Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history When San Miguel easily handled Blackwater, 93-79, in the PBA Philippine Cup, Cabagnot was still supervising his former players from University of the Philippines even though they were part of the opposing team.Cabagnot was part of Bo Perasol’s coaching staff in the UAAP and he was responsible for helping hone Desiderio and Dario not only for the collegiate game but also for the PBA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I know their potential and I’m glad those late night workouts we had at UP and those time we had for our extra sessions were not in vain,” said Cabagnot Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.“I tell them all the time that the PBA is easier to get in to, the harder part is staying. I hope they remember that.” Julius Randle takes charge as Pelicans beat Bulls without Davis LATEST STORIES View comments Cabagnot also didn’t forget about Dario, who played just around seven minutes for the Elite.“Diego came down one time and he passed it so I told him ‘Diego, shoot that man. You work on that all the time, shoot that,’” said Cabagnot. “I know that’s bad because I’m playing for San Miguel but they ‘re in a special place in my heart talaga.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabagnot also praised both Dario and Desiderio for being able to put to good use the shooting drills they did in UP in the PBA.There were instances in the fourth quarter that Desiderio went up against Cabagnot and even used the move his mentor thought him when he was still a Fighting Maroon.“I told Paul ‘why are you guarding me?’ but Paul is just one of those strong guys,” said Cabagnot. “He did two dribbles and he even pump faked me but he missed the shot. Going down I told him ‘that’s a good move.’”The 37-year-old point guard, though, showed why he’s been in the PBA for so long, schooling Dario and Desiderio finishing with 19 points, on 8-of-15 shooting, and five assists.Desiderio and Dario, both 22, mustered just a combined four points and four assists.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MANILA, Philippines—Alex Cabagnot’s duty of teaching Paul Desiderio and Diego Dario didn’t stop in the collegiate league.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
Suspended Liberty Party member, Sen. Jonathan Lambort Kaipay Barely three days after the opposition Liberty Party (LP) suspended Grand Bassa Senator Jonathan L. Kaipay for time indefinite, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has meanwhile extended invitation to the suspended senator to join the governing party.According to a statement issued on Friday, March 29 in Monrovia, the Liberty Party said despite commitment made by Senator Kaipay to the party’s leadership on the just ended impeachment process of Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh to vote against the removal of the Associate Ja’neh, Senator Kaipay voted to remove Ja’neh.The LP’s statement further stated that Senator Kaipay violated the oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of Liberia as a Senator as well as article (II) section (III) of the party’s constitution which pertinent part highlights the objectives.“We will like to welcome Senator Kaipay and all other partisans that have been victimized by the undemocratic and unilateral decision to have them suspended or expelled simply for exercising their democratic franchise as lawmakers and citizens of the republic to the Mighty CDC. We want to call on the National Chairman of the Mighty Coalition for Democratic Change, Mulbah K. Morlu, to reach out to Senator Kaipay and others in welcoming them to the party,” the Youth League of the CDC said.“CDC however frowns on the wave of undemocratic and callous dictatorship been exhibited by Liberty Party to have ‘suspended for time indefinite’ the erudite senator of Grand Bassa County lawmaker for exercising his constitutional right.”“This action on the part of the opposition political party exposes the weakness of the so-called opposition party and speaks volume to the lack of institution building in the opposition,” said Isaiah H. Togbah, Chairman of the CDC Management Team, said at a news conference in Monrovia.According to CDC, over the weekend after the Senate voted to impeach former Associate Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh, Mr. Dillon took to his social media page (now considered the new Executive Committee of the Liberty Party) to threaten Senator Kaipay of expulsion from the Liberty Party “which has convinced our consciences more that Dillon is the new political leader of the party.”“One will wonder why we are flagging this issue but we refuse to believe that Darius Dillon is bigger than the Liberty Party, an opposition party that is supposed to be responsible and organized like the CDC did for the past twelve years,” CDC indicated.Mr. Togba stressed that the CDC is non-tribal, non-religious, and without gender, generational or other biases that discriminate amongst people, stating “its policies are people driven, people oriented, and people centered to guarantee the wholesome functioning and development of the Liberian society and nation.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
