Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines–Ray Parks on Tuesday officially signed with the Blackwater Elite, as per his agent Charlie Dy. Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs LeBron James defends Like Walton record amid job speculation Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Dimaunahan also said Parks’ winning attitude and athleticism are just some of the things Blackwater needs to turn its fortunes around.The 6-foot-4 guard just recently wrapped up his third season with Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League.Parks won an ABL title and two ABL Local MVPs during his stint with Alab.The 26-year-old Parks is expected to join Blackwater in practice after the Holy Week as he takes a much needed break from basketball. 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next ADVERTISEMENT P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Parks, who selected second overall by the Elite in the 2018 PBA Draft four months ago, ended speculations about his next move.Dy posted a photo of Parks’ contract signing with team governor Siliman Sy on his Instagram account Tuesday.The deal is reportedly worth P2 million for the remainder of this season.Signed.— Bobby Ray Parks Jr. (@ray1parks) April 9, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart View comments
By Devina SamarooRecently appointed University of Guyana Student Society (UGSS) President Ron Glasgow eagerly embarks on his new journey to represent the student body and to work alongside other creative minds in implementing measures that will transform overall experience at the Turkeyen Campus.Ron GlasgowThough he was never previously involved in the core of UGSS activities, Glasgow has always participated in events, protests or student movements that the society would organise, and this drive to strive for betterment influenced his decision to take up the mantle of representing the entire student body in demanding better.“I’ve always wanted to take charge of campus, you know we all have that bucket list that we want to get cleared, leading the student population, to mobilising them, to doing things, has always been on that list for me, and I only have four years on campus so I have to make the most out of it,” Glasgow expressed during an interview with Guyana Times on Saturday.At just 19 this passionate young man has another bucket list of tasks he wishes to accomplish before his tenure comes to an end in October.“Some of my plans include strengthening the student body in terms of the improvement of the self-esteem level of the students and empowering them so they know their rights, so they can properly represent themselves, as well as so they can know that they have a student society that is willing to represent them,” he explained.Glasgow, a Bishops’ High School graduate, also hopes to make some significant strides in improving the communication and bridging the gap between the UG Administration and the student body.Over the years, the UGSS would complain bitterly of the UG Administration disregarding their views and opinions on matters affecting the welfare of students which ultimately resulted in the many problems existing on campus.Moreover, Glasgow has two major projects he wants to started as soon as possible; the first being campus beautification to coincide with the upcoming 50th Independence anniversary celebrations.“If you drive through campus you’ll notice some of the roads could use some resurfacing, we can see that some of the paint on certain structures are fading, we can see that we only have one football goal on that field, simple things like that just need a little touch to improve,” he noted.The second project is the establishment of a voluntary task force which will allow students to get together and work with each other on various projects earmarked to be undertaken by the student body.According to the UGSS president, the forum would be excellent in helping to empower students.Meanwhile, in relation to the recent meeting with President David Granger on the number of issues affecting the student population on campus, Glasgow said he is satisfied with the outcome and while no concrete solution was proposed, he hopes the issues will be addressed by next semester as was promised.On that note, he said the students will hold off on their protest actions and other disruptions to administrative activities until next semester.
He started off the round steadily, holding par at the par-4, 10th, before holing consecutive birdies at the par-5, 11th and the par-5, 12th. He held par on the 13th, 14th and 15th holes, before hitting consecutive bogeys at the 16th and 17th holes to card a total of 36.On the first nine, where he struggled with form on round one of the tournament, he carded a total of 36 courtesy of two birdies at the par-4, first and the par-4, seventh; a bogey on the par-4, third and a double-bogey on the par-5, sixth.Snow, who came into the tournament as one of Kenya’s favorites to challenge at the 2019 Magical Kenya Open, had yesterday said that his objective today was to enjoy himself on the course and get the best out of the round.He played in the company of the victorious 2018 Ryder Cup Captain, Thomas Bjorn (who played one-under for the day for a tournament total of 2-under par 140) and winner of the 2019 Qatar Open, Justin Harding from South Africa, who finished the round with a 6-under par score for a tournament total of 7-under par 135.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Greg Snow follows his tee during the 2019 Magical Kenya Openm at the par-71 Karen Country club on March 15, 2019NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 15 – Greg Snow, winner of the 2018/19 Safari Tour Golf Series, continued to struggle with form on the second round of the 2019 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship, returning a 1-over par 72 score for a tournament total of 3-over par 145 on Friday.With the projected cut set at 1-over par, his total score effectively leaves him out of contention to play in the final two rounds of the tournament.
