Williams’ return gives KaTropa additional boost

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matching up against an inconsistent Columbian side, TNT rolled to an easy 123-95 victory with Williams solid in his return more than a month into the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“I’m just glad I’m starting the conference at all and being back from injury,” said Williams Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.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 crown“The guys have been doing great and I wanted to make sure my inclusion would mean that we could play better so this was a good start.”Williams suffered an injury in his upper body before the start of the second conference and it took the 36-year-old more than a month to recover just enough to be back in game shape. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img View comments Meralco keeps Ginebra struggling, spoils Brownlee’s return Kelly Williams. PBA IMAGESTNT was already rolling in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup before Kelly Williams got into the mix.The KaTropa had established a 4-1 record prior to Williams’ return from an upper body injury, but the big man’s return didn’t slow down TNT’s upward trajectory by one bit.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Despite finishing with a line of 11 points, five rebounds, and three assists in 18 minutes of play, Williams said he still has to get into the best shape possible.“I’m physically strong and it just has to take time to get my rhythm back and get my legs under me,” said Williams. “This will take time, hopefully in the coming weeks I’ll be able to get myself back to normal.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 awardlast_img read more

South Korea ends World Cup with mixed feelings

first_imgView comments “Since we won, everything went as planned,” South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong said. “We looked at their strategies for the past four days. We looked at Germany’s formation. I told (my players) we would have opportunities, that they would need the victory more than us.”READ: Germany crashes out of World Cup after 2-0 loss to South KoreaFEATURED 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 crownSouth Korea had lost its opening two matches, but could have advanced with a victory at the Kazan Arena if Mexico had beaten Sweden in the other Group F match.But nobody told the South Korean players that Mexico was getting routed 3-0, and they thought they were in contention right to the end. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jo was also decisive, pulling off a superb one-handed save to deny Leon Goretzka’s header aimed at the far corner. He also stopped substitute Mario Gomez’s second-half header.“We’re not going to the last 16, but we did manage to beat the champions, and the World No. 1 team,” Shin said. “I hope we can manage to improve and do better in the future.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gets 5-year extension Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. South Korea’s Son Heung-min celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the group F match between South Korea and Germany, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)KAZAN, Russia — The tears flowed on both sides of the field after South Korea beat Germany at the World Cup.Even in victory, the South Koreas struggled to compose themselves following a 2-0 win that knocked the defending champion Germans out of the tournament. That’s because South Korea entered the match with a slim chance to advance but couldn’t get it done.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees 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 MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “It was only after the game that we knew the score,” South Korea goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo said. “We were really disappointed, that’s why a lot of us cried.”South Korea, however, finished its campaign in Russian on a high, scoring two goals in injury time.The South Koreans played aggressively in the first half and waited patiently for opportunities toward the end when the four-time champions pressed hard to score and get a victory that would have sent them through ahead of Mexico on goal difference.READ: German fans stunned by World Cup eliminationWhile the Germans were clumsy in front of goal, Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min scored late while their teammates defended superbly with last-minute tackles and hard collective work.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihanlast_img read more

New Apostolic Church Members Decry Injustice, Lack of Accountability

first_imgElder Anthony Armah (pictured), who has spent decades with the church, said for about 16 years now, only Apostles, Bishops, and their supporters have been paid salaries and given benefits from offerings and other money generated by the church.A group under the banner of ‘a new day has come’ from the New Apostolic Church in Liberia, with headquarters on Mechlin and Front Street in Monrovia has decried injustice and lack of accountability by the Apostle Alexander Wreh and his deputy Evangelist Samuel M. Hayfrom for the past 16 years.Elder Anthony J. K. Armah, head of the group, alleged that District Evangelist Hayfrom has ruled the church for the last 16 years performing alone as the ‘manager, accountant, paymaster, logistic and procurement officer, data clerk and warehouse keeper in a church with about 10,000 members.According to elder Armah, Evangelist Hayfrom alone makes administrative decisions and gives meager cash to ministers or pastors as transportation fare to collect offering, tithes, and October Thanksgiving Offering.“There is no financial report of the church from Apostle Wreh and Evangelist Hayfrom for decades. We don’t know what the money generated in the church is being used for. As a church, we need to know on a yearly basis how much is generated and how was it used,” Armah said.He also frowned on why only Europeans are given the opportunity to occupy the office of the Chief Apostle, leaving out Africans, Americans, Asians, and Indians.Elder Armah, who has spent decades with the church, said for about 16 years now, only Apostles, Bishops, and their supporters have been paid salaries and given benefits from offerings and other money generated by the church.“This cash that he pays was designed since 2000; meaning if the transportation fare was L$150 from Voinjama to Foya; the church is still paying, in 2019, the same amount to ministers. He buys and sells alone for the church,” Elder Armah claimed.He said the financial situation of the church has been in secret with no report to its members, a situation that many of them have frowned on for years.Elder Armah said at present, uniforms, bicycles or motorbikes that are provided to help ministers to do evangelical work are no longer forthcoming, and no alternatives. “He is only conducting seminars with few selected persons and for some years, no seminars have been held in many congregations.However, Elder Armah remains thankful to God for the opportunity to establish 37 congregations in Lofa with 27 active, which brings L$80,000 to L$100,000 as offerings on a quarterly basis to the church’s central administration.He said while taking care of the members’ souls remains cardinal, their physical bodies also deserve to be properly taken care of by the church through money generated from their members.According to Elder Armah, Apostle Wreh and Evangelist Hayfrom continue to use funds from the church to enrich themselves at the detriment of the members.“When we grumble Evangelist Hayfrom, he often says we are envious and jealous of him, because he is educated.“Women in the church have not been given key positions, a situation that affects the church in recruiting more members.In response, Evangelist Samuel Hayfrom did not deny or confirm the allegations, but said, “We will come to the media if need be. We have decided to sit as a family and talk about all these allegations.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Minibus conductor in viral video fined $40,000

first_img…driver denies chargesA minibus driver and conductor who were caught on video endangering the lives of their passengers on November 15, 2019 were slapped with several charges and appeared at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.The minibus driver and conductor during their gyrationsJermaine Waldron, 27, the conductor, of Haslington, East Coast Demerara (ECD) and Trevin Bobb-Semple,28, the driver, appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.Bobb-Semple denied the charges of operating a tinted motor vehicle; untidiness; failure to control said motor vehicle; breaching the condition of his road service licence; and dangerous driving. He was placed on $100,000 bail and his driver’s licence was suspended until the determination of the cases. The cases will continue on March 19, 2020.On the other hand, Waldron pleaded guilty to inappropriate conduct; failure to ensure passengers’ safety and untidiness. He was fined $40,000 for the offences.According to Police, after the video went viral, an investigation was conducted which led to the arrest of the two men. The incident occurred on November 15, 2019, at the Strathspey Embankment, ECD while several passengers were in minibus BYY 1309.The video, which was posted on social media, showed the minibus conductor opening the door of a moving vehicle and dancing while placing his body outside, gripping only the outer part of the doorway. In the process of this unflattering behaviour, passengers were cheering him on.The driver of the minibus was later seen opening his door and putting both his legs outside of the moving vehicle while holding on to the steering wheel.Just recently, the Traffic Department of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) reported that from January 1 to April 2019, there was a 20.8 per cent increase in fatal accidents and an almost 20 per cent increase in road deaths related to accidents.last_img read more

