Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Regarded as the second phase of the Astro Kem Bola program, the Advanced Training camp is an intensive experience that formally immersed the young athletes in the rigors of football. Together with other participants from Singapore and Malaysia, the kids, aged 10-12 years old, received in-depth training revolving around pitch and classroom sessions from Barca Academy coaches who were flown down to Malaysia specifically for the camp.The participants consisted of James Philip Domens, 11 years old, Pasig City; Charles Cedrick Lajom, 12, Mandaluyong City; Nazer Merendad, 11, Mandaluyong City; Tadashi Rysuei Omiya, 11, Montalban, Rizal; Angelane Joy Ortega, 12, San Carlos City; Elijah Raj Pabalete, 11, San Carlos City; Caitlin Clare Panilan, 10, Quezon City; Roy Panunciar Jr., 11, San Carlos City; Michaella Ann Tolones, 12, Zamboanga City; Winceyette Louise Aleichem Tumala, 12, San Carlos City; Zhaira Gail Velasco, 12, San Carlos City; and Joeny Yap, 11, Batangas City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Football is not just a game but an overwhelmingly positive force that can change the lives of these young athletes. That is what we want to do with our sports program. We want to inspire these financially-challenged children to be the best they can be and be instrumental in giving them a brighter future by opening opportunities to them in the sport that they love,” said Miguel Bermundo, Director for Globe Citizenship and Advocacy Marketing.To scout for these talented players, Globe held football clinics in different parts of the country where the kids were taught how to play football the proper way. Through the clinics which Globe holds every year, TM FPSB is also able to help ingrain in the kids the timeless values of sportsmanship such as teamwork and discipline. This way, they would be able to take responsibility for their actions and not fall into the trap of blaming their opponents for mistakes and failures. The opportunity to train in Malaysia is an added benefit for the kids who have the right skills and aptitude for the game. This also brings them closer to their dreams and provides them with a chance to help their families through scholarships as they excel in the sport.“Astro Kem Bola is a regional effort by Yayasan Astro Kasih, in providing an opportunity to children to excel in football. The program provides equal opportunity to girls and boys and has positively impacted more than 17,000 children since its inception in 2012,” said Datuk David Yap, Director of Community Affairs, Astro.“The Advanced Training camp in Kuala Lumpur presented the participants with a valuable insight into what professional football training is like. We hope the priceless experience of training under the eyes of world-class coaches will inspire them to fulfill their sporting goals. Thanks to our regional partners like Globe, we are confident that the reach of the Astro Kem Bola program can extend even further to more children from underserved communities in the Philippines. Astro hopes this opportunity will be a stepping stone for children in the region to achieve greater heights for themselves, as well as their respective nations,” he concluded.Since 2016, Globe has been working with Yayasan Astro Kasih; the corporate foundation and corporate social responsibility arm of Astro, a Malaysian media and entertainment company with presence in the ASEAN region, via their Astro Kem Bola program. This initiative is to promote sports development and the intellectual, emotional, and social enrichment of the young people who want to become good in it. Selected girls and boys from the Advanced Training camp will have a chance to further their training with Barca Academy; the renowned youth academy of Futbol Club Barcelona in Spain for 10 days later this year.“I learned a lot of things about football such as how to quickly play the ball and move it around. I became adept in controlling the ball and in passing it to the right team player. I really wish I can make it to Barcelona,” said Tadashi, talking about his experience in Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENT Blake Griffin explodes for 50 points as Pistons outlast 76ers in OT LATEST STORIES Kamara, maghahain ng suhestiyon para sa gagawing paglikas ng mga Filipino PLAY LIST 01:26Kamara, maghahain ng suhestiyon para sa gagawing paglikas ng mga Filipino01:50Pagbuo ng Dept. for Overseas Filipinos, muling inihirit01:39Mandatory repatriation ng mga Pinoy sa mga bansang apektado ng tensyon sa Middle East, plantsado na02:14Carpio 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “I just didn’t learn skills but respect for my teammates as well, whether they are my countrymen or from the other countries,” Roy added.Zhaira agreed: “I cultivated a lot of Singaporean and Malaysian friendships. I learned to see things through their eyes.”Caitlin emphasized: “One important thing I learned is to enjoy the game and keep on improving my play, even if I lose. You don’t advance by blaming other people.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The 12 talented Philippine delegates to Astro Kem Bola Advanced Training Camp in MalaysiaTwelve Filipino tweeners from different regions in the Philippines landed an opportunity to further hone their football skills at the Astro Kem Bola Advanced Training camp in Malaysia through Globe Telecom’s TM Football Para sa Bayan Program. The program was held in Kuala Lumpur recently.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
