury.Karlsson skipped the third …last_img read more

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Intelligent Design Found in Bacteria

first_imgPoetry has been found in a bacterial genome.  We know it was intentional, because we know the poet who did it: Christian Bok.  The BBC News tells how Bok “encoded his verse into a strip of DNA and had it inserted into a common bacterium, E. coli.”  Would scientists of the future be able to detect the intelligently-designed insertion?    This led to a discussion about natural selection.  Bok wants next to insert some of his doggerel into the hardy bacterium, Deinococcus radiodurans, as a means of preserving some human culture in case of a nuclear war or other extinction event.  Others quoted in the article feel that natural selection would quickly eliminate his useless code.  “His poem would be rapidly removed by natural selection, as it would confer no benefit on the host bacterium,” Dr Julian Parkhill of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute commented.  “Natural selection as [sic; is] literary criticism.”    Whether natural selection has any meaning whatsoever, let alone whether it amounts to a scientific theory, was the subject of Dr. Randy Guliuzza’s cover story in this month’s ICR magazine, Acts & Facts.  Selection presupposes a selector – an agent, Guliuzza said.  “It is presented in most schools as absolutely true in spite of its ill-defined basis, its invisible operation, and the fact that there is no real ‘selector’—because attributes inherent to organisms actually do all the work.  These warnings should influence creation scientists to step back and re-evaluate this convoluted evolutionary idea.”Natural selection is to literary criticism as the trash man is to old books thrown in the bin.  It took a choice by someone to throw the books in the bin.  Natural selection has no care for what was tossed out.  Natural selection is a vacuous, personified tautology that has no more power to create a living, functioning bacterium in the first place.    The fact that it is now possible for humans to intentionally insert messages into the genetic code should alert everyone to the idea that intelligent design (ID) is a scientific theory.  It should be possible for an unbiased observer to distinguish natural law from ID in a living organism by examining the code for the presence of complex, specified information.  What’s the difference whether the information is functional or poetic?  The Darwinist will reply that functional information aids survival but poetic information does not.  If that sounds like a reasonable response, please re-read the prior paragraph.(Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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SA, Kuwait eye more business

first_img6 December 2004Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma concluded an official visit to Kuwait on Sunday, where she paid a courtesy call on Kuwaiti Prime Minister Shaikh Sabah Al Jaber Al Sabah before holding talks with her counterpart, Shaikh Mohamed Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah.The Department of Foreign Affairs said that the two ministers resolved to encourage businesses to take advantage of the trade, investment and tourism opportunities that both countries offered.The two ministers also agreed to expedite discussions with an eye to signing an agreement on bilateral trade, reciprocal promotion and protection of investments, and air services in 2005.South African exports to Kuwait currently stand at R170-million, while Kuwait’s exports to South Africa total R600-million.Dlamini Zuma concluded her visit by meeting with the chairperson of the Kuwaiti Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ali Al Ghanim.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Brand South Africa and SA Embassy in Brazil hosts cocktail reception with Heads of Missions

first_imgOn the 13th of November, Brand South Africa partnered with the South African Embassy in Brazil to host an outreach dialogue with His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa on the sidelines of the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasilia.The engagement took the form of a cocktail reception with African Heads of Mission accredited to the Federative Republic of Brazil, Ministers accompanying the President, senior officials and selected representatives from South African and Brazilian companies in attendance.South African Ambassador to Brazil, H.E. Ntsiki Mashimbye, opened his doors to host the African-themed cocktail reception at his official residence. Setting the scene for the afternoon, Ambassador Mashimbye reminded guests of the annual Brazilian celebration of “Dia da Consciência Negra” or Black Consciousness Day on 20th November. A day in which the black community reclaim their African heritage and their great contribution to the country.Welcoming the opportunity to interact with representatives from African countries based in Brazil on the margins of the 11th BRICS Summit, President Ramaphosa told guests: “We meet here as the countries of our continent that are forging an ambitious programme to fundamentally transform Africa’s fortunes. As we begin the countdown to the launch of the  African Continental Free Trade Area which will have far-reaching political, social, physical and international effects, we stand united”.He further emphasized Africa’s progressive future and the need, now more than ever, for African states to trade amongst each other, and through the AfCFTA, improve access to existing markets, while forging access to new markets.“As African nations, there has never been a better time to deepen our collaboration to ensure the African Continental Free Trade Area, our most ambitious collective venture yet, is a success. This is an opportunity to grow our economies and to use our considerable collective resources to uplift our people and improve their condition” said President Ramaphosa.As the incoming Chair of the African Union next year, South Africa will put great emphasis on giving effect to the agreement.Brand South Africa was delighted  to have collaborated with the South African Embassy in Brazil in order to drive messaging that positions South Africa as a an investment destination of choice. This was an opportunity to  enhance awareness of the nation brand identity, image, and global competitiveness.General Manager for Global Markets, Dr. Judy Smith-Höhn, added: “When South Africa first hosted the BRICS Summit in 2013, it initiated an outreach mechanism by hosting a BRICS-African Leaders Dialogue Forum Retreat. This year was the first time since 2013 that a sitting BRICS chair opted not to convene such an outreach engagement. Brand South Africa thus welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with the Mission in Brazil to continue this tradition. These outreach dialogues have been especially significant for South Africa because of the emphasis it places on utilising its membership to such multilateral platforms to not only promote its own economic growth and development, but to also further the African agenda.”last_img read more

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Buckeye Valley-DACC FFA well represented at National Convention

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 89th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana represents a new high water mark for the Buckeye Valley-DACC FFA Chapter.  The chapter represented Ohio well with a National Proficiency Award winner, and a 3rd place Career Development Event team.Curtis Harsh of Radnor won the Beef Production Entrepreneurship proficiency area, coming out ahead of 3 other finalists from Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.  Harsh became eligible for the award after winning the Ohio state FFA competition earlier this year.  To finish out his FFA career, Curtis was also awarded the organization’s highest honor of the American FFA Degree.Ed Harsh, David Harsh, Michelle Harsh, Curtis Harsh, Alex Zimmer (Advisor), Tracy Dendinger (Ohio FFA State Supervisor)Just prior to Curtis’ win, Buckeye Valley was pleased to learn that it’s Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management team placed 3rd nationally, competing against teams from 40 other states.  The team consisted of Macee Burke, Hannah Edelblute, Sarah Lehner, and Donnie Smith.  In addition to placing 3rd overall, Buckeye Valley won the team management event, and had the 3rd high score individual with Sarah Lehner.  For their efforts, the team has been invited to compete internationally this coming summer, with events held in Scotland, Belgium, and Luxembourg.The National FFA Organization is composed of 649,335 members belonging to one of 7,757 chapters throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.last_img read more

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