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ABL: Alab Pilipinas posts first win, routs Formosa Dreamers

first_imgView comments 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours F2 completes comeback, wins PSL Grand Prix title at expense of Petron Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo from Asean Basketball LeagueAlab Pilipinas chalked up its first win in the Asean Basketball League after brushing off Formosa 78-61 Saturday at Changhua Stadium in Taiwan.The victory stopped Alab’s three-game skid as the team improved to 1-3, the same record the Dreamers hold.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Reggie Okosa powered Alab with 19 points, 19 rebounds, and two blocks while Bobby Ray Parks and Josh Urbiztondo added 12 points apiece.Alab erupted late in the third quarter and that momentum got carried early into the fourth with the Philippines going on a 19-7 run for a 68-51 lead with 4:41 left in the fourth that Okosa capped off with a dunk.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLenny Daniel led the Dreamers with 19 points and eight rebounds as his team and Alab now sit at the fifth spot in the nine-team ladder. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

La Salle finds strength after NU loss

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Read Next View comments 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 De La Salle has had this habit of immediately going back to the drawing board after a loss, and the Lady Spikers did just that after they bowed to National University on Sunday in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In their game against NU, Dy and the rest of the Lady Spikers failed to counter a loose cannon in Jaja Santiago who finished with 27 points.Against UE, however, La Salle stayed true to its course and denied the Lady Warriors any chance to get back at them.Desiree Cheng finished off the Lady Warriors with two clutch kills that brought La Salle’s record to 4-1, half-a-game behind leader NU.“One of the things we learned after the loss to NU was that we need to be fearless and have this emotional fortitude,” said Dy who had eight points against UE. “We have drills where we won’t stop unless coach Ramil [De Jesus] tells us to stop.”“We have to show our toughness, show that we won’t give up no matter what. It’s connected to the game because you shouldn’t give up until the 25th point.”ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City The defending champions lost their four-game win streak at the hands of the Lady Bulldogs, 26-24, 19-25, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14, that ended their unbeaten start and watched NU go to an immaculate 4-0 slate.After the drawback, though, the Lady Spikers went back to business and dished out a three-set beating to woeful University of the East, 25-18, 25-17, 25-20.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We really wanted to win immediately, and when we lost to NU we went straight back to the gym to fix our mistakes,” said Kianna Dy in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“And when we lost we knew we found our strength. We’ve addressed what we needed to do and that was realizing we needed to finish off games immediately and we shouldn’t be complacent even if we go up by two sets.” LATEST STORIES Soyud finds confidence despite Adamson’s loss to Ateneo UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more

GALLERY: Gilas Pilipinas stunned by Kazakhstan in Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES Shock loss for Gilas Pilipinas Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

$539M Public Health Ministry bond opens

first_imgThe new Kingston bondThe Public Health Ministry on Wednesday commissioned a new central supplies unit at Kingston, Georgetown, to provide more space for the storage of medical supplies.Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry Glendon Fogenay stated that the unit has moved several times since the early 1980s to facilitate a growing demand for space.Its previous locations included Quamina Street, Liliendaal, Kingston and then Camp and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown. The new building is larger in capacity and will host a conference room, staff room, sickbay, storage, and office spaces among other amenities.“Our new bond was constructed at a cost of $539 million, which in it contains 11,520 square feet of both storage and administrative space. This new and modern facility will operate with a staff complement of 20 persons, receiving, storing and dispatching more than 200 commodities. In essence, the storage capacity of this facility will alleviate most of the Ministry’s storage difficulties,” the Deputy Permanent Secretary informed.Auditor General Deodat Sharma acknowledged the fact that the Ministry had been red flagged for lack of accountability of the various bonds. As such, these corrective steps will ensure a sense of responsibility.“A number of vital and control mechanisms to ensure proper accountability for stock were not in place at the various drug bonds across the country. On this basis, my office issued recommendations that were designed at improving systems, practices and improving Ministry’s accountability mechanism…I’m happy that the Ministry of Health has taken corrective steps for accountability of stocks by commissioning this Kingston bond,” Sharma highlighted.He advised that the safe storage of supplies and record keeping are some regulations that should be followed and if not, liable persons could be charged for failure to conduct their duties.“I continue to urge you to maintain good storage practice, which includes well-trained personnel, proper record keeping, defined storage areas and to ensure security to provide unauthorised access,” Sharma stated.Meanwhile, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence revealed that the previous bond was unhealthy and unsafe for employees to work, prompting allocations to establish another facility.“The atmosphere in the bond was dismal. It was uninspiring. Moreover, the conditions made it impossible for proper accountability. The Ministry could not allow the CSU staff to continue at this facility,” Lawrence stated.The Ministry had come under criticism for the controversial Sussex Street, Georgetown drug bond, after the State had paid out over $200 million in rental fees in just under two years.Lawrence stated that from July 2016 to March 2018, the sum of $264.5 million was doled out to pay Linden Holdings Incorporated.The transaction first came to light in 2016 during consideration of Financial Papers, when it was discovered that Government had in fact entered a contract to pay a VAT- excluded $12.5 million monthly rental for the storage of drugs and medical supplies.It was also discovered that $25 million was already spent as a security deposit, in addition to $12.5 million, representing monthly rentals from August to December 2016.The criticism that erupted led President David Granger to set up a Cabinet sub-committee to investigate the matter and make recommendations.After much criticism and fallout, the Government said that they had stopped renting the facility in December 2018.last_img read more

Juve hail Ronaldo’s gravity-defying leap that lifted them top

first_img“As he rose up into the air, where he seemingly hung suspended for a split second of time, Ronaldo reached an impressive height of 2.56m (8 foot 4 inches) when his head connected to the ball,” Juventus said on its website.“He jumped 71cms off the ground to nod in his 11th headed goal since joining Juventus.”The incredible goal just before half-time put Juve on 42 points, three ahead of Inter ahead of their match with struggling Genoa on Saturday.Fans on Twitter noted Ronaldo has previously headed goals by jumping 2.93 metres against Manchester United in 2013 and 2.61 metres against Wales in 2016.0Shares0000(Visited 40 times, 2 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo jumps above Sampdoria’s Italian defender Nicola Murru to score a header during the Serie A match © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOROME, Italy, Dec 19 – Juventus on Friday applauded Cristiano Ronaldo after his incredible leap to score the winner against Sampdoria pushed the Italian champions top of Serie A.Ronaldo, 34, defied his age and seemingly gravity on Wednesday when he met Alex Sandro’s looping cross with what the club called “no ordinary header”.last_img read more

Neighborhood elections don’t need this fix

first_imgWhen the first handful of us sat down to begin creating neighborhood councils, we often discussed what the future might hold for L.A.’s experiment in grass-roots democracy. One thing we all agreed on was that the existing power structure, especially bureaucrats, would quickly move to impose rules, regulations and mandates to make us more like them. As one council advocate said, “It’s about sanding the rough edges; smoothing us out so we don’t scratch them.” The commissioners who added councils to the city charter said that our job was to provide a counterweight to the legion of lobbyists in city hall. Our mission was to speak for the people who pay for government and have to live with the consequences of decisions made downtown. To do that, councils would have to be true grass-roots groups, close to the people they serve and able to operate outside the bureaucratic box. Nice words, but human nature being what it is, those with power don’t want to share. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHere comes the sandpaper. A Neighborhood Council Review Commission was appointed to look at the system and recommend improvements. It suggested the city clerk should take over council elections since so much volunteer time and energy was spent on them. Elections also seemed to be the most contentious and high-profile problem for councils and Department of Neighborhood Empowerment staff. City Clerk Frank Martinez laid down two conditions before agreeing to take on the job. The first was that his office would only conduct neighborhood council elections in the years when there was no general municipal election. The second was that he be given funds and staff to do the job. The first condition means councils could only have elections every two years. All of the councils in San Pedro hold elections every year. Central and Northwest San Pedro board members have two-year terms. Northwest elects half its board each year. Central elects 12 at-large members in one year and the five officers the next. All Coastal board members are up for election annually. The most immediate problem is that council elections after June 30, 2008, would be postponed until 2010. San Pedro council members whose terms expire after that date will remain in office until the city clerk gets around to our elections. It’s a good thing we all love this job so much. The cost to taxpayers for Martinez’s second condition is five new city employees and about $800,000 per year. So how bad is this problem that requires such an obtrusive and expensive fix? I asked our local DONE staffer how many of the seven councils in the harbor region have election troubles. Her response: only one had any kind of problem and that’s been taken care of. In other words, none. Asking the same question of other department staff and current council election administrators yields the answer that “about four or five” councils (out of 90 in the city) have major problems. The review commission recommended that councils be given the option to conduct their own elections. But when the city council’s education and neighborhoods committee (Richard Alarcon, Dennis Zine, and Janice Hahn) considered the matter in late November, they quickly voted that councils be forced to accept the city’s electoral help whether they want it or not. Really, it’s for our own good. The politicians are just trying to help. You believe that, don’t you? Maybe not. The Northwest San Pedro council has gone on record opposing the city takeover of council elections. The Coastal council will be considering the matter at its December meeting. I’m guessing they might not be too enthused about it either. If the city assumes complete control over neighborhood council elections, we take one more step back down the road to “big brother” management. Like the savvy autocrats they are, the mayor and city council embrace democracy – sometimes to the point of smothering it. Doug Epperhart is a member of the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council board. He writes a biweekly column for More San Pedro. He can be reached at dougepperhart@cox.net. 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

COUNCILLOR DEMANDS WORK IS FINISHED ON ROAD LEADING TO AIRPORT

first_imgCouncillor Mac Giolla Easbuig at the Glen Road near Loughanure.A Donegal county councillor is demanding that the council find the necessary funding to complete the work on a road leading to Donegal Airport at Carrickfin.Independent Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig said he has approached the council and demanded they complete work on the Glen Road.H said “I have asked Donegal County Council to find the money to carry out the rest of the work on the Glen Road between Loughanure and Annagry, and not at the expense of other roads. “Local residents had every right to expect that the Glen Road, which is also an access route for Donegal Airport, would be worked on this year as they have been waiting a long time for the repairs to be carried out.“I fully support the residents in their efforts to get the road done and will do what I can to keep pressure on the Council.” COUNCILLOR DEMANDS WORK IS FINISHED ON ROAD LEADING TO AIRPORT was last modified: January 6th, 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:Councillor Mac Giolla EasbuigdonegalLoughanureRepairsroadlast_img read more

Swapping classrooms for military

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Hart High School counselor Mario Mercado said that three students are headed for the Air Force, three to the Army, two to the Navy and seven are joining the Marines. Several Canyon High graduates are joining the Army, including Sanford Jones, Greg Thompson, Garrett Gordon, Bobby Brown, Jennifer Restivo and Danny Brutz. Cameron Beckett is headed for the Air Force Academy and Tyler Hawkins has earned an appointment to the Naval Academy at Annapolis. Ilene Blok at Saugus High said that senior Brett Santana is headed for the Air Force Academy and Robert Doyle is going to the West Point Naval Academy; in addition, joining the Army will be Richard Burns and Armen DerNersesian. An honors student at College of the Canyons is even getting into the mix. Christopher Marcial’s parents wanted him to be a “professional student” and made him a deal to help him succeed in college after graduating last year from Hart High. In lieu of working his way through college, the Marcials offered to pay Christopher what he would make if he took an entry-level job – on the condition that he work hard at school. On June 8, Marcial is set to graduate with honors from College of the Canyons at the age of 18, having achieved his two-year degree in biology. But Marcial plans to take a diversion from school for a little bit. He starts Marine boot camp on June 18. “I’ve been thinking about it since I was about 15 or 16,” he said. “I feel lucky to be an American and feel like it’s my duty to serve. This country has given a lot to us and to my family.” Asked how he feels about the situation in the Middle East, Marcial hesitated slightly. “I’m real patriotic, I feel if I was sent to serve there, I think that freedom does need to be experienced by other countries. As Americans we have a responsibility to spread freedom because we are so blessed with it. “I’ve seen videos of people in Iraq and people dying; that kind of thing can happen to anyone in the military and it makes me scared, but if that’s what I need to do for us, it needs to be done. I’m excited about the challenge of becoming a Marine and traveling to see other places in the world.” Thompson, who will be trained in interrogation techniques that he hopes will lead to a career with the Central Intelligence Agency, said that he is carrying on a military legacy handed down from his grandfather. “My mother is anxious,” he said, referring to the conflict he might join in Iraq. “I was in ROTC for three-and-a-half years and a lot of my friends also signed up. I know one of them wanted to do something better with his life.” Jones, who hopes to become an airborne ranger, will ship out Aug. 1 and is looking forward to a new adventure. “It sounded like fun,” he said. “A lot of my friends say I’m gonna die, but I tell them everyone has to die sometime, that’s inevitable. My parents are happy and supportive.” Jones, who credits his military inspiration to friend and fellow Canyon student Ricardo Chinchilla, who served as an airborne ranger, is the first in his family to join the military, much to the delight of his younger brothers. He describes his sister as “neutral” on the issue. “She’s trying to put up a brave front for me,” he said. carol.rock@dailynews.com (661)257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Despite increasing casualties in Iraq and the war’s growing unpopularity, the graduating class of 2006 is stepping up to serve its country. Over the last four years, an average of 4 percent of local high school graduates have enlisted in the military around graduation time, according to the William S. Hart Union High School District. This year’s figures aren’t in yet, but several students are headed for boot camp – and quite possibly, to war. At Bowman High School, nearly 20 students have signed up and either have taken basic training or are ready to go in, according to counselor Suzy Mansfield. last_img read more

Bayern reportedly join PSG and Monaco in race for Barcelona midfielder

first_img targets RANKED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? three-way race Latest Transfer News Rakitic joined Barcelona from Sevilla in 2014 IN DEMAND 1 LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM Now, according to Mundo Deportivo, they want to bring Rakitic to the Allianz Arena.Barca have been linked with a late attempt to snatch Paul Pogba away from Manchester United, and so some are speculating that Ivan Rakitic could leave the club to raise money for that signing.PSG and Monaco are already targeting the Croatian, with both understood to have already made offers for his services. moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father TOP WORK Bayern Munich are reportedly eyeing up a move for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.The German giants have already done business with the Catalans this summer as they sold Arturo Vidal to Camp Nou. targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signinglast_img read more

DDTV VIDEO: INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE AS THUNDER STORMS CAUSE FLOODING

first_imgDDTV VIDEO BREAKING NEWS: MASSIVE thunder and lightning storms in north Donegal this evening have caused flashed flooding on many roads.The storms hit just after 5pm in the Letterkenny, Ramelton, Milford and Kilmacrennan areas.Many roads in these areas are badly flooded and motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution.Around 15mm of rain fell inside just an hour. Our video footage shows cars struggling to stays on the road in the Glencar area.Gardai are warning motorists to avoid flooded areas if at all possible.“We have reports of dangerous driving conditions especially in the Letterkenny area,” said a spokesman. DDTV VIDEO: INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE AS THUNDER STORMS CAUSE FLOODING was last modified: July 27th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV VIDEO: INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE AS THUNDER STORMS CAUSE FLOODINGlast_img read more