first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lee poured in seven of his 15 points in the payoff period, Acox tallied a double-double with 14 markers and 10 rebounds, while Barroca had 13 points and four rebounds.“We had the proper mindset and it was to win. The only thing we had control of is our game and I’m proud of my players, especially in the second half,” said Star head coach Chito Victolero.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“They stepped up on defense plus we had a better ball movement on offense after that forgettable first half.”The victory improved the Hotshots’ slate to 7-4, to have a shot at a twice-to-beat. Their fate, however, will depend on the result of the Meralco-San Miguel game which is still being played as of posting. LATEST STORIES Falcons edge Bulldogs for 2-2 record How to help the Taal evacuees Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ PBA IMAGESStar turned back NLEX, 101-93, Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Hotshots leaned on the trio of Paul Lee, Kristofer Acox and Mark Barroca to keep themselves in the hunt for a top four seat.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody The scores:STAR 101 – Simon 16, Lee 15, Acox 14, Ramos 14, Barroca 13, Dela Rosa 8, Melton 6, Pingris 6, Sangalang 4, Jalalon 3, Brondial 2, Reavis 0.MERALCO 93 – Fuller 16, Mallari 13, Fonacier 12, Alas 9, Al-Hussaini 9, Quinahan 9, Lastimosa 8, Taulava 5, Tiongson 5, J. Villanueva 3, Soyud 3, Baguio 1, Rios 0.Quarters: 17-25, 36-44, 72-69, 101-93.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide 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 Lee and Barroca found their groove midway in the fourth quarter to trigger Star’s breakaway, 95-83, with 3:20 left.PJ Simon topscored for Star with 16 markers, while Aldrech Ramos got 14 points and four boards.Aaron Fuller led the Road Warriors with 16 points and 17 rebounds, while Alex Mallari got 13 markers, six boards, and four dimes in the loss.The Road Warriors are also in a wait-and-see approach as to what seed they will end up with.Meralco’s win would put NLEX at fifth place, while a San Miguel victory puts them in sixth.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgIn ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View comments The Knicks played their first game without Anthony, losing to the Brooklyn Nets.NETS 115, KNICKS 107D’Angelo Russell scored 19 points in his Nets debut to help Brooklyn take the first of two preseason meetings between the city rivals.Acquired in a trade with the Lakers, the former No. 2 pick started in the backcourt with Jeremy Lin, who struggled to a 2-for-9 night and scored eight points.Enes Kanter, acquired from Oklahoma City in the Anthony trade, and Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 17 points for the Knicks.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES NBA changes All-Star Game format; captains will pick teams 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Paul had 11 points and seven assists in his Houston debut. The Rockets tried to acquire Anthony after getting Paul, but couldn’t work out a deal during their summer-long discussions with the New York Knicks, who instead dealt their leading scorer to Oklahoma City on the eve of training camp.“Being happy out there on the court again, being excited, being motivated to be out there on the courtagain, it’s back for me,” Anthony said. “That feeling is back for me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut the Rockets, who had one of the NBA’s most potent offenses last season, might not need the extra scoring. James Harden had 16 points and 10 assists, Sixth Man of the Year Eric Gordon scored 21 points, and the Rockets made 24 3-pointers . Gordon had six and Trevor Ariza hit five on his way to 18 points.MVP Russell Westbrook didn’t play for Oklahoma City.center_img MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed DAY6 is for everybody Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) is guarded by Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Carmelo Anthony was sharp in his first game with the Thunder, though Chris Paul and the Rockets look like they will be just fine without him.Houston overcame Anthony’s 19 points in just 20 minutes and Paul George’s 15, spoiling their Oklahoma City debuts with a 104-97 victory on Tuesday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma.ADVERTISEMENT TJ Warren scored 23 points and the Suns rallied with a 41-point fourth quarter in Portland.Damian Lillard had 18 points for the Trail Blazers.SUNS: No. 4 overall selection Josh Jackson scored 14 points. … Devin Booker had 19 points. … Alex Len finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds.TRAIL BLAZERS: Rookie Caleb Swanigan scored 18 points. Fellow rookie Zach Collins was limited to five points but had a team-high eight rebounds. … Jusuf Nurkic had 16 points. … CJ McCollum shot just 4 for 13 for his 10 points.UP NEXT: Phoenix (1-0) visits Utah on Friday. Portland (0-1) hosts Toronto on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NETS: Sean Kilpatrick scored 15 points. … Brooklyn was 16 for 32 (50 percent) from 3-point range. … Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Joe Harris each scored 13 points. Spencer Dinwiddie and Quincy Acy had 12 apiece. … The Nets played without Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert because of ankle injuries.KNICKS: Kristaps Porzingis scored 15 points. … First-round pick Frank Ntilikina of France came off the bench and scored five points on 1-for-7 shooting from the field. … Hardaway made five 3-pointers.UP