England advances to World Cup semifinals, beats Sweden 2-0

first_imgLATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team 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 View comments The Swedes were playing in the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 1994, when they reached the semifinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next England’s Harry Maguire, right above, scores his side’s opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)SAMARA, Russia — England achieved something David Beckham’s generation never managed: It reached the semifinals of the World Cup.Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored with headers in a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, earning England a match against either Croatia or host nation Russia for a place in the final.ADVERTISEMENT Magnolia beats San Miguel but still falls to No. 7 Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil England has advanced further than was widely expected. Not even the England side from the early 21st century, containing stars like Beckham, Steven Gerrard and a young Wayne Rooney, ever got this far at a major tournament.England, the 1966 World Cup champion, last reached the semifinals in 1990. In 2014, the team didn’t even make it out of the group stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’England’s Dele Alli, left, celebrates with England’s Harry Maguire, center and England’s Marcus Rashford, right, after scoring his side’s second goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader )The surprising run in Russia is being fuelled by goals from set pieces, and there was another against Sweden when Maguire headed in a corner from Ashley Young in the 30th minute.Alli added the second goal by meeting a far-post cross from Jesse Lingard with a powerful header in the 59th. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Australia drops Philippines to battle for 3rd vs China

first_imgLATEST STORIES Kai Sotto, AJ Edu and the rest of the Batang Gilas, according to various Fiba reports, are the future of Philippine basketball.The road to that future took a minor bump Friday night when Australia took the fight out of the Philippines in the second period to forge a title showdown against New Zealand, which edged China, 87-82 in the other semifinal bracket.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Australia scored the first eight points in the second period after a tight opening quarter before Callum Dalton nailed a couple of triples and Kody Stattman joined in the scoring fray to produce a strong finishing kick to the first half and build a 44-20 cushion.The Philippines and China will duel for the bronze medal on Saturday, before the Australia-New Zealand showdown. Batang Gilas drubbed the Chinese, 73-63, in the group stage. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Kai Sotto vs Australian defenders. Photo from fiba.basketballIt was a lofty goal for Batang Gilas to begin with.But even in crashing out of its title bid in the Fiba Asia U18 tournament in Thailand after a 77-43 drubbing at the hands of powerhouse Australia, the Philippines can still embrace the optimism spurred by a team that has surprised pundits.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “We will still do our best to get to the podium and make our country proud,” Ildefonso, the team skipper, told the Inquirer.Batang Gilas, led by Sotto and Edu, lost for the first time in the tournament, ending their title hopes.“If you notice, both finalists are the new countries in the Asian zone,” said current Gilas Pilipinas assistant Jong Uichico. “They are really a cut above the rest in the tournament. So reaching the semifinals and making it to the World Cup is a huge achievement for Batang Gilas.”Australia and New Zealand used to compete in the Oceania zone before a Fiba restructure put both countries in Asia.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lions log OT win MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View commentslast_img read more

