first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 Read Next UST’s EJ Laure to miss UAAP Season 80 due to shoulder injury Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Mike Tolomia admitted that he felt challenged playing against the famed San Miguel trio of Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot, and Marcio Lassiter on Wednesday.“They are the standard,” Tolomia said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “The coaches have been reminding me to play my game and not look at the bench if I commit a mistake. I was able to do that in the second half and I wasn’t thinking much of my miscues and I think that helped me play well,” he said.He believes that this game, despite ending in a loss, is a good building block for the Bolts as they aim for a better showing come 2018.“It’s a very positive thing for the team. Every year, San Miguel is the strongest team in all-Filipino.  For us to make it a close game against a team as strong as them, I’m sure that it’s a positive thing for us,” he said.Meralco goes on a 14-day break before taking on Alaska on January 10.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Heaping praise to the Beermen triumvirate, however, didn’t mean that he will crack under pressure as the former Far Eastern University guard dazzled for Meralco at Ynares Center.Tolomia lit up for 21 points, built on five treys, and had six assists and four rebounds to lead the charge for the Bolts in the second half, where they came back from a double-digit deficit.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 folkUnfortunately for Tolomia, his stellar showing wasn’t enough as Meralco fell short, 97-103, dropping to an even 1-1 slate in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.READ: Cabagnot, San Miguel weather Meralco comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,I submitted a letter published on August 8 to which I referred to GHK Lall’s DemWaves article speaking on the House-to-House issue. I previously submitted a letter published July 23 stating my objections to the House-to-House exercise; as I will be removed from the National Register of Registrants Database.Two things happened; I personally emailed my former educator to inform him I was replying to his piece and I attached both of the abovementioned letters so he can clearly understand my position. His response to me (privately) was quite different from his reply to me publicly. This is a non-factor to me currently, and should be noted.My issue is that Mister Lall doesn’t see my point that a House-to-House exercise will lead us into 2020 for elections. As I’ve said before, how many more 90 days must pass? December 21, 2018, was 234 days ago, almost 3 sets of 90 days away. I strongly urge Mister Lall and all Guyanese to take a look at the GECOM work plan being circulated all over social media. It is clear that the way forward is to head to a period of Claims and Objections to sanitise the list drawn from the database – a database that has been deemed credible by many international bodies.House-to-House is reinventing the wheel, GECOM has spent a decade creating this database. Young people have the opportunity to register during a Continuous Registration cycle as I did. I believe we can use the House-to-House to assist with Claims and Objections, but not the re-creation of a database. Don’t remove people that aren’t home from the list, they could be on holiday or like me, studying to come back to make our home a better place.What I found surprising and this is what took me aback for a while, was the reference of the Constitution as “evil concoction that was crafted to mislead and tie in countless knots”. I agree with him that it could be nationally despised in certain aspects. However, flaws and all, it’s our Constitution, we as Guyanese people. It is what endows powers into the Government. Without the rule of law (the Constitution), there would be anarchy. If this is the case after September 18 (if no election date is called), I would urge all Guyanese to stop paying taxes. As we have now entered an anarchical period.My cry for Guyanese to harden on their stances and demand elections now wasn’t one to lead to “harder hearts and hardest minds”. I would like to remind Mister Lall that hot water softens a potato but hardens an egg. It is all about the stuff that one is made with. We need to accept the ruling of the courts and move forward. President Granger needs to stop making excuses and give an election date. He has had multiple excuses since the 21, all with which he claims to respect the Constitution. Something he hasn’t done yet.Respectfully,Nutana Singhlast_img read more

first_img… calls for end to militarisation of StateThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is lamenting what it said was government’s move to have members of the party be investigated, and lashed out at the State Assest Recovery Unit (SARU)and the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).The party’s General Secretary (GS) Clement Rohee has deemed this move as “political witch-hunting.”“The use of the Guyana Police Force to harass and arrest activists of the PPP, and the use of the criminal justice system to delay and thus deny justice to the electors’ of the PPP vis-à-vis the 2015 Elections Petition,” the General Secretary said, noting that “the PPP understands that recently, based on political directives, warrants have been solicited from the Court to gain access to bank accounts of former PPP Ministers and to carry out searches at their respective places of residence. All of the above are politically inspired and motivated.”Rohee said the party has noted the persistent threats by Professor Clive Thomas, head of SARU, to PPP leaders and former government and state functionaries:“The Party wishes to remind once again that SARU has no locus standing within the meaning of neither the Constitution of the Republic nor the laws of Guyana. Any attempt to use SARU to illegally harm the legitimate economic and financial interests of any PPP/C leader and/or former government functionary on the basis of wild, unsubstantiated and politically motivated allegations of corruption will be stoutly and resolutely rebuffed by the Party,” he said.Meanwhile, Rohee added that the party continues to have growing concerns over what it said is the militarization of the state and government apparatus in Guyana, by the current administration.“This tendency is increasingly manifesting itself under the Granger administration, coupled with this development, is the steady but rapid progression of our country in the direction of a ‘police state’. This dangerous and unwelcomed development has its historical antecedents in the Burnham era of which Mr Granger is a product.”According to him, the new administration has a “penchant for placing retired and serving military officers in Government agencies and departments and to head Commissions of Inquiry into one incident after another”.“This practice has become so blatant that one letter writer recently posed the question whether being an officer or having once been an officer in the Guyana Defence Force offer a distinct advantage over the ordinary mortal of this country or is being an officer or having been an officer now is a prerequisite for certain State appointments?”He pointed out that what the “pro-militaristic administration” has done by virtue of this practice, is to demonstrate its distrust for civilians who are qualified to perform such functions in contradistinction to military personnel. Also by moving in this direction, it seems Government has “outfoxed” the AFC by placing its military confederates in key and critical positions knowing that the AFC would be more inclined to nominate civilians to the said positions which the APNU has absolutely no interest in doing.“The PPP is of the view that the rise of the APNU+AFC sponsored police state will inexorably result in the decline of freedom in Guyanese. Under the PPP/C, Guyanese abided by the rule of law and successive PPP/C administrations were held accountable for their actions.He said since coming into office, APNU+AFC has caused the country to gradually evolve into a police state where justice has become one-sided, an urban middle-class bureaucratic elite runs the show, accountability and transparency is a mockery, the Guyana Police Force is gradually being transformed into an appendage of the military, surveillance of persons of interest (POI’s) is rampant, privacy is constantly being invaded and eroded, and the law is little more than a tool for the Granger administration to browbeat Guyanese into compliance.last_img read more

first_imgThe management of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry yesterday announced a sharp increase in the prices of gasoline and fuel.The new petroleum price ceiling which was jointly signed by the Managing Director of the LPRC, Prof. Sumo G. Kupee, and the Minister of Commerce and Industry , Axel Addy, took effect May 4, 2015.The new prices according to LPRC were circulated using the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) approved exchange rate of US$1 to L$85.According to a statement from LPRC, the retail pump price for a gallon of gasoline has been increased from US$3.01 to US$3.16 (L$270) — a US$0.15 increment — while the retail pump price for a gallon of fuel is also been increased from US$3.06 to US$3.21 (L$270).The decision to increase the prices of petroleum products is based on the upward change in the price of these products on the world market, which normally affects other pricing perimeters in Liberia. Henceforth, the circular has informed the public to cooperate with inspectors from the Ministry of Commerce who will closely monitor the approved ceiling to avoid arbitrary hikes.The inspection exercise is to ensure that importers do not undercut fellow competitors on the market.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_imgA senior Policeman was arrested following an accident on Saturday afternoon on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.According to reports, the senior Cop, who was the driver of motorcar PWW 5491, was proceeding South along the Linden Highway heading to Georgetown when he lost control of his vehicle. This resulted in a collision with a Police patrol vehicle which was heading in the opposite direction.The Police vehicle which was involved in the accidentAs a result of the impact, the car which the senior Police Officer was driving careened off the road and into trees alongside the highway, before turning turtle and coming to a halt.Two of the three Policemen in the patrol vehicle received injuries and were transported for medical attention. The Policemen were responding to a report of domestic abuse in the Yarrowkabra area and were on their way back to the Police Station when the accident occurred.Instigations into this accident are ongoing.last_img read more

first_imgOn the other hand, the Black Stars of Ghana dropped six placed to occupy 51st from 45th.In the CECAFA region, Kenya’s opponent in the 2019 AFCON qualifier improved from position 151 to 149 courtesy of a 1-0 over Sierra Leone on the same weekend Kenya upset Ghana.Sierra Leone was just a position ahead of Kenya by one slot but due to the loss they are fell to 114.Uganda remains the top despite moving a place down to 83rd following a 0-0 draw with Tanzania in an AFCON qualifier.Kenya is second in the region, Sudan (132), Rwanda (137), Tanzania (140), Burundi (148), Ethiopia (149), South Sudan (158), Djibouti (196), Eritrea & Somalia (206) take up the next positions in the region.In Africa, Tunisia takes the lead at position 23 after moving a place up followed by Senegal (25), DR Congo (40), Morocco (45) while former champions Nigeria closes the top five in the standings at position 48.Globally, Belgium has moved to the top of the ranking by relegating world champions France to second spot.After decisive wins against Scotland (4-0) in a friendly match and Iceland (3-0) in a UEFA Nations League fixture played in early September, Belgium have finished on the same number of points as France, but took the lead by a few decimal points to reclaim top spot, which they last occupied from November 2015 to April 2016, while being coached by Marc Wilmots who was later replaced by Roberto Martinez.Brazil, Croatia and Uruguay close the top five.0Shares0000(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Harambee Stars starting team line up for a group photo before the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 – The national football team Harambee Stars reaped from their 1-0 victory over Ghana in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier, climbing five places in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.Kenya now sits 107 after earning 1204 points with their Malawi 1-0 friendly win not counting much since their opponents were placed 123rd, 11 places below Harambee Stars.last_img read more

first_imgPRESIDENT BARACK Obama has been re-elected President of the United States.The final prediction from CNN came at 04.17am, followed quickly by other American broadcasters.Republican challenger Mitt Romney is ahead in the popular vote. But the electoral college voting system was convincingly won by Pres Obama, passing the 270 win mark – 274 to 201.Democrats have also held onto the Senate, taking seats off the Republicans including the seat once held by Ted Kennedy.It was the Ohio vote which put President Obama past the winning mark.He was also marginally ahead in Florida.   BREAKING NEWS: PRESIDENT OBAMA RE-ELECTED was last modified: November 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BREAKING NEWS: PRESIDENT OBAMA RE-ELECTEDlast_img read more

first_imgFormer San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock has sold his Santa Clara, Calif. townhouse for $1.415M, reports the Los Angeles Times.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.Brock, who played for the 49ers from 2010-2016, currently plays for the Denver Broncos.The 1,716 square foot townhome has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. It features a gas fireplace, patio and an attached two-car garage, among other amenities. The community also has a pool, playground and gardens. …last_img read more

first_imgDecember has arrived and with it — a bevy of high school preseason tournament basketball.McKinleyville High boys basketball will kick off its season with the 34th annual Rotary Tip-Off Basketball Tournament Thursday night.The Panthers (0-0) will face KIPP King-San Lorenzo Thursday at 7:30 p.m. while Arcata (1-0) will cap off the evening with a contest against Windsor at 9 p.m. South Fork is also making an appearance at the tournament and will take on Lincoln at 4:30 p.m.“We are so excited to …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Keith Smith’s last official day as director of Ohio State University Extension is June 30. He is retiring after 35 years at The Ohio State University, 23 of them as head of Extension. Leading up to his last few weeks in office, he showed no signs of slowing down.“I promised to stay engaged until June 30, and I am,” Smith said, after working until 9 p.m. the day before. “I’m trying not to leave too many untied ends.”“Keith has led the organization through significant growth and has been a steady guide all the way through his final days as director, as the organization continues to adjust to rapid, societal changes,” said Bruce McPheron, Ohio State’s vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.“Ohioans, and indeed individuals across the country, will benefit from Keith’s leadership for years to come,” McPheron said.Smith said his successor will inherit one of the top Extension organizations in the country.“The faculty and staff are eager to be creative and innovative. They are in constant search for better ideas,” he said.The organization’s support for educators to attend national meetings and collaborate with their peers has helped build a strong organization, Smith said. OSU Extension employees have held leadership positions in all four national Extension program area professional organizations in the last five years and are frequent presenters at national meetings. In addition, OSU Extension educators can earn faculty positions at the county level.Smith, who also serves as the university’s associate vice president for agricultural administration and the associate dean of the college, will continue in his role part-time as Gist Chair in Extension Education and Leadership after taking a couple of months off.  He will also teach and advise students in the college’s Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership.To honor his service, the university has established the Keith L. Smith Lecture on Innovation in Extension, fund 315170. Those who wish to contribute can do so at give.osu.edu.Smith and his wife, Kathleen, live in Hilliard, Ohio, and have eight children and 14 grandchildren.A search for Smith’s replacement is underway. Until a successor is named, Greg Davis, OSU Extension’s assistant director of Community Development, wills serve as interim director starting July 1.last_img read more