first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m definitely looking forward to it,” said Craig. “I would definitely want to play in that game because of the intensity, I love their players, they’re competitive and I just want to go out and be part of that competitiveness.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets “I think it should be me fitting in with them, I’m the import,” said Craig Friday at Ynares Sports Center here in Antipolo. “And I feel like I’m doing a great job in that aspect.”TNT played its first game of the Governors’ Cup later than the other teams in the league as the KaTropa played in the Commissioner’s Cup Finals, and Craig used the time between the two conferences to get acquainted better with his teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I’ve been here a little bit earlier,” said Craig, who was with TNT during the six-game series against eventual champions San Miguel. “So I’ll see how every thing works and how every thing goes. And I think I got to feel how they like to play.”And Craig, despite not playing in the San Miguel series, added that the Beermen are already in his sights. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Aguilar thinks Standhardinger fits Gilas’ needs PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO CITY—TNT import Michael Craig filled up the stat sheets in his first PBA game with a triple-double in their 106-96 win over Kia in the Governors’ Cup.Craig led the KaTropa with 21 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists, and he knows that what he does is all for the improvement of his chemistry with his TNT teammates.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View commentslast_img read more

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:14Carpio 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 “We really wanted to just play for him and his family,” shared Chris Ross.“We know that he had a heavy heart and he hasn’t been getting much sleep. He’s been with us at practice every day, hasn’t complained about it, hasn’t brought it up, and hasn’t mentioned it. That’s just a testament to the type of professional that he is. He’s really a hard worker, and he really puts a lot of time into preparing us for what we have to do.READ: Fajardo, Beermen step up for coach Ross said San Miguel tried its best to make Austria feel a little bit better. “We kind of just gave him a big hug and let him know that we’re there for him.”Arwind Santos also knows how tough Austria’s situation is.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer On Tuesday, the Beermen’s mettle was once again tested.With San Miguel starting its quest for a rare four-peat in the all-Filipino conference with a tough draw against TNT in the quarterfinals, coach Leo Austria had his attention divided as wife Nanette had just undergone a kidney transplant at Cardinal Santos Medical Center.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 folkREAD: Austria turns emotional after SMB win as wife undergoes kidney transplantLacking in sleep, the three-time Coach of the Year tried to fight through the emotions, holding strong for his team before eventually breaking down in the press room and once again in the dugout after the squad pulled off the 106-93 win to advance to the semifinals. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Ceres blanks Shan United, keeps top spot in AFC Cup After all, he had to go through the same ordeal back in 2015 when his mom Araceli was rushed out of the venue due to profuse bleeding on the nose during one of San Miguel’s game, coincidentally, against TNT.“Even I went through that, too,” said the 36-year-old forward in Filipino. “We knew we just had to be strong. We can’t control what happens in the world and what happens to us. If those things happen, we can’t do anything but to pray and focus on what we need to do. We have to fight through the emotions so that we can still play despite our situation. We used her as our inspiration.”READ: Fajardo wreaks havoc as San Miguel ousts TNT, advances to semis The Beermen came together and pulled one off for their coach and his family, dedicating the triumph as they progressed to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.Austria, too, can heave a sigh of relief as his wife’s operation was a success.“That was for coach Leo and (his son) Bacon. We really wanted to go out there and play hard and try to get that win for the Austria family,” said Ross. “Luckily, we’re able to go out there and play hard and get the win for him. Going forward, we’ll be playing for him and his family as well.”“At least, we were able to give coach a little bit of a relief, lift him up, and get us closer to our goal,” said Santos. “I believe we’ll be harder to beat because of that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours San Miguel Beermen. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdversity tests the character of a family.For the better part of the last five years, San Miguel has proven to be one of the most resilient teams in addressing tough situations, further forging their bond through challenges both on and off-the-court.