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first_imgThe plans of the Public Infrastructure Ministry to construct a roundabout at the Timehri junction has been halted to facilitate the removal of utility poles and wires.This was on Wednesday related by the Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson.Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry Annette Ferguson“The one at the (Cheddi Jagan International) Airport, we had some issues with utility poles, GTT to be specific, so that roundabout too is still in the pipeline,” she disclosed.She nevertheless assured that preliminary works on the structure have begun, which includes the removal of those poles. “We will see the commencement of the civil component I guess before the end of the year,” Ferguson stated.The contract for the project was awarded to Gaico Construction earlier in the year at the sum of some $74 million.Meanwhile, she explained that “The one at Sheriff/Mandela you know we have that expansion project so the one will be one Sheriff/Mandela and the other one will be just as you turn off, or when you leave the Airport. The Sheriff/Mandela project… we have commenced the laying of the pipes on both sides of Sherriff Street so when the project gets into its implementation stage we would see the formation of the roundabout there”.Works reportedly begun on the Timehri roundabout back in June of this year, while Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson commissioned the $78.9 million Kitty roundabout, which was constructed by S Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction Services.Minister Patterson had announced plans to construct two roundabouts, with the inclusion of the Timehri structure. The other is expected to be erected on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.The structures are being constructed with the hope of easing traffic congestion and wastage of time at peak locations.“During the course of this year and next year, there will be two additional roundabouts in two equally important areas,” Patterson stated at the opening of the Kitty roundabout.The Mandela Avenue roundabout will be erected during Government’s $6.4 billion road upgrade project.When completed, Sheriff Street will remain a two-lane road while Mandela will become a four-lane thoroughfare. The upgraded roads will be outfitted with new features including cycle lanes, separate sidewalks and smart traffic signals which will use above ground vehicle detectors.Additionally, two culverts at the junctions of David Street with the Cummings Canal and Lamaha Canal bridges will also be replaced. The wooden bridge at Homestretch Avenue will be replaced with a concrete structure and other culverts will be extended. A pedestrian overpass and roundabout at the Sheriff Street-David Street junction are also included. Safety features include traffic signs and thermoplastic reflectors and road markings.The final phase of works will see the pavement upgraded and asphalted. All the entrances to side roads will be upgraded, however, side roads will not be rehabilitated.Many had questioned about the costly roundabout project and its outcome, since most commuters were scared to use the new infrastructure at first.So far there have been at least two accidents recorded at the Kitty roundabout, although the Ministry would have invested in creating tutorials for the safe use of the roundabout.last_img read more

11 01 20

first_img“Keep Your Five Alive” Indoor Competition…Following the forced rescheduling of opening night, action in the sixth annual “Keep Your Five Alive” Indoor Competition will kick off this evening with five matches at the National Gymnasium.According to organiser Kevin Adonis, the forced rescheduling was owed mainly to his adherence to a mandate from the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) warning against the appearance of players participating in the current Elite League.Adonis said he received a letter from the GFF, which noted, among other regulations, the barring of all players who play for clubs in the Elite League from appearing for their community teams.“This recent development ordered by the GFF ultimately forced me to reschedule the opening night from last Saturday to today to ensure that teams have the opportunity to discuss the directive set by the Federation in order to avoid any consequence (s) of their decisions,” Adonis said.He added that while he would have liked the notification to be delivered earlier to avoid the unfortunate cancellation of the scheduled first night, all systems were in place for a prompt start this evening and fans could be assured that riveting action was anticipated as the battle for survival commenced.Teams have been drawn from Georgetown, Linden, Berbice, West and East Demerara and the East Coast of Demerara, and prize monies in excess of $1 million would be up for grabs.He added that 32 of the best teams in the country have been assembled, including defending champions West Front Road’s “Gold is Money” and beaten finalist Future Stars.Among the other teams making the shortlist are: Sparta Boss, Bent Street, Leopold Street and most of the zone champions of the Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” competition.In opening night action: Rhythm Stars (Mocha) tackle recently-crowned Berbice Guinness champions Trafalgar and this encounter will be followed by the clash between Agricola and Broad Street.Kingston then square off against Swag Entertainment out of Linden, before Avacado Ballers take on Sophia.In the final game of the night, Leopold Street play host to East Coast Melanie Damishana.The fixtures for the next two playing days are below.Buxton Diamond engage West Demerara Showstoppers, while the young Uprising team from the East Coast go up against Linden’s Silver Bullets.Xtreme Cleaners then collide with East Coast BV, before Ann’s Grove and North East La Penitence take to the court.The rejuvenated Tiger Bay unit then face California Square, before Sparta Boss and Tucville bring the curtains down for the evening.The fixtures for the third night of action are as follows: Albouystown and Upsetters get things going, before Future Stars and Alpha Warriors square off.Back Circle then tackle Kitty Hustlers, before Linden’s Dave & Celena All Stars go up against Bent Street.The reigning champs West Front Road then close the night with a clash against Alexander Village.last_img read more

