Magnolia derails NLEX

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Magnolia had NLEX in check all game, on the day it was confirmed that top defensive man Marc Pingris will be out for the rest of the season because of an ACL tear suffered in the Hotshots’ Game 1 loss on Saturday.“His injury inspired us to play defense as best we could,” said coach Chito Victolero of Pingris, who will have surgery later this week and has been ruled out for the next six to eight months.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We just need to sustain our energy, aggressiveness and focus more on our strength, which is defense,” Victolero said of his Game 3 plans where he hopes to again keep super rookie Kiefer Ravena and prolific backcourt mate Kevin Alas grounded.Ravena had nine and Alas just six and their inability to wriggle out of the Magnolia defensive blanket made things even more difficult for NLEX. 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 LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings With Paul Lee cranking up Magnolia’s offensive machine early and the defense holding on like it has all tournament long, the Hotshots leveled their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup Final Four series with NLEX at 1-1 after an easy 99-84 win at Mall of Asia Arena on Monday night.Lee scored 10 of his 27 points in the first half and helped the Hotshots grab control for good as Magnolia seized momentum going into their Game 3 clash Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer tries to all but wrap up its separate best-of-seven series opposite crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra on Tuesday when the Beermen gun for a 3-0 lead also at the modern Pasay venue.The Gin Kings have their backs to the wall in the 7 p.m. contest where they would have to do without the seven-foot Greg Slaughter for the third straight game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Ancajas spars for 10 rounds Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

WILDLIFE UNDER THREAT AT ARDS FOREST PARK, CLAIMS COUNTY COUNCILLOR

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor says he is concerned about the condition of one of the county’s leading tourist attractions.Cllr Mac Giolla EasbuigCllr Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig has now written to Coillte about the condition of certain aspects of Ards Forest Park.He said “Local people raised their concerns about the Forest Park with me recently so I visited to have a look for myself,” he said. “I was concerned that there appears to be a general lack of maintenance in a number of areas. The entrance gate and Woodway walk in particular are in need of repair and upgrade, but there is a more pressing concern with the Rhododendron problem in the park.”He said the problem is now so severe that it is regarded as an imminent threat to the diverse range of flora and fauna in the park as well as the associated wildlife.“The Rhododendron now covers a large area of the ground and is choking the smaller plants and could also threaten the semi-natural woodland comprising trees such as oak, ash and birchas it can kill off or prevent natural regeneration occurring.”Ards Forest Park is widely used and appreciated by local people and attracts thousands of visitors each year. “It is a hugely important natural resource which deserves to be looked after properly. I have asked Coillte to investigate the concerns I have highlighted and to advise me what action they will take to address the problems.” WILDLIFE UNDER THREAT AT ARDS FOREST PARK, CLAIMS COUNTY COUNCILLOR was last modified: August 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ards Forest ParkDonegal County Councilthreatlast_img read more

GARDAI ‘TAKEAWAY’ MAN TWICE AFTER TWO FIGHTS OUTSIDE CHIPPERS

first_imgA 24 year old man was arrested twice on the same night after getting involved in two different fights outside takeaways.Shane McFadden, from Ballygohan, Carrigart was first arrested at a chip van in Letterkenny on December 14th last.He was arrested but when he was released he was found fighting again outside the Mr Chippie restaurant. He was arrested a second time but when he was put in a patrol car he escaped again.The court heard that McFadden plans to move to Scotland where he has a job in the fishing industry.he added that he came from a good background and had completed a number of courses at Greencastle Maritime College.Judge Paul Kelly ordered McFadden to pay €200 to the Irish Wheelchair Association.GARDAI ‘TAKEAWAY’ MAN TWICE AFTER TWO FIGHTS OUTSIDE CHIPPERS was last modified: January 8th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarrigartchippersdonegalfightingShane McFaddenlast_img read more

DONEGAL MOTHERS HAVE LOST €3,300 IN MATERNITY BENEFIT CUTS – McCONALOGUE

first_imgWorking mothers across Co Donegal are set to lose an average of around €3,300 during their maternity leave as a result of cuts introduced in the budgets for this year and next, a TD has claimed.Charlie McConalogue TDFianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue has accused the Government of engaging in a targeted attack on working mothers.He has highlighted the fact that €70 million has been taken from maternity benefit in the last two budgets, through a new tax on the benefit this year and a cut in weekly payments next year. “Last year Fine Gael and Labour decided to tax maternity benefit for the first time in history. This tax kicked in in July and has resulted in thousands of mothers in Donegal and across the North West losing up to €2,700 or €450 per month during their 26 weeks maternity leave,” Deputy McConalogue said.“As if this drastic cut wasn’t enough, the Government has gone back to working mothers again in Budget 2014 for more cuts. The so-called ‘standardisation’ of maternity benefit to €230 is in fact cut of €32 a week for over 90% of mothers, who are on the higher rate of benefit.“This is yet another major blow to working women and young families across Co Donegal. It’s a highly retrograde step, particularly coming on the heels of recommendation from the expert group on Early Years Strategy that maternity leave should be increased from 6 months to a year. The Government is going in the complete opposite direction by significantly reducing supports for pregnant women and young mothers, and making it more difficult for them to take this important time out of the workplace.“I am strongly opposed to these successive maternity cuts as I believe it is wrong to target young mothers in this way. I am calling on Fine Gael and Labour to reconsider. This cut is contained in the Social Welfare Bill 2014 which the Government pushed through the Dáil last week. But it doesn’t kick in until January, so there is still time to put a stop to it,” Deputy McConalogue said. DONEGAL MOTHERS HAVE LOST €3,300 IN MATERNITY BENEFIT CUTS – McCONALOGUE was last modified: October 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Charlie McConaloguematernity benefitslast_img read more

BUNCRANA SCHOOL RULING A MIGHTY VICTORY FOR PARENTS AND IRISH LANGUAGE ACTIVISTS – Mac LOCHLAINN

first_imgThe decision to keep Gaelcholáiste Chineal Eoghain open is “a mighty victory for parents and Irish language activists in Inishowen,” says Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn.Padraig Mac Lochlainn TDThe Sinn Fein TD said that when he heard the news that Gaelcholáiste Chineal Eoghain was to close, he made it clear that the people of Inishowen would not accept the loss of their Irish language secondary school.“Local parents and Irish language activists have since fought like tigers for their school and this news is a mighty victory for them. “I again refute any suggestion that there is not the demand for an Irish language secondary school in Inishowen.“There are three Irish language nursery schools across Inishowen in Buncrana, Carndonagh and Moville, namely Naiónra Bhun Cranncha, Náiscoil Dhomhnach Óg and Naíscoil Cois Feabhail. And there are two Irish language primary schools in Buncrana and Moville, Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha and Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail. All of these have been established and supported by their communities for years.”He added that the reality is that for a number of years, it has been widely known that there are ongoing serious disputes between staff at Gaelchloláiste Chineál Eoghain.The failure of first Donegal VEC and more recently Donegal ETB to ensure that these disputes were amicably resolved has severely undermined the confidence of the people of Inishowen in the school, he said. “The challenge for the ETB and the Department of Education is to now deal with the internal difficulties at the school once and for all.“If this challenge is addressed and plans advanced for the new three school campus in Buncrana incorporating, new school buildings for Crana College, Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha and Gaelcholáiste Chineal Eoghain, I believe that we can make Gaelcholáiste Chineal Eoghain the same great success that Gaelcholáiste Ailigh in Letterkenny is today and no doubt moving forward” BUNCRANA SCHOOL RULING A MIGHTY VICTORY FOR PARENTS AND IRISH LANGUAGE ACTIVISTS – Mac LOCHLAINN was last modified: April 27th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranadonegalInishowenPadraig Mac Lochlainn TDSCHOOLlast_img read more

Human ‘Missing Link’ Skull Found in Ethiopia

first_imgReuters reported that a skull intermediate between Homo erectus and Homo sapiens has been found in Ethiopia (see MSNBC News): “Ethiopian find could fill gap in human origins,” reads the title.  “Skull seen as ‘intermediate’ between modern humans and older ancestors.”  Associated Press (see Fox News) says this fossil is 250,000 to 500,000 years old, but another AP story on Fox News claims there is new evidence from stone tools that humans were in England 700,000 years ago.  “The discovery that early humans could have existed this far north this long ago was startling,” said Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum.Creationists believe Homo erectus were true humans, so this is no issue about evolution, really.  We’ve seen these kinds of claims so many times before.  Now that it has made its splash in the media, a rival will soon be along to discredit the classification, or the date, or the significance of the find.  If their dates are not all mixed up beyond comprehension, there is no way the Ethiopian find could be a missing link if humans were already in Camelot.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

U.S. Department of Energy Asks, Is Cloud Computing Fast Enough for Science?

first_imgWith cloud computing gaining acceptance in the business world, the U.S. Department of Energy wants to know if cloud computing can also meet the needs of the scientific computing. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) has launched Magellan, a cloud computing testbed to explore this question, with facilities that will test the effectiveness of cloud computing for scientific projects.Magellan is built to meet the special requirements of scientific computing using technology and tool sets unavailable in commercial clouds, including high-bin processors, high-bandwidth parallel file systems, high-capacity data archives, and pre-installed scientific applications and libraries.But will cloud computing be fast enough?According to a report in Federal Computing Week, preliminary results suggest that commercially available clouds operating Message Passing Interface (MPI) applications such as weather calculations suffer in performance. “For the more traditional MPI applications there were significant slowdowns, over a factor of 10,” said Kathy Yelick, NERSC division director.Performance isn’t the only factor the Magellan cloud is testing. It’s also looking at cloud computing’s efficiency and its suitability for various research projects. Magellan is a two-year $32 million project involving about 3000 NERSC scientists. The goal, in part, is to help inform the DOE, scientists, and the tech industry what is needed in terms of configuration and management of scientific cloud computing resources. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#Case Studies#cloud audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Q&A on the TSP

