UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Did he ever. He was sensational in the final round on Saturday, when he missed only five of 25 shots.Each player shot five five-ball racks with a one-minute time limit. The final ball of each one was a “money ball” worth two points, and one of the racks, usually the last one, was all money balls. Booker made the money ball shot on his first four racks, and then made four of the five balls on the money ball rack.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 folkHarris, Booker and Thompson advanced from the eight-man field to the finals. Harris scored 17 points before Booker scorched the nets for 28 points. Thompson followed and scored 25 points.The previous record was 27 points, set by Stephen Curry in 2015 and matched by Thompson the following year. LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 17: Devin Booker accepts the trophy for the 2018 JBL Three-Point Contest at Staples Center on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFPDevin Booker of the Phoenix Suns won the 3-point contest with a record 28 points in the final round. He beat 2016 champion Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors and Tobias Harris of the Los Angeles Clippers.“It feels really good,” Booker said. “I wanted to go out there and make a name for myself.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Booker, the 21-year-old sharpshooter in his third season with Phoenix, is averaging 24.2 points per game this season as the NBA’s 12th-leading scorer. Eleven months after the shooting guard dropped 70 points against Boston to become the youngest player in NBA history to score even 60 in a game, Booker added another accolade to his promising career with the 3-Point title.Thompson beat the buzzer with his final shot of the first round to reach the finals with 19 points. Booker also scored 19 and Harris had 18.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Nets’ Dinwiddie wins skills challenge Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments
Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya, has expressed serious dismay over the recent action by the Supreme Court to place a hold, over the weekend, on the certification of three senators-elect.On Saturday January 3, 2015 Cllr. Korkoya disclosed that the High Court on Friday night informed the Commission about a writ of ‘prohibition’ from Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) candidate Dr. Fodee Kromah that was served on Cllr. Varney Sherman, the victor of the just-ended Special Senatorial Election in Grand Cape Mount County.According to the NEC boss, the Supreme Court ordered that the winner of said poll should not participate in the official certification exercise as conducted by the Commission.In the same speech, Cllr. Korkoyah further announced that two other senators-elect, Morris G. Saytumah of the Unity Party (UP), Bomi County and Jim Womba Tornonlah of People’s Unification Party (PUP), Margibi County, and were also served their respective Writs of Prohibition after they were seated in the hall minutes before the start of the ceremony.In an interview with reporters shortly after the program, the NEC Chairman described the court order as disappointing and political, adding that said action “seriously undermines the integrity of the Commission and the credibility of the electoral process.”“I am disappointed in the court order because with respect to Cllr. Sherman’s case, the matter is still before the Election Magistrate in Grand Cape Mount and has not yet reached us. I don’t understand why the Court is involved with it at this time,” Chairman Korkoya said.House Speaker J. Alex Tyler also came in support of the Electoral Body, adding; “In order to sustain our fragile democracy, political questions must be left to political institutions while legal and constitutional questions must be left to the legal institution.”“There are laid-down ground rules and processes in election before going to the Supreme Court,” Speaker Tyler indicated.Asked about the risk of being held in contempt by the High Court for such a statement, the Bomi County lawmaker intoned; “I’m speaking in my capacity as Speaker [of the House of Representatives], not as Attorney-At-Law.”According to NEC Communications Director Joey Kennedy, Dr. Kromah filed a complaint in Robertsport and the case was scheduled for Friday afternoon only to hear an order from the court in Monrovia.The matter has to be investigated first in the county before it can be sent to a Complaint Officer and onwards to the Board of Commissioners, Kennedy said, adding “there are processes involved with filing complaints.”He confirmed the other two cases are under probe, but maintained that the Commission is doing everything to address the issues within the confines of the law.Interestingly, CDC has distanced itself from Dr. Kromah’s Writ of Prohibition terming it as a “one man show.”The CDC acting chairman, Nathaniel McGill, said, “We are not aware of Dr. Kromah’s complaint and we have neither seen nor heard from him since the election. As a candidate, I think your party should be the one to champion such a case, not the individual.”Chairman McGill confirmed the cases involving Dr. Bhofal Chambers and Prof. Ansu D. Sonii of Maryland and Margibi counties, respectively, stressing that CDC will stand behind these two candidates to the fullest, but not Dr. Kromah.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,Two recent occurrences motivated me to carefully re-read the provisions of the laws of Guyana that provide for the establishment of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the Local Government Commission. Those occurrences were: 1. The Leader of the Opposition public statement that he had instructed his representatives on the Elections Commission to ensure that certain concerns are addressed; and 2. the holding of a press conference, by three members of the Local Government Commission, at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition. Both of these bodies are provided for in the Constitution and in each instance the Commissioners are appointed by the President in keeping with the requisite legal provisions. In no instance are any of the Commissioners/appointees referred to as representative of anyone. These Commissions are responsible for national, regional and local elections; and regulatory and staffing matters of the local authorities, respectively. Given the political nature of the matters which those bodies are intended to adjudicate, it stands to reason that those bodies should be impartial and non-partisan in what they do and how they are perceived. That can hardly be the case if on one hand they are publicly portrayed as being under the direction of one of the partisan actors of the affairs in which they are the adjudicators or are hosted by such an actor to make public statements about the body which should be non-aligned. But that is exactly what occurred. Therein lies one of the pathologies of our political system and our manner of governance.There is utter disregard even for the appearance of good governance; and disrespect for impartiality in the conduct of public affairs, to wit affairs that must be conducted impartially and in keeping with the principles of good governance if they are to gain national acceptance. While I am a proponent of constitutional reform, it is apparent that equally important is the question of our political culture, which seems to reek of disrespect for the universal norms of good governance and the rule of law.Unless this pathology is acknowledged and addressed, we are condemned to be a backward country; and an hindrance to national mobilisation and ultimately national development. The Opposition Leader has quite rightly called for gas and oil to benefit from good governance and impartiality.This call may not be taken seriously, coming from him, unless he demonstrates an understanding and commitment to those very things, by his pronouncements and more specifically his actions.Yours truly,Vincent Alexander
The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) through one of its food crop projects, the West African Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP-Liberia) has engaged local farmers from four counties on the production of rice and cassava to enhance the country’s food security.The counties are Bong, Mar-Gibi, Bomi and Gbarpolu.The engagement exercise started last Monday in Gbarnga, Bong County and concluded on Thursday in Bopulu, Gbarpolu County.It is expected to resume early this month with counties in the south-east.WAAPP-Liberia is a ten year agriculture program aimed at increasing rice and cassava production in the country, with funding from the World Bank and the government of Japan.It is a regional program carried out in 13 West African countries.In Liberia, the program is being implemented in eight of the fifteen counties, including Grand Gedeh, River-Gee, Maryland, Bong, and Sinoe Counties among others.In interviews with the Daily Observer newspaper at the meetings held in the above counties mentioned, farmers expressed the hope for the program to help improve their productivity and increase income generation.According to them the project should help to address some of the challenges faced by farmers in the agricultural sector.They named constraints such as inadequate provision of farming tools, poor marketing, and lack of access to land as some major obstacles confronting them in their various counties.John Lahai, a farmer in Swakoko district, Bong County stated to our reporter that WAAPP’s program was a welcome gesture in his county.“With the education received concerning the program farmers specialized in producing rice and cassava in Bong County are very happy. It is our hope that it would help us improve in farming to support our families.Lahai said that getting farm land in his county is a serious problem that requires urgent attention.“There are many in the county engaged in rubber farming instead of growing food crops. This is making land scarce for us,” he lamented.He estimated the cost for renting farmland in his county as U.S$ 500 yearly per acre. Farmer Lahai said that renting land at this price seriously reduced his annual earning.He stressed the need for government to derive a land tenure policy for agriculture to improve farmers’ income.For her part, Sarah Brown, a farmer from Margibi County, said that female farmers in her county were determined to grow more cassava for the market but are lacking tools to farm.“We would like to appeal to the ministry of agriculture and its partners to assist us with the needed tools,” she requested.In his opening statement on Monday, February 24, in Gbarnga, the acting national project coordinator of WAAPP-Liberia/Monitoring and Evaluation officer, Edward Borlor, said that the WAAPP program was designed to address challenges in the agriculture sector of Liberia in order to increase food production.He said that human resource capacity building in the sector, infrastructure upgrading, and support to local farmers in terms of the provision of improved planting materials, modern technology and the creation of a market for farmers to sell their produce are some of the input the project seek to provide.According to Borlor since the launch of the program in Liberia in November 2012, 37 students in Liberia benefited from scholarships for advance studies in agriculture and other disciplines at various African universities.He said that the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) in Swakoko, Bong County has also been partially revamped through the project to meet the research needs of farmers.Borloh further disclosed that the program seeks to prioritize the inclusion of up to 40 percent female farmers in order to reduce vulnerability among women in the agriculture sector.Also speaking was Assistant Minister for Extension and Research at the MoA, Paul Jallah. Mr. Jallah asked farmers to take the program seriously so they could produce more food for the country.Minister Jallah spoke to farmers in Kakata and Bopolu cities during the engagement meetings.He deliberated on the topic: “The benefit of extension for Liberian farmers.According to him, there are many farmers who want to engage in commercial farming but lack the modern technology.