How to help the Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s very crucial, please keep praying for her. If the bone marrow transplant is successful, I’m sure she will come back again on the table tennis arena and proudly carry our flag again,’’ added Ledesma, who recently organized the Lariba Cup, a fund-raiser intended for Lariba.Ryu also donated a huge box of brand-new table tennis balls to the PTTF worth roughly $3,000 and gave Lariba a South Korean jersey with the signatures and messages from all the members of the Korean team.Ryu said the Korean team is open to a fund-raising activity where they would play an exhibition match against top Filipino table netters for Lariba’s benefit.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IOC Korea Representative and former 2004 Athens Olympic gold medalist Seung Min Ryu (second from left) and Korean Table Tennis Association officials pay visit to Philippine’s first ever Olympian table tennis player Ian Lariba. CONTRIBUTED PHOTORio De Janeiro Olympian Ian “Yanyan’” Lariba personally received words of encouragement from South Korean Olympic champion Ryu Seung-min before she goes through a high-risk bone marrow transplant.Ryu, the International Olympic Committee’s representative to South Korea, visited Lariba at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City on Monday and handed out the financial assistance from the members of the Korean national table tennis squad.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Kevin Ferrer hoping to return to action for Ginebra by Friday OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lariba, the first Filipino table netter to wear the national colors in the Olympics, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia five months ago and will go under knife on Saturday.“I’m here to support Lariba in her fight against her ailment. I couldn’t believe she’s sick, she smiled all the time,’’ said Ryu, who met Lariba during last year’s Rio Games with Lariba’s coach, Kwon Mi Sook.“I believe she will come back soon and play with us,’’ added the table tennis men’s singles gold medalistin the 2004 Athens Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogApart from the $3,000 donation of the Koreans, Philippine Table Tennis Federation president Ting Ledesma said the International Table Tennis Federation, the world governing body in the sport, has also committed $20,000 inn monetary aid.“This news is already known all over the world with table tennis enthusiasts from other countries helping her,’’ said Ledesma. “Ryu’s visit will boost Yanyan’s confidence for this Saturday’s bone marrow transplant.’’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide DAY6 is for everybody Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene
Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Showdown for the ages 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 LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Ozil criticized the German football federation, its president, fans and media for what he regarded as racism in how people with Turkish roots were treated. He defended the Erdogan meeting.Erdogan told Turkish journalists on Tuesday he spoke to Ozil on Monday. He said in Ankara it’s “truly unacceptable that a young man who has given everything to the German national team and has contributed to its success is facing such a racist attitude because of his religion.”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’The Turkish Football Federation also issued a statement, saying it “offers its full support” to Ozil and his family. It also condemned “the treatment, threats and derogatory messages” against Ozil and asked the football community to stand united against “racism and intolerance.” MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? FILE – In this file photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, poses for a photo with Arsenal soccer player Mesut Ozil in London. Germany midfielder Ozil has announced his retirement from international soccer, alleging racial discrimination. (Presidential Press Service/Pool via AP, File)ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he spoke with Mesut Ozil after the midfielder’s retirement from playing for Germany. He decried the “racist attitude” Ozil faces.Ozil announced his international retirement on Sunday, weeks after Germany’s first-round World Cup exit. He was criticized for posing for photos with Erdogan before the tournament and Turkish elections.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
