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first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Another controversial loss has Abap belting out familiar refrain Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Now, Guiao has another thing that Clarkson wants to do if the Filipinos are to survive South Korea on Monday morning and make the Final Four of the basketball competition.“I know Jordan can score at will at anytime if he wants to,” Guiao said after practice. “But that’s a really hard way [for us] to win a game. He must involve his teammates. He must get some help from the others.”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’The Cleveland Cavalier in the NBA shouldered most of the fight in the third quarter last Tuesday, shooting 16 of his total in the third period as the Filipinos rallied from 12 points down in the second frame and earned the shot at winning it in the end.But that effort had Clarkson cramping up in the fourth, where he became a virtual non-entity. But the good thing about that was he saw that he has able teammates, who worked their butts off while he was riding the bench and gave the Philippines their first taste of the lead since the first period. “We have already incorporated that in the [Korea] game plan,” Guiao said of the preparations that the team is doing in order to get back at the country that has dealt the Philippines some of its bitterest losses in the sport.“How he can force the defense to double team him and pay special attention to him will free up the rest of the team,” Guiao said. “When he has the opportunity to score, alam na niya yun.”Winning over Korea will line the Philippines up for a possible clash with Iran and then another shot at the Chinese, who barely survived this hastily assembled squad and won by just two points.In all of his PBA teams, Guiao has never been known to rely on just one man.Here, he preaches the same principle. It’s now up to the others to do their part, because judging from the way Clarkson played against China, that double team, that special attention on defense that Guiao was talking about, will surely come Clarkson’s way.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Philippines’ Jordan Clarkson chases after the ball during their men’s basketball game against China at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)JAKARTA—Yeng Guiao had said before the 18th Asian Games that he intends to play Jordan Clarkson like an import.He did that, and after 28 Clarkson points that topped a brilliant all-around effort, the Philippines almost turned the tables on gold medal favorite China.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


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first_imgOn Monday, June 9, 2014, the newly appointed Vice Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr. J. Augustine Toe along with two new Commissioners, Charles J.L. Gibson, Jr. and Aba Hamilton Dolo formally took over their respective offices at a ceremony held at the Commission. The ceremony was presided over by the Commission’s Executive Chairperson, Cllr. James N. Verdier, Jr. who assured Liberians that with the sitting of the full body of Commissioners, accountability and integrity would be restored in public service.In his response, Vice Chairperson, Cllr. Toe pledged his commitment to the fulfilment of the mission of the Commission without fear or favour. Also speaking on behalf of the new Commissioners, Commissioner Dolo said a new day has dawn in Liberia in the fight against corruption where perpetrators of corruption will be pursued and prosecuted. Commissioner Dolo has oversight responsibility for Education & Prevention while Commissioner Gibson has oversight responsibility for Administration.Commissioner Dolo comes to the Commission with a wealth of knowledge and skill as a public servant. She has over the years rendered valuable services as Consultant, Facilitator, Financial Treasurer, Coordinator, Administrator and Teacher, both in Liberia and the United States. Commissioner Dolo holds a BBA degree in Finance from the University Du Benin in Togo and M.A. degree in Health Services Administration from the St. Mary’s University in the United States.For Commissioner Gibson, he brings to the LACC rich experience in Accounting, Auditing, Management and Finance.  He has been in the private sector, both in the United States of America and Liberia, for a little over twenty (20) years.  He earlier worked as a senior auditor at the General Auditing Office, now the General Auditing CommissionMr. Gibson holds a BBA degree from the University of Liberia with emphasis in Accounting and Management and MBA in Finance from the St. Mary’s University in the United States.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgRep. Fonati Koffa signs book of condolence for the late Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine…LP founding member pays tributeA founding member of Liberty Party (LP), now Grand Kru County Representative J. Fonati Koffa, has described the party’s fallen former political leader, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, as his “mentor and a great teacher.”Rep. Koffa made the statement on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the party’s headquarters in Sinkor when he signed the book condolence.Cllr. Brumskine died on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in the United States of America following a protracted illness.He was 68.He served as Senator for Grand Bassa County and President Pro Tempore of the Senate from August 1997 up to his resignation in August 1999.Rep. Koffa, who could not hold back his tears, said “… I sat under his tutelage, and it was a privilege to have served under the ‘tutelage’ of Cllr. Brumskine.He wrote: “It is a tragedy to see that the dream is over; and l will never forget the day we met.”Earlier, in a Facebook post, Koffa said, “A great loss to the nation. An incredible man. May his soul rest in peace.”Rep. Koffa was one of the founding members of LP in 2004, and served as its chairman from 2012-2016. He resigned in January 2018, and joined the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC).Koffa is the chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, and there are speculations that he is eyeing the county’s senatorial seat in 2020.Meanwhile, a week-long funeral rite over the remains of Brumskine began on Monday, December 9, 2019 with the signing of a Book of Condolence at the Rotunda of the Capitol.His remains will be removed from Samuel Stryker Funeral Home, and laid in State at the Rotunda of the Capitol on Thursday, December 12, while a night of wake keeping will be held on the same day at Bethel Cathedral of Hope in Congo Town.Funeral rites will be held on Friday, December 13 at the church and, on Saturday, December 14, there will be a procession of the body from Stryker Funeral Home to Grand Bassa County.On the same day, the body will be laid in State in the Unification Pavilion, Buchanan City, and then interment and repast will follow thereafter.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgThe team of Public Infrastructure Ministry (MPI) engineers who visited the site of the collapsed Yamatwao Bridge, which occurred over a week ago in South Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), will be presenting their report and recommendations for a permanent structure to be built.Chief Roads and Bridges Officer at the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Ron Rahaman, told Guyana Times that the team is expected to submit its report today (Monday), following which discussions will be held on the way forward in terms of constructing a durable bridge that would facilitate the rigorous demand of heavy-duty vehicles that traverse the hinterland.Presently, a temporary bridge is in place, but it can accommodate only light vehicles.On June 1, the Yamatwao Bridge collapsed while a heavy-duty flatbed truck attempted to cross over it carrying an excavator. This development had left residents in the South Rupununi stranded, since the bridge was their only accessThe temporary Yamatwao Bridgeinto the community.The Ministry’s Hinterland Engineer, Jeffery Walcott, had told the Department of Public Information (DPI) last week that the owner of the truck, Cyril King, has financed the replacement of the decking and the bridge beams on the temporary bridge.Walcott noted that the MPI was “currently exploring the design and cost options for the reconstruction of a heavy-duty (durable) bridge which can accommodate heavier vehicles, as well as remedial works to the bridge approach.”Following the incident, the Public Infrastructure Ministry had urged operators in the hinterland to pay keen attention to the weight limits on bridges. “The overweight vehicle overextended the bridge’s capabilities, thereby causing the collapse. This incident compounds the Ministry’s call to road users within the hinterland to strictly adhere to weight limits, especially during the wet season; since non-adherence can lead to structural failures, as demonstrated now”, the MPI said in a release.Pointing out that this incident is not the first of its kind, the MPI sought to caution that those who do not comply with the weight limits will be held accountable.“Bridge collapses also affect communities, since they make traffic impassable and cut entire villages off from the rest of the country, and road users are urged to remain cognisant of their responsibilities to properly use the roadways.”This incident occurred mere days after small operators traversing the Linden-Lethem road called on authorities to suspend heavy duty vehicles from using the trail until the end of the May/June rainy season, since the weights are causing the already deplorable roads to worsen, making them almost impassable and posingThe Yamatwao Bridge collapsed with a truck carrying an excavatorrisks to commuters. In fact, it was pointed out that, almost daily, vehicles are overturning along the trail. The Natural Resources Ministry subsequently announced that several interior roads have been contracted for rehabilitation, including the Lethem trail.