Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES “If I won’t be able to play, I won’t force it. I still trust my teammates that they can get the job done,” he said, as he is set to have his MRI on Wednesday.Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera also shared that Salado’s status for the game against Perpetual remains up in the air, saying, “Hopefully, he can play. But with or without him, we have to be ready.”The Chiefs resume their Final Four drive on Thursday against the Altas before wrapping up their eliminations assignment next week against Mapua. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 The speedy playmaker hurt his knee after RK Ilagan fell on him with 8:22 remaining in the fourth quarter, prompting the Chiefs to take him back to the bench.READ: Salado the hero as Arellano repulses JRU in OT FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThough Salado expressed his willingness to finish the game off, the pop he heard was enough to scare him off and keep him in the sidelines. “I heard something earlier so I didn’t force it. I don’t want to make it worse,” he said.He refused to go back to the dugout as he wanted to watch his teammates fight with their season hanging in the balance. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene With EAC’s season all but over, Onwubere hopes to go out on a high note Much to Salado’s delight, Michael Cañete, Levi Dela Cruz, and Zach Nicholls picked up the slack as Arellano pulled off the stunner to stay alive in the NCAA Season 93 Final Four race.With the Chiefs going up 7-9 and forcing a tie with the Golden Stags at fifth place, the Cagayan de Oro native bared that it motivates him to suit up in the team’s last two games as they hope to make a belated run to the playoffs.READ: Salado repays team’s trust with clutch performance“With what’s happening, I need to work to help our Final Four chances. But I’m happy that my teammates stepped up,” he said. “I want to come back because our last two games are important ones.”But if things don’t go his way, Salado said that he’ll gladly be the team’s biggest booster moving forward.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kent Salado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKent Salado is hoping for the best after injuring his right knee in Arellano’s 85-79 victory against San Sebastian on Tuesday.“I believe that I can still play. I just hope there won’t be any tears because if there is, there should be swelling. It’s still hurting. I just wish it was just hyperextended because nothing is swelling,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
The Stingrays, along with other clubs from across the region will be at the event. The meet gets underway bright and early Saturday morning at 6 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. The pool will be open to the public from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. that day.On Sunday, members of the swim clubs will be at the pool from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Public swimming will then commence from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.All other pool programs for the weekend have been cancelled.- Advertisement –
Fifteen local projects have successfully secured a share of €820,000 approved for Donegal under the LEADER Programme. Donegal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) has this week approved funding for projects ranging from self-catering accommodation, supporting small SME’s, village development initiatives, water quality improvement, supporting family resource services and development of new tourism facilities.Donegal LCDC is supported by Donegal County Council and is tasked with the delivery of the LEADER Rural Development Programme in Donegal under the Local Action Group or LAG. The LEADER Programme runs from 2014 to 2020 and aims to improve the quality of life in rural areas encouraging diversification of economic activity in rural areas with almost €13m allocated to Donegal under this Programme.In Donegal the programme focuses on a number of key areas including Economic Development, Enterprise Development and Job Creation, Social Inclusion and Rural Environment.Cllr Martin McDermott, Chairperson of Donegal LCDC praised the work of the LCDC and its implementing partners in supporting a diverse range of strategic projects in the county saying: “I am delighted to see this level of funding being allocated to a range for strategic projects across the county.Cllr McDermott continued: “These projects will have an important role to play in creating jobs, promoting economic development while at the same time meeting the needs of the people living in various parts of the county and I am encouraging local community groups and small business owners to come forward with ideas and proposals for funding under the programme by contacting their local implementing body.” This funding programme is administered by four implementing partners in Donegal including Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC), Inishowen Development Partnership, Údarás na Gaeltachta and Comhar na nOileán and the final decisions on project funding rests with the Donegal LCDC Local Action Group supported by Donegal County Council.€820,000 approved for Donegal projects under LEADER fund was last modified: December 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
