first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Believing that the country’ first Olympic gold medal will likely come from the ring, Sen. Manny Pacquiao and the Philippine Sports Commission are jointly launching the PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup on Saturday at Robinsons Place in General Santos City.Pacquiao, the sport’s only eight-division world champion who turns 39 on Sunday, will grace the inaugurals of the nationwide grassroots program with PSC Chair Butch Ramirez.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Is Pacquiao vs McGregor fake news? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In a recent press conference in Manila, Pacquiao expressed hopes that a boxer will become the first Filipino Olympic champion in the 2024 Paris Olympics, if not in the 2020 Tokyo edition.Qualifying rounds will be held from Dec. 16 to April 7, 2018 in different venues while the preliminaries are slated April 14 and 15 in Mandaluyong. The quarterfinals will be on April 21 and 22.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThree suspected bandits are now in Police custody after they were intercepted along the Meer Zorgen Public Road, West Bank Demerara (WBD) following a robbery at Canal Number One Polder on Wednesday morning.Some of the items that were in the carThe men were caught by ranks who were at the time conducting a stop and search exercise on the Meer Zorgen Public Road at the western end of the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB).According to information received, about 03:30h, the men attempted to cross the Harbour Bridge in a yellow wagon, which was stopped and searched.A laptop, ear-pieces, four cellular phones, an Amazon tablet, an assortment of jewellery, a Guyana Passport, local and foreign currencies and other items were found in the vehicle.The car in which the men were nabbed while attempting to cross the DHBThe men were escorted to the La Grange Police Station where moments later, a report was made of a robbery, which occurred at Canal Number One Polder, another West Bank village.The victims visited the Police Station where they positively identified the stolen items.The Police in a release stated that the regular presence of ranks at the western end of the DHB has been very successful, since a number of persons have been arrested and charged with gun and ammunition possession, and other offences.Moreover, the Police maintained that there has been a decrease in serious crimes in the West Demerara-East Bank Essequibo region as a result of the initiative.last_img read more

first_imgWales closure– as High Court still to hear severance matterSome four months have passed since counsel for the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Ashton Chase, SC, compiled and filed documents for the matter regarding the non-payment of severance packages to hundreds of sugar workers to be called up at the High Court. While the reasons for the delay in the commencement of court proceedings remain unclear, GAWU General Secretary Seepaul Narine feels many of the workers who were attached to the Wales Sugar Estate are left to face life with depleted finances.Narine told Guyana Times earlier this week that the Union has yet to receive word from the courts pertaining to the delay. “We are waiting on the Judge to affix a date for the hearing. It’s a few months now and we are disappointed that the court is taking such a long time. We have no indication as to why it’s taking so long and why the matter is not up for hearing as yet and people are there, they’re not having work. They’re just wondering; they’re in the wilderness,” observed the GAWU General Secretary.Over the years, GAWU has filed a number of court actions but according to the Union representative, it is not a usual occurrence that cases take such lengthy periods of time before it’s called up for hearings, whether at the preliminary stage or for full trials.“It is not normal for matters to take so long; we don’t know what is the reason. We would all like [the case to be heard] immediately. Workers are being affected and it’s in the interest of all to get it called,” the GAWU General Secretary pointed out.GAWU President Komal Chand had told Guyana Times in May that many workers were at that time, depending on the outstanding payments to make investments for their future.“It’s bothersome as the people are depending on their money to see how they could work on their future endeavours,” Chand highlighted on May 21.While several workers had their service transferred to Uitvlugt Sugar Estate, the remaining workers were promised severance payments, some since December 2016 and others by February 2017. However, it was at a community-level meeting between Wales residents and several Government Ministers, including Agriculture Minister Noel Holder, that Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan told the gathering that Government had no money to pay the severance to which the workers are entitled. Some former workers informed this publication on Saturday that senior officials at the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) are reportedly still operating out of their offices at the Wales Estate. However, much of the equipment, including the cane gantry has been reportedly transferred to the Uitvlugt Estate.The Wales Estate Closure was rationalised by Government as a cost-saving measure due to billions of dollars that was allocated to the declining sugar industry. Since then, the scaling down of other estates across the country has been announced. Many stakeholders had however called for social impact studies to be carried out to assess how communities across the sugar belt would be affected with sure closures. Some estimates have pegged a figure of some 10,000 sugar workers being directly affected by estate closures, in addition to their family members and the local economies that depend on the sugar industry. (Samuel Sukhnandan)last_img read more

first_imgThe B.C. residents will soon have the opportunity to participate in a tele-town hall. Starting April 26, Minister of Finance Kevin Flacon and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom are welcoming the public to partake in a series of regionally based telephone town halls. The Harmonized Sales Tax will be the focus of these phone calls. The town halls are a unique opportunity for the general public to talk directly with government ministers and offer suggestions on how the HST can be improved. – Advertisement -Citizens will receive a phone call in the early evening of their regional town hall. If interested in participating, they can stay on the line and follow the instructions of the recorded message.The town hall in the Peace River area will take place Wednesday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. More information on the tele-town halls can be found at the government of B.C.’s  HST website.  Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgPistone Mutamba scored twice for Wazito coming in between Ezekiel Odera and Isuza’s goals.Wazito were reduced to 10 men three minutes into the second half after Brian Ayacko was sent to the showers after a second yellow card.The victory took the 13-time KPL champions to 13 points, three shy of arch rivals and leaders Gor Mahia FC.It was yet another high scoring, come-from-behind defeat after they came from 3-1 down over the weekend to beat Mathare United 4-3 at the same venue.Head coach Dennis Kitambi picked up his third consecutive victory in charge since stepping into the suspended Robert Matano’s boots, and he has continually shown he can step up to the plate if called upon on a permanent basis.AFC Leopards went the break tied at 1-1, and it was probably a relieving result having lost an early penalty and Wazito going ahead courtesy of Mutamba’s goal.Ingwe had the bulk of the first few chances of the game, first Brian Marita attempting his luck with a shot from distance after a counter attack which however went wide.Two minutes later, Whyvonne Isuza should have done better with a lone header at the edge of the six yard box after being left isolated by the Wazito defense, Marita’s cross landing graciously on his path.-Odera penalty miss-On the quarter hour mark, Ingwe was presented with an opportunity to break the deadlock from the penalty spot after Emmanuel Tienan was adjudged to have brought down Odera as the two attempted to attack a cross from Simon Mburu.However, Odera could not convert after taking responsibility on himself, Wazito keeper Philip Odhiambopushing away the ball with one arm.Ten minutes later, AFC were punished for that miss when the lanky Mutamba rose in the middle of a forest of Ingwe markers to head home from a Joachim Omollo free kick.But, despite going down, AFC still dictated the tempo of the game but could not get the chances at goal with Wazito defending well and in numbers.The home side had two chances back to back in the 41st minute, but none could take them back on level terms. First, Salim Abdallah’s header from Marita’s corner went straight to the keeper.Almost immediately, Odera couldn’t get a decent header after keeper Odhiambo missed the ball going for a Mburu long through, instead brushing the ball over.However, Odera made amends four minutes later when he levelled matters with an easily taken overhead kick after Marvin Nabwire brought down into his path a cross from Yussuf Mainge.Three minutes into the second half, the stars seemed to have aligned in AFC’s favour when Ayacko was sent to the dressing room after a second yellow card for a sinister foul on Mburu who had produced some silk skill to lift the ball over him.From the resultant free-kick, AFC went ahead when Whyvonne Isuza headed the ball into an empty net when Odera beat keeper Philip Odhiambo to the ball from Mburu’s delivery.Ingwe’s joy was short lived however when Mutamba restored parity, coming to the end of a swift counter attack with Joe Waithira breaking away and cutting back the ball for Mutamba to score.Once again, Ouna’s charges coiled back to a disciplined defensive shape, frustrating AFC to the bare minimum of chances.In the 78th minute however, they were found off their feet when David Oswe brought down Nabwire inside the box after a swiftly taken throw-in, referee George Mwai pointing straight to the spot much to the disgust of Wazito players.However, keeper Odhiambo stepped up, punching away Majid’s effort from 12 yards out.But Isuza wiped away Ingwe’s blushes when he struck low inside the box after Nabwire chested down and laid up for him a cross from Ezekiel Odera.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards fans cheering their team. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 14- Whyvonne Isuza struck twice as AFC Leopards overcame two penalty misses to beat 10-man Wazito FC 3-2 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday to move second in the Kenyan Premier League standings, on a day they are celebrating their 54th birthday.Isuza’s second goal with seven minutes remaining came in barely five minutes after Victor Majid had missed a penalty for AFC, one that would have taken them 3-2 up. Ingwe had also missed a first half penalty with Ezekiel Odera seeing his kick saved.last_img read more

first_img1 Adrien Rabiot Tottenham have made a move to sign Paris Saint-Germain’s highly-rated midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to reports in Italy.Italian newspaper Il Tempo is claiming Spurs’ technical director Franco Baldini has made the France Under-21 international one of the club’s top targets when the transfer window re-opens in January.Rabiot only signed a new deal with PSG back in October as his contract was set to expire at the end of the season, but reports suggest that was down to the French side wanting a bigger fee for him in the New Year and hinting they would not stand in his way if he wanted to leave.The 19-year-old has failed to secure a regular first-team place under Laurent Blanc this season and would relish the chance to showcase his talents in England.Arsenal and Roma have also been linked with a move for Rabiot, but it now seems like Tottenham are in pole position to clinch his signature.last_img read more

first_imgDonegal’s politicians will be getting into the driving seat this Friday as they participate in the “Donegal’s Best at the Driving Test” competition, one of the events taking place as part of the Swilly Group Relay for Life Fun Day.A large crowd is expected on the day with the “Battle of the Politician” attracting a lot of attention and some heavy betting at the bookies.Already confirmed are Padraig MacLochlainn TD Sinn Fein, Joe McHugh TD Fine Gael, Charlie McConalogue TD Fianna Fail, Dr James McDaid former TD Fianna Fail and Dessie Larkin Fianna Fail County Councillor and Letterkenny Town Mayor. Add to this, representatives of some of Donegal’s leading businesses with such people as Enda Nichols of Arena 7 with more adding their names to the bill. Entries are still being taken for all events on the day.A renowned Donegal political commentator has said that not for many years have we seen candidates of such calibre going head to head for a single prize, this is no 5 seat constituency!!The Swilly Group have decided to put up a separate award for Donegal’s best Political Driver, one of Mary’s homemade Sheppard’s pies. But we’re sure the entrants will be hungry to take home both the overall and political award.As part of a fund raising day, the staff and students of the Letterkenny based training company, the Swilly Group, are running what promises to be an action packed “Relay for Life” fun day on Friday 10th May from 10am to 4pm. Everyone is welcome on the day and invited to participate in one of the 5 events taking place. As well as the driving test event, there will be 4 other events taking place on the day to help raise funds for the Relay for Life cause. The Swilly Group team will be operating the “Drive me Crazy” obstacle course to the rear of the building.Participants will get an opportunity to demonstrate their driving skills inside a closed environment and receive an overall score for their efforts. This event may provide the definitive answer to the questions “Are women really better drivers than the men”?The Swilly Group will have a number of their driving school dual controlled Lorries available on the day if you want to have a go at driving a lorry. This will be in an enclosed area under the supervision of one of their senior ADIs.You can also have your car washed and a basic check done on the fluid levels. At 1pm there will be a charity walk leaving the Swilly Group Building up business park road, down by the hospital, down DeValera Road, past Oatfield, up Gortlee and back to the Swilly Group Building. The walk will last around 30 minutes and is just less than 3 km (mostly downhill).Tea Coffee and Scones, kindly prepared and served by the students from the Swilly Group Healthcare and Childcare