first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Portugal’s Ines Henriques celebrates after winning the gold medal and setting a new world record in the women’s 50-kilometer race walk during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)LONDON — The first women’s 50-kilometer walk at the world championships produced a world record.Ines Henriques of Portugal bettered her own mark on Sunday by finishing in 4 hours, 5 minutes, 56 seconds on the two-kilometer loop in central London.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES The Frenchman’s time was the second fastest in history. Diniz set the world record of 3:32:33 in 2014.“A lot of training has gone into this – cycling, swimming – everything for this 50 (kilometer) walk,” Diniz said. “Last night I kept away from watching the TV because I did not want to get too excited. I went to bed at 9 because I knew it was going to be my day today.”Hirooki Arai was second in 3:41:17, two seconds ahead of Japanese teammate Kai Kobayashi in third.The 20-kilometer walks were also held Sunday. Yang Jiayu of China won the women’s event in a personal best time of 1:26:18. She beat Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez of Mexico by only 1 second.Antonella Palmisano of Italy was third in 1:26:36.ADVERTISEMENT “The last 5 (kilometers) were really tough,” said Henriques, whose previous world record was 4:08:26. “My goal was to go under 4 hours and 6 minutes.”Yin Hang was second in 4:08:58, followed by Chinese teammate Yang Shuqing in 4:20:49.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Only seven women started the race, which was being run at the worlds for the first time, and only four finished.In the men’s 50K, Yohann Diniz of France won in 3:33:12. At 39, Diniz is the oldest man to win a gold medal at the world championships. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbate Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Football, Netball, Water polo bets open PH bid MOST READ Lyu Xiuzhi had been in line for bronze, but the Chinese walker was disqualified with about 50 meters to go.“In the last 100 (meters) I was in a hurry,” Lyu said. “I forgot that I already had a medal.”The men’s 20K was also close. Eider Arevalo beat 18-year-old Sergei Shirobokov of Russia by two seconds to win gold.The Colombian finished in 1:18:53. Caio Bonfim of Brazil was third in 1:19:04.Action will return to the Olympic Stadium later in the evening on the final day of the championships, and the United States is expected to add more to its medal haul in the 4×400-meter relays.American great Allyson Felix is favored to win a 16th world championship medal.Other finals are in the women’s 800, 5,000 and discus, and the men’s high jump and 1,500.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe sales manager of Royal Motor Company (RMC), Sampson P. Narloh, is calling on the Government of Liberia through the Liberian National Police to lift the recent restriction placed on commercial motorcyclists to stop plying the major streets of Monrovia and its environs.Mr. Narloh made the disclosure Monday, January 13, to our Business Desk in an exclusive interview at his Bushrod Island office in Monrovia.According to him, since the ban on commercial motorcycle plying the major streets of Monrovia, our business has dropped massively in the Liberian economy.Explaining his business ordeal, Mr. Narloh stressed that motorcyclists were registered as taxpayers and should be given the legal rights to operate in the country.”While we note that there were daily violations of the law, the government and commercial motorcyclist have to sit and discuss a way out; because this is a major source of funding and livelihood for our youth.”He pointed out that every four months they used to sell about one hundred motorbikes, but now business has come to a standstill were people don’t even want to spend their money on bikes.The RMC sales manager said although there had been lots of accidents caused by the recklessness of the operators, motorcyclist also helped the growth of the nation’s economy.“We want the government to remove this ban and provide enough educational training for motorcyclists in the country,” said Mr. Narloh.For his part, Mohammed Fahnbulleh, who deals in used clothes, said that commercial motorcycling is a good business and if the government can only lift this ban on motorcyclist “I think the government would generate more income from these bikes.”“This is not only about commercial motorcyclists but this is also about help for Liberians,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThis week Darren Lewis is joined by Neil Ashton and Matt Hughes to cast their eyes over the main sporting stories.They discuss the upcoming Mourinho v Guardiola rivalry in Manchester, whether super agents are good for football, as well as all the latest transfer rumours and reports.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTuneslast_img

first_imgDrivers have been warned to slow down and take extra care while driving across Meenaroy.There are already reports of sleet falling in the area.An earlier accident around 6pm caused tailbacks but there are no reports of any injuries. More sleet and possibly snow is forecast for later this evening. DRIVERS WARNED AS SLEET HITS MEENAROY was last modified: December 29th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:accidentmeenaroysleetlast_img read more

first_imgBoris Johnston has been confirmed as the new Tory leader and the next prime minister of the UK.The former foreign secretary was elected as Tory leader this morning, beating Jeremy Hunt with 66% of the votes.He will succeed Theresa May as UK prime minister and will lead the UK’s exit from the EU. Johnston has repeatedly advocated a no-deal Brexit and has said that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October “come what may, do or die”.Johnson will officially take office on Wednesday afternoon. Breaking: Boris Johnston wins PM race was last modified: July 23rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

first_imgFormer Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is disappointed the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been called off.Abbott tweeted his opinion as Australia’s Transport Minister, Darren Chester, sought to defend the decision to ignore the advice of international experts and end the current search.“Disappointed that the search for MH370 has been called off,’’ the former PM said. “Especially if some experts think there are better places to look.’’The Australian-led search was suspended Wednesday after the governments of Australia, Malaysia and China ignored the recommendations of international experts and refused to extend it into a new 25,000 sq, km search area. The search of the initial 120,000 sq.km search area cost about  $200m, with Australia kicking in about $60m, China about $20m and Malaysia providing the rest.Experts meeting in Canberra last year identified the new search area as a potential site for the aircraft debris after reviewing critical new ocean drift data made possible by the discovery of wreckage from the plane. They recommended the search continue to exhaust the remaining high probability crash site options.But Ministers from the three countries decided the information was not precise enough to warrant extending the search, despite calls from victims’ families and international commentators to do so.Asked on the ABC’s AM program, why he wasn’t following the advice of the experts, Mr Chester said: “I would suggest, Kim, this is one of those situations where there is not going to be a perfect answer and, in fact, probably  I’m damned if I do and damned  I don’t.“If I continue the search effort and came to you today and said I’ve reached an agreement with Malaysia and China to find another $20,$30, $40 or $50 million, you’d be saying to me: ‘Well, why are you spending taxpayers’ money in this way.’.“But by coming to you and saying we agreed in July last year that in absence of any credible new evidence leading to the specific location the aircraft we intend to extend the search, you’re now asking why won’t you extend it to a new area. I don’t think there’s a perfect answer.’’On the question of what defined credible new evidence, Chester was vague.“I think that is the critical question,’’ he said. “And I don’t want to sound dismissive when I say this to you but we will know that when we see it.“When the experts come to us with evidence that leads us to a more specific location than they’ve been able to provide at this stage, then that will be a question of the Malaysian, Chinese and Malaysian governments to then decide whether we go back out with the underwater search effort..’’Chester said work was still underway at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which led the search, on debris drift modelling as well as analysis of satellite imagery from that time.“We’re not in a position to tell you whether there will be a technological breakthrough in the future where we’ll be able to search in a different way,’’ he said.He noted the search area was 2500km off the coast of Western Australia and in depths of more than 4 to 5 kilometres deep with waves sometimes reaching 15 to 20 metres.“The fact that during that time they’ve been able to locate shipwrecks from the late 1890s and the early 1900s indicates technological breakthroughs obviously from this generation have been able to solve mysteries from many generations ago,” he said. “I hope we don’t have to wait that long to solve this extraordinary aviation mystery.’’At a later Press conference, The Australian Minister did not rule out a resumption of the underwater search but said this was primarily Malaysia’s call.