first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ But the Bolts had other plans in mind as they battled back and even went so close to stealing the game after Chris Newsome sank a 3-pointer with only 11 seconds remaining.Justin Chua posted a career-high 24 points while Matthew Wright added 18 for Phoenix, which got booted out by Meralco in the 2018 Governors’ Cup quarterfinals. Abueva finished with eight points, 16 rebounds and six assists to compensate for his horrible 2-of-13 shooting clip.“I just tried to be aggressive and kept doing what I do which was to get offensive rebounds,” Abueva said in Filipino.Nico Salva also had a career performance with 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the field while Newsome had 20 points.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Phoenix head coach Louie Alas wasn’t sure if his players could still survive another extra five minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Made for PBA’: Robert Bolick shows he’s perfect fit for NorthPort View comments MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Calvin Abueva made sure there wasn’t any need for a second overtime.Abueva followed up Justin Chua’s miss with 4.1 seconds left to lift Phoenix over Meralco, 93-92, after a grueling back-and-forth affair in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I have to give credit to my players because I know they would’ve cramped up if the game went into another overtime,” Alas told reporters.The game wouldn’t have gone into overtime in the first place had the Fuel Masters took good care of their 18-point lead. 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 awardlast_img read more

first_imgThirty two chiefs – at least two from each Liberia’s 16 ethnic groups – in the Samuel K. Doe Community and its environs have collaborated with the youths to embark on a week-long clean-up campaign of drainages in five slum communities around District # 14, Montserrado County.The communities have been suffering from foul smell of revolting drains owing to the lack of financial and logistical supports, community leaders said.The Council of Tribal Chiefs in the SKD Community initiated the long overdue project with support from the Kerkula Momomuka Kamara Foundation, a humanitarian organization, which provides relief to poor communities in Montserrado County District # 14. The theme of the gutter cleaning project was “Operation Clean the Doe Community.”Youth President Pedro R. Vaye named the affected drainage areas as “around the Kpelle Mansion, Bassa Town, the football field and Freeport areas as well as thick bushes along the road in Central SKD Community.The fetid muddy drains are breeding sites for flies, mosquitoes and other disease carrying insects and a source of irritation and embarrassment, residents told the Daily Observer.Dozens of wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels and rain boots as well as face-masks and gloves; including five 25Kg bags of rice were turned over to the leadership of the Council of Traditional Chiefs for the cleanup project.The drains also absorbed feces and garbage of all sorts from the community all year round, residents said.The chairman of the Council of Tribal Chiefs, Elder Abubakar Turay, said about 30 youthsare expected to participate in cleaning of the drains and called on other residents to emulate Mr. Kamara, affectionately called Momomuka or Muka to clean the community.“We are glad that Muka is helping us to clean the drains which pose a serious health hazard to the communities,” Elder Turay said.The project, he said, is the first of its kind since the outbreak of the Ebola virus. He expressed the hope that Muka would make the project inclusive with the cleaning-up on a regular basis on food-for-work.Prince Toe, a staff of the Kerkula Momomuka Kamara Foundation, said the clean-up of the drains is one of several projects, pointing out the construction of a youth center, identifying with the disabled and the Muslim Community during Ramadan.In an interview with Mr. Kamara, who was not at the turning over ceremony of tools and food, he challenged the youths from the communities to keep the gutters clean at all times.”He admonished residents to stop dumping garbage into the gutters and to ensure that the drains are clean to support good health in the community.“Your efforts will demonstrate how much our community means to us,” he said and encouraged the workers to carry out the clean-up campaign and keep their environment clean.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 2017 Chutney Queen, Vanita Willie was in the wee hours of Monday morning dethroned, following an exceptional performance by Berbician Bunty Singh who was crowned the new Guyana Chutney King. The competition was hosted at the Leonora Stynthetic Track, West Coast Demerara, which saw a small crowd cheering and supporting their favourite artistes.The top four in the Chutney Monarch Competition with the newly crowned king in blueThe competition which got underway almost three hours after the schedule time to commence saw 10 chutney singers trying to impress the judges and the audience, in their attempt to convince the judges that they are the best in the business. The 2017 Queen was the last to perform but she failed to defend her crown.Each contestant had a maximum of 10 minutes to perform their tunes backed by the Shakti Strings Orchestra. At the end, Bunty Singh with his tune, “Banwari, Poonwasie and de lokni” was adjudged the winner of the competition. Coming in second was another Berbician, Sasenarine Hitnarayan with “Guyanese Larki”, while the third position was taken by Steven Ramphal as he performed “Mujhe Sangeet se Pyar Hai”.Coming in fourth was Arijit Singh who sang “Wedding Story”. He was also named the best new comer and bagged an additional $100,000 to the already $200,000 he won for placing third. Bunty Singh will receive $800,000, Hitnarayan will collect $600,000 and Ramphal will bag $400,000.However, after the announcement of the results, some were definitely not pleased with the judges’ decision.Some thought Ramphal would have stolen the show with his electrifying performance, showcasing the colours of the Golden Arrowhead but soon after, the focus was shifted to Bunty Singh whose stage performance was extraordinary.Haresh Singh, a veteran in the game, took to the stage with an all Hindi chutney song titled, “Chutney Raja” but the crowd was unmoved. Another performer who took the stage by storm but did not place was Vicadi Singh who do his part with “Meet de Nanny”. While his stage performance was excellently crafted with props and dancers, the crowd just did not react.The defending Champion put on a show with her tune, “Phool Basiya and She Husband”, but she too was not good enough to get the approval from the judges.The panel of judges included dancer and choreographer, Roshini Boodhoo-Persaud; Pandit Aditya Persaud and Phoolkumarie.Meanwhile, before the chutney competition got underway, several dance troupes and dancers took to the stage to showcase their talents. First up, five young men and women went head to head in the individual category.While some of the performances can be classified as too “vulgar”, the judges opted to go with the more traditional dance routines. After that showdown, Aneesa Narine was awarded the first place followed by Razia Rafeek in the second spot and rounding off the top three was Richard Ramnarine.The group dance routines were as electrifying as the individual pieces. At the end of the clash, the Berbice Delight dancers were victorious. In the second spot was The Versailles Dance Troup and copping the third place was the Jewan Ka Nritya Dance Troupe.The show however, was given some flavour by the emcee of the evening, Joey Ganshaam who had the crowd in a frenzy for just being himself. The competition was sponsored by the Social Cohesion Ministry, through its Culture, Youth and Sport Department. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

