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 LATEST STORIES “Time is really short. That is also the reason why Rain or Shine became the core of the team. They are familiar with me and I’m familiar with them,” said Guiao.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Thus, the SBP will revert to its original plan of sending the core of the Rain or Shine squad, to be reinforced by cadets Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras and pros Christian Standhardinger of San Miguel Beer and Paul Lee of Star.“We’d like to thank boss RSA (SMC top honcho Ramon S. Ang) because his marching orders were to lend players that the Asian Games team needed,” said SMC sports director Alfrancis Chua.NLEX bench strategist Yeng Guiao will head the team, which will have as its pool Rain or Shine mainstays Raymond Almazan, Gabe Norwood, Chris Tiu, Maverick Ahanmisi, James Yap and Beau Belga, Asi Taulava of NLEX, Poy Erram of Blackwater, TNT’s Don Trollano, and Global Port’s Stanley Pringle.“We know there’s always pressure when you play and coach for the country and we also know that it’s about sacrifice and service to the country,” said Guiao.Guiao will cut the 14-man pool to 12 before the team leaves for Jakarta on Aug. 14. Gilas Pilipinas sees action on Aug. 16.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rare title series of blowout wins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “We realized there is a strong clamor from our basketball fans and since we are the house of basketball, we [took] a look at it and [understood] what the clamor is and where it is coming from,” said POC president Ricky Vargas in a press conference that preceded Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“It came from the hearts of our Filipino basketball fans,” added Vargas, also the current PBA chair, who stressed that Special Assistant to the President Bong Go personally made a diplomatic appeal before the league and the SBP to reconsider its withdrawal from the Asian Games, which start Aug. 18.FEATURED 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’But a source told the Inquirer that the change of heart came from within the SBP, which realized it pulled out of the Games on the pull of emotion.Above other reasons made public, the source said the SBP’s pullout was fueled partly by Fiba’s harsh sanctions on the country after the July 2 brawl against Australia during a Fiba World Cup qualifying match at Philippine Arena. Once SBP officials sobered up on the Fiba sanctions, the clamor by the public became too difficult to ignore. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took a loud clamor from fans and sports personalities, a diplomatic request and the realization of a mistake to put Gilas Pilipinas back in the Asian Games.The Philippine Olympic Committee and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas backtracked on an earlier announcement that it was withdrawing the men’s national team from the Asiad slated in Indonesia starting this month, saying that a very public clamor fueled the change of heart.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments
“This is what I like from this team is how this was formed because the chemistry is just beautiful. We’re like brothers here and this is one of the best groups that I’ve been in even when I was still a player.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A new champion coach in the PBA. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—Chito Victolero wasn’t looked at as a successor to Tim Cone’s glorious run as head coach of the Purefoods franchise, but it’s what he turned out to be that cemented his legacy in the storied club.Hired from Kia, Victolero was tapped to help the struggling Hotshots move on from their drastic drop to 11-22 less than two years removed from completing the Grand Slam.ADVERTISEMENT “There’s this huge support system behind us and that’s what kept us motivated through all of this, the credit isn’t just on me, this is for the whole team, the players, the coaching staff, the support staff, and the management.”Victolero, who he led the Hotshots to three straight semifinals in the 2016-17 season before this season’s breakthrough, emphasized that the championship was the result of all the hard work and sacrifices from the whole team.READ: Long wait makes newest PBA title sweeter for Alvin Patrimonio, HotshotsIt also helped that his core of players didn’t just treat each other as teammates but as brothers both on and off the court.“I don’t know the feeling [of winning a title] but I just jumped around because I was just so happy because all of our sacrifices from last year and everything we learned from the semifinals and from this year all came together,” said Victolero.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Victolero’s only PBA achievement before arriving in Magnolia’s camp was lead Kia to its lone playoff appearance in the 2016 Governors’ Cup, but he is now part of an elite league of champion coaches in the PBA.READ: Magnolia ends PBA title drought, closes out Alaska in Game 6 FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAgainst the toughest opponent in Alaska, Magnolia survived six brutal games and capped it off with dominant 102-86 Game 6 win, but he was quick to defer the credit to his coaching staff including former head coach Jason Webb.“It’s not just me who deserves all this credit because I will give this to our coaching staff,” said Victolero in Filipino Wednesday at Ynares Center here. “The coaching staff’s support is just immense.” P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US View comments ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:29Robredo to Duterte: 200,000 vote margin no small matter02:14Carpio 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 Taal Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Long wait makes newest PBA title sweeter for Alvin Patrimonio, Magnolia
There are three reasons we dispatched our team of reporters to Lofa County to find our Person of the Year. The first is because we thought it most appropriate to focus this time on Agriculture. With Lofa being the nation’s traditional breadbasket, we thought it a good place to start.Second, we heard about a hardworking farmer who was making a serious difference, especially in producing rice, our staple food.Third, though we had held an extensive interview with him in Monrovia, we thought it important to follow him to Lofa in order to see for ourselves what he is doing, find the farmers he is working with, and see how he is impacting their work.That is what our Agricultural Reporter, Gloria Tamba, and Reporter Alvin Worzi did last week, traveling to several places in Voinjama District.They returned highly impressed with the work which John Selma is doing with rice farmers. Our reporters found Selma extensively involved in rice cultivation. They also found many farmers in the district who were benefitting from Selma’s training and even his purchasing of their rice or helping them to find buyers.We find this extraordinary. Here is a hardworking, highly committed and selfless rice farmer who is determined to help others to succeed in rice cultivation. In our interview with him when he visited the Daily Observer’s new premises last week, Selma told us he had one objective in mind: Helping Liberia to become self-sufficient in rice. After listening keenly to all that he had to say about his work, the Observer team asked him what he saw as a major obstacle to his work. He replied that the biggest problem was the lack of buyers for the farmers’ rice. There were, he told us, too many farmers whom he had encouraged to grow rice, and they were doing just that. Often when he had the capacity, he would buy their rice, especially with the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its agricultural subsidiary, Food Enterprise Development (FED).Mr. Selma expressed one fear to our reporters: “I am afraid,” he told us, “that if Lofa farmers continue growing rice in abundance as they are doing now, and find it difficult to sell this rice, they will stop and find other things to do. This is my fear. I don’t want this to happen because if it does, it will be hard to convince them to return to rice growing tomorrow.”Reporters Tamba and Worzi, during their visit to Lofa last week, found the identical fear expressed among rice farmers. Some of the farmers pointedly told our reporters that they already had huge stockpiles of rice in their kitchens for which there were no buyers. If this continues, they will stop growing rice and find something else to do.The fact that John Selma has been able successfully to grow rice in large quantities and encourage many other farmers to do the same is the reason we have chosen him as Person of the Year. Under the same breath, however, we are making this urgent appeal to our government, most especially to our President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and her new Agriculture Minister, Dr. Moses Zinnah, to do everything possible to encourage our rice growers and work closely and conscientiously with them to keep them GROWING MORE RICE to make the nation self-sufficient in its staple!The government can accomplish this in two ways: First, GOL can equip its network of agricultural extension agents and deploy them nationwide to help all our farmers, most especially rice farmers. These should be given every encouragement because they and Mr. Selma are convinced that Liberia CAN become self-sufficient in rice.One of the answers to the decline in iron ore and rubber in our economy is self-sufficiency in rice, in order to save the hundreds of millions of dollars we spend importing rice.Second, we suggest that GOL make it mandatory, that rice importers make it their first priority to buy local farmers’ rice.This would be a great boost to our rice farmers, as it will keep them doing what they know and love best – growing rice.Congratulations, Mr. Selma, and thank you for your worthy example. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Guyana Amazon Warriors were among those awarded for their extraordinary performance at the float parade to mark Guyana’s 50th independence anniversary.In a night of high achievements, the Amazon Warriors topped their group in the category of large Semi-Costume designed by Jermaine Broomes.With rags, flags and heavy rhythm, those on the Amazon Warriors truck gained loud cheers and support from the gyrating revelers, as the truck drove along the parade route.Some of the winners including Amazon Warriors representative (second from right)Faye Smartt-Scott with their trophiesChristopher Barnwell, Paul Wintz, Stephen Jacobs, Devendra Bishoo, Veerasammy Permaul, Assad Fudadin, Anthony Bramble and Coach Roger Harper, were among those who gyrated with the Warriors in the parade.The awards ceremony was hosted by the National Commemoration Commission under the Education Ministry’s Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, at the National Cultural Centre on Friday evening.Present at the event were Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Minister within the Finance Ministry Jaipaul Sharma and Minster within the Ministry of Education Nicolette Henry, who played an integral part in the Jubilee celebrations.Delivering remarks at the event, Minister Henry highlighted the impact the celebrations had, not only locals, but the vast number of people who travelled to Guyana’s shores to be a part of Guyana’s 50th independence anniversary.Palm Court representative Lisa Lewis receiving the 1st prize for best decorative business place from Minister of Culture Nicolette HenryMinister Henry also thanked Television Guyana, Channel 28 (TVG) and the National Communications Network (NCN) for their integral role in bringing the celebrations into the homes of thousands who could not join in the float parade on the streets of Georgetown.Digicel was outstanding in the competition, winning two first places including the first place for the best commercial float.Among the big winners was Region Six, copping the full costume prize, as well as the Ministries of Public Health and Natural Resources.Bank of Guyana also walked away with the special 50th Golden Jubilee award for their creativity and illumination. Schools such as the Sophia Special School, business hubs such as Palm Court and individuals such as Alexander Bell were all winners for their creativity and décor of their buildings.The designers claimed their prizes as well, with designer Neilson Nurse winning the Designer of the Year award and Olympia Small-Sonaram, designer of both Digicel’s top prizes.Meanwhile, the Amazon Warriors will come out under new Captain, New Zealand’s destructive top order batsman Martin Guptil, who has been with the Amazon Warriors since the inaugural tournament in 2013.The Amazon Warriors will be hosting the inaugural winners Jamaica Tallawahs on July 7 (19:00h), the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (12:ooh noon), defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders (19:00h) and the St Lucia Zouks (19:00h) at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara.
