A pastoral message on climate change

first_img Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC A pastoral message on climate change Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ September 21, 2014 at 12:55 pm Just a question… What impact on helping the environment does playing the games on the website: FreeRice.com? The site has been recommended as part of the Millenium Developmet Goals. My understanding is that for each correct answer, advertisers contribute monetarily toward the goals. Comments (6) Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags Rector Knoxville, TN September 26, 2014 at 10:39 pm Don et al – A few very minor and some major corrections . Warming has paused for nearly 18 years IN SPITE OF A 25% INCREASE IN CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS OVER THAT TIME PERIOD. The “settled science” that made a direct connection between CO2 and temp increase NO LONGER APPLIES. Sea level is still increasing at the same rate as it has for the last century. Glaciers are melting IN SOME PLACES – and are GROWING in others – just as they always have done. The IPCC (UN) report makes claims in its Summary for Policy Makers that are insupportable – and NOT supported – in the science sections of the report. That same report was once claimed to use only peer reviewed science but the latest report dialed that back and now uses what’s called grey literature (non-peer reviewed information from environmental groups designed to further various environmental causes). And finally, the computer models that have been the basis for much of the “science” and policy decisions for the last 17 or more years have NOT been mirrored by the physical observations and are presently producing entirely erroneous predictions. Your statement wrt the reason for the model failure is part, but not all of the reasons for failure. All of these statements are easily checked if anyone cares to do so. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs February 2, 2016 at 4:28 pm Interesting to read the deniers of only a few years ago, commenting on the leaders of the Episcopal Church. The idea that the earth is not warming conflicts with all the data. The ideas that the models written and used to predict future trends are thought foolish and wrong. Everybody understands that models just predict probability, and if the location of one foolish person is modeled, there will be some results that suggest he does not have any location, and some that predicts he has two locations. Ironically, if you look, the models written around 1992 were indeed wrong. They erred far too much on the “wrong” side, predicting far less change that we can observe now. Our last resort, is it not, is to plea with our Creator, much like Moses did on the mountain, to not destroy his creation. If you think about, we are there now, and maybe this hope is always our only hope. In the end, however, “this is my Father’s world”. Certainly turning down the intensity if well-within the capabilities of the creator whose creation, the sun, shines on our planet. So, I urge us to include the Creator and raise our concerns in that direction as a first step. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Posted Sep 19, 2014 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Jim Owen says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 F WILLIAM THEWALT says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 September 21, 2014 at 11:33 pm Do you own a car? Do you hold bishops’ meetings halfway around the world when you could just as easily learn what the term “videoconference” means? Then I’m not even remotely interested in what you have to say about “climate change.” Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA September 22, 2014 at 7:12 pm This article breaks my heart. To think that these learned pastoral leaders have bought into the biggest hoax ever hoisted on mankind makes me very sad. The planet has not warmed in nearly 18 years. The so-called “scientists” had to change their scheme to “Climate Change” to try and not look too foolish. The fact is that climate changes constantly – that’s what it does. Sea levels have not risen. Polar Ice has INCREASED. Michael Mann & Al Gore’s “Hockey Stick” has been completely debunked. The East Anglia University scandal has proved that the climate “scientists” lied to skew the results of their findings. The climate models don’t take into account relevant data such as cloud cover, rain and solar activity. Also, while eschewing politics, the article places faith in the United Nations, which is the most politically corrupt, anti-semitic, and wasteful agencies in the history of man. Carbon dioxide is indeed increasing in the atmosphere, but it hasn’t made any differences relative to the computer models that were thought to be gospel a few years ago. I could go on and on about how wrong this article is, and how sad it makes me as a christian and an Episcopalian that our leaders can be duped like this. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA September 22, 2014 at 3:19 pm Before anyone recommends converting to renewables, shutting power plants and reverting to 19th century transportation, read “Climate Science Is Not Settled” in the Wall Street Journal, September 20-21, 2014. The author, Dr. Steven E. Koonin, was undersecretary for Science in Obama’s first term and currently director for the Center for Urban Science and Progress at New York University. He says climate change is for real and climate has changed and always will, “sometimes over only a few decades.” He notes Arctic Ice has been shrinking while Antarctic sea ice is at record high. He also says science lacks the knowledge needed to make good public policy. 