QC snaps Makati’s record run

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lifesavers stun HD Spikers; Power Hitters score Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 The Super Crunch came into the game with a 15-game winning streak—a league record they established by beating the Capitals two weeks ago in their final elimination round game.But Makati came undone by a combination of Quezon City’s stellar outside shooting and swarming defense that held the Super Crunch to just 33 percent shooting.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Makati set the record against us so that gave us extra motivation,” said Quezon City coach Vis Valencia.“We also wanted to be the ones who ended their winning streak. I’m glad the players stepped up.” View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Quezon City power forward Jay Collado couldn’t have picked a better time to deliver his finest game of the season.The veteran dropped 27 points as the seventh-seeded Capitals pulled off the first upset in the MPBL Datu Cup playoffs with an 88-77 trouncing of No. 2 Makati Super Crunch on Wednesday night at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

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VP Boakai Lauds New Investor

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai has lauded the Atlantic Construction Group, Inc. (ACGI) for what he term as job creations for citizens and a contribution to the rebuilding of Liberia.Speaking at the official opening of ACGI office in Old Road Community Friday, May 16, the Vice President said, the government appreciates the investment by the ACGI.The Vice President stated that he was glad that the company decided to construct an office space before anticipating a single contract. According to him, this shows a high level of commitment on the part of the company in working with the people of Liberia, as well as the government.“We want to see people including investors carry out such investment in the country as this will serve many of the people by providing job opportunities and also contributing to the rebuilding process of Liberia,” he stated.Mr. Boakai further emphasized that ACGI was one of the groups that have clearly demonstrated a level of sincerity to the people of Liberia by ensuring that they have a well-constructed office to work and also provide empowerment for many of the people.He said despite the huge difficulties face by Liberians, “We still have committed investors to help the government in creating job opportunities and empowerment for our people when they are in need.”Also speaking at the opening ceremony, the president of the Board of director for ACGI, Madam Juliette G. T. Alindgo expressed thank and appreciation to the government of Liberia and the Vice President for his humanity and their acceptance to working with the ACGI in Liberia.  Madam Alindgo told Vice President Boakai, “Few years ago, we met and we told you about what ACGI intended to do in Liberia, this is the evidence before we move further and a joint venture of Liberia and Togo business, Africa own.”She also use the occasion to call on business women to be instrumental in helping to reduce poverty in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Further investigation delaying “Otisha’s” arraignment

first_imgThe much anticipated court appearance of Otis “Otisha” Pearson is said to have been delayed due to the need for further investigations.This statement has come from Guyana Police Force (GPF) Public Relations Officer Jairam Ramlakhan. In a brief telephone interview, Ramlakhan explained, “The Police were supposed to carry out further investigations and then return the file.”Pearson was expected to make a court appearance on Monday, March 12, but thatOtis “Otisha” Pearsonappearance was delayed. However, it is rumoured that the wait may be over, as Police ranks have disclosed that Pearson will appear at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts today. He is likely to be charged for sexual acts committed against a child.The issue unravelled when Pearson attempted to publically clear his name of murder allegations. The popular cross-dresser was implicated in the murder of Hemchand Dalchand, also called “Rakesh”, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara (ECD) whose body was discovered in the vicinity of Oleander Gardens, ECD. In the redemption interview, Pearson stated that he has “a little boy for everyday of the week”. The statement received high amounts of criticism from citizens.Subsequently, Pearson took to another interview to clear his name. The embattled sex worker stated that “little boys” was a term he frequently uses to address his colleagues in the LGBTcommunity. The following week, photos of Pearson and a young man who appeared to be under aged surfaced on social media site Facebook. Reports were that the young man is 15 years old; the age of consent in Guyana being 16.Following public outcry, Guyana Times had reached out to the Childcare and Protection Agency (CC&PA) Director Ann Greene who divulged that the Agency was carrying out an investigation into the allegations against Pearson. The CC&PA is said to have spoken with the young man in question and his family, which lead to the suggestion for arrests to be made. Pearson was arrested on Monday of last week and has since been in lock-ups undergoing questioning.last_img read more

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Tremblay Elementary to reopen April 28

first_imgThe fire occurred shortly before noon on April 16. There were no injuries to staff or students from the incident.- Advertisement –last_img

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Celebrate Canada Day in Fort St. John

first_imgIt’s that time of year again! Canada Day is coming and the City of Fort St. John has planned a full day of activities. Start the festivities with the annual Canada Day Parade then head down to Centennial Park to enjoy the Classic Cruisers Show ‘n Shine, live entertainment, Farmers’ Market, crafts for kids, games, bouncy castles, road hockey, World Fair, food vendors and so much more. Complete your day with an amazing fireworks display at dusk at the Surerus ball diamonds.Here is the schedule for Canada Day in Fort St. John.  Below the schedule is a map of the Canada Day parade route.11:00am                    Parade (see the route map below)- Advertisement -11:00am                    Food Vendors (Centennial Park)11:00am – 3:00pm      Fort St. John Classic Cruisers Show & Shine (100St)12:00pm                    Mayor’s Kick Off for Canada Day (Centennial Park)Advertisement 12:30 – 4:00pm           Farmers Market (North Peace Arena Lobby)2:00 – 4:00pm             Street hockey (Pomeroy Sport Centre back parking lot)4:00 – 7:00pm             World Fair (Grass Courtyard Area – Centennial Park)7:00 – 9:30pm            5 Minutes of Fame (Variety show in Centennial Park)10:15pm                     Fireworks (Surerus ball diamonds on 86 street)Advertisement 12:00pm                     NP Museum Pie Sale12:15 – 12:45pm         Living Flag (help us make a giant flag – Centennial Park!)12:30 – 4:00pm           Kid’s Zone (Bouncy castles, games, volleyball, horse & buggy rides, petting zoo, face painting, arts & crafts in Centennial Park)12:30                        Live music performances (Centennial Park)Advertisementcenter_img Canada Day Parade Route Map in Fort St. Johnlast_img read more

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OH BEO A NIGHT – LETTERKENNY SCHOOLS ROCK IT OUT

first_imgMore than 300 people including pupils from schools across Ireland gathered in Letterkenny last night for the final of music competition BEO.The competition, arranged by Colaiste Ailigh, saw schools compete for a first prize of €5,000.Schools were tasked with the challenge of organising their own BEO concert while speaking a cupla focal Gaeilge. The schools who made the final included Gaelcholáiste Chill Dara, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Grennan College, Pobalscoil na Rosann, Bridgetown Vocational College and St Columba’s College.Held in the RCC the final proved a night of musical mayhem as a number of bands including Storyfold, More Than Conquerors and Jamaican Vampires rocked it out.But the real interest was who was going to walk away with the inaugural BEO trophy ….and €5,000!The announcement was made by the man many credit with discovering U2 – Hot Press writer Jackie Hayden. Making the announcement, Jackie said “If the wealth of talent here tonight is anything to go by then there is no recession in the Irish music business.”There was a huge reaction when Bridgetown Vocational School pipped one other school at the post.But the real winner on the night were the teachers and pupils of Colaiste Ailigh, Loreto Convent and St Eunan’s College for organising an amazing night. OH BEO A NIGHT – LETTERKENNY SCHOOLS ROCK IT OUT was last modified: May 11th, 2012 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:BeoColaiste AilighJackie Haydenlast_img read more

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SOMETHING FISHY GOING ON IN LETTERKENNY SCHOOL

first_imgThere’s definitely ‘something fishy’ going on in one school on the outskirts of Letterkenny.That’s because 6th Classes in Lurgybrack NS are taking part in the ‘Something Fishy Programme’.‘Something Fishy’ is an Educational Programme, aimed at Primary school pupils aged between 10-13 years, which informs and educates students on fish, water, angling, and the environment and angling. As part of this programme, Owen and Paul from Inland Fisheries Ireland brought an array of fish and insects to the classroom.The pupils were given the opportunity to learn, play and discover about water, fishing, and the life of a salmon fish in Irish Waters.See http://www.somethingfishy.ie/index.html for more information.The pupils said a huge thank you to Owen and Paul (Inland Fisheries) and Donegal Education Centre. Certainly a lesson that didn’t get away!SOMETHING FISHY GOING ON IN LETTERKENNY SCHOOL was last modified: February 25th, 2015 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:donegalInland FisheriesLurgybrack NSlast_img read more

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WOMAN WHO OPERATED TEXT-A-GETAWAY SERVICE WAS ‘UNDER GANG’S SPELL’

first_imgNicole Gibson who had the charges against her struck out.A young woman who operated a text-a-getaway driver service for burglars was the victim of other gang members, a court has been told.Nicole Gibson, 21, offered criminals her services to help them make a clean getaway after robberies across Co Donegal in February 2012. She helped move a range of stolen goods including a motorbike and copper wire worth thousands of euro in her own car.Gibson, a trainee hairdresser from Raphoe, even hooked up a trailer to her car to transport the goods to a scrap metal yard.Gibson appeared in court again today after a court ordered a probation on her.A previous sitting of Letterkenny District Court heard Gibson was charged with three different incidents including break-ins at a school and private housesShe responded to the requests in removing stolen goods on three occasions which were before the courts, including a robbery at Royal & Prior school in Raphoe.“She would be at home and would get a text message to pick people up,” said Garda Eoin Waters.In the case of the school, she had hooked up a trailer to her car to make off with garden equipment stolen from the premises including an expensive Kawasaki quad.On two other occasions – in Manorcunningham and St Johnston – she collected criminals and thousands of euro worth of copper stolen from houses under construction in the area.Garda Waters revealed that €3,300 worth of copper was stolen in the incidents – and €700 worth of damage done to the properties.Gibson, whose address in court was given as Meadow Hill, Raphoe, but who now lives at The Green, Convoy, would then distribute the cash from the sold metals to the thieves.“The copper was sold to a scrapyard in Derry,” said Garda Waters.The tools from the school heist were later recovered by the PSNI, he said.Gardai had launched an investigation into the thefts which took place in February 2012.Assistance from the public had identified that Gibson’s getaway car had been seen in the areas around the time of the thefts which took place over a period of six days. When she was questioned she admitted her role in the crimes.At the time Judge Paul Kelly described the incidents as “extremely serious”.Pleading for leniency solicitor for the accused, Kieran Dillon said his client was the victim of other gang members.“She was used by other people and is still in recovery from a very serious incident when she was younger. She fell under their spell and became involved in things she regrets. She had a very good upbringing up until this time,” he said.The court heard that Gibson has not come to Garda attention since the robberies and now wanted to go onto third level education and become a social worker.Judge Paul Kelly said he had read the probation report and it spoke very favourably of Ms Gibson and the unlikely event of her reoffending.He struck out all matters against Ms Gibson and remarked that he was aware that she had paid a sum of compensation.WOMAN WHO OPERATED TEXT-A-GETAWAY SERVICE WAS ‘UNDER GANG’S SPELL’ was last modified: April 28th, 2014 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:courtdonegalGardaLETETRKENNYNicole GibsonRaphoerobberiestextlast_img read more

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Perfect starts give West credibility