“On May 3, 2018, six road contracts valued at over $650 million were awarded to various contractors for the maintenance of the Rockstone-Mabura, Kurupukari-Annai-Lethem, and Linden-Ituni-Kwakwani Roads. The roads were identified following discussions with the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association and several miners and forest operators, who had explained that the condition of the roads was hindering their production efforts and costing them more to move supplies in and out of the interior. Ultimately, it is Government’s intention to assist miners and foresters to achieve and maintain high yields of production, and as has occurred in the past, the intervention became necessary,” the Natural Resources Ministry said.These works will commence after the May-June rainy season.last_img read more


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first_imgTwenty-five-year-old minibus driver Jamal John has been sentenced to four years, two months’ imprisonment by Senior Magistrate Judy Latchman on a causing death by dangerous driving charge.Jailed: Jamal JohnJohn, of Lot 53 Joseph Pollydore Street, Lodge, was on Thursday found guilty of causing the death of 50-year-old pedal cyclist Desmond Grandsoult in December 2017.The prosecution contended that on December 18, 2017, at Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, John drove minibus BTT 8476 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Grandsoult.During the eight months’ trial, two persons who were passengers of the minibus when the accident occurred gave evidence. One of those eyewitnesses said the accused was indeed going at uncontrollable speed, and passengers had admonished him to slow down, but he had ignored those admonitions.The facts presented to the court stated that, on the day in question, the minibus was proceeding south along Vlissengen Road at a fast rate when Grandsoult, who was proceeding in the same direction in front of the minibus, attempted to cross the road and the accident resulted.It was reported that the left front side of the minibus collided with the rear of the pedal cycle, and Grandsoult fell on the roadway and was run over by the bus. The driver then swerved into a trench.The injured man was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted to the High Dependency Unit, but died while receiving treatment.John, meanwhile, had reportedly fled the scene, and the Police had issued a wanted bulletin for his arrest.Before handing down sentence, Magistrate Latchman told the court that if John had been driving at a moderate pace, he would have seen the deceased.She declared that John had been inattentive to his driving, and had failed to exercise care, courtesy, consideration, caution and commonsense while using the roadway.The matter was prosecuted by Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves.last_img read more


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first_img– gun, ammo, jewellery and cash missingThe police have launched an investigation into a robbery at a Number 6 Village, Corentyne, Berbice home which saw the burglars escaping with a shotgun, 25 rounds of ammunition, a quantity of jewellery and an undisclosed sum of money.Based on information received, the family left their home on Sunday morning for a day of horse racing and upon returning, they found that their home was broken into. The head of the household reportedly told investigators that upon checking the premises, he realised that one shotgun and 25 cartridges were unaccounted for.In addition, a quantity of gold and diamond jewellery and a sum of cash were missing. Investigators are working with the theory that the house was broken into during the day since the family left home in the daylight hours and returned when the sun had already set.The main access door to the house can be seen from the roadway and by persons traversing the area. Guyana Times understands that the house is secured with grillwork and no forced entry was seen. When contacted, B Division Commander Paul Langevine said that he was not briefed on the facts of the robbery.Nevertheless, a source told Guyana Times that several persons were questioned as police continue their investigations. Only on Thursday last, two persons were slapped with seven counts of robbery under arms committed on a Berbice businesswoman.Sylvester Joseph called “Sleepy” and Ashley Bonita Brijpaul appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh for the offence committed on April 13, 2019.Police, acting on information, led to the arrest of the suspects. Joseph reportedly admitted that he committed the act along with three others.As such, he took the police to his house where he handed over a 400 classic firearm which was hidden under zinc sheets. Prior to that, police ranks went to the Main Street, Cumberland, home of Brijpaul where he was arrested.The two men were not required to plea to the charges committed on Premchand Seelochan, Tarmattie Seelochan, Neil Seelochan, Aditiee Rambudhan, Andre Beerbhajan, Rohan Deonarine and Fiaz Latiff.last_img read more


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first_imgSusan Tae, supervising planner for the county commission, said that after listening to public comment, the commission asked Lennar Homes to provide more information about the project. “We’ll set a date for the developer to come back and provide us with a commitment report as far as what sustainable features can be implemented in the community recreation area and details about the requested landscaping plans to add avocado trees to the front of the project,” Tae said. Additional information about the sewer and street lights also was requested from Lennar Homes, Tae said. Representatives from Lennar Homes could not be reached for comment Tuesday. A date for the next meeting has yet to be scheduled. AVOCADO HEIGHTS – Residents living near a proposed condominium development worry the project will add traffic to already congested streets. At a hearing Monday before the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission, a handful of residents voiced their opposition to developer Lennar Homes’ plan to build 109 condos on Workman Mill Road, in an unincorporated area of Avocado Heights. The gated community is slated to be built on the site of Victory Outreach Church, which had also been blamed for worsening traffic conditions. “Our main concern and objection is the traffic,” said Lorraine Scruggs, an Avocado Heights resident for more than 40 years. “In the morning we sit there and there are three blocks of cars trying to get out onto Valley Boulevard. The traffic is bumper to bumper, and all these condos won’t help.” Residents had already expressed concerns about the added traffic, parking and noise Victory Outreach brought to the area. They have filed complaints against the church, which was established under a conditional-use permit in 1984. “The church is still noisy and filled with people every Sunday and weekdays,” said Scruggs. “We don’t want the church there anymore.” The condos would be OK, she added, “if there wasn’t going to be 109 of them.” nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 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


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first_imgUnbeaten in their last 15 games, Brazil’s bid for a second consecutive place in the semi-finals looked in safe hands.But after an energetic start that saw Thiago Silva come close and Neymar show early promise, Brazil heads went down following Fernandinho’s own goal before De Bruyne’s superb strike from distance put the Red Devils in control on 31 minutes.Late changes by Brazil coach Tite paid off as Renato Augusto’s superb header 14 minutes from time dragged the south Americans back into contention.But as Belgian legs tired, Brazil spurned several great chances to push the match into extra-time, Augusto drilling inches wide and Coutinho skewing his effort off target from Neymar’s pass.Neymar sinks to his knees after Brazil’s bid for a sixth consecutive World Cup is ended© AFP Luis AcostaCourtois produced a great save in the dying minutes, tipping over a curling drive from Neymar as the Belgians ensured they will make just their second visit to the last four, 32 years after their surge to semis in Mexico.– Red surge –On eight minutes Courtois was flapping when Neymar’s corner was flicked on by Joao Miranda, came off the thigh of Thiago Silva and then off the post.Tite had replaced suspended holding midfielder Casemiro with Fernandinho in his starting line-up, handing the Manchester City player his first World Cup start since he was hauled off at half-time on Brazil’s way to the humiliating 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany in 2014.Fernandinho’s World Cup woes continued, Hazard’s corner coming off the midfielder’s arm to glide past Alisson and into the net as he rose to block.Brazil almost equalised immediately, Neymar dribbling down the left and finding Gabriel, only for his effort to go amiss.Belgium will face Brazil in the semi-finalBut Belgium’s early opener showed the Red Devils were oozing confidence, Hazard and De Bruyne linking incisively to carve open the Selecao’s well-oiled defence with surprising ease.On 21 minutes De Bruyne set up Hazard on a free run inside to set up Thomas Meunier, only for Miranda to block his intended cross for Lukaku.A minute later De Bruyne found