The Lady Bulldogs, who locked up the fourth seed on Wednesday, will go on to the semifinals with a 7-7 card.FEU needed the perfect combination of grit and luck to thwart a persistent NU squad in the fourth set as the Lady Bulldogs played tit-for-tat with the Lady Tamaraws until the final five points.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 crownToni Rose Basas gave FEU a 20-17 lead with an off-the-block kill but NU managed to cut it to one, 20-19, when a net touch was called on the Lady Tamaraws.FEU, however, scored two straight points for the 22-19 lead after Jorelle Singh and Jasmine Nabor committed back-to-back errors. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jaja Santiago had 21 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs who will face defending champion De La Salle in the semifinals. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University got closer to clinching a coveted twice-to-beat advantage after turning back National University, 25-21, 25-22, 16-25, 25-20, in its final elimination round game in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Lady Tamaraws moved to a 10-4 record but will still wait for the outcome of the game between Ateneo and De La Salle in the second match.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LIVE: Opening ceremony of Palarong Pambansa Ilocos Sur 2018 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Lady Tamaraws head coach George Pascua said the close match against the Lady Bulldogs would be the right stepping stone for them as they head to the Final Four.“This game helped us build our momentum heading into the semifinals and this is like the top of the mountain wherein we’re in the most difficult stretch of the tournament,” said Pascua in Filipino. “I told my players to just keep pushing, they don’t just have to want this win they have to need this win.”Heather Guino-o scored two straight points that put the Lady Tamaraws at the 24-20 match point before Bernadeth Pons effectively finished off the Lady Bulldogs with a well-placed off-speed kill.Pons finished with 17 points to lead the Lady Tamaraws while Celine Domingo and Basas had 12 and nine points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Trying to keep up Re “Income disparity grows” (Business, March 29): As our government officials (city and county) keep getting raises and perks, along with police and fire, we, the citizens, see our taxes and fees increase every year. Now with surveys and polls stating the middle class is dwindling and the average wage is not keeping up with inflation, how can we (citizens) afford our government? — Martin Schiechl Woodland Hills Extra! Extra! Re “No promises of more money from Congress” (March 29): Mayor makes history! Antonio Villaraigosa stays in the city of Los Angeles for 72 consecutive hours and has witnesses to same. — Louise Clarke Stone Sunland Serve at pleasure Re “Attorney flap has GOP annoyed” (March 29): Perhaps the GOP, knowing that everyone serves at the pleasure of the president, should have stated this in the beginning of the congressional Democrats’ rant, such as their asking for e-mails, etc., that all serve at the pleasure of the president … case closed. Subpoenas, case closed; requiring the attorney general to submit to interrogation, case closed; release documents, case closed; White House aides testify … case closed. Apparently, these Democrats have decided to spend these two remaining years before the election conducting investigations while the American people who desperately want resolution of so many serious problems evidently have to wait until the presidential election. Do any of us want any of them for president? — Diane Newton Northridge Not their picture Re “Dems fail to act on own talk” (Their Opinions, March 30): Last time I checked it was George Dubya who went shopping at the Pottery Barn, then went to a paint store and purchased green to please Dick Cheney. Here’s where he went wrong. He didn’t arm himself with enough tools to do the job right. No canvas, no palette, and most importantly, no paint brush. Once he started painting his masterpiece, he realized he had bought all red paint. So why should the Dems be responsible for returning the paint when it’s not their picture? We have suggested withdrawing from using a toxic base, but he insists on using oil-based paints. Who’s the real van Gogh who has painted themselves into a corner? — Erik Eskelin Woodland Hills Appalling firings Re “Paid too much” (March 29): I was appalled at the news that Circuit City fired 3,400 employees making decent salaries, then invited them back to interview for their old jobs at minimum wage. Let’s be clear: the reason these employees were higher paid is that they were skilled, knowledgeable, and loyal to the company. As a result I will be taking my business elsewhere, and urging others to do the same. Until Circuit City offers their employees their old jobs back at their previous wages, they won’t see a dime of my hard-earned pay. — Damian Carroll President San Fernando Valley Young Democrats Commercial parade I, for one, am happy the Hollywood Christmas Parade may cease to exist. The parade had little to do with Christmas and more to do with Hollywood shamelessly promoting upcoming films and their stars. I haven’t watched it for over 20 years and never will as long as they think I want to see a parade that is nothing more than a 2-hour commercial. — Joseph Dillon Chatsworth Like a Band-Aid Declaring war on potholes, on the streets of Los Angeles, requires action. However, unless one drives on the bumpy streets rather than flying the “friendly skies,” as our mayor does quite frequently, I guess we taxpayers are left to suffer. Garrick Street in Lake View Terrace, between Osborne and Kagel Canyon, is the ingress and egress for neighborhood traffic and into the community of Kagel Canyon. Many heavy-duty vehicles traverse this route daily. The street needs repaving, as patching the potholes is like putting on a Band-Aid after open-heart surgery. — Harriet C. Kenion Lake View Terrace
“The kids are so excited,” said Principal Raquel Gasporra. The traveling school program, which costs host schools nothing, tries to bring a little bit of farm life to urban schools, said Kimberly Lopez, an instructor who works for the Dairy Council. The program has been around since the since the 1930s, teaching generations of schoolchildren about cows, their anatomy and agricultural technology, Lopez said. “I still have parents and teachers who come up to me and say they remember when we came to their school,” she said. “A lot of times, the kids have never seen a cow before, so it’s something they’ll always remember.” Lopez highlighted vocabulary words like “udder,” “calf,” and “pasteurize” during a series of assemblies at Orange Grove, which has about 430 students. She talked to the youngsters about how cows eat, how their bodies work and what takes place on a dairy farm and processing plant. • Photo Gallery: Mobile Dairy ClassroomWEST WHITTIER – A, B, C, … mooo! City kids at a West Whittier school were taken aback Wednesday when their teachers momentarily put aside computers and textbooks so they could focus their full attention on Annie, the cow, and Bella, the calf. The Dairy Council of California brought its mobile dairy classroom to Orange Grove Elementary School, where children got up close and personal with animals many had never seen “live” before. Annie easily kept the children’s attention, while each student was allowed to pet Bella briefly before heading back to class. “I didn’t know cows had hip bones, or that they eat grass and hay all day,” said second-grader Erick Marin, 8. “It was a good program because I learned a lot of new things.” Erick’s teacher, Claudia Herrera, said the mobile dairy classroom fit neatly into her curriculum; Her class recently completed a unit on animals. “This was a really good opportunity for the kids to actually get to experience what it’s like to be near a live animal,” Herrera said. “Now we can go back and tie this experience in to what we’ve already learned.” For more information on the mobile dairy classroom, visit www.dairycouncilofca.org, or call (877) 324-7901. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051
The first fall dump last year was posted as 4.4 centimetres on October 10th, but it was followed by about 83 more before the month was over. In 2011 it took until the 21st of the month before any snow was recorded, and then it was only 2.2 centimetres, and that was all we got for the entire month. 2010 was the year the airport station recorded 1.8 centimetres on September 1st, and by the end of that month it had received 43 centimetres, which was about seven more than we got in October of that year. According to Environment Canada records, that’s the earliest date Fort St. John has received snow in the last half of the year in this century, but the agency has snowfall records for this city for every month of the year. – Advertisement -In fact the daily record amount for August is about 23 times the average snowfall for that month. We officially received 18.5 centimetres on August 17 in 1973, even though the monthly average is 0.8 centimetres. The July average is zero, but on the 4th of the month in 1999 Environment Canada officially recorded 0.4 centimetres.
