first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption This is the second surgery Rondo has had on his shooting hand this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Lakers said the surgery was a success but Rondo still has four to five weeks of rehabilitation to go.“Rajon Rondo, who suffered a Grade 3 sprain to his right ring finger during Tuesday’s game at Golden State, underwent successful surgery today to repair a ligament,” the team said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Lakers are already without LeBron James, who injured his groin against the Warriors. James is not expected to need surgery, but the groin strain could cause him to miss several games, including Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers.The Lakers lost their first game without James on Thursday, a heartbreaking 117-116 defeat to the Sacramento Kings. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Rafael Nadal ‘satisfied’ despite post-surgery comeback defeat LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes an inbound during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPLos Angeles Lakers veteran guard Rajon Rondo will be out of the lineup for a month after undergoing surgery on his right hand, the NBA team announced Friday.Rondo injured a ligament in his right ring finger during the Lakers’ 127-101 win over the Golden State Warriors on Christmas. Rondo had 15 points, 10 assists and five rebounds in the game.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,I am convinced that the Constitution of Guyana is based on some fundamental principles and precedents upon which the State is expected or acknowledged to be governed. The purpose of the Constitution is to provide clarity rather confusion especially when challenged.Recently, however, everyone seems to have conjured up his or her own interpretation of the No-confidence Motion handed down December 21, 2018, the D-Day of Guyana. I am interested in assessing the dual citizenship enshrined in the Constitution of Guyana just because. I do not need empiricism or epistemology to understand the meaning of dual citizenship. It means when a person is a citizen of two countries at the same time in which that person has a passport for each country, among other factors. In Guyana, a person is allowed to have dual citizenship but cannot or should not be a selected, an elected or appointed parliamentarian. It is unconstitutional.What I find interesting is the word dual, and without using convoluted Mathematics, simply means two and no more. So, if one has triple or multiple citizenship (Guyana, United States, India or any other country) can that person serve in the Guyanese Parliament? I believe the answer is yes. The word dual in the Constitution does not say it means more than two. So if you have dual citizenship you cannot serve but if you have triple citizenship you can. The Constitution does not disbar the latter situation because it does not fall into the dual citizenship category. I am not in the business of giving out ideas and the fact that the process of acquiring triple citizenship may not be clear-cut, there are countries that will grant citizenship to foreigners that require no heavy lifting.Sincerely,Lomarsh Roopnarinelast_img read more

first_imgAmb. Kemayah with other members of the delegation in the meeting.Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), has lauded the International Community for its overwhelming support during the recent June 7 protest in Liberia.Amb. Kemayah said the International Community clearly articulated its perspectives, emphasizing the need to protect, reinforce, and sustain democracy, peace and security in the country.He described the International Community’s action as a “genuine manifestation of its renewed and unwavering support for the endeavors of the Government of Liberia and continuity of democracy, peace, security and development in Liberia”.According to a dispatch, Kemayah made the statement during a meeting of the Liberia Configuration of the United Nations Peace-building Commission at the UN Headquarters in New York.Ambassador Kemayah proposed the meeting in order to take stock of economic, political and social developments in Liberia within the framework of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD), and consider the Liberian government’s response to the June 7 protest.He said: “On behalf of President Weah, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the International Community for its continued and immeasurable support. Many of you played a very integral role in the outcome of the just ended protest. Truly, as the President has stated, the young and promising democracy in Liberia was tried, tested; and it has proven to be mature, resilient, and strong. We would not have come this far without the invaluable support of the international community and the resilience of the Liberian people. Today, we feel more assured with the renewed commitment coming from the international community to support the endeavors of the Government and People of Liberia for the sustenance of a peaceful, democratic, stable and prosperous country.”Kemayah also lauded ECOWAS, the AU, the United Nations and other members of the International community for being very pro-active and forthright in articulating their perspectives on the protest. “We note ECOWAS expressed its disappointment that the petition by the protesters was not delivered to the officials of the Liberian Government on June 7, in spite of all the elaborate mediation efforts and arrangements made by the Government, Local and International Stakeholders in relation to the protest,” he said.He assured the International Community that despite the action of the protesters, the Government of Liberia under the Leadership of President George Weah, remains resolved to do all