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Batang Gilas stays winless with loss to Argentina, faces Canada in KO phase

first_imgNBA free agency trend: Stay home, or sign short deals Batang Gilas vs Argentina. PHOTO FROM FIBA.COMThe Philippines ended its group stage campaign without a win after bowing to host Argentina, 74-71, in the Fiba U17 Basketball World Cup Wednesdayat Newell’s Old Boys in Rosario City.Batang Gilas will head into the knockout stage without any form of momentum after going 0-3 in Group D and will face world no. 2 Canada, which topped Group C with an undefeated card in three games.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Argentina finished with a 1-3 record in Group D.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Although the Philippines lost to the Argentinians, it didn’t bow down without a fight.Argentina was up 74-68 in the final 34 seconds  before Yukien Andrada picked off Mateo Diaz’ pass that led to Terrence John Fortea’s triple that trimmed the lead 74-71 with 27 seconds left.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 crownJuan Cruz Scacchi almost threw away the game for the hosts when he turned the ball over with nine seconds remaining allowing the Batang Gilas to hoist a play for a shot that could’ve sent the game into overtime.Kai Sotto had a shot at the top of the key with three seconds left but it bounced off the rim with Gerry Abadiano’s desperation heave, off his own offensive rebounds, only hitting the backboard. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

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LISCR Defeat NPA Anchors to Bounce Back, LPRC Pin Nimba United 1-0

first_imgSam Kollie (L) and Varney Sando (R) scored the two goals for LISCR against NPA Anchors(Image: LISCR FC)Defending league champions LISCR FC yesterday recovered from their two successive league defeats to defeat NPA Anchors 2-1 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.Yesterday’s fixtures were matched day 8 of the ongoing 2018 National League. LISCR’s coach Tapha Manneh made five changes in his previous team that suffered a 3-2 defeat against Nimba United on Sunday, September 23, at the ATS.Ashely Williams replaced goalkeeper Tommy Songo, with defender Asaimuh Dann returning to the team after a long period of inexplicable absence. Striker Sam Kollie, who made his league debut for the team on Sunday after he was introduced in the second half against Nimba United, made his first start of the season yesterday.Dubbed, the ‘Shipping Boys’, LISCR’s dominance from the start of the match earned them a positive result after striker Varney Sando fired home the opener in the 20th minute to send the champions for the break.NPA came back more forceful in the second half and leveled the scores in the 64th minute through striker Myers Garlic’s deflected strike that gave goalkeeper Ashely Williams no chance.However, coach Tapha Manneh and his boys could not afford to concede another defeat as they executed every tactic to collect the three points. Fortunately, striker Sam Kollie was the right man to give the champions the winning goal in the 79th minute.Despite collecting the three points, LISCR remain at the third spot in Group B with 11 points out of seven games.Also in Group B, Nimba United, six games unbeaten streak came to an end yesterday at the North Star Stadium in Mount Barclay after they suffered a 1-0 against group leaders LPRC Oilers.Striker Dominic Jlateh was the lone goal scorer for the Oilers as they continued their brilliant performance as league contenders.LPRC Oilers are now top of the group with 13 points (one point ahead of Nimba United).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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PPP picket Social Cohesion Minister in Berbice

