PBA: San Miguel nears finals return, overcomes Alaska

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Renaldo Balkman and June Mar Fajardo gave the Aces all they could handle, unleashing 31 and 21 points, respectively. The reigning league MVP also collared 18 boards while Balkman added 10.A 10-2 run to kick off the third quarter tied the game at 54 and the Aces never led more than five points from then on with the Beermen wrestling control.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Chris Ross added 16 points while Alex Cabagnot had 14 points for San Miguel, which started the conference at 0-3 but is now close to a finals return.The Aces, who finished the eliminations at no. 2, meanwhile, continued to struggle against the Beermen. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Simon Enciso and import Diamon Simpson paced Alaska, which is on the brink of another ouster by San Miguel, with 19 points each.Game 3 of the series is on Wednesday also at the Big Dome. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Almazan fails to make presence felt in Rain or Shine’s game 1 loss LATEST STORIES 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding PBA IMAGESSan Miguel moved to within a win of a finals berth after frustrating Alaska, 105-94, Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Beermen recovered from a sloppy start where they trailed by as much as 16 in the second quarter and staged a furious second-half run to reach 2-0 in their best-of-five semifinals series.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Grand Gedeh 3rd Division League Begins

first_imgBy Alonzo N. Perry, Grand Gedeh CountyGrand Gedeh LFA Sub-Association chairman Victor Bruce says he is impressed with the start of the county’s 3rd division soccer league and expressed optimism that the league would end on time.He called on club officials to ensure that the league’s rules and laws are respected, and said his administration is determined to ensure the successful end of the league.Bruce appealed to well-meaning Grand Gedeans to rally around the LFA Sub Association to promote the game in the county. “Don’t sit on the fence and expect development to come; please get involved so that we can achieve our objectives,” he added.Many soccer fans in the county have expressed their frustration over the delay that affected the start of the league and have called for change in the leadership of the Sub-Association.Meanwhile, on Saturday March 18, Farley FC enjoyed a 3-1 win over Zwedru United while God’s Power won 1-0 over Gedeh FC.Speaking just after his side’s narrow win over Gedeh United, Mr. Youtoo Doewelh admitted that his side’s performance was not impressive after losing some senior players, but said they would come back strong in the future.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Transparency, accountability agencies under attack – Jagdeo

