Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 The Elite are off to a 0-3 start this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, with their latest setback a 93-74 humbling at the hands of Alaska on Sunday.Ramos will be in charge of an upstart Blackwater team groping for direction led by JP Erram, Mac Belo, Raymar Jose and import Jarrid Famous.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBanking on fresh eyes to oversee the program, Blackwater is entrusting its future to Bong Ramos.Sources closely following the situation bared that Ramos is set to replace Leo Isaac as head coach.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Isaac, the franchise’s founding head coach, was relieved of his duties on Monday.Ramos is no stranger to the Elite, serving as an assistant coach under Isaac from 2015 before he returned to Indonesia in 2017 to coach Stapac Jakarta in the Indonesian Basketball League.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 crownIt will also be Ramos’ fourth tour of duty in the PBA, having stops in FedEx, Air21, and Bull back from 2012 to 2014.Blackwater has only made the playoffs twice in its first four years in the PBA. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Blackwater axes Leo Isaac View comments
Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Petro Gazz’ final stand was a 13-13 tie after Trach’s two straight points before Shola Alvarez proved to be crucial in Tacloban’s clutch surge.Alvarez scored an off-the-block kill that bounced off Wensh Tiu for Tacloban’s 14-13 lead then she teamed up with Hyapha Amporn to block Trach for the match’s final point.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 crownTacloban head coach Nes Pamilar blamed his team’s lackadaisical effort in the third and fourth sets for allowing the Angels to storm back and force a decider.“They got too relaxed,” said Pamilar in Filipino. “When they saw that the other team only had one import they were already joking with each other.” Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “When they lost the third and fourth sets I got angry with them so when the fifth set came they managed to play better.”Amporn put up 23 points to lead the Fighting Warays while Jovielyn Prado added 18.Trach had 27 points for the Angels while captain Steph Mercado added 20.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Meralco ruins Standhardinger’s PBA debut, downs San Miguel Beer Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Tacloban averted disaster and thwarted Petro Gazz, 25-17, 27-25, 21-25, 14-25, 15-13, to take its first win in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Fighting Warays stopped Anastasiia Trach’s late-game onslaught to take a 1-0 record while the newcomer Angels, who missed Kadi Kullerkann due to a sore left knee, dropped to 0-2.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
JAKARTA—In recent years, one sport has emerged in popularity and sparked a boom back home, with two commercial leagues providing lucrative careers for its players, who have reached the celebrity status that was once the sole domain of basketball stars.Now, women’s volleyball in the Philippines gets a chance to measure itself against a continental yardstick when the country’s first squad in 36 years in the Asian Games opens its campaign against what its coach calls “the gold standard” Sunday afternoon at Gelora Bung Karno’s (GBK) Tennis Courts here.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “We’re very excited to play Thailand because they are the gold standard in Asian volleyball,” Shaq delos Santos told scribes Saturday after practice. “We waited a long time to be back in the Asian Games, so we might as well give it our best shot.”To say that Team Philippines prepared for the Asiad as best as it could is an understatement. It had just come from a two-week training camp in Japan and barely saw family before flying over to this city known as Asia’s version of the Big Apple.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’For enigmatic star Alyssa Valdez, it’s all worth it.“It’s a big thing being able to represent your country, and in the Asian Games at that,” the former Ateneo ace said. “We’re here to give it all we have. That’s our biggest asset.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Delos Santos said that playing in this tournament where his wards are great underdogs will count for a lot.