View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University strengthened its Final Four chances after beating University of the Philippines, 21-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Tamaraws rose to 7-4 and claimed sole possession of the fourth spot while the Lady Maroons dropped to a dangerous 3-8.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Wozniacki, Osaka crash out of Miami Open Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters UP still has a mathematical chance of entering the semifinals but will need the other teams to lose their remaining games.FEU squandered its five-point lead, 18-13, late in the fourth set after it allowed UP to get to as close as 19-18 after Bernadeth Pons couldn’t get her spike attempt over.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPons atoned for her earlier mistake, scoring an off-the-block kill for the Lady Tamaraws’ 23-20 lead before Jeanette Villareal denied Diana Carlos for FEU’s 24-20 match point.FEU head coach George Pascua said they can’t afford to slow down one bit especially with his team’s Final Four spot within arm’s reach. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We still have some work to do because we use a different system for every game,” said Pascua in Filipino. “The players’ mindset should be consistent. The only thing we didn’t do today is start strong, if we can do that wins can come easier for us.”Although UP scored two consecutive points to trim the lead to two, 24-22, Villareal once again found an opportunity with a running spike to finish off the Lady Maroons.Pons and Villareal had 15 points apiece to lead the Lady Tamaraws while Celine Domingo and Toni Rose Basas added 11 and 10 points, respectively.Carlos had a game-high 23 points to lead the Lady Maroons while scoring partner Isa Molde finished with 18.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
Guyana’s 50th Independence Celebration Committee (New York) has announced final plans for its one week “Guyana Jubilee Celebration NYC” from June 4-12, in the Tri-State area.This will be the largest celebration outside of Guyana.The celebration kicks off on Saturday, June 4, at 13:00h with an interfaith service at the York College Performing Arts Theatre, at 94-45 Guy R Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, Queens. This will be preceded by an inter-county cricket match at 09:30h, at the Idiewild Park Springfield Blvd & 149th Ave, Rosedale, Queens.A symposium on Guyana’s independence journey is planned for Sunday, June 5, at 09:00h at the York College Large Lecture Theatre, at 94-20 Guy Brewer Blvd, Queens, while on Monday, June 6, there will be an exhibition of Guyanese art from 10:00h at Aljira Centre for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad St, Newark, NJ.The following day, June 7, will see a live radio broadcast from the famous Sybil’s Restaurant at 13217 Liberty Ave, Jamaica, Queens, at 19:00h.On Wednesday, June 8 – which is Guyanese Volunteer Day – Guyanese medical doctors, nurses and lawyers will provide free medical and legal services at various locations in Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey.Locations are listed on the Committee’s website, www.celebrateguyana50thinnyc.com.On Thursday, June 9, there will be the official flag raising ceremony at Newark City Hall Square, at 920 Broad St, Newark, NJ. This will be done by the Mayor of Newark, Ras Baraka.Friday, June 10 is “Invest Guyana” Business and Investment conference at 09:00h, at the Harvard Club of New York, located at 35 W 44th St, New York, NY.Speakers include Guyana’s Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, Finance Minister Winston Jordan, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, Social Cohesion Minister Amna Ally and Agriculture Minister Noel Holder.On Saturday, June 10, there will be the President Cup Soccer Tournament at the South Shore High School Park, located at 6565 Flatlands Ave, Brooklyn, NY (at the corners of Ralph and Flatlands Avenues) at 10:00h.The Black Tie, Red Carpet official Jubilee state dinner will take place on Saturday, June 11, at 20:00h, at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel and Towers, located at 811 7th Avenue & W 53rd St, New York, NY. Keynote Speaker is Guyana’s Head of State David Granger.The grand finale of Guyana Jubilee Celebration NYC, the Independence Parade, is on Sunday, June 12, in Brooklyn. The parade will start at 11:30h, at the intersection of Church and Utica Avenues and will proceed West to Ralph Ave, turn South into Ralph Ave and ends at Ralph and Flatlands Avenues – a 3.3 miles route.A grand after parade, unity concert will take place at 16:00h on Sunday, June 12, at South Shore High School Park, at 6565 Flatlands Ave, Brooklyn NY (at the corners of Ralph and Flatlands Avenue).The New York Jubilee Committee is asking all Guyanese to showcase the Golden Arrowhead (Guyana’s flag) during Guyana Jubilee NYC from June 4 – 12. For more information of the New York celebration, visit their website or call 929-263-2556 or 212-947-5115.
