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United VC tries to add to Generika’s troubles

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sandwiched between those matches, PLDT, led by exciting spiker Grace Lazard, guns for a third win when it takes on Sta. Lucia. —MARC ANTHONY REYESSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments MOST READ Luisita seizes seniors lead, takes six-point cushion to final roundcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:10UAE: Ras al-Khaimah welcomes new year with impressive fireworks01:09The clock strikes midnight in Dubai, ushers in the new year02:14Carpio 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 On Saturday, some of the darkhorses try to close the gap with the leaders when they battle separate foes in a Philippine Superliga Grand Prix triple treat at Malolos Sports and Convention Center.United Volleyball Club battles winless Generika-Ayala in the nightcap hoping its roster powered by US NCAA players will take charge in the 6 p.m. match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCignal and Foton kick off the heavy schedule at 2 p.m. with the Tornadoes, a former champion, struggling to get the right mix this conference.Foton suffered a three-set defeat to F2 Logistics (25-20, 25-20, 26-24) Thursday night. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil It may not seem like it, but there are other contenders in the PSL Grand Prix outside of powerhouses F2 Logistics and Petron.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Anaheim Hills fire forces evacuations

first_img“We are holding our own, but the fire is going to continue to make progress as long as fuel is in its way. It’s not a good situation for us,” Miller said. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries, he said. Firefighters Sunday evening focused on protecting communities in Orange that appeared to be in the fire’s path, he said. Robert Canossi, who along with his wife and daughter were evacuated around noon, said the dry and wooded area made for frequent brush fires. Canossi has lived in the area since the 1970s. “You get used to this, but this is the closest it’s ever come” to so many houses, said Canossi, who waited for news on his house at a nearby elementary school. ANAHEIM – Authorities evacuated more than 500 homes as a fast-moving brush fire scorched 2,036 acres of parched hillside Sunday and charred two residences, Orange County fire officials said. The 3-square-mile fire threatened many other structures and the firefighters working to protect them throughout much of the day, Anaheim city spokesman John J. Nicoletti said. But slowing winds Sunday evening offered firefighters some promise of containing the blaze, authorities said. “This is a very dangerous firefight,” said Orange County Fire Authority Chief Ed Fleming. “The terrain is quite rugged, with homes on top of ridges, and the fire picks up speed as it head up the hill.” Capt. Steve Miller of the Orange County Fire Authority said winds blowing up to 35 mph had made firefighting difficult for the more than 800 firefighters on the scene. Temperatures were in the 90s and humidity was at 5 percent. The fire was 10 percent contained by early Sunday evening. The fire, stoked by hot dry winds and fueled by chaparral, spread south and west quickly in an unincorporated part of Orange County and threatened multimillion-dollar homes here and in Orange. The area, known as Anaheim Hills, has many large homes scattered across rugged terrain along with denser gated communities. The residents of Summit Point gated community felt safe enough to stay put and watch fire crews trudge around a canyon below. The smell of smoke hung heavy in the air. Richard Steffy said he saw the fire out his window when he awoke Sunday morning. “Boom, billows of smoke,” he said. “It scared the hell out of me. It looked so close.” Fleeing fires has become a part of life for many residents. Susan Snell, who has lived in Anaheim Hills for 23 years, followed a well-worn routine Sunday: She put her cat in a carrier, packed tax and insurance papers and photographs and found a good vantage point. “It’s freaky what you end up taking with you,” she said as she watched television for updates at the Anaheim Hills Community Center evacuation point. 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

San Marino, Japan tops in life expectancy

first_imgGENEVA – A boy born in San Marino, a tiny republic surrounded by Italy, will likely live to age 80, the world’s longest male life expectancy, but newborn girls in Japan and 30 other countries have even better prospects, the World Health Organization said Friday. Sierra Leone registered the shortest male life expectancy at 37 years – the same as that of girls in Swaziland, who were at the bottom of the female list, WHO’s “World Health Statistics 2007” show. Females in Japan, who traditionally lead the world tables, have a life expectancy of 86 years, the same as last year’s statistics. San Marino men, who tied with Japanese men last year at 79, added a year to get ahead. Men in the United States have a 75-year life expectancy; U.S. women could reach 80. Diet is often given as a major factor in life expectancy, but the report did not give specific reasons for each country’s showing. However, it noted that many of the countries that fared badly spent much less money on health. It also noted that tobacco use had a “high prevalence among the world’s poorest people.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHO said the life expectancy figures were based on 2005, the latest year available. It said statistics kept by its 193 member countries may vary in some cases because it had computed the figures itself to ensure compatibility. Following San Marino on the male side were Australia, Iceland, Japan, Sweden and Switzerland at 79 years and then Canada, Israel, Italy, Monaco and Singapore at 78. France was tied for 12th place at 77 years with a group of countries including New Zealand and Britain. Germany was at 76 years. Cuba was among the countries that tied the U.S. for 33rd place at 75 years. Countries with long-living women include Monaco, 85 years, and Andorra, Australia, France, Italy, San Marino, Spain and Switzerland at 84. Canada tied Iceland and Sweden at 83 years for women, and Germany was in a group at 82 years. Britain came in at 81 years. Costa Rica and Denmark tied the United States for 32nd place at 80 years. Afghanistan is the toughest place for babies, with an infant mortality rate of 165 in 1,000 live births, compared with the two babies who die per 1,000 born in Singapore or Iceland. But Sierra Leone is worse than Afghanistan for mothers’ survival, with a maternal mortality rate of 2,000 per 100,000 live births. The rate for Afghanistan was 1,900. Ireland did best at four deaths, followed by Spain, Italy, Finland, Canada and Austria at five deaths. last_img read more

Site C construction schedule for Dec 7 to Dec 20

first_imgVisit the project website: sitecproject.com As construction of the Site C dam continues into December, B.C. Hydro has released the construction schedule for the next two weeks.  Expect to see more road maintenance in the area, construction of a temporary bridge will continue and security gates and fences will be installed.  See the full schedule below.The following construction activities are scheduled to occur December 7 to December 20:The worker accommodation contractor will continue site preparation for the camp. Construction of buildings will continue and modular dormitory units are being transported to the dam site.Clearing, excavation and road construction will continue on the north bank of the dam site.Excavation and in-river roadwork will continue in and around the Peace River at the dam site.Construction of the temporary Peace River construction bridge will continue. Pile driving will be used to construct the bridge.A temporary bridge will be constructed across the Moberly River, near the confluence of the Moberly and Peace rivers.Installation of the public safety buoys will continue, approximately 3.0 kilometres upstream and 3.5 kilometres downstream of the dam site.Vegetation and tree clearing will occur in the area in and around the confluence of the Moberly River and along the Peace River.Operations will continue in Wuthrich Quarry.Clearing and other work will continue on the south bank around access roads.Road maintenance activities will continue on the south bank petroleum development roads.Security gates, fences and guard buildings will be installed.A helicopter may be used to move timber from clearing areas to storage areas on the north and south banks.Installation of a new 25 kV distribution line will continue along public roads on the north bank.Please note that all activities listed in this construction bulletin are based on the latest information in our construction plan and are subject to change.- Advertisement -What to ExpectWhile this work takes place, local area residents can expect the following:There will be additional truck traffic in the area as construction crews mobilize to the dam site, the hauling of rock and timber continues, and as modular camp units are transported to site. This will include increased industrial traffic on the resource roads from Chetwynd leading to the site on the south bank.Early morning and/or night shifts may be scheduled, in addition to shifts on the weekends.Work to construct the temporary Peace River construction bridge will take place seven days per week, with periodic pile driving.Some noise and vibration will result from the periodic blasting that is occurring in Wuthrich Quarry.Some noise will occur in the vicinity of the dam site and along public roads as a result of the scheduled construction activities. BC Hydro will monitor noise levels throughout the construction period.The public safety buoys will mark the dam site and notify boaters of the construction area and boating restrictions. Until further notice, boaters will be able to pass through the public safety buoys and travel through the dam site, but shoreline access in this area will be restricted.For boater and worker safety, boaters will need to stay clear of active in-river work areas, which will be clearly identified with additional signage and markings.Some noise will result from the helicopter — which may be in use periodically during this period — as felled wood is flown to a storage area for further processing.Learn MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Former Liverpool flop Aquilani set to become a free agent

