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A feel of home in Taipei

first_imgAs things stand, Australia and Gilas have already booked safe passages into the next round, but the tricky thing in this format is that records are carried over to the next phase, making this a vital game for the Filipinos.Gilas is running second with a 3-1 record, its only loss coming at the hands of the Aussies. They meet again, also July 2, at the cavernous Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, where Team Philippines, granting it defeats Chinese Taipei, would need to win by at least 19 points to take the No. 1 ranking in Group B.The others in Reyes’ pool are Baser Amer, Jio Jalalon, RR Pogoy, Allein Maliksi, Carl Bryan Cruz and Gilas Cadet Troy Rike.Gilas scored a 90-83 win over the Taiwanese last November as the Filipinos recovered from a bad start and got the goods in the second half from Castro, who finished with 20 points, and Fajardo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial View comments LATEST STORIES The team has until 7 p.m. with Fiba rules calling for coaches to submit their final rosters 24 hours before tip off. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Banko, Pocari complete PVL final 4 cast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ 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 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Why we do what we do. For our countrymen #parasabayan— Chot Reyes (@coachot) June 26, 2018Chot Reyes will cut three players from his 15-man pool on Thursday evening as Gilas Pilipinas clashes with Chinese Taipei in the third window of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers at Taipei Heping gym.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 crownReyes will cut four local players, with one slot obviously reserved for naturalized center Andray Blatche.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Reigning four-time Philippine Basketball Association MVP June Mar Fajardo, point guards Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo, power forwards Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar and Troy Rosario, gunslinger Matthew Wright, and skipper and prime defender Gabe Norwood appear to have locks on slots as the Filipinos try to keep their mastery of the Taiwanese.The Filipinos arrived in Taipei on Monday and have gotten in two practices where overseas Filipino workers made them feel right at home.“They really serve as an inspiration for us,” Aguilar was quoted by ESPN5 as saying. “It’s an honor to play for the flag. When you see them and the support they show, it makes you want to play better on the court and strive more for them.”“These are some of the things I cherish as a basketball player, to be able to inspire other lives. That’s why it’s added motivation to play for them.”Chinese Taipei hasn’t beaten the Philippines since an upset in the Asian Championship at Mall of Asia Arena in 2012.It needs to win the Friday game to avoid being put in a do-or-die game with Japan on July 2, also at home.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

January 18, 2020 0

US-based Guyanese family donates to WAD

first_imgFirst Lady Mrs. Sandra Granger yesterday joined the Women Across Differences (WAD) organisation to receive a donation from the Bathersfield family, a US- based Guyanese family that originally hailed from Buxton.The donation, comprising of personal hygiene products, clothing and undergarments, was handed over at the WAD headquarters in Anira Street, Queenstown; and 21 teenage mothers who are currently part of WAD’s Comprehensive Empowerment Programme are to benefit from this donation.First Lady Mrs. Sandra Granger giving brief remarks at the eventThe First Lady, Patron of the organisation, expressed heartfelt gratitude for the family’s act of kindness, and offered the girls some words of encouragement. “This is not the last stop for you. It is the beginning, and once you believe in yourselves and you keep pushing, even when things look a bit dark and gloomy, know that you can always move forward,” She said.Ms. Tessa Bathersfield, who represented the family, explained that the donation was made as part of the family’s annual philanthropic exercises in Guyana. The family learned of WAD’s work through Programme Coordinator Ms. Clonel Samules-Boston, who is also a friend of the family, and connected with the work of the organization, since a few members of the family had also been teenage mothers.last_img read more

