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first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “Her doctors are now preparing Yanyan for her bone marrow transplant. The procedure and other medical expenses is estimated from P1.6M to P3M,” it added.READ: Rio Olympian Ian Lariba diagnosed with leukemiaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Lariba had been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), La Salle announced in May.The La Salle star was the first Filipino table tennis player to represent the country in the Summer Olympics. MOST READ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH Olympian Ian Lariba.Rio Olympian Ian Lariba is set to undergo a bone marrow transplant even as De La Salle continued to ask for support for the ailing athlete.“Yanyan Lariba’s recent laboratory results are encouraging and she is currently undergoing consolidation chemotherapy to sustain her improving health condition,” said DLSU Sports in a tweet.ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer View comments IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES The 22-year-old paddler dominated the UAAP table tennis field in her five-year stint for the Green Paddlers where she became a three-time Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year in Season 74, and the UAAP Athlete of the Year in Seasons 77 and 78.READ: Athletes unite for ailing LaribaDLSU called on their community to extend financial assistance to Lariba and her family to “defray the cost of the expenses.”Donations can be sent through Mrs. Imelda N. Lariba by making deposits to the following savings accounts: BDO 870-007-459 and UCPB 104120046272. –Rogelio Jr Nato, INQUIRER.net internADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Tatum, Celtics 3-0; Summer League set for tournament stagelast_img read more

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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. East-leading Raptors post 11th win in 12 games, beat Hornets Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Thompson’s loss is another blow to the defending Eastern Conference champions, who are struggling without All-Star forward Kevin Love (broken hand) and could be without forward Jeff Green (sore back) for a few more games. Love has increased his on-court rehab but isn’t expected back until the end of March.Thompson injured his heel when he was stepped on by one of Denver’s players during the first half of the 126-117 loss to the Nuggets, Cleveland’s fourth loss in five home games. Thompson stayed in the game and finished with 12 points and seven rebounds, but the team said he experienced “significant swelling” overnight and tests revealed the sprain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThompson, one of four players remaining from the team’s 2016 NBA title squad, is averaging 6.5 rebounds and 6.3 points in 42 games — 21 starts. He missed 20 games earlier this season with a significant left calf injury.With Thompson out, coach Tyronn Lue will likely start Larry Nance Jr., who came over in a trade last month, on Monday against Detroit. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nance said he hyperextended his knee in the second half against the Nuggets but didn’t think it would keep him out. He scored 14 points.Cleveland is just 4-4 since making three trades at the deadline and overhauling its roster. Lue has struggled to find the right lineup combinations all season and the loss of Thompson presents another challenge.Lue could use rookie Ante Zizic, who has played sparingly for Cleveland, which acquired him as part of the summer trade with Boston for Kyrie Irving.ADVERTISEMENT ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 09: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers converses with Tristan Thompson #13 during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 9, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — The Cavaliers are getting smaller.Cleveland lost another big man on Sunday as the team said starting center Tristan Thompson sustained a sprained right ankle during Saturday’s loss and is expected to miss “multiple games.”ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgDear Editor,The coalition Government has once again shown its total disregard and insensitivity for the hard-earned taxpayers’ dollars of the Guyanese people. It matters little that value for money is sacrificed for political expedience and the usual few getting filthy rich in the process.This caretaker Government made a huge ‘investment’ in the H2H Registration – its bid to remain in power. In November last year, the Committee of Supply of the National Assembly approved $5.4 billion dollars for the Guyana Elections Commission. The Opposition had proposed after the successful passing of the NCM that GECOM utilise the $3 billion intended for National Registration for the holding of elections, but this never materialised.The Finance Minister, Mr Jordan, had said that “the sum of $5,371,061,000 is given a lump sum to GECOM to use as it sees fit and as it prioritises” and the coalition made full use of this offer. The CCJ ruling would have negated the H2H Registration in keeping with the 3-month timeline as stipulated by Article 106 but GECOM saw this as a priority to execute the will of the coalition.The unilateral and legally flawed appointment of Mr Patterson bore dividends on June 11, 2019, days before the CCJ’s rulings on June 18. The GECOM Chairman, Mr Patterson, used his casting vote to initiate the House-to-House Registration which was scheduled to begin on July 20 and end on October 20, 2019. The Order for Registration was signed by Patterson June 11 and was a well-guarded secret since the conspiracy with the coalition to delay the elections as long as possible to pad the electoral list was the decisive factor. The Order came into effect as planned but without the legally required scrutineers from the PPP/C, hence those who would have registered lacked verification. The PPP/C was not even invited to supervise the registration process. This again smacks of collusion between GECOM and the coalition. Hence the entire House-to-House Registration was a farce enacted for the benefit of the coalition to pad the list with foreign nationals. This H2H should have been aborted since the GECOM Chairperson held her first statutory meeting.The GECOM Chairperson, even after the court ruling by Chief Justice Roxane George that the H2H is not unconstitutional but recommended GECOM considers other forms of verification, should have halted the H2H Registration immediately instead of allowing it to continue until August 31. This has allowed GECOM to accelerate the process by working longer hours, again fulfilling the expectations of the coalition. Why is it that that the process was allowed to continue when it became clear that the existing NRR will not be invalidated and that there will be an “extensive” Claims and Objections period which would have captured those persons not on the list? The only reasonable conclusion is to afford the coalition ample time to get these foreigners with fake ID cards and birth certificates to get on the list.Furthermore, the decision to “merge” the data from the H2H Registration with the NRR is again affording the coalition more delaying time since this will take an unduly long time which will again violate the CCJ’s rulings and the Constitution. The data should have been scrapped on August 27 and the Claims and Objections period brought into immediate effect to afford elections within a “reasonable” timeline. This decision to allow the H2H to continue until month-end and to use the unverified data in a “merging” process is a very poor one and a decision which this country can ill-afford at this time bearing in mind that a successful NCM against this coalition was passed since December 21, 2018, and further ratified by the CCJ since June 18 this year. The GECOM Chair is cognisant of this fact, yet failed to rule accordingly. This is not upholding the rule of law and the Constitution and enabling free, fair and transparent elections as promised! ‘Compromise’ cannot be used to cure a violation of the Constitution and justice cannot be adulterated with even an iota of illegality!At this point, some lingering and pertinent questions need to be answered: What is the number of new registrants who are above the age of eighteen? We must take into consideration that the list expired on April 30 this year and persons attaining the age of eighteen would automatically be on that list. Any extraordinarily significant number of new registrants appearing will give credence to the padding suspicions which are already abounding. Why is it that these unverified registrations should be on the Official List of Electors? We must consider that the “extended” Claims and Objections period can take care of those not on the existing NRR. Will this “merging” plus the “extended” Claims and Objections period not take the election into 2020 and so violate the Constitution?The GECOM Chairperson, Justice (ret’d) Claudette Singh must scrap this new H2H data and embark on the Claims and Objections period to sanitise the list and afford Guyanese not only a free, fair and transparent election but a timely one as well. Guyanese are too tired and cannot be held hostage to this deliberate political malingering which has become unbearably ridiculous and extremely absurd given that more than eight months have elapsed since the successful passing of the NCM.Yours sincerely,Haseef Yusuflast_img read more

