GALLERY: LeBron James trains Gilas Pilipinas

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photos are from Inquirer’s Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonFEATURED 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’ LeBron James supervised the training of select members of the media and players from Gilas Pilipinas Saturday afternoon at Kerry Sports.This was part of James’ third visit to the Philippines for the “Strive for Greatness” tour.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES View commentscenter_img SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Return of the king: LeBron wows Manila fans anewlast_img read more

Full confidence in PPP’s presidential candidate

first_imgDear Editor,Some people seem to feel that running a Government is a sole proprietor business – a one-man business – but this is so far from the truth.It is a known fact that a Party goes into an election with a manifesto which sells the party to the electorate. If the party wins, then it is a team effort comprised of persons who should have the ability to deliver on those promises. In addition, there are many advisors who are strategically appointed to assist these persons. The presidential elect not only gives guidance but takes guidance.In Guyana the coalition and the new kids on the block with their handful of supporters, some claiming to be disgruntled PPP members and supporters, are hammering away at the election of Mr Irfaan Ali as the PPP’s presidential candidate, making their repetitive rounds of personal attacks while claiming that he is “Jagdeo’s third term”.Bharrat Jagdeo has always been the focus of attack in and out of Office; his salary, his pension, his “mansion” as is claimed. Yet even the Prime Minister is now earning more than him and living the “Cadillac” lifestyle. This Government utilised great efforts and massive financial resources to ensure that he does not get a third term as President since they are mortally afraid of his sharp intellect and his topnotch statesmanship. The decision of the Caribbean did not deter or daunt his spirit. It must be recalled by Guyanese that after the PPP’s defeat by a one-seat majority, he rose from the ashes like the proverbial Phoenix and began a political crusade that was unrelenting in exposing the corruption and thievery of the coalition. His weekly press conferences were just as eagerly looked forward to as “Days of Our Lives”!Jagdeo’s relentless pursuit bore fruit and gave hope to the hopeless in this country which had begun to fall into the abyss of social and economic degradation. But while he did the Herculean task, some were waiting like hyenas to partake from the kill of the lion. A few of these were in the media headlines for all the wrong reasons! Now he is being vilified once again by those heartless opportunists who never even bat an eyelid for their country. But I know that it will never derail his focus of ensuring the good life for his people!As I recall, when Donald Ramotar became the presidential candidate twice for the PPP, there were no cries, wails and gnashing of teeth. He was not seen as the surrogate or puppet of Jagdeo.It was acceptable because they knew that they could outmanoeuvre him at any time. In fact, they dubbed him the “Lame Duck”!The then Opposition took full advantage of this and Nagamootoo tabled a no-confidence motion which saw his Government’s downfall.Ramotar was the ‘perfect’ opponent and the coalition wants another one. However, when one listened to the debates and presentations of Irfaan Ali, it is evident that he has what it takes not only to run this country but to destroy the corruption posse and thwart the efforts of the APNU/AFC to bring down his Government. He has that charisma, courage and competence and enough has been said about his achievements as a Minister. Let them call it what they want but Irfaan Ali is no Donald Ramotar and will never be an easy walkover!As a member of the PPP, I am in total agreement with the election of any presidential candidate since I have full confidence in the ability of my Party to choose the best candidate.The Central Committee has 35 potential candidates from which one must be chosen. When I was with the Alliance for Change I had no problem with either Trotman of Ramjattan being the presidential candidate.When I joined the PPP I had no problem with Ramotar being the presidential candidate twice and today I have no problem with Irfaan Ali being the presidential candidate. Let us put Guyana first and focus on the removal of this corrupt Government. God Bless our presidential candidate and God Bless Guyana!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC CouncillorRegion Sixlast_img read more

Huskies to step on the ice for first time tonight for tryouts

first_imgThose taking part must be between the ages of 16 to 20 years old as of December of this year. The cost to register is $75 and the first practice will begin at 7:30 p.m tonight.Those interested must bring a care card and the signature of a parent if a minor. Anyone with questions relating to the tryouts are encouraged to call Assistant Coach Jeremy Clothier at 250-793-0978.- Advertisement –last_img

Location change in Bantam Provincials

first_imgThere has been a schedule change for the Bantam Tier 2 Provincial Hockey Tournament currently taking place in Fort St. John.The games scheduled to take place Monday afternoon have been moved from the North Peace Arena to the Pomeroy Sport Centre. The new schedule affects:- Advertisement -2 p.m.: Cranbrook vs. Rossland Trail5 p.m.: Burnaby WC vs. Juan De Fuca GrizzliesThere is a game set to take place at 8 p.m. Monday, but the location has not yet been determined. The information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.last_img

Motorcyclist critically injured after crash on East Bypass Road

first_imgHe was transported by ambulance to the Fort St. John Hospital, but was then flown by STARS Air Ambulance to a hospital in Edmonton. Although the crash is still under police investigation, witnesses said they saw the motorcycle going “at a high rate of speed” right before the accident. Police say the driver was unable to turn the corner properly and crashed into the ditch. An update on his condition is not available.- Advertisement –last_img

Toastmasters Month in Fort St. John

first_imgThe decision was made after the Mayor and Councillors met with all of the children from Fort St. John’s Majestic Flying Toasters Gavel Club, as well as Gavel Club Counsellor Joyce Hadland-Wesenberg.“They’ve been involved with taking part in the Santa Clause Parade back in November, and also upcoming with Toastmasters Month, we’re going to be doing a lot of advertising for Toastmasters, the young Gavel Club, and we’re also going to be set up on Saturday February 14,” Hadland-Wesenberg explained of their work within the community.Each of the children associated with the Majestic Flying Toasters – aged 9-17 – also had an opportunity to speak directly to City Council.- Advertisement -“During my time with Toastmasters, I’ve written three speeches, and I am currently working on another one about how society has twisted female self-perception on body image,” president of the Flying Toasters Brandon Braun said.Toastmasters International is celebrating 90 years of shaping public speakers, one of them being Councillor Bruce Christensen, and the local chapter is celebrating 20 years in Fort St. John.last_img read more

Reports – Crystal Palace agree £7million fee for Wigan star McArthur

first_imgCrystal Palace have agreed a club-record £7million fee with for Wigan midfielder James McArthur, according to reports.Premier League newboys Leicester City had agreed the same sum for the Scotland midfielder, but pulled out of the deal after landing former Argentina star Esteban Cambiasso instead.The south east London club will break the £4.5million paid to Peterborough for striker Dwight Gayle last summer if a deal is completed before Monday night’s 11pm deadline. James McArthur in action for Wigan 1last_img

COMMUNITY NEWS: DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LTD LAUNCH BASIC FIRST AID TRAINING COURSE

first_imgDunkineely Community News: Dunkineely Community Ltd is considering running 2 more courses in April/May after Easter. If you are interested in any of these, please contact the DCL office on 087 3421922 or 074 9737678.1) Basic First Aid – a full one day course held on a Saturday in April or May (12 people max) and/or a FETAC Level 5 First Aid 3 day course (10 people max) – – please contact DCL if you might be interested and let us know which Saturdays would work for you. 2) A six week course in either Upcycling or a Follow On Interior Design course with Sile Kelly €30 for the course. (The most popular of these two would run). This course will run subject to application for ETB part funding on the Community Education Support Programme.Cllr. Niamh Kennedy will be available for members of the community in DCL office, Dunkineely on Thursday evenings 5:30 – 7:30pm. Mobile: 087 2062336 Email: niamhkennedy@donegalcoco.ieKillaghtee Parish Good Friday WalkDunkineely Community Ltd in conjunction with the three churches in Killaghtee Parish is to hold a Good Friday walk on Friday 3rd April starting at Dunkineely Methodist Church at 1pm, pausing at Killaghtee Church of Ireland and finishing at Bruckless Chapel around 2pm. They are looking for members of the parish from all church backgrounds and none to join them as they carry a cross from Dunkineely to Bruckless to mark the special day of Christ’s death shared by all Church traditions. Don your walking boots, trainers, bring the children and make it a family outing if you wish. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to get together and take some exercise whilst remembering the meaning of Good Friday. Garda support will keep us safe on the main road, but once we reach Darney, the route leads along back roads and by Bruckless shore – many thanks to Joan Evans for allowing us through the grounds of Bruckless House. If you would like more details or to let the group know in advance you intend to walk, please phone the DCL Office on 074 9737678 or speak to one of the three clergy. Last year we were blessed by sunshine. Start your prayers now and we hope for more of the same! Dunkineely in Bloom ran very successfully last year with two workshops and over 30 competition entries. If you’d like to help make it bigger and better this year please contact DCL on 074 9737678 or dunkineelycommunity@gmail.comDunkineely Methodist Church joined with Ardara Methodist Church last Sunday for a live service broadcast on RTE Radio 1 Extra. This service can now be listened to on the RTE Player at http://www.rte.ie/radio1/service/ and look for the service from 15th March.Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30am – 12:30pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or print or photocopy documents (20c per page).    COMMUNITY NEWS: DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LTD LAUNCH BASIC FIRST AID TRAINING COURSE was last modified: March 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CommunityDunkineelyFeaturesNotesNoticeslast_img read more

Small plane lands on I-5 as motorists make way

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Wadsworth, 28, of Acton had been flying about six months. He brought the plane low – about 20 feet above the eight-lane freeway that divides a golf course and an open-air strip mall. Drivers realized he was trying to land, and parted way for him. “He kept cool,” James said. “Everybody gave us the room to land on the freeway. “We tried to stick to all the usual emergency procedures,” he said. “It didn’t work, so I tried to land as safely as I could. I just wanted to get it landed as safely as I possibly could without hurting anyone else.” Wadsworth landed about 1 p.m. approximately 150 feet before the McBean Parkway overpass and slipped the plane under it before backing into the right shoulder, out of traffic’s way. No one was hurt, but the landing left the plane with a flat tire. It was towed back to the airport for repairs. CHP officials said the freeway has doubled as an emergency runway in the past. “If this was going to happen, this would be it,” Sgt. Rick Miler said. “This was perfect.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The pilot of a single-engine plane that stalled high above Santa Clarita on Monday safely landed on a stretch of southbound Interstate 5, squeezing beneath an overpass, and taxied on the shoulder amid lunch-hour traffic. The emergency landing on I-5’s southbound lanes near McBean Parkway was worthy of praise, according to California Highway Patrol officers. The PA-24 Piper Comanche took off about noon from Whiteman Airport in Pacoima en route to Santa Paula with pilot Chad Wadsworth and a passenger, who were planning lunch there. The plane, built in 1958, experienced engine trouble about 2,500 feet over the Newhall Pass. “We lost the engine,” passenger Christian James, 34, said. “We had three minutes to make a decision whether to hit a mountain or land on the freeway.” last_img read more

Softball Closes Louisiana Trip with Two Wins on Saturday

first_img SEC Network+ Listen Live Watch Live Next Game: Live Stats Preview Drake returns to the road next weekend for the Easton Crimson Classic hosted by No. 10 Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Bulldogs open the classic on March 3 against Stanford at 11 a.m. followed by a game against Alabama at 6 p.m.  Print Friendly Version MVSU scored two runs in the sixth inning to the take the lead back at 9-7. Drake answered in the bottom half of the sixth inning. Alexander and senior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) drew walks and then stole second and third base, respectively, before Maddox drew a walk to load the bases. Junior Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) drove in Alexander and Sowa with a double for two runs and then sophomore Gabbie Jonas (Omaha, Neb.) dropped a squeeze bunt to score Maddox for the game winner. Smith earned the win in the circle to improve 4-2 on the season. Buie lead the Bulldogs with three hits while Alexander and Smith added two hits.center_img Against Bowling Green, Drake (12-5) was led by freshman Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) who had another standout game going 3-3 at the plate with two home runs with three runs scored and five runs batted in. Freshman Aryka Knoche (Little Canada, Minn.) earned her first win as a Bulldog pitching 5.0 innings giving up one run on four hits and striking out four batters. Sophomore Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) added a home run and three RBIs Full Schedule Roster The Bulldogs rallied back in a close game against Mississippi Valley State. Drake took the early 1-0 lead in the first inning before MVSU answered with a five-run second inning. Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) scored on a wild pitch in the second before Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) grounded out to third base scoring Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) in the fourth to pull Drake within two runs. MVSU distanced themselves again adding two runs on a fielding error by Alexander in the fifth inning. The Bulldogs responded with a big fifth inning scoring four runs, tying the game at 7-7. at Alabama 3/3/2017 – 6:00 PM LAFAYETTE, La. – The Drake University softball team won a pair of games Saturday at the Mardi Gras Invitational presented by DoubleTree. The Bulldogs defeated Bowling Green, 9-1, in five innings before winning a close game against Mississippi Valley State,10-9, in six innings. The game against Mississippi Valley State was called in the sixth inning due to the Bulldogs’ afternoon flight home to Des Moines. Drake went 5-1 at the three-day tournament with its lone loss to host No. 16 Louisiana.last_img read more