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Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ecumenical & Interreligious, Environment & Climate Change Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL nicholas vanderborgh says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following Pastoral Message on Climate Change has been issued by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori with the heads for the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the  Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.A Pastoral Message on Climate Changefrom the heads ofAnglican Church of CanadaThe Episcopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEvangelical Lutheran Church in CanadaSeptember 19, 2014We are united as Christian leaders in our concern for the well-being of our neighbors and of God’s good creation that provides life and livelihood for all God’s creatures. Daily we see and hear the evidence of a rapidly changing climate. Glaciers are disappearing, the polar ice cap is melting, and sea levels are rising. Incidents of pollution created dead zones in seas and the ocean and toxic algae growth in water supplies are occurring with greater frequency. Most disturbingly, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising at an unprecedented rate. At the same time we also witness in too many instances how the earth’s natural beauty, a sign of God’s wonderful creativity, has been defiled by pollutants and waste.Many have reacted to these changes with grief and anger. In their outrage some have understandably focused on the neglect and carelessness, both in private industry and in government regulation, that have contributed to these changes. However, an honest accounting requires a recognition that we all participate both as consumers and investors in economies that make intensive and insistent demands for energy. In addition, as citizens we have chosen to support or acquiesce in policies that shift the burdens of climate change to communities that are most vulnerable to its effects. People who are already challenged by poverty and by dislocation resulting from civil war or famine have limited resources for adapting to climate change’s effects.While an accounting of climate change that has credibility and integrity must include our own repentance, we find our hope in the promise of God’s own faithfulness to the creation and humankind and in the liberation that comes from God’s promise.God, who made the creation and made it good, has not abandoned it. Daily the Spirit continues to renew the face of the earth. All who care for the earth and work for the restoration of its vitality can be confident that they are not pursuing a lost cause. We serve in concert with God’s own creative and renewing power.Moreover, we need not surrender to political ideologies and other modern mythologies that would divide us into partisan factions — deserving and undeserving, powerless victims and godless oppressors. In Christ we have the promise of a life where God has reconciled the human community. In Christ God sets us free from the captivity of blaming and shaming. God liberates us for shared endeavors where we find each other at our best.While the challenge may seem daunting, the Spirit’s abundant gifts for service empower us to find common cause with people who exercise countless insights and skills, embodied in hundreds of occupations and trades. We have good reason to hope in all the ways God’s grace is at work among us. We can commend ourselves to the work before us with confidence in God’s mercy.Opportunities to act imaginatively and courageously abound in all our individual callings. The Holy Spirit’s work in us leads us as faithful consumers and investors in a global economy to make responsible choices to reduce energy use, carbon emissions, and the wasteful consumption of water and other natural resources. As citizens, we have voices to use in educating children about the climate and in shaping public and corporate policies that affect the environment. The Spirit has also given us our voices to contribute our witness to public discussion of just and responsible use of natural resources.We also have the resources and responsibility to act together for the common good, especially for those most vulnerable to the effect of climate change in the spirit of the seventh Millennium Development Goal, “to ensure environmental stability”. World leaders will meet this month in New York for a Climate Summit, and in December in Lima, Peru, to discuss global cooperation on climate change. Working under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), participants in the UNFCCC’s negotiations hope for an agreement in 2015 that will move toward reduction of carbon emissions, development of low carbon technologies, and assistance to populations most vulnerable to the effects of a changing climate.We encourage you to take the initiative to engage decision-makers in this godly work in all arenas of public life — in government and business, in schools and civic organizations, in social media and also in our church life.We are not powerless to act and we are not alone. “We have the power of the Holy Spirit and the indwelling Spirit of Christ to give us hope and courage.”iThe present moment is a critical one, filled with both challenge and opportunity to act as faithful individuals and churches in solidarity with God’s good creation.The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal ChurchBishop Elizabeth EatonPresiding BishopEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaThe Most Rev. 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Analyzing Millennial Homeowners’ Credit Profiles

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Analyzing Millennial Homeowners’ Credit Profiles March 22, 2019 1,110 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. About Author: Radhika Ojha Even though they are the largest group of homebuyers, what is keeping millennial renters from buying real estate? A study by LendingTree set to answer this question by analyzing the credit profiles of millennial homeowners and comparing them with those of renters in the same age group.The study found that millennial homeowners had a higher credit profile than renters, with a median credit score of 671 compared with 582 for nonhomeowners. The study found that this was one of the key reasons that kept renters from becoming homeowners as higher scores make homeownership more accessible.It also found that homeowners had more accounts than renters. While the average homeowner had around nine accounts, renters or nonhomeowners had an average of four accounts.The higher credit scores also helped homeowners to borrow more, according to the analysis. This included the nonmortgage categories where homeowners had a median balance of $6,633 in credit card balances, compared to $2,218 for renters. As a result, only 64 percent of renters had a credit card balance compared with 92 percent homeowners.”This reflects the higher credit scores of homeowning millennials, as they are able to obtain more credit accounts. Many renters may face difficulty accessing credit due to their lower credit scores,” said Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist, LendingTree.Despite lesser access to credit, the analysis found that renters’ median utilization of their available credit was 58 percent, “almost double the 31 percent for homeowners.”While homeowners and renters owed almost an equal amount in student debt, at 37 percent, the analysis indicated that homeowners were more likely to have an auto loan as well as personal loans. However, renters had more trouble servicing their debt, “with an average of eight negative marks on their credit profiles compared with just three for homeowners,” Kapfidze said.Renters were late on 4.6 percent of all payments over four years, with homeowners late on just 1.5 percent of payments. Credit Scores debt hoemowners LendingTree loans Millennials Renters 2019-03-22 Radhika Ojha Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Credit Scores debt hoemowners LendingTree loans Millennials Renters The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Analyzing Millennial Homeowners’ Credit Profiles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: What Will Hold Back Home Sales? Next: Housing Market Needs New Construction Subscribelast_img read more

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Camp Bisco Reveals Exciting Daily Schedules For Upcoming Festival

first_imgCamp Bisco is right around the corner! The Disco Biscuits festival, recently moved to Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA, will be hitting the grounds from July 14-16, 2016 with three days of non-stop music and ongoing entertainment. With the Biscuits playing a total of six sets throughout the weekend, they’ll be hosting some of the best live jamtronica acts of today.Kicking things off on Thursday, The Disco Biscuits will carry the torch alongside Lotus and a very special BigGrizMatik (Big Gigantic, GRiZ, and Gramatik) collaboration, with performances from Dopapod, Future Rock, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Snails, Gibbz, and plenty more throughout the night.As if Thursday’s party couldn’t do any better, Friday will impress with another two sets from the Biscuits, as well as top-knotch performances from Odesza, GRiZ, Lettuce, The New Deal, Thundercat, The Polish Ambassador, American Babies, and a whole lot more.Saturday night continues with a whopping three sets from the Disco Biscuits, and performances from STS9, RL Grime, Zeds Dead, Destructo, Sunsquabi, and many show-stopping acts.For tickets and more information, visit the Camp Bisco website. You can view the full lineup in poster below:last_img read more

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Relentless: Paraguay Confronts Organized Crime

first_imgBy Geraldine Cook/Diálogo July 16, 2018 Security threats spreading through the country keep Admiral Hugo Milciades Scolari Pagliaro, commander of the Paraguayan Military Forces, on permanent alert. Crimes from the self-proclaimed Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP, in Spanish), located to the north, and illicit activities in the Tri-border area to the south, compel the Military Forces to be relentless. New combat tactics and greater support to the population, together with border patrols and international cooperation agreements, are part of Adm. Scolari’s strategies to combat criminal organizations. Adm. Scolari met with Diálogo during a visit to Asunción to discuss these issues. The officer also spoke about the importance of international collaboration and interagency work to fight threats that undermine security. Diálogo: What is the main challenge to Paraguayan security? Admiral Hugo Milciades Scolari Pagliaro, commander of the Paraguayan Military Forces: We face several challenges in this global world. The Armed Forces should always be one of the pillars of democracy and citizens’ freedom. In addition to traditional threats, the main challenges are emerging threats, such as illicit activities of armed groups linked to the drug mafia, money laundering, and human trafficking, which threatens the security, investments, and activities that drive production and employment in Paraguay. Diálogo: When you took over in August 2017 you said your main concern was fighting the self-proclaimed EPP. What new combat strategies against EPP were cemented? Adm. Scolari: We made progress in the fight against EPP. We are updating our strategic actions and improving our combat tactics and relations with the community. We carried out civil actions with the population in the north, where EPP operates, such as refurbishing roads, schools, and providing medical attention. The population has basic needs, so our presence helps us be seen as a friendly force. The situation in this area is fairly complex, because in addition to confronting EEP, we conduct anti-drug operations and actions against cattle theft. Our operations are conducted with utmost respect for human rights and with the participation of the Office of the Attorney General, so as not to have a negative influence on the population. Our actions also aim to strengthen the morale of military personnel. Among strategies, Law 1337 on Domestic Defense and Security and Law 5036 were modified, allowing for the use of the Armed Forces for internal defense, without having to declare a state of emergency, and bestowing the Joint Task Force (JTF) its own budget. In addition, a domestic defense zone (ZDI, in Spanish) was defined to assign special units, such as the Special Forces Joint Battalion, the Army Special Troops Command, the Navy Command, and the Amphibious Commando Battalion, among others. We also adopted an intelligence system based on the experiences of Colombia and Peru, which improved joint efforts with other public security institutions. Diálogo: As part of your commitment to strengthen the fight against narcotrafficking, you reaffirmed the importance of boosting JTF. What are JTF’s results in the fight against this scourge? Adm. Scolari: The institution directly responsible for the fight against narcotrafficking is the National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD, in Spanish). The Armed Forces strongly support SENAD with military personnel, means, and intelligence. About 70 percent of SENAD’s personnel is military. We support their actions tactically and in the field. Although JTF strengthened in accordance with its specific mission to pacify the ZDI, this bolstered its capabilities and increased comprehensive actions where narcotrafficking operates (plantations, laboratories, transits, people involved, etc.) However, one of the challenges consists of the transformation the Armed Forces need to gain direct action by law in the fight against narcotrafficking, since we don’t currently have this legal instrument. As such, we are working to submit military law projects to the new government, such as the inclusion of the Armed Forces in the fight against narcotrafficking, without overshadowing SENAD or the National Police, and continue with joint work. A law empowering us to combat narcotrafficking head-on will strengthen SENAD. The anti-drug fight will be more effective with work coordinated by law. Diálogo: You signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Foreign Relations’ National Boundary Lines Commission (CNDL, in Spanish) to conduct joint actions to defend national sovereignty. What kind of coordinated and joint work do you conduct with the commission to protect borders? Adm. Scolari: The Military Forces collaborate with border protection to inspect boundary lines. We work with CNDL through a memorandum of understanding. CNDL has members in neighboring countries and conducts an annual geographical border tour to determine whether borders have changed. For example, they check that demarcations of the Paraná river haven’t changed—by way of erosion or flooding—which might affect its course. These inspections are very important to maintain precise borders, and an audit is essential to determine whether demarcations are respected. Diálogo: In March, Colombia and Paraguay reaffirmed their cooperation in defense matters for national security. What kind of combined operations do you conduct in the fight against crime? Adm. Scolari: Colombia supports us and especially the National Police for many years with counterterrorist training. Colombia increased its aid to our Armed Forces with intelligence experts and operations focused on the fight against EPP. The information and intelligence exchange are beneficial to our operations, as the Colombian experience is invaluable. We have Colombian police and service members working along with our police officers and military. As for cooperation, we carry out combined exercises, academic exchange, shared experiences of military operations, and common research programs, among others. Colombia’s contribution has been very valuable. Diálogo: What joint and combined cooperation efforts do the Tri-border countries (Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay) carry out to neutralize narcotrafficking and reduce organized and common criminal activities? Adm. Scolari: Our concern is transnational crime which might occur in the area, such as drug and weapons trafficking, kidnapping, and terrorism. These threats are a growing problem: at times you win, tie, or lose. And although that’s our reality, we are ready to combat them continuously and fulfill our mission. Therefore, joint and combined efforts are conducted in the Tri-border area. SENAD, the National Police, and their partners from Brazil and Argentina conduct most of the actions to neutralize narcotrafficking and reduce operations of organized and common crime. The Military Forces deployed in the Tri-border area count with established provisions with border partners to support the requirements of responsible elements. As such, controls and permanent patrols are conducted in critical areas and compulsory routes, while intelligence operations—shared with national security agencies and institutions of neighboring countries to establish prevention mechanisms or the corresponding response—are carried out. The Paraguayan Navy is acquiring speedboats and the Air Force is conducting several exercises with radar and aircraft along with their Brazilian and Argentinian counterparts. It’s important to point out that we are working on a legal framework against illegal aircraft flying within our territory that will be submitted to the government. Diálogo: What kind of combined and joint exchanges do you conduct as part of military cooperation with the United States? Adm. Scolari: The exchanges are very broad. We conduct periodic exchanges with members of the U.S. Special Operations Command South through land, air, and riverine training exercises. We receive intelligence, combat medic, sniper, and general combat courses. We also participate in multinational exercises such as PANAMAX, UNITAS, and Fuerzas Comando, which our country hosted in 2002 and 2017. Diálogo: What does Paraguay bring to the regional fight against transnational organized crime? Adm. Scolari: We have defense agreements with Brazil and Argentina and very good relations with the region in general. We have an open channel for cooperation and defense with the police and armed forces of neighboring countries concerning firearms. We have agreements for information exchange—the most effective way to combat transnational crime—with regional countries. As we get closer regionally, the fight against crime will be more effective and will help our countries grow and be safe. I believe that regional cooperation in security matters is necessary, since it’s key to defeating transregional and transnational organizations.last_img read more

