MPBL: Davao Occidental picks up 2nd win, routs Quezon City

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PSL: Cignal fends off Cherrylume for first win In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihancenter_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Leo Najorda also scored 21 points while Billy Ray Robles had an all-around game with seven points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four blocks for the Tigers, who improved to 2-0.Jessie Collado posted 14 points and nine rebounds for the Capitals, who had five players in double-digit scoring but still remained winless after two outings.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Davao sustained its form in the final frame, where it extended its advantage to as high as 14.Emmanuel Calo showed the way for Davao with 21 points, six rebounds, and three assists.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“Coach just told to trust our teammates and keep playing defense,” Calo said in Filipino.Calo found an open Bogs Raymundo, who hit a 3-pointer that made it, 87-74, with 1:15 remaining. Davao Occidental Tigers. Photo from Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball LeagueDavao Occidental went on a late third quarter run to pull away from Quezon City and win, 90-78, in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup Tuesday at Pasig Sports Center.The Tigers got going inside the last two minutes of the third period, where they finally took the lead after playing catchup majority of the first half.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

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Robertsport Highway, Feeder Roads in Deplorable State

first_imgIn spite of its close proximity to the nation’s capital Monrovia, travelers to Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County should plan to double the time it takes to get there because of the very deplorable condition of the highway and feeder roads in the county.In an encounter with potholes on the Robertsport highway last Wednesday, it was observed that most of the highway was a huge challenge for vehicle movement.United Nations, medical aid agencies, private sector transport providers and small business Liberians continue to endure severe hardships due to the deplorable conditions on several parts of the highway in Grand Cape Mount County.Accordingly, a 30-minute drive road stretch now takes one hour and fifteen minutes, owing to the bad road condition.Commercial drivers, private car owners, UN aid agencies, non-governmental organizations and even users of government vehicles encounter serious challenges to their vehicles.Regrettably, with the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus Disease (EVD) in some parts of Grand Cape Mount County, fear has gripped public and private service providers, who often see on the bad highways vehicles marked National Ebola Task Force stranded in some deep potholes, with critically needed anti-Ebola materials intended for some of the county’s infected districts.Some residents and businesspeople told the Daily Observer that even several feeder (farm-to-market) roads are in very deplorable conditions, posing more suffering for farmers and small business Liberians residing in villages and towns.UN-Aid Monitor Joe Stewart pointed out that swift intervention should be carried out during the current Dry Season in the county in order to enhance the smooth and unhindered movement of goods and services in Robertsport.Mr. Stewart also stressed the need to place serious priority on the rehabilitation of farm to market roads that are in deplorable sin order to enhance the conveyance of locally produced commodities for the urban markets.Another aid agency staff, David B. Clarence, intimated that the Robertsport highway must be given urgent attention during the course of the current Dry Season in the country.Businesswoman Meata B. Dennis told the Daily Observer that owing to the deplorable condition of the Robertsport highway, commercial drivers are hiking transport fares to  the detriment of the vulnerable business community of Robertsport.“I’m only doing business now because I don’t want to sit down idle and business contacts may be lost during this Ebola crisis in Liberia,” Mrs. Dennis lamented.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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NDIA cannot take over agriculture staff – Region 6 Vice Chair

first_imgA proposal by the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) to take over the staff attached to the Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) staff who work in the agriculture department cannot materialise. This is according to Regional Vice Chairman of Region Six Dennis DeRoop.He noted that the NDIA dispatched a letter to the RDC indicating plans to utilise aVice Chairman Denis DeRooppart of the region’s agriculture budget and to take over the staff. However, at a special meeting of the RDC yesterday, DeRoop said it is not possible for the staff to be transferred to the NDIA.Regional Chairman David Armogan at Wednesday’s special sitting of the RDC, announced that the NDIA is planning to take over the staff attached to the agriculture department in the region.The special sitting of the RDC was held to discuss moves by the Agriculture Ministry to have the NDIA take over the agriculture budget for that region.Cabinet has taken a decision to have the $114 million from the capital budget transferred to the NDIA along with $108 million from the current budget. The region’s total agriculture budget is $370 million.As it relates to the staff, DeRoop said the issue has already been discussed at various levels.“There are saying that they will take over the staff but this is impossible. We have discussed this already at various level about taking over of staff. This cannot happen. The permanent staff under the Public Service Ministry cannot be transferred to an entity like NDIA. NDIA is just an entity that has been created to assist the Ministry of Agriculture. Permanent staff cannot be transferred to NDIA,” DeRoop explained.He said any takeover of staff will mean that the staff will have to relinquish their employment through the Public Service Ministry in order to take up temporary employment with the NDIA.“No permanent staff will agree to leave a permanent status and go into a contractual arrangement. This can only be done by giving up their permanent status and going to a contractual arrangement with NDIA.”On Wednesday, the RDC took a decision to write Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan expressing its disappointment over moves by the Agriculture Ministry to have the NDIA take over the agriculture budget for that region.DeRoop added that even if it was a Cabinet decision there is nothing that says it cannot be reversed.“If this was a decision taken last year, why did they not make it adjustable in such a way that the money be budgeted under the Ministry of Agriculture and reduce the approbation under the regional budget. There are a lot of unanswered questions. I think the perception is that the circumstances under which this decision was made are crookish. Many Cabinet decisions are being challenged in court, especially if there is a breach of the Constitution. This is a breach of the Constitution by taking money that was budgeted for the region and giving it to the NDIA,” DeRoop added.last_img read more

