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Isa Molde still unsure whether she’ll return to UP for another year

first_imgIsa Molde. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Isa Molde could be walking away from the UAAP without making the Final Four for the third straight time.After University of the Philippines ended its campaign with a 25-20, 25-23, 25-19  loss to bottom team Adamson Saturday, Molde said she’s still uncertain if she would return for Season 82ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting “Coach said that we can do whatever I like or what I decide on, he won’t persuade me to do something I don’t like,” said Molde in Filipino. “Although he wants me to stay for my fifth year but he won’t dictate me on what I want to do.”Despite high expectations after a successful off-season run, the Lady Maroons fell flat in the UAAP and settled for the no. 5 spot with a 6-8 record including four straight losses.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMolde already said before the league went on a break for the Holy Week that she hasn’t made up her mind whether she’s going to play in her final year.But if there were people who could make her come back to the team, though, it would be her younger teammates. Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feastcenter_img The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu “I still don’t know if I’ll come back but it’s hard to leave my younger teammates,” said Molde, who had 10 points in her final game of the season. “They’re the ones who could really persuade me to come back because my heart belongs to them.”“They don’t have to tell me anything, I just need some time to think about my decision. Knowing the kids I know they won’t force me to come back, and they’ll let me do what I want to do.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Twice to beat or not, Tigresses ready for tough showdown vs Lady Spikers View commentslast_img read more

Chipu come short in Uruguay WJT contest

first_img0Shares0000Action between Kenya and Uruguay in their World Junior Trophy match in Brazil on July 10, 2019NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 10 – The national under-20 rugby team, Chipu, started their campaign at the World Junior Trophy in Brazil on a low, going down 63-11 to Uruguay in their opening tie at the Estadio Martins Pereira, São Jose Dos Campos Brazil on Tuesday night.A brace of penalties from Dominic Coulson and a try by flanker Samuel Were were not good enough as the South Americans ran in nine tries, six of which were converted and two penalties to add on to their haul. “It was tough; Uruguay have big strong forwards and they exposed us on that end of the pitch. I think we diverted abit from our game plan which was to suck them in and try get them out wide but their line breaks were too quick and they put us under pressure and exposed our weaknesses,” Chipu assistant captain Coulson said after the match.He added; “We have to step up a bit deeper. We were a bit flat out today. We need to play out more wide because we got good wingers. We need to try and use the width and try get the advantage more than we did today.”Action between Kenya and Uruguay in their World Junior Trophy match in Brazil on July 10, 2019The Uruguayans dotted down two quick tries through Sonneveld Malleret and D’Avanzo Ferres who converted both before Kenya drew a consolation through Coulson’s penalty.They continued tormenting the Kenyan side despite their lone penalty with Ferres drilling two more three pointers and converting two more tries for a 39-3 lead at half time.Upon resumption, Uruguay kept their torment in toe with Acros Perez Picardo and Garese Pastorino dotting down tries that were both converted by Ferres. This was again before Coulson showed up with a penalty, but the hitting continued.Kenya will take on Brazil in their second group match on Sunday with head coach Paul Odera looking for an improved performance against the home side which lost the first game 24-56 to Japan.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Official’s death apparent suicide

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2In March, Denton defended $600,000 worth of renovations to her campus home she demanded during contract negotiations before being hired in 2004.Campus employees criticized the expenditures as lavish while the university is raising fees and cutting budgets.Denton, who requested a remodeled bathroom and a new dishwasher, gas stove and refrigerator, said the upgrades were necessary to properly maintain the building.An employee union in 2005 criticized the university’s creation of a $192,000-a-year job for Gretchen Kalonji, Denton’s longtime partner and a former professor of materials science at the University of Washington in Seattle. SAN FRANCISCO A University of California chancellor who was criticized for demanding expensive remodeling to her campus home and for helping her partner secure a top-paying university position died Saturday in an apparent suicide off a San Francisco apartment building, authorities said.Denice Dee Denton, 46, the chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz, apparently jumped from the 43-story Paramount luxury apartment building near Union Square around 8 a.m. and landed on a parking garage, police and university officials said.The Medical Examiner’s office and a University of California spokesman confirmed her death, though the cause was still under investigation.“Those of us who worked closely with Denice valued her intelligence, humor and commitment to the ideals of diversity and higher education,” UC Santa Cruz Campus Provost David S. Kliger said in a statement. “We are deeply saddened by her death.”last_img read more


