Phoenix posts No. 3; Ginebra scores

first_imgJason Perkins and Matthew Wright floored the KaTropa with pivotman Justin Chua, sniper RJ Jazul and new acquisition Calvin Abueva that allowed the Fuel Masters to zoom ahead early and never look back.With minimal effort from Eugene Phelps, the Fuel Masters embarrassed the KaTropa by 30 points right at the half before burying the perennial title contenders for good with a 41-point cushion near the end.“I wasn’t expecting this outcome. I thought it was going to be a very close game,” said Phoenix coach Louie Alas. “If we’re tired, my players didn’t show it. We really bounced back big from that [108-97] defeat against Alaska [on Wednesday].”It also helped the Phoenix’s cause when TNT spitfire Terrence Romeo called in sick while Stacy Davis, for the third consecutive game, still wasn’t good as advertised after another dismal output of 13 points on four of 18 shooting in almost 36 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Regardless of the situation they are into, the Fuel Masters again came out supreme on Friday after rolling past the KaTropa, 112-82, in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fuel Masters, behind the stellar efforts of their local crew, needed just a powerful burst of speed in the first two quarters to leave the KaTropa by a mile and notch their third win in four games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In the second game, Barangay Ginebra turned back Columbian Dyip, 96-84, to kick off its bid for a third straight Governors’ Cup championship.Import Justine Brownlee and Scottie Thompson led a 12-4 Gin Kings’ run midway in the final period to break away for good and pin a fourth loss on the winless Dyip. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Urgent cry for a boxing gold Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Either Phoenix has transformed into a much better version of itself or TNT played really bad.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Craig businessman jailed

first_imgBusinessman Gopaul Onkar Tiwari, of Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was on Tuesday jailed for 18 months by Magistrate Judy Latchman when he reappeared in court on charges of fraudulent conversion, false pretence, and conspiracy to commit a felony.The 48-year-old Tiwari decided to change his not-guilty pleas to guilty for three of the charges. The first charge stated on May 28, 2015, at Georgetown, being solely entrusted by Ghardarie Sewnarine with the sum of $10.4 million to pay the Deeds Registry, he fraudulently converted the sum to his own use and benefit.The second charge alleged that on the same day, at Georgetown with intent to defraud, he uttered to Sewnarine a false transport. While the third charge alleged that Tiwari conspired with persons known and unknown to forge a transport purporting to show same was issued by the Guyana Deeds Registry.Tiwari had earlier pleaded not guilty to the three charges and was granted $100,000 bail per charge. The 18-month sentence for each of these charges will run concurrently.He was also charged with unlawfully and maliciously discharging a loaded firearm at two Police Constables, with the intent to resist or prevent unlawful apprehension, on May 9, at Diamond, EBD. He was placed on $500,000 bail for each of these charges.last_img read more

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Easter, a time for reflection

first_img– and kite flyingEaster is widely celebrated around the world by Christians. Guyana celebrates Easter with a long weekend from Friday, a national holiday, to Monday.There are outdoor activities which bring persons from all walks of life together fulfilling selflessly the “purpose of the sacrifice on the cross”. This is according to Bishop Francis Alleyne of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception on Brickdam.Easter Sunday, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is considered the most important and sacred Sunday of the entire year by Christians. It is the biblical principle to honour the day of Christ’s resurrection. According to the Bible, God established a command that the Passover should be observed annually to honour Christ’s death. Today, Christians celebrate the New Testament Passover.The Easter holidays are celebrated over four non-working days – Good Friday to Easter Monday. In Guyana, kite flying is the major activity and attraction.  Schools are closed for two weeks for the Easter vacation, and children work with their parents and friends to prepare for the Guyanese tradition. Along the coastland: in Georgetown, on the East Coast of Demerara, and other areas, as well as open spaces all over the country, the sky  teems with kites of all sizes, colours and designs. It is believed that kites soaring towards the heavens are a representation of Christ’s resurrection. Despite it being the tradition for kite flying to be done on the Easter weekend, enthusiasts from across the country are known to begin to raise their kites weeks before the actual day.Skilful kite makers create a variety of board, box and bird kites to cash in on their seasonal market. These traditional hand-crafted kites, along with the manufactured plastic kites in the form of Batman, Spider Man, Ben10, SpongeBob Squarepants, and Barbie are just some of the varieties available that bring much joy and excitement to thousands of children and adults flying kites for Easter.Also among the traditional hand-made kites are the star point, pointer tip, heart kites, patch work kites, singing engines and the “caddy ole punch”. They come in sizes which can range from one inch to 50 feet. Prizes are often given for the largest and smallest kites that can fly.Easter is also a time for picnics at the beaches and creeks that proliferate in Guyana.  Egg decorating and hunting for colourful Easter eggs, mainly by the children, is an older British tradition that is once more becoming popular in Guyana.The colourful collection of kites dancing and singing as they soared into the air on Sunday was a perfect way to set the tone for what is to follow in the grand showcase today – Easter Monday, as Guyanese raised their kites, some as a symbolic tribute to the resurrection of Christ while others were simply relishing a tradition which has long been an established part of Guyanese culture.last_img read more

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Future of B.C. Treaty Commission remains uncertain

first_img“The status quo is not working and I think almost all First Nations would agree with that,” says Premier Clark. “It’s not working as well as anyone would like.”That noted the Premier has apologized for what she calls the terrible government communications involved in the sudden decision to cancel the planned appointment of highly regarded former cabinet minister and Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott as head of the B.C. Treaty Commission.“The communication with George was terrible; it was an example of really, really poor communication,” Premier Clark goes on to say. “I take responsibility, particularly with respect to George, because he’s been a good friend to the people of British Columbia and the Government of British Columbia for a long, long time.”- Advertisement -Premier Clark adds, “But you know, as I said, we made a principled policy decision to pursue a different path when it comes to treaties.”Mr. Abbott has conceded he was shocked last week at being nixed as the new Commissioner literally hours before officially being named to take over the post on April 1, 2015.The out-going Commissioner was also less than pleased; noting the Chiefs at the First Nations Summit had supported Mr. Abbott’s appointment by resolution.Advertisement Now, Sophie Pierre says the government retraction raises questions about its commitment to the treaty negotiations process.However, the Premier says the government doesn’t want to fill the post while it looks at a different direction for a commission, which has produced just four treaties in 22 years at a cost of $600 million.“Whether the future will include a treaty commission or not, I don’t know the answer to that, because we committed very sincerely to working with First Nations in figuring out what that looks like together rather than doing in unilaterally.”last_img read more

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Racing long a problem

first_img• Photo Gallery: Dangerous intersection in El Monte• Video: Tragedy in El Monte EL MONTE – Street racing is nothing new to residents along Parkway Drive. Many say the revving of engines and the squeal of tires is a nearly daily occurrence along the wide, straight roadway on the southeastern edge of town. But that fact did not lessen the horror of what occurred on this busy residential street Monday night, when 41-year-old Dora Groce and her two children, Robert, 8, and Catherine, 4, were killed in a fiery collision allegedly caused by street racers. “It’s a good place to race,” said Anthony Metranga, who lives one house away from the intersection of Parkway Drive and Elliott Avenue, where the deadly accident took place. “It’s a straightaway, there are hardly any officers around and no speed bumps. I am telling you, it’s scary.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityPolice are still seeking El Monte resident Martin Morones, 21, suspected of driving a light brown Honda Accord involved in the accident. Another El Monte man, 19-year-old Robert Canizalez, is being held on $3 million bail at El Monte City Jail. Investigators believe Canizalez was driving a red Ford Mustang that slammed into Groce’s car, causing it to crash into a Ford F-150 pickup truck and burst into flames. Both men are expected to be charged with three counts of murder today, with an additional felony hit-and-run charge for Morones, said Lt. Ken Alva of the El Monte Police Department. Police have not determined the speed at which Canizalez and Morones were allegedly driving. But Alva said witnesses have given estimates of between 60 and 70 mph. Parkway Drive has a 25 mph limit. Racing is not only commonplace on Parkway Drive, but even on the narrow streets of the adjacent Brookside Mobile Country Club, where the Groces and Moroneses both lived. Stephen Groce, 44, who lost his wife and two children, in Monday’s accident, has seen races throughout the neighborhood, and worried about it. “They race each other on Alpine,” Groce said, pointing to the small street in front of his double-wide mobile home. “They do it all over the place here. It’s moronic.” Groce never imagined street racing would lead to the loss of his wife and children. A memorial service will be held for the Groces at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pierce Brothers Mortuary Chapel at 1136 E. Las Tunas Drive in San Gabriel. Police have records of only three complaints about excessive speeding along the stretch of Parkway Drive between Elliott Avenue and Magnolia Drive, said Alva. There have been five major traffic accidents along the same stretch of roadway over the past two years, Alva added. But a random sampling of residents in the neighborhood suggested that problems with racing on the street have been a constant issue for years. Several residents of the neighborhood between Elliott Avenue and Klingerman Street said they had witnessed races and called in complaints to the police. Mayor Ernie Gutierrez said the City Council plans to examine the street racing issue at its meeting Tuesday. City traffic engineers are looking at the area to determine what can be done, and Gutierrez has suggested the creation of “Traffic Watch” groups based on the Neighborhood Watch concept – with residents trained to spot racers, take down their license plates and pass the information on to police. The council also will consider issuing a reward for the capture of Morones, Gutierrez said. A bank account has been established by friends and family of the Groces to help cover funeral costs and other expenses. Those interested in donating should call the Bank of Eastern Oregon at (541) 676-9125 or write to Bank of Eastern Oregon, P.O. Box 39, Heppner, Ore., 97836. fred.ortega@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want 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

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Fancy winning a €10,000 wedding at The Silver Tassie?

first_imgThe Silver Tassie, which has been crowned as Ireland’s number one wedding venue of the year, is giving you the opportunity to have the wedding of your dreams by offering you the chance to win a wedding worth a whopping €10,000.The lucky winners will get to avail of some amazing prizes, including; a four course banquet for 150 people, and experienced wedding planner, a mini honeymoon break, hair, makeup and photography on the day and lots, lots more! To win all you have to do to enter the draw is by booking a midweek wedding for 2017. The winner will be announced at their Winter Wedding Fayre on the 3rd of January 2017.For more information contact Georgina or John on 074 9125619 or email them at weddings@silvertassiehotel.ieFancy winning a €10,000 wedding at The Silver Tassie? was last modified: July 27th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Businesscompetitionnewssilver tassieweddinglast_img read more

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MORE THAN €200K SPENT IN DONEGAL FROM RELAY FOR LIFE

first_imgRelay for Life supporters at the launch of the Donegal Relay For Life 2016. Photo Clive WassonMore than €200,000 was spent in Donegal last year as a result of the Relay for Life initiative which goes to help fund vital Irish Cancer Society services here.Addressing the launch last night of the 2016 Relay, which will be staged over the weekend of June 4th and 5th, chairperson, Robert O’Connor, said the past few days had been tough on the people involved due to adverse claims on social media in relation to where the money raised was spent.“You will hear that the money goes up to Dublin in a bus and does not come back to this county but I can tell you that 213,202 euro was spent here in Donegal last year.”Insisting that his committee and those working on behalf of Relay for Life would “not give into intimidation”, the chairperson declared:“Contrary to remarks on Facebook, we do support the people of Donegal and that has been clearly shown over the past five years since we staged our first Relay.” The Relay for Life event was not just about raising money but was also, he said, geared to education and awareness.Two of the county’s Secondary schools, the Loreto in Letterkenny, and Mulroy College in Milford, have got involved in helping to promote awareness through student initiatives and on Thursday of this week, representatives of the Relay for Life committee will meet with Principals from fifteen other secondary schools throughout the county to encourage them to introduce this initiative and get the student body involved.The Survivors Choir performing at the launch of the Donegal Relay For Life 2016. Photo Clive WassonMORE THAN €200K SPENT IN DONEGAL FROM RELAY FOR LIFE was last modified: January 26th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cancerdonegalRelay for Lifelast_img read more

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HOW OLD ARE YOUR EARS? – TAKE THE TEST NOW!

first_imgAs we get older our bodies start deteriorating. One of the main things we notice is our sight and our hearing weakening. AsapSCIENCE are uploading videos daily to raise awareness regarding health and well being. This new test is to see how old your ears are.The first tone starts at 8000Hz which AsapSCIENCE reckon everybody should be able to here. Take the test and find out for yourself how young is your hearing! HOW OLD ARE YOUR EARS? – TAKE THE TEST NOW! was last modified: July 11th, 2016 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:AsapSCIENCEhealthHearinglast_img read more

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GAA NOTES: GAEIL FHANADA

first_imgThe Senior and Reserve teams had mixed fortunes in their away fixtures v Glenfin at the weekend with the Seniors getting a valuable 1-9 to 0-11 win while the Reserve team were beaten. This week Gaeil Fhánada host Division 2 table toppers Kilcar in Páirc Uí Shiadhail on Saturday evening, Reserve match at 4.15 and Senior at 5.45, a big support would be appreciated.U8 Indoor training will commence in Rosnakill Resource Centre on Sunday 9th October from 12.15-1.15. All players are asked to be on time, please bring runners and €1 fee, new players most welcome.Lotto: No Jackpot winner last week. Numbers drawn: 1, 11, 12, 14 & 15, bonus 13. €100 winner was Colm McElwaine, Corry, and €50 winner was Declan Coyle, Ballyhiernan. Next draw for Jackpot of €2650 takes place in McBrides Bar this weekend. GAA NOTES: GAEIL FHANADA was last modified: September 27th, 2011 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:GAEIL FHANADA GAA NOTESlast_img read more

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Raiders-Cardinals: Does a good fan pick them to win or lose? It’s complicated

first_imgYou’ve edged past the midpoint — only the midpoint! — of this godforsaken season at 1-8. The difficult decision of whether to be rooting for the Raiders at this juncture is real, even if you’re a diehard among diehards.Admit it: You’ve begun sneaking a look at the college football landscape, sizing up those three first-round picks and who might look good in Silver-and-Black — and make an immediate upgrade to these sputtering units. (This mock draft has the Raiders staying at No. 1 to grab … Who does your Raiders-loving heart want to win Sunday?RaidersCardinalsOther:VoteView ResultsTake Our Polllast_img read more

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