SACRAMENTO – California’s budget picture has deteriorated significantly since the summer amid a slumping housing market and slowing economy, leading to a nearly $10 billion revenue shortfall, the state’s legislative analyst said Wednesday. Without immediate spending cuts or other fixes, the state’s $4.1 billion reserve will evaporate. California will be nearly $2 billion in the red by the time lawmakers vote on a new budget next summer, according to the analyst’s report. In addition, the shortfall for the budget year that will begin next July has mushroomed by more than 50 percent, leading to the combined $10 billion shortfall for the two fiscal years. That’s more than the state spends for the University of California and California State University systems combined – about $7.2 billion for the current fiscal year. He ordered state department heads to draft plans for a 10 percent across-the-board reduction. If enacted, it would be the largest round of budget cuts since Schwarzenegger took office after the 2003 recall of then-Gov. Gray Davis. The state had faced a projected $5 billion to $6 billion deficit in 2008. Schwarzenegger’s administration has in recent months warned that the continued housing slump and weakened credit markets could exacerbate that shortfall. Some analysts said the governor should have seen the problem coming sooner. When Schwarzenegger signed the state’s overdue spending plan in August, he touted it as a balanced budget. Even before then, however, turmoil in the housing and credit markets had begun biting into state tax revenue and threatening to make next year’s budget even worse. Economists warned that the continuing decline in new home sales and construction, layoffs and bankruptcies in the mortgage-lending industry, and an increasingly volatile stock market had begun erasing revenue that lawmakers assumed would materialize to cover California’s $145 billion budget. Falling revenue will make it harder for lawmakers to close the gap without considering painful cuts to schools, transportation projects and an array of social services. Schwarzenegger said his administration has been studying ways to address the deficit. “I have not made any final decisions yet, but it’s clear that the decisions that will be involved will be tough,” the governor said in a statement. “I have a constitutional requirement to submit a balanced budget to the Legislature in January, and I will fulfill that responsibility.” He also said the revenue forecast should be an incentive for lawmakers to reform the state’s budgeting process. During last summer’s budget stalemate, Republican and Democratic legislative leaders said they were open to doing so. In many ways, the state’s budget is besieged by what economists view as the delayed effect of the depressed housing market on California’s economy. Despite more than two years of warnings about a housing bubble and more than a year of sluggish home sales across the state, California’s coffers had until recently seen few ill effects of the housing downturn. As recently as May, Schwarzenegger’s finance team revised state job growth figures upward, saying there was little evidence that problems related to housing and lending would spread to other parts of the economy. That forecast now seems overly optimistic. State cash flow figures released Wednesday show revenue is off more than $1.1 billion since August. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The future looks equally grim, with multibillion-dollar deficits projected to spiral upward for the rest of the decade, Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill said. “Addressing the state’s current budget problem is even more urgent because we forecast a continuing gap between revenues and expenditures,” Hill wrote in her analysis. Assemblyman Roger Niello, vice chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee, called the legislative analyst’s report a wake-up call for lawmakers. “We cannot continue to put off the tough decisions required to get our fiscal house in order without facing serious consequences for our state,” he said in a statement. “While tax revenues to the state have softened, the problem continues to be overspending. We must get our spending in line with revenues.” Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last week directed state agencies to prepare for possible deep spending cuts.
A Mountcharles based Wedding Stationery designer Donna Gormley featured in the highly popular lifestyle and celebrity magazine ‘VIP’, after designing wedding stationery for 2FM’s Jenny Greene.She designed Glastonbury themed stationary for the wedding, which was held in Wineport Lodge, Co. Westmeath.“Glassonbury” was printed on the stationary as both brides are music fans, and Glassonbury is a play on the name of the venue! Donna has always been very interested in art. After leaving secondary school, she studied for a diploma in art and design from the North West Regional College, and then went on to University of Ulster in Derry, where she got her Bachelor of Design in Design and Communication.Donna pointed out that being your own boss comes with its pros and cons.She said; “You need to have a lot of discipline when it comes to keeping on top of the day to day stuff, bills, accounts, and of course, getting the orders out.“But the flip-side is the freedom that goes along with it, and its great – if I have errands to run, or just need some time off, I can work around that, and that’s not something you can do when you work for someone else. “Every days a school day though, there’s always something new to learn, a technique to master, or trends to stay ahead of.”To see more of Donna’s designs you can visit her Facebook page.Young entrepreneur leaves others ‘Greene’ with envy! was last modified: August 3rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donna gormleyMOUNTCHARLESVIPWedding Stationary
