Barangay Ginebra guard LA Tenorio plays in his 597th consecutive game in the PBA. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDays before last Sunday, Barangay Ginebra spitfire LA Tenorio really couldn’t fathom what being the “Ironman” meant in the PBA.“I was asking my friends: Is that such a big deal? Why are all the news reports making a fuss out of it?” Tenorio told the Inquirer, a day after playing his 597th consecutive game to become the league’s most durable player.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “I consider this a miracle,” said the 34-year-old Tenorio after the game. “For the past 17 years, I’ve been playing competitive basketball, so I think it’s really God’s gift. He chose me—among the millions of basketball players from the PBA, NBA, international [leagues] etc.—to do this.”Tenorio was drafted as the fourth choice overall by San Miguel Beer in 2006, and he has never missed a game throughout his pro career—this despite several call-ups for national duty and the accompanying rest that he foregoes after each international tournament.Tenorio has been injury-free since the 2003 UAAP while with Ateneo, and that is why he says that this record is a miracle.“I am not religious, but I told him that he cannot thank anybody except God,” Arben Santos, the businessman who is Tenorio’s adviser, said in a separate interview. “I told him to give whatever bonus he gets from this record to the church, because this will never be repeated by anyone.”Not counting the eight games that Tenorio has played this season—the Gin Kings have a 5-3 record and are chasing a twice-to-beat advantage in the Philippine Cup playoffs—the No. 4 pick in the 2006 Draft is averaging 45.3 games per season in his first 13 years.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Alab can’t wait to be healthy with playoffs nearing And with his current pact to expire at the end of next year, if another 90 games are added until his contract ends, he could wind up playing 679 straight games.And he won’t be done after next season.“I think I still have another three to four years left in me,” Tenorio went on. “As long as I can do what coach Tim (Cone) wants me to do, as long as I feel that I can play in this league, I’ll keep on playing.”For Cone, Tenorio and Patrimonio are a class of their own. “That’s why only the two of them have done it. It’s really a lot harder than people think it is. No one has come close.”“I hope this becomes the legacy I’ll leave in the PBA,” Tenorio closed.It will.And it will stand the test of time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college He took the record away from Alvin Patromonio, who, ironically, was on the opposite side of the Big Dome floor that boisterous night as the Magnolia team manager.Patrimonio watched as his Hotshots lost in overtime, 97-93, after Scottie Thompson played his way through cramps to help make it Tenorio’s night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“The way my teammates stepped up for me that game showed that it was truly a big deal,” Tenorio, who scored 10 points and had eight assists, went on over the phone. “(Days before) I never thought it was that big considering that I just wanted to play (all those years). I never had that record in my mind.”Like June Mar Fajardo’s five straight MVP’s, it’s hard to even think that someone could be playing that well for that long. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history
A Corentyne, Berbice, fisherman was on Tuesday jailed for 13-years by Justice Joann Barlow after pleading guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.Dead: Lakeram Singh also called “Dafat”Jailed: Hilton LillyHilton Lilly of Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara had indicated his willingness to plea to the lesser count when the charge was read to him at the June session of the Berbice Criminal Assizes.The 49-year-old man pleaded not guilty to the capital offense of murder but guilty to manslaughter. According to the prosecution’s case, on October 26, 2014, at Number 66 Village Corentyne, Regions Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) Lilly killed Lakeram Singh also called “Dafat” and David of Lot 13 Fyrish Village, also on the Corentyne.It had been reported that the two fishermen were imbibing at a shop a short distance away from the Number 66 Fishermen’s Complex when an argument ensued resulting in both men being injured.Singh allegedly armed himself with a cutlass and chopped Lilly on his hand. Lilly, in turn, grabbed a knife and stabbed Singh. The man was stabbed to his face, head and back and collapsed. He was picked up and rushed to the Skeldon Hospital where he died while receiving medical attention. Lilly was subsequently arrested and charged.
