OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Perez, meanwhile, was the fulcrum for the resurgent Pirates who went 18-0 in the elimination phase of NCAA Season 93, en route to being named as the Most Valuable Player.The 7-foot-2 Sotto, on the other hand, has long been seen as a future national team player due to his height, which he also backed up with the Rookie of the Year honors in UAAP Season 79.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aldin Ayo signs six-year deal with UST MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kobe Paras of the Philippines dunks over a Burmese defender in the preliminaries of men’s basketball tournament of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. The Philippines prevailed, 129-34.This early, Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes has come up with the list of players who are being considering for the 2023 Fiba World Cup squad.High-flying forward Kobe Paras, collegiate standouts Thirdy Ravena of Ateneo and CJ Perez of Lyceum, and high school prodigy Kai Sotto lead the list of young stars whom the decorated mentor touted as the future of Gilas.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 Also included in the list are San Beda’s Robert Bolick, Javee Mocon, and Kemark Cariño, Ateneo’s Matt Nieto and Isaac Go, UP’s Paul Desiderio and Juan Gomez de Liaño, NU’s J-Jay Alejandro, Joshua Sinclair, and Carl Vincent Tamayo, Letran’s Jeo Ambohot, FEU’s Arvin Tolentino and Ken Tuffin, La Salle’s Abu Tratter, and Mapua’s Will Gozum.Young guns making waves overseas namely Remy Martin of Arizona State, Dwight Ramos of California State Fullerton, AJ Edu of Llandovery College UK, and Troy Rike of Wake Forest were also named to Chot’s 23-man wishlist.The inclusion of Paras, Ravena, Perez and Sotto, though, was no surprise given their accomplishments in their young careers.Second-generation star Paras has already donned the national team colors as he was a part of the gold medal-winning squad this past 2017 SEA Games before he returned to school at Cal State Northridge.Ravena was one of the anchors for the Blue Eagles’ championship this past UAAP Season 80, where he was named Finals MVP.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “By no means final but for now #23for23 #💪❤️ #thefuture #playlouderin2023 #basketballiscominghome,” he tweeted on Friday morning.By no means final but for now #23for23 #💪❤️ #thefuture #playlouderin2023 #basketballiscominghome pic.twitter.com/Iggk4gtnpRFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk— Chot Reyes (@coachot) January 5, 2018
Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Avena takes control by two shots PHOENIX 135 – GLOBALPORT 108PHOENIX 135—Phelps 37, Wright 24, Perkins 13, Jazul 11, Revilla 9, Intal 9, Gamboa 9, Kramer 6, Wilson 6, Dehesa 4, Guevarra 3, Chua 2, Mendoza 2, Eriobu 0.GLOBALPORT 108—White 24, Anthony 15, Pringle 14, Javelona 10, Pringle 9, Grey 9, Elorde 9, Guinto 8, Arana 7, Tautuaa 6, Gabayni 2, Flores 2, Nabong 1, Bulawan 0.Quarters: 41-22, 70-51, 107-77, 135-108BRGY. GINEBRA 134 – COLUMBIAN 107BARANGAY GINEBRA 134—Brownlee 24, Aguilar 19, Ferrer 18, Tenorio 16, Thompson 12, Slaughter 10, Caguioa 8, Mercado 7, Devance 5, Mariano 5, Chan 4, Cruz 4, Caperal 2, Manuel 0.COLUMBIAN 107—Fields 30, McCarthy 17, Tubid 15, Khobuntin 14, King 14, Escoto 11, Corpuz 2, Ababou 2, Celda 2, Camson 0, Celda 0, Sara 0, Cahilig 0.Quarters: 30-29, 62-49, 97-76, 134-107 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 LATEST STORIES The win allowed the Kings to also boost their playoff hopes after getting double figures from six players, led by Justin Brownlee’s 24.Starring Eugene Phelps and Matthew Wright, the Fuel Masters sped away early, 41-22, and held off the Batang Pier with a smothering defense the rest of the way.Phoenix kept its hopes of advancing to the quarterfinals after rising to 4-6 while completing the highest offensive output in the last five conferences.The Fuel Masters, while snapping a four-game skid, will still have to beat the Alaska Aces after a 16-day respite to keep their playoff chances alive.SCORESADVERTISEMENT View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Louie Alas didn’t want another game that they ripped wide open right from the start slip away.Leading once more by a huge margin, the Phoenix Fuel Masters had a finishing kick this time, dumping the GlobalPort Batang Pier, 135-108, on Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup to stay mathematically in the hunt for a playoff berth.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “We finally managed to protect our lead,” said Alas, whose charges opened up a 19-point lead against Rain or Shine two weeks ago only to fold up in the end.“Hopefully, this is the start of something big,” he added.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 crown“[The fold-up, like what happened against the Elasto Painters] usually happens in the third quarter when we can’t manage our turnovers and [we] allow the other team to score more than 30 points,” Alas said.In the second game, Barangay Ginebra broke away in the second quarter and then stepped on the gas the rest of the way to crush Columbian, 134-107. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina
The outstanding balance of $80 million owed to solid waste collectors attached to the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and which was owed since 2018, was finally paid.Business Development Supervisor of Cevon’s Waste Management told Guyana Times that this sum of money was disbursed by the Communities Ministry to his company and Puran Brothers Disposal Services.“The Ministry of Communities would have paid us for these payments. I’m not sure of the exact amount but it is somewhere around $40 million. That would have been the balance owed to us for last year,” said Archer.While City Hall has been bailed out of their debts yet again, he noted that they were awaiting word from the local organ to resume full operations. For now, services are only provided in a few areas.The M&CC would have hired five smaller contractors after Puran and Cevons took strike actions for their monies. These contractors are still operating in the city and its environs.City Hall’s large-scale solid waste contractors“Currently, we’ve been operating partially. Our contract was five groups but we’re presently operating in two groups. We’re still waiting on city hall to give us back the entire groups,” he related.Archer said that City Hall had indicated intentions of renegotiating their existing contract, which expires in 2020. Discussions are yet to follow but this is seen as one of the reasons why they have not recommenced operations entirely.Archer mentioned, “They had called us back to renegotiate because we have an existing contract with them, which runs until October of 2020. They would have had the small contractors working the other groups in Georgetown. We’re giving them time at the moment since they wanted to renegotiate”.On November 25, 2018, the collectors withdrew their services after months of operating without payments. Immediately after the withdrawal, services were provided by five agencies namely: Granderson, Trash Tech, Tri Star, C&S Services and Garbage Eaters.The deadlock between the Council and contractors had many implications on the collection process within the capital city as residential and commercial areas were piled high with garbage just a few days after this decision was taken.As such, both solid waste collectors met with Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan and officials of the M&CC, where it was promised that payments would be made; putting an end to the unending saga between collectors and the cash-strapped Council.Back in January, Central Government had intervened to bail out City Hall of their debts by disbursing $100 million to the contractors. During that time, the total owed amount was pegged at over $160 million.Over the years, Government has bailed out the cash-strapped City Hall on several occasions.
Moments after school assembled on Friday morning, the Headmistress of Selman Fraser Nursery School, in Albouystown, Georgetown collapsed and died.Details of the incident are sketchy but Guyana Times was told that that the head teacher was known as Teacher Geeta, with no other information provided.When this publication visited the school, the teachers at the school said they were instructed by officials at the Education Ministry not to speak with the media.Selman Fraser Nursery SchoolHowever, this newspaper understands that the now dead woman was chatting with several of her colleagues when she collapsed. This publication was told that the teacher suffered from hypertension (high blood pressure).After her collapse, she was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was pronounced dead. An investigation has been launched into the incident.
The Canadian women’s volleyball team have a record of 1-1 through two games at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. The focus of Dana Cranston and her teammates will now turn to a key match-up against Argentina where the team can book themselves a spot into the quarter-finals on Wednesday.The team has played against Argentina recently and came away with a victory, and with that Cranston said the squad is aware Argentina will be looking to return the favour on Canada’s home court.“We’re 1-1 with Argentina this summer. We just beat them last week on their home turf so we know they’re going to come out swinging and playing hard. I think sticking to our game plan, making sure that we’re executing what we’ve planned for and doing that as a group. I think as long as we stay aggressive and do that we’ll come away with a win.”- Advertisement -The Canadian ladies got off to a slow start against the Dominican Republic on Thursday, but responded with a solid win against Cuba 3-1 to even their mark at 1-1.Argentina also comes into tomorrow’s game with a record of 1-1. The teams will square off tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. local time.