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has constituted the membership of the Advisory Board of the National Symbol Review Project (NSRP). The board would advise the NSRP’s secretariat on how to proceed with consultation processes that would lead to a final decision as to whether the symbols should be changed or not.The NSRP project is meant to review and put in perspective for acceptance by every Liberian, all of the nation’s symbols, including its Flag, Coat-of-Arms, Seal, Anthem, and its National Awards that—whether they are aware of it or not—have, up to this point only represented no more than a small segment of the entire society. The project is organized as a semi-autonomous initiative of the government under the auspices of the Governance Commission.The Advisory Board, according to the Executive Mansion, will be responsible for, among other things; exercising oversight functions of the project’s program implementation agenda, including civic education, national consultation and artistic design of newly proposed symbols as well as monitor and evaluate the program areas.Members of the Board would also serve as resource persons in coordinating program activities in the political sub-divisions or organizations which they represent. They would advise the team of experts on program implementation schemes more suitable to the county or region they represent; assist in marketing and publicity of the project in their county or region of representation; approve project final work product as such product is submitted to the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government, among others.While appointing members of the Board, President Sirleaf described their selection as a call to national duty, and not a salary position. She pointed out that when travels are made on account of the project, a modest amount to cover expenses would be made available.The Advisory Board for the National Symbol Review Project, which comprises representatives of all counties and other civil society sectors as follows, was constituted on Monday March 31.Members of the board along with their areas of representation are as follows: Dr. Fineboy Dakina, Bomi County; Mr. Joseph N. Konomia, Bong County; Ms. Maima Cortee Sarnor,  Gbarpolu County, Rev. Dr. John G. Innis, Grand Bassa County, Ms. Miatta Fahnbulleh, Grand Cape Mount County.Other are, Gbai M. Gbala, Grand Gedeh County; Roselind Sneh, Grand Kru County; Cllr. Norwu Cooper, Lofa County; Madam Elizabeth Fallah, Margibi County; Sister Mary Laurene Brown, Maryland County; Amb. Wesley Johnson, Montserrado County; Dr. Joseph Saye Guannu, Nimba County; Mrs. Vickie Beah, Rivercess County; Cllr. Dempster Brown, Rivergee County; Mrs. Ciah Bush, Sinoe County.A single representative from each of the following Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are also members of the board: The Liberia National Student Union (LINSU), Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY), European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA), Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) and the Liberian-Ghana Diaspora Community.This critical look at the national self, the process of reviewing the national symbols, participants were told at the launch of the NSRP by President Sirleaf on February 6, 2014, is intended to encourage Liberians to clarify for themselves why they call themselves Liberians, and what national self-image they wish to project to the world.She reminded the audience that during the rigorous nationwide consultations for the Vision 2030 launch, the issues of the national symbols were highlighted by several participants and it is now imperative (a must) that the symbols be reviewed  in order to make sure that they tell Liberians’ collective stories to themselves and the world.The Liberian leader noted that the revision of the symbols is a serious business because it has several political and financial implications, and as such, should be treated with urgency and commitment by all stakeholders.The Coordinator of the NSRP, Dr. Elwood Dunn, said at the launch that the present generation of Liberians knows less than their parents about the country’s history and founding ideals.According to him, “Many Liberians are more aware of what divides us than what unites us. We are in danger of becoming not “one nation indivisible” as our Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag says, but its opposite, ‘many nations’ lacking a central core, a unifying ideal.”He said the one of the many purposes of the symbols review is to advance a national conversation precisely on the subject of Liberia’s national identity, and to affirm the belief that “what unites us is far greater than what divides us.”He said a sense of national identity is necessary to enable individual Liberians transcend self or ethnic group absorption and commit to the common good. “Without it, Liberia can neither reconcile nor can it genuinely pursue the goals of Vision 2030.”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 Government of Liberia (GoL) and the Government of Japan will today, September 11, hold a Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia, a Foreign Ministry release has said.The JCM is an annual event that catalogs the Government of Japan’s contributions to Liberia’s social economic development programs that are “Pro-poor,” reviewing all milestone achievements by GoL as well as the positive impact of the KR Food Aids Project (rice) and Non-project Grant Aids (petroleum products) in Liberia.Meanwhile, GoL will be represented by Gbehzohngar Findley, Minister of Foreign Affairs, while Tsutomu Himeno, Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary will be representing the government of his country.According to the release, since the inception of the program in Liberia, the Government of Japan has provided 58,531.13 metric tons of assorted rice and 21,084.64 metric tons of mixed petroleum products, respectively.It can be