first_img Alberto Aquilani Former Liverpool man Alberto Aquilani is set to become a free agent in the summer when his deal at Fiorentina expires.The Italian midfielder became a much-maligned figure at Anfield where he was a £17m signing who started just nine Premier League matches across three seasons and was twice sent out on loan.The 30-year-old has just started his third season in Florence, where he has enjoyed much more success, but it looks set to be his last with the club showing no signs of interest in extending his current deal.Despite his miserable time on Merseyside – that was not helped when Rafa Benitez was replaced by Roy Hodgson – he is still a highly regarded talent in Serie A where he has been a runner-up four times and won two Coppa Italias. 1last_img read more

Leicester City need to be out of the bottom three by the New Year, says Pearson

first_imgNigel Pearson has set his sights on getting Leicester City out of the bottom three by the New Year after yet another frustrating defeat.His charges fell to a narrow 1-0 loss against champions Manchester City as Frank Lampard struck his fourth Premier League goal of the campaign.The Foxes are without a win in 11 games and with relegation becoming a real possibility for Pearson is looking to turn things around over the busy festive period.“We need to be out the bottom three because we are bottom of the league and we are adrift at the moment. That is something we need to deal with but ultimately we have to look to the next game and make sure our performance levels give us the chance to win the game,” he said.Despite falling to a slim defeat, the 51-year-old praised his side’s effort after pushing the champions all the way.“We created some very good opportunities,” Pearson added. “But again we’ve failed to get that elusive goal and we’ve found ourselves on the end of another frustrating defeat.“I really can’t fault my players’ endeavour today. I think, to a man, they did play very well and we pushed right to the very end against a team full of experienced heads who know how to see a game out. We still tried to cause them problems.”last_img read more

Liverpool’s Klopp turns cricket’s Du Plessis into fan

first_img0Shares0000South Africa’s cricket captain Faf Du Plessis © AFP / Phill MagakoeCENTURION, South Africa, Dec 24 – South African cricket captain Faf du Plessis said on Tuesday that a chance meeting with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had turned him into a fan.Du Plessis was having dinner with Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi in a Cape Town restaurant in November when Klopp, on a private visit to South Africa, walked in. Kolisi has been a long-time Liverpool fan and Du Plessis posted a picture on both Instagram and Twitter showing the two captains and Klopp, commenting that Kolisi had a “man-crush moment”.Klopp recognised Kolisi after watching the Springboks win the Rugby World Cup final in Japan some 10 days earlier and came across to congratulate him.“Did he recognise you?” asked a journalist at Du Plessis’ press conference ahead of the first Test against England, starting on Thursday. “No,” admitted the cricket captain to laughter. “But he said he watches cricket. The Liverpool guys watched the Cricket World Cup and saw how well England did.”Du Plessis said he had never become a close follower of football but said meeting Klopp had changed that. “For someone to be that famous, he is a great guy and that’s what I believe real leadership is about. It’s about connecting with people, having great relationships with people, so I became a massive fan.”0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Clean Truck Program in survival struggle

