Avian flu widespread in Vietnam flocks; experts push vaccines

first_imgApril 13, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Tests on poultry in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region show the H5N1 avian influenza virus is remarkably widespread, a finding that may bolster experts calling for a shift from culling to vaccinating birds.Seventy-one percent of samples from ducks and geese in the Mekong Delta have tested positive for the presence of the lethal virus, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. Twenty-one percent of chickens were found to carry the virus as well.The study involved samples from more than 10,000 geese and ducks from farms in 10 provinces, but the number of chickens tested was not reported.Ba Thanh Nguyen, director of the Can Tho regional animal health center, told reporters that investigators don’t yet know the impact of the findings.”We still don’t know how strong the virus is. It may kill or may not kill the poultry,” Nguyen said in the AP story. “But it shows that the virus is entrenched in the region.”The results suggest that more than half of the roughly 20 million poultry in the region should be culled to halt the spread of the virus, Nguyen said. Culling has been Vietnam’s chief response to stem the spread of H5N1.However, many farmers are simply refusing to cull their flocks, the AP reported. The Vietnamese government is offering to pay 32 to 64 cents for each culled bird, a far cry from the market price of $1.30 to $1.90 per bird.The “extremely high” amounts of virus in the Mekong Delta region and the farmers’ reluctance to kill their birds underscore the region’s complex problems with H5N1, said Dave Halvorson, DVM, an extension veterinarian in avian health at the University of Minnesota and a professor in the Veterinary Biomedical Sciences Department in St. Paul.”You can’t expect farmers to give up their birds at 50 cents on the dollar,” he told CIDRAP News. “When you’re dealing with people whose incomes may be $5 or $6 a day, how do you motivate them to give up their livestock? It’s not possible.””H5N1 is going to be in East Asia for a long time,” he said. “What’s required to get rid of it is probably beyond the means of the countries involved.”To effectively fight the virus, the Vietnamese government would need to be able to pay market rates for culled poultry, disinfect affected farms, and replace the food lost through culling, Halvorson said.Halvorson and other experts also emphasize the possible role of immunization in fighting the disease. “I anticipate there will be more and more vaccination,” he said.Nature published a news story online today that cites a number of avian flu experts who prefer immunization over culling. Producers have been reluctant to immunize because it can jeopardize a country’s poultry exports.In Paris last week, participants in a joint conference of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) concluded that mass culling as the main means of control is no longer acceptable “for ethical, ecological, and economic reasons.””This is a massive change in policy,” said Robert G. Webster, PhD, director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and Birds, as quoted in the April 14 issue of Nature. Because of the interplay of wild and domestic poultry and the extent of H5N1 virus, it could continue to reappear, the article said.Participants in the Paris meeting also called for $100 million to $120 million in aid over the next 3 to 5 years to assist poorer countries in developing vaccination programs.last_img read more

Contemporary entertainer on offer in Fitzgibbon

first_imgInside 15 Watarrka Ave, FitzgibbonMrs Strbac said this allowed them to create the ideal family home.“We took everything into consideration – the light, the layout, the size of the land,” Mrs Strbac said.“It’s got a luxurious feel, thanks to the quality features, but we made sure to keep it functional and liveable with young children.” 15 Watarrka Ave, FitzgibbonThis stylish family home has been excellently maintained.Owners Davour and Elisa Strbac bought the land at 15 Watarrka Ave, Fitzgibbon, in 2015, and immediately started building. Inside 15 Watarrka Ave, FitzgibbonMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The home features four bedrooms, including the master suite with a walk-in robe and an ensuite, plus a study or office space and additional bathroom.There is also an open-plan living and dining area, kitchen and covered deck, as well as a laundry and garage. Inside 15 Watarrka Ave, Fitzgibbon“It’s suitable for families, but also young professionals,” she said.“The house has good separation between the living areas and the bedrooms, which will suit young families, but the office space and low-maintenance deck and garden will appeal to busy professionals.center_img The home at 15 Watarrka Ave, FitzgibbonMrs Strbac said the living area was her favourite part of the home.“The ceilings are higher, and the room is north facing, so there is always plenty of natural light. We spend most of our time as a family in this part of the home,” she said.Mrs Strbac said the home would suit a number of buyers. Inside 15 Watarrka Ave, Fitzgibbon“It’s a very versatile, easy-to-live-in home.”Mrs Strbac said Fitzgibbon was a community-oriented suburb.“Aside from the home, buyers will really enjoy the location. There are plenty of parks, shops and transport nearby,” she said.“It’s really come along in the last few years. It’s an enjoyable suburb to be a part of.”last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Aug. 24

