OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Robbie Herndon. PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino lived to fight another day with a gutsy 74-72 victory over Tanduay Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig to extend their 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals series to a winner-take-all Game 2.With the two teams trading miscues in the final minute, it was the Skippers’ final defensive stand with 5.3 seconds remaining on an inbounding Paul Varilla that made the difference as they forced the former UE guard to turn the ball over.ADVERTISEMENT “That’s what we believe in, that miracles still happen. Our goal is just to make it to the semis and we’ll figure it out when we get there. The boys just gave it all,” said Banal.Game 2 is on Tuesday, 4 p.m., still at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig, with the winner taking on second-seed Cignal HD in the best-of-three semifinals.Jerwin Gaco topped Tanduay with 14 points, five rebounds, and two assists, James Martinez added 13 markers, and Lester Alvarez got 12 points, four boards, and two dimes in the defeat.The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 74 – Herndon 16, Alabanza 13, Lopez 8, Iñigo 7, Subido 7, Isip 6, Sargent 6, Gabriel 4, Javelona 4, Marata 3, Javillonar 0.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Knights defend home floor, trump Blazers as Nambatac scores 31 LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Renzo Subido muffed two freebies on the ensuing possession, but Achie Iñigo was there to recover the offensive board, securing the team’s survival for another game.“We knew we’ve been in this situation before. There were three games that we’ve won on the defensive end, and they were able to believe it and we were able to make a stop,” said coach Koy Banal.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’New acquisition Robbie Herndon fired 16 points and 10 rebounds for Marinerong Pilipino, while JR Alabanza got 13 markers and eight boards.John Lopez chipped in eight points and five rebounds, but his biggest contribution came in the last 8.3 seconds when he rejected Varilla’s potential go-ahead drive. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH01:40Filipinos 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 TANDUAY 72 – Gaco 14, Martinez 13, Alvarez 12, Palma 7, Eguilos 5, Sollano 5, Varilla 5, Santos 4, Tambeling 3, Taganas 2, Villamor 2, Vigil 0.Quarters: 15-19, 34-36, 56-55, 74-72.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments
…following diesel spill in Ikaazupu Wao creekThe South Rupununi District Council (SRDC) expressed its concerns over the recent spill of over 30 drums of diesel fuel into the Ikaazupu Wao creek in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo). The spill has caused the Indigenous communities representative body to call on the Natural Resources Ministry to develop and implement the Headwaters Protection Plan as agreed upon.The topped truckThe now polluted Ikaazupu Wao creek falls within the titled lands of Aishalton village, South Rupununi. Last Wednesday, the SRDC reported that a truck owned by V Dalip Enterprise was transporting over 100 drums of fuel and as it was crossing the Ikaazupu Wao Bridge, it broke.The truck then toppled over and spilt approximately 30 drums of diesel into the creek.This creek flows into Tooto Wao, which in turn flows into Kwitaro River. The people, not only in Aishalton, but also in the villages of Awarewaunau, Maruranau and Shea depend upon this river’s ecosystem. The SRDC said this fuel spill and pollution of such critical waterways will harm the fish, wildlife, and livelihoods of the beneficiaries.“Our people fish and hunt in these rivers and creeks. This fuel spill provides just one example of the concerns raised last week at the just concluded National Toshaos Conference. Kid James, project coordinator for the SRDC, had expressed concerns about the damage that mining trucks and excavators have caused to transport infrastructure in the South Rupununi.“He recommended that the Government of Guyana review and improve its policies and laws on mining, including on the way mining concessions are issued and on the environmental, social, human rights, economic, and infrastructural impacts of mining. Importantly, the Government of Guyana must also improve the enforcement of laws and regulations,” the representative body said in a statement.The review and improvement of these laws, policies, and enforcement measures must be done in conjunction with Indigenous peoples, who are the ones most impacted by mining activities, James had recommended. James’ statements were echoed by representatives and Toshaos of other communities and regions in Guyana, and the final resolution of the NTC Conference reflected these concerns and included associated recommendations.“This latest environmental catastrophe only serves to reinforce the need for the effective development and implementation of the Headwaters Protection Plan already agreed upon between the Ministry of Natural Resources and the SRDC. The plan for the protection of the headwaters of the Kwitaro and Kuyuwini Rivers is currently under discussion between the Ministry and the SRDC and would ban mining in and near those rivers and aim to preserve the health of those waterways. We look forward to working with the Ministry to jointly develop and implement this important measure for the protection of our waterways, our environment, and our land, and we hope it will serve as a useful model for other communities in Guyana as they struggle with their own mining-related issues,” the statement noted.Mining has destroyed a number of waterways around the country and disrupted the eco-systems of those affected waterways.