January 12, 2020 0

Govt being “duplicitous” by failing to remove its dual citizenship MPs – Jagdeo

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has accused the Government of using the recent Court of Appeal ruling only where it is convenient, while ignoring the fact that both courts have upheld the constitutional requirement for membership to the National Assembly not to be dual citizens.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoAddressing his weekly press conference, Jagdeo told the media on Thursday that if the Government claimed to respect the court ruling, then they should not have dual citizens attend the Parliament, and they should all immediately resign as Ministers of the Government.Jagdeo reasoned that these MPs cannot hold the ministerial posts by virtue of being members of the National Assembly. He said too that Carl Greenidge should not have acted as President, while adding that both he and Minister of State Joseph Harmon should have resigned.“You cannot be convenient in arguing for upholding the ruling of the court and then deal with this matter in such a duplicitous manner as I’ve said before, with no decency,” the former President added.The Government dual citizenship MPs are Carl Greenidge, Rupert Roopnaraine and Dominic Gaskin who hold British citizenship, and Joseph Harmon who holds United States (US) citizenship.Jagdeo pointed out too that Government is still challenging the matter regarding former MP Charrandas Persaud’s vote as a dual citizen in the National Assembly and is now arguing that they will continue to conduct business as usual and will rely on the votes of dual citizens.On the other hand, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary said “our dual citizens” will not attend any sittings. Dual citizens PPP MPs are Gail Teixeira, Odinga Lumumba and Adrian Anamaya. But Jagdeo also pointed out that Lumumba would be giving up his foreign citizenship. He is a US citizen.“Whether we will attend any sitting before the matter is definitively ruled on, we will not attend any sitting in that period,” Jagdeo pointed out, explaining that Government did not want to abide by the ruling of the Chief Justice, but now wants the country to respect part of the ruling.Jagdeo and the PPP have always committed to ensure that the laws regarding dual citizenship for MPs are upheld. While Jagdeo said the PPP has no intentions of returning to the National Assembly, when asked how he hopes to deal with the situation if they had to return, he said, “We will uphold the law.”The controversy concerning persons with dual citizenship in the National Assembly surfaced after former Government MP Charrandas Persaud voted in favour of a No-confidence Motion, which was tabled by the Opposition and validly passed in the National Assembly.A private citizen, Compton Reid, challenged the validity of the vote cast by Persaud in the National Assembly on the basis that he breached Article 155 of the Constitution which bars MPs from having dual citizenship.This argument also formed part of the opinions presented to Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland in the hopes that he would reverse the ruling – something the Speaker ultimately refused to do.According to the acting Chief Justice Roxane George, by swearing allegiance to another State, a dual citizen is not qualified to be elected to serve in the National Assembly.She noted that while Persaud should not have been a sitting parliamentarian because of his dual citizenship, at the time of his vote on the motion, he was a valid MP; hence, his vote was valid.The Court of Appeal has also upheld the constitutional requirement for membership to the National Assembly, namely that dual citizens are not eligible.This issue is not peculiar to Guyana, because most recently the world was made aware of a similar situation in Australia.That country was pitched into a political crisis in 2018 after a court ruled that a senator was ineligible to sit in Parliament because she had failed to renounce her British citizenship, triggering a spate of MP resignations.Some 14 parliamentarians have resigned or been ruled ineligible since mid-2017 when renewed scrutiny on a constitutional clause set politicians scrambling to prove they only had Australian citizenship. (Samuel Sukhnandan)last_img read more

