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  • NLEX sending Desiderio, Tratter to Blackwater for Erram

    first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Blaze Spikers eye 5th title, perfect AFC Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum It’s only a matter of time before NLEX’s first-round picks Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter are officially traded to the Blackwater Elite. But that didn’t keep Desiderio and Tratter from participating in their first practice as PBA rookies at Meralco gym in Pasig on Monday. In a statement on Twitter, NLEX management said “coach Yeng Guiao took our newly drafted players to dinner to discuss their future. As far back as the Asian Games, Blackwater has been discussing a trade involving Poy Erram, a much-needed big man who impressed coach Yeng during their national team stint.” —MARK GIONGCO, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img read more

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  • Ex-Soldiers Demand US$25M ‘Arrears’

    first_imgCol. Nagbe, spokesman for the disbanded AFL soldiersFormer soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) have called on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to settle the US$25 million arrears they claim the government owes them, threatening to disrupt the 2018 transition if the money is not paid.Though the ex-soldiers’ spokesperson, retired Colonel Wolo Nagbe, did not disclose the actual number of the affected former soldiers, he claimed that his group has the capability to frustrate the January 2018 transition.Col. Nagbe also did not explain how the government came to owe his group the US$25 million, but described President Sirleaf as “treacherous,” without giving an explanation.Failing to recognize that the old members of the AFL were branded as a “warring faction,” which caused them to be disbanded and their hierarchy given government positions during the Comprehensive Accra Peace Agreement, Nagbe claims that President Sirleaf has failed to reconcile members of the new AFL with those who were disbanded.“We are prepared to do what is necessary for our people as executives of the disbanded soldiers,” Nagbe declared.The former AFL Colonel said his group is prepared to do anything to convince the government to pay them the US$25M arrears, and resorted to using vulgar language while blaming President Sirleaf for their financial difficulties.“We’ve been treated unfairly by this government and the President; and therefore, we are calling on all of the ambassadors, European Union Mission here and the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to prevail on the Liberian Government to pay us,” he said.He also called on political parties and politicians to join his group to prevail on the government to pay them, which he eventually acknowledged may not happen under President Sirleaf’s tenure as it is about to end.When contacted yesterday, an official at the Ministry of Defense said “the government does not owe a dime” to former warring parties that were later disbanded because of the Comprehensive Accra Accord.“We will not allow any group to disrupt our peace,” the official, who asked not to be identified, said. “If they think they are men, let them try what they are capable of doing.”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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  • Bourda Market stallholders protest against street vending

    first_imgStallholders inside Bourda Market on Wednesday afternoon marched to City Hall as a sign of protest as they called for vendors plying their trade outside the market to be removed.According to the stallholders, some are forced to throw away their goods on a daily basis as a result of the lack of sales.This, the stallholders blame, on the vendors who ply their trade outside of the market, offering their goods at a cheaper cost. As such, the vendors who occupyVendors proteststalls within Bourda Market are not getting many sales.The street vendors are reportedly only allowed to ply their trade within a fixed period, which stallholders contend they are not adhering to.As a result, the vendors are complaining of paying for stalls inside which are not benefiting them.Rampaul Singh, a holder of multiples stalls in the market, revealed that he has been paying the Council of City Hall a large sum of money each month, alleging that stallholders are threatened if they fail to pay.When Guyana Times visited the market, Singh argued that without much sales, it is difficult for them to adhere to the Council.“I have been paying the Council x amount of money per month. If you do not pay within a certain time, they are threatening you to close you down. How can you make money when they have that large amount of people selling all day on Robb Street. People cannot even traverse that road with their cars to come and buy from us because they can’t reach. I have a truck that I have to use to bring goods to my stall and I cannot even pass in. Why are they having all these people here and even before the time that they should be here,” Singh decried.The vendors reportedly took their complaints to the Mayor and Town Clerk who promised to intervene but to date nothing has been done.They are even complaining of having to dwell in deplorable conditions as the municipal market is not being maintained.“The Mayor and the City Council is not doing anything. How much money has the Council collected from us and we have no water facility, it full of rats, it dirty, this is the condition that we have to sell under. I am paying almost $18,000 and they come telling us that they will be doing this and that but nothing, they are doing nothing!” Singh revealed in anger.According to Beverley Archer, another vendor, the Town Clerk promised an intervention since last year but to date, nothing has happened.The woman relayed “He said that he was going to look into it but we are here still punishing.We went there, had meeting with him and it’s still the same way. He recently passed and said that he will help and still we waiting”.The vendors are calling for urgent assistance since according to them, their livelihoods are being threatened.“We normally pay $18,750 per month for a stall in the market and if you have an extension, then another fee has to be paid.We are now not making even the stall rent money and those with perishable goods have to throw away each day,” another vendor complained.“They should remove them because if they are there we can’t have a business here.We have stall rent to pay if we can’t pay they come to lock down our stall. They need to remove them and find an area for them to wholesale their goods,” the vendor protested.Guyana Times attempted to contact Town Clerk Royston King and Mayor Patricia Chase Green for a comment but these attempts proved futile.last_img read more