first_img…during Rosehall Martyrs anniversaryMembers of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Tuesday picketed Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton as he arrived to officiate in a ceremony to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the 15 Rose Hall martyrs.The PPP had vowed to protest every Government Minister that goes to Region Six after President David Granger appointed retired High Court Judge, Justice James Patterson, 84, as the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission – an appointment which the Opposition did not support and called on the President toSome of the protesters on Tuesdaysquash.On Tuesday, Minister Norton went to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Rose Hall Martyrs, but he was greeted by protecters.The Party’s regional representative, Zamal Hussain, said the Party is not against the ceremony, which honoured workers who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the betterment of the industry.“What led to this is that we are concerned about the rights of sugar workers because this activity here is based on martyrs; those who died to ensure that the right of sugar workers are upheld. So we are here to ensure that the rights of these sugar workers who are laid off are treated with respect,” Hussain said.About 30 sacked sugar workers and their families held placards as the Minister made his way into the monument site at Rose Hall, East Canje.According to Hussain, one of the burning issues is the need for jobs for those in the sugar belt. He noted that hundreds who previously worked with the sugar estate and now jobless.He said Government needs to provide a subsidy for the sacked workers. “The severed sugar workers must be given subsidised water and electricity due to theProtesters with their placardstremendous hardships they and their families have been facing. At this point in time, it is difficult for them to provide even the basic need of food for themselves and their families.”He also noted that the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) recently passed a motion for the Government to provide transportation for the children of the sacked workers to attend school while adding that the Party is also calling on Government to create avenues where the formers could be re-employed.The protesters feel Minister Norton could have made his visit more meaningful had he paid more attention to those who are currently being affected.The new arrangement which sees pensioners receiving their pension through the bank was also highlighted. The party official noted that it is an additional cost for them to travel to the banks; all of which are situated in New Amsterdam. “If they are paid at the estate office they could ride a bicycle or walk and go for it and save the car fare.”Meanwhile, the monument where the wreath-laying took place was erected in 2014 and was conceptualised and designed by the National Trust.In an effort to secure a better life on the sugar plantation, labourers on the Rose Hall Estate protested the retraction of a four-day holiday awarded to them for a good grinding season. They, therefore, refused an order from the Plantation Manager, Mr Smith, to plant cane on those days. This led to a formal complaint to the immigration officer. In exchange for the charges levied against them to be dropped, Mr Smith demanded that they pay the legal cost. The labourers offered to pay in instalments, but management refused and the case went to the Magistrate’s Court on February 7, 1913.Hundreds of immigrant labourers filled the Reliance Magistrate’s Court where the men were found guilty of instigating resistance to work. The workers protested the verdict and management threatened to transfer the protesting families to distant plantations. The threat caused the workers to raise the level of their protest. Warrants were issued for the leaders and on March 13, 1913, the Police attempted to execute the warrants. The workers resisted, and the Police opened fire injuring 56 persons and killing 15.last_img read more

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NIS investment portfolio must be revised – chair

first_img…says Finance Ministry input, multistakeholder effort neededFinance Minister Winston Jordan had challenged the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to make changes to its investment structure for better results. However, according to the entity itself, the Finance Ministry has a responsibility to lead the way in revising key guidelines in the insurance scheme.NIS Chairman, Dr Surendra PersaudIn a recent interview with Guyana Times, NIS Chairman, Dr Surendra Persaud acknowledged the need for a revamp of NIS’ investment portfolio. He explained that his Board, which includes big names in the Private Sector and the unions, has been looking into the matter.“The Board has been continuously looking at how the investment portfolio is handled,” Persaud explained. “There exists a document called the prudential framework, which is a guideline on how the NIS fund is to be invested. When we met at the NIS, the current investment was not consistent with that framework.”“So step one was to try to bring it in line. Step two is to then look at new and novel ways and the Board has been looking at all of this. We (were) waiting on the actuarial report to offer some recommendations and other suggestions. There is a need to revise it and it’s a continuous project. But no firm decisions have been made. The first step is to realign the fund with the prudential framework.”Persaud explained to this publication that the framework speaks to what percentage of NIS funds can be placed in a single investment, domestic or foreign. He related that this also speaks to what percentage can be used for short, medium and long-term investing.“That document is quite old and that document will likely have to be revised. That is going to be a significant multistakeholder effort. That is something the Ministry of Finance will possibly have to take on as opposed to the NIS. It requires a skillset in finance.”“That’s an investment decision. The Ministry of Finance is the responsible Ministry over the National Insurance Scheme. So anytime you change that, they would have to approve the process.”InvestmentsThe NIS has a number of investments. But speaking at the insurance scheme’s 49th anniversary, General Manager Holly Greaves, had informed the gathering that the scheme is grappling with low returns on its investments.“The scheme continues to be faced with low interest rates and no interest from some of its non-performing investments. Nevertheless, investment income will be boosted from a Government guaranteed investment in NICIL earning interest of 4.5 per cent over the next five years (GuySuCo) bond. In addition to this, we have so far received $774 million in interest and capital from the Government Debenture which was set up to repay the CLICO investment.”This is coupled with decreased payments from contributors. NIS Finance Controller Jacqueline Scotland, who, along with other senior officers appeared before the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Social Services in August of this year, had revealed that NIS stood to lose $414 million in earnings this year owing to a combination of factors.Scotland disclosed that the Scheme’s current fund stood at $31.9 billion as at June 30, 2018. It was also noted that the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is one of the largest defaulters, owing in excess of $1.5 billion to NIS.At the time, Greaves told the committee that the sugar company had paid off the debt, except for $250 million in accumulated interest on the outstanding amount. Greaves said the Scheme planned to take legal action against GuySuCo to recover the money and had served a demand notice.NIS has implemented a debt management section to pursue persons who owe the Scheme. But, even with this new system, there are fears about continued slippage of contributions, as against the payment of benefits. This year, NIS is expected to pay out $23.6 billion, with contributions projected to reach $23.2 billion.With the closure of the Skeldon, Rose Hall, Wales and East Demerara factories, which saw close to 5000 workers being fired, NIS is staring down the barrel of a significant loss of revenue from declining contributions and increased pay outs.last_img read more

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Company looking to sell assets in Peace River Coalfield

first_img“It requires a significant amount of capital to bring them into production, and that’s where some of the larger companies come in,” he said. It was announced yesterday a global mining giant is looking to acquire a privately-owned exploration company with properties in the Peace River Coalfield near Chetwynd.Vancouver-based First Coal Corporation has received an all-cash offer of purchase from Xstrata Coal – a Sydney, Australia-based company with interests in over 30 coal mine projects around the world, as well as other mineral holdings – to acquire 100 per cent of First Coal’s shares, options and warrants. The offer is for $1.75 (Cdn.) per share, which would value the Canadian company at about $147 million.First Coal’s board of directors unanimously endorsed the transaction, and it will now require a two-thirds vote from the company’s shareholders, which is expected to take place on Aug. 2.- Advertisement -Founded in 2004, the company has 940 square kilometres under tenure licence or under application for license in the Peace River Coalfield. The company has focused on its Central South property, which is expected to produce 1.5 million tonnes of coal annually over a 10 to 15 year lifespan, which was to be followed by development of another 1.5 million tonnes annually from its South Cirque property.”From the perspective of the company – First Coal is an exploration company – moving forward with this project and the other properties that we have, a great deal of technical expertise and financial strength is required, and Xstrata brings both of those to First Coal,” said Doug Smith, president and CEO of the company.He said both of those properties are still a few years out from being put into production, as environmental assessments and extensive First Nations consultations are still required.Advertisement Smith said metallurgical (steel-making) coal is in high demand around the world, which is driving the interest in coal in the Northeast and in other places around the world. He said the region also has a few distinct advantages.”Northeastern B.C. has both prime-coking coal and PCI coal, both of which are used to make steel. The shipping distances from Prince Rupert to Asia are closer than Vancouver and other places, so there is an advantage on the shipping side. Consumers also look for supply diversification from various places in the world – metallurgical coal is not available everywhere – so they look to diversify supply from various regions.”The acquisition of coal-producing assets in the region by foreign investors is certainly not new, as late last year a major deal was approved that saw Florida-based Walter Energy purchase Vancouver-based Western Coal – which operates three mines in the region – in a deal worth $3.3 billion.Smith said its typical with these types of resource developments for a smaller company to undertake the exploration and permitting work and then seek third-party investment to develop the resource once it is proven.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Circus performer dies in fall

first_imgSOUTH EL MONTE – A circus performer fell about 40 feet to his death Monday night at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, officials said. The accident occurred about 6:40 p.m. during a performance of Circus Vasquez, officials said. Officials said they believed the fatal fall was an accident and no foul play was suspected. The man was performing without a net. The victim was described as a male adult. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Cancer no match for Athenas’ Edgmon

