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Lady Bulldogs sweep way to PVL Collegiate crown

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University put the exclamation point to what had been a dominant campaign after a 25-22, 25-19, 19-25, 25-16, win over Far Eastern U sweep the in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Saturday night at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Led by by Most Valuable player Jaja Santiago, the Lady Bulldogs also completed a perfect run after nine games.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Pons and Atienza suited up in the UAAP beach volleyball finals where FEU fell short to the Golden Tigresses.NU also won the finals opener in four sets, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Santiago validated her conference MVP plum with a 22-point outing, but she also got a lot of help from playmaker Jasmine Nabor, who dished out 45 excellent sets.Nabor, who also got six points, took home the Finals MVP award. She had 46 excellent sets in Game 1 on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Lady Bulldogs smelled blood, entering the fourth set where they took control early, 17-10, and never letup.Jeannette Villareal and Czarina Carandang scored 10 points each for the Lady Tamaraws, who missed the services of Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza anew. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Arellano gets PVL bronze, turns back Adamson LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Fishermen resume operations after deadly pirate attacks

first_imgMore than two weeks after the deadly pirate attacks in Surinamese waters, fishing vessels have resumed their operations, on Saturday afternoon.Fishermen and fishing boat owners suspended their operations in light of the attacks, which left four dead and 11 still missing. Five men survived the attacks which occurred in the Wia Wia Bank area.In the first incident, four boats were attacked; mere days later, another boat suffered the same fate.The green light was given for the trade to recommence as from Saturday. The high seas fishing trade in Suriname is carried out by Guyanese natives who operate out of Paramaribo.They have been promised protection by the Surinamese Coast Guard as well as the Guyanese lawmen.At noon on Saturday, several fishing boats left Port Paramaribo on the first fishing expedition since the deadly attacks.On Thursday last, the decomposed body of Gavin Outar was discovered at the Number 63 Beach, Corentyne. Outar was one of the fishermen killed during the recent attacks.He was reportedly working on the MV Shifanie, which is the same boat on which one of the four survivors, Sherwin Lovell was working. Danesh Persaud, also called “Vicky”, the captain of the boat, was the first fisherman to be discovered dead on the Wai Wai Bank. The MV Shifanie is believed to have been the last boat attacked. Outar was laid to rest on Sunday at the Stanleytown cemetery.last_img read more

President accredits new Japanese Ambassador to Guyana

first_imgGuyana and Japan are looking to further strengthen bilateral cooperation, particularly in the area of energy.President David Granger greeting Japanese Ambassador Tatsuo Hirayama at the Ministry of the Presidency on WednesdayThis was highlighted on Wednesday morning when President David Granger accredited a new non-resident Japanese Ambassador to Guyana. Ambassador Tatsuo Hirayama handed over his letters of credence to the Guyanese Head of State at the Ministry of the Presidency.The Japanese diplomat, in brief remarks, reflected on the long bilateral relationship and cooperation between the two countries in various areas, especially energy.“Just last year, a grant agreement valued US$15.5 million was signed between Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Guyana for the project for the “Introduction of Renewable Energy and Improvement of Power System” in Guyana, with the objective of introducing renewable energy to Georgetown and including the power supply system in the city,” Ambassador Hirayama stated.Meanwhile, President Granger lauded the good bilateral relations the two countries have maintained since establishing diplomatic ties in June 1967. He went on to note too that the Japan-funded energy project was consistent with Guyana’s transition to a ‘Green State’, which would see increased emphasis on the protection of the environment, the preservation of the biodiversity, the promotion of renewable energy generation, and the adoption of practical measures to ensure climate adaptation.“The generation of renewable energy, consequently, is among our top priorities as we move towards achieving our goal of becoming a green state. As you pointed out, Guyana and Japan signed, in June 2018, a Grant Agreement for The Introduction of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Power System. This project is consistent with our country’s Green State Development Strategy,” the President noted.In June last year, Guyana and Japan signed the financial and technical cooperation agreement for the procurement and installation of energy-saving street lights as well as the enhancement of substation equipment and distribution lines in Georgetown.The project will also see the installation of a PV system and energy management system at the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Headquarters, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.At the time, Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Albert Gordon had told the media that the new system would help the company to reduce the frequent outages.“Our top priority as we said is to reduce the number of outages and this particular project will help in terms of improving reliability and losses, also improving voltage levels. But it is part of a set of projects we are implementing,” Gordon had said.By 2023, transmission loss could be reduced to about 1,600,000 kilowatts/year through the provision of substation equipment and distribution lines.Then Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge commended the timeliness of the contribution by Japan and said it accorded well with the Government’s development trajectory.During the June 2018 signing ceremony, Japan also donated 4716 LED street lamps from a total of 10,865 to the Public Infrastructure Ministry worth some US$1.3 million.last_img read more

Govt denies purchase of bulletproof vehicles

first_imgMinister of State Joseph Harmon has denied the allocation of over $100 million for the acquisition of bulletproof vehicles for the Ministry of the Presidency. It was reported that the monies were allocated in the 2018 Budget and it seeks to cover up the purchase, which occurred in 2016.According to the parliamentary Opposition, the Government allegedly purchased five new bulletproof vehicles despite there being no budgetary allocation made therefor in 2017. Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Juan Edghill told a media conference on Thursday that this move is in clear breach of the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act.“The Government compromised itself with a supplier by taking an advance in vehicles and trying to find monies in 2018 to pay for that (transaction),” he opined.However, Harmon denied the claims by Edghill in the National Assembly on Friday. “Such a statement is erroneous and misleading and true to the fact, the following is what really transpired. At no time since this Government came into office was the Ministry allocated $100 million for the purchase of vehicles,” he said.“The Ministry of the Presidency inherited an aged fleet of vehicles from the former Administration, including those used in its presidential fleet. We said that on more than one occasion; the VIP car or cars used in the President’s fleet and in the Prime Minister’s fleet developed mechanical problems when those two officers were being transported. The Administration took a firm decision to phase the old and aged vehicles over a period of time in addition to purchasing reconditioned and or new VIP vehicles to complement the President’s fleet and to be used exclusively for State visits of other Heads of State,” Harmon added.He noted that for 2016, a total of $53.8 million was budgeted for the acquisition of three reconditioned Toyota Crown vehicles, two reconditioned Toyota Premios, four motorcycles and two Toyota Prados. He further stated that in 2017, $22.5 million was allocated for the acquisition of one Toyota Crown, one reconditioned Toyota Allion, one reconditioned Toyota Premio while in 2018 they are seeking $48.2 million for two new Toyota Crown and six reconditioned motorcars.However, in addition to those vehicles, Harmon omitted to mention that since the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change coalition came into Government in 2015, they have acquired two new Mercedes Benz along with one BMW.“It is a scandal how many Toyota Crown they bought. Five Presidents used one Toyota Crown – President (Desmond) Hoyte, (Cheddie) Jagan, Sam Hinds, Janet (Jagan) and I used it for three years. The same vehicle five of us, we used it, because we safeguarded the people’s money,” former President and Leader of the political Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo noted.“That’s not important what big fleet of vehicles you drive around in and what is important is jobs for young people, welfare increases and how you take care of old people… this is unbelievable,” he added.The Opposition Leader noted that there are vehicles coming from other sources and not necessarily from the Ministry of the Presidency’s budget.“With this Government you never know because they have tons and tons of slush funds that are at the discretion of the Ministers or political operatives in the Government but you would see,” he said.last_img read more

BC Supreme Court turns down Site C Injunction

first_imgTwo big decisions involving Site C were made today, affecting landowners in the area and construction.The BC Supreme Court dismissed an application for an injunction that would have stopped some construction on the dam, and the Federal Government also turned away the Peace Valley Landowners Association’s application for judicial review.“We’re pleased with the decisions and we believe Site C is the right project at the right time for BC,” BC Hydro’s Dave Conway said. “And we look forward to continuing with construction work.”- Advertisement -BC Hydro is expected to make a full comment later on, as the hearing on issuance of provincial permits is expected to take place in the fall.last_img read more

AC Milan great Maldini returns to club in director role

first_imgMaldini, whose number three shirt has been retired by the club, made a record 647 appearances in Italy’s top flight, winning 26 trophies including seven Serie A titles and five European Cups.He also played 126 times for his country, finishing as a runner-up at the 1994 World Cup and Euro 2000.“There are few words to describe what Paolo Maldini represents for AC Milan,” club chief executive Paolo Scaroni said in a statement on Sunday.“Today’s appointment is yet another sign of Elliott’s commitment to build a strong foundation for long-term success.“It will not be easy and it will take time, but we have ambitious objectives, and Paolo’s appointment is an important step toward returning AC Milan to where it belongs.”Milan splashed out over 200 million euros ($231 million) on players last summer but finished sixth in Serie A and failed to qualify for the more lucrative Champions League.The club was taken over by US hedge fund Elliott last month after the Chinese owners of the Italian giants failed to repay debt.Milan signed Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus in a three-player swap deal on Thursday that saw Leonardo Bonucci return to Turin with Mattia Caldara moving in the other direction.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paolo Maldini won seven Serie A titles and the European Cup five times in a glittering playing career with AC Milan © AFP/File / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVMILAN, Italy, Aug 5 – Former Italy defender Paolo Maldini, who spent his entire 25-year playing career at AC Milan, is returning to the club as their sporting strategy and development director.The appointment of the 50-year-old Maldini in the new role is part of Milan’s attempt to restore the club to past glories having finished no higher than sixth in Serie A since 2013.last_img read more