courses, will be served all day as the events are taking place. If you would like to participate in any of the events, come a long on the day and you will not be disappointed. For pre booking call the Swilly Group offices on (074) 91 51212 or email Karl at karl@swillygroup.com. As Noel would say himself “Don’t say you weren’t tould”!IT’S ‘WHEELY’ A BIT OF FUN AS DONEGAL POLITICIANS PUT TO THE TEST! was last modified: May 8th, 2013 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:Driving testpoliticiansRelay for Lifelast_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL have been beaten by Monaghan in Castleblaney today, wasting ten second half wides to kill off the game and losing 1-10 to 1-09 to an injury time winner from the home side.Rory Gallagher’s side have lost four in a row – but their better score difference means they will now play Dublin in the Allianz League Semi-Final.Donegal had led here by three points at half-time and were seven points up at one stage in that half. Monaghan stormed back to tie the game for the first time with five minutes to go and in the last minute appeared to have gone into the lead but a Kieran Hughes free from 20 metres was waved wide by the umpire.However their winner did come – and it came three minutes into injury time from Colin Walshe to send the home crowd wild.Donegal hit just two scores in the second half, one from a free, and players were repeatedly turned over by a Monaghan side wanting to avoid relegation to Division 2.The home side had rattled off three points late in the first half to narrow the gap after Rory Gallagher’s side appeared to be cruising. Donegal had led 1-04 to no score with Martin McElhinney netting in the 20th minute.But Monaghan found the net themselves a minute later through Daniel McKenna.Donegal added three more points, with McKenna adding to his score, to lead 1-06 to 1-01.However Monaghan narrowed the gap to two points with a minute left of the first half.But Patrick McBrearty got a crucial score just before the break to give Donegal a three point margin 1-07 to 1-04. Monaghan were much the better team after the break, stayed within touching distance of Donegal before drawing level – and taking that injury time winner.DONEGAL BEATEN BY DEFIANT MONAGHAN, BUT THROUGH TO SEMI-FINAL was last modified: April 3rd, 2016 by John2Share 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:CastleblaneydonegalMonaghanlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The sculpture itself would consist of three abstract flowing forms intended to “lift an eternal spirit of duty up toward the sky,” according to the artist in his written proposal. Along with the fountain, paving and stone work, the project is estimated to cost about $300,000, said Deputy City Manager Kathy Matsumoto. While Fine Arts Commissioner Barry Rabbitt called many of the proposals outstanding, he said Russell’s came closest to capturing the commission’s vision. However, no final decision will be made until later this year. “We wanted something that was uplifting and that showed our admiration, respect, honor and pride for those that have served,” he said. CERRITOS – Proposals for a new veterans memorial were diverse in material and design. Rusted steel. Stacked blue glass. Arches rising out of mosaic representations of the five branches of the U.S. military. Suggestions for titles were as bold: Blazing Star. Rites of Passage. Faces of Remembrance. Freedom. But one proposal for the much-talked about memorial to honor Cerritos veterans seemed to strike the right note among the members of the Cerritos Fine Arts and Historical Commission. The only proposal to be submitted without a title, James T. Russell’s stainless steel sculpture, would rise from an 18-foot circular, granite foundation containing a 20-foot reflecting pool and fountain. “We wanted something that veterans still with us will be proud of and something that will give uplifting pride to families that have lost” a loved one in war. Eleven artists from throughout the country were solicited by the commission to submit proposals. They sent in 15 renderings. “Most of the messages were rather heartwarming in that they take to heart the admiration people had for the veterans,” said commissioner and former Mayor Barry Rabbitt. “People tried to express honor and dignity through art.” Commissioners also were looking for a piece that could blend well with the city’s modern decor. “Art is in the eye of the beholder,” Rabbitt said. “It’s about how it makes you feel.” Whatever proposal is finally selected, Rabbitt hopes it will include the engraved names of local veterans. The commission will make a final decision Nov. 15. It will then present the recommendation to the City Council in mid-November or early December, Matsumoto said. “I think the commission is working really hard to get this done, and we are very hopeful that this will be completed for next Veterans Day in 2006,” she added.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more