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first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Davao, Malaysia earn gold medals in BVR Santa Ana Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Fil-Japanese 3×3 player Tatsuhito Noro speaks to the media. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE, Bulacan—When Tatsuhito Noro made his trip to the Philippines for the Fiba 3×3 World Cup he knew he wasn’t just going to play for his home country of Japan.Noro had another agenda apart from playing basketball. He was also going to see his Filipino mother Alma Miwa.ADVERTISEMENT Miwa, who’s divorced to Noto’s father, last saw Noto in Nagoya, Japan when she suffered a stroke and had an operation to remove a tumor in her head in December 2017.“I’m so happy when he told me that he was going here in the Philippines to play and he had his friends take me to the venue,” said the sobbing 49-year-old Miwa, who now lives in Pampanga with her mother Cely Miranda, in Filipino.“I’m happy that I was able to watch him play and even my mother was happy to see her grandson,” added Miwa.Noto was thankful that the people around him were supportive of his mother.“I’m very appreciative that the people support me and my mother,” said the 29-year-old Noro.ADVERTISEMENT “The first time I found out that I was going to the World Cup in the Philippines, and being half Filpino, I knew that I made my biggest goal to make it here and be on the national team,” said Noto with the help of a translator Sunday at Philippine Arena.Noro went scoreless in Japan’s 20-16 loss to Poland, but the joy of having his mother watch him for the first time overwhelmed any setback.FEATURED 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 crown“I made the team at the last moment, and I’m proud to play in front of my mother and grandmother.”And as for Miwa, watching her son play in the Philippines was enough for her to forget about the pain she’s going through. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more


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first_imgManchester City continue their quest for a historic quadruple of Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup with a fifth round trip to Wigan on Monday.Should Pep Guardiola’s men avoid a repeat of the Latics’ shock 2013 FA Cup final victory, City will be at home to Southampton in the last eight.The ties will be played between March 16 and 19.Draw in full:Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea City v Rochdale or Tottenham HotspurManchester United v BrightonLeicester City v ChelseaWigan or Manchester City v Southampton0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alexis Sanchez won the FA Cup twice during his time at Arsenal © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 17 – Four of the top Premier League’s top five were kept apart in Saturday’s draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals as Manchester United host Brighton, whilst Chelsea visit Leicester.Tottenham Hotspur face a trip to Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea, who need a replay after Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Hillsborough, should Mauricio Pochettino’s men overcome third-tier Rochdale on Sunday.last_img read more


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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Murphy sees his inexperience as an advantage. He hopes his ideas – opening a retail center on the east side that rivals the Valencia Marketplace big-box center as a way to cut down on crosstown traffic and creating a winter homeless shelter on city-donated land with a long-term lease and year-round case management – would improve on the status quo. He rejects public donations and has spent an estimated $938 of his own money on 250 yard signs, a dozen T-shirts and 2,000 business cards. Someone stole one of the $85 magnetic signs he bought for his car, but Murphy hopes the $200 he spent on a Web site will make up for that. “I was seeing an average of about six (hits) a day but now I’m up to about 11 a day,” he said. Dwight McDonald, a California Highway Patrol officer, joked that he feared losing a vote after handing a speeder a ticket for driving 98 mph and the man recognized his name. “Oh, you’re the guy running for City Council,” the motorist said. SANTA CLARITA – The chance of unseating any of the three incumbents in April’s Santa Clarita City Council race was likened by one challenger to prevailing in a game of king of the hill – on a sand pile. The staple children’s game could be an apt comparison. The aim of the game is to run the king off the hill and take his place. In the nine councils elected since the city incorporated in 1987, incumbents have been ousted just a few times. “As an unknown entity who’s never run before, I have no political experience whatever,” said candidate and businessman Jack Murphy. McDonald responded: “I guess this is one vote I’m not going to get.” McDonald, who was elected to the board of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen for five terms and works 12- to 14-hour days about six days a week, plans to retire in May and says he would devote himself