1 Chelsea continued their unbeaten start to the new season with an impressive 2-0 victory over Arsenal, a victory that has led many to proclaim them as Premier League champions after just seven games.There can be little doubting that the Blues have set the bar for the campaign, but is it too early to be naming Jose Mourinho’s men as champions-elect?Below are a handful of examples of strong Chelsea starts over the past decade and what eventually happened.2012/13 – Finished thirdHow did their start compare to this year? After seven matches of the 2012/13 season, Chelsea had won six and drawn one – exactly the same record as this seasonIntriguingly, as it mirrors the Blues’ current record, Chelsea’s start two years ago is an example of how quickly things can change. Under Roberto Di Matteo, European champions Chelsea got off to a fantastic start and were top by four points after seven matches, but a loss at home to eventual champions Man United two weeks later kick-started a lean period where Chelsea went seven matches without a win (lost three and drew four). Di Matteo – despite leading the club to their first ever Champions League trophy and the FA Cup a matter of months earlier – lost his job. The Blues would seem far better placed to push on for glory in 2014/15, but the lesson learned from 2012 is not to count any chickens.2010/11 – Finished secondHow did their start compare to this year? After seven matches in 2010, Chelsea had won six and lost oneChelsea kicked off the 2010/11 season in the same vein that they ended their double-winning campaign of the previous year: with victory after victory, laden with goals. The Blues stormed to the top of the table with two 6-0 wins in their opening two matches, and only conceded once in their opening five. The only blemish was a surprise 1-0 defeat away to Man City at the end of September, but barring that, this was a Chelsea side that looked as though it would storm to another title. However, two defeats in the space of seven days at the beginning of November saw Carlo Ancelotti’s men lose four of their next eight, enduring a winless run that stretched until the end of December.Then again…2005/06 – ChampionsHow did their start compare to this year? After seven matches in ’05/06 Chelsea had won seven out of sevenChelsea have been strong starters before under Mourinho, who placed importance on laying down a marker early on during his first spell as boss. That said, there has so far been only one instance when the Blues have dominated the league from start to finish. That was their vintage side of 2005/06, a side that boasted a six-point lead over then-second placed Charlton after just seven games, as they won each of the opening matches, scoring 14 goals and conceding just once. Their unbeaten run was extended to 11 matches, before Man United defeated them at Old Trafford, but they never looked troubled in the title ‘race’.2009/10 – ChampionsHow did their start compare to this year? After seven matches in 2009 Chelsea had won six and lost oneChelsea’s title-winning side of 2009/10 eventually smashed the record for the most goals scored in a Premier League season, but few would have questioned whether they could win the title that season, as Carlo Ancelotti’s side sat second after an opening seven matches that saw them win six and lose once – a shock 3-1 reversal away to Wigan. That was added to just two matches later as Aston Villa beat Chelsea to dent their early season form. However, a strong run of form saw Ancelotti’s men pip Man United to the title.Chelsea fans, is it too early to think of title chances? Comment below… Chelsea are unbeaten this season
Two rugby fans from Donegal have packed in their jobs in a kangaroo meat factory to follow the Irish rugby team around New Zealand in a clapped out van.Brothers Daniel and Kevin O’Connor and their cousin Daniel McLaughlin threw caution to the wind have even painted the van in the Irish colours.Daniel, from Letterkenny, says they are having the times of their lives following Brian O’Driscoll and the lads. “We are having a blast. You only live once. We bought the van and we decided to paint in all over with a tri-colour. We’re now putting on the scores as we go along.“Everyone is asking us to stop and have their picture taken with us. It’s great craic,” he said.Daniel and cousin Kevin were working in Brisbane in Australia but decided to join the other Daniel in New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup.They originally only planned to come to New Zealand for the weekend but are now planning on staying until Ireland are knocked out! “The lads were working in a meat processing factory which specialized in kangaroo meat.“But they just decided to take some time out and I don’t think they going back. There’ll always be another kangaroo.“We could be here for a long time yet the way the lads are playing so well,” laughed Daniel.The boys even ran into some of the Irish players including Gordan Darcy and Geordan Murphy and they even signed the van for them!“The lads were all sound and thought we were a bit mad but they appreciated that we were following them. “They have even started to tweet us now which is great fun,” added Daniel.The lads are asking people to take pictures of the van and post them to them on Facebook so they can record their Rugby World Cup journey.EndsSKIPPY THE BUSH VAN-GAROO – AND THE DONEGAL FANS! was last modified: September 26th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Daniel McLaughlinDaniel O’ConnorIrish rugby teamKevin O’ConnorNew Zealand