first_imgDonegal’s postmen could never be accused of skirting around the issue when it comes to delivering the goods.But when it comes to measuring up in the trouser department – that seems to be an altogether different has learned that almost 70 postmen in Donegal have issues with the new Paul Costello-designed uniform which was rolled out across Ireland in January. That’s how many have been forced to send back the trousers form the new uniform after problems with the fittings.And now we have also learned that other postmen who were on holidays or sick during the official ‘measurement day’ still haven’t been suited and booted.The uniforms were made in Derry by well-known and highly respected outfitters Hunter Apparel Solutions.A spokesman for An Post said the issue was a nationwide one but denied there was any great problem. “There’s 5,000 staff and they all got three pairs of trousers. That’s 15,000 pairs of trousers. Now even if 1% of them needed adjustment, that 150 pairs and 1% would be a lot less than you’d expect in an exercise like this,” she said.However the spokesperson refused to reveal exactly how many pairs of trousers have been returned.However a source at An Post in Letterkenny admitted the strange fittings have been a source of amusement among staff.“One lad I know if a 30 inch waist but when his trousers arrived, they were more like a 40 inch waist. They were swimming on him!“He got some stick form the rest of the lads but that’s just the way it goes. Most of the trousers have been refitted now and it hasn’t stopped the lads from doing their rounds. “It takes a lot for a Donegal postman not to deliver the goods,” he laughed.As well as the dodgy trousers some postmen also complained about the lack of a jumper during the cold snap.The new uniform consists of a jacket and a body-warmer but the traditional jumper is not part of the new set-up.“Some of the lads are complaining they’re freezing because there’s no jumper. You can take the postman out of Donegal, but you can’t take Donegal out of the postman,” laughed the An Post source. EndsWHY DONEGAL POSTMEN ARE LACKING IN THE TROUSER DEPARTMENT! was last modified: February 6th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Donegal Camerata back for Conwal concert

first_imgThe classical string ensemble the Donegal Camerata make a welcome return on Sunday afternoon with a concert at Conwal Church in Letterkenny.The concert has been made possible by the return to Donegal on holiday of Lucia Spacirova, who plays violin and viola with the ensemble. Lucia moved back home to Slovakia in 2017.Joining Lucia for the performance will be Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo on violin, Victor Yélamo  on cello and Michael McGinty on double bass. The programme includes works by Leopold Mozart, father of Wolfgang Amadeus, marking the 300th anniversary of Leopold’s birth; Beethoven; Elgar; Dvorak; Piazzola; Brahms; and Irish composer Vincent Kennedy. Victor Yélamo said they’re very much looking forward to the concert, part of the 2019 ‘Sundays in Conwal’ concert series.“We had a very busy time with Donegal Camerata for several years and it’s great to get this opportunity to play together again,” he said. “The piece we’re playing from Vincent Kennedy is called ‘Memories’ and that’s very appropriate as we have many happy memories from those years.“This ‘Sundays in Conwal’ series is now well-established. We’d like to thank the Rev David Houlton and the Select Vestry for allowing us to use this historic church and for all their support and help.”Tickets are €10/€5 and doors open on Sunday at 2.30pm, with a 3pm start. The programme is expected to take an hour. The VEC String Teachers Ensemble will be performing at the Regional Cultural Centre on 17th April at 8pm. Pictured are the quartet, Orsolya Szabo-Yelamo (violin), Michael McGinty (double bass), Victor Yelamo(cello) and Lucia Spacirova (violin). Photo: Paul McGuckinConwal Church is one of the oldest buildings in Letterkenny and was already established when Leopold Mozart was born in 1719. So it’s an excellent setting for the works which will start Sunday’s programme, both from 1760 – movements from his Divertimento for string trio No. 3 in D and his Divertimento in G Major No. 1.Those are followed by Vincent Kennedy’s ‘Memories’ for two violins, part of the Kilcormac Cantata which he composed in 2011. Vincent is in Donegal this weekend in his role as conductor of the Donegal Youth Orchestra.Next the Donegal Camerata will play 6 Landler in D Major for Two Violins and Bass by Beethoven, from 1865. Then it’s closer to home with three short pieces by English composer Edward Elgar.The concert finishes with an international tour – a Humoresque from the Czech composer Dvorak;  an Argentinian tango from Piazzolla; and finally a Hungarian dance from a German composer, Brahms.Donegal Camerata back for Conwal concert was last modified: February 22nd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Conwal ChurchDonegal Camerataletterkennylast_img read more

