Muguruza accompanies the elderly during confinement

first_imgThe Spanish tennis participant Garbiñe Muguruza collaborated with the Fundación Caser in the phone help service for the elderly, that the firm lately activated in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Roland Garros (2016) and Wimbledon (2017) champion spoke “with Carmen Cortés, 70, an newbie participant and an incredible follower of the famend tennis participant, about the interest that unites each “, as reported by Caser. Garbiñe Muguruza, who’s an envoy for the firm, thus participated in the phone help service.The Caser Basis is offering help to a few of the teams most affected by the penalties of the pandemic. You will have enabled a cellphone service Geared toward folks over 70 years of age who’re confined alone of their properties and likewise a psychological help service for family of those that have died of the coronavirus or professionals who face irritating conditions on account of the pandemic.last_img read more

San Sebastian victorious over CDSL to earn a spot in the Elite Eight

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ As expected, the two undefeated schools in the group stages went toe to toe all throughout, with neither team leading by more than eight. The action remained intense with less than two minutes remaining in the ball game, as Stags star Michael Calisaan, who has struggled shooting from the field, made the most from the free throw line, sinking both of his charities to give SSC-R an 83-79 lead with 1:24 to play.With so much on the line, CDSL refused to go away lightly. Jan Dominic Formento nailed a three-point shot in the ensuing possession to pull within one, but in the end, San Sebastian executed when it mattered the most by making crucial plays and hitting from the charity stripe that enabled them to seal the victory.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 folkSSC-R’s starters, save for Calisaan, were all in double digits scoring wise for a combined 60 points, as total team effort managed to cover for their usually dependent forward’s struggles in the game.As a result of their win in the NCR Qualifiers, San Sebastian has earned a spot to play in the PCCL Elite Eight where other top-ranked squads will compete in a single elimination tournament format to determine the country’s one true National Champion! OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak The NCR Qualifiers of the 2017-18 Philippine Collegiate Champions League ended with a bang as the San Sebastian Stags triumphed over the Colegio de San Lorenzo Griffins, 90-85, in a highly entertaining game at the Jose Rizal University Gymnasium in Mandaluyong City Thursday afternoon, January 18.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Afflalo suspended 2 games for fighting with Bjelica Don’t forget to catch the latest league news and updates by visiting the official website at collegiatechampionsleague.netYou may also follow us on social media via Facebook and on Twitter @PCCLeague.ADVTADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Chinese Construction Turns ETU over Today

first_imgThe Chinese construction company, CNQC, is expected to turnover for dedication today the Chinese Ebola Treatment Unit, ETU, being constructed at the SKD Sports Complex in Paynesville.A local senior staff of the Chinese construction company, Amadou Kamara, speaking to reporters Monday, said the ETU is equipped with highly functional and complete supporting facilities.He said the 100-bed facility is expected to be manned by at least, 160-specialized medical personnel from China, in collaboration with their Liberian counterparts.                                             According to him, it will be very exciting that the ETU constructed by the Chinese Government has been completed to join into the fight against the deadly Ebola virus under the joint effort of the Chinese Peacekeeping Engineers and CNQC.At the same time, Mr. Kamara has expressed satisfaction over the level of cordiality among local staff and their Chinese counterparts.He said despite the slow pace in the country’s economy due to the widespread Ebola, CNQC has never relented to pay them their regular salaries.CNQC, a major Chinese Construction Company in the country, has undertaken several major construction projects including the Ministry of Health, Grand Royal Hotel, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Congestion at Port Kaituma waterfront to be addressed

first_imgThe Region One (Barima-Waini) Administration is looking to convert an abandoned bond in Central Port Kaituma into a market, to relocate some of the vendors from the community’s congested waterfront.Region One Chairman Brentnol Ashley said the Regional Administration was working to bring order to the waterfront by relocating some of the vendors who ply their trade in the area.“We are hoping to between 2016 and early 2017, we can have the organising of the Port Kaituma waterfront, because, it is congested, and most of the structures that are there are illegal,” Ashley told the Government Information Agency (GINA).Region One Chairman Brentnol AshleyThe Chairman added that many of the vendors in the area are those who did not “have the permission to construct, nor do they have the lease for the lands that they want to construct on”.Ashley explained to GINA that the Region’s Administration would work with the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) to relocate the vendors, with serious consideration being given to the use of the old abandoned Barama Company bond, and the unused large cassava mills for their placement.“One of the things is to work with the NDC, and the NDC to work with the people,” Ashley said. “… we cannot displace people, and we have nowhere to put them, and so in central Port Kaituma, there is a clear brick bond that the Barama company would have built some time ago, that was abandoned. The RDC is going to work with the NDC and also the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to see how best we could resuscitate that bond and make it into a market for the people so they can move from that area and, hence, give us the space to make a better plan for the community,” Ashley said.The NDC has already informed the vendors of the move to bring order to the waterfront.“I know for a fact that the NDC would have met with the people at the greens market, the stallholders at the bus stop, and they would have started writing letters to various persons informing them (of the relocation). This most likely will be the way forward and to advise them that they would have the time to ensure that they dismantle, and at the same time, looking at ways and places that we could correct the situation,” Ashley said.As a result of the congestion of vendors at the waterfront, the flow of traffic in the area is greatly affected. The area also suffers from flooding, owing to drains clogged by the careless disposal of waste from the market or vendors constructing structures over the drains.last_img read more

Knights of Columbus Flyers to host tournament next weekend

first_imgMaking the trip to Fort St. John next weekend will be teams from Williams Lake, Whitehorse, St. Albert, Peace River, and Southside Edmonton.All games will be played at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Below are the round robin games for the KOC Flyers:November 29: KOC Flyers v.s. Whitehorse 9 p.m.- Advertisement -November 30: KOC Flyers v.s. Williams Lake 11:45 a.m.November 30: KOC Flyers v.s. Southside Edmonton 7:15 p.m.The playoff round will begin on Sunday starting at 9:45 a.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

PPP to pursue resuscitation of Amaila Falls Hydro Project

first_imgThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has rolled out its energy plan which includes not only a significant reduction in costs, but some 400 megawatt (MW) capacity – which is more than double the less than 200 MW that is currently being generated.This was revealed by the Party’s General Secretary and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, on Thursday at his weekly press conference.His comments come as the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) continues to grapple with the provision of reliable energy due to the shortfall of its capacity. In fact, only last week the power company complained of a generation shortfall at the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System (DBIS) as a result of unforeseen occurrences and generation/operational issues.Days later, it announced that GPL was proceeding with a power purchase deal with Giftland Mall for the provision of some five megawatts of power to feed into the national grid. But the power company subsequently disclosed that it is unable to purchase power from any private company because of its existing licence and the country’s laws.While Government has been talking about amending the laws to pave way for buying electricity from private companies, Jagdeo said this situation is as a result of the coalition Government’s lack of vision for the sector.“If you talk to them, they’re clueless… The ability to conceptualise or implement things is missing from this government,” he contended.The Opposition Leader went on to blast the coalition for scrapping the Amaila Falls Hydro Project (AFHP), which he noted would have brought in some 160 megawatts of renewable power into the national grid by mid-2017.“They killed that and they said they’re going to do solar, wind… [But] so far, they’ve done very little in bringing in new capacity,” he noted.The AFHP, which was initiated under the PPP Administration, was continually blocked by the then APNU and AFC combined Opposition while controlling the National Assembly by a one-seat majority.The AFHP would have assisted GPL to get adequate electricity supply, thus, providing cheaper and more reliable power to citizens and businesses. But the Norway-funded project was scrapped and Government has diverted its US$80 million funding, which Guyana has earned for sustaining its rainforests to absorb global carbon emissions, to a 100 megawatt solar energy project.However, Jagdeo, a former President, said that if the PPP returns to office at the upcoming elections, then resuscitation of the Amaila Falls Project would be among its top priorities for the energy sector.“Our plan is resuming discussions on Amaila. Immediately, starting to move forward on that project but recognising that that project will take some time into the future because it will take about four to five years to be completed. You can wait on that to bring in power now – base load,” he acknowledged.To this end, the General Secretary said that the PPP administration will move on to a gas power plant, which it believes could be done easily. However, while will be bring another 20 megawatt into the system, he stressed that it will not come into fruition until maybe 2021. As such, they will have to rely on fossil fuel initially to stabilise power supply in the country and bring an end to the constant blackouts.“So immediately, we move to fossil fuel and then the medium term – well by 2021 – to get to the gas fire power plant and then the hydro in about four years. That should put over 400 megawatts of new power [into the grid]. Right now, we generating under 200 megawatts, so that [400 megawatts] will allow us to do street lights, it will allow us to reduce the cost of electricity significantly and it will allow us to do a number of other things both for household and [commercial purposes],” he stated.Parallel to this, Jagdeo added, the PPP plans to improve transmission as well as the isolated grids, which will have either wind power or solar.Another project he said his party will resume is the residential solar panel project for hinterland communities. He noted that the current project that Government is rolling out giving hinterland communities internet is being funded with US$17 million that the PPP has left in place for ICT development in the Hinterland. That money was also from the Norwegian Fund.“But now they’re doing it with the money and calling it their own,” he posited.The Opposition Leader disclosed that under the previous PPP administration, 100 of the 215 hinterland communities had already been identified and major areas were wired for the establishment of commercial solar panels. In fact, he noted that they had even started the procurement of the solar panels when government changed in 2015.Nevertheless, he said the PPP will resume this initiative.“So we have a combination, a suite of measures that will deal with the power situation. Everything is planned already,” he declared.last_img read more

