Phelps overjoyed to announce new baby

first_imgAmerican swimming superstar Michael Phelps described himself as the “happiest man in the world” following the birth of his second child.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments The ecstatic parents announced in August they were expecting their second child to compliment Boomer, who was born in 2016.Phelps retired after the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as the most decorated Olympian ever, winning 28 Olympics medals.Last month, Phelps spoke at a mental health conference in Chicago where he talked openly about his almost life-long battle with depression and anxiety and is encouraging others to get help like he did.Phelps also said he wants to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Magical moments yesterday,” Phelps wrote on Instagram. “Nicole and I would like to introduce Beckett Richard Phelps to the world! We had a healthy baby boy and a healthy mama. I truly do feel like the happiest man in the world. Being able to build our family to now four (six with doggies) is so incredible!” MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIEScenter_img Khris Middleton helps Bucks pull out sluggish win over Hawks 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phelps, 32, and his wife, Nicole, announced on Tuesday night the birth of Beckett Phelps, saying he was born on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreaklast_img read more

Several injured as Route 42 minibus topples

first_imgOver a dozen persons were injured on Tuesday morning after the driver of the Route 42 minibus in which they were travelling lost control, causing the vehicle to topple several times.Public spirited persons carrying one of the injured passengers while another sat on the ground, as persons gathered at the sceneThe accident occurred sometime around 09:30h on the Sarah Johanna Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD). According to reports reaching Guyana Times, the minibus was heading to Georgetown at a fast rate when it reportedly suffered a blowout.This caused the bus to topple several times before finally coming to a halt on the other side of the road. While there was no fatality, this newspaper was told that the accident caused most of the passengers to sustain bruises while three persons were seriously injured.The injured passengers were rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, EBD. Several persons remained at the medical facility seeking medical attention while a few were transferred to Georgetown to be further treated.Guyana Times was told that among the passengers in the bus at the time of the accident were six students of Friendship Secondary School. A staff member from the school related that the students went to school after the incident; some limping and others in pain and informed the administration about the accident.“The Police then came to the school and advice us to bring the students here at Diamond to get checked out,” the official said.At the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, this publication spoke with a few of the students who were in the minibus at the time of the accident. One student, Jennifer Lilly, recounted that as the bus was proceeding in the northern direction along the East Bank Road, it began to pick up speed. She noted that upon reaching a turn in proximity to Sarah Johanna, the bus went over a “bump”.last_img read more

GAA: LETTERKENNY GAELS GAA NOTES

first_imgBoth senior teams travelled to  Dooey on Saturday evening last and came away with two defeats. With holidays a factor it is hoped that performances will be much improved this weekend as both teams are competing in the 1st round of their respective championships.  We wish a speedy recovery to the Na Rossa player who picked up what seemed a nasty injury during the senior match. The seniors play Downings away in the Junior championship and the Junior B team play Malin. Details of times will be available at training.The U14s are scheduled to play Moville in the championship on Wednesday the 10th at Páirc na nGael. Throw Inn at 7pm.The minors are due to play Carndonagh in the 1st Round of the championship on Friday the 19th August Gaels U12 hurlers won their mini league match away to Setanta last Thursday. On a wet night, the boys and girls all played well and showed competitive spirit and great skills. Next match is away to McCumhaills on Thurs 11th, bus details at training Tues, 6.30pm, followed by a home match vs Aodh Rua, Thurs 18th August. Congratulations to Ciaran Kelly and Cormac Cannon who played in the Donegal U14 hurling squad who took part in an Ulster Feile blitz, Division 1, in Monaghan last Saturday. Donegal defeated Down and Armagh on the day. Gaels held a mini Gaelic academy for girls last week. Great fun was had by all who took part, thanks to coaches and parents who helped.  Camogie training continues Tuesday 6.30pm, new players welcome.   Check our website letterkennygaels.donegal.gaa.ie for all details on training times for all ages and all the latest news. Lotto results for week-ending 7th August. No’s drawn were 1,5,19 & 24 Match 3 winner was Stephen Elliott C/o McGinleys  Next weekends Jackpot will be 6,250 EuroGAA: LETTERKENNY GAELS GAA NOTES was last modified: August 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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:GAA: LETTERKENNY GAELS GAA NOTESlast_img read more

Gabriel Jesus extends Man City contract and calls his mum to tell her

first_imgGabriel Jesus has signed a two-year contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2023.The 21-year-old Brazil international joined City from Palmeiras in January 2017 and has scored 24 goals in 53 matches.“I would like to thank the fans for the welcome and for how well they have treated me. I can say that it was the best decision I’ve made in my life to come to Manchester City because whilst I’m here I’m improving as a professional and as a person,” he told mancity.com.“Also thanks to the Club for being so organised and focused since I arrived. Pep had an important role in my signing, but also the Club. City is a huge Club and it is getting bigger and bigger so I just want to say thanks for everything. I hope that I can keep making the fans happy.” Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED “This season is going to be amazing because you are the man!” @gabrieljesus33’s mum knows! 🤩 #alomae #mancity pic.twitter.com/hnzrCzBg0t— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 3, 2018 targets How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED smart causal Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining Man City news Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? PEP TALK England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won whoops silverware last_img read more

