Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite The Lady Tamaraws’ three-set victory over National University, 25-21, 25-21, 25-22, put them at a 7-6 slate and gave them the fifth seed in a tight race for the third and fourth spots in the semifinals.“We shouldn’t treat this stretch as something to be pressured of, instead we should be excited for this final stretch,” said Pons after the match at Mall of Asia Arena. “Of course we don’t want our season to end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnFEU’s final match will be against University of the Philippines, which is also vying for a spot in the Final Four.UP and University of Santo Tomas, as of writing time, still hold the third and fourth seeds, respectively. Ravena returns to hardcourt ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Far Eastern University senior Bernadeth Pons said the Lady Tamaraws should not be rattled as they contend for a spot in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We shouldn’t let the pressure get into our heads, and as long as we follow our coaches we will be fine,” said Pons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Kiefer Ravena spent the past 18 months away from the sport he loved due to a Fiba suspension for violating the World Anti-Doping Agency’s regulations.During that time that saw Ravena play little to no basketball at all, the 25-year-old kept himself busy with much of his time spent away from the sport was reconnecting with friends and family.ADVERTISEMENT OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon And just as anyone who’s been with Ravena for the longest time, Valdez said she’s proud to once again see him suit up for Gilas.“I’m just really happy to see him suit up,” said Valdez, who herself has played with the Philippine national women’s volleyball team several times. “We all know Kiefer is very strong and brave and he will really die for the Philippine flag.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With extra rest, Cignal upbeat heading into Game 2 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake02:44Gatchalian wants arrest for residents returning to Taal danger zones Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? LATEST STORIES Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her MOST READ ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community View comments His longtime girlfriend and volleyball star Alyssa Valdez said she expects a “more complete” Ravena heading into the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup after he was selected as part of the 12-man lineup of Gilas Pilipinas.“I guess in his return, after going through this, I think he’s more recharged and more complete,” said Valdez Sunday at Meralco Gym. “He’s known his friends better and the people who’s really loved him from the start.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsValdez added that Ravena’s time away from basketball also had its benefit which is him having more time with the people closest to him.“I think the blessing in disguise here is for the longest time, since he was a kid until college he was playing basketball and he was so focused at it and the time he spent with his family and friends was limited,” said Valdez.
… says industrial unrest to be resolvedContrary to reports in the media that Demerara Timbers Limited (DTL) has been phasing out operations with the intention of ceasing operations in Guyana, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has disclosed that the company has no such plans.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotma6In fact, he explained at a press conference on Friday that the logging company has indicated to government its intention to continue operations here. However Trotman pointed out that because of the slowdown in the Asian markets, Demerara Timbers has scaled down operations.“Following consultations between the ministry and the company, we have been assured that the company has every desire to continue in Guyana, but of course because of the slowdown in the Asian markets, they have slowed some operations and production but there is no intention to leave the country or to surrender their operations,” the Minister asserted, adding that a statement to this effect from the company is imminent.DTL has attracted much criticism of recent over the sacking of 11 protesting workers, who were advocating for pay increases. It was reported that some 72 workers were on a retrenchment list, which would be effected by December.The company reportedly disclosed its intended plans during a meeting held on Tuesday last with the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), after it was asked to defend its decision to fire the workers who protested at DTL’s headquarters in Kingston, Georgetown, the week before.On October 3, workers took industrial action in their quest for a pay raise. However, the next day nine DTL employees were handed pink slips and the other two met the same fate over the next few days. A move vehemently condemned by GAWU.In fact, the union on Wednesday issued a statement pointing out that this is the first time that a private or public entity has taken such an action despite the country’s labour laws, which prohibits workplaces from dismissing workers for taking industrial action. GAWU had pointed out that DTL’s actions are a violation of Section Eight of the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act.These events raised concerns within the Natural Resources Ministry, which during the past week said that the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) has been mandated to investigate and provide a report on the situation with the company.Nevertheless, Minister Trotman noted on Friday that the Social Protection Ministry is looking into the industrial unrests involving the company, its workers and the union, and is currently engaging the logging company.“So we are thankful the Ministry of Social Protection has intervened and so we expect the matter will be resolved quickly to the best interest of both the company and the workers; and as a norm, hopefully the workers will regain their employment and not be punished,” the Natural Resources Minister posited.Demerara Timber Limited has over 516,000 hectares in Timber Sales Agreement in areas at Mabura, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), making it one of the largest concession holders in the country. The company is officially controlled by an investor, who is said to be from Malaysia.