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Middleton and Lindner performing well with teams at Junior Provincial Championships

first_imgTeam Tardi would continue their strong winning streak eventually placing them to Draw 14, with hopes of earning the Champions on January 1. They are currently waiting to see who they will be facing in that draw.For the Ladies standings, Hannah Lindner’s team, Team Guidos is at a final fourth place with four wins, three losses.They played a total of seven draws during the Championship.B.C. Junior Curling Championship standings as of December 30. Source Curl B.C.Advertisement VERNON, B.C. – Two local curlers are competing at the B.C. Junior Provincial Championship in Vernon.Sterling Middleton and Hannah Lindner have been at Provincials since December 27, with the event wrapping up on January 1, 2019.For the Junior Men’s standings, Sterling Middleton’s team, Team Tardi is currently in first place with six wins, one loss.- Advertisement -In the first draw, Team Tardi won 10-2 over Team Umbach.In the second draw, they won with a close loss of 7-6 to Team Colwell.In the third draw, Team Tardi would bounce back with a win of 8-2 over Team Marshall.Advertisement For current B.C. Junior Provincial Championship standings, you can visit the Curl B.C. website.last_img read more

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Man shot in Dawson Creek, suspect arrested

first_imgThe 49 year old Dawson Creek resident was treated for his injuries in hospital and has since been released. The suspect in the shooting, a 59 year old male from Dawson Creek, was later arrested at another residence in the city. Both he and the victim are known to police. RCMP says the investigation into the matter is ongoing, and that recommended charges have not yet been finalized.- Advertisement –last_img

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Jobseeker Forum for women series of events starts tomorrow

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — For women looking for the resources to assist in finding the career that’s right for them, the Jobseeker Forum for Women starts a three-part event tomorrow afternoon.The first event is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, with following events on Mar. 3 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Mar. 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Organizer Andrea Waldern says the events will help women gather and meet with local organizations that can provide them with the skills and resources to find work.- Advertisement -“It’s an open forum to get all the community resources together in one spot, rather than individuals not knowing where they can go,” she said.The Fort St. John Literacy Society will have a representative speaking at the event, and representatives with Employment Connections and Northern Lights College will be present.The sessions are free for all, and are taking place at the Community Bridge Society building.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Former Cardiff defender welcomes Slade link

first_imgFormer Cardiff defender Rhys Weston has welcomed reports linking Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade with the vacant manager’s job in South Wales.Slade has emerged as a shock contender for the role following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.And Weston, who spent six years Cardiff between 2000 and 2006, praised the 53-year-old manager’s abilities.“Slade is a player’s manager and it wouldn’t be the worst appointment in the world,” Weston explained to the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“He’s tactically aware and is generally a good guy, who would at least get the best out of players there.“But who is else is out there? That’s the problem.”Solskjaer lasted less than nine months as Bluebirds boss, but Weston was not surprised to see the Norwegian’s reign brought to an early end.“The way things have been panning out down there for the last nine or 10 months, it’s a bit of a circus at the minute,” he said.“Managers without Premier League experience can go one or two ways and I think it’s fairly evident this appointment with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t work.”last_img read more

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MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH BURGLARY OF PENSIONER RELEASED ON BAIL

first_imgMatthew Lafferty (left) freed on bail.A 20 year old Letterkenny man charged in connection with the burglary of a pensioner has been freed on bail.Matthew Lafferty, with an address at Ballykeeran, Kilmacrennan but originally from Letterkenny appeared in handcuffs at Letterkenny District Court this morning. He appeared following the robbery of a 69 year old woman in Kilmacrennan last Friday morning.The case had been adjourned from Sligo District Court where Lafferty was charged with causing crimimnal damage and breaking and entering.The Gardai agreed to bail but stressed they wanted strict bail conditions applied.He has to keep a curfew of 10pm to 8am and must also sign on daily at Milford Garda station.He is to remain sober and must not interfere with any witnesses in the case.The case has been adjourned until March 11th for hearing.FOR LEGAL REASONS, COMMENTS ARE CLOSED ON THIS STORYMAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH BURGLARY OF PENSIONER RELEASED ON BAIL was last modified: January 21st, 2013 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:bailMatthew LaffertyPENSIONERlast_img read more