it can to sustain democracy, peace, security and development for all in Liberia.Amb. Kemayah recalled that the Government’s resolve was evidenced by the way in which it responded and guided the June 7 protest, creating a peaceful and safe environment for protesters to assemble, an act that was commended by the International Community.He then reminded Liberians that, “we all have a shared responsibility to continue to thread the path of sustaining democracy, peace, security and dialogue.” He encouraged all Stakeholders to take advantage of the opportunity for the round-table dialogue proposed by President Weah to constructively engage with the government.Amb. Kemayah used the meeting to reiterate his call for support for the full implementation of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development and the Liberia Multi-Partner Trust Fund (LMPTF), policies that are aimed at supporting Liberia’s efforts to sustained democracy, peace and security and implementing the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).“There is no quick fix to an extremely broken economy which was inherited by the administration of President Weah. As the Government of Liberia makes continuous efforts in shaping the economic landscape of the country, we crave the assistance of all of our partners to continue to place Liberia on the front burner. We encourage sustained and robust engagements in discussing Liberia’s peace, democratic and development priorities. We need assistance for road connectivity, coastal highway, job creation, electricity, forestry, agriculture, healthcare, education, youth’s and women’s empowerment, just to name a few. Most of all, we encourage support from all of our partners for the full implementation of our Flagship National Development Plan – the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development — and the Liberia Multi-Partner Trust Fund (LMPTF),” Kemayah emphasized.He stressed that, “support for the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development will bring about much needed revival in the Liberian economy, ensure that Liberia becomes self-reliant in food production, particularly growing our staple food, rice, and largely enhance the empowerment and livelihood of the Liberian people.”Kemayah hailed United Nations Peace-building Commission and the Liberia Configuration of the Peace-building Commission for continuously providing an ideal platform where a much-desired support for Liberia’s peace-building priorities can be articulated and mobilized.He expressed the confidence that the Peace-building Commission will continue to intensely collaborate with inter-governmental institutions in order to formulate innovative ways to bolster partnership with all relevant stakeholders for peace and development in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on Friday hosted the inaugural meeting of the Regional Disaster Risk Management Committee (RDRMC) in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) in keeping with its overall plan to establish an emergency operations centre in the region that will be responsible for relief coordination and management there. The meeting was held in the boardroom of the Linden Enterprise Network, Mackenzie, Linden.Director General of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig said the centre will be responsible for “disseminating early warning information and focusing on early recovery in times of disaster” and it will focus on preparedness and contingencyDirector General of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig speaking at the launching of the inaugural meeting of the Regional Disaster Risk Management Committee (RDRMC) in Region 10planning when there are no imminent threats.“It is a collaborative effort to work together first and foremost, to reduce the risk and secondly to ensure that we have the right mechanism to respond. This is something that we have been working on for years and we are happy that we have reached the stage that we can hand over the regional system,” he said.The CDC head urged the stakeholders to take into consideration during development planning, several hazards that the CDC’s studies have found in the region so that those risks can be mitigated. These include droughts, air pollution, erosion, mining accidents, road accidents, floods, land pollution and wild fires. The region is most at risk to droughts at a rate of 82.78 per cent.Lieutenant Colonel Craig also said that “Even with the regional system in place, we still have some gaps, so we started work on the development of the municipality’s disaster risk management plan and we have also been working on developing the Neighbourhood Democratic Council disaster risk management plan.” He noted too that the “aim is to show that disasters have different levels… so once we develop that system and have those things in place, responding to emergencies and disasters should be much easier.”The CDC, in partnership with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) with support from the European Union (EU), has developed standardised plans for disaster risk management at the regional level, which will be implemented by the said committees. The Upper Demerara-Berbice region is the eighth region to have established the committee, which will be chaired by Regional Chairman Rennis Morian and include representatives from the Linden Mayor and Town Council, utility companies, the Private Sector, the Joint Services and other stakeholders.In his opening remarks, the Regional Chairman said he is pleased with the initiative. “Getting the message out that there are so many risks that we need to manage is something we need to do. A lot has to do with public awareness and notifying communities across the region as it relates to what they are facing and some of the practices that are making those risks stay there,” he said.Committees are expected to be established in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) within the first quarter of the new year.last_img read more is receiving reports this morning of a fire at the Mile Zero Trailer Park in Dawson Creek.At this time we have very little information available on the fire.  We are still awaiting confirmation from the Dawson Creek RCMP and the Dawson Creek Fire Department.  Once we have more information we will pass it along.If you have any information or photos e-mail Advertisement –last_img

first_img0Shares0000The Egyptian, who will be desperate to be fit for the World Cup, was visibly emotional as was forced off on the weekend. Photo/COURTESYKIEW, Ukraine, May 27 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that Mohamed Salah’s injury that forced him off in the first half of the Champions League final on Saturday was “serious”.“It is a serious injury. He is in hospital for an X-ray. It is either the collarbone or the shoulder itself,” Klopp said after Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the final in Kiev. “It doesn’t look good. That’s it.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img

first_img“We will now have direct representation on the AQMD board,” said Manhattan Beach City Councilman Jim Aldinger. A similar measure sponsored by Assemblyman Ted Lieu died in the Senate last year after the AQMD opposed it. But this year, when the agency sought to eliminate term limits for its board chairman, the South Bay Cities Council of Governments offered a deal: It would support ending term limits if the AQMD didn’t oppose adding the local seat on the board. “They hired some high-priced lobbyists to defeat the bill,” Aldinger said. “We said, `Do you want to spend money to oppose us or work with us?”‘ The measure signed by the governor, SB 886, was introduced by Sen. Gloria Negrete-McLeod, D-Chino, but South Bay Cities Council of Governments Executive Director Jacki Bacharach credited Lieu’s continued efforts. By Josh Grossberg STAFF WRITER After a year of intense lobbying by South Bay lawmakers, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Saturday that adds a local representative to the board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. By increasing the number of board members from 12 to 13, the measure gives local communities a permanent seat on the agency that monitors and regulates air pollution. “There’s a lot of excitement today,” Bacharach said. “It wouldn’t have happened without Ted.” Board members, who oversee an annual budget of nearly $100 million, do not receive a salary. Membership on the board was configured to balance the competing interests of the Los Angeles basin, the Inland Empire and coastal cities. The seat established for western cities usually went to a Los Angeles city representative because it is the largest city in the agency. Aldinger, who last year served as president of the council of governments, said the move gives the South Bay more clout in air quality issues. Until now, local cities were lumped together with Los Angeles. “We have a lot of air quality issues with the Port of Los Angeles and LAX, which both churn out a lot of pollution,” Aldinger said. “The city of Los Angeles has financial incentives at the airport and the port. Now we have representatives for the people.” josh.grossberg@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_img1 Arsenal are among a number of clubs to have expressed an interest in Boca Juniors starlet Rodrigo Bentancur.The 18-year-old has impressed for the Argentine giants in his maiden senior campaign and is now being scouted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs.Boca are bracing themselves for a wave of offers for the midfielder this summer and are expected to demand a fee of around £15m for the youngster.Real Madrid and Benfica are understood to be keen on the Uruguayan, but according to ESPN, Arsenal are set to enter talks with Boca about a possible move this summer.Should the Gunners succeed in signing Bentancur, they may consider loaning the player back to Argentina for a year so he can continue his development with regular senior football.In November, talkSPORT named Bentancur in our Football Manager 2016 list of 30 wonderkids you must sign – read more here Rodrigo Bentancur, 18, could be loaned back to Argentina if he signs for Arsenal last_img read more

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The city of Santa Clarita’s Human Relations Forum honored the winners of the Forum’s Essay and Poster Contest at an award recognition ceremony last week at the Santa Clarita Activities Center. The annual contest attracted more than 430 entries this year, with participants competing for cash prizes in four age categories. Elementary, junior and high school students submitted essays and posters centered around this year’s prompt: “Everyone has experienced being made fun of, bullied or left out. Tell about when this happened to you. How did you feel and what did you learn?” During the ceremony, city officials handed out awards to the top four entries. Thirty-one students were recognized in four age categories, with first-place winners receiving $100, second- place $75, third-place $50 and fourth-place $25. The winning posters were displayed at the ceremony and the essays were compiled into the program. Together, they told a moving story of how local students have reacted to bullying and teasing at school, and how they have learned to rise above it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Mahogany Brown, a third-grader at McGrath Elementary School and first-place winner in the first- through third-grade essay category, wrote about not being invited to a classmate’s birthday party because she is black. “I learned that everyone is not your