SEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water polo

first_imgMOST READ They drew Indonesia, 6-6, last Tuesday.But while the men’s team is on track on its goal, the women’s side absorbed its second straight defeat, bowing to Thailand, 32-5, early Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The Philippine men’s will face Malaysia on Sunday. Standings after the single-round preliminary will decide the medal standings. Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Bowling legend says PH team good for at least 2 golds NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) ‘People evacuated on their own’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES NEW CLARK CITY — The Philippines firmed up its quest for a medal after trampling Thailand, 7-4,  Thursday in the men’s water polo competitions of the 30th Southeast Asian Games here.The Filipinos had no problem dispatching the Thais to improve their record to one win and one draw, going into an anticipated showdown with perennial champion Singapore on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers fleelast_img read more

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California’s future rests on our water

first_imgI hope all of us who live in Southern California pay close attention. This is a problem we cannot avoid. Sooner or later we will have to make the only reasonable and plausible decision – yes to reservoirs, yes to underground storage and, of course, yes to conservation. The future depends on it. In fact, without water, there is no future. To quote Ronald Reagan, “Optimists who believe in making life better for future generations are those who plant trees knowing full well that they will never enjoy the shade of those trees.” We choose to plant trees so that our children will enjoy their shade. Those trees are going to need water. Paul Rodriguez is an actor and comedian living in Studio City. He also serves as co-chairman for the California Latino Water Coalition.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Growing up in Orange Cove, a small Central Valley city in which the backbone of the community is agriculture, I have seen on a micro level what can happen when there is not enough water and the economy breaks down: unemployment and hardship. We have to build new ways to move and store water to reliably supply the domestic, industrial and agricultural water needs of California. We have to be able to capture more water from storms and snowmelt runoff. The governor’s plan calls for a $4.5 billion investment in surface and groundwater storage to ensure safe and clean water for Californians for decades to come. Our mutual prosperity is directly connected to a constant supply of water. Without water, there simply is no life. Everything from the fresh fruit and vegetables you will eat today were made possible by water that comes from the Sierra Nevada. Who, indeed, would be against conserving and having a plentiful supply of water? Politicians who are unable to see past their own political tenure, ignoring the needs of future populations. I have asked that question of Fabian Nu ez, speaker of the Assembly, who earlier this year blocked SB 59 – the bill to place the governor’s water plan before voters. He isn’t saying. Yes, $4.5 billion is an enormous amount of money, but has anyone tabulated the cost of not having enough water for those of us who live in Los Angeles? Let’s not forget we live in a desert. LAST week, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger hit the road to describe his strategic growth plan for California’s water resources. Today, he’ll be in Los Angeles, and I urge everyone to pay attention to what he is talking about – his water plan is vital to our future. Schwarzenegger’s strategic growth plan is part of a $4.5 billion bond measure that includes adding two new dams, enhancing the ability to transfer fresh water from Northern California’s Delta throughout the state and other stewardship and conservation projects. This plan is vital to every Southern California business and community. Most don’t realize it, but the majority of water used for everything from watering Central Valley crops to L.A.’s drinking water is directly connected to California’s Delta region. The ability to store and transfer that water to L.A. cannot match future demands. Adding water infrastructure is critical to our future. There is no reason to delay preparations. California’s population has grown by 15 million in the last 25 years and recent studies show that Southern California will be the fastest-growing region as our state population skyrockets to more than 60 million people in the next 40 years. New storage must be built. last_img read more

