Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “If you’re going to spend an off-day doing something, other than relaxing, I think the White House is a pretty good gig,” Keuchel said.Keuchel wasn’t the only Astro scrambling to complete his White House wardrobe.“I didn’t bring any ties with me out here, so I’ve got to go buy a tie,” reliever Will Harris said.Last year, the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs actually visited the White House twice, the first time meeting with outgoing President Barack Obama, then a few months later with Trump.Making a special trip during spring training is rare for a World Series champion.ADVERTISEMENT “I know we’ve got an off-day, but I’ll probably come in and just get some work in. Just trying to still get my timing together,” Maybin said. “For me, the mission was accomplished.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Dallas Keuchel. APWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Dallas Keuchel’s new suit arrived not a moment too soon.Now the ace pitcher has the proper attire to wear when visiting the most famous residence in the country.ADVERTISEMENT Raptors roll to 8th straight win, rout Knicks Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Keuchel and his World Series champion Houston teammates will leave their spring training home Monday morning to visit the White House.“I’m looking forward to it,” Keuchel said. “I got a new suit. Also gained some pounds, so my old suits didn’t fit.”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 folkIt’s customary for the president of the United States to invite champions from many sports to visit the White House. Houston is taking advantage of an off-day in its Grapefruit League schedule to accept the invitation from President Donald Trump.The tentative schedule has the Astros leaving West Palm Beach early in the morning, arriving at the White House around noon and returning to South Florida later that evening. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View comments Teams often elect to visit the White House in conjunction with a scheduled series at either the Washington Nationals or Baltimore Orioles. The Astros don’t visit Washington this season and the Astros’ trip to Baltimore doesn’t happen until the final weekend of the season.“That would have been odd for us to wait all the way until that time to celebrate a team that’s another year older,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “I’ll take this day over the other options.”Hinch said he doesn’t mind turning what could have been a restful off day into what will likely be a somewhat hectic travel day.“I like it better as a day off in spring than I do a day off in the season,” Hinch said. “Those are valuable. We’re already on the east coast so that makes it convenient enough.”Houston officials said they anticipate all holdovers from last year’s team will make the trip.The Astros also invited players who left the team during the offseason to accompany the excursion. St. Louis closer Luke Gregerson and Pittsburgh pitcher Joe Musgrove are expected to join their former teammates.“It will be cool to see some of the guys that were with the team last year that aren’t with us anymore,” Harris said. “Looking forward to having a plane ride with those guys, catching up and kind of reminiscing on what we accomplished last year for a few hours. It will be a good time.”Carlos Beltran, who won a World Series ring with the Astros in his final season, said last month that he wouldn’t attend the ceremony for family reasons. He said his decision wasn’t a political statement, and added he wasn’t happy with the federal government’s response to the devastation Hurricane Maria caused in his native Puerto Rico.Outfielder Cameron Maybin played 21 games with Houston after being claimed off waivers late in the season.He signed with the Miami Marlins after 2018 camp opened and declined the invitation to travel to the White House. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina
…bilaterals on renewable energy, cultural exchange to be heightenedIndia and Guyana on Tuesday signed three agreements, including one on renewable energy and another on cultural exchange, the New Indian Express has reported.According to the local newspaper, the signing was done following bilateral talks between India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, in New Delhi.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge and India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj hold the MoUs on cooperation in renewable energy and cultural exchange programmes on TuesdayMinister Greenidge is leading a high-level delegation which includes Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman for a one week visit to India. “Three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs), namely, renewable energy, cultural exchange programme and framework agreement on International Solar Alliance (ISA) were signed,” the newspaper quoted the External Affairs Ministry as saying in a statement following the meeting. New Indian Express went onto say that the missive outlines, “Guyanese delegation also presented the Instrument of Ratification of the International Solar Alliance.”The India-initiated ISA, launched at the UN Conference of Parties (CoP) climate summit in Paris on November 30, 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then French President Francois Hollande, is conceived as a coalition of solar resource-rich countries to address their special energy needs and provide a platform to collaborate on dealing with the identified gaps through a common, agreed approach.It is open to all 121 prospective member countries falling between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.According to the External Affairs Ministry statement, Sushma Swaraj, during the meeting, referred to the historical and multifaceted ties between the two sides, the newspaper said.“The subsequent discussions focused on further strengthening India-Guyana bilateral relations, through cooperation in capacity building, promotion of business and trade, enhancement of people to people contact, cooperation on pharmaceuticals, sharing India’s experience in information technology by setting up IT centres of excellence in Georgetown,” the New Indian Express quoted the Ministry.Views were also exchanged on regional and multilateral issues such as climate change, solar alliance and UN Security Council reforms, the newspaper added.Bilateral trade between India and Guyana stood at $34.58 million in 2016-17.India has done some high-visibility projects under line of credit (LoC) in Guyana, including a cricket stadium, traffic lights in Georgetown and supply of 14 irrigation drainage pumps.An line of credit of $17.50 million for modernisation of three primary health centres has been approved by the Indian Government.Guyana is also home to a large number of people of Indian origin, comprising nearly 40 per cent of the country’s total population of around 738,000.Most of them are descendants of indentured labourers brought from India in the 19th century and early 20th century to work in sugarcane plantations.
