Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But Petron coach Shaq delos Santos said they can’t be complacent against the neophyte club.“We have a goal which is to win the title,” said Delos Santos in Filipino. “We can’t take anyone lightly because all the teams want to beat us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Cargo Movers, at second place with a 6-1 record, will take on the second-to-the-last team Lifesavers at 6 p.m.“We expect an even tougher second round,” said F2 coach Arnold Laniog. Generika Ayala will pose a serious threat after scoring an upset over Cignal HD Thursday night. —MARC ANTHONY REYESSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 Petron and F2 Logistics clash with Smart Prepaid and Generika-Ayala, respectively, at the start of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix second round on Saturday at Baliwag Star Arena.The Blaze Spikers, unbeaten in seven games of the first round, take on the winless Giga Hitters in the 4 p.m. opening match.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lee, Hotshots wary of Beermen’s retaliation Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims
The polls are open tomorrow from 8am to 8pm and for Fort St. John voters, the polling station will be at the North Peace Arena.For voters of electoral area “C”, of the Peace River Regional District, there will be three voting locations…at the Baldonnel and Charlie Lake Schools and, the PRRD Fort St. John office east of City Hall.In Hudson’s Hope and Taylor the polling stations will be at the Community Hall and Taylor Municipal Office, respectively.- Advertisement -In order to vote in the Municipal Election tomorrow, you must have been a BC resident for the past 6 months and a resident of in your community for the past 30 days. You must also provide 2 pieces of ID with at least one showing your current address.Moose-FM will carry election results, tomorrow night, with reports every 30 minutes, beginning at 8 o’clock, with the close of the polls. Energeticcity.ca will also provide live results as they come in.
0Shares0000Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan host Verona in Serie A after their Champions League defeat in Germany © AFP/File / INA FASSBENDERMILAN, Italy, Nov 8 – Inter Milan and Napoli return to the Serie A fray after a disappointing week of European football for the Italian giants as leaders Juventus look to pull clear after punching their ticket to the Champions League last 16.Juventus have 29 points from 11 games, one point ahead of Inter Milan, with resurgent Roma a further six points adrift in third. Napoli are seventh after a run of three league games without a victory.A win over struggling AC Milan would allow Juventus to keep ahead of Inter, who host midtable Verona after their 3-2 Champions League defeat by Borussia Dortmund.After the frustration of throwing away a two-goal lead against the Germans, Antonio Conte’s Inter need a boost against Verona, who were themselves under fire during the week after their fans aimed racist chants at Brescia’s Mario Balotelli last weekend.“This defeat has really got to me and I hope that’s the same for my players,” said Conte, who blamed a lack of resources despite remodelling the team after his arrival last summer.“We made some mistakes in planning because we cannot play in two competitions with such a small squad,” said former Italy boss Conte, who won three Serie A titles in a row with Juventus from 2012 to 2014, and the Premier League with Chelsea in 2017.“We cannot play in Serie A and the Champions League constantly pushed to the limits.”Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli host Genoa after a series of poor results which has put the club management at loggerheads with the players who refused to be confined to a training camp this week.Napoli have slipped 11 points off the pace after collecting just two points from their last three matches.Ancelotti’s side also missed a chance to secure their Champions League last 16 berth with a 1-1 stalemate against Salzburg.“We are not in a good moment, but we must react and move forward,” said captain Lorenzo Insigne.In a clash between two of Italy’s most titled clubs, Sarri’s eight-time reigning league champions host AC Milan who are sitting 11th in the table.New Milan coach Stefano Pioli has not improved the club’s fortunes with just four points in as many games.Juventus, meanwhile, could be without Cristiano Ronaldo who was substituted by Sarri “as a precautionary” measure with knee and thigh problems late in the 2-1 Champions League win over Lokomotiv Moscow.Roma will looking to keep the momentum going at Parma, to follow their 2-1 success over Napoli last weekend which lifted them into the Champions League places.Atalanta turn their focus to Sampdoria after bagging their first ever Champions League point with a dramatic 1-1 draw against Manchester City.The Bergamo side are level on points with fourth-placed Lazio.Fabio Grosso’s first game in charge of lowly Brescia will be against Torino who are also desperate for a result after