After years of calling on Government to have their roads fixed in Kuru-Kururu, Linden Highway, the residents within the small village are hoping that their cries are not swept under the proverbial rug for yet another time.A member who sits on the Community Development Committee (CDC) explained to Guyana Times that the roads have been getting worse over the years, despite some efforts by the residents to maintain what is left of it.Vehicle exiting the villageThe main roads in the village, specifically through the second bus-shed, are lined with pot holes deep enough to severely damage vehicles.Several drivers have been using their initiative to make use of alternative passageways, but bus drivers are subjected to use this route, which they also have been complaining about.The second bus shed is the main access road used to get to the schools, Police Station and Health Centre.A member of the CDC said that last week the Ministry of Communities met with the team and discussed the possibilities of the road being fixed.That resident said he was made to understand that the village will likely have to wait until next year, when provision would be made for the project in the subsequent budget.While it was acknowledged that the Government had fixed the main road at the back of the village last year, which was then known as the worst road in the village, he said the roads in the front have now become a sore to the community.A villager stated, “We have a perfect road at the back, but leading to it is like driving through hell”.The residents of Kuru-Kururu are therefore calling on the Government to review its plans and have their roads fixed.A source in the village told <
Photo – Trevor McDonell looks downhill in Sunday’s BBC Mountain Bike race. Submitted photo. -submitted The Blizzards’ George Gamble won the Challenge Cup road race in Dawson Creek, over the weekend. He won in rainy and miserable conditions on the hilly Bear Mountain – Pouce Coupe circuit. Sven Svenson won the Labour Day mountain bike race with a time of 43:34 minutes for the very muddy Long-course 7 km event. 2009 Club Champion Trevor McDonell was second at 48:04, and Pat Ferris third at 1:01:07. – Advertisement -Gord “the Hammer’ Harris won the 3 lap short course with 56:00 minutes. George Gamble was second at 58:34 and Ken Nix third at 1:02:23. Adam Currie was 4th at 1:04:00 and Rob Churchill 5th at 1:07:15. Coming up: -Wed Night mountain bike race at 6:30 pm Advertisement -Thursday mountain bike time trial 6:30 pm both at the Beatton Cactus course. -Sunday: Oakridge World Masters 40 km time trial Challenge at Peejay 10:00 am. This is the second time the club has done this event. The top 5 Masters age class times are sent out to compare with 7 other teams from different countries. Advertisement
“You end up with compromised instruction,” Wagner said. Administrators from eight Antelope Valley school districts held a news conference to raise awareness about the problem and encourage the public to consider subbing. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires substitute teachers to pass a basic skills test, have a bachelor’s degree and pass a fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice. If an applicant does not have a bachelor’s degree, some districts will accept 90 semester units from a regionally accredited college or university. The pay ranges from $105 to $160 a day, depending on the type of assignment. There is flexibility in the job because substitutes can name their preferred grade level, school and days to work. The shortage of substitutes is blamed on a number of factors, including a shortage of regular teachers and the switch some districts made from year-round to traditional calendars. When districts had been on a year-round schedule, there was a ready pool of teachers who were off-track and available to substitute.Half of Lancaster’s 18 schools are on a traditional calendar. PALMDALE – Antelope Valley school administrators put out an urgent call Thursday for people to become substitute teachers to address a shortage of classroom help. On some days, officials said, school districts are unable to bring in substitutes for as many as 40 percent of absent teachers. In the Palmdale School District on Thursday, for instance, 41 classrooms lacked substitutes, officials said. “It’s an extreme shortage,” Keppel Union School District Superintendent Linda Wagner