Many parents are tired of the gender divide imposed by toy manufacturers. Some toy shop have clearly divided pink and blue aisles, with dolls and tea sets on one side and trucks and building blocks on the other. But this is actually a pretty recent development.As recently as the 1970s, toys sold in the US were not marketed with clear gender distinctions and advertisements from the 1970s show children playing with a variety of toys in bright, happy colours of red, green and yellow.Elizabeth Sweet, a lecturer in sociology in The University of California reports that a backlash against feminismin the 1980’s and 90’s sparked many changes, one of which was that toys started to become more divided by gender. Researchers and child psychologists, like Dr. Sweet, have been concerned that gender specific toys have a detrimental effect on children’s perceptions and attitudes and ultimately their life choices. “Their choice of toy should be based on kids’ personal interests, and not on their gender” she says.So, should we be offering more gender neutral toys to children and avoiding the stereotypes?When you really consider it, all toys are gender neutral. It is the marketing of the item, that decides whether they should be targeted to a boy or a girl. It begs the question of whether wee lads would play with dolls and young lasses would choose to play with cars and trucks if the boxes were all a neutral brown colour and no one ever showed them on television.At Tinney’s, we are unconcerned as to whether a toy is for a boy or a girl. Toys are for children, (and that includes adult children too!) Play knows no boundaries. Race, creed, gender or colour.The world is a fun place to be and children will always find something to play with.But in case you are wondering about politically correct toys, from a gender point of view, here is a list of the top ten gender neutral toys for children under sevens;1. Wheeled Toys: Wagons and pull toys such at the Toby Cart that can follow them when they crawl and carry themselves across the floor develop motor skills and aid balance and visual-motor coordination,” Seltzer explains.2. A Ball: Team it with a set of goal posts or a basketball stand. A ball is the universal toy. 3. Play Kitchen: Everyone likes to play at making their favourite dishes. Check out the selection of sturdy wooden kitchen toys, in-store or online. Add play dough, homemade or purchased, to make the experience more enjoyable.4. Art Supplies: Age specific art supplies will give hours of fun. Chalk on a pavement is perfect for budding summer street artists.5. Jig-Saw Puzzles: From the chunky lift and match puzzles to a more complex picture, the joy of completing a puzzle is universally satisfying.6. Dolls and Teddies: The special friend to invite to encourage a sensitive and nurturing side. 7. Building Blocks: Encourage creative play and allows children to use their imagination. Perfect when combined with toy animal sets. Also increases hand eye coordination.8. Play Phones: Even in these days of digital communication, children love to talk on play phones. This is important for language development and representational thinking and “Talking” on the phone is an important part of role play.9. Puppets: Many kids communicate more easily using puppets since they give kids a little extra confidence to express their feelings. For kids who may be shy, puppets can help them interact with others and increase communication as they work together to put on a show. They also foster speaking and listening skills.10. Music: We use the word ‘music’ loosely here! Whether your child enjoys banging on a pot with a wooden spoon or shaking some nifty hand-bells, making music is good for your mental health, self-esteem and encourages better listening in the future.Check out this little girl annoyed at all the pinkness for girls :Don’t forget to check out our website and sign up to our newsletterWebsite: www.tinneystoys.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/tinneystoysTwitter: @TinneystoysTel: 0749120363Tinney’s Toys is Ireland’s Largest farm toy superstore, selling instore, online and on mobile.Tinney’s Toys: Top Ten Gender Neutral Toys for Kids Under Seven was last modified: August 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:childrengender neutral toysPlayTinney’s Toys
Antoine Griezmann has signed a one-year contract extension with Atletico Madrid, the Spanish club have confirmed.The France forward, who had been linked with a move to Manchester United, is now tied to the Rojiblancos until 2022.An Atletico statement read: “Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement with Antoine Griezmann to extend his contract by one more season.“The French striker has signed his new contract with the club, which extends now until June 30, 2022.”The 26-year-old revealed last week that he would be staying with Atletico next season in the wake of their transfer ban being upheld, saying that leaving now would be a ”dirty move”.Atletico are banned from registering any new players until next January after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a suspension imposed by FIFA for multiple breaches of global football’s rules on the registration of under-18s.Prior to that, Griezmann had looked on course to leave Spain this summer, with Europa League winners United reportedly set to meet the buy-out clause – said to be 100 million euros (£87million) – in his Atletico contract.It remains to be seen if the Red Devils will be back in for the former Real Sociedad forward next year, but Atletico are delighted their leading scorer for the past three seasons has committed himself to the club for the coming campaign.Sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero said: “It’s great news because he is one of the best players in the world and all of us Atleticos should congratulate ourselves for him staying with us.“Antoine is a different player, capable of changing a match, with spectacular qualities, a very complete player.”Griezmann, who scored 26 goals in 53 appearances for Atletico this past season, said: “I’m very happy to experience one season more with all of you.” 1 Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid
At the weekend Tir Chonaill rfc from the Rosses travelled to Stranorlar to play a new look Finn Valley side in the season opener in Ulster minor league.From the kick off the Rosses men were determined to build on last season’s great finish and were unlucky in the first 10 minutes not to be ahead with an unsuccesful drop goal attempt and a missed penalty for an infringement in the ruck.It wasn’t until the 33rd minute that a score was on the board with the home team converting a penalty for a hands in the ruck infringement. Just before the break Tir Chonaill missed another penalty so at half time the home side had a 3-0 advantage.The first half was an end to end affair both sides defending well and some good kicking from both sides, the second half was pretty much the same with the home side missing an early penalty.Tir Chonaill stepped up a gear with some good passing and off loading with resulted in the home side conceding yet another penalty with robert wherley duely converting levelling up the contest.Finn Valley kicked off and Tir Chonaill ran at them again with Kevin Curran, Martin McGgarvey and JP Baska making great yards, and from a ruck set up ball was produced to the ever so lively robert wherley to convert a drop goal to edge ahead. That was as good as it got for the visitors, from the kick off ball was recycled back by the home side and some good passing and over lapping saw them run in a try that was unconverted.valley 8-6 ahead.With just ten mins remaining another penalty was conceded and valley increased there lead to 11-6.Tir chonaill pressed the home side back into there ten metre line from the kick off but ball was lost in a ruck and from the resulting kick the ball took a wicked bounce deceiving the Tir chonaill backs and fell kindly to the on rushing valley players,with to many players caught to high up in the field valley ran in another try to end the contest final score Finn valley 16-6 Tir chonaillSome good displays from the Rosses men including full back kevin curran and the captain martin mc garvey, all in the pack putting in a huge effort and with jason greene and conor shovlin making there debuts in rugby and special mention goes to the Tir chonaill physio Mick Patterson who had a busy day helping out both sides.Well done to Finn Valley and action moves to Carrickfinn in two weeks’ for a home game against Ballymoney 5 rfc. RUGBY MINOR LEAGUE NORTH: FINN VALLEY 16 – 6 TIR CHONAILL was last modified: September 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:RUGBY MINOR LEAGUE NORTH: FINN VALLEY 16 – 6 TIR CHONAILL
A week after 1,400 children were temporarily locked out of 26 Head Start preschool sites in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, only one center, owned by the city, remained closed Monday, shutting out 100 children. Officials at the Administration for Children, Youth and Families, which runs the county’s Head Start program, said the Martin Luther King Head Start center in Pacoima would open soon, but could not provide details. City housing officials who oversee the property said they had signed off on key lease contracts needed to reopen classroom doors, where some children were turned away Monday. Meanwhile, Deputy ACF Commissioner Frank Fuentes and county officials are scheduled to appear today before a City Council committee to explain why so many children were locked out of their classrooms. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week For nearly a month, federal Head Start officials had assured parents there would be no disruption as the program previously run by the San Fernando-based Latin American Civic Association was turned over to a federally appointed group, Colorado-based Community Development Institute. But last week, all 26 of the sites were forced to close after CDI failed to obtain lease agreements needed to use the centers. Federal officials blamed the association for acting too slowly in turning over contracts while the association blamed federal officials for not providing enough time for a smooth turnover. City officials jumped into the fray last week, saying the only losers are kids. “Somebody dropped the ball. It was not seamless. We need to find out who it was, why it happened. We have to be sure it’s not going to happen again,” said Councilman Tony Cardenas, who along with Council President Alex Padilla asked federal officials to explain what happened. “(Federal officials) made a promise and they didn’t keep it.” On Monday at the Martin Luther King site in Pacoima, staffers agreed. “A lot of parents are really worried. They say, how come it is only this site?” said one staff member Monday who assured children that the temporary closure was only a “vacation.” The staffer, who now works for the Community Development Institute, declined to be identified because the company asked employees not to speak to the press. The center, located inside the San Fernando Valley’s only housing project, serves dozens of families, most of whom live in public housing where the average annual household income is $18,496. “A lot of children say, ‘Mommy, they don’t want to take me at school.’ I tell the child it is just a vacation,” the staff member said. “We are working on the paperwork. We want you to come back.” Rachel Uranga, (818) 713-3741 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!