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first_imgCarpio 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes is sticking with the team’s decision to have Andray Blatche as the country’s only naturalized player.Under the new rules for the Fiba Olympic Qualifiers, any team can bring in a new naturalized for every game but Reyes said Sunday that Gilas will standy Blatche no matter what.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Blatche took flak for his subpar performance against Australia when he had just eight points and seven rebounds on 3-of-11 shooting in the Philippines’ 84-68 loss, the team’s only setback in the group stage so far.Despite the criticisms, Blatche bounced back in the 89-84 victory over Japan with 18 points, 16 rebounds, and four assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“As for Andray, his value has always been beyond numbers and I know he got a lot of flak for the last game but his job was to guard [Daniel] Kickert, Australia’s best player,” said Reyes at Mall of Asia Arena.Kickert, prior to the Boomers’ game against Gilas, averaged 15 points a game but was limited to just five when he had Blatche guarding him.center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “So those of you who understand basketball, you will see that it’s not just the points,” said Reyes. “There’s a lot of value into it.Although Reyes stood by Blatche, he got a side casualty in the form of four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo.Fajardo’s defensive assignment against Australia was Angus Brandt, who before the Gilas game, averaged eight points.Brandt finished with 13 points to Fajardo’s 15 points but Reyes managed to use the statistic to give a negative connotation to his center’s effort.Reyes, however, got his numbers mixed up when he cited the efforts of Fajardo and Blatche.ADVERTISEMENT Castro takes charge in final seconds to save Gilas “Andray’s got eight points but his man had five, so that’s a plus three,” said Reyes. “If you go to June Mar as against Brandt who had 17 or 16, that’s negative, if basketball is a linear game, but it’s not.” Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

first_imgPublic Infrastructure Minister David Patterson last Saturday handed over a number of materials to residents of North Sophia, Greater Georgetown, fulfilling a promise he had made to that community during a community walkabout earlier this year.Items donated by Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson to the residents of North Sophia, GeorgetownHanded over in a simple ceremony, the equipment will be used by residents in furtherance of community self-help clean-up endeavours over the coming months. Among the materials donated are wheel-barrows, shovels, rakes, cutlasses, pitchforks and buckets.Minister Patterson has deemed the self-help project an excellent initiative being promoted by the Chairman and Project Coordinator of the community. In a social media post, he noted that he has fulfilled a promise made to the community to support them in their ‘self-help community clean-up’ efforts.“We were able to deliver on that promise. Clean efforts started (Sunday) morning,” Minister Patterson stated.After works have been completed, 12 LED lamps will be installed at various points within the community.last_img read more

first_img— gunmen escape with millions as rampage continuesBandits on Sunday morning brutalised yet another Corentyne family, carting off millions of dollars in cash and jewellery.According to reports the incident occurred at around 02:00h at Number 43 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne).The house where the robbery took placeGuyana Times was told four armed bandits broke into the premises of Nakool Manohar and terrorised the family while demanding cash and valuables. Manohar was not at home at the time.His wife Sattie Etwaru said she, her two daughters, another teenager and her father-in-law were at home when the bandits attacked them.According to the traumatised woman, the men broke a window to gain access inside. She explained that after hearing that someone was breaking the window they tried to secure themselves in another room.“When them come in the house and did not see us in the bedroom, them take a post and break into the room that we ran into. After they get to us, they asked for our money and jewellery. I told them that they can take what they want to but just don’t hurt us,” the distraught woman related.Etwaru said the gunmen threatened to rape her eldest daughter if she did not give up the cash and jewellery.The woman explained that while the men continued their search for valuables they were hitting her 74-year-old father-in-law to his head with a bottle and beating their teenaged family friend with a piece of wood.Etwaru explained that the ordeal lasted for about 20 minutes and after the men found the money and some jewellery they left but immediately returned after the bandit who was on lookout told them that they did not get all of the family’s jewellery.She said that she heard someone telling them “you didn’t collect all of the jewellery that they have.” Etwaru relayed that the gunmen then returned and was given additional jewellery after which they left. She said the bandits escaped with US$4000, $1 million and about $1.5 million in jewellery.Speaking with this publication, Bhagwattie Mangar, Manohar’s mother who lives a short distance away explained that she heard screams coming from her son’s house. She said she opened her window and saw a man who told her to close her window and stay inside, explaining that he is a Police Officer.“They fired one round so I closed back my window and started to shout for help so that the neighbours could hear.No one came out because the bandits started to fire gunshots into the air,” the woman explained.The men subsequently escaped in the direction of the seashore. Police have since launched a manhunt.last_img read more