“We need tough competitions like this to develop our chemistry,” he said. “This [team] is a work in progress. We improved a lot [after the Japan trip]. We trained hard for this and we are ready.”Thailand has lorded it over the Southeast Asian region longer than some of the Filipino volleybelles have been alive. The Thais have won the last 11 editions of the SEA Games and are ranked 16th in the world as of August last year.Volleyball’s return to the Games—and Jordan Clarkson’s arrival to join Gilas Pilipinas—has drowned the start of other events Sunday for the Philippines, which will be in the hunt for 20 gold medals with entries in swimming, shooting, fencing, wushu and wrestling.Seven titles will be up for grabs in swimming at the Aquatic Center of GBK Stadium with the country pinning its hopes on Jasmine Alkhaldi even as the men’s and women’s poomsae squads see action as the country tries to better its one-gold haul in the 2014 edition in Incheon.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Take Two Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Jayson Valdez and Amparo Teresa Acuña try to shoot their way to podium finishes in the 10m air rifle and mixed pistol events with wushu also staking a gold in men’s changquan, where the Philippines has eight entries.The Philippines also opens its women’s softball campaign against Hong Kong.Elaborate opening rites—where 12,500 fireworks launched 100 feet into the air—featuring the traditional parade of athletes formally brought the curtains up on the Games.Clarkson acted as the Philippine flag-bearer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that the U.S. Government will commit $1 billion to The Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, in the 2015-2018 fiscal years to help vaccinate 300 million children worldwide.A statement from USAID indicates that the amount announced is subject to congressional approval.It further states that the U.S. contribution will support Gavi’s plan to immunize 300 million additional children and save at least 5 million lives by 2020.If approved by the U.S. Congress, the US$1 billion will benefit Africa, especially Sub-Saharan Africa where Polio, whopping cough, diphtheria and tetanus have been affecting children with Ebola now taking center stage.“Providing a new and underutilized vaccine to the world’s poorest countries is a key driver in ending preventable child deaths by 2035,” the statement notes.Accordingly, USAID will be working closely with host country governments, Ministries of Health and Finance, and in-country and global Alliance partners, and will bring its financial, technical, and diplomatic efforts together to support country immunization programs to reach all children with critical, safe vaccines.”GAVI represents a groundbreaking effort that has unified a global community of partners — from rural clinics to multinational corporations — in the fight to end the tragedy of preventable child death,” said USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah. “In doing so, we are strengthening our own national security, economic prosperity, and moral leadership.”For the third year in a row in his State of the Union address, President Obama embraced the vision of eradicating extreme poverty. USAID’s support for vaccines and immunization is foundational to these efforts.In June 2012, the world came together for the Child Survival Call to Action: A Promise Renewed, to craft a global goal to end preventable child deaths by 2035 and pioneer new approaches to accelerate progress towards child and maternal survival. In the last two years alone, 24 priority countries – of which 16 are in Africa – have achieved an eight percent reduction in under-five mortality, saving 500,000 lives. Many of these lives were saved by simple, low-cost, high-impact health interventions like vaccines. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance was created in 2000, bringing together public and private sectors with the shared goal of creating equal access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries.Since then, GAVI has helped immunize nearly 500 million children; saving 7 million lives, driven down the costs of life-saving vaccinations, and has helped the poorest countries expand their vaccination programs, the statement said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
In 2017 the business advocacy group Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL) staged a protest against government policies which they said were strangulating Liberian businesses. The Capitol Building office of the Legislature was yesterday a scene of protest when hundreds of protesting marketers, under the leadership of the “Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia Incorporated” (PATEL), stormed the area with multiple concerns, including the demand to reduce the surging exchange rate between the United States dollar and the Liberian dollar.However, the situation came under control when the leadership of the Senate promised to set up a special team to receive the petition the protesters presented to that august body. The Senators, led by Pro Tempore Armah Jallah, also informed the protesters about