19 Jan

Pasaol ready for ‘unli rice’ after torching UST

first_imgREAD: Mbala lauds Pasaol for record-setting career game“I’m really comfortable with my body because I’m a stretch four and I can also bang underneath,” said Pasaol who averaged 40.5 points and 10 rebounds in his past two games.And of the 32 points Pasaol scored against UST, none were bigger than the two that came with only 22.7 seconds left when he gave UE a 94-91 lead en route to the win.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlvin Pasaol sat down on his padded chair inside the pressroom of Mall of Asia Arena with sweat dripping from his shoulders as he wiped off his wet forehead.The chunky forward just put up a game-high 32 points days after dropping 49 to pace the Red Warriors to their 96-91 win over hapless University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:14Carpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up And with a performance to remember, since this came in UE’s lone win in the first round, Pasaol got the green light to indulge on something his coach Derrick Pumaren stopped him from enjoying since the start of the tournament.READ: Alvin unleashed: After scoring 49, Pasaol hopes for 50 next timeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Manong [Pumaren] gave me a reward today and that is I get to eat an unli [unlimited] rice meal,” said Pasaol in Filipino Saturday. “He won’t stop me now and he really didn’t allow to eat that much because I bulk up easily.”Pasaol’s walking, and playing, weight usually dances between 80 and 90 kilograms but the high-scoring forward doesn’t mind the heft he carries during games. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sablan: UST will be one of the top teams next season LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

12 Jan

Mabaruma solar now being retrofitted

first_imgThe Mabaruma Solar farm facilitiesThe Mabaruma solar farm in Region One (Barima-Waini), which was supposed to have been commissioned last year and provide 17 hours of electricity for residents, is now being retrofitted with batteries to store energy.This is according to Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson when asked about the project recently. Patterson informed this publication that once these works are completed, the solar farm, which reportedly costs over $250 million, should be operational.When asked for a timeframe for the project’s completion, Patterson did not give a specified date. The minister would only say that retrofitting of the solar farm would be completed at any moment.“The Mabaruma solar farm, they’re putting in some extra, additional batteries. So as soon as that’s in, we’re 100 per cent up and running. It should be completed anytime now, I should think,” he added.Solar farms use photovoltaic panels to acquire energy through direct sunlight, which is then converted into clean, green electricity. In cases where weather patterns do not guarantee a steady supply of sun, batteries are installed to store electricity for back up distribution.There had previously been some confusion about the Mabaruma project with Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley revealing that the farm will not generate the energy its being hyped up to generate.In an interview with the Region One Chairman last month, Ashley had explained to this publication that there were challenges with the project that included the storing of the solar energy, among other things.“We know they have a serious problem with compatibility. We are aware because the generator sets we have were not constructed to deal with the eventuality of having such a project on board. We’re grateful for the project but we’re concerned that hundreds of millions would have been spent and it will not provide the services it should to the people”.“Whatever project is being done by Government, any entity within a particular region, the RDC should receive a copy of the contractual agreement and the bills of quantity of that particular project, so we can help in the monitoring of that particular project while it’s being done. But we don’t have any such documentation. We’re at a loss when it comes to that,” he had also said.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Hinterland Electrification Programme Horace Williams had subsequently revealed in sections of the media that while the project will initially deliver 17 hours of electricity to residents, they are aiming eventually for 24-hour power supply.During the Turkeyen and Tain talks earlier this year, Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) Head Dr Mahender Sharma had revealed to the audience that the project is expected to come on stream by this year end.“By the end of this year we would have installed more than 5 megawatts of new solar on the rooftops of Government buildings and some hinterland locations and one of our first solar farms in Mabaruma”.However, Sharma had alluded to the technical challenges that can be faced when looking to harness solar energy.“Five megawatts is a huge number in just a few years. But what’s wrong with solar? It’s not continuous. Your engineers will tell you it’s not dispatchable. Its only there for a few hours and to capture it requires quite a bit of technology. You have to find a way to store it and batteries are a big problem, they are still very expensive,” he had said.last_img read more

12 Jan

Sprinkler break causes high school evacuation

first_imgPhoto: A broken sprinkler head caused the fire alarm system at North Peace Secondary School to activate./Kimberley Molina – Advertisement -A broken sprinkler head had caused an evacuation at North Peace Secondary School in Fort St. John Tuesday.The sprinkler head broke at around 11 a.m., causing a water leak, which in turn caused the fire alarm system to activate, says Principal Raymond Asai.At least three fire trucks attended the scene, along with a fire rescue vehicle.Asai says the sprinkler head was located in the school’s basement, near the English wing. He says there are indications that a few students were playing around near the sprinkler, but he still needs to verify that report.He says the majority of students are returning to class, except students who had an English class. He says other arrangements for those students are being made, including finding them alternative classrooms.Advertisement A stream of dark water – looking a lot like coffee because of the time it has been sitting in the sprinkler system collecting rust – covered the basement floor. Although Asai says the school will not be able to assess any damage until the water is cleared up, he believes at least one classroom in the wing is usable.However, at least one teacher appeared not to let the sprinkler problems affect his class, holding an impromptu lesson in the school’s foyer.last_img read more

11 Jan

City, store to discuss day-laborer facility

first_imgOn Tuesday, the council voted 3-2 to put their decision on hold and send the ordinance back to city staff. Garcia said she was stunned councilmen David Olivas and Ricardo Pacheco changed their position on the ordinance. “Supposedly we’d be violating day laborers rights if we pass the ordinance, but at the same time if we don’t our residents will continue to feel unsafe and uncomfortable,” Garcia said. Annabelle Gonzalves, spokeswoman for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said if the city decides to approve the ordinance, the group would challenge it because the law would prevent people from exercising their First Amendment right to free speech and would violate the civil liberties of all residents. The City Council is scheduled to meet with Home Depot on April 17 and expected to consider the ordinance again in May. BALDWIN PARK – The city plans to meet with Home Depot within the next two weeks to discuss building a day labor center in its parking lot. Some Baldwin Park officials said they want a center built to protect residents from being solicited while shopping and to make sure laborers can seek employment from a safe area. Councilwoman Marlen Garcia said in December she brought the day laborer issue to the council’s attention after residents, many of whom are female, complained about day laborers urinating, sitting on cars, drinking, gambling and making offensive remarks to customers in the Home Depot parking lot. Last month, the City Council voted unanimously to introduce a no-soliciting ordinance, which if approved would ban solicitation in areas intended for vehicular use, landscaped parkways and areas developed for pedestrian travel. Ron DeFeo, spokesman for Home Depot, said the company does not operate or fund any day labor centers but does allow cities to use portions of its property for the facilities. “While we prefer to maintain our policy of no soliciting at our stores, we have made the concessions on a few instances in order to serve the community but we do not operate them,” DeFeo said. Olivas said he hopes the city can build a day labor center and said he changed his position on the ordinance after realizing how broad it is. “I thought the ordinance was too broad so much that it would include garage sales at private residences, it would affect people from the Salvation Army who stand in front of the stores and would keep people from having yard sales on their driveways,” Olivas said. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 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

6 Jan

Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers in fight to land Montenegro midfield ace

first_img1 Alan Pardew and Paul Lambert are keen on Vladimir Jovovic Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers are locked in a three-way tussle for Vladimir Jovovic.The FK Sutjeska Niksic playmaker is available for a cut-price fee this month as his current deal expires in the summer.Jovovic, 20 is keen on a move to the Premier League, with Villa, Palace and Queens Park Rangers fighting for his signature.The current Montenegrin champions are resigned to losing their prized asset after failing to convince Jovovic to sign a new long-term deal.They could cash in this month and command a fee or allow the attacker, who has featured in four all of Montenegro’s Euro 2016 qualifiers, to move on a free transfer in the summer and claim compensation.last_img read more

28 Dec


first_imgFEATURES: When she makes her way through the gate at the LYIT campus for next weekend’s Relay for Life, Letterkenny woman, Tina Moore, can sum up the experience in one line: “It’s as if someone has wrapped me in a warm, comfy blanket.”It’s ten years on since she embarked on a journey that nobody wants totake but so many are forced to – once they hear the words: ‘You’ve got cancer.” She describes hearing her particular diagnosis as an “awful shock” and wanting time to go back to those moments before being told by her doctor.Before the emergence of the sinister tumour that prompted her to seek medical advice.“I just thought, you’re making a terrible mistake, you’re talking about somebody else.“This happens on a T.V. programme or on the radio or you read about it somewhere but it can’t be happening to me. “There is that denial time until you can finally get your head aroundit,”  Lurgybrack resident, Tina, maintains.In December 2006 denial was no longer an option when she underwent amastectomy. “I was seen fairly quickly and had the mammogram, the ultrasound and a biopsy.“I was due to have it [the mastectomy] a week after the diagnosis and I was all ready for theatre but I had laryngitis and they cancelled the operation for a week.“They decided it could be a problem to bring me around and said I could have ended up in intensive care.”Tina was also ordered not to talk for the duration of the week to help ease her laryngitis.“But I was so glad to get the operation over especially as it was such a large tumour.” A month later, as the New Year got up and running, Tina was facing into a period of chemotherapy.“Every fourteen days for sixteen weeks,” she details the time frame.There followed a period of sickness and ailing energy levels until her body acclimatized to the treatment and the medication kicked in.“I completed the course of chemo in May 2007 and the following July started into five weeks of radiotherapy treatment at St Luke’s Hospital.” She travelled to Dublin on a Monday in the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital bus driven by Manus Kelly.“I would go up on the Monday and back on the Friday every week during the treatment.It started in July 2007 and finished in the first week in August.”On one occasion, along with family members, including her sister, Ann Maybury who resides in Blanchardstown, Tina undertook a night-time tour of the city and was stepping off the bus on O’Connell Street when a tall American girl in her early twenties approached her.“She asked me to tell her my name and when I did she thanked me because, she said, ‘I want to pray for you.’ And then she ran off.“I have no idea who she was but she picked me out of hundreds of people on O’Connell Street that night. And I often think about it. I was actually going to ring in to the Gerry Ryan show on the radio about it but I never did.”During the Relay for Life of 2013, Tina decided to have her head shaved as part of the Church of Ireland Diocesan Relay team led by Canon Stewart Wright and his wife, Eva.As a result she raised a remarkable 4,082 euro and ten Sterling. “During the shave, members of ‘Team Spirit’ went round with buckets collecting and gathered 700 euro alone.”Tina had lost her hair during her cancer treatment but this time, as she says, she was in the driving seat.There was to be a surprise for the affable Kilross native after the completion of the shave. “I was just turning to go and get off the stage when who came out from behind it but Majella O’Donnell. I couldn’t believe it.“Apparently she had read beforehand about the shave and asked the Relay organisers could she come along. And she positioned herself  out of the limelight until I was finished.“I had watched her on the ‘Late Late Show’ talking about her own experience and had shed a few tears I remember.But for her to want to come along and be there for the head shave was something special for me,” Tina, one of the most bubbly personalities you could meet,proclaims.Not the only monies raised by a family member for cancer services, itshould be noted. Tina’s husband, Alan, and their good friend, HughGibbons, undertook the Historic Section of the Donegal Car Rally in2007 and helped generate 18,200 euro for the Day Services Oncologyunit at Letterkenny Hospital.Her cancer journey has, in its own way, been inspiring. “I have met somany amazing people along the way. And to this day I can only thankall the medical staff at St. Luke’s Hospital and those at LetterkennyGeneral Hospital, in the ancology day services and breast caredepartments.“I’m so grateful too, to Linda Orr from the Academy Hair and Beautysalon in Letterkenny who carried out the shave for me. I can’t believeit’s three years since I did it.”And ten years since she was told she had breast cancer and underwentthe mastectomy and the subsequent treatment that followed.And some time later got involved in Relay for Life and the Survivorschoir – that blanket of warmth and comfort that has embraced so manyin the event’s five year existence in Donegal.RELAY FOR LIFE: INSPIRATIONAL TINA MOORE SHARES HER INCREDIBLE STORY was last modified: May 30th, 2016 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:Featuresnewspicture specialRelay for Lifelast_img read more