first_img– vows to advance small and medium scale businessesNewly elected President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI), Deodat Indar, has committed to strengthening the tenets of economic development so that the country can be resilient in the instance of declining prices for Guyana’s oil & gas industry, which is set to commence in 2020.Indar has vowed to advance programmes that would facilitate the growth of small and medium scale businesses.“I want to work with our partners in working on developing small and medium sizedGCCI’s 2018/2019 Executive Management Committeebusinesses. Our partners include Government, financial institutions, development agencies, aid agencies, to make sure that they provide help,” he told Guyana Times.He related that measures will be implemented to ensure that small operators manufacture products to accepted standards where packaging and functionality of the product are concerned. The GCCI President said these products must be suited for consumption. He further explained that he would also be working with services industries to ensure that they, too, elevate their standards.He told Guyana Times that the small and mediums size business owners must not just receive “handouts” in the form of grants and loans, but Government policies should support the growth of the business environment. He observed also that taxes must not be burdensome, and stressed that the GCCI would continue to press for adjustments to policies which are not in keeping with business growth.“The main objective of the chamber is to make sure that whatever additional taxes or increase in taxes (are levied, they) are not burdensome. We will continue to work with our Government partners to explain, to advocate, to show by way of analysis and empirical information, that whatever the policies are that are affecting businesses… once businesses [have] sustained downturn, then (those policies are) not effective in developing a conducive business environment,” Indar told this newspaper.He added that he would advocate for Guyanese businesses to benefit from the oil & gas sector, and noted that importers and retailers must be properly treated by regulators such as the Government Analyst Food and Drugs Department and the Guyana Revenue Authority. He noted that GCCI will continue pushing for the removal of value-added tax on several products and services, such as pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers, electricity and water.“They [Government] removed from the zero-rated list a whole set of items. Those things are having an impact on businesses,” he stressed.The Sterling Products Limited Executive was on Thursday elected GCCI President for the year 2018-2019 following last week’s election of a new GCCI Council of 21 members. Indar told Guyana Times that the council’s election process was smooth, transparent, and without hiccups.Aside from Indar’s election, Nicholas Deygoo Boyer of National Hardware Limited was elected Senior Vice President, Timothy Tucker of Rid-O-Pes was elected Junior Vice President, and Kester Hutson of Dapper Technology was elected Secretary; while Shanti Persaud of Silvie’s Variety Store was named Treasurer.Established since 1889, GCCI has expanded its membership to over 200 members for 2017/2018. The body also attained a net surplus of $ 5.6 million for 2017 out of $ 72.4 million for total revenue recorded. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

first_imgAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain has told talkSPORT he is ready to fight for his place in the Arsenal team after coming back from the injury which prevented him from playing for England at the World Cup.It’s been a cruel 12 months for the 20-year-old, who missed the beginning of last season with knee ligament damage and, after returning to form over the new year, was also absent from the club’s first trophy triumph in nine years.A groin problem meant he was stuck watching on the sidelines as his team-mates lifted the FA Cup, and while he was passed fit for the summer’s trip to Brazil, he then suffered another knee injury in the Three Lions’ penultimate warm-up game which ruled him out of the whole tournament.The former Southampton graduate returned to fitness for the Gunners’ 3-0 Community Shield win over Man City, and after the game insisted he will work hard to re-establish his starting spot in Arsene Wenger’s side.“This is a big season for me personally,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told talkSPORT.“I’m coming back from the injury just before the World Cup and it’s more about getting my fitness back.“There’s definitely more to come from me in that sense, I feel I’m lacking that bit of match fitness, but it will come.“I’m just delighted to be fit and available to play and I’ll be training hard now to be able to complete for my place in the team.”Having got the silverware monkey off their backs, Oxlade-Chamberlain also insisted Arsenal are keen to build on their success at the end of last season and enjoy another prosperous campaign.He added: “It’s a big season for me, but it’s also a big season for all of us at Arsenal.“We want to push on from our positive end to last season and the success of winning the FA Cup and carry it on this year.”last_img read more