NEXT: Brooklyn (1-0) hosts Miami on Thursday. New York (0-1) visits Washington on Friday.BULLS 113, PELICANS 109Cristiano Felicio scored 15 points and the Bulls overcame a strong performance from the All-Star tandem of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins in New Orleans.Davis had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Cousins added 20 points and 10 boards.BULLS: Nikola Mirotic and Justin Holiday each scored 14 points. … Rookie Lauri Markkanen, whose rights Chicago acquired when they traded Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, didn’t play because of back spasms. He is expected to miss the Bulls’ first two preseason games. … Denzel Valentine made four 3-pointers for his 12 points.PELICANS: Rajon Rondo started against the team he played for last season and finished with five points, eight assists and four rebounds. … Davis and Cousins each played about 33 minutes, Rondo 31 and Jrue Holiday almost 30. Dante Cunningham was the only starter below 20 minutes. … Cunningham is starting in place of forward Solomon Hill, who is not expected back until February because of hamstring tear. … E’Twaun Moore scored 16 points.UP NEXT: Chicago (1-0) visits Dallas on Wednesday. New Orleans (0-1) visits Oklahoma City on Friday.SUNS 114, TRAIL BLAZERS 112 How to help the Taal evacuees It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

first_imgGolden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) reaches for a rebound during the first half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool)CLEVELAND — Shaun Livingston and JaVale McGee have been giving the Golden State Warriors a huge lift in these NBA Finals by making every shot they take look easy.Then again, they all have been easy.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Livingston and McGee shooting 17 for 18, that just doesn’t seem fair.“I think when you’re locked in and you’re trying to take away K.D., you’re trying to take away Steph and Klay, Livingston, McGee, they’re going to get some shots,” Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. “We’ve just got to do a better job of taking away the easy dunks and layups around the basket. When you’re focusing on those three guys, other guys are going to get shots. But we’ve got to do a good job of just taking away the easy ones.”McGee got the Warriors off and running in Game 2 with two easy dunks to open the game. Golden State never trailed.Livingston said that wound up being a huge energy boost for Golden State, and he knows that the Cavaliers will aim to take the easy ones at the rim away in Game 3. As such, the Warriors might already have a counter in mind for whatever anticipated adjustment Cleveland makes.“Coaches, I think they have a good game plan moving forward, seeing maybe what kind of adjustments Cleveland can make,” Livingston said. “We just have to be ready. Steph, Kevin, Klay, our scorers, they take the majority of the load, right? So they get a lot of the attention and the pressure. I think we have to be ready, all us other guys, to relieve some of that pressure.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Livingston has taken three jumpers, all of them mid-rangers of about 13 feet, in this series. Everything else has been at the rim. McGee made one shot from about 6 feet; his other eight attempts from the floor have basically been dunks.Golden State Warriors’ Shaun Livingston (34) dunks past Cleveland Cavaliers’ George Hill (3) during the second half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)McGee was moved into the starting lineup for Game 2. He said Tuesday that he doesn’t know if he’ll stay there for Game 3 in Cleveland on Wednesday night.“These are some of the greatest teams in the world, ever,” McGee said. “It’s a beautiful thing to be a part of it and to be a contributor in it.”It’s a difficult enough spot for the Cavaliers to deal with Curry, particularly when he is coming off an NBA Finals-record nine 3-pointers in Game 2. It’s daunting to deal with Durant, one of the few guys in the league who can post up against James, turn and face the four-time MVP and shoot over him with relative ease. It’s maddening to chase Thompson around and have him get shots off using his super-quick release, even when he’s fairly well covered.Golden State opponents expect that.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Mood swing: LeBron, Cavs home looking to turn around Finals 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Livingston is a perfect 9 for 9 from the field in this championship series. McGee is 8 for 9, and his lone miss came when he tried a dunk and stuffed the ball into the rim instead. The average distance of their made field goals is a staggeringly close 3 1/2 feet, which is basically gimme range in golf and darn close to gimme range in basketball as well — especially at this level.For as spectacular as LeBron James has been in the first two games, his Cleveland Cavaliers are down 2-0 largely because the Warriors’ supporting cast members like Livingston and McGee — journeymen of sorts — are soundly outplaying their Cavs’ counterparts.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 crownStephen Curry is playing like an NBA Finals MVP, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson have been brilliant, and Draymond Green is quietly averaging a near triple-double. But the Warriors’ motto is “strength in numbers,” and Livingston and McGee are personifying that.“It’s just being aggressive, being in the right spot too,” Livingston said. “It’s nothing really magical about what I do or how I’ve been playing. I’ve been fortunate enough to, you know, shoot at a high clip. But a lot of those are dunks. Also, just being in the right spot on the court.”last_img read more

