Eya Laure ready for whatever role Tigresses have for her

first_imgLaure had to go through two more years of high school due to the K-12 program, but she used that time to acquaint her in the Premier Volleyball League as a guest player for the Tigresses.“I’m just preparing myself in any way possible so I can help my team,” said Laure in Filipino after UST’s 25-23, 25-22, 25-16, win over University of Perpetual Help Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I will just do whatever it takes for us to win, I’m fine with whatever role I’m given.”Laure is only two games into her senior career and she’s still finding her rightful position with the team after becoming one of the best high school players the UAAP has ever seen. Serena Williams hits out again at anti-doping testing ‘discrimination’ During her high school days, Laure was a one-time MVP, Rookie of the Year, Best Attacker, Best Setter, and two-time Best Opposite Hitter making her the most versatile recruit UST had in recent memory.Laure said she wants to develop into becoming a better opposite hitter once the UAAP Season 81 starts, as she will share the frontline with Cherry Rondina, Milena Alessandrini, and older sister EJ.“I’m focused on becoming an opposite hitter instead of being a setter,” said Laure, who had 12 points against the Lady Altas. “I don’t see myself as a first-choice setter, maybe I’m a last resort setter if the team needs a tall lineup.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Finally moving up to the senior squad of University of Santo Tomas after a long wait, Eya Laure is more than eager to do whatever it takes to make an impact in her new playground.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View commentslast_img read more

A.V. has county’s worst asthma rates

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The report supplies figures for every county in the state and eight regions in Los Angeles County: the Antelope Valley, east Los Angeles County, downtown Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, the San Gabriel Valley, South Los Angeles, the South Bay area, and west Los Angeles County. The report also presented socioeconomic and demographic profiles of those with chronic conditions, and figures problems and potential barriers to accessing health care. Among the eight regions in Los Angeles County, Antelope Valley ranked fourth from the bottom in the percentage of adults with chronic health problems. Thirty-eight percent of Antelope Valley adults had problems accessing health care services, compared with 33.7 percent in the county and 32.1 percent statewide. Only the downtown Los Angeles area had a worse rate, at 39.7 percent. The rate reflects people who experienced a delay in accessing health services or had no usual source of care, the report said. LANCASTER – Children and adults in the Antelope Valley suffer the highest rates of asthma in Los Angeles County, according to a new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Of the five chronic conditions the report surveyed, more than 46 percent of Antelope Valley adults suffer one or more, compared with 46.6 percent countywide and 45.2 percent statewide. “The Antelope Valley is sort of an interesting situation. It’s between South L.A., which is the worst, and West L.A., which is the best,” said Steven Wallace, professor and associate director at the UCLA center. “There are some indicators where the Antelope Valley does quite poorly. The most notable one is the asthma rate for kids, which is the worst in Los Angeles County. There are some indicators where they come out among the best. It’s good news and bad news.” The report, “Chronic Conditions of Californians,” is based on data from the 2003 California Health Interview Survey and offers a profile of children and adults suffering from heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and fair or poor health status. The report said 43.1 percent of Antelope Valley adults had problems such as lacking health insurance, were not native English speakers, or were low-income, all possible barriers to health care access. In that category, the Antelope Valley scored high, second only to the west Los Angeles County area, which scored at 31.4 percent. Overall, 33.6 percent of adults living in the Antelope Valley were low-income, compared with 39.4 percent in the county and 33.9 percent in the state. A total of 18.4 percent were on Medi-Cal, compared with 14.7 percent in the county and 13.5 percent statewide; and 13.9 percent were 65 and over, compared with 14.5 percent countywide and 14.7 percent in the state. More than 40 percent of Antelope Valley children were low-income; 17.4 percent had parents who spoke limited English; and 35.7 percent were on Medi-Cal. A total of 22.2 percent of children in the Antelope Valley have chronic health conditions – mostly asthma – compared with 21.3 percent in the county and 21.7 percent in the state. The rate of Antelope Valley children with asthma was 17.5 percent, compared with 13.7 percent in the county and 14.7 percent in the state. A total of 14.5 percent of adults in the Antelope Valley were diagnosed with asthma, compared with 10.7 percent in the county and 11.8 percent statewide. A total of 8.3 percent of Antelope Valley adults suffer from heart disease, compared with 6.9 percent both countywide and statewide. A total of 23.1 percent of adults living in the Antelope Valley had hypertension; 5.1 percent had diabetes, second best to the west Los Angeles County area’s rate of 4.1 percent; and 19.4 percent rated their own health as fair or poor. The report also identifies geographic areas that are experiencing the perfect storm of high rates of chronic conditions combined with problems accessing health services and barriers to health care access. Such areas include Kern, Madera and Merced counties, as well as the grouping of Colusa, Glenn and Tehama counties. Marin, San Diego, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties – as well as western Los Angeles County – show the lowest percentages of adults with chronic conditions as well as the fewest problems getting necessary medical care. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Three Donegal restaurants scoop tasty Burger Awards

