Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Alaska opens its campaign in the second conference on April 27 when it takes on Rain or Shine at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 FILE – Antonio Campbell of the Ohio Bobcats during the second half at Value City Arena on November 12, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. Kirk Irwin/Getty Images/AFPAlaska is banking on youth to contend in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup as it signed up 23-year-old Antonio Campbell.The team announced the development on Thursday, completing the roster of reinforcements for the second conference.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadal back in bullring for season-defining Davis Cup duty Campbell played for Ohio in his collegiate days, where he was named as the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year back in his junior season. He was an early entrant for the 2016 NBA Draft but ultimately decided to return to his school.He averaged 15.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in his senior year with the Bobcats before going undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft.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 crownCampbell was then signed by the Lakeland Magic in the NBA G-League, where he netted 6.3 markers, 4.6 boards, and 1.2 assists in the 20 games he played for in the 2017-18 season.Campbell’s arrival bolsters the shallow Aces frontline, which features Sonny Thoss and Vic Manuel, together with reserves Jake Pascual and Marion Magat. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina
“We had epic matches throughout our rivalry but this one definitely ranks as one of the best,” Djokovic said.Djokovic’s fourth straight win over Federer and 25th in 47 contests sends him into the final against unseeded Russian Karen Khachanov, who has never played in a Masters final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“This is my best match of the year, that’s for sure,” Djokovic said, addressing the crowd in French. “Big respect to Roger.”Federer remains one short of 100 career titles. Novak Djokovicv of Serbia celebrates after he defeated Roger Federer of Switzerland during their semifinal match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Novak Djokovic won 7-6, 5-7, 7-6. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Novak Djokovic’s latest victory over Roger Federer was among the toughest and best in their epic rivalry, a 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) feast of attacking tennis which had the roaring crowd on their feet and remained in doubt until the very end.It finally ended, after three hours, when Djokovic moved 6-1 up in the tiebreaker. Federer saved two match points but cracked in a long rally and chopped a backhand into the net.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “When you lose a close match like this you always have regrets,” a disappointed Federer said. “That’s why I guess I have this face right now.”Djokovic is on a 22-match winning streak and will aim to move level with Rafael Nadal on a record 33 Masters titles.“Novak is obviously on a roll,” Federer said. “You can feel it.”Khachanov, who beat Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1, won the Kremlin Cup in Moscow last month for his third career title.Djokovic, who beat him on the way to the Wimbledon title, is seeking a record-extending fifth Paris Masters title and 73rd title overall.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Hasn’t happened too many times that I don’t break a serve of anyone, especially if I have 12 break points,” Djokovic said. “Most of the break points he just served well, and played great shots.”The best one of the match went to Federer in the eighth game. As Federer charged to the net, Djokovic hit a powerful forehand which clipped the net and flew to the left of Federer, wrong-footing him. From a seemingly impossible angle, and totally off balance, he scooped his racket behind his neck and flicked a volley over the net for a winner.Federer thrust his arms into the air, the crowd rose to their feet in sheer disbelief.Even by Federer’s lofty standards, it was remarkable.“That’s why he is who he is,” Djokovic said, admiringly.But after losing the match, Federer was left shaking his head. He was unhappy with someone in the crowd twice shouting “out” during the long match-point rally.“It’s just unfortunate it happens and at the end you lose the point, the match,” Federer said.Still, he retained a sense of irony.“Thank God the rally ended,” he said. “It would have been five times if it continued.” 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ He was made to work far harder than when he beat Federer in the Cincinnati Masters final in August.After they hugged at the net, Federer walked off quickly and raised a thumb to the cheering crowd.“People enjoy the rivalry. We do as well,” Federer said. “It’s tough and fair, the way it’s supposed to be.”Fans got everything they could have hoped for: Two players with a combined 34 Grand Slam titles, 59 Masters titles, and 533 weeks at No. 1 slugging it out at a level of unrelenting yet sublime intensity.Brilliant one-handed winners on the run from Federer down the line and acute-angle volleys at the net; astonishing elasticity while retrieving from the baseline and laser-beam forehands to the corners from Djokovic.Federer had 17 aces, while Djokovic got five of his eight in his last three service games of the match, raising his level at the right time.Djokovic briefly let his volatile temper get the better of him, though, when he had Federer at 15-40 down in the ninth game of the deciding set. Federer saved both break points, and Djokovic whacked his racket into the ground, drawing the first and only boos of a titanic match.Djokovic held his hands up as if to apologize to the unforgiving crowd, unhappy that a pique of rage interrupted their gourmet feast of tennis.Brimming with confidence in a season which has seen him go from No. 22 in the rankings in May to No. 1 when they are released on Monday, and in which he also added the U.S. Open to his Grand Slam haul, Djokovic created pressure throughout.But Federer saved every break point — 12 of them — and secured the only break of the match in clinching the second set. Out of their league Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
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A miner was on Thursday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after being charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.Steve Caesar, 26, of 12 Epson, Corentyne, Berbice, pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.The particulars of the charge stated that on June 12, at A North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini), he had in his possession 453 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones told the court the analyst report for the matter is still outstanding.Caesar who was unrepresented, was remanded to prison and will make his next court appearance on August 2, at the Matthews Ridge Magistrate’s Court.