Security sector reform…says way should be paved for more women to enter the GPFAcknowledging that progress in reforming the security sector has been slow, British High Commissioner Gregory Quinn believes improving infrastructure and conditions for Police ranks should be priority areas.Quinn made these remarks during a press conference at his Bel Air, Georgetown residence on Friday. While he pointed to ongoing Police station construction, the Diplomat acknowledged concerns about the slow implementation of reforms in the security sector.Another acknowledgement was that there are obvious areas which need more work, including training, improving Police conditions and recruiting more women. Quinn stated that while accomplishing this will cost money, there will be long-term benefits across the board for Guyana’s security sector.“I think we’re moving forward, maybe a bit slower than some people would want, but in a way that’s deliberate because we need to make sure that (things are) doneUK High Commissioner Gregory Quinnproperly. (We need) to ensure that Police ranks have got the proper terms and conditions and the barracks they live in are suitable, the training they get is appropriate, there is an appreciation for the need to bring more women into the Police and to improve the ability for women to come in.”Improvements for officersDelving into these issues, Quinn spoke on the issue of training. According to Quinn, it is a fundamental fact that the way ranks are trained determines the basis of their time in the Force. He noted that work remains to be done in this particular area… work which would have an obvious impact on ranks.“There’s also infrastructure. You’ve seen the IDB/CSSP building new Police stations. There a new one in New Amsterdam. There’s another one going up. I think there’s an understanding that the Police infrastructure is not always as good as it should be. And some of the barracks the ranks are living in are not as they should be. You have to treat the ranks and the officers properly. And I think that’s work which can be done very quickly and easily.”“It’s going to cost some money. But by doing that you will see improvements across the board… you’ll see better training, better living conditions, a happier and more effective Force. I accept that there hasn’t been a big bang of changes, but I think it’s a slow and deliberate process. But progress is being made and from what I’m being seen, benefits are coming through, though not as obvious as people would like,” the High Commissioner said.Back in January, British security expert, Colonel Russel Combe had handed over a number of recommendations for security reform. Receiving the report, which focuses on reforms within the Guyana Police Force, was President David Granger.There are also measures included to address issues plaguing the prisons and the fire services as well as the Guyana Defence Force’s Coast Guard. While this specific report has not been released to the public, another report emanating from the British-funded programme was released.According to the Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) prison survey, completed and handed over a few months ago, prison was overwhelmingly perceived as an unsafe environment by inmates, who complained of being subjected to theft and violence behind prison walls.
The Fort St. John Stock Car Club has announced the make-up date for the Demo Derby.It was originally scheduled for the Fathers’ Day Weekend, but will now be on August 17th.You can also catch Thunder in the Valley this weekend, as stock car racing hits the Taylor speedway on Saturday starting at 3pm, and Sunday starting at 1pm.- Advertisement –
Aaron Nixon scored 32 points to help the Long Beach State men’s basketball team hold on for an 82-76 Big West Conference victory over the University of Pacific Tigers on Monday night in the Spanos Center on the UOP campus. The win gave the 49ers 20-7 overall and 10-2 conference records and clinched their first outright Big West regular-season title since 1996 in the process. The Tigers (5-7 and 11-16), who lost to Long Beach at home for the first time since 2002, cut their deficit to 72-70 on a pull-up jumper by Reggie Vezia with 2:14 to go. But Nixon, fouled on a drive, sank two free throws to pad the lead to four points with 1:57 left. And after Anthony Esparza missed two free throws for UOP, Byrd (15 points and 10 rebounds) answered with a 3-pointer from the left corner, with 1:18 to go, after a penetration and pass by Kevin Houston. Frank Burlison reported from Long Beach. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Coach Larry Reynolds’ team is back in action when it plays its final home game of the season Thursday night in the Walter Pyramid against the UC Irvine Anteaters. The 49ers, winning their fourth consecutive conference road game, led by seven points at halftime and stretched their advantage to 13 (at 54-41) with 14:12 remaining after an 8-0 spurt of two Nixon 3-pointers and a fast-break dunk by Sterling Byrd forced UOP Coach Bob Thomason to call a timeout.
1 Tottenham beat Sunderland 1-0 at the Stadium of Light Tottenham picked up their first win of the Premier League season with a 1-0 victory at Sunderland, in talkSPORT’s live game on Sunday.Collecting three points proved a relief for all concerned with the Lilywhites, but there was plenty to concern Spurs fans, not least Harry Kane’s continued struggles in front of goal for the club.So what did Tottenham supporters make of the match?Take a look at this selection of supporter views and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
The Zimbabwe-born 21-year-old has made 21 senior appearances for the Toffees 1 Brendan Galloway has become new Sunderland manager Simon Grayson’s first signing after completing a season-long loan move from Everton, the Championship club has confirmed.The Zimbabwe-born 21-year-old, who can play at either centre-half or left-back, headed for Wearside on Tuesday for a medical as the Black Cats look to bolster a squad which has been significantly reduced following the departures of Jordan Pickford, Jermain Defoe and a series of out-of-contract and loan players.Galloway, who became the youngster man ever to play in League One when he represented former club MK Dons as a 15-year-old, has made 21 senior appearances for the Toffees.He is expected to be joined on loan at the Stadium of Light by fellow Blues defender Tyias Browning, while winger Aiden McGeady is in advanced talks over a permanent switch.
Duck Cottage’, a former Coastguard Station, on the water’s edge of Rutland Island, a half a mile from the Donegal mainland, is on the market for an eye-watering €455,000. Built in the early 1800s and modernised over recent years, the cottage is one of just fourteen homes on this unspoiled island. Glorious sandy beaches, abundant wildlife, and rare wild flowers combine to make Rutland an exclusive hideaway in The Rosses.Duck Cottage has its own boat slipway and a deepwater mooring allows easy access to other islands and the mainland.There are no roads or mains water on Rutland. Pure Donegal rainwater is harvested from the cottage roof for showering and washing up.A solar panel system helps heat the hot water.There’s an electric two oven Aga cooker, two multi-fuel stoves, an open kitchen fire and storage radiators throughout. A spectacular upstairs loft style lounge allows amazing views of the sea, nearby islands and the fishing boats and ferries heading for Aranmore.A Beech and Oak Kitchen is at the heart of this cottage – ideal for get-togethers and cosy winter’s evenings. Duck Cottage will suit people with a love of the coast, boating and the countryside.It’s a place for adventures. Homes like this rarely come on the open market.See full listing from online here.Former Burtonport Coastguard Station ‘Duck Cottage’ is on the market for €455,000 was last modified: April 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:property
An appeal has been launched for witnesses after a home was burgled in the Glencar area of Letterkenny on Monday morning. A large sum of cash was taken from a house on the Glencar Road between the hours of 9.30am and 10.30am.The intruder gained entry via an unlocked door. Gardaí are asking anyone with any information to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111Gardaí investigating daylight burglary in Letterkenny was last modified: September 10th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Red Bluff >> The Red Bluff Spartans boys basketball team got the season underway with a come-from-behind win Tuesday night, 55-49, over the West Valley Eagles.Both teams started sluggish, with Red Bluff leading after the first period just 6-2, but the Eagles woke up in the second period to take an 18-15 lead into halftime.The Spartans narrowed the lead in the third period to 33-32, but in a big final period Red Bluff put up 23 points to come away with the victory.Derek Gordon was the top …