As Rivercess County by-election campaign continues in District #2, residents have pledged their support to one of the candidates, Bob Kofi Zah from the People’s Unification Party (PUP.) To demonstrate their support for Mr. Zah, PUP partisans and well wishers comprising women and the elderly lifted him shoulder-high, while dancing the traditional welcoming songs. Throughout the campaign tours in the area, people of high respect left their work activities to await Mr. Zah, who they now consider their “political hero” that will liberate the district if elected on April 21. As the political journey continued, a crowd of mainly women in Yarkah Town, Cestos City, and ITI Community joyfully spread their lappas for Mr. Zah to walk on as a mark of appreciation for his entry into the race and also for his many development initiatives.Zah contested the 2011 general and presidential elections as a representative contestant for the district, and finished second to the then Representative Francis Paye. This time, according to his campaign report, he has promised victory to his people who are confident that his leadership is the “dawn of a new day” for the people of Rivercess County.Nine other persons are also vying for the single seat, but all indications up to press time last night showed Zah has won the hearts of the residents owing to his “traditional” undertakings. Addressing citizens in the district over the weekend, Zah assured them that his expected ascendency to the Liberian Legislature will be the end of their suffering and the end of the lack of development in the area. Mr. Papa Dorgar, a classroom teacher who spoke on behalf of residents of the district said, if Mr. Zah wins the election, Rivercess will be developed. He also called on residents to vote for the candidate who is prepared to change bad situations to good in the area. “It is very uncomfortable for residents across the Cestos River but Bob Kofi Zah or BKZ, as he is affectionately called, will change things for the good,” he said.Mr. Dorgar cautioned Representative hopeful BKZ to focus on development projects that have to do with healthcare delivery, reconditioning of the road network, and security. For his part, the chairman of the People’s Unification Party (PUP), Isobee Gborkakollie, said that the party is exerting every effort in the district to ensure that Mr. Zah wins and that his victory will be the beginning of good leadership that will bring development to the district.The chairman noted that district representation as a Legislator has nothing to do with low or high education, but by being visionary with the requisite plan to develop as a lawmaker with a conscience. The upcoming Rivercess by-election became necessary following the election of district #2 Representative at the National Legislature, Francis Paye, as Senator. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Former Foreign and Finance Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan says he is seeking the presidency of Liberia in 2017 in order to institutionalize the culture of integrity in the country. Speaking at a jam-packed occasion held on Saturday, October 22, in Gbarnga, Bong County, where he had gone to launch the Bong Chapter of the Friends of Augustine Ngafuan (FAN), the presidential aspirant said he wants to see a Liberia where “to put the country’s interest above self interest is no longer regarded as being stupid and old-fashioned.”Former Minister Ngafuan said he is in the presidential race because “Liberia is in it.” He stressed that he has the competence, character, credibility, commitment, energy, and patriotism that “our country sorely needs in order develop and prosper.”“Why are we in it? We are in it because we want to institutionalize the culture of integrity so that to be honest, to be sincere, and to put the country’s interest above self interest is no longer regarded as being stupid and old-fashioned,” the Presidential aspirant said.He added: “The only ambition that we are not prepared to compromise is the ambition of the Liberian people for development, for prosperity, for peace, for unity and reconciliation. As we pursue the presidency of our dear country, we will respect all our other compatriots who also want to be President. Win or lose, everyone brings some unique value to the table that can be tapped in order to build a strong, stable, and prosperous country. So, as President Obama once said, ‘let us disagree without being disagreeable’; and I will add, let us differ without being disdainful.”He further stated: “In the coming weeks and months, we will be carving up, working in a consultative and collaborative framework, a comprehensive blueprint that represents our vision for positive change in the new Liberia. For now, let me stress that the building of a robust economy will be at the front and center of our roadmap for positive transformation. Sound macroeconomic management will be critical. We believe that the building of a sound and robust economy paves the way to the achievement of many of our lofty goals in education, health, peace, reconciliation, etc.