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Go for Gold trips EAC

January 19, 2020 | xppcyhzz | No Comments

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Intent on regaining crown, Canlubang opens seniors race with four-shot lead Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Go for Gold’s Jimboy Pasturan (left) battles Batangas-EAC’s Camillus Altamirano for the loose ball. —AUGUST DELA CRUZGo for Gold needed a huge fourth quarter to repulse Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College, 106-95, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Yankie Haruna exploded for 23 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals, while Jerwin Gaco chipped in a double-double of 21 markers and 10 boards for the Scratchers’ second straight win to tie Zark’s Burger-Lyceum at 4-3.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Scratchers built a seven-point cushion with 4:04 to play in the payoff period as Haruna gave them a 94-87 lead. Justin Gutang also poured nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, while hauling down 10 rebounds, while J-Jay Alejandro got 13 markers and five assists.Despite the victory, coach Charles Tiu was displeased with how Go for Gold performed against the lowly Batangas-EAC crew.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 folk“We have a tendency to think that we’re better than we really are,” he lamented. “Sometimes, we play so well, but we lost to JRU, and we’re the only team that lost to them.“I don’t know why our guys are thinking that way. We have never proven anything in the NCAA or D-League. It’s disappointing in that sense, but we’re happy with the win. We battled back despite Batangas controlling the game for the most part.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Grand Gedeh, Nimba to Settle ‘Differences’

January 18, 2020 | xppcyhzz | No Comments

first_imgThe Liberia Peace Initiative (LPI) Monday, May 19, hosted the first friendship and reconciliation luncheon to reunite Nimbaians and Grand Geddeans.The luncheon held at a resort in Monrovia brought together Liberia’s international partners, government officials and those from the private sector.According to Liberia Peace Ambassador George M. Weah, the occasion was initiated to officially launch peace dialogue between the neighboring people of Grand Gedeh and Nimba counties.Ambassador Weah recounted that after the 1980 coup, the government of former President Samuel K. Doe was dominated by people from both counties—occasioned the ‘very cordial and special relation that existed between the then Head of State Samuel K. Doe and his Commanding General, the late Thomas Quiwonkpah.’According to Weah, reason leading to the animosity between the two people as to how and why this brotherly friendly between these two sons of Liberia degenerated into animosity for each other remains speculative history—as there are numerous interpretations and versions as what actually went wrong between them.”“We also witnessed how this situation was exploited by third parties, who had their own agenda, because we saw how the 15 counties and all Liberians were sucked into this conflict-resulting into the emergence of several fighting groups based on tribal and social affiliations, and eventually the total collapse of the state.”“With the total breakdown of law and order,” the Liberia Peace Ambassador said, “Liberians were steered into the ugly situation as life in every part of the country became unsociable, horrible, inhuman and dumpy.”He further said that at the time if such pre-conflict peace initiative been “honestly and vigorously embarked upon by peace minded Liberians, and supported by members of the international community, the nearly 15 years civil war would have been avoided.”Under his leadership Weah believes that the LPI would stand in the gap.According to him, in his preliminary talks with opinion leaders of both counties, the hunger for a peaceful coexistence became visible. Therefore, the longing for peace and harmony was glaringHe said citizens of both counties have accepted the need for collective security and acknowledge agreed that their individual and collective dreams for a prosperous future will not be hunted by the divide and differences that obtained between the late Doe and the late Quiwonkpah.Additionally, he said, both counties seem to be resolved to let history remain history and that the future be built upon mutual respect, tolerance and cooperation.“We are encouraged by these initial findings and determined to embark on the second phase; which involves traditional leaders, women groups, youth groups and other stakeholders from the two counties.”The Peace Ambassador, however, cautioned citizens of both counties to come together to change the trajectory of Liberia towards a unified and a prosperous country.For her part, American Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac urged Liberians to work together to assure that Liberia’s peace remains stable.“As we have envisioned a violent-free Liberia, we must put aside our personal animosity where everyone has a role to play in the peace process,” Amb. Malac said.She urged all parties involved to include women in the process, “because without one group of Liberia, the country cannot reach its goal of sustainable peace.” Ambassador Malac reassured Liberians that the U.S Government and partners are committed to playing a positive role in the process of reuniting both counties.“We are ready to play our role and we must be told our roles in re-solving this issue. But we as a government cannot determine what the future has to offer. However, we are ready to work with the Liberian people.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

February named Child Development Centre month

January 12, 2020 | xppcyhzz | No Comments

first_imgFebruary has been proclaimed Child Development Centre Month in Fort St. John.Throughout the month, several local businesses will be hosting different events to help raise money for the CDC’s Build-a-Fort project.- Advertisement -One participating business is the North Peace Savings and Credit Union. The Credit Union will hold a bake sale Friday and the next two Friday’s will be Popcorn Fridays.The Great Canadian Oil Change and Car Wash will also be participating by donating $1 from every car wash, $3 from every oil change and $5 from every transmission flush done on Feb. 25.Then, on Mar. 3 will be the 7th annual ArcTech Welding and Machining’s “Day for the Kids”. From 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., Moose FM will be broadcasting live on location from Pricesmart. There will be multiple guests raising awareness about the programs and services provided by the CDC and residents will be able to make donations to the Centre at that time.Furthermore, the 37th annual CDC Talent Show will take place on Mar. 4 at the North Peace Cultural Centre. The show begins at 6 p.m. and performers are still encouraged to sign up. Anyone interested in participating must sign up before Feb. 25.Advertisement For more information on the events in support of CDC or if interested in signing up for the talent show, please call Crystal at 250-785-3200.last_img read more

San Dimas falls by one point to Centennial

January 11, 2020 | xppcyhzz | No Comments

first_imgBoth teams kept the score close in the first half, with San Dimas taking a one-point lead at halftime. Centennial’s athleticism and pressure defense began to pay off in the third quarter, as the Huskies jumped out to a 10-point lead with a 13-2 run, getting key drives from Anthony Fuller and power baskets from forward A.J. Chamberlain. San Dimas regained its footing toward the end of the third, rallying as Joe, the Saints’ star, languished on the bench with foul trouble. “They never quit. Our kids just dug down,” Robbins said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On San Dimas’ final drive for the win, the Saints’ Jon Joe was double-teamed in the post and forced to make an off-balance shot that hit the edge of the backboard, then was called for a foul on the rebound with one second left. That allowed the Huskies to make a long inbounds pass to their side of the court, but San Dimas’ Chaz Tyler fell on top of Centennial players battling for the ball and fighting broke out after the buzzer. SAN DIMAS – A taut, emotional playoff game devolved into punching and shoving on the final play as visiting Corona Centennial High School came out on top for a 57-56 boys basketball victory over San Dimas Tuesday. Centennial (26-4), which advanced to the quarterfinals in CIF-Southern Section Division II-A, hung on through four lead changes in the last two minutes, taking the lead for good on two free threes by Shannon Sharpe with 18 seconds left. center_img It was quelled quickly and after the sides were separated the teams shook hands. But immediately after that fighting erupted in the stands, forcing the teams off the court as authorities restored order and cleared the building. “Both teams played incredibly hard. It’s too bad something like that happened,” said Centennial coach Josh Giles, referring to the players’ altercation. “I have nothing but respect for San Dimas. It’s two very, very competitive teams that played their butts off.” The Saints (19-10) surged back from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter, taking advantage of Centennial’s foul trouble and getting huge efforts from the entire lineup. “We played with a lot of heart,” said San Dimas coach Bruce Robbins, who was disappointed to see the Saints’ season end just short of a victory that he felt his players deserved. “Our team played like a championship team plays. Sometimes the scoreboard doesn’t tell the whole story.” last_img read more

Officials inspect defects at Hart

January 11, 2020 | xppcyhzz | No Comments

first_imgHart Union High School District staff officials and board members toured their flagship high school Monday and got an in-person look at leaky roofs, inadequate restrooms, crumbling ceilings and other problems. As part of an effort to ease concerns at Hart High, a couple of board members accompanied district staffers to see for themselves the extent of deterioration at the 60-year-old campus. Hart is the oldest high school in Santa Clarita and has the peeling wallpaper to prove it. But reconstruction efforts, promised more than five years ago with a voter-approved bond, could be cut short or pushed back because of district financial problems. Rob Gapper, Hart’s chief operations officer, explained that for now district officials must prioritize the most urgent and immediate needs and figure out where to find funds. “Hart High School is in need of some repairs and … also in need of schoolwide modernization,” Gapper said. He explained that the staff must decide what could be done right away and what must wait until funds became available. “It is easy to identify needs. It is far more difficult to identify funds to meet those needs,” he said. But teachers, students, parents and others in the community served by Hart High say they have waited patiently long enough. “We have no criticism with the district. We are just getting up and screaming, Don’t forget about us,” advanced-physics teacher Martin Kirby said. Kirby and other teachers on the campus believe the school’s shabby condition is taking a toll on students. Kirby’s class has one white board and half of a green chalk board. The layout of the tiny room blocks the view of the board for some students. Most students find the shortage of restrooms extremely frustrating. There are three for 2,475 students. “The bathrooms are always full,” 11th-grader Gysella Riano said. “I don’t go to the bathroom unless I really have to go.” Librarian Sheryl Driggs is concerned about water damage to the library. The wallpaper, bubbling and peeling, is the least of her worries. “We have cockroaches, students and teachers sniffling from the odor, and I can only assume there is some mold damage,” Driggs said. District board member Gloria Mercado-Fortine, a Hart High graduate, said the school’s condition is unacceptable. “What I have seen really affirms the community’s concerns,” Mercado said. “Morale is down, but I commend teachers for their dedication.” Many in the community question why the campus continued to deteriorate while construction projects were completed at newer campuses. At Golden Valley and West Ranch high schools, three-year-old campuses, previously incomplete performing arts centers are expected to be finished by next year, and a new ROTC building should be completed in the summer at Valencia High School. “Why were we at the bottom of the list when three of the newest schools have gotten renovation money?” asked Kathi Moskel, a foreign-language teacher at Hart. “I still haven’t gotten an answer.” District officials expect to revisit Hart High School’s modernization issues at the next board meeting, to be held March 21. (661) 257-5254160Want 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

‘Laddering’ bonds still smart step

January 11, 2020 | xppcyhzz | No Comments

first_imgWe already own fixed-income investments coming due every year from 2008 through 2012. While our strategy is not for everyone, the subject is timely given the subprime mortgage woes roiling the credit markets, the mixed signals about the economy and the billions of dollars coming due in short-term CDs. For most of us, the basic reason for investing in fixed-income is not to chase yields or speculate on the direction of interest rates but to smooth out the overall volatility of a portfolio and/or create or maintain a stable and dependable source of cash flow. For that latter purpose, it’s hard to beat “laddering,” the strategy of investing in an assortment of bonds (bank CDs are just one form of bonds) with different maturities. With laddering, if interest rates fall, bonds that mature soon will have to be reinvested at a lower rate. But the other bonds in the portfolio would continue to pay above-market rates. If interest rates rise, the total portfolio might pay a below-market return, but the maturing bonds can be reinvested at higher rates. “The point is to create a stable source of cash you can always rely on,” said John Radtke, executive director of Incapital Inc., underwriter and distributor of fixed-income securities based in Chicago and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In addition, “having a small amount in cash or short-term CDs is probably not a bad idea” now, Radtke said, considering their yields approach, match or sometimes even exceed those of longer-term high-quality bonds. With close to $100 billion in short-term CDs coming due this year in the United States, many banks are offering special rates on short-term certificates to entice customers to renew. If all your money is in short-term deposits, however, you run the risk that interest rates will drop by the time they mature. “If concerns about the housing industry persist, the likelihood of the Fed cutting rates is significant,” Radtke said, a move that would lead banks to lower the interest rate on CDs. To counter that risk, Radtke suggests rounding off your fixed-income portfolio with intermediate- and longer-term bonds that are rated investment-grade. The latter point is significant. If capital preservation and reliable income are your goals, you want to stay away from riskier “high yield” or “junk” bonds even if they tempt you with juicy yields. How many bonds to buy and how far to extend maturities will depend on individual circumstances, including how much money you have to invest, your age and need for cash flow. You also need to be aware of whether a bond can be “called” or redeemed by the issuer before maturity. “You want to customize the cash flow as much as possible,” so you receive income when you need it, Radtke said. Send questions or comments to Humberto Cruz at AskHumberto@aol.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’ll soon be decision time for my wife, Georgina, and me. Four short-term certificates of deposit totaling 10 percent of our fixed-income portfolio will come due over the next four months. The mere fact we have CDs has surprised some readers who expect a financial columnist to seek investments with the potential for higher returns. And Georgina and I do, with a significant chunk of our portfolio in low-cost, broadly diversified stock mutual funds. But we also diversify with fixed-income investments and are pleased with how our short-term CDs, all for 13 months or less and yielding between 5.2 percent and 5.8 percent a year, have stabilized our portfolio while providing dependable income. We plan to replace the maturing CDs with longer-term fixed-income investments, either other CDs and/or investment-grade bonds with staggered maturities from 2013 through 2017. last_img read more

first_imgA Letterkenny man has been fined after firing a volley of abuse at members of the public.Gardai were called to Long Lane on June 6, 2017, after reports of youths throwing stones. William Reilly approached Gardai and said he’d ‘solve the problem’.Letterkenny District Court heard that Reilly came onto the road and ‘starting insulting members of the public in a threatening manner’.Inspector Barry Doyle told the court that Reilly began shouting ‘rat’, ‘whore’ and ‘f****** tramp’ to bystanders.Garda Hynes asked Reilly to desist, but the accused continued being abusive and was subsequently arrested.Defending solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said that Reilly, who has 38 previous convictions, was ‘known to us all for the wrong reasons’.Reilly was subject to a curfew at the time of the incident.“He was in bed observing the curfew and Gardai were called to a disturbance not involving him,” Mr Gallagher said.“He came from his own house and was interacting normally. Third parties, who may have been subject to certain toxins, were causing the disturbance. His words and actions were directed at those third parties, not to the Gardai.“Mr Reilly lost the head. He was sober and none of the abuse was directed to the Gardai.”Reilly is currently in custody and due for release on July 7.Judge Paul Kelly said that Reilly had a ‘remarkable catalogue of offences’ and fined him €250.Man with ‘remarkable catalogue of offences’ fined after verbal attack on neighbours was last modified: April 9th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Judge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtWilliam Reillylast_img read more