Stakeholders in livestock production in Liberia have expressed need for a policy that will enhance livestock development in the country.The stakeholders raised the concern Thursday, May 15, at a one-day consultative meeting held at the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and was convened by the international non-governmental organization, BRAC-Liberia.Stakeholders attending the meeting included officials of the MoA and those from the private sector, who had gathered to review and and obtain inputs from the National Livestock Policy of Liberia.In his presentation, Prof. M. Golam Shahi Alam, international consultant at BRAC-Liberia, said the sector can contribute immensely to food security, economic growth and wealth creation in the country, provided there is a regulation to guide the sector.According to him, animal health and veterinary services play significant roles in the sector and, as such, there is a need to implement the policy in line with Office International des Epizooties (OIE) and World Trade Organization (WTO).The World Organization (formerly the Office International des Epizooties (OIE)) is the world organization for animal health.Alam, who is a professor at the Bangladesh University of Agriculture, said the Veterinary Public Health section (VPH) needs to ensure food safety, control of zoonotic disease, meat inspection and abattoir management, which he said is very poor in Liberia.He, however, indicated that the limited VPH division/section in the Bureau of National Livestock (BNL) lacks manpower as well as funding and laboratory facilities.“No legal framework to implement the mandate imposed,” he noted.The Bangladesh professor explained that VPH needs to participate in the process to regionalized disease control for increasing international market access and ensuring human health safety.He asserted that Liberia has laws and regulation to cover a few areas, but the regulatory framework and implementation is still weak.However, prof. Alam said the institutions (BNL/MOA) are responsible for drafting and implementing laws and regulations in the sector.At the same time, Prof. Alam said marketing of livestock products needs to be regulated, especially on the importations of the product, which according to him has bad impact on local producers as well as subsidy on animal feeds, vaccine, drugs and other things.For his part, Joseph Anderson, Director of Animal Health Services acknowledged BRAC-Liberia for briefing them on the issues and hoped that they will come up with a policy to regulate the sector.Director Anderson told participants that MOA has a Veterinary Department, but nobody is interested in the profession.He said regulating the sector will guide the protection of livestock, farmers and investors, and equally address food security.Mr. Anderson also urged participants to provide their inputs as they are establishing a national document for them.Participants at the one-day stakeholders meeting thanked MOA and BRAC for such an initiative.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The father of a twenty-nine year old man, who is slowly dying as a result of a blocked throat, is calling on philanthropists and other well meaning Liberians to help save his son’s life.Kelvin Duo, a nursing student at the Monrovia Bible College Nursing School, has been suffering from the condition for the past two months. He suffers from Esophageal Stenosis, a blockage of the throat as a result of scars from sores caused by mistakenly drinking caustic soda.After seeking medical attention at various health facilities in the country, the Duo family is now losing hope because their son’s condition is not improving. This is because the operation that is needed to save Kelvin’s life cannot be performed in the country. This has prompted Kelvin’s worried father, Kaplah Duo, to solicit assistance while there is still hope, if funds are available, to seek treatment out of country as doctors have advised.Speaking to the Daily Observer over the weekend at the GHIAL Foundation Health Facility in Paynesville, Mr. Duo said “Nothing comes or goes out of Kelvin’s throat because the passage has been blocked by scars, a condition which has now worsened.”Kelvin’s sad story began on January 26 this year when he mistakenly drank a cup of diluted caustic soda that was mistakenly placed where the drinking water gallons are usually located in the living room at his home in the Outland Community in Paynesville.He was immediately taken the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital where the esophageal and intestinal sores were treated and cured; however, a much more difficult condition has emerged.Medical experts, including Dr. Dopoe, a veteran ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist, has therefore advised that he be taken out of the country for further surgical operation. According to Mr. Duo, Dr. Dopoe recommended Ghana as the nearest country that such a procedure could be performed.“Time is no longer in Kelvin’s favor and I am worried, because something needs to be done immediately to take him out of the country for surgical treatment,” he said.“My son is gradually losing his life and medical experts have advised that he be taken out of the country for further treatment because no facility in the country has the equipment for such an operation, although there are experts here who could perform such an operation.”He is calling on foreign and local philanthropists, as well as members of the Nimba Legislative Caucus to come to the aid of his son, who he described as a “talented young man with great potential.” The surgery, if is to be performed in Ghana, would cost US$10,000 including accommodation and other fees, Duo told the Daily Observer. “I want to call on every well meaning Liberian and foreign resident as well as business entities to help us; we are gradually losing hope and we are only looking for someone to come forward and help us,” he said.But for anyone who might want to render any assistance, Mr. Duo can be reached at 0886906097. You can also contact the Daily Observer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The La Penitence Market area is finally undergoing rehabilitation for a much-needed facelift after many complaints from vendors and consumers over the years.The La Penitence MarketThe renovation was confirmed on Monday by Georgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine during a brief interview with Guyana Times.Vendors who ply their trade at the facility shared their satisfaction that the works have finally materialised. One such person, Pamela Khelawan explained that while the rehabilitative works would affect their trade for a couple of weeks, they would upgrade the aesthetics of the marketplace.On a normal day, customers are greeted by makeshift shacks just a few feet away from the roadway, clustered within a small space.“For the first couple days, we have to get accustomed to what will be happening and so on, but I’m happy that they start. We calling for them to do something long now, ‘cause something happening at all the markets except this one,” she posited.She is most pleased that the unsanitary condition of the bazaar will be addressed, among other things, to hopefully put an end to the rodent infestation.“We have rats coming in … because people don’t have nowhere to throw the garbage and that’s what causing it. That’s one of the biggest problems right now. If we get a good place to put the garbage, then we mightn’t get this problem,” Khelawan told this publication.The merchant is also hoping that better utility services can be provided once the area is completely revamped. In the past, clean water supply and stable electrical units were lacking, making it somewhat difficult to sell produce and other merchandise. Furthermore, reliable security is a necessity.Back in April, projects were tendered for four markets to be upgraded. La Penitence was on the list, with some $14 million set aside to commence the works.For the Kitty Market, $25 million was pledged to complete the project. The Communities Ministry had said that the scope of works included construction of 15 external stalls, the sanitary block, and the administrative office, inclusive of a revenue collection section.Bourda and East Ruimveldt are another two markets that are in dire need of rehabilitative works; many of the marketplaces within the capital city have been condemned for their deplorable state. Further, petty crimes are also prevalent.
The Trackers conclude their regular season on Friday night against the Grande Prairie Storm. The Trackers found themselves down 2-1 at one point in the first period of Saturday’s game. The Trackers would score twice in the final five minutes however to lead 3-2 after 20 minutes.They increased their lead to 5-2 before Slave Lake closed to within two goals midway through the frame. The Trackers blew the game open from that point on. They added four goals before the period was out and took a 9-4 lead to the dressing room.The Trackers would go on to score twice in the third to take the 11-4 win.- Advertisement -Goals in the game were scored by Ryan Friesen (2), Matthew Apsassin (2), Alex Hanson, Brandon Howard, Jarrett Malchow, Nolan Lagace, Wes Shipton, and Layne Hunter.Sunday the teams met once more and the game was a lot more even as there was no score after 40 minutes. Slave Lake found the back of the net first 29 seconds into the frame but it was all Trackers the rest of the way as they scored four unanswered goals.Goals in Sunday’s tilt were scored by Wes Shipton, Jarrett Malchow, Jarrett Malchow, and Brysan Eklund.Advertisement
