Davao snares 2nd MPBL win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 LATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Ex-pro Leo Najorda and Emanuel Calo fired 21 points apiece as newcomer Davao Occidental-Cocolife continued its impressive start with a 90-78 drubbing of Quezon City-Black Mamba on Tuesday in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup in Pasig City.Davao gained share of top spot in the South with Muntinlupa at 2-0.—CEDELF P. TUPASADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95center_img Basketball? Not in 2 Iloilo towns MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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

Girl, 3, Goes Blind

first_img– Advertisement – By Marcus Malayea in Gbarnga City, Bong CountyThe family of three-year old Benetta Favor Jaimah is appealing to well-meaning Liberians, the Chinese and American embassies, and philanthropists to help their daughter seek advanced treatment abroad.According to Benetta’s parents, medical doctors in Liberia including an Indian specialist assigned at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital have informed them that their daughter developed “pressure in the eyes.”Pastor James V. W. Jaimah and his wife, Somee, told the Daily Observer that their daughter was afflicted by the condition when she was three months old.“We have taken her to the Duside Hospital in Firestone, the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita, and John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, but there has been no improvement. Doctors have advised us to take her out of the country, preferably to Europe, America or Asia, specifically to India,” Mr. Jaimah explained in tears.His family has become increasingly distressed as a result of the girl’s condition, he added.Pastor Jaimah and his wife said they are only looking up to God’s intervention, “because we don’t have the money to send our daughter abroad for advanced treatment as recommended by medical doctors in the country.”When the Daily Observer visited the family’s residence in the Phebe Community last Wednesday, Benetta was toying with a pack of cool aid while her father explained her ordeal.“Her eyes appear a bit darker and watery,” Pastor Jaimah pointed out.“This child was born without any complications, but after three months, we saw her eyes just turn blue. From that time up to today, we have taken her from hospital to hospital in this country, but to no avail.”The parents can be contacted via the following mobile numbers: (+231)-886-817-724/886-898-663/775-038-165.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Little Benetta Favor Jaimahlast_img read more

Woman charged for threatening President Granger

first_img– lawyer claims client is “technologically challenged”An East Bank Essequibo woman who allegedly used Facebook to issue threatening and derogatory statements against President David Granger was on Tuesday arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at theBibi Safora SalimGeorgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Bibi Safoora Salim pleaded not guilty to the charge and was placed on $200,000 bail.The 52-year-old mother of three, who hails from Vergenoegen, East Bank, Essequibo, was taken into Police custody for questioning following her Facebook post about shooting the President.She was represented by Attorney Euclin Gomes, who told the court that his client was “technologically challenged”.This claim was however challenged by Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers who strongly objected to bail and told the court that Salim admitted in a statement to the Police to being the owner of the laptop which she used a password to access the said account.He also objected to bail on the grounds of the serious nature of the offence, threats posed, and the racial remarks that were used on social media against the President.Salim reportedly sent two photos via whatsapp messenger to her son, which shared similar messages.According to Prosecutor Jeffers, the case files are completed and some 14 eyewitnesses are slated to testify in the trial, which is said to commence on May 11.Salim was charged for attempting to excite hostility on the grounds of race contrary to Section 2 (1) (C) of the Racial Hostility Act Chapter 23:01 of the Criminal Offences Act.last_img read more

Lack of snow closes Big Bam

first_imgThe opening of the hill had kept getting postponed due to the lack of the necessary white stuff, and the hill was forced to make the official announcement Tuesday, Feb.7 via their website.The news of closure is extremely unfortunate, as volunteers had been working feverishly to help the ski hill become operational again, after a landslide devastated the hill a few years ago.Big Bam executive Bob Johnson says the hill needed about two feet of power or at least one foot of heavier snow, but unfortunately, only received roughly six inches and on some areas of the hill only two inches.- Advertisement -However, Johnson says the hill is close to being able to make snow, and if able to, it would not take to long to cover the hill. Mother Nature will need to cooperate for this to take place, as consistent temperatures of -15 are necessary for this to occur.He says that despite the disappointing announcement of the closure, volunteers will still be working in order to make the hill the best it can be for next year’s season, and there even is a light possibility the hill could re-open this season.If Big Bam Ski Hill does decide to open its runs this season, the announcement will be made on the ski hill’s official website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Tale of baby-buyer was a lie