Lukaku in acres of space, the big striker coolly nutmegging Miranda before seeing the ball frantically cleared into the stands.Superb control from Marcelo saw the Real Madrid defender chest down, cut inside and unleash a low drive that Courtois did well to block.But when Belgium countered on the half hour, it was with devastating effect.Lukaku looked invincible as he powered through Brazil’s midfield before finding De Bruyne in space on the right.The Manchester City ace had time to pick his spot before unleashing a right-footed drive that screamed past Alisson and inside the ‘keeper’s far post.Tite replaced the ineffective Willian with Roberto Firmino at half-time and soon after changed Jesus for Douglas Costa.But it took the arrival of China-based Augusto 17 minutes from time that sparked Brazil into life.Brazil saw two penalty claims in quick succession waved away by Serbian referee Milorad Mazic after Neymar tumbled following contact with Fellaini and Gabriel went to ground after a challenge from Vincent Kompany.De Bruyne released Hazard down the left but he firing narrowly wide of Alisson’s far post as Lukaku waited to pounce.Minutes later Augusto hung in the air to meet Coutinho’s perfectly-weighted cross and direct it past Courtois to spark celebrations among the Brazilian fans in Kazan.But he drilled inches wide minutes later, one of several misses that Brazil were made to regret.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne celebrates after scoring against Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finalsKAZAN, Russia, July 7 – A superb first half display by Belgium ended Brazil’s hopes of a record sixth World Cup crown as a Fernandinho own goal and a superb Kevin De Bruyne strike proved enough to win 2-1 and seal a semi-final spot.Although Brazil roared back in the second half with a headed goal from Renato Augusto, it is the Belgians who will face France in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.last_img read more


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first_imgThere was a time when you could bank on property.Now a Donegal estate agent is selling a bank!The former Bank of Ireland building in Lifford has been put on the market by Brendan McGlynn and Associates and comes complete with its own safe. Brendan hit the headlines around the world when he first appeared on Donegaldaily.com advertising a two for one price deal.The good news is that all houses have ben sold.Brendan says the sale of the former Bank of Ireland property on Main Street in the border town is an unusual sale.“It’s very rare that a bank goes up for sale especially one with its own safe,” he said. The property comes with male and female toilets and all its original fixtures and fittings including bank counter.The owner of the property is leaving the sale open to offers.EndsESTATE AGENT ‘BANKING’ ON UNUSUAL PROPERTY DEAL! was last modified: September 21st, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bank of IrelandBrendan McGlynn and AssociatesLiffordlast_img read more


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first_imgMore than 530 pupils from 1, 2 and 3 teacher schools around the county took part in Day 2 of the 10th annual athletics championships held by Allianz Cumann na mBunscol in conjuction with Donegal Sports Partnership today on the sun-drenched Aura track, Letterkenny.A well organised competition was held and all teachers, parents and athletic coaches are to be commended on running a great event that was both enjoyable and relaxed and yet competitive for the children. Thanks to Letterkenny AC for the use of equipment, Rosses AC for the help on the day as well as Lifford AC for the use of its fine facilities on Day 1 of the championships.There were both sprints and distance events for all pupils as well as Long Jumps, High Jumps, Shot Putt and Ball Throw. Junior and Senior Infants enjoyed a Teddy Bear Race whilst the day ended with inter-school relays.Last week 318 pupils from 4 teacher schools met at the Ben O’Donnell track in Lifford for their championships. Frosses NS emerged victorious there with Scoil Mhuire, Creeslough a close second. Magherabeg NS was in third. A word of thanks to all who helped there and a special mention to Brendan O’Donnell and his Lifford AC members who were so helpful on the day. The overall school results for Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Athletics for 2014 are:1 and 2 teachers schools: 1st: Keadue NS. 2nd: St Riaghan’s, Glenties.3 teacher schools: 1st: Roisin NS. 2nd: Stramore NS, Glendowan.4 teacher schools: 1st: Frosses NS. 2nd: Scoil Mhuire, Creeslough.This brings an end to Cumann na mBunscol athletics for the season.   ATHLETICS: RECORD TURNOUT FOR ALLIANZ CUMANN NA mBUNSCOIL ATHLETICS was last modified: June 21st, 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:athleticsCumann na mBunscoldonegallast_img read more