first_img “A lot of the daily things you face in life don’t seem that hard; they seem petty,” said Edgmon, a senior on the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s basketball team that just so happens to win more than lose in this 2005-2006 season. “You’re only on the court two hours a day. That’s two hours I wouldn’t want to give up doing anything else.” She caught a cold that she wrestled with for more than a month, she couldn’t play the minutes you’d expect from a go-to veteran and she even had trouble finishing her homework in the evenings. In late January of that year, her condition worsened. Initial tests and X-rays revealed a dark shadow in her lungs. After further analysis, one dreadful phone call on Valentine’s Day and one long drive from her Bakersfield-area home to the medical center at UCLA, Edgmon learned that the dark, shadowy area was indeed a mass. More specifically, it was Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, or Hodgkin’s disease, a cancer in the lymphatic tissue that has a lot to do with the body’s immune and blood-forming systems. With her future at Claremont McKenna College up in the air and six months of chemotherapy on tap and radiation treatments to follow, all kinds of thoughts and fears rushed through Edgmon’s mind: She would have to give up basketball and continue classes from home. She was certain to get sick. She could lose her hair. She might even die. Then Edgmon pushed all that aside. “I was really excited to get the (treatments) started,” Edgmonsaid. “It was either that or sit and mope, and I’m not one to do that. … “I always told my brother and sister, ‘I don’t think you guys are very tough, so I’m glad it happened to me and not you guys.”‘ No one disputes that notion. “It’s something we sort of joked about now; I think she’s right,” Kevin Edgmon said. “… From the very beginning I had not actually seen her scared or saddened by it. It was like, ‘Those were the cards I was dealt, so I’m going to play them and everything is going to be fine.”‘ “I don’t think anyone anticipates their 18-year-old sister having such a positive outlook, because for so many it would be the end of the world.” For Edgmon, the fight proved just an ellipsis waiting to reconnect her to that world. The chemicals from the twice-a-month treatments set in. She became nauseous. Her hair thinned. The fatigue continued. Then Edgmon, leaning on her faith in God, her family at home and countless friends at school, took a turn for the better. The mass had shrunk a considerable amount in a month’s time. She returned to school after spring break, finished the year at the top of her class like she had planned, built up enough energy to join a local gym and continued her treatments into the early part of the summer. Then before her last chemotherapy session, before radiation treatments had even begun, a scan revealed that the mass was gone and her life was about to get back on track. “I just feel so blessed,” Edgmon said in the basketball office at Ducey Gymnasium in the hours leading up to the Athenas’ conference opener at Redlands last week. ” … This is the best I’ve ever felt physically.” Of course, what Edgmon brings to the Athenas physically – after balancing radiation treatments with fatigue and the fight to return to playing shape at Bakersfield College – doesn’t come close to mirroring the leadership she brings to the team. She scores 9.6 points a game as a 5-foot-5 guard/forward, grabs 3.2 rebounds a game and is a vocal leader on the court. Her real value, though, lies in the inspiration she has become to her teammates. “She’s going to fight to win a game, and she’s going to fight harder than anyone else,” CMS coach Jodie Burton said. “She’s going to be disappointed if we lose that game, and she’s going to be very happy if we win that game, but she always knows that there are more important things in life than the win or the loss.” Said senior Betsy Butterick, who transferred into the CMS program last year with Edgmon: “Anytime things are hard or difficult I think about what Cory went through. … Nothing’s hard. There’s no comparison to measure to what she had to go through.” Edgmon still thinks about it, too. It was unavoidable when she lost a close childhood friend to his own fight with cancer last year, and it’s on her mind when she is driving back to the Bakersfield area to support her grandfather, who has begun his own chemotherapy treatments to treat lung cancer. Then there is the periodic blood tests and scans and the approaching Valentine’s Day that always dredges up so many memories. “The feelings. The fears. The story. It comes back up, and it becomes unreal,” Edgmon said. “I don’t think I really did that. It becomes a day of reflection and really remembering how that was the day that changed my life. I need to remember that and live each day as if it were that day.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Basketball isn’t that hard. Practices aren’t that exhausting. Defeats don’t really hurt. Cory Edgmon, nearing the fourth anniversary of her victory over Hodgkin’s disease, knows these things better than most. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Four winters ago, Edgmon – a captain on an Athenas team that is 10-3 overall and 1-1 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – nearly had to. That year, Edgmon returned to the court as the lone senior on a Shafter High School team in the middle of a hefty transition. Her parents, Ed and Lonnie, knew they would want to follow Edgmon’s career with the Athenas, where her sister Aubrey had played, and her final prep season seemed the perfect time to hand the program over to her 31-year-old brother, Kevin. Needless to say, Edgmon had grown up in a basketball home that made her the perfect candidate for Shafter to lean on in a year the team expected to contend for a league title. After all, she possessed an accurate perimeter shot, rarely missed from the foul line and made up for a lack of foot speed with all-out-effort on defense. One problem: Edgmon suddenly couldn’t run the floor like she had for her parents’ teams. last_img read more

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MAESTRO McGOVERN’S DOUBLE ENSURES HONOURS EVEN IN CHARITY MATCH

first_imgCharlie Collins Playing Sport!BY CHARLIE COLLINS (who also had a great game!)Burma In Blue and Glencar in Green & Yellow who played out a cracking 2-2 draw in the Patrick (Snake) Orr Charity Trophy match in aid of the Donegal Hospice at Leckview Park in Letterkenny last night.Great night all round with Presentations and Refreshments in the Ard Ni Ri afterwards. Burma’s goals were both scored by Paul McGovern who was also their Man of the Match.Glencar’s goals were by Paddy Mc Daid and Jackie Duffy for whom Jimmy Kennedy was Man of the Match.Replay to take place at same venue next year. Recovery time needed…  MAESTRO McGOVERN’S DOUBLE ENSURES HONOURS EVEN IN CHARITY MATCH was last modified: August 2nd, 2014 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:charity gamedonegal hospiceletterkennyPatrick (Snake) Orr Charity Trophylast_img read more

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GARDAI NO LONGER ABLE TO PROVIDE SERVICE – SINN FEIN

first_imgSpeaking in Donegal today, following his meeting with Asst Garda Commissioner, Kieran Kenny, Sinn Féin justice spokesperson, Padraig MacLochlainn TD, called on justice minister Alan Shatter to instigate emergency talks with organisations representing gardaí to address the crisis in policing.His call came as the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (ASGI) withdrew from talks on the extension of the Croke Park Agreement saying it would not tolerate further cuts in pay.“Along with the Garda Representative Association, the ASGI has expressed concern at cuts in garda numbers, shortage of garda vehicles and the closure of garda stations. “Speak to gardaí in any part of the state and they will tell you they fear they can no longer provide a service to the public. Both representative organisations recognise the seriousness of the situation.“I asked to meet the Assistant Commissioner today to discuss policing in Donegal where attacks on old people in their own homes have caused devastation in their lives, worry and stress to their families and in some cases have forced older people to leave the homes they have lived in all their lives.“I have been reassured that the Garda Siochana has taken steps to combat these attacks in Donegal. A specific operation, LEAH, has been put in place, providing extra personnel and resources to the area. The Asst Commissioner reported that arrests have been made on both sides of the border and some stolen property has been recovered.“However, this kind of garda operation should be the norm, rather than the exception, all over the state and it should not take a crisis as happened in Donegal for gardaí to be properly resourced.”  GARDAI NO LONGER ABLE TO PROVIDE SERVICE – SINN FEIN was last modified: January 25th, 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:crimedonegalGARDAI NO LONGER ABLE TO PROVIDE SERVICE – SINN FEINlast_img read more

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SOMEONE IN DONEGAL HAS JUST WON €350,000 ON THE LOTTO

first_imgThe Inishowen winners last monthLADY Lotto Luck has struck Donegal again.Someone has just pocketed a lovely €350,000 on the Lotto Plus One draw tonight.No-one won the main lottery which rolls over again – to well over €4M next Wednesday night. But someone here did take the Top Prize of the €350,000 in Lotto Plus One.So get those tickets out and check those Winning Numbers.They are: 1 22 30 32 36 39 – Bonus Number was 6“There was one winning ticket for the Lotto Plus 1 top prize and the winning ticket was sold in the North West,” said a lottery spokeswoman. The win follows the success last month of a lucky 13 in a work syndicate in Malin Head. They each won €374,000!  SOMEONE IN DONEGAL HAS JUST WON €350,000 ON THE LOTTO was last modified: October 5th, 2014 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:000lotteryLotto Plus One€350last_img read more

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