first_imgThe woman came clean during a follow-up interview Thursday with investigators, said Los Angeles police Deputy Chief Michel Moore during a news conference at the park. She has not been charged with a crime. “She was having trouble sleeping,” he said. “She had a guilty conscience.” Moore said the woman, whose name has not been released, initially told her tale to the child’s mother, who then relayed the information to other people. The news then got back to the park’s director, who called police April 11. Officers interviewed the nanny the same day, and she apparently told them that a man approached her and another nanny at the park on consecutive days. The report of a potential baby-buyer, which police called “highly unusual,” strained both the nerves of San Fernando Valley parents and the resources of the Los Angeles Police Department, which wasted hundreds of hours searching for the suspect, Moore said. ENCINO – The white, bald, blue-eyed man in his 40s who approached a nanny last week in a local park offering to buy the baby in her care doesn’t exist. It was all a lie. The woman who first reported that a man approached her at Genesta Park wanting to buy a baby confessed Thursday that she made up the whole story, police said. She was concerned the child she was watching would get hurt on the playground, she told police, and she hoped the story would convince the child’s mother to demand that she not return to the park. “Lying, filing a false police report, is a serious matter and it’s a criminal offense, and can result not only in criminal prosecution, but imprisonment,” Moore said, adding that police will present evidence to prosecutors for possible charges. rick.coca@dailynews.com (818) 713-3329160Want 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

Mayor Lori Ackerman awarded the 2019 Canadian Energy Person of the Year

first_imgCALGARY, AB – Mayor Ackerman was awarded the 2019 Canadian Energy Person of the Year last night in Calgary.Wednesday, October 9th, 2019, Ackerman was presented with her award at the Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award Gala at the Westin Calgary.The Energy Council of Canada recognizes Mayor Ackerman as one of Canada’s top energy advocates, by sharing she is admired for her leadership of a resource-driven municipality, striking a balance between energy development, community representation, and First Nations partnerships.- Advertisement -As a 30-year resident of Fort St. John, B.C. and the community’s first female mayor, Mayor Ackerman understands the challenges and opportunities that energy resource municipalities manage by advocating for economic and community development, technological innovation, and Canadian competitiveness.The Energy Council of Canada goes on to share Mayor Ackerman’s willingness to share lessons learned and to engage in dialogue regarding the relationship between local communities and Canada’s energy sector marks her as a leader not only in her own community but across Canada.The Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award was established in 2001 by the Energy Council of Canada to recognize and pay tribute to a Canadian energy leader who has made a significant impact at the national and international levels within the energy sector.Advertisement Picture from Resource Works FB Page shares; With Ackerman in the photo are two fellow mayors from BC’s northeast: Keith Bertrand of Tumbler Ridge (left) and Rob Fraser of the District of Taylor.last_img read more

Cardiff striker Sala feared dead after suspected plane crash

first_img0Shares0000Emiliano Sala has scored 13 goals for French club Nantes this season© AFP/File JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIERNANTES, France, Jan 22 – Premier League club Cardiff City’s record new signing, Argentine striker Emiliano Sala, is missing presumed dead after a light aircraft he was travelling in disappeared over the English Channel.Sala, signed on Saturday from French club Nantes for a reported fee of Sh1.9 billion ($19.3 million), was flying to Cardiff aboard a small plane that disappeared from radars around 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of Guernsey on Monday night. French civil aviation authorities confirmed that 28-year-old Sala “was on board the plane”. It is thought there was one other passenger on the aircraft.A statement from police on Guernsey, a British island just off the coast of France, said the pilot had requested to lower his altitude shortly before air traffic control in neighbouring Jersey lost contact with the plane.After a search was called off on Monday because of high winds, two helicopters, two planes and a lifeboat joined renewed efforts on Tuesday morning to find the single-propeller plane.“So far over 1,000 square miles have been searched by a total of five aircraft and two lifeboats,” Guernsey police said at 1145 GMT.“There has been no trace of the aircraft. The search is continuing.”– ‘Distraught’ –Sala’s father, Horacio, told Argentine television station C5N he was “distraught” at the news, which he discovered from press reports.“I don’t know anything, I haven’t had any information. I can’t believe it, it’s incredible,” he said. “I’m distraught. Hopefully everything will be OK.”Sala, who had been at Nantes since 2015 and had scored 13 goals in all competitions this season, had signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with relegation-threatened Cardiff subject to receiving international clearance.Neither club has commented publicly on the disappearance, but Nantes have had their French Cup match against third-tier side Entente SSG on Wednesday postponed.Meanwhile, Nantes fan group ‘A La Nantaise’ released a statement calling for supporters of Sala’s former club to gather in the centre of the city for a vigil at 6:30pm (1730 GMT).When he put pen to paper at Cardiff on Saturday, Sala, who also has Italian nationality, said in a statement: “I’m very happy to be here. It gives me great pleasure and I can’t wait to start training, meet my new team-mates and get down to work.“For me it feels special (to be the club’s record signing). I have come here wanting to work and to help my team-mates and the club.”Sala’s last post on Instagram showed him surrounded by players from Nantes. “La ultima ciao (the last goodbye),” he wrote.Cardiff, who currently sit third from bottom of the English Premier League with 19 points, said they were “very concerned”.“We are awaiting confirmation before we can say anything further. We are very concerned for the safety of Emiliano Sala,” the club said in a statement.The accident, if confirmed, comes only three months after the Thai billionaire owner of Leicester City football club died in a helicopter crash that shocked the club and supporters around the world.Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others died on October 27 shortly after taking off from the pitch of the club’s stadium in central England.Disconnected cockpit pedals, which are used to control the rotor on the helicopter’s tail, were found to be the cause of the accident by investigators.– ‘Likeable lad’ –Sala began his footballing career at French club Bordeaux, who he joined in 2010, and spent loan spells at other French clubs including Orleans, Niort and Caen.He joined Nantes in 2015 for one million euros and appeared to be peaking as a player in recent seasons, overcoming technical shortcomings that had held him back earlier in his career.He was tipped for a move to Turkish giants Galatasaray last summer.“He’s a very likeable lad, very hard working,” his coach at Nantes, Vahid Halilhodzic, said of Sala recently.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Video: Greek football match interrupted by elderly lady!

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Ground zero for reform

first_img Currently, one in four Californians is an immigrant and more than half are from Latin America, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. An estimated 40 percent of Los Angeles’ 3.7 million residents in 2000 were immigrants; 370,000 of those are believed to be undocumented, according to an Economic Roundtable report. It’s a sea change from a generation ago when most of the counties in California were predominantly white, according to PPIC. Nationwide, most of the illegal immigrants came from Mexico and Central America, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. An estimated 5 percent of the national work force, and 90,000 in Los Angeles, are undocumented. Much of the debate centers on the value of the work done by immigrants at the low end of the economic scale versus the cost of providing public services for them. David R. Diaz, professor of Chicano/a History and Urban Studies at California State University, Northridge, argues that the budget of the average Angeleno household would jump 25 to 40 percent if the goods and services were provided by legal workers earning standard pay. He says those Angelenos who resist the presence of undocumented workers have a choice: “Either they’re going to be hypocrites or … they can stop going to markets where produce was picked by immigrants. They can stop going to restaurants. In Southern California, we kind of realize we’re interlaced with those economic situations.” In many ways, both sides of the immigration debate feel the social contract they agreed to has been violated. Norma Butts of Tarzana recalled that her Italian immigrant parents embraced their adopted country and insisted that she speak only English as she was growing up. “My feeling is, immigration is fine. I certainly have parents who came from another country, all of us did. When it comes to illegal immigration, I think there has to be some kind of limit. “It’s straining our system here. If we continue where everything’s going – with easy access and not holding people accountable – our country will go down. They will not find the American dream when they get here.” Pumping gas into his truck last week on Ventura Boulevard, an undocumented worker named Javier, who asked that his last name not be used, said he started working on a farm in the Mexican state of Michoacan when he was 10, and crossed into the U.S. as an adult in search of a better life. “We’re coming for work – look, my shoes are dirty,” said Javier, who has lived in the U.S. for 15 years. “Legalization is best… Illegal, the life is very hard. We’re looking all over. We’re scared,” he said. “I’m not doing nothing bad. I got my insurance. I got my truck. I paid for this truck.” With its massive immigrant population, Los Angeles is being watched closely for how the heightened immigration debate plays out. “I think what it demonstrates is the fabric of immigration, immigrant workers, are forever a part of what we call L.A. But the march made it more undeniable how large a slice of L.A.’s economic and social fabric (is) made up of immigrant labor,” said Jaime Regalado, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. “Will it drive Los Angeles into a more divisive place? In a way it will, but I think it’s needed. I think discussion, dialogue, needs to take place. What constitutes the L.A. of the future, not just L.A., but all of America. We just happen to be in the lead.” Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 lisa.mascaro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event While the massive turnout March 25 rallied many to the cause of immigrant rights, many other Angelenos found the event disturbing – reflecting the deep national divide over what to do about the nearly 12 million people in the United States illegally. “I’ve seen the San Fernando Valley – where I grew up and no longer live – deteriorate,” said attorney Tyrone Toczauer, 47, who grew up speaking Hungarian at home and now lives in the Ventura County community of Oak Park. “It’s not because of the hard-working immigrants. It’s because of the other people … You’ve got those who can’t control their children because they’re too busy making a living.” California, which has been at the forefront of many national issues over the years, looks poised to take the lead on immigration reform. Political observers say the outpouring from Los Angeles helped soften the Senate’s stance as it debated house-passed legislation that would criminalize illegal immigrants and those who help them and authorize construction of a 700-mile wall along the U.S-Mexico border. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved some security measures but also opened the door to a guest-worker program and the eventual legalization of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants. When more than 500,000 Angelenos rallied for immigrants’ rights last weekend, they catapulted Los Angeles to the center of the national debate over border security and exposed the sheer size and influence of the immigrant population in the nation’s second-largest city. Until Gran Marcha, the issue of illegal immigration conjured for many the vision of the day laborer waiting on the corner for work or the Latina nanny paid every week in cash. But the massive waves of demonstrators streaming through downtown, the support they received from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Cardinal Roger Mahony, forced Angelenos – and residents of cities around the country – to recognize the clout of the undocumented work force. “This is not a fleeting, temporary group,” said Maria Elena Durazo, the interim executive secretary of the powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. “The general public has got to understand there are roots in these immigrants. I think that might be a new revelation in general to the public.” last_img read more

GAA: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES

first_imgNaomh Comlcille presents a unique opportunity to get rid of all your unwanted scrap metal and clothing and help your local GAA Club. All you have to do is bring the listed items below to our clubhouse on the following dates:Saturday 19th May 2012 between 9 am and 5pm Saturday 26th May 2012 between 9 am and 5pmIf you need assistance with collection/transportation of any materials please contact any of our committee below and arrangements will be made to assist you:Kieran Friel – 086 6056655, Andrew Clarke – 086 6086996Anything that may contain Copper, Brass, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Iron, Steel, Lead and Electric Cables, empty food cans, Saucepans, Toasters, Electric Cookers, Washing Machines, Dishwashers, , Microwaves, Tumble Dryers, Swings, Lawnmowers, Strimmers, Rakes Etc, Gardening Equipment, Car Parts, Alloy wheels (No Tyres), Car batteries, Kitchen sinks, Sink tops, Ironing Boards, Radiators, Solid Fuel Cookers, Food Mixers, Electric Knives, Cast Iron Fireplaces, Bicycles, Go Carts, Trampolines, Swing Frames, Goal Posts, Steel Oil Tanks, Coal Buckets, Steel Coal Bunkers, Steel Window Frames, Boilers, Steel Garden Furniture, Gas Heaters, Gas Cookers, Steel Gutters, Golf Irons, Clothes Lines, Sheep Wire, Fencing Wire, Barrels, Wheel Barrows, old Cars, Car Doors/Bonnets etc, Wheel Rims, Gates, Corrugated Iron. Old Farm Machinery, Trailers, Hay and Silage Bailers, Hay Turners, Mowing Machines, Ploughs, Transport Boxes, Toppers, Agitators, Slurry Tank Gates, Ring Feeders, Railway Lines, Cement Mixers, Diggers, Dozers, Combine Harvesters, Binders, Horse Machinery, Water Pumps, Electric Motors, Engine Parts, Milk Cans/Buckets, Milking machines, Milk Coolers and Car/Tractor/Lorrys. All clean clothing including Household Textiles, Clothes, Shoes, Handbags, Belts, Curtains, Bed Linen as well as soft and hard back books. Naomh Colmcille edge past Convoy.Naomh Colmcille seniors registered their fifth consecutive victory yesterday evening away to Convoy with a hard fought victory, winning by 1-10 to 0-10 despite Convoy’s strong second half comeback.Naomh Colmcille controlled the first half, winning the defensive and midfield battles and moving the ball quickly from back to front at every opportunity. Two points from Ciaran Callaghan, a goal and two points from Ryan McErlean and a point apiece from Don Hegarty and Thomas McKinley gave the visitors a half time lead of 1-06 to 0-01 and they looked to be cruising as the first half came to an end.However, the second half was to be a different story. Convoy registered five points without reply in the third quarter and also hit the woodwork before Ciaran Callaghan got the first point of the second half for Naomh Colmcille. Convoy were winning a lot of ball around the centre at this stage and tagged on another two points as the game entered the fourth quarter. Mark Dowds replied with a point for Naomh Colmcille but Convoy pulled back a further two points to peg the scores back to a single point at 1-08 to 0-10 with ten minutes to go.But just as it looked like Convoy were going to level the scores and possibly go on to win the game, Naomh Colmcille produced two excellent late points to secure the victory: Andrew Clarke with the first after being set up by a combination of Thomas McKinley and Ryan McErlean, and then McErlean sent the ball over himself from a tight angle on the right.So despite Convoy’s comeback in the second half, Naomh Colmcille dug deep in the last five minutes and did enough to run out winners by 1-10 to 0-10 and secure their fifth consecutive win in the league. Naomh Colmcille Training Schedule this week is as followsUnder 8’s training: will be Saturday 12th May at 11 am at Páirc Colmcille.Under 10’s training: will be on Friday the 11th of May at 6 pm at Páirc Colmcille. Can all players please bring €2, boots, shorts /track bottoms and a drink.Under 12’s training: will be on Monday the 14th of May at 7:30 pm at Páirc Colmcille. Can all players please bring boots, shorts /track bottoms and a drink. Under 14’s training: will be on Friday the 11th of May at 7:00pm at Páirc ColmcilleUnder 16’s training will be on Thursday 10th of May at 8 pm and Friday at 6 pm at Páirc Colmcille.Under 18’s training will be on Thursday 10th and Tuesday 15th of May at 6 pm at Páirc Colmcille.Senior training will continue this week as per notification via TEXT from Senior Manager Joe Higgins. Please note that training on Tuesday 8th May will be cancelled to a death in the local community.Gaelic for Girls training: will be on Friday the 11th of May at 5pm at Páirc Colmcille.New players are always welcome!!Note: all updates about training and match fixtures will be on the Club’s website (www.naomhcolmcille.com) and Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille GAA.)Naomh Colmcille lotto numbers: Congratulations to Monica McDaid, Betty Toye and Jason Ferguson who won €25 with the winning sequence of 3.1. Next week Lotto jackpot is €810. The Club would like to take the opportunity to Thank Everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the Club the essential means of continuing to give our local Kids and Adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pass time.The Club are also registered for Tesco (Ireland) for schools and Clubs voucher scheme which is now up and running for 2012; this will allow the Club to avail of much needed extra Kit and equipment for our young members of the Club.Naomh Colmcille would greatly appreciate if everyone in the local community and beyond could start collecting these vouchers and Tokens on behalf of the Club as it would mean a great deal to our local youth and bring much needed equipment to aid the development of our underage teams.Tokens can be given to any Club member, player, and coach or committee member.Lord and Lady of Naomh Colmcille preparations continue after a very successful first nights dance class. Training will be every Tuesday @ 8:30 pm up until the main event on Saturday 4th August 2012. The Lord and Lady Dance partners are Julie McKinley and Ryan McErlean, Maria McFadden and Joe Donaghy, Breda Friel and Declan McDaid, Dympna Whoriskey and Cathal Curran, Diane Brown and Andrew Clarke, Lisa McDaid and Ryan McKinley, Katie Donaghy and PJ McGrath, Karen Callaghan and Barry Mc Daid, Angela Doran and David O’Brien, Kellie McGrath and Michael O’Donnell, Helena McClintock and Paul Friel and Michelle McFadden and Leo Devenney. The organising committee would like to wish all the dancers and the very best of Luck with the Dance Lessons.The Main night of attraction will be held on Saturday 4th August in the Clanree Hotel. Pre orders for Tickets are currently being accepted; please contact Alison Ferry, Sharon Clarke or any team coach / committee member.The organising committee will be contacting local businesses soon offering a range of sponsorship options which offer various levels of promotion both at the live event and in accompanying promotional literature, please contact Sharon Clarke or Alison Ferry for further details.Naomh Colmcille would like wish Anthony Grant and Melanie Wright all the best on their up an coming Wedding celebrations and wish them a long and loving life together!!Naomh Colmcille would like to offer their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Bobby Rodgers.GAA: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 7th, 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:Naomh Colmcillelast_img read more