Baca uses gang stats to pitch for tax measure

first_imgCiting the results of a Los Angeles County task force created to quell escalating gang violence, Sheriff Lee Baca called Friday for the chance to convince voters to approve a sales tax hike next year to boost law enforcement funding despite two previous failed attempts. “What we are dealing with is the violence of wanton death, the violence of drugs, competition between gangs and racial warfare on the streets between gangs,” Baca told a news conference. “This is something that is not going to away simply. We have to stay on top of it. And county taxpayers have to weigh whether or not more resources need to be brought to bear, such as a quarter-cent sales tax totally dedicated to this problem.” Baca said the 57-member task force has seized dozens of automatic weapons and arrested 230 suspects in seven months. It was created as gang-related homicides in areas patrolled by the Sheriff’s Department have risen 31 percent since 2003, from 144 to 189. Of those, 141 were reported in Compton, Lynwood and unincorporated areas near South and East Los Angeles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The number of gang slayings has risen in other areas too, including the first gang murder in three years in the area patrolled by the Malibu/Lost Hills station, a jump from three to five slayings in Palmdale and an increase from six to seven homicides in Lancaster. “Lancaster and Palmdale have real growth going on there,” Baca said. “Those are basically gangs whose families have moved out of the lower (Los Angeles) basin and they are trying to start over again, but the kids are still bringing in that gang mind-set. So hence, we have a problem in the High Desert and are still trying to get it under control.” The Industry station saw a rise from seven to 10 homicides, Norwalk had an increase from one to four, San Dimas saw its first two gang slayings in three years and the Temple station experienced a rise from three to four. Of the victims this year, 107 were Latino, 74 were black, four were Asian, one was white and three were classified as other races. In Los Angeles, the number of gang homicides rose from 265 in 2003 to 289 last year, falling to 173 as of Oct. 20, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Baca said gang homicides in sheriff’s areas surged about 20 months ago after members of an African-American gang raided a drug house occupied by a Latino gang. “It got to the point where the shot-callers were saying, ‘Just kill them if they are black’ or ‘Just kill them if they are brown.”‘ As a result, Supervisors Yvonne Brathwaite Burke and Gloria Molina allocated $1 million to assemble the anti-gang task force. So far, the task force has arrested about 230 gang members, including 51 arrested on charges of murder or attempted murder. Of the homicides, Baca said 15 have been solved. The task force also confiscated 130 firearms. Molina urged parents to take responsibility for their children, making sure they stay in school and are supervised before and after class. “One gang acts with such brazenness and impunity that they even sell their gang paraphernalia over the Internet,” Molina said. “Baby clothes typically covered in ducklings or teddy bears now show a gang name. Bibs ordinarily covered in slogans like `I Love Mommy’ instead feature gang insignia.” Baca said the Department of Children and Family Services has removed about 700 to 800 children from the gang members’ homes in the last two years and placed them in foster care. “We remove the children of gang members that are exposed to these guns and drugs,” Baca said. “At one house, they had a little bib that made the child a member of the gang. It said, ‘Kids for Florencia 13.”‘ Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 troy.anderson@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Foster son gives kidney to sick woman

first_imgRAHWAY, N.J. – An ailing woman who has sheltered dozens of foster children over the years received an early Christmas gift from one of them: a donated kidney. “I’m forever indebted to this young man for this gift,” said Phyllis Klingebiel, 68, of the foster son who lived with her and her husband for 11 years. “He’s a walking angel on this Earth.” Navy petty officer 2nd class Mark Greshan, 23, said the donation was a natural choice for a woman who cared for him from the time he showed up at the house as a 7-year-old. “After six months, I knew this was my home,” he told The Star-Ledger of Newark in an interview before the operation. “It wasn’t ‘foster child,’ it was ‘son.”‘ He said Saturday he was sore from the operation but was OK. He was waiting to hear whether his foster mother would be able to leave the hospital and join him at their home. “Everybody’s doing fine,” he told The Associated Press.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Klingebiel needed a transplant after a genetic kidney condition worsened in the last year. Matches from biological family members were not available. “He called me up and said, ‘I have a Christmas gift for you,”‘ Phyllis Klingebiel said. “`The bad news is that it’s going to be early. The good news is that you’re going to get my kidney.”‘ Herbert Klingebiel thinks of Greshan’s donation as a reward for his wife’s work with children. Over the past 30 years, the Klingebiels have tended to 67 foster children. “God gives everybody a gift, and I guess her gift is helping children,” he said. “I guess this just came around and God gave it back hundredfold, back to my wife.” Their operations were Tuesday, and Greshan, who received some time off from the Navy, is recuperating at home.last_img

Raiders camp return just another scene in Antonio Brown’s contrived melodrama

first_imgNAPA — Antonio Brown’s representatives wanted everyone to know that their client, amid not one, but two bizarre sagas that are keeping him off the field, would be back at Raiders training camp Tuesday.And sure enough, as practice wound down Brown walked out onto the sidelines of the practice field.Flanked by cameras, of course.The wide receiver also had his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, in tow, because he too has never seen a camera he doesn’t like. And while Brown didn’t seem all that chatty …last_img read more

Child grants extended to 15-year-olds

first_img23 October 2009South Africa is to extend its child support grants to children up to the age of 15 from January 2010. The grants only apply to children from poor households, and their caregivers have to ensure that they remain in school in order to qualify for the grants.The grants will be further extended to 16-year-olds from January 2011 and 17-year-olds from January 2012, at a total cost of R1.3-billion, R2.6-billion and R3.5-billion over the next three years respectively.Currently, only children up to the age of 14 years are eligible for child support grants.Speaking in Pretoria this week following a meeting of the Cabinet, government spokesperson Themba Maseko said the three grant extensions would benefit approximately two-million children from poor households.Maseko said the government recognised that social grants were still the most effective form of poverty alleviation, especially during the current financial downturn.Over 13-million South Africans, nine-million of whom are children, currently receive social assistance benefits from the state.In April 2009, the government increased its monthly old age and disability grants from R960 to R1 010, the child support grant from R230 to R240, the foster care grant from R650 to R680, and the care dependency grant from R960 to R1 010 a month.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

2019 Ohio water quality update

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension agronomistLake Erie wasn’t as bad as expected. What? We missed 1.5 million acres of crops, and from my eye mostly in northwest Ohio. But here is the deal: you did apply fertilizer last year, and probably the year before. We farm in a leaky system and I learned this week that entropy is working against us — meaning it will get more random. So, yes it’s leaky and will perhaps get a little more leaky. We did not plant as many crops and yes we applied less fertilizer in the Lake Erie basin, but the leaks still happen even without the crop because we still have rain, and rain moves that little tiny bit of phosphorus off your farm and downstream.This from NOAA about the Harmful Algal Bloom on Lake Erie, on Oct. 31, (http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/research/habs/forecasting):The Microcystis cyanobacteria bloom in 2019 had a severity index (SI) of 7.3, indicating a relatively severe bloom.This was more severe than 2018 (3.6) and somewhat less than 2017 (8.0). The severity index captures the amount of bloom biomass over the peak 30 days of the bloom.The measured bloom severity of 7.3 matched the forecast severity of 7.5 (with likely range of 7 to 8). This bloom severity was consistent with the total bioavailable phosphorus (TBP) load into western Lake Erie from the Maumee River.While the discharge volume and total phosphorus loads approached those in 2011, a lower concentration of TBP compared to recent years led to lower TBP loads and allowed us to avoid a 2011-sized bloom.Meaning, while it could have been worse, the cropping situation likely reduced the amount of P loss.  And what about the Ohio River HAB? Did what we do in northwest Ohio cause that? I don’t think so, but again we farm in a leaky system across all of Ohio so I am not surprised we had problems in the southern part of the state too. Because you know what, it rained down there as well.This was in the USEPA October 2019 Freshwater HABs Newsletter: “A harmful algae bloom (HAB) occurred on the Ohio River in the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area during September and October of 2019. During this time, ORSANCO (the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission) worked with Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky to monitor an algae bloom in the Ohio River. ORSANCO coordinated sample collection and lab analysis with member states. The data from these samples are available: http://www.orsanco.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Toxin-results_updated11.5.19.pdf.What do we do about this? First, understand we operate in an environment where we grow crops that are rain fed. We actually get more rain than we need to grow a crop. And second, we need about 20 to 22 inches of rain to grow a great crop and we got quite a bit more than that this year. At my location we were seven inches above average on precipitation for the past year and I had no rain after July 1. Others in southern Ohio were as much as 10 to 16 inches above normal.For that water that goes south, the area of concern is the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.“The measured size of the dead zone, also called the hypoxic zone, is the 8th largest in the 33-year record and exceeds the 5,770-square-mile average from the past five years. The annual survey was led by scientists at Louisiana State University and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) during a research cruise from July 23 to 29 aboard LUMCON’s R/V Pelican.” See the reference at: https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/large-dead-zone-measured-in-gulf-of-mexico.We at OSU continue our efforts to share with producers and consulting agronomists ways to reduce the water quality concerns for both northern and southern Ohio. We will continue to talk about some new tools that you can put in place to slow movement of nutrients to our waters. They are:The updated Tri-State Fertilizer recommendations, data is being shared now for the Ohio portion and it is hoped to be published as the “Tri-State” this winter: https://soilfertility.osu.edu.We have completed work on the new P-risk index and hope that will be rolled out soon.Application risk management tools? There are a couple of these to help you plan when a fertilizer or manure application is suggested or not: Ohio Applicator Forecast (from ODA) https://www.agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/plant-health/resources/ohio-applicator-forecast and the OSU Field Application Resource Monitor (F.A.R.M.) can give present (and past) forecasts https://farm.bpcrc.osu.edu.last_img read more