28 Dec


first_imgA man has been arrested and has appeared in court following an alleged attack in which a man needed plastic surgery.Accused Jason HaugheyJason Haughey appeared at Letterkenny District Court today charged with assaulting causing harm to Darragh Harvey, 32. The alleged incident happened outside Gallagher’s Hotel last April.Harvey, who was home from America where he now lives, had to be hospitalised after the alleged incident.Haughey was arrested by arrangement by Gardai outside Letterkenny Courthouse.Inspector Michael Harrison told the court that more serious charges may come before the court shortly.Haughey, who wore a dark tracksuit, did not speak during the brief hearing.The accused was released on bail on the agreement that he sign on twice weekly at Letterkenny Garda station.He will appear again in court on January 14th.MAN APPEARS IN COURT CHARGED WITH SERIOUS ASSAULT was last modified: December 10th, 2012 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:assaultJason HaugheyLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

26 Dec

West Ham plot January move for Chelsea defender

first_img Tottenham line up bid for West Ham star who was labelled a ‘monster’ by Mourinho Latest West Ham News What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Cahill has had just two starts for Chelsea in 2018/19, one in the Europa League and the other in the League Cup RIP LEGEND target gameday cracker REVEALED Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 sad day BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT West Ham are weighing up a potential January move for Chelsea’s Gary Cahill, according to reports.The 32-year-old defender will be out of contract at the club come the end of this season, and he’s not starting for the Blues in the Premier League at present. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 1 REVEALED It is claimed by the Mirror that Manuel Pellegrini’s side are therefore eyeing Cahill up as a possible mid-season signing from their London rivals.The Chilean manager is understood to have the backing of West Ham’s board in January as the club begin to recover following a poor start to the season. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death ANALYSIS targets The Hammers lost their first four league matches, before securing two big wins against Everton and Manchester United either side of a draw with Chelsea.Despite that recent upturn in results, the side lost their last fixture 1-0 at Brighton and still undoubtedly lack defensive stability, having kept just one clean sheet in their first eight matches of the new Premier League campaign.last_img read more

22 Dec

Bus Eireann cancel all services

first_imgBus Éireann is suspending all services tomorrow between 5am and 2pm tomorrow.The company will review the situation in the morning, and will attempt to provide some level of service in some parts of the country in the afternoon, but it is likely widespread disruption could continue for most of the day.A spokesperson says: “This unprecedented decision is taken in the interests of our customers and staff, and following careful consideration of the advice of agencies co-ordinating a response to Hurricane Ophelia. “We apologise for the inconvenience and disruption this will cause, but the hurricane is described as a ‘life threatening event’ and both Met Éireann and the National Emergency Co-Ordination Group have advised people to ‘stay indoors’ and ‘not to travel.’ Bus Éireann have also informed their employees not to travel to work tomorrow before 2pm.“We will be advising customers of any resumption of services in the afternoon on www.buseireann.ie and on social media @buseireann, and local and regional media will receive any updates.“Please consult these for information. It is envisaged that most services will resume on Tuesday, but this will be reviewed and is dependent on the level of damage or flooding caused by Hurricane Ophelia.”Bus Eireann cancel all services was last modified: October 15th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:busbus eireanncancelroute 32last_img read more

22 Dec

Top 10 Electrical Gifts from Irwin Expert Electrical

first_imgIf you are looking to buy the biggest brands at the best prices in the Northwest a visit to Irwin Expert Electrical, Port Rd., Letterkenny or Maginn Avenue, Buncrana is a must this week.To give you some ideas we have listed our top 10 Electrical gifts just for you!Follow us on Facebook and stay up to date with our competitions, offers and daily discounts right up until Christmas Eve. We are open Mon 18th – Thurs 21st from 9.30am – 6pm, Friday 22nd from 9.30am till 7pm, Saturday 9.30am – 6pm and Sunday (Christmas Eve) from 9.30 – 6pm.1. IPAD – Buy an iPad, Apple Mac or Mac Book and get a €50 Voucher to spend instore2. FITBIT and GARMIN watches from €99 FitBit Watches3. Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer only €3994. Sonos Speakers from €1795. Nespresso Coffee Maker from €99 with €90 Reward Voucher6. Dyson Cordless Vacuum Cleaners V6 / V7 / V8 from €2497. Ibiza Sound SPLBOX200 – 8k from €1498. Samsung Galaxy Tablets from €1099. Nutripro and Nutrion Express from €6910. Huge deals on all Panasonic / LG / Samsung TVsSponsored PostTop 10 Electrical Gifts from Irwin Expert Electrical was last modified: December 18th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:AppleChristmas Giftselectricalirwins expert electrical#Technologylast_img read more