a run of six games without a win.One to watch: Douglas CostaJuventus forward Douglas Costa celebrates after scoring his first goal this season in the Champions League in Moscow. © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVDouglas Costa has returned from a right thigh injury and scored the 93rd-minute winner that put Juventus through to the Champions League knockout rounds.The 29-year-old has only played five games in all competitions this season but has now scored for three different clubs in the Europe’s premier club competition after spells at Shakhtar Donetsk and Bayern Munich.Key stats101 – Ciro Immobile’s goals for Lazio16 – Points difference between Juventus and AC Milan9 – Roma’s points from their last three games4 – Stefano Pioli’s points in four games as AC Milan coach3 – Napoli’s run of league games without a winFixtures (all times GMT)FridaySassuolo v Bologna (2245)SaturdayBrescia v Torino (1700), Inter Milan v Verona (2000), Napoli v Genoa (2245)SundayCagliari v Fiorentina (1430), Lazio v Lecce, Sampdoria v Atalanta, Udinese v SPAL (1700), Parma v Roma (2000), Juventus v AC Milan (2245)0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)
Arsenal boosted their hopes of advancing from the Champions League group stages with a comfortable 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb at the Emirates.It puts Arsene Wenger’s men on six points in Group F, three behind second-placed Olympiakos going into the final round of matches next month.The clash was a must-win game for the Gunners if they were to stay in the competition.A Mesut Ozil header was followed by Alexis Sanchez’s double against a relatively poor Zagreb outfit, but there were positive performances to note, with the goalscorers and Joel Campbell putting in an impressive shift.Sanchez was provider for Ozil to head home from close range, before Leonardo Sigali’s defensive mistake lead to Nacho Monreal’s instinctive reaction to provide for the Chilean forward. He then added a third to all but confirm the win after good play by Campbell on the wing. Going into the final game at Olympiakos, Arsenal will need to be on form as head-to-head takes precedent over goal difference. Arsenal were beaten by the Greek side last time out in September and the next round of games takes place in two weeks’ time.Zagreb were without midfielder Arijan Ademi, who failed a drugs test after the previous match against Arsene Wenger’s men, where the Croatians won 2-1. He was subsequently banned for four years, with Wenger saying this week that UEFA ‘basically accept doping’.Arsenal started the evening not only hoping for a victory in north London, but in the hope that Olympiakos would lose heavily against Bayern Munich.In front of a far from full Emirates Stadium, the hosts had a lacklustre start, creating few chances and posing little threat.Santi Cazorla blazed a chance high and wide before Campbell was at the heart of a lively interchange after 11 minutes.The Costa Rican attacker led a passing move which saw the play move from the right to Sanchez on the left-hand side. The Chilean controlled, but his hesitation saw Zagreb men close in on him and the 26-year-old could not get a shot off.Arsenal grew further into the contest and Olivier Giroud missed the ball when he went for an ambitious overhead kick, moments before the hosts took the lead.You could almost feel the relief around the ground as Ozil converted. After Dinamo surged forward, the Gunners hit them on the couter and made them pay. The ball was quickly moved between the team before Sanchez’s pinpoint cross to the German playmaker, whose deft, controlled header beat Portuguese goalkeeper Eduardo after 29 minutes.Arsenal doubled their lead four minutes later when they capitalised on sloppy defending. Sigali’s clearance was poor, when Monreal intercepted on the edge of the box, surging into the area and crossing for Sanchez to coolly convert for his first Arsenal goal in over a month.The home side were comfortable in restricting the visitors. Campbell could have made it three when a good passing move involving Ozil, Sanchez and the 23-year-old, but Goncalo Santos’ clearance went up in the air. Campbell volleyed from 14 yards, but he made a poor connection and fired wide.Campbell did impress in the run up to Arsenal’s third goal after 69 minutes. He cut in from the right and his reverse pass cut open the Zagreb defence, Sanchez latching onto the ball before showing composure to beat Eduardo and fire into an empty net.More brilliant link-up player before Ozil and Sanchez saw a sumptuous ball dinked over the top by the latter, with the former heading past Eduardo and just past the post as Arsenal could afford to showboat with minutes remaining.There was also some additional positive news for Wenger, as Aaron Ramsey made his comeback from a hamstring injury, after over a month out.Elsewhere in Group F, Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich defeated Olympiakos 4-0 at the Allianz Arena. 1 The clash was a must-win game for the Gunners if they were to stay in the competition.
