San Juan grabs joint mpbl lead

first_imgChism, Hotshots fight for life Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Proving its impressive debut was no fluke, San Juan-Go For Gold flexed its defensive muscle early for an easy 94-76 victory over Bulacan on Saturday night for its second straight win in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup at Valenzuela Astrodome.Former Centro Escolar star Aaron Jeruta fired 18 points but it was Jhonard Clarito’s intensity that set the tone for San Juan, which joined Navotas and Makati at the top of the North division.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Clarito, a standout from De Ocampo Memorial College, finished with just nine points but came away with four of the Knights’ record-tying 15 steals.Later, Valenzuela-Idol Cheesedog picked up its first victory at the expense of Basilan, 96-94.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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan View commentslast_img read more

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Parents Urged to Help Vulnerable Children

first_imgFirst nine Liberian young boys were sent to represent the country in the Street Child World Cup, two weeks before the regular World Cup, and that experience has changed their lives, who are now known as ambassadors.Then, the non-profit organization provided financial grants, totaling over U$22,610.00 to 211 parents whose children have been rescued from the streets and reunited with them.In an appreciation meeting with founder and CEO of Street Child of Liberia, Tom Dannatt, yesterday, parents who benefitted from the grant, expressed appreciation for the assistance and told him, “God will bless his efforts.”Dannatt, who is in the country to assess the work of Street Child of Liberia, said he is impressed with the success of SCoL, and noted that he never anticipated the progress so far, and commended parents whose children have benefitted from the program, for making a difference.“We started the financial assistance scheme four years ago in Sierra Leone and those who have followed the scheme are doing well,” he told the women outside T.G.H. Apartments in Tarrtown, near Sinkor, Old Road in Monrovia.He urged them to ensure that they make daily savings to let the scheme help their efforts to educate their children.“I work with Chloe to raise funds from companies and philanthropists in Europe,” he told the crowd of mostly women, “to make sure that Liberia’s street children are reunited with their parents.” He told them to be determined to change the economic destiny for the better.Dannatt told the cheering women that children deserve better support, particularly those who survive on the streets of Monrovia and do not have any hope.He also commended Street Child of Liberia’s program director Michael John Bull, and other volunteers for living the dream, and urged them to work to save Liberia’s future. Earlier, Michael John Bull had introduced the women to founder Dannatt. He is in the country with Chloe Dannatt, who is responsible for the Africa program.Ms. Dannatt who arrived in the country late last week, visited the organization’s projects in Buchannan, Grand Bassa and Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount Counties.Street Child is a UK-based charity, with the primarily purpose to reduce street children, first in Freetown, Sierra Leone and now in Liberia.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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Fighting Back: Bility Surrenders Fate to CAS

first_imgLiberia Football Association president Musa Hassan Bility has said that he has surrendered his fate, following his recent FIFA Election Adhoc Committee rejection of his FIFA presidential bid, to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).The submission was done last Monday morning, Mr. Bility told a press conference yesterday in Monrovia.“I recognize fully the global size and capacities of the organization against whose decision to deny me I am appealing,” he said, “I do not do this light-heartedly. Actually, I do so with a heavy heart – one, like so many hearts around the world, which is filled with love and care about the future of football, and only seeks the best for the organization that has given so much to so many.”Admitting that he sees in FIFA the potential to become a more inclusive organization and a powerful instrument not only for promoting football but for catalyzing development, he said FIFA’s vision inspires dreams and promotes peace in national, regional and global communities.“The shoddy intrusion on my integrity has not blurred this vision. I will continue to advocate and work to realize a reformed FIFA aware that no change or advocacy comes without a price,” Bility in a tone of defiance, said though there was no applause in a gathering of only sports journalists. He did not take questions, afterward. He said, “Like everyone else, my only prized possession is my integrity, which I believe has been carelessly impugned upon, in an effort to deny me from the pursuit of this vision. Hence, the actions we have taken and others, based on legal counsel, which I intend to take will be dutifully communicated to the public by various members of my growing team of volunteers for which I am most grateful.” He admitted that “on November 12, through its Ad-Hoc Elections Committee, FIFA informed me of its decision to not admit me as a candidate in the ensuing FIFA Presidential Election. This decision is said to be based on an “investigative report on integrity” by the Investigatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee of FIFA.” He described the decision against him to be unfair, “troubling and disappointing. As such, I have appealed the same to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) urging that body to act with urgency in the disposition of this matter, in righting an obvious wrong against me, and in granting me general and pecific reliefs to which they believe me to be justly entitled.”In an exciting tone, Bility said, “I am pleased that my notice of appeal has been found to be legally and procedurally sufficient so much so that it has been duly processed by the court, and that FIFA has been regularly informed. Within the statutory period required, I will perfect the appeal through detailed submissions to the Court. Let there be no mistake of my desire to right this obvious wrong.”“When I embarked upon this most improbable of journeys, admittedly the only outsider to the inner chambers of FIFA, I understood the enormity of the task at hand – the personal and financial costs to be borne, the growing call for reforms, and the need to make our global organization more inclusive. I believe myself to be prepared for these challenges,” Bility said. In a philosophical tone, he noted, “Indeed, change is hard. But change we must, not only for ourselves, but for all who love the beautiful game of football, and all the possibilities it affords countries that are both big and small, as well as people who are both rich and poor. This game has brought all together in ways never imagined before.”Like in many parts of the world, he said, “Liberians understand the joy and possibilities of football. We have seen one of our own rising from lowly obscurity on our less than favorable playing pitches to global renown at the pinnacle of the game.”Providing one of the reasons he elected for the position, Bility said, “It is for experiences like these and many more – for the unlimited possibilities, spirit of unity and unspeakable joy that football inspires – which I believe to be threatened – that I announced my candidacy.”Bility said the history of the world is replete with grander tales of personal sacrifices, including “punishments,” in the advocacy for change.This is why, he said, “I find it mind-boggling that an ethics probe would admittedly be based on information from “tabloid-like” sources which are internationally unacceptable because it obviously lacks credibility.” On one of the issues used against his candidacy, he noted, “With regards to the CAF suspension, I have repeatedly indicated that I will always stand up for what is right. At the time, I discovered and spoke against issues associated with the governance of CAF, which in my considered judgment, was not in the best interests of the development of African football. CAF suspended me for six months. I lodged an appeal, but in the spirit of fraternity was urged to withdraw it for an amicable solution.”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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Local Figure Skating Club holds open skate

first_imgOn Monday, Oct. 24 and Wednesday, Oct. 26, those interested can come and check out what’s involved in Skate Canada’s CanSkate program, as well as how the local skate club can help in a child’s skating development.The drop in program is open to anyone ages 3-7, and is taking place at the North Peace Arena from 4:30 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. on both days.For more information on the event, please contact Miraim Kjos at 250-787-1301.- Advertisement –last_img

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Big Bux this weekend at Northern Lights Raceway

first_imgUPDATE – Due to weather conditions this weekend, the Big Bux race has been cancelled.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This weekend is the ‘Big Bux’ race taking place at the Northern Lights Raceway.Sponsored by Mighty Peace Brewing, Raceway President Robin DeRose says there will be Friday night street legal racing at 6:30 p.m., with the Main Event Racing taking place on Saturday and Sunday, at 11:00 a.m., which will feature three classes.- Advertisement -“Friday night we have street legal drag racing starting at 6:30 p.m. and then we go to Saturday and Sunday eliminations, this is our Big Bux race, so we only have three classes; Juniors, No Box, and Box. This is the race where the big money is won, last year the winners won about $2,500 a day.”The Friday night street legal racing is open to anyone who wants to try their daily driver in the 1/4 mile. Tech starts at 5:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $20.00 per car and each participant must have a helmet.On site throughout the weekend will be food vendors and even a beer garden, sponsored by Mighty Peace Brewing.Advertisement Admission is just $5.00 per person, and kids get in for free.For more information on the Big Bux race, you can visit the Northern Lights Raceway Facebook page.last_img read more

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Tour de North finishes in Williams Lake

first_imgLate Thursday night, the team of 22 RCMP officers made their final destination and brought in close to $70,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society and specifically Camp Goodtimes. Camp Goodtimes is an internationally acclaimed and accredited summer recreation program that provides a unique summer experience for children and teens with cancer and their families. Dawson Creek RCMP member Cst. Rachel Geense participated in the bike tour that went from Fort St. John to Willams Lake.  The tour included RCMP members from all across Northern B.C. And a few civilian members.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Miller amps up defense in tax probe

first_imgIn March, former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, R-Escondido, was sentenced to more than eight years for bribery and tax evasion. The scandal surrounding disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff led to Ohio Republican Bob Ney’s guilty plea on corruption charges, and Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, is under FBI scrutiny for his relationship with a now-defunct Washington, D.C., lobbying firm. Miller said these concerns, along with his recent appointment as the ranking Republican on the Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, prompted him to mount a more vigorous defense. “That is how I believe I need to conduct my life,” Miller said. “It is incumbent on me to show I acted properly and above board.” Among the documents Miller shared with Boehner are letters to and from the city of Monrovia that he says refute allegations that he improperly avoided paying millions of dollars in capital gains taxes on the 2002 land sale. Miller maintains he sold the land to the city under threat of eminent domain, which allowed him to exercise a special exemption in the tax code. Miller used part of the proceeds from the Monrovia sale to buy several Fontana properties from Lewis Operating Corp., a former business partner and major donor to his last two congressional campaigns. Miller turned around and sold the Fontana properties to the city in 2005 and 2006. Miller said he paid all necessary taxes on the proceeds. He has declined to turn over his tax records. FBI agents have contacted current and former city officials in Monrovia and Fontana to discuss details of the deals. The liberal nonprofit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint in August with the IRS following press reports of the deals alleging Miller engaged in tax evasion. gary.scott@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4458160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A spokesman for Boehner, Brian Kennedy, confirmed the two had spoken. “Mr. Miller has given the leader his assurance that he has done nothing wrong. Mr. Boehner has taken him at his word,” Kennedy said. Last week, Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, said he was aware of press accounts about the FBI review and a House Ethics Committee probe requested by Miller. Dreier would not comment except to say that all members of the House of Representatives should be “held to the highest ethical standards.” The GOP has put a renewed emphasis on ethics after last year’s dismal election results were blamed in part on several high-profile corruption cases involving House Republicans. In closed-door meetings this week, Rep. Gary Miller provided Republican leaders with additional documents he says show he is innocent of wrongdoing in a series of land sales now under federal investigation. On Tuesday, the Brea Republican defended his business dealings at a weekly conference with his Republican colleagues, and blamed the media and Democrats for running a smear campaign. Miller said he met privately with House Minority Leader John Boehner the day before to share letters he says put to rest any questions that he misused the tax code in the sale of 165 acres to the city of Monrovia in 2002. “I brought the documents to his office, he reviewed all of them and he agreed it was a political hit by the press,” Miller said Thursday. last_img read more

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BC Hydro’s generating stations receive upgrades

first_imgUpgrade work has been completed for generating units 1 to 5 and generating units 9 and 10. The unit controls upgrade and governor retrofit work for generating unit 6 is scheduled to be completed in October 2019. All upgrade work for this project is expected to be completed by mid-2023. GMS HVAC System Upgrade At GMS, we’ll be upgrading the 50-year old heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The HVAC system provides conditioned air to building occupants and temperature regulation for generating equipment. Targeted replacement of components of the current system is expected to improve reliability, maintainability and safety, and is currently planned to take place between 2022 and 2023. PCN HVAC System Upgrade Advertisement At PCN, we’re also strategically upgrading the HVAC system as the heating, cooling and ventilation needs aren’t being efficiently met by the existing system. Major components need to be replaced and this work is being sequenced after the GMS HVAC project to enable transferring of lessons learned. We’re planning for construction at PCN between 2024 and 2025. GMS G1-5 Exciter Transformer Replacement Exciter transformers are necessary to power the exciters which control the magnetic field in the generator and the output voltage. The exciter transformers in generating units 1-5 needed to be replaced. Exciter transformers for units 1 and 2 were replaced in 2018 and units 4 and 5 this year, with unit 3 scheduled for replacement in August 2019.Advertisement HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Two of BC Hydro’s largest generating facilities the GMS Generating Station and nearby Peace Canyon Generating Station will be receiving upgrades.According to BC Hydro, a number of projects are underway to ensure continued reliable, affordable and clean power. These projects are part of our investment of over $2 billion per year to upgrade our ageing assets and build new infrastructure. PCN Protection Upgrade Project – Advertisement -To ensure increased reliability and system stability, we’ll be upgrading the protection and control equipment for PCN generating units 1 to 4. The current electromechanical systems, which were installed in the 1980s, are past their useful life and will be replaced with modern, state-of-the-art systems. The work will include installation of new digital protection and control panels for the generator exciter and transformer systems. There are two stages for equipment replacement timed to fit with annual maintenance schedules; the construction for generators 3 and 4 started in April 2019 and will be completed this year, and construction for generators 1 and 2 is planned to start on March 2020. June/July 2019 Advertisement Peace River Generating Stations Projects Update GMS G1-10 Control System Upgrade We’re replacing unit controls for generating units 1 to 10 and retro-fitting governors for generating units 6 to 10. These control the water flow through the turbine to regulate the shaft speed of the generator. Also due for replacements are the exciters for generating units 9 and 10 – these control the current through the generator field winding to regulate the output voltage of the generator. Additionally, we’ll update controls for intake systems; controls for plant auxiliary systems; GMS plant central control room; and remote operation controls for GMS and PCN generating stations. When completed in 2024, Site C Generating Station will also be controlled from GMS as part of this upgrade. Advertisement VISITOR CENTRE W.A.C. Bennett Dam – open until September 2 The W.A.C. Bennett Dam is one of the world’s largest earth-fill structures. It holds back the Williston Reservoir, which is so large that it can be seen from space. To enjoy the spectacular view, we welcome you to our visitor centre. It offers fun and educational exhibits that showcase dam construction, wildlife in the area, how we turn water into electricity, and a First Nations Gallery. bchydro.com/visitorcentreslast_img read more

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CLUBBERS ANGRY AFTER NIGHTCLUB SHUTS ITS DOORS

first_imgCLUBBERS at one of Co Donegal’s most famous nightclubs were furious early today after it was closed – just an hour after opening.Gardai were seen entering the premises and talking to staff at The Dodge niteclub in Gaoth Dobhair around 12.30am.Shortly afterwards punters were told to leave the premises. Several people who attended the Dodge last night said they didn’t get their entry free returned.In a statement on its Facebook page, a club spokesperson said: “Due to an electrical fault tonight, we have had to close the nightclub.“We sincerely apolagize for any inconvenience caused. We will be back next week, with something special.”One disappointed clubber told donegaldaily.com: “I only ever go out on a Saturday night so me and my friends were very unhappy when the club closed. It was really annoying.” Another said: “People were furious. Saw the Gardai there but not sure if it had anything to do with this electrical fault.”LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comCLUBBERS ANGRY AFTER NIGHTCLUB SHUTS ITS DOORS was last modified: January 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:donegalGaoth Dobhairniteclub closedlast_img read more

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Bush and the border

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals So far, though, Bush seems to be headed in the right direction. Enforcement, although crucial, will not alone solve the problems of illegal immigration. Until there is a sane, compassionate way to allow self-sufficient, hard-working people who want only to come to the U.S. to work to do so legally, illegal immigration will continue to flourish, regardless of how much resources are dedicated to enforcement. Conversely, once a functional legal immigration system is created for honest workers, law enforcement will be able to focus better on the most dangerous people crossing our borders – drug runners, other criminals and terrorists. In a post-9-11 world, we simply cannot continue to have millions of people anonymously entering our country. Nor can we tolerate the nation’s current system, which keeps ruthless coyotes in business, allows for rampant exploitation and abuse, and renders an entire class of people invisible. We can’t accept policies that overwhelm local public services, undermine national security and punish those who obey the law. Critics on all sides will no doubt point out many faults in Bush’s plan, and hopefully their advice will lead to an even more sound policy. But in engaging this long-overdue national debate, we must not lose sight of the bigger picture: America’s current immigration system is an abomination, and at this stage, any effort to reform it is a welcome one. At a time when his popularity is in the doldrums, President George W. Bush has waded into one of the most contentious, politically self-destructive issues in modern American politics – immigration. Give Bush credit: For two decades, politicians have done all they can to ignore the issue, allowing a manifestly broken system to wreak havoc on American society. Bush is confronting a serious national problem that most others in Washington haven’t had the guts to even acknowledge. That said, it’s hard to know what to make of his plan, as it’s woefully short on details. Bush wants to decrease illegal immigration by tightening up the border, while increasing legal immigration through a guest-worker program. But he hasn’t spelled out how the guest-worker program would work, or what enforcement mechanisms would safeguard against its abuse. Absent these details, which would presumably be hashed out in the legislative process, there’s no way to know whether the Bush plan would really be a solution to the nation’s immigration woes, or just political fluff. 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

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