Clark Sunset Marathon set

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Another actor the organizers lean on to attract international runners is that the route the race will use is in accordance to the standards of the International Association of Athletics Federations.Noemi Julian, manager of Clark Development Corporation Tourism Promotions, said the partnership with Run Rio will last for 10 years and will be used to push Pampanga’s tourism to the forefront.“This is for the long haul,” said Julian. “This is the opportune time to show what we have in Clark. We expanded the roads so the runners won’t have to run alongside vehicles. The place is really fit and suitable for this event.”Online registration is now open at RunRio.com.ADVERTISEMENT Rockets’ Chris Paul expected to return Thursday vs Suns It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Run Rio is set to embark on its first night run in its 10-year history and this time it is bringing the race outside of congested Metro Manila.Dubbed the Clark Sunset Marathon, the night race is schedule on Dec. 9 at Clark Freeport Zone Parade Grounds with distances set at 42 kilometers, 21 km, 10 km, and five kilometers.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Race Director Franco Bambico said Thursday that they hope international runners from neighboring countries in the Southeast Asian region can join the night run.“We are offering the race not only to the local runners but also to the international runners,” said Bambico during the press conference at Burgoo in Mall of Asia. “We hope runners from countries like Singapore can join.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAt stake for the winner of the 42k race is P100,000 with second and third placers slated to receive P80,000 and P50,000, respectively.In case foreigners dominate the race, the next top three local participants will also receive P30,000, P20,000 and P10,000, respectively. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

UAAP volleyball: FEU return delayed as Vargas suffers muscle strain

first_imgRose Vargas in her Creamline gear. Photo from The Volleyball ReporterFar Eastern University will be missing a veteran presence to start its campaign in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.Graduating spiker Rose Vargas will miss the entire first round of eliminations due to muscle strain according to FEU coach George Pascua, as per Inquirer’s The Volleyball Reporter.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases D-League: Perpetual roasts Mila’s Lechon for breakthrough win Vargas, one of the league’s potent scorers when she made her debut in Season 73, is set to make her return to FEU after a four-season absence.She was a key member for the Creamline Cool Smashers in the Premier Volleyball League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt’s a huge blow to the Lady Tamaraws, who are looking to make another Final Four appearance.FEU clinched the fourth seed last season with an 8-6 record before losing to Ateneo in the Final Four. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak The Lady Tamaraws open their bid in Season 80 on Feb. 4 against the Lady Eagles at Mall of Asia Arena. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

GCAA seeking direct flights to Africa to boost tourism

first_img…whether feasible or not – DirectorThe Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is now seeking to partner with African states to have direct flights traverse the countries in a bid to boost tourism.This was on Wednesday disclosed by Air Transport Management Director, Saheed Sulaman on the sidelines of an event held at the GCAA’s head office on High Street, Georgetown.Director of Marketing and Operations Support, Franklin Vieira and Director of Air Transport Management, Saheed Sulaman addressing media operatives“We are always looking to develop relationships with all ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) member states. It’s the only way we can connect to those states and it’s the only way our airlines can get connected to those states so I’d say yes we are looking to develop relationships with those countries and not only those countries in Africa but in Asia, in Europe, we are looking to develop relationships with those countries as well,” he said.According to him, a few African airlines have since expressed interest in the market.Asked if he believes the market will be a feasible one, the Director noted that although there might not be enough traffic to operate “you got to start somewhere.”“The Government doesn’t really access feasibility, the investors do that and the mere fact that we have had interest from two African airlines it means that they are seeing something feasible to engage the GCAA,” he added.It was explained by him that the present flight system in Guyana allows for a person to fly to Africa, only after arriving in Europe or the United States.Sulaman pointed to the fact that the flights will be beneficial in promoting tourism in Guyana, especially at a time where tourism month is currently being observed.One of the airlines, which is a Nigerian one he said, is a key player in Africa and is even the largest nation in the continent. “To have interest from that nation is a great great step forward,” he expressed.It was clarified that although Guyana is seeking to have direct flights to Africa, the option of having small stops in between have not been wiped off the table.“We are awaiting final confirmation from the Government of Tanzania and the Government of Ghana on their availability to sign an air services agreement…we’ve already done our work and we are awaiting their confirmation.”He outlined that those agreements will be important to allow for smooth operations between the countries while explaining, “The air services agreement, they are generally template version, pretty much the standard agreement for all countries. What is critical in an air services agreement are the rights that are granted both agreements that we have negotiated they are what you call liberal or open skies agreement that will allow for any amount of airlines from Guyana or Tanzania to operate between the routes of Georgetown and Tanzania…and Ghana it’s the same principle”.According to him, “while we may not have something right now, should an airline of Tanzania or Ghana decide we want to fly to Georgetown that instrument is already in place to facilitate that operation”.last_img read more