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`We need more volunteers’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventBut the service usually extends beyond simply delivering food. Friendships with clients usually develop, and the volunteers often end up doing small chores like putting out the trash or helping with gardening work, Sauer said. “The volunteers are so important because they are helping out people who can’t cook or shop for themselves,” said Phyllis Morton, a Meals on Wheels board member. The program began in the Whittier area in 1971, when Mifflins Market burned down. The market had been the last in Whittier that offered home delivery of groceries. That left elderly and disabled residents without a source of daily food deliveries, until a group of concerned local women later that same year decided to set up a Meals on Wheels program. Today, the program has two paid employees. But it still relies largely on private donations for funding – and a faithful core of volunteers who deliver the meals. WHITTIER – Teams of drivers rushed into the Meals on Wheels’ Washington Avenue office Tuesday, picked up their routes for the day, then headed out to Whittier Hospital, where hot meals waited to be delivered to hungry clients.These days, however, there are only about 130 of the volunteer deliverers, far short of the 200 or so the non-profit agency needs to ensure that healthy meals reach homebound residents in Whittier, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and surrounding unincorporated areas, said Elain Sauer, who manages the office for the program. “We have to get the meals out no matter what, and we need more volunteers to help us do that,” she said. Working in two-person teams, the volunteers work five days a week, delivering lunches and dinners prepared by a Whittier Hospital dietician. “The people we are delivering meals to may not have seen anyone since the day before,” said Linda Kays, assistant manager. “So it is very rewarding for us to bring a smile to their faces.” For more information, or to volunteer, call (562) 698 2750. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Leicester backed to qualify from Champions League group – Coral Daily Download

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The draw for the Champions League group stage was made on Thursday and Premier League champions Leicester are 11/8 to win Group G, which also contains Porto, Bruges and Copenhagen.Arsenal are 13/8 to top their Group A, which includes Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham are 6/4 to top a favourable Group E, while Manchester City are 5/2, having been pitted with Barcelona in Group C.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

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Hull boost! Influential defender ‘likely to be given the green light’ to return

first_imgHull City’s survival hopes have been given a mighty boost by the news Michael Dawson is set to return to full training.The 33-year-old defender, who has missed the Tigers’ last six matches due to a calf injury, is expected to join back up with Marco Silva’s squad later this week.The Premier League club confirmed on their website: “Dawson hasn’t played since the 0-0 draw with Manchester United at the start of February, but is likely to be given the green light to join the rest of the first-team squad as they prepare for next Saturday’s home game against West Ham United.” Tigers captain Dawson has been restricted to 19 appearances in all competitions for Hull this season.The former Tottenham centre-back did not appear until October due to a knee ligament injury sustained in a pre-season game against Mansfield in July.Meanwhile, the Tigers have confirmed goalkeeper David Marshall [hip] is likely to return to the squad in time for the visit of West Ham after withdrawing from international duty with Scotland. Michael Dawson: The influential Hull defender has been sidelined with a calf problem 1last_img read more

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Blackboard jungle has new Lyon

first_imgLAKE HUGHES – A former Lancaster School District principal and administrator has taken the helm of tiny Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union School District. Sandra Lyon, 45, started work last week as the new superintendent-principal of the one-school, 400-student district tucked in the foothills between Santa Clarita and the Antelope Valley. “I feel very fortunate, and I’m just glad to be here and looking forward to a great year,” Lyon said. “From the test scores, they are doing a great job. We have to keep the ball rolling.” Lyon lives in Lake Elizabeth and will be close to home. Lyon’s contract is for two years and she is being paid an annual salary of $110,000. Lyon first taught at Quartz Hill High School before moving over to the Lancaster School District, where she worked for 17 years before retiring in 2004. She was a teacher, then served as assistant principal and principal at Nancy Cory School and co-principal at Amargosa Creek Middle School. For a few months before retiring, Lyon was director of curriculum, instruction and assessment. She then took a job with an educational consulting company called Thinking Maps and helped to train teachers in writing instruction. “It was a lot of time traveling. I wasn’t prepared for that. I was gone for most of the week to Fresno and Sacramento,” Lyon said. “I missed being at a school.” She then saw the Hughes job advertised in a publication for school administrators. The opportunity interested her because she would be closer to home and could spend more time with her two high school-age sons. “I saw this and it seemed like it was in my community. I could be more plugged in. I hear nothing but great stuff about the staff and school,” Lyon said. “From the minute of the interview and when I met the staff, I felt this would be a good fit.” Lyon has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Francisco State University, a master’s in curriculum and instruction from California State University, Bakersfield, and an education administrative credential. Her husband, Paul, is a teacher at Palmdale High School. Their two sons attend Lancaster High School. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want 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 MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“Every time we’ve driven by here, my husband said, `Wouldn’t that be a great job?’ – so now I have it,” Lyon said. Lyon was picked from among 15 applicants to replace former superintendent Dean Bentley, who after only a year on the job resigned in June to take a superintendent job in Bakersfield. Trustees approved spending $4,000 to hire a superintendent search firm that specializes in working with small school districts. “After interviewing and a lot of deliberation, we decided that she was the best fit for our district in terms of personality, passion and background,” board president Lola Skelton said. “She’s going to have somewhat of a learning curve but she has just so much that we felt she could just take us a step further,” Skelton said. last_img
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Two Clark County nurses sentenced on Medicaid Fraud charges

