PBA: Ginebra hammers Columbian, climbs to sixth place

first_imgBarangay Ginebra jumped from the 10th seed to the sixth spot after demolishing Columbian, 134-107, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Gin Kings improved to a 4-5 record to join a three-way tie with Magnolia and Globalport in the middle of the pack while the Dyip, who entered the game as the seventh seeds, dropped to ninth to tie Phoenix with 4-6 cards.It was in the second quarter that Ginebra showcased its talents and break away from the 30-29 opening period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJustin Brownlee’s jumper capped off Ginebra’s 14-5 run for the 45-34 lead to start the second quarter.Although the Dyip managed to cut the deficit to three, 50-47, the Gin Kings responded with a 12-2 run with Japeth Aguilar scoring four straight points to give the Ginebra the 62-49 lead to end the first half. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “They jumped out on us early, and then our defense settled in,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone as his team notched three straight wins. “We can still get a couple of rungs higher. The winning streak doesn’t really mean anything.”Brownlee finished with 24 points and 10 boards to lead the Gin Kings while Scottie Thompson put up his third career triple-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists.Mark Caguioa scored eight points to move to 15th in the all-time scoring list with 9,931 career points.Jeff Chan had four points, three rebounds, and two assists in his first game with the Gin Kings after getting traded from Phoenix.John Fields led the Dyip with 30 points, 16 rebounds, and five assists.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Tired of blowing big leads, Fuel Masters finally get job done this time View commentslast_img read more

Defence for Children Intensifies Ebola Awareness, Others

first_imgThe Defense for Children International- Liberia (DCI) has intensified Ebola awareness and sensitizations in three counties to combat the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia.The launch in Crozierville was the second phase by the group.The Program Manager, Robert Konneh, said, the Defense for Children’s girls club and women group will carryout a house to house Ebola awareness and sensitizations in 30 communities.“We have trained about 400 women and girls in Montserrado, Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties, and they are going to be doing house to house awareness, distributing fliers and educating the residents in local dialects. We believe using these women and young girls would help greatly in containing the virus with over 10,000 homes targeted,” Mr. Konneh said.According to him, the girls club who happened to be beneficiaries of the Defence for Children International for the past 3-years will be used as the direct agents in the various communities to interact with peer groups as well as other people in containing the epidemic.“We have over 60 beneficiaries of the Defence for Children in Crozierville, and we will work with them closely after some training and ensure that they carry out the Ebola message, especially the preventive measures and how to contact health authorities when there are any suspected cases. Over 30 communities have been targeted especially the rural areas of these communities,” he explained.He disclosed that the Defence child rights group would also focus on what he termed as peer education of the Ebola virus in the three counties, adding that, “We will have a success story when these children continue to educate their friends and family members using fliers and mega phones in the same community.”Mr. Konneh urged the beneficiaries to avoid the issue of accepting visitors and family members in the wake of fighting the Ebola virus, stating some of them would be carriers of the epidemic.In an inclusive interview, the executive director of Defence for Children International-Liberia, Foday Kawah said the Ebola awareness and sensitizations campaign by the women group and girls club will help reduce the issue of transmission of the virus.“The Defence for Children’s beneficiaries have been trained to carry on door to door awareness and distributing fliers to houses, and also education of our people in the local dialects to ensure that we kick Ebola out of Liberia at the end of the state of emergency announced by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.”Mr. Kawah further explained that after distributing the anti-Ebola buckets and other materials, there is a need for door-to-door campaign in the communities that would stop the issue of denial and increase community participation in the fight against the virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LAND COMMISSION’S PUBLIC AWARENESS ON THE “ACT AGAINST CRIMINAL CONVEYANCE OF LAND” GOES ACROSS…

