Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? LATEST STORIES For Joe Devance, a PBA Finals series without a little tension is not fit to be called as such.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s the finals, if you don’t have any emotions you don’t deserve to be here. That’s just a part of it.”As for the larger scale of things, Devance said they weren’t expecting the Beermen’s volatile offense and frenetic defense and that threw the Gin Kings off guard.San Miguel forced Ginebra to commit 19 turnovers, nine of which were off steals that led to easy points for Beermen, who shot 51-of-87 (58%) from the floor.Ginebra was at the mercy of San Miguel’s torrid shooting that saw five players score at least 20 points.Alex Cabagnot led all scorers with a career-high 33 points while four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo had 25 points.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Renaldo Balkman, Christian Standhardinger, and Marcio Lassiter had 20 points apiece.“They just came out, they’re physical, they’re aggressive,” said Devance, who had 16 points, six rebounds, and six assists. “They kind of threw us far from our rhythm, but we’ll be better prepared next game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ And Devance was front and center when San Miguel and Barangay Ginebra got into each other’s faces in Game 2 of the Commissioner’s Cup Finals Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Beermen were holding a big 119-99 lead 5:05 left in the game when Devance and Chris Ross got into a verbal tussle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Devance went off scot-free while Ross, already holding one technical foul for a previous violation, got sent off.“I’m not sure what happened, he was yelling at me so I yelled at him back,” said Devance after the Gin Kings’ 134-109 loss as the Beermen tied the series at 1-1. “I’m not sure what he was mad about, but you know it’s just part of the game. It’s alright and it’s nothing serious.” Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Neymar admits exaggerated reactions at World Cup in ad
City of Life newly constructed water processing plant at Upper Caldwell in Monrovia– Urges GOVT to Treat Liberian Business entities with dignityCity of Life Mineral Water Incorporated (CLMWI) after a week’s closure and the seizure of vital equipment from its facilities on Bushrod Island will take legal action against the National Public Health Institute (NPHI).In a strongly worded statement at a press conference in Monrovia on Sunday, proprietor Omaru Sheriff told newsmen that a legal team has been assembled to seek redress in the court. In a writ of summons issued on July 21 at the New Kru Town Magisterial Court, Sheriff claimed an action of economic sabotage against NPHI. The writ alleged that NPHI’s action is a violation of 14.51, 15.80 and 14.27 of the New Penal Code Law of Liberia.Accordingly, the writ said officials of NPHI must appear in court to show cause why they should not be held for economic sabotage against the company. The statement said CLMWI is a reputable and legitimate business entity that is in compliance with the General Business Law of Liberia and policies governing the water industry and all safety, environmental, health and sanitary standards established by the government.The court document said the CLMWI cooperated under the watchful eyes of the joint inspection and mapping exercise of its establishment in the protection of packaged drinking water for commercial purposes in Liberia. Besides, it noted that as a one hundred percent Liberian owned company and being mindful of the health and safety of the general public, CLMWI has consistently seen to it that the company complied with all regulatory agencies overseeing the sachet water industry.“Our company has come out successfully, with all of the preconditions, qualifications, and benchmarks that are required to satisfy prior to being allowed to continue production,” the statement said.The writ said the CLMWI has on many occasions disagreed with an increment in the price of mineral water in the country owing to fact that such increment would hurt many Liberians. Court documents quoted the complainant, however, as saying that the recent action by the NPHI is a gross witch hunt and intimidation of a legitimate Liberian business that continues to offer safe drinking water, and is a duly registered business entity in the country.Mr. Sheriff told reporters that the action by the NPHI was not a collective decision of stakeholders in the water sector. He further told reporters that those that are out to hike the price of mineral water want to punish the CLMWI by using some Liberian government agencies in the country. Proprietor Sheriff called on the government to swiftly intervene and bring the situation under control.Mr. Sheriff recalled that on February 13, 2017, the National Standard Laboratory conducted its testing relative to the quality of CLMWI water and declared that the water was safe for drinking. Mr. Sheriff has urged the government and stakeholders in the water sector to treat Liberian businesses with dignity and protect them against some greedy minded Liberians in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…urges Govt to re-establish Labour MinistryGeneral Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Lincoln Lewis, in delivering another candid address at this year’s May Day Rally held at the National Park on Monday, urged Government to re-establish the Labour Ministry and restore collective bargaining in its entirety.President of GTUC, Coretta McDonaldLewis said that ministry is important for shaping and executing labour policies that affect all Guyanese workers — past, present and potential.The veteran trade unionist also called on President David Granger to restore collective bargaining in the public sector, and return the agency shop to public service unions.General Secretary of GTUC, Lincoln Lewis“Our unified voices are today raised, calling for these changes to be manifest…Trust that these requests today will not be a challenge for the President, given his stated commitment…,” Lewis remarked.Making reference to the outstanding matters between the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) and the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union, the GTUC official urged the Government to take strident action to have both parties come to an amicable resolution.“This is the longest running struggle where foreign force is being allowed to threaten the nation’s sovereignty when the laws so protect its citizens,” he lamented.While acknowledging that the trade union movement does not exist in isolation but functions in an environment of politicians, Lewis said the movement must, at no time, be easily influenced by these individuals. He said, “We must, to a great extent, resist some of the negative influences that do not serve our best interest, and which seek to undermine the strength of the union and our ability to organize as a force for change.”Safeguard achievementsIn demonstrating his resolve to continue speaking the truth, Lewis accused politicians from both sides of the divide of trying to advance the positions of labour only when they are in opposition; and then turn their backs on labour and go to great lengths in efforts to destroy the strength and organising capabilities of labour when in government.“Those who find us as not relevant today are the same ones that would have found us relevant yesteryear; and the cycle continues as political seasons change,” he added.Speaking on the issue of unity, the GTUC General Secretary said the trade union movement must be constant in its purpose, even as he urged union leaders to pursue unity regardless of who is in or out of power.“We want unity when it comes to respecting our rights, the pursuit of good governance, the good of the trade union principles as against the good of the politicians; and we must remember the political good is not necessarily the trade union good,” he added.Lewis urged workers to follow in the footsteps of those who have led the way for the establishment of trade union movements in Guyana, the Caribbean and around the world. He said unionists must not be timid in their commitment, but must stand up for their rights as Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow had done.“History has proven (that) management/employer does not give you anything willingly, and this entails whether it is government or private sector; we have to fight for it,” he opined.The trade union veteran also called on workers to remain constant in the recognition that theirs is a right to struggle, and to demand and ensure that all their achievements are safeguarded.“We, the workers, must remain constant, regardless of who is in or out of power. We have to keep our voices united and resolutely on course. We have to keep our eyes on the prize. The politicians don’t grant us any favours. You elected them and they are entrusted with the responsibility to work for all, not only the elites at the top,” he ended.Meanwhile, Coretta McDonald, who delivered her maiden speech as president of the GTUC, focused her address on the need for greater unity within the trade union movement; the need for labour unions to strengthen the base of that movement; and the need to continue to look out for workers’ interests.McDonald said, “Too many times we push workers under the bus…and union business is no secret to members”. She also said she is “tired of the divide that politicians seek to create between us.”Active engagementAddressing the gathering on Monday also, president of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand, said conditions today call for the active engagement of workers in trade union activities.Chand expressed concerns over the nation’s economic fortunes and the growing recognition that the economy is in a tailspin. He said official statistics indicate that nearly all of our productive sectors are seeing declining performances, and foreign exchange inflows are falling.“In such situations, the working people and their families are the hardest hit victims. They experience, nowadays, increases often times steeped in the cost-of-living. There is the shuttering of businesses or the reduction of business activity, which have brought on retrenchments,” he remarked.Addressing the state of the sugar industry, the GAWU leader said the challenges the industry faces are not insurmountable, and sugar’s success will redound to the benefit of the local economy. He deemed it heartening that officials of the Government have given assurances that the industry will not die, but he said the plans in place for the industry indicate the total opposite.This May Day Rally and March was attended by several important figures, including former President, Donald Ramotar; former President and Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds; former Mayor of Georgetown, Hamilton Green; ministers of Government, and past and present trade union leaders.
A Guyanese man residing in New York was found on Tuesday stabbed to death in his Brooklyn apartment.Otis James, 48, was discovered unconscious and bleeding, with stab wounds to his head, face, chest and torso, inside his home on Central Avenue near Cornelia Street in Bushwick, New York at 16:30h Tuesday.Police are seen outside the Bushwick home of Otis James on Tuesday (Ken Murray/New York Daily News photo)James worked as a city bus driver from 2005 to May 2017, when he retired on disability. He was crippled as a result of a gunshot injury he sustained at Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara two years ago.He had been shot to the left side of his chest at point-blank range on May 18, 2016 outside a friend’s home after he had closed the gate to board a car that he had expected to pick him up.The New York Post reported that the man’s apartment may have been ransacked. Police sources told the media that a knife was recovered at the scene of the gruesome murder.James leaves to mourn a wife and two children.No one has since been arrested.
Highway 97 is closed in both directions according to Drive B.C. because of an accident. The closure is 12 kilometres north of Mile 83 according to the report, and there is no detour available.The estimated opening time of the highway is sometime between 2-4 p.m.An update on the situation is expected at 2 p.m.- Advertisement –
getty 1 New Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has vowed to stay longer with the Black Cats than he did with arch-rivals Newcastle as he begins his mission to drag the club out of trouble.The 60-year-old was sacked after just eight months at St James’ Park in January 2008 when then new owner Mike Ashley decided the man he had inherited from former chairman Freddy Shepherd was not the right one for the job.However, Allardyce, who also had brief spells as a player and then as a coach under Peter Reid on Wearside, is determined to hang around this time.He said: “Well, I want to be more successful than I have been in the past, that’s for sure, and I want to stay a bit longer!“I didn’t stay very long as a player, I didn’t stay very long with Reidy because I got the Notts County job and I didn’t stay very long at Newcastle, so I hope I stay a lot longer than that.”Allardyce rebuilt his career at Blackburn and then West Ham after his bruising experience on Tyneside, but he insists that the way he was treated by the Magpies, who will provide the opposition in his second game at the helm, no longer hurts.He said: “No, no. Newcastle is in the past, it’s all over. I’m a man for the future, not to dwell on the past. It happened.“Like I said at the time, I thought it was the right club at the wrong time for me and that was it. It was a decision made and you move forward.“Since then, I have done pretty well since I have moved on, and now I am back up in the north east to try to make Sunderland the best I possibly can.”Allardyce was coy when asked about the appointment of a number two, saying only that progress was being made, but refusing to name names. It is understood, though, it will not be Reid, with long-time associate Neil McDonald and Steve Round among those also being touted for the position. Allardyce’s stay at Newcastle was short-lived
Mauro Icardi [right] in action for Inter Milan Arsenal and Chelsea have been put on red alert by the news Inter Milan will cash in on Mauro Icardi if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.Roberto Mancini’s side are currently sitting fifth in Serie A, two places outside qualification for next season’s competition.Inter have not been in the Champions League since 2011, causing them to miss out on the vast amounts of money involved.After sitting top at Christmas this season, it was hoped the club would return to Europe’s premier club competition.But a drop in form has seen them slide down the table and now, according to Corriere dello Sport, Inter are ready to sell Icardi if they do not book a spot.The striker’s departure would cause a significant boost to the club’s finances as he would command a fee of over £30m.Arsenal and Chelsea have a long-term interest in the Argentina international, while Manchester United are on the hunt for attacking reinforcements this summer. 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe market is located in a Shiite area and has been targeted before by Sunni extremists. But Smith said the attackers wanted people to believe that the bomb, packed with ball-bearings to maximize casualties, was the work of al-Qaida in Iraq so that residents would turn to Shiite militias for protection. He also said Shiite “special groups” were believed responsible for a series of rocket and mortar attacks against American bases in eastern Baghdad on Nov. 18. In addition to those attacks, an estimated 10 rockets or mortars fired from Shiite areas slammed into the Green Zone last Thursday in the biggest attack on the U.S.-protected area in weeks. U.S. officials said the barrage wounded an undisclosed number of people but caused no deaths. Baghdad was generally calm Saturday, with no major incidents reported by police. But the recent uptick in attacks raised questions whether anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of the Mahdi Army militia, would call off the six-month truce he ordered last August. U.S. officials have said the truce was generally holding and partly responsible for a 55 percent decline in attacks nationwide since June. BAGHDAD – Four members of an Iranian-backed Shiite cell confessed to bombing a public market in central Baghdad, a U.S. spokesman said Saturday. He also blamed Shiites for recent attacks on U.S. bases, raising fears that a three-month truce by the most feared Shiite militia may be at an end. The blast Friday in the al-Ghazl pet market killed at least 15 people, wounded 56 and shattered a growing sense of public confidence that has emerged following a sharp decline in the bombings and shootings that once rattled the Iraqi capital daily. During overnight raids, U.S. and Iraqi soldiers arrested four members of an unidentified Shiite “special groups cell,” who confessed to the bombing, U.S. spokesman Rear Adm. Gregory Smith told reporters. “Based on subsequent confessions, forensics and other intelligence, the bombing was the work of an Iranian-backed special groups cell operating here in Baghdad,” Smith said, adding that he was not accusing Iran itself of ordering the blast. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
After a quiet couple of weeks,and some heavy rain to finish off the ‘summer’, autumn has definitely arrived with the return of the Sunday morning Turkey scrambles at Otway.Who will be the first to secure the festive bird, and mark one big item off the Christmas shopping list. Remember folks, if you’re not in you cant win, so get down next Sunday before 12.30 for a 1pm tee-off. GOLF NEWS: OTWAY CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 1st, 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:OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTES