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Lithuania: a candle for pedestrians without reflectors

VILNIUS — Lithuanian police are handing out candles to pedestrians and cyclists who don't wear reflectors on their clothing on dark country roads — a stark r.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 10th, 2018

Ange Kouame’s birthday candle is Ateneo’s big bonfire

Ateneo de Manila University celebrated its annual bonfire on Saturday inside their Katipunan campus. And so, the Blue Eagles feted their champions from five different sports in the Seniors. As if the occasion needed to be even more special, December 15 just so happens to also be the birthday of Ange Kouame. You know, the Ange Kouame who just so happened to take the league by storm in hus first year en route to a recognition as Rookie of the Year. Seeing as it is his birthday, the Ateneo crowd, along with his teammates, serenaded him with a birthday song. Katipunan sings #UAAPSeason81 Rookie of the Year @kouameangelo1 a happy, happy birthday! His candle? Ateneo’s bonfire! pic.twitter.com/pmZCT3PTjT — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) December 15, 2018 Afterwards, he was asked for his birthday wish. “I hope next year, it’s gonna be the same,” he answered. Of course, as expected from a team coaches by Tab Baldwin, the now 20-year-old Ivorian reinforcement clarified that he’s not guaranteeing anything just yet. “I’m not promising anything, but I’m sure they’re ready for that, and I’m ready for that,” he said. What a way to celebrate his birthday, don’t you think? —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News9 hr. 4 min. ago

The Advent Wreath

TOMORROW the liturgy of the Mass will have something different. First, the candle with the color rose or pink in the Advent Wreath will be lighted. Previously, during the first two Sundays of Advent, the violet candles were lighted. The rose colored candle has a beautiful significance. This Sunday is called Gaudėte Sunday from the […] The post The Advent Wreath appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

It’s now or never pedestrians

BERLIN — Keep your blue suede shoes behind the curb: the central German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a US soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon. The red shows an image of the singer striking a pose at a microphone and the green […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

New Otis Bridge now passable

Motorists and pedestrians in Metro Manila can once again the use Otis Bridge in Paco, Manila following its formal reopening yesterday by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). After over five months of rehabilitation, the reopening of Otis was expected to ease traffic brought about by the holiday rush. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Pope Francis lights candle for children of Syria

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis lit a candle at the Vatican on Sunday, December 2, for victims of conflicts around the world, and in particular the children of war-torn Syria . "Advent is a time of hope. Right now, my hope is for peace for the children of Syria, tormented by a war that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Safer ‘Great Wall’ of Leyte

To ensure the safety of pedestrians and bikers, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 8 has installed metal railings at the Leyte Road Heightening and Tide Embankment (RHTE) project in Eastern Visayas. The P7.95-billion 31.47 kilometer project that stretches from Diit village in Tacloban to Cabuynan village in Tanauan town dubbed “Great […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

2  killed in Quezon road accidents

LUCENA CITY -- Two pedestrians died after they were hit by vehicles while crossing the roads in two separate accidents in Quezon province on Saturday, police said Sunday. Report from Quezon police office said Godofredo Gonzales, 50, was crossing the by-pass road in Barangay Lumingon in Tiaong town when a still unidentified vehicle bumped him around 9:30 p.m. The suspect sped off and left Gonzales who sustained serious head and body injuries. He died on the spot. In Padre Burgos town, a 60-year old fisherman, Joshue Caisip, was hit by a speeding motorcycle while crossing the Bondoc Peninsula Highway in Barangay Sipa on Saturday morning. The victim also died on the spot from fa...Keep on reading: 2  killed in Quezon road accidents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Portugal qualifies for finals, Italy earn positives in draw

