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first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Photo from ONEWhile everyone else is out celebrating the holidays, you can find Joshua Pacio grinding it out in the gym.With his first defense of the ONE Strawweight World strap coming up, the Team Lakay phenom is leaving no stones unturned including skipping the revelry to prepare for his bout against Yosuke Saruta in the main event of ONE: Eternal Glory on January 19.ADVERTISEMENT Doctors confirm Lakers James has groin injury Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title With barely a month to go before the all-important bout, Pacio said he’s exactly where he wants to be in training.“The training is going fine. Now it’s all about peaking at the right time in training,” he shared. “Regardless of my opponent, I will do my best to defend my title successfully.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk “It’s the sacrifice that I have to do because it’s my first title defense,” said the 22-year-old Baguio native. “On Christmas Eve, I spent it with my family, but the day after, I was back in training.”Pacio was originally scheduled to duke it out with Hayato Suzuki at ONE: Eternal Glory but the Japanese fighter suffered an injury forcing him to withdraw, paving way another Japanese competitor to step in.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 ChrissThe change in opponent, though, has not derailed Pacio’s preparations.“As a martial artist, you need to adapt. It has already happened to me in the past, and I was able to adapt through it,” he said. “The game plan will be changed, but that’s okay. It’s better now because there are still weeks to prepare.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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first_imgLiberian CAF Confederation Cup campaigners, Red Lions are now set to play their 1/16th final against their Algerian counterparts, Club Sportif Constantinois today at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.The Algerians are already in the country and all is set for their game against their Liberian counterparts this afternoon.Liberian champions, Barrack Young Controllers will be in action against their Ivorian counters, Sewe Sports of San Pedro on Sunday at the same venue.The Ivorians are also in the country and therefore their game against the Liberian champions are also set and soccer fans are encouraged to come in their numbers to give their continental campaigners the much needed moral support.The Algerians and the Ivorians are here to ensure that their respective return leg matches next week end would become less burdensome.The fewer goals they concede the better it will be for their home matches.It is a truism that Liberian football has come of age, based on the recent elimination of Africa’s Club of the Century, Kumasi Asante Kotoko.The respect that African football has for Ghanaian football and particularly Asante Kotoko, has placed Liberian clubs at the pedestal that clubs like Club Sportif Constantinois and Sewe Sports of San Pedro are in their class to ensure that the Antoinette Tubman Stadium does not become their waterloo.In all due respect Club Sportif Constantinois, as one of the oldest clubs in Algeria since its rebirth in 1929 is an indication of how much respect soccer fans have for the Algerians.Sewe Sports of San Pedro, as local West Africans, are not strange to Liberian football. This is because if a country like Liberia in the past could produce the World’s Greatest Footballer, where none of their countrymen has ever reached, then of course Liberian clubs should be considered with due respect.But to return to this afternoon’s game and that of Sunday, Liberians expect a good performance with positive results from their heroes, and they are aware that their chances of going further into the CAF Championship League and CAF Confederation Cup will depend how well they manage against their opponents.But for us at the Daily Observer Sports, we can only wish our heroes the best of luck and God speed.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_imgAround 100 countries send their heads of armed forces to UN Headquarters to discuss strengthening of UN peacekeeping. (Photo UN PhotoManuel Elias)Brigadier-General Prince C. Johnson III, the Armed Forces of Liberia’s (AFL) Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS), has described the just-ended Chiefs of Defense Conference as a great learning experience for Liberia.The 2017 Chiefs of Defense Conference, which brought together heads of about 100 countries’ armed forces, and held under the theme, “Meeting the Challenges,” took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York from July 6–8, 2017.Brig/Gen. Johnson and AFL Chief of Operations – Headquarters, Colonel Daniel Holman, represented Liberia.The conference also included the participation of military representatives from the African Union (AU), the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as well as the Force Commanders of the UN peacekeeping missions in Mali (MINUSMA), Central African Republic (MINUSCA), South Sudan (UNMISS) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).According to a dispatch from Liberia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the conference, among other things, discussed issues surrounding the rapid deployment of troops, training, soldiers’ conduct, discipline and the need to increase the number of female peacekeepers, which is placed at approximately six percent.Liberia is currently contributing a company strength of 75 peacekeepers, including eight female personnel, to MINUSMA following its service as a platoon under the African-led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA).“We went under AFISMA serving as a platoon with Nigeria and Togo in June 2013. AFISMA was transformed to MINUSMA; and as of February 2017, Liberia has company strength of 75 personnel operating independently,” DOS Johnson explained.Johnson said experiences shared by other contributors especially Uganda, who has an all-female platoon in the DRC, will help Liberia, who recently rejoined the peacekeeping efforts after nearly 60 years to strengthen its peacekeeping capacity.He added that on the margins of the conference, he used the time to negotiate on behalf of Liberia and secured a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United Nations that details the number and types of military personnel as well as equipment and logistical services that will be provided by the country’s armed forces.The AFL Deputy Chief of Staff said that it is a standard procedure that every contributing country including Liberia funds the deployment and upkeep of its soldiers including the provision of major logistical support and services and gets reimbursed.“We are not alone. Based on the new regulations of the UN, some changes have been done. Other countries are also negotiating their MOU. The UN has two agreements – the ‘dry lease’ and ‘wet lease.’ Liberia’s deployment is under a ‘wet lease’ agreement where we go independent and take care of our troops and then the UN reimburses us,” Johnson explained.He added that when the MOU is completed, it will state how Liberia will be reimbursed for major equipment, maintenance, troop deployment and welfare.Meanwhile, Johnson disclosed that more AFL personnel are eager to serve peacekeeping missions in accordance with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s quest “to give back”; but cannot do so now due to the terms of the negotiated MOU.“The motivation is high; the soldiers are eager; we are hopeful that after the signing of the MOU, we will be requesting an increment to a full company size of 150 peacekeepers. The military is about service, and the soldiers are ready to serve. It is just that our MOU gives us a set number,” he noted.Meanwhile, Liberia’s permanent representative to the UN, Amb. Lewis G. Brown, met with Brig/Gen. Johnson during a visit to Liberia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. On behalf of his colleagues, Johnson thanked Amb. Brown and staff for all the support during the MOU negotiation process.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 mother and her son appeared on Friday before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly each slapped with one count of breaching the peace.Yvonne Alder pleaded not guilty to throwing water on her son, while Andre Alder confessed to the charge after it was read to him by Magistrate Daly.It has been alleged that on July 3, while at their Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Georgetown home, Yvonne and Andre Alder threw water on each other, causing the peace to be breached. Andre Alder told the court that his mother first threw the water on him.According to the prosecution’s case, on the day in question, Andre Alder was playing music at an inappropriate level when his mother asked him to turn it off. He allegedly refused, and this led to an altercation, which resulted in the peace being breached.This mother-and-son duo had recently appeared before Magistrate Daly, and had been placed on a bond to keep the peace. Andre Alder was on Friday fined $20,000 for the offence, while his mother was placed on $10,000 bail, and her case has been set to continue on July 9.last_img read more

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first_img…says State asset laws being used to intimidate…vows to “vigorously” defend itself in courtThe Guyana Bank of Trade and Industry (GBTI) has hit back against the State Asset Recovery Agency’s (SARA) move to take them to court, saying that the Government agency is using the laws as intimidation and vowing to vigorously defend itself in court.According to GBTI, these allegations are baseless and designed to attack the bank. Moreover, it stated that SARA’s reliance on the State Asset Recovery Act of 2017 appears to be geared at intimidation.“GBTI takes note of the spurious allegations engineered to further attack GBTI in a gross and unconscionable manner. And that the use of such legislation after so many years is inimical to the interests of justice and smacks of intimidation,” the bank said in the statement.GBTI reminded in its statement that it has served Guyana since the 1800’s and is the largest indigenous bank. The bank noted that it will be taking appropriate legal action and expressed confidence that the charges will be dismissed.“The Bank intends to commence appropriate legal action to vigorously defend itself against these malicious claims. GBTI has full confidence in the judicial system, and that it will be fully vindicated as per recent false charges which were duly dismissed,” the bank stressed in its statement.The Bank has been serving Guyana for over 180 years and is regarded as one of the most trusted and loyal banks in the country.“In all its dealings with its many stakeholders, GBTI has always discharged its responsibilities with professionalism and integrity as we continue to hold our tagline with the highest level of standards as “We See Guyana though your eyes”.In a statement of claim against GBTI, SARA is seeking $274.1 million, plus interest, from the bank. The claim has to do with the acquisition of land at the Kingston Seawall, where GBTI built one of its branches.SARA alleges that when the bank bid for and acquired the right to purchase this land, it was the fourth highest of 14 bids. SARA is claiming that GBTI’s purchase price of $224 million is less than the most recent valuation of the property at the time.SARA was created when the State Asset Recovery Act was passed in the National Assembly in 2017. It is mandated to recover unlawfully acquired state assets through civil procedures. However, the Parliamentary Opposition has also maintained that the cases it did pursue were aimed at harassing political opponents.Both SARA and the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), which have both been hit by these accusations, have failed to successfully prosecute any case. In fact, GBTI featured prominently in one of several such cases to be thrown out by the court.Back in March of this year, contempt of court charges brought by SOCU against eight top executives of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited (GBTI) were thrown out by the magistrates’ court.The matter stemmed from the matter in October 2017, when SOCU charged the bank’s directors with contempt based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The contempt proceedings stemmed from the bank’s allegedly failure to comply with a production order made by acting Chief Justice Roxane George on August 29, 2017.The bank had contended in its application for the variation of the order granted by Justice George that countless efforts were made to gather all the documents requested but it was discovered that some were either destroyed or could not be found. The documents were pertinent to the US$500 million Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) probe that was being conducted by SOCU. The GRDB case has also since been thrown out by the local courts.last_img read more

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first_imgThe crop is estimated at a potential value of $700,000.- Advertisement -RCMP welcome any information that may prove helpful in solving this crime and encourage the public to call Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at (780)830-5700, or if you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or online at http://www.tipsubmit.ca Grande Prairie RCMP have seized 700 marijuana plants found on crown land south west of the community.On Saturday Sep. 25, 2010 officers harvested the crop located on crown land on the south side of the Wapiti River near the pulp and paper mill. Police say the plants were at various stages of growth and in an area only accessible by boat.There is no one currently charged in relation to the crop, and police are asking for the public’s assistance for information in this regard. last_img read more

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first_img– Advertisement -The City of Fort St. John and surrounding areas have seen more than 20 centimetres of snow in the past week, including a further snowfall Wednesday night making driving conditions difficult.With the new snowfall, snow removal crews have had to go out again to priority 1 and 2 areas, says Don Demers, the city’s director of public works and utilities. The priority areas include main thoroughfares and bus routes.Demers says crews will also be trying to remove the large windrows from 100 Ave. and 100 St. to open up the lanes. The windrow removal will also, in turn, increase driver visibility.He also says two sidewalk machines are out trying to clear as many sidewalks as possible, but specifically concentrating on the City’s downtown and school routes.Residential streets are expected to be plowed starting Thursday afternoon, with crews working through the night. Demers says the City will be starting in the northwest corner – north of 100 Ave and west of 100 St. – and is asking residents to park their vehicles off the streets, especially in that area.Advertisement The large dump of snow has not only buried cars but also fire hydrants, which Demers says crews will also be out trying to clear as part of their snow removal routine. Photo:  The City was able to clear the windrow on 100th ave from 100th street to 86th street Thursday morning – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.calast_img read more

