PBA sanctions loom Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 Aaron Carey, who like James played at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, began the campaign to raise money to honor the three-time NBA champion.“We want to do this with the fans,” Carey told the Akron Beacon-Journal . “We want fans to be able to thank LeBron for what he has done for Akron and the Cavs.”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 crownCarey told the newspaper he has been in contact with artist Omri Amrany, who has created statues for basketball greats Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.James was touched by the gesture. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding James laughed when asked if he had a preference on how the statue would depict him.“I don’t have a particular pose in mind,” he said. “I think it’s the thought that counts, it’s pretty cool.”Carey said a marketing campaign is underway to attract donors with deep pockets. The first 15 donors to contribute $30,000 or more would receive a limited edition miniature replica of the statue, signed by the artist.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “First of all, thank you,” he said Monday when informed of the movement. “It would be cool, not only for myself, but for my family and all the people that had anything to do with this journey thus far. I’m appreciative even of the thought.”The 33-year-old is trying to advance to the Finals for the eighth straight time. To do that, the Cavaliers must eliminate the Boston Celtics, who have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series entering Monday’s Game 4.An initial rendering of a possible statue by Amrany shows James soaring toward the basket, with his right arm cocked back to deliver a dunk while wearing his signature Nikes and his No. 23 high school jersey.Carey said a site for the statue has not been finalized.“We really want this to be in Akron,” he said. “We talked to (Cavs owner) Dan Gilbert and he wants to put one up in Akron after LeBron retires.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, center, and Tristan Thompson walk off the court after the team’s 116-86 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James may go from idolized to immortalized in his hometown.A GoFundMe account has been established with a goal to raise $1 million to sculpt and erect a life-size statue of James in Akron, where he began his basketball career before becoming a superstar with the Cleveland Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina
Guyana’s two major private sector bodies, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), are now going after each other following the appointment of Ms Allison Butters-Grant as the business representative on the University of Guyana Council.The Private Sector Commission, on Friday last, issued a statement expressing disappointment and dissatisfaction with the appointment of the businessGCCI President, Deodat Indarrepresentative on the Council of the University of Guyana. The PSC claimed receiving correspondence from the Education Ministry’s Permanent Secretary requesting a nominee to serve on the Council of the University of Guyana, and in response nominated the head of the Consultative Association of Guyanese Industry, Samuel Goolsarran, to sit on the new council.However, the PSC’s nominee was not so placed, the Education Ministry instead appointing Ms Butters-Grant as the business representative. The PSC is accordingly calling for this to be rectified forthwith.In response to this development, the GCCI on Monday said it wishes to publicly support the appointment of Ms Butters-Grant.“The GCCI has taken note of recent negative press regarding the appointment ofAllison Butters-GrantMs Butters-Grant to the University of Guyana Council. Ms Butters-Grant is the immediate past secretary of the Chamber, and has laboured for the chamber in this capacity, as well as (being) a past Councillor. She has served the Chamber in a positive way, and has distinguished herself as a member of the Chamber. As such, we have full confidence in her ability to discharge the duties of a Councillor of the University of Guyana,” the GCCI said in a statement.The University of Guyana Act 1963, Section 13, subsection 2 (j) speaks to ‘four (4) persons to be nominated by such non-governmental organisations as in the opinion of the Minister are most representative of the interests of Women, Farmers, Amerindians and Business. The GCCI said it was based on the current law that Education Minister Nicolette Henry saw Butters-Grant as fit to serve, and appointed her as the business community’s representative.“Hence the statement emanating from the Private Sector Commission (PSC) was unwarranted,” the GCCI statement concluded.Following that statement, the PSC issued another statement on Monday, saying it has since written Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, asking that the exclusion of its nominee be corrected.The PSC also expressed its concern publicly in a press release issued on March 9, 2018. The press release raised no objection to the nomination of any person onPSC Chairman Eddie Boyerthe Council, but emphasised disappointment that the PSC nominee had not been considered. It pointed out that this has been custom and practice over the last twenty-five years, and it is important that the business community’s voice be represented on the Council, as is required by the Constitution of the University. “The PSC stands by that position,” the statement read.The PSC additionally said it is unfortunate and regrettable that its statement was interpreted as an objection to any person on the University’s Council.
