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  • Moultrie’s 37 powers NLEX to slump-ending win over Phoenix in OT

    first_imgPBA IMAGESBIÑAN — NLEX built an early 19-point lead but still needed to fend off Phoenix in the overtime period to take the 120-115 victory Friday in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Alonte Sports Arena here.Arnett Moultrie uncorked 37 points, 17 rebounds, and eight assists for the Road Warriors, who finally got a breakthrough win in the second conference after dropping their first three outings.ADVERTISEMENT The Road Warriors got their running game in the first half as the lead swelled to as high as 19, 51-32.Phoenix then rampaged back with Jason Perkins tying the score at 102 in the final 41.3 seconds.Moultrie reclaimed the lead back for NLEX, 104-102, with a slam in the last 24.8 ticks, but James White cleaned up Perkins’ miss to force overtime with 5.1 seconds remaining.Moultrie missed his final drive as the game went to overtime.Matthew Wright led Phoenix with 31 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, while James White got 19 points and 11 boards in the loss.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Alex Mallari also came up big in the extra frame, firing five of his 13 points on top of his four assists, while JR Quiñahan had 16 on a perfect 3-of-3 shooting from downtown.NLEX opened OT with a 9-2 run for a 113-106 edge with 3:12 left as it found its stroke from the outside and drained three of its 13 triples in the last five minutes.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“We needed this win badly,” said coach Yeng Guiao. “It’s like we’re starting to learn how to win again. We felt like we forgot how to win.“We had a good lead almost throughout the game, but we lost it in the last four minutes. Of course, that’s disappointing, but a win is still a win.” Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The defeat sent the Fuel Masters to an even 2-2 card.The Scores:NLEX 120 — Moultrie 37, Quiñahan 16, Mallari 13, Fonacier 11, Ravena 9, Miranda 8, Baguio 7, Soyud 7, Tiongson 5, Rios 4, Monfort 3, Ighalo 0.PHOENIX 115 — Wright 31, White 19, Chan 17, Perkins 15, Revilla 9, Jazul 8, Mendoza 8, Kramer 4, Chua 2, Eriobu 2, Alolino 0, Intal 0, Wilson 0.Quarters: 28-25, 57-43, 78-72, 104-104, 120-115.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filoil: La Salle rolls to fourth straight win with rout of EAC P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

  • MTM Donates to Several Communities

    first_imgMore Than Me (MTM), an American non-governmental organization (NGO), has acquired a brand new ambulance for use in the fight to contain the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).Last week it also donated anti-Ebola items to several communities in and around Monrovia as part of the fight against the outbreak.The donations to six communities including the slum area of West Point is part of MTM’s effort to identify with the residents that are affected by the EVD.MTM says it is on a mission to make sure education and opportunity, not exploitation and poverty, define the lives of the most vulnerable people, especially the future leaders of Liberia.Ms. Krubo Kowah, a social worker at the MTM, on behalf of the founder of the NGO, Madam Katie Meyler, told the beneficiaries that the items presented are to be used in the fight against EVD.Items delivered to residents of the various communities were personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as buckets, Clorox, soaps, food stuffs and other household supplies.Representatives of the communities receiving the items thanked MTM for its support.They also thanked the founder of the organization, Madam Meyler, for the ‘huge’ humanitarian assistance delivered to them.Since Ebola was confirmed in West Point in August 2014, the MTM has partnered with the Ministry of Health (MOH), and others working to break the spread of the virus in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • President says he will be guided by AG

    first_imgDeeds Registry fiascoPresident David Granger has pronounced on the matter brewing between Attorney General (AG) and Legal Affairs Minister, Basil Williams and his predecessor, Anil Nandlall, over the role of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in the appointment of Registrars of the Commercial and Deeds Registry.Anil NandlallWhile he did not comment directly to the issue of the appointment of Attorney Zanna Frank, the Head of State said he will be taking advice from his Attorney General.Both Williams and Nandlall have been fighting tooth and nail over the role of the JSC, which is currently taking a backlash from the AG, for appointing what he said was an unqualified and inexperienced person to the post of Deputy Registrar of the Deeds Registry. Williams raised the issue during a meeting with the press on Monday, and said the role and powers of the JSC needed to be reined in, as it does not have the power to make such appointments. In fact, Williams said the powers given to the JSC were not in the 1980 and 1996 Constitutions and was only passed on during the tenure of the previous People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Administration.On his weekly televised programme, the “Public Interest ” on Thursday, President Granger said he will be advised by his Attorney General; however, he stated that “in most western jurisdictions, there’s a line between the Judiciary and the Executive and the Legislative arms of Government. What the AG has pointed to is that there is a blurring of the line between the Judicial and the Executive branches”.Basil WilliamsWilliams said the powers held by the JSC in this regard will have to be looked at and be quickly removed from the law. He said the Deeds Registry is an autonomous body which falls under the Executive arm of the State, and that the JSC is a part of the Judicial branch.In a most recent response, Nandlall again maintained that the JSC was in the right in its move to appoint.“There is no obligation placed upon the JSC to consult with the AG or any other person in respect of this appointment. Secondly, he alleges that ‘the JSC was acting excessively and out of their jurisdiction’. This contention is incomprehensible.  A tribunal acts in excess of and without jurisdiction if it makes a decision that it has no lawful power to make.”He summarised Article 199 of the Constitution, which he said, clearly vests in the JSC the power to appoint a Deputy Registrar of Deeds.last_img read more