PRRD still looking for building bylaw feedback before vote

first_imgThen, despite reservations from several directors, it was repealed later that year, with the debate then moving forward through several legislative twists and turns.Eventually the board opted to return to the original bylaw, but with a provision for a vote, in the four Rural Electoral Areas, with a combined population of just over 20,000 people, or about 35 per cent of the PRRD’s total population.Mr. Cvik says it’s important to understand, that although this feedback process has been described as a referendum, this particular issue involves a regulatory bylaw and therefore cannot be the subject of a referendum. Staff of the Peace River Regional District continues to gather information to obtain the opinion of the electorate in the four rural electoral areas regarding the current building inspection process.Chief Administrative Officer Chris Cvik says current plans still call for staff to present a feedback report to the PRRD Board in November.At that time, it’s expected the directors will finally come up with a definitive decision regarding the future of the Building Bylaw for the largest regional district in the province.- Advertisement -It’s been the subject of a long debate, which has yet to result in a solution putting to rest the divisions over inspection service.Last month PRRD staff sent out a letter to member municipalities, fire departments, banks, insurance companies, construction associations, and the regions school districts, requesting feedback of impact, if the board’s final determination is to discontinue the bylaw’s building inspection component.The dispute has roots dating back about two decades, but it took the PRRD’s centre stage, when a new bylaw was implemented in March of 2013.Advertisementlast_img read more

