first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “Everyone feels entitled to it, but I have no entitlement to it,” he said. “It’s something that obviously I worked my butt off for and my whole thing is to put it in very short sentences — I do more and I require less. The Suns are more than a perfect fit for me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Texas forward Mohamed Bamba (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Kansas won 67-64.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)PHOENIX — Mohamed Bamba could be the next Rudy Gobert, and that’s why he’s expected to go very high in the NBA draft.The towering 7-footer from Harlem, who played his one collegiate season at Texas, worked out individually with Phoenix on Saturday, the third player to do so this week as the Suns weigh their options with the No. 1 overall pick this month in the NBA draft.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: PH begins campaign in Fiba 3×3 World Cup Deandre Ayton worked out Wednesday and Marvin Bagley III on Friday.“Mo had a really good workout,” Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said. “His wingspan, his standing reach, is off the charts. His ability to protect the rim I think will be elite at the NBA level, in addition to his ability to rebound the ball. Another thing that stood out to us in his workout today is we can tell he’s been working on his shooting.”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 crownBamba has been working with noted shooting coach Drew Hanlen and has made significant changes to his form.McDonough described Bamba’s old form as “a slingshot” approach with the ball released far behind the shooter’s head. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bamba said the changes have “made like a night-and-day difference in just my mechanics, getting the ball off smoother and having softer landing on the rim.”“My makes are all net and my misses are landing very soft and long instead of short,” he said.Bamba has a 7-foot-10 wingspan, the largest ever recorded at the NBA combine. McDonough said Bamba’s highest vertical jump was 12 1-2 feet, “which is crazy.”As for the comparison with Gobert, the shot-blocking center of the Utah Jazz, McDonough said “honestly I think at 20 years old he’s ahead of where Rudy was.”“Now Rudy’s made tremendous strides over the last three or four years,” McDonough said. “The question for Mo is can he fill out his body the way Rudy has. But in terms of measurements, they’re similar. In terms of the willingness and desire to anchor a defense and protect the rim, they’re similar. I think Mo probably is a little more mobile at the same age and Rudy is probably stronger, more physically developed at the same age.”ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Bamba loves the comparison.“He just changed the geometry of the game,” Bamba said. “When he’s not blocking the shot, he’s in the back of your mind.”McDonough calls Bamba “a super-bright guy, one of the smarter guys I’ve seen in the last 10 or 15 years come through the pre-draft process.”Bamba believes that intelligence will serve him well in the NBA.“I have the natural ability to pick things up a lot faster than I think most people would,” he said, “and I think I’ve shown that in the workout that we did today. … IQ is really big. It’s something that you really want to have on and off the court and it takes your game to the next level for sure.”Bamba weighs 234 pounds.“He’s super-long but he’s thin so he needs to add some length to his body, especially the lower body,” McDonough said. “But I think from day one he’ll be able to step on the court and impact games defensively, block shots, rebound and then be an over-the-top lob threat and then build the rest of his game out from there.”Bamba said he is working out for other teams but didn’t want to identify them. Ayton said the Suns were the only team he’s working out with. Bagley planned to work out with Sacramento and Atlanta, teams with the No. 2 and No. 3 picks, respectively, in the June 21 draft.Ayton said he knows he will be the No.1 pick. Bagley said he, not Ayton, deserves to be.Bamba was more diplomatic.last_img read more

first_imgA presidential aspirant for the leadership Federation of Liberia Youth, (FLY) Mr. Maxwell Grigsby, has called on this government to remove ‘crazy people’ from the streets and along the countryside.Mr. Grigsby said that a situation of un-well people walking aimlessly around Monrovia was embarrassing for the general public—especially children—and wondered why no institution has seized the opportunity to do something about correcting such an ugly situation.These ‘challenged’ individuals are Liberians and should be able to command some degree of consideration and care from the institutions responsible to provide such—the aspirant decided to let it be known—tacitly (without saying it) placing the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare ‘on the spot.’ ”    Speaking tlast week, at the official launch of a student-based organization: the Innovative Yellow House of the Muslim Congress, Mr. Grigsby noted that the Ministry of Health appears askance (doubtful) about whether or not it can deal with the depressing situation.   “The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare must or should have a budget for taking off the streets—as some nations around the world do—people who might not be responsible for their actions,” Mr. Grigsby continued.