Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Philippines’ Asa Miller competes in the Men’s Giant Slalom at the Jeongseon Alpine Center during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINIAsa Miller made a huge leap in his second run to finish 70th overall in the men’s giant slalom event in alpine skiing Sunday in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter OIympics at Yongpyong Alpine Centre.Seeking to improve his time of 1:27.52 after finishing 81st in Run 1, the Fil-Am alpine skier performed better in Run 2, completing the course in 1:22.43, the 68th-best in the round.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments LATEST STORIES That showing hiked his total time to 2:49.95, still 31.91 seconds behind the leader but enough to get him a spot in the top 70 among 108 competitors.Marcel Hirscher of Austria claimed the gold medal after topping the field with a total time of 2:18.04.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHenrik Kristoffersen of Norway made a huge run in Run 2 to take home the silver with his 2:19.31, while Alexis Pinturault of France settled for bronze with his time of 2:19.35.Miller will compete in the men’s slalom event on Thursday. UE should have a ‘win now’ mentality, says Adorador Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH
Chelsea boss Sarri: Premier League will miss Mourinhoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has spoken in detail about Jose Mourinho losing his job at Manchester United.With the Portuguese boss out the door at United, it appears he will not be in the Premier League for some time.And Sarri believes the league will miss a manager of his quality and personality.”I think so,” said Sarri in a press conference when asked if the league will miss Jose.”Mourinho won everything, won everywhere so I like him very much as a coach and as a man. “I think he is right when he said that Manchester has a future without Mourinho, but he has a great future without United. “I would like to see him on the bench as soon as possible. Maybe in England…. not here!” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Rehabilitation works have been completed at the Gregory Park Primary School in Portmore, St. Catherine, by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), at a cost of just under $40 million. This was done under Phase Two of the European Union (EU)-funded Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP II). Works undertaken included the construction of a 100-metre block wall, and drainage system; replacement of damaged windows and doors; painting of the buildings; replacement of ply door partitions; replacement and installation of new lighting fixtures; installation of aluminum windows and new solid core doors; and paving of the driveway. The project lasted for four months, and the symbolical handing over took place today (November 21), at a ceremony held at the school. General Manager for Human Resources, Administration and Communications at the JSIF, Rhonda Lumsden Lue, said the cost to the Fund was approximately $29 million with a contribution of some $10 million made by the residents of Gregory Park and its environs. Their input, she informed, primarily entailed provisions for aspects of the civil works – electricity, discounted labour, among others. “We are pleased to witness the conclusion of this project in Gregory Park. One recent study by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CapRI) suggests that more resources need to be poured into primary education, and that an educated population is one of the few areas of comparative advantage which this island can develop,” she said. “At the JSIF, one-third of all investments, since our inception, has been made in education, incorporating infrastructure, upgrades, expansion of schools, ranging from basic to high schools, and the provisions of skills training,” the General Manager added. Meanwhile, Head of Operation for the EU Delegation in Jamaica, Jesus Orus Baguena, underscored the importance of investing in Jamaica’s education sector. “The EU support to education (in Jamaica) is complementary to the work going on at the Government level and elsewhere to improve school facilities and to improve the standards of education in the country. Education unlocks the door that leads to opportunities for children to improve their lives and to have a better Jamaica. So, supporting the schools is an investment in Jamaica’s future,” Mr. Baguena said. Senior Advisor to the Education Minister, Radley Reid, conveyed gratitude on the Ministry’s behalf for the work undertaken and the support which the EU and JSIF have been extending to schools islandwide. In welcoming their inputs to the rehabilitation of Gregory Park Primary School, Mr. Reid said that without their intervention, that undertaking “would be a challenge.” “The partnership approach is very important in the realisation of projects, such as this one at Gregory Park. Communities which contribute to the provision of physical structures, such as schools, will appreciate the facilities and protect them from vandalism,” he argued. For his part, State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and Member of Parliament for the area (East Central St. Catherine), Hon. Arnaldo Brown, noted that the rehabilitation project was the first such undertaken by JSIF in the newly created constituency. “We are very grateful for this investment in the school. The investment is not in the walls or the classrooms, but it is in the children and the future of Jamaica,” Mr. Brown said. In his remarks, Portmore’s Mayor, George Lee, said the intervention will greatly assist in creating a safe and conducive environment for teaching and learning. Principal of Gregory Park Primary, Ivy Jarrett, said the institution’s rehabilitation will “significantly impact” the school community. “It also marks the cementing of a very special friendship between ourselves and the JSIF team,” she added. The undertaking was a sub-project of the PRP II, which is funded jointly by the EU, under its Ninth European Development Fund Programme, and the Government of Jamaica. JSIF is the implementing agency for the PRP II. Gregory Park Primary School is the 19th such institution to benefit under the programme since this phase started in 2009. This timely intervention is expected to make the environment more conducive for teaching and learning for the approximately 854 enrolled students and 36 members of staff.
Wood artist Yanick Richard says he has received no answers from Canada Post after his client’s art was destroyed in the box. (CBC/Sam Martin) Yanick Richard ships hundreds of boxes containing his birch art every year, and knows there’s a chance the delicate pieces could be damaged along the way.To minimize that risk, the Edmonton artist painstakingly ships his custom wooden wall art — made of twigs and branches carefully nailed into a pine frame — in bubble wrap, layers of cardboard, tape and dozens of orange “fragile” stickers.Throughout years of shipping through Canada Post, he has had the odd piece that arrived at its destination with scratches or minor damage. Advertisement Facebook Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement But an art piece sent to a client in Kelowna on Oct. 20 arrived three weeks late on Nov. 21, looking like it had been run over and hastily repackaged. The wood frame inside was broken and birch branches were strewn throughout the box. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment