Cargo Movers advance to Final 4 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “We can’t just expect them (Hong Kong) to show up and give us that Finals spot. We have to work hard for 40 minutes and execute. That’s the only way for us to get to the Finals.”Alab is hoping to avoid a deciding Game 3 which will be played in Hong Kong on Friday, if necessary. The winner of the series will face the survivor of the matchup between Mono Vampire of Thailand and Chong Son Kung Fu of China. The Thais lead the series, 1-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Alab Pilipinas. Photo from ASEAN Basketball League FacebookPeaking at just about the right time in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas seeks to punch a ticket to the Finals and dethrone Hong Kong Eastern on Sunday night at City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna.With imports Renaldo Balkman and Justin Brownlee in fine form and the support crew playing with plenty of confidence, Alab aims to sweep the best-of-three semifinals in the 8 p.m. duel with an Eastern team that relies heavily on just three players, including PBA-bound Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Balkman proved almost unstoppable on Wednesday night, scoring a playoff record 46 points and grabbing 14 rebounds as the Filipino club nailed their first win in Hong Kong with a 98-94 upset of the second-seeded Eastern at Southorn Stadium.Brownlee was also instrumental with 16 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists, while the local crew led by Ray Parks came up with solid contributions on both ends.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 crownBut coach Jimmy Alapag remained wary of Hong Kong, especially with the way it fought back from a double-digit deficit at the end of the third period to give Alab an endgame scare.“They are the defending champions and they’ve shown the past two seasons that they are capable of overcoming challenges,” said Alapag of the enemy. 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
Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Clarkson first had to get clearance from the Cleveland Cavaliers, his mother team, and the NBA to be able to get a chance to play in with the Philippines in the Asian Games.Those clearances, however, are just some of the requirements for Clarkson to play in the Asian Games as the SBP still has to make a petition to the Olympic Council of Asia to include the Cavalier in the final lineup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vargas’ words echoed what Yeng Guiao thought was the reason why SBP decided to back out of the competition.“If we can’t form a competitive team, why must we embarrass ourselves if we will go unprepared and not equipped,” said Guiao Thursday night shortly after the withdrawal was announced.READ: Failure to form competitive Asiad team led to SBP pullout, says Guiao“I want to bring a team that can compete and we can be proud of. In the process of completing the lineup there were doubts on whether we can really compete with the players requested.”Vargas said Clarkson’s eligibility for the Asian Games was still in limbo almost a month after the deadline for the lineups passed on June 30.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ FILE – POC chief Ricky Vargas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas said the lack of players to form a competitive lineup was what prompted the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to back out of the 2018 Asian Games.Vargas, who is also the PBA Board chairman, said they could not secure the services of naturalized center Andray Blatche and Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson to bolster Rain or Shine’s core for the Jakarta games.ADVERTISEMENT Failure to form competitive Gilas team led to SBP Asiad pullout, says Guiao ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “The PBA was ready to lend to the SBP, the problem was there was no Blatche, no Clarkson,” said Vargas in a conference call with the media at PBA office on Thursday. “Those are two important pieces to the puzzle.”READ: SBP makes U-turn, withdraws from Asian GamesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“They [the SBP] thought best not to send.”Vargas admitted that the SBP decision was an “unpopular” one “but they had to make the decision.” LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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’
Johnny Braff performing his 1960s hit song “It Burns Inside”VLUU L200 / Samsung L200Guyanese music legend, Johnny Critchlow Braithwaite, M.S., also known as ‘Johnny Braff’ died on Wednesday morning at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.Braff, who was a resident at Palms Geriatric Home on Brickdam, Georgetown, died at about 04:00h.Braff, who was known for the hit song “Stop the music…It Burns Inside”, celebrated his 82nd birthday in July and was feted by the Social Protection Ministry at a special concert held in his honour.In May, he was given the national award – Medal of Service – by President David Granger.The music legend has also received a number of honours over the years, among them is the Guyana Folk Festival 2002 Wordsworth McAndrew Award.The former Kitty, Georgetown resident began singing at the age of 18. At the time, he was working as a plumber at the then bauxite company Demba in the late 1950s.Since then, he has played to sold-out crowds at Madison Square Garden, New York City; Mexico, Canada, London and across Europe. He left Guyana in the 1970s after recording a number of hits in the 1960s. In 2010, Braff had announced that he would be recording his third album called “Jump on My Wings, Let’s Go for a Ride to Heaven”, under his self-titled label, Braff Recording, in Brooklyn.Meanwhile, President David Granger extended condolences at the death of Braithwaite.