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first_imgGECOMOpen defiance of CCJ rulingIn clear defiance of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) recent orders for it to prepare for early elections, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is forging ahead with House-to-House Registration, which commences today.This was confirmed by GECOM’s Public Relations Officer, Yolanda Ward, in a statement on Friday. She pointed out that all eligible persons are mandated to register as it is a legal requirement.GECOM had warned Guyanese in an ad published in the local newspapers last month that persons who refuse to participate in the House-to-House Registration will be charged and fined $16,250 or face six months jail time, as outlined in the National Registration Act – Sections 6.5, 6.6 and 6.7.Nevertheless, Ward reminded in Friday’s missive that this is a new registration exercise and, therefore, all eligible persons should be registered, even if they had done so before.“Guyanese citizens by birth, descent, naturalisation or registration, 14 years and older by 31st October 2019 or a citizen of a Commonwealth country living in Guyana for a period of no less than one year preceding the qualifying date are all eligible for registration,” the statement detailed.GECOM went on to urge residents to have the relevant documents required for registration ready and be on the lookout for GECOM’s registration officials in their area. These documents include an original birth certificate, a valid passport, naturalisation certificate, certificate of registration, adoption certificate and deed poll or marriage certificate (if applicable).For the purpose of this exercise, each eligible person will only be registered where he/she resides. Residences include dwelling places such as homes, residential institutions such as hospices and homes for youth and the elderly.A new National Register of Registrants Database (NRRDB) will be created upon the conclusion of the registration process and then the Official List of Electors (OLE) will be extracted to conduct the upcoming General and Regional Elections.Previously, Ward had stated that this registration process will take some three months to complete. This means it will pass the constitutional deadline for early elections.It was reported that GECOM’s in-house attorney had advised Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield against proceeding with House-to-House Registration since it defies the CCJ orders.In its consequential orders handed down last week, the CCJ said that GECOM is obliged to “abide by the provisions of the Constitution”, which states that the Cabinet, including the President, must resign and call elections within three months upon the passage of a No-Confidence Motion.According to CCJ President Justice Adrian Saunders those three months took effect from its June 18 ruling, validating the December passage of the motion against the coalition. This means elections should be held on or before September 18, 2019.However, the PNC-led caretaker Government has been pushing for House-to-House Registration for a “clean” voters’ list to be used in the upcoming polls, saying this is the only way credible elections can be held. The coalition claims that the current list is “padded” with persons who are not supposed to be there and that without fresh elections, young people who were never registered would be disenfranchised. Government believes too that with a new list, it will have a better outcome at the polls.But a United Nations (UN) Needs Assessment Mission found last year that there was no need for a new voter’s list. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) had deployed a team back in May 2018 to assess Guyana’s electoral needs following a request from GECOM for technical assistance.“It is the view of the Mission that there is no certainty that a new voters’ list will have more credibility than the current list and that stakeholders will trust it more. Furthermore, any list created close to the elections will likely be criticised as political motivated,” a report from the visiting team stated.Meanwhile, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Opposition has insisted that the concerns by the coalition can be addressed through an extended claims and objections period, as had previously confirmed by the Chief Elections Officer.Back in February, Lowenfield had said “We can move toward the conduct… of a claims and objections exercise of a duration to be specified by the Commission so that we can arrive at a list… claims allow for the youthful to be added and objections for the deceased to be removed based on the submission made by the GRO (Guyana Register Office). Other deaths not reported to GRO, when we are in the field, people will come to us and say Jagmohan next door died and we want his name to be removed”.Moreover, the Opposition further said that new House-to-House registration would disenfranchise Guyanese students studying abroad, Guyanese working overseas and other Guyanese who may be holidaying during the period when the exercise is being done.In fact, an overseas-based Guyanese, Bibi Zeenatoun, had filed legal proceedings in the High Court to restraining the elections commission from proceeding with House-to-House registration. The legal documents state that fresh registration will exclude qualified registrants currently on the National Register and the Official List of Electors, such as Zeenatoun, thus breaching her constitutional right to vote here.Nevertheless, as the elections body forges ahead with the conduct of House-to-House Registration, GECOM says operational activities for the preparations of General and Regional Elections will be simultaneously undertaken.Keith Lowenfieldlast_img read more