…as 2 major power units fail Residents on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are experiencing load shedding due to inoperable equipment housed at its power station; as such, the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) said it is to rush a generator into the area by Monday.The power company on Saturday said the region has been experiencing frequent service interruptions since August 13 because two of its units, the Number 3 and Number 8 with an aggregate capacity of 2.8 MWs became inoperable, due to major mechanical and electrical issues respectively.It is because of this that the company is unable to meet the approximate 4.2 Megawatts (MWs) peak demand.“On Monday, August 13, and Thursday, August 16, two of GPL’s units – the Number 3 and Number 8 – with an aggregate capacity of 2.8 MWs became inoperable due to major mechanical and electrical issues respectively. Since the Number 5 Unit with a capacity of 1.4 MWs was unavailable due to a major overhaul, only two units totalling three MWs are currently in operation,” GPL explained.According to the company, the available units are unable to meet the demands of the entire coast and resulted in the load shedding. GPL has since noted that normalcy in electric flow is expected to return by Monday as two Caterpillar units of 2.8 MWs total capacity is being taken to the area from its Canefield, Berbice Generating Station.The generators are expected to arrive today and Tuesday. When installation is completed, the units will provide adequate generation capacity to meet peak demand, the power company assured.Just recently, a single mother struggling to make ends meet for her family was forced to dump over $200,000 worth of meat and fish owing to GPL’s faulty service.Eresha Prashad, of La Belle Alliance, Essequibo Coast, a meat and fish vendor at the Anna Regina Market, said she stocked her freezer as she prepared for the busy weekend. According to the woman, when she returned to the market on Saturday morning, she observed that the freezer was not freezing. She said she immediately went to the fisheries and purchased ice, but by then her stock had already spoilt.The single mother is laying the blame for her losses at the feet of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL). According to the woman, her business is her only hope of survival and she is now indebted to suppliers. She said that there was a power outage and the subsequent fluctuation of electricity damaged her freezer.Recently, three homes went up in flames in the region. The Guyana Fire Service has since launched an investigation into the fires which were suspected to be electrical in origin.Residents have since called on the power company to educate customers on the cycle change and how it can affect appliances which are not compatible.
It’s pretty rare to see red cards in pre-season friendlies but Newcastle United star Massadio Haidara’s was definitely deserved as they beat Sacramento Republic on Sunday morning.The Toon are on tour in America currently and managed a narrow 1-0 victory in California thanks to a James Kiffe own goal.But the real talking point of the match was the French defender’s sending off for a shocking kung fu kick.You can see the incident below… Massadio Haidara’s kung fu kick 1
Murphy and McFadden in Ballybofey www.donegaldaily.comBY CATHAL MacSUIBHNE: Donegal recorded a vital win in Ballybofey on Sunday and such is the congestion at the bottom of the Division One table, they find themselves in the top half of the table and well placed to not only avoid the drop but also contest for a league semi-final place.Perhaps the real story of the day though was the performance of the visitors; for those of us accustomed to Kerry being the standard bearers in the game its astonishing to see them at such a low ebb. Granted its early March and The Kingdom will be a different animal come the Summer but they’re such a long way off their peak its hard to see them making up the difference. Watching their substitutes take their place on the sideline before the game, there were no familiar faces and they all looked liked fresh-faced minors.The last team then that they want to face is the All-Ireland Champions. Donegal looked very efficient today, exposing Kerry’s frailties and the ten point winning margin could have been much bigger with a bit more composure in the final third. The difference between the demeanour of both management teams on the sideline was noticeable; Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice was quite reserved and barely said a word, with his selectors Diarmuid Murphy and Mikey Sheehy much the same. Indeed it was only the team’s trainer, Cian O’Neill, who looked in any way interested in the game and he was the one dishing out the instructions and encouragement.On the other hand, regardless of the occasion, Jim and Rory are constantly urging their team on, annoyed when something is done incorrectly or when a call goes against them. Assistant manager Gallagher spends a lot of his Sunday afternoon racing on and off the pitch relaying messages to the players – every game is taken seriously and the management expect their players to reach certain levels of performance and do the right things, anything less is unacceptable.It was evident from early on that Captain Michael Murphy wanted to atone for his disappointing afternoon in Omagh last Sunday. Inside five minutes he was given a chance at another penalty and he made no mistake this time, drilling the ball low and hard, giving Brendan Kealy in goal no chance.Murphy was out in front of his marker Aidan O’Mahony on almost every occasion when the ball came his way, combining strength, pace and skill to get the better of the Rathmore man time after time. In one attack he produced a moment of class that had to be seen to be believed. With the ball coming his way along the ground, instead of bending his back to pick it up, he dummied and allowed the ball to go through his and his marker’s legs and ran around behind O’Mahony to retrieve possession. Pele famously did something similar against Uruguay in the World Cup Finals with his ‘runaround’ move and with the form Murphy is in at present he wouldn’t look out of place on that kind of stage.He continued to torment his marker with his best score coming early in the second half when he held off O’Mahony with one hand, collected the ball with other and then spun and fired it over the black spot. His strength in holding off markers is incredible, and allows him to always have at least a yard of space to work with.The forward line saw plenty of ball today and this was down to the work that went on behind them. Paddy McGrath, Rory Kavanagh and Ryan Bradley were hugely impressive in snuffing out attacks and then bursting out with pace and power; with every passing week the fitness and conditioning of the squad is getting better. A lot of the players, Bradley in particular, enjoy bringing the ball into contact knowing they have such upper body strength to break through tackles and knowing that when they do there is a man on the shoulder to carry it on further.Patrick McBrearty had another good outing today, playing primarily as a centre forward with licence to dictate and link the play from deep. He could well be playing the ‘McHugh’ role come the Summer as McGuinness looks to develop new plans that will keep opposition bosses guessing. McBrearty has all the attributes to fulfil that deep lying task and allied to his finishing – he popped up for a fine first half score – he has become a much more rounded player.Johnny Buckley was the standout of the newer Kerry players, following up a good showing against Kildare last week. Otherwise it was the old heads of Tomas O’Se and Kieran Donaghy who took the fight to the home side. Donaghy played most of the game between midfield and half-forward and won quite a bit of ball around the middle third. Kerry’s problem is that he isn’t inside to receive the ball coming in; stationed on the edge of the square for the last fifteen minutes, he won every ball that came his way, including the possession that led to Kieran O‘Leary‘s missed penalty. Kerry have to somehow find a role for Star that allows him to have an effect on the game both inside and outside the 45. Donaghy made the long journey back home that bit easier for one young Kerry fan, giving him his match day gloves as a present as he took his place on in the dugout following a nasty looking foot injury. With the current turmoil in the camp they can ill-afford to lose the big Tralee man for an extended period.O’Se is the veteran of the Kerry team and it was a joy to watch him in action today, flying up and down the wing like a rookie. He didnt help his team’s cause though with one moment of indiscipline when he introduced himself to one of Donegal’s newest recruits early in the second half; the effervescent Ryan McHugh was on the receiving end of a box in the ribs right under the nose of linesman and O’Se was subsequently sent for an early shower.Kerry’s other main forward star on show, Darran O’Sullivan, was given the full forward jersey and this provided Neil McGee with a different challenge to what he’s used to. McGee is an old-fashioned full back, physically dominating many of his opponents but today he had to use his intelligence as a marker to ensure O’Sullivan didn’t get a chance to burn him with pace. He did this fairly well and the Kerry sharp-shooter managed just one point, although McGee was relieved of his duties in the second half when the fabulous McGrath was given man-marking duties on O’Sullivan.Despite a frustrating day for O’Sullivan he showed his class late on after an incident with his new marker McGrath. The former All-Ireland winning captain caught the Ardara man with a tackle around the neck but the corner back kept going and made nothing of it. As they returned to their positions, an apologetic hand was offered to McGrath and it was such a contrast to the nastiness on show in the card-ridden contest last weekend in Healy Park. The snow falling throughout the game today suggested we were in the depths of Winter and it must feel like that for Kerry with the Summer and Croke Park seemingly a long way off. For Donegal on the other hand, they’re motoring along nicely and slowly but surely they’re getting to where they want to be. Their finest display of last year’s odyssey came against Cork in the semi-final and its the Rebels who provide the opposition in Pairc Ui Rinn next weekend.CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: MAKING LIGHT WORK OF A POOR KERRY was last modified: March 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: MAKING LIGHT WORK OF A POOR KERRY
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device UPDATE: Abram has been placed on injured reserve, Jon Gruden says. Read the updated story here.ALAMEDA — The Raiders came out of their win over the Denver Broncos feeling fortunate about cornerback Gareon Conley, but could have a serious injury issue with safety Johnathan Abram.Abram hurt his shoulder in a 24-16 win over the Denver Broncos, and there is a possibility of surgery and being placed on injured reserve, …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Nutrient Stewardship Council, on behalf of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program, is seeking to contract with consultants as 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program Auditors.Launched in March 2014, the voluntary certification program is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off fields, which has contributed to harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The program is based on the best available science for nutrient recommendations and application, and encourages the adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship, which refers to using the Right Source of nutrients at the Right Rate and Right Time in the Right Place. The program requirements also include education and record-keeping components to ensure that new practices related to nutrient stewardship are adopted by program participants and shared with their grower customers.The third-party auditor will provide an evaluation of the implementation of the program’s requirements, providing feedback to program participants and the Nutrient Stewardship Council. Auditors will be required to communicate, travel to and work cooperatively with program participants; conduct onsite and/or desk audits; and create audit report packages; among other duties.For a complete list of position duties and qualifications and to download an application package for the position, visit http://4rcertified.org/2016/08/4r-nutrient-stewardship-certification-program-seeking-auditors-3/ or contact Andrew Allman, executive director of the Nutrient Stewardship Council, at 614-326-7520 ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Applications will be accepted through Sept. 21.The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program is governed and guided by the Nutrient Stewardship Council, a diverse set of stakeholders from business, government, university and non-governmental sectors with a common goal of maintaining agricultural productivity while also improving the quality of Lake Erie and its contributing watersheds. The program is administered by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association. For more information, visit 4Rcertified.org, email email@example.com or call 614-326-7520.
Universal Music Group, largest of the “big four” music companies, has made the single largest donation of music ever to the Library of Congress. The donation consists of over 200,000 metal masters, discs and tape from the late Twenties to 1950. Highlights include the master of Louis Armstrong’s version of “Ain’t Misbehavin” and Les Paul’s “Guitar Boogie.”Although conserving such a large and important collection of American music is important in general, what makes it really exciting are the plans to digitize it and make it available online.Librarian of Congress James H. Billington said the country’s recording history is compromised by neglect. Tags:#Government#music#web 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App curt hopkins 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… “A surprisingly high percentage of America’s recording heritage since the early part of the 20th century has been lost due to neglect and deterioration. The donation…will help maintain the inter-generational connection that is essential to keeping alive, in our collective national memory, the music and sound recordings meaningful to past generations.”In fact, a congressional study found only 14 percent of commercially recordings made before 1965 are available to the public and only 10 percent of music released in the U.S. in the 1930s can be accessed by the public.The