Manila grabs North solo lead

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal UP survives ferocious FEU, bags crown via Finals sweep Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Aris Dionisio came away with a double-double performance while two other players finished in double figures as the Manila Stars-Robust Energy Capsule walloped the Caloocan Supremos-Longrich, 95-68, Tuesday to grab the solo lead of the Northern Division of the  MPBL Datu Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo City.Dionisio, the versatile forward and long-time player of PBA legend Philip Cezar, ended up with 24 points and 10 rebounds while two other teammates finished in double figures for the Stars, who now improved to 7-1 win-loss record.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 awardcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But Dionisio also got plenty of support from his teammates, particularly Chris Bitoon and ex-pro Riel Cervantes, who contributed when it mattered.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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more

New Water Company Launched

first_imgA non-profit organization, Manual Drillers and Construction Consortium of Liberia (MaDriCCoL), has been launched to provide safe drinking water to both rural and urban communities.Manual drilling is an improvement to hand wells, with lower cost compared to hand dug wells and mechanical drilling. Manual drilling improves portability and access and can be done throughout the year.George W. K. Yarngo, the Assistant Public Works Minister for Community Service, officially launched the project yesterday in Sinkor, underscoring the importance of safe-drinking water across the country.He said efforts aimed at introducing manual drilling in the country are worthy of appreciation, adding they are options “of abstracting ground water by the use of simple machines instead of using humans as the main digging tools in the country.”According to Yarngo, the ministry is soon to finalize the draft Liberia Water Authority Act which seeks to reduce the current fragmentation of oversight and implementation of water projects. This effort is being made possible with support from WaterAid, an organization that supports access to water in Liberia and Sierra Leone.In 2009, G. Abraham Powell, chairman of MaDriCCoL, said an international non-governmental organization working in the country introduced manual drilling through Practica Foundation, another INGO that is piloting the project with the assistance of technology.Partners, including WASH Secretarial, WASH consortium and donors, lauded the consortium for the initiative and pledged their support to ensure that its objectives are achieved. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Former GRA officer charged for bribery

first_imgSenior Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday granted bail to 32-year-old Wayne Sam when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for bribing a friend to forge a driver’s license.Sam, a former employee of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), denied the charge which stated that on May 29, 2018, at Camp Street, Georgetown, he attempted to incite Christopher Ramadan to commit a felony, that is to say, to forge one GRA motor vehicle licence for himself, by paying him the sum of $2000.Defence Counsel Ashley Henry in a bail application told the court that her client is the sole provider for his family and as such should be granted bail in a substantial amount.According to information, the defendant, after being terminated from his job, reached out to Ramadan, whom he offered the cash in order to forge his driver’s license.However, the virtual complainant brought the matter to the attention of his superiors and an investigation was launched. Upon completion of same, Sam was arrested for the offence and charged.Magistrate Daly, after the prosecution did not object to bail, released Sam on $25,000 bail.Same of Lot 347 Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD), will make his next court appearance on September 13, 2019.last_img read more

Fire drill tonight in Fort St. John

first_imgThe Fort St. John Fire Department will be driving through some areas of the city with their lights and sirens on tonight to remind people to practice their fire safety plans and keep their fire detection equipment up to date.The department is asking residents to test the batteries in their smoke alarms at 7:30 tonight, then evacuate their homes according to their fire safety plan.Captain Greg Nicoll, Fire Prevention Officer for Fort St. John, says the drill is intended to get families to review their fire safety plan, especially with the younger members of the family.- Advertisement – [asset|aid=413|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=58f5f7212ce7e926f373a16832cabf99-Greg Nicoll – 1_1_Pub.mp3] Captain Nicoll also says Fire Prevention Week is a great time to get your furnace serviced to avoid carbon monoxide leakage, and to test the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector as well.If you live north of 112th avenue and east of 100th street, you can get more information from fire crews as they drive through the area.Advertisementlast_img read more

