National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees MOST READ Cignal HD may have enough tools to complete a championship sweep but coach Boyet Fernandez reminded how Centro Escolar University could spoil any favorite.ADVERTISEMENT What’s in store for your animal sign this year Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES Cignal took Game 1, 78-56, in Game 1 last Tuesday. —JASMINE W. PAYOSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Continent’s best gear up for Asian Karting Open Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. So Fernandez wants his wards to play consistently when his Hawkeyes go for the crown in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Thursday.“This is a team capable of coming back and if you give them that chance, then we have a problem,” Fernandez said of the Scorpions, who stunned No. 1 Flying V in the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Scorpions, who rose from a 0-1 deficit in the semifinals, hope to replicate that feat and force a decider in Game 2 of the best-of-three finals at 5 p.m. at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.“We’re not quitting,” said CEU coach Yong Garcia. “I always push my players to give their best and come out competing. That’s important because it’s not often that we reach the championship.”
Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Borrego said Lamb was “fantastic,” and now wants to see him bring that same aggressive attack-the-basket mentality every night.“This is where I see Jeremy helping us,” Borrego said. “I think he fits in that starting unit. … I loved his aggressiveness tonight, getting to the rim. I think he got to the paint more than anybody tonight. If people want to put two guys on Kemba (Walker) that’s his time to attack and a lot of his attacks and aggressiveness now are in transition.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBorrego said his only concern with Lamb entering the season was if he could guard the opposing team’s shooter night after night. He’s had some help so far from Nic Batum, but it’s clear he has improved in that area.“Night after night at the two guard position you have to be ready to guard,” Lamb said. “I’ve been working to try to keep getting better on both ends of the floor. Defensively is a big thing I need to work on, and I’m gonna keep working.” Two-time All-Star Kemba Walker had 18 points and Malik Monk added 16 for the Hornets, who improved to .500 on the season. Charlotte had balanced scoring throughout, with seven players finishing in double digits, including five off the bench.J.R. Smith scored 14 points for the struggling Cavaliers (1-8), who are playing without the injured Kevin Love and put up very little resistance on defense.The Hornets looked sluggish early on, but broke the game open late in the third behind a 26-11 run that made it a 20-point game.Tony Parker, who has been a big addition for the Hornets as a player and as a leader of the second team, led the way during the key stretch, scoring on a pair of floaters and then delivering a perfect alley-oop pass to Monk, who soared above the rim after losing his man on a backdoor cut.Unlike Thursday night, when the Hornets surrendered a 19-point third quarter lead to Russell Westbrook and the Thunder, Charlotte had no intention of letting this one slip away. They quickly extended the lead to 29 points when Walker knocked down his fourth 3-pointer with 7:14 remaining in the game. He exited the game shortly after.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal FILE PHOTO – MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 20: Jeremy Lamb #3 of the Charlotte Hornets reacts against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on October 20, 2018 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C. — This was the effort Hornets coach James Borrego was hoping to get from Jeremy Lamb when he named him the team’s starting shooting guard before the season.Lamb had a season-high 19 points and eight rebounds, and Charlotte made light work of the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning 126-94 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Embiid scores 39 points, Philadelphia beats Detroit Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 TIP INSCavaliers: Were outrebounded 49-28. … Kyle Korver had 11 points, with three 3-pointers.Hornets: Owner Michael Jordan took in the game courtside, sitting at the end of the Hornets’ bench. … David Tepper, the owner of the other major sports franchise in the city, the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, also attended the game.BENCH GETTING IT DONEThe Hornets entered the game second in the NBA in bench scoring and got it done again against the Cavs with five reserves scoring in double digits. Borrego said he feels like the second unit is establishing an identity, adding that “I love our bench.”“They are playing with haste, playing with urgency,” Borrego said. “Tony Parker understands what we’re trying to get done offensively and getting Malik Monk in the right spots.”DIFFERENT LOOKSCavaliers acting head coach Larry Drew used several different combinations on the floor throughout the night, but nothing seemed to work.“This team is obviously going in a different direction than it’s been the last four years,” Drew said of the post-LeBron James era. “As a coach, you still have to find what works. And right now I don’t know what works for this team. Trying to mix it up and give it a different look as far as playing guys and different combinations. ”UP NEXT Cavaliers: At Orlando on Monday.Hornets: Host Atlanta on Tuesday. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments
Sophia residents are being asked to seek medical attention at neighbouring health centres, following an attempted robbery on Wednesday at the Sophia Health Centre, Public Health Minister Dr George Norton said.Sophia Health CentreNorton stated that on Wednesday, a man armed with a firearm went into the health centre and attempted to rob the employees and persons inside. He said that the decision to close the health centre was made because the lives of the workers and patients were in danger.“This has happened before and we made every effort to ensure that security is better but people are still being robbed,” he disclosed, noting that the doctor in charge at the health centre had contacted the ministry and informed them of the recent incident.“After we heard of the incident it was advised that the staff be dispatched to another location. So we are asking the residents to seek healthcare in nearby health centres,” he said.Guyana Times was informed that at about 11:00h on Wednesday, a man went into the facility and made enquiries from a staff about the centre and whether they had surveillance cameras. This caused the nurses to become suspicious of the individual, who was subsequently seen removing a firearm from his pocket and placing it into a bag he was carrying.In October 2015, the health centre was robbed by two armed gunmen who pretended they needed medical attention.According to a resident in the area, the staff at the centre is in constant fear that the facility could be robbed at any time since there is no security.The woman stated that although the closure of the facility would bring inconvenience, it was in the best interest of the staff and residents.
