Archers, Tamaraws notch 2nd wins via routs

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Archers put the game away in the third quarter where they widened the gap to 20, 57-37, after a basket by Santi Santillan with 1:49 remaining.The Red Warriors relied heavily on Alvin Pasaol anew. The explosive forward had 20 points on 8-of-20 from the field, four days after dropping 36 points in a 90-76 loss to league-leading Adamson on Wednesday.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 ChrissUE, which struggled with a 31-percent shooting, remained the only winless team at 0-3.Encho Serrano and Jollo Go added 11 and 10 points, respectively for DLSU. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lady Eagles stun Pablo, Air Force Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Earlier, Far Eastern University banked on a strong start to dump University of the Philippines, 89-73.Five Tamaraws scored in double figures, led by a perfect offensive game from Prince Orizu, who had 15 points on 7-of-7 shooting from the field.Arvin Tolentino scored 13 off the bench while Wendell Comboy added 12 points and five rebounds for the Tams.FEU, which posted its second win in three outings, scored eight unanswered points to start the game and never trailed.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT First GameFEU 89—Orizu 15, Tolentino 13, Comboy 12, Parker 11, Iñigo 11, Cani 8, Ebona 8, Tuffin 5, Stockton 3, Gonzales 2, Escoto 1, Bayquin 0.UP 73—Gomez de Liaño Ja 15, Gomez de Liaño Ju 13, Manzo 11, Desiderio 10, Akhuetie 9, Prado 8, Vito 3, Murrell 2, Lim 2, Jaboneta 0, Tungcab 0, Gozum 0, Dario 0, Spencer 0.Quarters: 25-13, 49-35, 69-46, 89-73Second GameLA SALLE 82—Baltazar 16, Melecio 16, Serrano 11, Go 10, Caracut 9, Santillan 6, Dyke 5, Bates 3, Manuel 2, Montalbo 2, Corteza 2, Capacio 0.UE 72—Pasaol 22, Varilla 14, Manalang 11, Bartolome 6, Maloles 5, Cullar 4, Gallardo 4, Acuno 2, Strait 2, Lacap 2, Antiporda 0, Beltran 0, Guion 0.Quarters: 21-14, 39-27, 59-45, 82-72 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 LATEST STORIES La Salle notched its second consecutive win after trouncing University of the East, 82-72, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament on Sunday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Aljun Melecio waxed hot from the 3-point area, going 5-of-7, to finish with 18 points, while Justine Baltazar recorded a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds that went with three blocks for the Green Archers, who upped their mark to 2-1.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Did Police Director Apologize to Senate?

first_imgAn authoritative source close to the leadership of the 53rd Senate has confided in the Daily Observer that embattled Director of the Liberia National Police, Christian Clarence Massaquoi, has finally written the Senate a letter of apology as ordered by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.President Sirleaf recently informed the Senate that she had reprimanded Director Massaquoi and suspended him for two days; giving him time to write a letter of apology and hand deliver it to the plenary.The communication from the Police Chief, according to the source, was one of several items placed on last Thursday, January 30,  Agenda/Oder of Business, but failed to go through the normal plenary procedure of it being firstly read, and if necessary, debated and adopted to form part of the working tool for that sitting.Before the Secretary of the Senate could go into the proposed agenda, the presiding officer, Senator Clarice Jah, then informed her colleagues that she had received a request from Vice President Joseph N. Boakai for an audience with that body for five minutes. This meeting ran for hours and eventually ended unceremoniously due to the day’s scheduled activities.The current ‘bad blood’ between the Executive and Legislature (Senate) is resultant from unfinished business brought forward from the second session. This situation arises from a complaint from Gbarpolu Senator, J.S. Theodore Momoh, against Director Massaquoi for insulting and threatening to assault him while en-route to work.The plenary there and then presided over by Maryland County Senator, H. Dan Morias, in a vengeful mood agreed that the Senate request President Sirleaf to disrobe Director Massaquoi and prosecute him for  an act of mutiny after he deployed a large number of police on the grounds of the Capitol Building last September.It was announced weeks later, contrary to an earlier decision to call for disrobement of the Police boss, the Senate was requesting President Sirleaf to take appropriate action to serve as a deterrent against Mr. Massaquoi in line with her Constitutional provision.Late Monday, unconfirmed reports filtered in that the leadership of the Senate was expected to meet with President Sirleaf last evening upon her return to the country from Ethiopia.Whatever outcome transpires between the two branches of Government, members of the 53rd Senate will this morning fulfill their Constitutional mandate that dictates they hold plenary sittings twice a week to discuss national/international and bilateral issues for the development agenda of the country to make laws that are in the best interest of the country and its people.If the 7th day sitting goes ahead today in accordance with the Constitution, the long-awaited report from the Committee on Banking and Currency; the report from the Ways, Means, Finance and Budget  Committee on the “Act to provide Fifteen Percent of the Fiscal National Budget for County Development will be conspicuously present on the agenda.Also expected on the agenda is the controversial communication from the House of Representatives on the placement of US$73,000,000 in the 2014/2015 National Budget and subsequent budgets for development purposes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Honouring of cricket legends

first_imgDear EditorThe news that two former Windies’ cricketing legends – Clive Lloyd (now to be referred to as Sir Clive) and Gordon Greenidge – were honoured in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List is just fantastic!With West Indies on an upward swing, as apparent by the just concluded ODI and T20 tournaments in India, the honouring of these gentlemen might just be the impetus needed to get Cricket West Indies moving again.Heartiest congratulations to Sir Clive Lloyd and Sir Gordon Greenidge! You have made our cricket proud by your respective honour, which you richly deserve. May your honour be an inspiration to our young and upcoming cricketers.Long live West Indies Cricket!Sincerely,Shamshun Mohamedlast_img

Reg 5 residents accuse MMA of corruption

first_img…lead protest at Onverwagt officeResidents of Region Five ( Mahaica- Berbice) staged a peaceful protest outside of the Mahaica-Mahaicony-Abary Agriculture Development Association (MMA-ADA) Tuesday morning calling the association out on corruption.Some of the residents of Region Five who protested peacefully outside of the MMA office TuesdayThe residents accused the MMA of taking the lands that they occupy and distributing thousands of acres to members of their Board, relatives and friends of Board members, as well as Members of Parliament.“The former chairman of MMA board got over 5000 acres of land and I barely have 10 acres and fighting to take it back. How this could be fair? We are farmers and we just trying to make a living for ourselves and families,” one of the residents said.Peter Jaikaran, a resident who spoke with Guyana Times on Tuesday, called on the Government to conduct a thorough investigation into the gross mismanagement of the State’s resources by the MMA Board. He made calls for the Board members to go as they have been distributing land to APNU/AFC close associates, who are not farming on the land but rather, renting it out.“We are farmers and we can’t even get a piece of land to farm. But APNU and their friends getting thousands and thousands of acres of land which they renting out,” he said.Meanwhile, other protesters questioned if MPs are getting land, why ordinary farmers who are occupying the land and depending on farming for their livelihood cannot benefit. “How these people getting land? Jennifer Wade and other MPs and so… and we living right here on these lands and can’t get,” a protestor questioned.Peoples Progressive Party Member of Parliament Faizal Jaffarally, and other residents of the region who formed part of the protest action, called for an independent inquiry into how the lands were distributed and urged the Minister of Agriculture and President to examine the process by which the lands were given. “We want the President and the ministers to help these farmers to get back their lands that were taken away and given to APNU MPs,” the protester stated.Meanwhile, Region Five Vice Chairman Rion Peters, who was also in support of Tuesday’s protest, said that he stands firm with the residents since they are being treated unfairly. He said the protest is in response to large quantities of land being distributed by the Board of the MMA to family and friends while region five farmers cannot acquire any and are left to suffer as they depend on farming for their livelihood. He said such an act cannot be condoned and reiterated calls on those responsible to investigate the way the Board has been handling State lands in Region Five. “We cannot allow them to trample on the rights of the people in Region Five who were occupying these lands for years and we believe that every resident should be able to have equal access to these lands. I am supporting this cause because it is just and the MMA should have acted fairly,” the Vice Chairman said.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, at his press conference last week, accused the Ministry of the Presidency, through the Lands and Surveys Commission, of alleged corruption in the leasing of State lands.Jagdeo pointed to a number of land leases and showed that they were all handed out recently to officials, who worked close to the Government. Majority of the leases that the Opposition Leader revealed were handed out after the No-Confidence Motion was passed against the Government on December 21, 2018.last_img read more