first_imgIsraeli Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Ami Mehl, has said that he is doing everything possible to lure Israeli investors to Liberia, especially in the energy and mining sectors.Speaking at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia when he paid a courtesy call on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, Ambassador Ami Mehl expressed his preparedness to work with Liberia to ensure a boost in energy for the country.This, he said, is extremely crucial to meeting the middle-income level that the Liberian government envisages, for which it has crafted the Vision 2030 development agenda.“Madam President, we intend to encourage investment in the energy and mining sectors. This we think will help the government in its development agenda that would ensure that the country becomes a middle income country,” the Ambassador said.The Israeli diplomat also informed President Sirleaf that two of his country’s experts in Early Childhood Learning are due in the country soon to work with the Ministry of Education to examine existing issues and advance proposals for practical and workable outcomes.Ambassador Mehl, who is resident in Accra, Ghana, was accompanied to the President’s office by Foreign Affairs Minister Marjon Kamara.President Sirleaf lauded the ambassador for his continued interest and support in attracting potential business for Liberia, saying that an Israeli private sector intervention in Liberia’s energy sector remains crucial to expand the nation’s overall energy capacity, even after the completion of the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant.President Sirleaf noted that Liberia is part of the U.S. government funded “Power Africa” initiative; and working in partnership with Israeli investors is a welcomed development. She also said Liberia’s new agenda for doing business is anchored on value addition, especially in the forestry, fisheries, oil palm, coffee, cocoa and mining sectors.She noted that the much needed jobs will come when value chain addition becomes part of the country’s economic diversification vision. Present at the courtesy call was Amir Hayman, a high ranking official of Sociedade de Investimentos Mineiros (SOCIM), a South African company, expressing interest in forming a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement that will not only ensure local ownership, but also enhance the economic competitiveness of the country’s local content.SOCIM’s area of focus is polished diamonds, and Mr. Hayman says he will return in a month to conduct further studies on the sector. The company has subsidiaries in Angola, Botswana, Russia, Canada, the Democratic Republic of Congo, etc. Mr. Hayman spoke of the Diamond Academy in Israel, which he said when the PPP deal is sealed, would provide training for Liberians once significant progress is made, coupled with the sealing of a deal to kick start the proposal. He said, the Liberians – once trained and specialized – will be critical in any unfolding Public-Private Partnership. He indicated that SOCIM-South Africa’s long term goal will be to set up a viable polished diamond partnership based on the best standards, characterized by sustainable relations on a win-win business model. Meanwhile the delegation is holding discussions with other key stakeholders in the energy, agriculture, fisheries and mining sectors.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img“It happens. You can’t do anything about it now,” Cowan said. “(Scott’s message) was to regroup and refocus and worry about what’s in front of you.” The opportunity for an instant recovery awaits Saturday at Utah. A year ago UCLA quarterback Ben Olson picked apart the Utes’ predominantly man coverage en route to throwing for 318 yards and three TDs. Cowan said the Utes are playing a similar defense this season. “It’s an opportunity for receivers to get open,” Cowan said. “It’s exciting. It’s fun to see that.” Blake, Verner to start Dorrell said defensive end Nikola Dragovic (concussion) will not play against BYU. Junior Tom Blake, a former walk-on transfer from UC Davis, will start. Dorrell also said sophomore Alterraun Verner would get his second straight start at cornerback in the place of senior Rodney Van, who was limited last week with an ankle injury. Van is expected to play. Around the nation Texas senior safety Tyrell Gatewood was suspended indefinitely after his arrest on drug charges, the fifth arrest of a Longhorns player since June. Freshman defensive back Ben Wells, 18, who was riding with Gatewood when he was pulled over late Wednesday, was given a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia and released. Gatewood, 22, was charged with two counts of possession of a dangerous drug. The Associated Press contributed to this notebook.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The stern talking to came after UCLA’s receivers dropped five passes in last week’s 10-point defeat of BYU, and quickly overshadowed a tremendous start to the season a week earlier at Stanford. Senior Joe Cowan, who caught two touchdown passes against the Cardinal, was the biggest culprit, dropping three balls. Redshirt freshman Dominique Johnson dropped a pair of passes. “Football is about consistency, and everyone needs to become more consistent, more focused,” Scott said. “Either you want to do it, or you don’t. That’s the bottom line. These guys are talented. It’s just time to step up. It’s time to do it.” UCLA’s receiving corps, led by Marcus Everett, Brandon Breazell and Cowan, is arguably the deepest unit in the Pacific-10. But, the past few years, dropped passes have been a bugaboo for the unit. More perplexing is the group was coming off a stellar five-touchdown performance at Stanford, before the bumbling against BYU. By Brian Dohn STAFF WRITER UCLA receivers coach Eric Scott gathered his unit on Spaulding Field after a practice earlier this week, and gave them a simple message. “Good or great?” said Scott, relaying the cleaned-up version of his speech. “What do you want to be?” last_img read more

first_imgÚdarás is under fire for its shocking recordFINDING out how many jobs are created and lost by Údarás na Gaeltachta in Gaoth Dobhair has always proved difficult – like the constant re-announcement of crisp factory jobs in the two years before its German owners pulled the plug and shut it down.Now we’ve finally been given some figures, thanks to local TD Pearse Doherty.And there is considerable anger in the west of the county over those figures. Sinn Féin Councillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh has branded the number of jobs lost at Údarás na Gaeltachta supported companies in Gaoth Dobhair since 2006 as ‘disgraceful’.The figures, which were obtained by party colleague Deputy Doherty through a Parliamentary Question to the Minister, show that between 2006 and 2014 a total of 776 Full Time, Part Time and Seasonal jobs were shed at client companies of the state agency.Cllr Ó Fearraigh said: “In light of the huge increase to unemployment numbers in West Donegal over the last few years, I decided to ask Deputy Doherty to raise this issue with the Minister in a Dáil Question in which he asked that the Minister provide the employment figures for Údarás na Gaeltachta supported companies in Gaoth Dobhair over the last ten years.”“The figures which I subsequently obtained clearly show that from between when job numbers were at their peak in 2006 and right up to 2014, a total of 776 jobs were lost at Údarás na Gaeltachta client companies in Gaoth Dobhair – that’s almost a 60% reduction in employment figures over an eight year period. “It is nothing short of disgraceful that in just one region in West Donegal we should see such a drastic and rapid decline in employment within state supported industries alone as has been revealed by these figures today.“In his reply, Minister of State Joe McHugh remarks that this massive fall in employment can be contributed to the economic downturn and, while this may be the case, there is little acknowledgment given to the fact that since his Government took power back in 2011 there has been a staggering 25% drop in employment numbers in relation to these very same companies.“In truth, the total numbers of full-time, part-time and seasonal positions in Gaoth Dobhair last year were at their lowest in the ten years documented: this despite a much lauded economic recovery which Fine Gael and Labour are all too keen to boast about.”The angry councillor added: “These employment figures will come as no surprise to people in West Donegal who in recent years have seen many once successful companies forced to go out of business and all while the Government stood idly by and did very little to remedy the situation.“Back in March of this year an action plan for jobs was published by Údarás na Gaeltachta which set out to support the creation of some 300 new jobs in Gaoth Dobhair by 2017, and yet in the year prior to its publication we see that employment figures within companies supported by the agency were at their lowest in ten years. “A number of barriers exist in West Donegal which are preventing job growth here such as the delays by Irish Water in commencing the construction of the Gaoth Dobhair Sewerage Scheme; the lack of progress made regarding the N14/A5 road project; the region’s inadequate broadband coverage as well as the issue of commercial rates.“These are all problems which my Sinn Féin colleagues and I have been continuously raising with this Government for years, and yet they have failed to listen nor take the necessary action needed to address them and this – I have no doubt –has subsequently resulted in these disastrous employment figures we see today.”No wonder people are emigrating.THE SAD TRUTH BEHIND ‘DISGRACEFUL’ LOSS OF 776 ÚDARÁS JOBS IN GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: November 19th, 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:donegalGaoth DobhairÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

first_img 7 7 6. John Stones (Everton) – Stones – as has been extensively reported – is the man Chelsea really want to replace Terry. The England international’s reputation has grown tremendously over the past two seasons and last summer the Blues were desperate to seal his signature. While he remains at the top of their wish list, however, Everton are expected to stand as firm as ever. John Terry is poised to say farewell to boyhood club Chelsea at the end of the season.The former England international’s contract expires at Stamford Bridge in the summer and he told talkSPORT earlier this month there is ‘no dialogue’ over a new deal.Given his influence on and off the pitch in south west London, acquiring a replacement could make Terry the most difficult individual the club has had to replace in the Roman Abramovich era.Nonetheless, we’ve taken a look at six players who could attempt to fill his acclaimed boots – take a look by viewing the slideshow above. 7 1. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) – Antonio Conte is reportedly set to take over at Chelsea in the summer and, according to the Daily Star, Bonucci is at the top of his transfer wish list. It’s claimed the Italy coach wants the 28-year-old to replace Terry and become the new commanding figure in Chelsea’s defence. Highly regarded as one of the finest in his position, Pep Guardiola even once said the Italian defender is ‘one of my favourite ever players’. 2. Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao) – Laporte broke through Bilbao’s youth setup in 2012, going on to become a regular for the Liga side. Manchester United have long been credited with interest for the talented 21-year-old, but Chelsea have recently emerged as potential suitors. The Frenchman, according to reports in Spain, has a release-clause of £38m. 7. Andreas Christensen (on loan at Borussia Mönchengladbach) – take a look at six other possible replacements for Terry by clicking the arrow above – With no Champions League football next season, the Blues will inevitably struggle to lure the more glamorous names in Europe to Stamford Bridge. Looking a little closer to home, therefore, could be their best option in the summer. Christensen, described as a ‘gazelle’ for his playing style, has been excellent on loan in the Bundesliga – so much so that reports claim Chelsea will end his two-season agreement, signed in July 2015, a year early. 7 7 4. Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid) – The Uruguayan has been an integral part of Diego Simeone’s formidable Atleti squad and the 30-year-old’s experience could make him an excellent – if only short-term – replacement to the Blues captain. Godin is traditional in his defensive duties, making him one of few from across Europe who give the impression he could adapt quickly to the physicality of the Premier League. Not to mention he would have no problem in bringing leadership to Chelsea’s dressing room. 5. Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) – With Laurent Blanc preferring Thiago Silva and David Luiz in central defence, Marquinhos has struggled to cement a place in PSG’s starting line-up. Predictably, this has led to speculation over his long-term future at the Parc des Princes and Chelsea, according to the London Evening Standard, are monitoring his situation. The Brazilian recently told reporters he will ‘reflect’ on his next move at the end of the season. 3. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) – Chelsea were linked with the France international during Jose Mourinho’s second tenure at the club, with the Portuguese an admirer of the young defender from his spell at Real Madrid. Over the past few seasons, Varane has grown to become one of the most highly sought after in his position. He would be an excellent replacement to Terry, but Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane may block his exit. 7 7last_img read more

first_img “(On the adult computers) there will be very basic filtering of explicitly visual sexual sites,” she said. “That’s all that will be blocked. If a site that has been blocked and a person needs to get it, we will lift the block on that computer for that person.” Asked whether the move constituted censorship, Bell said: “County taxpayers have no obligation to fund pornography in our county library. The county library will be implementing corrective measures to assure that county computers are not abused.” Though there are always concerns about content filters – they’re installed in fewer than 50 percent of the nation’s libraries, according to the American Library Association – the county’s policy is in step with current laws, in accordance with a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing the technology if it can be turned off upon request. “If they just turn off the filter, then they’re totally within the law, and the truth is we can live with that,” said Judith Krug, director for the Office of Intellectual Freedom at the association. “We hear from time to time that in response to a situation like what happened in L.A. County, that politicians will be making noises. But there has been very little follow-through on it, mainly because people get upset, and there are things like privacy screens.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved more than $534,000 to install filtering software, privacy screens and other accessories on computers at county libraries to block access to pornographic Web sites. The panel approved the funds 3-0, with Supervisors Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky absent. The vote comes after county library officials studied how to better manage sexually explicit material online at its 88 locations. Fifth District county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich ordered the study, prompted by complaints last August from a visitor to the Jo Anne Darcy Library in Canyon Country. The woman, accompanied by a child, was using a public computer when she caught sight of someone viewing pornographic Web sites on the next terminal. “We believe that today’s action will be a very positive step forward in creating an environment in our county libraries that is conducive to learning and safety for our young people,” said Tony Bell, an Antonovich spokesman. “The idea is to prevent the occurrence of children viewing graphic sexual content on the Internet.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The money includes $344,000 to purchase new monitors, finance the redesign of public computer layouts at 14 libraries to keep adult computers away from children, and additional filtering software. Another $190,162 will allow the county Department of Consumer Affairs to purchase new computer equipment. The monitors come with built-in privacy screens, which goes a long way in solving the problem, said Nancy Mahr, a county library spokeswoman. “The main problem – it’s related just to people inadvertently seeing something on another person’s computer,” she said. “That’s why we’re looking at a very basic filter as well as the privacy screens. “We’ve installed privacy screens that fit on the front of the monitors. They obscure vision a little bit, so people rip them out. We’ve found a monitor that has a built-in privacy screen that won’t interfere with vision.” It will take about six months to begin the program, Mahr said. Over the years, local libraries usually receive a few complaints from patrons about explicit material – most of which are handled locally. last_img read more

