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Asian Games: PH boxer Rogen Ladon settles for silver

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal 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 FILE – Philippines Rogen Ladon (blue) celebrates his win over Thailand’s Yuttapong Tongdee (not pictured) following their men’s fly (52kg) semi-finals boxing match at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 31, 2018. AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYOFilipino boxer Rogen Ladon settled for the silver medal after losing to Jasurbek Latipov of Uzbekistan in the men’s flyweight (52kg) event in the 2018 Asian Games Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia.The bout was stopped early in the second round after Ladon suffered a nasty cut above his left eye due to an accidental clash of heads.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READcenter_img Latipov won, 3-1, as Ladon gave the Philippines only its second silver in the continental showcase.Apart from the two silvers, the Philippines also has four gold medals and 15 bronzes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Asian Games: Philippines settles for 8th place, loses to Indonesia anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Toshaos, loggers receive forest management training

first_imgToshaos and loggers are now better equipped to manage Guyana’s forests, having attended a training workshop for those in administrative and managerial positions held at the National Toshaos Council on Hadfield Street, Georgetown from June 12 to 14.Toshaos and loggers have benefited from a Forest Management Workshop held at the offices of the National Toshaos Council on Hadfield StreetThe workshop, which concluded on Saturday, was aimed at ensuring adherence to the European Union Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (EU-FLEGT) process.The training also sought to build administrative and managerial capacities of the participants, who will ultimately play leading roles in ensuring adherence to the EU-FLEGT process within Indigenous communities.Training for Indigenous leaders in this regard forms part of an agreement between the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, under the FAO EU-FLEGT programme, and the NTC, for promoting sustainable forestry in Indigenous peoples’ communities through capacity building and direct participation in the EU-FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) process.The training included areas of financial management, project management, and proposals and budgeting; and it is expected that the skills of the participating leaders have been boosted.Toshao of Kimbia, Chairman of the Region 10 Council, Ricky Boyle, has said the programme has already made a difference within communities in that Upper Demerara-Berbice region. Boyle explained that villagers, many of whom are involved in the forestry sector, are very interested in the project, since they are seeking markets for their produce.“If they can get a direct market to EU, instead of going through a middle man, that would be of great benefit to my village…The people are dependent on the forest,” he disclosed.He also said the loggers are hopeful that, through the EU-FLEGT VPA project, EU buyers can have a direct exchange with them. He noted the importance of the training in ensuring the right products are supplied and buyers’ requirements are met.Meanwhile, Toshao Romeo Smith of Karrau Village, Lower Mazaruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), who also benefited from the programme, highlighted the importance of such a training to ensure that the village councils understand the EU-FLEGT process and what is meant by sustainable forest management.Smith has promised to engage the loggers in his village regarding the programme, for which he has expressed gratitude at having been allowed to participate.The FAO EU-FLEGT programme seeks to promote implementation of the FLEGT Action Plan by improving forest governance, providing technical assistance, and building capacity through funding for projects in eligible countries.Guyana has received some Gy$104 million (US$49,990) for the project. Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie Garrido-Lowe; FAO Country Representative Gillian Smith, and the EU Delegation Representative Frederico Suarez were also present at the conclusion of the workshop.Communities that benefited from the training were those from Regions One (Barima-Waini), Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).The toshaos and loggers in attendance were: Rymple Williams (toshao) and Garfield Williams (logger) of Waikerebi in Region One; Baramita Toshao Sharmain Rambajue, Kwebanna Deputy Toshao Andrew Wilson, and logger Marbel Hackette; Manawarin Toshao Shambach John and logger Kishore John; and Warapoka Toshao Allan Henry.Those in attendance from Region Two were: Mainstay Toshao Milton Fredericks and Wakapao Toshao Howard Cornelius. And those from Region Seven were Karrau Toshao Romeo Smith and Logger Sylvena Hohenkrik, Batavia Councillor Darline Bernard and Logger Clinton Prence.Those in attendance from Region 10 were River View Toshao Kenneth Edward and logger Andy Braithwaite; Great Falls Toshao Nichole Daniels and logger Curtis Bennette; Muritaro Toshao Loretta Fiedtkou and logger Selvis Spencer; and Kimbia Toshao Rickey Boyle.This training session on better management of the country’s forests comes days after Government had said it is looking to make reforestation a mandatory requirement for loggers and miners applying for concessions, so as to preserve and sustain its forests.This was announced by President David Granger during a World Environment Day 2019 event wherein he emphasised that protecting the environment is an obligation, not an option. He noted that with Guyana being part of the ‘Guiana Shield’, considered the ‘lungs of the world’, it is important to safeguard the country’s forests from harmful activities such as mining and logging.“Mining and logging are two of the principal contributors to deforestation. Small-scale mining alone accounted for about 89 per cent of deforestation over the past three years. So small-scale mining has a large-scale impact on the environment.Deforestation by both mining and logging has scarred our rainforests with craters. These wastelands result in further land degradation of the exposed land. Guyana’s forestry and mining laws will be strengthened to make re-forestation and land reclamation conditional for the approval of mining and logging concessions,” the Head of State had posited.last_img read more

