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  • PBA: Magnolia clobbers NLEX in Govs’ Cup debut

    first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Magnolia played without star guard Paul Lee who’s in Indonesia representing the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games but got a big boost from Mark Barroca, PJ Simon, and Bambam Gamalinda.Barroca finished with 13 points while Simon had 12 points under his name with Gamalinda, usually a substitute player in the previous conferences, had 10 points in his starting job.The Hotshots’ main man, however, was Romeo Travis who finished with 21 points and 13 boards.Oluseyi Ashaolu finished with 21 points and nine rebounds to lead the Road Warriors. ADVERTISEMENT View comments The Hotshots opened the floodgates as early as the first quarter building a 31-12 lead and never looked back.Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero said defense was their main priority in facing the Road Warriors who were on a tear in their first two games averaging 113 points per outing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Before this game we prepared hard for NLEX’ offense, and the battle cry was our defense versus their offense,” said Victolero. “We wanted to limit them under 90 points and I’m proud of my players for their defense and we were able to limit them.”“This was an overall team effort, we started strong, and the chemistry was there.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Magnolia started off its conference with a bang after steamrolling NLEX, 102-72, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Divine Wally claims Asian Games bronze in wushu Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

  • 14-year-old, fisherman charged

    first_imgBusinesswoman’s murderSays after confessing to beating a 56-year-old Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD) businesswoman to death, a 14-year-old boy was on Tuesday charged, along with his 24-year-old accomplice, for the murder.The two murder accused being escorted out of the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morningThe duo appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court to face the joint charge.The teenager and his accomplice, Devanand Rampersaud, a fisherman of Rosignol, West Bank Berbice, were not required to plead to the indictable charge, which was read to them in-camera by Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul.Rampersaud was remanded to the Camp Street Prison, while the 14-year-old mastermind was sent to the Juvenile Holding Centre in Sophia. They will make their next court appearance on November 14 when the matter will be called at the Mahaicony Magistrate’s Court.The lifeless body of Bibi Nesha Shairoon, of Lot 6 Novar, Mahaicony, was found by her nephew on October 17 with her hands and feet bound.The two suspects on Saturday evening reportedly gave a detailed statement to detectives on how they committed the murder. The duo allegedly admitted to beating the woman in her head with a frying pan.It was reported that after the duo entered the woman’s house, she put up a fight and was struck to the head repeatedly with the frying pan. She subsequently fainted.The 14-year-old boy, who was apparently in tears as he was being escorted out of the courtroom in shackles on Tuesday morning, was reportedly familiar with the woman’s home as he worked with her, cleaning her yard and performing other labour duties. It was reported that on the night of the murder, the teenager told the fisherman that he had a job for them to complete and was taken to the woman’s house. From reports received, the teenager had gone to the woman’s house earlier in the night and removed several boards to gain access to the home. After reaching the woman’s house between 23:00h and midnight, the teenager crawled into the house through the opening and opened the back door for the other suspect to enter. The woman was reportedly sitting on a chair in her bedroom and upon realising that she was still awake, the bandits confronted her, demanding money.Shairoon reportedly handed over a bag containing $300,000 and asked them to spare her life, but they were not satisfied and proceeded to tie her up, but she put up a fight in the process. It was at this point, she was struck to the head with the frying pan. After killing the woman, the duo told investigators, they left the scene and split the loot. The elder of the two suspects then allegedly returned to Berbice to pay his debt to a drug dealer. The teenager was, however, arrested a few hours after the woman’s body was found with her hands and feet bound and mouth gagged. The second suspect was arrested one day after Police received information about his whereabouts and his possible involvement in the murder.last_img read more

