Viernes loss throws off plans, but Revellers cope to close in on crown

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Samboy de Leon anchored the offense with his 4-of-5 three-point shooting to notch 18 points, Alfred Batino got 17 points, and Michael Calisaan had 15 as the Revellers took Game 1, 107-103 on Tuesday.“We had a hard time to cope up with their transition offense, but when we settled down, we were able to get the win,” said Tiu.With Game 1 in the bag, the seasoned bench tactician expounded on the importance of finishing the job off for Game 2 on Thursday.“We need to already get this because Zark’s is a tough team. So we have to prepare again and see what adjustments we can make,” said Tiu.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 “What we understood was they will let the championship end first before they let him play. But after we made it, GlobalPort decided to take him and we had to follow the proper protocol. We were just surprised,” he said.The Revellers weren’t only losing their top scorer in Viernes, who averaged 18.3 points, they are also losing their leader which spearheaded them to the championship round.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 crownTiu admitted that the news was a big blow for Che’Lu-San Sebastian, but that just opened the opportunity for the others to step up.And step up, they did. Durant, Green lead Warriors past Spurs into second round ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChe’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian coach Stevenson Tiu truly thought that he will have Jeff Viernes on his team for the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals.That was until the super scorer was called up by GlobalPort.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View commentslast_img read more

Ellen Dedicates Cassava Processing Center

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has praised the European Union(EU) for its continuous contribution to Liberia’s recovery efforts.According to an Executive Mansion release, Madam Sirleaf made the comments when she dedicated a modern cassava processing center in Kormah Town, Clay Ashland, Montserrado County on Friday, August 7, 2015.She expressed satisfaction and said she was very impressive. “I am very impressed. What this project has done today means, it has set an example all over that we mean business,” President Sirleaf indicated.Madam Sirleaf thanked the EU for its continued financial assistance to Liberia and for all they have done within the various sectors in Liberia.President Sirleaf thanked the people of Kormah for their support to the country’s agricultural sector and for complementing government’s efforts to ensure that enough food is available on the Liberian market at an affordable price.The President made particular mention of the resilience and determination of the people of Kormah Town for raising over two million Liberia dollars through village savings. She encouraged them to ensure that relations between the European Union and Liberia remain strong.Responding, the head of Cooperation at the European Union, Stefan Ellero, reiterated their commitment to the development of the country and thanked the Liberian leader for creating the enabling environment; adding, “Successful projects like this needs to be implemented in different communities across Liberia.”Mr. Ellero also thanked Welthungerhilfe (WHH), ACF and RUAF for implementing the project adding, “It was rewarding.”For her part, head of Project UPANI, Mrs. Irene Sleven, who put the total cost of the project at US$27,000, including equipment, thanked the people of Kormah Town for the cooperation shown during the execution of the project.In separate remarks, Clay Ashland’s city mayor, Mrs. Alveria Morris-Raynes, Town Chief, J. Momo Johnson, and Kormah Town’s chairlady, Mrs. Sando Johnson said they were thankful to President Sirleaf and partners for affording them the opportunity to work and earn something; noting that they have raised over two million Liberian dollars through their village saving initiative.The project under the theme: “Enhancing Food Security and Nutrition in and around Monrovia and Tubmanburg,” was funded by the European Union and implemented by Welthungerhilfe (WHH), in partnership with ACF and RUAF.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘NEC Must Address Deficiencies in VR Listing’ -The Carter Center

