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Jan
19

Cignal closes in on PVL men’s crown

first_imgCignal HD Spikers. Photo from Spikers’ Turf Facebook account.Cignal leaned on team captain Ysay Marasigan to beat Megabuilders, 25-23, 21-25, 25-19, 25-17, and move on the cusp of a second straight title Wednesday in the men’s division of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Marasigan, the former Ateneo standout, pumped in a game-high 21 points for the HD Spikers, who will shoot for the finals sweep in Game 2 on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Baldwin warns about Lebanon traffic—and looks like Gilas struggling to escape itcenter_img Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 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 Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Edmar Bonono and Peter Torres were also solid for Cignal with 14 and 11 points, respectively.Bryan Bagunas paced the Volley Bolt with 14 points, 12 off attacks.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’Meanwhile, Philippine Air Force had four players in double-digits with Jeffrey Malabanan leading the way with 19 points.Rodolfo Labrador and Howard Mojica added 14 points points apiece while Edwin Tolentino chipped in 12 in the battle for third place. MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Jan
18

Belingon sees advantage in ring match instead of cage

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “It’s an advantage for me because I’m used to fighting inside ring before,” said Belingon in Filipino Tuesday during a kick-off press conference at City of Dreams Manila.Though Belingon is comfortable inside a ring, he knows he can’t be complacent being in it with a Brazilian jiujitsu black belt in Leone, who is known for his ground game.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 crown“I can’t afford to be careless because it’s harder if you get taken down inside a ring unlike in a cage where you can lean on to it,” said Belingon.“The plan is to take the fight on the center of the ring.” MOST READ Marcelino twins lead Zark’s-Lyceum never-say-die spirit View comments Kevin Belingon.Filipino MMA star Kevin Belingon believes fighting inside a ring gives him an upper hand against his American foe Andrew Leon in the main event of ONE: Heroes of Honor on Friday.For the first time in ONE Championship’s seven-year history, a five-rope ring will be used instead of the usual mixed martial arts cage.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Part of his strategy is also taken from Leone’s previous fight from five years ago when Belingon’s stablemate at Team Lakay Geje Eustaquio lost by unanimous decision.“We studied his fight against Geje. We prepared really hard especially his ground.”The 30-year-old Belingon has been on a resurgence since losing to Bibiano Fernandes in a title fight in January 2016. He has won his last four fights, two of which have come via first-round stoppages.Belingon hopes to continue his winning ways to gain another crack at the bantamweight belt.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Jan
18

‘Veterinary Medicine is Scarce in Liberia’

first_imgA Liberian veterinarian says that in order to increase poultry and meat production in the country, there is a need for Liberians to think about the establishment of animal medicine business in the country.Mr. Charles Holkins, chief executive officer of the Price Trading Incorporated veterinary store, made the statement yesterday to the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview at his business center in Monrovia.According to Mr. Holkins, due to the scarcity of animal drugs in the country, Liberian animal farmers find it difficult to get access to veterinary medicine.“Providing veterinary medicine for local farmers would help enhance animal production in the country. I have observed that many animal farmers are traveling to neighboring countries to purchase drugs for the health of their animals.He said that it is because of this need, he has established a drug store in the country.“I have initiated the establishment of veterinary pharmacies on Somalia Drive, Monrovia, and another branch in Ganta to address the urgent need of animal farmers. I believe it is by this means that we can reduce the constraints facing animal farmers.He stated that the drugs are sold at an affordable price.Mr. Holkins explained that they are also involved in providing technical services to the farmers.“Many of the farmers lack the technical knowledge to treat their livestock and poultry,” he explained.The Price Trading Incorporated Store is the only drug store for animals in Liberia since the end of the Liberian civil crisis. It was established in 2010, to help solve veterinary drug scarcity, thus enhancing poultry and meat production. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jan
17

Fiasco of non-payment of Berbice security guards

first_imgDear Editor,Last week, we learnt of the fiasco involving Integrated Security Services (ISS) with the non-payment of its workers for, in as much in some instances of two months, was reported from the Berbice area.My colleague, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament (MP), Harry Gill is representing this cause. What is worrying is that officials of both Central and Regional Government allegedly in defence of the contractor, instead of addressing the issue based on merits of the claims raised by the workers, they sought to obfuscate the issue by saying that I, Juan Edghill is a shareholder/part owner of Integrated Security Services (ISS). This, obviously, was an attempt to have the guards drop their claims and to have Gill fade into the background and for the matter to die a natural death.Editor, I would like to state publicly for the record that I, Juan Edghill, is not a Director or shareholder or part owner or is in any way, form or fashion connected to ISS. My position on this matter is clear, if you employ persons and they deliver services, they must be paid. The guards must receive their full benefits for services from ISS.Against this backdrop, I am not at all surprised or dismayed by the attempts by the People’s National Congress (PNC)-led A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change Government to hide their corruption, incompetence and nepotism by creating smokescreens. The corruption of the Government, in such a short period in office, stinks to the high heavens. They are undoubtedly unashamed, brazen and bold face in the execution of their devious plans, even when large number of persons are affected. They ensure that their small elite group receives maximum benefits.We know as a country that individuals and companies with known alliances to the political directorate are sole sourced and awarded contracts to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, annually. A simple case and point is the Sussex Street drug bond that was sole sourced to a known PNC financier/supporter.Now we have this developing situation of a contract being awarded to a shady character with no experience in the procurement of drugs and medical supplies being awarded contracts for GY$1.4 billion, for the procurement of medical supplies. That came on the heels of a lucrative fertiliser contract. Notably, this person’s only qualification is that he is the friend of the right people. This is the latest addition to the long list of persons without the requisite qualifications being either, handed contracted or employed with super salaries, most of them being relatives or friends of some senior Government functionary.The list of corrupt deals and transactions of this Government, in just over two years, are too many to mention.Guyanese beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing. Is this the righteousness, good governance and good life that you voted for?Yours truly,Juan Edghill, MPlast_img read more

Jan
17

REO taking control of NDC subvention

first_imgDear Editor,The evidence is indisputable, and the Government is daily being seen and exposed for the fake frontier it presents. They can no longer place blame on the former PPP/C Government, which took our country to its highest ever level of development. As such, they seek to engage in distraction through unwarranted, bullish, undemocratic and corrupt practices, while promoting divisive tactics among targeted communities.I have consistently received tremendous feedback from communities, including an overwhelming number of requests to highlight the serious malpractices that the APNU/AFC is perpetuating almost unabated in the Local Authority Areas. The efforts of many PPP/C won Councils are commendable, given the extreme efforts to frustrate community progress under their respective administration.The Diamond/Grove NDC on the East Bank Demerara is just one of the many Councils that fall into this category. Justifiably, councillors are complaining that the Regional Democratic Council (RDC Region 4) and the Ministry of Communities are frustrating the delivery of work programmes through ‘delaying approval’ tactics.It is very serious that the 2016 Diamond/ Grove NDC Government subvention is not being spent to date. The reason provided is that the Council received the $4 million subvention and set it aside to purchase a garbage truck, after obtaining the necessary permission. The RDC of Region Four took over the procurement process and decided where and from whom the truck would be bought. Since 2016, having allocated their own money with the REO’s compulsory signature, the truck to do the garbage collection has not been delivered. As a consequence, the NDC is finding it very difficult to keep the communities clean.In relation to the 2017 Diamond/Grove NDC’s $4 million subvention, the manipulation of its use is being determined by the APNU/AFC-controlled Region Four Democratic Council. Information received confirms that the REO took control of the subvention and tendered for the works to be done. The Region decided to do a 120-foot road patching in 11th Avenue in Diamond; which, after significant delay, was hurriedly paid for.A second 2017 project was allocated to do some work at Back Street Squatting Area; and again, this took serious complaints before some amount of messy work was done. From the remaining one million dollars, the Region was supposed to purchase one hundred and eleven tonnes of ‘crusher run’. Only last month (March 2018), they delivered seventy tonnes of ‘crusher Run’ and still owe the NDC forty-one tonnes of ‘Crusher Run’ for the 2017 subvention.The NDC councillors are of the opinion that the Ministry of Communities and the RDC are spending too much money on projects that they can do much cheaper. The NDC is calling on the Local Government Commission (LGC) to look into these blatant and deliberate acts of the APNU/PNC representatives.The unhindered functioning of the LCG is necessary to buttress the clearly biased acts of the Government. However, the Local Government Commission must start moving around the country and look into the numerous burning issues.Today, most of the PNC appointed REOs are experiencing serious problems with their functioning in the Local Authority Areas. The REOs have become Czars unto themselves with the support of the Ministry of Communities. They appear to take much pride in frustrating the Local Government system.We are at the end of the fourth month of 2018, and although the Budget allocations for the year were done since December 2017, the Ministry of Communities is not releasing the NDCs’ annual subventions for many of the LAAs, although the work programmes have been submitted.The Local Government Commission must wake up and listen to the cries in the Local Authority Areas, the Regional Democratic Council and the Amerindian Village Councils for a more efficient and professional approach to getting things done effectively in service to the residents.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Jan
14

Cartoon October 9, 2014

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Jan
12

Prithima Kissoon sent on administrative leave – AG

first_imgDeputy Solicitor General Prithima Kissoon has been sent on three months administrative leave, pending a review of all the cases she represented the State on, according to Attorney General (AG) and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams.The AG told reporters at a press conference on Friday that based upon adviceAttorney General Basil Williamssought from the Public Service Commission (PSC), the Deputy Solicitor General was sent on 72 days leave by the Permanent Secretary of the Legal Affairs Ministry to facilitate a review of the cases she was involved in.The probe into cases which Deputy Solicitor General Kissoon was involved in, stemmed from a recent ruling handed by the Court of Appeal, dismissing a State-sponsored appeal against a High Court decision that quashed a private criminal charge against Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.The Appeal Court ruled that the appeal was null after Kissoon had conceded to a claim by Jagdeo’s lawyer that the Attorney General was not a proper party to the proceeding.AG Williams had since blamed Kissoon for the outcome of the case. However,Deputy Solicitor General Prithima Kissoonalthough he has blamed Kissoon for the case, Solicitor General Sita Ramlall, in a letter to the Editor, pointed out that Williams had insisted to Kissoon and herself, that he be named as the Plaintiff in the appeal when he was not a party.Kissoon has since alleged that she has been subjected to abuse from the AG and filed a formal complaint with the Public Service Commission, outlining among other things, that the AG had been frustrating her office by refusing to cooperate with her on several cases, while at the same time publicly questioning her performance.She also claimed that Williams, who was recently made a Senior Counsel by President David Granger, instructed his assistants to refuse to accept any documents or correspondence from her.However, Williams, who subsequently responded to the complaint in a public statement, told reporters on Friday that the Deputy Solicitor General’s complaint was dismissed by the Commission.“The PS has informed me she has received communications from the PSC… The communication rejected the application by Ms Kissoon, which she purported to complain against the Attorney General. I don’t think they entertained that,” he stated.However, <<>> was unable to independently verify AG’s claim that the PSC dismissed Kissoon’s complaint.The Attorney General had come in for much criticism over the past week for his attacks on Kissoon, with commentators bashing the manner in which he dealt with the matter.Meanwhile, in a letter to the Editor published in local newspapers on Friday, the Deputy Solicitor General’s father, prominent Attorney Jailall Kissoon, pointed out that this is the first time in legal history that an AG has levelled such a blast of terror and fear upon the Judiciary or his own legal officer.“The fallout from this scurrilous blast has radiated its tremulous fear through the spinal cord of the entire body of the Judiciary in Guyana and elsewhere,” he pointed out.According to the senior Kissoon, there are recorded documents in court to support that the ruling against the State-sponsored appeal was a pure stream of justice was flowing uninterruptedly, that is, until it was polluted by the Attorney General in an article published in the State-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper.“Your prejudiced perception is that the Chancellor, together with applicant Bharrat Jagdeo, his Attorney at Law, Mr (Mursaline) Bacchus and the Deputy Solicitor General Prithima Kissoon, all of common ethnicity caused the Attorney General and the Editor to fall in the dark mud of malice and partiality that Jagdeo must receive the benefit from the court unjustly. But the law does not recognise skin colour, the law is the law,” the Attorney penned.He went on to say that, “the Attorney General, who has such legal wisdom and foresight, ought to have seen the unholy conspiracy of the Bench and Bar and should have appeared in person, as Leader of the Bar, filed his Affidavit in Answer, argued his case as a legal luminary and Eminent Counsel and crushed the Applicant’s case to smithereens.”last_img read more

Jan
12

Be a VIP at the 2009 Santa Claus Parade

first_imgThe Parade is this Friday November 20th, starting at 6pm going from the Elks Sunset Home to the North Peace Arena.

  You could enjoy VIP seats for your family at the Parade.If you win, you’ll enjoy a heated area with hot chocolate, cider, snacks, warm blankets and hand warmers. You and 3 friends will also get to sit at the private bleachers located next to the Visitor Info Centre.

  To win a family pass, listen to Moose FM, when you hear our Santa, be caller number 4 and you’ll win a family VIP Pass good for 4 people.