first_imgDelicious burgers are a-bun-dant in Donegal, as proved by three local venues who picked up National Burger Awards today. The best burgers of Ireland were announced by Kepak ahead of National Burger Day on Thursday 20th June.The overall winner of ‘Best Burger in Ireland’ was awarded to Handsome Burger in Galway. But Harvey’s Point, Johnny’s Ranch and Friar’s Rest all triumphed in the high-steaks contest.Harvey’s Point Hotel at Lough Eske won Best Hotel Burger in Ireland. The Best Independent Takeaway in Ulster was awarded to Johnny’s Ranch at Gamble Square Ramelton. Friar’s Rest in Letterkenny picked up the title of Best Independent Chain at today’s awards in Dublin.National Burger Day will be celebrated at a number of Donegal restaurants, where customers can get 2 for 1 burgers throughout the day.Check www.nationalburgerday.ie/map for the list of participating venues.  Three Donegal restaurants scoop tasty Burger Awards was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Malaysia Airlines coming back from the abyss

first_imgMalaysia Airlines was already in deep financial trouble as it entered 2014 and the twin tragedies of flights MH370 and MH17 only made things worse.The airline had lost $A1.5 billion since 2011 and the crashes saw its loss for the second quarter ending  June 30 of that fateful year burgeon to almost $A100 million as passengers stayed away. This was the sixth straight quarterly loss for the airline but it was almost double the loss for the corresponding quarter in the previous year.The response of the Malaysian government was to re-nationalise the airline and move it into a new company structure.This saw state-run Khazanah Nasional, which already owned 69.4 per cent of the airline, pay  $A450 million for the remaining 30.6 per cent of the shares and de-list it at the end of 2014.A few months later, an administrator was appointed to oversee the transfer of assets and liabilities from the existing company to a new vehicle, Malaysia Airlines Berhad.Then chief executive Christoph Mueller also set about what he called a “hard reset’’ for an airline he said had been technically bankrupt.In a restructure likened to US Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the airline offered jobs to just 14,000 of its 20,000 staff, sold buildings, shed some planes, reduced the size of aircraft on some routes and cut frequencies on others.The one change the Malaysians resisted, despite forecasts to the contrary,  was to change the name of the national carrier. The airline is now  two-and-a -half years into its recovery and parent company Kahazanah has spent more than RM5 billion($A1.49 billion) of the RM6 billion it set aside for the five-year process.But Khazanah managing director Azman Mokhtar said the recovery was slightly ahead of schedule, cash flow was increasing and suggested the airline could break even next year.His comments came after the carrier’s current chief executive, Peter Bellew, said in October there was no need for extra funding from Khazanah because targets were being met.The restructure has seen significant changes in Malaysia’s fleet and product as it moves to re-focus on growth within  Asia, with China a principal target, and uses codeshare deals with airlines such as Emirates to build its long-haul international network.one are the long-haul Boeing 777 and 747 passenger aircraft and the airline’s fleet of six flagship Airbus A380 super-jumbos are destined to be reconfigured and leased for religious pilgrimages such as the Haj.  There are hints the airline could later this year order 25 widebody jets — either Airbus A330neos or Boeing 787 Dreamliners — to progressively replace its 15 Airbus A330-300s and give it the flexibility for growth.This would be in addition to six long-haul Airbus A350-900s on order as replacements for the A380s on routes such as London. The biggest part of Malaysia’s fleet, its narrowbody aircraft, is also getting an upgrade. The carrier has 25 next generation 737 MAX 8s  on order plus purchase rights on 2, Deliveries start in 2019 and these fuel- efficient aircraft fly further than carrier’s existing fleet of B737-800s and can carry more passengers.But as Bellew noted in an interview with Air Transport World last year, the delivery of the new 737s  will mean more than just the arrival of a new aircraft type.“Malaysia Airlines’ future is now safe and secure,’’ he said “The new aircraft make that a reality for our employees.’’Bellew told reporters at an industry gathering on Tuesday in Hong Kong that a sales and marketing blitz, combined with new inflight menus and product such as lie-flat business seats, had helped bring customers back.Confirming that the airline was meeting key performance goals and was on track to return to profitability in 2018, he said its load factor had averaged 82 per cent in the third quarter and 90 per cent in December.  These sorts of figures look promising in terms the Malaysian government’s aim of eventually relisting the airline on the stock exchange.last_img read more