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first_img 9. Christian Benteke (striker) 11 11 11 Liverpool will be looking to secure progression to the knockout stages of the Europa League with a victory over FC Girondins de Bordeaux at Anfield on Thursday night.Jurgen Klopp’s side will be high in confidence after their 4-1 drubbing of Manchester City at the weekend, and the German manager will be hoping for a similar performance infront of the home supporters.The Reds haven’t really got going in Europe, having clinched just the one win and three draws, but three points is all that’s needed to book their place in the last 32.Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke could return to action against Bordeaux, but there may be a few key players missing from the team-sheet – including Philippe Coutinho.Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Liverpool XI by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 6. Dejan Lovren (centre back) 11 11 23. Emre Can (centre midfield) 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) 11 11 11 11 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 18. Alberto Moreno (left back) 24. Joe Allen (left midfield) 11. Roberto Firmino (left wing) 7. James Milner (right midfield) 4. Kolo Toure (centre back) 11 11 33. Jordan Ibe (right wing)last_img read more

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first_imgAn established company in the Ballybofey area is seeking a mechanic/fitter.This is a full-time position with McGowan Transport.A minimum of five years experience is essential for all applicants. If you think this is the position for you, please apply with a letter of application and CV to john@patmcgowantransport.comJob Vacancy: Mechanic/fitter wanted for Ballybofey transport company was last modified: December 16th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyfitterMcGowan TransportMECHANIClast_img read more

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first_imgTV3 star Grainne Tyndall will visit Rathmullan this weekend.TV3 star Grainne Tyndall is fronting a ‘Ladies Night’ which has been organised to raise much needed finance for both MS Ireland (Donegal Branch) and the Irish Wheelchair Association Centre, Carrigart.Grainne Tyndall is Ireland’s leading numerologist and ‘Angel Healer’ and will attend the glitzy event at Big Paddy’s Lounge in the beautiful scenic seaside village of Rathmullan.So Ladies, if you’d like to know what life has in-store for you, be it in relationships, career, health or family – and you’d like a great night out as well, then all roads lead to Big Paddy’s this Saturday night. Grainne is the resident numerologist at TV3 and Woman’s Way magazine, and she’s looking forward to her first-ever visit to Donegal.Grainne said, “‘I can’t wait to visit Rathmullan. My friend has a house there, and sends me lots of photographs.“It looks like the most beautiful place on earth, and I can’t wait to see it for myself.“I’ve always wanted to take my work outside of Dublin, and I’m really excited to be giving all these lovely Rathmullan ladies, a greater insight into their lives, through numerology and my work with the angels. Grainne will also be joined by local crafts people who will be selling great gifts for all occasions, including Mother’s Day.TICKETS: £5 and includes Prosecco on arrival, finger food and prize raffle, followed by DJ Mo spinning the tunes to get you dancing round your handbag.Tickets are available from Rathmullan Pharmacy (915 8492), Carbery’s Shop (915 8148) and Big Paddy’s (915 8427).If you don’t live in Rathmullan, make sure you call and reserve your tickets, as it’s sure to be a sell out.For more information on Grainne, www.numbers4success.keithgregg.com TV3 STAR TO FRONT ‘LADIES NIGHT’ IN AID OF MS IRELAND THIS WEEKEND IN RATHMULLAN was last modified: February 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesGrainne TyndallnewsNoticesStarTV3last_img read more

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first_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets LATEST After months of negotiations, the Brazilian finally put pen to paper on a long-term contract and admitted he was delighted to join the Premier League side.He told the club’s official website: “I feel really happy and fulfilled to join West Ham United,” Anderson told whufc.com. “West Ham is a club with a lot of tradition, lots of great players have played here, like Bobby Moore, Carlos Tevez and Di Canio.“They were great players and idols here, and I’m aiming big, who knows, maybe I could hit their heights and be a legend here too. I’m really happy to be here. It’s a dream come true.“I want to thank the owner, David Sullivan, because he made a big effort to bring me here. I know how difficult it was, so I have to thank him a lot, and I hope I can repay his faith in me on the pitch with goals and winning games.”The 25-year-old joined Lazio from Santos in 2013 and enjoyed a terrific debut season.After a dip in form and a loss of fitness, he returned to his best last season – grabbing ten assists an eight goals in all competitions. LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on IN DEMAND Anderson will become the Hammers’ seventh signing this window, in what has been a manic summer so far.After snapping up Ryan Fredericks from Fulham on a free transfer, new boss Manuel Pellegrini smashed the club’s transfer record to bring in Issa Diop from Toulouse.Next, the former Manchester City boss opted for more experienced signings, and duly brought in Lukasz Fabianski, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko.On Saturday, they completeed the signing of Paraguay international Fabian Balbuena, as they look to solve their defensive issues. 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti center_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Lazio forward Felipe Anderson for a club-record fee.The deal, believed to be worth around £40 million, smashes the £24 million they paid to sign Issa Diop earlier this window. targets REVEALED Latest Transfer stories from talkSPORT.com Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade West Ham have worked hard to get the signing of Anderson over the line last_img read more

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first_imgPallas has long been classified as an asteroid, but all of a sudden in the news media, everyone is calling it a protoplanet.  How did it get promoted?    The picture being painted of asteroid 2 Pallas is that of a planetary building block that failed in its attempt to grow into another real planet.  Space.com called it a “planet wannabee.”  BBC News called it a “Peter Pan rock” that wouldn’t grow up.  And PhysOrg announced confidently, “Study of first high-resolution images of Pallas confirms asteroid is actually a protoplanet.”  That was the occasion; Hubble Space Telescope pictures of Pallas have been organized into a 3-D representation that shows the object is almost spherical.  Spectral data show hydrated minerals that might indicate the presence of water ice in its past.    On a related topic, New Scientist reported that studies of another asteroid, 24 Themis, reveal the possibility of water ice – a surprise, because the ice should be evaporating at rate of a meter a year.  Looking for a way to explain that, scientists think it may be leftover ice from a parent body that broke up.  The article turned that bad news into good news: a collision suggests that Earth might have received its ocean water from a stray ice-endowed asteroid or comet.    The BBC article explained the thinking behind the “Peter Pan” designation for Pallas.  “Theory holds that planets grow from aggregations of the dust and rock found circling new-born stars.  Collisions between clumps of material produce progressively bigger objects.”Question.  Why must our minds be forced into the bottom-up picture when interpreting images of space objects?  While it is true that objects of a certain mass can attract other objects and continue to grow, it is not true, despite the BBC claim, that dust and rock will aggregate into protoplanets.  And collisions are more likely to disrupt and fragment bodies than make them grow (think, for example of the recent discovery of the Phoebe Ring around Saturn: 10/07/2009, and what New Scientist admitted about Themis).  Why is it that the news media force these thought patterns on their readers with suggestive headlines and one-sided presentations?  Did they interview Pallas and ask it, “Tell us, why did you decide to stay an adolescent, and not grow up into an adult planet?”    Let’s think out of the box.  Think top-down.  There was a set of original planets, moons and bodies operating as a well-crafted system.  Since then, they have been perturbing each other, with collisions forming numerous craters.  Some collisions were violent enough to disrupt bodies into asteroids.  Others have been colliding and eroding to form planetary rings.  The top-down view has an advantage: it fits one of the best-known laws of science: the second law of thermodynamics.    With this view, we can change the terminology in the news reports.  Pallas is no longer to be seen as a planet wannabee.  It’s a casualty of the battlefield.  It isn’t a building block, but wreckage.  It’s not a protoplanet; it’s a post-planet.  It isn’t Peter Pan; it’s the Born Loser.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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first_img6 February 2009French-born tennis star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga left no doubt that African blood runs through his veins when he paid a visit to the sprawling township of Soweto outside Johannesburg on Wednesday.Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, also in Johannesburg for the South African Tennis Open, took time off to get a taste of what it would have felt like living under apartheid.Tsonga, who lies seventh in the ATP world rankings and is in Johannesburg for the South African Tennis Open, held a coaching clinic at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre in White City, Jabavu.At the end of the clinic, youngsters from Jabavu and neighbouring areas broke out in song in appreciation for Tsonga’s efforts, and moments later the broad-smiling Muhammad Ali look-alike tennis pro started dancing, even throwing in the odd Ali-shuffle in his routine.African heritageTsonga, whose father was born in Pointe Noire, Congo, has always been proud of his African heritage, and prior to his arrival in Johannesburg had been at pains to make the point that he has long had an emotional attachment to the continent.He was clearly at home among the children, many of whom did not know that he is one of the world’s top tennis players. And it seemed Tsonga’s enjoyment was at its greatest when he was putting the smallest toddlers through their paces with basic drills.“As a kid I never had a chance to go to clinics which were conducted by the world’s top players,” Tsonga said. “It’s really great for them, although I think many of them do not know the players here.‘They’ve got to be able to dream about it’“But I would like them to go home and dream about becoming professional tennis players one day. They’ve got to be able to dream about it, because that could be the start of great things for them.”Tsonga was accompanied by South African Davis Cup players Jeff Coetzee and Wesley Moodie, who worked with the older children on adjacent courts. The clinic was organised by the South African Tennis Association along with the ATP World Tour.Baghdatis at the Apartheid MuseumCypriot Marcos Baghdatis, meanwhile, took time off from the tennis to get a taste of how it felt living in the former apartheid South Africa.Baghdatis, his coach Oliver Sounes and agent Jean-Phillipe Bernard were all labelled either “white” or “non-white” and required to enter Johannesburg’s Apartheid Museum through separate doorways.“It’s weird, you know, knowing that they separated people for everything,” Baghdatis said. “They had different toilets, black people had toilets, white people had other toilets, but it was not only that, it was everything – beaches, houses, taxi queues, entrances, bus stops – and mainly the black people suffered a lot.“I also watched some videos which showed how they were treated, and … it hurt a lot to see that,” said Baghdatis, clearly moved by the experience.Understanding MandelaThe South African Tennis Open eighth seed was taken through a visual and physical explanation of the life of Nelson Mandala, after which he said: “I can understand now why he is a hero to so many people.”Taking the museum’s “walk of freedom”, Baghdatis chose a series of coloured sticks – red for loyalty, white for courage, green for forgiveness – to represent characteristics of Mandela’s life as he saw it.The tour finished with Baghdatis signing the museum’s visitor book – the same book Mandela signed when the museum opened in 2001.“It’s a bit shocking when you’re in there and watching that,” Baghdatis said afterwards. “But it’s also nice to see because it is a small wakeup call – and it does wake you up, you see life a bit differently and people a bit differently.”SAinfo reporter. Sources: South African Tennis Association and ATP World Tourlast_img read more

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first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img UPDATED on June 29, 2017, with information on Aldes constant airflow regulators.A balanced ventilation system — for example, a system with a heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) or an energy-recovery ventilator (ERV) — exhausts stale air from some rooms in a building, while simultaneously introducing fresh outdoor air to other rooms. The best balanced ventilation systems use dedicated ventilation ductwork. Usually, these systems pull exhaust air from damp, smelly rooms — bathrooms and laundry rooms — and introduce fresh air to the rooms where people spend most of their time — bedrooms and the living room.Some of these balanced ventilation systems operate at a low speed for 24 hours a day. Others have timers that operate the fans for a certain number of minutes — perhaps 20 or 40 minutes — per hour. These controls aim to ventilate the house at a pre-determined rate — for example, the rate recommended by the ASHRAE 62.2 standard. Depending on whether you use the old ASHRAE formula or the new ASHRAE formula, and depending on the size of the house and the number of occupants, a single-family house might require anywhere from 45 cfm to 120 cfm of ventilation air.Many HRV manufacturers advise builders that the exhaust function of an HRV is adequate for removing moisture and odors from bathrooms. However, a few HRV manufacturers and some builders provide different advice; they advise that even when a bathroom has an exhaust grille connected to HRV ductwork, it’s still important for every such bathroom to have a separate bath exhaust fan.Which approach makes the most sense?Venmar Ventilation is a manufacturer of HRVs with headquarters in Quebec. According to specialists at Venmar, it’s perfectly possible to use an HRV system as the only method of exhausting air from a bathroom.John Pothier, a technical specialist at Venmar, told me that most Canadian homes take that approach.… last_img read more

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first_imgThe Sixers were fired up coming off wins on the road at Dallas and Houston and hit their first six 3s of the game. They led 25-8 and had everything going right in their first win at home this season.In coach Brett Brown’s five seasons, the Sixers had not been at .500 since they were 5-5 on Nov. 15, 2013. They started that season 3-0 and lost the opener — and many more after that — in each successive season.Dennis Schroder scored 25 points and Taurean Prince had 17 for the woeful Hawks.“We’ve got to find a way to eliminate the slow start,” coach Mike Budenholzer said.TIP-INSHawks: G Malcolm Delaney left with a sprained right ankle. He scored eight points. … The Hawks opened the fourth 0 for 11 with four turnovers.76ers: Dario Saric was in the starting lineup for the third straight game and JJ Redick started after he missed the last two games with tightness in his back. … The Sixers had 12 assists on 14 baskets in the first quarter.OKAFOR OUTJahlil Okafor, the No. 3 pick of the 2015 draft, wants out after the Sixers declined to pick up his fourth-year contract option for next season. Buried on the bench, Okafor said he didn’t want the Sixers to pick up his option and is ready for a fresh start. His request to team president Bryan Colangelo that the Sixers buy out the final year of the contract was declined.“I’m just in a position to where, how can I get on the court,” he said. “That’s not happening here and I want to play. Bryan knows that, I’ve talked with him about it. And now it’s tough because my option didn’t get picked up. Teams are not really looking to give up anything when somebody can walk out the door at the end of the season.” And the exclamation point, a thunderous slam in the final minute that had fans standing and chanting “Trust the Process!”Simmons had 19 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists, and Embiid had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to their third straight win, 119-109 over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).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“Yeah, I’ve gotta dunk more,” Simmons said. “I don’t know. I just get out there and I’m like, uhh, these guys are pretty big. Once I start dunking it …”His thought trailed off but the Hawks — and the rest of the NBA — got the message. Simmons is the real deal. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heat top Bulls to end 3-game slide Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft, has lived up to his top billing in his rookie year. Simmons has scored in double figures in every game and flirted with his second triple-double.Simmons keeps saying he can play better — but the 21-year-old Australian has already joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with 100 points, 50 rebounds and 40 assists in his first six games.Just how much more is he capable of the rest of the way?“There’s a lot more. Way more,” he said. “I think in a few years, it’s going to be fun.”Robert Covington scored 22 points to help the Sixers (4-4) reach .500 for the first time in four years. The Sixers’ rebuild more commonly known as “The Process,” isn’t a success yet. But it’s November and they don’t have a losing record.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Okafor was selected by former team president Sam Hinkie as a sort of insurance policy in case Embiid could never recover from injuries that cost him the first two seasons of his career. With Embiid sidelined, Okafor led the Sixers in scoring as a rookie with 17.5 points. But injuries limited to him to 50 games last year and he was dropped from the rotation this season. Okafor is healthy and has played just one game this season.The 21-year-old Okafor, out of Duke, is frustrated but said he will remain professional about the situation.“This is my life. This is my career. I’m not getting the opportunity here, which is fine,” he said. “The team looks great. I’m not a part of that. I want the team to do great things, but at the same time, I want to play.”Okafor would have been owed $6.3 million in 2018-19. Okafor has avoided trouble since his rookie season was marred by a series of incidents that included a two-game suspension for his role in a Boston street fight.Okafor hoped a contract buyout would let him latch on with a team and play this season.“Bryan didn’t think that would be a good idea because he said he’d be giving me away to a team for free,” he said. “But that’s pretty much where we stand right now.”Brown said Okafor wasn’t in the rotation for defensive reasons and out of deference to veteran backup Amir Johnson. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Read Next Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons (25) drives to the basket as Atlanta Hawks’ John Collins defends. APPHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid was bleeped on TV when Ben Simmons slapped him on the chest during another victorious postgame interview.The highlights reel was hard to watch, anyway, for Atlanta: Simmons switched from his left to right hand mid-air to score a bucket. Simmons let the ball roll high of his right fingertips for another uncontested score.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. 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