The founder of Grassroots Ministry, Rev. James F. Ngenda, has termed Liberian Christians as people who have failed to maintain their ethical values and integrity and therefore called on them to redirect their messages to focus on things of ethical values to members of their congregations.He made the observation when he served as the keynote speaker at the 9th commencement program of Jakes Memorial Bible College in Monrovia.Rev. Ngenda noted that Christians have become the best liars, discriminators, gossipers, selfish people, dealing with things of the dark with which unbelievers should be associated.He cautioned Christians to distance themselves from those vices instituted by the darkness of the world and rather make disciples for Christ. Rev. Ngenda reminded Christians about the metaphoric expression Jesus used to describe Christians. He said “The Bible describes Christians as the salt of the earth, but if the salt loses its savor, it should be thrown under the feet.”He said Liberian Christians by their deeds have demonstrated beyond all reasonable doubt that they cannot be differentiated from unbelievers because Christians are involved in things that are condemned by the Bible.“Even for pastors who claim position, people are skeptical about them to testify to others about their individual attitudes because most of their doings are questionable,” he charged.“Christians will give the impression that they are assembling to fast and pray, but as they get together, gossiping will overshadow the prayer, speaking against others they feel cannot be matched with them,” Rev. Ngenda noted.He observed that most Liberian Christians have developed a system of lies on the telephone, misdirecting people in conversations when they are really not doing or not in the location they claimed to be at a particular time.“They will say I am right here and not far from you. Or you will come across a christian that will credit from others to pay at a promised time, but when they have gotten the money, they will program their phones in the way that the call will be diverted,” he added.He noted that a majority of Christians in Liberia are not transformed and as a result true transformation cannot easily come to the country.Rev. Ngenda said, “At 168 years of existence, no good information can be reflected about Christians in Liberia, but people live the same way as unbelievers.His comments come amid calls by Christians to make Liberia a “Christian state” by Constitution through a national referendum expected to be held next year.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Governance Commission Chairman Dr. Amos C. Sawyer have already registered their objection to the call to make Liberia a “Christian state.”The President and Dr. Sawyer said the call for Liberia to become a Christian State will undermine other religions and will promote conflict among Liberians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Indian Arrival monumentAfter much controversy surrounding the construction of the Indian Arrival Monument at Palmyra, East Coast Berbice and the embarrassing collapse last year of the structure being erected there, the Governments of Guyana and India have signed an agreement to help rebuild this monument which will be dedicated to Indian arrival in Guyana.The current state of the monumentA high-level ministerial team headed by Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman who was performing the functions of Foreign Affairs Minister, and inclusive of Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and Social Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton, visited the site at Palmyra on Sunday.Minister Trotman revealed that a cooperation agreement signed between the two Governments will soon see commencement of reconstruction of the historic monument. This is according to the Department of Public Information, which said that a team from the Indian High Commission had also visited the site.For its embarrassing collapse, the Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) Administration has blamed secrecy in the way the coalition Government had undertaken construction of the Indian Arrival Monument. The base of the monument crumbled on April 26, 2017 in the wake of claims by some workers of their not being paid.Prominent national artist Philbert Gajadhar, who along with Winslow Craig designed the Indian Arrival Monument at Palmyra, also blamed the contractors for the collapse. Gajadhar had said the design was not in keeping with what was originally agreed on during the initial phase of the project design.During the visit to Palmyra, Patterson said a soil test showed the 17-ton erection was too heavy to lay on the swampland, which formerly was used as a cane field. It was revealed also that Guyana has agreed to utilize Indian expertise in engineering, architecture and sculpting for the completion of the project.Trotman said the matter would be discussed at Cabinet soon. He said all relevant documents have already been sent to India, and are being examined by experts there.Minister Patterson said the results of the soil tests and other requirements have been provided to the Government of India.While the overall costs associated with reconstruction of this monument are still to be finalised, the Government has said it is keen on having the monument completed soon, especially in light of previous issues experienced.The Government has also said it hopes the monument could be completed in time for the first official visit to Guyana of India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, before the end of this year.The initial project, costing $97 million, included construction of a base for a three-ton monument depicting six persons (four adults and two children). The six-foot structure depicting six bronze figures of three men, two women and a child illustrates Indians in their everyday life.In March 2017, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, V Mahalingam, unveiled a signboard depicting the artist’s impression of the monument. The base collapsed on April 25, 2017 as workers were sand filling the structure. A number of Government agencies have since distanced themselves from the project.