first_imgNEC Chair Jerome Kokoya The National Elections Commission (NEC) is finally working on the final voter roll listing that will be publicized shortly, but the commission has been urged to provide further information on what has been done to address deficiencies in the provisional listing, if it is to increase transparency and ensure stakeholders’ confidence in the integrity of the voter lists, Carter Center has said.The Carter Center, a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization that advances democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity globally, also called on the NEC to provide political parties copies of the final lists without delay.It may be recalled that the Voter Registration (VR) exhibition was reportedly overwhelmed by numerous irregularities—a situation that created a dark cloud over the electoral process. The exhibition was overshadowed by reports of missing names, photos and other personal information of registrants across the country.In a statement released yesterday by The Carter Center’s international election observation mission, the group said Liberia (through NEC) is managing for the first time the election process independent of large-scale international assistance, and all should be done to build confidence in the commission. Recommendations that the group thinks would help to ensure a peaceful, credible election were also included in the release.After acknowledging some technical difficulties in the compilation of the voter lists, the NEC continues to work on finalizing the voter roll. Although the NEC is still in compliance with legal deadlines for its finalization, presidential candidates and political party officials have expressed concerns to The Carter Center about its status.Following the VR exhibition saga, calls began to emerge for the NEC to do all in its power to cultivate public confidence in the electoral process to ensure peaceful elections with all the phases of the electoral process being executed in a more transparent manner. These calls were led by the Election Coordination Committee (ECC).ECC Chairman, Oscar Bloh, at a press conference urged the NEC to make public the detailed voter registration roll that highlights the particulars of every voter as this will help political parties and independent candidates to better plan for their campaigns.“The NEC must try to address deficiencies in the provisional listing if it is to increase transparency and ensure stakeholders’ confidence in the integrity of the voter lists,” the statement said.The Center observed that though hopes were high for the participation of women in Liberian politics, especially at a time when President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had broken the glass-ceiling in Liberia and Africa, women’s participation in this election is limited. “Only two parties successfully ensured that 30 percent of their candidates were women,” it said.“Overall, political parties expressed measured confidence in the impartiality of the NEC. In an effort to bolster transparency, the NEC has convened regular meetings with the political parties at the national level through the Inter-Party Consultative Committee,” Carter Center noted, though it worries that this practice seems not to be consistently replicated in the counties.Despite the limited extent of campaign activity so far, the Center is encouraged by its peaceful and positive character, as well as by the commitment to a peaceful election professed by all the candidates with whom the mission has met.Widespread Misuse of State Resources ReportedThe Carter Center said allegations of the misuse of state resources in the campaign are widespread, and will be closely observing this issue throughout the process. “This election is an important stage in the consolidation of Liberia’s democracy,” said Jordan Ryan, vice president of the Carter Center’s peace programs. “The Center is encouraged by the NEC’s progress and by the peaceful conduct of the campaign to date. We urge the NEC to communicate clearly with the parties, and we encourage the parties to continue their cooperation with the NEC and maintain their commitment to peace.”To ensure a level playing field for all contestants, the Center noted that NEC and other relevant authorities should thoroughly investigate all allegations of the misuse of administrative resources and use existing remedies to hold perpetrators accountable.Meanwhile, the pre-election statement is based on the work of the Center’s core team and six long-term observers, who have been in the country since early August and have now visited 13 of the country’s 15 counties. Shortly before Election Day, more than 30 short-term observers will join the team in Liberia and deploy across the country to assess the voting, counting, and tabulation processes, the release said.The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GEA hosts consultation on Hosororo hydro power project

first_imgThe Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) has recently held a public consultation with residents of Mabaruma in Region One and other stakeholders as part of the process to ensure they are aware of what the Hosororo Hydropower Project entails, and what benefits can be derived by the community.CEO of GEA, Mahender Sharma, facilitating a presentation that outlined elements of the projectsDuring the community engagement, Region One Chairman Brentnol Ashley expressed satisfaction that the project was being resuscitated.According to Ashley, initiatives like these would aid the transformative process of the region. “I am happy that this is going to become a reality,” he said.He added that the Regional Democratic Council fully supports the project, and also urged technical support from GEA to allow for the sustainability of the project.Chief Executive Officer of GEA, Dr. Mahender Sharma, told the gathering at the consultation that the Hosororo Hydropower Project site has been of interest for several years, and the project is also serving as a capacity building exercise for the GEA, as it allows the hydro power support engineers of the Agency to gain knowledge and experience of hydro power development.Further, he stated that the hydropower project was the most economically feasible when compared to solar and diesel, while he highlighted that “…while it would cost US$0.50 to produce a kilowatt-hour from diesel and US$0.36 to produce a kilowatt-hour from solar, hydropower would cost US$0.31 to produce a kilowatt-hour of energy…”Sharma extended thanks to grant financing for the Project; this cost would be reduced to US$0.21/kWh”.Though the Hosororo hydropower plant will contribute only eight percent of Mabaruma’s energy demand (approximately 64MWh a year), Sharma noted, the supply “would help the township diversify its energy mix, provide energy security, and reduce the use of fossil fuel”.He said the project is one of very low environmental impact, since structures such as a powerhouse were already in place from the project’s first attempt in the 80’s.During the question-and-answer segment of the consultation, the residents put forward a number of queries, including questions related to job opportunities, access to the site for recreational purposes, and the sustainability of the project.In response, Sharma explained that a number of jobs would be available for residents during and after construction, including surveyors, drivers, masons, supervisors, electricians, and accountants. He said residents would still be able to enjoy the use of the area as a recreational spot, while every effort would be made to ensure that the project does not again become defunct.Supervision of the project during the construction phase will be conducted by GEA’s Engineers, along with their counterparts from the Hinterland Electrification Company Inc. (HECI) and the Mabaruma Power and Light Company (MPLC).last_img read more

