San Beda to see action in Dubai basketball tilt

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coach Boyet Fernandez will still call the shots for the Red Lions and he will be joined by deputy Gino Manuel, liaison officer Joey de Jesus, statistician Benjie Berro, and physical therapist Mike Sunga.Also competing in the tournament are the United Arab Emirates national team, Egyptian clubs Al Ahly and Zamalek, Lebanese teams Al-Riyadi, Homentmen, and Al-Hikma, AS Sale from Morocco, ES Radès from Tunisia, and Al-Nasr from Libya in the eight-day competition to be held at Al Ahli Sporting Club in UAE.Kiefer Ravena, Beau Belga, and Justin Brownlee led Mighty Sports-Philippines last year in the tournament where they finished with a 1-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fishy tale as Olympic venues face uncertain future Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img “We got this rare invitation to join this prestigious tournament, and represent the country against the top teams in West Asia,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity to learn from the tough competition. At the same time, it’s an honor to play in front of our fellow Filipinos in Dubai.”San Beda ruled the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament as it spoiled Lyceum’s bid for a perfect season and swept the Pirates in the Finals.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 folkRobert Bolick, Javee Mocon, and Kemark Cariño, all members of Gilas Pilipinas pool for the 2023 Fiba World Cup, will spearhead San Beda together with Cameroonian big men Donald Tankoua and Arnaud Noah, Nigerian high-flyer Eugene Toba, and holdovers AC Soberano, Clint Doliguez, Joe Presbitero, Franz Abuda, Calvin Oftana, Ben Adamos, Jeramer Cabanag, JB Bahio, and Radge Tongco.“Our young players will surely gain from this experience. We expect to come back home as a better team,” said Roque. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ The clock strikes midnight in Dubai, ushers in the new year PLAY LIST 01:09The clock strikes midnight in Dubai, ushers in the new year00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBack-to-back NCAA champion San Beda will be taking its act overseas as it will represent the country in the 29th Dubai International Basketball Tournament from January 19 to 26.Red Lions team manager Jude Roque on Friday said the team will participate in the 10-team tournament to begin their buildup for the NCAA Season 94 later this year.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Tetra Tech Donates Motorcycles to Nimba County

first_imgAs part of efforts to bringing lasting peace to Liberia, the United States’ States Department-funded Tetra Tech DPK Mitigating Land Dispute Program, has donated over 40 motorbikes and some assorted officers materials as logistical support to the Government of Liberia. The items are valued at over half a million United States dollars.According to the Chief of Team of Tetra Tech DPK, Dr. Alfred Fofie, the donated items will enable law enforcement officers working in Nimba to effectively do their jobs.Dr. Fofie added that for law enforcement officers to effectively do their works they needed to be empowered so as to respond to security threat quickly, that was the reason they provided  the items mainly to law enforcement officers of Liberian National Police (LNP), Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN), National Security Agency (NSA) and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).The items donated on 19th May 2014 included, motorbikes, computers, printers, photocopiers, solar panels, investigative kits ( for forensic investigation), plastic chairs, typewriters and among others.The total of 10 crime scene investigative kits (for forensic investigation) were donated; two to the LNP Central Office in Monrovia, two to the Police Academy, two to the Regional Hub in Gbarnga and balance four will be divided among the two parlor counties, Lofa and Nimba.Since 2012, the Tetra Tech DPK has been implementing a program called Mitigating Land Dispute in Liberia/MLDL with its parlor phases presently focusing on Nimba and Lofa Counties.In the MLDL program, Tetra Tech organized the county Security Council, the district security council and the community forum in both Nimba and Lofa counties.The county security council, which is the highest body in the county, is headed by the superintendent and co-chair by the LNP county commander, the district security council is also headed by a district commissioner, which the community forum is headed by the a civilian and comprises of members of the community.The community forum, which is the civilian body upon hearing any threat or dispute, will intervene and discuss it among themselves. If it cannot be settled, it will pass it over to the district security council most of its members are security and if it cannot still be settled at that level, it is then reported to the county security council. If this level can’t resolve the matter, it is passed over to the national thereby making at a national crises, needling a national response.Using the concept of community –oriented policing, MLDL continued to work to improve the relationship between police institution and the local population, and to steadily build security forces’ confidence in these counties.“MLDL supported local police efforts by strengthening investigative capacities and helping officers integrate into the local environment through community policing,” said Thomas Suah, Components 1&2 leader.Since the establishment of these bodies, many conflicts/disputes have been settled in Nimba County, including the long-standing land dispute between the Yeaten and the Nutuah families of Mahnplay, the historic land between the citizens of Yehbo and Mongbien.The easing of the crisis between citizens of Teahplay and two communities in Nimkwea over the killing of their son by a citizen from Teahplay in November last year as well as the UNICEF student crisis in Ganta in September 2012 were among some of the conflicts settled.Some of the distributed items including the solar panels, computer, other office materials, and also motorbikes will also be given to the community forums as part of the support to strengthen their activities.Nimba Supt. Fong Zuagele praised Tetra Tech DPK MLDL program and the US Department of States for their supports.“We are also grateful to the implementing partners of the US State Department the Tetra Tech DPK for the job well done,” he said.“You have facilitated the meetings of the Security Council that I chair, the District Security Council and the list go on and on,” he added.Meanwhile, 25 motorcycles would be left in Nimba while 15 will be delivered to Lofa along with other items.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Liberia Will Not Be Worse Under My Regime,’ Pres. Weah Promises