Two men injured when their helicopter slammed into a mountain northwest of Grande Cache were stranded in the wilderness for 16 hours before they were rescued Saturday morning. The Robinson R44 helicopter, which belongs to British Colubmia-based Sarvair Aviation, took off from Grande Prairie and crashed around 6 p.m. Friday, about 50 km before reaching its destination of Grande Cache. “It looked like the helicopter flipped on its side and plowed into the side of the mountain,” said Phil Evans, of the local search and rescue team, which was called in around 10 p.m. Friday. The rescue team had to fight through blowing snow and steep terrain in the middle of the night – as temperatures dipped to -3 C – before they could get to the downed aircraft. “It was a lot of debris everywhere. The helicopter was all smashed up,” Evans said of the scene that greeted them. “It wasn’t as messy as some of the other ones we’ve seen. It almost looked like he got into it slow-motion.” Evans said it looked like the helicopter hit the trees before slamming into the side of the mountain and then sliding down the treacherous terrain. – Advertisement -Of the two people in the helicopter, the 47-year-old pilot suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries – a punctured lung and a fractured rib. He was taken by STARS air ambulance to a hospital in Grande Prairie around 10 a.m. yesterday. “It took a long time,” STARS spokesman Leanne Rekiel said of the rescue. “We got the initial call at 9 (p.m. Friday), and we couldn’t get in (due to) terrain and weather. We landed as close as we could, but we couldn’t get to the patient.” Paramedics reached the two men sometime yesterday morning and treated them while they waited for STARS. The passenger suffered minor injuries and was taken to Grande Cache hospital. “The passenger was doing alright. He was more bruised up and shocked than anything else,” Evans recalled, adding he was surprised to see the men alive. The weather did not appear to be severe at the time of the crash, said both Evans and officials from the CFB Trenton-based Joint Rescue Coordination Centre. A spokesman for Sarvair Aviation said the men “were just flying around looking at work,” and declined to comment further.So far, no cause for the crash has been determined. But the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has confirmed that it is investigating. “Before we proceed with anything else, we’re waiting to have a chat with that pilot,” board spokesman John Cottreau said yesterday. “In the event of an injury, we have to wait until they’re ready to talk to us.”Advertisement
We learned this week that Joseph Duffy doesn’t fear anyone – not even Conor McGregor!Once again it was a very busy news-week across Donegal with the Donegal Rally creating plenty of headlines – mostly for all the right reasons.Here we take a sideways look at what other things that had people chatting from Ballybofey to Buncrana and beyond.1. We learned that despite the superb organisation and genuine rally fans, there are always a few who don’t really care about motorsport. Some of them appeared at Letterkenny District Court on Monday morning.2. It may be 2015 but the sight of a ‘Union’ flag is still a dividing issue for many in Donegal after the owner of Arnold’s Hotel in Dunfanaghy found out. 3. The announcement that Donegal is to get 15 new Garda vehicles throughout 2015 was widely welcomed and it appears that we will ned every one of them.4. We learned that mountaineer Jason Black isn’t a diva as he takes the Bus Eireann coach to Dublin with all his bags to begin his three month adventure to conquer K2.5. If you are a keen shopper you can snap up your very own shopping zone after Letterkenny Retail Park was put on the market by Bank of Ireland for several million euro.6. More than 600 runners and walkers took part in the Glenswilly 5k with many once again exclaiming the event offers the best buns in Donegal! Take a bow those tea ladies. 7. We learned that if you don’t succeed, try and try again. Just ask rally driver Manus Kelly.8. Donegal UFC fighter Joseph Duffy proved he is afraid of nobody after he offered to fight the Notorious Conor McGregor after his original opponent Aldo broke a rib. Go Joe!9. We found out what will be in the many Donegal GAA fans’ Christmas stockings after Jim McGuinness revealed he is to release a book ‘Until Victory Always’ later in the year.10. We also found out just why Michael Murphy is regarded as the best footballer in the country by former Tyrone legend Peter Canavan. Oh wait….that’s one for next week’s list!THAT FRIDAY FEELING – 10 THINGS WE LEARNED IN DONEGAL THIS WEEK was last modified: June 26th, 2015 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)
Farmer Pat Quirke has been found guilty of murdering his love rival Bobby Ryan.The jury at the Central Criminal Court returned the majority verdict of 10-2 this afternoon after deliberating for 20 hours and 39 minutes in a trial that has gripped the nation. The trial lasted 15-week which the longest in the history of the State.Quirke (50), of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary, always denied murdering Mr Ryan (52) on a date between June 3, 2011, and April 2013.The prosecution alleged Quirke killed Mr Ryan so he could rekindle his affair with Mary Lowry, the widow whose farm Quirke was leasing. This was denied by Quirke.Mr Ryan was in a relationship with Ms Lowry at the time of his disappearance.Mr Ryan disappeared after leaving Ms Lowry’s house at Fawnagown, Co Tipperary at 6.30am on the morning of June 3, 2011.His body was discovered 22 months later by Quirke in an underground tank on the farm, but the prosecution alleges this was a “staged” discovery.Independent.ie reports that Patrick Quirke showed no reaction when the verdict was delivered.He was taken into custody and will be sentenced at a later date.A number of friends and relatives of Mr Ryan wept after the verdict was delivered.Farmer Quirke found guilty of killing DJ Bobby Ryan was last modified: May 1st, 2019 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:Bobby RyanguiltyPat Quirke