Enmore man stabbed during home invasion recoveringForty-nine-year-old Dharmendra Lall of 274 Enmore, East Coast Demerara is thankful to be alive, having been stabbed several times about his body in a home invasion on Tuesday evening at about 00:00h.According to the Police, Lall had awoken to use the washroom when he realised that one of his kitchen windows was open. While attempting to close the window, he was attacked by an identifiable male, who inflicted a number of stabs wounds about his body before fleeing the scene. Having managed to get help, the injured Lall was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where he was treated and is said to be recuperating.Guyana Times has been told that Lall, who lives with his mother, has submitted statements to the Police, who subsequently went in search of his alleged attacker.Police ‘C’ Division (East Coast Demerara) Commander, Calvin Brutus, has however noted that several efforts were made to locate the suspect, but his home has on all occasions been observed shut tight. Lall told this publication on Thursday, “The man go in we house and start to attack me. I was in the toilet; and when I came out the toilet, I called for my mother and tell she, ‘Like somebody deh in de house’.”He said he raised the alarm after noticing that his window was open, and was immediately attacked by the man.“He tell me moda seh, ‘He (Lall) dead! He got fuh dead! I come fuh kill he!” the 49-year old Lall recalled. Saying he knows the man by seeing him around the community, Lall, a father of three, has said he hopes the Police can find the person who tried to snatch his life away from him.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — With the intricate and quirky Iowa Caucuses now officially over, the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign is now officially underway.Still, nearly a dozen candidates are seeking the Republican nomination to oppose one of two declared and plausible Democratic candidates — both with glaring voter vulnerabilities.One is 74-year-old Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders: a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, whose credentials, for many Americans seem more suited for the office of Swedish Prime Minister, than U.S. President.- Advertisement -The other is 68 year old-former First Lady, former New York Senator, former Secretary of State: Hilary Clinton, who, if she can find a way to avoid going to prison in the wake of a FBI criminal investigation, could become—on her second attempt—the first female U.S. President.That could lead one to believe the White House door is wide open for the GOP, but it’s now mired in what appears to be a nation-wide voter backlash against so-called ‘established politicians,’ and although he lost in Iowa to Texas Senator Ted Cruz, 69-year-old billionaire businessman Donald Trump, remains the man to beat.That’s turned up some very interesting reaction on this side of the border. Last year, the two best-perceived political allies of big businessmen, the Alberta and Federal Conservative governments, both suffered election defeats.Advertisement According to Vice-President for Public Affairs, Mario Canseco, a new Insights West online poll aimed at determining who would be the best U.S. President for this country, has found that two-thirds of Canadians — including 81 per cent of British Columbians — don’t want Trump.Mario had no specific poll results for Northeast B.C., but he did share some information which might suggest — the 1990s electoral leanings of this area are still in play, and it could be the Donald’s B.C. Trump Card.Meantime, despite the fact the polls show more than 55 per cent of Americans don’t trust her — 55 percent of Canadians believe Hilary Clinton would be the best U.S. President for Canada.