first_imgSo with the Almont League crown on the line Friday night, perhaps it was fate that brought the teams together again. This time, however, the visiting Spartans one-upped their rivals by outscoring the Aztecs 28-11 in the fourth quarter en route to a league-clinching 61-50 win. • Photo Gallery: 02/09: Keppel vs. Schurr • Slideshow: 02/09: Keppel vs. Schurr ALHAMBRA- Perhaps no squad has frustrated the Schurr High School boys basketball team more over the past few years than rival Keppel. Just as two Aztecs blocked his path, Valdez pulled up behind the 3-point line and sank a 23-footer. On the Aztecs’ next possession, the Spartans’ Aaron Jae made his only steal of the game on another errant Aztecs pass, and it led to a 2-on-1 break. As Aztecs center Samuel Walker positioned himself for a block, Jae passed to teammate Jonathan Palomino for an easy layup. The basket gave Schurr its first lead, 40-39, with 5:28 left. Palomino’s basket was a pivotal play, but it also was part of a 15-0 run that spanned about four minutes and turned a nine-point deficit into a six-point lead. “In the fourth, we had problems with their pressure,” Keppel coach Hung Duong said. “We couldn’t execute. We didn’t handle the pressure well.” Keppel did catch Schurr at 45-45, but the Spartans closed out the final 3:21 on a 16-5 run. “It feels good,” Spartans senior Jeremy Gerardo said of the win. “I’ve only been here one year, so this is new to me. It’s a great feeling.” Gerardo led the Spartans with 15 points and five rebounds. The loss spoiled a brilliant performance by Madrigal, who had a game-high 30 points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “(Keppel) is the four-time defending (league) champion,” Schurr coach Kevin Akiyama said. “This is a special place to play. The boys played a hell of a game, and I’m proud of them.” The Spartans (15-8, 8-2), down by six entering the fourth quarter, began to press the Aztecs’ guards. Keppel (17-9, 7-3), which entered the quarter with seven turnovers, committed 11 in the final quarter. Friday’s turning point may have come on a pair of turnovers. The Spartans trailed by four when junior guard Alex Valdez intercepted a pass intended for Keppel’s Noel Madrigal and raced down court. last_img read more

first_imgProfessor Kin Lo conducted an analysis in 2013 when the energy industry began lobbying to be allowed to more quickly depreciate capital costs for LNG plants.He claims his estimates are “exactly the same as two years ago” because he analyzed the very tax scenario introduced by Ottawa.So, with more than 50 billion investment dollars required for the three leading major LNG projects, the new capital allowance rate would translate into savings of more than four billion if the projects are built.- Advertisement -Still the Vancouver Sun report claims despite the large savings, Professor Lo believes investment decisions by LNG developers will not likely be swayed significantly by the federal tax concession.“The rate at which you can sell the LNG is so much of a bigger factor, that the amount of tax reduction is more of a rounding error when you get down to the decision,” the Sun quotes Lo as saying.Industry analysts have also remained largely skeptical, saying if LNG projects are built, they will come into production after 2020. However, the B.C. government continues to project three northwest coast facilities could be in production in less than six years.Advertisement None of the 18 LNG projects proposed in B.C. is yet subject to a final investment decision, and industry analysts say those decisions are likely to be delayed some more because falling oil and Asian LNG import prices continue to make global energy heavyweights cautious.Follow this link for the entire Vancouver Sun article.last_img read more

first_img 11 11 6. Cristiano Ronaldo is Real Madrid’s record goal scorer, with 324 goals in all competitions 5. Ian Rush is Liverpool’s record goal scorer, with 346 goals in all competitions 10. Thierry Henry is Arsenal’s record goal scorer, with 228 goals in all competitions 11 9. Sir Bobby Chartlon is Manchester United’s record goal scorer, with 249 goals in all competitions 11 11 2. Eusebio is Benfica’s record goal scorer, with 473 goals in all competitions 11 11 11. Frank Lampard is Chelsea’s record goal scorer with 211 goals in all competitions – find out how this compares to other clubs’ record goal scorers, just click the arrow above 11 4. Dixie Dean is Everton’s record goal scorer, with 349 goals in all competitions 8. Jimmy Greaves is Tottenham’s record goal scorer, with 266 goals in all competitions 11 11 3. Lionel Messi is Barcelona’s record goal scorer, with 418 goals in all competitions Cristiano Ronaldo is now Real Madrid’s all-time record goal scorer, with a strike in their Liga match against Levante taking him top of the Bernabeu pile.The Portuguese contributed to a 3-0 win for Madrid and, in the process, recorded his 324th goal for the club in just 310 games.It took him ahead of Raul in the Real record books and is a remarkable feat considering it is just six years since he signed from Manchester United.Meanwhile, at this former club, Wayne Rooney took another step towards the United goal scoring record with a goal at Everton.So how does United’s goal scoring record compare to Real Madrid’s? And what about Barcelona and Lionel Messi?We’ve selected 11 of the biggest clubs in England and Europe and compared their respective goal scoring records.Take a look at the slideshow above to see how they stack up. 7. Alessandro Del Piero is Juventus’ record goal scorer, with 290 goals in all competitions 11 1. Gerd Muller is Bayern Munich’s record goal scorer, with 566 goals in all competitionslast_img read more

first_img Watch Gareth Bale score his first goal in professional football 1 It has been 10 years (06/08/06) since a 17-year-old Gareth Bale scored his first goal in professional football.Graduating from the Southampton academy Bale was playing against Derby and gave Lee Camp no chance by curling a brilliant free-kick past him. It looked to have put Saints on course for a win, especially when Bradley Wright-Phillips put the club in front.But a late goal from Paul Peschisolido salvaged a 2-2 draw.A year later Bale was bought by Tottenham and has done pretty well for himself since.center_img #OnThisDay in 2006, @GarethBale11 scored his first professional goal, as #SaintsFC drew 2-2 at #DCFC: https://t.co/U3a1l2HJwH— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 6, 2016last_img read more

first_imgFOR all those who have scoffed at North Hollywood and made jokes at the expense of the Valley neighborhood more known for its “Pulp Fiction” location shots than for anything else, take another look. Things are changing in the oft-derided East Valley neighborhood. And homeowners who get in now will be having the last laugh as they see their property values take off as their community the hippest thing since Silver Lake gets healthier. How fast it happens depends much on the actions of the city leaders. If they play the same neglectful game as they did while Hollywood struggled toward redevelopment, it could be years. However, the plan for a $560 million mega-mall at the rundown Valley Plaza on Laurel Canyon at Victory Boulevard is the first real evidence that the attention focused so intently on downtown redevelopment might finally be shifting. The biggest retail investment in the San Fernando Valley ever, the redevelopment of the 50-year-old mall by Federated Department Stores Inc., which owns Macy’s and other retail stores, would have a huge economic and aesthetic boost on the surrounding neighborhood. No one wants to live near a derelict mall. If the proposed deal works out and there’s no reason to believe it won’t or can’t it would come at exactly the right time for NoHo, which has all the elements right for a renaissance. The question is will the political leadership and public investment that have turned downtown, South Park and Hollywood around fully recognize that. Frankly, it’s NoHo’s turn. City leaders plus redevelopment and transportation officials can change a lot of people’s view of City Hall by providing North Hollywood with the kind of care and feeding that others have gotten. The foundation is already well in place with the end of the subway and busway at Lankershim, the NoHo Arts District showing vitality and the NoHo Commons live/work/shop district under way. And as one of the few areas still affordable to young working couples and families, this would be an endorsement that the city of Los Angeles is indeed family-friendly. A successful NoHo rebuilding could serve as a model for other sections of the city. Next stop South Los Angeles, a region long-starved for retail and commercial investment. Then, Lincoln Heights, a neighborhood with an enviably central location but shamefully little economic investment. The investment in building vital neighborhood hubs is the secret of Los Angeles’ future health. This sprawling metropolis will never have the sort of vertical density of Manhattan or Chicago. It’s all about the neighborhoods. And, right now, it’s NoHo’s moment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgThe President, Michael D Higgins, will today present the 2014 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award to the President of the Massachusetts State, Senator Therese Murray in Buncrana, Donegal.Tip O’NeillThe ceremony will be attended by guests from Ireland and friends and associates of President Murray as well as members of the O’Neill family from the United States.The award was initiated in 2012 which was the centenary of the birth of speaker Thomas P. Tip O’Neill who contributed so much to political life in the United States and who played a pivotal role in the Irish peace process and in promoting the economic wellbeing of Ireland. The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award is now awarded to the a chosen member of the Irish Diaspora to recognise their achievements and commitment to Ireland and to Irish people living abroad.Mícheal Ó hÉanaigh, Director of Services in Donegal County Council, said the honour os a very worthy one.“This is an important event in the context of the Irish Diaspora as we honour a member of our broad Diaspora for her work and achievement on behalf of the Irish community in Massachusetts. The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award over the years has been a fantastic means of reaching out to our broad Irish Diaspora throughout the World”.Speaking from the US this week, Rosemary O’Neill, daughter of Tip O’Neill expressed her excitement about this year’s event. “It is a great honour to come back to Ireland to meet the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, and participate in the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award and in the Diaspora events that compliment the weekend’s festivities. Tip’s grandmother Eunice Fullerton was born outside Buncrana so this part of the world still resonates as home for many of us. This is a great opportunity for members of our family to visit our ancestral home and meet the local community who have put so much work into organising this weekend of events.”Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council welcomed this year’s Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards.He said “Donegal County Council is delighted to have the President of Ireland , Michael D Higgins, to join us on this very important occasion as he has always reached out to the Diaspora and is grateful to the President for the honour of presenting the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award to President Therese Murray. Donegal County Council realises the importance of our Diaspora and this important initiative compliments our strategy in reaching out and bringing back our Diaspora. We are delighted to have the involvement of our partners in this event.”Other events taking place over the weekend include:The official opening of Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries, Co Donegal on 12th September at 4.00pm. Welcome to everyone The Presentation of the Tip O’Neill Inishowen Schools Essay/Art Competition on 13th September at 10.00am at the Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries, Co Donegal. Free of charge and everyone welcome.The Annual Tip O’Neill Diaspora Lecture on 13th September 2013 at 11.00am in the Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries, Co Donegal. Free of charge and everyone welcome.PRESIDENT TO PRESENT THE 2014 TIP O’NEILL DIASPORA AWARD IN BUNCRANA TODAY was last modified: September 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:donegalIRISH DIASPORASenator Therese MurrayTip O’Neilllast_img read more

first_img Manchester United face Ajax in the 2017 Europa League final, live on talkSPORT The 2017 Europa League final between Manchester United and Ajax is available to stream live on talkSPORT.CLICK HERE for details of how to listen to live commentary of the game, which takes place in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday May 24 2017.You can listen to the final, live online with talkSPORT.com, or via your radio.The match kicks off at 19:45 UK time.The final is also available to watch in the UK via BT Sport.Confirmed teamsAjax starting XI: Onana, Veltman, Sanchez, De Ligt, Riedewald, Klaassen, Schone, Ziyech, Traore, Dolberg, Younes.Substitutes: Tete, Westermann, De Jong, Van de Beek, Boer, Kluivert, Neres Campos.Man United XI: Romero, A Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Darmian, Fellaini, Herrera, Pogba, Mata, Rashford, Mkhitaryan.Substitutes: De Gea, Jones, Rooney, Martial, Lingard, Carrick, Fosu-Mensah. 1last_img read more