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first_imgNavarro does not want to give up his emoluments, the Vitorian club does not want to share the salary with the Poles and the historic Gornik Zabrze is not willing to face the player’s salary alone. There are days, in any case, to resolve an issue that can only leave complicated situations if you are still in Vitoria. Rafa Navarro and Alavés are negotiating with Gornik Zabrze of Poland. In this Central European country the market closes on March 2. The Sevillian player comes from Sochaux-Montbeliard and plays right back. He has an important salary and in January there have been clubs that have asked about his situation but he has not reached an economic agreement with him and with Alavés. The Sevillian footballer lives the day-to-day life of the Asier Garitano team and has a number on the official website of the club. But the Gipuzkoan technician does not count on him or for the calls. Nor is the sports director too interested in giving prominence within the entity. His contract came over the albiazul project in France and the smartest thing would be to reach an agreement for disengagement.A few weeks ago he suffered a sprained knee and is now reluctant. But the Poles are looking for a right-hand side since Boris Sekulic has left for the Chicago Fire of the MLS and right now, according to the Alava News Newspaper, he only has a youth player and an Icelandic player who does not enter the plans of the Polish coach.last_img read more

first_imgPBA IMAGESMeralco completed its dominance of Star in the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals with a 91-88 overtime win in Game 3 Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Bolts zoomed to an early lead in overtime with five unanswered points, holding the Hotshots scoreless for close to four minutesADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody “We really had to gut it out, it was a hard-fought victory for us but in the end it’s all worth it because we get to move to the championship round.”Star started the overtime period on a miserable pace missing its first seven shots before Rafi Reavis converted underneath with 31.9 seconds left in the game to cut the deficit to 88-85.Allen Durham filled the stat sheets for the Bolts with 24 points, 19 rebounds, and six assists while Hodge added 18 points and eight boards.Barroca had 21 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists to lead the Bolts while Marc Pingris added 16 points and six boards.The Bolts now await the winner of the semifinals series between Ginebra and TNT in their return to the finals.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ But just when Meralco seemed poised to put the game beyond reach, Star kept its hopes alive when Mark Barroca managed to answer Cliff Hodge’s triple with 14 seconds left   to cut the Bolts lead to three, 91-88.Star then trapped Newsome on the inbounds play to force a jump ball with six seconds left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAlthough the Hotshots got the possession, Jio Jalalon could not get a proper shot over three Bolts as time expired.“I never expected a Star team to give up, a lot of credit goes to coach Chito [Victolero] for leading a team and fighting it out tonight,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Estrella repays Co’s trust as Mapua finds silver lining in lost season Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

first_imgMichael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases GO FOR GOLD 103 — Gutang 26, Salem 25, Dixon 11, Naboa 11, Leutcheu 8, Gaco 7, Alejandro 6, Young 5, Domingo 2, Tang 2, San Juan 0.Quarters: 27-25, 49-53, 79-79, 104-103.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESMJ Dela Virgen had ice in his veins, pumping three treys in the final five minutes, but Jose Rizal University needed one last heroic from its veterans to gain a 104-103 victory over Go for Gold Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Paolo Pontejos took the mantle for the Heavy Bombers and scored the go-ahead layup with 7.2 seconds left to keep his side unbeaten through two games after Dela Virgen exploded for 13 points in the payoff period.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The Heavy Bombers moved up to 2-0, joining Wangs Basketball-Letran on top of the standings.Justin Gutang was a revelation for Go for Gold (1-1) as he poured 26 points on an ultra-efficient 10-of-11 shooting from the field, while also tallying six rebounds and four assists off the bench.Matt Salem got 25 markers powered by five treys, while also hauling down nine boards.The Scores:JRU 104 — Dela Virgen 28, Pontejos 20, Apinan 16, Esguerra 11, Mendoza 11, Tayongtong 11, Grospe 3, Yu 3, Mvogo 1, De Guzman 0.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “When we got a big lead, we relaxed a bit. But I’m happy that we’re able to recover and the composure of the veterans were there,” said coach Gio Lasquety as his side lost hold of a 99-90 lead in the final 3:41.The Scratchers had one last gasp to take the game, but returning TY Tang could not find the mark with his three at the buzzer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDela Virgen led JRU with 28 points on a 6-of-9 sniping from three to go with his five assists, three rebounds, and two steals.Pontejos added 20 markers, five dimes, and three boards, while Jeckster Apinan had 16 points, six rebounds, and four assists in the win. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES NCAA volleyball: Shock loss to Arellano fire up San Beda Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe rising exchange rate between the Liberian and United States (US) dollars has created a new dilemma for the economy as petroleum price takes an upward trend. The pump price of gasoline jumped to L$385 on Tuesday, up from L$360 on the previous day. The rising fuel price comes amid rapid depreciation of the Liberian dollar against the US dollar, our business desk finds. The exchange rate currently stands at L$88.5 to US$1 with some Forex Bureaus buying a US$ for L$90. On Monday, the two currencies traded at L$88 to US$1, but there was strong indication that the Liberian dollar would have subsequently depreciated.The interplay on the money market on Tuesday forced a rapid increase in petroleum prices and subsequently transportation fares by drivers across Monrovia. The Government of Liberia (GOL) has repeatedly said that it has no direct control over the foreign exchange market as it is influenced by the market forces of supply and demand. The GOL recently warned that setting the rate would create a ‘black market’ which could further create chaos in the economy. Liberia is a free enterprise economy which is mostly controlled by the private sector.But many Liberians believe that the government has a major role to play in ensuring price stability including properly regulating the market.They strongly believe that failure on the part of the government would lead to the imposition of additional costs on the population, which they warned, would undermine the gains by the vary government. Some economists, however, warn against interference by the government. Amidst this debate, the prices of key commodities, mainly petroleum, have begun to rise. The hike in petroleum price directly affected fares as commercial taxi cab drivers were charging up to L$90 from central Monrovia to Paynesville Red-light. Bus fare also rose from L$35 to L$50 with some buses charging up to L$75. Previously, the fare in taxi cab from central Monrovia to Red-light was L$60, while bus fare was L$35 per person. Fares were also increased for other destinations of the city. Commuters reported L$5 increase from central Monrovia to Airfield Matadi, from L$35 previously to L$40 per person. When asked Tuesday, May 06, a taxi cab driver directly attributed the increment to the increase in the pump price of gasoline.“Gasoline price has been increased abruptly,” this taxi cab driver said on condition of anonymity. “We are forced to also increase fare,” he added. This elderly cab driver jokingly sang “when you’re up, you’re; so everything is up.” This song was a popular song sung by supporters of the ruling Unity Party (UP) during the 2011 general and presidential elections.This driver, however, clarified that his intention was not to mock the ruling party, but noted that things are really tough. “We are not happy to increase fare, but we can’t also operate at loss,” he said. Some of the commuters spoken with expressed dismay over the rising fares and called on the government to intervene. “Things are very tough on the ground. Everybody knows how tough it is to make living in Liberia and so I want the government to come in at this time and save the day,” said Madam Estella Benson. Madam Benson, who lives in the Airfield area, stressed the need for strong GOL action in dealing with the situation on the market. “If they sit and do nothing, we will definitely perish,” she said.To further exacerbate the transport problem, most of the GOL-owned public transport buses managed by the National Transit Authority (NTA) are missing from the streets.Our business desk was told yesterday that most of the buses are down due to maintenance problem. Though our could get a word from the NTA up to press time, GOL sources confirmed that only few of the buses are in the traffic in Monrovia.“Some of the buses are directly assigned to run between Monrovia and Buchanan as well as Monrovia to Gbarnga and Monrovia to Tubmanburg and Bo Waterside,” this source said. When running Monrovia, NTA buses charged L$15.00 per person for any distance.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_imgAssociate Justice Jamesetta Howard WolokollieAssociate Justice Jamesetta Wolokollie has called on Liberians to start building confidence in the Liberia National Police (LNP) and other state security agencies as they assume full responsibility over the country’s security sector following the expected drawdown by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) next year.She said that every Liberian should take responsibility to maintain the peace that is presently being enjoyed following years of crisis, which led to the intervention of the international community.Justice Wolokollie made the call on Monday during the formal opening of the November Term of the 13th Judicial Circuit Court in Kakata, Margibi County.She said Liberians should now begin to disabuse their minds of the thought that the only way they can enjoy sustained peace is when United Nations peacekeepers are in the country.The Associate Justice then called on Liberians to stop being very disobedient to authorities and respect the laws governing the country.She said that in the absence of respect for authorities, it will be difficult to maintain the peace after the departure of UNMIL peacekeepers, adding, “We must be respecters of the law at all times, irrespective of our status, culture or social callings.”She commended UNMIL and the international community for helping to maintain peace in Liberia, noting that “there were numerous challenges from the onset but they (UNMIL) were able to amicably tackle them and as a result Liberians have enjoyed a decade of sustained peace.” (LINA)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…as Skeldon’s 1st crop for 2017 shelvedWorkers attached to the Rose Hall Sugar Estate on Wednesday staged a demonstration over plans by the Government to close the Estate.More than 2400 workers of the Rose Hall Estate in Canje are in fear of displacement amid reports about the entity getting out of cane operations under the diversification plans of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).Wales workers demanding severance payments Thursday morningField Secretary for the Estate, Neisham Diaram said the signals being given indicated that many of the workers would soon be on the bread line. He said the workers were expressing their concerns also for workers on the East Coast of Demerara and on the Corentyne.“The people out here because of the signal to close the Rose Hall Estate, closing Enmore and selling out Skeldon. We are also concerned about the people at Wales. They are out here, because they see the suffering of the people at Wales [Estate, which is also slated to be closed] and so they know what can happen to them. They are aware of the economic situation they will face. If the Estate closes down, they will be out of a pay day,” he said.If Rose Hall goes, according to Diaram, the nearby town will also suffer. New Amsterdam depends heavily on that estate to sustain commercial activity in its already depressed economy.“The entire community will be affected – the hire car drivers, the small shops in the community, the stores in New Amsterdam, the fish venders and all the economic activity in this community will be affected,” Diaram said.Proposals to sell off a number of estates of the bankrupt State-owned GuySuCo and shed non-core operations, like drainage and health services, were recently shared with the unions and the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).GuySuCo and Government are considering shrinking the existing estates to three: Wales-Uitvlugt, Albion-Rose Hall and Blairmont.Meanwhile, the sugar workers attached to the Wales Estate, West Bank Demerara continued a fourth day of protest voicing their displeasure against GuySuCo’s nonpayment of severance packages.On Thursday, workers once again protested the Wales Estate, and informed this publication that the Corporation was still undertaking efforts to compel them to continue their service at the Uitvlugt Estate on the West Coast of Demerara.As such, the workers are making moves to extend their protest actions to the capital city, Georgetown, to bring more attention to their ongoing plight.Speaking with Guyana Times, during the protest action on Monday, the workers stated that they have had enough of the uncertainty over their owed payments and reiterated their rejection of being transferred to the Uitvlugt Estate. The frustrated workers demanded that their severance packages be paid immediately, as they were reportedly promised to them since December of last year.It was after GuySuCo’s meeting with GAWU on Wednesday last, that the Sugar Corporation disclosed to the public that there was demand for labour at the Uitvlugt Estate, which would start its first crop later this week. According to the workers, they were informed last Friday that the Union reportedly agreed for employees to be transferred to Uitvlugt, but the sugar workers stressed that they were not prepared to go anywhere, citing distance as their key reason.In early 2016, Guyana Times broke the news of Government’s intention to close the Wales Factory. Shortly afterwards, Government confirmed the end of sugar operations at Wales Estate, citing cost as the main factor for closure. It was later disclosed that rice would be planted as part of the diversification plan, but it remained unclear when the first rice crop would be reaped.Skeldon operations suspendedMeanwhile, weeks after it was publicly disclosed that two foreign investors had expressed interest in a takeover of Skeldon Estate, negotiations may be brought to a stand-still as mechanical issues have suspended sugar operations there. This comes against the backdrop of continued protests by sugar workers who have registered their disdain over the “closure” of Estates and lack of severance packages for workers who desire such payments.One week after being officially informed, GuySuCo on Thursday publicly disclosed that the Skeldon factory’s co-generation plant was not safe to continue operations and the problems could not be rectified until the final months of the year.“On Thursday, February 2, 2017, the Skeldon Energy Inc (SEI) informed that the co-generation plant was unsafe to operate and advised that the First Crop 2017 should no longer take place, as up to seven months were required to address the problem,” an excerpt from the Corporation’s official statement noted.The Sugar Corporation added that it was currently undertaking measures to garner external engineers and boiler manufacturers to “determine the extent and cost of repairs” in an effort to rectify the problems associated with the boiling equipment.Against this backdrop, GuySuCo suspended sugar production at the Estate, which caused the abandonment of this year’s first crop.“Every effort will be made by SEI to have the co-generation plant back in operation by late August,” GuySuCo noted. “The Corporation is currently examining a number of options for meaningful engagement of the Skeldon Estate employees during the period of the first crop,” it added.It was also noted that meetings were scheduled for Thursday (February 9) and today with the relevant unions as well as cane farmers to provide updates on the situation.It was recently disclosed that an Indian firm, Shrinath Ispat Limited, was introduced to Government by Tony Joseph, the son-in-law of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo. It was noted that Shrinath Ispat Limited wanted to take over the management and operations of the entire Skeldon Estate, including sugar manufacturing and co-generation of power. The company had promised to provide a more detailed plan for takeover if the proposal piqued Government’s interest.Additionally, D Rampersad and Company Limited (DRCL), a Trinidadian firm had earlier indicated its interest to invest in the Skeldon Estate. The company had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) on behalf of the Government for the undertaking of a feasibility study.This feasibility study was proposed to commence on April 3 and would be completed in the first quarter of the year. It is now unclear if the companies will continue the takeover negotiations given the mechanical problems which have surfaced.last_img read more

first_imgSANTA CLARITA — Too often, Santa Clarita Valley motorists fail to pull over when they see emergency vehicles coming. In response to the problem, the city is starting a public outreach campaign to convince residents of the need to clear a path for ambulances, patrol cars and fire trucks. Presentations will be made to schools, bill inserts will be mailed out and a Web site will be created to educate the public. The message is simple: Pull to the right when an emergency vehicle is approaching. “When someone’s not breathing or someone’s in crisis, a few seconds can make a very big difference,” said Stephanie English, a spokeswoman for the county Fire Department. Instead of pulling to the curb, some drivers pull to the left, which makes it hard for emergency vehicles to navigate traffic, English said. Motorists should also pull to the right even if the emergency vehicle is passing on the opposite side of a center divider, said Heather Leuning, a spokeswoman for the city. That’s because emergency vehicles will cross into the opposite lanes of traffic if they need to get by, she said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgTo attract shoppers, the Market had many homemade vendors as well as Consultant Businesses present. There were also homemade soups, buns and a variety of treats being sold. Also, to keep it very relevant and focused around the kids and school, the PAC also made sure to have some artwork done by students on display.In addition to all this, a raffle table was also set up; winning was achieved by participating in Bingo.For more information about upcoming events put on by the Taylor PAC, you can visit their Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Taylor Parent Advisory Council hosted the Village Christmas Market on Saturday, November 16. The entry fee for this event was $2.00, or by food donation, at the door for anyone over 18; participants under 18 we free.All proceeds made from entry fees, as well as table sales, went to PAC to give back to Taylor Elementary School.President of Taylor PAC, Melanie Rose, explained that through fundraisers like these, they can raise money to put into things needed around Taylor Elementary School as requested by the teachers.- Advertisement -Last spring, some of the money raised during the winter months was put towards buying a bench as a memorial to one of Taylor School’s beloved teachers.Melanie stated that next spring, they aim to have the funds to put benches around the Taylor School Playground.In doing so, it will allow parents to be present and have a place to relax while their kids get out and play.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgBIGGS, Ore. (AP) – Three truck drivers put on the brakes to help police stop a man who led authorities on a high-speed chase for more than 50 miles. The truckers pulled alongside one another and slowed to about 5 mph, forming a rolling roadblock. The fleeing driver stopped and fled on foot but was quickly captured, authorities said. Trucker Edwin Beach said he had heard police radio traffic and said, “OK, where’s the high-speed chase at?” He coordinated with two other drivers over CB and placed his truck in the middle on Interstate 84. “We were all kind of laughing because he was running down the freeway,” said Beach, of Kelso, Wash. The chase began Saturday, ending near the John Day Dam about 100 miles east of Portland, police said. Speeds during the chase exceeded 100 mph. The fleeing car had been reported to have been involved in a hit-and-run. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgThe Rector of Clondehorkey in Dunfanaghy Rev Christopher Pierce, found an outlet for his communication talents during a visit to his former place of ministry in the Caribbean last month.He and his wife, Stacy, spent most of June in the Diocese of the North Eastern Caribbean & Aruba, one of the eight dioceses that comprise the Province of the Church of the West Indies.The diocese the Pierces returned to could hardly be more different from Derry and Raphoe. The Diocese of the North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba is spread over 13 islands and several political jurisdictions. And with temperatures ranging from the mid-seventies in the winter to the mid-eighties in the summer, Antigua is a far cry from the couples home in Port-na-Blagh here in Donegal.However, the Rev’d Pierce’s background in radio and media in the USA came in useful, enabling him to help his former colleagues with their new diocesan radio station, DNECA Anglican Radio, which is based in the Bishop’s Lodge building in Antigua’s capital, St. John’s.It broadcasts via a terrestrial transmitter allowing people throughout the rest of the Province to listen online. A generous benefactor provided all the equipment needed to bring the station up to professional broadcast standards.DNECA Anglican Radio was launched in August 2014 and only one of its staff members has any previous broadcasting experience. Rev’d Pierce was able to provide advice – and hands-on support – to the broadcasters. If you fancy listening online from Donegal you can do so at www.dnecaanglicanradio.com might recognise his voice leading Morning & Evening Prayer, or making station ID announcements and top of the hour time-checks.After several days of meetings and consultations on Antigua, the Pierces travelled on to the island of Dominica, where the Dunfanaghy clergyman filled in on locum duty.He also gathered information to aid in fund-raising for repairs to St. George’s Church, in the nation’s capital city of Roseau, which was badly damaged by Tropical Storm Erika a year ago.Eleven inches of rain fell on the island in a matter of hours, claiming many lives and knocking out infrastructure. Many roads and bridges on Dominica still bear the scars of Storm Erika.Anyone wishing to contribute towards the repairs to the church in Dominica can contact Rev’d Pierce at clondehorkey@gmail.com. From Port-na-blagh to The Caribbean for Rev Chris was last modified: July 23rd, 2016 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:Anglican ChurchAntiguaPierceRev Christopher Pielast_img read more