By Daniella Matar, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — No Cristiano Ronaldo, no problem. Portugal drew with Italy 0-0 on Saturday to pick up the point it needed to qualify for the UEFA Nations League finals and confirm it as host of the first Final Four in June. Ronaldo is taking a break from the national team and wasn't present at San Siro, just as he wasn't in Portugal's first two Nations League matches — both of which they won. "There's a lot of satisfaction at having reached the final phase," Portugal coach Fernando Santos said. "It was a difficult match, much more than we thought it would be. When we had the ball it was difficult to build and that was merit to Italy and demerit to us. Italy had a great game." Poland has already been assured of finishing last in Group A3 and will be relegated to League B, and Italy will finish second. However, a year after Italian football's darkest moment, there are positive signs for the Azzurri. Italy dominated and had the better of the chances in front of a packed crowd in Milan but ended with a sixth successive home draw. The Azzurri have also scored only twice in four matches in the competition — but only conceded as many. "I don't think there's so many problems up front, it's a question of five centimeters here, 10 there," Italy coach Roberto Mancini said. The Azzurri almost took the lead as early as the fifth minute. Lorenzo Insigne unleashed a scorcher from distance which Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio did well to bat away, and Ciro Immobile fired the rebound over from point-blank range. There was a lot of good interplay from the hosts with crisp, efficient passing in the best performance seen by an Italy side in a long time. It was a far cry from Italy's last match at San Siro, when it drew with Sweden 0-0 last November and failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades. "Little by little we'll manage to sort out the attack, too," Mancini said. "Having so much possession in their half is something very significant. We're a step further ahead than we thought we'd be. We have to resolve this small problem (of scoring) but we will." The fans are also starting to fall back in love with the Azzurri, with 73,000 spectators at San Siro. LEAGUE B Sweden kept alive its hopes of promotion with a 1-0 victory at Turkey, which was relegated to League C. Andreas Granqvist netted the only goal with a second-half penalty after Okay Yokuslu brought down Marcus Berg. Sweden will be promoted on Tuesday if it beats Russia, which leads Group B2. LEAGUE C Scotland will win Group C1 if it beats Israel on Tuesday following a 4-0 victory over 10-man Albania in Tirana. Ryan Fraser scored his first international goal shortly before Albania captain Mergim Mavraj was sent off. Steven Fletcher doubled Scotland's tally from the penalty spot, and James Forrest netted a second-half double. Serbia beat Montenegro 2-1 despite Aleksandar Mitrovic missing a penalty and will win Group C4 if it beats Lithuania on Tuesday. Mitrovic scored Serbia's second, two minutes after Adem Ljajic opened the scoring, before chipping over from the spot. Lithuania lost 3-0 at Romania, which will go up if it beats Montenegro and Serbia fails to win. LEAGUE D Kosovo beat Malta 5-0 and Azerbaijan beat the Faroe Islands 2-0. The teams set up a winner-takes-all clash when they meet on Tuesday in Group D3, although a draw would be enough for Kosovo. The Nations League also offers a second chance to qualify for the European Championship in 2020. The 16 group winners in Leagues A, B, C and D — or the next best-placed teams who have not already qualified via the European qualifiers starting in March — will progress to the playoffs to compete for the last four qualifying places......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Steep Commonwealth footbridge a safe option, MMDA says

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has assured the public that the steep footbridge on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City is a safe option for pedestrians......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

17-year-old wearing a headset, gets hit by train she didnt hear coming | News

According to Marisol Abdurahman's report on "24 Oras", Sophie Jully Postanes apparently didn't hear warnings from fellow pedestrians......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Students mark 5th anniversary of Yolanda with candle-lighting, protest in QC | News

Youth groups in Quezon City extended their sympathies to the families of those who died in Super Typhoon Yolandas wake by holding a candle-lighting ceremony at the University of the Philippines (UP) D.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Students mark 5th anniversary of Yolanda with candle-lighting, protest in QC - GMA News

Students mark 5th anniversary of Yolanda with candle-lighting, protest in QC - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Students mark 5th anniversary of Yolanda with candle-lighting, protest in QC

Youth groups in Quezon City extended their sympathies to the families of those who died in Super Typhoon Yolanda’s wake by holding a candle-lighting ceremony at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus on Thursday. Source link link: Students mark 5th anniversary of Yolanda with candle-lighting, protest in QC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

MMDA explains elevated footbridge in EDSA for pedestrian safety

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) explained that their unusually tall footbridge, the latest one constructed near the MRT GMA-Kamuning Station along EDSA, is for the safety of pedestrians in the area. According to MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialogo, the ten-meter-high elevated footbridge was made to help pedestrians cross the other side of the road without […] The post MMDA explains elevated footbridge in EDSA for pedestrian safety appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

2018-19 NBA referees: By the Numbers

NBA press release NEW YORK – Sixty-five referees will compose the NBA officiating staff for the 2018-19 season.  Below are some numbers and tidbits pertaining to this season’s NBA officials. On The Court · 33 – Ken Mauer is entering his 33rd season as an NBA referee, the most for any current official.  He is followed by Ron Garretson, who begins his 32nd season. · 1,904/238 – Garretson has called 1,904 regular-season games and 238 playoff games, the most of any current official in each category. · 1,408 – Monty McCutchen worked 1,408 regular-season games – along with 169 playoff games (including 16 NBA Finals games) – before stepping off the court last season to oversee day-to-day management and on-court performance of all officials as Vice President, Head of Referee Development and Training. · 20 – Mike Callahan leads active referees with 20 NBA Finals games officiated, followed by Mauer with 19 and Scott Foster with 18. · 37/27 – 37 of the 65 officials (57%) have at least 10 years of experience, while 27 of the 65 (42%) have 15 or more years of experience. · 75.4 – 49 of the 65 referees (75.4%) have worked in the G League. · 33.8 – 22 of the 65 referees (33.8%) have WNBA officiating experience. Off The Court · 3,600 – Senior Vice President and Head of Referee Operations Michelle Johnson logged more than 3,600 flight hours as a pilot for the United States Air Force during her 36-year career. The former three-star general was the 19th Superintendent at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where she was a graduate and the first woman inducted into the Air Force Sports Hall of Fame after a stellar basketball career for the Falcons. · 1987 – President of League Operations Byron Spruell was an offensive lineman and co-captain of the 1987 Notre Dame football team helping future Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Brown win the Heisman Trophy that season. · 1977 – Mauer earned All-Big Ten honors in 1977 for the University of Minnesota’s baseball team, helping lead the Golden Gophers to the College World Series alongside future Baseball Hall of Famer Paul Molitor. · 87 – NBA official Eric Dalen wore No. 87 as a two-time letterman at tight end for the University of Minnesota. · 12 – NBA official Leroy Richardson spent 12 years in the United States Navy (1982-94), serving as a surface warfare specialist and underwater sea surveillance specialist. · 9 – Historically Black Colleges and Universities are represented by nine referees: Bennie Adams (Southern University); Tony Brown (Clark Atlanta University); Derrick Collins (Xavier University in New Orleans); Sean Corbin (Coppin State University); Courtney Kirkland (Southern University); Karl Lane (Philander Smith College); Eric Lewis (Bethune Cookman College); CJ Washington (Southern University); and Tom Washington (Norfolk State University). · 7 – The NBA referee roster features seven officials who have earned advanced degrees: Adams (MS, Southern University, 1993); Brent Barnaky (JD, Nova Southeastern Law School, 2001); Kevin Cutler (MS, Cal State Dominguez Hills, 2005); Tyler Ford (MA, Ball State University, 2009); Lauren Holtkamp (MS, Drury University, 2004; MDV, Emory University, 2010); Kevin Scott (MS, Georgia Southern University, 2002); and Sean Wright (MBA, University of Mobile, 1996). · 4 – This year’s staff features four second-generation NBA referees: James Capers, the son of former NBA referee James Capers, Sr.; JB DeRosa, the son of former official Joe DeRosa; Brian Forte, the son of Joe Forte; and Garretson, the son of former NBA official Darell Garretson. · 4 – Four referees – Derek Richardson, Leroy Richardson, Wright and Zach Zarba – were born in New York City, the most for any major U.S. city.  New Orleans and Miami have produced three referees each. · 3 – Three officials have served in the U.S. military, including Matt Boland (Connecticut National Guard), Rodney Mott (U.S. Navy) and Leroy Richards (U.S. Navy). In addition, NBA Senior Vice President and Head of Referee Operations Michelle Johnson is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. · 2 – Two referees were born in Eastern Europe: Marat Kogut (Kiev, Ukraine) and Gediminas Petraitis (Kaunas, Lithuania). · 2 – This year’s officiating staff includes two sets of referees with family ties.  Lauren Holtkamp and Jonathan Sterling are married to each other, while Jacyn and John Goble are the only brothers officiating this season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Italy leaves it late to earn 1st competitive win in a year

By Andrew Dampf, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Italy is finally showing signs of emerging from its crisis, nearly a year after failing to qualify for the World Cup. Cristiano Biraghi's goal in stoppage time earned the Azzurri a much-needed 1-0 win in Poland on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League. Playing in Group 3 of League A, Poland became the first team to be relegated in the new European competition. Italy also hit the crossbar twice in the first half, first with Jorginho then with Lorenzo Insigne. Still, the match appeared headed for a scoreless draw until Biraghi slid in to redirect a corner inside the far post two minutes into injury time. "We dominated the game completely and should have scored earlier," Italy coach Roberto Mancini said. "A 0-0 would have been an unfair result. We played very well but we can still improve a lot. In football you only need time and hard work; magicians do not exist." It was the first national team goal for Biraghi, a full back at Fiorentina. Biraghi celebrated by making a No. 13 with his fingers, a dedication to former Fiorentina captain and Italy defender Davide Astori, who died from cardiac arrest in March. Astori wore the No. 13 shirt. "Astori is a part of me," Biraghi said. "I dedicate my goal to him because if I'm here it is only thanks to him and all the things he taught me when we played together." It was Italy's first competitive victory in more than a year, since beating Albania 1-0 in World Cup qualifying last October. It also ended a five-match winless streak in all competitions and gave Italy a slim chance to catch group leader Portugal. Portugal leads with six points, two ahead of Italy, while Poland is last with one. Italy hosts Portugal in its next and final match but then Portugal has another game at home against Poland. RUSSIA RISING World Cup quarterfinalist Russia needs only one more point to be promoted into League A following a 2-0 win over visiting Turkey in Sochi with goals in the Group 2 game from Roman Neustadter and substitute Denis Cheryshev. Turkey will be relegated from League B if it loses to Sweden on Nov. 17, while Russia can move up with a draw in Sweden three days later. GOALKEEPER ASSIST A long pass from goalkeeper Ariel Harush set up Israel's first goal by Tomer Hemed in a 2-0 win over visiting Albania in League C. Harush also made a series of saves before Israel got its second from Dia Seba. Israel is three points ahead of Scotland and Albania atop Group 1. Also in League C, Romania played the entire second half with 10 men and still drew 0-0 with Serbia. Serbia, which had captain Dusan Tadic miss a penalty, stayed atop Group 4, one point ahead of Montenegro, which won 4-1 in Lithuania. Romania is two points back. UNBEATEN KOSOVO Kosovo held on for a 1-1 draw in the Faeroe Islands to remain unbeaten atop Group 3 in League D. After Milot Rashica's early opener, Rene Joensen equalized after the break for the Faeroes. In the same group, Azerbaijan and Malta also played to a 1-1 draw, with Araz Abdullayev's second-half equalizer canceling out Rowen Muscat's opener for Malta......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Portugal keeps winning in Nations League without Ronaldo

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — No Cristiano Ronaldo, no problem. European champion Portugal sparkled on Thursday despite the absence of its star forward, defeating Poland to move a step closer to the last four of the UEFA Nations League. In two friendly games, Kylian Mbappe scored late to salvage a 2-2 draw for the world champions at home to Iceland, while two-goal Paco Alcacer helped Spain rout Wales 4-1 in Cardiff as the team claimed a third win in a row under new coach Luis Enrique. With young Sevilla striker Andre Silva scoring again, Portugal won 3-2 in Chorzow to take control of Group 3 of the top-tier League A in Europe's newest competition. Portugal now has six points from two games, five points ahead of Poland and Italy. Only the group winner advances to June's last four. A draw between Poland and Italy in Chorzow on Sunday will guarantee Portugal as the group winner. Portugal plays a friendly in Scotland the same day. "Overall we dominated," Portugal coach Fernando Santos said. "Poland started well and scored, but we were able to take control and were deserved winners." It was Portugal's third straight game without Ronaldo, who hasn't played an international since his transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus in the summer. Ronaldo has also been the recent subject of rape allegations. The 33-year-old forward denies any wrongdoing. Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek, Serie A's leading scorer, gave Poland an 18th-minute lead with his first international goal. The visitors equalized with a close-range effort from Silva after a pass from Pizzi Fernandes in the 32nd. It was his seventh goal in Portugal's last six competitive away games. Portugal made it 2-1 just before halftime with an own goal from defender Kamil Glik. "The two goals we conceded in the first half damaged our confidence and heavily influenced the game," Poland coach Jerzy Brzeczek said. Bernardo Silva added the third goal with a long-range shot in the 52nd minute before Jakub Blaszczykowski marked his record 103rd cap for Poland by pulling one back with a low volley in the 77th. Blaszczykowski has now eclipsed Michal Zewlakow on the all-time list of Poland appearances. Robert Lewandowski made his 100th appearance but was unable to add to his tally of 55 Poland goals. "It's not the result we were looking for," Poland defender Jan Bednarek said. "We wanted to make our fans proud. We had good moments in the game but bad ones too." RUSSIA STAYS TOP In the only game of the night in the second-tier League B, Russia drew 0-0 with Sweden in Kaliningrad. Russia, unbeaten against the Swedes since 1994, stayed ahead in Group 2 with four points, one more than Turkey and three ahead of Sweden. All the teams have played two matches. Russia hosts Turkey on Sunday in Sochi. ALL EVEN Israel's 2-1 home win against Scotland left all three teams in Group 1 of the third-tier League C tied on three points after two matches. Scotland is ahead on goal difference, followed by Israel and Albania. Israel hosts Albania on Sunday. In Group 4, Serbia stayed ahead with a 2-0 win in Montenegro, while Romania remained second with a 2-1 victory in Lithuania. LOWER LEAGUE In Group 3 of League D, Kosovo is top after a 3-1 home win against Malta, while Azerbaijan jumped to second with a 3-0 victory in the Faroe Islands......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Spanish cities grapple with invasion of electric scooters

Cities across Spain are grappling with electric scooters that have popped up on sidewalks across the country, helping riders zip around but exasperating drivers and pedestrians. In Madrid public opinion is divided over the hundreds of electric scooters which California-based start-up Lime --- partly owned by ride-hailing Uber and Google parent company Alphabet --- has made available since mid-August. Unlike schemes involving shared bicycles that typically must be left in docking stations, the scooters are dockless, leaving riders responsible for parking them out of the way. The next rider can find the nearest scooter with a smartphone app, unlock it and use it for a f...Keep on reading: Spanish cities grapple with invasion of electric scooters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims in Lithuania

KAUNAS, Lithuana – Pope Francis on Sunday, September 23, paid homage to Holocaust victims who perished in the Vilnius ghetto, 75 years to the day after the Nazis liquidated it, and warned 100,000 Lithuanians gathered for mass against "pernicious attitudes" leading to genocide. "Seventy-five years ago, this nation witnessed the final destruction ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Pope to honor victims of Soviet and Nazi crimes in Baltics

KAUNAS, Lithuania --- Pope Francis is paying tribute to Lithuanians who suffered and died during Soviet and Nazi occupations on the day the country remembers the near-extermination of its centuries-old Jewish community during the Holocaust. Francis began his second day in the Baltics in Lithuania's second city, Kaunas, where an estimated 3,000 Jews survived out of a community of 37,000 during the 1941-1944 Nazi occupation. During Mass on Sunday, Francis is expected to honor those victims as well as the Lithuanians who were deported to Siberian gulags or were tortured and oppressed at home during five decades of Soviet occupation. Francis is to continue the remembrance with a...Keep on reading: Pope to honor victims of Soviet and Nazi crimes in Baltics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018