Pini qualifies for 100m butterfly final

first_imgPini swam a time of 54:21 sec and finished first in his heat.Despite not meeting his personal best of 52.95 sec, Pini told PNG loop that he was happy with his time.”It was a comfortable race and the crowd out supporting is fantastic.”I’m looking forward to this evening’s final and thank everyone for the support,” Pini said.last_img

SEA Games: PH volleybelles in semis, eye crucial win vs Vietnam

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies PH wins bronze in women’s 50m rifle for shooting’s 1st medal KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine women’s volleyball team forged a masterful 25-18, 25-11, 25-16 victory over host Malaysia Thursday and head coach Francis Vicente is hoping that a pretournament prediction will hold true.Word going arount at MITEC Hall 11 is that people are expecting the Philippines and world power Thailand to duke it out for the crown.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What’s in store for your animal sign this year Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ There is a prediction that it’s going to be a Thailand versus Philippines in the finals.The first step to that direction is a win over Vietnam in the semifinals, to put the Philippines out of the Thais’ path in the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Whatever happens the important thing is we avoid the No. 1 team in the other group,” said Vicente. A win over Vietnam on Friday will help in that goal.Jaja Santiago on the attack. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLThe Philippine drubbed Vietnam during the Asian Championships last week in Biñan, Laguna. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “Vietnam will put up the same team but of course we [have to be] prepared because for sure they will make adjustments,” said Vicente.Jaja Santiago towered over the opposition, banging in 13 points to lead the Philippines. Aby Marano added 11 markers while bringing in the energy for the Philippines, which started slowly before entertaining the large Filipino crowd that came to watch the game.Malaysian leaned on middle blocker Low Meng Cing who scored 15 points.Jovelyn Gonzaga scored nine points, Alyssa Valdez had eight, while Kim Fajardo and Aiza Pontillas chipped in six each for the Filipinos.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View commentslast_img read more

Folayang believes Eustaquio ready for bigger fights

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonJAKARTA — ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang has no doubt that Team Lakay stablemate Geje Eustaquio is more than ready for his moment in the spotlight.Eustaquio headlines ONE: Total Victory at Jakarta Convention Center here as he faces Kairat Akhmetov on Saturday.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 Winning start “I believe Geje has prepared hard for this. He already said that he’s 101-percent ready and he’s confident that he will win, so for us, we believe in him,” he said.Folayang flew to this bustling capital city on Friday to be in Eustaquio’s corner when he takes on Kazakh contender.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSeeing first hand how Eustaquio prepared for this bout in the Team Lakay gym in Benguet, Folayang believes that his teammate has made every right move to get himself back in contention in the flyweight division.“He sacrificed a lot. Though he failed before, I think he picked up lessons from those experiences,” the top lightweight in the promotion said, referring to Eustaquio’s submission loss to reigning ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes back in 2014. Break new ground It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson PBA: Bolts near twice-to-beat, push Aces to brink of elimination A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend But times have changed and Folayang thinks that Eustaquio is once again ready to seize glory.“We believe he can make it and he’s ready to contend. He’s got a huge opportunity to challenge the champion, and I think he made the necessary adjustments to become the number one title contender again,” said Folayang.“We want him to headline one of the fights in the Philippines in the future. So for him to do that, he has to win here and give his best. This will make a huge impact in his career.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ MOST READlast_img read more

Safer childbirth through Lamaze technique

first_imgA workshop is underway to train healthcare professionals how to teach young mothers how to give birth less painfully through breathing and other techniques.On its second day, Iesha Urling and Beverly Nelson – both physiotherapists within the Public Health Ministry – facilitated the practical session by highlighting to the professionals the basic ‘dos and don’ts’ and the set up the classrooms for teaching expectant mothers.Beverly Nelson highlighted that it is important to engage pregnant teens in the exercise practices inspired by Dr Lamaze. These sessions focus on getting the pregnant teen to relax while observing breathing techniques and continuous emotional support from the father/significant other and a specially trained nurseThe healthcare professionals [trainees] practising exercise techniques to take back to their respective health centres to teach pregnant adolescentsand/or midwife.When these class sessions take form, pregnant teens enrolled in adolescent health clinics can benefit from simple physiotherapeutic practices that would help in a safer delivery.“Some of the benefits would be to the mother and some benefits to baby as well. This would include a decrease in blood pressure, improving of the mother’s psychological well-being, increased energy, increased strength and endurance because labour as it is, is a task so she needs to have the strength in her muscles and she also needs to be able to endure the period of labour and delivery; it prepares her for labour and delivery and it helps to regain the pre-pregnancy body more quickly.”Nelson encouraged that even as the nurses, midwives and doctors return to the health centre to set up these classes it is important to have a plan. For example, the exercise sessions must not exceed a 30-minute time frame.“For example, you can start with five minutes warm up, then do the stretches for about 20 minutes then cool down and relax.” Nelson added saying that, “We do not want to exercise them to the point of exhaustion and fatigue.”Additionally, the importance of breathing cannot be overemphasised. Nelson said, “We want to encourage mothers to not hold their breath, they need oxygen for their muscles and need oxygen for the baby as well so we don’t want the mother to hold their breath during exercises.”As the teen goes through her pregnancy, physical activities and movement are to be encouraged while lots of fluids should be taken to prevent the chances of dehydration.The Lamaze training concept was inspired by the work of Dr Fernand Lamaze, a French obstetrician who introduced a method of childbirth focused on a less stressful labour process, safe delivery and a healthy mother and baby.last_img read more

NEBC Yukon Midget Trackers beat Grande Prairie Storm on Sunday

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Trackers were in Grande Prairie on Sunday to take on the Storm.At 5:50 into the game, the Storm took an early lead as they scored a goal making the score 1-0 over the Trackers.The score would remain that way for the rest of the period.- Advertisement -At 3:49 into the second period, Justin Brownlee would make an unassisted goal, tying the score at one apiece.Then at 5:06 into the frame, Connor Kindrat would score a goal with assists from Owen Floriant and Devan Minard making the score 2-1.1:04 following the Trackers goal, the Storm would score a goal making the score tied at two apiece.Advertisement At 2:42 left in the frame, Connor Brown would receive a penalty and, at 2:10, Duncan Ross would also receive a penalty, putting the Trackers in a penalty kill.With the power play advantage, the Storm would score two goals at 1:55 and 55 seconds remaining in the game making the score 5-4.Time would run out before the Storm had a chance to tie the score, making it a 5-4 win for the Trackers.Up next, the Trackers are home this Friday, March 1, as they host the PAC Saints. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m. at the North Peace Arena. Then at 9:24 into the period, Devan Minard would score a power play goal on the Storm with a feed from Noah Lang and Kurtis Lee making the score 3-2.The Trackers managed to hold the Storm off for the remainder of the period.At 9:28 into the third period, Chase London would make an unassisted goal making the score 4-2 over Grande Prairie.Later on in the period, with 3:17 remaining, Chase London would make his second goal of the game with assists by Owen Floriant and Connor Kindrat making the score a 5-2 lead.Advertisementlast_img read more

Increased forecast for drilling activity in British Columbia

first_imgThis is the third update from Calgary-based PSAC, and it numbers represent an overall national increase of three percent over 2012 drilling levels. On a provincial basis it shows an 11 per cent increase in B.C. from what PSAC predicted in April, to 506 wells from 457. However, by comparison, Alberta is looking at a five per cent decrease to 7,190 wells, from 7,563. In addition, decreases of six and nine per cent are predicted for Saskatchewan and Manitoba, where the agency now says projections for the total number of wells drilled this year are projected at 3,081 and 613 respectively. PSAC, which represents the service, supply and manufacturing sectors within the upstream petroleum industry, will be releasing its first 2014 Activity Forecast at the end of October. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Oil patch uncertain of election impact

first_imgIt goes without saying that following Monday’s election, the economic agenda of the Federal Liberal Party has moved to the top of the attention list of business leaders across the country.In this part of the country, that primarily means natural resource leaders, and the Executive Director of Resource Works, a Vancouver based think tank says it is likely safe to assume, they woke up in a little bit shock Tuesday morning.However, Stewart Muir also told us, by the end of the day, those attending the Premier’s resource dinner in Vancouver appeared to realize…- Advertisement -He elaborated on that, putting Prime Minister-elect Trudeau on the same path as Resource Works, when it comes to the goal of reconciling economic and environmental needs.Muir believes the new government will be pursuing an agenda to get goods to market.It’s noted that among his pre-election promises Mr. Trudeau is on record stating he supports developing more Canadian oil to increase jobs and build Canada’s “middle class.”Advertisement However he’s also said “Real leadership means fighting for, and not pandering to, middle class Canadians.”Thus he believes it’s time for the economy and the environment to be considered as a single element to create prosperity, and he has promised to “modernize” the National Energy Board, and its review process for pipelines.He has made it clear he’s not a fan of the Northern Gateway Pipeline project calling it a “non-starter” and a “bad deal,” and he has promised to formalize Canada’s de facto moratorium on crude-oil tanker traffic.Meantime, Resource Works believes projects that result in North Coast maritime shipping of oil products, other than crude oil, are likely to find a more positive reception in Ottawa.Advertisement Still it suggests, among other things, what Mr. Trudeau needs to do now is take steps to reassure the oil patch, he’s not out to impair the nation’s drive to diversity markets for what has been its strongest source of export income.last_img read more

`Adam-12′ star still shines

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“They came home early and I was standing at the door with my date. Ozzie asked, `Where’s Rick?’ and I said, `Who’s Rick?’ Those were the first two words I ever said in pictures.” What followed were small parts in a trio of Elvis Presley films, as well as eight appearances as police rookie Reed on the Jack Webb drama “Dragnet 1967.” A year later, Webb cast McCord to reprise his role opposite Martin Milner as veteran officer Pete Malloy in “Adam-12.” The series ran on NBC from 1968 to ’75, and its positive portrayal of crime-fighting work was credited with boosting recruitment in the Los Angeles Police Department. “I kind of got spoiled when I got into the business doing `Ozzie and Harriet,”‘ McCord said. “That was a real-life family and the (plots) were always based on things that were real – real things happening to real people. Then I was fortunate enough to do `Adam-12,’ which was based on fact. “I’ve always been partial to doing that kind of programming, something that has a beginning, middle and an end, and can entertain as well as educate.” McCord may have never had another series as successful as “Adam-12,” but he has kept working. He was one of the leads in the ABC sci-fi series “Galactica 1980,” had a recurring role on “SeaQuest DSV” in the mid-1990s. His semiregular role of Jack Crichton on “Farscape,” a sci-fi TV cult hit that ran from 1999 to 2003, gained him lots of younger fans. In recent years, however, McCord’s most notable role has been as a leader in the Screen Actors Guild. He was elected to its National Board of Directors in 1972, as treasurer in 2001 and is currently first national vice president. greg.hernandez@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Adam-12” may have ended its original run 32 years ago, but fans of the police drama have no trouble recognizing Kent McCord as the actor who portrayed Officer Jim Reed for seven seasons. “I get that all the time, especially when I’m doing things that are related to police,” said McCord, who was born Kent Franklin McWhirter on Sept. 26, 1942. It’s no surprise that the L.A. native’s first acting gig was on “The Adventure of Ozzie and Harriet” since he was a buddy of Ricky Nelson, whom he met at USC. McCord appeared about 50 episodes from 1962 to ’66 and remembers one scene particularly well. “I started on that show working background, standing in for Ricky. One day, they were doing a fraternity show where there was a party going on – early-day `Risky Business’-type thing – while Ozzie and Harriet were away from the house. last_img

Bus agency finding it hard to fill driver seats

first_img“We want them to hire operators to make life a little easier for our members,” said Goldy Norton, consultant to the United Transportation Union, which represents the drivers. “It’s very tough on our people because they have to work overtime, they have to work on their days off.” The MTA says it’s working on strategies to recruit more operators and will be discussing the issue as it negotiates a new contract. Applicants do not need a high-school diploma but must have a good driving record. And for a variety of reasons – including poor communications or people skills – only one in 10 applicants gets hired, officials said. During training sessions that begin every week, applicants earn $10 an hour. Once they get assigned to their first route, their pay rises to $11 for their first job. Then a funny thing happens. When they get promoted again, their pay is boosted to nearly $13 an hour, but their workload drops to part time. It sounds like a great gig – wages of nearly $20 an hour, plus family health insurance and a lucrative pension. So, why doesn’t anyone want the job? The Metropolitan Transportation Authority needs nearly 260 more drivers to add to its ranks of 4,500, but is struggling to recruit enough applicants. Because of the staffing shortage, it’s racked $57 million in overtime this year to keep the buses and trains running. Although drivers can earn up to $36 an hour working overtime, the regularly extended shifts can be a strain. They can languish in the part-time ranks for years waiting for a coveted full-time job to open. Once they make full time, they earn $19.95 an hour – or $41,500 a year, plus full family health care and pension benefits. Those who were hired before 1997 earn nearly $24 an hour, or $49,800. Despite its extensive use of overtime, the MTA is in compliance with state laws that regulate the amount of time drivers can be behind the wheel, according to Mike Kelley, supervisor of the California Highway Patrol’s motor safety unit, which monitors transit agencies. Drivers can drive as much as 80 hours over eight days for an indefinite period of time. (818) 713-3761160Want 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

Fear of change mars L.A. security reform

first_img Ultimately, the OPS would call the Los Angeles Police Department for a full-blown police response. This should be rare, but when it’s required, it must be deemed high priority. The need for a standard, centralized system is overwhelming. City management currently often relies on contract services for municipal security. These nonunion forces provide substandard work, and should be limited only to truly temporary situations. Creating the OPS is a long-overdue change that now faces one last hurdle: The Los Angeles City Council, which will consider the consolidation Friday. Unfortunately, it’s never easy to reform an organization like L.A. city government, which is large, bureaucratic and typically has one of three responses to any new idea: “We’ve always done it this way. We never did it that way. We tried it once; it didn’t work.” It’s time for a new way of thinking. Julie Butcher is general manager of SEIU Local 347, which represents municipal employees in Los Angeles and other Southern California cities.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Let me tell you just how hard it is to make the city of Los Angeles change. Better than two years ago, it occurred to many people that it just doesn’t make sense for seven different agencies and departments in the city to do security and policing work. This was made tragically clear after 9-11, when those seven different departments couldn’t even talk to each other. So the proposed solution was to consolidate the various city agencies that police libraries, parks, the Convention Center, the zoo, Olvera Street and other areas – into a single Office of Public Safety. The OPS would improve the overall quality and intensity of the city’s internal law enforcement while delivering efficient, centralized security. It’s modeled after a similar public safety organization functioning in the county. But change, even something as obvious and necessary as better, more coordinated security, is always a tough sell in this town. Neighborhood activists hooked up with regional parks to worry about what might happen to “their” park ranger under centralized control. These groups have seemingly been unable to understand that the rangers will still be there – in even greater numbers – albeit in two uniforms (a different one for armed officers and the same one for the “traditional” rangers), and properly equipped to do the job in increasingly dangerous city parks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake But the controversy has come not just from the public, but also from some of my colleagues in organized labor. At the end of a recent long meeting with a room full of very angry security officers who work for the library department, I had an out-of-body experience: Every one of the uniformed officers all of a sudden started chanting: “No change! No change!” Today, they are way past anger, fearful of being dominated by General Services’ special officers. This fear alternates with concern over the changing of the shape of their badges or the color of the patches on their uniforms. (No kidding.) The special officers, in turn, are worried about the pending “takeover” by the park rangers who, after all, are required to have four-year degrees. The chief of security used to be a park ranger and has long been accused of favoritism. Yet for all the concerns of this or that affected group, at its core, this is a civic discussion about the best way to deliver cost-effective security and public-safety services. The trend and tendency is rightly toward a tiered response: Internal policing would begin with entry-level security aides who greet, watch and provide information. At the next level would be trained, professional security officers, perhaps armed. Finally, there would be much more highly trained, physically fit, armed officers. last_img read more