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Tennis star’s father pleads not guilty to molesting girls

first_img‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Nikolaos Philippoussis, the father of retired Australian tennis star Mark Philippoussis, listens during his arraignment at the Vista Courthouse in Vista, California. APVISTA, California — The father of retired tennis star Mark Philippoussis pleaded not guilty Thursday to molesting two 9-year-old girls while he was a private tennis instructor in California.Nikolaos Philippoussis, 68, entered pleas to 14 counts of committing lewd acts and sex acts with children. He could face life in prison if convicted.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments Indians finally looking like defending AL champscenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Philippoussis is accused of molesting two of his tennis students for more than a year, beginning in June 2016.Prosecutors say the encounters took place at his home, in his car and at a San Diego County country club.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Philippoussis was arrested Tuesday at his San Diego home. At the hearing Thursday, his bail was raised from $2.5 million to $9.2 million.“It is quite a colossal amount,” defense attorney Ryan Tegnelia said. Philippoussis, an Australian citizen, was ordered to surrender his passport if he does make bail, but his attorney told the San Diego Union-Tribune that was impossible.Philippoussis’s son Mark Philippoussis was in court for the hearing but declined to comment, the newspaper reported.He is a two-time Grand Slam finalist who ranked as high as eighth in the world and helped Australia win the Davis Cup in 1999 and 2003.Philippoussis was his son’s coach for much of that career. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

Ginebra nears top four, beats Rain or Shine

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend WATCH: Nike unveils new ‘Statement Jerseys’ for 30 NBA teams Winning start Break new ground Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Justin Brownlee led Ginebra with 28 points and 10 rebounds while LA Tenorio hit timely baskets late to finish with 16 points.Scottie Thompson did a little bit of everything with 12 points, nine rebounds, five assists and one block for the Kings, who redeemed themselves after a loss to the San Miguel Beermen on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRaymond Almazan nearly had a double-double with 20 points and eight rebounds for the Painters three nights after posting 25 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Phoenix in Antipolo.Rain or Shine missed a chance to secure a playoff berth and fell to 5-4. A costly, catty dispute finally settled A costly, catty dispute finally settled PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra regained its winning ways after scraping past Rain or Shine, 89-82, to inch closer to a top four finish in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at Mall of Asia Arena.The Gin Kings, again, claimed solo leadership at 8-2 but not after withstanding a fight from the Elasto Painters, who rallied from a 16-point deficit in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ View commentslast_img read more

Tigresses roar

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk It was a thrilling back-and-forth battle between the Lady Falcons and the Lady Tamaraws who even led, 12-10, in the deciding set. But Adamson pounced on successive errors by FEU to secure the win.Eya Laure, an incoming rookie in the next UAAP season, joined hands with Tin Francisco and Carla Sandoval in helping the Tigresses bounce back from an opening-set loss and weather a strong UP challenge in the fourth for a 4-0 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Laure had 18 points built on 12 kills, five service aces and a kill-block for good measure. Francisco, a journalism major, added 16 points while Sandoval scored 12 off the bench. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ University of Santo Tomas’ young core is starting to turn a lot of heads, flashing talent and maturity in turning back a fighting University of the Philippines, 22-25, 25-20, 25-18, 26-24 victory Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.Later, Adamson stunned erstwhile co-leader Far Eastern U, 30-28, 27-25, 21-25, 19-20, 15-13, to remain unbeaten after three games.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img MOST READ 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ We’re back in Asian Games ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

American decisions Barriga

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Filipino Mark Anthony Barriga failed in his first attempt for a world crown when he lost to Carlos Licona of California at Staples Center in Los Angeles, USA, on Saturday night (Sunday, PH time). Two judges scored it 115-113 for Licona while the third judge had it 115-113 for Barriga. Licona (14-0-0, 2 KOs) captured the IBF world minimumweight title and dealt Barriga his first professional loss who went down to 9-1-0, 1 KO. —PHILBOXING.COMADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Team Lakay fetedcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Guyana still considering refining oil in T&T

