By WVUA 23 Web Writer Mary Claire Brakefield Since

first_imgBy WVUA 23 Web Writer Mary Claire BrakefieldSince World War II, March has been designated Red Cross Month, and the city of Tuscaloosa will have chances to participate in blood drives throughout the month. The American Red Cross encourages donors to join its lifesaving mission by donating blood. Patients at more than 2,000 hospitals across the nation will benefit from these donations.If you are interested in donating in Tuscaloosa, there will be opportunities to give throughout the city.March 6, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Burke Hall on the University of Alabama campus.March 7, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of AlabamaMarch 7, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Capitol SchoolMarch 10, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at University MallMarch 12, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at University MallMore dates, times and locations of blood drives can be found here.last_img read more

MONTGOMERY Ala AP – An Alabama legislator and

first_imgMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama legislator and a lobbyist who once chaired the Alabama Republican Party are charged with conspiring to commit bribery.Federal prosecutors say state Republican Rep. Jack D. Williams of Vestavia Hills and lobbyist Marty Connors were arrested Monday.The California-based owner of Triana Health diabetes treatment centers, G. Ford Gilbert, also is charged.It’s unclear from court records if the men have attorneys.Prosecutors say Gilbert paid then-state Rep. Micky Hammon to push legislation in 2016 that would require Blue Cross to cover treatments at Triana.Prosecutors say Williams knew of the payments and worked to help the legislation. They say Connors was lobbying for the bill and also knew about the money.Connors used to chair the Alabama GOP.Hammon pleaded guilty to illegally using campaign funds.(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

PANAMA CITY BEACH Fla AP – A Tennessee mans p

first_imgPANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A Tennessee man’s plan to propose to his girlfriend on a Florida beach almost failed when he lost the ring in the Gulf of Mexico.For 45 minutes last Friday, Taylor Farrar of Sevierville, Tennessee, and his friends frantically searched for the plastic bag that held the ring, a bank card and a driver’s license. The News Herald reports it washed up under the feet of Sandy Osborn who was visiting Panama City Beach from Florence, Alabama.Osborn held onto the bag and happily handed it over when Farrar’s friends asked if she’d seen it.Farrar says he appreciates Osborn’s honesty. He immediately proposed to girlfriend Cassandra Arn, who said yes.Osborn says she cried during the proposal. And Arn invited her to the wedding.last_img read more

SEATTLE — The ceremony was brief lasting less tha

first_imgSEATTLE — The ceremony was brief, lasting less than 10 minutes. The Seattle Seahawks celebrated the accomplishment of winning their first Super Bowl title last season, unveiling the championship banner and giving their fans one more opportunity to savor the feat.Then it was over, and the process of trying to repeat started in impressive fashion with a 36-16 romp over Green Bay on the night of Sept. 4.Marshawn Lynch ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns, Percy Harvin had 100 combined yards rushing and receiving, and the Seahawks dominated Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.Their effort against the Green Bay — a popular pick to contend in the NFC — will only reinforce the belief Seattle is still the favorite in the conference.“We got a lot of playmakers just looking to get the ball,” Harvin said. “Every time we get a chance, we’re definitely looking to make the most of it.”Wilson was outstanding in the first half, including a 33-yard touchdown pass to Ricardo Lockette, and added a 15-yard TD pass to Derrick Coleman in the fourth quarter. Wilson finished 19 of 28 for 191 yards.Rodgers struggled as the Packers were held to 255 total yards, the third-fewest for Green Bay since the start of the 2012 season.Rodgers was 23 of 33 for 189 yards and was isolated to one side of the field. He looked almost exclusively for Jordy Nelson matched up against Byron Maxwell and never threw in Richard Sherman’s direction.“I think that you get wake-up calls and then you get drill-sergeant-kick-you-out-the-bed calls and I think we just got kicked out the bed onto a cement floor, and it hurt,” Green Bay defensive lineman Mike Daniels said.(TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares PIRAEUS, Greece — Northern Ireland continued its surprise run in Euro 2016 qualifying on Oct. 14 by beating Greece 2-0 for its third straight win in Group F.Jamie Ward fired in a corner kick taken by Oliver Norwood in the ninth minute, with the ball crossing the line after a slight deflection off Greece defender Loukas Vyntra.Kyle Lafferty scored the second after a solo run six minutes into the second half at Karaiskaki Stadium. He has now scored in all three of his country’s group matches.The injury-plagued Greeks had their best chance in the first half with Nikos Karelis, who misplaced his lob for the 2004 European champions.In other Group F games, Hungary won 1-0 in the Faeroe Islands while Romania beat Finland 2-0 in Helsinki.The defeat at home at Karaiskakis Stadium kept Greece with only one point in three games and a hapless offense that was also shut out by Romania, just two months after the team made a creditable showing at the World Cup in Brazil. Greece’s next game is against the lowly Faroe Islands but faith is eroding in its chance to get back to the European championship tourney.New manager Claudio Ranieri, who’s already under fierce criticism, failed to find any unit that was cohesive enough to mount a challenge against the Irish.While Greece played a stop-and-start game, Northern Ireland played fluidly and with confidence. Nikos Karelis missed Greece’s best chance in the first half.Kyle Lafferty, playing like a world-class striker, got by defender Costas Stafylidis five minutes into the second half to slot the ball past keeper Orestis Karnezis for the 2-0 lead and what would be the final score.(Material from the Associated Press was used in this report)last_img read more