first_img“Eritrea have confirmed that they are ready to host CECAFA, and acknowledged the importance of the tournament to the people of Eritrea, and the whole region,” Musonye said in a statement.Eritrea last played in a CECAFA-organised tournament in Kenya in 2013, but were barred from the 2015 championships held in Ethiopia, due to political tensions between the two nations which fought a bloody war from 1998-2000.However the two countries signed a peace deal in July last year, and ties have warmed under Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.Musonye said the Ethiopian Football Federation had accepted to send its youth team to compete in the tournament.Eritrea had also been blocked from other continental competitions as their players would regularly flee while abroad.Eritreans are one of the world’s largest group of refugees, fleeing a repressive nation which restricts foreign travel and forces its citizens into indefinite military service.In 2015 Botswana granted asylum to 10 Eritrean footballers who had refused to return home after a match against the national team.In 2012, 18 Eritrean players claimed asylum in Uganda after a match there. Another six fled while in Angola in 2007 and 12 more did the same in Kenya in 2009.CECEFA brings together 13 countries in east and central Africa including Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda who have qualified for this year’s African Cup of Nations.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Uganda’s Emmanuel Okwi (L) runs with the ball next to Eritrea’s Selemon Yonatan during a Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Cup football match in Nairobi, on December 2, 2013 in NairobiNAIROBI, Kenya, May 24 – Eritrea have been accepted back into the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA), after a six year ban due to tensions with Ethiopia and was handed the right to hold a youth tournament this year, the sub-confederation said on Thursday.CECAFA secretary-general Nicholas Musonye said the one-party state would stage the region’s inaugural under-15 tournament from August 17 to September 1 in its capital, Asmara.last_img read more

first_imgPearse Doherty TD has said the planned sale of 25% of AIB later this year is the “wrong policy” coming just a week after the bank said it would pay €285m in dividends to the State. He said that the State should hold on to the bank for the foreseeable future.The Sinn Fein Finance spokesperson Deputy Doherty “Minister Noonan’s indication that 25% of AIB will be sold later this year is extremely disappointing. Last week’s announcement of a dividend to be paid by AIB shows why the State should be in no rush to sell any stake in AIB. There is no logic in offloading a profitable bank for a short term boost. “It is approaching absurd that having rescued the bank at such a brutal cost to the Irish people the government are now signalling that they want to sell it off as soon as it starts paying dividends. We should be stating clearly that the bank is a valuable and profitable State asset that won’t be sold anytime soon.“The involvement of Morgan Stanley and other international corporations in advising on the sales process should not encourage anybody that the public interest will be to the fore in this decision.“The government lacks a vision of a functioning, competitive and properly regulated banking system. They are simply laying the road to a return to a smaller, even more complacent banking system than the country had before the crash.”Selling any part of AIB is wrong policy – Doherty was last modified: January 27th, 2017 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:AIBPearse Dohertylast_img read more