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…Guyanese desire a Police Force they can trust – GrangerWith just six years of service under his belt, Sergeant Gladwin Hanover was named the Guyana Police Force’s 2019 Best Cop at its annual Christmas Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, where ranks received commendation and/or monetary rewards for their stellar performance during the past year.GPF 2019 Best Cop, Sergeant Gladwin Hanover receiving his awards from Top Cop Leslie James at Wednesday’s ceremonySergeant Hanover is an instructor at the Richard Faikal College on the Essequibo Coast but recently stepped up to take over the training of recruits following the reshuffling of the senior ranks. He also heads the Zara Computer School at the Training College, where they have trained over 2700 civilians in foundation and advanced computer skills, as well as PC repairs and maintenance since 2013.The 32-year-old sergeant was described as someone who has demonstrated “exceptional performance” and applied himself to general policing duties.Hanover told reporters after the awards ceremony that he felt privileged to be given the award in recognition of his hard work.Sergeant Hanover also works with a lot of young people in the region. In fact, in four months, he has formed seven youth groups across Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) with some two hundred young persons.A member of the Community Policing Group Rosehall branch in Berbice receiving an awardSergeant Hanover, who was also named Best Cop of his Division, received a trophy and $250,000. He was further rewarded with a trip for two to Kaieteur Falls, a weekend at the Arrowpoint Nature Resort and dinner for two at Duke Lodge – all compliments of the Roraima Group of Companies.Meanwhile, the runner-up 2019 Best Cop was Assistant Superintendent E Baird, who is the Divisional Crime Chief in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). He was also named the Best Cop in that Division.The other Divisional Best Cops were: Sergeant Clive Clarke (A Division), Constable David (C Division), Lance Corporal Douglas (D Divisional), Lance Corporal Franklin (E Division), and Constable Gentle (F Division). In addition, Inspector Devon Lowe from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters was recognised for his work in the past year.These officers were among some 2600 ranks who received a total of $21.3 million at Wednesday’s award ceremony for their performance over the past year.Additionally, for the first time since giving out these awards, two ranks from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) received special recognition for cooperation with Police.Awards were given to the Force’s Best Male and Female Sports Personalities as well as the Best Sportswoman and Sportsman. Meanwhile, members from Community Police Groups and Rural Constables from across the country were also rewarded for their work done over the past year.Deserving awardeesPolice Commissioner Leslie James commended the “deserving” awardees for their commitment to carrying out the mandate of the Force, noting that these efforts should not go unrecognised.“The performances of ranks over the past year, in a general way, were in keeping with the Force’s mandate. [We are] giving due recognition to those ranks, who understood that sense of duty and performance creditability over the past year,” he stated.As the Force nears the completion of its three-year Strategic Plan, the Top Cop indicated that they were able to achieve the installation of Police Reform Board, which has oversight of the implementation of the Plan, in keeping with its objectives.He went on to point out that the alignment of the Force’s Regional Divisions has also taken shape during this past year.“It is expected to see changes in the overall management of our resources, human and otherwise, for a strategic implementation to tackle crime and traffic lawlessness. The Force will continue with its forward thrust and we will continue to engage in social crime prevention approaches,” Commissioner James posited.TrustHe gave a similar commitment earlier on Wednesday before Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President David Granger, and other senior ranks of the Police Force at the Annual Commissioner of Police breakfast.During an address, the Head of State pointed out that Guyanese desire a Force which they can trust and it is, therefore, incumbent on the country’s premier law enforcement agency to ensure that they understand their roles and responsibilities and make every effort to fulfil these.“This profession is based on public trust and without that trust, policing cannot succeed. I understand the importance of policing to this country and the people of this country. The people want a Police Force they can trust. The people want to cooperate with the Police. People want to look out their windows and see the Police patrolling. People want to approach the Police and get help. People want to live in a safe society. They want their girl children to go to school and come home late from lessons in safety. These are the things that all Guyanese want and I want you to be the type of Force that the Guyanese want you to be,” he said.President Granger stated that it is for this reason that his Government has embarked, over the last four and a half years, on an ambitious programme to improve the security in this country. He noted that while some people had been hesitant with this plan, he is confident that the changes that have been taking place will make Guyana safer for citizens and investors alike, especially in light of the developing economic environment.
Los Angeles voters’ surprise approval of a measure lengthening term limits for City Council members sets the stage for another round of political musical chairs, depending on the results of Tuesday’s election. Four competitors are vying for the District 7 northeast San Fernando Valley seat, with Richard Alarcón – a former council member now serving in the Assembly – at the center of the battle. Alarcón won an Assembly seat in November during the same election in which voters approved term-lengthening Measure R. With that measure on the books, Alarcón quickly shifted gears and launched his campaign to serve six years on the City Council. The 53-year-old former state senator had already served nearly six years in the council district before leaving in the middle of his second term to run for the state Senate. He was succeeded on the council by Alex Padilla, who later left the council seat to take Alarcón’s spot in the Senate. “I think I am the best suited for this seat and think I bring a lot to the table in terms of dealing with the problems we face, whether it’s gangs or improving business,” she said. Also in the race is Oscar Mendoza, 33, of Sylmar, who first thought about politics during the San Fernando Valley secession movement when he ran for a seat on the would-be city’s slate. “That gave me the bug to run for office,” Mendoza said. “Ever since then, people kept telling me I should run for the L.A. City Council. So I decided to do it.” Mendoza acknowledges the difficulty in going up against Alarcón, who has been a fixture in Valley politics since 1989. “Richard Alarcón is the 600-pound gorilla with a big name and a bigger reputation,” said Mendoza, who operates a roofing company with his stepfather. He added, “I think a lot of people recognize that a lot of problems we have today are because of the way Richard Alarcón neglected the district.” Mendoza, who has a degree in political science from California State University, Northridge, also said he objected to Alarcón running for the City Council just months after his election to the state Assembly. “There is no reason for him to be doing this. He could serve six years in the Assembly and then come back here,” he said. The fourth candidate in the race is Marge Carranza, a self-styled community activist who says she will surprise observers. “I wanted to run in 1993, but my husband was opposed to the idea,” the 54-year-old Sylmar resident said. “My children were young, so I didn’t run, but I did stay active with the Chamber of Commerce in Pacoima and in local affairs.” Carranza said she decided to run because she was frustrated with the local political situation. “It took us eight years to get a stop sign installed where someone was killed,” Carranza said. “What was frustrating was everyone treated us as if we were the ones who caused the problem.” Now, with her family’s support, Carranza said she is ready to take on City Hall. “Everyone told me it would take $600,000 to run a campaign,” she said. “I’m going to show them you can do it with $3,000 and by meeting people.” firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Alarcón said he was motivated to run for City Council because the issues that drove him to seek the seat in 1993 persist – gangs, housing issues and business development. “When I first ran, we had an increase in gang violence, like we have now,” Alarcón said. “I have some ideas on prevention that need to be looked at.” Monica Rodriguez is the best-funded of three other candidates in the race and has picked up some key endorsements, including the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and United Firefighters of Los Angeles. An executive at the California Association of Realtors, Rodriguez worked at City Hall for Alarcón as well as for former Mayor Richard Riordan and former Councilman Mike Hernandez. “I decided a long time ago that I wanted to be on the City Council,” said Rodriguez, 33, who is married to Raul Fontanills and has two children.
Preliminary RCMP investigation and witness accounts indicate the southbound Alberta-registered motorcycle crossed the centre line and collided with the front of the northbound truck, which was pulling a Gooseneck livestock trailer. It is not clear whether the trailer was carrying any cargo at the time.The driver of the motorcycle, a 57 year old male, and its 48 year old female passenger, both from Sexsmith, Alberta, were declared dead at the scene. Although the driver of the pickup was uninjured, he was transported to the Dawson CreekHospital for evaluation.Dawson Creek RCMP believes a second southbound motorcycle was also involved in the incident, losing control and sliding to a stop on its side. The male and female riders were airlifted to Prince GeorgeHospital for specialized medical treatment, but their injuries are considered non-life threatening.- Advertisement -The investigation into the crash continues. RCMP will not be releasing the names of the victims.
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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“They’ve been trickling in all day,” said Doreen Clay, a Pierce College spokeswoman. “In past times, we’ve had alpacas, tortoises, goats and donkeys. The trailers keep coming in and they expect to be open all night.” Due to the difficulties of containing them, the center does not accept stallions. It encourages owners to bring a water tub and medicine, as well as food, if possible. There is no charge for services. For more information, owners can call the command center at (818)991-6384. email@example.com (818) 713-3738 WOODLAND HILLS – As the smoke crept across the sky, horse owners haltered their mounts and led them to safe ground. More than 80 horses checked in to the Los Angeles County Equine Response Team command center at Pierce College by 7 p.m. Spooked by the unfamiliar environs, they stomped their hooves and whinnied. “They’re all frightened,” Linda Howell, a volunteer and Pierce College employee. “All we can do is give them home, food and water. We make them as comfortable as we can.” The 24-hour centers will remain open until the crisis subsides. Owners can stay with their horses and other large animals to try to provide comfort. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
2 England players celebrate Trippier’s goal against Croatia Trippier put England ahead in the semi-final with his free-kick “I’ve looked back at a couple of the games, not just the Croatia one,” he said ahead of the Nations League game against Spain.“Obviously, it was frustrating to get knocked out in the semi-finals but we’re proud of ourselves as a team and how far we went in the World Cup.“I analyse my games for club and country. I look at what I could have done better and learn. There are some mistakes I make in the games but I learn and put them right the next time in a big game.“I’m not going to lie, I’ve watched the goal back about 100 times. I enjoyed that moment — but even now, it still hurts that we got beaten.” YESSSSSSS! 🏴@JasonCundy05 absolutely loses it over Kieran Trippier’s goal 😂😂#ENGCRO | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/Q9AfISsGHt— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 11, 2018 2 However, his goal was not his favourite moment.“I think it was the Colombia game and the way, as a team, we dealt with everything,” Trippier added.“They tried to play every trick in the book against us — when Harry Kane was about to take a penalty they were scuffing the spot.“The penalty shootout as well, extra-time, coming back from when they scored late on, how we managed that as a team.“I thought we did that perfectly and that was the game that stands out for me.”England v Spain is live on talkSPORT at 19:45 (UK time) on Saturday 8 September. Kieran Trippier has watched his goal against Croatia over and over just like many other England fans.The Tottenham full-back’s free-kick put the Three Lions in front in the semi-final defeat, offering hope of a first appearance in a World Cup final since 1966.Trippier was one of England’s stand out performers in Russia, but insists he has gone back over the defeat to analysis where he could improve.
A Donegal County Councillor has called on the anonymous person sending letters over politicians’ expenses to come forward.Cllr Ciaran Brogan said the problem with the claims is that nobody knows who they are coming from.Letters have been sent to the media and political party whips in recent months questions the expenses of some local public representatives. The Standards in Public Office are currently carrying out a formal investigation into claims made against Senator Brian O’Domhnaill when he was a county councillor.Other letters have been sent against various county councillors. BROGAN CALLS ON ANONYMOUS LETTER-SENDER TO COME FORWARD was last modified: November 26th, 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:anonymous lettersCllr Ciaran Brogan