PHOENIX — New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia rea

first_imgPHOENIX — New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia reached 3,000 career strikeouts Tuesday night, becoming the 17th major leaguer and third left-hander to achieve the milestone.Sabathia entered the game against Arizona with 2,997 strikeouts and hit the mark by fanning three batters in the second inning.The Yankees poured out of the dugout to congratulate Sabathia and the Chase Field crowd, full of New York fans, roared after the big left-hander struck out John Ryan Murphy on a down-and-in offspeed pitch. Murphy was one of Sabathia’s former catchers with the Yankees.Sabathia tipped his hat to the crowd and hugged his kids in the front row before heading to the on-deck circle to lead off the next inning. The 38-year-old has already announced this will be his final season.Sabathia joined Randy Johnson and Steve Carlton as the only lefties to record 3,000 strikeouts.“We’ve been waiting for this all week,” Sabathia’s wife, Amber, said in an interview with the Yankees’ YES Network after it happened. She added the lofty total was “part of his legacy.”Amber Sabathia estimated there were 40 family members and friends at the Diamondbacks’ ballpark for the big event.“Big C! What an accomplishment! One of the best to ever do it,” tweeted former Yankees teammate Phil Hughes.Now in his 19th big league season, Sabathia was the first pitcher to hit the 3,000 mark since Atlanta’s John Smoltz in 2008.“Those are magical numbers in our sport and people should take notice when people come up upon those things,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before the game.Sabathia began his career in 2001 with Cleveland and also pitched for Milwaukee before moving to the Yankees in 2009, helping them win the World Series that season.Nolan Ryan is the all-time strikeout leader with 5,714.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

DETROIT— Albert Pujols became the third player wit

first_imgDETROIT— Albert Pujols became the third player with 2,000 career RBIs, hitting a solo homer in the third inning Thursday to help the Los Angeles Angels rout the Detroit Tigers 13-0.The three-time MVP joined Hank Aaron (2,297) and Alex Rodriguez (2,086) as the three players to reach the milestone since 1920. Babe Ruth is credited with 1,992 RBIs because baseball’s official records don’t count the runs the slugger drove in with the Boston Red Sox from 1914 through 1919.2,000th RBI? Toss that bat, young man.— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 9, 2019Ryan Carpenter (0-1) threw Pujols a fastball over the middle of the plate and the slugger sent the 2-0 pitch deep into the right-field seats. Pujols received an ovation by the sparse crowd at Comerica Park, where his accomplishment was recognized on the videoboard and by the public address announcer.Luke Bard started for the Angels after a 53-minute rain delay and pitched one inning, allowing two hits. Felix Pena (2-1) followed and threw seven scoreless innings, giving up just three hits and striking out seven.The Angels provided plenty of offense.Shohei Ohtani ended his 0-for-7 start with an RBI single in the two-run first. The AL Rookie of the Year finished 2 for 4 in playing in his third game since being cleared to play following Tommy John surgery in October.Tommy La Stella hit his first of two homers, a two-run shot in the three-run second inning. Pujols’ sixth homer of the year gave Los Angeles a 6-0 lead. Kole Calhoun followed with another solo homer in the sixth inning and Mike Trout’s sacrifice fly made it 9-0 in the seventh.TRAINER’S ROOMAngels: CF Brian Goodwin was scheduled to have the day off but was used as a pinch-hitter for Trout in the eighth and singled.Tigers: OF Christin Stewart (right quad strain) was reinstated from the injured list and hit a fly to center in the ninth as a pinch-hitter for Miguel Cabrera.UP NEXTAngels: RHP Trevor Cahill (1-3, 6.95) starts a series Friday against RHP Dan Straily (1-2, 7.43) at Baltimore.Tigers: RHP Tyson Ross (1-4, 5.34) opens a series Friday night against RHP Jake Odorizzi (4-2, 2.78) at Minnesota.By: Larry Lage, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

At her home in Dublin actress Tara Flynn recalls

first_imgAt her home in Dublin, actress Tara Flynn recalls how, 12 years ago, she learned she was pregnant. It was not planned.”I was 37. I was single. I wasn’t working very much, and I didn’t want to be a parent,” Flynn says.She didn’t want to have a baby and give it up for adoption, either. But with abortion illegal in Ireland, her only option at the time was to leave the country to end her pregnancy.Seven years later, in 2013, Ireland began allowing abortions, but only if a pregnant woman’s life is in danger. Otherwise it remains totally banned.Ireland’s abortion law is one of the strictest in the world. In Europe, only Malta and Vatican City have total bans.But in May, Ireland plans to hold a referendum on whether to change its laws and allow unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy. The referendum, whose exact date has not yet been set, will ask voters whether they want to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution, which outlaws abortion.This isn’t the first time Irish voters have been asked to weigh in on abortion. In 1983, they voted 67 percent to 33 percent to add the constitutional amendment, which acknowledges “the right to life of the unborn, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother.” It prevented any future Irish government from introducing legislation allowing abortion.Abortion was already illegal, dating to an 1861 law enacted during British rule. When Ireland became independent from the U.K. in 1922, it kept an abortion ban on its books but added the Eighth Amendment later, to prevent future changes.One of the things Irish voters are evaluating in the lead-up to the May vote is whether their country’s abortion ban has actually prevented abortions.Flynn considers herself proof that it doesn’t. She managed to get an abortion abroad, and thousands of other Irish women do the same every year.”I had a credit card, so I was lucky to be able to travel. Many people can’t,” Flynn says. “As soon as I had a few days to live with my decision, I booked a flight.”She flew to the Netherlands. But most Irish women seeking abortions go to the U.K. Ireland’s health minister says 3,265 Irish women got abortions in Britain in 2016, the most recent year for which figures are available.But that number reflects only the number of women who give Irish home addresses at abortion clinics. Others give temporary U.K. addresses or refuse to provide any home address at all.That number, 3,265, represents a decline from past years. In 2001, at least 6,673 Irish women traveled to the U.K. for abortions. The decline coincides with the availability of abortion pills online, through the black market. Such pills are illegal in Ireland and are often seized by postal authorities. But one 2016 report showed that 1,642 abortion pill packages were sent to Ireland by a single provider from 2010 to 2012.Experts, no matter their stance on the issue, generally acknowledge that Irish women get abortions at roughly the same rate as other Europeans — they just have to go abroad for it.The expense can be daunting. Abortion clinics in the U.K. offer discounts to women traveling from jurisdictions where the procedure is illegal, but it still costs hundreds of dollars — plus the cost of travel, accommodations and time off from work or school.To help them, there’s a network of volunteers discreetly shuttling thousands of Irish women to abortion clinics.”I will do the very English thing and offer them a cup of tea,” says volunteer Zoe Durnford, who hosts Irish women at her home in London. “I set up a bed in the corner of my sitting room here. I make them dinner. A lot of them really do want to chat about anything else apart from what’s going to happen.”Two summers ago, two Irish women amassed more than 23,000 Twitter followers as they live-tweeted their abortion journey to Enda Kenny, then the prime minister. He did not respond publicly. But his successor, Leo Varadkar, has said he will campaign to overturn Ireland’s abortion ban.The decision to hold a referendum was made late last year, after a Citizens’ Assembly of 99 randomly selected Irish citizens voted in favor of advising the government to liberalize its abortion law. An all-party committee of the Parliament did the same, and so did Ireland’s attorney general.Polls show a majority of Irish voters want abortion legalized. Even voters who are deeply uncomfortable with abortion may acknowledge the reality of so many Irish women traveling elsewhere for the procedure. That could tip the polls this May, says Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole.”Do people cling on to a principle, this constitutional ban on abortion, which many people still like?” says O’Toole, a visiting scholar at Princeton University. “Or do they say, ‘Look, we can’t go on pretending that, uniquely in the world, we don’t have women terminating their pregnancies — when the overwhelming evidence is that they do.’ “But abortion remains an emotional issue, and for some, a deeply religious one, that has divided Ireland.”If [the Eighth Amendment] is repealed, that’s the end of my Ireland,” says Tom Flanagan, 76, coming out of Mass at his Catholic church in Roscommon, 90 miles west of Dublin. “Ireland can’t lead in economics or sports or anything else, but we have this opportunity to be a leader in Europe when it comes to morality — and yet we’re throwing it all away to become a little, average European state.”Roscommon is a mostly agricultural area with high unemployment ever since its coal mines closed a generation ago. It’s a conservative corner of an otherwise fast-changing country.In a 1995 referendum, the Irish voted to legalize divorce. In 2015, they did the same for same-sex marriage — except in Roscommon, the only county in Ireland that voted against it. Many of its residents say they oppose abortion too.”The metropolitan areas want to push their views on us,” says Eugene Murphy, who represents Roscommon in the Irish House of Parliament known as the Dail. “But no matter what they call us, we are intelligent. We are compassionate. We make decisions, but we think about them.”Murphy plans to vote against legalizing abortion. Calls from his constituents are 4 to 1 against, he says.Attitudes are very different at Trinity College Dublin, where many students wear T-shirts that say, “Repeal the 8th.” The university went on strike in January to campaign for legalizing abortion. There are abortion rights rallies and marches almost every week.Many of Ireland’s youth still identify as Catholic but no longer adhere to church teachings.”I don’t know anyone’s grandparents who would be pro-choice, including my own,” says philosophy student Roisin Doyle Bakari, 20. “I guess if you grew up in such an extreme Catholic environment your whole life, to suddenly jump to an environment, within your own lifetime, where people are voting on abortion, on gay marriage — it must be such a massive jump. So I get that, but it’s still like, it’s holding everyone else back.”Doyle Bakari plans to vote to repeal the abortion ban. She sees this referendum as another milestone in Ireland’s modernization. She doesn’t take it lightly.”This is our actual human rights. This is our health care,” she says. “This is so important.” Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit read more

The longawaited cycle track is nearing completion

first_imgThe long-awaited cycle track is nearing completion! The paving construction this past weekend and earlier this week marks one of the final pieces of the puzzle.This project sparked plenty of sidewalk controversy and roadwork headaches during construction in the North End / Waterfront area. Refresh your memory by browsing our posts on the North End cycle track and Connect Historic Boston.Now that it’s almost done, what do you think? Was it worth it? Vote in our poll and add your comments in the section below.*Advertisement* Now that the cycle track is nearing completion, will you use it? (Poll Closed) Maybe, but only when it’s convenient. It doesn’t go everywhere I need to go.  46.33%  (297 votes)     Yes definitely! I feel much safer biking in the neighborhood with the cycle track.  38.22%  (245 votes)     No, I have no need for the cycle track.  15.44%  (99 votes)       Total Votes: 641   Take Our PollNote: Web polls are not scientific, representing only those readers who choose to vote.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Greenway Conservancy ( today announced a new public art commission, as well as upcoming deinstallation for several artworks currently on exhibit. Beginning this month, Boston-based artist Mia Cross will initiate the painting of a new mural in Lincoln Street Triangle located in the Leather District. Several artworks in the 2017 Playful Perspectives exhibit—including Mark Reigelman’s Meeting House and Meredith James’ Far From This Setting in Which I Now Find Myself—will be deinstalled over the next two weeks. Cross’ mural, entitled We the People II, focuses on one of the most prominent hallmarks on human face: the eyes. The Mural will feature the eyes of people who live/work/pass through the Leather District. Through Cross’ distinct style of layering paint, leaving hints of former stages within the finished painting, she is able to create color relationships—sometimes harmonious, sometimes dissonant—stitching them together like a quilt. The mural sits amidst an innovative garden design and will replace Kawandeep Virdee’s Pink Lines as Concentric Arches on Yellow (Boston Bloom). Prep work begins today for Cross’ mural, which will be completed by the end of October. “Mia bridges the gap between art and audience through the use of light, line, space and the human figure”, said Greenway Public Art Curator Lucas Cowan. “Her use of color and texture delicately balances control and spontaneity, representing the diverse community where the mural will be placed”.*Advertisement* Other Greenway public artworks will remain on view for only a few more days. Mark Reigelman’s acclaimed Meeting House can be seen through October 6; the slanted yellow house has inspired playful photography all summer. October 8 is the last day for selfies in the perspective-distorting Ames Room created by artist Meredith James, installed near Hanover Street on The Greenway. Three works, part of Design Biennial Boston 2017—Another Axon by MALL Design, Primitive by Ultramoderne, and Blue Marble Circus by Design Earth—will be up through October 6, 10, and 11, respectively.  “We’re sorry to say goodbye to works the public has loved so much, but excited to see Mia’s new mural” said Conservancy Executive Director Jesse Brackenbury. “We appreciate the support from philanthropists and other private sources to continue commissioning contemporary public art.”In addition to Mia Cross’ mural, several current Greenway artworks will remain on exhibit into 2018. Chris Templeman’s Make and Take will continue to 3D-print roosters in Chinatown Park until the Year of the Rooster concludes in February. Mehdi Ghadyanloo’s Spaces Of Hope Greenway Wall mural in Dewey Square will continue to be visible across from South Station until Spring 2018. Also still on display is Ways of Wood by Daniel Ibañez, part of Design Biennial Boston 2017, near Pearl Street on The Greenway.last_img read more

Boston Police District A1 provided North End Wa

first_imgBoston Police District A-1 provided North End / Waterfront residents an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the July 2018 North End Public Safety Meeting.Crime in District A-1 is down 2% YTD.Robberies – Business (1)– 6/27/18 at 10:20 p.m. (38 Cooper Street – Venice Convenience Store): The store was robbed at gunpoint. Suspect was described as black, 5’8″ to 5’10” and wearing all black clothes. He was seen carrying a purple backpack as he fled towards Salem Street.*Advertisement* Breaking & Entering – Residence (2)– 6/14/18 between 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (6 Unity Street): Unity Street resident reported an unknown person forced open the front door of his apartment. Victim stated an Xbox1, a Link Modem and a Coast Guard ring were stolen from the apartment. Front door of the apartment was removed from its hinges.– 7/2/18 between 8:25 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. (7 Jackson Avenue): Jackson Avenue resident reported friends were staying in their home and had gone out for the day. When they returned that evening, there was damage to the rear sliding door and a bathroom window. Removed from the home were two iPads, a Kindle, jewelry, a Playstation 4, a wallet with bank/credit cards, a backpack and a pair of Beats headphones.Breaking & Entering – Commercial (2)– Between 6/23/18 (6:50 p.m.) and 6/25/18 (9:00 a.m.) – 26 Parmenter Street (Del Ara Salon): Cash and hair cutting supplies were taken.– 6/30/18 at 1:17 a.m. (Salem Street and Baldwin Place – Ensemble): Broken glass and a blood trail were found. Suspect was located, with blood on him and injuries. Suspect had already broken into a place in Beacon Hill earlier that evening. Suspect was arrested for breaking & entering.Larceny (8)– 6/11/18: Bike that was locked to a post on Hanover Street was stolen.– 6/15/18: Same as above.– Checks were stolen, with money being scammed out of bank accounts.– 24 Hanover Avenue: Two packages were stolen (fishing equipment).– 6/17/18 at 4:26 p.m. (342 Hanover Street – 7-Eleven): Victim reported while inside a Hanover Street market, he put his Android tablet on the counter while making a purchase. Victim turned to leave the store and realized the tablet was gone. Security footage to be reviewed.– 70 Fulton Street: Some medications were stolen.– 218 Hanover Street (CVS): Shoplifter was confronted by store clerk and fled the store. Suspect was ultimately arrested for shoplifting.– 89 Commercial Wharf: A handbag and a bottle of wine were stolen.Larceny from Motor Vehicle (1)– 23 Clark Street: Laptop in back seat of vehicle was stolen. No sign of forced entry.*Arrests (3)*– Operating Under the Influence (OUI): 6/16/18 at 12:15 a.m. (81 Prince Street) – Police Officers responded to a large party at a Prince Street apartment that was being rented through AirBnB (via Officers cleared the party and the party goers were standing in the street blocking traffic and causing a large scene. At this time, a male suspect was smoking marijuana and refused to cease doing so. The suspect entered a Toyota Camry and attempted to drive away while smoking. He was stopped by officers and arrested for OUI (Drugs) and Disorderly Conduct.FYI: Attempts were made by a suspect-at-large to use a stolen credit card to rent the apartment for this occasion. The push locks were locked, as a result. Upon arrival, the push locks were dismantled, allowing entry to said apartment. The crowd of people present had been brought back from a club.– Shoplifting: Aforementioned CVS incident.– Breaking & Entering: Aforementioned Baldwin Place incident.Note: There will be no August Public Safety meeting. The next meeting is Thursday, September 6.David Marx hosts the monthly Public Safety meeting with Boston Police District A-1. North End Public Safety Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month, 6:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. All are welcome to attend and bring their questions. See the Community Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron*last_img read more

NEAD and the Nazzaro Center continue to work toget

first_imgNEAD and the Nazzaro Center continue to work together to provide wholesome activities for the youth of the North End.Special thanks go out to Representative Aaron Michlewitz for donating the shirts, Senator Joe Boncore, Rocco’s Cucina for donating the pizza, and Mike Giannasoli for donating the trophies and the basketballs. North End Against Drugs (NEAD) held its annual Basketball Bonanza at the Nazzaro Community Center at the end of November. Approximately 50 boys and girls of all ages attended and had a fun-filled evening of various basketball activities.All of the participants received a North End Basketball Bonanza t-shirt, pizza and soft drinks and a night full of wild basketball fun. Awards were given in various categories.  NEAD board members John Pregmon, Mike Giannasoli, Maria Lanza and Steven Siciliano (also the new Nazzaro Center Director), along with volunteer dad Derek Mathieu, spent a Friday evening with all of the kids ensuring they all had a great time.*Advertisement*last_img read more

Dili na ko matingala nga mosaka ang presyo sa mga

first_imgDili na ko matingala nga mosaka ang presyo sa mga baligya niining bag-ong tuig ilabina nga motapos na karong petsa 8 sa Enero ang gideklarar nga “state of ational calamity” sa gobyerno nga nagpatuman og price freeze sa mga nag-unang palaliton tungod sa bagyong “Yolanda.”MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsPun-an pa sa pagsaka sa presyo sa gasolina, sa kouyente ug tubig.Ang Visayan Electric Co. kon Veco pinaagi kang Theresa Sederiosa miingon nga unya na mahibaw-an sa ikaduhang semana sa Enero kun mopa-increase ba sila sa bayranan sa kuryente.Samtang ang Metro Cebu Water District kon MCWD, wa man tuod moanunsiyo og increase sa bayranan sa tubig apan wa nay discount sa mga konsumidor nga gagmay og konsumo nga ang konsumo dili molapas og 50 cubic meters matag buwan.Niining paagi sa MCWD magtukmod kini sa mga tawo nga dili na magdaginot ug magpaturagas nalang og gamit sa tubig kay maka-avail man sa diskuwento.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: I’m no turncoat, I speak my mind PLAY LIST 01:19Lacson: I’m no turncoat, I speak my mind01:31Bato: Duterte’s resignation will only make the opposition happy02:54Cebu Daily News makes 2-peat, bags 3 PPI awards03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Maayo unta nga sa wa pa ipatuman ang bag-ong paagi sa discount, nagpatawag og dialogue ang MCWD sa tanang mga stakeholders.Karong Sabado sa hapon, Jan. 4, 2014 mangahas mi sa pagpatawag ug dialogue atol sa among programa’ng “Dialogue On The Air” sa dySS Super Radyo bahin ning maong isyu ug kami mangimbitar sa tanang mga stakeholder aron maklaro kining tanan ilabina nga nag-alboroto ang mga mayor.* * *Unsa na kaandam ang atong nasud alang sa Asean integration sa tuig 2015?Ang Asean integration nagpasabot kini nga maglig-on ug mag-usa ang tanang mga nasud sa habagatan-sidlakang Asya lakip na ang Pilipinas pagpasulbong sa ekonomiya ug pagpalambo sa kinabuhi sa mga tawo sa Asean.Gituyo kini sa mga economic managers aron ang tanang mga nasud sa Asean maghimo og currency aron pag-compete sa US dollars ug sa Euro sa mga nasud nga miembro sa European Union.Si Rey Calooy sa Filipino-Cebuano Business Club kinsa usa sa akong dinapit nga bisita sa among programa’ng “Dialogue on the Air” niadtong Sabado sa dySS Super Radyo mipasabot nga kun mahitabo ang 2015 Asean integration hayan kitang mga Pilipino makasayon-sayon na og biyahe paingon sa ubang kanasuran sa Asean aron manarbaho ug magtukod og negosyo ug sa samang higayon ang atong mga silingang nasud makasayon-sayon sab sa paghimo sa ingon dinhi sa ato sa Pilipinas kay dili na istrikto sa mga dokumento.Matud pa ni Calooy nga nasabotan na kini sa mga pundok sa mga ekonomista ug mga negosyante ug iyang giingon nga dili gyud kita dehado sa ubang mga nasud kun hisgotan ang competitiveness sa mga skilled workers ug mismo sa atong mga produkto.Ambot lang kun maka-compete na ba gyud ang atong mga produkto sa Pilipinas ikomparar sa ubang mga nasud sa Asean nga sarang i-patronize ang atong mga produkto sa atong mga silingang nasud.Kun hisgotan ang paghimo og mga sakyanan ug mga gadgets wa ra kita sa kumingking sa China ug South Korea. Dehado na sab kita sa rice production ikomparar sa Vietnam. Kun ang tawo mokayod sa insakto ug dili magpasagad og gasto sa mga butang nga way hinungdan anaa gyud ang iyang paglambo.Mag-unsa man sab nang magsigeg hangad ug pangayo sa Ginoo kun dili ubanan sa kugi ug kayod taman sa ginhawa?FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOIndian coffee magnate’s body found by riverBisan naigo kita sa mga dagkong kalamidad sama niadtong kusog nga linog pagka Oct. 15 ug sa kusog nga bagyong Yolanda niadtong Nov. 8 sa miaging tuig, sigurado ko nga niining “Year of the Horse” molambo pa kita ug dali kitang makabangon.* * * It’s time to consider taking sea row to UN – Del Rosario Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal MOST READ Painters refuse to go quietlycenter_img PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage View comments Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Kining paglambo sa kinabuhi nag-agad ra gyud sa kabubut-on sa Diyos ubanan sa disiplina ug paningkamot sa tawo.Dili kini madala sa mga palihi ug magpaabot nga hagbungan sa pagkaon ug sa ubang gikinahanglan matag adlaw.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ang mahitabo niini mao nga ang sagad natong mga Pinoy mahimong ulipon ug trabahante sa mga dagkong nasud tungod sa atong skills.Kun dato pa ang Pilipinas ug dunay igong capital dili ta mauwaw pakigtigi sa uban. Unsaon man nga ang corruption man maoy nagpasulabi.Makapabalaka usab kini sa atong interest ang Asean integration kay dili malikayan nga matandog na sab ang atong “sovereignty” ug “independence” ug possible nga ang maghawod-hawod niini mao ang China nga usa ka nasud nga komunista kinsa maoy ikaduha sa U.S.A. nga gamhanang nasud sa tibuuk kalibutan.Dili kaha gawngan sa China ang political system ug ang atong sistema sa pang-gobyerno niining Asean integration?Tingalig masubli na sab ang history sa Pilipinas kadtong kawsa nilang Dr. Jose Rizal, Andress Bonifacio ug sa ubang mga bayani pinaagi sa paglusad og revolution batok na sa China.Kinahanglang tun-an kinig tarong kay tingalig mawagtang ang demokrasya sa atong nasud.Ang akong mga suking tigpaminaw nabalaka sab nga tingalig gumikan sa Asean integration mas mosamot kakusog ang palusot sa drugas ug uban pang sindikato ug krimen.Read Next Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Reports also said that it was the doctors second

first_imgReports also said that it was the doctor’s second dive in the underwater cave.His body, found lodged 40 meters underwater, was retrieved after an eight hour search.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortionAmores’ brother, Lapu-Lapu City Vice Mayor Mario Amores went to Surigao del Sur immediately upon receiving reports about the incident.Andy Berame, head of the Task Force Kalikasan of Lapu-Lapu City, said he last saw the surgeon last Thursday for their usual night diving in Mactan. He even helped Amores pack diving gear that he took to Surigao. Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Abu Sayyaf mows down 7 soldiers in Sulu It’s time to consider taking sea row to UN – Del Rosario NAFTA: Democrats Leveraging the Trump Administration Show me the money: Price-tagging Enrique Gil’s photos Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur province. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOCEBU CITY, Philippines — A Cebuano surgeon and veteran diver was killed in an accident in the underwater cave of the Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.Dr. Alfonso Amores, together with a group of professional divers, was setting up safety gear for a television shoot on Tuesday when the accident happened, reports said.ADVERTISEMENT PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension MOST READ ACLU: 911 Toddlers and Babies Separated from Parentscenter_img Capital One Data Breach Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kids Festival Shooter in California Took Gun Illegally LATEST STORIES Amores’ wife is coming home from the United States. His body was expected to arrive in Cebu Wednesday night. With Frances Mangosing, INQUIRER.netRELATED STORIESEnchanted in HinatuanDivers drown in underwater cave in ItalyRead Next “He was excited because diving in the Enchanted River is always a challenge, it’s never easy.MORE STORIESnewsinfoDagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition rapsnewsinfoRobbery eyed in slay of DPWH official in BulacannewsinfoPublic warned vs scammers asking donations for quake-stricken BatanesMORE STORIESnewsinfoDagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition rapsnewsinfoRobbery eyed in slay of DPWH official in BulacannewsinfoPublic warned vs scammers asking donations for quake-stricken BatanesWhen you get out of the cave, that’s already a big accomplishment for a diver,” said Berame.The underwater case is the size of two basketball courts. Berame said exiting the cave is the most difficult part of the dive.“The water pulls you back to the cave. You’d be lucky if the current is not that strong,” added Berame.Amores, a reconstructive surgeon, was a licensed cave scuba diver and was trained in the United States. A resident of Lapu-Lapu City, he led the creation of marine sanctuaries in Mactan and trained the city’s Task Force Kalikasan which is in charge of monitoring illegal activities at sea.ADVERTISEMENT Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege View commentslast_img read more

Before likely even stepping a highfashion shoe in

first_imgBefore likely even stepping a high-fashion shoe into her office at Uber as the company’s new Chief Brand Officer, Bozoma Saint John is already enacting change.(Image: Facebook/Bozoma Saint John) Consider how barely six months ago many people of color and women were promoting #deleteUber. This call to action was in response to what was perceived as Uber’s callousness in allowing its drivers to pick up passengers stranded in the nation’s airports while taxi drivers protested President Trump’s “Muslim ban.”Or, how rankled the internet community was when a former female Uber engineer blogged about wanton sexual harassment and an atmosphere of general disrespect toward women at the ridesharing service.Now, take a look at comments on Twitter about Boz’s move to Uber:I have a tremendous amount of respect for Bozoma – sending her good juju to impact Uber from the inside out for the better.#WomeninTech— Saadia Muzaffarسعدية (@ThisTechGirl) June 6, 2017Best of luck to her- I like Uber and want them to make it— Danielle (@dazzlingdani) June 6, 2017That is the exact grenade that company needed. Go, Bozoma!— Katherine M. Gordon (@katgordon) June 6, 2017Considering their recent troubles this a good move for Uber. Bozoma brings a lot to the table.— Amy (@curioushack) June 6, 2017People are excited about Uber again, well…Uber and Boz, at least. Especially women and particularly women of color.Uber has been shrouded in a swirling miasma of bad publicity that it’s almost exhaustive to recount it all. Such bad press takes a drastic measure to combat—indeed, a heroic effort of rebranding. And Uber has found its hero in Saint John, a “Wonder Woman” of marketing.Saint John has done the impossible. By being the antithesis of the stereotypical Silicon Valley denizen (and a damn good marketer), she has jettisoned herself into the spotlight as one of the most high-profile women in Silicon Valley.(Bozoma Saint John on the cover of the January/February 2017 edition of Black Enterprise Magazine) be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 What’s New in TechnologyDear Black People: Stop Defending Bill Maher [OPINION]Bozoma Saint John on Work with Papa John’s: ‘I … For those familiar with the Valley, there is recognition of the Silicon Valley “look.” Besides being white (or Asian) and male, even the women there all have a uniform of sorts. People take great pains to be non-flashy; think of the Mark Zuckerberg casual look of jeans, hoodie, and comfortable shoes.And Saint John has blown that stereotype wide open. She’s proven to be a savvy tech executive and embraces her culture and her inner diva. High-heels, bold colors, not one to shy away from baring a little cleavage—is it any wonder she made them squirm when she stole the spotlight at Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference last year?Many may speculate on why Apple let Saint John go. Surely, Cupertino is capable of counteroffering whatever carrots Uber dangled to lure her away. But in some respect, the move makes sense for a woman who seems to love a challenge.In fact, it’s plausible that Saint John may be too larger-than-life for Tim Cook’s quiet and fiercely self-contained management style. Her effervescence may be much more effective in eclipsing Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s boisterous antics such as berating an Uber driver when the driver complained about some of the company’s practices when Kalanick was his passenger.Kalanick is almost Steve Jobs-esque in his vision, his tempestuousness, and his sometimes downright obnoxiousness—a trait of Jobs that was so well-documented in the late CEO’s biography by Walter Isaacson.Jobs would probably have appreciated Boz’s unconventionality and her success in product branding. She is poised to turn Uber’s bad press around, as well as the notion of who we think of when we think of Silicon Valley. That would make her not just Uber’s Wonder Woman but a superhero in forwarding the cause of diversity in technology.last_img read more