– to review Chevron’s application for oil blocksBy Samuel SukhnandanNatural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanAs time draws closer for Guyana becoming an oil producing country, certain mechanisms are being put in place to prepare for this new industry and one example is a plan to develop an onshore oil facility.In an effort to get this started, Government has resumed dialogue with its eastern neighbour – Suriname – to look at the possibility of developing a joint industrial centre that will hopefully service both countries.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman told Guyana Times on Monday that Government plans to make preparations for a feasibility study that will determine the location and size of the facility.“We are hoping by the end of the year to hopefully start or finish a feasibility study to see where and what type of facility we are going to have. It is without a doubt we are going to have an onshore facility but it’s a matter of where and the design,” the Minister explained.Some US$500 million has been mooted by the Government to build an onshore oil and gas facility at Crab Island, at the mouth of the Berbice River. The facility, which will largely support ExxonMobil’s offshore oil exploration and production operations, will include heliports and supplies, maintenance and transportation hubs.Back in March, Trotman had stated that Cabinet had approved a consultancy whose report will guide the Government on the way forward on the matter of an oil refinery for the country.The Minister revealed that there had also been some overtures from the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for the refining of Guyana’s oil, and said he expects a formal proposal to be made from Trinidad and Tobago in this regard.Trotman made the point that the current below optimum operating positions of Suriname and Trinidad bring into stark focus the need for Guyana to be careful in considering whether or not to have a refinery.However, while the Government had declared its unwillingness to build an oil refinery, after it was revealed by a US consultant that it was not feasible, they had welcomed private investors to submit proposals if they desire to build a refinery. But Trotman said no submissions have been made so far.Meanwhile, speaking about United States supermajor Chevron’s intention to participate in offshore activities in Guyana, Trotman said the company has put in a good application for some acreage.He said, “It is to be considered and I will be asking Cabinet in a few weeks for some guidance. But I would say it’s a very good proposal and it shows that Chevron as a world class company has very keen interest in coming into Guyana.”Meanwhile, touching on the training opportunities provided to locals in the oil industry, the Minister said that process has started not only at the University of Guyana but other educational institutions.“We are plugging little things like scholarships and asking companies themselves when they make applications to come into our country, as we are very keen on their corporate social responsibility, what are they prepared to give back by way of training and scholarships for young people rather than just saying they are coming to mine our oil and gold.”Successful drilling by ExxonMobil raised the stature of Guyana, as the company on October 5 announced its fifth offshore oil discovery in a little more than two years. Guyana is poised to become a significant producer as a result of the growing string of discoveries.The latest success is the Turbot-1 well, which encountered a reservoir of 75 feet of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone in the primary objective. ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana began drilling on August 14, and the well reached a depth of 18,445 feet in 5912 feet of water on September 29.Once the Turbot well is completed, the Stena Carron drillship will move to the Ranger prospect. An additional well on the Turbot discovery is planned for 2018.The Turbot-1 well follows previous discoveries at Liza, Payara, Snoek, and Liza Deep. The Turbot discovery is located in the southeastern portion of the Stabroek Block.