recordings will be digitized at the Library’s Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia, where the masters will also be stored. The Library is preparing a dedicated website to debut in the spring on which they will stream recordings from the collection.From Ella to Pine TopOther highlights in the collection include the following. Ella Fitzgerald’s and Louis Armstrong’s duet “Frim Fram Sauce”Bing Crosby’s 1947 version of “White Christmas”The Mills Brothers’ “Paper Doll”Josh White singing “Jim Crow”Machito and his Afro-Cuban All Stars Mercury recordingsClarence “Pine Top” Smith’s “Now I Ain’t Got Nothing At All”Additional artists represented include Billie Holiday, Tommy Dorsey, Irving Berlin, Jimmy Dorsey, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, and Dinah Washington. Subsidiary labels include Decca, Mercury, Vocalion and Brunswick.Given this is the first collection of masters donated by a major recording company, the hope is that other such companies will follow suit. One can see the wisdom of donating 5,000 linear feet of masters that are no longer being used and are taking up commercial space.The 200,000-plus recordings provide a tangible bump to the Library’s audio collection of about 3 million items.We sent a host of technical and access questions to the Library but, despite repeated requests, never got answers to them. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…
Using the “voice of experience” to explain the principals of green home construction Avrim Topel, a Delaware Realtor, and his wife, Vicki, say they’re familiar with the uncertainties and confusion that consumers – and even many real estate professionals – may struggle with when they start exploring the precepts, costs, and potential benefits of building a green home.They built a green home for themselves, they say, and faced the issues firsthand. But the home eventually earned LEED Silver certification, and the Topels became green-home advocates in the process. They have since written a short book and produced a 25-minute video that highlights their experiences and the expertise of the builder, architects, and engineers who worked on their home.Called Green Beginnings: The Story of How We Built Our Green & Sustainable Home, the book-and-DVD set is intended as a primer for prospective owners of green homes, and for any other construction or real estate professional looking for a consumer perspective on the green-home phenomenon.The authors say they used USGBC’s LEED for Homes rating criteria to help explain the features and benefits associated with green homes. “Delving beyond the physical structure, the content also reveals the USGBC’s recommended integrative team approach to design and construction and exemplifies how consumers and professionals are adapting to change in the interest of health, the environment, conservation, and protecting our natural resources.”The book-and-DVD set is available for about $60 through the authors’ “Green Beginnings Consulting” website.
Manchester City Delph: Man City boss Guardiola is a genius Chris Burton 07:11 6/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Clive Brunskill Manchester City Guardiola England Premier League World Cup The versatile England international has credited his boss at the Etihad Stadium for having made him the player now preparing for World Cup 2018 duty Fabian Delph has hailed Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as “a genius”, with the Catalan credited with having made the versatile 28-year-old a Premier League champion and World Cup performer.The 2017-18 campaign proved to be the most productive to date for the man who moved to the Etihad Stadium from Aston Villa in 2015.Delph took in 29 appearances across all competitions, with Guardiola having opted to use him as left-back cover following an unfortunate injury to Benjamin Mendy. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Domestic dominance was secured with a league title and Carabao Cup success, with international recognition then achieved in time to make Gareth Southgate’s England squad heading to Russia 2018.Delph is delighted with the progress he has made, telling reporters of the role Guardiola has played: “He’s fantastic. For me, he is a genius.“He has opened my eyes to so much. I didn’t picture football like Pep does. He’s painted the pictures for me.“I stayed mentally strong, and I knew if I got my opportunity to play I could contribute and help the lads win games.“I’m a very traditional English guy who believes in hard work and dedication and giving it absolutely everything. I’m there to fight and pick up second balls, to be that old English type of player, but he has reinvented me.“Now it’s all about being calm and collected on the ball, being sensible in terms of if someone occupies my position then I need to occupy a different position.“Pep smells the danger. We’ve got so many systems the way we played. Everybody seems to think, ‘Wow, what are they doing?’ But it is very simple.“Basically we move the ball very fast, we take as few touches as possible and we stay in the positions, we utilise the spaces and distances perfectly and we have the courage to play out and build up from the back.“And we work on it daily. Every session we do there is always an aim to it, there is always a reason why we are doing a certain exercise, not just having a five-a-side for the sake of it and fitness work. Everything is geared towards the game and the team we are playing next.”Hard work has earned Delph further England opportunities, with the man who forged his reputation as a hard-working midfielder prepared to play wherever he is required for the Three Lions this summer as they go in search of global glory.He added on the position he considers to be his best: “I’ll give you the textbook answer – wherever the team needs me I’ll be there to give 100 per cent.“If it’s left-back, centre midfielder, defensive or attacking, I’ll give 100 per cent. If it’s in goal I’ll play there – but I will be rubbish!”