first_imgPresident Weah breaks ground for feeder roads. (Photo credit: Executive Mansion)In acknowledgement of the country’s dilapidated road networks, President George Weah has promised to pave the country’s roads before the end of his tenure.According to an October 3 press release from the Executive Mansion, the President said he is continually pressed by his dream, his heart and his willpower to change the living condition of Liberians. Not mincing his words, he assured the public that during his administration, he would settle for nothing less than the transformation and improvement of the living standards of his people.In an apparent swipe at his critics, President Weah has said that the country would not become worse under his regime. He spoke on Monday, October 1, at the celebration of his 52nd birth anniversary in Monrovia.According to the release, the President assured the public that his government would exert every effort necessary to explore and make use of all available means capable of creating an environment that would be conducive for national development.President Weah maintained that his administration has the potential and willpower to ensure the achievement of national development and economic growth.He however said that the country would not achieve its potential in development in the absence of sustained peace, reconciliation and unity among Liberians. “Let bygone be bygone,” President Weah entreated Liberians, adding: “Let us reconcile among ourselves so that together we can build a Liberia in which our people will prosper.”Weah said he carries a heart of deep love for Liberia and that he would do nothing wrong to negatively affect or dissatisfy Liberians for whom he took risk to join politics.“I love my country and I love you,” he said to jubilant supporters at his birthday party, noting that he will do nothing to retard development and growth in the country.“Under my leadership, Liberia will not be a worse place as I am very committed to my country’s development,” he assured.President Weah expressed gratitude to the people of Liberia for demonstrating love and support to his administration.The birthday gathering was the first since his ascendancy to the presidency. It was graced by a crowd of Liberians, including partisans of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), officials of government and members of the diplomatic corps.Dedicating Feeder Roads In a related development, the government is targeting about 87 kilometers of road in Montserrado, Grand Bassa and Bong counties for pavement.Earlier in the day, President Weah broke grounds for the Dry Rice Market-Johnsonville-Mount Barclay road project, in an effort to kick-start massive feeder road pavement projects in Montserrado, Bong and Grand Bassa counties.“Road connectivity is cardinal to development and growth, and that is why I am very committed to building paved roads and  distributing electricity; we will make sure that all these projects are completed,” he said.He said government’s commitment to construct and pave more roads is intended to create opportunities in decentralizing government and bolstering economic activities.“We cannot have better healthcare facilities, improved agriculture activities and stimulate the economy in the absence of paved roads,” President Weah declared.“Without road connectivity, development and economic boom, genuine security would be very impossible. Therefore, we are committed to constructing and paving all feeder roads in and around Monrovia. This will happen because I am committed to it,” he said.Coastal Defense Project Inspected According to the release, the groundbreaking ceremony preceded a tour of the ongoing coastal defense project in the Borough of New Kru Town, on Bushrod Island. The ongoing project will help save public institutions in the community, mainly the D. Tweh High School, from sea erosion.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

High Court yet to hear matter, weeks after being filed

first_imgWales severance fallout… Union to seek legal adviceBy Shemuel FanfairAs the months roll by, the matter regarding the non-payment of severance packages to hundreds of sugar workers attached to the Wales Sugar Estate remains unresolved, as the case is yet to be heard in the High Court.Guyana Times was recently made aware that some weeks ago, the counsel for the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Ashton Chase, SC, compiled and filed the requisite documents for the case to be called up at the High Court. However, after weeks, there has been no movement to commence proceedings, as the matter was reportedly not assigned to a judge.GAWU President Komal ChandGAWU President Komal Chand met with a number of aggrieved workers on Sunday, many of whom registered complaints, asking how soon the Union could act to advocate for their monies. He told this publication that many workers were depending on the outstanding payments to make investments for their future. He also confirmed that the matter was yet to be assigned to a judge.“It’s bothersome as the people are depending on their money to see how they could work on their future endeavours. I went to Wales and met with a number of people who have to receive their severance pay,” he noted.Chand further informed this publication that the Union would seek legal advice on whether or not the court could be petitioned to garner an early hearing.“We are looking forward for the matter to be addressed without much delay,” the longtime GAWU President stressed.While several workers had their service transferred to Uitvlugt Sugar Estate, the remaining workers were promised severance payments, some since December 2016 and others by February 2017.However, it was at a community-level meeting between Wales residents and several Government Ministers, including Agriculture Minister Noel Holder, that Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan told the gathering that Government had no money to pay the severance to which the workers are entitled. After this comment was made, the workers angrily exited the meeting.At that meeting, one worker had explained that he had gone to work at the Uitvlugt Estate, only to be given menial tasks, or alternately told to clean drains or scrub steps. The worker expressed great emotion over his impoverished state, since the closure of the Wales Estate operations. This newspaper understands that around 30 workers from Wales are currently working at Uitvlugt, with many having less than five years of service. The majority of longer-term workers opted to be paid severance.Government Ministers had reminded the crowd of the billions which had been invested into the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), since the Government had taken office, but sugar workers had previously noted that President David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo had expressed much commitment to sustain the sugar industry.Government, in early 2016, announced the end of sugar operations at Wales Estate, citing cost as the main factor for its closure. It was later disclosed that rice would be planted as part of the Estate’s diversification plans, but at present no rice has been reaped. Many residents in the surrounding communities of the Estate had called for Government subsidies on electricity and other utilities to offset the impact of the entity’s closure.Since then, workers and their family members have staged a number of protests against the closure of estates – outside the Ministry of the Presidency and the Parliament, but the latter was recently curtailed by what the Police related were security concerns of House members.On May 8, the Agriculture Minister presented Government’s white paper on the future of the sugar industry to the National Assembly. Minister Holder announced that two sugar estates would be closed and the annual production of sugar would be reduced, among a number of other measures as part of a new policy in the sugar industry.The nation was told that GuySuCo would have three estates and three sugar factories. These estates are: Blairmont on the West Bank of Berbice, Albion-Rose Hall in East Berbice and the Uitvlugt-Wales Estate in West Demerara. The three estates will be complete with factories and will have cane supplied from all locations, the Minister had noted.He had also claimed that this process would result in improvements to the relationship with some cane cutters, estate staff and about 1710 private cane farmers.last_img read more

GP RCMP looking for missing woman

first_imgRCMP are asking for your help as they hunt for a missing 33-year old Grande Prairie woman.Police say she goes by “Jody” or “Jessie” with the last names “Hockett” or “Smith” and was reported missing by a concerned family member on February 27th. The woman was last seen on February 22nd getting into a car at a Grande Prairie hotel. “Jody” is described as white, about 5’5″ tall and 140lbs. with blue eyes and long blonde hair. – Advertisement -If you have any information on her whereabouts, Grande Prairie RCMP would like you to call them (780-830-5700) or Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477)last_img