Guptill ready for fresh challenge with the Tridents

first_imgMartin Guptill is getting ready for the upcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), where he will be playing for his new team, the Barbados Tridents. The tournament runs from August 8 to September 16, and Guptill thinks the Tridents are well placed to compete with a new-look squad for 2018.“I think it’s exciting; there’s some world-class players in there, both local and international, so I’m looking forward to getting over there. I’ll be batting again with Dwayne Smith, the way it was in Guyana a couple years ago. You know he’s an exciting player who gives the ball a bit of a whack at the top as well. We’ve got some exciting all-rounders with Shakib Al Hasan, Roston Chase also Jason Holder as well, so it is an exciting team to be a part of and I am looking forward to getting over there.”As well as an opening partnership of Smith and Guptill, there is Hashim Amla in the middle order. Guptill is looking forward to linking up with the South African stroke-maker at this year’s Hero CPL.“I played with Hashim in IPL last year and I got to bat with him in a few games, to watch the master at work down the other end was an experience, and I am lookingMartin Guptillforward to hopefully batting with him again over at CPL.”Guptill will be playing his home games at Kensington Oval, one of the most famous grounds in world cricket, when the Tridents arrive in Barbados for their five home games between August 25 and September 2. Tickets for all the matches are selling fast and can be purchased at“It’s a lovely ground to play. I’ve had a bit of mixed results there, but I’m looking forward to getting there. It is one of the iconic grounds of the West Indies, so I’ve loved playing there in the past with different teams, and to have it as my home ground this year I’m looking forward to getting out there and hopefully showing the home fans what I can do.”Guptill had been a Guyana Amazon Warriors player since 2013 and he says he has mixed feelings about playing against a franchise that he feels attached to. “Amazon Warriors have been good to me for four years; you know, it’s a fresh start for me this year and it’s kind of good for me in a way, I get to experience different people in a different set-up and I’m looking forward to getting in to it.”When asked about what makes the Hero CPL so special, Guptill said it was the atmosphere in the Region that makes it a great tournament to be a part of. “I guess it’s the laid-back nature of the Caribbean. The people there make it a lot of fun. You’re not putting too much pressure on yourself when you’re over there – you’re just relaxing and enjoying the experience.”“I guess you could say it’s one of the nicest places in the world to be playing and to be based on Barbados is pretty cool. I’ve loved every minute of being in Barbados, being there with other teams. so to be there this year and have it as my home base is pretty cool, you know, and, um, can’t wait to get there and get amongst them.”last_img read more

Score goals with the Pasadena YMCA

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Early bird sign-ups for the Pasadena YMCA spring indoor soccer season, open to children ages 3-12, will be accepted through Friday. Feb. 23. Registration hours are from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, at YMCA of Pasadena, 155 N. Lake Ave., Suite 230A. The fee is $75 for Scooter soccer (ages 3-5), and $85 for boys and girls ages 6-12. From Feb. 26 through March 3, the cost will be $100 and $110. The deadline to register is Saturday, March 3. Registration will also be accepted at the YMCA Youth Sports office, 2750 E. New York Drive, Pasadena. For information call (626) 432-5880. last_img read more

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for BC Peace and Fort Nelson

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued another severe thunderstorm watch for the BC Peace River and Fort Nelson regions this morning.Environment Canada says that conditions are favourable for the development of storms capable of producing heavy rain, hail, and strong wind gusts.See the full warning below.- Advertisement -Issued at 2016-06-29 11:39 UTC by Environment Canada:Severe thunderstorm watch issued for:B.C. Peace River, B.C. (087300)Current details:Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.Advertisement Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports to #BCStorm.last_img read more

Inquest hears man died while clearing trees with chainsaw

first_imgAn inquest into the death of a man has heard he died while working clearing trees for the construction of a windfarm at Barnesmore.The inquest in Donegal Town heard that Jonathan Gormley, aged 29, had not been seen for about two-and-a-half hours by the colleague who found him. The father of two young children from Ballyshannon, died shortly before Christmas 2015 while working clearing trees at the site of Meenadreen Windfarm.RTE reports that the dead man’s colleague Joe Devaney told the inquest that Mr Gormley, who lived in Ernedale Heights, was a saw man who cut trees ahead of him and he would then clear them with a harvesting machine.On the day of Mr Gormley’s death, Mr Devaney said he last saw him around 11.30am or 12pm on 21 December when they had a chat and a cigarette together and then Mr Gormley went to work on a hill.Mr Devaney said he rang Mr Gormley’s mobile phone four times between 2.17pm and 2.36pm but got no answer and got worried.He went to look for him and found Mr Gormley on his knees with a tree down on his shoulder, with his helmet on.Mr Devaney said he could not find Mr Gormley’s pulse.He said he was unable to lift the tree off him and phoned the owner of the company they worked for, Thomas Kelly, who was nearby.He dialled 999 and when the operator gave him the go-ahead, he cut the tree which was on Mr Gormley and they laid him out to do CPR.When the ambulance crew arrived, they gave him oxygen and continued CPR but a doctor who came to the scene pronounced him dead.Mr Devaney agreed with the solicitor representing Mr Gormley’s family, Damien Tansey, that there should be more frequent contact between workers in forestry than two-and-a-half hours and that more supervision would be important.He also agreed with Mr Tansey that a chainsaw worker should never work alone.The owner of the company for which Mr Gormley was working at the time of his death said that Mr Gormley had not been directed to work in the area in which he was found and that he was supposed to be working with the harvester.Mr Gormley was working as a subcontractor for Softwood Ltd, a timber harvesting company which had been awarded a tender to clear trees at the site of the Meenadreen Windfarm in the Barnesmore area of Donegal.The owner of the company, Thomas Kelly, told the inquest that Mr Gormley was a great worker who never wanted to be idle and always had a smile on his face.Mr Kelly said on 21 December 2015, Mr Devaney rang him sounding upset and told him “there’s a tree on the saw man”.When he arrived at the scene, Mr Kelly said that Mr Gormley was crouched down with a tree on his left shoulder.The pine tree was approximately 28 to 30 feet long and about eight or nine inches in diameter.Dr Caitriona Dillon, who carried out a post-mortem examination on the body of Mr Gormley at Letterkenny Hospital, said the cause of death was traumatic or mechanical asphyxia secondary to compression of the chest due to a fallen tree.Dr Dillon said that Mr Gormley would probably have been unconscious within two or three minutes and died soon afterwards.It was put to her by the solicitor for Mr Gormley’s family that if the pressure had been relieved he might have been saved. She agreed that had the tree been removed he might have survived as his injuries were quite minor.The jury found that Mr Gormley’s death was due to misadventure.Inquest hears man died while clearing trees with chainsaw was last modified: April 27th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallyshannoncourtdonegalinquestJOnathan Gormleylast_img read more


