Local RCMP members support Words on Wheels Bus with donation

first_imgStaff Sgt. Darren Traichevich, commander of the Dawson Creek detachment, was pleased to present a cheque for $8,131 to Gloria Cleve, early learning project manager for the Peace River South School District, on behalf of the RCMP Foundation, an organization that provides grants for community initiatives supported by local members. Traichevich said when he was approached by Cleve about supporting the grant application, it was easy to see the benefits for the community and for his detachment.“I just thought it was a great community initiative, and an initiative that members could use,” he said. “That’s what we based part of our support on, that this bus is available the entire community. We have a detachment of 30 members and they have young families …and if the bus is available for their use, definitely the members are aware of it and will hopefully get some use out of it as well.”Cleve said the money will be used to restock the bus with books, educational toys and resources for parents. She added beyond the funding, which is needed, the donation also represents an opportunity to get local police officers who are parents involved with the WOW Bus, and hopefully foster a relationship between local members and the youth of the community that will last into the future.- Advertisement -The WOW Bus was a project initiated by the South Peace Building Learning Together (BLT) Society – an association of different stakeholders involved in early childhood education – as a way to address vulnerabilities that were identified in the region’s preschool population in regards to literacy and preparedness for school. The bus offers activities and games for children, from newborns to five-year-olds, and free resources for families, all with the aim of promoting family literacy. It stops in community centres and neighbourhoods not only in Dawson Creek, but also in Pouce Coupe, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge, and the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations.Some of the activities offered on the WOW Bus include the “Kiwanis Buddies” program, where members of the Kiwanis Club of Dawson Creek come onboard to read to children, and the “Rotary Book Club,” where families take a book home to read and then return to take part in activities centred around that particular book. Last year, the WOW Bus created a cookbook for parents called “Healthy Meals from Words on Wheels.”Cleve said following some engine problems with the bus back in May, a major overhaul of the bus was done to ensure it remains road-worthy.Advertisement “That bill came to just over $5,000, and it was huge hit to the WOW Bus budget, so we are still looking for support for the WOW bus,” she said. “We have enough money to keep the WOW bus on the road for this (school) year, and hopefully we will get money for many more years to come.”A schedule of where the WOW Bus will stop throughout the rest of this month has been included below. For more information, call 250-219-2416 or go online to www.sd59.bc.ca. Volunteer bus drivers and “bus buddies” are needed for community events, and anyone interested is encouraged to call the number above.last_img read more

Education Minister assesses schools’ readiness for Sept 3 opening

first_imgThe positive minded Education Minister, Nicolette Henry, on Saturday visited a few schools around Georgetown and on the East Coast of Demerara to assess their readiness for the new school year scheduled to begin on Monday, September 3.This was according to a statement issued by the Ministry which detailed a report of each of the schools’ readiness.Education Minister Nicolette Henry being briefed by Special Projects Officer, Ron Eastman on the ongoing works at Cummings Lodge SecondaryThe Minister’s visit comes at a time where education officials across the country are sitting at the edge of their seats, with their fingers crossed since more than 7000 teachers are expected to go on strike from today.The proposed strike is expected to start one week before the new school term begins, during schools’ pre-term activities. According to the President of the Guyana Tachers’ Union, Mark Lyte, if head teachers are going to be on strike then they need to hand over the school keys to the Department of Education before actions commence.Meanwhile, some temporary teachers are of the view that if they were to go on strike, they will be replaced by trained teachers who are waiting to get into the system. Lyte added that they could go to work and still be laid off because they are temporary.Minister Henry did say measures will be put in place if the teachers strike. Some of those measures she outlined are working a shift system in schools and having volunteers take over schools among others.However, on Friday, Lyte said he finds the Minister’s proposal hilarious.“I don’t know if the Minister understood what it took for us to have teachers. We are not replaceable. Let us see what this emergency plan is because somebody will have to conduct my orientation when the parents show up on Monday; me nor none of my teachers will be in school,” Lyte said after being assured that many of the head teachers had already handed in their keys to the Department of Education.Lyte was on Friday absent from the conciliation talks, which were organised by the Social Protection Ministry’s Department of Labour for the Union and the Education Ministry to meet and discuss a way forward.According to Lyte, he was unable to attend the meeting since he was out of the region on duty and only received an official invite on Friday morning.He indicated that he would have received yet another invitation for a meeting with the same parties, which is now expected to be held on August 28; day two into the strike action.Lyte said he is yet to confirm his attendance to that meeting.The GTU has rejected Government’s request for teachers to agree to a debunching payoff of $200 million for 2018/19. Lyte said the Union similarly rejected the $700 million cap that was placed on salary increases which was for 2018 only. Government also wants the clothing allowance to remain at $8000; a figure Lyte said was given in 2011.He said, too, that for the Whitley Council Leave, teachers still have to wait four years before getting their one month off, even though the GTU appealed for three years. The Union is seeking 40 per cent salary increases for its 7000 members.last_img read more

Doubts remain for Barca and Madrid in chaotic window

first_img“There’s still no agreement (with Paris Saint-Germain),” Barcelona director Jordi Bordas said on Tuesday. “We are negotiating and we are closer, but I can’t say more than that.”At the start of the summer, it was Real Madrid rubbing their hands at the prospect of wholesale changes while Barca could justifiably believe the majority of their business was complete.Frenkie de Jong arrived after his 75-million euro switch from Ajax was announced in January while Antoine Griezmann soon followed, with Atletico Madrid claiming that transfer had been agreed in March.All that seemingly remained for Ernesto Valverde was some tinkering around the edges.Madrid, though, were just getting started as 300 million euros spent appeared to pave the way for the sales of those Zidane wanted gone and perhaps more additions too.Yet as the market enters its final straight, Madrid are the ones winding down while Barca turn their early jog into a sprint.“Every time there is a transfer window, there is a lot of expectation and certain players like Neymar raise expectations too,” said Valverde last week.Neither club appears to have benefitted from a haphazard couple of months, given both have dropped points in their opening two matches in La Liga.Madrid started brightly against Celta Vigo before familiar scoring problems resurfaced at home to Real Valladolid.“Zidane loses his immunity,” read the headline in Marca on Monday.– Another political summer –Griezmann scored his first Barca goals against Betis © AFP/File / Josep LAGOBarca lost to Athletic Bilbao on the season’s opening night, although bounced back by hammering Real Betis.“After a defeat, there is always a big reaction,” said Griezmann, who scored twice at Camp Nou.The success of their transfer dealings will be judged deeper into the campaign but already the sense is of Zidane and Valverde playing their own part in what has become another political summer.Zidane wanted Paul Pogba in and Gareth Bale out but neither have materialised, perhaps as much due to the complexity of the deals as any failure from Madrid to commit to them.But two consecutive starting line-ups without a single signing indicates Zidane is not impressed, a message made more resounding by Bale, and James Rodriguez, being ushered back in.“The players I have are the ones that are here,” Zidane said.Valverde has not so much looked to the past as the future, throwing Ansu Fati and Carles Perez onto the field against Betis, the former aged 16 and the second youngest player ever to play for Barcelona in La Liga.Criticism of Valverde is never far away and one of the sticks most regularly used to beat him with has been a perceived hesitation to trust in youth.His turning to the youngsters suggests he wanted to show both that he is ready and that they are too, perhaps before Barca agree to bring back Neymar for close to 200 million euros.“The team played very well,” Valverde said. “We know with the players we have, and the quality they have, that we have a lot of options to win.”Injuries have played a part. Eden Hazard would have made his debut by now were it not for a thigh strain picked up on the eve of the season while Perez and Fati enjoyed opportunities in the absence of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.Yet both coaches have seemed keen to make a point, with results now likely to dictate whether friction becomes something more serious.Messi, out with a calf problem, may not return until after the international break, with Barcelona travelling to newly-promoted Osasuna on Saturday. Real Madrid will hope for a morale-boosting win on Sunday at Villarreal.Their slips have allowed Atletico Madrid and Sevilla to take an early advantage, each sitting first and second in the table with six points out of six.Sevilla host Celta Vigo on Friday night before Atletico play at home to Eibar on Sunday.FixturesFridaySevilla v Celta Vigo (2100), Athletic Bilbao v Real Sociedad (2300)SaturdayOsasuna v Barcelona (1800), Getafe v Alaves (1900), Levante v Valladolid (1900), Real Betis v Leganes (2200)SundayValencia v Mallorca (1800), Atletico Madrid v Eibar (1900), Espanyol v Granada (1900), Villarreal v Real Madrid (2200)0Shares0000(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zidane has turned back to Bale and James this season © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Aug 30 – Zinedine Zidane has said he will breathe a sigh of relief when the transfer window closes but Barcelona might need every minute until midnight on Monday to get a deal for Neymar finally done.“I can’t wait for September 2 so I don’t have to answer these questions anymore,” said Zidane last week.last_img read more


first_imgL-R Alastair McKinney, Donegal Branch of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Pat Carlin, Foyle Search & Rescue, Paul Duddy, UnitedHealth Group, Deirdre Trearty, Donegal Hospice, Collette Ferguson, Simon Community North West pictured with the Optum’s Employee Engagement Team.UnitedHealth Group staff have presented cheques totalling €10,000 to four local charities, the proceeds of a ‘Love to Give’ employee giving campaign.The four charities, Donegal Hospice, Simon Community North West, Donegal Branch of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and Foyle Search and Rescue will each receive €2,500.Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company, employs 650 people in Letterkenny. Employees hosted a number of internal events and activities helping to raise €5,000 for the charities – which the company has matched. Paul Duddy, human capital partner at Optum’s Letterkenny facilty said: “Optum’s employees are pleased they had an opportunity to help raise funds and play a small part in helping these charities serve the needs of the local community.”The charities will each receive €2,500, which will be used to support the following activities:* The Alzheimer Society, Donegal Branch – providing respite hoursAlastair McKinney, Donegal Branch Chairperson of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland says, “The money so kindly given by UnitedHealth Group employees will fund 125 hours of respite care – helping a family to keep their loved one living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia at home for six months. It will form part of the 60,000 hours of care, which we hope to provide again next year – helping about 200 of the 2,000 families affected by the illness in the county. Enabling families to care for their loved one at home provides the most beneficial setting for a person with the illness – familiar surroundings with those who know them best.”* Donegal Hospice – providing palliative care at homeIsobell Doherty is Administrator at Donegal Hospice and reminds us how valuable their Hospice and homecare services are to the people of Donegal.“These funds raised by Optum employees will help provide much-needed palliative care services to the terminally-ill throughout county Donegal. It will also enable us to provide quality homecare equipment and night-nursing to comfort patients in their own homes.” * Simon Community North West – helping the homelessCollette Ferguson, Donegal Development Officer with Simon Community North West said that 2016 may prove to be the most challenging year to date for the charity as homelessness figures continue to rise.‘The North West Simon Community actively works to prevent vulnerable people and families becoming homeless. The money donated by Optum will help us to develop our Outreach Service across Donegal.“With the correct intervention at the correct time, and with the correct support, the Simon Community staff can support people in difficult situations and prevent another person becoming homeless. Our charity prevents 185 people a year throughout the North West from becoming homeless.”* Foyle Search and Rescue – helping to prevent suicide and saving livesPat Carlin is Education and Media Officer with Foyle Search and Rescue. Their work helps keep people alive and they are particularly busy at this time of year.Pat Carlin says, “We are grateful to businesses such as Optum and the general public, who donate 85 per cent of the costs needed for us to continue our life-saving work. The charity is currently taking on new volunteers for next year and Optum’s donation will go towards the £500 needed to equip and train them. ‘”Since the charity’s inception in 1993, we have helped prevent over 2,500 suicides, saved 300 lives but sadly recovered over 120 bodies. In 1993, over a period of 18 months, 28 people drowned; thanks to the work of this charity and your support, this was down to two in 2015.”OPTUM UNITEDHEALTH GROUP STAFF PRESENT €10K XMAS CHEQUES TO LOCAL CHARITIES was last modified: December 18th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Christmas givingUnited Health Grouplast_img read more

Updates for The Design of Life

first_img(Visited 308 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 New research puts more “wow” into the wonder of animals featured in Illustra Media’s “Design of Life” documentaries.If you haven’t seen the nature documentaries by Illustra Media collected into its Design of Life trilogy, you can watch the trailers at our Recommended Resources page.Metamorphosis UpdateThis Tiny Butterfly Can Fly a Record 2,500 Miles at a Time From Europe to Africa (National Geographic). Step aside, Monarch. The Painted Lady is now queen of the migrating butterflies. This dainty butterfly, smaller than the monarch and found on all continents except Antarctica and South America, breaks the record shown in Illustra’s film Metamorphosis: The Beauty and Design of Butterflies (although that is still an awesome story). Whereas the Monarch takes several generations to get from Canada to Mexico and back, some painted ladies can make their cycle in a single generation. Patient scientists discovered the overwintering sites, reminiscent of Fred Urquhart’s tracking of the Monarch home in Mexico in 1976:West coast Painted Lady (Vanessa annabella), one of four species. Public Domain.Scientists already knew the painted ladies that blanket North America in the warmer months migrate to Mexico and Central America during the winter.They’ve also tracked Eurasian painted ladies as far south as the Sahara, but then the butterflies disappear off the map. Talavera and Vila knew they had to be somewhere in tropical Africa.Lo and behold, in Chad, Benin, and Niger, Talavera and Vila found vast swarms of painted ladies overwintering in the warmer climes—as many as 20,000 butterflies per hectare.The discovery proves that the two-inch butterfly can migrate nearly 2,500 miles from Europe, traversing such obstacles such as the Mediterranean Sea, North Africa’s mountains, and the Sahara Desert.This makes it the “longest continuous butterfly migration ever recorded,” the article says. For entomologist Gerard Talavera, who has traveled through Spain and Africa tracing the migration path, the discovery is astonishing. “It’s a common butterfly that does some really unique and amazing things,” he says.Photo by David CoppedgeUnlike monarchs, painted ladies don’t always migrate every year, or go to the same spot. They also fly at a higher altitude. “Painted ladies can, but don’t always, make the migration in a single generation,” the article says. They can also breed along the way. Perhaps this flexibility gives them more options than monarchs, whose numbers decline when their forest habitat in Mexico becomes reduced from logging.It’s not only size, but scales that matter in some male moth antennae (Science Daily). The scale patterns on the antenna of a male moth are exquisitely patterned to capture faint scents of female pheromones, says this report. This adds finesse to a story on Evolution News about how the antennae of cockroaches are patterned to capture information on both the shape and temporal changes of odor plumes. (This story was also picked up by World Magazine.)Instead of focusing on the design, this article compliments Charles Darwin for thinking that male antenna might be subject to ‘sexual selection’ for elaborate patterns. But then, the article notices an “evolutionary dilemma” in that not all moth species have the feather-like pattern. By analyzing the patterns with electron microscopes, Professor Mark Elgar noticed that the shape of individual scales is able to concentrate odorants around the olfactory neurons on the antennae. He still gave credit to Darwin in the end. “It’s fascinating that Darwin’s theory is still supported, but we needed modern techniques such as electron microscopy and computational fluid dynamics to confirm that it is antennal scales, and not size that make them more effective and detecting those crucial sex pheromones,” said Professor Elgar with pomp but without circumstance.Flight UpdateBlack Jacobin hummingbirds vocalize above the known hearing range of birds (Current Biology). Hummingbirds starred in Illustra’s film Flight: The Genius of Birds. We tend to think more of humming than singing by these birds, but this paper reveals a new trick by one species, the black Jacobin that lives in the Brazilian mountains.  The open-access paper describes their unusually high-pitched songs:Hummingbirds are a fascinating group of birds, but some aspects of their biology are poorly understood, such as their highly diverse vocal behaviors. We show here that the predominant vocalization of black jacobins (Florisuga fusca), a hummingbird prevalent in the mountains of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, consists of a triplet of syllables with high fundamental frequency (mean F0 ∼11.8 kHz), rapid frequency oscillations and strong ultrasonic harmonics and no detectable elements below ∼10 kHz. These are the most common vocalizations of these birds, and their frequency range is above the known hearing range of any bird species recorded to date, including hearing specialists such as owls. These observations suggest that black jacobins either have an atypically high frequency hearing range, or alternatively their primary vocalization has a yet unknown function unrelated to vocal communication. Black jacobin vocalizations challenge current notions about vocal communication in birds.Their first reaction is to suggest an evolutionary explanation for their divergence from other hummingbirds. This required raising the perhapsimaybecouldness index into the ultrasonic level. In the end, though, they don’t know why this species sings at such a high pitch.Black jacobins belong to the little studied and species-poor Topaz clade, having diverged from all other hummingbird clades ∼22 million years ago, and their distribution along the Brazilian Atlantic coastal forest coincides with one of the oldest and biodiverse biomes on the planet. It is intriguing to think that such a diverse environment may have created acoustic constraints that helped shape vocal communication, which includes coexistence with up to ∼40 other hummingbird (sub-)species. This could have led to a substantial vocal-auditory shift in black jacobins, as shown in some amphibians and reptiles. Alternatively, if their hearing sensitivity is not shifted, their high frequency vocalizations may serve other functions. Either scenario is fascinating and warrants further studies of this species in its natural context.If the environment or competition “could” have led to this pitch shift, why didn’t some hummingbirds evolve very low bass songs in the infrasonic level? And why didn’t every creature in the forest respond to the same environmental pressure? The assumption that an environment can somehow create complex behaviors or functions stretches the Stuff Happens Law to the limit (see 13 March 2018 entry).Living Waters UpdateSea turtles nesting on beach, from Living Waters (Illustra Media)Male loggerhead turtles also go back to their nesting beaches to breed (Science Daily). Illustra’s film Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth contains unforgettable scenes of mature sea turtles climbing up the beach to dig holes in the sand and lay their eggs, often 30 years after they emerged from the same beaches as hatchlings. Since female sea turtles lay the eggs, it was long thought that they were the ones who would migrate long distances to the natal beaches. Now, though, scientists from the University of Barcelona have documented that male sea turtles of the loggerhead species (Caretta caretta) also go the distance. It’s a “new paradigm,” the article says:It was believed that only female turtles went back to the nesting areas to lay the eggs -philopatric behaviour- after reproducing with male turtles from different areas. Philopatry is a studied phenomenon among female C. caretta turtles. The process of detection, marking, and the chelonian genetic study (for instance, with the mitochondrial DNA, transmitted by maternal inheritance), are easily conducted if females are the ones that go back to the beach of birth to lay the eggs.However, markers in males are not abundant and results have never been conclusive. Previous studies with few genetic nuclear markers ─microsatellite loci, the biparental inheritance─ suggested male turtles did not show philopatric behaviour and mated with females from different areas.“Our study reveals the breeding behaviour of the C. caretta marine turtle can be more complex. In most populations, female turtles are not the only ones with philatropic behaviour: males also mate near nesting beaches,” says the lecturer Marta Pascual, member of the Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics of the UB and IRBio.For sea turtles, temperature determines sex. “The sex of marine turtles is determined by the temperature of incubation,” the article explains. “If the temperature is high, there will only be female turtles.” It’s possible that the location of fertilization varies. “There are still many unknown issues on the breeding biology of the species” of loggerheads, the article concludes.Update 3/16/18: Sea turtles are doing well in Nicaragua thanks to conservation efforts, reports Phys.org. The article has pictures and descriptions of the primary members of 7 known species.Illustra’s beautiful Design of Life documentary films belong in every nature lover’s library. But now, as DVDs continue to decline in market share, selected clips are becoming available online, as listed below—and full length versions are available for streaming from iTunes and Amazon. Still, it helps Illustra stay in business when supporters purchase DVDs of their films at the authorized distributor, Go2RPI.com. There, you can buy individual films, or sets of three attractively packaged as a trilogy. You can also purchase quicksleeve copies in quantity to use as ministry giveaways. If you love Illustra Media‘s work (and who doesn’t), consider becoming a regular contributor. Join their mailing list to receive monthly newsletters. You can also follow them on Facebook and on Twitter with the name @illustramedia.To view selected clips from the films, here’s where to find them online:Metamorphosis: The film website MetamorphosisTheFilm.com, or on YouTube, or at TheJohn1010Project.com.Flight: The Genius of Birds: The film website FlightTheGeniusOfBirds.com, or on YouTube, or at TheJohn1010Project.com.Living Waters: The film website LivingWatersTheFilm.com, or on YouTube, or at TheJohn1010Project.com.Exciting News! Foreign Language Translations. Speakers of French, Spanish or Portuguese can now see these films in their entirety on YouTube. In addition, these languages plus Mandarin can be ordered through Go2RPI.com. These translations were done by professional narrators with lip-sync accuracy, and retain all the beauty of the visuals and music of the originals. They also come with English or foreign-language subtitles. Spread the word to your non-English-speaking contacts!last_img read more

Geocaching Employee Spotlight: Tom, Veep of Marketing & Merch

first_imgThis is part of a series of blog posts shining a spotlight on the people of Geocaching HQ. We hope to show you the “geo-who” behind the “geo-what”. 🙂What is your name?Tom PhillipsTom skiingYeah, but what’s your Username?VIATRUHow did you come up with your username?When I first moved to Seattle back in 2000, I worked on a wonderful start up business called World2market. We used the internet to create a global marketplace for third world artisans. It was an amazing project and along the way we considered other company names. One was VIATRU.What is your job title?I am the VP of Marketing and Merchandise here at Geocaching HQTom and one of Geocaching’s little buddies – StumpyWhat does your job title actually mean? In other words, how do you explain what you do to someone that has no idea what you do?I am very privileged to have the opportunity to serve the geocaching community in two ways. 1) I work with our merchandise team to make sure geocachers around the world can find the physical products they need to create, share and enjoy the game of geocaching. 2) I work with our marketing team to make sure the geocaching community stays connected and informed with what’s going on both here at HQ and around the world.Tom (upper right) with come of the Geocaching HQ crew on a team outingTell us about your geocaching style (exotic locations / quality over quantity)?I am definitely an explorer when it comes to Geocaching. I love geocaches that take me somewhere new or challenge me with a new experience. Geocaching has taken me into caves, up trees and into the woods in the middle of the night. I love this stuff!! What’s something that surprises you about geocaching – whether it’s the game itself, working at headquarters, or anything else?From the day I was first introduced to geocaching back in 2004, I have been both inspired and amazed by the enthusiasm, support, creativity and endless imagination of geocachers around the world.Treasure TrackersWhat’s the best piece of geocaching advice or information you ever learned?Three simple words, “Let’s go Geocaching”. I said yes and 12 years later I’m still having a blast!!!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching HQ Employee Spotlight: Senior Software Developer, Dave (Wilson)May 8, 2016In “Community”Geocaching Employee Spotlight: Product Owner & Avid Geocacher, Ben HewittMarch 13, 2016In “Community”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 18): Geocaching Map/Search, Adventure Lab app, plus nostalgia!December 20, 2018In “Community”last_img read more

Lakers’ Ingram alters shooting stroke, has grown 2 more inches—report

first_imgIsaiah Austin arrives in Manila, ready to get to work for Gilas The 20-year-old may have taken the task too literally—as he reportedly hit a growth spurt and has grown an inch or two, according to Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell.“I think he’s at least 6’10”. He might be 6’11,” Trudell said of Ingram, who was initially listed at 6’9 during his rookie season.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 shutout“I think he might be 6’11”, if not 7 feet,” he shared during an episode of ESPN LA’s “Thompson and Trudell Show”.Aside from possibly adding more height to his already rangy frame, Trudell claims that the 2016 2nd overall pick has also altered his shooting mechanics and developed his leg strength. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds00:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Ingram’s improvement was on display during the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, but had to sit out the rest of the tourney after just one game due to an injury.Since then, the sports journalist said the lanky forward has progressed even more.“You’re just going to have to take my word for it for now until you watch him play,” Trudell said. “I think you’re going to be very pleasantly surprised to see Brandon Ingram.” Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:NBA: Brandon Ingram is the only ‘untouchable’ Laker, says Magic JohnsonADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brandon Ingram. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Los Angeles Lakers is fully embracing its youth movement in their quest to return as the NBA’s elite.But to be back atop the extremely tough NBA Western Conference, the “Purple and Gold” is heavily dependent on the potential growth of incoming second-year player Brandon Ingram.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ View comments Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

