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first_imgSEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Amer said that even though he had a poor shooting, by his standards, he knew he had to repay the trust Meralco head coach Norman Black gave him.“I just want to thank coach Norman because he’s always given me the trust that even though I shot badly he’s still confident that I can lift up the team,” said Amer in Filipino Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I think I just read the defense and as a point guard you should know how to go through it,” added Amer who had 23 points on 8-of-19 shooting.The win also snapped Meralco’s three-game losing streak to get to a 3-5 record for and stay in the hunt for a playoff spot with three games remaining in its schedule.Amer, the Bolts’ captain, said that he told his teammates before the game that they shouldn’t think too much of their standings and instead focus on just winning.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Amer was on a humble clip in Meralco’s first seven games in the PBA Philippine Cup converting on a 39 percent rate or 30-of-77 from the floor.But when the Bolts needed a spark in the second overtime of their game against NorthPort, Amer knew he had to rise to the occasion and deliver the big shots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMeralco held a small 115-113 lead after Ranidel De Ocampo’s bucket at the 4:27 mark of the second extension when Amer drilled two consecutive three-pointers that gave the Bolts a 121-113 buffer with 2:11 remaining.That surge from Amer allowed the Bolts to build a sizeable lead that they held on to until the final buzzer for the 126-123 win. PBA: Well-rested San Miguel dispatches NLEX Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “I told them before the start of the game that we should not think of the standings, or even our opponent,” said Amer. “We should concentrate on winning a game at a time for the rest of our schedule.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MANILA, Philippines—Baser Amer wasn’t about to let his poor shooting bring his confidence down.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgInternal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly has observed that efforts aimed at taking the country to the next level will require peace and reconciliation as the only options.Minister Dukuly made the statement when he spoke Monday, May 19, at the event marking the first friendship and reconciliation luncheon held in Monrovia. The event was organized by the Liberia Peace Initiative (LPI) to reunite citizens of Nimba and Grand Gedeh counties.The Internal Affairs Minister said the two counties prior to the Liberian civil war had intermarriage tides. Minister Dukuly, however, expressed optimism that with the launch of the peace initiative between the two counties, it will eventually resolve their differences and stand for a just cause.He also urged Peace Ambassador George M. Weah not to focus his attention only on Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties, rather to include counties that have issues of land related conflict in order to ensure that there is peace in every part of Liberia.“We must put to practice the peace we speak of every day, and carry out peace building activities in our various communities. The government remains committed to insuring there is peace and stability in Liberia.”“I am also urging the media because the media plays a major role in the peace process. Your role is major because many at times, people react to the kind of stories you published and your head-lines. But again, without the media, we cannot have a sustained peace.”Senator Prince Y. Johnson of Nimba County is of the opposing view that both counties are the real problems. According to him, if Ambassador Weah does not look at the root cause of the whole situation, then he will not have his (Sen. Johnson’s) support.  “I have already told him that,” Sen. Johnson added. “We don’t have money to buy guns, so let’s involve everybody including the traditional leaders and traditional council,” Senator Johnson suggested. According to the Nimba lawmaker, the peace process should include those who he claimed brought into the conflict the guns.“The Ambassador should set up a national conference to involve all of us and bring us to one voice then I know he is serious,” Senator Johnson urged.Like Senator Johnson, Senator Thomas Grupee of Nimba County is also of the view that both counties still maintain their good friendship, and there is no cause for alarm.He added that since the allotment US$5 million into the peace process, much has been done and the occasion is a dream comes true.He also agreed with his colleague, Senator Johnson on the inclusion of all the stakeholders to the Liberian conflict.For his part, George Bolly, a head of the disbanded rebel Liberia Peace Council (LPC) expressed gratitude for the Peace Initiative, which he described as ‘kind gesture.’He said that peace is about the young people and their future, therefore, the situation of Nimba and Grand Gedeh counties is a mere illusion of other people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgEmery Flomo, 18, died in Karnplay, Gbehlay-Geh, Nimba County after he reportedly ate a coconut that residents said contained poison.Five other persons who also reportedly shared the coconut with Flomo are said to be in critical condition at a local health center, Radio Karn Voice of Peace has reported.According to the radio station, Flomo was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local clinic shortly after he reportedly ate the coconut and thereafter complained of stomachache. Radio Karn reported that residents are still in shock and disbelief over the incident, which occurred on Sunday, January 7.Flomo and few of his colleagues reportedly received and ate the ‘poisonous’ coconut from one of their friends.His colleagues who shared the coconut with him reportedly came down with similar stomach pains. They are being treated at a local clinic, while one them is admitted in the intensive care unit of the Karnplay Clinic, the county health team has confirmed.Officers of the Liberia National Police assigned with the Karnplay detail are reportedly investigating the incident. A police officer said the alleged coconut seller (name withheld) is helping a team of investigators at the Sanniquellie Police Station, where the investigation is being conducted.While the the county health team and the LNP are investigating the cause of Flomo’s death,  a sample of specimen nurses took from the deceased before he was laid to rest on Tuesday, two days after his death, is being studied, Dr. Collins Bowah, the County Health Officer, has disclosed.Family members have described Flomo’s death as mysterious. Some of them are of the opinion that he was poisoned by some of his friends.Flomo’s death is reportedly causing fear among the locals, with some bringing up visions of the deadly Ebola crisis in 2014, when so many people perished in a similar manner.Karnplay is situated close to the border with Ivory Coast. It is one of Nimba County’s food baskets and its leading cocoa belt.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgA poultry farmer was on Saturday morning electrocuted a short distance from his Garden of Eden homeMajayid Muhammedwhile pumping water into several tanks leading to his chicken pens.Dead is Majayid Muhammed of Lot 50 Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara (EBD). He was found dead at about 05:30h by his father-in-law, Hassan Insanally. This newspaper was told that the 30-year-old man was found in a trench with the electrical cable in his hands. Immediately after the discovery, the Police were summoned and in turn, rushed the man to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, EBD, where he was pronounced dead.His wife, Sarika Insanally-Muhammed told Guyana Times that she and her husband woke up early on Saturday to start prayers since they are observing Ramadan. After prayers, she recalled going back to bed with one of her daughters since she was not feeling well.After sometime and she did not hear her husband’s voice or any movements so she called out to her father and they started to look for the man. During their search they found him in the trench and from all indications it appeared as though he was electrocuted.She noted that her father phoned the Police and within minutes they arrived and launched an investigation. They then took her husband to hospital.When Guyana Times visited the home of the dead man, several relatives were expressing condolences to the family. As the mourning wife sat on the chair with her baby in hand, she related that her husband’s death is a major blow to her and the two children, ages six years, and seven months old.Her husband, the woman stated is a chef by profession but at the time of his demise he worked with Mohamed’s Poultry Establishment in the village.Guyana Times was told that the dead man was originally from Jamaica but moved permanently to Guyana four years ago.The wife noted that although they were married eight years now, they travelled to and from Jamaica for four years before settling here. His parents and siblings who reside in Jamaica have been notified of the incident.She described her husband as a hardworking individual who was family oriented. His body is at Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting post mortem. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

