UP nears PVL title after rallying past FEU in 5 sets

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sarr comes through in clutch for Adamson 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 Filipino-Italian Milena Alessandrini showed the way for the Golden Tigresses with 31 points while super rookie Eya Laure added 21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img UP goes for the crown in Game 2 set on Wednesday night.Heather Guino-o topped all scorers with 17 points while Celine Domingo added 16 but the Lady Tamaraws just shot themselves in the foot with 35 errors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Earlier, University of Santo Tomas outlasted Adamson in five sets, 25-20, 27-29, 13-25, 25-19, 17-15, to close in on the bronze medal.READ: Alessandrini, Laure team up as UST nears bronze after edging Adamson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines moved closer to winning the title after rallying past Far Eastern University, 14-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-18, 15-5, in Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Finals Sunday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Rosie Rosier shone with 15 points while veteran star Isa Molde capped the Lady Maroons’ comeback with a through the block kill to cap off a 16-point outing.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Kitty Market construction ongoing

first_img…“It was delayed because of the weather” – City EngineerBy Ramona LuthiKitty Market under constructionCity Engineer Colvern Venture on Thursday confirmed that construction on the Kitty Market has resumed, adding that the delay was caused by the rainy weather.According to Venture, a section of the Kitty Market has to be redesigned and after this is done, the new completion deadline will be announced. He told Guyana Times that work had been halted for a short period because of the unfavourable weather conditions.“The work is ongoing right now. It was stopped a little because of the rain and it was delayed because of the weather, but work is pressing on,” he said.His comments come on the heels of media reports that works were allegedly stalled because the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) was cash strapped.Venture refused to disclose the total cost of the construction on the Kitty Market, thus far.Rehabilitation on the Market began early in the year by the M&CC. At the time, it was relayed by Town Clerk Royston King that after consecutive meetings with stallholders and stakeholders, it was agreed vendors would be relocated nearby and works would commence.He added that the City Engineer’s Department would be conducting the restoration of the historic site in various phases so as to not completely displace vendors.It was also highlighted to the public that the project was scheduled to be completed in three months. King noted that there were many technical aspects to be completed during the period, with decisions being made to retain the historic architectural design of the structure. The construction of a new sanitary block for the Market was also slated to be done during the restoration process.At the beginning of the restoration process, many vendors expressed happiness that attention was finally being given to the Market.However, long before the stipulated deadline of May month-end, vendors had begun complaining about the delay in works which would make it impossible for the deadline to be met and hence ,the extended time period that they would be displaced.last_img read more

Monetary donation given to children of slain Cops

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force’s (GPF’s) Fallen Heroes Foundation is continuing to financially support the families of Police Officers killed in the line of duty, giving the beneficiaries another disbursement on Friday.Cheques totalling almost $900,000 were handed over to the families of nine slain Police Officers at the Police Officers’ Mess Annex, Eve Leary. The money is to assist with the welfare and/or schooling expenses of children under 18 years of those fallen heroes.Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud and Members of the Fallen Heroes Foundation along with the families of the slain officersCurrently, the Foundation is catering for 20 children.The establishment of the Fallen Heroes Foundation was the brainchild of Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud, who at the simple presentation ceremony highlighted the importance of the organisation as well as the need for increased donations to the Foundation.“We are not sure what will happen in the future. We would like to see that the number of children that are being taken care of doesn’t increase but there is no guarantee, life doesn’t offer those guarantee. Then the level of assistance they provide, there are opportunities to improve on that if they can acquire more funding,” Persaud noted.The Top Cop is hoping that by highlighting the work of the Foundation, there will be increased donations. In fact, he added that upon his retirement in April, he will get more involved in the work of the Foundation, trying to raise funds to expand its support to the beneficiaries.The Fallen Heroes Foundation was established in 2015 and according to Chairman, Pastor Raphael Massiah, an assessment is done on each family to determine their needs.“Each family is quite different so every year we do an assessment to determine the particular needs… things like school fees, uniform, we look at footwear, lesson fees and so on. We have even made a contribution of a laptop to one child who was writing CXC but did not have that kind of resource so it depends on the peculiarities that we find in a family that will determine the amount that is given,” the Chairman explained.The financial assistance is given to the families quarterly. The money is raised through public donations as well as monthly contributions by ranks of the Police Force.In order to maintain transparency and accountability, audits have been conducted for the years 2015 and 2016. The auditing of the 2017 financial books will be done in the near future.While the Foundation is an independent body from the Force itself, the Commissioner is nevertheless kept abreast of its work.Speaking with reporters after receiving her cheque, Enola Pantlitz said the money comes in handy to care for her two children.“For me, I’m grateful for the money because it’s helping out a lot with the school fees and so forth,” said the widow. Her husband, Sherwayne Pantlitz was killed in 2013 during a standoff at Middle Street, Georgetown, during which miner Derrick Kanhai, shot and killed two officers and two civilians.Meanwhile, the wife of Sergeant Constable Leonard La Rose, who was fatally stabbed while arresting a rape suspect in the North-West District in 2016, also related how helpful the assistance has been to care for four of her five children who are in school.“It has helped me a great lot and I’m grateful and thankful for the assistance… (I use the money) to purchase their school books and whatever things are needed, I will use it to buy,” she stated.At the end of 2016, the Guyana Police Force has disclosed that some 64 Police Officers were killed in the line of fire since 1913, with nine of them having lost their lives from 2010 to then.However, adding to that is 39-year-old Police Corporal 16825 Balgrave Bartholomew of Itaballi, Mazaruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), who drowned while on patrol duty on January 30 last year.It was reported that the officer along with his colleagues were returning from patrol duty along the Ekeruku River when the wooden boat they were in began to take in water from the bow and quickly sank. The two other occupants managed to swim to shore, but Corporal Bartholomew unfortunately could not.last_img read more

Schoolgirl plunges out of moving car as driver tries to rape her

first_imgAn East Canje, Berbice teenager is now nursing minor injuries after she allegedly plunged out of a moving car after the driver made sexual advances at her.According to reports received, the girl boarded the taxi on Friday and sat in the front seat as she was heading home from school.During the journey, the driver allegedly started sexually assaulting her. At the time, the driver had already dropped off the other passengers.The sexual advances continued against the teenager’s will. However, as the driver attempted to rip off her uniform, she reportedly opened the door and jumped out.She sustained minor injuries as a result. She was picked up by another driver and taken to the Reliance Police Station, where her parents were contacted.The student was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital to receive medical attention. The Police have launched a manhunt for the driver, who has since gone into hiding.last_img read more

Michels biggest threat to Phipps in Super Late division

first_imgIt would appear that the rookie, Dodd, and Moore are his closest competitors. But Michels is his biggest threat. It will take a bad race or two from Phipps for Michels to challenge for the Super Late Model championship. And it will take some dominant performances from Michels to get back in the hunt. “I am very concerned about it,” Phipps said. “As long as we don’t have a DNF from an accident or mechanical failure, I don’t see why we can’t just keep doing what we’re doing.” Thirkettle said Michels looks primed to go on a tear. But Thirkettle said he wonders if Michels will be able to catch Phipps. Michels will have his first chance to narrow the gap on Phipps tonight at Irwindale Speedway. Michels is sixth in points and 52 behind Phipps in the track’s Super Late Model division standings. “It’s so early in the season, I can’t really worry about points,” Phipps said. “What I want to do is make sure I finish every race in the top three.” Newhall’s Travis Thirkettle has seen this happen before at Irwindale Speedway. San Fernando’s Rip Michels won his first NASCAR Super Late Model race of the year two weeks ago, but two of his previous three races were less than stellar. Andrew Phipps of Simi Valley, who has one win and has yet to finish worse than fifth, leads the Super Late Model standings. He has a 12-point lead over rookie Scott Dodd and is 16 points ahead of third-place Dan Moore. “I’m not comfortable with the lead and being a rookie doesn’t mean anything to me,” Phipps said. “In 2005, I won the championship as a rookie. I don’t pay any attention to being a rookie.” Thirkettle was in a similar situation in 2002 when he was racing in the NASCAR Grand American Modified division at the track. He had a horrible start to the season and fell way behind in the standings. But Thirkettle was able to rattle off a number of wins late in the season. The Grand Am leader, Canyon Country’s John Watkinson, remained consistent. Watkinson did not finish out of the top five and went on to narrowly win the Grand Am title over Thirkettle. “I built myself a big hole at the beginning of the year and I had a guy, John Watkinson, who would consistently finish fifth,” Thirkettle said. “And I won, like, I don’t know how many races at the end of the year and I missed it by two points because he kept clicking off those top fives. It’s hard to make it up.” Thirkettle finds himself in the middle of the Super Late Model championship race. He is fourth in points, 18 behind Phipps, with three sixth-place finishes in four races. “I didn’t expect to be in this position this early in the season,” Thirkettle said. “But I’ll take it.” The championship fight, however, might end up being between Phipps and Michels. Both have won multiple track championships. And Thirkettle said Michels looks tough after the last race. “It looks like he’s ready to go on a tear unless one of us steps up and races with him,” Thirkettle said. There have been four different winners in four races in the Super Late Model division this year at Irwindale Speedway. That’s not a trend Thirkettle expects to continue. “I wouldn’t count on that being that way all year long,” Thirkettle said. The NASCAR Super Trucks, Legend Cars, Figure 8s and Bandeleros are scheduled to race tonight at Irwindale Speedway. Valencia’s Logan Henson won the first Truck Series race of his career at Irwindale Speedway two weeks ago. He is seventh in the Truck Series standings. Castaic’s Brian Reed is fifth in points and Watkinson, competing in his first season in the track’s Truck Series division, is sixth in points. Valencia’s Connor Cantrell won the opening night Legend Cars race and leads the division standings. Gates open at 4 p.m. Races start at 7. timothy.haddock@dailynews.com (818) 713-3715160Want 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

Exclusive – ‘Big players intimidate Rodgers’, claims Gray as he blasts Liverpool over Gerrard exit

first_imgBrendan Rodgers no longer wanted Steven Gerrard at Liverpool as he is intimidated by big personalities.That is the claim from Andy Gray, who cannot believe the Anfield club are allowing their long-serving captain to leave next summer.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the expert pundit said: “I don’t know whether Brendan quite likes the fact that he has got young players who are not really what I would call household names.“I think he quite likes controlling young players, working with younger players, making them better. I’m not too sure he likes the big personalities around him.“I really feel that Brendan is one of these coaches where big players intimidate him a little bit. Steven certainly does, and I think Brendan would rather work with younger players.”Gerrard, who will move to the MLS next summer when his contract expires, has admitted he would have signed a new deal had he been offered one at the end of last season, instead of in November, when Liverpool finally made their move.The 34-year-old insists he holds no ill-feeling towards Rodgers and the club over his impending departure, but Gray feels, privately, the former England star would have felt let down by their failure to act quicker.And he reckons being snubbed for the glamour tie with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in November was the moment Gerrard would have decided his Anfield career was over under Rodgers.“I think certain things have upset him,” said Gray. “The contract negotiations haven’t gone the way they should when you are Steven Gerrard.“When people say he is just another player, he is not – he is Steven Gerrard. What he has done for that club is incredible.“I also think Real Madrid was a watershed for him. Steven gave up playing for England to play in Liverpool’s big games. Now, at 34 years of age, there is very little chance Steven, unless he goes to one of the big European clubs, will play in the Bernabeu again – and Brendan Rodgers didn’t pick him.“I know Steven would always toe the party line and wouldn’t publicly say how he felt but I think, privately, he would have been absolutely fuming that he missed out on that occasion to play Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.“I think those little things have got to him and I think he has just thought, do you know what, I might just test what it is like somewhere else. And I don’t blame him for that, I really don’t.”Gerrard’s departure from Liverpool ‘stinks’ according to his former Reds teammate Danny Murphy, and Gray agrees that the situation has been handled badly.“This isn’t just an ordinary player, this is the Liverpool captain and icon, a legend who almost singled handedly won them the Champions League in Istanbul. He rescued them in an FA Cup final in Cardiff when they looked like they were getting beat by West Ham. He drove them forward and won many games for them,” continued Gray.“This is more than just a Liverpool player, and they were totally wrong in the way they went about it.”Some have suggested Jordan Henderson is ready to step up and take on leadership duties once Gerrard departs.But Gray insists the 24-year-old will never compare, adding: “You can’t replace him, as simple as that.“People are saying Jordan Henderson will come in and fill his shoes. No, he won’t. Jordan is a good player, but he is no Steven Gerrard and he never will be.”last_img read more

Black History Month events

first_img Animals from Africa exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 12-13, Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. Call (323) 644-4200 or see www.lazoo.org. Harriet’s Return, chronicling the life of Harriet Tubman, 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 2 p.m. Feb. 19, Madrid Theater, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Call (818) 347-9938. Black History Inventors, Feb. 21-24, West Valley Municipal Building, 19040 Vanowen St., Reseda. Call (818) 756-8848. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The Dancing Granny, featuring author Nailah Malik, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Valley Plaza Library, 12311 Vanowen St., North Hollywood. Call (818) 765-9251. Also 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Porter Ranch Library, 11371 Tampa Ave. Call (818) 360-5706. Free. Makinto – We Shall Overcome, a lecture on the evolution of black music, 4 p.m. Feb. 9, Pacoima Public Library, 13605 Van Nuys Blvd. Call (818) 899-5203 or see www.lapl.org. Pan African Film & Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily, Feb. 9-20, Magic Johnson Theaters, 3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles. For film schedule and cost, call (323) 295-1706 or see www.paff.org. Candlelight vigil for Rosa Parks, 6:45 p.m. Feb. 9, Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 675-7168. “The Whole World’s Watching,” a historical photo exhibit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through Feb. 10, California African American Museum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles. Call (213) 744-7432 or wee www.caamuseum.org. The following is a sampling of local events being held during Black History Month. African Drum Circle for kids, 3:30 p.m. today, Mid-Valley Regional Library, 16244 Nordhoff St., North Hills. Free. Call (818) 895-3650 or see www.lapl.org. Los Angeles Police and Fire Department Recruitment Expo and Family Carnival, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Rancho Cienega Park, 5001 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles. The LAPD entrance exam will be given at noon Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Call (866) 444-5273 or see www.joinlapd.com or www.lacity.org/per/safety.htm. African American Artists Expo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Star Eco Station, 10101 W. Jefferson Blvd., Culver City. Call (310) 842-8040 or see www.ecostation.org. last_img read more

Can you believe Jose said these things? Including his comment on Celta Vigo game

first_img Jose Mourinho 2 Jose Mourinho isn’t one to mince his words.The Manchester United manager has provided many an unforgettable comment, and his latest on the importance of the Red Devils’ Europa League semi-final with Celta Vigo is no different.Find out what the Portuguese coach has said about tonight’s game and nine more of his best quotes throughout his managerial career below.On the ‘most important match in Manchester United’s history’, May 2017:“For Celta, in their words, it’s the most important match in their history and my feelings are that it’s also the most important match of our history”On Manchester United’s injury crisis, 2017:“At the moment, we cannot walk from the bed to the toilet without breaking a leg”On Chelsea’s transfer budget and a parting shot at Roman Abramovich, 2007:“The style of how we play is very important. But it is omelettes and eggs. No eggs – no omelettes! It depends on the quality of the eggs. In the supermarket you have class one, two or class three eggs and some are more expensive than others and some give you better omelettes. So when the class one eggs are in Waitrose and you cannot go there, you have a problem.”Reassuring the London public after his Yorkshire Terrier had issues with customs, May 2007:“My wife is in Portugal with the dog. The dog is with my wife so the city of London is safe, the big threat is away.”Responding to those criticising his style of play:“It’s not important how we play. If you have a Ferrari and I have a small car, to beat you in a race I have to break your wheel or put sugar in your tank.”On developing Chelsea’s youth players, 2007:“Young players are like melons. Only when you open and taste the melon are you 100% sure that the melon is good.”His infamous falling out with former Catania sporting director Pietro Lo Monaco, who attacked Mourinho following Inter’s 2-1 win over Catania in September 2008:“As for Lo Monaco, I do not know who he is. I have heard of Bayern Monaco (the Italian name for Bayern Munich) and the Monaco GP, the Tibetan Monaco (Monk), and the principality of Monaco. I’ve never heard of any others.”On Chelsea’s injury crisis, February 2007:“It’s like having a blanket that is too small for the bed. You pull the blanket up to keep your chest warm and your feet stick out. I cannot buy a bigger blanket because the supermarket is closed. But the blanket is made of cashmere!”Describing rival Arsene Wenger, 2005:“I think he is one of these people who is a voyeur. He likes to watch other people. There are some guys who, when they are at home, have a big telescope to see what happens in other families. He speaks, speaks, speaks about Chelsea.”His criticism of the Chelsea pitch, February 2006:“Sometimes you see beautiful people with no brains. Sometimes you have ugly people who are intelligent, like scientists. Our pitch is a bit like that. From the top it’s a disgrace but the ball rolls at normal speed.”last_img read more


first_imgGardai seal off the apartment where the body was found at Lower Main Street.The man found dead at an apartment in Letterkenny has been named locally as Bogdan Michalkiewicz.The victim, who was in his early 40s, was found at River View apartments after suffering a number of injuries. Donegal Daily understands the victim was stabbed.Gardai are so far remaining tight-lipped abut the cause of death other than saying it is suspicious.The dead man was found around 11am by his brother Tomasz, 31.A full post mortem was due to be carried out last night to establish the cause of death. Mr Michalkiewicz was part of a group of workers who found themselves stranded when they arrived in Ireland from Poland in 2005.The men arrived here with the promise of three months’ work but found themselves stranded without jobs or money.The 13 Polish and four Latvian men, ranging in age from 18 to 54, had travelled to Letterkenny after accepting an offer of work on a building site.But after a week they were told that there was no more work.The dead man’s brother, who found him yesterday, told of their plight at the time.Tomasz Michalkiewicz, 31, said at the time “We came here to work for three months and now we are told there is no more work for us. We are very hungry. We do not have money even for board.” The men, who spoke little or no English at the time, had yet to be paid for the work they had done and had no money for accommodation or food.The men’s plight was raised by hostel owner, Karen McGlinchey who cancelled a week-long holiday in the Canary Islands so she could help at the time.“They were left high and dry with no-one to turn to. These are people who came here on the understanding that they had work for three months. They are not looking for handouts,” she said.The hostel was flooded with calls from all over the country with 100 job offers for the men, while a steady flow of people called with gifts of cash. “The generosity of people has been absolutely amazing,” said Ms McGlinchey.At the time Mayor of Letterkenny, Dessie Larkin called on the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment to introduce safeguards to protect the rights of foreign workers who find themselves unexpectedly without employment.Last night Cllr Larkin, who is again Mayor of Letterkenny, said he remembered the situation well and was very sad for Mr Michaelkiewicz and his family.“He came here and made his home here against the odds. I’m very sad to hear that he died in such tragic circumstances.“I would appeal to the community in Letterkenny to tell the Gardai if they know what happened to him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” he said.TRAGIC STAB VICTIM HAD MADE DONEGAL HIS HOME DESPITE ROCKY START was last modified: May 16th, 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:bodyGardailetterkennyRiver View apartmentslast_img read more


first_imgA soldier has been remanded in custody again after appearing in court in Letterkenny charged with having explosives.Irish Soldier Mark Cassidy leaving Letterkenny courthouse. (NWNewspix)Private Mark Cassidy, 29, appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning. No bail was sought by Cassidy’s solicitor, Eugene Burns, and the case has been put back until March 24th.Inspector Goretti Sheridan told Letterkenny District Court that directions in the case had still not ben received from the Director of Pubic Prosecutions.Cassidy, of Grianan Vale, Ballyederowen, Burnfoot, faces two charges of possessing explosives at the same address on Monday February 19th.He is charged with having an explosive substance and also possessing 87 twelve gauge shotgun cartridges.Cassidy, wearing a green jumper, dark trousers and in handcuffs, said nothing during the brief appearance.GARDAI STILL AWAITING DIRECTIONS IN CASE OF SOLDIER CHARGED WITH HAVING EXPLOSIVES was last modified: March 3rd, 2014 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:explosivesMARK CASSIDYsoldierlast_img read more