friend,” Mahogany wrote. “To be nice to people even though they don’t like you because of your skin color.” Sixth-grader Erynn Young of Tesoro Del Valle Elementary School was awarded first place in the fourth- through sixth-grade essay category. She wrote about defending a Korean friend who was being called names by another student at school. “If you call someone yellow face, you are insulting the fact that they are Asian, which is bad,” Erynn wrote. “With no mercy whatsoever, I told the mean boy to go away and leave her alone.” Colton Schwartz, a seventh-grader at Placerita Junior High and first-place winner in the seventh- and eighth-grade essay category, wrote about how he deals with being different because he has muscular dystrophy. “I have learned to live with this disease because it is all I know,” he wrote. “Sure I have been made fun of, bullied and left out. I have lived with that sort of stuff as long as I can remember. I choose not to dwell on the negative. I am comfortable with who I am and what I am.” The first-place winner in the ninth- through 12th-grade essay category was Paul Grosart, a junior at Saugus High School. His essay, titled “Speaking Strongly,” told how he was threatened and harassed at school after coming out with the fact that he is gay and trying to start a new club called the Gay/Straight Alliance. “As my article came out inviting anyone who wanted to attend, so did the hate,” Paul wrote. “Even as I have switched schools, hatred still follows me.” “The annual Essay and Poster Contest is one of our favorite events every year because it offers us the chance to spread awareness amongst our youth about the importance of tolerance, acceptance and cultural diversity,” said Adele McPherson, community services superintendent. “It teaches them how to think about their experiences in the context of a diverse community and allows them to reflect on the value of understanding.” The winners of the city of Santa Clarita’s Human Relations Forum’s annual Essay and Poster Contest were honored during a ceremony held Monday. Essay contest winners: First- through third-grade category: Mahogany Brown, McGrath Elementary, first; Joey Ganley, Charles Helmers, second; Marisa Magsarili, Stevenson Ranch, third; and Hunter Zeleznik, Stevenson Ranch, fourth. Fourth- through sixth-grade category: Erynn Young, Tesoro del Valle Elementary, first; Sarah Barritt, Helmers, second; Bronte Condo, Newhall, third; and Harmonie Lee, Stevenson Ranch, fourth. Seventh- and eighth-grade category: Colton Schwartz, Placerita Junior High, first; Caitlin Klinedinst, Placerita, second; Jonathan Ewart, Placerita, third; and Sam Fleischer, Placerita, fourth. Ninth- through 12th-grade category: Paul Grosart, Saugus High, first; Shannon Murakami, Saugus, second; Victoria Kemp, Saugus, third; and Nicole Hatcher, Saugus, fourth. Poster contest winners: First- through third-grade category: Ian Shin, Valley View Elementary, first; Acacia Clark, Tesoro del Valle, second; Dalbey Farrell, Helmers, third; and Levi McIndoe, Rosedell, fourth. Fourth- through sixth-grade category: Teryn Brown, Tesoro del Valle, first; Martha Pineda, Valley View, second; Sophie Dockstader, Helmers, third; and Tiffany West, Mint Canyon, fourth. Seventh- and eighth-grade category: Adam Torres, Arroyo Seco Junior High, first; Jennifer Pena, Placerita, second; Patricia Aguilar, Placerita, third; and Lizabeth Mariano, Placerita, fourth. Ninth- through 12th-grade category: Matthew K. Stephens, Saugus High, first; Christie Ambos, Saugus, second; and Jackie Belue, Saugus, third. 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

first_imgErrigal College students in the zone this week!In keeping with its theme of all things 100 for this important year in the history of Errigal College, Deputy Principal Mr. Ciaran Rodgers laid down the gauntlet to the students of Errigal College to answer the call. The challenge was that one hundred students would be willing to commit three lunchtimes per week for a durations of six weeks to an intense fitness challenge.Errigal College places personal and holistic development high on its agenda in relation to its students and this challenge is an extension of what Errigal College believes in relation to the health and wellbeing of its students. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday the College gym is now jam packed with over a hundred students and eleven staff members sweating it out for a gruelling 25 minute nonstop workout focussing on a different body part every day.The challenge is the famous T25 challenge from Beachbody and it does what it says on the box i.e. nonstop workouts for twenty five minutes. For those who make through the challenge, it doesn’t stop there as the programme gets tougher.After the initial six week stage students who fulfil the challenge of making it to all the workouts will be given the opportunity of stepping it up to the next level, which will be tougher again involving a commitment to a healthy eating plan during the next six weeks.The response to this challenge has been phenomenal with 110 students committing to improving their physical fitness. The PE, Science, S.P.H.E. And Home Economics Departments worked closely with The Healthy Schools Committee and the Extra Curricular Committee regarding the challenge to make it an inclusive and cross curricular project.Deputy Principal Mr. Rodgers stated that it is Errigal College’s core belief that we challenge our students in ways that will help them develop and improve regarding confidence, self-esteem, personal and social development while building a strong ethos of health and fitness in their own lives. ONE HUNDRED GOOD REASONS WHY ERRIGAL COLLEGE IS GETTING FIT! was last modified: January 20th, 2015 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:donegalerrigal collegefitlast_img read more