Malditas end run with history

first_imgPOC axes PSI View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding A campaign that started off on a positive note ended in heartbreak for the Philippines on Tuesday in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Amman, Jordan.The Malditas absorbed a 0-5 defeat to South Korea in the battle for Asia’s last spot in the 2019 World Cup in France at Amman International Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT On the defensive right from the start, the Malditas held off the Koreans in the first 30 minutes before conceding two goals late in the first half.The Malditas opened their campaign with a 2-1 win over Jordan, raising hopes of the country finally reaching the World Cup. But successive losses to China and Thailand relegated the Filipinos to the battle with the Koreans, who will join China, Thailand, Japan and Australia as Asia’s representatives. —CEDELF P. TUPASFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

October natural gas and petroleum sales same as September

first_imgHowever, a key parcel, 30 kilometers east of Chetwynd, sold for more than $8.5 million and it had a per-hectare bid of over $8,000.Sales for the last four months have totalled about $191 million, but that is less than half the June sale which was over $404 million. It now appears unlikely this will be another billion dollar year in the sale of natural gas and petroleum rights in Northeast B.C.The October sale was nearly a carbon copy of the one last month, resulting in roughly $20 million in bonus bids.- Advertisement -That brings the 10-month calendar year total to $801 million, just over $90 million off last year’s 12-month total.However, the next sale scheduled for Nov. 17, could be a small one since it will offer only 14 parcels covering less than six thousand hectares.Twenty-nine of the 30 parcels offered yesterday were sold, covering nearly 20 thousand hectares.The average per-hectare price was just over $1,000.Advertisementlast_img read more

No School Tuesday; Parents can start applying for daycare funding

first_imgHe reaffirmed his promise to not legislate teachers back to work, despite what appear to be irreconcilable differences between teachers and employers.Fassbender’s remarks come after talks between teachers and their employer collapsed on Saturday.The veteran mediator who brought the parties together walked out on the third day of meetings, saying both sides were too far apart.- Advertisement -Vince Ready’s departure from the latest round of discussions has many worried that an ongoing teachers’ strike will delay the start of class indefinitely.Superintendent of School District 60 on Friday said there would be no school on Tuesday and that school administrators will not be able to take care of students that day.  Buses will also not be running that day.If you would like to register for the $40 a day, you can visit or call 1-877-387-3332Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgTHERE has been renewed debate and controversy surrounding the cover-up of child sex abuse.This analysis comes from a reader in Gortahork, where so many victims of paedophile priest Father Eugene Greene are from.  Sir – The confirmation, if any were needed at this stage came by way of a Documentary on BBC 1 television, “This World”, on the 1/5/2021.The shame of the Catholic Church by Darragh McIntyre. He originally hailed from Dublin but decided that he and his family would like to live in an idyllic setting in the Donegal countryside. When the opportunity arose he bought a pub and moved lock, stock and barrel to within two miles from Gort an Choirce, An Bealtaine. Little did he realise that further along the road he would be making an explosive documentary that would lay bare the horror of what lay beneath the surface of this idyllic setting.The fore runner to the making of this film came by way of a man called Martin Ridge, who having served his time in An Garda Síochana retired to a nice, quiet part of countryside with outstanding views of both Muckish and Errigal Mountain. A similar distance from the Village of Gort an Choirce and in the same parish as Darragh did. Little did he realise that his retirement was going to be short lived. Through his investigative work prior to retiring, he was prompted to continue what he had started on. Lots of information relayed to him by people who felt he was their “only hope” left him bewildered. He was shocked by what he unearthed and consequently, went on to write a very revealing book, “Breaking the Silence”, based on the paedophilic activities of those who preyed on vulnerable children in a number of the surrounding parishes. He collaborated fully in the making of this unsettling documentary with Darragh.As I’m from and grew up in the same area, you got to a certain age where you became aware of some of the dangers that lurked in the shadows. There were certain people that your mother would tell you to stay well away from, but would never explain why other than to say they were bad men? Priests or teachers were never part of that “bad men” list.I suppose I can count myself among the lucky ones to have escaped the clutches of Eugene Greene during that time. Possibly because I refused point blank to become an alter boy to the disappointment of my grandmother.After watching that documentary, it brought back memories of his whisky breath in the confessional box that instantly gave me the shivers. I remembered having listened in to older boys laughing or joking about Greene up the bog road with some young fellow in the car. I know for a fact that none of them despite their bravado realised what exactly was going on. That none of these young boys were going of their own free will to be manipulated and brutalised by a depraved evil animal masquerading as a man of god. What any community deserved and what it got when it came to the care of children was unimaginable in these circumstanses. If a paedophile appeared in the form of a smiling priest, parent, teacher or Guard it doesn’t matter, it’s their victims that suffer the consequences of that smiling face.There have to be people who feel a certain amount of guilt and regret at not opening their eyes more to what went on. And on the other side there are people who deliberately turned a blind eye due to a culture of deference and silence that ignored the true nature of what was happening behind closed doors. When boys were able to be taken from the classroom by Greene with no more than a nod of the head, were teachers that blind to the obvious that they could not at least guess that there was an ulterior motive?I know both Martin Gallagher and Paul Breslin, two of Greene’s victims who aired their justified grievances on the programme. I watched from a distance for years as Martin a good looking young man who would never have a problem attracting the ladies, drink himself into a comatose state. I always wondered why, now I know what the reason was, to drink to forget. I have seen down and outs in many countries and I now realise that they were more than likely doing the exact same thing, drinking alcohol like water trying to forget some horrific soul destroying event in their own lives. The extended families are victims as is the investigators and the perpetrators families, something that should not be forgotten.As a fellow county man, parishioner and near neighbour of theirs, I will say it on behalf of everyone when saying that they can hold their heads high wherever they go, they have nothing to be ashamed of. They were the victims in every sense of the word and will be seen as an inspiration to anyone who suffers an illness, hurt or pain. It is very difficult in the present to remain aligned to a religion where many of its anointed servants have destroyed the lives of so many and covered up for some of those suspected or accused of wrong doing by moving them from parish to parish. The mistake that we cannot allow ourselves to make, is to view everyone who wears a priestly vestment as an abuser. Or make scapegoats in order to satisfy the insatiable needs of the tabloid press. There have been many men of the cloth who have lived the full term of their lives for the betterment of others, while we should be grateful for that; we cannot excuse in any way those who succumbed with relish to an evil ritual of daily child abuse. One man who left the priesthood in sheer frustration at getting no answers, (but who later died in a car accident in Germany having moved there), Fr Bruno Mulvill sent many letters to bishops including the papal nuncio Alibrandi in the late sixties regarding priest’s unhealthy behaviour in the company of children, but was stonewalled. The Rapho report because of its shortcomings has left a stain that says the Catholic Church has not finished accounting for its sins. Those within the church who hold commanding positions should be big and strong enough to say we fell short by a mile in safeguarding those children and parents who mistakenly thought there was safety within the confines of the church grounds. Bishop Diarmuid Martin has made a positive step in calling for an independent investigation into the Brendan Smith affair.If there is a hell in the form that we were led to believe in? May Brendan Smyth, Eugene Greene and his fellow abusers be damned to burn without forgiveness for perpetuity? Because in this world they are being harboured, and cared for instead of being thrown to the wolves and left to fend for themselves.Mise Le Meas J WoodsCOMMENT: VICTIMS OF EUGENE GREENE CAN HOLD THEIR HEADS HIGH was last modified: May 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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_imgCOUNTY STAR RYAN Bradley recovered from the World Tour of Donegal with Sam to come on as a sub as club team Buncrana saw off Burt.The seasiders had five points to spare in the end.And Ryan got a huge reception from fans of both clubs when he replaced Michael Gallagher. Said Ryan afterwards: “It was good to get the win with buncrana tonight. It was a tough game against Burt and it’s going to be another tough return leg for us.”Final score Buncrana 1-11 Burt 1-6.BuncranaNoel O’DonnellCalvin JonesSimon McGroryRonan DohertyKevin O’Loughlin (0-2)William McLaughlin (1-0)Adrian McColganPeter McLaughlin (0-1)Odhran Doherty (0-4)Michael GallagherPatrick McMyler (0-1)Oisin Doherty (0-1)Ryan CurrenGarbhan Friel (0-2)Darach O’ConnorSubs:Adrian Doherty for Darach O’ConnorRyan Bradley for Micheal GallagherJohn Doherty for Simon McGrory GAA: RYAN’S RETURN AS BUNCRANA BEAT BURT IN DERBY GAME was last modified: September 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: RYAN’S RETURN AS BUNCRANA BEAT BURT IN DERBY GAMElast_img read more

Farmers group grants honor to two teens

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Bromiley, daughter of Wayne and Debra Bromiley of Mojave and Deborah Bromiley of Lancaster, raised steer, pigs and lambs as well as working at Akal Animal Hospital. Castillo, daughter of Jose and Diana Castillo of Lancaster, raised steer, pigs, lambs and rabbits. Both credited their FFA adviser, Cindy Nelson, an agricultural teacher at Antelope Valley High School, in helping them attain their degrees. “We couldn’t have done it without the help and input that Mrs. Nelson gave us,” said Castillo. “Mrs. Nelson came to AVHS and encouraged students to strive and take chances in life,” added Bromiley. “She never gave up on us even when times got tough. She always stuck in and kept pushing us until we had accomplished our goal.” LANCASTER – Two Lancaster teens received the highest degree given by the Future Farmers of America at the 78th National Future Farmers of America Convention in Louisville, Ky. Sarah Denise Bromiley and Lindsay Marie Castillo, both members of the Lancaster FFA at Antelope Valley High School, received the American FFA Degree for their demonstration of leadership ability and achievements in agricultural business, production, processing or service. Of the nearly half-million FFA members, only 2,900, or about half of one percent, are so recognized. To be eligible for the degree, members must have earned and productively invested $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience in which they start, own or hold a professional position in an existing agricultural enterprise, as well as demonstrating outstanding leadership and community involvement. last_img read more


