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MCA-L Recounts Progresses

first_imgMs. Kyeh Kim with Mr. Captan at yesterday’s ceremony Reduces electricity tariffThe United States government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), through the Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia (MCA-L), said in over one year since it started operating the corporation, it has put the Mount Coffee Hydro (Energy) project on course, with the hydro now online supplying reliable electricity to the national grid.MCC chief executive office (CEO) Monie Captan made the disclosure Thursday when he provided an update to journalists during the formal welcome ceremony for Ms. Kyeh Kim, MCC deputy vice president, who is visiting Liberia for the first time since the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA)-Liberia was established.The MCA-Liberia is a legal, independent and autonomous agency of the government created by an Act of the Legislature on October 23, 2015. It administers the compact grant between the governments of Liberia (GoL) and the United States of America, acting through the MCC, signed on October 2, 2015. MCA-Liberia grows out of the commitment of the GoL and United States of America to the shared goals of promoting economic growth and the elimination of extreme poverty in Liberia.Mr. Captan: “We remain grateful to the U.S. Government for assistance to Liberia to achieve economic growth after the war and Ebola epidemic.”Mr. Captan said the Liberia Compact is unique in that it did not undergo a pre-implementation stage, but rather went directly into the implementation phase with the Mr. Coffee Project. “Although the compact entered into force on January 20, 2016, the MCA-L only became fully operational about a year later due mainly to startup activities such as staff recruitment, facilities acquisition, and the engagement of banking, fiscal and procurement services,” he said. Captan added that despite the one-year lull, “we have been able to make good progress in the implementation of the compact.”As of the electricity tariff, Captan told his visitor that the tariff has been reduced from 49 cents per kilowatt hour (Kwh) to 39 cents per Kwh, representing a 25 percent decrease in tariff. Meanwhile, Captan has announced that a further decrease is expected in the next three months.Recounting other progress thus far, Captan disclosed the passage of the Liberia Electricity Law and the nomination of the three commissioners to the Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission; the implementation of the GoL’s LEC strategic management plan that will lead to new management services for LEC; procurement of a Contract Monitoring Consultant that will provide professional monitoring of the new management services; and to finalize the terms of reference (TOR) for the Technical Design of the LEC Training Center, which will also consider the feasibility of a relationship with a Technical and Vocational Education Training institution, preferably the Booker Washington Institute in Kakata, Margibi County.In a related development, Mr. Captan said the primary challenge in the energy sector is the slow rate of connection of customers to the grid. “At present,” he said, “the peak load at Mt. Coffee is around 20.5 megawatt, about quarter of the full capacity of the Mt. Coffee hydro plant.” For that, Captan said LEC and some of its donor partners have now embarked on a connection campaign to boost the connection numbers and rate.Additionally, he said LEC has now started to connect large customers, including the Royal Grand Hotel, ERA Supermarket, Orange GSM, and the Riverview Compound, promising to make further progress in the coming months.Pursuant to signing of the compact and the setting up of MCA-Liberia, the GoL and MCC undertook a national consultative campaign involving the private sector and civil society to determine the development priorities for the compact to help facilitate poverty reduction through economic growth in the country. MCA-Liberia, therefore, helps to address two identified binding constraints to Liberia’s development: the lack of reliable, accessible and affordable electricity and improved roads. “We are also pleased to report that under the year in review, we witnessed the passage of the Road Project, which include the passage of the Axle Road Act; passage of the Road Fund Act and the on-going establishment of the Road Fund Governance structure, procedures and policies; and collection of traffic volume data through a national traffic survey by VOLPE/DOT. VOLPE is also about to commence a Road Asset Condition survey,” he added.Captan said a donor coordination structure has been put in place with regular stakeholders’ meetings and collaboration. “In the coming months, we hope to make some adjustments in the roads project to allow for a feasible implementation schedule that allows beneficiaries to see early improvement in road conditions nationwide. I am pleased to report to you that the compact…as of June 30, 2017…have achieved 43 percent disbursements of total compact funds and 64 percent commitments of total compact funds. These amounts are expected to increase further by the end of the next quarter,” Captan told journalists.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man United willing to sell Marouane Fellaini to AC Milan for £19m