Govt looking to capitalise on landfill biogas for energy – Granger

first_imgAs Guyana continues to move along its “green path”, the Haags Bosch Landfill site may soon be used to generate electricity. This was suggested by President David Granger who related that the gases emitted from the area aback Eccles, East Bank Demerara, could be used to provide power.A section of the gathering on Saturday evening at Demerara Bank“One of the solutions to Haags Bosch is to ensure that we trap the gas that is being generated there and use it for electrical generation,” the President explained.He made these comments on Saturday evening at the launch of the Demerara Bank’s fully solar powered Head Office at Camp Street, Georgetown, where he congratulated the company on making good on its 2015 pledge that it would have continued “to go green”.“I am proud and I must congratulate the bank – not only taking up the challenge but on demonstrating leadership to other corporations in Guyana,” President Granger told the gathering that included bank executives, diplomats and a range of other officials.Demerara Bank went fully solar at its Head Office on October 21, which meant that the services of electricity company, Guyana Power & Light (GPL) were no longer utilised. This move was praised by the Head of State who further pointed out that the country’s “clean energy revolution” is gaining momentum. On this point he encouraged other local companies and organisations to follow suit, stating that, “Guyana will move closer” to fully utilising renewable energy by 2025.Chairman of Demerara Bank’s Dr Yesu Persaud boasted that his company’s all solar initiative has shown the world that a “small Third World country can do it”. He reiterated his mantra that “nothing is impossible”.“Decide on what you want and go after it,” the Chairman encouraged.In light moments, Dr Persaud took some time to single out older gentlemen like him who have served the country for a number of years. He humorously targeted GWI Chairman Dr Richard Van West-Charles but it was his light-hearted jab about Guyana being a “poor country” to pay Hamilton Greene’s pension that had the gathering in a brief moment of uproar.“We together we can change this country, not only green but make it a prosperous place where our people will be proud of saying, when they travel overseas, that [they are] Guyanese,” Dr Persaud stressed at the event.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of the company, Pravinchandra Dave explained that Demerara Bank is the first in the Caribbean to fully operate on solar power. He made reference to the April 22, 2016 Paris Climate Change Agreement that Guyana signed onto which aims to reduce gas emissions and foster Climate Resilient Development.He pointed out in sentiments echoed by President Granger, that the country will achieve success if it focuses on capitalising on available resources such as wind, sun, water and fertile land. The CEO disclosed that G$775 million was spent on the 25,000 square foot building and noted that much planning went into its roofing design to accommodate the 360 solar panels.The structure was designed to save costs and it uses LED lights and 52 Inverter ACs. There are also 216 batteries which will store power from the panels and will last up to three days without direct sunlight. There are also generators as a last resort that would be powered for two hours to recharge the batteries.Dave explained further that nearly $28 million was spent on the panel and batteries but it will save in an energy cost of nearly $1.5 million per month.President Granger, other officials and the media were granted a tour of the multimillion-dollar facilities. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Another prison escapee recaptured in Sophia

first_img– 4 still on the runJust over a week after escaping from the Camp Street Penitentiary, murder accused Cornelius Thomas was on Monday recaptured while hiding out in “C” Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown. His arrest was initiated by information relayed to members of the Guyana Police Force, who swooped down on an area in the community and effected the arrest at about 15:30h. Information remains limited, but Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum has confirmed that the man was arrested and is being interrogated by members of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on the whereabouts of the remaining four escapees.Last Friday evening, escapee Desmond James, 24, was recaptured in an abandoned shack at Canal No. 1 Polder, West Bank Demerara.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has called on the remaining prison escapees to turn themselves in to law enforcement authorities.  “It’s going to be rough out there. Get out and give yourself up. You’re not going to win against the state. Absolutely not!” he declared.Minister Ramjattan also urged that the families of the escapees do their civic duty. “If you’ve got any information, please come forward and help the police. It is to ensure the stability and security of our country that we capture them as early as possible. These pieces of information that you have will be held in the highest of confidentiality. Please don’t be afraid to come forward and help,” he admonished.Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, has issued a stern warning to potentially errant ranks. Noting that strict measures are in place to check all persons entering prohibited areas, he said, “This is a moment for you to reconsider, because if you’re caught, my recommendation will be guided by the Prison Act. More than likely, it will see the (harshest) punishment being recommended.”The Guyana Police Force is supporting the efforts of the Guyana Prison Service to sanitize the prison and ensure that all prisoners are safe. Assistant Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken has said, “We will continue to work with the Joint Services to ensure that normalcy prevails.” The Guyana Defence Force is also supporting the civil authority. Ranks on the ground are being commanded by Lt Colonel Ramkarran Doodnauth, who explained that the GDF is also in support of the efforts being made to recapture those on the run from custody. The Guyana Fire Service also has a support unit on standby.Efforts are continuing to have the Brick Prison at Camp Street prepared to accommodate 250 prisoners, and 100 more will be housed in another section. Prisoners who are within one month of completing their sentences’, and those remanded for bailable offences are being released, as recommended by prison authorities.Approximately 300 prisoners at the Lusignan facility were moved to the recently constructed tarmacked area of the compound by 18:00h on Monday. The remainder of prisoners held in the walled open area are expected to be sanitised and moved to the same holding facility by this afternoon, according to Prison Director Gladwin Samuels.Now that two of the six men who are wanted by the police have been recaptured, the hunt continues for the alleged mastermind of the prison breakout: Mark Royden Durant, called “Royden Williams” and “Smallie”; ex-cop Uree Varswyck, Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander, and Cobena Stephens.These men have all been charged for the capital offence of murder.last_img read more