first_imgIFFPG, The national farm plastics recycling scheme, is providing over 220 bring-centre  locations nationwide this year where farmers can recycle the full range of farm plastics. Farmers are advised to bring their silage plastics in loose as usual to the bring-centres. The rate this year for silage plastics is €12 per half tonne with the label code.This  represents the most cost efficient recycling service.In county Donegal, IFFPG will conduct 10 Bring-centres spread right across the county.Nearly 750 farmers recycled plastic at these bring-centres and almost 600 tonnes of farm plastic was collected last year. A full list of our Bring-centres every year is on our web-site or alternatively you can LoCall 1890 300 444.In addition to silage plastics, IFFPG in partnership with Farm Plastics Recycling is also  collecting other farm waste plastics.These plastics include:Small fertilizer and feed bags, bulk bag LinersBulk fertilizer and feed bags (Liners to be removed),Chemical containers (triple rinsed)Netting and twine.In order to avail of this service, farmers should segregate plastics into the various  categories mentioned into used bulk bags.The recycling fee per bag at the bring-centre is €15 per bulk fertiliser sized bag.In 2014 IFFPG collected and recycled over 25,000 tonnes of farm plastics. IFFPG is confident that 2015 will be another very successful year, in terms of service to farmers.IFFPG ANNOUNCE RECYCLING DETAILS FOR DONEGAL FARMERS was last modified: June 11th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

Spiders Rappel Without Getting Dizzy

first_imgHow can spiders drop straight down their dragline silk without going into dizzying spins on the way down?  It’s because spider silk has “shape memory” and a resistance to twisting, due to its unique molecular structure.  Scientists tested three strong threads for shape memory: Kevlar thread, copper thread, and spider silk.  The winner was spider silk; it also retained its flexibility after multiple twists.  The report in Nature1 was summarized by Bjorn Carey on LiveScience.1Emile et al., “Biopolymers: Shape memory in spider draglines,” Nature 440, 621 (30 March 2006) | doi:10.1038/440621a.Too bad the Darwinists are in power; they bring science to a halt claiming, “evolution did it.”  (This is called the Darwin-of-the-gaps fallacy.)  Think of how rock climbers and rescue workers could benefit from studying the lowly spider from a design perspective.  If we could just learn a little intelligent design from these lowly organisms, we would advance civilization and bring biology out of the Darkwin Ages.(Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

A Passivhaus Project Wraps Up in Brooklyn

first_imgLast fall, the construction crew at 174 Grand Street in Brooklyn, a mixed-use building a few blocks from New York City’s East River, installed expanded polystyrene insulation on the exterior’s concrete masonry walls, and spent a lot of time double-checking for air leaks at seams and joints all over the shell.The project has since progressed to completion, and its remaining air leaks are likely to be very few and far between. We say that because this renovation was designed by architecture firm Loadingdock5 to bring the structure – with 900 sq. ft. of retail-workshop space on the ground floor and a 1,500-sq.-ft. three-bedroom, three-level residence above – to the Passivhaus performance standard.Loadingdock5 principals Sam Bargetz and Werner Morath (both of whom trained in Austria) announced the completion in March and touted the transformation as the first of four on the firm’s design-and-construction list that are aiming for Passivhaus performance. These projects will join a growing group of renovations and new builds in Brooklyn, including a recent restoration in the Park Slope neighborhood, and in the greater New York metropolitan area.The Grand Street building is in fact one of eight single-family and seven multifamily Passivhaus projects underway or completed in the region, according to NY Passive House, an affiliate of the National Passive House Alliance.The Loadingdock PH lineupWe’re waiting for a few performance details about 174 Grand (and an update on its interior dimensions), but on its website Loadingdock5 offers a few particulars, including the installation of 7 in. of expanded polystyrene insulation over the 8-in concrete-masonry-unit exterior walls. The construction team went with reversible windows from Austria-based Walch Windows, a Zehnder ComfoAir 350 energy-recovery ventilator, and a 1.5-ton Mitsubishi minisplit heat pump to handle the heating and cooling demand. Exterior blinds were installed on the south facade (the rear of the building) to avoid summer overheating.The other Passivhaus projects in the Loadingdock5 pipeline, all of which are in Brooklyn, include a retrofit of a 19th-century three-story house on Greenpoint Avenue that will be transformed into two apartments over ground-floor commercial space. Another work in progress is the retrofit of 228 Washington Avenue, a three-story landmark building whose figured cornice and bay windows went missing over the years but will be replaced during the renovation.The fourth project, which the design-and-construction team calls Haus, will be a new build – a four-story, seven-unit apartment house in the Greenpoint neighborhood that is aiming for Passivhaus performance on a relatively modest budget.Haus will be “a true Every Man experiment, and a good gauge of how reasonable it is to expect that even people with very modest budgets can build a Passive House. Let’s see how it will all work out,” Loadingdock5 says on its website.last_img read more