said. “The impact to kids is tremendous.” If a substitute in unavailable, an administrator – principal, assistant principal, curriculum specialist or someone else with a teaching credential – must put aside his or her own duties to take over the classroom, officials said. If no credentialed staffer is available, students are dispersed to other teachers, at times increasing class sizes to as many as 40 students, officials said. The substitute teacher pool is being further depleted because the best of subs are being hired to fill teaching positions that are vacant because of a shortage of regular teachers. Exacerbating the problem are new laws that require teachers to get more training and professional development, thus taking them out of the classroom, officials said. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
BERKELEY – An independent audit into how the University of California system pays its leaders found that administrators kept some details of compensation packages from the public and its own governing board. The report, released Monday, also found that officials didn’t always give the full picture to tax officials, omitting taxable compensation on some employees’ W-2 forms. UC administrators and the system’s governing Board of Regents, who met in special session by teleconference to discuss the audit Monday, said the breakdowns are a problem that has to be solved. “Time is of the absolute essence if we are to restore the public’s trust,” said board Chairman Gerald Parsky, who noted that Monday’s meeting was the board’s second special session on pay in two weeks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe audit, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers at the request of UC regents, follows published reports that UC quietly paid millions in bonuses and other benefits beyond executives’ publicly reported salaries at a time when student fees were going up due to state funding cuts. The revelations, first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, have prompted legislative hearings and a number of investigations. In general, the independent audit found that administrators sought approval from the regents for items such as salaries and incentive pay. But officials didn’t tend to get regents’ approval for such things as automobile and relocation allowances. And in some cases, officials paid or promised benefits that were exceptions to UC policy – set more than a decade ago after a previous uproar over executive pay – without informing regents. UC leaders say their executives’ salaries are in many cases below what comparable institutions are paying and contend that they have to stay competitive. However, they acknowledge they haven’t been clear about explaining who’s getting what and why.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The seniors had a terrific win last weekend against league leaders Red Hughs in Dooey. Full report in paper. This weekend we host Convoy.The under 12s had a good win against Pettigo last Friday evening in Dooey.Senior footballer Carl Mchugh played for his club Plymouth in the Promotion play off at Wembley last Monday evening. Unfortunately AFC Wimbledon were to strong on the day.Another terrific experience for Carl in what was his third appearance at Wembley already in his short career. Well done from at the club.The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. Numbers drawn were 6, 8, 12 & 19. Their was no jackpot winner on the night. Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Pat Glackin, Farrigans & Alisha, Jake & Ava C/O Marie Cannon, Farrigans. Next weeks jackpot €3050.The May club 50 draw also took place in the hall last Monday evening. Winners on the night were Sinead Melly €300, Joe Gallagher €100 & Johnny Breslin €50. Well done to all winners.Congratulations to all our under age players who made their first Holy Communion last weekend.FORMER NA ROSSA GAA STAR LOSES OUT IN WEMBLEY PLAY-OFF FINAL was last modified: May 31st, 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:Carl McHughGAANa RossaSport
New Fulham signing Andre Schurrle has explained what prompted him to swap the Bundesliga for the Premier League.The 2014 World Cup winner joined on a two-year loan from Borussia Dortmund and said he can’t wait to get started.“Fulham were the first club that showed interest in me – that was something that I appreciated a lot, and one of the reasons I wanted to come here,” the 27-year-old told fulhamfctv.Schurrle won the title with Chelsea in 2015 and has scored 11 goals in 40 Premier League appearances. He left Stamford Bridge for Wolfsburg in 2015 and spent a year there before joining Dortmund. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star fear Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Transfer news GOSSIP REAL DEAL ‘perfect fit” Carroll explains why he wanted to fail Liverpool medical before £35m move Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Signing imminent? Man United target ‘on flight’ to England for talks with club on his way IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland three-way race Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder heading off Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals It’s likely Murakami won’t try to build a lead, or even stay in the lead pack, early in today’s race, a strategy she used early in the season. Instead, she’ll probably save her energy for the end and try to pick off runners in the race’s closing stretch, Saugus coach Christian Standley said. Murakami didn’t take the lead at the state meet until the final mile, then blew by the leaders for a seven-second victory (17:43). She ran a fast, 5:20 opening mile at the early-season Woodbridge of Irvine Invitational and faded to fourth, 21 seconds behind Serrano of Phelan’s Kauren Tarver, the fourth seed in today’s race after winning last week’s California Div. II title in 17:36. Today’s race will be five kilometers (3.1 miles), the same distance as the state meet. The Mt. SAC course was 2.91 miles at the Mt. SAC Invitational in October. The extra approximately quarter-mile is nearly imperceptible to the runners, Standley said. His team’s sixth-place finish at the state meet was recognized in the community. Saugus principal Bill Bolde took the team to lunch earlier this week, and Murakami said she has received several congratulatory calls. “It’s been a hectic week,” she said. “It started to sink in in the car (after the race), but I’m still amazed (I won).” A change in strategy helped Saugus cross country runner Shannon Murakami win her first state title last week. She’ll use a similar approach in today’s Foot Locker West Regional at Mt. San Antonio College, her first step toward competing at the national level. The top eight finishers advance to next week’s Foot Locker Cross Country Championships in San Diego. Murakami is seeded fifth – seventh overall in the West – according to dyestat.com. Several of the region’s top runners, including Corona del Mar of Newport Beach’s Annie St. Geme, the California Div. III champion, will be in Portland, Ore., today competing at the Nike Team Nationals. The top two Western runners in that race also advance to the Foot Locker national meet. Murakami is ranked behind some of the country’s best runners,including Marie Lawrence of Reno, Nev., and Mission Prep of San Luis Obispo’s Jordan Hasay. Lawrence, the defending West Regional champion, has finished second in the past two Foot Locker Cross Country Championships. Hasay, a freshman, posted the state meet’s best time (17 minutes, 11 seconds over 3.1 miles) in winning the Div. V title. The state title was the most prestigious of her career. She can add to her resume by qualifying for her first national championship. Murakami finished 22nd at last year’s Foot Locker West Regional while suffering from a cold; she won the event’s freshman race two years ago. “There’s a first time for everything,” she said. Also: Former Canyon runner Adam McDonald, last year’s Foothill League champ, will run today at Nike Team Nationals with Mountain View of Orem, Utah. He is expected to challenge for one of the two available Foot Locker berths. Sean Martin, (818) 713-3607 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Donegal County Council has confirmed that it is currently seeking quotes for the construction of a boardwalk access to Downings beach.Councillor John O’Donnell, at this month’s meeting of the Letterkenny Municipal District, raised the matter.Councillor O’Donnell had previously tabled a motion in respect of a boardwalk at the beach in Downings in order to ‘assist disabled people to access the beach’. In response, the Council said it was seeking quotes and added: “Disabled access remains available to the beach, with An Taisce approval, via the vehicular path”.Boardwalk access to be installed to aid disabled access at Downings Beach was last modified: April 13th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Councillor John O’DonnellDonegal County CouncilDowningsDownings BeachLetterkenny Municipal District
By Khanyi MagubaneA major breakthrough in the research, development and testing of HIV vaccines in South Africa is on the cards, following an application by the South African Aids Vaccine Initiative to start human clinical trials on their new vaccines. The application has been sent to the Medicines Control Council (MCC) for approval.Researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) have developed two test HIV vaccines, which, if approved, will be the first entirely South African-developed products to reach the human trials stage since the Aids vaccine research process begun.Before a vaccine is given the thumbs up, it is taken through a number of clinical trials. At that stage, it’s called a test vaccine. If the test vaccine fails any of the clinical trials, it is discarded.Dr Glenda Gray, Director of the Perinatal HIV Research Unit at Johannesburg’s Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, will be chairing phase one of the clinical trial. She says this phase of the trial will include 12 Americans and 36 South African volunteers. Gray says she is positive about the safety of the vaccine. “The vaccine has been tested in America on animals and similar vaccines to the one we will be testing have been tested on humans before, so we have a good idea what the safety profile will be.”Phase one of the trials will test the tolerability of the two vaccines, Saavi MVA-C and Saavi DNA-C2, on humans – specifically, the response of the immune system. “We want to see if there is a strong immune system response to specific doses of the vaccine,” says Gray. All the participants have been carefully chosen to fall within the low risk sexual behaviour category and their risk of passing on the virus is very minimal.Gray further explains that if the first phase of the clinical trials is successful, Saavi will then conduct phase two, which will now involve hundreds of participants and will involve a more intricate look at the immune system’s response to the vaccine.Should the trials continue on a success path, the process will then advance to phase 2b, which will be the “protection” phase. Participants who fall into the high-risk category will be used in the trial to once again test for the immune system’s response to the vaccine, as well the vaccine’s ability to protect the immune system from the disease. The vaccines were specifically designed to target the strain of HIV-1 subtype C, which is the most prevalent in Southern Africa.Researchers from UCT’s National Health Laboratory Service developed the two vaccines with the help of funding received from Saavi since 2000. The project also received some funding from the National Institutes of Health in the United States. In South Africa, the departments of Science and Technology and of Health, as well as electricity utility Eskom, have also backed the project.Following 12 failures in the past few years, including five last year, Gray says Saavi is positive about these clinical trials. “We are very hopeful. We are using a completely different strategy this time. The vaccine is very clever and we are using a new biological platform.”The process between Saavi and the MCC will include a thorough examination of the safety of the vaccine to use on humans, which will be conducted according to the MCC’s own testing procedures. This process is expected to take an estimated three months before a final decision is reached.HIV/AIDs and South AfricaAt the end of 2006, one in nine or 5.5 million South Africans were living with HIV, with a prevalence of 18.8% in the adult population. HIV prevalence is not yet declining although it has stabilised among young people 15-24 years, reports UNAids.The figure reported by UNAids is 8.8% higher than the results of a national South African HIV survey conducted in 2005, commissioned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. According to the survey, entitled “South African National HIV prevalence, HIV incidence, behavior and communications survey 2005”, researchers estimated that 10.8% or 4.8 million of all South Africans aged two years and older were living with HIV in 2005. Among those between 15 and 49 years old, the estimated HIV prevalence was 16.2% in 2005.In an increased bid to better understand ways in which to manage the Aids pandemic in the country, more than 4 000 scientists, activists and medical experts gathered in Durban for the third South African AIDS conference in June last year. The conference was conducted under the theme, “Building consensus on prevention, treatment and care”. At the end of the week-long event, an extensive conference declaration was taken, covering seven key areas: HIV testing stategies, social and behavioural interventions, infant feeding, long-term effects of anti-retrovirals, male circumcision, female condoms, and new prevention strategies.The Department of Health has also adopted a HIV and AIDS and STI (sexually-transmitted infections) strategic plan for South Africa, 2007–2011. In its report of the strategy, it states, “Whilst the two main goals of the Operational Plan for Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Care, Management and Treatment for South Africa are to provide comprehensive care and treatment for people living with HIV and AIDS as well as to facilitate the strengthening of the national health system, the National Strategic Plan 2007-2011, is not a plan for the health sector alone. Instead, it seeks to be relevant to all agencies working on HIV and AIDS in South Africa, within and outside the government. The underlying basic premise is the recognition that no single sector, ministry, department or organisation can by itself be held responsible for the control of HIV and AIDS.”Useful linksAvert – international aids charityMedical Research CouncilUNAidsSouth African Aids Vaccine InitiativeThird South African Aids Conference