to the council post. Shunning donations, he spends his time talking to clubs and homeowner association groups about tacking tough issues like explosive growth, traffic control and traffic mitigation. “I moved here to have Mayberry RFD in the metropolitan area,” he said. “I’m not looking to go somewhere (politically); this is my somewhere.” Retired trial attorney Jo Ann Smith Curtis said this is the worst time to try to unseat an incumbent. “They are known in the community, they have the exposure, many people don’t know anything about the election or who’s running, they just vote for the incumbent,” she said. She focuses on her strengths, and like Murphy wears the outsider badge proudly. “I’m not a politician; I just want to serve this community,” she said. She takes no public money, and instead spends her time walking door-to-door in Santa Clarita, where she has lived for a year-and-a-half. Smith Curtis sees herself in a win-win situation because people tell her what needs to be done and she believes she has the tools to do it. She was the first female deputy district attorney in Riverside County, as a federal public defender and as an attorney for the appellate court. She says more could be done for needy senior citizens, such as providing free lunches and low-income housing. Ken Dean said it is not tough to run against incumbents if you have name recognition, which he says he does. Dean has taught interior design at Valencia High School for seven years, has been a substitute teacher at College of the Canyons, has served on the boards of local organizations and was one of the city’s founding fathers, he said. He has raised less than $1,000 in campaign funds, and spends his time knocking on doors and attending events as an alternative to the “big money candidates.” “When we’re trying to have controlled development, with developers giving money to incumbents for projects that add density to our city, that should throw up a red flag,” he said. His card never fails to elicit comments. “It says roads and congestion and synchronizing our lights,” he said. “They ask and I give answers. They agree.” Michael Cruz works as a paralegal for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. His knuckles have rapped on more than 800 doors and with his 10 volunteers he hopes to visit 5,000 potential voters. One Canyon Country man told Cruz his visit was the first in 30 years by a candidate. Cruz, who studied the city’s Big Picture survey to make sure he was up on the top issues, said the roughest part of campaigning is asking family and friends for contributions. He has raised about $4,000, including $1,500 of his own money, and plans to add another $4,000 at least. He says the east side of town deserves more amenities: a hospital, sheriff’s station, constituent center, sidewalks on Sierra Highway and nicer medians. “I don’t think the city is planning for the future,” he said, adding officials should stop waiting for a new hospital to land on the east side. “We tried to recruit a Macy’s, a Cheesecake Factory, why not a hospital?” Sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Hershey said Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar’s endorsement has transformed him from a grass-roots hopeful with little chance to someone who is “in the mix.” Though Hershey talks fast about issues and answers, he also is quick to admit he has made some mistakes on the campaign trail. “My signs went up a little late and my yard sign has too much information on it,” he said. “I’m a little behind the curve because I’m new.” Hershey, who reported contributions of about $13,000 on his last campaign finance report, commissioned a glossy flier but also has connections made over the years from church, the sheriff’s department and his children’s sports programs. “The hard part about (running against) incumbents is, I have had several people tell me ‘you’re a nice guy doing it at the wrong time,”‘ he said. `We need to support the incumbents because we don’t want the two environmentalists to win.’ They don’t want me to pull votes from anybody.” The environmentalists are Lynne Plambeck and Henry Schultz. Both were targets of a recent mass mailing by a political action committee that opposes their bids for the council. Plambeck is a small-business owner who serves as president of the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment and has served for years on local water boards. Her name recognition comes from involvement with conservation issues over the last 20 years, she said. “The only way a challenger can compete against well-funded incumbents is to have volunteered in the community over a long period of time,” she said. She has raised about $3,100, mostly from friends and people who support her causes. Plambeck was heartened by a comment she heard last weekend after the opposition mailers had been sent. One woman told her: “I’m tired of these shenanigans, I’m going to vote for you.” Schultz, a retired scientist, served for nine years as the chair of the local Sierra Club, 3 years on the city’s Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee and four years as a parks and recreation commissioner. Twice he ran unsuccessfully for the Castaic Lake Water Agency board, and in 2004 he ran against current City Council members Cameron Smyth and Bob Kellar, coming within 600 votes of Kellar. He says overcoming the “money difference” is a challenge. Volunteers help spread his message, which centers on the need to reduce overall density of new development. “We’re constrained geographically; there are certain pinch points traffic has to get through,” he said. “That’s one of the reasons things won’t get better just building new roads.” Schultz, who has raised more than $5,000, has spent the last two months knocking on doors and handing out his fliers. “Big money is the problem,” he said. “Because the council members roll over for developers and developers get what they want we don’t get what we want.” The challengers have a little more than two weeks to gain ground against the three incumbents seeking a return to City Hall. Councilman Frank Ferry has raised more than $108,000, Mayor Laurene Weste raised about $58,000 and Councilwoman Marsha McLean has raised about $32,000, according to their latest campaign filings. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Gardai have launched an investigation to find a missing man after his yacht was found moored off Sheephaven Bay.The yacht is anchored off Sheephaven BayThe yacht has been anchored in the bay for up to the past ten days.However, the alarm was only raised last night when the man’s family contacted Gardai. They boarded the yacht and found no trace of the man who is understood to be from the Inishowen Peninsula.A smaller vessel which was attached to the yacht was found turned upside down in the water.An immediate search was launched around the lough between Sheephaven Bay and Hornhead Head by the Mulroy Coastguard RIB as well as the Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo.However, no sign of the skipper of the yacht has yet been found. He was believed to be the only person on board the boat.It is understood that further searches will be launched at first light this morning. SEA SEARCH LAUNCHED AS EMPTY YACHT FOUND ANCHORED OFF DONEGAL was last modified: June 29th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Ards FriarydonegalGardaimissingYachtlast_img read more


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first_imgDonegal County Council has issued an alert to people to exercise ongoing vigilance in the wake of Storm Ophelia.It specifically warned of high tides which are due early tomorrow morning (Tuesday).A spokesman said “With the remnants of Storm Ophelia continuing into Tuesday morning, Donegal County Council would advise ongoing vigilance due to the possibility of flooding in coastal areas, especially in the south and southwest of the County. “High tides are predicted around 5am with higher than normal seas swells expected.’A statement said the council would also advise the public to continue to exercise extreme caution when travelling on roads in the aftermath of Storm Ophelia.“Drivers should be aware of debris blown out onto the road, and especially cautious of fallen trees and/or electricity wires. Damage to electricity lines should be notified to ESB Networks at 1850 372 999.“The Council remains available to respond to Emergency situations. The Council may be contacted on its “Out of Hours” number 074 917288 until 9am on Tuesday 17th October with the Council Call Centre operational on 074 9153900 from that time.” Council warns of dangers of high tides and debris in wake of Storm Ophelia was last modified: October 17th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:county councildebrishigh tidesstorWarninglast_img read more


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first_imgThe Warriors were doing their absolute best to choke away Sunday’s game to the Nets.Golden State’s 19-point second-half lead had dwindled down to two, as Brooklyn was red-hot from behind the 3-point arc and the Warriors’ offense had gone ice cold.For nearly four minutes in the fourth quarter, Golden State didn’t score, and with less than two minutes to play, they couldn’t wait another possession to break out of their funk.So the Warriors went to the best play in the entire NBA. Uns …last_img read more


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first_imgThe Tomorrow Trust maintains a long-lasting involvement in the lives of the youths that walk through their doors, from as early as the preschool level all the way through to university. (images: Tomorrow Trust)A proper education can go a long way to improving the standards of living of many South Africans, but a quality education may be hard to come by if one does not have the means to pay for it.It is even more difficult to get a quality education for children living without their parents in child-headed homes or orphanages.It is this massive challenge, among many others, that the Tomorrow Trust is looking to overcome. It works to help some of South Africa’s promising young minds to fulfil their potential by accessing better education.“There is nothing more tragic than when someone has been gifted with potential and then cannot access it due to systemic breakdown of delivery within a country such as ours,” says Kim Feinberg, the chief executive officer of the Tomorrow Trust.INVESTING IN THE FUTURE“After 14 years in human rights and education in the non-profit world of South Africa, it became obvious to me that the greatest injustice in our country was not to give our children and youth the opportunity to receive a quality education that would give them both choices and opportunity for their lives.”Shortly after coming to this realisation, Feinberg went about creating the Tomorrow Trust to provide much-needed support to young people who were trying to reach heights just out of reach.The Tomorrow Trust is a non-profit organisation whose efforts are aimed at improving the quality of education available to youth throughout the country. They put a particular focus on those living without the care of their parents in orphanages and homes.A faltering education structure coupled with the lingering effects of apartheid has robbed many South African children of the chance to get high quality education. Apartheid’s unequal education legislation hindered the improvement of infrastructure in schools in underprivileged areas. This has perpetuated the cycle of poverty.It has also widened the gap between the privileged and those less fortunate, making it increasingly difficult for people to lift themselves out of poverty and pursue the lives they would like to live.Feinberg believes a country cannot be successful without an educated youth. “In this case both our youth and the country are set up for failure, breaking all the dreams of each individual as well as those who gave their lives for our democracy such as Madiba and Walter Sisulu, Steve Biko among all the others.”Facilitators at the tomorrow trust strive to help as many children as they can on a daily basis and make a telling difference in the lives of each individual.PROGRAMMES ON OFFERThe Tomorrow trust helps these children to reach their educational goals from as early as preschool all the way through to their matric year, offering support in various ways such as providing study materials, stationery and funding to attend schools that they otherwise may not have been able to attend.The organisation also helps pupils to apply for scholarships and bursaries to help lighten the financial load on the organisation and its sponsors.Throughout their school years, the children taking part in its programmes are inculcated with a pay-it-forward mentality and are encouraged to support other children relying on the trust. Along with this mentality the trust also hopes to instil a sense of self-motivation and independence by offering a hand up, an opportunity to learn how to help themselves, as opposed to a hand out which would only encourage dependence.This approach allows for the youth participating to grow into self-sufficient members of society who can help themselves and in turn, as alumni, help others who are experiencing the same difficulties.Feinberg says the Tomorrow Trust “offers both integrated education and holistic support through psycho-social support and self-development covering all areas of their lives to prepare them for independence and to move into the economy and our society”.Their many programmes insure that they can reach as wide a group of children as their resources allow. By building basic skills in the earlier stages of the programmes and supplementing these skills with more in-depth understanding of subjects like maths, English, science and life sciences later, the pupils are better equipped to compete for places in leading higher learning institutions.Pupils in the Tomorrow Trust programme have shown a marked improvement in their performances. This improvement is even more apparent when one compares the national pass rate and university entry to that of the students taking part in the Tomorrow Trust programmes.In the nine years that the Tomorrow Trust has been in action, it has managed to improve the lives of some 2 000 individuals and their immediate families. It has more than 160 alumni who have graduated from tertiary institutions.“We have a 90% employment rate in a country with over 50% of our youth unemployed. We are breaking generational poverty and creating lives that have both choices and critical thinking to make our country great,” says Feinberg.PLAY YOUR PARTFeinberg encourages the public to help ensure that the trust reaches as many youth as it can by supporting the trust in any way they can.“Tomorrow Trust is turning away hundreds of deserving young children and youth from five years [old] through to university simply due to financial restraints. Every R50 impacts what we can do to give an opportunity to our children and our country. Please get involved with us in as many ways as possible.”To play your part in uplifting the country’s youth, contact the Tomorrow Trust on 011 447 7707 or send an email to info@tomorrow.org.za.For more information on the trust, you can visit its website.last_img read more


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first_imgTags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… With large daily newspapers filing for bankruptcy left and right, it is no secret that the journalism industry is going through a severe period of change. Old business models focused on advertising and classifieds have been eroded by more target online ads and by the rise of sites like Craigslist. This era of journalism renaissance has ushered in several non-profit startup news organizations, like ProPublica, an investigative journalism organization, and Spot.us, a site which fosters “community funded reporting”. One site, however, the Center for Independent Media (CIM), a non-profit online journalism network, has taken a different approach to the non-profit journalism model, one which has helped them raise $11.5 million in just four years. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts chris cameron 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Founded in 2006, The CIM has created a network of six sites in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico and Washington D.C. Their seventh site, The Florida Independent, is set to launch soon thanks to a recent grant of $352,000 from the Knight Foundation. The network’s CEO David S. Bennahum says that diversifying into several branches creates fundraising flexibility. With more sites comes more discussions, and more opportunities to raise money. Bennahum explained this strategy in a recent interview with Laura McGann of Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab, a former employee of his. “From a financial standpoint, we’re able to do things at a lower cost than other nonprofits, so foundation support we receive goes further, more of it goes to journalism, less of it goes to overhead as a percentage. This is a clear distinction between ourselves and all the other nonprofits, the fixed costs with operating a news organization are distributed across the network… In 2008, we spent tens of thousands of dollars at the time on a redesign, but it was distributed across six sites,” said Bennahum.Bennahum believes there are two roles for non-profit news organizations – as wholesalers and as retailers. ProPublica, he says, is a wholesaler, creating stories which they can turn around and sell to larger papers. CIM, on the other hand, is a retailer, speaking “directly to the customer,” he says. This distinction has helped CIM to grow their audience, something Bennahum believes non-profits need to improve on.“I think too many non-profit news organizations are insufficiently focused on whether anyone is reading their sites,” says Bennahum. “I think it’s a problem if you have raised money and ultimately at the end of the month, 15,000 people came to your site.”last_img read more


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first_imgThe Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad on Tuesday claimed to have arrested the two main suspects who allegedly committed the murder of Hindu Samaj Party leader Kamlesh Tiwari in Lucknow on October 18.The two were nabbed from Shamlaji near the Gujarat-Rajasthan border, the police said, adding that they were on their way to Gujarat after having reached Shahjahanpur from Nepal.The duo were identified as Ashfaqhussain Jakirhussain Shaikh, 34, and Moinuddin Khurshid Pathan, 27. Both are residents of Surat, the Gujarat ATS said. While Shaikh is a medical representative, Pathan is a food delivery boy, the police said.The ATS said that the two were apprehended on the basis of technical and physical surveillance mounted on their family members and acquaintances. The two had approached their family members and acquaintances for “further finances” after they ran out of money, the police said.The primary investigation of the accused persons revealed that they had committed the crime “in retribution to purported statements by the deceased”, the ATS said. In 2015, Tiwari had shot into the limelight after he made controversial remarks about Prophet Mohammad following which several Muslim groups held protests demanding action against him. Six persons, including two Muslim clerics from Bijnor in western U.P., have already been detained in the case.last_img read more


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first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary PBA IMAGESBlackwater took the last quarterfinals spot in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup after turning back Globalport, 118-107, Sunday at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.The Elite remained at the eighth spot with a 5-5 record to clinch the last playoff seat while the Batang Pier dipped to 3-7.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Golovkin and Alvarez deliver classic middleweight fight Blackwater had a 21-point lead, 90-69, at the 3:07 mark of the third quarter after Mac Belo converted on a jumper and that was essentially the Elite’s foundation until the final buzzer.Henry Walker finished with a five-by-five to lead the Elite with 19 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, five steals, and five blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAllein Maliksi had 22 points and Roi Sumang put up 21 points to provide the scoring punch for Blackwater.Murphy Holloway had a 20-20 game with 28 points and 23 rebounds to lead the Batang Pier. View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more