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Chelsea fans will be happy with these transfers once the new kit is unveiled

first_img 6 Alex Sandro – Chelsea are reportedly willing to spend £60m on Juve full-back Alex Sandro, but PSG are thought to be attempting to sign the player, too. 6 6 Vitolo to move in part-exchange? – In Spain it is being reported that Chelsea are interested in Sevilla’s Vitolo, who has a £35m release clause. However, it is said the Blues will offer defender Kurt Zouma or back-up striker Michy Batshuayi in a bid to tempt Sevilla into selling their winger. Romelu Lukaku to be Chelsea striker soon – Lukaku is expected to sign, but there is a delay because Chelsea have changed kit manufacturer. The club are still technically with Adidas until 1 July and once Nike take control then the new arrivals can be announced and pictured wearing the new kit. In addition, it is thought Everton are trying to extract a few extra million from Chelsea, who hope to tie up a £70m deal. 6 6 6 Kurt Zouma to be offloaded? – Zouma appears to be down the pecking order at Chelsea and in addition to being used in a possible part exchange with Sevilla for Vitolo, the defender has been linked with a loan to Nice. The French club are searching for reinforcements at the back. Chelsea look set to be busy when the summer transfer window opens.On 1 July, Asmir Begovic, Juan Cuadrado and a number of others will no longer be Chelsea players.In addition, John Terry looks like dropping down into the Championship, with Harry Redknapp explaining to talkSPORT that Birmingham have offered the defender a contract, while Aston Villa are also believed to be keen.But what about players who are heading to Stamford Bridge? Here, talkSPORT.com runs through the latest rumours.Remain up to date with all the latest Chelsea news here. Tiemoue Bakayoko to have medical – Apparently Monaco midfielder Bakayoko is in London to complete a medical ahead of a £35m transfer. It means Nemanja Matic is likely to join Man United, though Chelsea fans may have to wait for Bakayoko’s unveiling just like they will with Lukaku. James Rodriguez NOT joining Milan – Milan have pulled out of the race to sign Rodriguez, according to Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo, leaving the door open for Chelsea or Man United if they are still keen on the 25-year-old. last_img read more

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MOUNTAINEER AND IRISH DANCING CHAMP TO START ST.EUNAN’S COLLEGE 5K

first_imgSt Eunan’s College students get ready for the 5K.Saint Eunan’s College in Letterkenny have confirmed that their annual and hugely successful 5K Run will be taking place on Wednesday 6th of May at 7.15p.m.Registration will take place in the Recreation Hall from 6p.m. onwards.This year the event will be started by adventurer and local businessman Jason Black and World Irish Dancing champion Gavin Shevlin. The TY students of Saint Eunan’s College have been working hard along with their teachers Garry Mc Daid, Pauric Meehan and the Chairperson of the Parents’ Association Attracta Winters to ensure that the event is as enjoyable and successful as possible.Entry costs are €5 per individual, €15 for a family of four  and €20 for a team of 5.Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 participants in each group, Junior Men, Senior Men, Junior Ladies and Senior Ladies along with prizes for the top team. Spot prizes will awarded thanks to our many benefactors in the local business community, their continuing support is very much appreciated.All students of Saint Eunan’s College are encouraged to take part along with their friends and family, past alumni of the school and members of the general public, everyone from walkers to the elite athletes of our community are invited to attend. The organising committee are aware that the route for the Saint Eunan’s College 5k is seen as challenging but it is important that the race starts and ends at the college and all participants and spectators are welcomed back to the school after the race for refreshments and entertainment.The school band will be providing the music and there will be film footage of the race courtesy of students Kieron Clarke and Matthew McFadden. Working with the school’s principal Chris Darby the Parents’ Association will channel the funds raised into school improvements but also importantly into the many ongoing student led projects, some of which improve student welfare and some of which are academic, social or sporting.Some of the students work including the F1 in schools entry which received the Marketing & Sponsorship Award at the National Final will be on display in the study hall. All PE classes’ school have been in training, building up their fitness in preparation for the 5k event.The school is hopeful to be well represented in the men’s categories as there have been some very competitive times in training session. We look forward to seeing everyone there.  MOUNTAINEER AND IRISH DANCING CHAMP TO START ST.EUNAN’S COLLEGE 5K was last modified: May 2nd, 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:5kdonegalletterkennySt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

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