first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Kai Sotto makes Gilas debut in the Filoil Preseason cup. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKai Sotto made his much-awaited preseason debut and the Gilas cadets escaped University of the East, 63-61, for a rare win in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Tuesday night.Sotto was the center of attention and did not disappoint with a couple of dunks and blocks to finish with five points, three rebounds and two blocks, making the most out of his 13 minutes of action.ADVERTISEMENT The 7-foot Sotto may not have produced eye-catching numbers, but his stats did not show how big of a role he played for the young Nationals.“Isn’t it great to be a 7-footer. Aside from his frail body, I think he’s a smart player. He knows what’s happening. For a 17-year-old, I think he knows what’s happening and that’s surprising,” said Gilas coach Jong Uichico after his squad’s second win in seven games.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“He played the whole fourth quarter and most of the fourth quarter he did not make a mistake mentally. Physically, maybe but mentally I did not see him make a mental mistake,” he added. “So I think he’s a smart player and the only thing he’s lacking is the physical attributes and he’s such a young player.”Abu Tratter led Gilas with 13 points while also doing the dirty work while Juan Gomez De Liaño sank the go-ahead layup with 1:03 left to end up with five points, 10 rebounds and four assists, including a pair of lob passes to his fellow Fighting Maroon Ricci Rivero. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gomez De Liaño completed a 13-0 run as the Red Warriors were held to just four points in the final frame.Rivero did a little bit of everything, collecting eight points, nine rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks.UE guard Alvin Pasaol led all scorers with 22 points but shot 7-of-28 from the field. The Warriors slipped to 1-2.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Kane named England’s World Cup captain China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,I have a question and I would appreciate an answer from whoever wishes to educate me about this issue. My simple question is which political party will form the Government if after the next election, the two major parties each end up with 32 seats and another party with one seat?Ok. This number, 32, has been featured too much recently. What if the two major parties each end up with 30 seats and the other parties with a total of five seats? Which party will form the Government?Editor, pity my simplicity for asking this question which might be totally irrelevant.Regards,Wesley Kirtonlast_img read more

first_imgThe Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) has disclosed that the recent technical breakdown at its White Plains water treatment plant in Careysburg was not due to sabotage in any form, shape and manner.Deputy Managing Director for Technical Services Frankie Cassell told the Daily Observer Monday that the problem that generated at the LWSC’s water treatment plant three days ago was purely technical in nature.Shedding light on the recent water shortage that hit Monrovia, Mr. Cassell and Public Relations Manager Wilmot Dweh disclosed that swift pipe-borne water had  been restored to greater Monrovia.The two LWSC officials also intimated that during the three-day water shortage that hit Monrovia and its environs,  there were alternative mechanisms that helped pump pipe-borne water to its many customers.Consequently, very often the LWSC management has  sounded a passionate plea  that the water agency is facing some serious challenges and other constraints that need  swift intervention.In a radio announcement issued on August 5, 2014, the LWSC said the system was experiencing technical problems that continue to affect the regular pumping schedule through its 16 inch and 36 inch lines.As a result, water supply was being rationed on alternate days in greater Monrovia and its immediate environs.The statement also explained that residents and customers along the 16 inch line,  specifically in Louisiana, Caldwell, Tweh Farm, Duala, Club Beer Factory, Freeport, New Kru Town and West Point,  would receive LWSC’s services on day one of the rationing exercise.The statement further added  that residents and customers along the 36” line on Pipeline Road, Paynesville and Congo Town would receive water services on Wednesday on day two (2) of the rationing exercise.The LWSC management wishes to reassure the general public and valued customers that its water is safe to drink and would continue to protect the source and distribution of water to the public.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgWith the use of online shopping rapidly expanding, the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) has taken up the task of protecting customers who choose to use digital marketing.This was revealed by the Director of the Commission, Dawn Holder-Cush, during the Guyana Press Association’s (GPA) Lunch Time Lecture on Tuesday at MorayDirector of CCAC, Dawn Holder-CushHouse, Camp Street, Georgetown.The Director of the consumer body revealed that an Electronic Transaction Bill is currently being drafted and will be presented to Cabinet next Tuesday, which is intended to protect the rights of customers who shop online.