The Daily Mail report that manager Mark Hughes will get a £1m bonus if he keeps QPR in the Premier League.Hughes’ assistants Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki are also said to be in line for big rewards if Rangers stay up.Former Manchester United forward Teddy Sheringham has told the Daily Mirror he believes QPR could do his old team a favour.United will secure the title if they win their final match of the season and Manchester City don’t beat Rangers.Sheringham said: “The season has had many twists and turns to it, so who knows?”“QPR need to get a result to be safe and Bolton could go to Stoke and win and overtake QPR. So they have to have the mindset to go to Manchester and know that they need to get a draw.“We will keep our fingers crossed that there might be one more little twist in the tail.”Meanwhile, Chelsea are looking to beat Liverpool and Tottenham to the signing of Partizan Belgrade’s 18-year-old attacking midfielder Lazar Markovic, according to the Daily Mail.Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant, currently coaching Partizan, is understood to have recommended Markovic, who earned his first cap for Serbia in February.Partizan are said to want around £16m and would also like to have him back on loan.The Sun report that David Luiz is set to return to action against Blackburn this weekend.The Chelsea defender, who has been out with a hamstring problem, is aiming to prove his fitness in time for the Champions Leage final. Will QPR get a point at Man City? Click here to voteClick here for Thursday’s QPR quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
What a difference a week makes.Flashback to June 19 and the Humboldt Crabs, victims of their second shutout loss in three games, were staring at a 5-9 record.And it wasn’t hard to pinpoint why, with an offense managing — apart from two blowout wins against some arguably lesser competition in the Redding Colt 45s — just over two runs per game and a defense giving up nearly three times that number.Today, barely a week removed from a 7-0 road loss to the Healdsburg Prune Packers, the Crabs are …
Vodacom’s new Innovation Centre hasbeen awarded a six-star Green Star SArating – the first building in South Africa toachieve such status.(Image: Vodacom) Nedbank’s head office in Sandton wascertified as South Africa’s first Green Starbuilding.(Image: Nedbank) MEDIA CONTACTS • Jean RobertsonSpecialist: Media RelationsVodacom+27 11 653 5082• Nick MulvanyGreen Building Council of SA+27 21 659 5990/1RELATED ARTICLES• Green Buildings now the law in SA• Sustainable building on the rise in SA• Nedbank achieves carbon neutrality • SA becoming a renewable energy hub Wilma den HartighMobile telecommunications company Vodacom has set a new record by claiming the most prestigious accolade in the green building industry.The company’s new Innovation Centre has been awarded a six-star Green Star SA rating – the first building in South Africa to achieve such status.The achievement is a major step forward for green building in the country and means that South Africa’s green building industry is in line with global best practice.The six-star Green Star SA rating means that the Vodafone Innovation Centre can now be counted as one of the most progressive green-designed buildings in the world.Bruce Kerswill, executive chairperson of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), said that the council’s rating systems recognise excellence in sustainable design. A six-star rating, considered to be the highest ranking that a building can achieve, is only reserved for world-class projects.“This is a fantastic achievement for Vodacom and Vodafone,” Kerswill said.Vodacom CEO Pieter Uys said that the Innovation Centre, which is expected to open in the first quarter of 2012, will function as a hub for the company’s creative thinking around a low-carbon future. It will play an important role in helping the group to reduce its carbon emissions.“We are delighted that our building has achieved this accolade. Over the past few years, we have worked hard to reduce the group’s impact on the environment – it is a core strategic priority for both Vodafone and Vodacom,” Uys said in a statement.Top-class green credentialsAccording to the GBCSA, a “green building” has to be energy efficient, resource efficient and environmentally responsible. It must incorporate design, construction and operational practices that considerably reduce or eliminate the negative impact of development on the environment and occupants.Specific green building measures include building design that reduces heat loads, maximises natural light and promotes the circulation of fresh air. Energy-efficient air-conditioning and lighting, the use of environment-friendly, non-toxic materials and the reduction of waste is also required.A green building also has to use recycled materials, it should have water-efficient plumbing fittings, harvest water and use renewable energy sources.It is no small feat to achieve a rating of this kind, but every aspect of the Vodacom building’s design is in keeping with the required standards.The centre, which is located on what used to be a parking lot at the Vodacom World complex in Midrand, Johannesburg, will be carbon neutral and its electricity requirements will be provided by photovoltaic (PV) solar power.PV systems convert solar radiation to electricity by means of static panels.The centre is located close to public transport, which should encourage the use of public transport and reduce emissions from cars. The Gautrain feeder busses, which form part of the Gauteng province rapid rail development, also stop near the entrance to the building.LED lighting has been installed and, as most of the facade is made from glass, it reduces the need for artificial lighting.In terms of water efficiency, the building will capture and use grey water and harvest rainwater. The garden is water-wise and indigenous, which reduces the need for frequent irrigation.Finding energy efficiency solutionsOnce completed, the centre will house a team of experts to find solutions to reduce the company’s global emissions.One of Vodacom’s main goals is to find alternative power options and reduce the footprint of its mobile phone network, considered to be a major power user.Vodacom hopes that research will yield results into the use of different fuel mixes, such as hybrid fuel cells and solar electricity to power its network. The research will help Vodacom reduce its reliance on conventional energy.In the future, research at the centre will also look into new products and services for customers.SA leading the way in green buildingSouth Africa is fast becoming a leader in the green building movement. More companies are opting to build environment-friendly offices and the GBCSA has reported a major increase in Green Star rated buildings in the country.Nedbank’s head office in Sandton was certified as South Africa’s first Green Star building under the GBSA’s Office version one (v1) rating tool.SA Commercial Property News reports that, in September 2011 alone, the GBCSA certified three new green buildings in South Africa under the Green Star SA rating system.The Tshwane offices of the engineering, management and specialist technical services company Aurecon, Richefond Circle (an office development situated in the Ridgeside Office Park in Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal) and the Nedbank Menlyn Maine Falcon Building in Tshwane all achieved four-star ratings.The Aurecon’s Cape Town offices received the first five-star rating in the country.Brian Wilkinson, CEO of the GBCSA, said that these innovative buildings are setting the standard for commercial green buildings. “There are many more in the pipeline which have submitted applications for certification under the Green Star SA system,” Wilkinson said in a media report.He said that the increasing number of certification submissions shows that the local property industry is keeping up with international trends and is embracing global best practices in green building.According to Nick Mulvany, senior technical coordinator at the GBCSA, there is also a good business case for green building. Studies have proved that users of green buildings are more productive. “This is due to increased fresh air, more natural light and fewer toxic materials. Tenants are becoming aware of these benefits,” he said.Changes to the built environmentAccording to the World Green Building Council, the built environment is one of the main contributors to climate change.SA Commercial Property News reports that the Vodacom Innovation Centre is a good example of how South Africa’s built environment can be transformed.International reports suggest that green building is an opportunity to use resources more efficiently and address climate change while creating healthier and more productive environments for people to work and live in.The Green Star ratingGreen Star SA, based on the Australian Green Building Council rating tools, is a voluntary and objective green building rating system for the property industry.Each Green Star SA rating tool reflects a different market sector, namely office, retail or multi-unit residential.Within each sector, there are rating categories that contain various credits that a company can earn in the rating procedure.The Vodacom Innovation Centre was rated according to the office v1 rating tool. Each category in the office tool carries a particular weighting in the final score. The categories are: indoor environment quality, water, innovation, emissions, transport, land use and economy, management, energy and materials.Other rating tools such as multi-unit residential v1, retail centre v1 and public & education building pilot can also be used, depending on the type of building.The Green Star SA rating allows for certification of buildings based on the following levels of achievement: four-star Green Star SA Certification, which signifies “Best Practice”; five-star Green Star SA Certification indicates “South African Excellence”; and the six-star Green Star SA Certification which signals “World Leadership”.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Welcome to the real world. For many of you, the past Wood County Fairs have been full of long days in the barn, fun nights outside the camper, lessons learned and lessons taught. This year, however, you may find some things to be not so status quo.As you very well know, the county fair is where many people get as close to the farm as they ever will. The week always provides a great opportunity to share your family’s story and your farm’s history and leave those that may wonder how their food is grown and raised with a sense of confidence that your farm is doing things to the best of its ability in terms of ethics and sustainability.I read the recent article about activists that have petitioned to end a 50-year tradition, your annual Catch A Pig event, alleging that the act of catching a pig is animal cruelty.A post by one of the groups making this effort said “Time is of the essence if we are to stop this cruel event that desensitizes children to the suffering of animals.”As a farm kid, I saw animals suffer due to illness or other factors beyond human control. Unfortunately that is just part of the deal growing up on the farm. But make no mistake that seeing an animal suffer is never easy, let alone something you get used to seeing. Your generation learned about animal care from your parents, who learned from their parents. And although the methods and practices that are used to keep animals safe today are different than 50 years ago, the end goal has never changed.Another ideal that has improved on the farm over generations is opening up barn doors to the general public. Your grandparents certainly didn’t feel that consumers didn’t trust them to provide the best food and fiber possible, but that perception has changed with your parent’s generation and what your generation does on the farm will continue to be questioned. You will need to have the answers.How you handle what may be thrown at you this week and at the Catch A Pig event on Monday, Aug. 8 will be noticed. As you figure out how to maneuver through picket signs and off color catch phrases about your way of life, remember that what you say and do will not change the minds of those on the other side of the fence. Your actions and reactions will be noticed more by those that are on that fence about the topic at hand. Don’t mess that opportunity up.Stay positive, believe in what you do and stand your ground.As hard as the generation before you has worked to connect with consumers about the good things agriculture is all about, it will be infinitely more difficult for your generation. Those before you have insured that you have the rights, knowledge and skills to lead your industry — and traditions — forward for years to come.Best of luck at this year’s fair. May your efforts in the ring and outside of it be something we can all be proud of.
Amid the tension between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena over power-sharing, the BJP’s Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Sanjay Kakade has claimed that nearly 45 of the 56 newly-elected Shiv Sena Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) in Maharashtra were keen on joining hands with the BJP in a bid to expedite the process of government formation.“Just like within the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), there is a group which holds leaders like Chhagan Bhujbal, Jayant Patil or Ajit Pawar in high regard, there are sections within the Sena who have high regard for many of their leaders, who I will not name… These leaders are in touch with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and are extremely keen on forming a government with the BJP as quickly as possible,” said Mr. Kakade, a Pune-based realtor. He also said the MLAs, anxious to form the new government soon, had allegedly urged the chief minister to settle (power-sharing) issues with Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray soon and form the government. “At least 45 of the 56 newly-elected Sena MLAs are directly and clearly stating that they want to go along with the BJP. They do not wish to go anywhere else,” Mr. Kakade said.Ratnagiri MLA incensedMr. Kakade’s statement has incensed the senior Sena leader and MLA from Ratnagiri, Uday Samant, who alleged that the BJP MP was deliberately attempting to ‘defame’ his party’s legislators with such remarks. Mr. Samant said Mr. Kakade’s remarks on the Sena MLAs were “unfortunate”, and brought out Mr. Kakade’s political ineptness. “The allegiance of the Shiv Sena’s MLAs is aligned with [late Sena founder] Bal Thackeray’s thinking and Uddhav Thackeray’s leadership. So, instead of alleging that Sena MLAs are in touch with the Chief Minister, he ought to stick to one party and prove his allegiance there,” Mr. Samant said. “He is doing it for his own political ends in the hope that he will gain something in the event Mr. Fadnavis becomes chief minister again.”A known party-hopper and wheeler-dealer, Mr. Kakade was earlier with Sharad Pawar’s NCP before being elected as an Independent to the Upper House and switching allegiances with the BJP. He is believed to have played a vital role in engineering the saffron party’s victory in the Pune civic polls in February 2017.In March this year, prior to the Lok Sabha polls, Mr. Kakade had announced that he would soon be entering the Congress after being denied a ticket for the Pune Lok Sabha seat. However, the BJP MP’s announcement was not taken too kindly by Congress loyalists in Pune, most of whom were opposed to Mr. Kakade’s induction in the party. Mr. Kakade chose to remain in the BJP after learning that there was no guarantee that he would be get a Congress ticket to contest from Pune Lok Sabha constituency.His disenchantment with the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha election stemmed from the allegedly ‘shoddy’ treatment meted out to him by the then Pune Guardian Minister Girish Bapat and the erstwhile BJP State president Raosaheb Danve.In December 2017, Mr. Kakade had created a flutter after he predicted a dismal showing by the BJP in the Gujarat elections.
From L-R: Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia and Phoenix coach Louie Alas. Photos by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix’s Louie Alas and Rain or Shine’s Caloy Garcia will be the head coaches for this year’s PBA All-Star Game in Calasiao, Pangasinan.Alas and Garcia will be calling the shots for the North and South All-Stars, respectively after the Fuel Masters and Elasto Painters finished first and second in the standings at the end of the March 10 cutoff.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine football chief P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It will be Alas and Garcia’s first time to be All-Star Game head coaches.The North squad is composed of Phoenix’s Calvin Abueva and Jayson Perkins, Barangay Ginebra’s LA Tenorio, Japeth Aguilar and Mark Caguioa, TNT’s Jayson Castro and Troy Rosario, Magnolia’s Paul Lee and Marc Pingris, San Miguel Beer’s Arwind Santos, Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter, NorthPort’s Stanley Pringle, Alaska’s Chris Banchero, Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe South team, meanwhile, is made up of San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo, Chris Ross and Terrence Romeo, Ginebra’s Scottie Thompson, Greg Slaughter and Joe Devance, Magnolia’s Mark Barroca, Jio Jalalon and PJ Simon, Rain or Shine’s James Yap, Blackwater’s Mac Belo, Meralco’s Baser Amer, NLEX’s John Paul Erram and TNT’s Roger Pogoy. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Rockets surging as scuffling Warriors come to town Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments