Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, right, and Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal exchange jerseys after an NBA basketball gam Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Wizards 115-109. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — Bradley Beal has been keeping a secret from Dwyane Wade all of these years.Beal wears No. 3 for one reason.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk It’s a tribute to his idol.After their 16th head-to-head meeting on Friday night — Miami beat Washington 115-109 — Beal finally summoned up the courage to let Wade know how he feels about his game, and acknowledged afterward that he was nervous when asking to exchange jerseys with the player who, not at all coincidentally, wears No. 3 for the Heat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Knicks snap 8-game skid with win over Lakers No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “I tried not to lose my mind when he first gave it to me because that’s unbelievable,” Beal said. “I’m trying not to be a fan, but I am a fan and I am a huge fan of his game. I try to predicate a little bit of my game off of his. This is probably the first time I’m actually saying that, but he’s a legend forever.”Wade has been exchanging jerseys with players over the course of this, his 16th and final NBA season. Beal said he was nervous to ask Wade for his, for fear that the answer would be no.Turns out, Wade wanted his jersey as well — and said he was deeply moved by Beal calling him an idol. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES “Those moments mean everything,” Wade said. “Fan ovations are great, but to be able to have future players coming into this league and good players in this league, and to know you had an impact on their growth, that’s what you want. It meant a lot. When he said it, I thanked him and I hope I was good enough role model for him.”Wade left Miami for basically 1 1/2 of his 16 NBA seasons, playing a year in Chicago before starting last season in Cleveland. Beal still considers him a Heat lifer, and indicated that he would like to follow along a similar path.“He paved the way for me,” Beal said. “He paved the way for a lot of us in today’s game and to see his hard work and to play as long as he did in one organization … he meant everything to this city and this team. That’s kind of the legacy I want to leave too.”Beal could face Wade one more time: The Heat visit the Wizards on March 23.“He’s one of the best to ever do it and he’s not cocky with it,” Beal said. “He does it in a humble way and he’s still able to do what he does at this age and it’s amazing. Everything he’s been through, people talk about him, but he’s still here. He’s still competing with the best of us and I have nothing but respect for him, his game, his legacy that he left.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments
The University of Guyana’s unions are accusing the institution’s administration of bringing it to the brink of another crisis since it refuses to engage them on a number of issues that are pertinent to the work their members have been doing.The unions on Monday said they have been attempting to negotiate with the administration on a range of matters since February 2018, adding that the negotiations have gone nowhere. Additionally, the unions noted that they are deeply concerned about the state of the University’s finances, and about the administration’s violations of the University’s statutes and procedures.The unions explained that after they would have taken the issue to the Department of Labour in August of 2018 after negotiations with the administration, but the administration did not agree to the conciliation meeting that was scheduled for October 25, 2018. UG’s administration then informed the Department that the negotiations were not stalled resulting in the unions having to supply the written evidence to the Department of Labour regarding the lack of progress in the negotiations.The unions said they have observed that the administration was failing to provide the University Council with clear and straightforward information about the state of the University’s finances.“This perhaps explains their reluctance to engage in negotiations with the unions about matters which involve money, since they would have to reveal the University’s true financial situation. Moreover, the administration has been trying to prevent the Council from hearing about the ways in which it has been violating the University’s statutes and procedures, and in the process opening up the institution to claims of discrimination.”The University’s annual Business Meeting was held on Thursday, November 8 and the unions’ concerns were not allowed to be part of the agenda. The unions’ previous attempt to have Council discuss them at an extraordinary meeting on October 3 was thwarted when the Vice Chancellor left to deal with an ‘emergency’ and asked that they not be discussed in his absence,” the unions said in a joint statement.The unions said that they have been trying to place their matters before Council since July 2, 2018 and have been consistently denied.“These actions by the administration, therefore, amount to a complete refusal to engage with the workers of the University on matters that are important to them. It is clear that the administration has no regard whatsoever for the persons who keep the University running. The University unions have been very patient about this situation, but the time for patience is at an end,” the unions stated.