first_imgGovernment is still considering several options when it comes to refining the oil it hopes to receive when oil and gas production commences in 2020, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has said.Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanTrotman noted that nothing has been ruled out as yet, but the Government was actively looking at all the options before it made a final decision, taking into account offers made by neighbouring countries.He disclosed that the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago has already made a proposal, which was currently being looked at by all the key players in the decision-making process.“Trinidad has put in a submission and we will have to consider it. We are still doing so,” he said recently.The Minister hinted mid last year that Trinidad had already approached Guyana about the idea of refining its oil. That country is currently operating below optimum capacity and is importing oil from Nigeria.During that same period last year, a large delegation of Trinidadian businessmen and women working in the oil and gas sector had visited Guyana to explore business opportunities here.The 25-member trade delegation lobbied strongly for opportunities, expressing a belief that they could play a role in the nascent sector and efforts would be made to explore opportunities locally.But Trinidad is not the only country that has expressed an interest in partnering with Guyana. Suriname had expressed an interest too. However, it was discovered that Guyana’s oil was too light and the chances of it being refined in that country were slim.Despite this, late last year, Government said it was exploring the possibility of sharing an oil-processing facility with Suriname even as new oil companies had expressed an interest in exploration activities.“We did discuss with Suriname the possibility of us establishing a joint industrial centre or site to service both countries,” said Minister Trotman in October last year.His statement came days after his return from a visit to the neighbouring Dutch-speaking Caricom country. “That’s something that I wish to raise with my minister colleagues here,” he added.Government has already hinted that it would not be investing in an oil refinery at this time, but would support Private Sector efforts towards this end.Trotman said that while the Private Sector has not yet approached his Ministry on the proposal, the US oil company Chevron has made “a very good proposal” to work in Guyana.Additionally, Trotman said last week a decision would be made as regards Chevron’s application soon. However, other companies such as Total have submitted applications for offshore concessions as well.“That is still pending. They are already looking to collaborate with Eco Atlantic,” he stated.In May 2017, a feasibility study about Guyana building an oil refinery was shared with the public, at a consultation.Director of Advisory Services at the United States-based Hartree Partners, Pedro Haas had said that the cost to build a refinery that would produce 100,000 barrels of oil per day was US$5 billion, with a construction period of 50 to 60 months.This cost not only catered for the off-site location and other facilities, but took into account the cost for energy, hydrogen supply, water and docking.Even with a smaller oil refinery, Haas said, there was a high possibility of Guyana getting a negative rate of return on an investment of between US$2 billion and US$3 billion.Some Guyanese here and abroad believe that Guyana should build its own oil refinery, because even if this was done at zero profit, it has the potential to create between 3000 and 6000 jobs. More than that, Guyana could become the exporter of more than 100 by-products, including fertilisers.Some US$500 million has already been set aside to build an onshore oil and gas facility at Crab Island, at the mouth of the Berbice River. The facility, which will largely support ExxonMobil’s offshore oil exploration and production operations, will include heliports, maintenance and transportation hubs.Earlier this year, ExxonMobil announced the sixth oil discovery offshore Guyana since 2015. The company had positive results from its Ranger-1 exploration well. This discovery adds to previous world-class discoveries at Liza, Payara, Snoek, Liza Deep and Turbot, which are estimated to total more than 3.2 billion recoverable oil-equivalent barrels.last_img read more

Recycled water use to increase

first_imgLynne Plambeck, president of the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment, welcomed the increased use of recycled water. “Maybe it would be better if they used more, but it’s better than what they’re doing now,” Plambeck said. But the water agency relies too much on its Valencia treatment plant and pumping the water to different places, Plambeck said. By using another treatment plant, the agency could rely on gravity to distribute water, she said. The pipelines carrying recycled water are purple so that work crews can distinguish them from drinking water lines. The TPC Westridge golf course in Valencia is one of the few places in the valley to use recycled water. Most of the recycled water generated now is discharged into the Santa Clara River, Ford said. But in the future, the water could be used at parks, on roadway center medians and for landscaping, officials said. “Recycled water is being used more and more, and different jurisdictions use it to different extents,” Ford said. “As potable water becomes more valuable, there’s more and more incentive to use recycled water for those kinds of uses.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The recycled water is very reliable,” said Dan Masnada, general manager for the Castaic Lake Water Agency. “It doesn’t matter how dry it is here locally, we will always have that amount of water year in and year out.” The Castaic Lake Water Agency board last month approved the environmental impact report for the agency’s master plan for recycled water. In the coming years, the agency plans to invest in infrastructure to deliver recycled water to those who might use it. Companies that use recycled water for landscaping will find it cheaper than potable water. The agency plans to make a total investment of $120million over 25 years, which would pay for pipelines, storage tanks and pumping stations, said Jeff Ford, water resources manager for the agency. “The city of Santa Clarita is very supportive of the use of recycled water in the community,” city spokeswoman Gail Ortiz said. “And we look forward to seeing what the CLWA has planned for expanding our valley’s capability for recycled water use in the future.” SANTA CLARITA – In the coming decades, recycled wastewater could be used for landscaping and at parks all over the Santa Clarita Valley. A dramatic increase in the amount of recycled wastewater put to everyday use is planned. Now, the water makes up less than 1percent of the valley’s water supply. But the Castaic Lake Water Agency plans to increase use of the water during the next 25 years, so that eventually 17,000acre-feet of recycled wastewater will be distributed each year – 12percent of the valley’s total water use. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY BOYS TO PLAY IN ULSTER MINOR FINAL

first_imgCounty FootballCongratulations to the Donegal panel and management on their hard fought win over Monaghan on Saturday evening past. We wish them all the best as they prepare for their sixth consecutive Ulster Final on Sunday July 7th –throw in 2:00 pm against Tyrone! The senior game is preceded by the Ulster Minor final where Donegal take on Derry. We wish our own Jason McGee and Micheal Mulhern and the rest of the minor panel all the best! Seniors/ReservesWe are scheduled to play Malin at home on Sunday, July 10th. Throw in times for the seniors at 3.00pm and the reserves at 1.30pm. Please keep an eye on the club Facebook page for any fixture changes as a result of Donegal’s preparation for the Ulster Final.  Club LottoNumbers drawn Wednesday, June 29th were 2 3 4 5 10 12! We had no match 6 winners so jackpot rises to €2,950!We had 1 match 5 winner (from a quick-pick ticket) congratulations to Marie O’Donoghue who wins €100!! Tickets are available in most outlets throughout the parish and will be on sale prior to the bingo in Óstan Loch Áltan each Wednesday evening. GAA Cúl CampBeidh an campa bliantúil Cúl ar siúl ó 18ú – 22ú Iúil. Glaoigh ar Declan 086-1009467The annual GAA Cul Camp is on the 18th-22nd July. Great week of fun with your local & county coaches. Get to meet & greet county players. Please contact Declan on 086-100 94 67 to reserve a place. U-14 GirlsThe U-14 girls play in the county Div 2 final against Killybegs in Glenfin on Wednesday, July 6th, at 6:00 PM. All support for the girls would be greatly appreciated! U-21 ChampionshipOur U-21’s, short a number of key players, had a tough battle on their hands as they faced a strong Aodh Ruadh side last week in Páirc Naomh Fhionán in the U-21 Championship. Unfortunately the lads succumbed to a heavy defeat. Donegal TicketsAny club member wishing to order tickets for the Ulster final, please contact Marie on 086-8351996 by 3 pm on Thursday, July 7th. SympathiesBa mhaith le CLG Cloich CheannFhaola comhbhrón a deanamh le teaghlach O Cannain agus Ó’Dubhchoin ar bás Maíre Ní Chainainn. GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY BOYS TO PLAY IN ULSTER MINOR FINAL was last modified: July 5th, 2016 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:CloughaneelyGAA noteslast_img read more

Hot dog! Consumers want to know how the sausage is made

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I am all about transparency. I have said for years that the agriculture industry should be run like a Subway shop. Let me see how my food is being made and let me have a say in how its made.But how far can this transparency idea go. What is the limit? Well, I think we’ve found it.For years I have enjoyed, as millions of other Americans have, a hot dog right off of the grill, nestled in a bun and doused with ketchup and mustard. If you are a bit adventurous maybe add some relish and if that doesn’t faze you put a little chili on that puppy! But, for please don’t tell me what is in that thing!As a kid, I didn’t care what the ingredients of a hot dog were. I ran as fast as I could after every T-ball game to get that delicious reward. Sometimes Mom wondered if that was the only reason I played. I am still a better eater than an athlete.Then as I got older, Dad and Grandpa were pretty forthright about the ingredients of that juicy dog and even though I knew they weren’t kidding about the “scraps” that make up the frankfurter, I still would scarf them down at cookouts or bonfires.Now that I am an adult, I know what questions not to ask. I am well aware that bologna, spam, hot dogs, sausage and other cuts of meat that I have a hankering for don’t look the way they do on my sandwich when they are first being melded together into a wide variety of shapes and colors and I am okay with that. As the adage goes, no one wants to know how the sausage is made…or do they?The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (yes there is such a thing) recently unveiled the Hot Dog Ingredients Guide to provide consumers with more information and transparency. The guide details the role each ingredient may play in a hot dog and is searchable to allow users to easily find ingredients they see listed on their favorite package of hot dogs. Council spokesperson Eric Mittenthal says “as consumers seek more information about their food, the guide will be a helpful tool to better understand hot dogs and how they are made.” The guide also includes descriptions of common terms consumers might find on packages such as uncured, natural casing, hormone free or organic.Is this it? Have we opened up every Pandora’s box of American Agriculture? What else is there?I worry not about myself, but about those that may be taken aback by what may be part of their masterful meatloaf of pork, chicken and whatever else may be stuffed into that casing.Will anyone ever again wish to be an Oscar Mayer Wiener? Will Joey Chesnutt withdrawal from the 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest because he just can’t fathom the thought of woofing down just one more? Will hot dog mascots never suit up for a semi-hilarious race around the bases on the basis of what really may be inside that costume?I am all about transparency in food production, but for the love of all things good and Holy don’t ruin a perfectly bad thing. Some things need to be left to the imagination or just not thought about at all.By the way, you can find the guide online at http://www.hot-dog.org/, but do so at your own risk.last_img read more

Transitions of no-till

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  By Randall Reeder, Ohio State University Extension Agricultural Engineer (retired)When is no-till not really no-till? If a field has not been tilled the previous two seasons, is the third year truly no-till?Jerry Grigar, State Agronomist for NRCS in Michigan, has pondered those questions, especially related to no-till research. If a new faculty member plans to do a 3-year no-till research project, can she start with ground that’s been tilled for years? Would the results in the third year be different if it was on long-term continuous no-till ground?No-till is not really no-till until the soil achieves a physical, biological and chemical balance after several years of continuous no-till. Cover crops, manure, and crop rotations can reduce the time to as little as 3 years, but it often requires 6 to 9 years.Grigar, who is also a successful no-till farmer, believes any no-till research begun on tilled ground should be called transitional no-till. We need more research on transitional no-till because farmers wanting (or needing) to switch to continuous no-till need answers on steps to do it quickly and economically.These and many other topics will be discussed on Aug. 29 at the Ohio No-Till (Summer) Field Day being held atWooster. This will be the first time the Ohio No-Till Council has held an event in northeast Ohio. Of course, the historic no-till plots are a key attraction.Experiments on the effects of tillage and rotation on crop yields were started at the OARDC site at Wooster in 1962 (and in 1963 near Hoytville) by Drs. David M. Van Doren and Glover B. Triplett. These are the longest continually maintained no-tillage research plots in the world. The two OSU agronomy faculty were assisted by OSU agricultural engineer, W. H. (Bill) Johnson who modified a planter to work with no tillage. The plots were named the “Triplett- Van Doren No-Tillage Experimental Plots” in 2003.Others who were active in adopting and promoting no-till in the 1960s are also scheduled to speak: BillRichards, farmer; Bill Haddad, chemical rep; and Don Myers, OSU professor.When David Brandt, Fairfield County, planted his first no-till field in 1971, Glover Triplett, Bill Haddad and Don Myers were all there to advise him. He is still farming with no-till and cover crops, and working with no-till farmers across the Midwest to help them succeed.There will be much more on the program than history. Steve Culman, OSU Soil Fertility Specialist, is managing the no-till plots, and will have his grad students describe their latest research findings. The Wayne County SWCD is working with us to cover topics on livestock grazing and manure application on no-till.Demonstrations of various Soil Health Test methods will be provided by Alan Sundermeier and Rafiq Islam of OSU.These two topics will be concurrent with others on no-till crops and cover crops during the afternoon program.The program will begin at 9:00 am, and end about 4:00 pm. More details will be confirmed by mid-July.last_img read more