State-of-the-art pharmaceutical storage facility faces closure

first_img– employees to be laid offNEW GPC’s 70,000 square foot state-of-the-art pharmaceutical storage facility at Ruimveldt, Georgetown is facing closure unless the Public Health Ministry or Georgetown Public Hospital chose to lease it to continue storage of their medicines and medical supplies. If a decision is taken to close the facility, over 40 employees will face the breadline.NEW GPC’s storage facility at Ruimveldt, GeorgetownAccording to the company, NEW GPC has been allowing the Public Health Ministry and Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) to utilise storage facilities owned by the company free of cost. This has been the practice for many years and such an arrangement was made possible under the WHO-guided prequalification system which also saw NEW GPC performing quality control services, providing logistical support to both agencies in addition to providing a regulated and certified environment for pharmaceuticals and other sensitive inventory.The warehouse facilities which were specially designed comprise of cold/cool room with 24/7 back-up generators and controlled temperature room and secure/isolated storage for other controlled substances and hazardous items. At the moment the MPH/GPHC is utilising two warehouses at Ruimveldt and one at Farm within NEW GPC Complex on East Bank Demerara.With the Government terminating the Prequalification System and the simultaneous introduction of open public international tendering, NEW GPC is no longer required to extend warehousing and support services of this magnitude. Besides that, such facilities and services are very expensive to operate and maintain.In light of the above NEW GPC has given the MPH/GPHC the option to either vacate the premises or alternatively continue occupation under a tenancy agreement.In March a small number of employees were laid off with full payment of all their benefits. This was a result of loss of business and an apparent Government preference for dealing with importers, who by the nature of their business do not need too many employees.Even in instances when NEW GPC have won tender awards, as the case of the HIV diagnostic supplies, a reason was found to award the business to another company.The NEW GPC pharmaceutical storage facility which is arguably the best of its kind in the entire Caribbean, was designed in accordance with WHO standards for pharmaceutical storage and it is approved by the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department. The facility has (a) furnished offices, (b) heavy-duty storage racks, (c) conveyor, (d) furniture, (e) sprinkler system, (f) security cameras, (g) biometric clock, (h) permanent pallets, (i) fire extinguishers, (j) separate receiving and dispatch area, (k) cold, cool and room temperature storage, (l) separate secure storage for high value/risk items, (m) quarantine zone and (n) special storage for controlled substances/DDA, Hyster electrical lifts and other auxiliary equipment.The layout provides wide aisles and storage racks with three tiers to facilitate quick access and easy stacking of three pallet placements. With a ceiling height of 17 ft in the central warehouse total volume is approximately 868,000 cubic feet.There is also an open yard area within the perimeter fence measuring 415 x 75 ft or 31,125 sq ft to accommodate temporary storage of containers or parking of Canter trucks and other vehicles.last_img read more

To Establish Common Market in West Africa,

first_imgTo support the standardization and competitiveness of ECOWAS enterprises, while ensuring compliance with international best practices, the Ministry of Commerce through the National Standards Laboratory yesterday launched the West African Quality System Programme (WAQSP).It is also intended to develop a sustainable quality infrastructure in order to facilitate trade and encourage the establishment of a West African Common market.The project is being funded by the European Union (EU) through the United Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and held at the National Standards Laboratory (NSL), Ministry of Public Works.According to Steve Mambu, National Training Coordinator of the NSL, the first phase of the WAQSP started in 2001 and was just for the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA/WAEMU) member countries. Following the successful first phase from 2001 to 2005, the second phase was launched in 2007, which included the remaining seven ECOWAS member states, together with Mauritania, through funds donated by the EU through UNIDO.He disclosed that the overall objective of the programme is to strengthen regional economic integration and trade by creating an environment that facilitates compliance with international trade rules and technical regulations of particular importance which are World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreements on Technical Barrier to Trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures.“Five thematic areas were supported by the programme both at regional and national levels including Quality Promotion, Quality Policy, Quality Infrastructure and Standardization, Metrology and Accreditation,” he recalled.Mambu explained that the programme made achievements at the Regional and National levels, specifically for Liberia, as it enabled the country to set up its national quality infrastructure namely the National Standards Laboratory, actualizing the functionality of the institution in services to private and public sectors of the country.He disclosed that WAQSP’s further support the country in the area provision of rehabilitation and equipment for the testing labs (Chemical and microbiology labs) and the metrology/calibration lab; training of the technical staff of these laboratories; and upgrading of local enterprises for international certification for the recognition of the local products, all supported the development of the National Quality Policy, designing of this state-of-the-art metrology building and payment of membership fees to ISO, OIML, and others.According to him, the Programme conducted a circular mission in 2008 by an international laboratory expert for an in-depth assessment on microbiology, physical and pesticides testing laboratories, as well as metrology and calibration labs.Representing the Minister of Commerce and Industry, deputy minister for administration Frantz Che Sawyer, said given the challenges of globalization and the important role industry plays in national development over the years, ECOWAS has recognized that regional integration and cooperation through industrialization is one of the major interventions in ensuring that West African Countries benefit from tremendous gains of ever-increasing global trade.Minister Sawyer said ECOWAS member states reaffirmed their commitment to industrialization vehicle for the development and efficient implementation of the West Africa Common Industry Policy (WACIP), which motivated the establishment of ECOWAS. The WACIP, according to Deputy Minister Sawyer, was formulated to implment the ECOWAS Revised Treaty of 1993, with a vision “to maintain a solid industrial structure which is globally competitive, environmentally friendly and capable of significantly improving the living standards of the people by 2030,” he said, quoting the treaty.The implementation of the past quality programs in support of the WACIP has had significant and profound impact on regional and national economies, he said.As a beneficiary of the past West Africa Quality Program , Liberia has, through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, developed key national policies and strategies that are in line with regional efforts which include National Trade Policy, Industrial Policy and National Export Strategy.Minister Sawyer lauded the European Union for its financial support towards ensuring that ECOWAS region-trade capacity is enhanced to take advantage of immense opportunity of Global Trade.He also praised UNIDO for its support to implementing previous quality programs and called on all national stakeholders to cooperate and support the building of a national platform to ensureLiberia’s fullest participation and accrue the benefits that the WASQP offers. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Health center set to open in April