first_imgManchester United have slapped a £19m price tag on AC Milan target Marouane Fellaini.The Belgian is attracting interest from the Italian club and they are eager to complete a deal during the current transfer window.United, however, are wary of being left short in midfield and have already rejected a loan offer from Milan for the midfielder.And now, according to Calciomercato, the Premier League giants have told interested clubs it will cost them €25m (£19m) to land Fellaini.Milan are hoping to meet with the former Everton man’s representatives this week in an attempt to find out whether a deal can be struck.Clubs in Germany have also made tentative enquires for the 28-year-old, who joined United for £27.5m in September 2013. Marouane Fellaini in action for Manchester United against Liverpool 1last_img read more

Religious Events Calendar

first_img “Maimonides: The Guide of the Perplexed” is the topic of a lunch study led by Rabbi David Rousso from Young Israel of Woodland Hills, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Thursdays, Unique Cafe, 18381 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (310) 729-0644 or see Celebration Dance Ministries dance and lessons, 7 p.m. Jan. 28, Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. Call (818) 402-3863. “Creating a Culture of Peace: Training in Nonviolence for Personal and Social Transformation,” 2-5 p.m. Jan. 29, Nygreen Hall, California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 493-3228 or (805) 498-9401. “Is Death Final?” a lecture by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, 8 p.m. Jan. 30, Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Admission: $10 in advance, $13 at the door. Call (818) 991-0991 or see “Behold Your God: Part III” will be the message delivered by Jim Bell, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. Call (818) 884-6480. “Clear Out the Clutter to Make Room for You” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bonnie Rowsell, 10 a.m. Sunday, Glendale Church of Religious Science, 2146 E. Chevy Chase Drive. Call (818) 244-8171. “A Compelling Invitation” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Ken Bergmann, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 583-0556. “How to Control a Compulsive Personality” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Paul N. Shafit, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Welcome Home Church, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 314-0955. Third Sunday after Epiphany service, led by the Rev. Scott Kingsbury, 10 a.m. Sunday, Saint Barnabas the Apostle Anglican Church, meeting at a private residence in Sun Valley. Call (626) 818-4721 or see Healing services, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 346-3070 or see “How Are You Dressed?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dave Wilkinson, 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. Call (805) 529-8422. “Mecca to Moorpark” will be the topic of guest speaker Ferial Masry, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251 or see “Silence is Golden” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10 a.m. Sunday, Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meeting at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “The Standard of God’s Perfection” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Beverly Craig, 10 a.m. Sunday, La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. Call (818) 249-1045. “How to Use It” will be the message of the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. “How to Use It” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Maureen Hoyt, 10 a.m. Sunday, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St. Call (818) . “Visioning Along with Imagineering” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Gene Bowhay, 11 a.m. Sunday, Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 18401 Keswick St., Reseda. Call (818) 757-7719. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices appearing in the events column must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be included for contact purposes. Mail to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (818) 713-0058 or e-mail without attachments to 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The Healing of the Wounded Spirit” will be discussed by author Anita Swanson, 9 a.m. today, Bel Air Presbyterian Church, 16221 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles. Call (818) 788-4200. Jewish Summer Camp and Israel Programs Expo, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Call (323) 761-8320. Community Health Fair, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Temple Emanu El, 1302 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. Call (818) 845-1734. “Celebrating the Classics,” a piano concert by Richard Fisk, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Tickets: $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Call (818) 894-9251. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “Stories of Jews in America,” a lecture by Grace Cohen Grossman, senior curator for Judaica and Americana at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, 9:30 a.m. Monday, University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel-Air. The lecture is presented by the Pacific Southwest Branch of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. Tickets: $6, includes refreshments. Reservations required. Call (310) 476-5359. Informal Torah discussion, led by Rabbi Steve Conn, noon Mondays, Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Call (661) 254-2411. “Alzheimer’s Disease and Caring for the Caregiver” will be the topic of Monica Moore, manager of community education for the Alzheimer’s Association of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, at a meeting of the Fellowship Club, 7:45 p.m. Jan. 27, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. A potluck dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Reservations for the dinner are required by Wednesday. Call (818) 848-5752. Wednesday Night Fellowship: 6:30 service, 7 o’clock potluck dinner and 7:30 Bible study on the Books of Peter, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Call (818) 785-4251. Rosh Hodesh meeting observing Tu B’Shevat or New Year for Trees, Seder and activity 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Temple Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 348-0670, Ext. 219. last_img read more