Taxi driver stabbed to death in triangular love affair

first_imgAn apparent triangular love affair turned tragic on Thursday morning after a taxi driver was stabbed to death while in bed with his girlfriend at her Lot 1074 Cinderella City, Amelia’s Ward home.Dead is Claude DeJonge, also called ‘Sonno’, 40, of Lot 915 South Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden.DeJonge was found at about 00:10h lying motionless in a pool of blood next to the front door. He was clad in trousers and his body bore several stab wounds to the neck, shoulder and abdomen.Based on information received, the now dead man had shared a common law relationship with his girlfriend Tanya Samuels, 35, for approximately 11 years.However, it is believed that the mother of two and the suspect, Corwyn Arthur also called ‘Cross eye’, 34, of Central Amelia’s Ward, shared a secret relationship, and as such, he would periodically sleep over at her house.That relationship, Guyana Times understands, ended in December, 2017, but Arthur would still visit Samuels’s home under the pretext of being a family friend.Dead: Claude DeJongeOn Wednesday evening, the suspect reportedly visited the woman’s home, where he saw DeJonge.At the time, the suspect was smoking marijuana, which annoyed the now dead man, who asked him to leave the premises.An argument erupted between the two men, but the suspect left after DeJonge summoned the Police. In retaliation, the suspected later sent threatening messages to DeJonge’s phone, informing him that he would “make his life a living hell”.At about 00:10h on Thursday, DeJonge was in bed with his reputed wife when the suspect entered the house via a window that was left opened. Upon entry, he walked straight to the bedroom, where he confronted the now dead man.A fight ensued between them, during which the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt the man three stabs as he shouted, “I gon kill you! I want you soul! Me gon murder you!”Samuels started to scream, but the suspected soon turned his attention to her, saying, “Is you cause that! I want he head! I get poison to drink when I done!”According to information received, the suspect grabbed the woman’s hands and took her out of the house, ordering her not to tend to the injured man. After putting up a fight, she managed to get out of the suspect’s possession and ran towards the house to check on her reputed husband.The suspect reportedly ran away with the knife as he screamed, “I am going to drink poison!” Up to late Thursday afternoon, he was still missing.The Police were contacted, and immediately launched a manhunt for the suspect. Checks at his home proved futile. Arthur reportedly contacted relatives and related what had taken place, declaring he was going to commit suicide.Meanwhile, DeJonge’s body was escorted to the Linden Hospital Complex, where he was pronounced dead on arrival by a doctor on duty. The body is presently at the Wismar Hospital Mortuary awaiting a Post Mortem. (Utamo Belle)last_img read more

Weekly Report from MP Jay Hill

first_imgWhen it comes to the economy, our Government has been ahead of the curve all along.  We anticipated the global economic slowdown and moved early to cut job-killing taxes.  Thanks to our tax cuts, Canadians have kept billions more of their hard-earned dollars to inject into the economy as they see fit. – Advertisement -Four weeks after the Conservative Government with a larger, stronger mandate from voters was actually sworn into office. The coalition would include in a major economic portfolio Jack Layton, who has always been very clear about his intent to raise taxes and spend billions. One day after the opposition parties passed the Speech from the Throne, endorsing the Conservative Government’s agenda for the nation.  That’s when Jack Layton, Stéphane Dion and Gilles Duceppe said they’d seen enough of the Conservative Government in action to compel them to seize power by forming a coalition government.Advertisement He’ll be propped up by the Bloc Quebecois which dedicates its very existence to the destruction of our nation.  Coalition “leader” Stéphane Dion led the Liberal Party to its lowest voter share since Confederation! MP Report by Jay Hill, M.P. Separatist Coalition Seeks to Overturn the Will of Canadians Six weeks after you made your choice at the polls.   The motivation behind these unprecedented events is NOT the economy.  Rather, it’s an attempt to circumvent the will of the people. Many residents of Prince George-Peace River are forcefully expressing their refusal to accept this plot by the opposition parties.  I’ve received thousands of emails and phone calls asking how they can stop it.  Protest rallies are being planned by average Canadians across the country because they fear for the future of Canada under a Liberal-NDP-Separatist coalition.  They fear for our democracy. Our Economic and Fiscal Update was a signal to Canadians that as they’re tightening their belts, so would their elected representatives.  The opposition parties obviously weren’t willing to give up their three-year-old Liberal-introduced taxpayer subsidy.  The withdrawal of that proposal has not changed their minds about seizing power. The opposition is certainly within its rights to express its lack of confidence in the Government.  However, it’s undemocratic to overrule the choice of Canadians in a matter of days.  Is it any wonder voter apathy is at an all-time high?  During the October election, disillusioned Canadians pondered, “Why should I vote? What difference will it make?”  Apparently your vote means nothing to Layton, Dion and Duceppe.Advertisement We’re also injecting billions to build roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure.  Our $1-Billion Community Development Trust is specifically designed to assist industries and communities in peril, such as the forest sector and towns like Mackenzie.Advertisement We’re protecting Canada’s banking system and the credit markets by injecting tens of billions of dollars in liquidity to ensure families and businesses can get the loans and mortgages they need. We now know for certain that Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe had been secretly plotting to disregard and overturn the choice of Canadian voters almost immediately after Election Day.  No one is certain how much Stéphane Dion was involved in the early days of their scheming, yet it may explain his stubborn reluctance to step down as Liberal leader despite demands for his immediate resignation by his own party. Yes, Canada is struggling in the midst of worldwide turmoil.  Yet our economy, unlike many around the world, is still moving.  Retail sales are actually up.  And prior to the opposition’s antics, the TSX had just finished six consecutive days of gains totalling 20 percent.  That’s your stocks, mutual funds, RRSPs and RRIFs.  What’s more, our GDP actually grew by 1.3 percent in the third quarter. Eight sitting days into the new Parliament.last_img read more