CKHA trying to recruit local medical students

first_imgThe Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is looking to connect with local medical school students in an effort to recruit possible physicians to return to the area after they’ve completed their schooling.In a Tuesday news release, the health alliance said it’s important to show students all the amenities Chatham-Kent has to offer.Fannie Vavoulis, the health alliance’s lead physician recruiter, said new students from the Chatham-Kent community are accepted to medical school every year, and the hospital wants to be aware of every one of them.“If we know who they are, we can establish relationships and training placements that might encourage them to return to the community to set up their medical practices,” she said in the release. “It is important to establish good working relationships early, to let them know how much they are welcomed and needed back in Chatham-Kent.”The release said Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry opens many opportunities for local students to train at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.If you know the name of a medical student from Chatham-Kent, the health alliance asks you to contact Vavoulis at 519-352-6401 ext. 6143 or email read more

South Africa’s revenue growth continues

first_imgGordhan noted that although there has been growth of 14.2% year-on-year, CIT remains below the peak of R165.5-billion officials managed to collect in the 2008/09 period. “This slow recovery of CIT in the main accounted for the current tax to GDP ratio, which remained flat,” he said. ‘Good platform for future growth’ Company tax collections also benefited from the stronger imports in the automotive sector, coupled with increased investments in capital-intensive industries such as energy, manufacturing and agriculture. “This is an important indicator of investor confidence in the future of the domestic economy and provides a good platform for future growth,” said Gordhan. 3 April 2012 The South African Revenue Service had another strong year in 2011/12, collecting R742.7-billion in revenue – R4-billion more than Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan had budgeted for, and R68-billion more than the amount collected in the previous financial year. Making the announcement in Pretoria on Sunday, Gordhan said the budget deficit of 4.8% estimated in February’s budget had also gone down to 4.5%. The three main revenue contributors were personal tax, corporate income tax (CIT) and Value Added Tax. Collections from personal income tax increased from just over R228-billion in the 2010/11 financial year to over R251-billion this year. Company tax collections also increased to R153.747-billion from R134, 635 in 2010/11. “Once again, Sars has served the people of South Africa very well notwithstanding the challenges that we see in the world economy. The vast majority of South Africans pay tax and make contributions to the fiscus by paying VAT, excise duties and the fuel levy on the goods and services they consume,” Gordhan said. Over the past three-year period, South Africa had seen an overall revenue growth of more than 4.5%, while world markets such as the US and Europe continued to decline. Although the global crisis was no closer to resolution, buoyant growth in tax revenue in South Africa was driven by the strong performances of import taxes, the recovery of combined profits and resilient consumption. Moreover, strong revenue growth benefitted from the financial sector’s strong contribution, which is R18-billion or 10% higher than the previous year. Source: BuaNewscenter_img “The mining, finance, as well as wholesale and retail sectors showed robust growth on the back of a modest economic recovery,” read documents from Sars. Economy ‘continues to demonstrate resilience’ Gordhan said the country’s economy grew by 3.1% and continued to demonstrate resilience in an uncertain global environment. The domestic environment has also been improving, with 20 000 jobs created each quarter. According to the minister, given the tough economic climate, Sars had done very well, and with more compliance, the revenue service could continue to improve. Agriculture, mining and telecommunications contributed over R34-billion in taxes combined, while banks, insurance and other financial services were taxed more than R40-billion. The manufacturing and petroleum sector contributed over R34-billion to the country’s revenue. Officials noted that the past three years saw a contraction in the construction sector following the boom period leading up to the Fifa soccer world cup hosted in South Africa. This also led to a decline in the manufacturing sector, where production volumes are said to be recovering moderately. last_img read more

American app now scans your passport chip

first_imgImage: American Airlines. American Airlines passengers hopping on an international flight can now go straight to the gate thanks to a passport scanning function on its app.The airline is the first to offer scanning of information electronically embedded in the passport in a move designed to make checking-in easier for international passengers.The app scans the Near Field Communication (NFC) chip embedded in the passport and transmits it securely to the airline.READ: Delta slide falls on front gardenThis means they no longer need to have their passports rechecked at the airport, currently a requirement even if the customer has uploaded a photo of their passport to the airline’s app.The new feature means they will be prompted to enter their passport information and then scan their passport on their iOS or Android device.“We are continuously adding features to our app to make travel easier and worry-free for our customers,” American chief information officer Maya Leibman said.“Mobile passport scanning removes a time-consuming step, providing our customers with a smoother check-in experience for international flights.”With this new enhancement, the customer will be prompted to enter their passport information and then scan their passport with an iOS or Android device. The app provides easy-to-follow instructions for the process.Other recent innovations in the American app include boarding notifications and Siri shortcuts and a dark mode option.Additional services to improve the travel experience include biometric international boarding and virtual 3D aircraft tours online as well as a redesigned self-service kiosk menu that simplifies the check-in process.There is also an improved family seating approach, which ensures adults and kids under 14 traveling together on the same reservation are seated together.American offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.Clast_img read more