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo believes the work of key constitutional agencies that have oversight on financial transparency and accountability is being impaired as a result of the cuts on their budget submissions.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoHe was referring specifically to cuts to the Auditor General’s Office and the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) budget proposals. Last month, it was reported that Government cut almost $2 billion from the budgets, amounting to a total of $13.2 billion, submitted by the 16 constitutional agencies. This move, Jagdeo said, will hinder the work of these agencies.“So you see a pattern here… they have cut the budgets of the two bodies that are designed to look after transparency of financial affairs in the State. So, it tells you a lot about how they’re approaching this matter,” he posited during his weekly press conference at his Church Street, Georgetown office.According to the Opposition Leader, not only does the cuts impair these agencies, especially the Auditor General’s Office’s capability of doing existing work, much less the new responsibilities that would be added from the impending oil and gas sector.“Even the scrutiny that they are doing now would be impaired because they can’t do special investigations etc. And similar too, if the Public Procurement Commission has a sum of money and they have several investigations to do and you cut that sum of money, then they can only do limited numbers of investigations,” he stated.Jagdeo went on to criticise these cuts, pointing out that they could have otherwise been made on areas where there are unnecessary spending of billions of dollars, such as dietary which has increased by $1.6 billion and domestic travels which has gone up to some $750 million annually.“Those things are increasing but they are cutting $100 million from the budget from the PPC and so on… So this is what we argue, you do have resources but it’s allocated based on this Government’s priority. They’re fat-fowling themselves and everything else suffers [and] languishes,” the Opposition Leader asserted.The Auditor General’s Office had requested $894.2 million, including $876.8 million for current expenditure and $17.3 million for capital spending. While the Finance Ministry left the capital, sum requested by the audit office intact, it reduced the current expenditure figure that would cater for operational expenses, to $854.6 million.Meanwhile, the PPC had requested $276.7 million, which includes $22.2 million for capital funding and $254.4 million for current spending. Again, the Ministry cut almost $45 million from the current sum requested and $12.8 million from its capital request.Back in 2015, the coalition Government had amended the laws and removed the constitutional bodies from under the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act, thus allowing no consultations between these agencies and the Finance Ministry in the preparation of their budget submission.JustificationAs such, Finance Minister Winston Jordan explained at a press conference on Wednesday that these cuts were necessary because the State’s current fiscal space cannot facilitate the entire budgetary requests made by these bodies. He noted that while these agencies are allowed to make their requests, he has to review these submissions and make recommendations of the allocations based on the resources available.“The Constitution gives the power of that to the Minister of Finance not a constitutional agency… Almost always these budgets are wish lists. When you look at some of the budgets and you know the circumstances of Guyana with its absence of critical skills, the absence of critical resources… if you were to put together a decent procurement plan many of the projects they claim they would like to do would never get done,” the Finance Minister said.However, Jagdeo, at his weekly press conference on Thursday, reiterated concerns they would have raised about the Opposition being able to fully debate the allocations to these agencies if the Finance Minister is allowed to cut their submissions.“Government [had] said “no, you cannot do that” and they agreed last year that you can only ask questions pertaining to the submissions. You can’t question policies, you can’t make a speech about the sectors, about what is happening in these sectors and the constitutional bodies, etc. And then, they set aside 20 minutes per agency but low and behold [Wednesday], they convened one of these committee meetings and they decided now to reduce the time for consideration of the estimates for these constitutional bodies to 10 minutes per agency so we will have just over two hours to consider the budget for all 16 constitutional agencies in Guyana without having the ability to debate those submissions,” he explained.According to the Opposition Leader, there is a surreptitious and quiet move to infringe on people’s rights to know and infringe on the rights and mandate of MPs to scrutinise expenditures and be the watchdog of the people.“…Most people take it lightly, but we take it seriously in the People’s Progressive Party. This is a process and unfortunately, the speaker aids this process of infringing on the rights of the Members of Parliament who are elected by the people to look out for their interests, to look out for the budgets and all the policy issues, now they can’t even speak on this,” Jagdeo said.last_img read more

City of Fort St John to shutdown recreational facilities for annual maintenance

first_imgThe annual closure for the North Peace Leisure Pool is scheduled to take place September 2 to the 29, 2019.For more information on these closures, you can visit the City of Fort St. John’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has announced the dates for its annual shutdown of recreational facilities. According to the City, the Pomeroy Sport Centre, Kids Arena Field House, and the North Peace Arena will be closed to the public from July 22 to August 5 and will reopen August 6.The City says this closure includes the Northern Vac Walking Track, basketball court, ping pong tables, and the indoor playground at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.- Advertisement -In most cases, the facilities are open 20 hours per day, seven days a week and, as a result, each facility requires maintenance and upgrading.These shutdowns also provides an opportunity for staff training.During the closure, the Visitor Centre will be relocated to Centennial Park, 9522 100 Street, near the North Peace Leisure Pool and will be open between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily.Advertisementlast_img read more

Backlog to delay citizenship, prevent millions from voting

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsA total of 2.5 million applications were filed with the agency during the months of July and August, Wright said. He could not provide numbers for the month of June. For the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, a total of 7.7 million applications were filed, compared with 6.3 million the previous fiscal year, Wright said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Immigrants who applied for citizenship after June 1 will have to wait more than a year to become Americans, immigration officials said Wednesday, a delay that will prevent many from voting in next November’s elections. The delay is due to a deluge of applications that Citizenship and Immigration Services, a Homeland Security Department agency, received this summer as immigrants rushed to beat drastic fee increases for naturalization, legal residency, work permits, international adoptions and a host of other immigration benefits. That means naturalization applications filed after June 1 will take 15 months to 18 months to process, said Bill Wright, spokesman for the immigration agency. “We certainly are hoping to beat that, but there certainly is that possibility,” Wright said. last_img read more