My Donegal… with Donegal Pen founders Ronan and Conor McGarvey

first_imgDonegal Pens was set up in 2010 by Ronan and Conor Mc Garvey, then aged just 13 and 10. Over the years the business has grown and they now have their pens stocked in 50 outlets in Ireland, Germany and the USA. They also have customers in many corners of the world through their online shop.The lads have appeared on ‘Nationwide’, ‘The Morning Show’, and even had great success on RTE’s ‘Junior Dragons’ Den’. Conor, now 16, is still at school and Ronan, 19, works full time in the business. They plan to expand the number of retail outlets stocking the pens and are currently looking at adding some new products to the range.This is their Donegal… (1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Has to be our hometown of Loughanure, great place, great people.(2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?The roads, some of them leave a lot to be desired!(3) Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?Two people – our parents, they have guided us well and are always been supportive no matter what we do.(4) Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Has to be Daniel, he has brought the world to Ireland and to Donegal through his music.(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?The All Ireland in 2012, we weren’t around for 1992 one!(6) What was Donegal’s saddest moment?The many road tragedies and that awful pier tragedy in Buncrana(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Donegal Pens of course! But also Mc Garvey’s (no relation) Chicken Curry. (8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Again, has to be Daniel O’Donnell, he has promoted Donegal to no end and continues to do so everywhere he goes – he even has a Donegal Pen!A Yew Streamline pen produced by Donegal Pens.(9) Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Can we say ourselves?! We really admire Ramona Nicholas, former Dragon and boss at the Cara Pharmacy chain – a great businesswoman.(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?We’re not overly sports people but Michael Murphy would be among our favourites.(11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Has to be Casadh an tSugain in Loughanure, they deliver a mighty tasty feed! (12) Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Golden Eagles, fine birds!(13) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?There will be days like this!(14) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Probably the lack of employment in places.(15) What is your favourite Donegal food?Mc Garvey’s Chicken Curry and our granny’s stuffing.(16) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Lack of entertainment facilities particularly in the west of the county. We have to travel nearly an hour to the cinema in Letterkenny.(17) Do you have a favourite local band?Nope.(18) If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?The roads first of all, not that a million euro would go far, and also ensure young entrepreneurs get the support they deserve at start up, we didn’t but we still kept going.(19) What has been the most rewarding, and the most challenging part of starting your own business at such young ages?Challenging where there was no funding available because we were under 18, most rewarding is that our business has grown to be the success it is today.(20) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?Proud to be a Donegal person and grateful to have a grasp of the Irish language.To keep up to date with the lads you can follow them on Facebook.Currently they produce several types of pens including the Streamline and Sierra ranges in both basic pen and Stylus options and the popular Bolt Action pen. They also produce a set comprising a Pen and Letter Opener, and have just recently added a Wedding Set to the collection comprising two engraved pens in a wooden box.They now accept phone orders on (086) 8673380 or (00353 86 8673380 from outside Ireland)My Donegal… with Donegal Pen founders Ronan and Conor McGarvey was last modified: August 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:DONEGAL PENSEntrepreneursLoughanureMY DONEGALronan and conor mc garveylast_img read more


first_imgCrawford Trophies LiffordU14 Div 2 Section 1Glenfin u14s had a good away win in the Cross, just their 2nd win of the season. Despite conceding an early goal from Red Hughs Odhran Doherty, Glenfin fought back to lead at half time thanks to 1-2 from Stephen Carr and 2pts from Karl McGlynn. Red Hughs battled hard in the 2nd half with 14 men but Glenfin prevailed, an oisin Bonner goal sealing it for them.Final score Red Hughs 1-4, Glenfin 2-10.Best for Red Hughs Odhran Doherty, Cormac McMenamin and Aiden Gallen. Best for Glenfin, Matthew McGinley, Stephen Carr and Shane O Donnell. Red Hughs scorers- Odhran Doherty 1-2, Cormac McMenamin 0-2, Aiden Gallen 0-1.Glenfin scorers Stephen Carr 1-5, Karl McGlynn 0-4, Oisin Bonner 1-0,Tomas Walsh 0-1.  GAA: UNDER 14S – GLENFIN OVERCOME RED HUGHS was last modified: June 11th, 2012 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)last_img read more