0Shares0000Players say AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso’s recipe of hard work is the secret that has got the seven-time European champions winning consistently againLAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jul 19- AC Milan’s senior executives were at the world’s top sports court on Thursday fighting to overturn a European ban for breaking UEFA’s financial fair play rules.Managing director Marco Fassone, chief financial officer Valentina Montanari and a team of lawyers lobbied the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn the Italian club’s Europa League ban for the upcoming season. The hearing lasted all day with a decision due within 24 hours, a CAS spokesman said.“We expect a decision in the morning,” Fassone said after the hearing.“It’s difficult to say how I feel (about how it went) after a long, intense day, but I can tell you we explored every detail we could,” he said.AC Milan have spent a troubled 15 months since they were bought by Chinese businessman Li Yonghong from Silvio Berlusconi in April 2017.The takeover was partly funded by a high-interest loan of 300 million euros ($348 million) from American hedge fund Elliott Management.When Milan failed to make a repayment at the start of July, Elliott moved to take over, a process which is due to be ratified by club shareholders on July 21.The Chinese owners spent more than 200 million euros on players last summer and that, combined with the terms of the Elliott loan, triggered the interest of UEFA.At the end of June, UEFA ruled that Milan were in breach of “the break-even requirement.”That specifically bars clubs from taking on debt to fund day-to-day obligations such as wages or transfer fees. UEFA banned the club from its competitions.Despite the investment in players, the club finished sixth in Serie A and only qualified for the Europa League, Europe’s second tier tournament.Fassone has blamed the club’s woes on Berlusconi’s management.The seven-time European champions are the biggest club to have been punished under the fair play rules.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Rafa Benitez is convinced Newcastle United can still secure their Premier League survival, despite the majority accepting that the Magpies are set to drop to the Championship.Last Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at fellow strugglers Norwich left the Tyneside club six points adrift of safety ahead of this weekend’s trip to Southampton, with the current bottom three all expected to be residing in those places come the end of the campaign.However, Benitez, whose three games at the helm have so far produced just a single point, is refusing to accept that the odds against a great escape are now overwhelming.He said: “Everybody will say, ‘Oh, Newcastle will be relegated’, but that is normal when you see the table. At the same time, I can see the players changing in training.“My concern would be if I saw the players giving up, and I don’t. I can see a lot of players working so hard in training, so I still believe we can change the situation.”To do that, Newcastle may have to embark upon a similar kind of run to the one which saw current leaders Leicester win seven of their remaining nine games this time last season to drag themselves out of trouble.Given that the Magpies have tasted victory just once in nine attempts and collected only one of the last 18 points on offer, that looks a tall order, although it is a hope to which Benitez is clinging.He said: “I am convinced that we can do it.”If Benitez’s side is to pull off the seemingly impossible, it will need more of the same from summer signing Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has scored three of his eight goals this season in the last two games.Benitez said: “Sometimes for strikers to score goals, it’s the difference. With Papiss (Cisse) coming back from injury, he has more competition. Scoring goals will give him confidence and the competition of Papiss will hopefully also be good for him.”Benitez, who will have left-back Paul Dummett back in contention after injury, but not skipper Fabricio Coloccini, will go into the game having brushed aside speculation he could be a candidate to replace outgoing Spain manager Vicente del Bosque.He said: “I am the Newcastle manager and I want to be the Newcastle manager next year. I am really pleased here.“Del Bosque is my friend – I was his assistant when he was with the first team at Real Madrid, he knows how I work. But still, I think I will be here for a while. I have confidence we will stay in the Premier League, so I don’t think about the other options.” Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez
HOUSTON – Enron Corp.’s former investor-relations chief grew tense Tuesday when challenged about his testimony that suggested former CEO Jeffrey Skilling participated in schemes to hike earnings estimates or minimize how much revenue stemmed from asset sales. In his fourth day of testimony in the fraud and conspiracy trial of Skilling and Enron founder Kenneth Lay, Mark Koenig reiterated his belief that top executives bent on meeting or beating Wall Street earnings expectations made or knew of overnight changes to estimates that he considered suspect. Failure to meet or beat analyst earnings expectations can trigger a drop in a company’s stock price, which Koenig said was all-important at Enron. He also reiterated that Skilling told analysts that sales of inoperative fiber-optic cable accounted for $50 million in second-quarter 2000 revenue for a highly touted broadband unit but an internal company document distributed more than a week later said the sales accounted for three times that much. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card When Koenig first made those statements during testimony for the prosecution, he stopped short of saying Skilling or Lay ordered any fudging of Enron’s numbers or that Skilling knowingly minimized revenue derived from fiber sales. Skilling lawyer Daniel Petrocelli, in his second day of cross-examination Tuesday, demanded specifics as the matter-of-fact Koenig fidgeted with his tie. Koenig said he informed Skilling and former top Enron accountant Richard Causey, on the day before Enron was to announce fourth-quarter 1999 earnings, that analysts had kicked expectations to 31 cents per share from 30 cents. Drafts of earnings press releases showed Enron was to announce earnings of 30 cents per share. He said Causey told him he would “work on it,” and “a decision was made to increase the earnings.” But Koenig again did not say Skilling ordered the change, nor did he know how Enron justified the increase. “I know they figured out a way to come up with the extra penny. I didn’t inquire into the exact transaction or adjustment, no,” he said. “To go back and sharpen a pencil to find another penny, that’s wrong.” Causey was bound for trial alongside Skilling and Lay until he cut a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to securities fraud three days after Christmas. Regarding the fiber sales, Koenig conceded he couldn’t say whether Skilling made a mistake or deliberately lied. “I said Mr. Skilling said it was $50 million. It was $150 million. I don’t know if it was a mistake or a lie,” Koenig replied. Lay’s lead lawyer, Michael Ramsey, has yet to question Koenig. Enron was the nation’s seventh-largest company before it went bankrupt in December 2001 upon revelations of billions of dollars in hidden debt and inflated profits. Prosecutors contend that Lay and Skilling repeatedly lied about Enron’s health when they knew that accounting maneuvers propped up a facade of success. The defendants say there was no fraud at Enron except for three former executives who skimmed millions from some deals. Skilling faces 31 counts of fraud, conspiracy, insider trading and lying to auditors, while Lay faces seven counts of fraud and conspiracy. Both face decades in prison if convicted. Both sold millions of dollars in stock before Enron went bankrupt, but only Skilling faces allegations of improper stock sales. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Next Tuesday night will end the suspense for those charities who are set to benefit in a very big way from this year’s North West 10k. The official launch of the 17th North West 10k will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Tuesday night at 7pm.Chairperson Grace Boyle will announce the main charities who will benefit from the proceeds of the charity race and walk which takes place on Sunday, May 5th in Letterkenny. The committee will also release the names of a number of associated charities who will benefit from their involvement in this year’s North West 10k.NORTH WEST 10K CHARITIES SET TO BE REVEALED was last modified: March 2nd, 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:charitiesNorth West 10k
A CLASSICAL music treat is in store this Sunday as The Donegal Chamber Music Society presents the first of five concerts during the first half of this year as part of “Sundays in Conwal 2014”.The opening concert – at 3pm on Sunday – will be played by the accomplished Donegal Camerata, the resident ensemble.An International Ensemble of professional players based in Donegal, the Donegal Camerata will continue their eclectic and attractive chamber music recitals, offering a program with cardinal works from the string repertoire along with some pieces in a more light-entertainment vein. For the first recital of the year they will present music by W.A. Mozart, P. I. Tchaikovsky, Antonín Dvořák, Josef Suk and Béla Bartók. As before, in each concert they will present a new work by an Irish Contemporary Composer. The work chosen from the Contemporary Music Centre Library for this recital will be a piece related to Donegal, Ian Wilson’s An tIarthar, composed in 2010 for the Donegal Chamber Orchestra.The Donegal Chamber Music Society Quartet – made up of younger Donegal musicians – will also perform on Sunday.“Sundays in Conwal 2014” 1st Concert26th January, 3pm. Conwal Church. Letterkenny ProgrammeW.A. Mozart (1756-1791): Divertimento in F Major, K. 138/125c (1772)P. I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11 (1871)Ian Wilson (b.1964): An tIarthar (2010) (CMC)Louis Laporte (ca.1850 – 1922): Intermède-pizzicato for string quintet (1901) Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Slavonic Dance in e minor, No. 2 Op. 72 (1886-7)Josef Suk (1874-1935): Ella-Polka (1909) from EpisodesBéla Bartók (1881-1945): Romanian Folk Dances (1917) Sz. 68 BB 76Admission €10/5. Tickets will be available at the door. CLASSICAL MUSIC AT ITS BEST AT CONWAL CHURCH THIS SUNDAY was last modified: January 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:String ensembleSUNDAYS AT CONWALTHE DONEGAL CAMERATA STRING ENSEMBLE IN INISHOWEN