Schneiderlin credits wife for turnaround in Everton fortunes

first_img0Shares0000France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin credits his wife Camille in helping him revive his flagging career and popularity with the fans at Everton © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 10 – France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin says his wife Camille helped him revive his career at Premier League side Everton after his popularity with the fans plumbed the depths last season.The 28-year-old — who joined Everton from Manchester United in 2017 for a reported £20 million ($25.8 million) — became a focal point for fans’ anger as despite millions being spent under manager Ronald Koeman they failed to spark. However, Schneiderlin — who had flourished under Koeman at his first English club, Southampton — told The Times on Monday that Camille gave him some sound advice after he was roundly booed by the Everton fans when he was sent on as a substitute against Crystal Palace in February this year.His image with them had been tarnished by a nightmare few days in November.He was sent off in a Europa League match with Lyon and then dropped for the following game against Watford by interim manager David Unsworth, who had filled the breach when Koeman was sacked, with rumours that he had walked off the training ground in a huff when he was omitted from the matchday squad.“My wife is very supportive of me,” Schneiderlin said.“She said: ‘You have to show them who you are.’“Maybe it was a time to look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘Why? Why did this happen?’.”Schneiderlin, capped 15 times, said it helped him also talking to his inner circle as they pulled no punches either.“As well as my wife, I had a long chat with my best friends, my parents, my agent,” he said.“They are not the type of guys who say, ‘Oh Morgan, you are the most beautiful. Oh Morgan, you are the best.’“They say (honest) things to me. I agreed with them. I didn’t have the best season.”Schneiderlin, who has one assist to his name this season in three league appearances after having none to his credit last term in 30 matches, says the fans wrongly gained the impression that he was not dedicated to the club.“It eats me like crazy because the most frustrating thing is that image is not myself,” he said.“I am an honest guy who works very, very hard.“I can have a bad game, or a bad performance, but putting that on me that I don’t give a shit, I don’t care — that is not who I am.”Schneiderlin, who began his professional career at French outfit Strasbourg before then second-tier side Southampton purchased him in 2008, says he feels comfortable with current Everton manager Marco Silva.“I knew I had to work twice, maybe three times as hard as anyone else because I knew some people and some fans would see me in a different way,” he said.“That is what I said to the manager. I said I was prepared to do that and that was what I have done.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Angels work deal with Donnelly

first_imgReliever Brendan Donnelly avoided arbitration with the Angels on Wednesday, agreeing to an $950,000, one-year contract. The 34-year-old right-hander went 9-3 with a 3.72 ERA in a career-high 65 appearances last season, earning $420,000. He requested $1.05 million in arbitration on Tuesday and was offered $850,000. Donnelly pitched in the minors for 10 seasons before making his big league debut with the Angels in 2002. He has a 17-8 record with a 2.57 ERA and four saves in 214 appearances all in relief. The Angels had six other players eligible for arbitration but reached agreements with all of them Chone Figgins, Juan Rivera, John Lackey, Jose Molina, Francisco Rodriguez and Scot Shields. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Glendale toasts its 100th

first_imgGLENDALE – Hundreds of people came out Saturday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the city’s incorporation, despite rain that moved part of the festivities inside the Glendale Civic Center. Visitors munched on free hotdogs, watched ethnic dance performances, and perused displays outlining the history of the Jewel City and such longtime businesses as Forest Lawn and Bob’s Big Boy restaurant. “It is a wonderful, wonderful city,” said Nicole Vasquez, 25, who was born and raised in Glendale. She came to the celebration with her husband, Ismael Hernandez, 31, and their son, Donovan, 6. “I feel safe here in Glendale and everything is close. The schools are very good; I see a good future for kids here.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Rene Monchanin, 83, who has lived in Glendale since 1954, agreed that the city is friendly and safe but said he missed the clear view of the mountains he had when he first moved here. “I liked the way it was – not so congested,” he said, a little wistfully. “Driving around Glendale is becoming a chore.” Out in the parking lot, Glendale Police Sgt. Lewie Guay was doing his part to make traffic safer. He watched as a woman wearing special goggles intended to simulate alcohol-impaired vision demolished an orange traffic cone while trying to steer a golf cart around an obstacle course. “Hey, lady! You ran over my mailbox,” Guay called out, while a trio of children chortled on the sidelines. Guay said the program is particularly popular for teenagers at prom time and can become a real eye-opener for young drivers, particularly when they learn the goggles simulate a person who’s well below the legal limit for intoxication. Kathy and Richard Krause, 57 and 63, both of Glendale, were among 20 people who took an early morning tour of the Alex Theatre, which was built in 1925 and was restored by the city in the early 1990s. Although she hadn’t been to the theater in recent years, Kathy Krause recalled buying pastries after school at a local bakery and then catching a matinee at the theater with a girlfriend, and, in later years, going with her husband. “Everyone needs a place to go to that stirs the old memories,” she said. Alex Executive Director Barry McComb noted the theater has been at the center of the city’s history from the boom years in the 1920s, when it presented silent films and vaudeville performances, to today, now hosting everything from live shows to private weddings. “It continues to be an important part of the community,” he said. Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more