Podcast: The Mobile Utility Field Worker

first_imgIn the above podcast, Bob Ashenbrenner from Xplore Technologies talks about mobility and the mobile field worker in the energy and utility industries, and the devices that they currently use and will need in the years to come.Listen in as he discusses the future of energy field work and the tools needed to get the job done, and let me know what questions you have.last_img

Pandemic Vaccine “Will Arrive Too Late for Many,” CDC Concedes

first_imgThe prospect that Americans will receive the swine flu vaccine in time to protect them from this second wave of the U.S. epidemic continues to dim. With the pandemic virus showing “widespread activity” in 47 states—six more than a week ago—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now concedes that many people will become infected before they have a chance to get the shot. “The vaccine will arrive too late for many,” CDC Director Thomas Frieden said at a press conference this afternoon. But he noted that a third wave of disease may occur next winter, by which time there should be ample vaccine available.Last week, Anne Schuchat, director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases said 28 milion to 30 million doses might be ready by the end of October—a significant downward adjustment from the more than 40 million that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had predicted 3 weeks earlier. Although Frieden declined to make new projections for the weeks and months ahead, even those 28 million now seem unlikely. During the past 7 days, the number inched up from 11.4 million to 16.1 millions doses. Frieden, who called the delays “enormously frustrating,” said manufacturers have difficulty growing the viruses used to make vaccine. “Even if you yell at them, they don’t grow any faster,” he said.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Nicole Lurie, the assistant secretary for preparedness and response at HHS explained the delays to ScienceInsider in more detail, noting that the government has been weathering something of a perfect storm of unforeseen problems. HHS contracted with five companies to make vaccines. Only one, MedImmune, makes a live but weakened version of the virus, which is a different manufacturing process than the killed version. MedImmune has supplied product close to the predicted schedule, but it only is contracted for 12.8 million doses of the 251 million ordered. The other four companies—CSL Biotherapies of Melbourne, Australia; Sanofi Pasteur of Lyon, France; GlaxoSmithKline of London; and Novartis of Basel, Switzerland—have had different issues. For proprietary reasons, Lurie would not name the delay issues at each manufacturer, but said “one company was just really overoptimistic” in its delivery predictions to HHS. Initially, all of the makers of inactivated vaccine had trouble with the “potency assay” used to ensure that 15 micrograms of influenza antigens are present in each dose. Once that was corrected, said Lurie, this company lost 20% to 35% of its antigen during the “recalibration.” Unfortunately, said Lurie, the company did not notify HHS of the problem. “They thought they were going to compensate by getting their yield up but they never let us know,” she said. “When we learned of problem, it was over and there was nothing we could do, which is too bad because we could have helped.” After Columbus Day on 12 October, HHS learned about delays at two of the other companies. One had a new production line to fill doses of vaccine into individual syringes. “Getting up the new production lines with prefilled syringes was really slow,” Lurie said. The third company had “major production problems” that Lurie said she could not describe in detail for proprietary reasons. Basically they had difficulty making “acceptable” vaccine that did not contain an immune booster called an adjuvant, which is used in several countries but not the United States. The final company wanted to supply its own country with vaccine before shipping product to the United States, which Lurie said would begin next week. She did not identify the company, but Australia’s CSL earlier said it would supply its country before exporting the product. In response to questions about safety, Frieden stressed at the press conference that these companies are using the same processes to make the novel H1N1 vaccine that they use each year to make 100 million or so doses of seasonal product. But if they have so much experience making the product, why so many snafus with the pandemic vaccine? “Almost every flu season, something goes wrong,” said Lurie, emphasizing that she was referring to manufacturing, not safety.Although Frieden explicitly refused to make predictions about future supply of the pandemic vaccine, Lurie said that HHS will tell state health officers later today that the government expects to have another 10 million doses available next week. In subsequent weeks, projections are now that manufacturers will supply 8 million to 10 million doses per week. But Lurie concluded with a caveat that has become the mantra for the U.S. government during this pandemic: “It’s hard to predict week to week.”last_img read more