recalled that in 2008, before the upsurge of the global financial meltdown, former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf engaged in a bilateral arrangement with the Embassy of Japan near Accra, Ghana, for food aid assistance under the Japanese Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) Program for Africa.The first Exchange of Notes (E/N) was signed between GoL and the Government of Japan on August 18, 2008, and the first consignment of rice weighing 8,612 metric tons arrived March 2009.As a direct result of the Japanese Grant Commodities monetization in Liberia, a number of economic recovery projects have been funded and executed by the ministries and agencies directly in charge of the project.They are the Community Infrastructural Development Project, implemented at a cost of US$5.6 million, to open alleys along the ELWA/Robertfield Highway corridor.This project is being implemented by the Ministry of Public Works, while the Paddy and Seed Rice Project is being completed at a cost of US$7.2 million for both phases (1&2).This project is being effected by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), and since 2009 the MoA has constructed five warehouses in Nimba, Bong, Lofa and Grand Gedeh counties at a cost of US$1.4 million.The Small Medium Enterprises (SME) Project, which comes at a cost of US$889,097, is being implemented by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), while LIFE Fund (Liberia Innovative Fund for Enterprise Development), which comes at a cost of US$665,000, is also being implemented by the MoCI.The construction of three bridges in Grand Cape Mount County, which comes at a cost of US$1.9 million, is being implemented by Grand Cape Mount County, with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) exercising oversight authority, while the Human Resource Capacity Building Project, which comes at a cost of US$731,412, is being carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.In addition to the economic recovery projects, the Government of Japan is considering funding requests for the construction of 282 low-cost housing units in Sasstown, Grand Kru County, to be rented out at a very minimum cost, while the construction of a new “Gobachop” market in the Omega Community area is being proposed at a cost of US$4.2 million.Expected to attend the meeting are all the seven Ministerial Steering Committee members, including the ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance and Development Planning, Commerce and Industry and State and Chief of Staff to the President, Public Procurement and Concession Commission, and the director–general of the Internal Audit Agency (IAA) as well as private sector representatives of FOUTA Corporation, UCI, SWAT, MOTC, Petrol Trade and Kailondo Petroleum Incorporated.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_imgStemming from a two-day joint training session with 21 language interpreters from Guyana and Brazil, the two countries will develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will seek to address cross-border Trafficking In Persons (TIP) among others.This was announced by the Public Security Ministry on Monday.“This collaboration between Guyana and Brazilian counterparts was successful as was evident after discussions at the Guyana Frontier Committee and Consular Cooperation Meetings where the team agreed … for consideration be given to developing a Memorandum of Understanding between the countries in responding to cross-border TIP,” the Ministry said.In addition, the two countries are seeking to have Guyanese TIP officials became au fait with the Portuguese language through training, as well as have the SocialThe Guyana’s Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons and Brazil’s State of Roraima Trafficking in Persons Committee TIP Awareness at Lethem Town Week ExhibitionProtection Ministry’s TIP awareness materials translated from English into Portuguese.The parties have agreed for the Brazilian Embassy to participate in the TIP Training Course to be provided for Interpreters and for the continuation of collaboration between authorities from Guyana and Brazil in conducting TIP awareness in border areas.The TIP training was in keeping with the Ministry’s effort to intensify its work in equipping various stakeholders with the necessary skills to combat the crime of trafficking.The two-day training commenced on November 28 and wrapped up on November 29 at the Guyana Police Force Training Centre.It saw the participation of Brazil as was agreed at the Guyana Frontier Committee and Consular Cooperation Meetings in October 2018.Also participating in the training course were representatives of the Immigration and Criminal Investigation Departments of the Guyana Police Force, National Commission on Disability, University of Guyana, ChildLink, L&L Translation Services, Language Services Centre and Foreign Missions from Chile, China, Suriname and Argentina.The training sessions were conducted by representatives selected from the Public Security and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministries as well as the Guyana Police Force Trafficking in Persons Unit and Immigration Department, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), the Social Protection Ministry’s Child Care and Protection Agency, Guyana Women Miners Organisation, Help and Shelter, ChildLink, International Organisation for Migration, and the Brazilian Embassy.last_img read more