“We will approach the fight against corruption not only with unflagging vigor, but also with honesty and fairness. We will adequately fund all anti-graft institutions in order to strengthen their capacities and reduce their vulnerabilities. But we will insist on annual audits of all critical government institutions and this will not exclude the Legislature, the Judiciary and the anti-graft institutions themselves. We will adequately fund the Ministry of Justice in order to boost its capacity to expeditiously prosecute cases. As emphasis is placed on prosecution, we will not neglect prevention through very smart measures such as pay increases, value for money, procurement, and pension reform that will incentivize good behavior and reduce the fear and risk of life after government service.” Ngafuan, tenure as Minister of Finance during the first term of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf witnessed year-on-year growth in the economy and annual increases of wages of civil servants, emphasized that sound economic management will be a critical key because it leads to the achievement of many other goals in health, education, unity, peace, among other lofty deliverables. On his decision to join the Victory for Change Party, the presidential aspirant, who resigned from the Unity Party early this year, said that this decision was not an easy one as it was taken after months of consultations and analysis. He noted that the primary reason for joining the VCP was because the Party espouses the core values of his support group and was open to joining forces with other political parties to contest the 2017 elections. The VCP is a signatory to the recent Ganta Declaration of collaborating political parties. Ngafuan said his joining the Party is “expected to enhance, not to hinder, those collaboration initiatives.” Amid thunderous applause from his thousands of supporters, Ngafuan said “if ever the VCP was considered to be in the second division of political parties,” he was joining the party with his troops of “committed, seasoned, and skillful strategists and tacticians to work with the brothers and sisters of the VCP to quickly catapult the Party into the premier league of Liberian politics.”The colorful ceremony, which was preceded by a grand parade on major streets of Gbarnga, involved thousands of excited and jubilant supporters and sympathizers as well as cultural and masked dancers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Registration for the outdoor season with the Fort St. John Soccer Club is underway and will run through April 12. This year registration is being done online only at www.fsjsoccer.com.Once you register and pay online a receipt will be automatically sent. Organizers encourage that you save the receipts for taxes purposes. They also note that they cannot be resent.The season is scheduled to begin April 27.- Advertisement –
0Shares0000President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks at State House, Nairobi during the FIFA World Cup trophy tour luncheon. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27- Korogocho based football academy Acakoro was handed a priceless gift on Monday when President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the National Youth Service to vacate from the piece of land they had occupied eating up into almost half of the team’s training ground.Acakoro, famed for its U-11 side’s victory over Barcelona in the Donauauen Cup in 2016 had been forced to either train in shifts in the squeezed field or seek alternatives, thus hindering their training regime. But on Monday, the President directed that the NYS vacate the field, asking Cabinet Secretary for Gender and Youth Margaret Kobia who was present to ensure that is followed up and the same is implemented.“The young man I was sitting next to tells me their pitch in Korogocho was taken away by the NYS and now we have agreed today and madam CS is there, she will rectify that situation. NYS will relocate to a new place and make sure you fix their field and you sort it out so that they are able to play their game,” President Kenyatta said, directing the orders to Kobia.The President was speaking on Monday during the hosting of the FIFA World Cup trophy at State House in Nairobi where Acakoro was one of the teams invited for the event.Sports CS Rashid Echesa has meanwhile told Capital Sport he will also push to see that the same is implemented, adding it will be good news especially with his ambition of strengthening grassroot football.“That is a Presidential directive and there are no two ways about it. It will be done and I will make sure as the CS for Sports that the directive is followed to the latter,” Echesa who took charge from Hassan Wario said.Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa speaks at State House, Nairobi during the FIFA World Cup trophy tour luncheon. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAcakoro has been up in arms over the pitch which had been taken up since 2015 and efforts to talk to county government officials over the challenge hit uneven rocks.The community playing field, perched deep in the Korogocho slums had been a safe haven for the sprawling talent in the area. However, just off the blues, the Youth Service put up structures eating into almost a third of the field and fenced off the area.Harambee Stars stand-in coach Stanley Okumbi who is a founder coach of the academy has expressed ecstasy at the news, saying that the team had struggled to give the upcoming players quality training with limited space.“The academy has been growing and we have been forced to hire a nearby school at the cost of Sh35,000 a month which is very expensive for a community academy like us,” Okumbi lamented.He added; “This is very good news for us and I am only hoping that the orders are obeyed and above all, the pitch restored to its previous state. Some goal posts had been uprooted while there are structures that had been built there which need to be rooted out,” Okumbi noted.Meanwhile, the President said he would donate a full kit to the team.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
– Ira Kaplan Woodland Hills Drug tests needed Re “Senators’ plane shot at leaving Baghdad” (Aug. 31): Sens. Mel Martinez, Richard Shelby, James Inhofe and Rep. Bud Cramer went to Iraq to check on things. As they were leaving, they had to dispatch flares to avoid ground fire on their C-130 plane. Even after this, they came back and said, “Parts of Iraq are stable because of the recent troop buildup.” Are you kidding me? That’s like saying “Besides that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?” See, this is why there should be random drug tests on all elected officials in Congress and the administration. Boy, when adults make stupid comments like this, it scares me to death. These are the idiots making life-and-death decisions. – Jerry Pennington Van Nuys Cool fat cats Re “Kids swelter with no air conditioning” (Aug. 30): We don’t need to be reminded that we live in a desert environment and it is a disgrace that any schoolroom in the Southland operates without air conditioning. This is the 21st century, not the 1940s, and with all the tax money going to education, it’s criminal the bureaucrats can find money for themselves yet leave the kids sweltering. I’m reasonably sure this situation also exists at LAUSD as well and I’ll bet none of the fat cats has an office that is not nice and cool. – Dave Hadley Los Angeles Bringing back jobs Re “Mattel struggling to regain reputation (Business, Aug. 30): Many years ago, when toy manufacturers moved their operations overseas to maximize their profits, we got used to and made jokes about all of our kids’ toys (and a lot of other things) saying: “Made in China.” Now people are looking for toys made in America, and poor Mattel is losing money because of the lack of manufacturing oversight in these countries. The simple solution would be to move their factories back to America, and pay their workers a little more. – Jennifer Rabuchin Burbank Writing on the wall Re “Craig under fire” (Aug. 30): Another politician “caught with his pants down.” What is it with all these politicians and the moral and ethical issues coming to light? I am beginning to think they are all corrupt in one way or another. Most just have not been caught – yet. There is something about being voted into office that makes their morals and ethics take a back seat. How do you know who you can trust? And the politicos wonder why voter turnout is so low. – Brian Jones Palmdale Collapsed justice Re “Capital murder charge filed in stabbing case” (Aug. 30): The official prosecution of an obviously mentally deranged person may now take place because “burglary, battery on a police officer, vandalism, trespassing and being on a campus without consent of an administrator” were not enough to remove this individual from society where he could not hurt himself or others. All they could do was put him on probation. Authorities had to wait until he actually killed someone. More than likely, there was no place to take him for preventive therapy, anyway. We also know forcible detainment would have violated his civil rights. Can anyone else see a collapsed justice system here? – Kathryn Durfee Agoura Their own fault Re “Bush visits still-sad, angry New Orleans” (Aug. 30): Meanwhile, neighboring Mississippi, which took an even more direct pounding than Louisiana, is long since up and running. Perhaps it would be more productive to discuss the efforts that led to Mississippi’s success rather than to continue insisting that one city’s, New Orleans’, failures are the fault of someone else. – Patrick Weir Chatsworth160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The wrong fixers Re “Mayor, LAUSD hailing union” (Aug. 30): Your concept of what constitutes a union leaves a multitude of vacancies needing and deserving a place in this group. The core of education starts in the classroom. Yet you omit teachers and parents from your union for educating the children of Los Angeles, substituting a mayor who has never passed the bar exam in four attempts and has little or no knowledge of the educational process. Our superintendent is an administrator, not an educator. Let him fix the payroll crisis instead of throwing good money after bad in an attempt to solve it by having the same guys who broke it try to fix it. Our humongous school district needs work but not from a politician with promises and an administrator who has yet to start solving problems. It needs educators and parents.