Glen Newcomer, May 22

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A lot has changed in the last two weeks. This last week was tremendous. We had the opportunity to get in and plant every day. We are at 85% complete on both corn and soybeans. We were very fortunate that the heavy rains went south of us and we were able to put in six consecutive days. The conditions we planted into last week were nearly perfect. The ground dried out quickly and that allowed us to get a lot of crops planted.The earlier crops really surprised us. They did emerge in spite of the fact that they had heavy rains and cold temperatures. Looking at the fields, I’d say 90% is out of the ground this morning and with the rain we received over the weekend I think the rest will emerge. If we have to replant anything it will be a surprise to me.In Northwest Ohio, though, there is a tremendous amount of replanting going on. In areas that received heavy rainfall, the crusting in combination with the rapid drying created a bad scenario for corn and soybeans. Corn was emerging underneath the ground and soybeans had too heavy of a crust to allow emergence. We were fortunate we did not have soybeans planted at that time.On Friday we got a half-inch at our place and only a tenth down south. We were lucky and we were able to go again Saturday. Because of high temperatures and ideal conditions, soybeans and corn we planted a week ago are mostly at ground level and emerging.Pest-wise there have been some Asiatic garden beetles on some of the lighter soils in northwest Ohio, but other than that nothing is standing out. There is a lot of concern about armyworn populations and we are hoping we don’t have to deal with that issue.We had a window of opportunity this last week and we capitalized on it. I felt very good about the progress we made in the timeframe we had. There is a lot of variability in the area and we have been fortunate.last_img read more

Weekly Case Study: A Story Often Told

first_imgTags:#cloud#RWCloudSponsored alex williams 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… GSC Consulting is a classic example of a company experiencing the pains of an enterprise environment that needs updating so it can grow effectively.To do that, GSC management turned to virtualization, which is inarguably the new foundational enterprise infrastructure for smaller sized companies.We see this story repeated often. It’s one of a small company that has developed its own enterprise. That’s the way more established companies have supported IT infrastructure over the years. They’ve kept it small for the most part. Today, starting a small business requires a different approach. In some respects, it means the established players can get caught in a pocket, where the enterprise is lacking in how it can support the overall organization.But there has been a shift in the past few years. It’s in large part due to the need for more server power to support modern applications that provide the operating capabilities for the business.Here’s their story:A Story Often Told Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Disneys Pandora made all the more affordable with Canadian Resident Discount

first_img TORONTO — Travel agents and media were among the first to get a sneak peek of Disney’s brand new ‘Pandora – The World of Avatar’ at an industry event in Toronto yesterday, which included highlight reels of floating mountains, flying banshees and bioluminescent rivers.Opening May 27 in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Pandora is the culmination of one of Walt Disney World Resort’s biggest expansions ever, said Marlie Morrison, Managing Director, Marketing and Sales, Canada/Japan/Australia for Disney Destinations International. With the completion of Pandora, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will successfully transform from a day into nighttime theme park with extended entertainment.Morrison also noted that the best part about visiting Walt Disney World Resort this summer is the Canadian Resident Discount Offer, which is available on four-day or longer theme park tickets. With the offer, a four-day ticket will cost US$244 plus tax for Canadians (regularly $370), representing a savings of 34%. Tickets for five days up to 10 days are also available, with savings of 35%.More news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemThe Canadian Resident Discount Offer has been extended until May 20 and can be combined with Disney’s Summer Expedition Offer, which saves guests up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels. This promotion is valid for stays most nights from May 28 through Aug. 31, 2017, and can be booked through July 14, 2017.Credit: Disney/HandoutIn addition, Disney recently announced limited-time Pandora Extra Magic Hours every night for Disney Resort hotel guests, which provide extra time at the new attraction.Pandora – The World of Avatar’ arrives about a generation after James Cameron’s box-office hit, ‘Avatar’, which depicts an epic battle between humankind and the Na’vi race. Guests of the themed land will experience movie magic come to life through two main adventures: riding a mountain banshee, during which they’ll soar across Pandora on ‘Avatar Flight of Passage’, and sailing down a sacred river in a glowing rainforest in the ‘Na’vi River Journey’.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaGuests will also be able to dine at Satu’li Canteen, enjoy beverages at Pongu Pongu and shop for souvenirs, toys and science kits at Windtraders.Bookings for ‘Pandora – The World of Avatar’ are now open. Share Disney’s Pandora made all the more affordable with Canadian Resident Discount Travelweek Group Tags: Disney, Theme Parks & Attractionscenter_img Posted by Wednesday, May 3, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Collette All remaining dates through August are guaranteed to depart

first_img Share MISSISSAUGA – Nothing’s a sure thing in life, except for Collette’s newly announced guaranteed departures.The tour operator has made the move to make all remaining retail-based departure dates from Feb. 14-Aug. 31 guaranteed. According to Courtney Iannuccilli, Vice President of Marketing, the move not only benefits clients but also agents, who can use it as a dedicated marketing tool.“We’re offering guaranteed departures to assist agents in growing their business. We know that guests want the peace of mind to know that their plans will not change and really see this as an advantage for the agent,” she said.To view tours with guaranteed departure dates go to collette.com Thursday, February 15, 2018 Travelweek Group Collette: All remaining dates through August are guaranteed to departcenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Collette Posted bylast_img read more