1 Mesut Ozil Arsenal fan Jamie Sanderson believes the time has come to say Auf Wiedersehen, Mesut…What do you do with a problem like Mesut Ozil? Something needs to happen soon.It felt like his recent injury was a blessing in disguise; which is a pretty terrible thing to say. It took him out of the firing line and eased some of the constant debate and analysis on him, while letting Arsenal get on with their football.But he’ll be back in action again soon, and as the January transfer window approaches, more rumours about his future will start.The latest suggestion is that Manchester City want to sign him in the new year and could offer £32m. I’d bite their hand off if they offered that.It might seem like accepting defeat with Ozil but things are at a stage where I don’t see him rescuing his Arsenal career – and if there’s a chance of offloading him for big money we must do it.Alexis Sanchez looks the perfect replacement as a no.10 and adds so much more. The spare cash would allow us to go and sign a world class winger who can add more goals to the team.It might sound a quite clinical and ruthless way to treat a player who clearly loves Arsenal, but getting him out of the way as soon as possible looks to be the only way forward.Agree or disagree with Jamie’s view? Have your say by leaving a comment below…
14 8. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v Swansea City – Spurs are 11 Premier League games unbeaten against the Jacks =13. LIVERPOOL v Tottenham Hotspur – The Reds are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League matches against Spurs =3. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v Sunderland – Spurs are 14 Premier League games unbeaten against the Black Cats 14 =9. CHELSEA v Hull City – The Blues are 10 games Premier League unbeaten against the Tigers 14 =6. LIVERPOOL v Everton – The Reds are 12 Premier League games unbeaten against the Toffees 14 1. ARSENAL v Leicester City – The Gunners are 20 Premier League games unbeaten against the Foxes 14 14 =3. MANCHESTER CITY v West Bromwich Albion – The Blues are 14 Premier League games unbeaten against the Baggies =9. LIVERPOOL v Sunderland – The Reds are 10 Premier League games unbeaten against the Black Cats =13. ARSENAL v Hull City – The Gunners are nine Premier League games unbeaten against the Tigers 14 14 =9. MANCHESTER UNITED v Hull City – The Red Devils are 10 Premier League games unbeaten against the Tigers =6. ARSENAL v Crystal Palace – The Gunners are 12 Premier League games unbeaten against the Eagles 14 14 2. MANCHESTER UNITED v Crystal Palace – The Red Devils are 15 Premier League games unbeaten against the Eagles 14 14 =3. ARSENAL v Sunderland – The Gunners are 14 Premier League games unbeaten against the Black Cats With their impressive 2-0 victory on Saturday evening, Liverpool took their unbeaten Premier League record over Tottenham to nine games.Spurs fans knew before the game they were coming up against a bogey team, and their heroes, true to form, wilted at Anfield.It’s not unusual for top-flight sides to have a nemesis who usually gets the better of them.So here talkSPORT takes a look at the biggest unbeaten runs currently active in the Premier League… =9. MANCHESTER CITY v Swansea City – The Blues are 10 Premier League games unbeaten against the Jacks 14 14
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHICAGO – Statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs taken by millions of Americans, might also reduce the risk of cataracts, a preliminary study suggests. Adults who took statins were found to be 45 percent less likely to develop the most common type of age-related cataracts. Other researchers warned that something other than statins might explain the results and that the study does not prove cause-and-effect. The results were a surprise because of earlier concerns that some cholesterol medication might increase the risk of cataracts, a common clouding over of the lens of the eye that can lead to poor vision and blindness. In fact, several cholesterol drugs never made it to market because of those concerns. The study, published in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association, involved 1,299 Beaver Dam, Wis., residents who were followed for five years. Nuclear cataracts – which affect the eye lens nucleus – were diagnosed in more than 200 participants, or in about 12 percent of statin users, compared with 17 percent of nonusers. After factoring in the participants’ age, the researchers concluded that statin users were about 45 percent less likely to develop nuclear cataracts. “It was pretty surprising,” said lead author Dr. Barbara Klein, an eye researcher at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. There were no statistically significant differences in rates for two other less common types of cataracts.
