PVL: UP sends San Sebastian crashing to fourth straight loss

first_imgUniversity of the Philippines got its second win at the expense of woeful San Sebastian, 25-15, 25-13, 25-16, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 Pogba keen to leave United for Barcelona – reports Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The Lady Maroons improved to a 2-1 record to get to the fourth seed in the tournament while the Lady Stags remained at the cellar with a 0-4 card.Lorie Bernardo and Marian Buitre had 10 points apiece to lead UP while Ayel Estrañero and Isa Molde combined for 15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’UP took advantage of San Sebastian’s sloppy offense, which produced just 17 kills, to the tune of 30 points off the Lady Stags’ errors.The Lady Maroons, on their part, had 33 kills and nine aces. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img Joyce Sta. Rita had seven points for the Lady Stags.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

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STORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATE

first_imgESB Networks staff have re-connected thousands of homes to the grid today.More than 2,500 homes in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough have had power restored.However a number of outages are still being worked on. They are as follows:Glenties – 64 customers – due back on at 6pmDungloe – 15 customers – due back on by 6pmAranmore Island – 171 customers – due back on by 6.30pm Burtonport area – 315 customers – due back on by 6pmMagheraroarty – 117 – due back on around 3pmCreeslough area – 39 customers – due back on at 5.45pmMilford area – 11 customers – due back on at 6pmCullion area – 13 customers – due back on at 6pm Buncrana/Cockhill – 33 customers – due back on at 6pmIf you know someone affected by the above outages, you should try to let them know by text or phone if possible.STORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATE was last modified: December 19th, 2013 by John2Share 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:donegal weatherSTORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATElast_img read more

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Blues will be champions, says Swans boss

first_imgGarry Monk believes Chelsea are already on course for the title.The Swansea City boss saw his side beaten 4-2 at Stamford Bridge after a promising first half and admitted he was not too surprised at the eventual outcome.He said: “I said it before the game, I think they will be there or thereabouts. I think they’ll be champions.“The whole team is packed with world class players that can cause damage to you at any time and that’s obviously why they paid the money that they did to get these players here. We have to take that on the chin.“We did some very good stuff in the first half. We should have really come in with a lead and we were disappointed to concede that goal just before half-time.“I think second half you saw the power and the quality Chelsea had and we couldn’t quite contain them.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Rwanda gas deal gets US$142m boost

first_imgRwandan capital Kigali will benefit from the country’s expanded power generation capacity. (Image: Yahoo Groups) The schematic demonstrates how gas will be extracted from Lake Kivu. (Image: Kivu Gas) MEDIA CONTACTS • Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure + 250-585503  RELATED ARTICLES • Namibia ups power-supply capacity • Zambian hydro projects in full swing • Liquid fuel from coal • SA’s R80bn methane projectBongani NkosiRwanda’s bid to complete its first major gas-power generation project has been boosted by a recent investment guarantee from the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (Miga).Miga’s guarantee on the KivuWatt project will be handled by ContourGlobal, a New York-based company developing Rwanda’s largest methane-gas extraction and power-generation facilities. The group announced the assurance fund on 5 May 2011.“Miga’s issuance of this guarantee package is an important development milestone for the KivuWatt project and comes as the project is just one year away from full operations,” ContourGlobal CEO and President Joseph C Brandt said in a media statement.The US$142-million (R960-million) KivuWatt project, under way at Lake Kivu in Kibuye, will result in the generation of much-needed electricity for Rwanda. A 25 MW power plant to support the national grid will be created in the area after the completion of the project’s first phase.It’s expected that phase two of the project will expand power generation capacity to 100MW.ContourGlobal has applied for a $99-million (R669-million) guarantee from Miga, a World Bank member designed to stimulate investments in developing countries, for guarding against risks such as expropriation, transfer restriction, civil war and breach of contract. The guarantee is effective for 20 years.Methane gas from the waters of Lake Kivu will be processed to produce electricity. The gas was discovered in 1936, apparently after people realised the lake had fewer fish than other bodies of water in the region. Comprehensive studies on the lake’s potential to produce electricity started in earnest in 1976.Lake Kivu is one of Africa’s great lakes, bordering Rwanda on the one side and the Democratic Republic of Congo on the other.ContourGlobal said a lake barge, from where gas extraction will take place, is nearing completion and its launch is expected to take place in early June 2011. KivuWatt is scheduled to start production by 2012.Construction of the power-generating station was set to begin in May 2011. A Finnish electrical company Wartsila is currently manufacturing the electricity-generating engines and will also build the plant, said ContourGlobal. “We are grateful to Miga for their dedication, support and the leadership they have shown in committing to the project at this critical stage,” ContourGlobal’s Brandt said. ContourGlobal has announced that it will also bankroll a new financing scheme with a lending consortium that includes the African Development Bank, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, and FMO – the Dutch development bank.Miga bought into KivuWatt after identifying it as an important project that would stimulate Rwanda’s economic growth, the agency said.“Rwanda has tremendous potential for economic growth, but the persistent challenge of a lack of power infrastructure has been a huge constraint,” says Izumi Kobayashi, Miga’s executive vice president.“We are pleased that we were able to facilitate this investment into a complex renewable project that will help Rwanda achieve one of its key development objectives.”Rwanda’s electricity driveThe Rwandan government has a steep challenge to improve the country’s electricity generation capacity. It’s set out to expand capacity to at least 130MW by 2012 through hydropower and methane gas power projects.The country’s total installed power generation capacity is currently under 100MW and less than 10% of the population is on the national power grid. Until now the country has had to rely on expensive diesel generators for power.Its electrified regions, mostly cities, were plunged into darkness in 2004 due to load shedding. The Ministry of Infrastructure said it was that year’s severe power shortages that “prompted the government to hire emergency power solutions and invest in increasing generation capacity”.The methane in Lake Kivu needs to be exploited for electricity as its abundance may be detrimental to the environment within 100 years, studies have found.last_img read more

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UN resolves to enhance ties with AU

first_img13 January 2012The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to enhance ties between the UN and regional organisations, particularly the African Union.Resolution 2033, adopted in New York on Thursday, urges the UN and the African Union (AU) to work closely together in the areas of prevention and resolution of conflicts in Africa.It was approved after an initiative by South Africa, led by President Jacob Zuma, who was in New York to oversee the country’s assumption of the rotating presidency of the Security Council for the month of January.Zuma said he was happy that other countries had heard the message and unanimously supported calls to strengthen the relations between the UN and regional bodies, particularly the AU.“While we are pleased with the current relations between the two bodies, we also feel that we can deepen them further for better co-ordination when it comes to dealing with issues affecting our continent,” Zuma said. “We want the views of the African Union to be respected by the UN.”Africa not a ‘playground’ for global interestsZuma chaired the Security Council summit debate on “Strengthening the relationship between the United Nations and regional organizations, in particular the African Union, in the maintenance of international peace and security.”During the debate, Zuma strongly urged the Security Council to avoid a situation such as the one which transpired during the conflict in Libya last year, in which the 1973 Resolution of the UN Security Council was largely abused in some specific respects.Zuma further warned that Africa should never again be a playground for furthering the interests of other regions, as had happened during the Cold War.“Conflicts in Africa will be manageable if they are not promoted or aided from outside the continent,” he said.Call for Security Council reformHe also repeated his call for the fundamental reform of the UN Security Council to become more representative and legitimate.Earlier, Zuma co-chaired the 6th Session of the Global Sustainability Panel with President Tarja Halonen of Finland.The panel dealt with issues of sustainable development, a sustainable economy and strengthening institutional governance, as well as strengthening the panel as a means of accelerating the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.Outcomes adopted by the Panel will be released to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and also feed into preparations for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development taking place in Rio in June.Zuma also held bilateral meetings with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on the margins of these high-level meetings.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Regulated horn trade ‘could save rhinos’

first_img4 July 2013 Establishing a well-regulated international trade in rhino horn could help to curb rhino poaching, if implemented along with other interventions, says South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. “We will have to work in partnership with stakeholders and experts to ensure a feasible model for trade is proposed at the next COP in South Africa, with due consideration of all the views expressed by interested and affected stakeholders in rhino conservation,” Molewa told a briefing in Pretoria on Wednesday. Cabinet has approved the development and submission of a proposal to the 17th Conference of Parties of the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), scheduled to take place in 2016 in South Africa, to introduce regulated international trade in rhino horn.Long-term conservation strategy Molewa said discussions on a possible legal trade, as part of South Africa’s long-term conservation strategy for rhinos, were initiated at the 16th COP to CITES. She also said South Africa had the means to make rhino horn available without impacting on the species, and the implementation of a regulated trade system would help to achieve that. Deputy director-general of biodiversity and conservation at the Environmental Affairs Department, Fundisile Mketeni, said government rhino horn stockpiles stood at 16 437 kilograms, while private sector stockpiles were 2 091kgs. While the proposal for the sale of rhino horn is yet to be finalised, Mketeni said the money made from rhino horn would be used for conservation, research and community participation. “We need to go and clear the stock we have. We would like to sell the horns as a whole. It will depend on the trading partner because they know better [where] there is demand. What we seek to address now is the black market, which [has] demand because there is usage out there,” Mketeni said.‘Working closely with neighbours’ Meanwhile, Molewa said South Africa was still working closely with neighbouring Mozambique on the issue of re-erecting the park fence in a bid to stop poachers from entering the country. When the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park was officially declared in 2002, 20 metres of the fence separating the Kruger National Park (KNP) from the Limpopo National Park (LNP) in Mozambique was cut down. Many rhino poachers are believed to enter South Africa from Mozambique in the area where the border fence between KNP and LNP was removed to allow the development of the multi-national park. KNP has borne the brunt of rhino poaching, and Mozambique is also experiencing a problem with elephant poaching. Molewa said Mozambique has reported that they have funding available to begin moving communities who are still residing in the park. “Our plan was to re-erect the fence when there [was no one living there]. The agreement was that those communities must be removed and Mozambique now has funding by international donors to remove these communities,” said Molewa. She said there was commitment from both parties to re-erect the fence. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Top stories of 2016

Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Our web site keeps track of the stories that generate the most interest and at the end of the year we like to review the top stories to gain insight into how to better serve readers of our web and print content and our radio listeners. Plus, it is always fun to see which story comes out on top. To revisit all of these favorite web stories and videos in the last year, look for “2016 top stories of the year” on the right side of this web page. In addition to these top posts, other noteworthy drivers of web traffic in 2016 included the Ohio and Pro Farmer crop tours, the Ohio State Fair livestock show results, and Between the Rows. Weather challenges, the tough farm economy, all things draft horse, and farm technology also garnered major web traffic in the last 12 months. Here are the 10 most popular stories of 2016. 1. Noteworthy rule changes for showing livestock in 2016This story early in the year laid out some of the specifics of new livestock rules for Ohio and the reasoning behind the rule changes. Unfortunately there were five Ohio Department of Agriculture investigations regarding livestock exhibition in 2015, up from three in 2014. In response to these types of problems, it seems that rulebooks get a bit thicker every year with regard to showing livestock and there were some notable changes last year. State Veterinarian Tony Forshey outlined changes with regard to drenching, tagging in livestock, the use of adhesives and others. Beef specialist John Grimes outlined a nice response to the rules too. 2. Tough lessons from the 80s for a new generation of hardshipsA must-read for every farmer — Les Imboden is brutally honest about the tough lessons and realities on the farm through the 1980s. Farming offers a wonderful way of life, but many have learned the hard way that it must also run as a business. The 80s changed Les Imboden’s life and his advice can change your farming operation. 3. You’re teaching my daughter what in health class??A misguided health teacher tangled with the wrong farm broadcaster when showing the film “Food, Inc.” to a sixth grade health class that included the daughter of Ty Higgins. Ty politely, but very firmly, informed the teacher and school administration exactly what he thought and he found a fairly receptive new audience. 4. The livestock barn of the future“Monoslopes are the barn of the future,” said Francis L. Fluharty, research professor in The Ohio State University’s Department of Animal Sciences. “The design has the high side of the barn facing south or southeast, which allows the sun to reach almost all the way through the barn in the winter, having a warming effect on the cattle and keeping the bedding pack drier.”Then, in the summer, most of the barn is under shade and the slope to the roof creates constant airflow through the building to reduce heat stress. The open design of monoslope barns is also beneficial in keeping cows dry and better suited to handle the wind. 5. Piketon farmer’s ingenuity scores him a U.S. patentOne hot summer of dealing with the task of connecting his old 330 John Deere hay baler’s driveshaft to the PTO of his John Deere 6230 was quite enough for 80-year-old Roy Noel. As Noel was working on his rolling-hill farm in Pike County, he came up with a solution for this painstaking chore and a handy tool worthy of a U.S. patent. 6. An open letter to Wood County Fair youth exhibitorsIn response to activists that petitioned to end a 50-year tradition of the “Catch a Pig” event in Wood County, Ty Higgins wrote an open letter encouraging the youth exhibitors to represent agriculture well despite the off-color picket signs and questionable tactics employed by protesters. This is definitely worth a read for all youth exhibitors both in Wood County and around Ohio. 7. The race from Darke County to Rio: Former hog showman turns OlympianIn what was maybe my all-time favorite story interview, I sat down with runner Clayton Murphy just a few weeks before he left to compete in the 2016 Olympics. The former Darke County Fair and Ohio State Fair hog showman then went on to win a bronze medal. It was a real honor and privilege to meet this humble young man who represented Ohio agriculture in an impressive manner on the international stage. 8. If a farmer became President…Though we tried to mostly stay out of the historically ridiculous 2016 presidential campaigns, it would be impossible to cover the last year of news without some references. Ty Higgins’ take on how things could be different if a farmer resided in the White House was a very popular post leading up to Election Day. 9. Honey I shrunk the combineIt seems like every farm show across the U.S. was unveiling the biggest and best technology and machinery agriculture has to offer, but at some of these shows farmers and farm enthusiasts alike were getting a glimpse at something a little bit tinier. Kansas farmer Alan VanNahmen has built one-quarter and one-third scale replicas of a John Deere combine. The idea came to VanNahmen as he was working at Machinery Link, a company that started as a combine leasing business to help reduce farmers’ operating expenses.“The company I was working for was trying to shrink the cost of combines and harvesting, so I decided to create a quarter-scale John Deere combine to help get that message out,” VanNahmen said.The FarmBuddy combine was born. 10. The intrigue of a2 milkJoel Penhorwood cracked into the top 10 this year with his fascinating story on dairy farmer Ray Jackson in western Logan County who is looking to diversify his product with what may be a trend on the horizon for the industry — something called a2 milk.Regular cow’s milk is about 85% water. The rest consists of lactose, fat, proteins, and more. About 30% of the total protein in that assembly is made up of beta-casein. Two variants of this protein are found in cow’s milk, a1 and a2. Cows are genetically predisposed to produce milk with either a1 or a2 proteins, though a new trend has recently raised the eyebrows of dairy farmers looking to cows that can produce a2 without any a1 beta-casein for a potential new niche market. read more