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  • Corentyne man charged for forging adoption papers

    first_imgAriskar Maniram of Lot 121, Number 73 Village, Corentyne, Berbice on Monday appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman on a charge alleging that he had forged his own adoption papers.Ariskar Maniram being escorted after his court appearanceThe charge specified that between July 17 and July 20, 2018, with intent to defraud, Maniram conspired with a person or persons in Georgetown to forge a Certificate of Adoption in favour of himself, purporting to show that it was issued by the General Registrar’s Office.Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris told the court that the 30-year-old resident of the United States since 2003 paid someone $73,000 to forge the document, then attempted to use the document to apply for citizenship in the United States of America, but was caught.Maniram told Magistrate Latchman he was unaware that the document had been forged, and is as such innocent of the fraud.He was placed on bail in the sum of $100,000 and the matter was adjourned to August 13. As a condition of his bail, Maniram was ordered to lodge his passport and to report to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) weekly.last_img read more

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  • Two Fort St. John businesses robbed Sunday night

    first_img– Advertisement -The Fort St. John RCMP are looking for a male suspect who they believed robbed two businesses Sunday night. The RCMP tell Energeticcity.ca, that at approximately 10:12p.m. Sunday, a young male walked into the Cedar Lodge Motor Inn and assaulted the person at the front desk with a weapon.  The suspect was able to get away with a small amount of money from the premises.  The front desk clerk received medical attention for minor injuries.The RCMP immediately started searching the area for the suspect that was described as wearing a black hoodie.Then just under an hour later, a young male, walked into the V&M Mart Convenience store near North Peace Secondary School.  The suspect quickly fled the scene after making off with undisclosed items from the store.  Surveillance cameras in the store show a young male in his late teens with dark red hair and a black hoodie.Again the RCMP immediately started searching the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.Advertisement 637Photo:  The Cedar Lodge Motor Inn was just one of two businesses robbed Sunday night – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca At this time, the RCMP believe the same person is responsible for the two robberies.If you have any information about these incidents, please contact the RCMP at 250-787-8100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  You can also submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersfsj.calast_img read more

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  • Chelsea have a bright future under Lampard, says Azpilicueta

    first_img0Shares0000Chelsea lost their first two matches of the campaign in all competitions, while they had to wait until the end of August for their first win. Photo/TEAMTALK MEDIALONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 21 – Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta believes there is reason for optimism at the club under the leadership of manager Frank Lampard.The Blues have defied the odds this season, and they sit third in the Premier League table after a superb response from Lampard’s men. Chelsea lost their first two matches of the campaign in all competitions, while they had to wait until the end of August for their first win.Back-to-back defeats to Valencia and Liverpool put Lampard under immense pressure, but the west London outfit have responded in fantastic fashion.They have lost just one of their last 11 matches in all competitions, and they look like qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League.A top-four finish in the Premier League could also be on the cards and Azpilicueta says he never had any doubt that the squad would turn their fortunes around.Lampard has helped get the best out of Fikayo Tomori, Reece James, Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham so far this season.He has tried to keep his players grounded in recent weeks, but Azpilicueta admits he cannot help but be excited for the future.The Spaniard told GQ Magazine: “Obviously, as club captain, you have more responsibilities, but it’s a joy to watch a lot of the kids.“It has been a long path for all the kids to be in the first team, and now I think they are getting the rewards that they deserve. I think we are creating something very good and I am very pleased.“Hopefully we can keep going because we are a young squad and we can keep improving. It doesn’t surprise me because I know the quality we have in the squad.”Chelsea face one of their biggest challenges of the season this weekend as they prepare to take on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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  • Community rallies to help family of 3 girls killed by fire

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThey raised more than $4,000 in donations from drivers passing by, Zelaya said. On Sunday afternoon, more than 30 people organized a car wash in front of Dan’s Burgers on the corner of Seventh Street and Orange Avenue, where dozens of drivers had stopped for a wash. The group charged $5 for each car, although some people gave more than $100, family members said. “Everybody has been helping,” said Rina Pineda, godmother to Jocelin Aviles, 7, who died Saturday morning at Torrance Memorial Medical Center from injuries she suffered in the blaze. Jocelin’s sisters, 6-year-old Stephanie Aviles and 10-year-old Jasmine Aviles, died Friday at local hospitals after the fire erupted about 2 a.m. that day. Authorities believe the fire was sparked by a portable space heater plugged into an overloaded power strip, said Capt. Mike DuRee of the Long Beach Fire Department. The roughly 300-square-foot garage at 1052 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. had been illegally converted into a two-room apartment and did not have a smoke detector or sprinkler system. The girls were spending the night in the converted garage with their 17-year-old aunt, Nancy Dearmas. Dearmas initially tried to get her nieces out, but ran out in a panic to get help. When she tried to get back into the residence, fire had blocked the apartment’s only entrance. Friends, family and neighbors Sunday remembered the girls as sweet and “always smiling.” “They were the angels of the neighborhood,” said Janet Cevallos. “It’s a heartbreaker.” kelly.puente@presstelegram.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Even family members were surprised at how quickly the community came together. Two days after a fire killed three young Long Beach girls sleeping in a converted garage apartment, family members say they’ve raised thousands of dollars to help pay for the girls’ funeral expenses. “We’re so surprised and thankful,” said their aunt, Angela Zelaya. About 10 friends and family members stood along Anaheim Street near Orange Avenue for six hours Saturday night with signs and pictures of the three girls. last_img read more