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 1,187; 2. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,179; 3. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,177; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,172; 5. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 1,167; 6. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 1,157; 7. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 1,156; 8. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,145; 9. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,140; 10. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,135; 11. Shawn Fletcher, Brainerd, Minn., 1,125; 12. A.J. Ward, Io­nia, Michigan, and Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M., both 1,123; 14. Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark., 1,118; 15. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,116; 16. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,113; 17. Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, Minn., 1,111; 18. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,107; 19. Mark Schulte, Delhi, Iowa, 1,099; 20. Pat McGuire, Belton, Texas, 1,098.IMCA Late Models – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 794; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 791; 3. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 790; 4. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 780; 5. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubu­que, Iowa, 775; 6. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 772; 7. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, and Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, both 761; 9. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 752; 10. Andy Nezwor­ski, Buffalo, Iowa, 741; 11. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 736; 12. Ben Seemann, Water­loo, Iowa, 725; 13. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 711; 14. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 706; 15. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 701; 16. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 699; 17. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 686; 18. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 679; 19. Nick Marolf, Wilton, Iowa, 676; 20. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 673.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 786; 2. Kyle Ganoe, Thomp­sontown, Pa., 759; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 757; 4. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 753; 5. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 748; 6. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 744; 7. Kaleb John­son, Sioux Falls, S.D., 741; 8. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 736; 9. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 734; 10. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 732; 11. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., and Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, both 726; 13. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 725; 14. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 721; 15. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 719; 16. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 710; 17. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 709; 18. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 708; 19. Kenneth Duke, Selins­grove, Pa., 696; 20. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 693.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,200; 2. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,182; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, and Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, both 1,172; 5. Ja­son Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,171; 6. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,169; 7. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis., 1,157; 8. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, and Damon Hammond, Bur­leson, Texas, both 1,150; 10. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,143; 11. Dan Mackenthun, Ham­burg, Minn., 1,141; 12. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,120; 13. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn., 1,119; 14. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,118; 15. Kyle Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,111; 16. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,109; 17. Joren Boyce, Minot, N.D., 1,108; 18. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,104; 19. Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis., 1,096; 20. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,094.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,200; 2. Justin Luinen­burg, Reading, Minn., 1,189; 3. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,187; 4. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,178; 5. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,171; 6. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., and Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., both 1,165; 8. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,162; 9. Luke Wassom, Broken Bow, Neb., 1,149; 10. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., 1,145; 11. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,141; 12. Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth, Iowa, and Austin Brauner, Platte Cen­ter, Neb., both 1,131; 14. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,121; 15. Leah Wroten, Independ­ence, Iowa, 1,109; 16. Andrew Bertsch, Minot, N.D., and Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, both 1,105; 18. Roy Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 1,096; 19. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,094; 20. Ta­than Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,091.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,191; 2. Tony Olson, Ce­dar Rapids, Iowa, 1,181; 3. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,175; 4. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 1,160; 5. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 1,154; 6. Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,153; 7. Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, 1,151; 8. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,149; 9. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,148; 10. Dakota Sproul, Ellis, Kan., 1,147; 11. Austin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 1,146; 12. David Siercks, Princeton, Minn., and Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, both 1,145; 14. Austen Becerra, Bowen, Ill., 1,137; 15. Chris VanMil, Barnesville, Minn., 1,136; 16. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,128; 17. Jaylen Wettengel, Topeka, Kan., 1,124; 18. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 1,123; 19. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,116; 20. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 1,114.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,171; 2. Jef­frey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,164; 3. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 1,122; 4. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 1,104; 5. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 1,085; 6. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,078; 7. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,066; 8. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,062; 9. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 1,059; 10. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 1,026; 11. Kamera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 970; 12. Allen Montgomery, White Settlement, Texas, 927; 13. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 920; 14. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 915; 15. Nathan Buchanan, Kemp, Texas, 896; 16. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 876; 17. Frank Groves, Shallowater, Texas, 860; 18. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 854; 19. Steve Gray, Vernal, Utah, 853; 20. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 807.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,190; 2. Dillon Richards, Be­atrice, Neb., 1,185; 3. Mitch Meier, Chilton, Wis., 1,160; 4. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,148; 5. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,129; 6. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,118; 7. Levi Heath, Wil­ton, Iowa, 1,117; 8. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,104; 9. Michael Meier, Chilton, Wis., 1,102; 10. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,096; 11. Kaitlin DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,076; 12. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,075; 13. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 1,071; 14. Tanner Uehling, Norfolk, Neb., 1,070; 15. Jason Berg, Bismarck, N.D., 1,065; 16. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,057; 17. Austin Friedrich, St. James, Minn., 1,056; 18. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 1,052; 19. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 1,048; 20. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 1,014.last_img read more