Bosco kickers in tough

first_imgAs one of three remaining area high school boys soccer teams still alive, Bosco Tech will have its work cut out today on the road against Liberty League champion Calabasas Viewpoint High at 3 p.m. in the CIF-Southern Section Division VI quarterfinals. For the Tigers (18-3-2), making their first quarterfinal appearance since 2003, coach Alex Lemos feels his squad has a more then decent chance at knocking off the third- seeded Patriots (17-1-6). “We feel like we have a chance against anybody,” Lemos said. “We always feel like we’re in the game.” The Camino Real League champions have picked up their “never say die” attitude during this year’s postseason run. “I don’t know what to say about the playoffs,” Lemos said. “We’ve had some slow starts.” Against Sherman Oaks Buckley, Bosco Tech’s first- round opponent, the Tigers fell behind 2-0 at the half before rallying for a 4-2 win. Four days later, Bosco again trailed Malibu 1-0, before rebounding for a 3-1 overtime victory. “Viewpoint is a very good team, but so are we,” Lemos said. “And this is the playoffs. Anything can happen. Just look at Sage Hill.” What Lemos was referring to was last Wednesday’s 3-2 Ontario Christian win over No. 2 seed Sage Hill. center_img “This is a group of seniors that has been playing together for the last three years,” Lemos said. “They want to keep on playing.” Other area schools in action today in Division V quarterfinal play are Marshall and La Ca ada. The Eagles (13-5-3) travel to San Bernardino to take on San Andreas League No. 2 seed San Gorgonio (18-6-5). Both squads are coming off tight wins. Marshall defeated Sierra Vista 3-2, while San Gorgonio survived Hesperia 2-2 (5-3 via penalty kicks). As for the Spartans (13-8-2), they have the luxury of playing at home. However, La Ca ada has the daunting task of meeting No. 2 seed and San Andreas League champion Colton (15-5-4). So far this postseason, the Yellowjackets have outscored their opponents 10-0 and have four straight shutouts. “It’s definitely a great feeling getting to the quarterfinals,” La Ca ada coach Jordan Jones said. “Hopefully, we can continue to play well.” The Temple City girls water polo team will be looking to reach its first CIF-SS title game in three years today. Standing in the Rams (22-8) way in a Division III semifinal is powerhouse Chino Hills Ayala (25-5). The Bulldogs knocked the Rams out of last year’s playoffs en route to a CIF title. The game is scheduled for 3:15 at Colony High. 160Want 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

Barca performance was my best, says Willian

first_img0Shares0000Willian opened the scoring after earlier striking the post twiceLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 21 – Chelsea forward Willian believes his performance against Barcelona was one of his best for the club.The Brazil international scored Chelsea’s goal in the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, after hitting the post twice in the first half. Asked whether it was one of his best displays for the Blues, he told Sky Sports News: “I think so, it’s one of my best performances here. I almost had a hat-trick!“We were a bit unlucky but I think we must be proud of our performance because we played really well to play against Barcelona, it’s not easy and now we have to think about the other games.“We’re feeling well. We were good tonight and we played very well but I think we made a mistake and we suffered a goal.“But I think it’s okay – we can go to Barcelona and do a good job again.”Next for Chelsea is a trip to Manchester United on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, and the 29-year-old was bullish about his side’s chances against Jose Mourinho’s side.“We have confidence,” the former Shakhtar Donetsk man said. “We can go there and do a great job again against Manchester United.“I think it’s going to be a different game from this one here [against Barcelona] but I think we can go there and win this game.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

LYIT TO HOLD CHRISTMAS FAIR TO HELP STUDENT FAMILIES

first_imgThe LYIT Christmas Fair will take place on campus in the An Dánlann Building of Letterkenny Institute of Technology on Tuesday 4 December, 2012 from 10am -2.30pm.This event is organised to raise money for students in difficulty this Christmas. Last year, Fr. John Boyce, Chaplain, LYIT, Paddy Gallagher, Student Services Officer at LYIT and Fiona Kelly, Student Administrator organised the LYIT Christmas Fair and raised €1,161 for the LYIT Christmas Appeal.This money enabled us to purchase toys, food and coal vouchers for 10 students families with young children struggling to cope with the cost of Christmas.This year our aim is to help 15-20 families that have returned to education who may be finding the cost of Christmas a struggle.If you’d like to support this cause and maybe pick up a stocking filler or two, then please come along to the 2nd LYIT Christmas Fair. Festive music, winter warming drinks and stands packed with beautiful Christmas themed goodies will be on display.Admission €2 to public and €1 to students (Admission includes entry into the Christmas Hamper draw) LYIT TO HOLD CHRISTMAS FAIR TO HELP STUDENT FAMILIES was last modified: November 14th, 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:CHRISTMAS FAIRLYITlast_img read more

‘Creationism’ course to end

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card A federal judge in Fresno, who had been scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday on whether to halt the class midway through the monthlong winter term, must approve the settlement. All five of the cash-strapped district’s board of trustees voted to settle the potentially expensive suit, said Pete Carton, the district’s attorney. “If you have five board members, you’ll have 10 opinions, but it could be that economics was a common denominator,” Carton said. The high school in the Tehachapi Mountains about 75 miles north of Los Angeles draws 500 students from a dozen small communities. Americans United for Separation of Church and State had successfully blocked Dover, Pa., schools last month from teaching intelligent design in science courses. El Tejon Superintendent John Wight had defended the class, saying the subject was proper for a philosophy class meant to introduce students to both viewpoints. The course relied almost exclusively on videos that presented religious theories as scientific ones, including titles such as “Chemicals to Living Cells: Fantasy or Science?” and “Astronomy and the Bible,” according to the suit. Even the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, which supports intelligent design research, had advised the school to settle the case. “It was misconceived,” said John West, a senior fellow at the institute. “It was almost all about Biblical creationism, not intelligent design, and it also seemed lopsided.” Demonstrators rallied outside a board meeting Friday in opposition of the class. The weekly newspaper, the Mountain Enterprise, devoted five pages to letters from readers in one issue. Teacher Sharon Lemburg, the wife of an Assembly of God minister, defended the course she designed in a letter to the editor. “I believe this is the class that the Lord wanted me to teach,” she wrote. The original class syllabus said it would examine “evolution as a theory and will discuss the scientific, biological, and Biblical aspects that suggest why Darwin’s philosophy is not rock solid.” Board members were divided when they learned of the course in December and discovered that the only two supporters of evolution listed as guest lecturers would not be speaking. One of them, Kenneth Hurst, a parent opposed to the class, became the lead plaintiff in the suit to end it. The other, Nobel prize winner Francis Crick, died in 2004. After the course plan was altered to meet demands of the board, members voted 3-2 in a special Jan. 1 session that approved the class as part of the entire winter session curriculum. The board didn’t have the option of eliminating the class from other electives and remedial classes offered in the four-week span. The class started Jan. 3 with 15 students. Under the deal, it must end by Jan. 27. While the settlement will not set a legal precedent, such as the 140-page federal judge’s decision stemming from the Pennsylvania suit, it might make other districts think twice about offering similar classes. “It might give them pause to think they might be sued and hauled into court,” said Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond in Virginia. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FRESNO – A Kern County school district agreed to stop teaching a religion-based alternative to evolution as part of a court settlement filed Tuesday. El Tejon Unified School District agreed in the settlement to halt the course at Frazier Mountain High School in Lebec next week and said it would never again offer a “course that promotes or endorses creationism, creation science, or intelligent design.” Parents sued the district last week for violating the constitutional separation of church and state by offering “Philosophy of Design,” a course taught by a minister’s wife that advanced the theory that life is so complex it must have been created by some kind of higher intelligence. “This sends a strong signal to school districts across the country that they cannot promote creationism or intelligent design as an alternative to evolution whether they do so in a science class or a humanities class,” said Ayesha N. Khan, legal director for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which filed the suit on behalf of 11 parents. last_img read more

JURY DEMANDS SAFETY AROUND TREE CUTTING AFTER DEATH OF DAD-OF-FIVE

first_imgA father-of-five was just feet from safety when he was struck down and killed by a 40ft falling tree.ESB employee Danny Gallagher was cutting trees at the back of his brother’s home in November, 2011 when the tragedy happened.An inquest into Mr Gallagher’s death heard today that the 48 year old had cut down hundreds of trees during his lifetime. Letterkenny Coroner’s Court heard how Mr Gallagher had been cutting a number of trees at the home of his brother at Doonwell, Termon on November 5th.He had followed all the safety procedures and had cut a ‘wedge’ from the fir tree to ensure it fell in the right direction.The dead man’s brother Kieran Gallagher revealed how the men had already successfully cut a number of trees down before preparing to cut this tree around 1pm.They attached a rope to the tree at around 25ft in height and Danny Gallagher had directed his younger brother to drive the tractor away.However Kieran revealed “When I turned around he was running away from the tree. I wasn’t worried by that because I simply thought he was making sure the base of the tree did not swing up and hit him.“When I got to him he was sitting up against the tree and I noticed there was blood coming out of his nostril and left ear,” he said.He started mouth to mouth resuscitation and called the emergency services.However Danny Gallagher, also of Doonwell, Termon, was pronounced dead a short time later by members of the on-call Nowdoc service.Asked by coroner John Cannon if he would have done anything differently today, Kieran Gallagher replied “I have been asking myself that question for the past five months. I can’t answer that.”Pathologist Dr Gerry O’Dowd said death would have been instantaneous.An examination of the dead man found he had suffered lacerations to the head and neck.“Death was due to a severe head injury which was as a result of blunt trauma due to a falling tree,” he said.The jury of two men and four women found death was consistent with a blunt injury to the head.They also issued a number of recommendations as a result of the unfortunate death.These include that all people cuttings trees wear safety helmets, that at least THREE people take part in the cutting of a tree, that wind conditions be considered and that a suitable, elasticated, rope be used when pulling down a tree.Coroner John Cannon said the evidence showed that the seemingly simply task of felling trees could have tragic consequences.“These are the hazards of life and it is not easy for this family to have listened to this,” he said.EndsJURY DEMANDS SAFETY AROUND TREE CUTTING AFTER DEATH OF DAD-OF-FIVE was last modified: April 18th, 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:Coroner John CannonDanny GallagherDoonwellfelling treesLetterkenny Coroner’s CourtTermonlast_img read more

BANKS TAKING THE HAND AGAIN, SAYS DOHERTY

first_imgDONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty TD has said the new targets for concluded agreements on mortgages lack ambition and are wide open to abuse.He was reacting to figures from the Central Bank and is questioning the definition of ‘concluded agreements’ with mortgage holders.“The setting of concrete targets for conclusions, rather than just offers by the banks, is welcome but overdue,” said Doherty. “I am disappointed that the targets of only 15% concluded by the end of this year, moving up to only 25% three months later, lack ambition.“More seriously, today’s statement from the Central Bank is tellingly silent in what it considers to be a “concluded agreement”.“Unless further clarification is issued we can only presume that they will count repossessions or deals imposed under threat of repossession as “concluded agreements”.“The process of setting targets has been abused by the banks which have relied on legal letters to meet their targets. The Central Bank, and if necessary Minister Noonan, must clarify immediately that the targets will not be met by moving down the repossession route. “My office has received many examples of banks abusing the system and simply moving to the legal route as a first step. As long as this is tolerated any targets are meaningless.“Once again, I am calling for Minister Noonan and the Central Bank to stand up to the banks and make it clear that these targets are for meaningful solutions and that threatening repossession cannot count towards meeting targets. ” BANKS TAKING THE HAND AGAIN, SAYS DOHERTY was last modified: September 17th, 2013 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:BANKS TAKING THE HAND AGAINSAYS DOHERTYlast_img read more