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rain continues over the state today, and probably will not completely leave Ohio until sometime tomorrow morning. We look for additional rains to total .5”-1.5” over a majority of the state. We even have a chance of a thunderstorm or two. The thunderstorm potential comes thanks to significantly colder air that will start to come in on the backside of the cold front that is triggering this rain. The big difference will be similar to spring-time fronts. Thunder won’t be a major deal, but we do expect several bands of heavier rain, particularly in central and southwest Ohio. The map at right shows additional rain potential today through midday tomorrow. After moisture moves out tomorrow, we turn significantly colder. However, by mid to late afternoon we should also turn out partly sunny and breezy to go along with our colder air. It may take a little bit to get the clouds to break up in parts of the state, especially up north, but generally we settle in for a good 36-48 hours of dryness here. We should see the entire state below freezing for tomorrow afternoon and the winds will make it feel colder, generally out of the north at 12-25 mph. Cold air lingers through the weekend, with partly sunny skies on Saturday, but increasing clouds Sunday. We still expect scattered light snow showers Sunday afternoon and evening, giving a coating to 1 inch of snow, with coverage at 60% of the state. We stay cold next Monday but should be partly sunny again over most of the state. There will be some scattered rain shower action over far southern Ohio on Monday, with rain totals from .1”-.5” there, while the rest of Ohio sees nothing. Tuesday continues to look more and more interesting. We believe this system will end up being a significant event for the state. We still expect a rain and snow event, but the rains are tracking farther north on some of the latest model runs. Right now, we are keeping the system as “all snow” in NW Ohio. However, over the rest of the state, it is too early to call one type from the other. The low looks to track from more north, over central Indiana and into north central Ohio. That kind of track would likely put most areas (outside of NW OH) into more of a potential rain threat. However, this track is nowhere near set in stone. For now, we will just trend wetter, as overall moisture potential is higher this morning. Liquid equivalent precipitation totals have jumped to .25”-1.25, and an inch and a half would not be out of the question. We will keep watching the event and tweak things further, if needed, tomorrow. We turn colder again next Wednesday with partly sunny skies, and then Thursday, while the cold temps stay, clouds begin to increase. Temps could stay subfreezing again all day Wednesday. Valentine’s night gets a little more interesting. A frontal complex works in from Thursday night through Friday morning. The current track of the low has snow potential in north central and northwest Ohio, but south and east we end up with mostly rain. Like the Tuesday event, it comes down to track, but this time, cold air is chomping at the bit to dominate. It turns very windy overnight next Thursday night, and that may create some visibility problems early on Friday. However, we clear out by next Friday afternoon. Sunshine will dominate through next Saturday. For the extended period, we have some rain arriving for Sunday the 17th with .25”-.75” potential, then we turn much colder again for the following week. Dry Presidents Day, then increasing clouds for Tuesday the 19th. We have a chance of snow developing from I-70 southward, Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, but nothing farther north. Sun is back for Wednesday afternoon, then Thursday and Friday of next week feature a mix of clouds and sun, with the potential for a few flurries here and there. Temps will be below normal for most of the extended 11-16 day forecast window.
An Indian court has assessed $2.6 billion in taxes for Vodafone’s 2007 acquisition of one of India’s largest mobile phone companies.The Bombay High Court ruled that Vodafone was liable for the tax after it acquired a 67 percent stake in the India telecom assets of Hong Kong’s Hutchison Telecommunications for $11 billion. Vodafone claimed it did not owe taxes because the trasaction was between two foreign entities — the Dutch subsidiary of the British telecom giant Vodafone and and CGP Investments Ltd., a Cayman Islands company which owned Hutchison’s Indian operations. But the court ruled the transaction involved an Indian asset and was taxable.The decision has ramifications on other major recent trasactions, including SABMiller’s acquisition of Foster’s Indian beer business, Aditya Burla Nuvo’s acquisition of shares in Idea Cellular from AT&T Mauritius and GE’s sale of its back office operations to Genpact. Related Items