first_imgApril Royce Hingpit and Darlene Ramdin of Generika-AyalaDarlene Ramdin unloaded three of her 26 points late in the fifth set to power Generika-Ayala past Cignal HD, 26-24, 18-25, 16-25, 25-22, 15-11, Thursday night in the Chooks To Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at FilOil Flying V Center.The 28-year-old returning import helped the Lifesavers snatch the opening set and then rallied her teammates when they fell behind, two sets to one and 18-19 in the fourth, en route to their second win in seven outings.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “We remained calm and focused on the next point and not worry about errors,” said Ramdin.Cignal, which also got 18 points from Jeanne Horton, made a final stand in the fifth at 11-all through Milanovic.But Ramdin took matters in her own hands to secure the win and hand the HD Spikers their fourth defeat in seven games.ADVERTISEMENT Ochoa best Asiad gold hope Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Much of Generika’s struggles came from unforced errors (34) and Cignal’s unforgiving net defense that yielded 18 kill blocks.“We really emphasized the need to win this game because we haven’t been playing well late,” said Ramdin, who in the middle of the fifth frame gave Cignal’s Sonja Milanovic a dose of her medicine, swatting her attempt for a 9-7 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMilanovic scattered 31 points, including eight kill-blocks, for Cignal but her individual brilliance didn’t translate to success as the HD Spikers displayed utter lack of killer instinct.Cignal was leading, 23-18, before lapsing into errors that allowed the Lifesavers to steal the first set. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

first_imgLP Standard Bearer Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine Brumskine assures supportersBy Chris F. Pewu (Intern)After submitting his complaint to authorities of the National Election Commissions (NEC) concerning the ‘poor conduct’ of the October 10 polls, Liberty Party (LP) standard bearer Charles W. Brumskine has assured his partisans and supporters that his party will win the case should he go to the Supreme Court.Brumskine, who spoke yesterday at his party headquarters in Monrovia, encouraged his partisans to remain calm while the NEC peruses the merits of the complaint the party has brought before its Board of Commissioners, adding, “anything that dissatisfies us from the pending NEC ruling will take us to the Supreme Court where we are sure of winning the case.”Before yesterday’s gathering at the LP headquarters, it was rumored that the partisans had planned to stage a ‘peaceful demonstration’ at the NEC’s Sinkor offices, but Brumskine denied the speculations, saying “we don’t have such intention.”“During my regime, which I have already prepared over the years, there will be no bloodletting, because I am peaceful; so I want all my followers to stay the course while the NEC looks into our complaint,” Brumskine said as his supporters nodded in approval.The LP political leader said that for too long Liberians, most especially the LP partisans, have been in a struggle of perpetual hardship, from which they need to be rescued.Brumskine clarified that he would remain on his legs, while on the back of the NEC until his complaint is given the redress it deserves.He said that the ‘less fortunate in the Liberian society’ have suffered for a long time; and therefore, under his regime, they would be the ones to lead the way with developmental projects.Brumskine told the gathering that during the October polls, LP poll watchers photographed some of the irregularities they observed on the part of the NEC and submitted same to the party for documentation.It can be recalled that barely after polling was closed, the LP demanded that the election be rerun, claiming that massive fraud and irregularities are to be blamed for preliminary results indicating that the LP performed poorly.But when the NEC announced the final results, the party came third after the two front runners – the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of George Weah and the Unity Party (UP) of Joseph N. Boakai, with 96 percent of the total votes counted.Despite the release of the final results, Brumskine believes that the elections were faced with “serious gross irregularities and fraud that undercut the integrity of the process as well as denying voters their constitutional right to vote.”He added: “The results released by the NEC are not valid, because we at the LP have evidence to prove our case.”Brumskine said that the party’s evidences range from the stuffing of ballot boxes with marked ballot papers for another party than the LP by an NEC presiding officer in Nimba County; the late opening of polls at some centers; and the omission of names and photographs from the voter roll.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgBusinessman Jason Aaron of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara was on Friday arraigned before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman on eight charges of fraud, but was able to secure his pre-trial liberty after posting $800,000 bail in the face of no objection being offered by Police Prosecutor Arwin Moore.The court heard that in Georgetown on May 16, 2018, with intent to defraud, the 32-year-old Aaron forged a power of attorney document belonging to Raymond Austin.The court was also told that on October 14, 2017, at Eccles, East Bank Demerara, Aaron took from Keron Kasiawan the sum of $50,000, after assuring Kasiawan that he had the money in his account at the Bank of Baroda to honour a cheque, knowing same to be false.Aaron was further charged with obtaining from Keron Kasiawan: $50,000 on October 8, 2017; $20,000 on October 11, 2017; $20,000 on October 18, 2017; $30,000 on October 23, 2017; $40,000 on October 27, 2017; and $26,260 on October 28, 2017 by promising that he had the respective sums in his account at the Bank of Baroda.According to facts presented to the court,Kasiawan operates a supermarket in Eccles, EBD, and on the dates mentioned in the charges, Aaron made purchases at the supermarket using cheques.However, Kasiawan was contacted last month by the Bank of Baroda, and was informed that Aaron’s account did not have any money to support the cheques. As such the matter was reported to the Police.The case will continue on June 5.last_img read more

first_imgWorkers attached to the Skeldon Sugar Estate on Tuesday rallied and protested the Government’s decision to privatise the Skeldon Sugar Estate.The protest was held as workers returned to work after an extended out of crop.It was the first day for the year that work was scheduled for many of the workers, as the estate had ceased grinding operations since last year.On Tuesday, workers gathered at Republic Square, Skeldon, where they were addressed by representatives of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU).Some ofthe protesters on the picket linePresident of the Union, Komal Chand, said sugar is not the only industry that is experiencing difficulties, adding that several other industries are all under the sledge hammer of the current Administration.Chand urged the workers to be militant as he promised that the Union will not allow the efforts of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to go down in vain.Chand also addressed the eight-page White Paper on the sugar industry, which was presented to the National Assembly and which he described as a lethargic attempt to represent the 200 odd years of the sugar industry in Guyana.Additionally, he said the closure of the Wales Estate is a “failure” since all that has been done to replace the industry is the cultivation of about 200 acres of rice.The Union’s President noted that at the Skeldon Estate, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has stopped planting some fields and tilling the land.Meanwhile, General Secretary of the Union, Seepaul Narine, said management has started to remove machinery from the Skeldon factory.Addressing the issue of the Skeldon modernisation plane being a failed investment, Narine shared the view that that was not so, saying the Cogeneration plant made $9.5 billion last year.Workers gathered to voice their concerns of Govt’s decision to privatise Skeldon estateHe is of the opinion that the estate does not have to be privatised.Government’s decision to downscale the sugar industry is being viewed as one which will shatter the lives of many; especially those who will go on the breadline and students who would have wanted to further their studies by attending the GuySuCo Training Centre through a sugar estate in their community; which might now soon be closed.It is also being viewed as a decision which will put more hardship on the Government and local government agencies, since GuySuCo maintained a large portion of the drainage and irrigation systems in both farming and residential communities.last_img read more

first_imgA phone line is in place for loved ones of residents wanting to enquire about their whereabouts. Residents of the complex are also asked to call the number so emergency personnel can maintain contact with them. The phone number at the reception and enquiries centre is 780-538-4211.The Fire Department was called at 3:54 a.m. Saturday.  Eagle Manor is a three-storey walk-up apartment building located at 9701-92nd-Ave. Residents were evacuated to the Church of Christ at 9602-92nd Ave. 92nd Ave.The Fire Department responded with 35 personnel on site, equipped with four major apparatus. The Sexsmith Fire Department was brought on board through the mutual aid agreement with five fire fighters and a ladder truck. Fire personnel worked through the night on salvage and monitoring operations at the site of a major structure fire at Eagle Manor Saturday.The fire started early in the morning. No injuries to residents or emergency personnel are reported. Significant damage was incurred at the complex on the City’s east side and it has been secured.The cause of the fire at the 30-unit building is under investigation and is considered suspicious at this time. There are 43 residents registered in the apartment.- Advertisement -“Our crews worked throughout the day to get the fire under control,” says Fire Chief Dan Lemieux. “Last night, our staff were working on making sure there were no hot spots and winding down operations. This was a significant incident and our thoughts are with those who lost their homes and belongings.“I also want to extend our appreciation to the many individuals and organizations who were quick to respond to the needs of residents, in particular the Church of Christ congregation and staff. Numerous agencies also provided assistance, including the Victims Services Unit of the RCMP, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the Sexsmith Fire Department, Alberta Health Services – EMS, Alberta Employment and Immigration, Aquatera, Wal-Mart, the Sandman Inn, the Hythe FCSS, and our own Disaster Social Services and Transportation Services personnel and other volunteers and staff.”Boardwalk Rental Communities is holding a meeting for tenants displaced by the fire.  The session to receive information and make enquiries will be held at the Church of Christ at 7 p.m. Monday. The Red Cross arranged for emergency accommodation. Boardwalk will have details on alternate suites at the meeting.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s understandable why Councilman Tony Cardenas, who represents the Hansen Dam area, would want the fair to remain there. But he’s not looking at the bigger picture. Organizers must be allowed to make decisions regarding the continued health of the fair. It matters less where in the Valley the fair is held, and more that its tradition continues. IN the end, it doesn’t really matter whether the San Fernando Valley Fair ends up at Woodley Park or at Hansen Dam, so long as it stays in the Valley. When the fair inexplicably relocated to Santa Clarita several years ago, it nearly failed altogether. But the desire to keep the fair alive brought it back to life and back to the Valley in 2004 at Hansen Dam Park. When organizers said they were moving the fair to Woodley Park in Encino to boost flagging enrollment, however, they got such a fight from the city they are now thinking of canceling it altogether. It would be tragic to see this 60-year-old piece of the Valley’s history, this important part of community life, squandered over politics. last_img read more