January 12, 2020 0

Northeast BC Predators Female Hockey players honoured at annual team awards

first_imgLB Energy Midget PredatorsMVP – Hannah PiketTop Defence Man – Bethany ConnellyMost Sportsmanlike – Ally DancevicBest Defensive Forward – Hannah Piket & Madison FellTop Scorer – Payton BowenOutstanding Leadership & Dedication – Jordyn LarsonB-Rae Consulting Bantam PredatorsMVP – Cheree PetersTop Defence Man – Kylee JohnsonMost Sportsmanlike – Kennedy PunterBest Defensive Forward – Bralin WillichTop Scorer – Mikayla LoewenOutstanding Leadership & Dedication – Carlee BennettGlacier Glass Peewee PredatorsMVP – Maria AyreTop Defence Man – Paige BrownMost Sportsmanlike – Azalyn KotakBest Defensive Forward – Molly HamiltonTop Scorer – Hailey ArmstrongOutstanding Leadership & Dedication – Maria Ayre FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Northeast BC Predators Female Hockey teams hosted their annual awards banquet this past Saturday.Predators Female Hockey consists of three teams in the Peewee, Bantam and Midget age groups.A variety of awards was given out to team members including: season MVP, Top Defenseman, Most Sportsmanlike player, Best Defensive Forward, Top Scorer and Outstanding Leader and Dedication award.- Advertisement -As well, four Midget Predators in their final year received their jerseys as mementos of their minor hockey career. Kyana Watson, Ally Dancevic, Bailey Wollen, and Lynette Wiebe.The Peewee Predators finished 5th at Female PeeWee provincials, the Bantam Predators finished 6th, and the Midget Predators finished 7th at Female Midget provincials.Full Results BelowAdvertisementlast_img read more

January 12, 2020 0

The 2015 Canada Winter Games are looking for torchbearers

first_imgThroughout the winter, representatives will travel all over northern B.C with the Roly McLenahan Torch, passing the honour onto community residents.   “We are looking for inspiring individuals from all northern communities to carry the torch and be a part of the 2015 Games,” the organization says. You can nominate yourself or someone who inspires you in the categories of youth, sport, culture and community.- Advertisement -A total of 150 people with carry the torch and “illuminate the north.”The contest closes August 15 so apply today.last_img read more

January 11, 2020 0

County’s vexing jobs quandary

first_imgCAMARILLO – While business owners and residents find Ventura County’s climate and low crime rates attractive, the area’s high housing costs and aging population make it increasingly difficult to recruit people even for well-paying jobs, officials say. The issue was raised Thursday at a joint annual meeting of the Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County and the Ventura County Economic Development Association. Chris Engle, vice president and senior analyst for AngelouEconomics, a Texas-based consulting firm, addressed the group in a keynote address on how national business trends are affecting the local economy. Speaking before and during his address about housing costs, he said Ventura County residents have both benefited and suffered. Engle said the region’s economic development depends on its ability to match the work force with the needs of employers. “Clearly your ability to support employers is going to be dependent on how to recruit and retain workers that you need.” “I don’t think you can ignore the affordable-housing issue for long,” Engle said. “Improving the transportation system is part of it.” Engle said one sign of problems is a decline in the area’s 25- to 44-year-old population, from 32.5 percent in 1990 to 28.2 percent in 2005, and an increase in the 44-64 age group from 18 percent to 25 percent. “Companies have the most difficulty hiring young professionals,” he said. “In Ventura County, the average age is getting much higher.” “There are simply not enough workers in the right areas to meet the needs of our future industries,” he said speaking of technological workers in the nation as a whole. “We’re simply not generating the work force that global technologies need, while the older work force is retiring.” Meissner said he sees at his own company the problems in recruiting engineers and scientists. “We’re a growing company and are constantly trying to add people, including scientists and engineers,” he said. “These are well-paying technology positions. But it’s tough. We have an aging population and it’s difficult to bring people from outside California because housing is so expensive. Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card According to DataQuick Real Estate News for December 2005 the median home price in Ventura County was $630,000, an increase of nearly 21 percent over December 2004. Ventura County housing experts say apartment rentals have gotten so expensive that young college graduates are finding it difficult to settle here, even if they find good jobs. “It’s so expensive to get into the (housing) market that you are going to have some real challenges recruiting a talented work force,” Engle said. “Ventura County job growth over the past few years has been minimal. A lot of that ties back to the fact there is a real estate shortage in the community.” Thursday’s gathering of business and government leaders at Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo was the annual meeting of the Economic Development Collaborative in Ventura County and the 57th annual installation of officers for the Ventura County Economic Development Association. Chris Meissner, president of Meissner Filtration Products Inc., took over as the new chairman of the Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County, and Howard Smith, a Morgan Stanley vice president, continued as chairman of VECEDA. last_img read more