first_imgBy Art Marroquin STAFF WRITER To prove that the stalled Clean Truck Program isn’t completely dead in the water, Los Angeles and Long Beach harbor commissioners will convene a joint meeting next week to hear public comment on the plan. A final decision on whether to implement the The change is expected to reduce diesel emissions by 80 percent. “I think holding yet another public meeting only sets the commissioners up for hearing from a very angry community for dragging this out for so long,” said Rafael Pizarro, senior campaign associate for the Coalition for Clean Air. “About 2,400 people in California have died from port and freight-related pollution since they introduced this plan a year ago,” Pizarro said. “I think they should be busy implementing what they promised us, instead of hearing our frustrations again and again.” Port officials had hoped to launch the five-year plan Jan. 1, but those close to the project say a more realistic start date would be mid-2008. Part of the delay stems from a report by economist John Husing, who has cited the high cost of implementing the proposal and potential financial fallout. “This is an extremely complex issue,” said Mario Cordero, president of the Long Beach Harbor Commission. “We just want to make sure we’re taking the right steps to minimize economic disruption while maximizing reductions in air pollution.” Husing said the cost of converting the trucks, coupled with a caveat that would require all independently contracted drivers to become employees of the trucking companies, could force a majority of the 1,300 port trucking companies out of business. Such a move would lead to loss of drivers and a temporary slowdown of cargo deliveries, Husing said. The findings have led to increased opposition from truckers and the shipping industry. “I think if they use this public meeting to formally announce a long delay, then I think that would be beneficial to everyone involved,” said Julie Sauls, vice president of external affairs for the California Trucking Association, based in West Sacramento. “We don’t feel the proposal, in its current form, is good for the truckers, nor will it have any real impact on cleaning the air,” Sauls said. “We need a statewide solution that concentrates on reducing emissions while not crippling the goods movement industry.” In a related action, the Los Angeles Harbor Commission agreed on Thursday to purchase 158 trucks that operate on LNG for $27.4 million. The cleaner trucks will replace pre-1994 diesel rigs and will be used by 10 firms that do business with the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The trucks will be funded by both ports and the Southern California Air Quality Management District. The Los Angeles City Council is expected to sign off on the port’s $13.5 million contribution sometime next month. The Long Beach harbor commission has not yet voted on its $8 million contribution to the purchase. art.marroquin@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! $1.8 billion program isn’t anticipated as officials at both ports try to keep it afloat. The meeting, scheduled for 8 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Pedro, is expected to draw truckers, environmentalists and those who live near the twin port complex. “It’s obviously very controversial,” S. David Freeman, president of the Los Angeles Harbor Commission, said Thursday. “Before we take any final action, we want to be sure we’ve heard from everyone with a stake in it in a manner that gives them enough time to express their views,” he said. “We’re determined to bring it to a meaningful conclusion, but we’re determined to consider everyone’s point of view.” After a series of public hearings in the past year, the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbor commissions have already postponed two previous votes on the Clean Truck Program, which calls for replacing or retrofitting about 16,000 older, diesel-operated rigs. last_img read more

Things to Do

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSierra Club hike will meet, 8 a.m. Saturday at the Canyon Country ride share and carpool to the trail head. Call Mary Ellen Dittemore at (661) 254-8543 or Ed Benison at (661) 254-7517. Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Easter Egg Hunt will feature egg hunts, bunny races, a magician, a bounce house, games, face painting and more, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Chesebrough Park, 23505 Sunset Hills Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 297-1699. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos with children, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through April 15 at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 287-9050. “Chasing Open Spaces,” an exhibit of oil paintings documenting natural spaces in and surrounding the Santa Clarita Valley, will be on display through April 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Laura Wambsgans at (661) 259-0696. “Oklahoma” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Women’s 5K Run/Walk will meet, 7:45 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Pavilion’s, 27095 N. McBean Parkway, Valencia. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Call (661) 294-0821. SCV Historical Society Spring Tea, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the Freight Room of the Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction, 24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Sue Yurosek at (661) 259-0810. World Kulintang Institute will perform traditional gong and drum music of the Southern Philippines, 3 p.m. Saturday at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Grateful Dudes will perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Skinny Little Twits will perform original dance and classic rock music, 9 p.m. Saturday at The Londoner, 18511 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-2597 or visit www.skinnylittletwits.com. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. United States Tennis Association Men’s Challenger, Monday through April 16 at The Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 257-0044. Senior Cinema will present “Casablanca,” 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Suggested donation: $1. Call (661) 259-9444. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want 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

GAA RESULTS: DONEGAL NORTH

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