first_imgA Clark County judge on Thursday handed down sentences to two nurses who pleaded guilty to drug charges in cases investigated and prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU).Amanda Vest, a nurse who previously worked at the Maple Manor Christian Home in Sellersburg, pleaded guilty to felony charges of knowingly or intentionally taking possession of controlled substances without creating required records of either administering or destroying the drugs. This activity occurred at least 61 times between Jan. 1, 2018, and March 22, 2018, an MFCU investigation revealed.Vest received a three-year sentence, which is suspended while she serves probation. In addition, she must meet various other requirements such as performing community service, undergoing any recommended substance abuse treatment and submitting to random drug testing. Based on her previously clean record, she also has the opportunity to have her offenses reduced to misdemeanors in two years. Matthew Wiggins, a nurse who previously worked at the Riverview Village nursing home in Clarksville, pleaded guilty to felony charges of forgery and obtaining controlled substances by fraud and deceit. An MFCU investigation found that between Nov. 5, 2017, and Jan. 13, 2018, Wiggins took medicine from patients’ supplies at least 55 times.Wiggins received a sentence of three years. He served 30 actual days in jail, and the remainder of his sentence is suspended while he serves probation. He also must meet various other requirements such as performing community service, undergoing any recommended substance abuse treatment and submitting to random drug testing.“Hoosiers place a special kind of trust in medical professionals responsible for caring for the infirm,” Attorney General Curtis Hill said. “Recognizing that these individuals have access to controlled substances, we depend on them to follow the law and to administer medications according to appropriate guidelines. Our office works continually to ensure that those who violate this trust are held accountable.”A Clark County judge on Thursday handed down sentences to two nurses who pleaded guilty to drug charges in cases investigated and prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU).Amanda Vest, a nurse who previously worked at the Maple Manor Christian Home in Sellersburg, pleaded guilty to felony charges of knowingly or intentionally taking possession of controlled substances without creating required records of either administering or destroying the drugs. This activity occurred at least 61 times between Jan. 1, 2018, and March 22, 2018, an MFCU investigation revealed.Vest received a three-year sentence, which is suspended while she serves probation. In addition, she must meet various other requirements such as performing community service, undergoing any recommended substance abuse treatment and submitting to random drug testing. Based on her previously clean record, she also has the opportunity to have her offenses reduced to misdemeanors in two years.Matthew Wiggins, a nurse who previously worked at the Riverview Village nursing home in Clarksville, pleaded guilty to felony charges of forgery and obtaining controlled substances by fraud and deceit. An MFCU investigation found that between Nov. 5, 2017, and Jan. 13, 2018, Wiggins took medicine from patients’ supplies at least 55 times.Wiggins received a sentence of three years. He served 30 actual days in jail, and the remainder of his sentence is suspended while he serves probation. He also must meet various other requirements such as performing community service, undergoing any recommended substance abuse treatment and submitting to random drug testing.“Hoosiers place a special kind of trust in medical professionals responsible for caring for the infirm,” Attorney General Curtis Hill said. “Recognizing that these individuals have access to controlled substances, we depend on them to follow the law and to administer medications according to appropriate guidelines. Our office works continually to ensure that those who violate this trust are held accountable.”last_img read more