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first_img“If you look at the numbers, no, because he has high numbers,” Wenger said when asked if there was a better striker in Europe at the moment than Kane.The England international spoke this week of how being released from Arsenal’s academy as an eight-year-old left him with a “chip on his shoulder”.Kane has more than taken revenge with a fine record against Arsenal, scoring six goals in seven North London derbies.Wenger broke Arsenal’s transfer record last week to add more firepower to the Gunners quest to beat Tottenham to a top-four finish by splashing out £56 million ($78 million) on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.And the Frenchman is hoping his new front line of Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan — who shone in a 5-1 thrashing of Everton in their fist outing together — can outgun Kane when the sides meet on Saturday.“I believe what you want in a game like that is to keep him quiet and for our strikers to express their talent.”More than local bragging rights are on offer with Arsenal trailing fifth-placed Spurs by four points in the race for a return to the Champions League place with just 12 Premier League games of the season remaining.“It’s a big game because we are behind in the table and we have to catch up,” added Wenger.“It is more important for us to come back mathematically than it is emotionally-charged.”Following their controversial draw at Anfield that saw Spurs win two late penalties and Dele Alli booked for diving, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino defended his players by criticising the fixation with diving in English football.Yet Wenger, who also spoke out against Manchester City’s England international Raheem Sterling earlier this season, believes it is English players who have become the “masters” of diving.“I remember there were tremendous cases here when foreign players did it but I must say the English players have learned very quickly and they might even be the masters now.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is the most in-form striker in Europe, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ahead of the sides’ North London derby this weekend © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISLondon, United Kingdom, Feb 8 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger put North London rivalries aside as he accepted Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is the most in-form striker in Europe on Thursday.Kane, 24, became the second fastest player to ever reach 100 Premier League goals by netting his 31st of the season in just 32 games to salvage a point for Spurs from a thrilling 2-2 draw at Liverpool last weekend.last_img read more

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first_imgTHE FRENCH crook who swindled 200 Donegal people out of their cash is being hunted throughout Europe today amid fears he has cleared off with millions of Euro.Sources have told donegaldaily.com that convicted criminal Francois de Dietrich is on the run with a swag bag that would ‘fund a small nation’.So far investigators in the North have managed to trace €23Million, but just €1.7M has so far been declared here in the Republic. However sources on both sides of the Border believe there could be a shocking TWENY MILLION EUROS missing.And in a shock development, we have learned that police throughout Estonia have been issued with pictures and personal details about fraudster Francois in a bid to bring him to justice.A Europe-wide warrant for his arrest has been processed by the European police force INTERPOL – and they are concentrating their efforts on Estonia.We understand police in the capital Tallinn and the south-western Baltic Sea town of Parnu are investigating sightings of de Dietrich. A source close to the investigation into the investors’ cash told us last night: “We believe that there are still large amounts of cash out there that have not as yet been accounted for.“There could be up to €20M still missing and it is going to take months to unravel.“It is a very complex investigation and getting to de Dietrich will help us move closer.”The cigar-smoking French crook was a ‘massive bluffer’ – but investigators believe they are close to nailing him.Yesterday a former employee told us: “He was all bluff, a massive bluffer. Everything was done for show. “When he held a bash at his Bastille Bistro in Letterkenny last July to mark the French national holiday of Bastille Day, he was handing out glasses of bubbly, telling everyone it was the finest French champagne.“It was in fact cheap Spanish cava which he picked up for £4 a bottle in Derry.”COPYRIGHT: 2011: DONEGALDAILY.COMFRANCOIS INVESTIGATION: MILLIONS OF EURO ‘ARE MISSING’ was last modified: February 15th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

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