A Fort St. John woman presented more than two thousand signatures to City Council on Monday, which represented taxpayers who were concerned with the current water consumption base rate.Elsie Lace says taxpayers want to see the base water consumption, which stands at just over seven thousand gallons, increased to 11 thousand gallons for a three month billing cycle. She says taxpayers want the fee to remain at 45 dollars.[asset|aid=1652|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4bf27d2c7e1104d65dffe40f901cd791-Elsie Lace – water meters 1_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -Councilor Lori Ackerman says when the City created the philosophies for the prices, it was primarily looking at conservation.City Manager Diane Hunter says the City will be reviewing the signatures, and checking to see if the majority are, in fact, paying for their own water.[asset|aid=1653|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8609337d065949ad58a7ea7a05986b0f-Hunter- water meters 1_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement A report will be prepared for Council, and will be reviewed at the next Council meeting.
Celtic crashed out of the Champions League for the second time this season following a 1-0 play-off defeat to Maribor at Parkhead.Having come away from the away leg with a 1-1 draw and a crucial away goal, the Scottish champions failed to make the most of their home advantage as the Slovenian outfit secured a 2-1 aggregate victory to send the visitors through to the group stages.It’s not the first time the Bhoys have experienced the feeling of being dumped out of Europe’s premier competition this term.They were beaten 6-1 on aggregate by Legia Warsaw in the third qualifier but were reinstated after the Polish club were effectively thrown out by UEFA for fielding a player who should have been suspended in the second leg at Murrayfield.The Hoops were surely confident of taking thier second chance by the reigns following the away stalemate, but a poor opening 45 minutes saw the hosts booed off at half-time.The introduction of Kris Commons, a surprise omission from the startling line-up, at the start of the second half saw a vast improvement.But Maribor skipper Tavares grabbed the crucial goal in the 75th minute, costing the Parkhead club around £20million in revenue but much more in reputation as the spotlight falls on boss Ronny Deila.Celtic will now go into the draw for the Europa League – but that will be scant consolation for the angry Hoops fans who made their feelings known at the final whistle. 1 Celtic players react after being knocked out of the Champions League for the second time this season
IRAQ: Kuwaiti firm leading Baghdad work is implicated in bribery for military contracts. By Pete Yost THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – The Kuwaiti company building the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has been accused of agreeing to pay $200,000 in kickbacks in return for two unrelated Army contracts in Iraq. The scheme, outlined in a now-sealed court document obtained by The Associated Press, allegedly involved First Kuwaiti General Trading & Contracting and a manager for Kellogg Brown & Root Inc., or KBR, a firm hired to handle logistics for the military in Iraq and Afghanistan. The document summarizes grand jury testimony from the former KBR manager, Anthony J. Martin, who pleaded guilty in July to taking kickbacks in 2003. Although the government has tried to keep First Kuwaiti’s name out of public records related to Martin’s case, details from his grand jury testimony were found by a defense lawyer, J. Scott Arthur of Orland Park, Ill., who included a summary in a six-page document filed last Friday in an unrelated federal court case in Rock Island, Ill. The AP downloaded a copy of the document from the court’s Web site shortly before a judge ordered the document sealed and removed from the public record. According to the court document, Martin testified to a federal grand jury that he engaged in the kickback scheme with Lebanese businessman Wadih Al Absi, who controls First Kuwaiti General Trading & Contracting. The company is building the $592 million Baghdad embassy, the largest in the world with working space for about 1,000 people. In a statement, First Kuwaiti said Martin’s allegations are “without merit.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
5 5 Jesse Lingard – Lingard has received a boost as Mourinho looks to keep the youngsters that starred last season in a more prominent role. The 23-year-old is in talks over a new £40,000-a-week deal, report the Sunday Mirror. 5 Marcos Rojo – click the arrow, right, to see more Manchester United transfer rumours – Rojo could be on his way out of Old Trafford on loan, according to the Mail on Sunday. Mourinho has already brought in centre back Eric Bailly which has put Rojos position under threat and LaLiga side Villarreal are ready to take the Argentine if his wages fit their budget. 5 Fabinho – Mourinho is looking to exploit his relationship with his agent Jorge Mendes to bring Monacos right back Fabinho, say the Sun. The Brazilian shares an agent with Mourinho and United are lining up a £22m move for the 22-year-old. Kostas Manolas – Roma have slapped a £37.6m price tag on centre back Kostas Manolas to try and ward off interest from Manchester United. Goal.com report the Serie A side are reluctant to sell the Greece international after a series of injuries to the likes of Antonio Rudiger but Chelsea and Arsenal are also interested. Jose Mourinho got his first look at his Manchester United squad as the Red Devils marched out 2-0 winners against Wigan in a friendly match on Saturday.Youngsters Will Keane and Andreas Pereira got the goals but there were starts for new signings Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly.And there could be more to come as Mourinho looks to add that elusive fourth signing he spoke of during his unveiling as United manager.There could also be players on their way out of the club as new manager saw how his side performed in a match day situation.Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest transfer rumours about the latest ins and outs at Old Trafford. 5 Paul Pogba – Contrary to reports, Pogbas agent Mino Raiola has not set a deadline for Manchester United to sign the Frenchman from Juventus, say the Manchester Evening News. All parties want the deal concluded quickly one way or another, with Mourinho targeting Blaise Matuidi should Pogba not join the Red Devils.