Massachusetts Pot Industry Is off to a 22 Million Start

first_img Print Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* 81084 11/28/2018, 10:06 a.m. By Spencer Buell· center_img Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! News Massachusetts’ Pot Industry Is off to a $2.2 Million Start A report on the first five days of legal marijuana sales is in. Stephen Mandile, right, an Iraq War veteran from Uxbridge, Mass., is the first to purchase recreational marijuana at the Cultivate dispensary in Leicester | Photo via AP/Steven SenneTurns out this state was really excited to buy legal weed.Massachusetts marijuana sales came in at about $2.2 million for the first five days recreational marijuana shops were allowed to begin selling their buds, tinctures, THC-infused candies and other products. According to a report released by the state’s Cannabis Control Commission Tuesday, there were 56,000 products sold in that first week, and the average amount customers spent was $39.33, on an average of 3.4 items per person (for example, a trio of purchases might be a couple grams of buds, a pack of gummies, and a vape cartridge).The biggest day of sales was on November 23, Black Friday, when marijuana customers spent a total of $480,000.Demand has been strong at the two stores, Cultivate in Leicester and NETA in Northampton, where lines have continued to snake out the door and surges in car traffic have continued to irk neighbors. Following a community meeting, Cultivate now says it’s implementing new traffic measures, adding 70 new parking spots and hiring an additional police officer to work detail, the Boston Business Journal reports.All of that money spent adds up to a whole lot of tax revenue for the state, which will take in $376,995 in its cut from the sales. Northampton and Leicester will also collect $66,528 in local taxes between the two communities. The CCC did not provide numbers on how much each store sold individually.It’s also pretty clear that being first out of the gate has been pretty good for both those companies’ bottom lines. Other dispensaries are expected to open their doors soon, most likely in Salem, Easthampton, and Wareham. It’ll still be a while before one opens in Boston. Mayor Marty Walsh says he expects the first to arrive early next year.last_img read more

Celebrate Mom with This Yoga Class Taught by a MotherDaughter Trio

first_imgFitness Celebrate Mom with This Yoga Class Taught by a Mother-Daughter Trio It will take place at the Lululemon store in the Prudential Center on Mother’s Day. Print By Tessa Yannone· 000 Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.*center_img Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. 5/8/2019, 10:44 a.m. Photo providedThere are plenty of ways to celebrate mom on Mother’s Day. Whether you’re planning a nice brunch at a new spot or buying her flowers, the real thing mom probably wants is some good ‘ol quality time. And what better way to give it to her than with a relaxing yoga class?To get even more in the spirit of the holiday, this yoga class will be taught by a mother-daughter trio. Local instructors Eliza and Rachel Petri and their mom Anne Bramhall will lead a 75-minute yoga class at the Lululemon store in the Prudential Center on Mother’s Day. They have all been instructors in the area for a while, teaching independently, but have talked extensively about instructing together for quite some time. Rachel tells me they figured Mother’s Day seemed like the perfect opportunity to make it happen.“I use to waddle down the hallway to my mom’s yoga room and curl up in her lap as she would practice,” Rachel says. “She didn’t force yoga on us, not at all. But she was always a model of how to live with strength and joy. And now we just want to share that further out—like a web—a web of light, love, and magic.”And really isn’t that the point of wellness and of sharing our innermost joys and gifts with the people around us—so that they can be the best version of themselves? Might seem a little cliché, but true nonetheless.Every Sunday the Lululemon store in the Prudential Center hosts fitness classes before the store opens and this week’s will be an extended one, just for mom. The class will run from 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. and be a combination of all-levels meditation, vinyasa, and restorative yoga. Afterwards, Mother Juice will provide snacks and refreshments. Mats are available but on a first come first served basis—so bring one if you have it. Together, the trio hopes to use their combined love of yoga (and each other) to help you and your mom connect a little deeper while giving your body and mind some much deserved attention.“My mother and sister have taught me the most,” Rachel says. “They have been a reflection of the things that I can’t always see myself—or what I need to know deeper. Not always easy, but the most magical. Isn’t that the nature of relationships? Not always easy, but a constant reminder to be aware, loving, and in awe of this life.”Free, 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Lululemon, 776 Boylston St., Space 6B, Boston, read more