first_imgFor more than a decade, Ron Deaton has been arguably the smartest and, inarguably, the most powerful person in Los Angeles city government. For 11 years as the chief legislative analyst-puppetmaster in City Hall, and in his new post as general manager of the Department of Water and Power, he has been his own man. He takes care of the self-serving system that is L.A. politics, and the system takes care of him. So it must have come as a shock to Deaton that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has made it known that, from here on out, he expects Deaton to follow his lead. Late last week, the mayor sent his DWP commissioners a detailed list of what he expects the utility’s general manager (Deaton) to do. The letter contained 37 points, including topics as diverse as the environment, finance and labor relations. Lost on no one, and least of all on someone as politically savvy as Deaton, is that Villaraigosa’s letter follows the ouster of Animal Services Manager Guerdon Stuckey, who complains that he wasn’t given firm expectations before getting the boot. Or that Deaton is the only one of former Mayor James Hahn’s three remaining proprietary department heads who hasn’t been replaced. The message isn’t that Deaton ought to expect a pink slip anytime soon, but that he now is, clearly, on watch. Villaraigosa expects his department heads to push his agenda, and he’s not afraid to get rid of those who fail to do so – no matter who they might be, or how much insider clout they may wield. In short, Villaraigosa has the moxie to demand of Deaton what neither Hahn nor any number of sycophantic city leaders has ever demanded from him before – accountability. It remains to be seen exactly what the mayor wants. Skeptics suggest he wants his pals looked after better. Believers say he actually wants Deaton to start putting his considerable talents to work for all of the people of Los Angeles. Time will tell. But for the moment it’s good to see Deaton under pressure to decide how he will proceed – as the talented bureaucrat serving an elected official, or as a retiree drawing a rich city pension. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want 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

first_imgThe Department of Social Welfare has rejected a claim by Senator Brian O Domhnaill that 40,000 families are still waiting on their Back to School grant.This is the Department’s response below:Dear Editor, I am responding to your recent article about the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance scheme – ‘40,000 families still waiting on Letterkenny grant decision‘ – and I would like to make the following points.127,000 households received their payment automatically in respect of over 250,000 children in June of this year, without having to submit an application to the Department of Social Protection.Manual applications for the scheme have been accepted from the start of July to 6th October and approximately 91,000 manual applications have been received. Of these about 75,000 claims have been processed and 16,000 applications for the scheme remain to be processed.The timescale for determining applications for Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance claims is dependent on a number of factors including the number of applications received, when the application is sent to the Department and the availability of the required information, for example, details of the applicant’s income, bank statements, etc.  In addition, some aspects of the applications are inevitably time consuming and delays can occur where further investigation or third party evidence is required. Delays can also arise if the applicant is slow to respond to requests for additional information. The Department of Social Protection is making every effort to process applications for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance scheme as quickly as possible. 38 staff were originally provided to process applications. An additional 14 staff were assigned bringing the total staff complement to 52 and overtime is also being worked.I trust that, in the interest of accuracy, you will make this information available to your readers.Yours sincerely,Niamh FitzgeraldPress Officer Department of Social ProtectionÁras Mhic DhiarmadaStore StreetDublin 1 16,000 BACK TO SCHOOL CLAIMS STILL TO BE PROCESSED was last modified: October 7th, 2011 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

first_imgDONEGAL will take on Dublin in a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland semi-final under floodlights in March.It’s part of the Spring Series of matches organised by Dublin.The Tipperary hurlers and the Ulster football champions Donegal will travel to Croke Park for the third and final night of the Series on March 24. Entertainment at the matches will be provided by Irish bands The Rubberbandits, Ham Sandwich and another very special act to be announced shortly.Adult tickets for a single match are priced at just €13 while admission for a child is just €5. The bundled Spring Series tickets to include all three events in the Spring Series will cost €30 for an adult and €10 for a child.The Series will open with a repeat of the 2011 GAA All-Ireland Football final with Dublin taking on Kerry under-lights on Saturday, 4 February.This will be preceded by a very attractive Division Two Allianz League football fixture between Kildare and Tyrone. A second attractive double header will take place on 11 March when the Allianz League Champions Dublin take on Jimmy Barry Cork in hurling and the footballers will face Armagh. DONEGAL TO TAKE ON DUBLIN IN FLOODLIT CROKE PARK CLASH was last modified: January 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:donegal v dublin 2012GAAnational leageulast_img read more