their next course of action in the coming days relative to the rising foreign exchange rate. The Pro Temp told the protesters that the Senate will work along with the House of Representatives and the outcome of their action will be submitted to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for prompt action. “Our decision will be known within 24 hours,” Senator Jallah said as the Senate adjourned with Senators George Weah, Geraldine Doe-Sherif, Gbleh-Boh Brown, Dallas Gueh, Thomas Grupee and Morris Saytumah in attendance for the 7th day sitting.Weah wants tax returnsIn remarks, Senator George Weah promised that a government under his leadership would introduce tax returns as a means of encouraging tax payers to pay their taxes willingly and on time, adding, “If I ever have the chance to be president of this country, if you pay tax you must have tax returns.”The United States of America is one of few western democracies that practices tax returns, and if elected president, Weah said he will be the first Liberian leader to follow the footsteps of Liberia’s traditional friend. He expressed the hope that government will start to put mechanisms into place that will ensure that tax payers benefit from tax returns at the end of a tax year, otherwise they will have to introduce low taxes.“As someone who the people look up to in a situation as such, I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure that the voices of our ordinary citizens and members of the business community are heard, so that what we are experiencing today will not be repeated. “Weah spoke to journalists in the corridor of the Senate minutes after the protesters submitted their petition to the Legislature. The petition was presented by the leadership of PATEL. Members of the group were protesting against high inflation and taxes levied on certain commodities that are required by government to be paid in US dollars. They called for a complete shutdown of all businesses in the country for three days, which came into effect yesterday, Tuesday. Business centers including major supermarkets as well as wholesale and retail stores and entertainment centers remained closed for the day. But Senator Weah, who is also the standard bearer of the Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC), recalled how three years ago, he told a journalist in an interview that if he becomes president of Liberia, “the first thing I will do is lower taxes so that it could attract business people to come to this country; lots of journalists then thought I did not know what I was saying, but again, if you think about what is going on, you will say ‘Mr. Weah was right.’”The former world football icon, who is one of two Senators representing Liberia at the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja, Nigeria, emphasized the need for people to pay taxes, but pressed that taxes should be lowered to enable especially petty traders to sell their wares, adding: “as such, we will have a win-win situation. But if the taxes are high they will face problem.”On the question if he voted to amend the revenue code and increase tariff, Weah said: “I never voted, I am on record; but I stand that taxes must be low and that is the point I am trying to make. The best thing to do whenever this kind of situation arises, we cut overhead, go back to the drawing board and try to satisfy the consumers. You cannot pay heavy tax and cannot even realize profit.” He maintained that the people who gathered at the grounds of the Capitol Building yesterday have the right to let the Legislators know that they are not happy.Meanwhile, this reporter toured central Monrovia and the commercial district of Waterside, and observed that indeed the call to shutdown businesses was well heeded as restaurants and supermarkets remained closed, while gas stations, banks and some pharmacies were open for business.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 20-year-old mechanic, who allegedly attacked and robbed a man of a quantity of items, was on Tuesday afternoon remanded to prison after he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Roy Gilbert of Tucville Squatting area, Georgetown, stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and denied that he committed the act.He denied that on April 20, 2018, at Toucan Drive, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown while being armed with a gun, he robbed Malachi Richards of the items valued approximately $166,000.It was reported to the court by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield that the defendant was not arrested with the items in his possession.However, he objected to bail based on the prevalence of the offence and the fact that a firearm was used.As such, Gilbert was remanded to prison to return to court on May 16.
