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first_imgMOST READ “I was told that Andray will be ready by February 1, so we’ll see if he can make it,” said Guiao. “That’s going to give us around three weeks to prepare with him but if he’s in shape when he gets here that’s going to be a big help.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ONE: Robin Catalan dominates Indonesian bet for unanimous decision win Almazan is nursing a sprained left ankle while Rosario suffered a broken nose during a tune-up game with NLEX right before the New Year.Rain or Shine’s center expressed his regret that he’s on the sideline with an injury instead of being in top shape for Gilas.“It’s disappointing because I was given a new chance to represent the Philippines and now I’m injured,” said Almazan. “I just hope I make it back in time.”Almazan stepped on Norbert Torres’ foot in practice and that fall aggravated his previous injuries on the same ankle.Guiao added that he can still change the pool of players for the next Fiba window especially now that he has the option of taking Andray Blatche.ADVERTISEMENT Big men Raymond Almazan and Troy Rosario are both sidelined due to injuries without concrete timetable for return, putting their participation in the national team’s crucial game against Qatar in Doha in peril.National team head coach Yeng Guiao knows they have to settle things quickly since their next game on Feb. 21 could very well determine if Gilas, who holds a 5-5 record and are in the fourth seed of Group F, advances to the World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“There’s some things we need to settle, first is the injury to Raymond and we have to know exactly what his medical situation is including Troy,” said Guiao after his club team NLEX lost to Rain or Shine, 96-87, in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.“We have to determine if they can make it because if no, we have to think of replacements.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MANILA, Philippines—Ahead of a crucial stretch in the Fiba Basketball World Cup qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinas is looking at a few bumps in its preparation.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

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first_imgSixteen-year-old Shaki Kamara, who sustained fatal injuries during the West Point rioting on August 20, was laid to rest over the weekend, his family told the Daily Observer.The Kamara family said Shaki died as a result of losing blood after being shot in both of his legs with live ammunition by the AFL.According to Shaki’s uncle, his nephew’s body was ruined. “We didn’t touch it at all. His body was swollen and the leg that was shot was really bad off,” he added.The teenager, who was a Muslim, was buried in the Old Road Community Muslim cemetery by male relatives.“After days of pleading with the government to give us his body, they did; so we buried our son. We don’t know why they really took his body, but they gave us his body back in the same condition it was in when it left the hospital, but bloated. We couldn’t even touch it at all,” Shaki’s uncle disclosed.Shaki was still alive at the time of his admission at the Redemption hospital on August 20. His corpse, however, was seen being whisked away by heavily armed security accompanying the Deputy Defense Minister for Operations, St. Jerome Larbelee, on August 22.According to Shaki’s sister, Evon Kamara, who said she was unaware of the removal of his body, the government was given the authority over his body by their mother.“She never informed us, but later told us that the commissioner of West Point was mediating between the government and family,” she said.Shaki’s grandmother Mrs. Eva Kamara, has confirmed to the Observer that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited the family in West Point and openly apologized for the boy’s death.“She told us sorry but didn’t give us anything. Ma Ellen said that she will get back to us later though, but that’s all,” added the sad grandmother.According to Shaki’s grandmother, the late Shaki was everything to her, and that he is being greatly missed.“That boy was my everything. He washed for me, cleaned, cooked and helped me with my cold water and soft drinks that I sell. I’m hurt that Shaki is gone away from me.”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_img…accuses Police of shaming herA 58-year-old woman is accusing Police in New Amsterdam of causing her great shame after she was allegedly raped by a home intruder.The upset woman told Guyana Times on Saturday that the man broke into her home and raped her but when she reported the matter, the Police Officers referred to her as a “junkie” and a beggar, saying that no one would want to rape her. She said that as a result, the Police at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Central Police Station refused to carry out an investigation. In tears, the woman said she was not taken to the hospital but made to sit at the Police station.The door which was broken by the intruder to gain access to the houseAccording to the mother of three, the attacker had been stalking her for five nights prior to April 6, 2018, when the attack was carried out. She said the man, who is a vendor at one of the schools in the area, came to her door and told her to open it.She claimed that he left but returned later and ripped apart the front door of the old house.The woman explained that when he entered the house, he used a broken bottle as a weapon, forcing her to have intercourse with him.She added that she opened a window and screamed but to no avail. She claimed that the following morning at about 07:00h, she arrived at the Police station. Later, a brief report was taken and she was told that she would be taken to be medically examined.“They take a short report till about nine o’clock. One of the Policemen ask me if I work and I told them I am a beggar without a permit.”However, as officers started to arrive at work for the day, the woman said she was referred to as “junkie” and a beggar.When she inquired why she was not being taken to be medically examined, she was told that there was no vehicle available. The woman said she remained at the CID department until midday but left after no one was forthcoming.The woman added that she now lives in fear and has since been spending the nights at places she feels are more secure.last_img read more

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first_imgLeslie Castello, who was indicted at the Sexual Offences Court for raping a child under the age of 16 nearly six years ago, will have to face another trial after his current case ended in a hung jury.Castello was accused of sexually penetrating the child between November 1 and 30, 2012, in the county of Demerara.However, on Thursday, after considering the evidence presented throughout the trial, the jury in deliberations could not arrive at a formal verdict as the proportion recorded was 8-4. Justice Jo-Ann Barlow presided over the matter while State Counsel Abigail Gibbs appeared for the prosecution.last_img

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first_imgThen he says he “got hooked” and decided to give the L.A. Marathon a shot. One of his fondest recollections of that initial marathon was seeing his wife, Lucy – who at the time was pregnant with the couple’s third son Matthew – and his sons, David and Ralph, cheering him on in person as he ran by. “My wife was so worried that I wasn’t going to make it that she kept pace with me for two blocks,” Garay said. “I told her, `You’re pregnant, you shouldn’t be running.”‘ The support he’s received while running the 26.2-mile course has been a great motivation for Garay to keep going. “My family has been at each one of the marathons to see me run. That’s special,” he said. “As I reflect back on all the marathons, I think about all the people along the route cheering us on. It’s so pleasurable to see all those people come out and show their support. It’s like a big block party.” Garay, a Los Angeles High School and Cal State Los Angeles graduate who also served in the United States Army, ran the 2006 marathon in 5:31:12. His best time was four hours and 30 minutes, accomplished back in the early 1990s. While many of the runners have participated in other marathons, Garay has run only in the L.A. Marathon. Because of his status as a legacy runner, he has earned a permanent bib number. “They’ve always treated us legacy runners as something special,” Garay said. “After 10 years, they gave us a nice luncheon. There was something like 600 of us then. “It’s those little incentives that give me that push,” said Garay, who trains on what he says is a “scenic route” through the streets of Whittier. His yearly marathon training begins each autumn. “Every year it’s harder and harder and more challenging, but I just push myself. It’s such a good event,” he said. “What I get out of it is a sense of accomplishment. When you cross that finish line and you’re handed a medal, you feel like a real athlete. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be doing it this long, but now I’m committed. I can’t miss it.” chris.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Rafael Garay vividly remembers how he felt after running the inaugural Los Angeles Marathon in 1986. “It was grueling,” he said. “I was sitting there hurting, very sore, and said, `Never again will I do this.”‘ But one year later, he did run it again – and he’s kept on running it ever since. In fact, now the 57-year-old grandfather from Whittier finds himself in a very exclusive club heading into Sunday’s race. Garay is one of the “Legacy Runners” – those who have participated in and finished all 21 L.A. Marathons. It’s a group that dwindles each year, having numbered 270 following the 2006 event. “I feel great to be part of this club. You can’t join the club. It’s very elite. Membership is closed forever,” said Garay, a biomedical engineer at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. “I’ve made it through all of them, whether it’s jogging it, crawling, whatever it takes to get past the finish line. I have to finish or I lose my legacy.” Garay’s running career began when he made a New Year’s resolution in 1985 to get in shape and lose weight. He started running at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area. “I’d run four or five laps around the lake,” he said. “I thought I was hot stuff.” last_img
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first_img0Shares0000African giants Zamalek of Egypt got back into contention for the CAF Confederation Cup title with a 1-0 win at Petro Atletico of Angola Sunday. © AFP / Yasuyoshi CHIBAJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 3 – African giants Zamalek of Egypt clawed back into the CAF Confederation Cup title race Sunday with a 1-0 victory at Petro Atletico of Angola.Desperate for three points after a poor start in Group D, the Cairo White Knights achieved their objective thanks to Moroccan striker Hamid Ahaddad. He netted after 27 minutes at the Estadio 11 de Novembro in Luanda to lift Zamalek from the bottom of the table to second place, one point behind leaders Gor Mahia of Kenya.Gor, who have won away only once since 2009 in Africa, face NA Hussein Dey of Algeria in Algiers later Sunday.Zamalek are the joint third most successful club in CAF competitions with nine titles, including five CAF Champions League triumphs.But they have not lifted an African trophy since 2003 when they defeated Wydad Casablanca of Morocco in the CAF Super Cup match.They were rated among the favourites to win the Confederation Cup, especially after slamming seven goals past ASCOT of Chad in the first leg of a qualifier.But Zamalek struggled in the group phase, conceding four goals when losing at Gor, then only drawing at home against Hussein and Petro.Having dropped seven points in three outings, victory in Angola became paramount if the Egyptian outfit were to have a realistic chance of a top-two finish and a last-eight place.They are away again next Sunday, at Hussein, and complete a six-match schedule by hosting Gor on March 17.Zambian clubs Nkana and Zesco United fared badly in Group C, conceding three goals each in away defeats that left them third and fourth in the standings.– Crumbled –Overnight leaders Nkana trailed after only four minutes in Kumasi and crumbled 3-0 to nine-time CAF competition finalists Asante Kotoko of Ghana.Fatawu Satiu sowed the seeds of destruction with the early goal and Emmanuel Gyamfi and Martin Antwi netted within four minutes midway through the opening half.Kotoko eased the pressure after half-time, mindful that they must host new table-toppers Al Hilal of Sudan and visit Zesco by mid March.Hilal took advantage of sloppy goalkeeping by Zesco captain Jacob Banda en route to a 3-1 win in the 33 degree celsius (92 fahrenheit) heat of Omdurman.Mohamed Eldai and Waleed Hamid, with his third goal of the Confederation Cup campaign, gave the Sudanese a two-goal advantage that was halved by Lazarous Kambole before half-time.But Banda allowed a long-range shot from Hilal captain Abdellatif Saeed bounce in front of him and fly into the corner of the net on 65 minutes.Hilal have seven points, Kotoko and Nkana six each and Zesco, seeded to win the group, just four with two rounds remaining.Salitas of Burkina Faso failed to score for the fourth consecutive Group B match when held 0-0 at home by record three-time Confederation Cup winners CS Sfaxien of Tunisia.Another Tunisian challenger, Etoile Sahel, have seven points, Sfaxien six, Enugu Rangers of Nigeria four and Salitas three.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgLetterkenny Chamber Chief Executive Toni ForresterTHERE was traffic chaos in Letterkenny yesterday as the people of Donegal finally got to go Christmas shopping – and there will be of the same when shops open this Sunday afternoon!After a fortnight of hell, traders were reporting huge trade throughout the county – in Donegal Town there was also gridlock at times. Shopping fever replaced cabin fever across the county thanks to the thaw – and temperatures of +10C…25 degrees higher than on some nights last week.Letterkenny chamber boss Toni Forrester had predicted a sales boost – and it is being helped by the slide of the Euro as more people choose to shop at home in Donegal this year.Our reporters did witness some road rage incidents in Letterkenny yesterday as tempers became frayed in the two-mile tailbacks.But thankfully there were Gardai at the busiest junctions to prevent more selfish drivers from blocking traffic. They will be on duty again today. In the new Dunnes, there was evidence of panic-buying as shoppers loaded trolleys with turkeys, brussel sprouts and booze.Predictions of the return of the Big Chill next week also had thousands of shoppers queuing to buy presents at many stores on Main Street and in the Retail Park.Peckish customers also formed queues at MacDonalds!And there were tailbacks to Letterkenny General Hospital from the town’s Shopping Centre. “Christmas shopping has been delayed this year so we expected to see an influx of customers to Letterkenny this weekend,” said Toni Forrester.“People were stuck at home and haven’t been able to  get out as much as they should so we hope to see plenty of shoppers this weekend catching up on that all important Christmas shopping.  As usual Letterkenny  has all the brands and fantastic value across the board.” AFTER THE BIG CHILL, THE BIG SHOP…AND THE BIG TRAFFIC JAM! was last modified: December 12th, 2010 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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first_imgThe retired bishop of Derry Dr Edward Daly has called on people to shop local, saying it was the “christian thing to do” at Christmas.The Bishop was speaking about the recession yesterday at the Foyle Hospice Mass – broadcast live on Highland Radio.Dr Daly said his message was about supporting local businesses in villages, towns and cities – where many business people were suffering. endsBISHOP DALY URGES PEOPLE TO SHOP LOCAL was last modified: December 20th, 2010 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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first_imgThe Government has agreed to continue the Public Service Obligation (PSO) subsidy for Donegal Airport, according to local Senator Brian Ó’Domhnaill, but the Derry-Dublin route could now be axed.The Senator has secured assurances about the future of the PSO from the Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey.“Following extensive campaigning on this issue, I have now been assured by the Minister that this important State support for Donegal Airport will continue,” explained Senator Ó’Domhnaill. “I held in-depth discussions with Noel Dempsey about how vital the PSO is to the future of Donegal Airport. I also explained that this transport link is a crucial part to the economic sustainability of the entire region.“The Minister understood this, and I welcome his commitment to securing the PSO subsidy here, despite the current financial restraints.“This is great news for Donegal which is in need of continued support to secure the growth and development of our region. The PSO has been removed from a number of other regional airports due to improvements in alternate methods of transport.“While the infrastructure continues to be developed here, our local airport needs as much backing as it can get. The Government clearly recognises this,” concluded Senator Ó’Domhnaill. Minister Dempsey said: “Having considered the conclusions and recommendations of the review, the Government has agreed to support the continuation of a PSO route between Donegal and Dublin and between Kerry and Dublin.“In line with the review, the Government has also agreed to cease requiring PSO routes between Dublin and Sligo, Knock, Galway and Derry from July 2011, recognising, inter alia, the improvements in alternative transport modes which have taken place.”CARRICKFIN AIRPORT SUBSIDY IS SAFE – BUT DERRY/DUBLIN AXED was last modified: January 12th, 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) Tags:airportaxedcarrickfinlast_img read more

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first_imgDONEGAL INVESTMENT SCAM UPDATE: A TYRONE MAN has spoken how he almost threw away his life savings in the Donegal Investment Scam….until a last minute flick through the search engine Google changed his mind.The man – who doesn’t want to be named – lifted the lid on how he was almost sucked in to losing all his money.“Looking back now it reminded of Paul Newman in the film The Hustler – you get sucked in thinking you are on to a good thing, and then you get whacked,” the man said today. “I was introduced to the boss of this scam and initially believed what I was hearing and seeing. It seemed to make sense that you could buy liquidated stock and sell it on at a profit.”But at the last minute the man decided to check it out.“Google saved me, there is no doubt about that,” he said.“I went on the internet because I was a wee bit suspicious and when I put in the words ‘40% returns, investment’ there were dozens of hits all pointing to this being a scam. “In fact one post had the top ten greatest scams of all time and this was right in there. Another pointed straight to the American financier Bernard Madoff who stole billions from people.“I called the company in Donegal but I couldn’t get speaking to the man involved. I just left a message saying I wouldn’t be an investor.“Now I know that was the best decision I ever made. I’m still kind of surprised that so many other people didn’t check it out properly, but I can see how they got sucked in as well – 40% returns are so tempting.”DONEGAL INVESTMENT SCAM: ‘GOOGLE SAVED ME FROM LOSING A FORTUNE TO HUSLTER’ was last modified: January 20th, 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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