first_imgIt is an uncommon truth that the architects of laws and the enforcers of laws do not create adequate awareness, as well as, dissimilate information about such laws to afford every citizen know and appreciate the importance and consequences. This public view about obscuring laws and other public documents seems to be at variance with the Land Commission’s policy-driven vision, which is intended to transform the land sector in Liberia. The Commission recently, after the passage the Act Against Criminal Conveyance of Land, held a week-long workshop for several personnel of the Judiciary, the Justice System, County Land Commissioners, Surveyors and members of other land-related institutions across the country. The Land Commission also took to the media to heighten the awareness to every corner of the country. This idea was intended to keep every citizen abreast of the land reform agenda of the Commission and to assist law enforcement institutions curb the incessant fraudulent sales of land. The week-long training workshop on the Criminal Conveyance of Land Law was ended with a call for the establishment of a special court for the adjudication of cases emanating from criminal conveyance and the creation of a Land Crime Unit at the Criminal Services Division at the Liberia National Police.The proposal was reached by the participants at the workshop after a consensus-building deliberation on the implementation of the Criminal Conveyance of land Law.Earlier, the Chairman of the Land Commission, Dr. Cecil O. T. Brandy, said the Act against Criminal Conveyance of Land is a significant law to protect land in Liberia from the hands of criminal-minded people, as well as, to prevent future chaos that could originate over land if not serious addressed through a medium such as this law. Dr. Brandy also called for a rapid and broader implementation of the Act, adding that the enforcement of the Law is key to resolving land conflicts and maintaining peace and stability, as well as, social and economic development in Liberia.Dr. Brandy expressed gratitude to the full representation of the Ministry of Justice and the Judiciary who according to him are the first respondents and at the frontline in crime investigation and adjudication. He also lauded the county land commissioners and surveyors for honoring the Commission’s invitation for the enlightenment on this new law.The land Commission Boss said the strength of a law lies within the enforcement and adjudicatory power and therefore having the full participation of the judiciary and the law enforcement arm of Government will give the assurance of the effectiveness of the Act Against Criminal Conveyance of LandThe workshop was a part of the Land Commission’s overall campaign on it activities towards meeting the mandate engendered its Act by the Government Of Liberia. The Act Against Criminal Conveyance of Land Law is the first law in the Republic of Liberia to deal with land cases as a criminal matter and named people who according to Chairman Brandy, will face serious consequences for violation of the tems identified by the Act.Prior to the coming into existence of the Criminal Conveyance of Land Law, cases emanating from land were considered and adjudicated as a civil matters, but with the passage of this law on matter as of September 2, 2014 , any case originating from fraudulent land deals will be treated as a criminal. In a nutshell, the Act will prosecute those criminally conveying land, and those using their influences to unscrupulously claim title to land in the country and those buying land without doing due diligence.The training will be extended to all County Land Commissioners, Surveyors, and all associated stakeholders so as to create adequate awareness on the law to every sector of our Country as well as fast strike the implementation of the first land law 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

SGBV Workshop Trains, Equips Crime Responders

first_imgThe SGBV Crimes Unit at the Ministry of Justice recently ended a one week workshop for 80 criminal justice personnel, including health workers, traditional leaders and community members in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.Mrs. Linda Barrolle Saygbe, training and outreach coordinator of the Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Crimes Unit said the detachment is established at the various regional security hubs across the country to supervise and ensure that victims have access to justice.Mrs. Saygbe added that rape is a serious problem in the country; therefore it is important for criminal justice personnel and health workers to improve their interview techniques to be able to obtain statements and gather sufficient evidence from survivors to ensure effective prosecution.She said targeted groups at the workshop are SGBV prosecutors, county attorneys, health workers, women and child protection section of the Liberia National Police, investigators, victim support officers, case liaison officers, SGBV nurses, and traditional and community leaders from the various counties.According to Mrs. Saygbe, the workshop provided skills in interviewing child witnesses as well as making the participants able to prepare police charge sheets.Meanwhile, the director of the SGBV Crimes Unit, Cllr. John A. A. Gabriel, assured that justice staff and health workers in Zwedru are equipped to support the unit in its fight against violators.He called on the participants to be more proactive in the fight against sexual gender based violence in their various communities, noting that rape cases should not be settled without the involvement of the unit.The workshop was held under the theme: “Improving investigation and prosecution of SGBV cases through community involvement.” It was sponsored by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Alexander Village experiences flooding again

first_imgResidents of Alexander Village, Georgetown on Saturday had to again endure floodwaters after heavy downpours.During the day, there was about eight inches of water covering the road and premises of many residents. This resulted in the roads being almost inaccessible for vehicles, as drivers were forced to proceed through the water. As such, many pedestrians were left with no choice but to wade through the filthy water. Further, some of the lower flats of buildings, particularly those in First Street, Alexander Village, were flooded.First Street, Alexander Village submergedWhen Guyana Times visited the area on Saturday, residents were up in arms about the situation. According to one resident, the flooding situation, particularly in First Street, has been a chronic situation for many years. The resident is seeking the intervention of Government to assist in fixing the drainage problem in the area.Residents said they have been enduring flooding for over 20 years, even with a small amount of rainfall.According to residents they have been seeking interventions from both City Hall and Government but to no avail.Another resident told this publication that the situation is as a result of improper drainage in the area and the need for the trenches to be dug and desilted. He believes that until there is a way for the water to escape, there will be many more of these adverse scenarios to come in the future.“People does get damages. People does be uncomfortable. It ain’t permissible because of the septic tank water and them things,” the elderly man related.Just a few months ago, residents of the area experienced flooding. This was due to a sluice (koker) that was left open by the sluice attendant, who they believed fell asleep. Persons of the community are calling on the authorities to make the necessary arrangements to fix the drainage problem, and relieve them of the travails they experience due to the reoccurring flooding.last_img read more