AN author who re-visited the coastal route from Malin Head to Cork – which he first wrote about 25 years ago – claims a Gaoth Dobhair beauty spot has been destroyed by development.In the summer of 1991 Paul Clements hitchhiked the coastline of Ireland for his first travel book.Now he has retraced his footsteps for a new book based on a journey along the same route – now of course called the Wild Atlantic Way as part of a tourism re-branding. Clements went on the lament the huge number of holiday homes which have been built over the past quarter of a century.And turning to our county he wrote: “In north Donegal, because of the large increase in the number of white Snow-cemmed holiday homes, the local name for Bloody Foreland has been cynically rechristened ‘Bloody Blandland’.”“Many parts of the west coast have also been infested with holiday homes and bungalows, twice as big and twice as numerous, built with little or no planning control,” he said describing his new book.He also hits out at the number of wind turbines along the route. “For my meandering journey in 2015, from Malin Head to Kinsale, I wanted to see how the west coast has changed. At first appearance the physical face of the countryside with its rich green farmland, shifting light, wide skies and seascapes in harmony is essentially the same,” he said.“But the landscape, which was clutter- free apart from pylons, is now swathed with wind turbines which have denatured the countryside. Several hundred of these towering superstructures pepper the hills as the wind energy industry strives to meet EU emissions targets.”Belfast-based Clements’ book – Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – goes on sale this week. AUTHOR DESCRIBES SCENIC DONEGAL AREA AS ‘BLOODY BLANDLAND’ was last modified: April 17th, 2016 by John2Share 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:blandlandBloody Forelanddonegal
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., citing consumers’ need for variety in beer, said Friday it will pay $82 million to purchase the Rolling Rock beer brand from InBev USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Belgian-Brazilian brewer InBev SA. The company, the nation’s largest brewer, said it will begin producing Rolling Rock and Rock Green Light in August at its Newark, N.J., facility, one of 12 Anheuser-Busch breweries across the country. The plant where the beer has historically been brewed, in Latrobe, Pa., and which employs more than 200, will be sold, InBev USA said. The deal will allow Rolling Rock brands to be made available to more consumers, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch said. “We have an ideal opportunity to grow this historic brand,” Anheuser-Busch president August A. Busch IV said. “This beer is not like others, and its consumer following is equally distinctive. “We live in a diverse world where consumers are hungry for variety,” Busch said. “Acquiring Rolling Rock enables us to reach a new audience and to continue building our broad portfolio of products that meet the wide-ranging needs of consumers.” Ben Steinman, editor of the industry publication Beer Marketer’s Insights, said the purchase is part of Anheuser-Busch’s growing effort to diversify its product line. In February, the brewery signed a deal to be the sole U.S. distributor of Grolsch, a high-end European import. At the time, Busch said the company was looking to add more import beers to its portfolio. “A-B was something of a monolith _ they had these megabrands, Bud and Bud Light, and serviced the needs of a great number of drinkers,” Steinman said. “What’s been happening in the last several years is drinkers crave more variety and more choice. What you’re seeing is A-B trying to get after this.” InBev USA, based in Norwalk, Conn., said it will sell the Latrobe brewery and focus its U.S. business on its imported beers, which include Stella Artois and Beck’s. The company is in talks with potential buyers. “The decision to sell the Rolling Rock brands was based on InBev’s strategic approach to the U.S. market, which is to focus on the high-growth import brands in our portfolio,” said Doug Corbett, president of InBev USA. Rolling Rock was introduced in 1939 by Latrobe Brewing Co. It was acquired by InBev’s Labatt U.S.A. in 1987. The sale has imperiled the jobs of the workers at the Latrobe brewery, which has operated for more than a century and has become a local and regional fixture. Scores of unionized workers from the brewery gathered Friday at a hotel to pick up severance information. “They’re claiming we’re going to stay open two and-a-half months,” Joe Mulheren, a union steward, told Pittsburgh’s WTAE-TV. “If we don’t get a buyer in two and-a-half months, we’ll be done July 31st.” A closure could significantly affect the local economy as the brewery is among Latrobe’s top sources of real estate tax and one of its biggest buyers of water. Ed Dobies, who has worked at the brewery for 42 years, said that “taking Rolling Rock out of Latrobe doesn’t sit right with me.” Anheuser-Busch said it will maintain Rolling Rock’s and Rock Green Light’s recipes, and will continue to sell the beers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Shares of Anheuser-Busch fell 6 cents to close at $46.13 on the New York Stock Exchange. AP reporter Daniel Lovering in Pittsburgh contributed to this story. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
⚒️⚒️⚒️ #WelcomeJack pic.twitter.com/3d5mjcuUbZ— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) July 10, 2018“I’m not having West Ham helping him in his career,” he said on Monday. “It is just him picking a club that is close to home and there is nothing that is going to challenge him or change anything about this at all. The last thing he needs is nice, he needs to challenge himself.”Redknapp joined Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to react to the news and he couldn’t disagree more with Durham’s comments.“Fantastic, it’s a great signing for West Ham,” the former Hammers boss said.“Jack Wilshere is an outstanding player – if he can just stay fit he’s going to be a big signing for West Ham.“I like the look of them, West Ham are bringing in a few players, they look like they mean business this year which is great for the fans.“But I think Jack is definitely the icing on the cake, I think he’s a great signing.”Durham blasted Wilshere for picking the ‘nice’ option, but Redknapp insists the midfielder is a ‘great fit’ for the Hammers.“I don’t know how many offers he had, but West Ham is a great move for him,” he added.“It’s a London club, a big club. They get 60,000-odd people every week.“I hate it when people keep saying West Ham is not a big club – of course it’s a big club!“When you get that type of support, they fill that stadium every week and I think it’s great move for Jack, I really do. It’s a good fit for him.”Listen back to Harry Redknapp on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! Harry Redknapp has hit back at talkSPORT presenter Adrian Durham for saying Jack Wilshere has made an ‘appalling’ decision to join West Ham.The former Hammers manager says he ‘hates when people say West Ham is not a big club’ and insists the midfielder is a ‘great signing’ for the east London side.Wilshere completed a free transfer to the London Stadium on Monday, following his departure from Arsenal at the end of last season when his contract expired.The 26-year-old was linked with a number of clubs in the Premier League and wider Europe, but it was claimed his preference was to remain in the capital and ultimately opted to sign for West Ham – the club he supported as a boy.But the move was slammed by Drive host Durham, who said Wilshere has effectively chosen to enter ‘the early stages of retirement’ by moving to the Hammers, while also ending any hopes of a return to the England side.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “Growth is going to happen, make no mistake about it,” Villaraigosa said. “We have to prepare for it. We have to grow smart. “I did not run for this job to just maintain the status quo. I ran for this job because I want this to be the city that it can be – a city of destiny.” The mayor has vowed to create a $100 million trust fund for affordable housing, and asked business leaders to support a $1 billion bond issue that would help finance the program. “We need to have smart growth, but we also have to change our way of thinking,” Villaraigosa said. “A lot of us grew up with the idea of a three-bedroom house with large backyards and front lots. We have to recognize that is not going to be possible. “We have to look at other cities – New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston. We need to have more mixed-use development along transit corridors. UNIVERSAL CITY – Calling the San Fernando Valley the “backbone” of Los Angeles, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa challenged its business leaders on Thursday to support his efforts to reform the city’s public schools and boost its economy. In his first “State of the Valley” address, Villaraigosa told about 400 members of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association that they can help develop policies that will attract good-paying jobs to broaden the middle class. “I didn’t need a political consultant to tell me I needed to spend a lot of time in the Valley during my campaign,” Villaraigosa said at VICA’s annual luncheon. “I did it because the San Fernando Valley is the backbone of this city. It is 40 percent of the population but, more importantly, it is 60 percent of the middle class.” The mayor warned that the dream and promise of the city could be threatened unless government, civic and business communities join forces. “We are going to start this in downtown, but we want to work with you to bring it throughout the city,” he said, citing the NoHo Arts District as a potential venue. “I think North Hollywood can become a model for the city, for the nation, on smart growth,” Villaraigosa said. He also said he is encouraging pension officials to review the city’s investments and determine whether they could provide capital to start and expand local businesses, taking advantage of new developments in the biomedical, biotechnical and computer industries. And Villaraigosa urged the business leaders to support his escalating efforts to reform Los Angeles Unified, the nation’s second-largest school district. “This will not be a city you want to live in unless we can make our schools work,” Villaraigosa said. “We will be a great city only if we have a great school system. Public schools have been what has made this country successful. Look at me. I was a high school dropout and public schools gave me a second chance. Look at where I am now.” Former LAUSD board member Roberta Weintraub, who now operates a charter school, said she initially opposed the mayor’s education reform proposals, but has since changed her mind. “As I see what is going on in the district and the difficulty there is to work with them, I think he is on to something,” Weintraub said. Bruce Ackerman of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley said Villaraigosa impressed him and others at the gathering. “What he’s doing so far is showing leadership,” Ackerman said. “You might not agree with him on everything, but you agree that he is trying to accomplish something.” Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Mrs Brown’s Boys star Danny O’Carroll shows he isn’t afraid to muck in when it comes to getting his team fit for the new season. Danny, who is known better as Buster in the hilarious sitcom, is joint manager of Donegal League side Lagan Harps who begin their campaign later this month.Danny put his side through their paces during a pre-season run through the Old Foundry in Lurgybrack outside Letterkenny. Danny O’CarrollBut as you can see from the picture, the players are covered from head to toe in muck, while Buster has managed to steer clear of the mud and keep his managers tracksuit intact.Lagan Harps stalwart Ernie Pollock revealed last year how Danny was no mean player when he got the time to line-out for his local side.But the Dubliner was forced to hang up his boots for a while this season because of work-commitments.Danny will be hoping his side can match the success of the hit TV show he stars in which recently hit the big screens. Rumours that Buster has secured the services of the affable Mrs Brown have not yet been confirmed, although it is believed that initial negotiations have taken place between both parties.It’s believed that her role at the club would involve making sandwiches for after the games, and ensuring the kit is sparkling clean for every match. BUSTER BROWN GETS HIS TEAM READY FOR THE NEW SEASON was last modified: August 8th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusterDanny O’CarrollFeaturesLagan Harps FCMrs Brown’s BoysnewsSport
A young Letterkenny man became caught up in an incident in which two other men were assaulted and robbed.Letterkenny Court.Stephen Mongan, 21, appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday charged with assault. The court heard Mongan was part of a group which approached two other men on November 24th, 2013.The youths were robbed of their phones as well as other personal items including medical cards.The young men received a number of blows to the head and back.The men were also struck with a baton during an assault but there was no evidence that Mongan was responsible for this.The court was told that Mongan, of 83 Meadowbank, Letterkenny, was charged with Section 2 assault.Judge Paul Kelly described the incident as very disturbing.Solicitor for the accused Patsy Gallagher said his client had no previous convictions and had been running with the wrong people whom he had now disassociated himself from.He admitted his client had been going down a slipper path and was taking alcohol and prescription drugs on the night in question.However, he said he had put that behind him and planned to go to Manchester where he had a job waiting for him.Judge Kelly ordered a probation report on Mongan and adjourned the case until February 23rd.MAN ON SLIPPERY PATH WHEN INVOLVED IN VICIOUS ASSAULT ON TWO OTHERS was last modified: January 27th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:assaultcourtdonegalletterkennyStephen Mongan
Here are five keys to the 49ers (1-3) beating the Arizona Cardinals (0-4) on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium:1. PROTECT C.J.: Already prone to taking big hits, 49ers QB C.J. Beathard will be facing an ultra-aggressive defense. Each of the starting offensive linemen, except left guard Laken Tomlinson, is dealing with an injury, and left tackle Joe Staley is most questionable. Look for two tight-end sets to help.The Los Angeles Rams recover a fumble forced by defensive back Derwin James #33 of the Los …
Science goes through a chain of messengers from data to consumer. In between are fallible scientists, who speak often in incomprehensible jargon and often only partially understand what they observe, but often wish to gain notoriety with a major discovery (or need to publish or perish). Next, the institutional press offices decide what is significant and try to digest the jargon to layman level. The predigested stories are then delivered to science reporters, who sometimes sensationalize the filtered stories to make a name for themselves. Finally, the media outlets, prone to peer biases, dress up the products to grab the eyes of readers of their newspapers, magazines, or web pages. How much of the real scientific data remains at the end of this game of Telephone? Sometimes the bias is clearly evident, but often the product is delivered with all the presumptive authority of science. Once in awhile, a reporter comes clean about the dirty work involved. First, a lesson from history. “This year is Galton year –a celebration of Francis Galton, a genius – but a flawed genius,” Steve Jones wrote for the BBC News. Galton’s accomplishments, such