Couple stabbed during robbery

first_imgA Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD) couple are patients at the Georgetown Public Hospital after they were robbed and stabbed by four masked bandits on Monday.The couple, Goeberdhan and Sangeeta Mahabir, both of Nowran Dam, Sisters Village, were injured about 21:30h, while Goeberdhan was in the process of closing his variety store – which is located in front of his two-storey home.Guyana Times was told that the elderly man had just closed his gate and was about to enter the shop – which leads into his house – when the bandits jumped the fence and pounced on him.The house where the couple residesTwo of the bandits, who were armed with knives – entered the house and attacked Sangeeta while the remaining two, who were also armed, remained with the businessman.The two men assaulted the elderly man, while their accomplices proceeded to ransack the variety store, where an undisclosed amount of cash was found.Just before leaving the scene, the bandits stabbed the couple several times about their bodies, before fleeing west.“He [Goeberdhan] got a stab to his belly, one to his head and he get a cut on his forehead and she, on the right arm, she got about five or six stabs there and on her back leg and on her back,” a relative explained.The couple’s nephew, who resides a short distance away, told this publication that he heard screams coming from his uncle’s home and upon checking, he observed him on the ground in front of his shop, bleeding profusely.“He told us that he was just about closing up and after closing the gate, he just walk back [towards the house] and four of them [bandits] jump the fence and two of them attack him and two of them run inside and attack his wife,” he said.Another relative explained that a resident rushed the couple to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.They were subsequently transferred to the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital.At the scene on Tuesday, this newspaper observed spots of blood inside the shop and in front of the yard.In addition, it was reported that a hat, suspected to be that of one of the suspects, was found at the scene.Guyana Times was told that this is the third time within a one-year period the couple were robbed.An investigation has been launched; however, no one has yet been arrested.last_img read more

Canada white edges Russia 3-2

first_imgIn terms of hockey fundamentals, Canada white and Russia put on a clinic tonight at the North Peace Arena. The game was scoreless after 40 minutes because of some great defensive play, but the action opened up in the third and resulted with Canada white taking a 3-2 victory in pre-tournament action at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.Canada white bench boss Scott Walker said both teams played well, and for a first game things couldn’t have been much better.“It was a great effort by both teams. I thought the first period we were really good and really took it to them. Their goalie kept them in and then I thought in the second it flip flopped and our goalie kept us in. Third period was probably a little closer to even. Maybe we had a little bit of an edge. We got some good bounces and real good shots. All in all first game it was just about what we were looking for,” he said.- Advertisement -Standing tall in the Canadian crease was Matthew Welsh as he stopped 35 of 37 shots. Walker said whenever the Russians came with pressure, his goalie was equal to the task.“He was right there when we needed him. Whenever there was controlled, sustained time in our end he stood tall but also froze the puck and gave us a chance to win,” he said.Scoring for Canada white was Ryan McLeod, James Hamblin, and Owen Tippett.Advertisement The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge will resume on Sunday with the start of the preliminary round. In Fort St. John Russia will take on Sweden at 2:30, while Canada red will face Finland at 7:00. In Dawson Creek it will be a battle of the two other Canadian squads as black will skate with white at 2:30, and the evening game has the United States and the Czech Republic at 7:00last_img read more