Pacquiao-Broner title bout draws 400,000 PPV buys

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Judith Abil, Lady Warriors more positive in presence of UE coach Rod Roque Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img The report added that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has yet to make the announced crowd 13,025 at MGM Grand official but it’s estimated that gate revenue will reach seven figures.Pacquiao-Broner also happened in the same date as the UFC 233 wherein Henry Cejudo defeated TJ Dillashaw to retain his UFC World flyweight title that split the attention of fight fans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBoxing’s only eight-division World champion long established his drawing power with his PPV numbers usually reaching more than a million in the late 2000s and early 2010s.Pacquiao is also one-half of the highest-earning PPV bout in sports history when his fight against Floyd Mayweater in 2015 reached 4.6 million buys in the US and around 5.7 million worldwide. The fight against Broner was also Pacquiao’s first time in the United States and in PPV since he fought Jessie Vargas to win the WBO World welterweight championship in 2016 in Las Vegas.Pacquiao’s next two fights after the Vargas win weren’t aired in PPV and weren’t fought in the United States.The next fight was a loss to Jeff Horn and was fought Brisbane that was aired live on ESPN in July of 2017.Pacquiao bounced back from that controversial loss a year later when he beat Lucas Matthysse for the WBA 147-lb strap in Malaysia that was streamed live on ESPN+.ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao, right, hits Adrien Broner during their WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao proved that he’s still a major draw when his title defense against Adrien Broner raked in an estimated 400,000 pay-per-view buys.According to ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael, Pacquiao’s defense of his WBA World welterweight belt was worth $30 million in pay-per-view revenue in the United States alone.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 View commentslast_img read more

‘Man Utd’s front three should be hitting 65 goals’

first_imgManchester United should be getting “60-65 goals a season” out of Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, says Paul Scholes.Jose Mourinho has an abundance of attacking talent from which to select, with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Juan Mata and Paul Pogba also at his disposal.The Portuguese has, however, been unable to generate consistent showings from international stars capable of delivering more to the collective cause than they are at present. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Scholes believes that the Red Devils have every right to demand a greater return from their enviable array of frontmen, with it up to them to play their way into form and deliver on the expectation around them.The former United midfielder told BT Sport ahead of a Champions League clash with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus: “The players are there, the talent is there.“We talk about the front three all the time, think about the pace and the strength.“Okay, Lukaku’s probably struggling for a bit of confidence, Marcus is probably struggling for a bit of confidence. But you look at those three and you must be thinking 60-65 goals a season. They need to start producing that now.“We speak about Martial and Rashford being players of potential for the future but they’ve played over 100 games. The future is no good anymore, it needs to be now.”David De Gea Spain Manchester UnitedWhile demanding an improvement in the final third from United, Scholes concedes that Mourinho also has defensive issues to address.The Red Devils have relied on David de Gea to get them out of trouble on a number of occasions down the years, but the Spanish goalkeeper can only do so much.  Pressed on how Mourinho can bring about a reversal in fortune for his side, Scholes said: “What he has to do is go back to attacking football, playing his best attacking players.“I think he did that on Saturday [against Chelsea], he took a risk because he knows defensively they aren’t good enough.“The personnel hasn’t changed from last season – they still conceded chances last season and the keeper was magnificent, he made three or four world class save every game and we aren’t seeing that this season. He’s still a world-class keeper but he can’t do that all the time.”United, who sit 10th in the Premier League table at present, have conceded 16 times in nine games.That is the worst defensive record of any of those in the top-half, with only Burnley, Cardiff, Fulham and Huddersfield having been breached on more occasions at this stage of the season.last_img read more