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first_imgThe B-C government and the forest industry have come together on a plan to breathe new life into the struggling industry but, it will take a decade to do it. Forests Minister Pat Bell and forest industry executives say they’ll co-operate on efforts to find more value in each tree that’s logged, with the aim of having B-C lead the world on the issue by 2020. Canada currently generates 123 dollars of gross domestic product, from each cubic metre of wood, while the U-S gets almost 300 dollars and, Japan pulls in 664. – Advertisement -In addition to adding value to its wood products, B-C aims to strengthen the pulp sector and to continue to promote wood, as the world’s top building product.last_img read more

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first_imgRENNES, France – Tens of thousands of people filled the streets of five French cities Saturday to protest plans to build the next generation of nuclear reactors. The simultaneous protests organized by Get Out Of Nuclear, a collective made up of hundreds of associations, was intended to raise the prominence of the issue in the run-up to April-May presidential elections. Smaller-party candidates resolutely opposed to the construction of new facilities called European pressurized-water reactors joined the protesters. The nation must “get out of the nuclear business” and “invest in renewable energies like solar energy or wind power,” said Olivier Besancenot of the Radical Communist League, marching with protesters in the western city of Rennes. Organizers claimed the number of protesters in Rennes was 30,000 to 40,000. Police estimated the crowd at 10,000. There were also protests, with estimated crowds ranging from 4,000 to 9,000 people, in Lyon, Toulouse, Lille and Strasbourg. The most nuclear energy-dependent country in the world, France has dozens of reactors churning out most of its electricity. The first EPR is to be built in Flamanville, in northern France, and would be operational by 2012 – when the new president’s five-year mandate ends. Electricite de France, the state electrical company, has said the reactor would pave the way for other plants to adopt the more efficient pressurized-water technology by 2020. Socialist candidate Segolene Royal, whom polls place second behind the conservative Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, has said she would “open the debate” on EPR construction should she win, but made no yes-or-no commitment. Sarkozy has not directly addressed the issue. 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

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first_img Divock Origi 1 Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers accepted after the game that a wasteful performance in front of goal had cost his side in a disappointing performance against FC Sion.Liverpool took an early lead through Adam Lallana after only four minutes but were pegged back a mere 15 minutes later.Divock Origi and Lallana had a hatful of chances to win the game for the Reds and Rodgers admits Liverpool must improve in front of goal.“The result was disappointing, considering the number of chances we created,” he told BT Sport Europe.“We worked well and had a good start but gave away a disappointing goal with a young player just learning the game, it was probably their only chance.“To give away a goal like and create as many chances as we did, you’ve got to have enough quality to finish and that was unfortunately the story for us.“We worked hard but we should have scored the goals with the chances we created.”Origi showed glimpses of the potential that convinced Liverpool to splash out on him after the 2014 World Cup, but was guilty of missing several chances.Rodgers added: “We had a number of chances and you’ve got to be clinical. They were real good chances and unless you score them you won’t win at this level.“Give credit to them, they worked hard and defended well but we’re disappointed because we have to win a game like that.”On Origi’s performance, he said: “I thought Divock did well; all that was missing was a goal and he’ll be disappointed as he needs to add that to his game over the years.”last_img read more

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first_imgDonegal people are having the least number of babies in the entire country!Pregnancy rates are down across DonegalFigures just published by the Central Statistics Office has shown that the birthrate around the country is down considerably.And couples in Donegal are having the fewest numbers of new babies. Overall the number of babies born in the first quarter of this year was down by 9% on the same period last year.But Donegal has recorded the lowest birth rate at 11.4 per 1,000 population.The figures show there were 17,563 births registered in the first three months of the year compared to 19,313 last year.This represents an annual birth rate of 15.3 per 1,000 of the population, some 1.6 below the birth rate for the first quarter of 2012. Fingal, the local authority area for north Dublin, recorded the highest birth rate of 19.6 per 1,000 population. DONEGAL COUPLES AREN’T NAPPY AS BIRTHRATE DROPS was last modified: August 31st, 2013 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:babiesbirthratedonegalDownlast_img read more

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first_imgPALMDALE – A four-story hotel and two-story office complex is being proposed in a portion of Palmdale’s Trade and Commerce Center. The complex would be built in phases with the 120-room, 71,000-square-foot hotel being the first phase on the eight acres on the northwest corner of Fifth Street West and Avenue Q. A two-story, 21,850-square-foot office building would follow. No tenants have been identified for the project, according to officials with the development company, JWDA Associates. The site would have room for a third phase of development, but no projects have been identified. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The hotel would stand at 42 feet in height, over the 35-foot limit established for that area under the Trade and Commerce Center’s specific plan. An amendment to the specific plan is being sought that would raise the height limit to 45 feet. The amendment would come before the City Council for approval in January. The developer also is seeking city approvals to subdivide the property into three lots – two acres for the hotel site, 1.5 acres for the office building, and the remainder for the project’s third phase. The design calls for a four-story, U-shaped hotel done in earth-tone colors. The building would have a stucco exterior and a stone veneer wainscot on the columns. An outdoor pool would be built on the south end of the hotel. The office building would be done in a similar architectural style. Palmdale has been going through a mini hotel boom in recent years, seeing the construction of a Best Western and two Marriott hotels. A Hampton Inn is under construction. At least four other hotels are being proposed locally, with perhaps the most notable being a Hilton hotel that is slated to be part of the final buildout of the Antelope Valley Mall. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 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

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first_imgVALENCIA – Cunard Line, a locally based division of the cruise line giant Carnival Corp., has named a new president and managing director, officials said Monday. Carol Marlow, the company’s managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has been promoted to the post. She also has served as United Kingdom managing director for Princess Cruises and chairman of Swan Hellenic. “I am delighted to be appointed to this position, because I believe there’s a tremendous opportunity to help further develop the Cunard brand, and add to its impressive legacy of 165 years,” Marlow, who is based in the United Kingdom, said in a statement. Cunard Line has operated ocean liners since 1840. Their vessels have a classic British heritage and include the legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2. Queen Victoria joins the fleet in 2007. She will continue to be based in Britain, but will split her time between there and the United States. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Perhaps because I am British, I have an especially strong passion for Cunard and for the unique experience we offer our guests,” Marlow said. “I also look forward to expanding our relationship with the travel agent community.” Marlow will report to Peter Ratcliffe, chief executive officer of P&O Princess Cruises International, the Carnival Corporation division that includes Cunard, Princess, Carnival UK and Carnival Australia. Princess Cruises also maintains offices in Valencia. “Her wide array of experience with a number of cruise companies, along with her leadership skills and understanding of international markets, will add considerably to the strength of the Cunard brand,” Ratcliffe said in a statement. “She is in an excellent position to help maximize the potential of Cunard around the globe, and help further develop the guest base for our distinctive ocean liner vacation experience.” Since Marlow joined the company in 1997, she has been involved with various cruise brands, including Swan Hellenic and P&O Cruises in Europe. In 2002, she became responsible for growing the Princess Cruises business as United Kingdom managing director. Marlow in 2004 took over as managing director for Cunard Line in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She became chairman of the cruise section of the UK Passenger Shipping Association in 2002, and has also recently become a director of the PSA. last_img read more

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