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – Santa Fe Springs Mayor Louie Gonzalez and Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital President and CEO Jim West have signed official documents and participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Santa Fe Springs Family Health Center. Other civic and community dignitaries joined Gonzalez and West in the groundbreaking ceremony last week at the Santa Fe Springs Neighborhood Center. The event signals the first step in the construction process. Completion of the clinic is slated for April. PIH partnered with the City of Santa Fe Springs to develop the clinic which will provide access for physicians, nurses, social workers and business staff to attend to the health and wellness needs of residents of Santa Fe Springs, Pico Rivera, Whittier, Norwalk, Downey, and Montebello. This partnership signals a commitment by PIH and Santa Fe Springs to close the gap in access to medical care to underserved women and children; ensure geriatric services; foster community-based health services; and provide screenings, well-child visits, childhood immunizations, flu shots, and health education services. Santa Fe Springs provided the property and utilities to house the 2,200-square-foot facility, which will be located near the corner of Pioneer Boulevard and Los Nietos Road. PIH has agreed to a five-year commitment for services on a sliding scale and uncompensated care to those who qualify. “We are proud to participate in this clinic as a means of taking care of the health care needs of our community,” said West. “This partnership allows us to sustain our mission of providing high-quality health care without discrimination, demonstrating compassion, respect, and dignity in caring for all patients.” “This partnership signals an ongoing collaboration to ensure that the residents of Santa Fe Springs and our neighboring communities have access to quality health care right where they live,” said the mayor. – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

DONEGAL MOVIE MAN TOPS THE ‘IFTAS’ WITH NINE NOMINATIONS

first_imgSiobhan O Kelly and Dara Devanney star in An Klondike.A proud Donegal man is the talk of the Irish movie and television community after his project bagged nine nominations for the upcoming Irish Film and Television Awards.Rathmullan man Pierce Boyce’s latest TV drama, An Klondike, is Ireland’s first fully-fledged western.The television drama aired on TG4 back in September and now has nine IFTA nominations for the upcoming awards on in the Mansion House on April 9th. It is the most this year for any single project beating the like of Brooklyn, Room, Rebellion, Vikings, Game of Thrones, The Lobster.Pierce and his team at Abú Media who produced it are delighted with the nominations.Producer Pierce said “We are thrilled with the nominations, especially in a year that has seen Irish film and drama reach new heights. To be competing with Oscar nominated films and big budget TV drama from the UK and USA is a testament to how hard all the team of Cast and Crew on An Klondike worked during the entire production process.”The nominations are for: Best TV DramaTV Drama Director – Dathai KeaneBest Actor in TV Drama – Dara Devanney (picture attached)Best Supporting Actor in TV Drama – Robert O MahonyBest Supporting Actress in a Feature Film – Siobhan O Kelly (picture attached)Best Script TV Drama – Marcus FlemingProduction Design – Padraig O NeillCostume Design – Triona LillisHair and Make Up – Ailbhe Fitzpatrick / Steph SmithJulian Black Antelope, Dara Devanney, Owen mc Donnell, Sean T O’Meallaigh star in An Klondike.The series is being sold internationally on behalf of Abú Media by Content Media Corporation and has been taken up in USA, Netflix in UK and other deals are pending in Europe and Asia. The second season is about to start filming in late May and will broadcast on TG4 later this year.Pierce continues “It was a huge undertaking to try something so ambitious on the limited budget we had but we did it! We built the frontier town out in Oughterard and it’s still standing for the shoot this year.“The idea for the series was inspired by Micí Mac Gabhann’s “Rotha Mór an tSaoil” so it’s Donegal all the way. We are really looking forward to starting the new season of filming and this recognition is a massive boost to everyone involved in the process. We were also shortlisted last week for the Best Drama at the Celtic Media Festival which takes place in Ireland this year but we are again up against the best of Scotland, Wales and UK for this so there is no easy wins to be had.”An Klondike is the first Western to be made in Ireland and tells the story of the Connolly Brothers; three Irish emigrants who travel from Montana to the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush of the 1890’s in the hope of striking it rich. In 1897 gold was discovered in the wilds of Northern Alaska and immediately the stampede began. Over 100,000 adventurers, gamblers, con men and fortune-hunters struck out for the remote Klondike Valley gold fields. Amongst them were thousands of Irish emigrants like the Connolly brothers who undertook the dangerous journey to the heart of the Yukon in search of gold and adventure.An Klondike follows the Connolly brothers from Montana to Dominion Creek, a town on which they will leave a permanent mark. Dominion Creek is a town built on greed in a land that God, if he exists there, has created in anger. The Connollys arrival in Dominion sets in motion a chain of events that leads to a deadly showdown with Jacob Hopkins, the man who runs the town.DONEGAL MOVIE MAN TOPS THE ‘IFTAS’ WITH NINE NOMINATIONS was last modified: March 15th, 2016 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:donegalIFTAsPierce BoyceRathmullanlast_img read more

Rosemead Boulevard bridge reopened

first_img Monday’s heavy rainstorm necessitated the release earlier in the week of water from the Whittier Narrows Dam, causing excess water to accumulate at the base of the bridge, said officials. At the time of the release, the bridge was still undergoing repairs from last winter’s storms, and Rosemead Boulevard was closed for safety reasons. The repair work has cost about $70,000 so far and Caltrans doesn’t expect additional costs from the recent flooding, said Bonfilio. The work will resume after the required environmental permits are secured from the California Department of Fish and Game, the Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Army Corps of Engineers, she added. It is expected to be completed in about three months, depending on the weather. PICO RIVERA — Caltrans officials reopened the Rosemead Boulevard bridge near Whittier Narrows Friday, after closing it late Monday to assess damage to the footings or base of the bridge following a torrential downpour. The reopening allowed traffic to flow again on Rosemead Boulevard between San Gabriel Boulevard and Gallatin Road. Floodwater under the bridge had receded enough for Caltrans staff to look at the base and determine if there had been any further damage to it from the storm earlier in the week, said Jeanne Bonfilio, spokeswoman for Caltrans. “No damage was observed during the assessment and the roadway was deemed to be safe to the motoring public,” she said. Intermittent lane closures may be required during the repairs, and if there are more heavy rainstorms, the entire road may be closed again. The closure this week is the third time this year that Caltrans has closed the bridge. In January, it closed for three weeks during that month’s storms. Officials closed it again in May after inspectors notice that water had gouged a huge tunnel along the footings of the pillars that hold up the bridge. Officials, at the time, believed it could be in danger of falling. — Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028, or by e-mail at debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com.160Want 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

GRIFFIN IMPRESSES TO REACH SEMI-FINALS OF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgDonegal’s Karl Griffin has impressed on his debut run at the World Junior T&F Championships in Oregan.Griffin, who runs with UCD, reached the semi-finals of the 800 metres with an almost perfect race.The ever-improving athlete, who has a 1:47 personal best, ran well tactically to finish second in his 800m heat in 1:50.69 last night. The run clinched him an automatic spot in the semi-finals, which take place in the early hours (00:25) of tomorrow morning. GRIFFIN IMPRESSES TO REACH SEMI-FINALS OF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: July 26th, 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:athleticsdonegalkarl griffinWorld Junior Championshipslast_img read more

SA broadband users jump 50%

first_img“The varied range of services and the demand consumers have started placing on Internet based application services has fuelled the uptake that we see today. Internet access speeds do need to scale in order to meet the demands of applications and services, specifically those that are video enabled,” said Sha. Terrestrial fibre-optic networks The Internet Access in South Africa 2010 study, conducted by World Wide Worx and Cisco, shows that most of the growth in fixed line broadband comes from small and medium sized businesses upgrading to ADSL. This in turn has extended internet access to more than half-a-milion South Africans working in small offices who did not previously have access. A new study on internet access finds that the number of South African accessing the internet via broadband connection has grown by more than 50% in the past year – a direct consequence of the growing need for round-the-clock connectivity. If all current cable projects come to fruition by 2011, the total capacity of undersea cables connecting Africa to the rest of the world will have increase 150-fold over 2008. At the end of 2009, the capacity was 1 690 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps). At the end of 2010 it will be 5 410 Gbps, and a year later 14 770 Gbps. While the study also reports on the current and expected impact of the new undersea cables, which have been making most of the headlines in Internet news recently, it also explores, for the first time, the impact of the roll-out of terrestrial fibre-optic networks across South Africa. “The combination of new undersea cables and terrestrial fibre-optic networks means we are seeing the emergence of the next generation of connectivity technology, both in fixed line and wireless services,” said Goldstuck. According to the study, many workers in South Africa today can perform their jobs in or out of the office – “the connected life” – which allows workers to be productive, responsive and creative in or out of their traditional office spaces. Remote or mobile workers can instantly access business-essential applications, colleagues, and partners worldwide regardless of their location, the study says, adding that this ability to collaborate and share information in real-time will undoubtedly help to increase business productivity and profitability across the region. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The availability of both fibre access and new licences has also sparked an 18% increase in the number of internet access and service providers in South Africa. Convergence of services ‘The connected life’ The study also delves into the impact internet access in having on South Africa, from increased access to government information services to new trends in entertainment and education. “The network build outs that we are seeing in South Africa are positive steps towards the delivery of feature rich Internet services that most developed countries are already enjoying.” “Wireless broadband is neither cheaper nor better quality, but it is more convenient and flexible, and it changes the way we think about where and how we use the internet,” World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck said in a statement last week. Whereas undersea cables connect the country to the world, terrestrial fibre extends that connectivity into the major cities and towns, where businesses and consumers are connected in turn. “The missing ingredients now are the next generation of customer access equipment for those who are connected, and affordable availability of access for those who are not.” “A mobile broadband connection is a key enabler of the ‘connected life’,” said Cisco South Africa senior manager Reshaad Sha. “Cisco Internet Business Solutions group defines ‘connected life’ services as those services that can be consumed anytime, anywhere, on any device and by anyone.” From a data perspective, consumers are using the internet to create blogs and personal websites with text, pictures and video, while the convergence of formally disparate services – voice, video and data – has provided a variety of new experiences, such as the integration of broadcast TV, video on demand (VoD) and telephony services. 23 March 2010 It also reveals that wireless broadband subscriptions have grown by 88% in the past year against 21% for fixed-line ADSL subscriptions, mainly a result of large companies giving 3G cards to employees who need to be connected while out of the office.last_img read more

State FFA Vice President at Large, Wyatt Kissell visits West Holmes FFA

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On October 24, State FFA Vice President at Large, Wyatt Kissell came to talk to all the ag classes. Wyatt talked about how important finances are and things that we can do to make money instead of losing money.  He also stressed the importance of setting goals and working towards your dreams! Thank you Wyatt for visiting and helping us learn more about opportunities in the FFA.last_img