It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nietes storms elite circle with venom KO Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Rain or Shine hopes to punch its ticket to the quarterfinals against defending champion San Miguel Beer in the second game at 7 p.m.The Elasto Painters, who hold a 5-4 record, shift their focus on finishing at least sixth to figure in a best-of-three playoff series rather than facing a twice-to-beat disadvantage in the next round.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 folkBut the Elasto Painters will be without their resurgent star, James Yap, who will miss the game due to a calf injury. Yap has been on a tear the past few games, scoring 17 points in the 95-99 loss to Alaska last Friday.With a 4-6 record, TNT can forge at least a playoff for a quarterfinal berth in what has been a battle of survival among six teams vying for the last four tickets to the next round. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Road Warriors already secured their spot in the next round as early as last week following a victory over Blackwater Elite.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed TNT knows it can’t expect any favors from sister team, NLEX. Fortunately for the KaTropa, they will be back at full strength as they try to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive on Wednesday in the PBA Philippine Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.After missing the past couple of games following a bad fall in the clash with Magnolia, Troy Rosario returns to the lineup, while Jericho Cruz, acquired in a trade with Rain or Shine, is expected to make his debut as the flagship team of the Manny V. Pangilinan bloc hopes to avoid elimination against an NLEX team that has been in inspired form the past three weeks.ADVERTISEMENT
A new door for Philippine football Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “They are interested to join the team. At the same time, we’re looking at local football players who are exceptional in their leagues, like the UAAP. It’s a two-pronged process to augment the national team.”Palami said the Philippine Football Federation has yet to decide on the status of coach Thomas Dooley, whose two-year contract lapsed on March 31.The former US international has publicly expressed his desire to stay with the Azkals, although Palami said they will still evaluate his performance and consult with players.“There’s a lot of reasons for him to be extended,” said Palami. “We’ve had our best performance under his tenure.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters The Azkals boss is also not discounting the possibility of tapping some collegiate stars to join the Azkals, who beat Tajikistan, 2-1, on Tuesday to punch their ticket to the Asian Cup.Obermair plays for German giant Bayern Munich, while Holtmann, a former Germany Under-20 player, is under contract with FSV Mainz in the Bundesliga.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 crownNyholm, a central defender who plays for Swedish top flight side AIK, has been in the Azkals’ radar the past two years.“We’ve actually talked to the moms of the players who are playing in higher competitions,” Palami revealed at the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum at Tapa King Farmers Market in Quezon City. The Philippines aims to strengthen its squad with a slew of new recruits in anticipation of its toughest challenge yet in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup next year in the United Arab Emirates.Germany-based players with Filipino lineage, Raphael Obermair and Gerrit Holtmann, as well as Sweden-born Jesper Nyholm are among the players eyed by Azkals manager Dan Palami to beef up the squad in the 24-nation Asian Cup, where the Philippines will be seeing action for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT
Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “With coach Steve (Tiu), I know how big his trust is on me. No matter how bad my game is, he knows that he can depend on me. No matter how much I struggle, he’s still willing to entrust the last shot on me,” said Viernes.That faith was put to the test on Thursday in Game 2 of the Revellers’ semifinals series against Akari-Adamson as they found themselves down big, 3-2, to start the game.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 crownIt was easy to let a game like this slip away, after all, Che’Lu-San Sebastian owns a 1-0 series lead and could afford to go to a winner-take-all Game 3.But not this bunch. Armed with veterans who badly want to finish the job, the Revellers refused to quit and slowly and clawed their way back to setting the nip-and-tuck battle as the game headed to the final minute tied at 90. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames And then, Tiu made the call to put the ball in Viernes’ hands.After missing his first attempt, the veteran playmaker made sure his second one counted, shaking off Simon Camacho and drained the go-ahead bucket with 18.2 seconds remaining before nailing the marginal freebie in the final 4.8 ticks to lift the Revellers to the 93-90 victory over the Falcons.“Luckily, we got the win and we’re all happy,” said Viernes as Che’Lu-San Sebastian clinched the first seat in the Finals.Making it to the final dance in the PBA D-League, the 28-year-old guard knows better not to waste this golden opportunity as he eyes another championship alongside his longtime mentor.“The feeling would be unbelievable if we get this,” he said. “But we know that you won’t get the championship that easily. I’m challenged by these young guys and that pushes me to play at my best every game.”ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor Jeff Viernes, trust is the biggest reason Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian has been reaping the rewards in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Viernes reunited with coach Stevenson Tiu at the Revellers’ camp just early this month, but the guard enjoys the full confidence from his coach and he hasn’t wasted any of that.ADVERTISEMENT Zark’s Burger-Lyceum waylays Marinerong Pilipino, advances to D-League Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Ramson George, principal of Elder John Massey Junior High School, has been fined US$10,000 by the Civil Law Court, at the Temple of Justice.George was held liable (guilty) of forging the signature the late Bishop Philip Teah, to prepare a 25-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to run the affairs of the Elder John Massey Junior High School.The court also cancelled the fraudulent agreement and subsequently returned the school’s ownership to the Calvary Pentecostal Redemption Church.Principal George is the brain behind the preparation of the fraudulent agreement between the school and the church, the court said.The church’s school is situated in the Logan Town Community in Monrovia.Confirming their unanimous verdict on Wednesday, October 22, Judge Emery Paye declared that the “unanimous guilty verdict of the jury panel is hereby confirmed and affirmed. Defendant Ramson W. George is also fined US$10,000 and is authorized to immediately return the school to its legitimate owner, the Calvary Pentecostal Redemption Church.” The document allegedly prepared by the church and probated on May 27, 2004, at the Monthly and Probate Court for Montserrado County and copied to the Daily Observer, carried the signatures of David Sieh, chairman, school’s board, Ramson W. George, principal, T. Augustine Nyenswah, vice principal and H. Slewion Forh, registrar.David Sieh, whose name appeared on the fraudulent agreement, as chairman of the school’s board, is believed to be a relative of the Bishop Philip Teah, founder of the Calvary Pentecostal Redemption Church.The fake document had in it, “Authorization to run the affairs of the Elder John Massey Junior High School.”It further quoted the church as saying, “We the undersigned representatives, senior executives and authorities of the Calvary Pentecostal Redemption Church Inc, hereby turn over the Elder John Massey Junior High School to the Logan Town Community through and by its representatives in person of David Sieh, chairman, school’s board, Ramson W. George, principal, T. Augustine Nyenswah, vice principal and H. Slewion Forh, registrar.”It alleged, among other things, that “The decision by the Church to turn over the school to the community is predicated upon the below listed factors and reasons.”The document went ahead to name the reasons as follows: the inability of the Church to adequately run the day-to-day affairs of the school, due to lack of training and commitment of our church members in the field of education.”It maintained, “Lack of development vision to change the infrastructure of the school since 1991.”It also mentioned “the lack of trained and professional teachers to stimulate the increase in enrollment and learning environment of the school.”Therefore, the document quoted the church as saying, “The Elder John Massy School shall be in their care as proprietors for the development until they (the community) shall deem it necessary to turn over the school to us (the Church), if they think they are unable to achieve the goals for which the school has been given to them.Meanwhile, it further maintained,” “the school shall make available 25% of the bank balance, after the operations of each year to the Church as its tithe and the MOU shall be binding for a period of 25 years beginning May 27, 2004.”Henceforth, the document concluded, “the community has all rights and privileges over the running of the day-to-day and development of the Elder John Massy School.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Plans to have the highly-anticipated new asphalt plant commissioned in April are progressing well as the Public Infrastructure Ministry awaits the shipment of the plant later this month.The plant is scheduled for shipment on February 25, 2019 from Germany, according to the Ministry and the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC). Officials from these two entities recently inspected the plant in Germany to verify its state of readiness and preparatory arrangements for shipment to Guyana.The new asphalt plant was procured through public tender during 2018 by the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation, signalling an increase in operations and growth in demand.As reported, it is anticipated that the new asphalt plant will have the power and capability to produce approximately 160 tonnes of asphalt per hour – almost four times faster than the current asphalt plant. Presently, the Special Projects Unit under the Public Infrastructure Ministry utilises almost 60 per cent of the asphalt produced by the DHBC.As an infrastructural investment, this plant is expected to provide efficiency in the continuity of supply of materials to the Ministry in the execution of road construction and rehabilitation, without compromising quality or price, as the DHBC remains the cheapest asphalt concrete producing company in Guyana.Further, as the product of a top brand worldwide, the new plant is expected to meet all required environmental standards regarding air and noise emissions.The Ministry said the installation will equip Guyana with the most modern plant within the Caribbean.
The body of 16 year-old Jonathan Bruce was found on November 24, 2013 at the Fort St. John Motocross Track. His death is still considered suspicious and the RCMP are actively investigating the case.The RCMP believe Jonathan Bruce had three items with him during the evening of November 23 and in the early morning of November 24 may help their investigation.Police would like to locate his blue iPod Touch, his black, grey and red Burton winter jacket and his black and white striped Rockstar wallet.- Advertisement -“All avenues of investigation have to researched,” stated Cpl. Jodi Shelkie. “The location of Jonathan’s iPod, jacket and wallet is one avenue that we believe the public can help us with.”If you have any information about these items, please contact the RCMP at 250-787-8100 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersfsj.ca
Godfred Donsah 1 Arsenal and Chelsea have missed out on the signing of Ghanaian wonderkid Godfred Donsah with the midfielder set for Juventus.The Cagliari man has attracted interest from several sides this summer after impressing for the Serie A club last season.Both Arsenal and Chelsea had scouted the 19-year-old, while teams in Germany were also monitoring the youngster.However, according to Tuttosport, Donsah has now agreed to move to Juventus after holding talks with the Italian champions.Upon joining the club, the Ghanaian will be immediately loaned out, however, with Bologna in place to take him for the year.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Only the winner of the women’s event is guaranteed a spot on the Olympic team, with the federation’s International Committee selecting the other two athletes after the free skate tonight. There are 35 people on the committee, but at least nine will have to recuse themselves because of personal or professional conflicts; a simple majority is needed. The committee will base its selection on how athletes fared at six competitions. They are, in order of importance: nationals; the 2005 Grand Prix final; the 2005 world championships; the 2005 Four Continents championships; the 2005 Junior Grand Prix final; and the 2005 world junior championships. Kwan also had to be examined by a doctor selected by U.S. Figure Skating to prove she was physically ready to compete in Turin. “She was seen by a doctor at his office (on Thursday) and had a complete examination of the groin injury,” Kwan’s agent, Shep Goldberg, told The Associated Press. Neither Kwan nor U.S. Figure Skating had seen the report as of Friday afternoon. Goldberg also said Kwan resumed jumping again Friday for the first time since Dec. 17. Fans are wearing buttons and T-shirts supporting Kwan, a Rim of the World graduate. Each of the top women has been asked repeatedly what she thinks, and coaches and choreographers have weighed in, too. Even men’s contender Evan Lysacek had his pre-event news conference hijacked by Kwan questions. “No, I’m not surprised that it’s a huge deal,” Ron Hershberger, president of U.S. Figure Skating, said Friday. “Michelle has been a marvelous champion. She’s a terrific athlete. It’s clear that skating fans everywhere adore her, and they should. She’s been a terrific image for the sport of figure skating, so I’m not surprised that there’s all this attention.” ST. LOUIS — Even from half a country away, Michelle Kwan is dominating the national championships. The nine-time champion is missing the U.S. Figure Skating Championships for the first time since 1991, at home in California nursing a groin injury. But she has petitioned for a spot on the Olympic team, and the “Should she or shouldn’t she?” debate has sparked far more interest than anything happening on the ice. “Definitely, she’s earned it,” said Kimmie Meissner, who was in fourth place after the short program and one of the skaters at risk of being bumped if Kwan is selected. “She has a pretty good track record. Since I don’t have to make the decision, I’m glad.” Most years, putting Kwan on the Olympic team would be a no-brainer. She is the most popular skater since Scott Hamilton, and has helped bring untold millions — fans and dollars — to the sport. Her longevity and success — she has won five world titles and Olympic silver and bronze medals — have made her one of those rare celebrity athletes who transcends her sport. But she has skated sparingly in recent years, and was sidelined for most of this season first by a hip injury and then by the groin injury. She did do an invitational in early December, but failed to land a triple jump. She also struggled in her only competition under the new judging system. Her fourth-place finish at the world championships last spring was her worst since 1995. “It’s (U.S. Figure Skating’s) job to pick three skaters that will place the highest at the Olympics,” said Sasha Cohen, who had a comfortable lead after the short program. “I really am not too deep in the politics of U.S. Figure Skating, but I definitely think whoever it is that doesn’t get to go would be devastated.” Kwan knows that all too well. Then 13, she finished second at the 1994 nationals but was left off the Olympic team when Nancy Kerrigan was awarded a medical bye. It was the last time a skater petitioned for an Olympic spot. “Michelle’s been to a couple of Games already,” Cohen said. “But then again, it’s the United States’ job to send the best team, the strongest skaters.” Whether she wins or not, Cohen is considered a lock for the team. That means Emily Hughes, Beatrisa Liang, Meissner and Alissa Czisny are the ones vying for the remaining spots or spot. “I think that there’s probably only two spots. Maybe only one because you could almost say Sasha will win,” Meissner said. “So it’s kind of tough.” Or is it? Assuming Cohen makes the team, and looking at the other competitions the committee will consider, Kwan seems to come out on top. She was the only one to compete at the world championships last year, and she finished fourth. Czisny was sixth at the Grand Prix final, and Liang was seventh at Four Continents last year. Hughes has a bronze medal from the 2005 junior worlds. Kwan also has scored better under the new judging system. Even though her performance at last year’s world championships was far from her best, she scored a 61.22 in the short program and a 113.98 in the free skate for a total of 175.20 points. Of the other four skaters, the best scores are 59.11 (Hughes) for the short, 110.80 (Meissner) for the free skate and 168.32 (Czisny) for the final total. “I don’t have control over what place they give me. I have control over what I do on the ice,” Liang said. “Whatever they decide is what they decide. As long as I put out my best, that’s all I can do.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Anyone planning a big remodeling project this year can probably save a sizable amount of money by doing it sooner rather than later. Material costs in the year’s first half should increase by 3 percent to 5 percent then shoot up into double digits when the reconstruction from last year’s devastating hurricane season began in the Southeast, according to PinnacleOne, one of the nation’s top construction consulting firms. These increases will come on top of a 10 percent price spike last year, said John Dunkerley, the company’s director of cost management services. There probably won’t be any price relief until 2008, either, he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant That’s because this is a rebuilding effort like no other. “We have never see anything like this before. I don’t think we can even realize the enormity of it, to be honest with you,” he said. Right now the Gulf Coast is in a cleanup mode that’s taken longer than expected. Dunkerley thinks the rebuilding effort could take up to 15 years. It could also be harder to find tradespeople for your project because rebuilding the Gulf Coast is going to be labor-intensive. PinnacleOne’s outlook calls for: On average, construction costs should increase approximately 7 percent to 9 percent for all of this year. It might take as long as 18 months to two years before supply and demand for these resources level off. The Gulf reconstruction will cause major labor shortages in the Southeast, Midwest and Southwest, including the Los Angeles area. Project delays. By 2007, rising material costs could force the postponement of many private projects and will force public agencies to increasingly prioritize projects to determine which can be delayed indefinitely. That’s because budgets are typically set well before construction starts and some agencies just won’t have enough money to proceed. Dunkerley also said high energy prices are contributing to the spike through transportation costs and the fact that petroleum is used in manufacturing some building materials. Jack Kyser, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., said his agency is already hearing some buzz about projects being postponed in advance of the price spike. For example, most analysts think new home construction is going to slow this year but that commercial and industrial building would increase because this sector, especially in the San Fernando Valley, has a low vacancy rate. But now that may change, too. “By the time you get all the costs factored in, it might not make economic sense anymore,” Kyser said. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!