first_imgGAA: Donegal face their bitter enemies Armagh in a crucial Ulster SFC quarter-final this weekend with the winner awaiting the challenge of Derry in the semi-final.The mind games have started, a fortnight ago Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney said Donegal weren’t in the same ball park as Dublin or Kerry in terms of sheer physicality. McGeeney was stirring the pot, but earlier this week he spoke of his admiration for Donegal and spoke how difficult it will be for Armagh at the Athletic Grounds on Sunday.Reverse psychology perhaps, Rory Gallagher has remained tight lipped but he’ll have his troops focused for battle come Sunday.However, Donegal Signs have started the countdown to Sunday with this clever and quirky poster above regarding Sunday’s clash.The sign which has Neil and Eamon McGee along with Michael Murphy on it reads.. “We’re taking our own tasty pears to The Orchard with the apple of our eye to DE-CIDER.Great stuff from the crew at Donegal Signs in Muff, we’re already looking forward to the rest they’re going to produce over hopefully a long, long summer.  DONEGAL SIGNS LAY DOWN A MARKER AHEAD OF ULSTER SFC CLASH WITH ARMAGH was last modified: June 10th, 2015 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:FeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Youth Service is searching for talen for an upcoming Christmas CD. The CD will be recorded on the 29th and 30th October, and will be available for sale in different locations across the county.If you would like to enter all you need to do is email a recording of you singing a Christmas Song to along with your name, age, youth club or project and contact details.You must be a member of or involved in a Donegal Youth Service Youth Club or Project from across the county, including Daybreak, Letterkenny Youth Information Centre or the LOFT. You can sing with or without a backing track or can be singing with an acoustic guitar or piano and you must be available for recording on either Tuesday 30th or Wednesday 31st October. All proceeds of the CD will be going to charity.Closing date for receipt of entries is Saturday 20th October. For more information contact Sheena Boyle Laverty at the Donegal Youth Service on 074-9129630. ARE YOU A STAR? DONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE WANTS YOU FOR THEIR CHRISTMAS CD was last modified: October 12th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas CDDOnegal Youth Serviceslast_img read more

Truck jack-knifes on freeway, kills one

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Four people in the Lincoln were treated for minor injuries at the scene of the accident. The driver of the truck was not hurt. Four lanes of the freeway were expected to be closed for about three hours, causing a massive traffic backup that stretched to the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway, officials said. — Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 546-3669 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PACOIMA – A heavy-duty truck jack-knifed into two cars on the Golden State Freeway on Monday, killing one man and critically injuring a woman, officials said. The truck, which was pulling a trailer, lost control about 9:45 a.m., officials said. It swerved to the left, slamming into a white Chevrolet Caprice and a black Lincoln Town Car. An elderly man riding in the passenger seat of the Caprice diet at the scene, CHP Officer Chris Kracraft said. An elderly woman driving the Caprice was transported to Providence/Holy Cross Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition. Their names were not released.last_img read more

Police website for the people

first_img5 April 2007The South African Police Service (SAPS) has launched a new website to boost interaction with the public and provide information on personal safety, community policing and crime-fighting initiatives.SAPS head of communications Joseph Ngobeni said the SAPS Journal Online would allow South Africans to submit their stories about crime, as well as showcase stories of police successes and convicted criminals.“The site will also provide South Africans, and the world, with stories ranging from policemen and women who risked their lives fighting crime and saving others to those of dedicated investigating officers who have spent days and nights pursuing criminals in order to bring them to book,” Ngobeni said.Ngobeni urged South Africans to use the site to contribute meaningfully towards fighting crime in the country, adding that people could also use the website to report suspected corrupt activity among police officers.“We are transparent. If there is any corruption, we are not going to sweep it under the carpet, and if some of the stories that come from the public will be exposing [corruption], they’ll be welcomed,” he said.SAPS publications manager Strini Govender said the site would be updated daily, with stories coming from provincial communications officers.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more