Balotelli opts to stay at Nice, say French club

first_imgNice have got off to a slow start this year under new coach Patrick Vieira, with the former Arsenal and France midfielder seeing his charges lose at home to Reims and draw at Caen.But the decision of the 28-year-old Balotelli to stay will be a massive boost to Vieira and his team.“After careful consideration, Mario Balotelli has decided to stay at OGC Nice,” the club said in a statement.“The Italian international expressed his wishes to the directors. There will be a third season for the forward. The agreement was signed by all parties on Monday evening.”Balotelli had also been linked with a possible move to Serie A, with Roma and Napoli reportedly interested, but it was Marseille and the Stade Velodrome where he was expected to arrive before the end of the month.Nice were quick to poke fun at their near neighbours’ failure to land the enigmatic former Manchester City, Inter Milan, Liverpool and AC Milan forward.“Made slightly complicated at the start of the summer by another club from the south of France, the situation is now back to normal,” said Nice.“Simple, clear. Like one of SuperMario’s strikes.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Balotelli’s excellent form has seen him recalled to the Italy squad by Roberto Mancini © AFP/File / MIGUEL MEDINAPARIS, France, Aug 21 – Mario Balotelli has signed a new deal to stay at Nice despite strong interest from French rivals Marseille, the Ligue 1 club announced on Monday.The striker, whose strong form in the last two seasons at the Allianz Riviera has seen him return to the Italy team, has scored 43 goals for the club.last_img read more

Argentina hooligans: the endless cycle of football violence

first_imgWindows on the bus were shattered with players suffering cuts and breathing difficulties from the pepper spray.The presidents of both clubs insist the violence was caused by just “10 or 15 misfits,” but for sociologist Diego Murzi, hooligans — or barra bravas — are deeply entrenched in the country’s football-related activities.“In Argentina there is a football culture in which violence is legitimate, and not just by the ‘barras’ but by everyone who takes part,” said Murzi, a researcher at the University of San Martin.It was a weekend of shame for Argentine football that unfolded after authorities failed to protect Boca’s players on their bus trip across town to River’s Monumental stadium.Argentina prides itself on its feverish football fans while Boca and River are lauded for what many acknowledge as the greatest derby rivalry in the world.But it has reached the point where behavior otherwise considered unacceptable in society is even celebrated, such as xenophobic chanting, insults and threats to murder rivals.The violence is fueled by a belief that football is not “a clean game with legitimate results,” experts say.“If fans feel that the matches are won through deals amongst club bosses more than on the field, this feeling of injustice provides fertile ground for the hooligans’ violence,” Murzi, a student of football violence, told AFP.– ‘Police and political collusion’ –Off the pitch, hooligans run mafia empires around Argentine football “in collusion with the police, clubs and political authorities,” according to Monica Nizzardo, the founder of the Salvemos Al Futbol (Let’s Save Football) charity.It says 305 people have been killed in Argentina in football related violence in the last 50 years.Because of this, Argentine football authorities barred away fans from grounds in 2013, but it has made little difference. Four people this year have been killed and 137 in the last 20 years.The barra bravas were born out of a culture that viewed fighting against rivals as an expression of passion towards one’s own team.The term barra brava — which literally means violent (brava) groups (barra) — was coined in the 1940s by the press to describe hooligans.Boca Juniors fans in their home Bombonera stadium during the Copa Libertadores final first leg © AFP / Eitan ABRAMOVICHBut those street brawlers mutated into organized criminals laundering millions in dirty money, experts say.“In the 1980s they started to acquire a profile linked to crime and in the 1990s they got a commercial edge, using their knowledge of football related violence to their own benefit,” said Murzi.Hence, in collusion with first the clubs and then police, they took control of ticketing resales and then parking around the stadium, as well as food trucks and other businesses that offer attractive profits.But they have continued to expand their horizons to “activities outside the football world, like participation in political, union and criminal acts,” adds Murzi.– ‘Erroneous solutions’ –“The authorities’ approach is always the same: to think that the problem is due to a group of savages, but that’s an overly simplified perspective that leads to erroneous solutions,” said Murzi.Several times authorities have targeted the leadership of the barra bravas, jailing notorious chieftains such as the late Jose “the Grandfather” Barrita, chief of “The Dozen” hooligans from the Boca neighbourhood in Bueno Aires, or Alan Schlenker, the head honcho of River’s hooligans, currently serving life in prison.However, that didn’t prevent the hooliganism networks surviving with new leaders.“The problem is that no-one wants to put an end to criminal business in football, least of all club bosses,” says Nizzardo.Murzi says there’s no magic solution but that “investigating the collusion between hooligans and the police would be a good starting point.”“They work together. The police contribute more to the problem than to the solution.”Clubs pay for the police to provide security at matches and that’s an important source of revenue that pays police salaries.“All the police know the hooligans and it suits them for the hooligans to exist,” says Murzi, who also blames the press and politicians for feeding the beast.“If the press… says it’s a final to kill or die for and the president (Macri) says the losers will have to leave the country from embarrassment, the fans feel they have a reputation to uphold.“It would have been a surprise if nothing had happened. Argentina is a long way from being a country in which there is respect for one’s opponent, not just at the sporting level but politically too.”0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A tightly packed cordon of police holding riot shields surveys River Plate fans as they leave the Monumental stadium following the postponement of the Copa Libertadores final © AFP / JAVIER GONZALEZ TOLEDOBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Nov 27 – The embarrassing postponement of the Copa Libertadores final thrust Argentina’s hooligan problem back into the spotlight, as well as society’s acceptance that it is part of football fan culture, analysts say.Argentina President Mauricio Macri admitted there had been a “security failure” on Saturday when Boca Juniors’ team bus came under attack from River Plate fans hurling pepper spray, stones and sticks.last_img read more

State Democrats vow to work with governor to tweak plans

first_img H.D. Palmer, spokesman for the Department of Finance, said the governor has already made education a top priority by increasing the schools budget, including more money to recruit teachers to low-performing schools, improving school nutrition and physical fitness, and restoring funds to arts and music education. “The top budget priority for this governor has been, is and will continue to be education,” Palmer said. He added that the governor has addressed environmental concerns in his growth plan by including funds to reduce pollution and improve air quality. Schwarzenegger helped write and pass Proposition 49 before he was governor, and Palmer said he has no interest in modifying or delaying funding under it. Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Assembly Democrats pledged on Thursday to make education their top priority this year, vowing to shift money from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s budget and $222 billion Strategic Growth Plan while not letting election-year politics interfere with progress on issues. The Assembly’s Democratic caucus just returned from a 2-day retreat in Monterey, where they formulated strategies and responses to the governor’s plans. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, D-Los Angeles, vowed that Democrats would not allow election-year politics to interfere with their ability to work with the Republican governor. “We also believe firmly that even though it is an election year, we want to work to improve upon the standard of living of this state,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “If that means we’re going to work closely with the governor this year to get things done and that might help him in his re-election, so be it.” Democrats said they will be looking to make school funding a greater priority in both the bond proposals and the budget. They also want to add more environmentally friendly elements to the governor’s infrastructure bond plan, and look for ways to lessen the bonds’ long-term impact on the general fund. They also plan to oppose his budget cuts to social service programs. Some Democrats also said they had concerns about the governor’s plan to fund after-school programs under Proposition 49 by $428 million and would consider looking at a ballot measure to modify the proposition. They also said they would not support a plan that makes commitments beyond two election cycles. The governor’s plan calls for $222 billion in infrastructure work over 10 years, including a series of bond measures to be placed on the ballot every two years. last_img read more

STUNNING EXHIBITION BY TORY ISLAND PAINTERS – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: The latest exhibition by the Tory Island school of painters took place on Saturday night in The Harbour View Hotel on The Island itself attracting a large crowd from near and far.The exhibition itself was opened by Micheal McÁoidh, Arts officer for Ealaíon na Gaeltachta. Micheal remarked on the privilege  in taking part in such a show and was astounded by the sheer aboundance of art that was produced on the Island.“The level of detail and perfection in some of these pieces has far exceeded my expectations” he remarked before purchasing a beautiful oil painting of The west village!Their were 9 visual Artists in total exhibiting including Redmond Herrity a guest Sculptor from letterkenny and long time friend of Tory island.Their was a large number of crafts also on display by many locals including knitwear by Grace Ann Duffy, Grace mc Clafferty and Jackie Rodgers, miniature handcrafted cottages by Sean Donal Rodgers and a wonderful array of photographs by local photographer Owen Clarke. Kieran Deveney Author and playwright from Sligo also had a copy of his latest book “Waves of Tory” on display and signed personally on the night.A prayer book with old prayers from the Island which were collected and beautifully put together by Belfast priest Fr Kieran Creagh And School principal Mary Clare McMahon was also on display.Seamus Doohan a local craftsman had one of his miniature fishing boats on display to the delights on the younger audience.The Exhibition is expected to last until the end of the month and well worth the journey for young and old alike.Anyone wishing to visit can contact the Hotel directly on 0749135920 or the Ferry company on 0749531320.STUNNING EXHIBITION BY TORY ISLAND PAINTERS – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: July 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more