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Detroit User Experience and Ladies That UX Detroit 2015 Holiday Mixer

first_imgJoin our Detroit User Experience and Ladies That UX Detroit groups on Thursday, December 16, 2015 when we host our annual holiday mixer. We’re meeting at Michigan by the Bottle Tasting Room in Royal Oak, where everything served is made in Michigan. Enjoy food, drink, and wonderful conversation with your fellow members and have the opportunity to meet people from both user experience (UX) groups. To help you connect with fellow members, we’ve planned a speed networking activity. Less experienced user experience members will be paired with more experienced UX professionals for four to five minutes each. Don’t worry, we’ll provide suggestions for topics to talk about. Think of it as “speed dating” on a professional basis.In addition, you’ll enjoy a full flight (five two-ounce pours of your choice from the menu) and a small plate of cheese and chocolate. We’ll also have cheese an charcuterie boards with delicious cheeses, meats, and preserves. If you’re not a wine drinker, Michigan-made Northwoods soda pop will be available as well as water. Book ExchangeTo celebrate the holidays, we’re holding our second annual Detroit UX book gift exchange. Have a UX-related book you really love but want to gift it to another UX person? Bring your gift-wrapped book (new or used) and exchange it for another wrapped book! Think of it as passing great knowledge along, and hopefully getting some in return.Meetup Information and RegistrationThe meetup will be held Wednesday, December 14, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and requires pre-registration. Cost is $6.00.We’re meeting at Michigan by the Bottle Tasting Room at 29932 Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak, Michigan (directions and map to Michigan by the Bottle). Shoutout to our sponsors Vitamin T and TecEd, for their support of our holiday mixer.Hope to see you there! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedDecember 2016 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhat user experience (UX) and web professional events are happening this month in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio? If you work on the web, you know it’s a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find…In “Calendar”December 2015 User Experience and Web Professionals EventsNetworking events, proposal writing for Ignite UX Michigan 2016, and happy hours fill this months events from our local meetup groups. If you’re in the metro Detroit or southeast Michigan area, you’ll have great opportunities in December to chat with fellow meetup members while enjoying food and drink. And in…In “Calendar”December 2014 User Experience and Web Professional EventsIf you’re a web professional, you know it’s a challenge to keep your skills up to date, learn about new methods, and network with colleagues. It takes time to find interesting local events. And if you’re new to the area, where do you start? I’ve taken some of the work…In “Calendar”last_img read more

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SA commuter rail investment gains pace

first_img21 October 2013 South Africa will invest over R50-billion in passenger rail infrastructure and services over the next few years, President Jacob Zuma said at the launch of the Bridge City Rail Link project in KwaMashu outside Durban on Saturday. This follows the government’s investment of over R40-billion in the sector over the past four years, Zuma said. “Over the past four years, we have bought more than 6 984 new train coaches or wagons and more than 338 locomotives, many of which are now being manufactured locally to create jobs and expand industrial capacity.” The R1.3-billion Bridge City station, which includes a bus and taxi interchange, is the largest rail infrastructure development project in the Durban area. Situated 17 kilometres from the Durban city centre, the Bridge City station links the communities of Phoenix, Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu directly to the urban transport system. The development is expected to boost economic growth in these communities as it improves their opportunities to work, travel, shop and do business. It will also serve as a social and commercial centre for an area housing a population of over 800 000 people, who at present have generally poor access to facilities and social services. “This development contributes to fulfilling our dream of creating proper human settlements in which people have easy access to all facilities,” Zuma said. South Africa’s urban commuter rail service, Metrorail, ferries about 30 000 people a day and about 256-million passengers a year. The Bridge City project forms part of a massive state-led infrastructure programme that is being coordinated by the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission Zuma said the commission was doing well in ensuring that all spheres of government – national, provincial and local – worked together to implement the multi-billion rand programme across the country. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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