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first_imgThe movie Silas, screened already at major festivals worldwide will be shown for the first time in Liberia. It a tribute to the power of citizens and follows the work of a Liberian advocate seeking to protect the country’s resources against illegal logging.Monrovia- To coincide with Europe Day (9th May) this week, the European Union in partnership with Kriterion Monrovia and the Office of the National Authorizing Officer will launch the second film festival in Liberia supported by the EU. This year the festival celebrates human rights and cultural heritage.From 7th to 18th May 2018 the doors of multiple venues in Monrovia, Paynesville and Kakata will open to the public for free screenings in the framework of the 2018 EURO-LIBERIAN Film Festival. The first edition of the film festival organized by the EU in Liberia took place in 2017.In 2018 the European Union celebrates the year of “Cultural Heritage”. This year’s film festival will offer a rich programme of Liberian, African and European movies, short films, and documentaries showcasing the rich diversity of culture and highlighting human rights and social issues from a global to a local context such as refugees, climate change and sexual and gender-based violence.The EURO-LIBERIAN Film Festival is organized in partnership with local Liberian student organization, Kriterion Monrovia. Following each screening, the organization’s dynamic young animators will facilitate public discussions centered around the film content. In addition to film screenings the festival will include free workshops on storytelling and video production, featuring some of Liberia’s best traditional storytellers and film makers.Most movies on the festival programme will be shown in Liberia for the very first time. Among them are movies about Liberia such as Stolen Childhood. Based on the true story of a rape survivor in Liberia, this film was financed by the EU to raise awareness against violence against children. The movie Silas, screened already at major festivals worldwide but not yet “back home”, is a tribute to the power of citizens and follows the work of a Liberian advocate seeking to protect the country’s resources against illegal logging.This year the EU is taking the festival to another level with screenings taking place not just in Monrovia but also in Paynesville and Kakata. In the capital city, events will take place in New Kru Town, Sinkor and West Point. The festival is open to the general public and free of charge. No reservation is required and seats will be available on a first come first serve basis.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_imgReconstruction of the Camp Street Prison is expected to begin in 2018 as Government has made a sizable allocation in the 2018 Budget towards this effort.Finance Minister Winston Jordan told the National Assembly during his Budget presentation on Monday that $30.7 billion has been allocated to implement several initiatives in the security sector.“Of that amount, our Prison Service will receive approximately $1.5 billion to address the expansion and rehabilitation of the prison infrastructure,” he explained.Jordan said this work would include the expansion of the Mazaruni Prison to accommodate 400 inmates, 61 per cent more than its current capacity. At present, the Prison is overcrowded.The Minister said this move was made based on the tragedy that occurred in July at the Georgetown Prison, which led to the penitentiary’s destruction.The Public Security Ministry had requested $756 million for the clean-up and refurbishment of the Camp Street Prison following its destruction in the July 9 fire. This sum assisted with the clean-up at the Camp Street Prison, and refurbishment of the dormitory, security system, medical centre and the capital block.The supplementary financing also made provision for the construction of temporary holding facilities at the Lusignan Prison compound. The Camp Street inmates were transferred to Lusignan and Mazaruni penitentiaries following the destructive prison fire.Minister Jordan noted that the wanton act of violence and mayhem threatened the country’s national security and highlighted the state of affairs in which the security services operate.Based on that incident, Jordan said Government had to undertake a comprehensive examination of the security sector, which resulted in the diversion of scarce resources to address both the immediate security and management concerns, as well as the judicial and other related systems.He recalled that the Joint Services had launched several operations in order to quickly address the immediate situation. But Government now wants to address the long-term needs of the security sector.“Over $150 million has also been allocated to purchase surveillance equipment, body scanners, and beds, among other items. Provisions have been made for the strengthening of the Prison Service‘s capacity for case management, as well as rehabilitation and reintegration,” he added.Additionally, in Budget 2018, $1.8 billion has been provided to cater for the Prison Service‘s operational costs, a 4.6 per cent increase over Budget 2017.Jordan said, “We will continue to modernise our Police Force in the coming year. Our 114 Police Stations across the country will benefit from increased vehicular access to support their response times to reported crimes. Further, team policing efforts are expected to deliver 24-hour patrol service.”Another six Police Stations will be targeted in 2018 for remodelling. In addition, Police Stations at Cove and John, Lethem, Springlands, Central (New Amsterdam), and Matthews Ridge are slated for rehabilitation, and a new police station would be constructed in Parfaite Harmonie to serve that area.“Another $200 million has been allocated for the purchasing of equipment for the Police Force; this will supplement the generous gift received from the Government of the People’s Republic of China, comprising of vehicles, riot gear and other equipment worth $500 million,” he stated.Jordan said this was to improve the capacity of the security services. However, youths will also be trained to create avenues for income generation and sustainable livelihoods as a preventative measure.Some 300 youths will be trained in 2018, in the areas of entrepreneurship, conflict resolution, and violence prevention, and parenting, as part of the citizen security initiative.“No person should ever feel like their only option is to pursue a life of crime in order to survive.”The Fire Service will receive its first fire boat in 2018, and a sum of $165 million has been budgeted to make the final payment. The boat will be fully equipped and will form part of a package of interventions to improve the capacity of the Service to respond to fires, both on waterways and bridges.An allocation of some $60 million will be used to expand the Fire Service coverage, to cater to residents of Melanie Damishana, Mabaruma and for the first time, Onverwagt.last_img read more