1 Leicester midfielder Nampalys Mendy could be set for a return to France with Bordeaux after reportedly saying he wants to join the Ligue 1 club.The 25-year-old moved to then-Premier League champions Leicester from Nice last summer on a four-year contract, for a £13million fee.But his season was blighted by an ankle injury which limited him to just nine appearances in all competitions.Nantes, who recently appointed former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri as head coach, have been linked with a move for Mendy.But Mendy’s heart is said to be set on a move to Bordeaux.“I heard about the interest of Nantes but neither me nor my adviser have been contacted,” Mendy said, according to L’Equipe.“Anyway, since my adviser talked to me about the possibility of joining Bordeaux, I’m set on it.“I’ve lost a year in England because of a failed ankle surgery, which unfortunately necessitated a second operation in March. Even though I am not 100 per cent yet, I have just returned from an excellent rehabilitation phase.“And now I have the hope of rallying the Girondins (Bordeaux) fairly quickly. It’s even an obsession.” Nampalys Mendy wants to leave Leicester City
Letterkenny University Hospital faces another day of overcrowding as 36 patients in the Emergency Department are currently waiting on beds.Today’s figures means that Letterkenny has the second highest total for sick patients waiting on beds in the country.Figures released this afternoon by the INMO show that 22 patients are waiting on trolleys while a further 14 are waiting in ward overflow areas. Delays are expected as more patients and reportedly awaiting admission. Full capacity protocol has been implemented to deal with the crisis and free up space in the Emergency Department. This procedure allows for extra beds to be placed in ward areas. Hospital staff are working to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge.People are asked to only attend the Emergency Department in the event of a genuine emergency. They should contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance.Today’s crisis comes amidst a busy week as the hospital faces continued pressure from overcrowding. Twenty five people were without a bed yesterday – a figure which has risen as the week goes on. Letterkenny ED second most overcrowded in Ireland was last modified: November 3rd, 2016 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)
Hospitals across the country could be faced with massive disruption with doctors to back back plans for a ballot for industrial action over pay and recruitment issues.According to the Irish Times, members of Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) will be urged from leadership to support a vote on industrial action up to and including strike action over lower pay rates.The IMO said it was seeking an immediate end to what it described as “the unjustifiable pay inequality faced by consultants which is based solely on when they were appointed”. It also wants an immediate increase in the number of consultants employed in the health system in line with recommended ratios.Former IMO president and hospital consultant Dr Matt Sadlier said the health service was “coming apart and doctors could not stand idly by”.He said there was a palpable groundswell of anger amongst the medical profession at the refusal of the Government to end the pay inequality problem.The IMO said the Government had failed at talks last month to put forward any proposals to address the two-tier pay system. The IMO maintained the pay inequality issue was directly linked to the failure of hospitals to fill permanently up to 500 consultant posts.Dr Sadlier said: “The Government is ignoring the dire implications of the consultant recruitment crisis. Yesterday, hospitals recorded the second-highest ever level of patients on trolleys and we currently have 770,000 patients on hospital waiting lists. There are a further 165,000 waiting for vital imaging services such as MRI; this is against the backdrop of a health service that has the lowest number of specialists per capita in the EU.“We expect the consultant and non-consultant hospital doctor members of the union to agree to hold a ballot for industrial action this evening to send this Government the strongest signal yet that this situation is intolerable and cannot be allowed to continue.”IMO members expected to support ballot for industrial action was last modified: November 6th, 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)
(Visited 53 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 If many social ills derive from lack of self-control and poor judgment, governments should foster conservatism.Choose to Control YourselfA paper in PNAS found that conservatives have more self-control than liberals:Evidence from three studies reveals a critical difference in self-control as a function of political ideology. Specifically, greater endorsement of political conservatism (versus liberalism) was associated with greater attention regulation and task persistence. Moreover, this relationship is shown to stem from varying beliefs in freewill; specifically, the association between political ideology and self-control is mediated by differences in the extent to which belief in freewill is endorsed, is independent of task performance or motivation, and is reversed when freewill is perceived to impede (rather than enhance) self-control. Collectively, these findings offer insight into the self-control consequences of political ideology by detailing conditions under which conservatives and liberals are better suited to engage in self-control and outlining the role of freewill beliefs in determining these conditions.This led to a variety of responses from other science media. Dawn Fuller on PhysOrg summarized the three studies, explaining that one’s beliefs about free will are crucial to the exercise of self-control, and conservatives tend to believe in free will with its associated value of personal responsibility.The association of conservatism with personal responsibility was also clearly made on Science Daily.