United can reach Premier League top four, says Mourinho

first_imgBut the manager believes his team have been hindered by a series of difficult back-to-back away fixtures, citing the fact they must travel to Manchester City in the Premier League on November 11, four days after a Champions League trip to Juventus, and that they visit Liverpool in December after a European away game against Valencia.He did not mention that United have also had back-to-back home games three times across all competitions already this season and have only played two of the current top six in their opening 10 league games.Mourinho, in his pre-match press conference, said he believed the picture at Old Trafford would be rosier at the beginning of the New Year.“I always say that in the end of the season you play 19 matches at home and away and it doesn’t matter when but the reality is that the way the fixtures are coming, sometimes they have an influence in the moment.“We had a double fixture away in September (at Burnley and Watford). Now we have a double away league fixture at Bournemouth and Manchester City.“We will have Juventus away before we go to Manchester City, and we will have Valencia away before Liverpool.“In this part of the season, we play away against possibly the three biggest candidates for the title, in Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City, so the calendar was not nice to us.“But I think by the end of December, which is the end of the first half of the Premier League season, we are not going to be in the position we are now. We will be in a better position.”– Title challenge? –Mourinho has refused to rule out a challenge for the title but says the first priority must be to climb into the top four.“When you are outside the top four I don’t think you should speak about the title,” he said. “When you are in the top four, which I believe we are going to be, you can look up, see the distance, look to the fixtures, to the calendar.”He declined to reveal whether striker Romelu Lukaku would be recalled at Bournemouth, having been dropped after going eight games without scoring.The manager also said he was “100 percent not guilty” of using foul language after being cleared by an independent panel of a Football Association charge.Mourinho was accused of improper conduct for remarks he allegedly made in Portuguese after their 3-2 Premier League win over Newcastle on October 6.He has avoided a touchline ban after the charge was found “not proven”, although it is understood that the FA is considering an appeal.However, Mourinho said that the reason United went to such lengths to contest the charge, putting forward detailed linguistic analysis and citing precedents of other football figures swearing during matches, was because he was convinced of his innocence.“You know the reason why I ask the club and lawyers to appeal was because I was 100 percent sure that I was not guilty of these charges but you never know how it ends,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho says Manchester United can qualify for next year’s Champions League © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Nov 2 – Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United can still secure a top-four finish in the Premier League, saying an unkind fixture list is partly to blame for their early season struggles.United are languishing in eighth place in the table, five points from a Champions League qualification position, as they prepare to visit Bournemouth on Saturday.last_img read more


first_imgA truly fantastic Carol service was held by the Meenacross Choir in St. Patricks Church in Meenacross, Dungloe last Saturday 14th December.The church was beautifully decorated by candlelight and was packed to enjoy an hour of peace and beautiful singing,The local children also performed the nativity which really was a highlight. This was the first carol service but without a doubt its only the start of many.    PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE MEENACROSS CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE was last modified: December 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas carol serviceFeaturesNoticespicture speciallast_img read more

Leigh Griffiths wants new long-term contract to reach 200 Celtic goals

first_img MONEY Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Grifiths wants to extend his stay Griffiths recently scored his 100th goal for Celtic Griffiths said: “There’s not many players up to the level of Dedryck’s standards in Scotland.“Internationally that’s a different level. But if he does play on Friday night it will be a good battle.“I try to stay clear of him in training. He is a great player and that’s why a number of clubs are wanting him.“Since he came back we have had three clean sheets which is no coincidence.“There was a lot of talk over what was going on behind closed doors but Dedryck showed his professionalism in coming in and playing to the standards that he can play and that’s why he got a bronze medal at the World Cup. We are delighted he is staying.” Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade possible standings 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Leigh Griffiths hopes to sign a new “nice long contract” with Celtic to allow him the chance to reach the 200-goal mark for the Hoops.The 28-year-old Scotland striker, who signed from Wolverhampton in 2014, reached his century of goals in the 3-0 home Europa League play-off win over Suduva last week and is keen to extend his stay at Parkhead and double that figure. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade When asked about a new deal with the Scottish champions, Griffiths, on duty with Alex McLeish’s squad for the double-header against Belgium and Albania, said: “It is still ongoing. These things are never easy.“It is almost completed now and hopefully in the next couple of weeks it will be done and dusted. Hopefully it is a nice long contract.“Why would you want to leave a club like Celtic? You are playing week-in, week-out, in front of 60,000 fans, winning trophies every season. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures RANKED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 2 highlights Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade “There is not many players who can say they have played for Celtic.“I am in an elite number players who have scored 100 goals and I want to extend that, I want to try to get to 200 now. If the contract gets over the line that will be my next target.”Griffiths believes he will come up against the best defender in Scottish football – should Celtic teammate Dedryck Boyata feature for the Red Devils at Hampden.Boyata has returned to Brendan Rodgers’ side following his absence after a bid by Fulham was rejected by the Parkhead club.The 27-year-old former Manchester City player claimed he was injured, claims which were refuted by Rodgers. REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won impact smart causal silverware last_img read more

Santa Clarita Things To Do

first_img Harley-Davidson stunt show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday along Golden Valley Road adjacent to the new Wal-Mart shopping center in Canyon Country. Admission is free. Call (661) 286-4084. Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild 2005 quilt show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20870 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Admission: $7; $5 for seniors. Call Eddie Moore at (661) 270-0630. Arts and crafts fair will feature unique handmade items, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Old Orchard Park, 25023 Avenida Rotella, Valencia. Call (661) 286-4079. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Love Ride will begin in Glendale, 9 a.m. Sunday, and culminate at Castaic Lake for a barbecue lunch, trade show and concert. Call Harley-Davidson of Glendale at (818) 246-5618 or visit Sierra Club hike from East Canyon to Mission Peak will meet, 9 a.m. Sunday at the entrance to Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Donica Wood at (661) 263-0568. Radio will perform classic rock, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clarita Open Air Market at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission to the market: $1.50 for adults; children 11 and under are free. Call (661) 259-3886. Animal program will discuss owls, 10-11 a.m. Sunday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Master Chorale will present two preview performances from its upcoming holiday concert, “Caroling, Caroling!” 2 p.m. Sunday at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia, and 4 p.m. Sunday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Call (661) 254-8886. By the Light of the Silvery Moon hike, 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115. Valentine’s Traveling Nature Class will feature creepy crawlers and other small animals for children to see, touch and learn about, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Senior Cinema will present “As Good as it Gets,” starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, 2:30 p.m. today at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Donation request: $1. Call (661) 259-9444. Fundraising party for the family of injured mail carrier Bill Pinjanthuk, 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Mountasia, 21516 Golden Triangle Road, Canyon Country. Cost: $15 for unlimited golf, go-karts and bunper boats. Call (661) 253-4386. Movies to Talk About film series will present “Last Best Chance,” starring Fred Thompson, 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733 or visit “On the Town” will be presented by the Choral Department, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Nov. 17-19 at the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Santa Clarita Independent Film Festival will feature independent films, workshops, music and an awards ceremony, Friday through Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Visit for a complete schedule of events. Western and Bluegrass music concert will feature The Pearce Family, Nancy Lee and J.d. Seibert, 7 p.m. Friday in Hart Hall at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10. Call (661) 254-4584. Sierra Hillbillies Square & Round Dance Club will hold a Veterans Day Dance, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 257-4801 or visit Rob Sherwood and Eric Hunter will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $11 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL runner Mark English has just found out what it’s like to hit the real big time!As he ran the second leg of Ireland’s 4x400m team in the final in Zurich, he already knew he has been invited back to the city next week….for a meet which includes star Usain Bolt.The team came a very respectable 5th; and smashed the Irish record. English admitted he felt a slight twinge in his hamstring just as he set off.“The last 24 hours have been crazy, barely getting any sleep, but it has been amazing, an incredible feeling. Running 400m is a bit easier for me so I was looking forward to this, was excited about it,” he said.His leg was fastest – at 45 seconds – and helped bring the Irish record down to 3:01.67, two seconds faster than the record they set the previous day.The Letterkenny man, who won bronze on Friday night in the 800m, has already been invited to run the 800m back in Zurich on Thursday week, at the Weltklasse, also known as the one-day Olympics, where the star attraction is Mr Bolt.  ENGLISH HELPS SMASH IRISH 4X400M RECORD – AND GETS INVITE TO USAIN BOLT MEET! was last modified: August 18th, 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:mark englishUsain BoltZurichlast_img read more


first_imgIt’s time for YOU to gather up all your friends and family for a superb day of fun and mud as the hugely popular ULTIMATE SURVIVOR CHALLENGE returns next week. The event was a MASSIVE success last year and hundreds descended on the Old Foundry for a wicked day of fun.It doesn’t matter what level of fitness your at anyone can participate it the ULTIMATE SURVIVOR CHALLENGE and you won’t regret doing it, just ask anyone from last year, although you will get MUDDY!It all kicks-off on Saturday 4th April where an expected 500 enthusiasts will gather for a day not to be missed.Ultimate Survivor WILL test your mental and physical ability no matter what your fitness!! Be prepared for a few hours of fun while running, jumping, climbing, crawling or walking through some of the toughest terrain in the country.Ultimate Survivor will test all abilities.SIGN UP today and get your FREE TOP & SURVIVOR PACK!If that’s not enough ‘The Orchard Bar’ are providing a FREE BBQ FOR ULTIMATE SURVIVORS from 5-7PM and will have a FREE cold bottle of BEER/JUICE for you to celebrate your achievement!This will be followed by a nite not to be missed with your FREE passes into the Pulse Nite Club.It’s time to gather your family, friends & Colleagues for a day of Craic.The Ultimate Survivor can be used as a personal achievement, team building exercise. BOOK NOW to secure your place on DDTV: SIGN UP NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE AT THE ULTIMATE SURVIVOR MUD RUN NEXT WEEK was last modified: March 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DDTVFeaturesnewsUltimate Survivorlast_img read more