Gunman shot during Mc Doom gas station robbery

first_imgA suspected bandit was shot in the wee hours of Friday morning in an exchange of gunfire during a robbery at the Shell Service Station, Mc Doom, Greater Georgetown.The injured man who was reportedly shot to one of his legs is under guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital.According to information received, at about 02:30h, four armed men went to the gas station and held up three employees, relieving one of them of ,000 and a mobile phone before engaging Police in a high-speed chase and exchange of gunshots.However, the men managed to escape into the village after the exchange of gunfire. The Police, however, went in search of the men and based on information received, the ranks went to a house where they found an unlicensed 9mm Glock Pistol and 35 matching rounds and twenty-six .32 rounds of ammunition.At the scene on Friday, one of the pump attendants who was robbed explained that she was taking a nap and when she woke, she realised her colleague was nowhere around and thought that she was in the wash room.After serving several cars, she noted that the young lady did not return hence she went to check on her. When she reached the washroom area, she saw her colleague and the guard lying on the ground and as she looked around, she was confronted by one of the gunmen who held her at gunpoint.“He told me don’t move and that I must act normal and to hand over all the money I sell for the night… I give him the last set of money that I sell…there was three of them,” she noted.The young lady further explained that one of the men left and went to the cashier but before doing so, he broke into the minimart section and discharged several rounds.He then instructed the cashier to hand over the money she had at the time, while hurling abusive remarks towards her.By this time, she noted that the Police arrived and there was an exchange of gunfire. Out of fear, she ran into the washroom and locked herself in. When she came out, everything was over.She also noted that the gunman relieved her of 00 but was unsure how much he collected from her colleagues, stating that he might have collected over ,000 from the cashier. The pump attendant also told Guyana Times that after the men attacked, the cashier was attempting to call 911 but the calls went unanswered.“She must be call the 911 number about 100 times… but her have a dispatcher number of the wall and we called them and less than three minutes, the Police came,” she noted.last_img read more

Uruguay leaves it late to edge out Egypt

first_img0Shares0000Uruguay celebrating after scoring late against Egypt. Photo/GETTYYEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 15 – Jose Gimenez was the unlikely 89th-minute match winner as Uruguay defeated an Egypt side shorn of star man Mohamed Salah 1-0 in their World Cup opener on Friday.Uruguay’s deserved last-gasp victory leaves them and Russia in early control in Group A after the hosts’ 5-0 mauling of Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener on Thursday. A poor game looked likely to end in stalemate but with Uruguay cranking up the pressure late on, defender Gimenez rose to power a header into the top corner and break Egypt hearts.Aside from Liverpool ace Salah failing to get off the bench with his shoulder injury, another major talking point was also off the pitch — large portions of empty seats in one main stand at the Yekaterinburg Arena were an embarrassing sight for FIFA and local organisers.Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani had a couple of half-chances for Uruguay in the first half, the best made by himself when he juggled the ball and lashed it on the volley from outside the box, but it was deflected over.Uruguay’s Jose Gimenez celebrates his winning goal against Egypt© AFP JORGE GUERREROAttacking partner Luis Suarez — in his first World Cup appearance since his biting ban of 2014 — was largely quiet in an unremarkable first period, doing his best work when he drifted between the lines of Egypt’s defence and midfield.Marwan Mohsen played as a lone forward for Egypt, but with Salah missing and Uruguay skipper Diego Godin imperious, he hardly had a sniff.One of the biggest cheers came after 30 minutes when the stadium screens showed Salah happily chatting away on the bench but that is where the birthday boy — who turned 26 on Friday — remained.With Egypt coach Hector Cuper saying on the eve of the clash that Salah had recovered from the injury sustained three weeks ago in the Champions League final, Egyptians will be desperately hoping their talisman is back for the game with Russia on Tuesday, now a must-win.The north Africans, contesting their first World Cup since 1990, were for the main part fairly comfortable in defence and Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny was a constant presence at the base of Egypt’s midfield.Suarez, who had a frustrating afternoon, forced goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy into a decent stop straight after half-time, the Barcelona striker slamming his boot into an advertising board in anger.He thumped the turf on 73 minutes when Elshenawy smothered at his feet, and seven minutes from the end the stopper was at it again, palming Cavani’s drive over.Cavani then struck a post with a free-kick as Egypt held on with increasing desperation, before Gimenez’s dramatic late intervention.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Crystal Cathedral hit by tagger

first_imgCRIME: Police are reviewing a video of the suspect. Repairs will cost at least $38,000. By The Associated Press GARDEN GROVE – An unidentified tagger did tens of thousands of dollars of damage to the landmark Crystal Cathedral and its buildings, a church spokesman said Tuesday. Surveillance video first captured the vandal about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, less than a half hour after a church-hosted community festival ended in the parking lot, said Ben Rhodes, cathedral spokesman. The police do not believe the crime is gang-related, Lt. Travis Whitman said in a statement.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Church officials later determined that the tagger, who appeared to be in his early 20s, etched the symbol “B1R” into 11 locations on the church and its buildings. They included the Family Life Center, the base of the cathedral’s glass spire, a granite wall near the cemetery and the arboretum, he said. The marks were made on wood, glass, metal and granite, and repairs will cost at least $38,000, Rhodes said. Police were reviewing the security tape but have not identified any suspects, he said. “We don’t have any indication of what his motivation might have been or if it’s connected with anything,” Rhodes said. “We don’t know that.” The soaring glass cathedral was built by the Rev. Robert H. Schuller, who moved to then-rural Orange County in 1955 with his wife and began preaching at a drive-in movie theater. The cathedral’s weekly service is televised and beamed to millions around the world as the “Hour of Power.” last_img read more

‘We all look up to him’ – Liverpool star lauds teammate on talkSPORT

first_imgJordan Henderson has proved he has what it takes to become Liverpool’s leader, his team-mate Adam Lallana has told talkSPORT.The Reds are yet to lose a Premier League game when Henderson, the club’s vice-captain, has skippered the side in Steven Gerrard’s absence.The 24-year-old is expected to be handed the armband on a full-time basis once Gerrard swaps Anfield for America in the summer, and Lallana says his fellow midfielder has already demonstrated that he has the qualities needed to follow the departing club legend.“He has definitely got the attributes to be a successful captain,” he told Adrian Durham, in an exclusive interview for Drivetime.“He has proved when Stevie has not been fit or not been playing that he has got the qualities and attributes to lead the team.“It is quite natural [for him] really. It isn’t something he works on. Being a captain is something you grow into. We all look up to him because he is a respectful player and lad.”Tune into talkSPORT for live and exclusive national radio coverage of Liverpool v Manchester United on Sunday, kick-off 13:30last_img read more

Engineering a future

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Bedke made the comments while serving as the keynote speaker of a luncheon celebrating the third annual Los Angeles Technology Week. The event featured Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and Kern County Supervisor Don Maben saluting technology advancements of the Antelope Valley. Bedke said that nationwide, there was a 47 percent drop in the number of aerospace engineering degrees awarded between 1990 and 2000. That downward trend is continuing. At Edwards, the flight test center will need to fill 50 engineer positions this year. “We will have an ongoing need to attract and retain new talent,” Bedke said. “It’ll be a struggle to replace all the (baby) boomers going out the door.” One of the problems is that engineering students must study outside the valley to complete a four-year engineering degree. Often those students choose not to return to the area, Bedke said. PALMDALE – Antelope Valley leaders must collectively work to offer higher education opportunities and to market the high desert in order to attract and retain the engineers needed to keep the region’s aerospace technology edge, Edwards Air Force Base’s top officer said Friday. Maj. Gen. Curtis Bedke, commander of the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards, said a graying work force of engineers is retiring faster than new people can be recruited and trained to replace them. The shortage of skilled people endangers Edwards’ place as the “center of the aerospace universe,” Bedke said. “We need to bring higher education to the Antelope Valley so we can grow our own engineers,” Bedke said. “We need a collective commitment to get the word out this is a great place to live and work.” Bedke said another recruiting problem for the flight test center is attracting minority applicants despite outreach efforts. For example, in a region where the Latino population makes up more than 30 percent of the population, only 8 percent of the base’s engineers are Latinos. “I’m convinced there’s a pool of people we are not able to tap into for some reason. We in the Antelope Valley have not broken the code to tap into that talent pool,” the general said. Many of the people in the audience not only were aware of the engineer shortage but have been at work trying to fix it. Among them was Les Uhazy, director of Antelope Valley programs for the Lancaster University Center located at the old fairgrounds site at Division Street and Avenue I. The Lancaster University Center is a multipartner effort to offer four-year engineering education in the Antelope Valley. The center has the capability to offer the classes needed to complete a four-year degree but lacks laboratories needed for that portion of the course work. This spring, the center hopes to open up laboratories to allow for mechanical and electrical engineering students to complete their entire degrees in the Antelope Valley. “Once that’s in place, we’ll be able to attract more students,” Uhazy said. The center is a joint effort of Lancaster city government, California State University campuses in Fresno and Bakersfield, Antelope Valley College, private companies and local and federal government agencies, including the Air Force and NASA. The center will also join an effort by the Antelope Valley Board of Trade to create a master plan for education for the region. It is hoped that the master plan could be used to help bring a four-year college to the community. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@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