Sony pips Vihiga to GOtv Shield bronze

first_img“It was a very tough match because Vihiga is a good side. But we were resilient and we fought hard. It is a good incentive to finish the season with though we wanted to get to the final. Now the focus is back on the league where we want to push for a top eight finish,” Sony Sugar boss Salim Babu told Capital Sport.His opposite number Edward Manoah was distraught with the result, blaming it on a switch of concentration from his boys in the second half. He however said it will not deter them from pushing for promotion into the Kenyan Premier League.“It would have been a huge motivation if we had won this match but nonetheless, I think we did our part. We have never reached here before and it is a good achievement. Our focus now is on the promotion race and despite the fact that we are third, we will fight to get promoted. I can assure you that we will be in the league next season,” Manoah said.Despite being the match that no team ever wants to play in it proved competitive with both teams showing hunger. Charles Okwemba had the first opportunity of the game with a 12th minute freekick which went over the bar.Kevin Sigide had another chance for the Vihiga based team with a shot inside the box which was however kept out by a hawk eyed Kevin Otieno in the Sony goal.The sugar millers didn’t threaten much despite working to keep possession while Vihiga were more direct and always hungry for a goal.The NSL side’s early hunger bore fruit in the 37th minute with Kigadi finishing off strongly after being picked out by a well weighted pass from Sigide.At the start of the second 45, Babu went full offensive, making a double change to bring on David Simiyu and Justin Monda for Amos Asembeka and Yema Mwana.The subs proved inspirational as Asembeka showed his worth just two minutes after his introduction, rifling a shot from the edge of the area which went just wide.But 13 minutes later, he set up the equalizer, putting through Abege who pounced on to some suspect defending before slotting past the keeper.Victor Ademba had a good chance to put the millers into the lead in the 74th minute but he failed to hit the target from close range after being picked out by Mosha.Mosha however took matters into his own hands in four minutes later, curling a belter from the left leaving the keeper dazed.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sony Sugar FC beat Vihiga 2-1 to finish third in 2017 GOtv ShieldNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 20- Benjamin Mosha’s belter of a finish 12 minutes from time saw Sony Sugar clinch the bronze medal of the 2017 GOtv Shield after beating National Super League side Vihiga United 2-1 at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani on Friday afternoon.Vihiga United who lost to AFC Leopards in the semi-finals scored first via Amos Kigadi, but Ugandan George Abege drew the two sides level to begin Sony Sugar’s comeback.last_img read more

Stifling Defense Propels Bulldogs Past Davidson, 17-12

first_imgThe Wildcats came out strong in the second-half, forcing a Drake fumble on a punt return to set up great field position for themselves at the Drake 36-yard line. Davidson’s kicker Trevor Smith added a 27-yarder to bring it to a one possession game, 14-6.   “We are going to play a great football team at their place next week,” said Fox. “We need to focus on what we need to do to play the best football that we can play and then we’ll go from there.” Box Score (PDF) DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team was able to hold off PFL foe Davidson in a 17-12 victory Saturday afternoon at Drake Stadium. “Our defense once again came out and played great,” said head coach Rick Fox. “Offensively you know we did some nice things, we’ve got to take care of the ball better. But we gritted it out and got the win.” Drake gave themselves some breathing room early in the fourth-quarter with a 41-yard field goal from junior Danny Donley to give the Bulldogs a 11-point lead, 17-6. at San Diego 11/4/2017 – 4 p.m. Against a strong Drake defense Davidson’s leading rusher, Wesley Dugger, was held to just 80 yards after averaging more than 100 yards a game for the season. Drake’s defense stifled Davidson in the first-half allowing only 76 yards of total offense. Davidson’s only points in the opening half came from a 29-yard field goal as time expired in the second-quarter, which was set up by a Drake turnover. Box Score (HTML) The Bulldogs return to the road to take on Pioneer Football League leader San Diego Saturday, Nov. 4. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. CST. Full Schedule Roster center_img Prior to Warner’s touchdown, senior Brock Reichardt scored his third touchdown of the season on a 20-yard run. Reichardt capped of a 79-yard drive for the Bulldogs that took only eight plays and less than four minutes. In his first 100-yard game of his career, Reichardt led the Bulldogs with 106 rushing yards on 19 carries, averaging more than five yards a carry.  Sophomore Alex Bonds also added a career-high with five catches for 35 yards. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350AM ESPN Des Moines Listen Live Watch Live “Everything builds around our defensive line on our team,” said Fox. “When they come to play the way they did today all the things fall into place and it makes the job easy. We need to continue to have that group be dominate for us to be successful.” In his first career start for the Bulldogs, quarterback Sam Hefner went 11-of-24 for 94 yards passing and two interceptions. With less than two minutes to go, Davidson went for it on fourth-and-one, connecting for a seven-yard pass and the first down. Stockton McGuire connected with Williams Wicks for a 27-yard touchdown pass pulling the Wildcats within five, 17-12. However, a failed two-point conversion and a Drake recovered onside kick sealed the victory for the Bulldogs. In a game that showed only 471 yards of combined offense, the Drake defense held Davidson to only 3.06 yards per play and forced three turnovers. Recording his third interception of the season, sophomore Will Warner gave Drake its second touchdown of the day by returning an interception for 38 yards. Warner’s touchdown in the second-quarter was the Bulldogs first defensive score of the season. Story Links Next Game:  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

DONEGAL COMPLAINT FORCES GARDAI TO HIRE IRISH-SPEAKING OFFICERS

first_imgCOMPLAINTS about the lack of Irish-speaking Gardaí in the Donegal gaeltacht has led the force to hire new recruits who can speak the language.This week saw the first group of Irish language recruits from the Garda Training College in Templemore.This was due to enhanced co-operation between the office of An Coimisinéir Teanga and garda authorities. The commissioner criticised Gardaí in 2010 about the lack of officers in Gaeltacht areas with one specific complaint in relation to the garda station in the official in Bunbeg.It was decided that 10% of new recruits would be Irish speakers.   DONEGAL COMPLAINT FORCES GARDAI TO HIRE IRISH-SPEAKING OFFICERS was last modified: September 16th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lack of action on insurance costs slammed

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has said that unless the Government take immediate and precise action against the Insurance industry, then ordinary people will have to continue to suffer increasing costs and massive hikes in their insurance premia.Motor insurance premiums in Ireland remain at one of the highest levels in all of Europe at 32% higher than those charged in 2014.Typically, premia in Ireland are 3 to 4 times higher than any other European country. In terms of insurance cover for businesses some small companies are being quoted 100% to 200 % hikes in their renewal on an annual basis.Pat the Cope fumeded “Motor insurance premiums and insurance cover for businesses remain far too high at present.  Young drivers, returning emigrants and drivers of old cars continue to be unfairly treated by a dysfunctional market, which is in total control and quite simply can name their price when it comes to issuing your annual insurance cover”.The Donegal Deputy said that unless we have a functioning insurance market that operates in parity with European norms, we will not successfully bring in the new competition that is clearly required in the Irish market.And he added that without reform and new competition, we will continue to be crucified with high costs. He added “This government is once more playing catch up on insurance reform despite many commissioned reports and actions committed to under the Cost of Insurance Working Group and the Oireachtas Finance Committee.“The Government’s approach of compile a report or two to buy time and relieve the public pressure on them rather than taking action that would actually help those that are struggling to renew their insurance premia.”According to the Fianna Fail Deputy the government has failed to take action to tackle rising costs.He said “For example, it is now nine months since the completion of the final report of the Personal Injuries Commission (PIC). Its central recommendation, a Judicial Council, has still not met to start compiling guidelines for appropriate general damages for various types of personal injury.“A dedicated unit within An Garda Síochána to fight insurance fraud was first proposed in January 2017 by Fianna Fáil but yet here we are in August 2019 and nothing has happened. “Here in Ireland we need to do a lot more to bring transparency to the insurance market.  Many foreign insurance companies are reluctant to come here simply because this government is once more playing catch up on insurance reform despite many commissioned reports and actions committed to under the Cost of Insurance Working Group and the Oireachtas Finance Committee.“We have a clearly dysfunctional insurance industry that is more powerful than our present Government, and until the proper balance is restored with the necessary changes to the quantum of insurance pay-outs, dealing effectively with multiple claims, combating fraudulent claims and new completion into the Irish market, until then the existing high premiums will remain unfortunately.”Lack of action on insurance costs slammed was last modified: August 27th, 2019 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:carCostdonegalHikeinsurancePat The Cope GallagherSlammedlast_img read more