first_imgIn total 402 ballots were cast between general voting day, mail in ballots and two advance voting days.The byelection was held Saturday, August 17, to replace Councillors Aleen Torraville and Sherri-Lynn Hewitt who stepped down earlier this year.These are the preliminary results, which are still subject to a final count.- Advertisement –last_img

first_imgHibernian boss Alan Stubbs believes the dismissal of Alan Irvine at West Bromwich Albion could spark further changes in Premier League management.The Baggies suffered a run of seven defeats in nine games with Irvine at the helm and Stubbs, who worked with the 56-year-old at Everton, told talkSPORT that imminent success is required for modern day managers in order to keep their jobs.“Unfortunately this is an era of management that we’re in where you don’t get an awful lot of time and the one thing as managers that we can’t guarantee is time,” said Stubbs.“In this day and age with the finances in football, success has to be imminent and you don’t get time sometimes to build or, if you are building, you have to keep getting results on the pitch to give you that time to build.“Unfortunately for Alan he has been the victim of that with their form. It’s a trend that we are seeing in football, sometimes it only takes one to have a domino effect and the merry-go-round in management goes. We’ve seen that with Alan Pardew at Newcastle.“It is a crazy world that we live in but that’s the way it is at this moment in time.”last_img read more

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When Dana Carvey was approached to host an online celebration of popular movies, the comedian couldn’t resist adding a few flourishes. Working in what he describes as a “miniature TV studio” set up in a spare bedroom of his Northern California home, Carvey taped comic riffs on films including “True Lies” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and “The Exorcist.” “Down in Front with Dana Carvey,” which plays online Friday and Saturday at movie rental service Netflix.com, gives Carvey the chance to show off the impersonation chops he displayed on “Saturday Night Live” and indulge his love of movies. “I’m a movie fanatic,” Carvey said. “I occasionally watch movies on my cell phone, but how are you supposed to be afraid of King Kong when his head is the size of a Chiclet?” Although he’s remained busy doing standup gigs, Carvey has been largely off the movie and TV scene for several years. He wanted to join his wife in rearing their two sons, he said. “I know people whose kids have British and French accents from the nanny,” he said, dropping into an imaginary conversation between a parent with a thick Brooklyn-style accent and a child speaking in haughty English tones. Then he turned serious. “Some people can go full-bore with their career and still be there for their kids. I wasn’t very good at that. I needed to back off,” Carvey said. He fondly recalled a visit one of his boys, then about 2, paid to the set of “Wayne’s World,” the hit movie he made with Mike Myers. Seeing Carvey as slacker Garth in his shaggy blond wig, the toddler burst into tears and exclaimed, “Daddy, no funny hair!” Now that his children are teenagers Carvey, 52, is starting to sign up for more time-intensive projects, with a standup special in the works and a movie in development. A “Tonight Show” appearance is set for Wednesday.last_img read more

first_img1 John Obi Mikel Besiktas are still keen on signing John Obi Mikel from Chelsea after missing out on him in the summer.The 28-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and has made just one Premier League start so far this term.Speaking to Fanatik, Besiktas president Fikret Orman confirmed the Turkish side kept a close watch on the Nigerian midfielder during the summer and may rekindle their interest in January.“If [manager] Senol Gunes had given the go ahead we were going to sign [Mikel] and we could enter the race again over the winter break,” he said.Mikel also endured a stop-start 2014-15 campaign, making just 26 appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side with the imperious Nemanja Matic occupying the holding midfield role for the majority of the season.last_img read more