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BJP denies faulty EVM ‘propaganda’

first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hit back at the Opposition for involving the party’s name in its complaints about tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs) during polling on Monday. BJP leaders said the State Election Commission (SEC) has taken note of the complaints and denied most of them, including the alleged manipulation in Satara. The SEC had even conducted mock polling at certain locations under the watch of party representatives to ensure clean and fair elections, they said. The party rejected claims that VVPAT slips of some voters in Navlewadi village in Satara’s Koregaon constituency showed votes cast for other candidates went in favour of the BJP. “The State Election Commission has rejected all claims of EVM manipulation. At the same time, the SEC has denied any such incident took place in Satara of votes being diverted to the BJP. In such a scenario, Opposition parties are using this propaganda to target the BJP. We deny any such reports and propaganda,” Mukund Kulkarni, spokesperson of the State BJP, said.last_img read more

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Laxman-Ishant special thwarts Australia in Mohali nail-biter

first_imgThis is the stuff of sporting dreams. Two half-fit batsmen, one a crisis specialist, another a wayward young turk, playing on with injections and pain-killers, took India to an astonishing one-wicket win over Australia in the first Test in Mohali.VVS Laxman and Ishant Sharma refused to give up in the direst circumstance, leading India to one of their greatest Test wins ever. The match, which see-sawed all five days, is an endorsement for Test cricket, emphasizing that it is a contest — not fours and sixes — that makes cricket memorable.Chasing 216, India were dead and buried at 124-8. Laxman, who had taken little part in this game due to a bad back, and Ishant, who had also injured his knee on the first day of the game, added 81 for the ninth wicket on a crumbling, two-paced wicket on which Australia’s pacers had bounced out as many as five of India’s top-order batsmen.SCOREBOARD: INDIA VS AUSTRALIAIt was then that two umpiring blunders had a huge bearing on the game. With 11 runs to get, Ishant fell LBW to Ben Hilfenhaus but Ian Gould didn’t see the ball drifting down the leg. Out came Pragyan Ojha, shivering in his boots. He failed to turn over the strike to Laxman in the 58th over. In the deciding over — by Mitchell Johnson — umpire Billy Bowden didn’t give one out LBW when it was. In the confusion, Ojha strayed out of his crease, Steven Smith missed the direct hit, and four overthrows resulted. One ball later, Johnson strayed on Ojha’s pads and the batsmen made a mad dash for two runs to complete India’s only one-wicket win in Tests.advertisementThe young Ishant’s bowling form has been suspect for a while, but his finest show in the international arena so far has come with the bat. The 22-year-old played with the calm of a veteran, displaying watertight technique that Gavaskar and Dravid would approve of. Taking injections for his troublesome knee, the lanky No. 10 batsman evaded bouncers, negotiated close-in fielders — edges flying through the vacant third-man did not hurt — rotated the strike confidently and brought India closer to the win with his highest Test score of 31.For Laxman, however, this was just another day at work. He’s probably India’s least acknowledged Test match winner. Think Ahmedabad (1996), Port of Spain (2002), Perth (2008), and Colombo (2010) where his hundred batting with a runner helped India level the series. The 35-year-old battled on with painkillers, while Suresh Raina (out for zero yesterday) did his running. The wrist artist unleashed drives and whips that sped to the boundary even through defensive fields as Australia captain Ricky Ponting was left clutching at straws.India had begun the day wobbly at 55-4. Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan, who slummed out half an hour before edging Nathan Hauritz to slip. Tendulkar and Laxman turned the game around with 43 from 37 balls. Runs came with no discomfort for the two who’ve taken plenty off Australia over the decades. Then, Tendulkar slashed one that was too close to his body to point and India were in trouble all over again.Two more wickets fell in the heap. MS Dhoni ran himself out after a gigantic mix-up involving him, Laxman and Raina. Next over, Harbhajan was bounced out by Doug Bollinger and the game seemed gone.Ishant, struggling with his knee, wasn’t to be burdened with the expectations of taking India through. But he hung on for his life, in the process mitigating his wayward ways with the ball.The game also presents a case for the BCCI to implement the Umpiring Decision Review System. Gautam Gambhir yesterday was wrongly given out LBW by Bowden despite an inside edge. Ishant’s fall nearly cost India the game, even though it was an umpiring blunder that helped them win.last_img read more

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