At his presentation today at WordCamp US 2015 in Philadelphia, Dmitry Mayorov of ThemePatio discussed how following basic typography rules can help you design better WordPress themes. Here are my notes from his talk “7 Typography Rules I Wish I Knew Before Designing a Theme:” Line length. Use a line length of 45-75 characters per line. By paying attention to line length, you provide a better experience for users. As with any rule, there are some exceptions.Text justification. Align text to the left. Avoid justified text, which can lead to “rivers of white space” due to additional white space.Line height. Line height is the amount of space above and below text. It can make or break a design. Choose an appropriate line height for body text (many people start at 1.5) and headings.Vertical rhythm. While at first it may seem difficult to understand, vertical rhythm refers to the visual consistency of spacing and elements on a page. (For more info, I found the vertical rhythm article by Rachel Shillcock to be helpful.)Modular scale. By considering modular scale, you can determine what sizes you should set your type. Tim Brown’s modular scale online tool can help you set scale for your text.Typefaces. Choose type faces wisely. Look for a readable typeface for body text. And as you review typeface, consider font weight.Break the rules. When you think it’s appropriate, break the rules. Only by breaking rules can you create something beautiful.I was chatting with Dmitry right before his presentation at WordCamp US 2015 this afternoon. He asked if I could take photos of him during his talk, I was happy to take a few shots.This was the first time Dmitry gave his presentation in English. His first language is Russian; he did a great job!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…RelatedTakeaways from WordCamp Northeast Ohio 2016Last weekend I joined over 120 people—designers, developers, and users—at the two-day WordCamp Northeast Ohio conference in Kent, Ohio. I had a wonderful time at the sessions (I have a Google Doc filled with notes!) and in the “hallway track,” what we refer to when we stop to chat with…In “Conference”Takeaways from WordCamp Lancaster 2016Last weekend I joined a couple hundred other bloggers, designers, and developers at the WordCamp Lancaster conference to learn and talk about WordPress. This was my first WordCamp of the year and I had a wonderful time! I heard about WordCamp Lancaster last December at WordCamp US, and thought I…In “Conference”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: December 11, 2015In this week’s roundup of web design and development resources, you’ll find about the myths surrounding how to become a designer, learn about the features in this week’s WordPress 4.4 release, discover why you shouldn’t use icon fonts, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”
Marauders improve to 5-1 with home winBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County women’s basketball team won for the fifth time in six games after beating UW-Fond du Lac 55-47 in a Wisconsin Collegiate Conference game Monday night at the Marauder Gym.Allie Paitel had 18 points, Hayley Bunnell added 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Katelyn Meacham chipped in with 10 points for the Marauders (5-1 overall and WCC).Marshfield was up 30-24 at halftime and maintained that lead in the second half.The Marauders host UW-Richland on Wednesday as part of women’s-men’s doubleheader starting at 5:30 p.m.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com)Marauders 55, Falcons 47UW-Fond du Lac 24 23 – 47UW-Marshfield/Wood County 30 25 – 55UW-FOND DU LAC (47): Summer Zuhlke 4-10 2-2 11, Billi Retzleff 6-18 1-4 16, Autumn Batterman 1-4 0-0 2, Abbi Retzleff 1-8 1-4 3, Taylor Dolske 6-14 3-6 15. FG: 18-54. FT: 7-16. 3-pointers: 4-14 (B. Retzleff 3-6, Zuhlke 1-3, Dolske 0-2, A. Retzleff 0-3). Rebounds: 39 (Dolske 16). Turnovers: 15. Fouls: 10. Fouled out: none. Record: 2-3, 2-2 Wisconsin Collegiate Conference.UW-MARSHFIELD/WOOD COUNTY (55): Katelyn Meacham 4-16 2-4 10, Amanda Rindfleisch 1-4 0-0 2, Karly Bump 2-10 1-2 5, Hayley Bunnell 6-20 0-2 12, Kelley Andres 0-1 0-0 0, Carrie Stroetz 4-8 0-0 8, Allie Paitel 9-12 0-0 18. FG: 26-71. FT: 3-8. 3-pointers: 0-10 (Rindfleisch 0-1, Bunnell 0-2, Bump 0-3, Meacham 0-4). Rebounds: 48 (Bunnell 13). Turnovers: 11. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: none. Record: 5-1 overall and WCC.
Tigers drop second in a row, host Kaukauna on Sept. 8By Paul LeckerSports ReporterHORTONVILLE — Hortonville made just enough big plays to knock off Marshfield in a Valley Football Association game Friday night at Akin Field.The Polar Bears converted on a number of third- and fourth-down plays in the fourth quarter and scored the go-ahead touchdown with just more than nine minutes left to pull out a 22-14 victory, sending Marshfield to its second-straight close loss.Marshfield scored first on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Krueger to Brant Bohman with 4:13 left in the first quarter.Hortonville finally got its offense going in the second quarter, scoring on back-to-back possessions to take the lead.Josh Giese caught a deflected pass for a 30-yard touchdown from quarterback Cole Hyde, and Kole Ellenbecker turned a middle screen into a 48-yard touchdown to put Hortonville up 13-7 at the half.Marshfield regained the lead on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Krueger to Isaac Meverden with 2:37 to go in the third quarter, but the Tigers could not hang on.Jose Concepcion hauled in a 16-yard touchdown pass from Hyde with 9:13 to go to give the Polar Bears a 19-14 lead, and Jake Bakich kicked a 31-yard field goal with 3:56 remaining to finish the scoring.Marshfield went four-and-out on its final two possessions, unable to move the ball against the Hortonville (2-1 overall and Valley Football Association South) defense.Marshfield (1-2 overall, 0-2 VFA West) hosts Kaukauna in a VFA contest next Friday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at Beell Stadium. The game will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Polar Bears 22, Tigers 14Marshfield 7 0 7 0 – 14Hortonville 0 13 0 9 – 22First QuarterM – Brant Bohman 1 pass from Ryan Krueger (Mason Coffren kick), 4:31.Second QuarterH – Josh Giese 30 pass from Cole Hyde (kick missed), 7:13.H – Kole Ellenbecker 48 pass from Hyde (Jake Bakich kick), 3:58.Third QuarterM – Isaac Meverden 17 pass from Krueger (Coffren kick), 2:37.Fourth QuarterH –Jose Concepcion 16 pass from Hyde (pass failed), 9:13.H – Bakich 31 field goal, 3:56.Team StatisticsRushing (att-yards): Marshfield 29-82; Hortonville 36-190.Passing (comp-att-yards-int): M 12-22-110-1; H 10-17-207-0.Total yards: M 192; H 397.Individual LeadersRushing: M, Andy Goettl 8-55, Brant Bohman 11-33. H, Kole Ellenbecker 114 yards, Jose Concepcion 50 yards, Cole Hyde 26 yards.Passing: M, Ryan Krueger 12-22-110-1. H, Hyde 10-17-207-0.Receiving: M, Bohman 5-52, Goettl 4-28, Mitch Wilhelm 2-19, Isaac Meverden 1-17. H, Ellenbecker 109 yards, Josh Giese 72 yards, Concepcion 22 yards.Records: Marshfield 1-2, 0-2 Valley Football Association West; Hortonville 2-1 overall and VFA South.
President Jacob Zuma and the Minister of Sports and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula wish the Proteas well as they set off to compete in the Cricket World Cup (Image: Bongani Nkosi) President Jacob Zuma met with the Proteas, South Africa’s national cricket squad, in Pretoria recently to wish them good luck for the World Cup taking place in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka later this month. “On behalf of the government and people of South Africa, we wish you all the success in this international campaign,” he said to the team.Led by captain Graeme Smith, the World Cup squad comprises Hashim Amla, Johan Botha, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Colin Ingram, Jacques Kallis, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Morne van Wyk.All members were present when Zuma wished them well.“We have assembled a fantastic team,” said Minister of Sports and Recreation Fikile Mbalula, who was also there to encourage the team. “We want to wish you well as you get ready to begin the battle. We are a winning nation and believe you will do well.”Zuma said the sport was a national asset and he was happy to see an increased number of young people coming through the development structures of South African cricket.Special nation“May this nation’s traditional winning streak see you through the ferocious spin bowlers of the Asian sub-continent, and also make you bring the trophy home.”The president called on the team to use the country’s previous successes as their motivation for winning the World Cup. “We are certain you will win. You are part of a special nation. South Africans are special people – we can do things others can’t do.”To show support for the squad, Zuma urged all South Africans to wear their Proteas shirts on Fridays as part of the Magnificent Fridays campaign launched by the Ministry of Sports and Recreation.“We did this successfully for the Fifa Soccer World Cup, and we thank you for bringing back the excitement,” he said.Mandela will be watchingZuma delivered a message from former president Nelson Mandela, whom he visited before meeting the team. “When he talked about you his smile got broader and broader. He wants you to know he supports you all the way and said he will be watching you on the television.”“We will support you to the final until you bring the trophy back and hand it over to Nelson Mandela,” the president said.Captain Greame Smith said they were honored to receive a message from the former leader. “The message from Madiba will stand strong inside of us as we try to make our country proud. It is especially humbling to hear him pledge his support and praise for the squad.”Making the country proudSmith said as a team they were encouraged by the knowledge that the country was behind them. “It will be the support from the fans back home that will carry us on,” he said.He also thanked the president and the sports minister for their support. “It’s always an incredible honour to have the opportunity to meet with the president.”Smith gave both Zuma and Mbalula a number 15 Proteas jersey, representing the team’s supporters.Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola also thanked the president and sports minister for their backing. “Thank you for getting the nation behind us. It means a lot to us to have the nation’s support as we go.”Majola said this would help inspire the team to excel on the pitch. He then paid tribute to the players for being ambassadors for their country.“Enjoy yourselves and bring the trophy home,” he added.Before sending the team off with their final marching orders, Zuma sang for skipper Graeme Smith, who was celebrating his 30th birthday.The player said he was “incredibly humbled” by the gesture.