As anger mounts over the rocketing prices and cancelled bookings — with some hotels charging up to 100 times their standard rates — Liverpool said they had complained to the “highest levels” of European football’s governing body.Ukrainian UEFA vice-president Grigoriy Surkis criticised the behaviour of hotel owners looking to make a quick buck for the clash between the two European giants, who have won the competition 17 times between them.“I am not disappointed, I am furious,” he told AFP. “I think it is a disgrace for the capital, where individual hotel owners did not give everyone a chance to come here by raising the prices not ten-fold, the way it happens in other cities, but nearly a hundredfold.”Around 1,000 Liverpool fans also face the prospect of being stranded in England after a number of charter flights were cancelled due to a disagreement between a travel company and aviation authorities in Kiev over the size of the aircraft.Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore said he was still hopeful a “favourable solution” can be reached to help those left behind.However, Moore criticised the infrastructure in Kiev, which hosted the Euro 2012 final, as not fit for purpose.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin speaks in Kiev on May 24, 2018 © AFP / GENYA SAVILOV“They just don’t have the airport infrastructure and the hotel capacity to cope with an event of this size and there isn’t another major city within real hitting distance of it,” he told the Liverpool Echo newspaper.“It’s not only affected Liverpool fans but Real Madrid fans too. There will be lessons learned from this. Rest assured, I’ve raised this at the highest levels of UEFA.”The decision to award the final to Kiev was made before Ceferin’s election as president in 2016 and the Slovenian has already reintroduced a tender process with evaluation reports on cities bidding for finals.Istanbul’s 76,000-capacity Ataturk Olympic Stadium was named as the host for the 2020 final on Thursday, while next season’s final will take place at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano.Ceferin admitted that the black market for tickets was a big problem, with each club originally allocated 16,626 tickets despite worldwide fanbases.According to UEFA, Kiev’s Olimpiyskiy Stadium has a capacity of 63,000 for the game.“We cancelled the tickets that were on the black market but the thing is I am not sure if it is possible to completely prevent it, but we are trying to do as much as possible,” he said.– Fans’ plight –Liverpool head of club and supporter liaison Tony Barrett said he sympathised with fans over their plight.“For those of you who get to Kiev, I hope it’s worth every penny and every ounce of effort that you have put in,” he tweeted.“For those who don’t — and there are already far too many in this position — I apologise for not being able to help you. Football without fans is nothing.”Real Madrid fan Marcos Sanchez secured accommodation well in advance but his bookings were cancelled and prices skyrocketed.Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane (left) and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will pit their wits against each other in the Champions League final © AFP/File / Gabriel BOUYS, Glyn KIRK“Everything has been a nightmare,” he said. “I have reported it on social networks and Ukrainian journalists have even called me because it gives a bad image for the city and the country.“People have created a Facebook group offering their houses in Kiev for free and it works brilliantly, it´s genuine.”Spanish fan groups have organised accommodation outside Ukraine as well as in Kiev and many fans are flying straight in and out.Nabil Alturek, president of fan group Pena Capote Y Montera, said two groups were travelling. One will sleep in Warsaw one night and Kiev the next before returning to Warsaw and the other will spend the night at the airport in the Ukraine capital.“It was cheap because we booked a long time ago,” he said. “We were shocked by the cancellations, but we were lucky, we paid 40 or 50 euros per person” at the hotel in Kiev.But Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko, the former world heavyweight boxing champion, gave a robust response about the situation in the city.“The fact that prices are going up before a major event, this happens in other places besides Kiev,” he said. “This is world practice. The city cannot regulate business — these are the laws of the market.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid and Liverpool are meeting in the Champions League final in Kiev © AFP/File / Fabrice COFFRINIKIEV, Ukraine, May 24 – Real Madrid fans have returned 1,000 tickets for Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool as spiralling accommodation and travel costs deter supporters from travelling to Kiev.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said the tickets could not be resold to Liverpool fans for security reasons but they would instead be put on sale for local fans in the Ukrainian capital.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The British Columbia Utilities Commission will be hosting an Input Session on B.C. Hydro’s Rate Application.According to Utilities Commission Chair and CEO, David Morton, B.C. Hydro has filed a Revenue Requirements Application for the setting of rates for the next two years.Morton says the BCUC is in the process of evaluating and reviewing that application.- Advertisement -“B.C. Hydro has filed, what we would call, a Revenue Requirements Application which is basically an application for us to approve the setting of rates for the next two years and we’re in the process of evaluating and looking at that application.”Since B.C. Hydro has filed an application on the rate change for 2020-2021, the Utilities Commission will also be seeking public input on the application.A Public Input Session will be taking place in Fort St. John on September 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.Advertisement If you are not able to attend the Input Session, comments can be sent by email to Commission.Secretary@bcuc.com.For more information on the proposed changes, you can visit the BCUC’s website.
Carlos Tevez 1 West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has revealed the club have failed in a bid to lure Carlos Tevez back to the club.Tevez was offered a staggering £150,000-a-week deal, plus bonuses, to become the Hammers’ highest-paid player in their history.But Sullivan says the 32-year-old demanded £250,000 per week to leave Boca Juniors and return to London.Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said: “We tried to get Tevez but he wanted £250,000 a week. In his last year at Juventus he was great, but 250 grand a week?“He’ll probably stay where he is now, but he doesn’t pay a lot of tax down there.”Tevez spent the 2006/07 season with West Ham and secured hero status with the Hammers’ fans after helping them avoid relegation.The forward went on to enjoy spells with Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus before moving back to his homeland and signing for Boca last summer.He has always spoken fondly of his time at West Ham, but Sullivan has questioned his affection for the club given his stunning salary demands.Sullivan said: “All this business ‘I love West Ham’. Well, it’s ‘I love West Ham if they give me 250 grand a week.’ So how much love is that for West Ham?“I actually offered him 150 grand a week to come back plus bonuses.“I thought that was an incredible offer for someone who loves West Ham. It wasn’t a publicity stunt, I saw him being our No.1 striker.“I was hoping he would reproduce what he did at Juventus a year ago. He was a fantastic player. But where do you draw the line with what you are prepared to pay?”
Romelu Lukaku’s future should become clearer in the coming days after the Everton striker revealed both he and his agent know his next move.The Belgium international striker, who scored 25 Premier League goals last season, rejected a new contract offer from the Toffees in March and speculation has been rife as to his next destination.A return to Chelsea has been mooted, while his former boss Jose Mourinho is also thought to want the striker at Manchester United.Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are the latest club linked to the 24-year-old, who admits a decision has been made. Speaking after Belgium’s 2-1 win against the Czech Republic on Monday, Lukaku told Sky Sports News: “My agent knows what is going to happen, I know what I want to do. Whatever happens, you guys (the media) will know.” 1 Romelu Lukaku
The next meeting of Letterkenny’s No.1 Celtic supporters club will take place in Station House hotel at 8pm tonight.New members are welcome, the club travel to all Celtic home league and Europa cup matches.The lotto jackpot stands at €1,150. DD NOTICE: MEETING OF LETTERKENNY CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB TAKES PLACE TONIGHT was last modified: October 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:celtic fcNoticesSport
GAOTH Dobhair’s Neil and Eamon McGee will start in the back-line for Ulster when the province takes on Leinster in Sunday’s M Donnelly interprovincial football final at Croke Park.Mark McHugh is the other Donegal starter in the match, with Michael Murphy – who plays in a Sigerson Cup semi-final for DCU against DIT today (Friday) – not selected in the starting 15.The sides are named below. ULSTER: P McConnell (Tyrone); C McKaigue (Derry), N McGee (Donegal), E McGee (Donegal); A Kernan (Armagh), D Hughes (Monaghan), C McKeever (Armagh); S Cavanagh (Tyrone), D Givney (Cavan); M McHugh (Donegal), M Penrose (Tyrone), J McMahon (Tyrone); J Clarke (Armagh), K Niblock (Antrim), C McManus (Monaghan).LEINSTER (SF panel v Ulster): S Cluxton; G Brennan, P Flynn, MD Macauley, C OSullivan, B Brogan ( Dublin), K Lillis (Laois), M Quinn, B Gilleran, S McCormack (Longford), R Barry, G Molloy, B Malone, A Flynn (Wexford), J Heslin, D Dolan (Westmeath), J Sheridan (Meath), P Keenan, N Gallagher (Louth), J Stafford (Wicklow), B Kavanagh, B Murphy (Carlow), B O’Connor (Offaly). GAELIC GAMES: McGEE BROTHERS TO START FOR ULSTER IN FINAL CLASH WITH LEINSTER was last modified: February 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAELIC GAMES: McGEE BROTHERS TO START FOR ULSTER IN FINAL CLASH WITH LEINSTER