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first_imgDefunct Integrity Commission…slams Govt’s double-standard approach to corruptionMonths after the amended code of conduct for the Integrity Commission was gazetted by the Government, the process seems to be stalled as the People’s Progressive Party remains concerned that officials are not disclosing their earnings to anyone.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday slammed Government for the lack of progress. He noted that while the PPP had to submit earnings during its time in office, the same cannot be said for the coalition.“For the first time (in) the last three years, nobody now has to submit statements to the Integrity Commission. From the year 2000 to 2014, we had to comply with the law. We had to submit what we earned and what we owned.”“Now, 2015, 2016, 2017 (under) this Government, nobody has to submit anymore. Yet, the PPP was stealing, like we stole the Marriott. We’re supposed to be stealing the Marriott and the airport and all of these things were (supposedly) corrupt projects that we were stealing from. They’ve been there for three years now. They’ve had a chance to go through this.”A functional Integrity Commission is part of the constitutional reform process. In February 2017, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, the lead on constitutional reform, had tabled amendments to the Integrity Commission Act to Cabinet for approval.Amendments in the form of a code of conduct for Government were subsequently gazetted. But since then, there has been no word on the status of the Integrity Commission. When questioned in August, Nagamootoo had informed sections of the media that the matter was with the President, who must consult with the Opposition Leader in order to iron out the composition of the Commission.But during his press conference, Jagdeo decried the fact that his party was not being included in the process of constitutional reform. He noted that even before there was reform, there must be constitutional compliance. Pointing to the Government’s actions, he noted that the capricious approach to the Constitution must first be eradicated.“Constitutional reform cannot be pursued unless it is a bipartisan exercise. This Government doesn’t seem to have any enthusiasm to fulfil its own promise of constitutional reform. We have an open mind to constitutional reform.”“But right now, we are fighting a battle for constitutional compliance against many breaches, where the President and his minions will not unilaterally interpret the Constitution based on their own lack of knowledge.”The Integrity CommissionThe history of the Integrity Commission is a tempestuous one. In 1999, the previous Government had sworn in members to the Commission. But since the 2006 resignation of the Commission’s Chairman, the Commission has been headless.In January 2016, Government used its one-seat parliamentary majority to turn down a motion tabled by the Opposition that would provide for all Members of Parliament (MPs) making public declarations of taxable income and all assets over the last 10 years to the Integrity Commission which would be released to the public.last_img read more

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first_img“There’s five motorized routes in the area that they can’t get because the roads haven’t been plowed enough, but local in city delivery they’re attempting to get out as much as they can,” explains Canada Post spokesperson John Caines. Not all mail will make it out today, but Caines says any routes today will hopefully be made up tomorrow. Those will likely be the outer areas of Fort St. John, further from the city centre. Canada Post is already dealing with a shortage of mail carriers in the Energetic City, due to difficulties recruiting and retaining staff. Weekend deliveries have become standard, in order to make up for the worker shortage. – Advertisement -Canada Post recently announced it will be phasing out home delivery in urban centres and replacing them with community mail boxes, but residents in rural FortSt. John still relying on home delivery won’t see any change.last_img read more

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Emergency Management BC is launching an earthquake alert tomorrow morning as part of Exercise Coastal Response.This will be B.C’s first ever full-scale earthquake simulator. The notification will be sent out shortly after a 7:45 am commencement of the exercise.The alert will say that a fictional earthquake has occurred and a Tsunami warning is in effect for parts of coastal Vancouver Island. The alert will be sent to coastal emergency managers and partner agencies as well as local authorities and First Nations on Vancouver Island.- Advertisement -The response is based on a 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurring off the shore of Southwestern B.C.The exercise is a mixture of real-time activities and simulated activities involving emergency operations, logistics, medical care, mass care, and public information.last_img read more

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first_img0Shares0000FKF President Nick Mwendwa stresses a point as he appeared before the Sports Disputes Tribunal on December 15, 2016. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 3 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has cancelled its intended inspection visit that was scheduled to begin on Thursday ahead of the 2018 Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) tournament, scheduled to be hosted in Kenya.The move has been necessitated by the current political situation in the country, following a recent Supreme Court ruling that annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election victory in the just concluded Presidential elections. “We have just been informed that in light of the recent happenings CAF will be sending its 2nd Vice president Mr. Constant Omari Selemani to assess the political and security situation of the country, before they can proceed with the inspection visit,” Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa said.“Consequently, the planned inspection visit that was scheduled for next week has been shelved, with CAF informing us that they will only announce a new date after the assessment of the political situation in the country,” the FKF president added.Omari who will be met by the FKF  president at JKIA is expected to jet into the country on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgThis as the team held a morning session at the Utalii Grounds.“We have played close to five competitive matches in the past two months. The boys have a competitive mindset and I am confident that we will give a good account of ourselves in Spain,” said coach David Ouma.“Playing against top European sides will be a memorable experience for the boys,” he added.Kenya has been drafted into pool D of the 16-team tournament, which will be played in a group and knockout format.The group also comprises of Spanish sides NT Terres, Junior CF, and Eastern FC.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Action in the Kenya U15 team’s training session at the Utalii Grounds on Thursday April 11, 2019 ahead of the upcoming MIC Football Tournament. Photo/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 11 – The Kenya Under-15 football team is set to travel to Spain ahead of the upcoming Mediterranean International Cup Under-16 tournament.The team, which is put up on a homeschooling program at Football Kenya Federation’s Center of Excellence, has been holding daily training sessions for the better part of the year, and coach David Ouma feels they are ready for the challenge.last_img read more

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