PASADENA – After a career that started with people telling him he may not advance because he was too short and soft-spoken, Cmdr. Rod Uyeda left Pasadena on Friday to become chief of the Manhattan Beach Police Department. “I never said I wanted to be a chief of police,” Uyeda said. “I never focused on it or was driven to do that. But at this point in my life I’m very excited to be given the opportunity.”Uyeda, 49, has been with the Pasadena Police Department for almost 30 years. When he was younger, studying at UCLA, he said he never considered entering law enforcement because, at 5 feet 6 inches, he was too short. Law enforcement agencies once required applicants to be at least 5 feet 8 inches tall. The restrictions were eliminated and Uyeda came to Pasadena. But he was one of the short ones, so people would nicely say that his career might not go far, he said.In Pasadena, Uyeda has been known for being well-organized, disciplined and committed to the profession, said Chief Bernard Melekian.“He cares about his people and he knows how to take operational theory and make it a reality,” Melekian said. Manhattan Beach has about 33,000 residents and one of the lowest crime levels in the state, Uyeda said. Traffic is the primary issue for the police, he said. Uyeda said he is proud of how diverse the Pasadena Police Department has become in the past 30 years. It was primarily white males when he came, but now is one of the most diverse in the state in terms of gender, race and sexual orientation, he said. Also, Uyeda said he is pleased to see how crime has dropped in Pasadena during his tenure. It was once routine to have 20 or 30 homicides a year, he said. Now the number is between four and six annually. Lt. Paul Gales will replace Uyeda as the new commander of the Special Operations Division. firstname.lastname@example.org(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A unique talk on how to read maps and other navigation skills is to be given by the army in Letterkenny.With such skills becoming much more useful with people enjoying the great outdoors across Donegal, the County Museum thought it was time to do something about it.And so personnel from the 58 Battalion Reserve Defence Force will be in the Donegal County Museum next Saturday 28th January from 2pm to 3.30pm to help provide the basic elements and principles of map and compass use which may help you walk to safety, should you find yourself out after dark or suddenly disorientated by a change in weather. They will also provide general safety advice and what is the essential equipment whether you are a novice or experienced walker.Admission is free. For booking and enquiries, please contact Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal T 074 9124163 E email@example.comThis session is in association with the travelling exhibition from the National Library of Ireland – Ireland from Maps; currently on display in the Donegal County Museum This is the first venue in Ireland to host this new exhibition. The earliest maps were simple representations of the landscape of ‘home’ scratched on to clay tablets. Several thousand years later, powerful satellites allow highly accurate maps to be made by anyone with access to a computer and an internet connection. The basic purposes of the map remain the same, however: to allow people to find their way from one point to another and to describe the features of a place.Although the exhibition has broad appeal, the exhibition explores themes covered by the Curriculum in:Fifth and sixth class students of Geography (SESE)• Leaving Certificate Geography• Junior Certificate GeographyThe students would benefit from some of the supplementary learning activities and resources. Admission is free to and all are welcome. For bookings contact Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal T 074 9124163E firstname.lastname@example.orgENDSDO YOU NEED A MAP OR SATNAV TO GET TO THE DONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM?! was last modified: January 25th, 2012 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:compassCounty Museumletterkennymaps
Letterkenny Peace Commissioner Peter Cutliffe has again called for polling clerk positions to be advertised locally.Peter CutliffeMr Cutliffe said that with local & European elections scheduled for May next, action has to be taken on the issue.“I believe that these public positions should be advertised so that our young and unemployed people get the opportunity to avail of these positions,” he said. ” I would recommend that a panel of suitable people be formed that would last for 2 years. This panel would serve not only the elections in May but also the next General election , scheduled for February 2016 & also a few scheduled referenda”, Mr Cutliffe suggested.In conclusion, he again called on the County Registrar to advertise these positions as soon as possible. POLLING CLERK POSITIONS MUST BE ADVERTISED BEFORE UPCOMING ELECTIONS – CUTLIFFE was last modified: January 12th, 2014 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:advertisedPeter Cutliffepolling clerks
Alan ShatterSinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Padráig Mac Lochlainn TD has written to the Chairperson of the Oireachtas Justice Committee, Deputy David Stanton, requesting that he invite Minister Alan Shatter to appear before the committee this Wednesday.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “I have written to Deputy Staunton to request that he invite the Minister for Justice to come before the Justice Committee this Wednesday in relation to the Whistleblower allegations which have emerged over the past week.“In light of the allegations that the Minister knew about the cases for two years and failed to take action merits, in my view, the request that he come before the committee with some urgency on the matter. “I believe that it is essential, given the gravity of the claims and the necessity of restoring public confidence in the admiration of justice and policing in this state, that the Minister be invited to appear before the committee.“I hope that all members of the committee will be in agreement with my proposal.” MacLOCHLAINN WANTS SHATTER AT COMMITTEE was last modified: February 24th, 2014 by John2Share 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)