  • ‘Home wrecker’ charged, bailed

    first_imgThe frustrated family of one Kelvin Cupidore decided that they had just about enough and hauled him before the courts of law on Monday morning, after he caused damage to his family’s property which he claimed was a consequence of routine works for Christmas renovation and cleaning.Magistrate Judy Latchman read the charge which stated that the defendant on November 25, 2017, at Guyhoc Gardens, Georgetown, unlawfully and maliciously damaged walls, doors and wares at a private property belonging to Virtual Complainant Pamela Cupidore, valued at $153,000.The defendant sought to explain to the court that he resided in a yard accommodating two houses, one which belonged to his aunt and the other to his immediate family. He continued that since he was the only person residing on the premises at the time, in the process of making preparations for the season, he removed several boards and doors, packed the wares and cleared them out of the way. However, he denied causing any damage.Nevertheless, the evidently angered complainant told the Magistrate that she was sick of her nephew’s “ways” and described him as a nuisance who ‘breaks up the house all the time”.She said that prior to the incident, her nephew had reportedly demanded some cash from her saying that she has to suffer too, since he is presently unemployed and distressed. Another family member also made an appearance before the court to corroborate the complainant’s side of the story.The defendant is a 23-year-old shopkeeper in the interior and has another case before the courts for threatening the mother of his child with a firearm. Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail being granted, but the presiding magistrate opted to release the defendant rather than place him on remand.The case will be called again on December 11, 2017.last_img read more

  • Pharmacy graduates’ careers on hold

    first_img…as internship programme suffers multiple delaysEvery year the University of Guyana (UG) churns out thousands of graduates who successfully complete programmes in various fields which increase their prospects of furthering their careers. However, several students who graduated from the pharmacy programme at the premier tertiary educational institution claim that their lives are at a virtual standstill.This newspaper was recently informed that the 2016 class of prospective pharmacists has been waiting for some months now to commence their internship programme at the Georgetown Public Hospital. This programme is necessary for the students to obtain their licences to practise their craft.Guyana Times understands that the said programme should have commenced in early January. According to information received, the Pharmacy Council was unprepared to facilitate the process. As such, the students were reportedly told to pay the registration fee before February 27 and submit the requisite job application information to the Hospital.This newspaper was informed that the internship was intended to start at a delayed date of March 6, but was yet to commence.“The Pharmacy Council [has] not yet issued a formal letter or email to the registered pharmacy interns stating the date, time and place as to when the internship will start,” a graduate student [name withheld] said.According to the Pharmacy Practitioners Act of 2003, under the Part VI section titled “Pharmacy Interns”, University of Guyana graduates who have completed the Bachelor’s of Science Degree (Pharmacy) must complete an internship programme not less than six months, before obtaining a licence to practice as a professional Pharmacist. The Council has the mandate to approve an appropriate institution at which the students can undertake the six-month programme.Other functions of the Council are to establish, maintain, and develop standards for the practice of pharmacy; and to publish, distribute or disseminate in any manner as the Council thinks fit, literature and information relevant to the pharmacy professions.It is being alleged that the students are being “pushed around” by the Council: “We ask why since the 2003 Act, absolutely nothing has been put in place? Peoples’ graduate lives, livelihood and careers have been messed up!”The students are, hence, calling on Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence to intervene in order for them to earn a living. On Monday, Guyana Times attempted to get a response from Minister Lawrence, but was unsuccessful as her mobile was switched off.Nevertheless, the students have requested to be financially compensated for the “unnecessary delay”.“We have spent four years of our lives studying hard to be pharmacists, because we have a passion for healthcare provision. The Pharmacy Council, by their unconscionable delay, has prevented better health provision being provided to those patients in need of health care,” Guyana Times was told.last_img read more

  • Exclusive – Former Liverpool star issues trophy warning to Rodgers after Chelsea defeat

    first_imgBolo Zenden believes Liverpool fans may turn on Brendan Rodgers if he doesn’t start delivering silverware soon.Having recovered from a poor start to the season, the Reds have been in excellent form in recent weeks and pushed Chelsea all the way in their two-legged League Cup semi-final tie.But they were unable to find a way past the Premier League leaders, eventually succumbing to a 2-1 aggregate defeat, and Zenden claims the pressure is building on Rodgers to bring trophy success to the Merseyside club.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Anfield ace said: “The way Liverpool have been playing lately has been fantastic. Obviously the fans are far more happy now than they were at the beginning of the season, but Liverpool and the fans are always looking for the team not just to win games but to get themselves to a final and win a trophy.“If there is a [trophy] drought it could start working against Brendan Rodgers.”Zenden feels Liverpool are at a disadvantage to the rest of the Premier League big guns due to a lack of experience in their ranks.And that could prove costly for Rodgers, according to the Dutchman.“If you look at his team, there is a lot of youngsters, a lot of prospects. His average team the other day was 24, I believe,” he said.“It is a young team and when you look at the other teams they have a lot of experience in there. It is a different ball game if you have that [experience] in your team.”last_img read more

  • Pellegrini targets attacking revolution at West Ham

    first_imgThe Hammers opted not to keep David Moyes after his short-term contract ended following the final game of a Premier League season which saw West Ham pull away from the relegation zone and finish 13th under the Scot.Pellegrini led City to the Premier League title in 2014, reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2016 and also won two League Cups during his three-year spell in Manchester.Winning the title with West Ham might be a bridge too far, but the 64-year-old has set his sights on producing an entertaining team capable of exciting fans frustrated by their club’s struggles in recent years.“I think that West Ham had a difficult season last season and I hope that next season we are going to play football that will delight the fans,” Pellegrini said.“I always play attacking football and we must try to reach important targets in the season.”Angry about West Ham’s move from their historic Upton Park stadium to the London Stadium two years ago, supporters launched furious protests against co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan during a home defeat against Burnley, invading the pitch and throwing missiles at the directors’ box.Pellegrini hopes he can unify the club by signing players who can implement his preferred brand of football.“I think West Ham has a very good team. I know all of the players and I saw most of the games that they played last season,” Pellegrini said.“So I am sure that, with the players we have in this moment in the squad, and bringing maybe another four or five players in, we are going to have a strong team.“I am excited about this project. I know that this league is very good and it’s not easy to do it.“But I think that working all together with the owners, the technical staff and the fans, we have an important power and can think about reaching important targets for the season.”Sullivan hailed Pellegrini’s track record with City — where his team scored 151 goals in all competitions in the 2013-14 season — as crucial to his chances of ushering in a new era of success at the London Stadium.“He is one of the world’s most respected football coaches and we look forward to working with him,” Sullivan said.“It was important that we appointed someone with knowledge and experience of the Premier League, who already has an understanding — not only of the teams and players we face — but of West Ham United and our ambitions.“Manuel brings a reputation for attacking football and getting the best out of his players. We believe he will attract new talent to the London Stadium as well as improving the current squad.”Pellegrini coached at Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga in Spain.In his lone season at Madrid in 2009-10, Pellegrini failed to win a trophy and was sacked to make way for Jose Mourinho’s arrival after finishing second to Barcelona in La Liga.Pellegrini was in charge when Real signed Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso, but he blamed the club’s obsession with superstars for stopping him building a cohesive team.He left City in June 2016, to be succeeded by Pep Guardiola, but was soon back in work at Hebei.Despite being under contract through to the end of 2018 and with a reported release clause of $7 million, Hebei confirmed on Saturday that Pellegrini had left his role.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is the new boss at West Ham © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, May 22 – Manuel Pellegrini has promised to unleash an attacking revolution at West Ham after the Chilean was named as the Premier League club’s new manager on Tuesday.Former Manchester City boss Pellegrini left his role with Hebei China Fortune over the weekend and flew to London to seal his return to the English top-flight on a three-year contract.last_img read more

  • GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO ‘GET REAL’ ON MORTGAGE DISTRESS – DOHERTY

    first_imgSpeaking in tonight’s Sinn Féin Private Members’ Motion on Mortgage Distress and Social Housing Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson has said it is time for the government to “get involved and get real” on mortgage distress.“Since this government came to power they have promised action but the figures speak for themselves. One in four mortgage holders in this state is in distress. 115 mortgage holders are falling into distress every day.“Tonight Sinn Fein showed as we have for years how an alternative more direct government approach is needed. “The failure of the government to adopt such an approach has added to the crisis.“The first concrete action the government must take is to revisit the Personal Insolvency Act and remove the final say from the lenders. As long as the lenders have a veto there is little reason for them to seek fair compromises.“Sinn Féin are calling for ‘independent agreements on mortgage distress’ to be decided by ‘a mortgage restructuring panel’ appointed by the Minister. This panel would be empowered to act as an arbitrator with the authorisation to impose on both parties agreements aimed at prioritising the protection of the family home.“In short, it is time for the government to get involved and get real.”  GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO ‘GET REAL’ ON MORTGAGE DISTRESS – DOHERTY was last modified: February 20th, 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) Tags:GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO ‘GET REAL’ ON MORTGAGE DISTRESS – DOHERTYlast_img read more

  • STUDENT ‘EDITED TRANSACTIONS’ TO STEAL MORE THAN €4,000 FROM ANIMAL HOSPITAL

    first_imgA young student who was working in a vet’s practice stole more than €4,000 on 77 different occasions.Money was taken from till on 77 different occasions.Conor Byrne managed to by-pass the till system at the Animal Hospital in Lurgybrack, Letterkenny, Co Donegal between May, 2009 and December 2010. Byrne, 23, was ‘editing transactions’ so it appeared that the takings at the practise was never out.However, after a period of time the owner of the practice Gerard Roarty noticed that the profit margin was dropping.He alerted Gardai who carried out a full investigation into the case.Garda Greg Regan said he contacted VetSCOPE who operated the tilling system at the hospital and Byrne, of Drumdoit, Castlefin, was interviewed.He made a full admission when confronted about the thefts which amounted to €4,064.48.Letterkenny District Court heard from Byrne’s solicitor Pat Fahey that his client had suffered a brain tumour and was hard of hearing.He said that greed had got the better of him and the more he got away with the thefts, the more he carried out.He said he was now a student at Sheffield University studying Radiotherapy and one of the reasons for that choice of subject was because he had suffered a tumour.Mr Fahey asked Judge Paul Kelly not to do anything that would interfere with Byrne’s study saying he had no previous convictions and that his family had never been in trouble before.“I know it is a tall request but can I ask that it may be dealt with by way of a charitable donation,” said Mr Fahey.He also said his client had a cheque in court to pay for all the cash he had stolen from the Animal Hospital.However, Judge Paul Kelly pointed to the fact of the large number of actual thefts and the period of time in which the cash was stolen.“That’s a difficult proposition,” said Judge Kelly.He asked for a probation report to be carried out on Byrne and released him on his own bail of €500 until a month’s time.STUDENT ‘EDITED TRANSACTIONS’ TO STEAL MORE THAN €4,000 FROM ANIMAL HOSPITAL was last modified: April 7th, 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:Animal HospitalConor ByrneGerard Roartytheftlast_img read more

  • Celebrate Get Outdoors Month 2016!

    first_imgEvery geocacher has experienced the magic of the great outdoors. That magic — whether it’s diving into a cold alpine lake at the end of an arduous hike or watching the sun disappear over the horizon from a hidden beach — is the reason we’re teaming up with the American Recreation Coalition for National Get Outdoors Month this June. And you’re invited to join us! Here’s how you can get involved in Get Outdoors Month: Earn the Get Outdoors Day souvenir! To do so, find any geocache or attend any geocaching event on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Participate in one of the Get Outdoors Month activities (listed here) or host your own geocaching event to introduce your friends to the great outdoors. Please note that there is no souvenir for participating in these events, except on June 11, Get Outdoors Day. Celebrate the National Park Service’s second century by exploring the “Find Your Park” GeoTour. Do you have a fourth grader in your family? The “Every Kid in a Park” initiative grants free admission until August 2016 to each and every fourth grader (and their guests) across the country to check out their public lands and waters in person. SharePrint Related7 Ways to #GetOutdoors for a SouvenirJune 1, 2016In “Community”Geocaching Plans for July 13 and All of August? You Do Now…July 7, 2013In “Geocaching Quizzes”2020 Geocaching HQ souvenir momentsDecember 10, 2019In “Learn” Inspire others to get outdoors by sharing your Get Outdoors Month experiences on social media! Tag your posts with #Geocaching #GetOutdoors for a chance to be reshared by Geocaching.Frequently Asked QuestionsWill there be a souvenir for attending a Get Outdoors Month event?There is no souvenir for attending a geocaching event during June, with the exception of Get Outdoors Day. If you attend a geocaching event in the USA on June 11, 2016, you will receive the Get Outdoors Day souvenir. I don’t live in the US. Can I still earn the Get Outdoors Day Souvenir!Yes, you can! The Get Outdoors Day souvenir is part of a bigger initiative with the American Recreation Coalition and other US-based outdoor organizations to get more Americans outside during National Get Outdoors Month. Given the interest expressed by geocachers all over the world in participating in Get Outdoors Day, we’ve decided to make the souvenir available to anyone who finds a geocache or attends an event (anywhere in the world!) on June 11, 2016.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more