“The ministry will be providing tractors and power tillers and other modern equipment to ensure that farmers are able to increase their yield,” he disclosed.Speaking at the close of the meeting in Bopoplu, the superintendent of Gbarpolu County, Allen Gbowee, called on his citizens to venture into agriculture so they could make the county food secure.He welcomed the program and promised to play a monitoring role for the smooth implementation of it in Gbarpolu County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A LETTERKENNY-based Chinese chef had told a court that he bought his fake driving licence on the internet for €350.Min Hui Zhong, a 32 father of two from Meadowbank, Letterkenny, admitted the offence when he appeared at Letterkenny District Court.Inspector Michael Harrison said Garda Derek Connaughton had spotted the international driving licence which Zhong had produced was fake. Zhong was also driving without insurance on December 21, 2014.Judge Paul Kelly remarked that Zhong had already paid a heavy price for the fake licence and took the charge into consideration.“They are €20 from the AA,” remarked Inspector Harrison.Unemployed Zhong was fined €200 for driving without insurance.FINE FOR CHINESE CHEF WHO BOUGHT DRIVING LICENCE ON INTERNET was last modified: November 16th, 2015 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:Chinese cheflicence
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The Whittier Emblem Club No. 67 will hold a Fashion Show/Tea fundraiser on Saturday at the Whittier Elks Lodge, 13620 Whittier Blvd. Tea will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the Fashion Show will follow with Fashions by the Dress Barn of La Habra modeled by club members. Tickets for $20 per person include scones, sandwiches, desserts and a variety of tea. Proceeds from the event will support the club’s programs: community service projects, Americanism, literacy, drug awareness, and scholarships, and others. President Phyllis Flament has again chosen the First Day Center in Whittier as her special project. For more information, call (562) 696-2853. Tea time for women’s club The Whittier Wheelmen will be led by Bill Moore around local parks, then pedal on for pancakes on Sunday. Short distance guests are welcome. The club departs at 7:30 a.m. Sundays from the Community Center parking lot, 7634 Washington Ave. in Whittier. For a summer tour schedule or more information, call (562) 947-5771. Emblem Club plans fashion show The Whittier California Women’s Connection will present a “Tea for Two” Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. June 15 at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 Villaverde Drive in Whittier. The cost is $16.75. A complimentary nursery is available with a reservation. Charlotte Rowett, inspirational speaker and former pre-school teacher, will share her “Guidebook for the Rough Road” and present a lovely feature on how to serve a Victorian Tea. For reservations or more information, call (562) 693-9182. Local poet’s work appears in journal The Writer’s Club of Whittier congratulated member Rose Anna Hines on publication of her poem “Days Gallop” in the Rio Hondo College Rivers Voice Journal of Art and Literature, Spring edition 2006. Students, faculty, staff and alumni of RHC submit original work for possible publication in five genres: poetry, short story, memoir, one-act drama, and visual art. The submissions are evaluated “blind” by a team of 20 to 30 judges drawn from faculty and students. For more information, call (562) 960-9377. Find your family tree at meeting The Whittier Area Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. June 17 at the Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave. Nancy Carlberg will present the topic “Names, Nicknames, and Misspelled Names.” Visitors are welcome. Beginner-refresher classes are canceled during June, July and August. For more information, visit cagenweb.com/kr/wags or call (562) 941-0818. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
2 Torreira is already a firm favourite in north London The 22-year-old’s combative style is something Arsenal were lacking for several years Lucas Torreira has been somewhat of a revelation at Arsenal this season.The diminutive Uruguay international is a firm fan favourite already, with supporters even creating a new song for him. 2 Signed from Sampdoria for £26.4million on the back of several impressive performances at the World Cup in Russia, Torreira was largely unknown before arriving at the Emirates.However, he has already proven himself to be an integral part of Unai Emery’s revolution at the Emirates.A convincing 5-1 over Fulham on Sunday was the north Londoner’s ninth consecutive victory in all competitions and suggested an unlikely surge for the title is not quite out of the question.Should the Gunners stand a chance, they will likely have to hope their 22-year-old midfield enforcer can stay fit. In 442 minutes WITHOUT Torreira on the pitch, Arsenal have scored nine goals but conceded 10 in total.By contrast – in the 548 minutes WITH Torreira on the pitch, the Gunners have scored an incredible 20 goals and conceded just three.If Arsenal are to continue their good form, their Uruguayan enforcer will have to quietly keep going about his business.
DONEGAL athlete Caitriona Jennings has won the Flora Women’s Mini-Marathon.The 30-year-old Letterkenny native crossed the line in an unofficial time of 35m29s. She was sixth in the race in 2010.Over 40,000 women took part in the race, with many running and walking the 10km south Dublin course for charitable causes. Said Catriona: “The conditions were perfect – it was a bit windy on the way out for the first 5km but that kind of kept the pace fairly even.“I felt really comfortable, I didn’t want to think too far ahead but the girls were just dropping off and I thought the pace was fine so I stuck with it.“I run with Sportsworld in Terenure. The training for this has been up and down because I was injured. I had an Achilles problem in January which kind of lingered until around April so I didn’t think I’d have enough training coming back in here.“This is probably my first big win – I was sixth here last year and fifth the previous year so I really wanted to make amends and I’m delighted it’s paid off. Third time lucky. It’s not my fastest time. I think it was just outside my personal best, but not too far.” LETTERKENNY ATHLETE WINS FLORA MINI MARATHON was last modified: June 7th, 2011 by gregShare 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:catriona jenningsletterkenny
We still prefer to see the White Sox go without a World Series championship this fall – and for eternity. Remember the Chicago Black Sox? Can’t help but pity Chicago White Sox fans. Eighty-eight years since a World Series championship? That’s a stretch of time, yeah. And we have nothing against the guys in uniform. Ozzie Guillen, Paul Konerko, Scott Podsednik. Not even A.J. Pierzynski, who stole first base in that series-turning moment against the Angels. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week You should. That was the pejorative name slapped on the 1919 White Sox, who committed the greatest crime in the history of American sports. They threw the World Series. Most of the team’s best players agreed to lose to the less-talented Cincinnati Reds in exchange from money from gamblers. Superstar “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. Ace pitchers Eddie Cicotte and Claude Williams. Regulars Swede Risberg, Happy Felsch, Chick Gandil. The plan: Gamblers would give the White Sox players cash, then bet, at favorable odds, on the underdog Reds – and clean up when the White Sox took a dive. It turned out the fix was such a poorly kept secret that gambling odds quickly shifted toward the Reds, and hardly anyone made a killing. But the game of baseball was severely wounded. Fans’ faith in the credibility of the game was damaged. Epitomized by the perhaps apocryphal episode of a young fan approaching Shoeless Joe outside a courthouse and pleading, “Say it ain’t so, Joe! Say it ain’t so!” Well, it was so. The players, most of them, were jaded and greedy. Ballplayers in 1919 had almost no leverage against owners, and White Sox owner Charles Comiskey was a renown skinflint. He seemed almost to take pleasure in underpaying his players. It made some players bitter – to the point that they abandoned ethics and morality. Even their competitive instincts. When key players were offered $25,000 each to tank the 1919 World Series, a sum four or five times what they were paid all season by Comiskey . . . they agreed to lay down. The sign to gamblers that the series was fixed: Cicotte would plunk the first Cincinnati batter, in the first game. That’s exactly what happened. The conspirators made just enough bad plays to lose the World Series. Cicotte and Williams collaborated to lose all five games in the best-of-nine series. And the rest is dark history, documented in the book “Eight Men Out” and the 1988 film of the same name. By the time the scandal broke, after the 1920 season, baseball realized drastic measures were needed to clean up the game. Owners appointed the first commissioner, Kennesaw Mountain Landis, and gave him sweeping powers. Landis banned eight White Sox for life: Buck Weaver, Fred McMullin, Jackson, Cicotte, Williams, Felsch, Risberg and Gandil. That helped the game’s image. And then a converted pitcher named Babe Ruth began hitting home runs, the Dead Ball Era ended and within a few years baseball was bigger than ever. The White Sox, meanwhile, faded into decades of obscurity. They didn’t return to the World Series until 1959, where they lost to the Dodgers. Now they’re back to the World Series for the second time since 1919. Why does their success or failure still matter? Because just as was the case in 1919, we have become cavalier about sports gambling and its potential evil influence. Huge amounts of money are wagered every day by hard and desperate men. We are naive to think gamblers can’t or won’t try to influence athletes to lose a game. Or a series. For almost nine decades, the Black/White Sox have served as the ultimate warning to the dangers of cheating. Lifetime bans, eternal contempt. Is it coincidence the White Sox haven’t won a World Series since 1919? We think not. The baseball gods have seen to it. The White Sox carry the ultimate sports curse, befitting the first and only team to throw a championship. Lugging around that curse another 88 years? It might be hard on Chicago, but it’s good for baseball. It’s good for sports. Chicago can have its World Series championship someday. But it’s going to have to be the Cubs. Paul Oberjuerge’s column appears Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Readers may reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Nature Hike will teach about mountain lions, 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Wendy Langhans at (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115. Christmas Bird Count will allow volunteers to scatter throughout the area to count local birds. Meet at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at Western Bagel in the Kmart shopping center in Valencia. Bring binoculars and dress warm. Beginning bird watchers are welcome. Call Dan Cooper at (323) 397-3562 or e-mail him at email@example.com.— To submit an event for the Things to Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!