as weathermaps and fingerprinting for detective work, have been overshadowed by his darker side as the father of eugenics, popular in its heydey, but viewed today with the perspective of history as a disastrous social quest to purify the race of the unfit. Galton also created an “ugly map” of Britain to help men avoid bad genes. He left an enormous sum of money at his death for the Laboratory of National Eugenics at University College London – later abandoned by the University, though it retains a Galton professorship. Francis Galton had good press in his time; today, his reputation is clouded. It’s a lesson that the tides of history can change the prestige of a scientist and his ideas. Speaking of prestige, there’s a fringe group of scientists who deserve more, according to William Laurance writing in New Scientist. These are the cryptobiologists: searchers for extinct or weird animals. “Yes, they chase bizarre creatures and flit around the fringes of conventional science,” he said, “but we ought to appreciate their adventurous spirit rather than be disdainful.” The prestige comes if and when they find something. There have been successes: the “coelacanth, mountain pygmy possum, venomous Cuban solenodon and giant terror skink” among them. One can imagine any given reporter giving a cryptobiologist good or bad press, depending on his or her bias. Among those getting the worst press in science media these days are the creationists. No attempt at covering bias was shown by an entry on PhysOrg, “Creationism creeps into mainstream geology.” The headline might have pointed out that a leading creationist with a legitimate PhD in paleontology led a successful field trip in Colorado at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, but instead, used a creepy verb and the ideological suffix -ism, while rarely applying the suffix to evolutionism. The article was filled with allusions to conspiracy and unscrupulous motives: “crafty” new “strategy” to pretend acceptance among “mainstream” scientists. As history shows, tides can turn, as well they might, if Darwinians continue to swim upstream against public opinion armed with nothing but leaking waterwings of just-so stories. In the climate of controversy surrounding intelligent design, presidential candidates need to guard their language carefully, as David Klinghoffer and Jay Richards advised in American Spectator. Controversial subjects are good places to watch for science bias. New Scientist wrote about “abuse, threats and hysteria” between scientists, politicians and the public in Australia over the issue of “climate science.” Not being quite as politically lopsided and ideology prone as creation vs. evolution, climate science has provided a bonanza for sociologists, philosophers and lay observers to watch humans behaving badly when it comes to claims of scientific authority. Hannah Nordhaus is one science reporter who has spilled the beans about reporter bias. Writing for Breakthrough Journal, she described how prepared she was to tar-and-feather big business for the collapse of honeybee colonies. Ready to take up Rachel Carson’s banner with the environmentalists, she was hindered from publishing by personal circumstances, but watched other colleagues go at it. Then she researched the story and found that, like most things in science, the subject is far more complex and nuanced than that. She even found reporters using a fraudulent quote by Einstein, failing to research adequately, and committing other egregious journalistic sins, excused because it was perceived to be a noble cause. She saw similar excursions into journalistic license with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Ending with a sermon for her colleagues, she wrote, “By engaging in simplistic and sometimes misleading environmental narratives — by exaggerating the stakes and brushing over the inconvenient facts that stand in the way of foregone conclusions — we do our field, and our subjects, a disservice.” Exercise: Compare and contrast the Breakthrough Journal take on the oil spill with that of National Geographic, which alleged faulty science on the part of the BP oil company and other experts. What facts were included or ignored to give the desired slant? What questions were asked or not asked? Creation-Evolution Headlines does not deny having a bias, because everybody does. What we do is provide a service – even to those who disagree. As Darwin himself said, “A fair result can only be obtained by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.” That cannot happen with a press unified on one side of a given controversial issue. Since the mainstream media are almost without exception Darwin toadies, you owe it to yourself, even if a staunch evolutionist, to hear both sides. You will find facts here that are ignored by the press, and learn to assess the relevance of facts used in arguments. You will learn to ask questions the pro-Darwin side never thinks about. You will watch our Baloney Detector applied to Darwinist arguments, and learn to practice using your own B.D. on ours. That’s fine; far be it from CEH to push easy-believism on either side. Facts, history, and philosophy are far more interesting and detailed than simplistic presentations often portray. 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