“Effective self-control comes down to the extent to which you believe that you can control your behavior,” Clarkson said. “At the end of the day, the default seems to be that conservatives more strongly believe that they can control their behavior … than liberals.” And conservatives do control their behavior better than liberals, according to the study.This value spills over into beliefs about others’ responsibility:Differing perspectives on free will could explain several political differences among conservatives and liberals, the researchers surmised: One who believed less strongly in free will might arguably be more likely to attribute poverty, addiction and other hardships to sociological, economic and other factors beyond individual control. Such individuals might thus conclude, as many liberals do, that people struggling deserve government help. On the other hand, a believer in free will might be more likely to think people cause their own problems and should also solve them, rather than relying on government support, a typical conservative position.Clarkson believes, therefore, that programs to encourage more self-control need to start with ideology about free will.Who’s Anti-Science?The old canard that Republicans are anti-science is not supported by data, new studies admit. A Pew Research survey reported on PhysOrg by Seth Borenstein says, “There is not a one-size-fits-all explanation for the public’s attitudes on science.” Gaps between the consensus and the person depend on age or what the issue is more than political party. Results vary whether the issue is fracking, global warming, GMO foods, space exploration, vaccination, and other hot topics. Another PhysOrg article reported that views on environmental issues show a stronger link to political ideology, but race, age, religion and education are non-trivial factors. Perhaps this is because environmental issues so strongly overlap with government regulation—a dislike among many conservatives.Jeffrey Mervis at Science Magazine implies that the findings were unexpected among scientists. “Contrary to perceptions, politics doesn’t always drive public views on science issues,” his headline reads. Later, he has to correct scientists’ gut feelings:The poll also casts doubt on many scientists’ belief that people would be more supportive of scientists’ views on controversial issues if they just knew more about the topic. In only three of the 22 topics was a person’s level of education or general scientific knowledge (as judged by answers to six questions) a significant factor in their views. One was animal research, where only 31% of persons with a postgraduate degree oppose the practice, compared with 56% of those with a high school education. (The other two issues where education appears to shape a person’s stance were nuclear power and GM foods—in both cases, more knowledge leads to greater acceptance.)But if so many well-educated, intelligent people take issue with “scientists’ views” (if there is such a broad category), would this not cast doubt on the credibility of scientists? It might lead outsiders to think that “scientists” comprise a special interest group that get locked into a herd mentality. Mervis didn’t consider that possibility.Mervis and his “scientists” should go out and mix with real people more often. But that would require personal responsibility, which presupposes free will. Evolutionary scientists deny the existence of free will. That’s why they are liberals. That’s why they lack self-control, following the “consensus” like lemmings.Want a healthy society? Promote conservatism. Self-control has many societal benefits: care for the environment, excellence at work, better parenting, cleanliness, voting, taking care of one’s health, and much more. The more conservatives in society, the less government hand-outs would be needed. Government dependence would shrink, taxes would go down, and free market economics from all those responsible entrepreneurs would create a boom in prosperity that could be exported abroad. A lessening of entitlement spending (the largest share of the federal budget) would leave more money for scientific research. If scientists were really scientific—if they followed the evidence—they would take our advice and stop the nonsense about the “Republican war on science.” Science needs more responsible citizens and fewer pot-smoking, mantra-chanting, food-stamp-recipient, occupy-wall-street dopeheads who defecate in the street and expect someone else to clean it up.
With 36 new schools opening in Gautengprovince alone in early 2012, morechildren will be able to receive a soundbasic education. (Image: Shamin Chibba)MEDIA CONTACTS • Charles Phahlane Communications head, Gauteng education dept +27 11 355 1530 or +27 71 860 4496. RELATED ARTICLES • SA businesses urged to adopt schools • SA prioritises quality education • Zuma: SA to meet 2015 education goal • Tackling SA’s education challenges • Can drive raises R8.5m for educationEmily van RijswijckThe Gauteng Department of Education is making good on its promise to step up education efforts, with 36 new schools opening and 500 additional teachers reporting for duty in the first term of 2012.Another 300 pre-fabricated classrooms will also be added to existing schools where overcrowding is a problem.Thirteen of the schools will be ready to accept pupils when inland provinces start their 2012 academic year on 18 January, while another five will open later in the month.The remainder of the schools will be opened during the rest of the first term.While the majority of the new school buildings are pre-fabricated buildings, five of the new schools are solid brick and mortar structures.This brings the number of primary and secondary schools in the province to 2 595 – including independent, non-subsidised schools – with almost 72 000 teachers.The buildup to the new school year already starts six to eight months before, with teachers required to place orders for their support materials in May and actual pupil admissions taking place from August to October the year before.“It’s all systems go for the start of the new academic year,” education MEC Barbara Creecy confirmed at a recent press briefing, adding that the new facilities will go some way towards alleviating pressure in some of the overcrowded schools.Demand for learning space Of the nine provinces, Gauteng has seen the biggest rise in pupil numbers in recent years.According to Creecy, pupil numbers has been growing on average by 2% over the last five years, which means the province has to make space for about 36 000 additional children each year.The province has over 2-million pupils, while more than 14-million children attend school countrywide.“There is no other province that has experienced this level of demand for learning space,” said Creecy in her mid-term budget speech last year.In areas such as informal settlements, where it’s not always possible to build new schools, the education department has expanded its scholar transport scheme to accommodate these already disadvantaged children.In addition a budget of R100-million (US$12.5-million) has been allocated for pre-fabricated classrooms in schools where there is overcrowding.“We will provide 300 pre-fabricated classrooms and 100 pre-fabricated ablution blocks within the financial year,” said Creecy.Maintenance work at existing schools is also ongoing, with work in progress at 42 sites.Schools at the coast opened one week before, with the Western Cape Education Department welcoming pupils at 11 new schools in 2012. In 2011 the Gauteng education department opened six new schools.Aiming for millennium goals South Africa aims to eliminate all mud schools over the next three years and to improve basic safety and functionality of about 3 600 schools by 2014 as part of its contribution to the UN Millennium Development Goals, said President Jabob Zuma during a Parliamentarian session after his State of the Nation address in 2011.The Millennium Development Goal for education is to ensure that, by 2015, the majority of children all over the world are able to access and complete a full course of primary schooling. The government also hopes to increase enrolment rates in secondary schools to 95% by 2014.According to basic education minister Angie Motshekga, concerted efforts on the government’s part has resulted in rises in gross enrolment rates by 20% in primary education and about 15% in secondary education.“In fact, South Africa has almost achieved universal access in primary education,” said Motshekga at a December 2011 meeting on building public-private partnerships in education.Statistics South Africa’s 2010 general household survey found that nationally, 72,8% of persons aged 7 to 24 were attending educational institutions.Steady gains have been made since 2002, yet the number of young people not studying remains unacceptable – most respondents indicated that this was for financial reasons, a situation that the government is addressing. The right to basic education is entrenched in South Africa’s Constitution.Helping children to learnJust in Gauteng alone, almost 900 000 learners are attending the 1 237 no-fee schools, said Creecy. Of these children, over 800 000 also benefit from the government’s nutritional programme.Nationally, Statistics South Africa recorded that the percentage of pupils countrywide who paid no tuition fees increased from 0.7% in 2002 to 54.6% in 2010.To keep up with rising demands, the Gauteng education department’s budget has increased by over 13% from 2010/11 to 2011/12, with R25.9-billion ($3.2-billion) allocated for the current financial year.“Almost 74% of this budget will be spent on salaries for teachers, school administrative staff and office based personnel,” said Creecy.
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