December 28, 2019 0


first_imgA man has been remanded in custody after an Easons bookstore employee was seriously assaulted.Lee Mitchell, 31, is charged with causing criminal damage to a cash register at Eason’s Bookstore in Letterkenny on Saturday evening last, February 11th.Mitchell, of 3 Glencar Park, Letterkenny, was also charged with assaulting an shop-assistant and causing her harm during the same incident. Mitchell was also charged with two other robberies, both at the Glencar Express Shop in Glencar, Letterkenny on January 9th and 24th last.Solicitor for the accused Mr Paudge Dorrian applied for bail in the case at Letterkenny District Court today.However this was strongly objected to by Garda Inspector Garda David Kelly.Inspector Kelly said he had concerns as there have been 21 bench warrants issued for Mitchell in the past.Solicitor Dorrian said Mitchell had a drug addiction and that this would only get worse in Castlerea Prison where, he claimed, drugs were available.“Dooming him to Castelrea Prison is dooming him to addiction,” said Mr Dorrian.However Judge Paul Kelly said he had been released on bail before and had offended on a number of occasions since.He remanded him to Castlerea Prison to appear at Letterkenny District Court on February 20th next.MAN CHARGED WITH ATTACKING EASONS SHOP ASSISTANT was last modified: February 15th, 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:Courtyard Shopping CentreEasonsLee Mitchelllast_img read more

December 28, 2019 0

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgWEDNESDAY Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief weekly demonstrations, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call (661) 948-5279. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. 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December 27, 2019 0


first_imgMichael Murphy Sports and Leisure is on a mission to get an official Donegal GAA Bobble hat to every continent around the world, ahead of the Donegal Senior and Minor team’s Ulster Final double header on 17th July.The Letterkenny sports shop is running an online campaign via the shop’s Facebook page and is calling on the public’s help to find someone living in each of the seven continents.A winner from each continent will be randomly selected and each person who receives the famous Donegal GAA Bobble hat will be tasked with sending the Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure team a picture of themselves wearing the bobble hat at a local landmark. To nominate someone you know living abroad, visit the Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Facebook page; BOBBLE HATS GO GLOBAL AHEAD OF ULSTER FINAL was last modified: July 6th, 2016 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:bobble hatsdonegalMichael Murphy Sportslast_img read more

December 27, 2019 0

Assault suspect shot by officers identified

first_imgWHITTIER – Whittier Police Department officials have identified a man shot several times after he allegedly rammed his car into a police patrol car.Authorities identified the suspect as Andres Martinez, 20, of unincorporated Whittier.Police allege Martinez led officers on a chase through the streets of Whittier after officers tried to stop his car on a traffic warrant Friday night. The suspect allegedly hit several vehicles during the chase, officials said.The chase ended at 8:30p.m., when the suspect tried to drive north of Mar Vista Street at Bacon Road and crashed into a trash bin, Officer Alan dela Pena said.“He \ into the back of a Dumpster and we were able to pin him in there,” dela Pena said Monday. “But then he rammed into a police car.”Officers opened fire on the car. Martinez was hit several times in the upper torso.Martinez and a female passenger in the car then surrendered. Martinez and the woman, whose name was not released, were taken to a local hospital, dela Pena said.Neither suffered life-threatening injuries.“He was conscious and alert right after we shot in the vehicle. He and the female put their hands up,” dela Pena said.Martinez was arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto and assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.“Most people don’t consider a vehicle to be a deadly weapon, but a car is a weapon,” dela Pena said. “If a car’s coming at you, you’re going to have to take some kind of action. We don’t train to kill. We train to stop the threat. We were shooting at the vehicle to stop the threat.” Sandy Mazza AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

December 25, 2019 0