Bacolod to usher in ‘golden decade of infrastructure’

first_img“This is going to be a golden decade ofinfrastructure in Bacolod. For the first-time ever, the city itself is set toimplement more than P2 billion worth of projects. This is made possible becauseof the loan we obtained from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP),”Leonardia said. Leonardia said the P150 million inlocal fund will also be allocated for the concreting of roads, following thedemolition of illegal structures in this city. He added the construction of a10,000-seater Bacolod MassKara Coliseum worth P800 million and the P163 millionworth museum-auditorium on the land donated by the Yanson family in BarangayTangub – is expected to start in the first quarter. In August last year, Leonardia and DBPChairman of the Board Alberto Romulo signed the agreement for the P1.7-billionloan that will fund the city’s four “big-ticket” projects. Aside from building the coliseum, thecity government is also implementing the P350-million development of ProgresoVillage Relocation Site; P350-million Bacolod City College Site Development andFacilities; and P200-million construction of roads and bridges. BACOLOD City – The city government isset to implement over P2 billion worth of major projects this year to usher inthe “golden decade of infrastructure,” according to Mayor EvelioLeonardia.      Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri wasfacilitating the release of the national government funding for themuseum-auditorium, which he considers as his legacy project for the city.(With a report from PNA/PN) “We want the growth and development ofBacolod to accelerate, to surge ahead. We would like to see Bacolod zoom inthis decade,” Leonardia said on Monday. “In 2006, we said the GovernmentCenter was the (city’s) biggest (infrastructure project) ever. In 2020, weproclaim that the coliseum of P800 million, will now be on record the biggestever,” he added.   last_img read more

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Cavs’ Thompson to miss several games with sprained ankle

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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Shaki Kamara’s Body Returned in Ruins

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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RESULTS AND PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE CARRIGART 5K

first_imgAnd they’re off.. competitors on Friday night in the Carrigart 5k in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association. Photos Brian McDaidIT was a gorgeous evening in Carrigart for the town’s 5k – run to raise money for the Irish Wheelchair Association.Here’s all the results!(Pictures Brian McDaid/Cristeph Gallery Letterkenny) Irish Wheelchair Carrigart 5k ResultsPlaceNumberNameTimeCategoryClub16Ivan Toner00:16:26SMLetterkenny A C213John Sweeney00:17:13SMCranford A C312Liam Doherty00:17:13SMCranford A C41James McFadden00:17:32SMCranford A C52Stephen Mitchell00:17:38JMIndividual614PJ Boyce00:18:01M40+Cranford A C7135Michael Duffy00:18:52SMCranford A C829Paul McGettigan00:19:33SMMilford A C910James Stevenson00:19:54SMLifford A C10139Denis Shiels00:19:58M40+24/7 Triathlon11117Paul Friel00:20:36SMMilford A C127Manus Peoples00:20:48SMIndividual13148Sean Molloy00:21:00M40+Foyle Valley1427Gerard McConnell00:21:06SMIndividual15140Eddie  Gallagher00:21:19M40+Cranford A C1631Patrick  McGeever00:21:19SMIndividual17149Naoise Cullen00:22:39SMIndividual18150Martin Cullen00:22:41SMIndividual19146Sean O’Donnell00:22:50M40+Lifford A C20118Ciaran Friel00:22:55SMMilford A C2132Owen Sheehy00:23:58SMIndividual2230Ruth McCrudden00:25:05W40+Letterkenny A C23116Grace Friel00:25:28SWMilford A C2434Grainne Shiels00:26:15SWIndividual25138Hughie Shiels00:26:36M40+Individual26122Siobhan Coyle00:27:13SWIndividual27119Karen Carlin00:27:49SWLifford A C289Elaine McGinley00:27:49SWLifford A C29129Megan McGettigan00:28:19JWIndividual308Rosemary Boggs00:28:20SWLifford A C31120Grainne Rice00:29:11SWLifford A C32121James Mc Crossan00:29:14SMIndividual33144Ana McGettigan00:29:29JWIndividual34124Kerry Travers00:30:12SWIndividual35159Emer McGeever00:30:29SWIndividual36160Rosleen Lynch00:31:58SWIndividual3725Ethna Wallace00:32:26W40+Individual38134Kirsty Carr00:32:56JWIndividual39133Shannon Durning00:32:57SWIndividual40130Tracey Friel00:32:57SWIndividual41123Andrea Brear00:33:04SWindividual4233Catriona Friel00:33:05SWIndividual43157Nancy Harkin00:33:06W40+Individual44154Rosin McGeever00:33:55SWIndividual45153Syria McGeever00:33:56SWIndividual46143Owen McGettigan00:34:32JMIndividual47142Shauna McGettigan00:34:35SWIndividual48141Cathal McGettigan00:38:10SMIndividual4928Evelyn Toland00:39:20SWIndividual50126Niamh McElwaine00:43:13SWIndividual5118Margaret McBride00:43:20SWIndividual5219Ann Gallagher00:43:21SWIndividual53125Breda  McElwaine00:43:22SWIndividual54151Ann Deeney00:45:12W40+Individual55152Pat  Deeney00:45:12M40+Individual5623Doreen Norton00:45:43W40+Individual5722Tim Norton00:45:43M40+Individual58156Owen McFadden00:47:59M40+Individual59155Frank  Kelly00:48:00M40+Individual6015Charolette Gallagher00:48:15SWIndividual6116Raymond Wilkinson00:48:16SMIndividual6217Mary  Gallagher00:48:17JWIndividual633Dearbla McMenimin00:49:22JWIndividual644Renee Morr00:50:07JWIndividual655Aine McClafferty00:50:08JWIndividual66131Shauna Friel00:51:58SWIndividual67132Damien Carr00:51:59SMIndividual68128Oran  Carr00:52:00JWIndividual6924Lucy Norton00:52:14JWIndividual7035Bridget McElainy00:52:28SWindividual71158Grace Gallagher00:52:30W40+Individual7226Martin McClafferty00:52:31M40+Individual73136Mary  Friel00:52:36W40+Individual7420Grainne Friel00:52:37SWIndividual75127Siobhan O’Connor00:53:40SWIndividual7611Philomena O’Connor00:53:57SWIndividual77147Kathleen Cullion00:53:58W40+Individual78145Bridie Bradley00:53:59W40+Individual79137Teresa McGettigan00:54:53W40+Individual8021Mary  Breen00:54:55SWIndividualDoreen and Tim Norton take part in the 5k in Carrigart on Friday night. Photo Brian McDaid Competitors in the Carrigart 5k on Friday night.  Manus Peoples finishing in fine form in the Carrigart 5k. Photo Brian McDaid Ivan Tonner 1st home on the Carrigart 5k. Photo Brian McDaid Shaun O Donnell on his way to the finish at the 5k in Carrigart. Photo Brian McDaidPJ Boyce on his way to the finish of the Carrigart 5k. Photo Brian McDaidGrace Friel first lady home in Carrigart on Friday evening. RESULTS AND PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE CARRIGART 5K was last modified: June 27th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Carrigart 5kResultslast_img read more

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