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first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View comments LATEST STORIES Just like the other Hypercourts that feature sprawling murals of NBA heroes, a special space in the Taguig court for female ballers called Hypercourt for Her has been painted over with the image of WNBA superstar Maya Moore.“I feel like just having Maya Moore painted on a Hypercourt serves a lot of inspiration for girls and just the fact that they are given opportunity, space to have somewhere to be able to play and not have to worry about judgment I feel like that’s gonna really inspiring for a lot of women,” said Trina Guytingco of the Ateneo women’s basketball team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHypercourt for Her was officially launched on Sunday, just a few days after the celebration of the International Women’s Day, with activities like group training sessions with female members of the media and 3×3 competition for women lined up for the day.‘Hypercourt for Her’ gives women free space to train. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe Hypercourt app, which offers free and extensive basketball training programs, also got an upgrade to 2.0, with features that are made to cater to the needs of female basketball players in the country. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra BVR on Tour: Tan-Rodriguez, Abdilla-Lopez duos win crownscenter_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ In the improved version of the app, male and female ballers are featured in the training videos and training sessions for women in the area will be made available.“The goal is to continue to build the basketball community specifically for the female,” Nike sports marketing manager Jino Ferrer told reporters. “The idea behind the Hypercourt 1.0 was to give a training platform for ballers that is free, because when we started building the innovation behind it we found out that Filipinos love to play but they don’t have a platform for training.”While the Hypercourt for Her in Taguig and Hypercourt 2.0 app are not exclusive to females, the women ballers get free space and platform to raise their game in basketball.“Hypercourt is a dual gender initiative, but moving forward but they will be specifically designed for women. We have a focus on helping female ballers to train and progress in the sport of basketball this year,” said Ferrer.This innovation sparked inspiration among the female athletes in the country, who are hoping to lead the charge in taking women’s basketball to the next level.ADVERTISEMENT Murals of WNBA star Maya Moore and NBA icon LeBron James alongside each other in Hypercourts in Taguig. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Female ballers are getting their own space.To encourage and inspire other female basketball players to come out and play, one of the Hypercourts in Manila got a makeover.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “It makes me feel very good [to have this kind of opportunity]. It makes me feel very proud to be a woman basketball player because before when the Hypercourt was first made, [the murals] were both men and now there’s a woman here, there is finally representation,” said Guytingco. SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

first_imgBy Shemuel FanfairResidents and farmers in various communities in Region Five (Mahacia-Berbice) are finally getting some relief as floodwaters began receding, though slowly.Guyana Times learnt that the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) in collaboration with Mahaica-Mahaicony-Abary/Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA) deployed excavators to the affected areas to relieve the flooding. Additionally, small tractor driven pumps are also operational. However, this newspaper was told Bush Lot Village needed excavation due to clogged drains with overgrown weeds.On Saturday a medical team was deployed to the indigenous settlement of Moraikobai to assist in the outbreak of water borne diseases. According to reports, persons in the village complained of itches about the body.Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal told this publication on Saturday that the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) is closely monitoring this situation. It was explained that flood waters remained high in this particular community.The chairman further noted that a team visited several communities along the Mahaicony River, most of which have flood waters remaining.Ramphal related that because of the flooding in Moraikobai, villages such as Mora Point, Pine Ground and Gordon Table are also flooded. Many farmers in these villages said they have lost cash crops while their livestock continues to be threatened.The regional head stressed that many houses in the Mahaicony area are also under water and noted that some rice crops have been affected. It was explained that some residents are calling for government officials to meet with them and address their concerns over the prolonged flooding.Regional officials met with residents of Moraikobai on Tuesday after reports surfaced that residents were expressing that more should be done to address their concerns. Guyana Times reported Thursday that in Trafalgar, the canal and sluice were heavily silted up.Guyana Times was told that the NDIA would have provided an additional pump, which was done.Almost two weeks ago, reports surfaced of flooding in Lovely Lass, Mahaica, due to a faulty pump installed by MMA/ADA. It was noted that the heavy downpours caused this situation to escalate to the point where some roads had begun to deteriorate.Over the last few weeks, Guyana Times has been highlighting the challenges communities in Region Five have been facing as a result of flooding.A breached dam along the Perth Canal in Branch Road, Mahaicony, led to significant acreages of rice lands being inundated last month. Farmers there had the costly undertaking of pumping the water out of their rice lands.last_img read more

first_imgThey were the top team throughout the Fort St. John Rec Hockey League regular season, breezed through the playoffs, and over the weekend capped the season with a win in the year end rec hockey tournament. The season couldn’t have gone any better for the Continental Kings as they put a bow on their year with an 8-2 win in the finals over Big Chief.Darcy Corcoran plays for the squad and said after falling behind early the team stuck with the game plan and it was full steam ahead from there.“The game was pretty good,” he said. “We gave up one early but we came back and played pretty hard. They took some stupid penalties and we capitalized on it. We controlled the puck and put pressure on them and put the puck on the net.”- Advertisement -The tournament also provided Huskies prospect Logan Edwards with some playing time as starting goalie Sheldon Gibb was unable to take part in the tournament.Prior to the year end tournament win the Kings went 13-3-2 in the regular season, and 3-0-1 in the playoffs.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro is warning of 2 planned power outages, one East of Beatton River and the other in the Tomslake area.The outage East of Beatton River is scheduled for Friday, June 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Crews will be safely replacing a damaged pole structure at risk of failure.They estimate about 440 customers will be affected in the areas of  Cecil Lake, Osborne, Flatrock, Golata Creek and Clayhurst.- Advertisement – Wednesday, June 8th is when the outage will occur in Tomslake. The outage will last from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Crews will be replacing old equipment. The outage will affect 167 customers. Those customers will be advised through flyer distributions.last_img read more

first_img 2 Jamie Vardy was sent off for diving 2 There was contact but the way the 29-year-old exaggerated his fall to the ground was enough for Jon Moss to reach for his cards, meaning Vardy will miss the Swansea match next week.And West Ham nearly took advantage of their numerical advantage just after the hour mark but Winston Reid’s flicked header rebounded off the post, much to the relief of the Foxes in attendance.However, with six minutes remaining referee Moss made another unpopular decision when he awarded West Ham a penalty after punishing Wes Morgan for holding on to Reid at a corner.Andy Carroll stepped up and sent Schmeichel the wrong way for his fourth goal in three games.And two minutes later the Hammers were ahead when Cresswell picked up the ball on the edge of the area and volleyed it beautifully into the top corner.However, in the 94th minute Jeffrey Schlupp went down and was given a controversial penalty, which Ulloa gratefully converted to steal a point. Leonardo Ulloa’s 94th minute penalty saved Jamie Vardy’s blushes as Leicester snatched a draw with West Ham to move eight points ahead of Tottenham in the Premier League title race.The striker gave the Foxes the lead midway through the first half after a great breakaway move to stun West Ham but Vardy’s day was turned on his head when he picked up a second yellow card for diving.Then West Ham scored twice in the final ten minutes through an Andy Carroll penalty and an Aaron Cresswell screamer to turn the game on its head.But there was yet more drama as the Foxes got a penalty in the final seconds of the game.The King Power stadium was bouncing prior to kick off but West Ham nearly managed to silence it after only two minutes when Dimitri Payet’s whipped free kick was met by Cheikhou Kouyate, who saw his header hit both posts and roll across the line into Kasper Schmeichel’s grateful clutches.At the other end Robert Huth had a golden chance of his own when his header from Shinji Okazaki’s free kick grazed the outside of the post.Then on 20 minutes, the inevitable happened as the Foxes broke rapidly with Riyad Mahrez laying on to N’Golo Kante who found Vardy to smash the ball home and add another chapter to Leicester’s fairytale season.It was the Englishman’s 22nd Premier League goal of the season to level with countryman Harry Kane’s total.After half time Vardy was inches away from doubling the lead but he couldn’t quite reach Okazaki’s dangerous cross.But minutes later Vardy’’s game was over when he was judged to have dived under a challenge from Angelo Ogbonna and was shown his second yellow card of the game.last_img read more

first_img “You can ask anybody that’s ever pitched there (Coors Field), that they don’t want to make a living there or want to try to,” Chacon said. “I think getting out of there and having an opportunity to pitch every day in a decent pitching environment, it helps.” Flip flop Angels manager Mike Scioscia dropped Garret Anderson from third to fifth in the batting order for Friday’s game, moving Vladimir Guerrero to third and Bengie Molina to cleanup. “We wanted to hit guys up in the order who are swinging well, and Bengie’s one of them,” Scioscia said. “And it takes pressure off Garret. Anybody hitting in front of Vlad or behind Vlad, there’s a lot of pressure. Sometimes you move a guy around some, it can jump-start things.” The move paid off right away for the Angels Friday, when Anderson hit a two-out, three-run homer off Johnson in the top of the first inning. Rain, rain, go away Weather reports say it is supposed to rain steadily in the New York area all day today, threatening Game 4 tonight. If it is rained out, Scioscia is strongly considering skipping Washburn and pitching Bartolo Colon on Sunday on regular rest. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “He used to tip his pitches a lot,” Cabrera said. “When he’d throw his fastball, he’d hold his glove here (close to body). When he’d throw his slider, he’d hold it here (further from body). When I was in Montreal, we saw that on tape and we couldn’t believe it. Anytime he’d throw a slider, we’d let it go. We’d wait and try to hit his fastball. We had some good games against him.” Cabrera said since Johnson has developed other pitches and doesn’t tip his pitches anymore. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “He started throwing a split and it gave him a different look, and he started getting better,” Cabrera said. “Now he throws the splitter and sinker, and he used to rely on the fastball and his nasty slider.” Better than stats Tonight’s scheduled Game 4 starter Jarrod Washburn was the only Angels starter not to win at least 10 games this season. But his 3.20 ERA ranked fourth in the AL, reflecting that he had a better year than his win-loss record indicates. Washburn even said he threw the ball better this year than when he went 18-6 in 2002. “Yeah, I think I am a better pitcher than I was then,” he said. “Won-loss record doesn’t tell the whole story. As far as 2002 when I won 18 games, I was basically just a fastball pitcher and I reared back and said, /\x27/Here it is, hit it.” Now I have four pitches that I throw and feel very confident in throwing any of them in any count.” Playoff debut Shawn Chacon will make his first career postseason start tonight for the Yankees in Yankee Stadium, weather permitting, which is a long way from the pitching hell known as Coors Field in Denver. Chacon was 1-7 with a 4.09 ERA for the Colorado Rockies this season before being traded in July. He is 7-3 with a 2.85 ERA for the Yankees. center_img NEW YORK — No one in the Angels’ lineup Friday has had as much success over his career against Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson than shortstop Orlando Cabrera, who expressed surprise when told he had a .364 (8 for 22) average against him in regular-season games. It should have been no surprise, considering Cabrera had some inside information. last_img read more

first_imgA south Donegal-based county councillor has urged the government to examine proposals on how to tackle rural crime in order to help protect rural communities.Cllr Jordan was speaking after an increase in incidents of rural crime in many areas right across the county in recent months.The Sinn Fein councillor said the closure of garda station was making in rural towns feel unsafe. He said: “As many of us know all too well, the issue of rural crime has become a real scourge across huge swathes of Donegal, as demonstrated by the recent spate of house robberies and business break-ins.“People deserve to feel safe in their communities, unfortunately – in recent times – due to a reduction in Garda visibility and increases in certain types of crime, this is not the case.“People in many rural areas of Donegal feel isolated and vulnerable and we’ve witnessed very significant incidences of property crime combined with significant increases in burglary and the theft of farm machinery and equipment.“We’ve also seen the closure of many small Garda Stations in rural towns and villages, while the numbers of community Gardaí under Fine Gael Governments has fallen by 35% since 2010 across the state as a whole,” he added. “The Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner need to step up to the mark, to provide the resources and get the Gardaí out on the beat to give people peace of mind.”