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  • 15 great images from Portugal’s Euro 2016 triumph over France

    first_img 15 The Henri Delaunay Trophy 15 getty 15 Portugal won their first major tournament on Sunday, beating France in the final of Euro 2016. The hosts took Fernando Santos’ side to extra-time before Eder – formerly of Swansea City – fired them to victory in extra-time with a fine long-range strike. Portugal overcame a first-half blow when captain and star man Cristiano Ronaldo failed to shake off a knock and he had to be replaced. It may not have been the most memorable of finals, but we saw some great moments. Click the arrow, above right, to see some images from the final in Stade de France, Saint-Denis.  Stade de France – a great arena to host the final More celebrations captured during the trophy presentation 15 15 15 The moment Portugal’s hopes were dashed 15 15 Captain Cristiano Ronaldo is handed the Henri Delaunay Trophy – click the arrow, above right, to see more images from the final of Euro 2016 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal won Euro 2016 The Real Madrid forward tried his best to shake off a knock which he picked up in a clash with Dimitri Payet Keep that knee straight, Cristiano… center_img 15 Eder strikes the winner All hail Fernando Santos 15 15 15 The travelling Portuguese fans Andre-Pierre Gignac came so close to winning it for France in stoppage time Eder and team-mates celebrate Captain’s orders in extra-time… Portugal celebrate around goalscorer Eder 15 15 15 Champions League winner in May, European Championship winner in Julylast_img read more

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  • CHILD BENEFIT CUTS START TO HIT DONEGAL FAMILIES, SAYS TD

    first_imgSinn Féin Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has said that his party is continuing in a ‘vigorous campaign’ to revoke the child benefit cuts that were implemented in December’s budget.Deputy Mac Lochlainn made the statement as mothers in Donegal were collecting the reduced rate for the first time.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “Thousands of mothers in Donegal will feel the pain of child benefit cuts as they collect their reduced entitlements. “Sinn Féin rejects any cut to child benefit as it has already been cut by both the Fianna Fáil government and the current Labour/Fine Gael government.“We are currently battling in every forum possible in order to have this cut revoked.“The cut is not necessary. The books could have been balanced without it. If the government wants to target high earners then it should go after their income. This would also be more beneficial for the economy.“Sinn Féin proposed a third income tax rate of 48% on income over and above €100,000 bringing in €365 million. The return on the new cut in child benefit only returns €200 million. “The department’s own value for money review of child benefit published in 2010 demonstrates the dependence of middle income families on child benefit. Its analysis found that households in the 4th and 5th of ten income bracket fall below or onto the poverty line after paying their taxes and it is child benefit that then lifts them onto and over the line respectively.”The Inishowen TD added: “It is time that the government attempts to run an economy with fairness as a core principle. Sinn Féin will continue to fight for that to happen.” CHILD BENEFIT CUTS START TO HIT DONEGAL FAMILIES, SAYS TD was last modified: January 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:CHILD BENEFIT CUTS START TO HIT DONEGAL FAMILIESSAYS TDlast_img read more

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  • HUGE CROWD TURNS OUT FOR REMOVAL OF TRAGIC SISTERS

    first_imgLetterkenny came to a standstill today as two sisters who died in a tragic housefire began their final journey to their place of rest.The two hearses carrying Jody and Anngeline Brogan from their removal today.A huge crowd turned up at the Chapel of Eternal Rest for the removal ceremony of Jody and Anngeline Brogan.The beautiful sisters, aged 27 and 28, were both killed in a housefire at their home in Cannon View, Mountain Top yesterday morning. Gardai gave the hearses carrying both coffins an escort through the town this afternoon following the removal mass.Roads were blocked off and people stopped and blessed themselves as the funeral cortege left the chapel adjacent to Letterkenny General Hospital.Jody BroganThe sisters will be buried together following funeral mass on Monday at St Columbus Church in Drumoghill at 12pm in the adjoining cemetery.The girls’ remains were taken to the home of their mother Mary in Lisnennan, Letterkenny where they will be waked until Monday’s funeral mass. Meanwhile an investigation into the cause of the fire at the two storey semi-detached house is still ongoing.The house was boarded today while family and friends had placed a number of bouquets of flowers outside the scene of the blaze.Messages of comfort and support continued to come in on social media sites for the two young women who were very well-known in the town.Anngeline BroganA spokesman for the family said that the only commented they wanted to make was that both girls will be sadly missed by family and friends.The family have asked for only immediate family to send flowers but all donations can be made to the Irish Wheelchair Association. HUGE CROWD TURNS OUT FOR REMOVAL OF TRAGIC SISTERS was last modified: January 5th, 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:Anngelina Broganhousefirejody broganletterkennyremovallast_img read more

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