SEAMUS COLEMAN: GAA IS STILL MY FIRST LOVE

first_imgEVERTON star Seamus Coleman has spoke of his first love in sport….Gaelic Football.The Killybegs man has given a great interview to Britain’s The Guardian newspaper.Said Seamus: “I’d played Gaelic all my life and I loved it. I was on the county teams and we’d been quite successful. It was a tough decision to leave it behind. I didn’t want to leave a team that had all my mates in it. I still follow Donegal and Killybegs and keep in touch with the lads there. I’ll go whenever I can. “I was playing Gaelic every week for my home town and we were winning, so it was difficult to move away from all that but, at the same time, I’d wanted to play in the Premier League in England since I was a boy.”You can read the full interview here:http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/oct/28/everton-seamus-coleman-gaelic-football?newsfeed=trueSEAMUS COLEMAN: GAA IS STILL MY FIRST LOVE was last modified: October 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:evertoninterviewKillybegsseamus colemanlast_img read more

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time

first_imgThe Reds are unchanged from the side that started our #PL opener. Tonight’s #CRYLIV team news…. pic.twitter.com/jBHXzIo43c— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 20, 2018Crystal Palace vs Liverpool full match preview here. Crystal Palace and Liverpool clash at Selhurst Park on Monday night (August 20) both looking to make it back-to-back wins.The Eagles kicked off their Premier League season with an impressive 2-0 victory at Fulham, while Liverpool thrashed West Ham 4-0 at home. Here’s the #CPFC 🦅 line-up for tonight’s game against Liverpool! #CRYLIV pic.twitter.com/tH1gnGQkm6— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) August 20, 2018 Where can I follow the match on radio and TV?talkSPORT will be bringing you regular updates from Selhurst Park.You can also watch the game live on Sky Sports Premier League or Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage starting at 7pm. The game will kick-off at 8pm.To stream you can use either Sky Go or the Now TV service. What is the team news? Liverpool forward Sadio Mane will be the first Reds player to achieve this new record if he scores against Crystal Palace 1last_img read more

Two key stars out? Predicted Man City line-up for Lyon clash

first_img shining silverware Aguero left the field after 53 minutes against Fulham 2 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Latest Manchester City News smart causal 2 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Manchester City begin their hunt for Europe’s biggest prize on Wednesday night when Lyon visit the Etihad Stadium in their first match of the 2018/19 Champions League campaign.As English champions, Pep Guardiola’s side were in the top pot for the competition’s group stage draw. targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Manchester City will likely be without both Sergio Aguero and Benjamin Mendy for their Champions League opener against Lyon.The Citizens’ main striker Aguero had to be substituted after picking up an ankle problem during his side’s 3-0 win over Fulham on Saturday.Meanwhile, Mendy missed the match altogether due to a knee issue. They drew a group which should give them little trouble, consisting of Lyon, Hoffenheim and Shakhtar Donetsk.Man City’s first game is an 8pm kick-off and will take place at the Etihad Stadium.Here’s how we expect them to line up: England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won whoops Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars PEP TALK possible standings With Aguero absent, we believe Manchester City will retain their 4-3-3 formation, simply replacing the striker with Gabriel Jesus.Fabian Delph will likely fill in for Benjamin Mendy, while Riyad Mahrez, Ilkay Gundogan and John Stones could re-enter the fray as Guardiola begins to rotate his team to handle fixture congestion.Kevin De Bruyne and Claudio Bravo will of course also miss the match as they are both long-term absentees.last_img read more

Red Bluff girls swimmers win meet; boys finish third

first_imgRed Bluff >> The Red Bluff High swim team hosted Central Valley, Mercy and American Christian Academy on Wednesday and the Spartan girls emerged victorious while the boys placed third.The 200 Medley Relay of Jordan Munoz, Stevie McKenzie, Jayne Brandt and Abby Lair remained undefeated on the season, capturing the event in 2 minutes 13.84 seconds. Lair captured wins in the 500 Freestyle (6:35.96) and the 200 IM (2:51.35). Jayne Brandt was also a double winner, placing first in the 100 Fly …last_img