“if you have credible new information that leads to a specific location, it will be a matter for the Malaysian government primarily,” he said. “But certainly given the close relationship we’ve had during this process, I would expect some further conversations would occur between Australia and Malaysia and China at the time.’’Chester said cost was not the deciding factor in the decision, arguing that the governments did not want to be providing false hope to the families and friends.He also rejected a suggestion the experts behind the original 120,000 sq, km search area had got it wrong, saying people needed to understand the limited amount of data they were dealing with.“With technology that’s been used, we have very high confidence that aircraft is not located in that search area but they had very little data to work with and they’ve done an extraordinary job,’’ he said.The decision to suspend the search has been attacked as irresponsible and a betrayal by a support group for families of victims of the tragedy but Chester said those family members he had spoken to in the past 24 hours had been understanding .Speaking at the same Press conference, ATSB boss Greg Hood said it was anticipated the work on the drift and satellite imagery analyses would conclude by the end of February.“The ATSB will support any further requests by Malaysia including the examination of any further debris that may come ashore in months to come,’’ he said.Hood paid tribute to his team at the ATSB, who had “lived and breathed nothing but professionalism, dedication, compassion and optimism that we would locate the aircraft and those on board’’.“The suspension of the search after more than two and half years will be felt very deeply by all of us,’’ he said.Malaysia Airlines said in a brief statement it would be “guided” by the governments’ decision to end the search.“MAS remains hopeful that in the near future, new and significant information will come to light and the aircraft would eventually be located,”the airline said.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Which number is closest to your total direct and overhead cost of production per bushel of corn: $3.08, $4.17, or $6.21? Do you know? Forty-two farms completed their 2016 farm business and crop enterprise analysis in 2017. Farm size ranged from 40 to more than 1,900 acres.The four lowest cost producers averaged $3.08 per bushel, the median COP was $4.17, and the four highest cost producers averaged $6.21 per bushel.Only the high 20% of these corn enterprises generated a positive net return for corn. For the other 80%, the personalized benchmark reports they receive helped them identify strengths and areas of opportunity in each crop enterprise.The highest cost producers will know if their costs were high compared to previous years due to weather or other yield-depressing event or if these numbers are “normal” and are waving a big red flag. Combining the real-numbers information from enterprise and benchmark reports with production information gives each farm manager powerful information to make positive changes.The 2016 Ohio Farm Business Analysis Crop Summary with Benchmark Reports is now available to download at http://farmprofitability.osu.edu.The report includes enterprise summaries and benchmark reports for corn, corn silage, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa and mixed hay. Any farm can use this information to supplement their decision-making.All crop, livestock and dairy farms are encouraged to do farm business analysis for their farm. Thanks to a three-year grant from USDA, Ohio has expanded capacity to do farm business analysis work with four additional Farm Business Analysis Technicians working in Ohio. Each farm receives their farm’s analysis as soon as it is completed. All analyses will be completed by the end of May with benchmark reports and summaries available this summer.Thanks to the USDA-NIFA Farm Business Analysis grant, the cost for a farm to complete an analysis for the 2017 business year is $100. To learn more about farm business analysis, contact Dianne Shoemaker or Haley Shoemaker at 330-533-5538 or email at shoemaker.3@osu.edu or shoemaker.306@osu.edu. See past farm business summaries at http://farmprofitability.osu.edu.last_img read more

first_imgan arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same). Midnight Fashion Extravaganza at Tantra, The Park Kolkata KOLKATA, September 11, 2015/PRNewswire/ — Known for its glamorous, out-of-the-box and flamboyant entertainment events, The Park is delighted to present an extremely stylish and upscale fashion show right at the stroke of midnight. Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150911/10130129 ) Tantra, the most happening nightclub in the city and one of the most popular in the country, is the ideal venue for a flash fashion show. The best of designers like Rohit Bal have presented their collection here and the likes of Katrina Kaif have walked the ramp. Open for our guests and patrons to witness, the fashion show will be a spectacle complete with great music, lights and drinks. Join us for MIDNIGHT HOT, featuring Chennai-based designer Mr. Vivek Karunakaran and Mumbai-based models Ms. Candice Pinto and Ms. Sonalika Sahay among other top models from Kolkata. The show is directed and choreographed by Rajat and makeup is by Kaushik. Vivek has been styling eminent personalities from the world of cinema, music and sports to the likes of Christian Louboutin, Sonam Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Lisa Ray, Anil Kapoor, Leander Paes, A R Rahman, Shankar Mahadevan, Sonakshi Sinha, Nagarjuna, Nicole Faria, Amy Jackson, Suriya, Chiyaan Vikram, Parvathy Omanakuttan and many more. more PRNewswire GSVlast_img read more