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 USC has won back-to-back national championships, Heisman Trophy candidates Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush. But No. 20 UCLA plays host to the big game in town this weekend, against No. 10 California in a matchup of undefeated teams. Across town, No. 1 USC plays Arizona in what should equate to little more than a tuneup for Notre Dame next week. UCLA and USC are each 4-0 to start a season for the first time since 1988, and a combined crowd of better than 150,000 at the Rose Bowl and Coliseum today would set a single-day record. College football is king in Los Angeles. “There’s a lot of buzz because they seem like they’re on a collision course to meet later in the year,” said Charles Arbuckle, a college football analyst for ESPNU and former UCLA tight end. “USC is so strong and for so long, the hardest part for me was that even if we were really good, they always gave us a good game. Now they’ve really separated themselves and Pete Carroll has done an excellent job recruiting. The quarterback engineered an exhilarating second-half comeback to complete one of college football’s best finishes last week. The tight end draws double-team coverage every down because he is a mismatch for any defender on the field. The running back, who has freakishly muscular legs, hurdles would-be tacklers as though he was playing a game of leap frog. He also is a threat to score every time he returns a punt, although opponents aren’t inclined to give him many opportunities. The team is undefeated and plays a nationally televised game against a top-10 team this afternoon. Its name isn’t USC. It’s UCLA. center_img “Karl (Dorrell) is bringing back the tradition. Those (UCLA) guys are playing with a different attitude and different swagger, which was what made me go there from Houston.” Arbuckle played on the 1988 UCLA team that started 7-0 but lost to Washington State. Later that season, USC, playing without Heisman candidate Rodney Peete (measles) defeated UCLA and Heisman candidate Troy Aikman 31-22. Peete, a co-host on Fox’s Best Damn Sports Show Period, remembers how the city was so into college football back then. “It was a great, great time,” he said. “The year before (in 1987) we met and the game decided who went to the Rose Bowl. I remember it being exciting because it built off the previous year. There was a lot of hype on USC and UCLA. You go back to the history of the two teams and see how often that game decided who was going to the Rose Bowl. “Even though I’m an ‘SC guy, I wanted UCLA to be undefeated and for that game to come down to who wins the Pac-10. The whole city gets behind it.” UCLA players won’t talk too much about the prospect of being unbeaten when they play USC on Dec. 3, but it’s hard to ignore the fact it has been 17 years since both schools have enjoyed such success. “It’d be a dream,” UCLA linebacker Justin London said. “But we’ll continue to let it be a dream until we make that happen.” Said USC linebacker Oscar Lua: “It’d be great. It would just extend the rivalry.” The schools have met with undefeated records three times – 1939, 1952 and 1969. Can you imagine a fourth? “Absolutely. As big as the city is, it’s a football city,” said Ken Norton Jr., USC’s linebackers coach and a former UCLA linebacker. “It’s great when both teams are doing well. There’s a lot of fans in this city and it’s split down the middle. It’s a great rivalry.” USC has done plenty to dissuade the theory that the best football is played in the South. This year’s success of UCLA, Cal and Arizona State has given West Coast football a measure of credibility. Carnell Lake, a former Bruin who played on the 1988 team and had a successful NFL career, will be an honorary captain Saturday at the Rose Bowl – his first time back since being inducted into the school’s hall of fame in 2000. Lake lives with his family in Jacksonville and finds himself defending West Coast football “all the time.” “Being in the Southeast, everyone talks about Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Miami, Florida State and I constantly remind them when I was playing at UCLA we did very well against East Coast teams and Midwest teams,” he said. “The team that wins the national title brings a lot of attention. The Pac-10 has a number of teams in the top 20. There’s no question there’s a lot of attention there.” With the Trojans and Bruins on such a roll, is the NFL falling off the city’s radar? “It’s hard to tell what the market is like in Los Angeles now and what people want,” Dorrell said. “It’s all very good right now.” Los Angeles is 8-0. Very good indeed. Jill Painter, (818) 713-3615 jill.painter@dailynews.com 160Want 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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Warriors’ top draft pick will provide options in rebuild

first_imgCHICAGO — Despite having the worst record in the NBA, the 4-19 Warriors know, a year from now, their outlook will be very different.With a healthy Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson expected to join Draymond Green, D’Angelo Russell and surprise building block Eric Paschall, the Warriors will have two tools with which to supplement a championship-level core.The Warriors, having won only two of their last 16 games, are on track to land a top pick in June’s draft, when they’ll be in position to …last_img read more

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