No injuries after Mile 68 accident

first_imgNo one has been hurt after a near head-on collision at Mile 68 of the Alaska Highway.Fort St. John RCMP say two vehicles narrowly avoided a head-on collision but side swiped each other at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. The accident caused minor delays since one lane of traffic had to be closed.While two trucks were still at the scene, two more vehicles were involved in another accident. A semi tractor trailer was stopped in the southbound lane waiting for the wreckage to be cleared when it was rear ended by a logging truck. – Advertisement -The second accident caused a further delay but the road was open to all traffic by 9:30 a.m.Police say poor weather was the main cause of both accidents.last_img

First stories buried in New York squalls

first_imgThere was a break in the weather Friday, but forecasters expected an additional 6 inches to a foot, beginning overnight. “Have to move fast. Want to at least get it off my roof,” said Ray DeLong, 75, as he carved a path to his driveway with a snowblower and two contractors pushed streams of snow from the roof of his two-story home. “This is right up there with the best of them,” DeLong grumbled as his snowblower clogged and stalled. No deaths related to the snow had been reported, but Gov. Eliot Spitzer declared a state disaster emergency in Oswego County because of the snow squalls off Lake Ontario. Parish and Scriba had about 8 feet of snow since the squalls started, according to the National Weather Service. Mexico Mayor Terry Grimshaw said his village was blanketed by 7 feet. “We’re used to a good two- or three-day storm here, that’s no big deal,” Grimshaw said. “But this one has just kept hammering us. There were no breaks until today.” On Friday, the squalls shifted south into Syracuse and stayed there, dropping 4 inches to 8 inches of snow. While residents enjoyed Friday’s lull, snowplows were out in full force to clear roads. An advisory against any nonessential travel remained in effect for Oswego and three nearby counties. Snow banks tower nearly 10 feet tall and have narrowed roads. Although authorities have reported few problems because of the snow, Oswego Fire Chief Ed Geers said his firefighters have had to help three ambulances that got stuck. Schools were closed the entire week. Mexico Superintendent Nelson Bauersfeld said if the district exceeds its allotted six snow days, it would have to shorten its winter or spring breaks. More than a week of bitter cold and slippery roads have contributed to at least 20 deaths across the northern quarter of the nation – five in Ohio, four in Illinois, four in Indiana, two in Kentucky, two in Michigan, and one each in Wisconsin, New York and Maryland, authorities said. Tennessee and northern Alabama tasted a bit of winter weather Friday morning – sleet and freezing rain iced over roadways, and some precipitation briefly turned to snow.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MEXICO, N.Y. – Footprints leading to second-story windows? Even in this winter-tested town, that’s a big snowstorm. Mexico and other communities along eastern Lake Ontario, buried in 7 or more feet of snow since Sunday, have seen the landscape turn otherworldly. Colossal arches of snow stretch from the roofs they slid from, and steep snowbanks make sidewalks look like miniature canyons. But locals aren’t marveling. They’re shoveling. “Everything is 10 times more difficult,” Debbie Allers said, hoisting yet another shovelful of snow outside Red’s Video Store. “Just getting out of the driveway. Going to the store. Anything.” last_img read more

L.A. council must say no to DWP rate-hike grab

first_imgThe Los Angeles City Council should do more than just delay the Department of Water and Power’s planned rate hikes. It should flatly say no. DWP officials say they need the extra cash to increase staff and replace aging, beat-up equipment. DWP officials don’t say why the equipment is so beat up and worn, and if that’s indeed the case. Also, they don’t say why there’s a sudden staffing crunch. Yet still they are asking the L.A. City Council and taxpayers to approve double-digit rake hikes over the next two years on their assertion that there’s a looming power crisis. That’s simply not enough to go on. In the past, power companies have massaged, manipulated and blatantly distorted energy needs, supply and costs to get rate increases. A near-textbook example of that is the rate-hike grab by San Diego Gas and Electric for 2008. The Division of Ratepayer Advocates, an independent arm of the state Public Utilities Commission that represents consumers, found that SDG&E wildly inflated salary projections, employee benefits, cost of customer-service operations, and the price of equipment maintenance by tens of millions. The cost fudging was more than 30percent above the industry average. But it’s a straw-man question. Even if DWP officials could give such a guarantee – and that’s highly questionable – that should not be the basis for the council’s granting the rate hike. The hike should be based solely on need and proven performance. The DWP hasn’t made a firm case for either. But that’s never stopped city officials from rubber-stamping fee and tax hikes before, or approving overblown salary increases for city officials – especially themselves. Los Angeles is in a serious budget crisis, and city leaders are asking taxpayers – as always – to bail the city out of that crisis. That’s bad enough, but don’t make it worse by asking taxpayers to bail the DWP out of a crisis that isn’t a crisis. The council must say no to the DWP’s rate-hike grab. Earl Ofari Hutchinson, an author and political analyst, is a frequent contributor to the Daily News. He blogs at insidesocal.com/friendlyfire.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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champEach time, the energy and utility companies swear that the increases will be the last they’ll demand in the foreseeable future. Of course, that’s never true. If the DWP really has equipment and staffing problems, it’s certainly not because of a lack of money. The DWP has one of the highest operating budgets of any city agency. But the money the DWP shells out to its top officials and its employees is nothing short of scandalous. David Nahai, the new DWP chief, will bank more than $300,000 in salary. And DWP workers are on average the runaway highest-paid city employees. In fact, their pay tops that of many of their private-sector utility counterparts. L.A. residents are plainly fed up with the City Council and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s incessant demands for more and higher fees and taxes without any clear explanation of why the money is needed, let alone assurances that the money will markedly increase the level and quality of services to residents. With the resistance to the tax and fee increases mounting, city officials know that sooner or later taxpayer fury could easily translate into voter fury at them. That’s probably why some City Council members say they want assurances from the DWP that the proposed rate hikes will put an end to summer brownouts and power shortages that thousands in the San Fernando Valley and other parts of the city sweltered through last summer. last_img read more

A surprise Chelsea player is proving the star of Fantasy Football

first_imgIf you selected Chelsea players in your Fantasy Football team, then well played!While Liverpool seem to be the team on everyone’s lips, the Blues have quietly gone about their business and boast a perfect record so far this season. Marcos Alonso has been one of Chelsea’s most influential players so far this term 1center_img They’ve netted eight goals in just three Premier League games under new boss Maurizio Sarri and sit second in the table, behind the Merseyside club.You’d therefore be forgiven for thinking their key man has been a striker or midfielder.But you’d be wrong as it’s actually a defender: step forward, Marcos Alonso.The marauding full-back is the joint-highest scorer on Dream Team, level with Sergio Aguero and Sadio Mane on 31 points.He’s bagged 3pts in each of his games for a 7+ WhoScored.Com rating and also earned a 5pts Star Man bonus for his winner against Arsenal.Alonso also assisted the winner against Newcastle on Sunday and with Bournemouth, Cardiff and West Ham up next for Chelsea, can continue to make his mark going forward, as well as at the back.The Spaniard has only been selected by 16.5% of Dream Team managers, which suggests he being under-selected when compared with Aguero (44.4%) and Mane (39.9%).He is priced cheaper than his fellow high scorers, at just £4.5m.last_img read more