first_imgSunil Ambris’s unbeaten 98-ball 114 helped West Indies reach 366/7 in response to Borad President’s XI’s 360/6 declared at the end of Day 2 in the lone two-day warm-up match at Vadodara on Sunday.Ambris took the attack to the opposition and smashed 17 boundaries and five sixes as the match ended in a draw. Ambris’s knock will give the selectors a welcome headache ahead of the first Test against India starting in Rajkot on October 4Replying to India’s total, West Indies got off to a good start with Kraigg Braithwaite (52) and Kieran Powell (44) stitching 105 runs for the opening stand before retiring to give other batsmen a go.Shai Hope made 36, while wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich scored 65 before Ambris took the centrestage and blew away the BP XI’s bowlers with his power-hitting.Young pacer Avesh Khan starred for BP XI with the ball with figures of four for 60, while left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar (2/126) picked up two wickets.Basil Thampi was not utilised much as he proved to be mighty expensive, giving away 17 runs off his two overs.Earlier, Ankit Bawne’s unbeaten 191-ball 116 and Shreyas Iyer’s 61 from 64 balls helped Board President’s XI’s reach 360/6 and then declare.Mayank Agarwal, who earned his maiden Test call-up, gave a great start to his side before falling 10 runs short of his century. His opening partner — Prithvi Shaw however, failed to make an impact as he departed for 8.Hanuma Vihari and captain Karun Nair also failed to make their mark in the game as they also fell for paltry scores of 3 and 29 respectively.advertisementDevendra Bishoo picked up three wickets while Shannon Gabriel grabbed two for West Indies.last_img read more

first_imgHonda Motorcycle and Scooter India today announced the commencement of bookings for the new 2019 Africa Twin motorcycle. The adventurer is priced at Rs 13.50 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). The 2019 Africa Twin will be available in Glint Wave Blue Metallic colour with golden handle bar and wheel rims. The company has opened bookings for the first 50 customers only at its ‘Wing World’ dealerships across 22 cities.The new 2019 Africa Twin gets a parallel twin 999.11 cc engine, which delivers 87.7 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 93.1 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. The Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) in the new 2019 Africa Twin offers automatic shifting. When in automatic mode, the rider can choose between D mode for comfortable cruising and three dynamic sport settings in S mode. During off-roading, the G switch accelerates gear shifting to give rider increased control.The rider can select from three levels of power in the new 2019 Africa Twin and engine braking offers pre-set combinations. There are four riding modes — Tour, Urban, Gravel and User. The 2019 Africa Twin gets a standard Antilock Braking System (ABS).The new 2019 Africa Twin comes with Showa cartridge-type inverted front fork, pre-load adjuster on both wheels and the option of adjusting the suspension to a softer or stiffer setting. The seat height can be adjusted. Heavy components, such as the battery, are placed close to the motorcycle’s center of gravity. The chassis design provides a wide 43-degree steering angle and a tight 2.5-metre turning radius.There is a rally-style LCD instrument panel in the new 2019 Africa Twin. All the information regarding riding modes, speedometer, tachometer, fuel, gear position, HSTC, odometer, trip meter, clock and ABS indicator can be gauged from the negative LCD instrument display.advertisement”Since its Indian debut in 2017, the mighty Africa Twin has always seen high demand. The adventure seekers in India experienced the revolutionary DCT for the first time and were highly impressed with its unmatched performance. The 2019 Africa Twin takes the ‘go anywhere’ spirit one step ahead with its fresh new appearance. The proud Africa Twin tribe is growing and we are ready to welcome enthusiasts to the tribe,” Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing Yadvinder Singh Guleria said in a statement.ALSO READ | Volkswagen Group to merge Volkswagen India, Volkswagen Group Sales India and Skoda Auto IndiaALSO READ | Tata Motors registers 1 per cent dip in domestic sales to 68,709 units in March 2019ALSO READ | MG Motor India unveils connectivity features of Hector SUVlast_img read more