  • PPP GECOM Commissioners slam continued foot-dragging

    first_imgGeneral and Regional Elections…say despite urgency, GECOM “moving further away from elections”…proposal for producing ID cards has maximum 140-day timeframeFollowing another afternoon in meeting, Opposition-nominated Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Commissioners contended that their time was spent on further fruitless discussions, with no decision as to the way forward being made.GECOM Commissioner Sase GunrajImmediately after Tuesday’s statutory meeting, Opposition-nominated Commissioner Sase Gunraj gave some insight into what was discussed. According to Gunraj, the production of identification (ID) cards was placed on the agenda. However, he said that these proposals could delay elections by months.“Wasted day… we are nowhere closer to the decisions of holding elections. We sat down and dealt with lots of irrelevant discussions, I believe, to holding credible elections in a timely manner. We have failed to come to any meaningful discussions. The proposals that are coming are all very lengthy processes”.“We’re hearing about production of ID cards now. The smallest timeframe provided by secretariat is 92 days. And it goes all the way to 140 days. While those are overlapping events, those are things that will take a long time. And all the courts have spoken about the necessity of elections. I don’t believe we have to worry about the issue of production of ID cards at this time,” Gunraj said.Asked directly if Jamaica is a potential location for producing the ID cards, Gunraj did not confirm or deny. There was also no decision on cross matching House-to-House data. According to Gunraj, a timeframe for Claims and Objections was not even discussed.Commissioner Robeson BennThis is despite Chairperson Claudette Singh ordering that extended Claims and Objections will follow the production of a Preliminary List of Electors, after she had made the decision to quash House-to-House registration last week.Meanwhile, Commissioner Robeson Benn did not mince words as he criticised the meeting for not being fruitful. He made it clear that he considered today’s meeting a waste of time and more attempts at foot-dragging.“There are no updates. There is no appetite in my view at GECOM for the holding of elections. Every ruse, every resort, every stratagem is being employed to further delay elections,” Benn said.According to his counterpart Bibi Shadick, GECOM was moving further away from elections. However, Government-nominated Commissioner Vincent Alexander contended that these are necessary steps before timelines can be laid down.Govt Commissioner Vincent Alexander“The discussions are ongoing. They are centred around things that are very technical. Decisions have not yet been made. We have not finalised timelines. We’re trying to settle some principles. Once those are settled, then we’ll define timelines based on proposals from the secretariat”.GECOM’s next meeting is scheduled for Friday at 11:00h. It will be the latest in a long line of meetings at GECOM that have seemingly led nowhere. Last week, it had been revealed by Shadick that a team from GECOM, which included Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Myers and the Information Technology Manager, were in Jamaica observing the process of cross matching fingerprints. It has subsequently been reported that printing ID cards in Jamaica is being considered.She had explained that they have to return, after which, Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield will prepare a plan proposing the timeframe to merge the data with the register. According to Shadick, this plan would have been discussed by the Commission and if necessary, further decisions will be taken.Reports indicate that during the House-to-House exercise, the only political party that supervised the enumerators was the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was not even invited.The fact that the data was obtained at a time when the PPP played no part in supervising the enumerators has long been cited by the party as reason to doubt the credibility of the exercise and the possible contamination of the entire National Register of Registrars.last_img read more

  • Critics dumping on landfill merger

    first_imgGRANADA HILLS – Neighborhood activists worry the merger of two Sunshine Canyon Landfills into a megadump could draw tons of unwanted trash from outside the region if county officials agree to a last-minute request by dump operators. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the merger on a 3-2 vote in June, allowing Browning Ferris Industries to operate two side-by-side landfills – one in county unincorporated land, one in city land – as a single operation. Today the board will vote on details of a new land-use permit. But landfill owner, Browning Ferris Industries, has been pushing county officials to remove a condition in the permit that prohibits the company from taking trash originating outside Los Angeles County. City officials added that prohibition in 1999, when they approved an expansion and cleared the way for the joint city-county dump. Activists worry that if BFI gets its way, the landfill could become a magnet for trash companies that are located outside Southern California – and even the state – that don’t have as strict air pollution controls on their trucks. Councilman Greig Smith said he does not want the county to overrule the city’s hard-fought rule. But BFI District Manager Greg Loughnane said the policy doesn’t make sense, especially because Los Angeles County now sends 8,000 tons per day of garbage to Orange and Riverside counties and plans to rail-haul its garbage to Imperial County starting in 2013. “When counties start imposing restrictions on things when in fact their waste streams go to other counties. it’s inconsistent,” BFI District Manager Greg Loughnane said. The County Counsel’s Office has also questioned whether the county can legally stop BFI from taking trash from outside the county, but the supervisors have so far said they want the new permit to match the city’s strict standards. The proposed land-use permit has been in the works for more than two years as BFI and opponents fought over rules and regulations at what will be one of the nation’s largest landfills. kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want 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

  • Gor paired with SuperSport United in Confederation Cup

    first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia players walking out of the pitch during half time during their Kenyan Premier League match against Kariobangi Sharks on February 25, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 21 –Kenyan champions Gor Mahia were paired with South African club SuperSport United in the CAF Confederation Cup play-off round following a draw conducted on Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt.Gor, who were relegated to Africa’s second best club competition after being eliminated by Esperance of Tunisia in the CAF Champions League first round, will host the first leg between April 6 and 8 with the return leg scheduled 10 days later away in South Africa. The winner of this clash will earn a ticket to the prestigious group stages.-Developing story-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Boca part ways with coach after Copa Libertadores loss

    first_img0Shares0000Boca Juniors announced that Guillermo Barros Schelotto will no longer be their coach © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Dec 14 – Boca Juniors announced Friday it was parting ways with coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto in the aftermath of the painful Copa Libertadores final defeat to fierce Buenos Aires rivals River Plate.“Though the pain and sadness have not yet gone, we understand that the best thing for Boca is a change, to start the year with a new coach,” Boca president Daniel Angelici told reporters in the Argentine capital. Alongside the Boca chief, Barros Schelotto said that “beyond the pain of not having won the cup, I’m going with peace of mind of having given everything”.Barros Schelotto, a former Boca player, has managed the side for the past three seasons.It is not known who will replace the 45-year-old, although Angelici admitted that there were “many names” being mentioned as successor.“I want to thank Guillermo and his coaching staff for fighting to the last in the Copa Libertadores,” said Angelici.“Everything possible was done to achieve something that in this country is not valued, that is to reach a final.”Under his guidance, Boca won the last two Argentine championships but losing to River in a violence-tainted final has plunged the club into gloom.River won the two-legged final 5-3 on aggregate after the second leg was moved more than 6,000 miles (9656 kilometres) away to Madrid to avoid a repeat of the fan violence that forced the postponement of the first leg.The delayed second leg was played at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium after the original game was postponed following an attack by River fans on the Boca team bus.Several Boca players needed hospital treatment for eye injuries caused by glass shards and others said they suffered from smoke inhalation outside River’s Monumental Stadium.The first leg at Boca’s Bombonera stadium had finished 2-2. But despite losing home advantage for the second leg, River prevailed 3-1 after extra time in Madrid.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • ATHLETICS: NW REGIONAL SQUAD DAY

    first_imgNorth West Regional  Squad Day Events – Hammer, High Jump and Sprint Hurdles  Where – Tir Chonaill  A.C.  facility/Abbey Voc. School, Donegal Town When – Saturday – 20th October 2012  Time 11am – 2.30pm    Invited – athletes and their coaches in the 14+ age groups Coaches/facilitators –Garet Moffett,  Hammer; currently coaching a number of nationally ranked hammer throwers –on his 3rd visit to the North WestSharon Foley,  High Jump –  former National HJ record holder – 1.87m and World IAAF competitorEamon Harvey, sprint/hurdles – former Olympic Coach and coach to numerous International athletes. Currently R.D.O. for the North West region Content of day 11.00 -12.30 – Coaching technique/recognising and correcting faults/video analysis 1.15 – 2.30  – Workshop on General and Specific Winter conditioning programme for the young athlete ref. Throws/Hammer; Jumps/High Jump and Speed /sprint hurdles Cost – €5 – includes light refreshments/ bring own lunch Applications should be forwarded to Eamon Harvey,North West,RDO, eamon@athleticsireland.ie or 087 2797548 Gareth Moffett, Hammer Coach, requests that all athletes that possess their own hammers bring same – maybe by return indicate if you are bringing a HammerIf the day is not favourable High Jump and Sprints/hurdles groups will work inside during the practical sessionsIf you have not indicated that you or your athletes wish to attend please do so by return.    ATHLETICS: NW REGIONAL SQUAD DAY was last modified: October 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ATHLETICS: NW REGIONAL SQUAD DAYlast_img read more

  • IN PICTURES: DONEGAL’S WIN OVER KERRY AT MacCUMHAILL PARK

    first_imgThat was a sore one! www.donegaldaily.comPICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL got back to winning ways in Ballybofey on Sunday afternoon.But how sad to see the Kingdom sink so low.The Kerrymen were never at the races as Jim McGuinness’s side strolled to an easy nine point win. All smiles at the end – www.donegaldaily.com From showman to snowman! Colm McFadden battles Kerry – and the elements All smiles in Ballybofey www.donegaldaily.com Murphy and McFadden in Ballybofey www.donegaldaily.com  Going for the point www.donegaldaily.com Who’s that coming over the Hill? www.donegaldaily.com It’s cold dad! Donegal have it all wrapped up! www.donegaldaily.com Fans in all weathers! www.donegaldaily.com Battling all the way in Ballybofey www.donegaldaily.com Enjoying Donegal’s victory www.donegaldaily.comA walk in the park for Donegal and their fans www.donegaldaily.com “The rugby was yesterday”!!! www.donegaldaily.com What’s the story Rory?….about ten points boss! Over and out for Kieran   IN PICTURES: DONEGAL’S WIN OVER KERRY AT MacCUMHAILL PARK was last modified: March 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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

  • OUTRAGE AS THIRD AU PAIR REVEALS SHE WAS TREATED LIKE ‘SLAVE’ BY FAMILY

    first_imgANOTHER young au pair has come forward to say she was treated in slave-like conditions by a couple living in Letterkenny.The young woman was expected to do all sorts of jobs during her 70 hour week for just €65.The 17 year old French woman was forced to climb out of a window because of the way she was being treated by the family she was staying with.The young lady is the THIRD au pair who has been forced to flee the house in recent weeks. Another Australian woman and also an Italian woman were also forced to leave their positions after claiming they were being mistreated by the family who are foreign nationals.All the young women claimed they were given very little to eat and were forced to work for more than 70 hours for just €65 a week plus bed and boarding.Local businesswoman Karen McGlinchey told the Shaun Doherty Show on Highland Radio that a local businessman found the girl at the bus station after she had fled the house.The girl is currently at the hostel which belongs to her sister Adrienne. Karen said the woman was given very little to eat and was even shown a video of how to clean carpets and other duties expected of her.OUTRAGE AS THIRD AU PAIR REVEALS SHE WAS TREATED LIKE ‘SLAVE’ BY FAMILY was last modified: June 27th, 2014 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:au pairdonegalletterkennyOutragelast_img read more

  • Already Epic 100 Meters Lineup Adds More Firepower

    first_img“We’ve never had a sub-10 second 100 meters at the Drake Relays and we’re proud to be bringing seven athletes who are more than capable of achieving that to Drake Stadium,” Boldon said. Ameer Webb was fifth in the 200 meters at the 2017 World Championships and a 200-meter semifinalist at the 2016 Olympics and the 2017 USA Champion in the event. In the 100 meters, he has finished as fast as 9.94. The men’s 100 meters is scheduled for 2:56 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Tickets for the Saturday session and all sessions are available at DrakeTix.com Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The previously announced men’s invitational 100 meters got even better today as Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, announced two new competitors recently added to the field for the 2018 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. Ujah was the 2017 Diamond League champion in the event and owns a personal best of 9.96 and a 4×100-meter relay World Championship for his native Great Britain in 2017. He is the youngest British sprinter to finish faster than 10 seconds. The pair of additions replaces the previously announced Jarrion Lawson and BeeJay Lee who pulled out of the competition. For more on the other six competitors in the men’s invitational 100 meters, click here. Of the eight competitors, seven have shattered the 10-second mark and seven have made Olympic appearances with De Grasse owning three Olympic medals. C.J. Ujah and Ameer Webb will race a field that includes Andre De Grasse, Isiah Young, Mike Rodgers, Jak Ali Harvey, Kemar Hyman and Brandon Carnes.last_img read more