District to stop most transfers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “We realize parents will be upset. We are trying to expand offerings at all schools so the kids will be interested and want to attend. Open enrollment is predicated on available space. There is none now,” Freise said. Students can now attend campuses outside their attendance area to enroll in the special academic programs, join their siblings, attend a better school or simply because they want to go to another school. In the case of the latter, a lottery is held if more students apply than there are open slots available. This school year, 946 transfers were approved for all types of requests. Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, parents have a right to request a transfer of their child from a so-called program improvement school to a better school. Antelope Valley, Palmdale and Littlerock high schools are program improvement schools. Last year, more than 200 students from the three campuses moved to other schools. LANCASTER – Citing overcrowded campuses, Antelope Valley Union High School District will no longer allow most students to transfer outside their home attendance area. Starting with the 2006-07 school year, such programs as the medical magnet academy at Palmdale High School, information systems academy at Antelope Valley High, and International Baccalaureate programs at Highland and Quartz Hill highs will be closed to new student transfers. Open-enrollment transfers will be allowed only for siblings who want to join their older brothers or sisters and for students who attend low-performing schools and want to move to a better school. “We know there will be some concern on the part of parents, but we have to address the needs of students who live within the boundaries. They have a right to attend that school,” said Larry Freise, coordinator of attendance and special projects. Students currently enrolled in special programs or their schools of choice can continue going to that school. The change is due to the massive influx of students into the district, which grew this year by more than 1,500 students, to bring total enrollment to more than 24,000. Most campuses can accommodate a maximum of 3,000 students. “We’ve become so constrained in allowing the movement of students. The recommendation was to shut down the program and lottery enrollment for next school year,” Freise said. “The problem is there is no room at some of the schools to accommodate program requests. We could leave it open and let them apply but we would end up denying them all.” Board President Donita Winn said she understands why the change has been made but doesn’t like it. “I just hate to see that. It’s hard for me to say we have this program at this school but you can only go there if you live in the neighborhood,” Winn said. “If we were able to offer more programs at more sites, there would be no problem.” The district began offering open enrollment in 1993 to help reduce the number of last-minute transfer requests that traditionally came when classes began in September. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 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

RUGBY MINOR LEAGUE NORTH: FINN VALLEY 16 – 6 TIR CHONAILL

first_imgAt the weekend Tir Chonaill rfc from the Rosses travelled to Stranorlar to play a new look Finn Valley side in the season opener in Ulster minor league.From the kick off the Rosses men were determined to build on last season’s great finish and were unlucky in the first 10 minutes not to be ahead with an unsuccesful drop goal attempt and a missed penalty for an infringement in the ruck.It wasn’t until the 33rd minute that a score was on the board with the home team converting a penalty for a hands in the ruck infringement. Just before the break Tir Chonaill missed another penalty so at half time the home side had a 3-0 advantage.The first half was an end to end affair both sides defending well and some good kicking from both sides, the second half was pretty much the same with the home side missing an early penalty.Tir Chonaill stepped up a gear with some good passing and off loading with resulted in the home side conceding yet another penalty with robert wherley duely converting levelling up the contest.Finn Valley kicked off and Tir Chonaill ran at them again with Kevin Curran, Martin McGgarvey and JP Baska making great yards, and from a ruck set up ball was produced to the ever so lively robert wherley to convert a drop goal to edge ahead. That was as good as it got for the visitors, from the kick off ball was recycled back by the home side and some good passing and over lapping saw them run in a try that was unconverted.valley 8-6 ahead.With just ten mins remaining another penalty was conceded and valley increased there lead to 11-6.Tir chonaill pressed the home side back into there ten metre line from the kick off but ball was lost in a ruck and from the resulting kick the ball took a wicked bounce deceiving the Tir chonaill backs and fell kindly to the on rushing valley players,with to many players caught to high up in the field valley ran in another try to end the contest final score Finn valley 16-6 Tir chonaillSome good displays from the Rosses men including full back kevin curran and the captain martin mc garvey, all in the pack putting in a huge effort and with jason greene and conor shovlin making there debuts in rugby and special mention goes to the Tir chonaill physio Mick Patterson who had a busy day helping out both sides.Well done to Finn Valley and action moves to Carrickfinn in two weeks’ for a home game against Ballymoney 5 rfc. RUGBY MINOR LEAGUE NORTH: FINN VALLEY 16 – 6 TIR CHONAILL was last modified: September 9th, 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:RUGBY MINOR LEAGUE NORTH: FINN VALLEY 16 – 6 TIR CHONAILLlast_img read more