first_imgSenior Magistrate Leron Daly recently sentenced an East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, resident to spend the next two years in prison after he admitted to two firearm-related charges when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Alvin June also called “Gangster Ras” was slapped with the charges which alleged that on May 29, 2019, at East Ruimveldt, he had in his possession three live rounds of .40 calibre ammunition and a .40 Glock firearm without being the licensed firearm holder of same.Police Prosecutor Christopher Morris informed the court that on the day in question, police ranks acting on information went to the convicted man’s home at the aforementioned location.Upon arriving at June’s home, the ranks descended into the premises where they found him but in retaliation, he dropped a haversack which he had in his possession.A search conducted on the said haversack unearthed the illegal weapon and ammunition.Meanwhile, June in an explanation to the court stated that he only obtained the weapon to protect his family since he was attacked and shot in the past.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Though the leaves may be turning colour, the weather is forecast to be nearly perfect for golfing this weekend for a fundraising tournament.The Lakepoint Golf Club will be the venue for a tournament raising money for the Child Development Centre. The fundraiser will be taking place at the course next to CharlieLake on Saturday, September 24th. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.The cost to register is $100 per player, and includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, as well as dinner, and entry into several prize draws.- Advertisement -Participants can register for the tournament at the Child Development Centre in person at 10417 106th Ave. A registration form is available here.For more information, get in touch with event organiser Tana Millner at or call 250.785.3200.last_img read more

first_imgPEACE RIVER, A.B. – The Fort St. John Huskies will look to rebound Sunday afternoon, after a loss Saturday to the North Peace Navigators.In the final games of 2017 for the Huskies, the team travelled to Peace River.  After the first period, it was a scoreless game between the two teams.In the second, the Navigators scored three times, but the Huskies could only answer back once with a goal from Nolan Legace.- Advertisement -On to the third period and the Navigators scored one more time, but the Huskies scoring just over a minute later with a goal from Gary Loewen.The final score was 5-2 for the North Peace Navigators.The two teams will play Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in Peace River for the final game of 2017.Advertisementlast_img

first_imgThe CBC is reporting that the only residential drug treatment program in Northern B.C. has had to shut its doors. The facility, which houses a 10 bed, 30 treatment program, shut down at the beginning of July with no prior warning.Northern Health is quoted as saying the closure is unfortunate, but unavoidable due to staffing shortages. NH adds there is a non-residential unit in Prince George, as well as the Nechako Youth Treatment program.There are also Aboriginal treatment programs in Kitimat and Williams Lake, and the option of sending any resident in desperate need of treatment outside the region.- Advertisement -Northern Health is planning on reopening the facility in the fall, though no firm date has been set.last_img

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. – The failure to attack a zone with zest surfaced yet again, and a big-time deficit existed again as well, but so did UCLA’s most enduring quality – poise. And this time it came while facing a potential embarrassment. Against Arizona State, which entered Thursday five losses away from becoming the first winless Pacific-10 Conference team in history, the Bruins finally found their defensive prowess and offensive aggression. It took an 18-2 run late in the second half and perfect free-throw shooting in the final minute, but the fifth-ranked Bruins survived to reclaim sole possession of first place with a 67-61 defeat of the hapless Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena. Arron Afflalo led UCLA (22-3, 11-2) with 24 points and Etiwanda graduate Darren Collison returned from a left shoulder injury to score 18. However, the rest of the Bruins combined for 25 points, and power forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who played with blurred vision after being elbowed in the right eye in the first half, was scoreless for the first time in his career. Indeed, moving a half-game ahead of Washington State in the conference standings proved to be much more trying for a UCLA squad that continues to have difficulty against zone defenses. “We’re not hitting the high post sometimes when we’re open,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “We’re hesitant and tentative, at times, to do that. We can’t be like that. “We have to be not afraid to make mistakes against the zone. It’s like we’re playing on our heels a little bit, and you can’t play like that. You have to play aggressively at both ends.” The Bruins won, but that it took such a rally to beat Arizona State is reason for concern. The Sun Devils (6-19, 0-14) have lost 15 straight and are on the verge of becoming the first team to finish Pac-10 play without a win. center_img ASU has already matched the worst start by a team since the Pac-10 expanded to 10 teams in 1978-79 and can be the first to fall to 0-15 with a loss Sunday to USC. 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