Following the Parade make sure you head to Centennial Park for the annual Christmas Tree Light Up Ceremony. There will be more free Hot Chocolate, Hot Dogs and Live Entertainment.- Advertisement -That’s all Friday November 20th. Sponsored in part by the City of Fort St. John and Moose FM.Below is a map of the Santa Claus Parade Route:View 2009 Santa Claus Parade in a larger mapAdvertisementlast_img read more

Jan
11

Poly leaves little doubt in win

first_imgPoly (28-1) led 15-0 after the first quarter and 36-10 at halftime. Taja Edwards added 11 points and eight rebounds and April Cook also scored 11. Candice Nichols had nine rebounds, eight points and four assists. The Jackrabbits, ranked No. 1 in the West and No. 2 nationally by USA Today, host Buena at Ron Palmer Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the quarterfinals. Poly High’s girls basketball team held Villa Park scoreless in the first quarter Wednesday night and never looked back. The top-ranked Jackrabbits received 17 points, 10 rebounds and five assists from Jasmine Dixon and cruised to a 57-38 victory over host Villa Park in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA playoffs. Ventura 51, Wilson 39 Tenaya Watson had 15 points, seven rebounds and seven steals in her final prep game for the Bruins (22-9), who were eliminated from the Division I-AA playoffs. Wilson trailed 33-32 after three quarters but the Cougars sank four 3-pointers in the fourth to pull away. Ventura made 10 3-pointers for the game. Lynwood 74, Fullerton 53 Cherrelle Robinson led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points as the Knights (23-4) advanced to the quarterfinals of Division I-AA. center_img Reyana Colson and Lenita Sanford each scored 10 points and Sanford added 10 rebounds. Eleven players scored at least two points for Lynwood. Hart 53, Glenn 38 Champign Hood had 16 points and Brandi Hood scored 10 for the Eagles (23-5), who fell to the top-seeded Indians (26-2) in the Division I-A playoffs. Oxnard Pacifica 53, St. Paul 51 The fourth-seeded Swordsmen (25-3) were eliminated from the Division III-AA playoffs with a loss on the road. Taft 57, Carson 40 The Colts (13-16) were knocked out of the L.A. City Section Championship Division playoffs with a loss to top-seeded Taft. Boys soccer Wilson 3, Thousand Oaks 0 Erik Rivas scored a pair of goals and Juan Guzman scored the other as the top-seeded Bruins (24-1-4) advanced to the quarterfinals of Division I. Wilson plays Alta Loma in the quarterfinals at a site to be determined. Millikan 1, Aliso Niguel 0 Salvador Melendrez scored an unassisted goal in the 62nd minute to lead the visiting Rams (27-1-3) to a Division I second-round victory. Goalie Carlos Gutierrez made 12 saves for Millikan. The Rams, seeded No. 2, face Harvard-Westlake in the quarterfinals Friday at a site to be determined. Santa Margarita 2, Los Alamitos 1 The Griffins (19-5-6), seeded third in Division I, were ousted from the playoffs with a narrow loss. Paramount 1, La Mirada 0 Humberto Renteria scored in the 89th minute to lead Paramount (13-3-9) to the win in the second round of the Division III playoffs. Renteria kicked in a loose ball and scored on Paramount’s first shot on goal of the game. Saddleback 2, Warren 0 The Bears ended their season at 9-12-2 following a shutout loss in the second round of the Division III playoffs. South Gate 3, Fairfax 0 Ramon Torres scored a pair of goals to lead the Rams (9-1-4) to an L.A. City Section Championship Division victory. Canoga Park 2, Banning 0 The Pilots (12-7) were shut out and eliminated from the City Section Championship Division playoffs by top-seeded Canoga Park (21-0-1). Banning goalie Guillermo Garcia made six saves. Bell 4, Washington 0 Daniel Castro, Luis Rosas, Jose Aguilar and Carlos Velasquez scored goals for Bell in a City Section Championship Division victory. 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

Jan
3

THE BEST! John Terry should still be playing for England, says Fabio Capello

first_img John Terry with Fabio Capello 1 John Terry should still be playing for England, according to former Three Lions boss Fabio Capello.Capello resigned from his position with England after Terry was stripped of the captaincy by the Football Association in February 2012 over allegations the centre-half had racially abused QPR’s Anton Ferdinand the previous year.Terry was acquitted of the charge following a trial in July 2012 but was banned for four matches and fined £220,000 by the Football Association for ‘using abusive language related to colour’ a few months later, shortly after the Chelsea defender had announced his international retirement.He has remained a key figure at club level for the Blues and Capello, who is now in charge of the Russian national team, thinks the 34-year-old would still excel in England’s backline.Speaking at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai, Capello told several national newspapers: “He is one of the best. [England] haven’t got a lot of defenders but they sometimes have problems.“It’s better to have a player like John Terry than not have him. But I don’t think he has the chances to play with the national team any more.”Of the incident that led to his resignation, Capello added: “[The FA] decided he could not play with the national team and I didn’t understand because he was not guilty.“When it happened I said to [then FA chairman David Bernstein], ‘You decided he’s guilty? No, he’s not guilty’.“I fought for this and they said, ‘No, you can’t decide about the player, you need to wait for the court decision and everything’. I said, ‘Why have you decided before I’ve asked you?’”last_img read more