“Sometimes these individuals are seen strutting the streets without clothes on; our children are on their way from school and find themselves, unexpectedly, glaring at such obscene and unwholesome spectacles that could be traumatizing(causing emotional shock or distress) for them—and even some senior citizens,” the speaker declared.He used the occasion to encourage students to regard (see) themselves as a new generation of Liberians. “You must keep readying and studying hard; that will enable you to tackle some of the issues related to education, for the betterment of the country,” he reassured.“You need to have a role model and work extremely hard to ensure that your dream is realized; nothing comes easily in life without something or someone to emulate or look up to,” he pointed out.Mr. Grigsby called on students around the country to remain focused and do all within their power for success, as they march towards the future.(With an assist from Keith Neville A. Best)    Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAn investigation into what is being described as ‘classified information’ to the Daily Observer newspaper in respect to an imminent strike action to be staged by officers protecting the lives and properties of the judicial branch of government began yesterday at the Temple of Justice.The judicial source hinted to this paper that the investigation was ordered by Court Administrator, Cllr. Elizabeth Nelson.The hierarchy of the judicial security is overseeing the investigation into the leak, with help from other court administrators’ offices.They are mandated to investigate how classified information of LRD3000 monthly entertainment benefits found its way into the media.According to the source, the investigation could not take place yesterday because the investigators decided to include all 62 officers, instead of the initial three officers they targeted to probe.Surprisingly, the head of the Judicial Security, Col. Paul Tuazama, who initially confirmed the information regarding LRD3000 entertainment benefits, is the person heading the investigation.“A full investigation has been launched into the purported leak,” a source told this reporter, indicating that the term of reference of the committee is to establish whether or not protocol governing the management of classified information at the judiciary was breached.“It is illegal, in terms of the judicial classification protocols, to disclose information of such a nature and such leaks undermine the credibility of the judiciary,” the source quoted Cllr. Nelson as angrily telling her investigators.She noted with concern media reports about the contents of classified intelligence reports belonging to the judiciary, the source further quoted the former NEC chair as saying.“The leaking of information on operational details of the judiciary’s security entertainment benefits, is condemned in the strongest terms,” she was reported to have said.The Daily Observer last Tuesday reported on an imminent go slow action to be staged by judicial officers at the Temple of Justice allegedly due to the failure of the Judicial Branch of Government to supply them with tea and sugar, especially officers serving on the night shift.The go-slow information along with the 2015 US$19.3m judiciary budget was gathered from an interview held with Col. Paul Tuazama, head of the judicial security.The Daily Observer report said that out of the over US$19million, the lawmakers allocated US$763,279 for the upkeep of the offices of the Chief Justice and US$1,524,625 for the four Associate Justices of the Supreme Court.The night shift officers even alleged that they are exposed to cold and harsh weather conditions and therefore need the supplies requested.The report also named lack of medical aid and the failure of the Justices to include some of their colleagues on the government payroll.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img– ordered to stop reporting to RegistrarEmployees of the Deeds Registry were threatened with disciplinary actions if they continue to report to Deeds Registrar, Azeena Baksh.According to a memo seen by this publication, which was released by a whistleblower, the head of the Human Resources Department at the Deeds and Commercial Registry instructed staff to stop reporting to Baksh and to report to the Deputy Registrar, Zana Frank instead.Azeena Baksh and Attorney General Basil WilliamsThe memo refers to a meeting held with Attorney General Basil Williams, where it was “further directed that Ms Azeena Baksh should not be signing off on any official documents for or on behalf of Deeds and Commercial Registry Authority. These documents must be signed off by Ms Zanna Frank.”The memo goes on to threaten disciplinary action against staffers who do not follow the directive. The memo also refers to Frank as the acting Registrar. It adds that it was at the meeting with the Attorney General that a decision was taken to send Baksh on administrative leave.However, Baksh is reported to be on medical leave due to complications from ill health. There are reports that in addition to the directive, the locks to Baksh’s office were changed to prevent her gaining access when she returns from leave.But there are questions from whence the Legal Affairs Ministry would have gained the authority to issue directives against Baksh. Article 199 (1) of the Constitution of Guyana states that “the power to make appointments to the offices to which this article applies and to remove and to exercise disciplinary control over persons holding or acting in such offices shall vest in the Judicial Service Commission.”In Article 199 (3) of the constitution, the offices of the Registrar and Deputy Registrar of Deeds are cited as examples of offices which fall under the authority of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC). It is a status the JSC has had to remind Attorney General Williams of, by way of correspondence.In a strongly worded letter to Legal Affairs Ministry Permanent Secretary Delma Nedd and copied to Williams, the JSC informed them of having received correspondence from Baksh that she was directed to go on administrative leave.In the letter, dated April 24, the JSC reminded them that according to Article 199 (1) and 199 (3), the power over the Registrar of Deeds lies with the Commission. In this regard, the JSC requested a report on the matter to be produced and sent to it for deliberation.Earlier this year, Williams had announced that a probe had been launched into alleged actions of financial improprieties committed by acting Registrar of Deeds Azeena Baksh, after calls upon his Legal Affairs Ministry to do so from staff.It was alleged that Baksh unlawfully paid herself a higher salary than was approved by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). These payments reportedly started in 2014 and continued up to the present, totalling almost $4.5 million.Additionally, it was claimed that the Deeds Registrar also waived some $7 million of revenue owed to the Deeds and Commercial Registries Authority (DCRA). The request was allegedly made by an attorney who owed some $8.5 million, but only paid the Authority $1.5 million.However, Baksh has refuted both of these allegations.Also commenting on the issue, former Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall, under whose tenure Baksh was appointed, explained that whatever remuneration package the Deeds Registrar was enjoying came out of consultations with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) prior to her, along with other staff members, transferring to the DCRA.Rather, Nandlall had said that Baksh was being targeted as a victim of “political and sexist vengeance”.Baksh is the daughter of former junior Agriculture Minister, Ali Baksh.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — It was the final regular season meeting between the Fort St. John Huskies and the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks in the Energetic City last night.Though they outshot the Jr. Canucks 15-12 in the first period, it was Dawson Creek that would take an early in last night’s game, as Wesley Shipton scored just 1:14 in. After Dawson Creek increased their lead to two, Gary Loewen closed the gap with just over six minutes left courtesy of a power play goal, assisted by Jacob Lang and Matthew Apsassin. Travis Viens was pulled at the 18:00 mark in favour of Jonathan Bateman.In the second period, things began to turn around. Joshua Robinson close to the midway mark of the second stanza to tie things up at 2 apiece, assisted by Dane Bateman and Cooper Willms, who was playing up from the Trackers. The Pups bested the Jr. C’s in shots on net 10-9.- Advertisement -Keeping up the pressure, the Huskies dominated the third period on both defence and offence. Shots on net were 15-6 in favour of the home team. Jacob Lang gave Fort St. John the go-ahead goal close to the 14-minute mark on a feed from Apsassin and Gary Loewen. Lang’s tally would end up as the game winner, while Loewen would add some insurance with an empty net power play goal in the final minute assisted by Lang and Lou Turnbull-Giesbrecht. With the 4-2 win Wednesday night, the Dogs’ season record against Dawson Creek improved to 4-1-1, and they have now leapfrogged the Jr. Canucks to take 3rd spot in the NWJHL standings with 33 points, and are only three points behind the 2nd place North Peace Navigators.This coming weekend, the Huskies will play their final two regular season games on home ice. The Pups will be facing off against the Navs on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m., and against the team that they are currently lined up to face in the first round of the NWJHL playoffs. The Huskies play the Sexsmith Vipers on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Both games will be taking place at the North Peace Arena.last_img read more

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP Detachment The Fort St. John RCMP DetachmentFort St. John youth to face child pornography chargeIn February the Fort St. John RCMP recommended a charge of Distribution of Child Pornography against a local 13 year-old youth. The incident was brought to the attention of the Fort St. John RCMP in December of last year, and the individual has their first court appearance scheduled for early March. Read the full story here:  Fort St. John youth to face child pornography charge Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier in an undated photo. Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier in an undated photo.Facebook Rant leads to conditional sentenceA 55 year old northeast B.C man has been sentenced to a six month conditional sentence and 18-months of probation following a Facebook rant directed at Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier. The Horse Park off the Swanson Lumber Road.The Horse Park off the Swanson Lumber Road.Stop work order issued against Fort St. John Rodeo GroundsThe Vancouver Sun has added another chapter to the story about the feud between a Fort St. John landowner and the Agricultural Land Commission.  The latter in January issued a stop-work order in connection with Terry McLeod’s plans to develop a rodeo grounds, equestrian centre and 115-pad RV park, on his 70-hectare property, because it is considered unauthorized “non-farm use.” The Fort St. John Hospital The Fort St. John HospitalCommunity Losing Surgeon- Advertisement -In February, Fort St. John lost one of two surgeon’s.  At the time, Northern Health had been unsuccessful in securing a replacement for Dr. Jan Klompje.  Currently the waitlist is over 300 patients, and now with the loss of Dr. Klompje wait times are expected to be understandably longer. Read the full story here:  Joel Marchand found guilty in beating death of Chris Ballcenter_img Chris Ball in a photo submitted by his family.Chris Ball in a photo submitted by his family.Joel Marchand found guilty in beating death of Chris BallJoel Christopher Marchand was found guilty in the beating death of Chris Ball in Fort St. John back in 2012.  Marchand’s Lawyer Richard C. Gibbs, confirmed to the Calgary Sun, the 10 day jury trial ended in a guilty verdict on the charges of manslaughter and assault causing bodily harm. Read the full story here:  Facebook Rant leads to conditional sentence Read the full story here:  Community Losing Surgeon Read the full story here:  Stop work order issued against Fort St. John Rodeo Groundslast_img read more

first_imgThe Moricetown Band has reached agreements for two proposed natural gas pipeline projects to become partners in B.C.’s liquefied natural gas industry and opening the door to economic growth within its community and membership.The Moricetown Band will receive approximately $6 million as project milestones are reached: $998,000 upon the agreement coming into effect, $2.49 million when construction begins, and $2.49 million once the pipeline is operating. It is the sixth announced agreement between the Province and First Nations for the CGL project.Moricetown will also join the First Nations Limited Partnership and share in the benefits associated with the proposed Pacific Trail Pipeline project. Moricetown is the 16th and final First Nation or Band to join the Partnership which will share in $32 million in benefits once construction has started.- Advertisement -In addition to construction-related milestone payments, the Band will receive a yet-to-be-determined share of $10 million a year in ongoing benefits per project. The ongoing benefits will be available to First Nations along the natural gas pipeline routes. The B.C. government anticipates signing similar agreements with other First Nations in the near future.The approximately 650-kilometre will  deliver natural gas from the Montney gas-producing region, near Dawson Creek, B.C., to LNG Canada’s proposed liquefied natural gas facility near Kitimat, B.C.last_img read more

first_img 16. Michael Carrick (CM) 1. David De Gea (GK) – click the arrow, right, to see the predicted Manchester United XI in squad number order 11 30. Guillermo Varela (RB) 11 43. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (LB) 10. Wayne Rooney (CF) 33. Paddy McNair (CB) 27. Marouane Fellaini (CM) The Premier League takes a week off this weekend as the FA Cup returns and Manchester United face Sheffield United in the third round.The Red Devils reached the quarter finals last season before they were dumped out by eventual winners Arsenal, but will be looking to go all the way to Wembley this time around.United had a long list of injuries during the festive season and although many have since returned, it is likely Louis van Gaal will use it as a chance to rest some of his starters.For example, Anthony Martial who, despite being signed as one for the future, has been forced to start almost every game as a result of injuries and poor form elsewhere on the team.It will also be an opportunity for Van Gaal to give a chance to some of his younger members of his squad such Andreas Pereira, who is highly rated around Old Trafford.Adnan Januzaj returned to the club this week from Borussia Dortmund but is unlikely to be fit enough having failed to start a single Bundesliga game while in Germany.Among those definitely not involved on Saturday are Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo and Jesse Lingard, who are all still nursing injuries.Click the arrow above, right, to see the predicted United XI for Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Sheffield United. 11 7. Memphis Depay (LF) 11 11 21. Ander Herrera (CAM) 11 11 11 11 12. Chris Smalling (CB) 11 11 44. Andreas Pereira (LF)last_img read more

first_imgIn this video special from across the Pond, some well-known Donegal fans now living Stateside wish Jim McGuinness and the boys all the best for the All-Ireland Final.They might not be there in body, but they sure will be in spirit. SIMPLY CLICK TO PLAY. C’mon Donegal!  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – FANS SEND THEIR GOOD LUCK VIDEO MESSAGES FROM AMERICA was last modified: September 11th, 2012 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:Americadonegalfansvideo messageslast_img read more