Having a ball

first_img“I felt like there’s something else to do in life other than sports. I felt like coming out here and learning the dances,” said Brian, who acknowledged that he also hopes to meet girls at the lessons. The program is modeled after the 2005 documentary “Mad Hot Ballroom,” about New York City public school fifth-graders who learn ballroom dancing and compete citywide, said Lisa Sandoval, a former board member of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Association and an organizer of the Antelope Valley program. “They practice two to three times a week. Some of them are after school, some of them during P.E., some of them are doing it at recess, kind of like the movie,” said Sandoval, a speech pathologist with offices in Palmdale and Northridge. A 20-year ballroom dancer, Sandoval found teachers willing to learn the dances and teach the students. An instructor gave them a crash course over two Saturdays in early January. At an after-school practice last week at Esperanza School, second-grade teacher and ballroom dancer of two years Janet Diaz guided youth through some salsa line dance steps. “Look at where my foot is,” Diaz said as she lifted her cream-colored slacks. “Locking step, pivot.” Then Diaz turned on the music, the beat-throbbing “Pon de Replay” by R&B singer Rihanna, and the students proceeded to sway their hands above their heads, swivel their hips and clap their hands. Next up was the fox trot to the silky strains of “Come Fly with Me” by crooner Michael Buble. The students paired off, some girls towering over the boys. While some moved stiffly and cast their eyes down to their feet, others showed grace and a little panache. Diaz said her greatest fear was that not enough boys would enroll. “Although we have more girls than boys, the boys just love it. They ask more questions than the girls. When I ask, `Who needs help?’ the boys are the first to say, `I do.’ I have to go down the whole line of boys because they want instruction,” Diaz said. “They want to be on the team. This is the arts. This is one opportunity where they get to express themselves, and they really like it,” Diaz added. Besides dance, the students learned about old-school etiquette and manners: Never turn someone down, where to properly place hands when dancing. “I have never seen so many little boys want to learn to dance. I’m tickled pink. It’s an introduction to some of the social graces,” Chesnutt said. Sandoval said she cried at the team selection judging two weeks ago. “I saw kids loving dance, and parents looking and being proud of them,” she said. “They are learning social skills, walking girls, offering a hand out, being polite to each other, all of them standing up straight.” karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE Inspired by the TV hit “Dancing with the Stars” and the popular documentary “Mad Hot Ballroom,” sixth-graders in three Antelope Valley school districts are learning how to salsa, rumba, tango, fox trot and swing. Several hundred pint-sized Astaires and Rogerses began a 10-week ballroom-dancing program in January at one school in the Keppel Union School District, two in the Palmdale district, and six in the Westside district. “They have progressed leaps and bounds,” said Linda Chesnutt, a retired federal program analyst and ballroom dancer for 15 years who gives the students tips on styling and technique. “The kids started off all left feet. They now have a left foot and a right foot.” Two weeks ago, dance teams of 16 students and alternates were selected from each school to compete in a quarterfinal contest that will be held from 6p.m. to 8p.m. Saturday at the Palmdale Senior Center. Admission is $1. The winners will advance to the “Mad Hot Ballroom” finals at the third annual High Desert DanceSport Challenge dance competition March23 to25 at the Antelope Valley College gymnasium. Brian Iguaran, 11, is among about 400 students in the Westside Union School District who are in the program. He said his favorite dances are the East Coast swing, salsa and rumba “because I’m very good at them.” last_img