SAN DIEGO Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday set an April 11 special election to replace former San Diego-area Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham. Cunningham, a 64-year-old Republican, officially resigned his 50th Congressional District seat Dec. 1 after pleading guilty to accepting $2.4 million in bribes from defense contractors and others in exchange for government business and other favors. If no candidate wins a majority in the primary, the top vote-getters in each party will face off June 6, the date of a statewide primary. County officials had asked Schwarzenegger set the April 11 special election to consolidate the possible run-off election and save the county $1.3 million. Several candidates have announced their candidacy for the seat in the heavily Republican district, including former San Diego-area Rep. Brian Bilbray, former state Sen. Bill Morrow and former California Assemblyman Howard Kaloogian. Democrat Francine Busby, who lost to Cunningham in 2004 by 22 percentage points, is also running again. Schwarzenegger also set a special election on June 6 to replace California Sen. John Campbell, R-Costa Mesa. Campbell was elected to Congress earlier this month to fill the seat left vacant by former Rep. Christopher Cox, who resigned to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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Shoddy service, bad quality products, broken promises and contract foul-ups are just some of the problems consumers face. But South African consumers’ rights are protected by law, which means they can demand redress.By law, South African consumers have the right to be heard, to safety, to redress, to be informed, to choice, to consumer education, to the satisfaction of basic needs, and to a healthy environment. (Image: Caden Crawford, CC BY-ND 2.0, via Flickr)There are various pieces of powerful legislation in place to protect consumers, the most important being the Consumer Protection Act (Act 68 of 2008) and the National Credit Act (Act 34 of 2005). Consumers also have the right to information and education.Useful websitesNational Consumer CommissionNational Consumer TribunalNational Credit RegulatorSA Consumer ComplaintsHellopeterConsumer rightsThe Consumer Protection Act outlines key consumer rights, including the right to:Be heard: Consumers have the right to be heard on issues, policies, plans, programmes and decisions which affect them.Safety: Consumers must be protected against flaws or hidden dangers in products or services.Redress: When you are sold an inferior product or service, you have the right to demand a replacement or a refund.Be informed: Consumers have the right to be given all the information they need about a product or service.Choice: Consumers have the right to a variety of products and goods that are competitively priced.Consumer education: Consumers have the right to education that will empower them to make informed choices.Satisfaction of basic needs: Consumers have the right to basic goods and services for survival, such as food, water, education and sanitation.A healthy environment: Consumers have the right to a physical environment that will enhance the quality of life.ComplaintsThere is no need to accept faulty products or shoddy service. First try to settle your complaint directly with the business or service provider. If that fails, you can take it up with your Provincial Consumer Affairs Offices. These offices, in all nine provinces, offer advice, education, information, and protection.There is also a range of statutory, industry and other consumer bodies.Provincial Consumer Affairs OfficesThere are Consumer Affairs Offices, run at provincial level, to provide consumers with protection, information and advice. You can approach a Consumers Affairs Office to intervene in disputes over contracts, quality of products or services.You should first complain to the branch manager or customer care office of the business concerned before asking the Consumer Affairs Office to intervene. These offices have trained staff to advise you on your rights as consumers. You may also want to contact them to find out if a company you intend doing business with has a previous history of complaints against it.Other consumer organisationsNational Consumer CommissionSet up to administer the Consumer Protection Act which came into effect in April 2011, the National Consumer Commission is an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry. Responsible for publishing consumer alerts (which warn consumers of scams or unfair business practices) and prohibition notices (business practices declared unfair in terms of the Unfair Business Practices Act, and therefore prohibited by the Minister).Website: www.nccsa.org.zaSouth African National Consumer UnionSancu is a voluntary independent body that represents millions of consumers. Its membership extends