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Kerr moving on from Trump criticism: ‘I’m just trying to do my job’

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Warriors coach Steve Kerr did little to entertain questions Saturday about President Trump’s tweet criticizing his response to the NBA’s ongoing controversy with China.“Honestly, I’m trying to do my job. We’re in training camp. I know it’s a huge story, but I’m just trying to do my job,” Kerr told reporters.Two days after being called out by Trump, Kerr was again the target of a deriding comment Friday night. “So funny to watch Steve Kerr grovel and pander when asked a simple …last_img read more

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R1bn earmarked for SA small firms

first_img SAinfo reporter 9 July 2013 South African specialist risk finance firm Business Partners Limited has set aside over R1-billion to invest in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in 2013/14 as part of its effort to grow the economy and develop entrepreneurship in the country. The funding will help develop the SME sector by providing business infrastructure, advice and after-care service. SMEs are key drivers of wealth and the country’s economy and need to be supported to grow the economy, according to Business Partners executive director Christo Botes. “Despite the challenging economic environment, we are finding that South African SMEs are still growing and there is an appetite for SME finance,” Botes said in a statement last week. “Annually, new funds will be split approximately between real assets (50%), being property investment into purchases, joint ventures and financing of owner occupied properties; traditional family-owned, lifestyle small and growing businesses (40%) and high impact and risk deals (10%).” Some of the investments will be filtered through the company’s R400-million Venture Fund, which was established in late 2012 to engage with businesses, concepts, products or services with high-growth potential. This applies particularly in the technology, bio-technology, renewable energy and agro-processing sectors. “We currently see a great deal of growth opportunity for SMEs within these sectors,” Botes said. “These sectors are growing at a rapid rate in South Africa and the opportunities for businesses active in, or servicing, these sectors are vast. We aim to enable SMEs in these sectors to gear up in order to take advantage of future economic opportunities.” Further opportunities will also be available in the rest of Africa. “The rest of Africa, with its consistent growth of more than 5% over the last few years, is opening up to South African businesses like never before,” he said. “Every local service provider hired, or every supermarket that a South African retail chain opens north of the Limpopo, provides opportunities for supply chains back home.”last_img read more

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Ateneo rout a ‘wakeup call’ for UP early in UAAP Season 80

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Tyler Tio makes up for lost time, debuts with a splash for Ateneo LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games “What happened to us was like a wakeup call. We need to recover quickly,” said Desiderio in Filipino after his team slipped to 1-1. “It was really a struggle, we were scouted very well and almost all of our plays were countered.”UP head coach Bo Perasol called it a “rude awakening” but it was also something that his Fighting Maroons were eager to move past.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We had to move on immediately,” said Perasol in Filipino. “There’s really nothing left to do, we lost badly but it happens. We move on to Sunday and hope that we have a better game.”Against the hot shooting Blue Eagles, the Maroons were dismal on the floor, going 25-of-67 from the field. They also got sorely outrebounded, 51-38. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines was on a high after a dramatic 74-73 opening win over University of Santo Tomas after wingman Paul Desiderio hit a dagger of a three-pointer on Sunday.Come Wednesday, the Fighting Maroons were sent crashing back to reality after Ateneo put on a display for the convincing 92-71 win as the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament continued.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ For Desiderio’s part, he finished with just nine points on 4-of-18 shooting after scoring 17 points against the Growling Tigers.“I think we were complacent and we weren’t focused because of that,” said Desiderio. “I wasn’t able to adjust, I was too focused on scoring.”UP has a chance to bounce back on Sunday against University of the East, which has yet to win in two matches so far.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more

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Adrenaline-fueled Tenorio dedicates Finals MVP trophy to Helterbrand

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding GALLERY: Ginebra retains title, survives Meralco in Game 7 Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img View comments LATEST STORIES Tenorio said his elbow had bothered him for five years since his last year with Alaska in 2012 and it took sheer will for him to power through the pain in the packed Philippine Arena.“It was pure adrenaline, although I take painkillers and it’s the adrenaline that allows me to play through it,” said Tenorio who wore a sleeve on his right arm.Tenorio said the pain comes and goes but a bone spur had developed in his right elbow that the three-time champion knew he had to take medical help.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 And yet it was Tenorio who dedicated his personal hardware to 41-year-old teammate Jayjay Helterbrand.“I want to dedicate this championship also to Jayjay,” said Tenorio in Filipino Friday at Philippine Arena after Ginebra wrapped up the series in Game 7, 101-96, against Meralco. “We talked and he’s still unsure of his plans after this.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“So I told him that we’ll get this one, Mark [Caguioa] will still be back next year.”And Tenorio finished with 26 points and four assists on his dedication game while nursing a hurting right elbow. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLA Tenorio is no young star in the PBA.At 33-years-old, the Finals MVP of the PBA Governors’ Cup should be the one getting tributes from younger teammates.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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TNT coach Nash Racela fined 10K

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NOTICE OF AGM

first_imgTouch Football Australia would like to announce that the annual general meeting (AGM) will be held on February 11, 2006. Here are the relevant documents: NOTICE OF TOUCH FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOMINATION FORM FOR TOUCH FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA BOARD OF DIRECTORSlast_img

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