MOST READ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Gordon Hayward signs 4-year, maximum deal with Celtics JAZZ 97, BUCKS 76Tony Bradley scored 19 points and the Jazz easily won their first game of the Las Vegas session after four straight losses.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Teammates waved towels at the end of the game to cool down Ennis, whose career high at Oregon was 22 points.Ennis, who played for the Thunder in the Orlando Summer League before joining the Warriors in Las Vegas, poured in 23 points in 12 first-half minutes, including six of his eight 3-pointers. He previously had 21 points over five games in Las Vegas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Just don’t think about it,” Ennis said. “It touches your hand, you put it up and the rim looks like the ocean … I’ll probably never hear (the ‘MVP’ chants) again in my career.”Ennis’ 3-pointer with 1:11 remaining gave the Warriors a 105-97 lead that put the game away. Bryce Alford, undrafted out of UCLA, finished with 16 points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 08: Timothe Kuwawu-Cabarrot #20 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives against Dylan Ennis #31 of the Golden State Warriors during the 2017 Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Philadelphia won 95-93.Dylan Ennis went undrafted last month, but the Oregon product was the recipient of “MVP” chants from the crowd in Las Vegas on Friday. Ennis was nearly unstoppable as he scored 35 points during the Golden State Warriors’ 109-100 NBA Summer League victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.“Being undrafted, you take it personal,” Ennis told NBA TV.ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jaron Johnson scored 18 for the Clippers while 2016 first-round pick Brice Johnson and Jawun Evans had 17 apiece.Teams still alive in tournament play had Friday off. The quarterfinal round begins Saturday with Portland playing San Antonio, Miami facing Memphis, Dallas against Boston and the Lakers meeting Brooklyn.In other action:HAWKS 92, ROCKETS 86Trent Lockett scored 17 points on 50 percent shooting, and the Hawks used a 34-22 fourth quarter to rally to victory. Maryland product Diamond Stone and Bryce Cotton added 12 apiece off the bench.TIMBERWOLVES 80, WIZARDS 73Matt Costello blocked a would-be dunk by Michael Young with 59.9 seconds remaining to seal the Timberwolves’ comeback win over the Wizards. Costello, who was undrafted out of Michigan State in 2016 and played in the D-League, had a team-high 14 points and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet View comments
Bike riders of the the 2019 Liberia Cancer Society’s “Bike Ride or Walk Against Cancer” event(Photo:TLC Africa)The Liberia Cancer Society (LCS) has held the 2019 edition of its annual Bike Ride and Walk Against Cancer in Monrovia.The event, held on Sunday, February 24, was marked by sales of T-shirts, long distance walk and bike ride with dozens of walkers, joggers and riders, including international of participants taking part in the event.The aim of the annual event which is held in partnership with the Association of Filipino Bikers in Liberia and the Liberian Bikers Federation, is meant to carry on awareness of all forms of cancer and to raise fund for the LCS to carry out its works.The walk commenced from the Hilton-Van EE School on Broad Street through the Capitol Bye-Pass and UN Drive route before returning to the starting point.LCS president Dana Hilton Van Ee (left) presents certificate of participation to one of the international participants.(Photo: Liberian Observer)Dana Hilton Van Ee, president of the LCS expressed gratitude to the participants and was excited with the number of international participants in this year’s event. The international participants came from countries including Philippines, Russia, Kenya, Nigeria, England, Germany, Pakistan, India, America and Scotland. At the climax of the event, all of the participants received a certificate of participation.Madam Van Ee said the LCS remains committed to providing awareness on all forms of cancer in order to promote a healthy lifestyle. Since its reactivation in 2012 after the Liberian civil war, the LCS has been working with closely with the Ministry of Health and other partners and recognized by the ministry as the lead civil society organization on awareness and advocacy for cancer treatment and prevention for all of the cancer-specific organizations in the country.Established in 1977, the LCS serves as advocates and liaison, support healthy lifestyle choices, free screening, counseling and provides awareness on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Some 109 former sugar workers of the Wales Estate will have to wait a little longer to receive their severance pay due to issues relating to the calculation of interest. This was relayed to Guyana Times on Saturday. It was also disclosed that a total of 238 workers received their termination benefits between Friday and Saturday.According to information obtained, the reported 109 unpaid workers were those who had taken up employment at the Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara Estate.Many others had refused to do so after contending that it was unlawful for their employer, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to compel them to travel 22 miles from their point of origin at Wales.The court agreed with this position and as such the workers were awarded interest at four per cent per annum. This determination was made by Justice Sandil Kissoon in his ruling last week.Guyana Times was told that GuySuCo was waiting on the court order to guide the calculation for the workers.Thousands of dismissed sugar workers are finding great difficulty in securing alternative jobs following their retrenchment in late 2016. In early November, the National Assembly gave approval for almost $2.5 billion to cater for the remaining severance to 4723 sugar workers and Justice Fidela Corbin-Lincoln had also ruled in favour of the ex-employees, saying that they should be paid with interest in the range of four to six per cent.It took the court over a year to initially hear the Wales severance matter and the workers, their families, union and other supporters have been protesting for their legally entitled benefits.In fact, when Justice Kissoon ruled last Wednesday, just hours before, there was another protest organised outside Parliament Building where workers called for their severance.The workers who had opted to work at Uitvlugt will also receive one month’s pay with lieu of notice, coupled with their severance. It was initially 371 workers that were auguring for severance, but this was reduced after it was found that some former Wales employees had to come off the list as some were not entitled; some were deceased, and others could no longer be found in the country.Aside from Wales Estate closing in December 2017, the closures of Skeldon, Rose Hall and Enmore were all finalised as part of Government’s cost cutting measures.The latter three were later reopened under small operations as part of the Administration’s move to garner private investors.
The Flyers currently sit at 2-2 so far this season and are tied for second place in the Rural Black North division in the Edmonton Rural Bantam Hockey League.Last time out, the Flyers just got by the Grande Prairie Knights by a score of 2-1. Brandon Clark was between the pipes as he stopped 20 of 21 shots in the contest.- Advertisement –
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Gina Gooding, a representative of Simi Valley Girls Softball, told the parks board Thursday about a 9-year-old asthmatic boy who was watching a game when a man lit up a cigarette next to him. When he asked the man to stop smoking, the child got a lecture about showing more respect to adults, and he had to get up and move to get away from the smoke, Gooding said. “There is nothing more annoying and discouraging than to have a parent in a lawn chair light up a cigarette next to children,” she said. Gooding said a ban would not only protect children and help avoid conflicts, but help prevent fires that might start around parks due to cigarette smoking. When another speaker said he couldn’t recall a fire started by a cigarette in a park, another woman in the audience said, “How about Griffith Park?” referring to the Los Angeles fire earlier this month. Investigators are looking into whether that fire was started accidentally by a smoker. “If we are going to (ban smoking), it should be in every park,” said district board member Gene Hostetler, a police detective who said “No Smoking” signs would provide a useful tool for law enforcement. He and other board members said illegal smoking in the parks should be an infraction rather than a misdemeanor. “I don’t want to put anybody in jail because of smoking,” board President Kate O’Brien said. Violators could be fined $100 for the first offense and $250 for subsequent violations. But board members expressed hope it wouldn’t come to that. “We’re not trying to cite anyone. We’re just trying to get them to be courteous to others,” said Doug Gale, the district’s recreation administrator. Several people at Thursday’s meeting spoke against the ban, including Doug Schwartz of Simi Valley, who said he didn’t smoke himself. “There is a bigger issue at hand, and that is people’s rights,” said Schwartz, who also expressed concern about using police time to enforce smoking rules. Besides speaking at the meeting, Schwartz sent an e-mail to the district. “I could understand if the proposal was just in the sports areas, but a general ban in the entire park seems ludicrous,” Schwartz wrote. “What would be next, no barbecuing(?) Barbecues omit tons of smoke and if inhaled can be hazardous to one’s health. … Why does this lunacy continue?” District officials said the ban was based on health concerns about secondhand smoke, which the California Air Resources Board has classified as a toxic air contaminant. Simi Valley would follow a trend in other California communities that have banned smoking at parks and other outdoor areas where people regularly congregate. California state law already bans smoking in parks near children’s play areas, but the Simi Valley park district had been receiving complaints from youth sports groups about people smoking near dugouts and in the bleachers. Gooding and other adult youth-league leaders said the players and spectators felt trapped and uncomfortable confronting the smokers. The Simi Valley Historical Society also requested that Strathearn Historical Park be included in the ban, except by permit when requested for private social gatherings. Letters and e-mails to the district from Simi Youth Baseball, Simi Valley Girls Softball and Santa Susana Boys Baseball expressed support for the ban at their facilities. firstname.lastname@example.org (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – No more lighting up while watching your kid’s Little League game – or while hanging out at any local park, for that matter. After a contentious meeting Thursday night, the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District’s board voted unanimously to ask the district staff to put up “No Smoking” signs in all the district’s Simi Valley-area parks, not just the large regional parks and those used by youth groups, as originally proposed. The ban, which takes effect as soon as the signs go up, doesn’t include golf courses. The district is considering expanding the ban to Oak Park facilities, which it oversees. Residents there will have a chance to weigh in at future meetings before a decision is made.