“I was asked to do some consultations and we have an Electronic Transaction Bill which will go before Cabinet next week Tuesday,” she said.Holder-Cush was sceptical to divulge information on the contents of the Bill but promised to engage the GPA during the consultation phase.The Commission which falls under the Business Ministry will now bear this responsibility although it previously fell within the boundaries of the Public Telecommunications Ministry.Back in December, this newspaper reported that the CCAC had no provisions in place to protect such customers although the number of persons rushing to the online markets has spiked.This was at the time confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the Commission, Allison Parker during an interview with Guyana Times.As pointed out by her, the Consumer Affairs Act only provides guidelines for electronic sale transactions locally.This means that persons who source items online from overseas suppliers have no rights if an item arrives and does not meet their specification.CCAC said “The Consumer Affairs Act does not provide jurisdiction for cross border e-commerce”.With regards to legislation, the Consumer Affairs Act states that “The Minister may, after consultation with the Commission, make regulations for the purpose of protecting consumers in relation to electronic sale transactions”.Persons have many a time complained of sourcing items from online stores only to receive, in some cases, an entirely different put-together item when it comes to clothing, makeup, accessories and even electronics.Meanwhile, when it comes to other complaints in the areas of electronics, appliances, vehicles and others the Commission said it has received a total of 289 complaints for 2018 which valued $91,868,324, from customers who were unable to get value for their dollar.These figures, however, notably only cover items that were sourced locally as no provisions are made in the legislation to protect the rights of customers who source items from overseas.last_img read more

first_imgTHOUSAND OAKS – A program designed to help Ventura County sheriff’s deputies in emergency situations communicate with non-English speakers has inspired two pocket-sized Spanish handbooks for firefighters and police. In a county with a rapidly growing Spanish-speaking population, the Sheriff’s Department has been helping bridge the communication gap between Hispanics and law enforcement for nearly a decade. Thanks to a Spanish course, which began in 1996 and is taught by David Dees, hundreds of deputies have learned the second language. “It’s a humbling experience,” Dees said. “Like everything in life, it’s my contribution. It makes me feel good because what I’m doing is saving lives.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The success of the department’s Spanish for Law Enforcement program inspired two books entitled “Quick Spanish for Law Enforcement,” and “Quick Spanish for Emergency Responders.” About 5,000 books were published recently, and use materials developed with the Sheriff’s Department. They are sold nationwide, in Canada and in England. “They learn basic vocabulary, key words and phrases,” Sgt. Don Aguilar said about the program. “It’s street Spanish language skills for officers. This is what you’ll encounter on the streets.” The books are authored by Dees, who also has worked with the Ventura County Fire Department and will soon be teaching a course to volunteers of the Ventura County chapter of the Red Cross. The hand-sized books are targeted at police, fire, paramedic and EMT personnel. The program, which until recently was a joint venture by Dees and his wife Colette, who died more than a year ago, helps deputies complete field interview cards and crime reports and obtain suspect descriptions. Though not required, veteran and new hires are trained in basic workplace Spanish on a beginner, intermediate or advanced level. Each course consists of 33 hours of instruction. Sgt. Tim Hagel completed the program, then took two immersion programs in Mexico and Colombia. “I didn’t speak a word of Spanish,” Hagel said. “I worked as a patrol officer in 1992 in a primarily Hispanic community. I had a difficult time communicating with these people. “I wanted to bridge that gap. It was really important to me.” There was a time when he struggled to communicate with Spanish speakers, using hand signals and pointing to make himself understood. Today, he helps other sheriff’s deputies in emergency situations communicate with Spanish speakers in the field. And he is able to better assist Hispanics. “It goes beyond communicating with people. It’s about understanding someone’s culture,” Hagel said. “It’s made a difference in my life.” Cmdr. Dennis Carpenter, Thousand Oaks police chief, said the classes helped while he was working in the narcotics unit in the late 1990s, where he often encountered Spanish speakers. “I certainly was more equipped with these tools to communicate,” he said, adding that learning commands like “Don’t talk” and “Don’t move” were vital. The program was created after the department formed a Spanish-language committee to better aid the community and ensure safety. The committee, along with Dees, who was a member, helped create the curriculum. For more information on Dees and his program go to Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 TRANSLATING TIPS Key Spanish phrases sheriff’s deputies can learn through the handbook: “Tiene un problema?” – Do you have a problem? “Necesita ayuda?” – Do you need help? “Necesita policia, bombero o ambulancia?” – Do you need the police, firefighters or ambulance? “Esta herido?” – Are you hurt? “Donde le duele?” – Where does it hurt? “Tiene alergias?” – Any allergies? 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgTwo elderly brothers who beat off raiders with just a brush have been targeted again.Well-known farmers Jim and Eric Steele saw off a gang of four burglars who called to their home looking for cash.The pensioners, aged 69 and 75, gave one raider a beating and chased them from their home on Main Street in Manorcunningham on Monday week last. One of the attackers was injured and they fled empty-handed.However the brothers have revealed they were set upon again just four days after they saw off the first gang.Doors on the brother’s outhouses were broken, machines were damaged and oil was stolen in the second raid.The brothers didn’t hear the break-in at the rear of their home and only discovered the damage and robbery the next morning. Eldest brother Jim told Donegal Daily he suspects it could have been the same gang again.He said he will deal with the raiders in “his own way” if they call back again.“The first time I used a brush and gave one of them a good shot to the guts.“They weren’t expecting that but this is our home and we will do all we have to do to defend it.“The next time it might not be a brush if they come in here,” he warned. Brother Eric said they are now taking in turns sleeping in case the gang come back.“The guards can’t be everywhere so we have to look after ourselves and our property.“We don’t have anything in our house but this is our home and we won’t be frightened out of it,” he said.Nobody has been arrested in relation to the burglary on the Steele brothers’ home. More than 20 burglaries have taken place across Donegal in recent weeks with a number of elderly people hurt during some of the raids.A number of people appeared at Letterkenny District Court this week charged in connection with other alleged burglaries across Donegal.All seven people were released on bail to appear at future court sittings.Jim Steele said he was outraged when he heard that all suspects have been released.“The Gardai are bringing these people before the courts and they are just allowed to walk free again.“What kind of message is that sending out to old people living alone that these people are back out on the streets again,” he said.WELL-KNOWN FARMING BROTHERS HIT BY GANG AGAIN was last modified: January 24th, 2013 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:Eric SteeleJim Steelemanorcunninghamlast_img read more

first_imgSex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker and her film star husband Matthew Broderick have said they’re considering swapping the bright lights of New York City for the ‘beautiful’ Donegal. The couple visit Donegal every summer and have a holiday home in the picturesque village of Kilcar.They said they love coming to Donegal every summer and are looking forward to their annual visit later this summer. However, the actress who shot to worldwide fame in the much revered TV series Sex and the City said she has considered the idea of relocating from New York to Donegal.In an interview with the Irish Independent, Parker spoke of her love for Donegal and it’s people and said she loves drinking tea and having a proper ‘fry-up’.Parker said, “It always feels like it’s a place that is perhaps foolishly more private to us, and there’s a simplicity to the time that we spend there, and the people are so lovely. At this point it feels a little bit like home, in some way.“We would be delighted to decamp to Ireland. Move the children, put them in school there, have tea every day, a proper fry.“It’s just an exquisite, beautiful, relaxing, wonderful place for ourselves and for our children.”We will probably go this summer at some point. I like tea, wandering around, eating, our friends. Advertisement “We have friends there too, that I’ve known since I was growing up, so I check in with them as they die out and get born.”The kids seem to love it. They keep asking when can we go back. They can run around and don’t have to be watched so much.”SAME-SEX MARRIAGE REFERENDUM:Parker also revealed she closely followed the same-sex referendum and was delighted when Ireland became the first country in the world to vote it in. Although Parker did admit she was surprised by the decision given the historic role of the Catholic church in Ireland.“I think it was really surprising, amazing, that of all the places that were pondering that decision, that it was Ireland first, given its religious history and the history with the catholic church, and the role that the church plays in people’s lives.“We were texting our friends in Ireland, and they were giving us the counts by county. It was very interesting.” SEX AND THE CITY STAR CONSIDERING MOVE FROM THE BIG APPLE TO DONEGAL was last modified: June 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

first_imgTalented schoolboy Karamoko Dembele has committed himself to Celtic after signing a Scottish Football Association youth registration contract.The gifted midfielder hit the headlines when he made his debut for Celtic Under-20s at the age of 13 in October last year and has since gone on to play for both Scotland Under-16s and England Under-15s.Dembele, now 14, is also in demand at club level but he will continue his coaching and education programme with Celtic and their partnership school, St Ninian’s High in Kirkintilloch.Celtic’s head of youth, Chris McCart, told the club’s official website: “Clearly there has been considerable publicity surrounding Karamoko, but our focus will be solely on Karamoko’s needs as a young player and we will commit ourselves, as we do with all our players, to giving him the very best opportunity to flourish in football and all other aspects of life.“Like all young players, it is very important that Karamoko is given the time and space to reach his potential and we believe that our programme will provide such an environment.“He is still a very young player and he knows how difficult it is to reach the very top in football but we will give him everything he needs to achieve what he can in the game.”The teenager said: “I’m delighted to have signed at such a wonderful club and I think this is the right place for me to fulfil my potential and achievements. And my goal is to reach the first team.“It’s not going to be easy becoming a footballer at such a big club, but I will show hard work, commitment and the biggest one for me, responsibility.”The player’s father, Losseni Dembele, added: “For me it’s about my son’s development and I feel that there isn’t a better place than Celtic for him at the moment. He has been here since he was six years old and it would be brilliant to see him playing at Celtic Park in front of 60,000 fans, but I know this will not happen easily and will take hard work and patience.” Karamoko Dembele playing for England Under-15s 1last_img read more

first_img tense Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining 1nil to the Arsenal!!! Thank you Lerma very much. #BOUARS #Arsenal #AFC #COYG— Gila Gooner (@GilaGooner) November 25, 2018 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card The Colombian diverted Sead Kolasinac’s cutback into his own net, giving Cherries keeper Asmir Begovic no chance!Josh King levelled the scores just before the break, somewhat sparing his blushes, however.Neverthless, when you score an own goal as spectacularly as that, people are going to have their say on Twitter!And these Arsenal fans didn’t hesitate to do that, with one suggesting Gunners boss Unai Emery should sign Lerma, such was the beauty of the strike. Below you can see some of the best tweets from these Gooners. REVEALED Latest Premier League News REVEALED Scoring an own goal is one of those moments where a player just wants the ground to open up and swallow him.However, Jefferson Lerma’s strike – which inadvertently gave Arsenal the lead on their visit to Bournemouth – was somewhat mesmerising as it flew into the goal. huge blow Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury WHAT A STRIKE FROM LERMA!! SIGN HIM UP UNAI 😂😂😂😂 #AFC— 𝒟𝒶𝓋𝑒 ⁹ (@Dave9AFC) November 25, 2018 Hell of a goal cheers Lerma!!! #AFC— Dan (@DanPace86) November 25, 2018 Cracking volley that! Goal of the month. #AFC #Lerma— Adam (@adamweston) November 25, 2018 deals 1 gameday cracker Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City no dice Lerma has played pretty well apart from the own goal LERMA! What a goal! #AFC— John. (@ByJohnSmith) November 25, 2018 That was something. What an own goal by Lerma.#afc— devarshi (@devarshimankad) November 25, 2018last_img read more

first_imgMore than 300 people including pupils from schools across Ireland gathered in Letterkenny last night for the final of music competition BEO.The competition, arranged by Colaiste Ailigh, saw schools compete for a first prize of €5,000.Schools were tasked with the challenge of organising their own BEO concert while speaking a cupla focal Gaeilge. The schools who made the final included Gaelcholáiste Chill Dara, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Grennan College, Pobalscoil na Rosann, Bridgetown Vocational College and St Columba’s College.Held in the RCC the final proved a night of musical mayhem as a number of bands including Storyfold, More Than Conquerors and Jamaican Vampires rocked it out.But the real interest was who was going to walk away with the inaugural BEO trophy ….and €5,000!The announcement was made by the man many credit with discovering U2 – Hot Press writer Jackie Hayden. Making the announcement, Jackie said “If the wealth of talent here tonight is anything to go by then there is no recession in the Irish music business.”There was a huge reaction when Bridgetown Vocational School pipped one other school at the post.But the real winner on the night were the teachers and pupils of Colaiste Ailigh, Loreto Convent and St Eunan’s College for organising an amazing night. OH BEO A NIGHT – LETTERKENNY SCHOOLS ROCK IT OUT was last modified: May 11th, 2012 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:BeoColaiste AilighJackie Haydenlast_img read more