first_imgA Donegal task-force specifically organized to tackle the issue of social isolation among the elderly in communities across Donegal have launched their ‘Good Morning Service’ initiative.It is widely known that social isolation and loneliness can be felt at any age.Personal security is an issue for all of us and the need for human contact is vital for everyone’s health and wellbeing. Maintaining independence and quality of life is of key importance to people over the age of 65 years.Staff associated with the Good Morning Service organisation assist and support many people who are isolated, lonely, vulnerable and fearful.However, they also support and assist those who are quite content living alone and are leading full and active lives.Working collaboratively with all statutory, Voluntary and Community agencies to deliver responsive supports to enable people to remain living active and independent lives in their communities, and for those who are more vulnerable or have mobility difficulties to ensure they receive the homecare they need to maintain a good quality of life and wellbeing. Supported by Core funding from the HSE Older Peoples Service, the Good Morning Service offers free and confidential support to people in Donegal, the service involves local volunteers making a regular phone call to people aged over sixty, so as to ensure they are safe and well.The calls are made at an agreed time and can be daily or once a week, depending on the client’s needs and preferences.Since being established in Inishowen in 2006 we have expanded the service into five other areas across the county.The Service works in partnership with local community organisations, who host our service within their facilities.Our centre in Falcarragh serves the North West; the Donegal Town centre covers the South West; Letterkenny serves Central and North Donegal; Burtonport serves the Rosses area; while Lifford covers the east of the county. The calls are made by trained and Garda checked local volunteers who live in the area and have local knowledge, information and news to impart to the Client, a trusted and friendly voice making that vital human connection on a daily basis.Befriending and Dementia BefriendingIn Inishowen, we provide a befriending scheme that matches a volunteer with an individual who feels isolated, lonely or vulnerable; the volunteer provides companionship, friendship and a supportive relationship that elevates the effects of isolation and loneliness.The client is encouraged where possible to participate in community events or social activities, supported by the volunteer in many cases. We also have a dementia specific befriending service where we befriend someone with the condition; they visit once a week giving their full time carer a few hours respite.Addressing rural isolation through county-wide support and advocacy:Alongside the regular phone call support, the Good Morning Service advocates for older people and refers clients to health services and any other organisation that may be of help in relation to each individual’s concerns.• We provide clients with information on their rights and entitlements• Listen to their views to establish their wishes• Discuss options with them• Provide support and assistance in making informed choices• Empower clients to make decisions that affect their lives• Support clients in the actions they wish to take to resolve their concerns• We act on the clients behalf if they request our assistance• We participate in all forums where the voice of our service users can be heard and recognised• We produce and deliver a quarterly newsletter to clientsThe Service offers assistance and support with any issue the client is facing acts as intermediaries with other service providers.Advocates on older people’s issues; provides advice and information about services; and actively resolves everyday issues and difficulties that impact on the health and wellbeing of older people in Donegal.DONEGAL GROUP LAUNCH TASK-FORCE TO HELP ALLEVIATE SOCIAL ISOLATION was last modified: March 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeatureshealthnewslast_img read more

first_imgIT’S where many matches were made in the past – and this St Valentine’s Night, St Eunan’s GAA club house will be open once again for a special night out.The greatest hits from the 70s and 80s will be played at the special night out at the Letterkenny club.Doors open at 9pm. There is a €5 entry fee. All pints €3.50 all bottles €3.50 all halves €3.00. All proceeds will go towards bettering the facilities at O’Donnell Park.Dance shoes optional! ALL SAINTS! ST VALENTINE’S NIGHT PARTY AT ST EUNAN’S CLUB HOUSE was last modified: February 11th, 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:70s80spartySt Eunan’s GAA clubSt Valentine’s Nightlast_img read more