from the grassroots organisations, such as the Women’s Agricultural Unions and the National Council of Women of South Africa, to influential bodies such as Democratic Nursing Organisation and the Association of Retired Persons and Pensioners.As an independent consumer organisation, Sancu works with manufacturers, retailers, the agricultural sector, the South African Bureau of Standards and government.The union recommends that consumers make a genuine attempt to solve complaints themselves. If the problem remains, take it up with the relevant Provincial Consumer Affairs office.Website: www.sancu.co.zaAssociation for Savings and Investment South AfricaASISA represents the majority of South Africa’s asset managers, collective investment scheme management companies, linked investment service providers, multi-managers, and life insurance companies.The association aims to promote a culture of savings and investment in South Africa by working with regulators, government and its members. It has a consumer focus, and works to ensure the sustainability of the industries it represents.Website: www.asisa.co.zaFinancial Services BoardThe Financial Services Board (FSB) is an independent institution established by statute to oversee the South African non-banking financial services industry in the public interest.The FSB is committed to promoting and maintaining a sound financial investment environment in South Africa. It regulates insurers, intermediaries, retirement funds, friendly societies, unit trust schemes, management companies, and financial markets.Note that complaints against service providers are primarily dealt with by bodies set up specifically for this purpose, and not by the FSB.Website: www.fsb.co.zaDownload a guide to handling consumer complaints through Provincial Consumer Affairs Offices [PDF]Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and ArbitrationThe CCMA is a dispute resolution body established in terms of the Labour Relations Act (Act 66 of 1995).It is an independent body and is not controlled by any political party, trade union or business. It works to conciliate and arbitrate workplace disputes, as well as facilitate the establishment of workplace forums and statutory councils.Website: www.ccma.org.zaThe Public ProtectorIf you have any complaints about government services or conduct, you might find help from the Public Protector.Website: www.pprotect.orgToll-free number: 0800 11 20 40Brand South Africa reporterReviewed: 10 July 2012Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Cost-Effective Passive Solar DesignPassive Solar HeatingReassessing Passive Solar Design PrinciplesAll About Thermal MassA Passive Solar Home from the 1980sA Contrarian View of Passive Solar DesignPodcast: Architects Discuss Passive Solar DesignPassive Design Toolkit for Homes As I discussed in last week’s blog, a resilient home is extremely well insulated, so that it can be kept warm with very little supplemental heat — and if power or heating fuel is lost, for some reason, there won’t be risk of homeowners getting dangerously cold or their pipes freezing. If we design and orient the house in such a way that natural heating from the sun can occur, we add to that resilience and further reduce the risk of the house getting too cold in the winter.Passive solar heatingI had the good fortune of working in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a solar energy organization in the late-1970s, when the passive solar energy movement was just emerging. Northern New Mexico was the epicenter of research into passive solar — the effort, ironically, being led by Los Alamos National Laboratory, which, a generation earlier, had brought us the nuclear age.It was an exciting time. The relationship between solar gain and thermal storage was becoming understood. It was discovered that very simple south-facing windows and high-mass walls and floors were not only far simpler than the very complex active solar heating systems that emerged (briefly) in the early ’70s, but they also worked better. RELATED ARTICLES Direct-gain passive solarThe most common passive solar heating system is known as direct-gain. South-facing windows transmit sunlight that is absorbed by dark surfaces of high-mass materials in the house. In a sense, the house itself becomes the solar collector and heat storage system, with different components serving multiple functions. Those windows also provide views to the outdoors and bring in natural daylighting, while the thermal mass consists of the walls or floors that serve structural functions. We need those elements anyway, but by optimizing their area, placement, and configuration, they can become the primary heating system.The challenge with direct-gain passive solar heating is to provide the right amount of glass in the proper orientations and to incorporate the proper amount of thermal mass to minimize temperature cycling and prevent overheating. (Back in New Mexico in the late 1970s, there were a lot of poorly designed passive solar homes that overheated horribly.)As window glazings have improved in the three decades since my days in New Mexico and as we have recognized the primary importance of highly insulated buildings (see last week’s blog), the opportunities for passive solar heating have improved — but so has the complexity. With better glazings and reduced heat flow out of homes, one has to be more careful to prevent overheating or unacceptable temperature cycling. And we have to choose glazings more carefully, because the most insulating low-e glazings block too much of the solar gain. For passive solar, we want glazings with high solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) ratings — values over 0.6 are great, but 0.5 should be considered a minimum when passive solar heating is important.Fortunately, as the complexity has increased, the computer software tools for modeling energy performance of homes with significant solar gain have also improved. Such programs as Energy 10, EnergyPlus, and REM Design all do a good job at modeling energy performance and passive solar contributions to heating. With any such software, the designer inputs a location close to where the house is located to load the relevant solar gain and other climate data. Note that even with state-of-the-art software, hiring a designer with experience in passive solar design is key to achieving good performance.Trombe wallsDirect-gain is the most common passive solar energy system, but it isn’t the only one. With indirect-gain passive solar, the collection is only indirectly connected to the living space. The most common such system is a Trombe wall — a south-facing high-mass masonry wall with glass or plastic glazing held away from the wall in a frame. Sunlight shines through the glazing and heats the dark surface of the masonry wall. Heat moves into the wall where it is stored and gradually conducts through to the interior, where it radiates heat to the living space.Some experts question whether it’s better to simply add more insulation to that south wall and skip the indirect solar gain, while others argue that the solar is very important — especially relative to resilience. If other energy inputs to the house become unavailable for some reason, delivering heat with a Trombe wall could be very beneficial.SunspacesFinally, there are isolated-gain passive solar systems in which solar heat is collected in one place and brought into the house only when desired. A south-facing attached sunspace is the most common isolated-gain system. The sunspace heats up during the day and windows or vents connecting the house and sunspace can be opened to deliver heat into the house, or kept closed to keep that heat out. An insulated wall between the house and sunspace ensures that as the sunspace cools off at night (due to heat loss through the large amount of glass), it won’t cool the house down. The sunspace serves as a heating system for the house, even as it also serves as a supplemental daytime living area and a place to grow plants (especially plants that can accept significant temperature cycling).Passive solar and resilienceNo matter which type of passive solar heating system is employed, it plays a key role in making a house resilient to power interruptions and loss of heating fuel. If there is no solar gain, even a highly insulated house will gradually cool off. The more insulation, the slower the temperature in the house will drop, but drop it will. With a reasonable amount of passive solar gain and a really well-insulated building envelope, enough heat will enter the house to compensate for most of that heat loss in all but the cloudiest weather.– – – – – –In this resilient design series, I’m covering how to achieve resilient homes and communities, including strategies that help our homes survive natural disasters and function well in the aftermath of any event that results in an extended power outage, interruption in heating fuel, or shortage of water. We’ll see that resilient design is a life-safety issue that is critical for the security and wellbeing of families in a future of climate uncertainty and the ever-present risk of terrorism. Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. To keep up with his latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed.
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The Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday asked the ruling Congress government to reduce Value Added Tax on fuel to lower the prices of petrol and diesel or otherwise be ready to face a State-wide agitation.‘Govt. turned blind eye’Former Minister and senior SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia said the Congress government had turned a blind eye to the suffering of the common man, especially farmers, by refusing to reduce petrol and diesel prices.“This despite an announcement made recently by Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar that the State would reduce its taxes on petro-products after the Centre did the same. Now that the Centre has taken this step, will Mr. Jakhar hold a dharna outside the office of the Finance Minister?” he asked.‘Don’t deny relief’“If within next two days fuel prices are not reduced by Punjab government, we will stage protests. Several State governments had effected an immediate reduction in fuel prices and there was absolutely no reason why the Punjab government should deny this relief to its people,” said Mr. Majithia.