Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ BanKo Perlas sinks PayMaya; Petro Gazz triumphs with new import Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Fresh off a record setting night, Terrence Romeo guns for another milestone even as the Smart All-Stars try to close out what has been a pulsating three-city PBA All-Star week on a winning note on Sunday night in Iloilo City.The TNT KaTropa guard, who fired a new All-Star mark of 48 points in the national pool’s 152-149 win last Friday night over the Luzon All Stars in Batangas City, can tie Vergel Meneses’ record of four All-Star MVP awards as he leads the Smart All-Stars against the Visayas selection at 6:30 p.m. at University of San Agustin Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES With June Mar Fajardo and Kiefer Ravena suiting up for the Visayas, the Smart All-Stars, who will have Nash Racela as coach, will now turn to Mark Belo, Japeth Aguilar, Troy Rosario, Carl Bryan Cruz, Gabe Norwood, Matthew Wright, Allein Maliksi, RR Pogoy, Jio Jalalon, Jayson Castro and Calvin Abueva.But they will be up against a Visayas team raring to give the Nationals a stern test in the last and final stop of the mid season showcase.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
Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, on Thursday received a slew of deadly threats towards him and his family by Orin Arthur, an accused on trial for three murder.Jones, speaking to Guyana Times, disclosed that he will not take the threats of the murder accused lightly: “I have already made a report to the court supervisor and later I will be going to the Brickdam Police Station to make another report.”The accused, while being escorted from the holding cell at the Court to the prison van, began hurling comments at the sight of the Police Prosecutor which then escalated into a heated argument.The argument between Arthur and Jones is suspected to have stemmed from the searching of Arthur’s food.Jones told this publication that on the previous day, Arthur’s family brought food for him at the holding cell and he ordered an officer to search the food. This, he noted, apparently offended the accused. He added that when a constable took the food to Arthur along with a bottle of water, Arthur threw the water on the constable.It was related that as Arthur was walking past the Police Prosecutor at Court on Thursday, he told him that his food must not be searched, to which the Police Prosecutor replied that it has to be searched.Arthur then told Jones that he will kill him and his family, while addressing him with several derogatory names. The officers at the court had to intervene and placed Arthur in the awaiting prison van.Thinking that to be the end of it, the accused still blurted that he has “his connections out of prison to do his external jobs.”Arthur is currently facing a joint charge for the murder of Guyana Geology and Mines Commission engineer Trevor Abrams, and the murder of Beharry Security Guard, Wilfred Stewart, at Sterling Products Limited on December 2014.According to prosecutors, Arthur is said to be facing a third murder charge.
Residents of Johnson Street near UN Drive in Monrovia woke up yesterday morning to the shocking scene of the lifeless body of a man who had reportedly been electrocuted.The late Andreu Saah, Jr., 27, whose body was dangling on a nearby electric pole was said to be in the habit of stealing and selling current to businesses and homes in the vicinities of Johnson and Warren Streets and as far down as the Rally Time Market Community near the Soniwein Creek.The death of Saah justified the maxim: ‘99 days for rogue and one day for the master.’ The deceased was a resident of Clay Street and a father of two (a boy and girl) whose mother was identified as Edna Varney.The electric pole that killed the victim has high tension wires and transformers said an LEC source.Up to press time last night, the LEC management had made no official comment on the incident, but they have on several previous occasions warned against “power theft” that has claimed several lives and caused thousands of dollars in losses to the Corporation.Eyewitnesses lamented that the late Saah had been in the habit of “stealing current from the LEC and renting them to all the money people” in the nearby communities at the rate of US$35 monthly.”“If you used the late Saah’s current in the day, you will pay US$35, but if you rented it for 24 hours, meaning both day and night, you would pay more,” some aggrieved residents told the Daily Observer as they glimpsed at Saah’s remains.Almost all those that gathered to view Saah’s corpse had at least encountered him in his “current business” at different times.An eyewitness, who claimed to be a “customer” who rented current from the late Saah, explained that Saah got electrocuted around 1a.m. yesterday when he and three of his alleged accomplices had gone to reconnect a customer they had previously disconnected for “being delinquent.”According to one source, Saah’s accomplices were each assigned with a specific task while he (Saah) carried out the illegal connection.For example, one of the three accomplices would watch out for any intruder(s) to their “hustle” and another would hold the ladder the victim reportedly used to climb the pole while the last man allegedly held the flashlight to provide a clear view as the “operation to connect or disconnect the wires proceeded.” “Unfortunately he was ‘jerked’ by the current and subsequently electrocuted to the disbelief of his three accomplices who suddenly disappeared under the cover of darkness when they noticed that their man had died instantly,” our source said.Among the onlookers at yesterday’s dreadful scene were said to be customers of the deceased, owing to the way some of them were wailing bitterly, particularly the women who beat their breasts in distress.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Guyana-Venezuela border controversyThe United Nations Secretary General António Guterres’s decision on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy could take as much as two years to be handed down if needs be, Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said on Wednesday.Providing an update on the matter, the Minister said that nothing new has happened since the Good Offices Process ended on December 31, 2017 and aForeign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidgecommitment was made to clearly outline the way forward by the Secretary General.The Secretary General undertook to make a decision after a process which ended on December 31. “It is possible of course that he could take two years to answer…We are still waiting on the Secretary General to carry out his responsibilities,” Greenidge told <
0Shares0000Jose Mourinho has warned Manchester United face a tough season if they do not strengthen their squad © AFP / Christof STACHELONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 6 – Jose Mourinho has warned Manchester United face a “difficult season” if they do not strengthen their squad before the Premier League transfer window shuts on Thursday.United’s build-up to the new campaign has been dominated by Mourinho’s clear frustration over transfers, which has brought his relationship with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward into the spotlight. The only arrivals at Old Trafford this summer have been Brazilian midfielder Fred, teenage full-back Diogo Dalot and back-up goalkeeper Lee Grant.In sharp contrast, Champions League finalists Liverpool have spent more than £170 million on new signings including Brazil’s World Cup goalkeeper Alisson and midfielders Fabinho and Naby Keita.“My CEO knows what I want and I still have a few days to wait and see what happens,” the Portuguese manager told MUTV ahead of his side’s pre-season friendly defeat by Bayern Munich on Sunday.“The other clubs who compete with us are really strong and already have fantastic teams. Or they are investing massively like Liverpool, who are buying everything and everybody.“If we don’t make our team better it will be a difficult season for us.”United were beaten 1-0 by Bayern at the Allianz Arena, five days before their Premier League campaign begins at home to Leicester.Mourinho, without some key players due to their involvement at the World Cup, including Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard, brought on academy prospects James Garner, Axel Tuanzebe, Tahith Chong and Demetri Mitchell during the second half.At full-time, he compared his youthful team to the raft of talent at Bayern’s disposal, including experienced players such as Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben.“Finally, it’s over. Finally, such a difficult pre-season is over,” Mourinho told mufc.com.“The players were, once more, brilliant. They could not have done better than what they did. (It was a) fantastic experience for the boys.”Mourinho, who has been linked with moves for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld and Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire before the transfer window shuts, selected Alexis Sanchez as captain in Bavaria.Reports in Germany on Sunday said United have also expressed an interest in Bayern defender Jerome Boateng.Javi Martinez scored the only goal of the game in Munich, heading home from a second-half corner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
By Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER CHICAGO – One sign the Angels’ latest injury is not deemed serious is the faux ceremony held in the wounded’s honor. Justin Speier was presented with a G.I. Joe-like action figure by teammate Darren Oliver that had tape around the knee and dog tags around the neck, symbolic of the right-hander’s warrior-like attitude. Speier aggravated a sore knee while pitching in Baltimore and an examination revealed a strained medial collateral ligament. He was not an option out of the bullpen Friday night, but might return to action today or Sunday. “It was minor and then it was one pitch that I felt it more than before,” Speier said. “I thought it was knee tendinitis and then I got it evaluated. They’re thinking to calm it down for a few days and then get back out there.” One issue with an injury like Speier’s is that if he comes back too soon, he can run the risk of over-compensating for it which could lead to other issues like arm trouble. “You don’t want to change your delivery or change your mechanics and try to do something you’re not used to doing,” Speier said. “We’ll take it one step at a time. They have seen this before and we think it is a small issue.” Speier was told the injury is common with pitchers who drop their body during their delivery and drive toward home plate with their back leg, similar to guys like David Cone and Tom Seaver. Erstad focused on 2007 Former Angel Darin Erstad, finally healthy after another season of ankle injuries, was not in the starting lineup for the White Sox on Friday. White Sox prospects such as outfielders Josh Fields and Jerry Owens are getting a chance to play. Erstad said before the game that he has not decided if he will retire at the end of the season. The White Sox hold a $3.5 million contract option for next season or can utilize a $250,000 buyout. “I haven’t even thought about that and I’ll wait until this offseason and get to that,” Erstad said. “I have no idea. I’m not going to think about that. I’m going to finish it out here and worry about all that stuff later.” Erstad has played in 79 games this season, batting .253 with three home runs and 29 RBIs. Guerrero improves Vladimir Guerrero threw on the side before Friday’s game to test his inflamed right triceps. Guerrero has been the designated hitter the last four games, after missing the last four games of the previous homestand when the injury flared up. Guerrero might not return to right field until the team returns home for a seven-game homestand beginning Monday. Matthews update Gary Matthews Jr. also played catch before the game, coming onto the field in his cleats instead of the protective boot he had been wearing the past two days. Matthews sprained his right ankle sliding into second base Tuesday at Baltimore. Despite the progress from crutches on Wednesday to a walking boot only on Thursdays to no ankle support by Friday, there still is no timetable for his return. Izturis fills role At first it was an act of desperation but having Maicer Izturis in the No. 5 spot in the lineup for 14 of the last 19 games has grown on Manager Mike Scioscia. Izturis has eight RBIs in 47 at-bats out of the No. 5 spot and a .358 on-base percentage there before Friday. Izturis is batting .405 with runners in scoring position this season and has 43 RBIs. “If you unravel some layers of our team and what’s happening with it, it makes sense,” Scioscia said. “It’s not your prototypical five hitter, but he’s certainly meeting the needs we have.” firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has denied spitting at Newcastle forward Papiss Cisse during Wednesday night’s Premier League clash.The Red Devils defender was involved in an incident with the Senegalese striker during the 1-0 victory at St James’ Park, and the FA have already announced they will investigate the episode.A statement on the club’s website read: “Having woken up this morning I am shocked to have seen the media coverage from last night’s match. I would like to make it clear that I did not spit at Papiss Cisse.“I was totally unaware of any spitting incident and had assumed that the issue at the time was with the challenge and his attempted retaliation to the tackle from the floor. During the game Papiss Cisse and I spoke about the incident and it is clear by my reaction in the television footage that I was totally surprised by any suggestion of spitting.“It is not in my character or in my nature to spit at anybody nor is it something I have ever done or would ever do. It is certainly not something that I did last night.”
“There was indeed a genocide of the Armenians, and it will not be forgotten,” said Rep. Michael Pence, R-Indiana, who called his vote against the resolution “gut-wrenching.” Invoking the biblical saying that to everything there is a season, Pence said Congress should not vote on the bill while U.S. troops are at war in Iraq. Either genocide is right or wrong. It cannot be both at the same time. Since Pence is invoking a biblical saying, what does he think of the commandment not to murder? When does he think the Armenian genocide is in season? It’s almost 100 years old today. What is more important to the GOP, their values or their politics? – Shoshana Rubin Sylmar Vital ally Nancy Pelosi and her crew of dumb liberals in Congress should all win Darwin Awards. How stupid can they get? By passing this stupid Armenian genocide resolution, they may help the terrorists and Iran defeat our country in the Iraq battle. Turkey is a vital ally because 70 percent of the supplies to our troops go through Turkey. I take that back. A Darwin Award is too good for them. They should all have a tattoo put on their foreheads. That would be “T” for traitor. – Bob Budworth Woodland Hills Animal cruelty Re “Task force takes a hard line on animal cruelty” (Oct. 5): I am very pleased that the LAPD is finally taking aggressive action against animal cruelty. Hurting animals from anger or twisted pleasure is an egregious subhuman behavior. Some people may ask why there should be such focus on animal crimes when gangs are out of control. I have read from many sources that most convicted of wife beating, child abuse, molestation, murder and other heinous acts have begun their careers with the abuse of pets and animals. – Charles L. Murray Moorpark DWP asleep Re “Taxed to death” (Your Opinions, Oct. 7): Richard Stuber hit the nail on the head. The DWP is asleep at the wheel. They should use their money as intended, not as a tool to obtain a bonus and give City Hall a blank check, only to waste more on pet projects. Oh, I know, maybe our mayor can select a blue ribbon committee and spend more money trying to figure this out. Who holds the DWP accountable? – Nick Nicholson Northridge A chance to play I completely disagree with the LAUSD pay-to-play plans for community sports groups. The grounds have been laid and built for children in the community to make friends and play harmless sports. The point is to build a family and a strong community that unite on and off the field. It is crucial that each child of any income range gets a fair chance to play on the fields. If the schools began charging fees they would be limiting less fortunate children whose families cannot afford to pay. It is time to take children off the streets after school and get them involved in the community. It is not fair that LAUSD would put a price tag on any child’s playing experience. – Gina Assouad CSUN student Pacific Palisades Hiding my wallet Re “Antonio gets back to basics” (Oct. 12): With the mayor of El Pueblo de Los Angeles back to focusing on “our” basic services, I for one will be hiding my wallet. – Craig Crippen West Hills160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! One has to wonder how popular Al Gore would be had he decried the disease instead of the symptom. – Cellestine Hannemann North Hills The great Gore AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Al Gore has finally shared with us the millions-of-years-old secret of how thousands of lakes, streams, hills and valleys were formed. His label: “global warming.” He has been given an Academy Award and Nobel Peace Prize. Says something about those awards, doesn’t it? – Richard Promen Chatsworth Values or politics? Re “Turks blamed in mass killings” (Oct. 11):
A young Letterkenny man was so addicted to synthetic cannabis caused him to become paranoid to the extent he attacked his sister’s boyfriend with an iron bar and knuckle duster.Sloan Murphy of 26 Glenoughty Close appeared at a sitting of Letterkenny District Court in April and was adjourned to allow for the preparation of relevant reports from the Probation and Welfare Service. Judge Paul Kelly heard how the defendant had been attending a birthday party in Oldtown, Letterkenny on September 1, last year, when he attacked the injured party with an iron ratchet handle.On another occasion, Murphy punched the victim in the face with an implement called a “knuckle duster” which resulted in him needing treatment in hospital.This week, having read the reports from the Probation Service, Judge Paul Kelly said they revealed that the defendant has a “irrational antipathy to the injured party who is going out with his sister”.It also noted that he was “addicted to synthetic cannabis” and added “his empathy to the victim is limited as he feels he is a bad influence on his sister”.The court heard from reports that Murphy has attended for drug use treatment but still has an “inability to rationally reason and problem solve” also suffers from paranoid thoughts and is in the “moderate category of re-offending”.Solicitor, Mr Frank Dorrian, told the court his client has the motivation to address these issues and has support from his grandparents. He is also commencing a welding course in Gaoth Dobhair and is not using drugs at the moment.Judge Kelly also noted the Probation Services have said the defendant does not need ongoing support from them and that he is a suitable candidate for community service.It was also outlined that the injured party does not wish to make a victim impact statement.Murphy was sentenced to two consecutive terms of 180 hours community service in lieu of six months imprisonment on each. He was also sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for a period of two years provided he commits no further offences during that time.Man attacked sister’s boyfriend with iron bar and knuckle-duster was last modified: July 3rd, 2019 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:attackcourtdrugsiron barknuckle dusterletterkennySloan Murphy
THERE are litter louts – and then there are litter slobs – people who will dump ANYTHING absolutely ANYWHERE.And the latest example has anti-litter campaigners up in arms.For mindless slobs have dumped TWO BEDS at Cockhill Cemetery in Buncrana. And the good-living man who picked them up told donegaldaily.com: “I thought I had seen it all when it comes to littering but this really was the lowest of the low.“How anyone can dump such items in the first place is beyond me but to dump them on holy ground like this just beggars belief.”He said he agreed with recent comments from Buncrana Tidy Towns Seamus McLaughlin who described litterbugs as “slobs.”Mr McLaughlin said he wanted the seaside town to get top marks in the 2012 Tidy Towns competition but he warned: “Remember, we’re at war with slobs who have no respect for our town or environment.” The man who found the beds told us: “Unfortunately Seamus is right. I lifted the mattresses and beds and took them away without any fuss; but I’d love it if we started jailing people who do this sort of thing.© 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/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comANGER AS SLOBS DUMP BEDS AT CEMETERY was last modified: January 8th, 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:buncranacockhill cemeterylittertidy towns