first_imgBy Molly C. HerndonDid you join our January 12 webinar “Thrift Savings Plan Review“? If so, you know speaker Stewart Kaplan discussed several of the changes coming to the TSP as well as answered many questions participants had about the savings plan. Here, Mr. Kaplan provides detailed responses from our webinar participants:Q.     Can you move current TSP funds from traditional into a TSP ROTH? (Are there any opportunities to roll Roth accounts into a TSP ROTH? Or Can traditional TSP funds be moved into ROTH TSP funds?)A.      This is an in-plan rollover.  There’s a fairly detailed history of legislation that led eventually to the The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”), P.L. 112-240.  Basic ally, the change allowed plans to do in-plan Roth rollovers of more than just “otherwise distributable amounts.  Plans were never required to put this option in effect.  Some did and some didn’t.  The TSP conducted an exhaustive study considering all aspects to include experience and data of plans that had adopted it, a comprehensive study of the tax effects, etc., etc.  The results of the study were carefully considered by the FRTIB Executive board and they made the decision not to adopt this option for the TSP at this time.  This does not mean it will never be adopted.  So, it’s still possible at some point in the future, but it is not currently an option.Q.     What type of income qualify for tax free ROTH TSP contribution? Combat pay?A.     A service member can make contributions from: Basic Pay and, if they contribute at least 1 percent from basic pay, they can also contribute from special, incentive, and bonus pay if they receive it.  If receiving CZTE pay, that can be contributed to the TSP.  Although CZTE pay falls under the Annual Additions Limit, contributions designated as Roth are limited to $18,000. Basic Allowance for Housing, Basic Allowance for Subsistence and all other “allowances” are not pay and are NOT taxable and therefore not “income,” and not eligible to be contributed to the TSPQ.      Will retirees be allowed to contribute in the future from retired pay?A.      No.  No Defined Benefit Plan accepts contributions from anything other than the pay of active employees.Interested in learning more? Watch the recording of this webinar here.last_img read more

Star kids pack a punch at martial art

first_imgSuperstar Shah Rukh Khan owns a cricket team, has starred in a film on hockey and is a self-confessed video game freak. And yes, his favourite sports are football and cricket. So one would expect King Khan’s children to take up any of the above- mentioned disciplines- after all they have been spotted numerous times at IPL matches with their father and mother Gauri.All set for a combat: Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan (second from left) with his fellow students and his Taekwondo instructor Kiran UpadhyayBut it turns out that not only have SRK’s son Aryan and daughter Suhana taken up a completely different discipline, they have also excelled at it. Way back in 2010, both the children won gold medals at the Maharashtra Taekwondo competition. And since then, Aryan has been conferred with the black belt, the highest achievement level in the martial art.Besides Shah Rukh’s children- who are being trained under instructor Kiran Upadhyay- MP Priya Dutt’s sons Siddharth and Sumair, actress Kaykasshan Patel’s son Arhaan and director- producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s daughter Zuni have also taken up the martial art.Priya Dutt with sons Siddharth, Sumair and husband Owen; (right) TV actor Kaykasshan Patel with her son ArhaanWhile Aryan is something of a veteran in the Korean martial art form, siblings Siddharth and Sumair are still at the initial stages of the discipline.last_img read more

World Cup: Senegal loss one of our worst performances, says Poland’s Milik

first_imgPolish striker Arkadiusz Milik said his team deserved to lose after they were stunned 2-1 by Senegal in their World Cup opener, on Tuesday.”We played very badly today. It was one of our worst performances for a long time,” said Milik after the match. “We did not create any chances. Senegal built a wall and we were not able to jump over it. I’m not sure if Senegal played well or we were so bad. It’s a heavy loss for us but we can’t feel depressed. We’ve got a game against Colombia now and we must improve some things.”Senegal became the first African side to register a win in the ongoing tournament and they were helped by two shocking errors in the European side’s defence.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEPoland defender Thiago Cionek stuck out a leg and deflected Idrissa Gueye’s wayward shot into the net in the 37th minute before goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny rushed recklessly out of his area and allowed M’Baye Niang to nip in and score into an empty net on the hour.Grzegorz Krychowiak headed Poland’s goal in the 86th minute.Polish coach Adam Nawalka, however, lookd more focus on their next match against Colombia.”I think we have a lot of stamina and strength within the team to start our match against Colombia with full strength. I’m convinced we will recuperate and regenerate after this match. We will have a positive attitude in the next match, Adam said.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEadvertisementSenegal coach Aliou Cisse claimed that “whole Africa is supporting” Senegal after their significant victory.”We managed to control the game tactically and emotionally. This victory means we enter the competition in the best possible way, but we know it will be a difficult match against Japan,” Cisse said.”I guarantee the whole of Africa is supporting us. I get phone calls from everywhere. We are proud to represent Africa.”The win took Senegal top of Group H with three points, along with Japan who also beat Colombia by the same score. Colombia and Poland are both without a point.last_img read more