first_img REAL DEAL Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out WHITE KNIGHT IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade In a deal which has taken many by surprise, Cristiano Ronaldo is on the brink of signing for Juventus.Ex-Juve director general Luciano Moggi believes the transfer has been completed with medicals taking place in Munich. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star 2 take zlat three-way race But what are the details of the stunning swoop, which will see Real Madrid lose their crown jewel?Record in Portugal have offered up all the finer points of the move, should it go through.They report Ronaldo’s transfer fee will be £88million and he will sign a four-year contract worth £26million per year, or a cool £500,000 a week. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cristiano Ronaldo dribbles forward with the ball. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 2 LIVING THE DREAM heading off Latest Transfer News ‘perfect fit” Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Real Madrid this season. Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback He said: “They played together in Real and Ronaldo can make a great duo with Gonzalo, he is happy in Turin.”The superstar forward also revealed his love for the club back in April after his stunning bicycle kick against them in the Champions League.He told Real Madrid TV: “When I signed for Man United, there was the chance of Juventus, an extraordinary club that I followed when I was a child but I chose England.“The audience at the stadium was one of the most beautiful moments of the night, and receiving an ovation from the fans of a historical club is a unique experience. Applauding me touched my heart.”There will be knock on affects for other teams too with Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United in for big windfalls.If the £88m move does go through, the Portuguese side he left in 2003 would get around €2.25m (£1.98m), and the Premier League outfit would get £2.2m in solidarity payments.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly RANKED Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino At Real, president Florentinio Perez is believed to have had an emergency meeting with agent Jorge Mendes but the talks, which lasted into the early hours, were futile and have resulted in Ronaldo’s decision to quit the club, having already felt betrayed by the £88m valuation, and a lack of contract talks.The Portugal star, 33, is set to be sponsored by Fiat, which will take away some of the financial burden from Juventus, meanwhile it is though Gonzalo Higuain’s sale, possibly to Chelsea, could fund the deal too.Higuain’s agent and brother, Nicolas, though insists the Argentine will stay and can play together again, like back in Madrid. GOSSIP last_img read more

first_imgCan’t Pay Won’t Pay have described the latest payment figures of the Property Tax as a ‘body blow’ to the government and said it is now clear that many people will defy them and not return their registration forms.“The lastest figures show only 400,000 people up to the weekend have registered. It remains to be seen how many registered over the weekend.” said spokesperson Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig.“We expect it to be a relatively low figure. The decision by the Revenue to accept registrations posted on the Tuesday deadline smacks of desperation. They know the figures don’t look good and the Property Tax is in trouble.” He added that last week it was reported that 15,000 a day were registering as the deadline approached.“Even at this increased level with the first deadline looming, that would result in only 700,000 registering by the online deadline. That will leave in excess of 1 million non-payers. A boycott on this scale will mean the Property Tax is dead. It doesn’t matter what powers the Revenue have been given.“They will not be able to pursue so many people determined not to be ripped off to pay for the banking fiasco. The figures are a body blow to the government and their attempts to intimidate us into paying unfair taxes.”The CPWP spokesman said they are calling on people to maintain the boycott saying the figures prove that if we stand together we can defy the governent and see the end of their hated home taxes.  LATEST PROPERTY TAX FIGURES A BLOW TO GOVERNMENT – CPWP was last modified: May 8th, 2013 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:Can’t Pat Won’t Payproperty taxlast_img read more

Photo library: South Africa at work 10

December 19, 2019 | xppcyhzz | No Comments

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download South Africa at Work contact sheet (1.5MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Welkom, Free State province: Explosives are transported to the shaft for use underground at Harmony Gold Mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: Explosives are transported to the shaft for use underground at Harmony Gold Mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: Workers clean the conveyor belt system which transports ore from the shaft to the storage silo at Harmony Gold Mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: Underground plan details being added at Harmony Gold Mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: Training programme at Harmony Gold Mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: Training programme at Harmony Gold Mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: Repairs being made to underground equipment at the workshop at Harmony Gold Mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: Assistant machine repairer April Mabe uses an angle grinder to refurbish damaged underground equipment at Harmony Gold Mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: In the foreground are the ore storage silos with the waste dump and conveyor system behind, at Harmony Gold Mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image SOUTH AFRICA AT WORK 10: {loadposition saatwork}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at read more