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies were able to redeem themselves against the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks this past weekend.The Jr. C’s won the previous meeting between the two teams when Dawson Creek’s Wesley Shipton fired a shot past goalie Tavis Viens with 0.1 seconds left to seal the deal 5-4. Keen for revenge, the Huskies returned to the Jr. C’s barn on Friday night. The Jr. Canucks struck first, scoring just 15 seconds into the game. Just over five minutes in, the Jr. Canucks took an interference penalty, and it didn’t take long for Fort St. John’s special teams to capitalise. Matthew Apsassin tied things up at one apiece with the man advantage, assisted by brother Jarod and Jacob Lang. Though the Huskies got another power play four minutes later, it was the Jr. C’s that would score short-handed to make it 2-1.In the second period things started to get exciting. Jacob Lang scored just sixteen seconds into the frame to tie the game at two, assisted by Gary Loewen and Aiden Tegart. A scrum erupted in front of the Jr. Canucks net that resulted in Tegart, Loewen, and Dawson Creek’s Colin Mathieson and Sam Needham being assessed 2 minutes for roughing and ten minute Misconducts. With Mathieson earning an extra Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty, the Huskies again found themselves on the power play. Adam Bowie gave the Huskies a 3-2 lead just one second before the extra penalty expired, assisted by Jarod Land and Thomas Webster. Though Dawson Creek would score twice more in the period, Apsassin scored his second of the game with 4:20 left to tie things up once again.- Advertisement -In the third, Thomas Webster would give the Huskies the lead once again just over two minutes in on a feed from Teagan McMullin and Joshua Robinson. Jonathan Bateman stopped all ten shots in the period to help the Huskies to a 5-4 win.On Saturday night, the Huskies weren’t able to earn another two points, as they faced the league-leading Fairview Flyers on the road. Despite goals from Gary Loewen and Thomas Webster in the first, and Matthew Apassin in the second, the Flyers ended up taking the win 6-3 to increase their lead over the North Peace Navigators in the standings to four points.The Huskies are just one point behind the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks, who occupy third spot in the NWJHL standings. The Huskies and Jr. Canucks play one final regular season game against each other in Fort St. John on Wednesday, February 8th. Puck drop at the North Peace Arena is at 8:00 p.m.Advertisement
LANCASTER – “Tonight Show” bandleader and jazz guitarist Kevin Eubanks will be one of the headline performers at this month’s California Poppy Festival. Eubanks is replacing musician Wayman Tisdale, who recently underwent surgery and has canceled performances through December. The 16th annual festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 21 and 22 at Lancaster City Park, 43011 N. 10th St. W. This year, the flowers aren’t expected to be the stars of the festival because of the dry winter. But the show will go on. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for seniors and children ages 6 to 12. Children younger than 6 will be admitted free. For information, visit www.poppyfestival.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Antelope Valley partnership can apply for renewal of funding for up to 90 percent of the original grant. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe June 26-30 workshop is for teachers in the four districts. The instructors will learn about graphing calculators, and math and science kits developed by the partnership Teachers also will receive a visit from a Mars exploration team from Arizona State University, whose members will talk about different science projects instructors can do in class. The deadline to enroll in the summer workshop is April 30. The workshop can handle up to 210 teachers. Other activities in the 1
A massive tornado has struck Donegal this morning.The massive tornado or wind tunnel struck around 10.30am this morning at Slieve Sneacht near Buncrana.The tornado, which can be seen clearly for more than three minutes, did touch ground close to the mountain but did not cause serious damage. The amazing video footage was captured by local girl Niamh O Raw from Umricam.It is estimated the tornado was more than 700 metres in height and could be seen “twisting” in the middle because of its large size.Niamh’s dad John O Raw, who teaches computer science ay LYIT, said it was an incredile sight.“Niamh was out doing her chores trying to earn a few extra euro in pocket money when she noticed the tornado. “It was an incredible sight and was certainly a very large tornado – ut to 700 metres in height I would estimate,” he said.John said he wtinessed another tornado on the shores of Lough Swilly last week – just minutes before he witnessed the Killer Whales along with wildlife ranger Emmett Johnston.“Inishowen and Donegal has so much going for it. Earthquakes, killer whales, Northern Lights and tornadoes – sure where else would you get it,” he said. ANOTHER TORNADO STRIKES DONEGAL! was last modified: June 12th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranadonegaltornado