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A 22-year-old man was on Monday fined when he appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for assault.Mark Gonsalves pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on April 1, 2016 at Block E, South Sophia, Georgetown, he assaulted Virtual Complainant Lorraine Hope so as to cause her actual bodily harm. According to the defendant, he committed the act which stemmed from him being angered over the VC’s alleged infidelity.However, the VC explained that on the day in question, she was going to work when she was attacked by the defendant, who took her bag from her. She said that the defendant, who is her ex-boyfriend, threw her bag into a nearby trench. When she protested his actions, he then held her and bit her on her lips. The matter was reported. Gonsalves was fined $40,000 with a default sentence of 14 days’ imprisonment.
Beginning on January 1, 2012, homes enrolled in the Energy Star Homes program will need to comply with a new specification — dubbed Energy Star Version 3 — that is stricter than the current Version 2 specification.Version 3 will still offer builders two possible paths to obtaining an Energy Star label: a performance path and a prescriptive path. Since it’s impossible to provide a comprehensive description of Version 3 in a short article, I’ll confine myself to commenting on some of the highlights of the new specification.By now, Energy Star builders are familiar with the Thermal Bypass Checklist. The Version 3 specification has given the checklist a new name: the Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist.Joining that checklist are three new checklists:Among the requirements found in the Water Management checklist:While it’s hard to imagine that builders won’t be tempted to slip in the occasional 2×4 with a spot of mold on it, the checklist probably won’t slow down progress on many building sites, since the entire checklist lacks teeth. The only person required to verify that the builder has complied with the checklist is — drumroll, please — the builder.Energy Star builders will need to achieve HERS Index targets that are lower (that is, stricter) than the Version 2 HERS targets. Actual HERS targets will depend on the climate zone — in Vermont, most Energy Star homes will need a HERS Index between 60 and 70 — and the size of the home.That’s right — Version 3 includes a “size adjustment factor.” The bigger the home, the lower (stricter) the HERS target. The Energy Star program deserves credit for this long-overdue innovation.To calculate the size-adjustment factor, The Energy Star program assumes thatIf you plan to build a larger home — for example, a 3-bedroom home measuring 2,600 square feet — then the Energy Star program… 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. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members
Japan may extend a special recruitment programme to the Northeast under which residents of the region will be offered nursing jobs in that country. This was conveyed by outgoing Ambassador of Japan Kenji Hiramatsu to Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh here on Monday, an official statement said. During the meeting, the Minister discussed various projects being undertaken in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Northeastern region under Japanese assistance.Mr. Singh mentioned the training of Nursing Care Workers (NCW) under the Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP), through which 12 candidates from Jammu have already been selected by Japanese companies for jobs in that country.Mr. Hiramatsu assured to extend the TITP programme in the Northeastern region with participation of government of Japan, the statement said. Mr. Singh proposed that, in future, 100 students can be taken under TITP programme from Ladakh as well, with 50 each from Leh and Kargil respectively.Mr. Hiramatsu has spent about three years and 11 months in India and his tenure witnessed unprecedented transformation of India-Japan relationship under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the statement added.Collaboration The Minister said a huge headway has been made in the level of collaboration in various fields such as bullet trains, nuclear, space technology and railways.Mr. Singh said Japan shares emotional and historical relations with India, especially in the Northeast. He said Japan has specialisation in food processing units and there is huge potential for opening specialised food parks for apples, cherry, strawberry in Jammu and Kashmir and berry in Ladakh, on the lines of citrus fruit parks in Northeast.Mr. Singh said substantial engagement and investment has been done by Japan in the Northeast under the Modi government, specially in Manipur. He congratulated Mr. Hiramatsu for his successful tenure in India and his contribution towards realisation of the vision of the two leaders.He said Mr. Hiramatsu’s tenure saw some major achievements, such as conclusion of a bilateral Nuclear Deal (December, 2016), establishment of Digital and Health Partnerships (October, 2018), agreement on commencement of Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) negotiations (October, 2018), agreement on Japanese Language Education in India and Disaster Risk Reduction (September, 2017), the statement said.He particularly thanked the Ambassador for his contribution in establishment of the India-Japan Act East Forum which is an important mechanism for synergising India’s ‘Act East Policy’ and Japan’s ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy’Speaking about the Act East Forum, Mr. Singh said that the Forum has brought all the relevant stakeholders together, and synergised towards implementation of ongoing and new projects in the Northeastern region.The minister wished that Mr. Hiramatsu’s successor would continue working with the same commitment and help in realising the true potential of India-Japan Special Strategic partnership.
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC And with the top four seeds still up for grabs, Bolts head coach Norman Black knows they’ll have to make the most of having their fate still in their hands.“I think you need at least eight wins to get the twice-to-beat advantage and we still have two games left and there’s a lot of teams fighting so this is the time of the conference when you need to win games,” said Black.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 shutoutMeralco owns a 7-2 record and will look to book that eighth win today in the duel against the Batang Pier, who are already out of the quarterfinals picture after slipping to a 3-7 record.“That’s really the goal this conference, to try to get that twice-to-beat advantage because that’s the incentive,” said Black, whose team sits at second spot behind Ginebra’s 8-2 record. LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Meralco looks to punch its twice-to-beat ticket in the quarterfinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup as early as possible and hopes it can do so Friday against GlobalPort at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT So, Ding go through tiebreaks BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients 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 Read Next View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The top four teams of the tournament at the end of the elimination round will have twice-to-beat boosts in the quarterfinals. And although the Bolts have a lofty slot, defending champion San Miguel Beer, NLEX, and TNT all have 7-3 records, and can bump off Meralco from its perch.In a conference where a win or a loss can drop a team several spots down the standings, Black knows he has his work cut out for him against GlobalPort, which is hoping to exit the season with a win.In the other matchup, Star will look to bounce back after losing to TNT, 104-99, on Sept. 17 as the 5-4 Hotshots look to add another loss to Kia’s 0-10 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Regular season NFL games up to the Super Bowl will also be shown on local TV.A SportsCenter Philippine Edition that will be produced from the TV5 studios.“Our partnership with ESPN, long recognized as the worldwide leader in sports, gives us tremendous upside in the quality of sports programming that we bring to the market,” said TV5 President Chot Reyes.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City 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 American sports network ESPN and Philippine broadcast station TV5 on Thursday announced a long-time partnership that would bring a more comprehensive coverage to Filipino sports fans.With the partnership, the all-sports channel Sports5 will be rebranded to ESPN5 .ADVERTISEMENT Kyrie Irving says Boston is ‘a real, live sports city’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Mike Morrison, Vice President and General Manager of ESPN APAC, said the collaboration will allow the two brands to “jointly serve millions of sports fans in the Philippines with exceptional content and coverage.”“We are very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as we bring ESPN’s great content, and decades of experience in sports media together with a dynamic leader in Philippine sports broadcasting like TV5,” he said in a statemnt.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 shutoutThe collaboration will bring forth new content on top of what TV5 already broadcasts on Philippine television such as the PBA, Fiba, UFC, and Philippine SuperLiga, among others.TV5 will now be able to show ESPN studio programs, X Games, ESPN’s Big Fights library, the 30 for 30 series, IndyCar Racing, and the NCAA tournaments. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Ernesto Saulong gave it his best shot but fell short on his bid to dethrone Japanese Ryosuke Iwasa Thursday night at Ryogoku Sumo Arena in Tokyo.The judges, however, saw the heavily favored Iwasa the clear winner by scores of 120-108, 119-109, 118-110, in their battle for the ternational Boxing Federation junior featherweight crown.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico After Olympics, South Korea mulls reviving bulldozed forest Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES Read Next Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Saulong’s loss saw his three-fight win streak get snapped and his last loss was against Lwandile Sityatha of South America for the WBO International bantamweight belt in December 2015. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The 28-year-old Saulong saw his record dip to 21-3-1 with eight knockouts, while the lefty Isawa, also 28, improved to 25-2, 16 knockouts.This was Iwasa’s first defense of his belt after he beat countryman Yukinori Oguni in September of 2017 for the title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough he agreed on the outcome, head trainer Joven Jimenez said he feels that the scores were not a true reflection of how the 12-round bout went.“He (Saulong) had a good showing,” said Jimenez, also the chief trainer of International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Jerwin Ancajas, through Viber. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving
Thai family suing Leicester for helicopter clashby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveA family from Thailand is suing the owners of Leicester City Football Club.The relatives of a Thai beauty queen, who was killed in the helicopter crash that also claimed the club’s owner as a fatality, is suing.Nusara Suknamai, 32, was one of the victims of the tragic crash that happened just outside the King Power Stadium in Leicester last October.The suit is against the estate of the club’s owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who perished in the crash.Lawyers for the victim’s family say that her relatives have not been given any compensation by the King Power Group or anyone associated with Leicester.It is reported that offers were made, per The Sun, but they were deemed far too low given the circumstances.A trial is set for November. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Domestic violence prevention and intervention organization, Jenesse Center and its long time ambassador Halle Berry are proud to honor domestic violence survivor and activist Hanifa Nakiryowa at the Imagine cocktail party fundraiser to be held Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:30pm – 10pm, at the Wilshire Country Club at 301 N Rossmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004.Hanifa Nakiryowa and Halle BerryJenesse CEO Karen Earl said, Hanifa Nakiryowa’s journey underscores the importance of legal services in helping survivors secure their freedom. We first met Hanifa at one of our legal clinics when she came seeking help in applying for asylum. From that first meeting the Jenesse team has been in Hanifa’s corner.”Earl said, “I remember Hanifa saying “I don’t take my survival for granted”. I also remember her sharing that her daughter saw her looking in the mirror and said, ‘Mommy, you’re prettier than the mirror shows”. We have been so honored to have played a role in working to ensure she could know joy and peace again for herself and her daughters. It’s true – It does take a village and so many people helped Jenesse to help Hanifa and her children. Hanifa’s fierce courage is an inspiration to us all.”A survivor of battery and acid violence inflicted by her ex-husband, Hanifa Nakiryowa said, “As I lay in hospital, rotting and seeing parts of my body fall off into the trash can, I promised myself to raise my voice against this form of abuse, to tell my story to save a woman’s life was a commitment I made to myself while in massive pain. To break the silence was what I had to do. Because I had gone through a lot of torture, emotionally, psychologically, physically, sexually but had kept it behind plastic smiles, I decided I had to let the women out there know what silence could lead to. Today, I am an acid attack survivor, the extreme form of gender based violence especially perpetrated on women and children.”Earl said, “Hanifa’s story is a triumph. We are so proud that she recently obtained her masters degree and is living her best life with her beautiful little girls. Now they are enjoying the peaceful life that they deserve with a future so bright we can only imagine the wonderful things ahead.”The goal of Imagine is to elevate the conversation around the topic of violence towards women, girls and men and advocate the human right of peace in everyone’s homes, workplaces and relationships.Leaders from business, non profit, media, entertainment and government sectors are invited to attend. The event will shine a light on organizations and individuals who have moved the mission forward to raise funds and bring awareness to the issue, provide funding and relief to survivors and use their voice to stop the cycle of domestic violence.Jenesse Ambassador Halle Berry said, “One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. This is why for 17 years, I have worked with Jenesse first hand to bring awareness to this life-or-death cause. I am proud of the achievements we have made to heal women, girls and families ravaged by violent homes and relationships.”To learn more about Jenesse, visit www.jenesse.org or call 323-299-9496. VIP tickets to the Imagine Cocktail Party fundraiser to support Jenesse and the families it serves are $500.00 each, general tickets are $300.00 each. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Michelle Hudson at [email protected]
APTN National NewsA couple of hundred people took to the streets of Montreal today to say First Nations count.The message was aimed at federal leaders currently battling through an election campaign.And Quebec First Nations are hoping that Canadians will listen.APTN’s Tom Fennario reports.
A survey of current NFL players done by USA Today finds that players are more concerned about leg injuries than they are about head injuries.The survey of 290 players who were on rosters in December indicated that 46 percent were most concerned about a knee or leg injury compared to 24 percent who were most worried by the prospect of head or neck injuries. The knee injury suffered by Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on a low hit by Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward was cited by several players as an illustration of their concern, including Ward’s teammate Shaun Lauvao.“You saw what happened to Gronkowski,” Lauvao said. “That’s because of a rule change. The way it was before, he would have just got hit in the head. He would have been there for the next play. It’s a Catch-22. I know they’re trying to make it safer, but some rules changes just take away.”NFL senior V.P. of health and safety policy Jeff Miller said that the league took the players’ concerns seriously, but that they wanted to have more hard data before making any decisions about new or different approaches.“When we look at the number of injuries and the types of injuries and the breakdown as to when and where and how those injuries occur, that’s going to inform the decision-making in terms of the health and safety measures that we take,” Miller said. “So if it turns out that the concern that is expressed in your survey is well-founded as we look at the number at the end of the year, then that’s something we’re going to have to address.”It’s a delicate balancing act to pull off in a game that’s going to produce injuries as long as it’s played by excessively large men moving quickly into one another and it figures to be one that the league addresses often in the years to come.