Industries Innovation Fund established for Caribbean Industries

first_imgThe Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), will provide the initial capitalization for a multi-donor fund. The objective is to improve the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries sector in its borrowing member countries (BMCs).Initially US$2.6 millionThe regional lending agency says it’s making an initial contribution of US$2.6 million to establish the Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) as a pilot intervention. It will also administer the Fund.Creative industries sectorThe CIIF will support the development of the creative industries sector. The Fund will encourage innovation, job creation and improved enterprise sustainability with grants and technical assistance to governments, business support organizations, and academia supporting the creative industries sector.It will also provide funding to creative and cultural entrepreneurs and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in CDB’s BMCs.“Currently, there is no clearly identified regional financing regime for the creative industries in the Caribbean. With each country specializing in different creative industry sub-sectors, prioritizing and allocating support has been challenging,” said Daniel Best – Director of Projects at the CDB.He said the establishment of the CIIF aims to address the challenges. This also gives further momentum to an ongoing regional effort to harness the power and potential of the creative industries.The CIIF will also give support enabling the environment for the development of the cultural industries sector in BMCs. The focus will be on legislative reforms and incentive policies and improving the quality, depth, and dissemination of research on the sector.Supporting wide range of creative activitiesSupport will be primarily made to projects identified in the priority sub-sectors: music, including production, distribution, sales and events; audio-visual, film, interactive media, animation and gaming/digital; fashion, and contemporary design; and festivals and carnivals.The Fund will comprise three components. These are: the development of sector data and market intelligence and supporting MSMEs to develop new products/services; implementation of new business models, improving employee and managerial capacity; and accessing new markets.The CDB notes that governments, international organizations, and private sector entities will be able to contribute to CIIF to expand the provision of capital to the creative industries sector.last_img read more

NFL Draft sleepers 2020: The best FCS & small-school players you should know for Day 3

first_imgThe majority of players selected in the 2020 NFL Draft will be from Power-5 schools like Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson. Even if you’re just a casual college football fan, you have some familiarity with these players, and, if nothing else, you assume they must be good simply because they went to a big school. But if you’re watching the draft and a player from an FCS or Division II school gets drafted, you immediately question the pick.Is this really a worthwhile sleeper or just some guy who wasn’t even good enough to play in the MAC? Chances are, if teams are interested in a small-school player, he has more than earned the right to have his name called by the commissioner (see Carson Wentz, Jimmy Garoppolo, Cooper Kupp, Darius Leonard, etc.). But fans usually aren’t familiar with these guys, so below is a breakdown of the top-10 small-school prospects in this year’s NFL Draft.MORE NFL DRAFT:Full pick order | Top 100 players | SN’s latest mock draftNFL Draft sleepers 20201. Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton. Even by FCS standards, Dayton plays a relatively low level of competition, but Trautman dominated everyone in 2019, catching 70 passes for 916 yards and 14 touchdowns. The 6-6, 253-pound TE with 4.80 speed was a matchup nightmare in the FCS, and he likely would’ve put up numbers against FBS competition, too. The transition to the pros will obviously be more difficult, but given his solid blocking ability and big frame, Trautman has all the tools that should help him pay off as a second- or third-round pick. 2. Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne (North Carolina). Dugger was named the D-II Defensive Player of the Year despite playing in just seven games his senior season. The 6-3, 220-pound safety intercepted 10 career passes and has six career punt-return touchdowns. His 4.49 40-yard-dash time at the Combine definitely turned some heads given his size, and given his proven playmaking ability, Dugger is the type of player scouts love. He has the potential to be a special teams ace early on as he learns the ins and outs of an NFL defense, which is why he should go around the third round. 3. Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois. Chinn was already on the draft radar after a solid career at Southern Illinois, but the 6-3, 212-pound ball hawk continued to fly up draft boards after an impressive showing at the Combine, where he ran a 4.45 40 yard dash and had a 41-inch vertical. Chinn had a knack for big plays, as shown by his 13 career interceptions and 31 passes defended. He also hits hard, as shown by his six forced fumbles. Look for Chinn to come off the board in the third or fourth round. 4. Ben Bartch, OT, St. John’s (Minnesota). You might think Bartch at 6-6, 309 pounds is a typical big, slow offensive lineman, but the converted tight end is one of the more athletic linemen in the draft. However, coming from a Division III school and only playing his position for two years, there will be a steep learning curve for Bartch. Scouts love the tools he has to work with, though, which is why he’ll likely be a third- or fourth-round pick. 5. James Robinson, RB, Illinois State. The 5-10, 220-pound Robinson was tough to bring down during his four years at Illinois State (4,444 career yards), and never was that more obvious than during the playoffs his senior season when he rushed for 601 yards on a whopping 102 carries over three games. With a 4.64 40-yard-dash time and hardly any receiving stats, Robinson was likely get labeled as a short-yardage, between-the-tackles workhorse, but he could develop into more if given the chance. He has a lot of upside for a fifth- or sixth-round selection. 6. Isaiah Coulter WR, Rhode Island. It’s not often an FCS player leaves school early to enter the NFL Draft, but Coulter is making that leap after an impressive junior campaign that saw him catch 72 passes for 1,039 yards and eight TDs. The 6-3, 190-pound receiver posted a 4.45 40-yard-dash time at the Combine, so he has the size, speed and smoothness that scouts crave. 7. Aaron Parker, WR, Rhode Island. Parker is a little bigger than Coulter (6-3, 208 pounds) and ran a 4.57 40 yard dash, and he actually posted better stats than Coulter last year (81-1,224-9). One thing that might work against both is how bad Rhode Island was last year despite having them and another possible draft pick (OL Kyle Murphy). The Rams won just two games, so it’s fair to wonder if Coulter’s and Parker’s stats were inflated in come-from-behind situations. Either way, both have all the tools and could be late-round picks, with Coulter likely going first.  8. Charlie Taumoepeau, FB/TE, Portland State. Taumoepeau is being listed as fullback on most draft sites despite playing tight end during his four years at Portland State (1,876 career receiving yards, 11 TDs). The bottom line is he’s a talented player, and at 6-3, 245 pounds with 4.75 speed, he has the size and athleticism to move around an offense, not unlike another former small-school H-back, Jim Kleinsasser, who had a 13-year NFL career after graduating from the University of North Dakota in 1999. 9. Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina State. Taylor is the rare converted basketball player who isn’t a tight end, but the 6-8, 308-pound mountain of a man is still plenty athletic. He ran a 5.09 40 yard dash at the Combine, and his steady improvement is impressive given his inexperience. Taylor still has a lot to learn about being a complete lineman — and his height could always be a bit of an issue — but someone will fall in love with his upside and make him a late-round pick.10. Derrek Tuszka, EDGE, North Dakota State. Despite totaling 13.5 sacks and being named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year, it wasn’t until Tuszka had a strong East-West Shrine Bowl and Combine that he begin to show up on mock drafts. The speedy 6-5, 246-pound edge rusher is a bit of a tweener, much like another former NDSU standout, Kyle Emanuel, who was drafted in the fifth round by the Chargers in 2015 and played four seasons before retiring. It’s not a lock that Tuszka gets drafted, but his arrow is pointing up as a pass-rush specialist.last_img read more

Filmmaking a ‘passion’ for Iceland’s goalkeeping hero

first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial He was “staying out” though of helping a fly-on-the-wall documentary film crew that is following the team’s progress in Russia.A side-effect of Iceland’s first appearance at football’s biggest tournament has been that Halldorsson has not watched every game on TV as he did at previous World Cups.“Now I almost don’t know who is playing or what is going on except for our games,” he said.“We are very focused only on our plans, so while the games are rolling in the video room it’s not like watching a World Cup thoroughly as usual”. NVGRELATED STORIES:ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Filmmaking must be up there as one of the strangest jobs in the team,” Halldorsson told reporters at the team’s training base on Russia’s Black Sea coast Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 WORLD CUP: Tiny Iceland continues to live the dreamArgentine fans weep as World Cup dream fades MOST READ Iceland’s goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson gives a press conference at Olimp stadium in Kabardinka. Image: Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFPWhile Iceland’s World Cup coach is famously a dentist, and its squad has a boardgame publisher and a wine importer in its ranks, goalkeeper-filmmaker Hannes Halldorsson says his job on the side sets him apart. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Sweden has a lot to be upset about after last-minute loss “It’s not the usual combination, to be a footballer and filmmaker,” said the 34-year-old who saved a penalty from Lionel Messi during the Nordic minnows’ 1-1 draw with Argentina Saturday.Cultivating an interesting sideline of work is common in Iceland’s semi-professional league, said Halldorsson, who now plays for Randers in Denmark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I always had a passion for it when I was young, that’s what I got sucked into after high school,” he said.Highlights in his filmmaking CV include the video clip for Iceland’s 2012 Eurovision song contest entry, a rousing World Cup promotional film for the team, and a commercial for a World Cup corporate sponsor. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more