Don Imus

first_imgSo Don Imus got suspended for making racial insults? Well, OK, but you can hear that and worse at any stoplight in Los Angeles blaring from somebody’s car radio. The singers didn’t get suspended for it. They got a recording contract and a fan base that includes the very folks who should be offended by such language. Only in America … – David R. Gee Arleta Profits, middle class Re “County unions offer strike support” (April 10): Maria Elena Durazo, official with the L.A. County Federation of Labor, states, “No longer will we tolerate companies who, in their race to make more profits, are destroying what once made this city great: a strong middle class.” Doesn’t Durazo realize that without profit there would be no company, no employees and therefore no “middle class”? A company must make a profit to stay in business. More profits mean more growth, more employees and more people rising into the middle class. – William Hunter Tujunga Make your own bags Re “Paper or plastic or what else for L.A.?” (April 11`): I find I get most of my plastic bags either from the grocery store or the 99 Cents Only, Target and Kmart types of stores. If all of us were to reduce plastic-bag usage from just our top “bag” stores, we could make a huge difference. I try to apply the 3-Rs – reduce, recycle and reuse – in regard to plastic bags. I use an empty tissue box to stuff in plastic bags to then reuse as trash-can liners, etc. You can also hang a simple, cloth “bag bag” to accumulate plastic bags in the kitchen, laundry, bathroom, etc. In response to the San Francisco ban on plastic bags, I developed a simple cloth-bag pattern. One twin flat sheet and an evening of simple straight sewing can make four very sturdy, very large shopping bags that hold the equivalent of three or four plastic bags (and no need to double up for heavy items). – Diana Dixon-Davis Chatsworth Housing economics Re “Anti-housing policy” (Our Opinions, April6): Since the city Housing Authority sets the low rental values on rent-controlled buildings, the city should take responsibility for the relocation fees for evicted tenants when the building is to be razed or converted to condominium housing. The onus on landlords essentially makes such tenants co-owners of their units with the large relocation fees imposed by the city. Fuzzy-headed economics leads to bad long-term results. A council chamber filled with tenants facing relocation sways the vote – not the facts of the decision. If city officials feel tenants need help, the city should fund their relocation costs and help them find other housing. – Sol Taylor Sherman Oaks Political statement Re “Pro or con, feelings strong on flag display” (McCarthy, April 10): Alex Reza gave himself the lie by his statement that our soldiers’ deaths are unjustified and by his placard, “How many more?” So his display is political, after all, and a sordid attack on the sensibilities of the soldiers’ families. How many more? That depends partly on our resolve to finish the job. In the 1930s the Europeans tried appeasing the fascists, who were free to rearm and attack when they were ready. Chamberlain’s “peace in our time” cost the world 50 million dead. We didn’t fight until we, too, had been attacked, losing as many on the first day as in four years in Iraq – and 400,000 not 3,000, dead by the end. – Louis Richter Encino160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Fog warning issued for the B.C. Peace Region

first_imgHere is the full warning from Environment Canada2:44 AM PDT Tuesday 28 October 2014Fog Advisory in effect for:B.C. North Peace RiverB.C. South Peace RiverNear zero visiblity in fog is expected or occurring.- Advertisement -Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. If travelling, be prepared for areas of near zero visibility.Weather Advisories for fog are issued when near zero visibilities in fog are expected or occurring.Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.Advertisementlast_img

New network formed

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK (AP) – Two small, struggling television networks, UPN and WB, will shut down this fall, and their parent companies plan to form a new network called The CW using programming and other assets from each of them. The announcement was made Tuesday by executives from CBS Corp., which owns UPN, and Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc., which owns most of WB. Both UPN and WB had struggled to compete against larger rivals in the broadcast TV business, including Walt Disney Co.’s ABC, News Corp.’s Fox, General Electric Co.’s NBC and CBS Corp.’s CBS. The new network will launch in the fall, the executives said, when both UPN and WB will shut down. It will be a 50-50 partnership between Warner Bros. and CBS, and the network will be carried on stations owned by the Tribune Co., a minority owner of WB. Altogether, the 16 Tribune stations and the 12 UPN stations owned by CBS will give the new network coverage in almost half of the country, the executives said. The executives said they hoped to sign up new affiliates in the rest of the country by the time The CW launches. Among the Tribune’s TV stations that will join the new network are its flagship WGN in Chicago as well as WPIX in New York, and KTLA in Los Angeles. The Tribune Co. will relinquish its 22.5 percent stake in WB and will receive a 10-year affiliation agreement with the new network. Leslie Moonves, chief executive of CBS Corp., said the new network will air 30 hours of programming seven days a week aimed in part at young audiences. The plan includes two hours of programs in prime time each night Monday through Friday and three hours on Sunday evening. It will also offer programming on weekday and Sunday afternoons, and five hours of children’s programs on Saturday morning. Barry Meyer, the head of Warner Bros., said the network would be run by the current executives of UPN and WB. The CW will be run by Dawn Ostroff, who will be in charge of programming, and John Maatta will oversee the business side as chief operating officer. Maatta had been COO of WB, and Ostroff was president of UPN. The new network gets its name from the first letters of its parent’s names – C for CBS and W for Warner Bros. CBS shares rose 86 cents, or 3.3 percent, to $26.68 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange, while Time Warner shares rose 15 cents to $17.24.last_img read more