Stuart Pearce has described Raheem Sterling as a “pleasant kid” and claimed the youngster is unlikely to pose any problems for Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.Sterling, close to sealing a £49million move to City, has faced stinging criticism for the way he has attempted to engineer his exit from Liverpool and the majority of Reds supporters will be glad to see the back of him.But Pearce, who managed the 20-year-old during his time in charge of the England Under-21s, insists Sterling is not the troublesome character he is perceived to be and has suggested he has been badly advised by those around him.“I wouldn’t put Sterling in the category of a problem player,” Pearce told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I don’t think you would have a moment’s problem with him in terms of him being a real pain and thinking you don’t want to see his face when he walks through the training ground in the morning. I have certainly not found him that way inclined when I have worked with him.“As a kid, he is a pleasant kid, maybe misguided by those around him but in the main he is not a problem.”
Leicester celebrate Sir Alex Ferguson is backing Leicester City to close out a remarkable Premier League title triumph.The Foxes, favourites for relegation at the start of the season, are five points clear at the top with just seven games left to play.It would be one of the most unbelievable upsets in football history if Claudio Ranieri’s side were to go on and lift the league trophy.But Ferguson sees no signs of the pressure getting to the Leicester players and he expects them to get over the line.The legendary former Manchester United boss, speaking to Sky Sports, said: “Leicester have got the bit between their teeth, they’ve been the best team without question throughout the season and they deserve to win it.“You would think their inexperience would count, but Leicester have unbelievable energy and togetherness that suggests they’re going to see it through.“For instance, they’ve won their last few games 1-0. I had a season at United where we had eight 1-0 victories and that won us the league.“Those 1-0s are really important because it points out to me that they are a unit, they’re not going to lose.“They have a determination about them and they are not afraid of the situation they find themselves in, which is important.“I don’t see any nerves and that’s down to the manager, he’s brought a calming influence. It’s fantastic, they are a breath of fresh air and it’s great for the game.”Ferguson, who led United to 13 top-flight titles during his glittering Old Trafford career, believes only Tottenham are a danger to Leicester’s title hopes.Spurs are currently five points behind the leaders ahead of their trip to Liverpoon on Saturday.“I only see Tottenham being a danger to Leicester,” said Ferguson. “Tottenham, at the moment, are playing some of the best football I’ve seen from a Spurs team in many years. But Leicester have got the edge. I think they’ll get there.” 1
GLENDALE – The City Council could be sitting on hot coals tonight as it holds a hearing on a proposed ordinance to allow outdoor grilling at local restaurants. Current laws require all commercial cooking to be done indoors. But the prohibition has proved too restrictive for some businesses, especially operators of local banquet halls that cater to Armenian-Americans and use outdoor grills to prepare meals for large parties. Add residents who are leery of more smoke if commercial cookouts are legalized, and the council could be ripe for a skewering from all sides. “Why should the law be broken just to suit a few people’s tastes?” she said. Grilling and barbecue – “khorovats” in Armenian – has been an established part of the culture for centuries, said Irina Petrosian, co-author of a book on Armenian cooking. “It’s a part of joy,” she said. “They go out and talk, and the way they fan the grill – all that is part of a ritual. It’s also nostalgia. … It’s the taste of home.” email@example.com (818) 546-3304 IF YOU GO The Glendale City Council will meet at 6 tonight at City Hall, 613 E. Broadway.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsFor Councilman Rafi Manoukian, it’s a chance to resolve the issue by balancing the needs of local businesses with residents’ quality of life. “The ordinance is not anything new,” Manoukian said Monday, noting that it’s a chance for businesses to abide by regulations of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The proposed ordinance requires grill operators to register with the agency. Also, businesses with grills larger than 10 square feet and used within 200 feet of homes need to apply for a conditional-use permit. Planners also recommend allowing grills to operate from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. if they are more than 200 feet from homes, with extended hours for weekends as requested by the banquet hall owners association. The group could not be reached for comment Monday. But Glendale resident Margaret Hammond, who has been critical of noise and smoke from such halls, said she believes that the council is legalizing grilling at homeowners’ expense.
1 Bauer in action for Rubin Kazan Stoke City have signed Austrian defender Moritz Bauer from Rubin Kazan on a four-and-a-half year deal.The right-back was signed for an undisclosed fee and becomes the Potters’ first signing of the January transfer window.Bauer agreed terms and underwent a medical last week and has now completed the formalities of his switch to the bet365 Stadium.Chief Executive Tony Scholes said: “Moritz is a player we have been trailing for some time and was someone Mark Hughes wanted to bring into the Club.“Moritz came over to England last week to undergo his medical and discuss terms and we have now been able to conclude his transfer.“He’s a very highly-regarded player who broke into the Austrian senior side last year and he adds to the defensive resources at our disposal.”Stoke currently sit 18th in the Premier League and face a daunting trip to Old Trafford next Monday.They currently boast the worst defensive record in the league, having conceded 47 goals from their opening 22 games.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The flight was the third and final one of the test program. On its first flight, April 7, the X-37 flew flawlessly but was damaged when it rolled off the runway during its landing. Repairs were made, and the aircraft flew again Aug. 18. In that flight, the X-37 touched down just under five feet off the runway centerline at 943 feet down the runway, only 100 feet off the target landing spot. It rolled to a stop only two inches left of runway center and 10,314 feet down the 15,000-foot runway. The X-37 was built to test technologies that could be used in future spacecraft, including new thermal-protection systems, composite materials and advanced navigation and control systems. The aircraft was built by a small cadre of Boeing workers in Palmdale. The X-37 initially was funded under a $173 million contract in 1999, with the costs being shared by NASA, Boeing and the Air Force. The Air Force later dropped out of the program. Work on the aircraft then continued under a $301 million contract to support a now-canceled effort to develop a manned spacecraft to augment the space shuttle fleet. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – A pair of successful flights wrapped up the test program for an experimental aircraft demonstrating technologies for future spacecraft, a defense agency spokeswoman said Monday. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s engineless, computer-guided X-37 was released from its mother ship at an altitude of 35,000 feet and flew to a landing at Edwards Air Force Base on Sept. 26. “The vehicle executed its planned flight profile and touched down at Edwards approximately three minutes later,” DARPA spokeswoman Jan Walker said. “The vehicle landed 4.5 feet right of the runway centerline and 1,640 feet down the runway. The vehicle stopped one inch left of runway center and 10,975 feet down the runway.” The X-37 was carried aloft by the Mojave-based Scaled Composites Company’s White Knight, the same aircraft that served as the mother ship for the suborbital space flights of designer Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne in 2004. DARPA later picked up the sponsorship of the aircraft to aid programs aimed at advancing cost-effective, reliable access to space. The X-37 was one of three X-plane projects launched during the Clinton administration to test technologies for future spacecraft. The others were canceled after technical difficulties and cost overruns. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The average cost of buying a house in Donegal was €143,515 at the end of 2018, according to the latest report by Daft.ie.House sale prices are up 4.4% from 2017 in Donegal, where a 3-bed semi detached home is now estimated at an average of €90,000. Nationally, house prices rose on average by €1,000 a month during 2018.The Connacht/Ulster region had very strong price gains from January to June, before prices fell back in both the third (0.9%) and fourth (0.4%) quarters of 2018.Unlike other parts of the country, the report found that housing stock on the market is still falling in the Connacht-Ulster regions, with 5,600 homes on the market in December, down 3% year on-year.Across the region as a whole, prices remain 43% lower than the Celtic Tiger peak a decade ago.Greater housing supply is relieving the upward pressure on prices, but the type of stock being built is an issue in urban areas, according to report author and Economist Ronan Lyons Lyons said: “The mismatch between strong demand and weak supply continues – as does the mismatch between what is being built and what is needed.”Lyons added that there are positive developments for Ireland’s sales segment with the improvement in construction activity.He said: “More supply should ease the problems in the housing market. But of course not homes are equal. If the country needs urban apartments and is getting mostly rural one-offs, then the extra supply will be of far less benefit than if urban apartments were built.”Donegal house prices rise 4% in one year was last modified: January 3rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Are you in charge of your company’s technology budget? How do you know whether the new loss prevention equipment you’ve just rolled out in five stores is performing as it should? What metrics are you using to gauge its success?[text_ad use_post=’2383′]Today’s LP practitioners must be able to provide justification for their technology choices, and evaluating new loss prevention equipment for its effectiveness is the best way to determine whether it is having a positive financial impact. Tom Meehan, CFI, considers two primary methods for testing a new technology’s impact in his most recent Future of LP column for the November-December 2016 issue of LP Magazine. From the column:- Sponsor – Consider the use of electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags; it may vary in effectiveness due to the type of theft risk in particular locations. Sure, EAS tags will likely scare off the opportunistic shoplifters, but will it have the same impact on organized retail crime (ORC) offenders? By taking a look at data for your locations, you can invest capital more intelligently than arbitrarily assigning new technology to your top-shortage stores. There are many ways to test a new product to come up with valid conclusions, but it essentially falls into two main categories: pre/post (crossover) testing and comparable-store (parallel) testing.Crossover testing occurs in two time periods—before and after the technology is introduced. This is the most powerful study design because we can see how our metrics change with the introduction of a new technology in a store. Before the tech is installed, we get to see what baseline activity is like for a particular metric, and after the tech is installed we can see its direct impact on our metrics of interest. This also allows us to use significantly smaller sample sizes when compared to a parallel design.Meehan admits that designing pilot studies and testing new loss prevention equipment can have its challenges. He emphasizes the importance of finding the right personnel for the job – someone who can leverage available information sources to extract useful insights. Check out “Going Beyond the Gut: Fact-Based Research” to read the full column. You can also visit the Table of Contents for the November-December 2016 issue or register for a free subscription to the magazine. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now