Top local athletes head to Santa Rosa

first_imgThe top talent in the Humboldt-Del Norte League will match up against some of the top talent from beyond the area at a pair of North Coast Section meets in Santa Rosa today.The top four from each event in the HDN will travel for the big meets, with the bigger schools competing at Santa Rosa High and the smaller schools traveling to Montgomery High for the Class A championships.At stake is a potential trip to the Meet of Champions in Berkeley next weekend, and from there a possible trip all …last_img read more

Cambrian Explosion Still Troubling to Evolutionists

first_imgDespite Darwinian efforts to muffle it or spread it into a diffuse rumble, the Cambrian explosion (the near-sudden emergence of most animal body plans in the fossil record) was loud and snappy.  A new phylogenetic study by Antonis Rokas (MIT), Dirk Krüger, and Sean B. Carroll (U of Wisconsin), published in Science this week,1 could not rid the models of rapid evolution across diverse clades, what they call “radiations compressed in time.”  Their new broad study of gene sequences reached the same verdict as the fossil record.  Their technical terms, translated into plain English, mean that the Cambrian explosion was real:The phylogenetic relationships among most metazoan phyla remain uncertain.  We obtained large numbers of gene sequences from metazoans, including key understudied taxa.  Despite the amount of data and breadth of taxa analyzed, relationships among most metazoan phyla remained unresolved.  In contrast, the same genes robustly resolved phylogenetic relationships within a major clade of Fungi of approximately the same age as the Metazoa.  The differences in resolution within the two kingdoms suggest that the early history of metazoans was a radiation compressed in time, a finding that is in agreement with paleontological inferences.  Furthermore, simulation analyses as well as studies of other radiations in deep time indicate that, given adequate sequence data, the lack of resolution in phylogenetic trees is a signature of closely spaced series of cladogenetic events. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Three other scientists commenting on the story in the same issue of Science2 tried to find ways around the study but were not too successful.  “Is the big bang in animal evolution real?” they asked.  Maybe it can be circumvented with more data, or with different analytical methods.  “In light of these concerns, are the conclusions of Rokas et al. justified? Should we ignore their study?  Most certainly not, because they have produced a wealth of data and have shown that it might just be possible that the fossil record can be reconciled with molecular data.”  The resolution, however, was left in future tense (with emphasis on tense).    Rokas et al. did not seem so optimistic.  A press release from University of Wisconsin underscored Carroll’s conclusion that the animal family “tree” is looking “bushy” in places.  There were “frenetic bursts of evolution” he said.  Despite their efforts to resolve the record, “instead of a tree, we got a bush where many branches sprout close together.”  He said it was hard to distinguish evolutionary events, even with “boatloads of data.”  Rokas found a way to put a positive spin on it.  “The difficulty we are facing in telling animal relationships apart is evolution’s signature that some very interesting evolutionary stuff happened here,” he chuckled.1Antonis Rokas, Dirk Krüger, Sean B. Carroll, “Animal Evolution and the Molecular Signature of Radiations Compressed in Time,” Science, 23 December 2005: Vol. 310. no. 5756, pp. 1933 – 1938, DOI: 10.1126/science.1116759.2Lars S. Jermiin, Leon Poladian, Michael A. Charleston, “Evolution: Is the ‘Big Bang’ in Animal Evolution Real?”, Science, 23 December 2005: Vol. 310. no. 5756, pp. 1910 – 1911, DOI: 10.1126/science.1122440.Very interesting evolutionary stuff, indeed (but only to a demolition expert).  The Darwin Party knows that critics hammer the point that the Cambrian explosion falsifies evolutionary theory.  Oh, how the Darwinists would love to get around it!  These two papers and the news article show that they cannot.  Look at the bars on their timeline, representing the data: they stack nearly on top of one another.  To the left are fictional, imaginary dashed lines connecting them into a phylogenetic tree, with absolutely no data, fossil or genetic, to support the inference.  Should they be depriving students of these embarrassing findings?  Most textbooks glibly state that evolution is a fact, and the fossil record proves it.  This is a snow job if there ever was one.  Demand accountability. (Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Three more bodies found at Karwar waterfalls

first_imgPanaji: Bodies of three of the four people who went missing at the Nagarmadi waterfalls at Chendia, Karwar, on Sunday were recovered by the Navy near Karwar port on Monday, taking the drowning toll to five.Two women had drowned at the waterfalls on Sunday. The bodies recovered on Monday were of Samir Gavde (32) from Keri, Ponda, Siddarth Chari (22) from Vasco, and Marcelina Estebio, also from South Goa. Renuka (23) is still missing, the Margao police said.The six people were part of a group of around 50 picnickers from Goa. They could not come out of the water following a sudden rise in water level.last_img read more

NBA MVP Curry fires respectable 74 in pro golf debut

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Curry stood 11 strokes back of the leader Nicholas Thompson but managed to make three birdies and several difficult shots on the challenging Stonebrae course in Hayward, California.Curry got off to a inauspicious start as he began his round on the back nine. His drive at the 10th hole landed in the cupholder of a golf cart sitting left of the fairway and he scrambled to make bogey on the hole.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“My first shot on the tour was in the cup, not in the right cup,” Curry joked. “That was probably a first on the tour. There was a golf cart just left of my target on hole number one. It went right in the cup holder. Not an ideal way to start, having to calling a rules official over, but I settled in after that.” National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Golden State Warriors NBA basketball player Stephen Curry reacts after saving par on the 18th green during the Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Hayward, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)NBA star Stephen Curry got off to a rocky start but then held his own Thursday in his professional golf debut, shooting a four-over 74 in the first round of the Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic.The two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, who in June helped the Golden State Warriors to their second NBA title in three seasons, is playing the event on a sponsor’s exemption.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Among the players Curry finished ahead of was two-time PGA Tour winner Frank Lickliter.“If you told me I was going to shoot 74 on the first round I would take that all day every day,” he said. Asked if he was going to make the weekend cut, Curry said, “I got the jitters out. Hopefully that will happen.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View comments ’NBA Live 18’ to feature WNBA teams for first time ever Curry finished with three birdies, five bogeys, one double bogey and nine pars. He hit eight of 18 fairways while needing 27 putts and posted a better score than eight players in the morning session.“It was a day of firsts for everything,” Curry said. “First opportunity to play with these guys, first tee shot was crazy, first par I made trying to settle in and then obviously the first birdie was a really cool moment.”Curry said he was nervous on the first tee and compared it to the pressure of a NBA contest.“The feeling is the same,” he said. “The adrenaline rush is there but you have a whole lot more time to think about what is going on. The best guys out here are able to master those thoughts for five hours.“Soon as he said my name on the first tee I could barely feel my hands I had to take a deep breath. After third or fourth hole, it was just golf like normal.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Nepal man shatters record for scaling world’s highest peaks

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:24Group urges Senate to pass bill on liquor, vape tax hike before yearend02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue The previous record for climbing the 14 peaks was seven years, 10 months, and six days. It was set by South Korean climber Kim Chang-ho.Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks in Kathmandu, which equipped the expedition, said Purja was safely descending from the summit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceA former soldier in the British army, Purja began his mission on April 23 with a climb of Mount Annpurna in Nepal. He scaled Mount Everest on May 22. /kga Warriors finally pick up first win, but Green admits ‘we’re still not a very good team’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ View comments Becoming his own man Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! In this November 12, 2015, file photo, Mt. Everest is seen from the way to Kalapatthar in Nepal. A Nepalese national has shattered the previous mountaineering record for successfully climbing the world’s 14 highest peaks, completing the feat in 189 days. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)KATHMANDU, Nepal — A Nepalese national has shattered the previous mountaineering record as he successfully climbed the world’s 14 highest peaks, completing the feat in 189 days.Nirmal Purja scaled the 8,027-meter (26,340-foot) Mount Shishapangma in China on Tuesday, which was the last of the 14 peaks that are more than 8,000 meters (26,240 feet) in height.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical This jewelry designer is also an architect Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more