Aviation officials are investigating a fatal plane crash in the mountains near Buckinghorse River.Captain Ray Jacobson of the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria confirmed the Cessna 182 crashed into a mountain Monday morning around 10 a.m. after the centre received the first hits from the plane’s emergency locator transmitter.Travelling in the plane were a husband and wife, both in their 60s, from the United States who were making their way from Dawson Creek to Watson Lake, said Jacobson. Both were killed. Names of the victims were not immediately available.- Advertisement -Preliminary reports suggest the plane’s flight path had been following a mountain ridgeline. Weather is believed to have been a factor in the crash, with heavy cloud cover believed to have obscured visibility of the mountains, according to Jacobson.A Cormorant helicopter stationed in the Jasper/Hinton area was dispatched to the scene. The wreckage was found around 5:30 p.m.The cause of the crash is still under investigation and Transportation Safety Board and the coroner’s office are en route to the scene.Advertisement
1 Kevin De Bruyne Wolfsburg have NOT agreed a fee with Manchester City for Kevin De Bruyne but talks over a deal are underway, the German club have confirmed. Reports surfaced on Wednesday night that Wolfsburg had accepted an offer of around £54m to sell the Belgian winger to City.But the Bundesliga side’s sporting director, Klaus Allofs, insists those reports are premature and maintains they will only allow De Bruyne to part on their terms.“There is no agreement with De Bruyne and with Manchester City,” Allofs said at a press conference on Thursday.“We have agreed to open negotiations, and that has happened, but Kevin is still a Wolfsburg player.“We are not in any rush to get this (transfer) through. The interests of both sides must be considered.“If our expectations are not fulfilled, Kevin will be playing for Wolfsburg this season, and I wouldn’t mind that.“In the end, there can only be winners from this deal and that applies also to Wolfsburg. If that is not the case, then there will be no transfer.”Earlier, Allofs had told Sport Bild magazine that his club cannot afford to turn down such sums like perhaps Bayern Munich can, hinting that there would be a point when they would accept an offer from City.“People do think that money does not come into it with Volkswagen (the club’s backers), but that is not the case,” he said.“VW and we place a lot of importance on being economically sound.“Compared to the top clubs in Europe, we have very little means at our disposal. We must also adhere to UEFA’s Financial Fair Play. We can’t compete with (Bayern).”Until a suitable offer is made, however, De Bruyne will continue to be considered a Wolfsburg player, also by their coach Dieter Hecking.“I am naming 18 players in my squad to face Schalke (on Friday night) and I expect Kevin to be one of them,” he said.
RAPHOE NOTESRaphoeSt. Eunan’s National School 60 Year CelebrationsSt Eunan’s NS, Raphoe are celebrating their 60 year anniversary. We will be hosting the celebrations in September/ October 2015. This is a perfect opportunity to promote local history to our children in a fun and interesting way. We are looking for local people to help us organise the event and to pass on their expertise on the history of the school. If you are interested contact Anita Keeve at St Eunan’s NS, on 074 91 45764. As part of this event the children are tracing past pupils all around the world and indeed Ireland. If you have a relative or friend who is a past pupil and who does not now live in Raphoe, it would be great if you could encourage them to send the students a postcard telling us about where they now live and their memories of St Eunan’s NS. “100 Club” Weekly Private Members DrawWinners for week 15:1st Prize: Ronnie Gamble2nd prize: Olive Strain3rd Prize: Fergal O’HaganWeek 16 Winners:1st Prize: Don Brennan2nd Prize: Ann O’Donnell3rd Angeline BrennanWeek 17 Winners:1st Prize: Shane Curran2nd Prize: Helena Gibson3rd Prize: Kevin GallagherWeek 18 Winners:1st Prize: Una Ross2nd Prize: Kelsey Gallagher3rd Prize: Paul FaganThe Family Resource Centre would like to thank all those who have subscribed to the draw; your support is greatly appreciated. You could be one of the lucky winners next week!A few lines have become available for the draw so if you would like the opportunity to be in with a one-in-three chance of winning a weekly prize please contact us on 074-9145796/087-364150 Little smiles with big dreamsLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child where it is an aunt / uncle/ child-minder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in Messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler are a great way to enhance your little one confidence and meet others their age.A light lunch is provided and a small cost of 50 cent per family.Raphoe Walking GroupThe Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa!Young Carers GroupAre you a young carer? Do you help to take care for someone at home who has an illness, disability, substance misuse, mental health difficulty or bereavement? The Loft Youth Project hosts a Young Carers Group for 12-18 year olds on Saturday mornings at 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny. For further information please contact 074 9129630 or 087 1255246.Raphoe Boxing Club Plans are firmly in place for the club’s annual boxing showpiece which will place in the Deele College Sports Pavilion on Saturday 7th November when the Raphoe club will host one of England’s premier boxing clubs, Tenbury Wells B.C., who will spend five days in Raphoe. Head Coach and matchmaker Gary McCullagh will have fourteen quality contests down for decision on the night that will feature a number of Irish and English champions. Very special thanks go to all the generous sponsors of this tournament and to all the business people of Raphoe and surrounding areas for their generosity. More details of this major tournament will appear in the local press in the coming months.Raphoe Tidy Towns C.E Project Job Vacancies for September 2015 For 7 General Operatives with Raphoe Tidy Towns & 1 Community Newsletter Assistant.The above vacancies will be available with Raphoe Tidy Towns DSP Community Employment Project in September 2015. Hours per week 19.5. If you are interested please contact the Supervisor at the Volt House Office on 9145692 or 0879473527 for further information on the vacancies or call into the Tidy Towns Office for an application form.Please note that the Dept. of Social Protection Community Employment eligibility criteria applies to all posts offered by Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd. You are free to do other part time work over and above your time on C.E.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to email@example.com or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, William Street. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE PLANNING TO CELEBRATE 60 YEARS AT ST EUNANS NS was last modified: July 24th, 2015 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:donegalRAPHOE LOCAL NOTES
Alexandre Lacazette would be a great addition to the Arsenal squad, Mikael Silvestre has told talkSPORT.Lyon are willing to sell their star forward this summer if they receive an offer in excess of €50million (£44million) and the Gunners are keen on a doing a deal.The 26-year-old has been in outstanding form for the French club over the past four seasons, firing 91 league goals, and Silvestre reckons he would be a big hit in north London.The former Arsenal, Manchester United and France star told talkSPORT of his fellow countryman: “He is very active, he can play both sides, technically he is very gifted and he has been scoring 25, 30 goals for the last four years in the French league so he is a proven goalscorer.“In terms of adaptability to Arsenal’s style, he has all the qualities. He is very intelligent, he can make up the play with Ozil, with Ramsey, with Welbeck.“I think he would be a great addition for Arsenal. And he speaks French!”With the future of Alexis Sanchez in doubt, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is also reportedly weighing up a swoop for another French forward – Manchester United’s Anthony Martial.Martial, who joined United for £36m in 2015, struggled to impress under Jose Mourinho last season and it has been suggested he could look to move on this summer.But Silvestre, who spent nine years at Old Trafford, hopes the 21-year-old stays put. “It’s been difficult for him,” he said.“Arsene could be interested, but United needs that type of striker. He should stick around.”