Arsene Wenger 1 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hit out at Romanian referee Ovidiu Alin Hategan for sending off striker Olivier Giroud after the Gunners fell to a 2-1 defeat in their Champions League opener at Dimano Zagreb.The France forward missed a couple of early chances before collecting two cautions in the first half, for dissent and then tripping Daniel Ivo Pinto.Wenger – who had made half a dozen changes with one eye on Saturday’s trip to Chelsea – criticised the official’s performance after the game but admitted his side were below par in Croatia. “We were a bit unlucky tonight,” the Frenchman said. “I believe the first goal is offside and after the sending off is very harsh.“We were not at our best, but nor was the referee tonight.“The first yellow is Giroud’s fault because he protested, even if it was not a foul against him. But after he should not have responded to the referee.“The second yellow card, he is unlucky to touch the guy – he did not see him. It was accidental completely, but it happened.“I don’t understand the referee. It has to be on purpose, a foul on purpose. Then the referee should have given many yellows tonight.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings VAN NUYS _ A bizarre accident apparently claimed the life of a woman moving a pickup truck this afternoon. The Los Angeles Fire Department received a call at 2:37 p.m. indicating there was a person stuck in between two cars in a parking structure beneath an apartment in the 15100 block of Sherman Way. Crews rushed to the scene to find a woman, possibly in her 60s, pinned between a compact pickup and another vehicle. “We arrived to discover her sadly beyond our help and she was declared dead at the scene,” said Brian Humphrey, a fire department spokesman. “She was pinned between the two vehicles as if one of them had moved unexpectedly… a cursory exam shows she may have been involved in moving one of the vehicles that was parked in tandem.” Fire crews did not find any other drivers at the scene. Coroner’s investigators and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic detectives are en route to investigate the cause of the accident. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Elaine McKean, from leading hair salon, Patrick Gildea Hairdressers in Donegal, has been recognised as one of Ireland’s leading professional Hair Style Director and Colour Technician. Elaine has reached the Irish Heat of the hairdressing industry’s most prestigious competition, the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award 2014, in the Young Talent Category.Following the first round of judging for the annual Wella Professionals TrendVision Award from hundreds of entries, 30 competitors in both the Young Talent and Color categories have been chosen to go through to the Irish Heat of the industry’s most aspirational hairdressing competition. The competition is set to take place September 1st in the DoubleTree by Hilton.Judges for the Young Talent Category included Darren Ambrose, D&J Ambrose; Jake Under, HOB Academy; Nicky Clarke, Nicky Clarke; Martyn Holmes, Strangeways; and Angelo Vallillo, Zullo & Holland.Whilst Color Category judges were Brendan Fowles, Daniel Galvin; Claire Chell, Francesco Group; Hugh Campbell, Hugh Campbell Hair Group; Caroline Spencer, Sassoon; Leonardo Rizzo, Sanrizz; and Jayson Gray, TONI&GUY Academy.They were joined by a selection of Editor’s from the industry’s leading trade publications. Elaine told Donegal Daily, “I’m so proud to have been selected as a Finalist of such a prestigious competition.“I’ve always had a huge passion for hair, and I am very excited about taking part and competing against the best hairdressers in the country at the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award Ireland Heat in September.“I hope to be successfully selected to go onto compete at the UK & Ireland Final in October.GO TO THE BESTSo whether you fancy a totally new style, brand new colour, the latest celeb look, or just want advice from the hairdressing elite, book your appointment now with commented Elaine McKean at Patrick Gildea Hairdressers on 074 91 76268 DONEGAL HAIRDRESSER ELAINE NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD was last modified: May 29th, 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)Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnews