Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Morado, who draw comparisons to Tomkom for her style of playmaking, said that receiving the gift made her “speechless” and even “more inspired” to double her work.“To be in the same tournament, much more in the same court as the player I have always looked up to definitely makes the hard work and sacrifices I made worth it,” the former Ateneo superstar who now plays for Creamline.“But bringing home the jersey she wore in their championship game leaves me speechless, and even more inspired to work harder to be given an opportunity like this again,” she gushed.In 2015, Morado posted a photo of her with Tomkom on Instagram in which she described the prized Thai setter as her “ultimate setting idol.” View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism PLAY LIST 03:12Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 Morado and Tomkom faced each other in the opener of the Asian Games which the powerhouse Thailand won in straight sets.In the end, Morado said that the veteran Thai setter will remain an inspiration not only to her but to all volleyball players in the word.“Thank you so much, @nootsara13! You’re an inspiration to me and millions to volleyball players in the world,” she concluded.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Philippine women’s volley team may have not gotten a podium finish in the 2018 Asian Games, but setter Jia Morado is still going home with something unforgettable— a souvenir from her longtime idol.The 23-year-old Morado will be returning to the country after the team’s eighth-place finish with a game-worn volleyball jersey from her idol Thailand’s veteran setter Nootsara Tomkom.ADVERTISEMENT In a tweet, Morado could not help but fangirl over Tomkom, as she shared a photo of her holding a jersey of the celebrated Thai setter which the latter wore during the gold medal match against China in the continental meet.I’m speechless. Thank you so much ❤️ pic.twitter.com/pxkcGdih3RFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’— Julia Morado (@juliacmorado) September 1, 2018 Red Lions blast Heavy Bombers anew
View comments TIP-INSSuns: T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson each scored 15. … Ayton, the top pick in this year’s NBA draft, had a season-low four points but led the team in rebounds with nine. … Richaun Holmes came off the bench to score 10 points. … This was the first time in five games Phoenix did not have the lead going into the fourth quarter. … The Suns are 0-2 in the second game of back-to-backs. … G Isaiah Canaan was waived. He appeared in 19 games and averaged 7.5 points and 3.3 assists. Kokoskov said it “was a business decision but I feel good about his future.” Canaan began the season as the team’s starting point guard before Kokoskov moved Booker to the point and inserted rookie Mikal Bridges into the starting lineup.Clippers: Montrezl Harrell scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half. … Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 13 points. … Los Angeles has won nine straight against the Suns, dating to the start of the 2016-17 season. It is the club’s second-longest active winning streak against a single opponent — the Clippers have won 10 in a row vs. Orlando. … F Marcin Gortat did not play due to back spasms. … F Luc Mbah a Moute (sore left knee) and G Jerome Robinson (strained right foot) were inactive.UP NEXTSuns: Host Orlando on Friday.Clippers: Play at Sacramento on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Los Angeles improved to 14-6, which ties the fourth-best record after 20 games in franchise history. Along with being the surprise leaders in the West, the Clippers own the NBA’s longest active home winning streak and have won 10 of their last 12 overall.“We have a lot of confidence. We know what we can do,” said Gallinari, who matched his season high with 28 points and grabbed a season-best 10 rebounds. “We are happy but it is just the beginning. It is such a long marathon that the record we have now doesn’t mean anything. It’s just November.”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 ChrissLou Williams scored 20 points while Tobias Harris (18 points, 10 rebounds) and Boban Marjanovic (12 points, 12 rebounds) also notched double-doubles for the Clippers, who outrebounded the Suns 56-34 but committed 21 turnovers.“It was not a great night except for winning the game,” coach Doc Rivers said. “It was one of those games where we didn’t execute well. You’re going to have games like this but when you win them, they’re forgivable.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The game was tied 49-all at halftime before Los Angeles took control with a 20-4 run over a five-minute stretch in the third quarter to go up 83-63. Gallinari scored 12 of the first 15 points during the run, including a pair of 3-pointers.Los Angeles was 11 of 17 from the field, including 5 of 7 on 3-pointers. The Clippers also went 13 of 15 from the foul line as they outscored Phoenix 40-25 in the quarter.“The third quarter was brutal. We couldn’t find the rhythm and the stops. We were taking individual action, which isn’t the way to win,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said.Phoenix, off to the worst start in franchise history at 4-17, pulled to 104-93 on Deandre Ayton’s reverse layup with four minutes remaining but could not get any closer.Devin Booker led the Suns with 23 points and Elie Okobo added 19.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday spark Pelicans’ rout of Wizards Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) reaches for a loose ball next to Phoenix Suns’ Mikal Bridges during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES— Nearly a quarter of the way into their season, Danilo Gallinari and the Los Angeles Clippers are the surprise leaders in the Western Conference.Gallinari was one of three Clippers to record a double-double as they won their ninth straight home game, defeating the Phoenix Suns 115-99 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
The Public Health Ministry in collaboration with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) hosted a four-day training session for local doctors, nurses, and midwives in an effort to reduce the mortality rates of mothers while giving birth.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence with trainers at the workshopSome of the topics discussed at the workshop included helping mothers survive bleeding after birth, and pre-eclampsia/eclampsia. Dr Oneka Scott, Maternal and Child Health Officer (acting) from the Ministry of Public Health introduced the training, which marked the fifth time the Church presented mothers and infant life-saving instruction in support of the Public Health Ministry’s Maternal and Child Health Unit Project. The project aims “To ensure that women, children and family members obtain maximum health care that is necessary for their growth and development.”The training was done by a team from Latter-Day Saints (LDS) charities consisting of Dr Lori Lindsay, Obstetrician/Gynaecologist from Alaska; Dr Steve Kammeyer; retired Obstetrician/Gynaecologist from Utah; Adele Kammeyer, retired Labour and Delivery Nurse from Utah; Dr Lloyd Jensen, Professor of Paediatrics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and the team’s Project Administrator, Chantel Jensen.Dr William Adu-Krow, PAHO/WHO Representative of Guyana; and President Wayne Barrow, Elder’s Quorum President of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, gave brief remarks. Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence also met with the LDS charities officials.
…Police, parent/guardian cannot stop investigations – CCPA DirectorOnce a child sexual abuse matter is reported to relevant authorities, neither the police nor the parent of that minor can stop that investigation.This is according to Director of the Child Care and Protection Agency, Ann Greene, who told Guyana Times during a telephone interview on Saturday that by law, Police ranks are mandated to proceed with an investigation in such a regard, and then obtain legal advice on the way forward.The CCPA Director added that under the Sexual Offences Act, a parent or guardian cannot stop an investigation or try to stop it at any police station. “The Child Protection Act says if the police are investigating a report they need to get the Child Care people involved because we have to look at the care of the child, so together we will be involved in the investigation,” Greene said.The CCPA Director warned that under the Sexual Offences Act, if a parent tries to prohibit an investigation from being conducted, then that parent can also face charges.She made reference to a particular case that officers attached to the CCPA in Region Three are presently pursuing in which a teacher allegedly had sexual relations with a teenage student.The mother of the child reportedly visited the police station which is handling this investigation to indicate that she was “dropping charges” against the teacher. However, according to Greene, if this is what transpired then it would not make a difference since the matter has to be investigated and will not be swept under the rug.“That mother might or could be charged as an accessory because parents cannot stop an investigation. If the police are putting up a case, they could put up that the parent is reluctant but the case still has to go up to the DPP. It should go up to the DPP who will give advice if there is enough evidence to charge the perpetrator.”Meanwhile, Deputy Commander of D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo), Dion Moore, when contacted by this publication, confirmed that ranks did not and will not be halting the probe into the particular case.He explained that investigations, particularly those involving sexual abuse of a minor, have to be thoroughly investigated and that there are legal steps which need to be followed.According to Moore, all police ranks are aware of this, and reiterated that the case in question is still active.“Based on what I know; the matter is still under investigation. I do not know of any dropping of this matter. The matters have to go before the court or get advice as the case may need. The police do not take it upon themselves to drop any matter,” he stated.Two weeks ago, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Resident Representative to Guyana, Sylvie Fouet stated that data retrieved from a mixed survey throughout Guyana by UNICEF revealed that over 75 per cent of the children interviewed reported that they experienced some form of abuse in their lives.This survey was conducted in various communities and households across the country and according to statistics, between 20 and 30 per cent of these children and youths have been subjected to some form of sexual violence.She had emphasised that no one person or agency could create a safe environment for the country’s children and youths and as such, all hands should be on deck to change social norms and cultural silence on the issue of child sexual abuse in Guyana.Meanwhile, acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards had pointed out prior to the establishment of the Sexual Offences Court in Georgetown (2017) and in Berbice, there was a very low conviction rate and low reporting of sexual abuse cases.She explained that in some cases, victims may believe that they would be subjected to harsh environments, and are reluctant to pursue the act of seeking justice for the crime committed against them.However, Justice Cummings-Edwards reminded that the aim of the Sexual Offences Court is to ensure that the environment is conducive to victims and support services are offered. Quite soon, she said, another such court will be established in Suddie, Essequibo. (Kristen Macklingam)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Petroleum Associations’ 57th annual bonspiel wrapped up yesterday at the Curling Club with Tundra Processing Solutions claiming first place.Thirty teams consisting of Curling Club members from Fort St. John and Dawson Creek were participating in the event that kicked off on Wednesday.Teams were treated to a stag banquet on Thursday night and music and dancing Friday evening.- Advertisement -The A final saw Tundra defeat Brad Brain Financial to win the event and claim a number of prizes including $350 per team member. That cash could either be kept or turned into a number of items such as watches to various pieces of jewelry, with a total of $50,000 in prizes available.In the B final, Nalco Champion was victorious over BV Land. In the C final, Rodgers defeated DRS. Northern Vac was victorious in the D final after beating Norweld. IPAC defeated Trackers in the E final.General Manager of the Curling Club Braden Whitford said, “We had a great turnout again this year. It’s a fantastic event and we nearly met our limit of 32 teams, with 30 participating.”Advertisement Each team played a guaranteed three round-robin games. The objective was to win every game you play. Whitford added, “As a team, you want to stay in the A pool. As each time a team loses they drop down a pool until they land in the E pool. A loss at that stage and you’re done.”
By Joe Mandak THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH – A leading Episcopal conservative announced plans for a partnership Friday that aims to create an alternative to the liberal-leaning Episcopal Church. Bishop Robert Duncan of Pittsburgh, whose diocese is considering breaking away from the national denomination, said the group will be called the Common Cause Partnership. Ever since Robinson’s election, theological conservatives in the U.S. have been trying to stay together, so they can create an alternative Anglican province in the United States. But they have often moved in many different directions, including individuals leaving on their own to join other denominations. In a sign of these differences, some traditionalist Episcopal groups were not part of the founding meeting, held this week in Pittsburgh.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The founders are a mix of groups with varying ties to the Episcopal Church and the world Anglican Communion. Among the members will be Episcopal dioceses and parishes that have broken away or plan to split from the national church, congregations that have never been part of the Episcopal Church and fellowships that are considered schismatic by the Anglican Communion. Duncan said that forming a separate North American church structure for conservatives is “necessary because of the drift of the church in the West.” “We’re in a time of reformation,” Duncan said. The partnership will include the Convocation of Anglicans in North America, a network of Episcopal parishes that have split from the U.S. denomination and have aligned with Anglican Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria, an outspoken critic of Episcopal acceptance of gay relationships. The Episcopal Church, the Anglican body in the U.S., caused an uproar in the worldwide Anglican family in 2003 by consecrating the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. The 77 million-member Anglican Communion is a fellowship of churches that trace their roots to the Church of England.
Re “Porn is evil” (Letters, Dec. 4): I do not know which dictionary reader Mary Horey consulted that told her that the word pornography comes from two Greek words meaning “evil writing” or “evil pictures,” because all four dictionaries I consulted: Merriam-Webster, Encarta, Chambers and, perhaps the most authoritative dictionary in the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, agree that the word comes from two Greek words meaning “prostitute” and “writing.” Nowhere in any of the definitions or derivations is either “evil” or “pictures” mentioned. – Leonard Berg Van Nuys Los Angeles Different math Re “Numbers game” (letters, Dec. 4): Mr. Caine’s letter about LAPD work schedules needs clarification. First of all, time worked past 36 hours does not constitute overtime. Officers on the 3-12 schedule work more hours per year than on the five-day, eight-hour schedule. Every four weeks, officers now work 156 hours on the 3-12 versus 152 on the five-day, eight-hour shifts – that’s 52 more hours a year. As far as court time is concerned, do you really want your on-duty police officers sitting in court all day while criminals caper in your neighborhood? It’s interesting how crime is down since the inception of 3-12. – John Matassa Stevenson Ranch Deja Paul Once again with Iran, as he was with Iraq, President Bush has become the boy who cried “Wolfowitz.” – Marshall Barth Encino Making it up? I find it hard to believe that President Bush is receiving and distributing correct information about Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Is he making it up? Does he think we’re just dumb enough to believe this story again? Where did diplomacy go? – Rita E. Knox Van Nuys Cardinal karma Re “LAPD investigates attack on Mahony” (Dec. 5): Assuming the attack on Cardinal Roger Mahony really did happen, the Christ-like thing to have done would be to report the incident to police so that other people would not be placed in danger by having such an individual walking the streets of Los Angeles. Isn’t it ironic that the very defense that Mahony used against victims – that they should have reported the priestly rapes to authorities – now must be asked of him as well? What goes around comes around. – Rev. Mark J. Jaufmann Woodland Hills Assault skeptic Re “LAPD investigates attack on Mahony” (Dec. 5): I am glad that the Los Angeles Police Department is going to investigate this assault, whether it really happened or was created just for publicity. It happened in July and he just told several hundred priests in October. Why? Nobody is above the law in this country. – Saul Han Newhall Iran intelligence Is President Bush cherry-picking intelligence on Iran? It seems that even with our intelligence agency telling us that Iran stopped its nuclear weapons program in 2003, our president is still trying to demonize Iran and make a case for war even though the facts don’t back him up. Does anyone still believe him? – Sid Adelman Sherman Oaks Not so hard Re “Hard choices” (Letters Dec. 6): While nobody can refute the need for all students to learn good decision-making skills, Mr. Dirnfeld has missed the boat in his response to the article about Jewish students having to choose between a Seder and a state debate competition. Our country has changed in the composition of its population in the 30 years since we were all in school. We need to realize that all of our students want to participate in academic endeavors and should not have to choose between an important academic event and a solemn religious holiday. The inconsiderate scheduling of some activities is a de facto method of excluding segments of the population from certain activities. Would we ever see the Academic Decathlon scheduled on Easter Sunday? – Rhona Steinfeld Northridge Iran threat It is indisputable that Iran is led by an unstable, dangerous president who is intent on building a nuclear weapon. They intend to use this weapon to destroy Western civilization. I can’t understand how any civilized nation would object to applying the most severe sanctions on Iran, while keeping alive the possibility of bombing Iran into the Stone Age. They threaten every nation in the world. – Russell Sadler Lancaster Crafty politicians Re “City thuggery” (Letters, Dec. 3): The letter writer asked why does the city target homeowners for taxing and not everyone? It’s actually very simple. People will always spend someone else’s money. As noted, there are more renters than homeowners, therefore they can outvote the homeowners. Crafty politicians are very cognizant of this fact and often structure tax proposals so that a majority of nonpayers can vote money to be taken from a smaller group: business, hotel room, cigarette, liquor taxes are other examples. There are more hidden fees and taxes than you can fathom. But, don’t worry, they’ll get around to you again. And another group will vote your money away. – Mike Gorman Glendale Smoke, mirrors Re: DWP’s rate hikes hit a snag The Los Angeles City Council is asking for a 60-day delay for the implementation of rate increases by the Department of Water and Power. That means the voters get a voice on the 9percent telephone tax first. Then, without a doubt, our city leaders will approve the rate increase. Who do these guys think they are fooling? A lot of smoke and mirrors so the public thinks the council is actually looking out for the ratepayers. I’ll bet almost anything the “new” rate increase will sail through the council regardless of the justification, or lack thereof, provided by the DWP. – Bill Merriman Tujunga Lip service Re “Making left turns easier” (Dec. 6): The mayor is going to fix 60 signals so it’s easier to make left turns. That’s great. We in Mission Hills have lost five people in traffic accidents in this last year on Brand Boulevard. It’s a speedway, but do you think we can get a signal at Arleta and Brand? No. All we get from our council office is lip service. All we get is surveys and people still speeding. How many more people have to die before someone gets off their duff and does something about this? – Joe Pinoy Lozano Mission Hills 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ Burst her bubble Re “Porn is evil” (Letters, Dec. 4): Mary Horey offers her opinion with such righteous authority that it seems a shame to burst her bubble about the origins of the word “pornography.” It actually bears no direct connection to “evil.” The word “porno” does derive from the Greek. It simply refers to a prostitute or prostitution. “Graphy” of course refers to writing. Even if someone with such a keenly developed sense of right might equate prostitution with evil, the linguistic evidence is just not there. – Randy C. Baer
Two Donegal farmers have been hailed as some of the most efficient in the country after being shortlisted in the Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer Awards.Shaun Toland from Kildrum, Carrigans and Neville Myles of Legaltion, Ballyshannon are nominated for awards in the beef category.The inaugural Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer Awards honours the most efficient farmers in Ireland, producing what the market demands in a natural and sustainable manner. Origin Green is the world’s first national programme to address climate change and the broader sustainability challenges in food and agriculture.The new awards recognise the exceptional performance being achieved by members of Bord Bia’s Beef and Dairy Sustainability Assurance Schemes, which are pivotal to differentiating Irish food and drink in the global marketplace.Aidan Cotter, Chief Executive of Bord Bia said, “It is important for Bord Bia to acknowledge, celebrate and showcase best practice, efficient farmers who continue to lead by example.“In what is a difficult year for farm incomes, lowering the farm’s carbon footprint through efficiency gains will not only reduce production cost and improve on-farm profitability, but will also enhance returns from the marketplace.” The overall winning producers will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, 21st October 2016. Best of luck to Shaun and Neville.Two Donegal farmers nominated in sustainability awards was last modified: October 7th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:awardsBord biafarmersOrigin Green Farmer Awardssustainability
McKinleyville >> Considering what his father does for a living, Jared Smith has been around college football his entire life.For the better part of the last decade, he’s been a common sight on the Humboldt State sidelines where he would make his customary headset handoff to the Jacks’ veteran head coach and his dad, Rob Smith.Now, the younger Smith will get the chance to follow in his father’s footsteps and play college football himself. On the same night that McKinleyville High teammate …
SANTA CLARA – After winning his debut as Washington’s interim coach Sunday in Miami, Bill Callahan faces the undefeated 49ers (5-0) on Sunday at FedEx Field. Here are the top takeaways from Callahan’s conference call Wednesday morning with Bay Area media:1. On the 49ers defensive front:“You look at the Niner defense and everything about it tells you speed, explosiveness, quickness, ability to redirect and generate pressure from all different angles and alignments. … There’s five …