EAST WHITTIER – When Scott Avenue Elementary School teacher Margaret Fitzsimons reflects back on her career, it’s the little moments that stand out in her mind: a brief comment from a child in class, meaningful contact with a parent, or much-needed advice from a seasoned colleague. “When I think back on all the children I’ve come in contact with over the years and how much I’ve learned from those I’ve worked with, it’s amazing,” said Fitzsimons, 47, a first-grade teacher who has worked at Scott Avenue for 19 years. “You just learn so much from everyone.” But her co-workers and bosses say Fitzsimons is the one who brings the most to her job – from making sure her students feel valued in the classroom to serving as a master teacher at her school for beginning teachers. That’s why Fitzsimons was named the 2006-07 Teacher of the Year for the East Whittier City School District, officials said. “She’s really calm and positive and flexible when faced with the daily challenges of teaching,” said Scott Avenue Principal Joan Weiss. “What’s really special about her is that she has the ability to reach the whole child, to build self-esteem as well as academics,” Weiss added. “Her classroom has a community environment, where everyone is valued for his or her own unique self.” Fitzsimons was born in England and raised in Southern California. She earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Fayetteville University in North Carolina and a master’s degree in early childhood education from the University of South Carolina. “I was so surprised and really kind of humbled by it when they called me,” Fitzsimons said of the Teacher of the Year honor. “I didn’t expect it, but of course, I’m very excited about it.” Fitzsimons is also a kindergarten mentor teacher for the district and a provider for the state’s Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment program at Scott Avenue. “I’ve always thought that teaching was a calling or a craft,” she said. “And if I gain more experience as a teacher, I almost feel obligated to share what I know.” Fitzsimons also serves as a mentor to local high school students who are considering education professions. “I appreciate being able to show them what the job is really like – it’s about letting the children’s performance guide the instruction,” she said. “And to make sure \ are understanding or have the foundation for future knowledge.” email@example.com (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Back in the late 1970s, when Kim Zahnow was a Weber State cheerleader, a basketball player fancied her, and eventually the two were married. Twenty-six years later, that same player called Weber State athletic director Jerry Graybeal and recommended Randy Rahe for the Wildcats’ vacant men’s basketball coaching position. “I’m happy for (Rahe), and in some way, doing the right thing may end up biting me from behind here,” said Howland, who graduated from the Ogden, Utah, school in 1979. “I hope not. I’ve known Randy for probably 15 years. He’s very good.” The Bruins (26-5) lost the top seed in the West with their first-round loss to California in the Pacific-10 Conference tournament (Kansas is the West’s top seed), but it set up a number of potentially juicy matchups along the road to Atlanta, site of the Final Four. UCLA opens against Howland’s alma mater, and could play the winner of No. 7 seed Indiana vs. No. 10 seed Gonzaga. Not only did Howland begin his coaching career as a graduate assistant with the ‘Zags, but the Bruins rallied from 17 points down to beat the Bulldogs in the regional semifinals last March. And there is also a possible Sweet 16 meeting in San Jose with Howland’s other favorite team, No. 3 seed Pittsburgh, where he coached before UCLA. “I’m not surprised by it. I don’t chuckle, but I’m not surprised by it,” Howland said. That player, now in his fourth season as UCLA’s coach, is Ben Howland, who remains very much in touch with his Wildcats roots. So when the NCAA tournament selection committee matched No. 2 seed UCLA and No. 15 Weber State in the first round of the West regional Thursday in Sacramento (tipoff is slated for 4:25 p.m.), Howland admitted seeing the irony, even if he didn’t see the humor in it. “CBS is paying a lot of money to telecast the NCAA tournament, about $700 to $800 million a year over the lifetime of the deal … so, of course, if good TV is available, it’s going to be more commanding to viewership.” More pressing than the connect-the-dots lineage of Howland’s basketball career is the mindset of his Bruins, whose confidence remains shaken after they dropped their past two games to non-NCAA participants Washington and Cal. “I would say 90 percent (is the confidence level),” Bruins sophomore Alfred Aboya said. “We need just a couple more days to boost it to 100 percent.” Aboya said UCLA’s confidence was “really low” after the Pac-10 tournament loss, and Howland began to rebuild it during Saturday’s practice. Arron Afflalo, UCLA’s All-American guard, said Howland altered his practice set-up of starters against reserves. Afflalo and point guard Darren Collison were on one side, and power forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and wing Josh Shipp on the other. “We had a very hard practice, and it feels like we’re a winning team again,” Afflalo said. “It was real competitive, very intense. Coach mixed up the teams and it made it very competitive.” Certainly, getting a win will build confidence, but the Bruins face a team that improved dramatically from the beginning of the season and a program known for pulling first-round upsets. The Wildcats, who were 10-18 last season and have 10 first-year players, are well-versed in NCAA upset lore. As a 14th seed, they defeated North Carolina in 1999 and Michigan State in 1995. “Pretty much anybody that plays against UCLA has to look at them as mighty UCLA,” said Pepperdine transfer David Patten, who is scoring a team-high 14.4 points per game. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607 160Want 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 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Diego Hickey lifted a bucket filled with used paint rollers, brushes and wet paper towels and tossed it into a trash bin in front of the Whittier Area First Day Coalition homeless shelter. Then he went back to work. Hickey, 18, who has lived at the shelter for a month after having problems at home, joined about 50 Home Depot volunteers in an ambitious effort to make over the shelter on Tuesday. “I love it here, it’s awesome,” said Hickey. “With all the work being done it will be even more awesome.” The effort was a Home Depot community project, where a local store selects a nonprofit organization that supports the community and supplies volunteers, materials and labor to spruce it up. The project was set in motion last spring by Andrea Avila, executive associate at First Day, after she learned Home Depot volunteers had painted a school in La Habra. “We haven’t had much done since we opened four years ago. We have cement floors in our community room, a broken table upstairs where we serve coffee and blankets over the windows where our residents sleep,” she said. “So it sounded like an amazing project for our building.” She applied to the Home Depot in Whittier to get the work done and after workers did a tour, they selected it for the project earlier this year. “We saw that it needed help and that what they do is important, caring for the homeless and helping them find jobs,” said Nyela Hart, human resources manager for the Home Depot in Whittier. It cost Home Depot about $5,000 for the materials. First Day pitched in $5,000 more to get more work done at the facility. After preparing the building for the makeover on Monday, volunteers from Home Depot stores in Whittier, La Mirada, Pico Rivera and Industry showed up early Tuesday to paint walls, fix toilets and add shelves, cupboards and counters, shower partitions and mirrors in 26 rooms. Volunteers from Uptown Flooring in Whittier also put in new flooring to cover the cement floors. Little work was done on the two areas where about 42 men and women stay each night because that requires special permits from the city, Avila said. But new blinds were added to windows near where they sleep. Once the work was done late Tuesday, residents carried desks, chairs and tables back into the shelter. “A lot of us have lost our jobs and our homes, so having all this new stuff around will lift our spirits and give us hope,” Hickey said. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We’ve been pretty slow like everyone else. We had close to three inches of rain the other day. I’ve lost track of all the gloomy, rainy cloudy days but one day and one night it never stopped raining. We got some higher winds but nothing that caused damage.The wheat looks good and is greening up some but it is behind like the grass and the trees. Normally we start seeing leaves the first week of April and there are no leaves on our trees down this way. I think everything is behind and waiting for some warm weather to start growing.I’m getting everything ready. We are cleaning fence line and doing all of those little things so whenever that window opens we can just hammer down. It is frustrating to be in the first part of April and be so wet.I have a little bit of wheat by a creek — we have some lower bottoms by a couple of big creeks. With that bottom ground we get high organic matter but we also get a lot of flooding. We had one whole wheat field under water for a day. There is still a little ponding there and some yellow spots, but nothing that I think is going to hurt the yield too much. We did topdress that wheat when it got a little drier. Hopefully we haven’t lost too much nitrogen. I think we are fine because we used an N inhibitor.I am a big believer in early planting. We have two planters so we can plant corn and beans at the same time. I think we can raise pretty good beans because we plant early. There has only been one time I can remember that frost has gotten the beans. When the soil temperature is right and conditions are right, we’ll plant. Any time around April 10 when things are right we will roll, but there is no way we will get out there by April 10.The cover crops are starting to grow a little and green up. We got the rye on late. We can’t plant now but we have crimson clover and rye coming up. They are starting to grow and you like to have something growing out there when you can’t do anything. The planters are hooked up and we are ready.