MP leads the way with sensational round at Barnhill

first_imgM.P. LEADS THE WAY!With the late summer-like weather lasting well into the week, it was cat 3 member M.P.O’Donnell [16] who took full advantage of the benign conditions and, although recording a double bogey at Hall Door [1st], Michael took the turn with 20pts only for another double bogey at 10th [Cornagill] and a ‘blank’ at Stackyard [14th]  to halt progress but 19pts on inward nine was enough to relegate Sam Hegarty [18] to runner-up on 37pts.Saturday 22nd was day one of the annual Audi Open Weekend of Golf and driving into the record books was club ‘seniors’ team captain Kevin Kiely [8] who, with birdies at 1st, 3rd and 5th holes, returned a level par 22pts on outward nine and, with a nett level par four over on back nine, scored his way onto the team panel for Sunday’s final with a winning total of 40pts. In runner-up spot was single figure handicapper Simon Stephens [3] whose magnificent level par round card read like a European Tour player’s with successive birdies at 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th holes for a two [2] under outward nine, double bogeys at 13th and 17th and yet another birdie at Stockade [18th]  for a two over back nine and 39pts. A close third placing went to Kevin Rafferty [7] whose birdies at Glebe [2nd] and The Isle [7th] gave him 21pts on front nine but no doubt hisdouble bogey at 10th robbed him of top spot. Another great scorehelped John Doran to the gross prize, with birdies at 5th, 11th and 18th but unfortunate double bogeys at 7th and 16th kept him out of top spot also.The second day of the Audi Open, Sunday 23rd, had ‘Boss’ watch collector and cat 4 member Paddy O’ Gorman [22] taking top spot with 39pts. Despite three ‘blanks’  and a double bogey on the card, Paddy took control on back nine to record 24pts and outpoint runner-up EndaMannion [13] by one. Enda’s ‘blank’ at Inishowen, par three 5th, was quickly erased by his birdie at 7th for a 20pt front nine and, once again, if not for a double bogey at 18th, Enda would have taken the winner’s title. In third place with 37pts was Kevin Roche [19] and gross was won by Kieran Sweeney [6] with 30pts gross.Congratulations to club member Kevin Kiely who completed a unique ‘double’ over the weekend by also winning the 10k road race on Sunday and of course will be hoping for atreble by leading his club seniors team to win the Donegal Seniors Challenge Pennant for the second year in succession on Sunday, 30th.Anne Condon, organizer of the social club’s Night at the Races, is looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday 28th. There are still horses available for members and friends attending on the night and, if anyone is interested, horses to sponsor for some of the races. Racesponsorship is €100, horses are €10 each.Browns on the Green will be providing snacks on the night.Thank you in anticipation! MP leads the way with sensational round at Barnhill was last modified: October 25th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BarhillgolfSportlast_img read more

Flamengo prepared to lose Man United target Lucas Paqueta

first_img LATEST TRANSFER NEWS LIVING THE DREAM targets The 21-year-old is considered one of the brightest midfield prospects in Brazilian football and a move to Europe looks likely.And now reports in his native Brazil have suggested that Flamengo could be ready to do business although they are unlikely to accept anything less than his £40m release clause. Flamengo are already planning for life without Manchester United target Lucas Paqueta – with no new contract talks planned.United have emerged alongside Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain as one of the frontrunners in the race to land the midfielder. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED center_img Paqueta has caught the eye of Europe’s biggest clubs LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star However, Brazilian newspaper Lance has revealed that there are no talks regarding a new contract planned so that figure is unlikely to rise.What’s more, it has been suggested that the Brasileirao heavyweights are already working on the basis that he will be sold this summer.last_img read more