‘Rural crime has become a real scourge across Donegal’ – Councillor was last modified: May 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgJanine ErasmusNelson Mandela Bay is the Best African City of the Year, according to the 2007 World Leadership Awards.The city also took top honours in the Health category for its Emmanuel Haven hydroponics project, a Christian-driven initiative to help those afflicted by HIV and Aids. The only other finalist in this category, which is not region-specific and is open to all contestants, was the city of Lagos in Nigeria.The ceremony took place in December in London.“This has indeed proved that Nelson Mandela Bay is committed to working with the people in improving their lives for the better,” said Bay’s executive mayor Nondumiso Maphazi, accepting the award. “The name Nelson Mandela Bay will continue to travel around the world and serve as an outstanding marketing tool for attracting tourists, as well as local and international investors.”Praising all those who had contributed to the city’s triumph, Maphazi said, “We thank the world for bestowing on us these important awards. We have won for the world, Africa, South Africa and our beautiful city – Nelson Mandela Bay with all its residents!”The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality encompasses the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, as well as its inland neighbours Uitenhage and Despatch. The city is not a first-time winner at the World Leadership Awards – in 2005 its Red Location Museum of Struggle won the Architecture and Civil Engineering category, while its Sustainable Community Planning entry won the Town Planning category.New prizewinner the Emmanuel Haven comprises a research unit, an antiretroviral clinic, an orphans’ club and a Christian outreach programme. The hydroponics project provides a sustainable health service through its unique business model. It encourages proper health care for HIV-infected people by integrating its services with the general community to eliminate the discrimination and stigma that many hospices and their patients face.Leaders around the worldThe World Leadership Awards are granted by the UK-based World Leadership Forum, a non-profit organisation that promotes leadership on a global scale by drawing attention to the work of exceptional leaders in various fields and celebrating them with awards such as the policymaker of the year and the business leader of the year. It also stimulates debate on leadership issues.Founded in 2005, the World Leadership Awards celebrate the very best in modern city leadership. Awards organisers invite over 400 cities around the world to submit projects for consideration in 15 categories ranging from sport and culture and arts to architecture, urban renewal and town planning.Winners are selected from shortlisted entrants who are required to make a presentation to the judges in London. Awards are bestowed on those cities whose leaders have shown imagination, foresight or resilience in city management, as well as those cities that have overcome difficulties and set themselves as an example and inspiration to others.The year 2007 was the first time that the judges – all authorities in their respective fields – focused on broader regions, singling out the top cities in each region. The winners, chosen from the top cities in the 15 specialist categories, were Nelson Mandela Bay (Africa), Las Vegas, USA (America), Amman, Jordan (Asia-Pacific), and Madrid, Spain (Europe).Useful linksNelson Mandela BayWorld Leadership AwardsWorld Leadership Forumlast_img read more

first_img29 February 2016Voter registration running this weekend of 5 and 6 March is a chance for South Africans to confirm with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) that they are listed on the voters’ role for the 2016 local election in the wards where they live.Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, chairing the Governance and Administration Cluster briefing in Cape Town on 25 February, urged all eligible South Africans to register over the weekend. It was also an opportunity to make sure their identification documents were valid and up to date.Remember you need a valid SA ID (green ID book/smart ID/temp ID) to register & vote.— IEC South Africa (@IECSouthAfrica) February 5, 2016He reiterated that South Africans must have these documents to register and to vote. Citizens who do not have ID documents should apply now at their nearest Home Affairs office; those who have already applied for ID documents should them pick up from Home Affairs as soon as possible so they can register this weekend.Gigaba also highlighted the differences between local government and national elections, saying that “unlike national elections, the local government elections require that you register in the ward in which you reside”. Young and first-time voters should ensure their details and documentation were all up to date with Home Affairs in order to register to vote and, more importantly, he urged them to vote. The date of the election must still be confirmed by the government.“It is by voting that citizens select the public representatives that best serve their interests,” said the minister.This election will be South Africa’s fourth democratic local government election. Again, it is a chance to select local leaders from the various parties competing in the poll, who voters think can best serve their communities.Gigaba drew attention to the importance of local elections in the South African democratic process, saying that “local government is a critical sphere of government responsible for delivering services which are basic human rights and are essential components of the right to dignity enshrined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights”.The Department of Home Affairs, as the official registrar of the people of South Africa, plays a fundamental role in supporting the electoral processes by making sure the logistics of ID document issue is done in a timely and correct manner.“Home Affairs will be actively involved in ensuring the success of the voter registration weekend on 5 and 6 March 2016, as declared by the IEC,” Gigaba said.Collecting outstanding IDsAccording to Home Affairs, there are more than 200 000 uncollected IDs at its offices around the country.Gigaba said the department would temporarily suspend its policy of destroying uncollected IDs and smart ID cards after a certain period during the voter registration and local government election season, insuring that all applicants got a chance to pick up their outstanding IDs.“Our policy states that documents that are uncollected for a period of six months should be returned to head office, where they are kept for a further six months. Should the documents not be collected after 12 months, they are destroyed,” he said. This process would be held off until the end of the election week.All Home Affairs offices will be open from 8am to 5pm on 5 and 6 March to help those who do not have IDs to apply for them. “Officials are ready to deliver services to those who require IDs and temporary identification certificates,” the minister added.Temporary identification certificates will be made available at these offices during the registration weekend, and together with the green bar-coded IDs and smart ID cards, the temporary certificates will be accepted as legal forms of identity for voter registration and voting.eChannel payment systemHis department had upgraded its Live Capture System over the weekend of 26 and 28 February to introduce the eChannel EFT payment function at all of its 142 offices and selected banks, Gigaba added.Requirements for #smartIDCard. Cost is R140— Home Affairs (@HomeAffairsSA) December 23, 2015This is in line with the department’s pilot project, launched in 2015, with First National Bank, Standard Bank and Nedbank that enables South Africans to apply for identity documents at branches of these banks.A memorandum of understanding has been signed with Absa, making the project available at all four of South Africa’s big four banks. Each bank partner has three eChannel sites – 12 sites in total – that will be piloting the project.Register to vote 5-6 March. To find your voting station call 0800118000 or dial *120*432# or— IEC South Africa (@IECSouthAfrica) February 25, 2016Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

first_imgBy Rachel Dorman, MSU.S. Department of Labor & The National Center on Family Homelessness (2011). Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness.Today’s Resource Discovery is a guide for services providers utilizing Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) for service providers in their work with female veterans. According to the United State Interagency Council on Homelessness, female veterans are four times more likely to experience homelessness than their civilian counterparts. The Council explains that female veterans may have difficulty readjusting to civilian life due to traumas that occurred during military service, such as military sexual trauma. Military sexual trauma impacts one in every five women who serve, making it important for practitioners to be aware of TIC best practices.The Department of Labor created Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness guide for service providers. This 84 page document provides detailed information about the Homeless Women Veterans Project, implementation of trauma-informed care best practices, a self-assessment for providers and their organization, and a detailed resources list. Explore the Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers to learn more about providing TIC to vulnerable female veterans. More information on the prevalence of violence against women can be found in the following MFLN Family Development blog. This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S., a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more