A man who was arrested and charged for the rape of a 14-year-old female from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) will no longer be facing the brunt of the law after the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) allegedly advised law enforcement officials to take no further action in the matter.Director of Public Prosecutions Shalimar HackA senior police source told Guyana Times on Thursday that the teenager along with her mother visited the DPP Chambers sometime last week and indicated that they no longer wished to proceed with the matter.According to the source, based on whatever discussion the mother and the 14-year-old had with the DPP, ranks in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) were notified that the legal advice obtained from the State Counsel was not to proceed with the matter.It was reported that two weeks ago, as officers in that Division were preparing a wanted bulletin to be released to the media with names of suspects for rape cases, the alleged rapist’s name had been on that list.Hours before the list was forwarded to the police, someone notified the suspect and he immediately visited one of the police stations in Region 10.As such, he was arrested and charged for the offence of rape. However, on August 9, 2019, the correspondence from the DPP was sent to the police about the visit from the complainant and her mother and the advice to halt any further action.A police source explained that in addition to the man being accused of raping the 14-year-old, there were three other men who were also alleged to have raped her.When contacted on Thursday to confirm the details of the case, Commander of E Division (Linden-Kwakwani), Senior Superintendent Linden Lord stated that the police officers in his Division executed their investigations into the matter and completed the necessary steps that had to be taken when handling a child rape case.However, although the Commander did not divulge the details about the matter, he reminded that whenever the police send files to the DPP for legal advice, the police have to use that advice for guidance and follow through.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Curling Club should be reopening to the sound of sweeping brooms and yelling skips the first weekend in October.Curling Club General Manager Braden Whitford says that though maintenance ahead of reopening is slightly behind schedule, he added that the work should be done in time for the tentative reopening date of October 1st. Whitford says he and other club staff are currently fixing brine lines and making sure that the existing ice cooling system is working properly after planned upgrades to the cooling system over the summer, including the replacement of the rink’s chiller, weren’t able to be completed.The city’s Director of Community Services Wally Ferris says that a replacement chiller was ordered by the city back in May, however a delay occurred after the manufacturer produced an initial replacement unit that failed a quality inspection, necessitating the construction of a second unit. Ferris added that though the existing unit is nearing the end of its life expectancy, it should be up to the task of keeping the ice frozen for the duration of the upcoming season. Should the chiller unexpectedly fail, Ferris says that the new chiller, which is due for delivery in the near future, would then be installed.- Advertisement -Despite the planned upgrades being postponed until next season, Whitford says that the rink will try to open early this year, and will be putting on open curling sessions for new and potential club members to give the ice a try, as well as possibly hosting a curling clinic provided that the club find a coach to run it. League curling is set to begin the following week in mid-October.
THE larger lesson of Richard Sperber’s park-in-a-day experiment will largely be missed by the city’s politicians. They will hail the volunteer spirit that led Sperber to donate a day’s time from his entire executive team at ValleyCrest Landscaping to turn an empty lot in Sylmar into a pocket park for the community. Indeed, that is a notable act of kindness for a community that needs it. But what they will fail to grasp about this wonderfully generous gift is that Sperber and his team of 150 managers and executives did in one day what would take an army of bureaucrats years – if they ever got it done – and cost about $600,000 in public money to accomplish. It’s a lesson that Angelenos, however, would do well to take to heart. Sperber’s example is hard proof that people with a little bit of motivation, shovels and a spare day can measurably improve the city’s quality of life without the aid of the government. And if the people want to make their streets, their neighborhoods, their communities or their city a better place, they can’t afford to wait for the creaky wheels of L.A.’s clunky government to churn. They have to do it themselves. This city is filled with vacant lots and unused space and buildings that have sat untouched for years, projecting ugliness and despair into the neighboring community. Why shouldn’t neighbors seize the power from the city to transform those eyesores the way Sperber did to that lot in Sylmar? Got an empty lot on your street that collects nothing but trash and empty shopping carts? Why couldn’t an army of neighbors turn it into an urban oasis one day? Why, for that matter, couldn’t a coordinated effort of volunteers take over other parts of the run-down civic assets that no one seems to be caring for and turn them into usable spaces – starter homes for the working poor, community gardens, parks? This doesn’t have to be a public insurrection. City officials can and should help guide this approach to civic improvement by creating a nonprofit agency – separate from the city – that would oversee and encourage volunteerism across the city, from neighborhood cleanups to coordinated rehabbing of run-down property. It would be like Habitat for Humanity, but one that focuses solely on making Los Angeles a better place for everyone to live. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay on the touchline during their SportPesa Cup match against Tanzania’s Mbao FC at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on January 23, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 1 – Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay says he is under no pressure as the side prepares to take on Egyptian giants Zamalek in the first Group D match of the CAF Confederations Cup at the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday.Oktay who took charge at Gor two months ago has been increasingly under pressure with the team struggling for results, but the Cypriot has told Capital Sport he is not letting the pressure get on his nerves ahead of the important duel. “Pressure is always there in football and I understand Gor Mahia because it is a big team and we are required to always win. But that will not affect me or the team. We know what is required of us and we know we have a lot to do,” the tactician said.He added; “The team is improving day by day because we did not have a good pre-season and now we have to work double.”Gor failed to defend their SportPesa Cup in Dar es Salaam and were dumped out in the first round after losing on penalties to Tanzania’s Mbao.They came back home and were welcomed with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of KCB but managed to recover some ground with their 2-0 midweek win over Sony Sugar in Nakuru.Gor Mahia midfielder Francis Mustafa wheels away from New Star de Douala’s Orian Jores during their CAF Confederations Cup play-off round at the Kasarani Stadium on January 13, 2019.“It was very important for us to get that win because of the confidence of the players. It has put us at a very good place mentally and the focus is on for Saturday,” the tactician stated.He knows it will not be a walk in the park against Zamalek, a side that boats of good history in continental football and players who can match any side.“I have done my homework on them and I definitely know it will be a tough challenge for us. They have good players who are in their national team and that shows they are a very quality side. We are ready for them,” the tactician noted.“We have looked at their strengths and weaknesses and we have devised a strategy to beat them. We know it will work because we have players who can execute it very well,” he further stated.Gor will be boosted with the availability of defensive duo Harun Shakava and Ernest Wendo while star striker Dennis Oliech, Nicholas Kipkurui and left back Geoffrey Ochieng have all been registered and cleared to play.Gor Mahia’s Lawrence Juma is joined in celebration by Francis Mustafa as he scored Gor’s first goal during their CAF Confederations Cup play-off round match against Cameroon’s New Star de Douala at the Kasarani Stadium on January 12, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHowever, midfield kingpin Ernest Wendo and striker Francis Mustafa will be suspended for the tie having picked up subsequent yellow cards in the last two CAF matches.“It will be great to have them available because they make the team stronger. Dennis has shown what he can do in the few games he has played in and I know he will help us a lot,” Oktay noted.Meanwhile, the tactician has said the squad will not be affected despite the exit of Ivorian striker Ephraim Guikan who bolted out of the club to join Zambia’s Buildcon.There was already some strained relations between the two.“We have a lot of strikers in the team and I don’t think it will affect us,” the coach said.Gor Mahia midfielder Cersidy Okeyo attempts to go past AFC Leopards’ Duncan Otieno during their Hull City challenge match at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on May 1, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn Wendo’s absence, Oktay will look on Cersidy Okeyo to do the marshalling job in midfield while Kenneth Muguna might be called upon after making a return in the midweek win over Sony in Nakuru.Muguna had been a long time absentee at the club over what the coach has now termed as a misunderstanding and has affirmed the midfielder is an integral part of his plans.“Someone made a joke and he took it seriously. But I called him and we had coffee together and we cleared everything. He is like my son and when there’s a misunderstanding, we solve it and move on, He is a good kid and played really well against Sony. He is a part of this team and I am happy we put everything behind us,” the tactician stated.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Los Angeles Who spent it? In Tuesday’s paper, the article “Tight spending urged in face of city shortfalls” is most interesting in that our Los Angeles city officials are now encouraging a “tight spending program” because we have anticipated shortfalls of around $75million this year. Do they forget that it was they who spent almost $30million on a new elephant enclosure and authorized an open-ended contract to finish the children’s museum, both of which are, in my mind, not the most urgent projects for our city. Our City Council operates under the mantra of “If we have the money, let’s spend it.” Are these elected officials really “looking out for us”? – Patricia Higgins Re “Boston – Phooey!” (Your Opinions, Oct. 29): Wow! Thomas, you must be a Yankee or an Angels fan, which explains everything. What makes baseball unique from other team sports is that not every game is played on the exact same cookie-cutter layout of a playing field such as football, basketball and hockey. Seems like Thomas Wierzbicki would rather blame and complain of a team’s loss or inept play on external factors, such as a wall being too high (better hit it well if you want a home run), excess noise (the bullpen should not be allowed to make noise, boo-hoo), or, say, even the weather. And if the Red Sox have an unfair advantage, why have they only won two World Series titles in 89 years? – Mauricio W. Muraro Calabasas Punish everyone The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power plans to ask for a rate hike with higher water tiers. This will obviously have an effect on all of its customers. The LADWP has no outreach program, no residential or commercial audit help. Many homeowners are using far more water than they should but have no idea how much they should be using. So, the LADWP will just punish everyone in a misguided attempt to lower water waste. This approach has failed in several other cities. All it will do here is raise revenue, not reduce water waste. This area desperately needs a water conservation outreach program; it is considered by many water professionals to have the worst water waste problem in the country. – Laurence Budd Certified water auditor Woodland Hills Not a fan Re “Neighborhood divided on mural painted to honor slain tattoo artist” (Oct. 30): Neat, now we are making graffiti legal – only in Reseda. Here’s an idea, let’s all boycott Rainbow Liquor and owner Samih Hraira. And maybe Jeff Measles and his crew can go over to Cheryl Onaiti’s and Samih Hraira’s and officer Ed Moreno’s houses and paint a copy of this on those homes. I am sure they all live in Reseda. Ya, fat chance. Looks like Reseda is going to lead L.A. down the toilet. -Mark Mccaw Reseda Outsource wall Since just about everything we buy is made in China, why don’t we get China to build the wall between the U.S. and Mexico? It could save us a lot money and we know they can build a wall that could stand up for a very long time. – Bob Armstrong Tujunga O’Reilly on films Re “Hate-America films deserve to be failures” (Viewpoint, Oct. 28): How disingenuous of Bill O’Reilly to blast the new films out without telling their side of what is really going on. You seem to take pleasure in distorting the truth without factual evidence. Another thing that bothers me is that you demean yourself when you refer to people that you disagree with as pinheads, looney, far left nuts. You of all people should no better, especially since you were a former teacher. You bash CNN and MSNBC all the time, but where are you condemning people like Rush or Hannity when they make outrageous statements. Where are the facts? The sad commentary is that Fox News professes to be Fair & Balanced. That is something I certainly will challenge. – Arlene Cadish Agoura Hills160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Mile Svilar Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United target Mile Svilar will ask to leave Anderlecht – if the Belgian club sign Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels.Shot-stopper Sels looks set to leave St. James’ Park this summer after spending only one season with the Magpies.The 25-year-old joined from Gent a year ago, but he has failed to assert himself under Rafa Benitez and Anderlecht are ready to give him a route out of England.That, though, could have a serious impact on the Belgian club keeping hold of their own goalkeeper Svilar.The 17-year-old is tipped as a star of the future and he has been dubbed the new Thibaut Courtois.However, according to Voetbal Belgie, the Belgian will ask to leave this summer if Sels arrives.Svilar would reportedly see the Newcastle goalkeeper’s arrival as an indication he won’t be Anderlecht’s No.1 next season and he will demand to go.That news will be of extreme interest to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United – who have tracked Svilar since he was 15.
Pic by Yvonne Phillips for donegaldaily.comTHIS was the moment a thunder storm from hell hit north Donegal – sparking a flood alert which ruined a hospital wing and wrecked homes.The picture was taken yesterday afternoon by Yvonne Phillips in Letterkenny and shows a tornado ‘funnel’ carrying millions of gallons of rain water.Just minutes later a deluge sent water cascading through the town, ruining homes in Glencar and wrecking the new multi-million euro Emergency Department at the town’s hospital. As the clear-up continues this morning, serious questions are being asked about how so much rain water could once again pour its way into the county’s only main hospital.Local TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn repeated his demand for answers because it’s not the first time the hospital has been hit by flood water – but it does come after major new work there.“I will be demanding answers from the HSE on why lessons from the previous flooding were not learned?” said Deputy Mac Lochlainn.“Why were the necessary flood defences not erected? How could such a costly project not have mitigated against any threat from flooding at planning stage? “The public as well as staff at the A&E Department need answers to these questions and they need cast iron assurances that this will not be allowed to happen again with the necessary engineering and design remedies provided immediately.” REVEALED: THE MOMENT TORNADO HIT DONEGAL SPARKING TROPICAL FLOODS was last modified: July 27th, 2013 by John2Share 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:REVEALED: THE MOMENT TORNADO HIT DONEGAL SPARKING TROPICAL FLOODS
Nala is described as a gentle giant.An unusual breed of dog appears to have become the latest victim of dognappers in Inishowen.Nala, a dogue de Bordeaux, disappeared from its owners property on Cassey Road in Buncrana early this morning.The dog’s owner was alerted when his other three dogs began barking. But when he checked on his dogs, Nala was missing from her locked enclosure.The dog may have escaped itself but the owners feel the dog may also have been taken.Nana is a very much loved family pet and they describe her as a “gentle giant.”If anybody spots the unusual dog they are asked to leave a message on our Facebook page or contact us at email@example.com and we will pass on the information to the family. FAMILY HEARTBROKEN AS ANOTHER PEDIGREE PET GOES MISSING was last modified: January 25th, 2014 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:buncranadogue de BordeauxNala