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Alaska has strong start, rips Ginebra for 3-2 record

first_imgAlaska took control from the opening tip and turned the game into a one-sided affair as early as the second quarter where they took a 52-34 lead after a layup by Enciso heading into the break.The Aces went on to lead by as much as 30, 95-65, after a 3-pointer by MJ Ayaay midway through the final period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsEnciso topscored with 23 points while Banchero collected 20 points, six rebounds and eight assists. Carl Cruz and Chris Exciminiano added 12 points each for Alaska, which climbed to third place with a 3-2 card.The Aces shot 50 percent from the field including 13-of-30 from downtown while the Gin Kings had a hard time scoring, hitting just 36 percent of their attempts and making only 6-of-25 from long range. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil New Adamson coach Onyok Getigan has eyes on big prize after triumphant debut Japeth Aguilar had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Ginebra, which absorbed its third loss in six outings.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View comments Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Alaska Aces guard Chris Banchero goes for a layup against Barangay Ginebra. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska scored the game’s first seven points en route to a 104-78 whipping of Barangay Ginebra in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday night at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Guards Chris Banchero and Simon Enciso combined for 43 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists to lead the Aces’ charge.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

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At 60: The European Union Reaffirms Commitment to Global Peace and Security

first_imgBy Ambassador Tiina Intelmann, European Union Delegation to LiberiaOn 25th March the European Union will mark 60 years since the signature of the Rome Treaties, the first step towards a united Europe. Since the birth of the European Communities in 1957, the citizens of our Member States have enjoyed six decades of unprecedented peace, prosperity and security. The contrast to the first half of the 20th Century could not be greater. Two catastrophic wars in Europe between 1914 and 1945 left millions dead, and a continent devastated, divided and prostrate. For countries that had long been at war, European integration has been the most successful peace project in our history.However, we are living in unpredictable times and the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties is the opportunity not only to reaffirm our commitment to the values and objectives on which the European project is founded but also to take pragmatic and ambitious steps forward.The relationship between Liberia and Europe goes back to Liberia’s founding in the 19th Century, when European countries were the first to recognise the new Republic. In the 21st Century, the European Union has consistently been one of Liberia’s most steadfast partners. This partnership is reflected not just through development assistance, but through trade agreements in sectors such as forestry and fisheries and through the annual EU-Liberia Political Dialogue which discusses bilateral and global issues of mutual concern.The world is going through a time of great uncertainty: the global balance of power is shifting and the foundations of a rules-based international order are too often being questioned. The European Union will be an increasingly vital power to preserve and strengthen the global order.The EU is the second global economy. We are the largest global market and the leading foreign investor in most parts of the globe. The EU has achieved a strong position by acting together with one voice on the global stage, by playing a key role in removing barriers to trade as a member of the World Trade Organization, as well as concluding bilateral trade deals with many important partners around the world. We invest more in development cooperation and humanitarian aid than the rest of the world combined. The EU is increasingly active as a global security provider.The European Union is and will continue to be a strong, cooperative and reliable power. Our partners know what we stand for.We stand for multilateralism, for human rights, for international cooperation.We stand for sustainable development, inclusive societies, the fight against all inequalities – in education, in democracy and human rights. For us, this is not charity: it is also a smart investment in our own security and prosperity.The European Union is the world’s largest financial donor of development aid. We were instrumental in planning the UN Sustainable Development Goals and are already implementing them as well as working to update the European Consensus on Development Policy. EU development aid goes to around 150 countries in the world and increasingly focuses on the poorest places in the world. In the period 2014-2020, about 75 percent of EU support will go to countries which are often hard hit by natural disasters or conflict, something that makes their citizens particularly vulnerable. The EU is the only donor worldwide which gives support in all countries that are fragile or suffer from conflict.We stand for better global rules, rules that protect people against abuse, rules that expand rights and raise standards. It is thanks to our engagement – the Union together with its Member States –that the global community has set up innovative agreements like the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development. In a world of re-emerging power politics, the European Union will have an even more significant role to play.A more fragile international environment calls for greater engagement, not for retrenchment. This is why the EU will continue to support and help the United Nations: our cooperation with the UN covers peace missions, diplomatic efforts, human rights, tackling hunger and fighting criminality. The European Union is also a strong and active partner of regional organizations like the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Arctic Council. The European Union also stands ready to help those affected by natural and man-made disasters. Humanitarian crises continue to take a heavy toll internationally, and in 2016 the EU allocated relief assistance of over €1.5 billion for food, shelter, protection and healthcare to 120 million people in over 80 countries. The EU has been, since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, the largest single donor of humanitarian aid to care for the millions of men, women and children displaced by the conflict. Any country in the world can call on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism for help. Since its launch in 2001, it has intervened in some of the most devastating disasters the world has faced, like the earthquake in Haiti (2010), the triple-disaster in Japan (2011), the floods in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (2014), the Ebola outbreak (2014), the conflict in Ukraine (2014), the earthquake in Nepal (2015), the refugee crisis in Europe, and Hurricane Matthew in Haiti (2016).Whatever events may bring in the future, one thing is certain: the EU will continue to put promoting international peace and security, development cooperation, human rights and responding to humanitarian crises at the heart of its foreign and security policies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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CH&PA ups service with GIS, drone imagery

first_imgThe Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) says it has been improving the delivery of its services with the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).The entity’s GIS analyst, Malini Jaikarran said the use of this service will help to improve the development, manage operations and update policies and decision-making processes. Jaikarran was delivering a presentation on Wednesday at a ceremony to observe Geographic Information Systems Day, hosted by the University of Guyana.According to Jaikarran, the application of drone imagery and GIS is being utilised in the spatial planning and monitoring of CH&PA’s hinterland housing project. It isSome of the drones on display at the University of Guyana’s observation of Geographic Information Systems Dayalso used for planning control and detecting breaches to site development standards within communities. It also helps the CH&PA to identify boundary disputes.“With regards to monitoring our sustainable hinterland housing programme, it was deployed in Regions One, Nine and Seven. The CH&PA was able to monitor the progress of infrastructural work in the region. The drone imagery provides data that does not otherwise exist,” she is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.According to Jaikarran, the CH&PA has collected drone imagery for a number of areas, including the housing developments in Sophia, Greater Georgetown; La Parfaite Harmonie on the West Bank Demerara; and the East Bank Demerara, spanning from Eccles to Grove.Jaikarran said the CH&PA will also use the spatial planning to address the regularisation of squatter settlements.last_img read more

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Petronas delays final investment decision on Pacific Northwest LNG Project

first_imgPetronas says their decision is based on concerns about the project’s economic viability and competitive edge among other LNG producing countries – attributed to declining oil prices. However, they go on to say “Pacific NorthWest LNG will continue work to secure necessary regulatory and other approvals from the Government of Canada.”“Petronas hopes that all outstanding factors can be resolved as soon as possible to enable the Final Investment Decision to be made within the identified LNG supply and demand window,” President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Petronas, Tan Sri Shamsul Azhar Abbas said in a written statement. “This is vital in light of the current intense market environment and for Pacific NorthWest LNG not to lose out on long term contracts to competitive United States LNG projects.”Pacific NorthWest LNG adds, “Petronas, through its upstream unconventional company, Progress Energy Canada Ltd. and its partners, will continue to invest in its natural gas development in British Columbia at a measured pace until such time as a positive FID is made.”- Advertisement -The project, which has an estimated $36 million dollar FID attached, was seemly in a favourable position, having vocally supported the provinces LNG Income Tax, details for offsetting greenhouse gas emissions, as well as new agreements with First Nations, including recent legislation with the Nisga’a Nation.The LNG terminal is slated for Lelu Island in Port Edward.last_img read more

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Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Friday, October 17

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GALLERY: Ten great images as Arsenal romp to record-breaking FA Cup triumph

first_imgYou will have to have a thorough search of the archives to find a more resounding cup final performance.Arsenal’s 4-0 victory over Aston Villa in the FA Cup showpiece illustrated their Premier League title credentials for next season as Tim Sherwood’s men were completely played off the park.Goals from Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud sealed the emphatic win at Wembley, meaning Arsenal became the most successful club in FA Cup history – eclipsing Manchester United’s record and taking home a 12th title.It was a magical day for Gunners fans, and talkSPORT has collated some of the best images for your enjoyment. 10 FOR MORE HIGHLIGHTS OF ARSENAL’S HISTORIC FA CUP WIN – Gunners stars swamp Mertesacker. Wenger’s dominant side seemed to recognise how crucial the third goal was, as illustrated by their collective celebrations after the captain’s header 10 10 CLICK THE ARROW FOR MORE HIGHLIGHTS OF ARSENAL’S HISTORIC FA CUP WIN – Late goalscorer Olivier Giroud takes a sip from the hallowed cup CLICK THE ARROW FOR MORE HIGHLIGHTS OF ARSENAL’S HISTORIC FA CUP WIN – Goalscoring duo Per Mertesacker and Theo Walcott jump for joy after the final whistle 10 CLICK THE ARROW FOR MORE HIGHLIGHTS OF ARSENAL’S HISTORIC FA CUP WIN – Theo Walcott celebrates his opening goal against Aston Villa. The Englishman rewarded manager Arsene Wenger after he was selected over Giroud up front FOR MORE HIGHLIGHTS OF ARSENAL’S HISTORIC FA CUP WIN – Alexis Sanchez slams in one of the great FA Cup final goals just after the break to double the Gunners’ lead 10 10 FOR MORE HIGHLIGHTS OF ARSENAL’S HISTORIC FA CUP WIN – Arsene Wenger gets his hands on the trophy for the sixth time. The Frenchman moved level with George Ramsey as the most successful manager in the competition’s history 10 10 FOR MORE HIGHLIGHTS OF ARSENAL’S HISTORIC FA CUP WIN – Villa boss Tim Sherwood looks despondent after Arsenal’s third of the day. Corner taker Santi Cazorla and scorer Per Mertesacker celebrate the German’s header which made it 3-0 The entire Arsenal squad celebrate with the trophy – The Gunners became the first side since Chelsea in 2010 to successfully defend their FA Cup crown 10 Another bottle, Jack? CLICK THE ARROW FOR MORE HIGHLIGHTS – Midfielder Jack Wilshere wastes no time and gets stuck in with the celebratory champagne Let me take a selfie! CLICK THE ARROW FOR MORE FA CUP HIGHLIGHTS – Cheeky Santi Cazorla borrows a press camera to snap a celebration shot with his jubilant team-mates 10last_img read more

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POOR BROADBAND SERVICE IN DONEGAL MUST BE ADDRESSED – McCONALOGUE

first_imgDonegal’s internet service is sub-standard.Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has described a series of broadband outages in Moville as completely unacceptable. The service was unavailable for over 6 hours yesterday, during peak business hours.Charlie McConalogue TDDeputy McConalogue said this is a completely unacceptable situation. “The broadband service in Moville has been substandard for years. Every few months the signal fails and homes and businesses in the town and surrounding areas are left without a broadband connection. Despite an intermittent service, customers are still being charged in full, and are understandably frustrated by the situation.“The poor level of broadband service in this county has become more and more evident over the last four years. For all their promises and policy pledges, the digital divide has grown under this government. The latest National Broadband Plan commits the Government to providing broadband provision within 5 years. However, this is kicking the can down the road to 2021 for the many communities and businesses that need high speed internet now.”He added this government has presided over a broadband market that is the third most expensive in Europe.“Despite the high charges, the quality of the service, particularly here in Donegal, is completely substandard. This puts businesses here at a serious competitive disadvantage. High speed broadband is taken for granted in most urban centres but here in Donegal it is intermittent and unreliable. The service in Donegal leaves businesses without access to the internet, credit card facilities or online booking and shopping services. This is not conducive to good business practice. “Under the government’s plan, more than half of all homes and businesses in Donegal will have to wait up until 2021 for broadband services by State intervention planned under the Government’s National Broadband Plan. That is not acceptable and is typical of Fine Gael and Labour’s attitude to rural Ireland. Roll out of fibre optic cable broadband is the best way to bridge the digital divide especially in rural counties.“Fianna Fáil supports the roll out of fibre optic broadband directly to all premises in the state through 3 means – direct state intervention, commercial operators, and facilitate community solutions such as group broadband schemes. I will continue to campaign for high-speed fibre internet broadband to be brought to every home in this county. The importance of connecting homes and businesses to high speed broadband is as important as bringing electricity to rural Ireland was many decades ago”, concluded McConalogue.POOR BROADBAND SERVICE IN DONEGAL MUST BE ADDRESSED – McCONALOGUE was last modified: October 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:broadbanddeputy charlie mcconaloguelast_img read more

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Wempe convicted of molesting boy

first_img “The prosecution’s case was based on passion, prejudice and emotion for what happened 20 to 30 years ago,” Wempe attorney Leonard Levine said. He said he believes Jayson B. was attempting to obtain retribution against the priest for molestation of his brothers. Deputy District Attorney Todd Hicks, who described Wempe as a “hip” priest who wore his hair long, rode a motorcycle and gave such dynamic sermons that young people and their parents were drawn to him, said he was pleased with the verdict and Jayson was elated. “I’m always happy when victims have their day in court,” he said. He denied trying to appeal to the jury’s emotions with testimony from eight long-ago victims, saying their testimony was used merely to show a pattern of behavior by Wempe. As for the importance of the case, Hicks said, “It sends a message to the archdiocese regarding this defendant. They certainly mishandled this defendant.” The Archdiocese of Los Angeles released a statement after the verdict. “Father Michael Wempe’s conviction cannot restore the trust and innocence stolen from his victims, but hopefully this verdict may provide them some measure of justice and comfort.” Hicks said he believes Wempe is capable of committing similar crimes again. “The defendant, given the opportunity, will molest again,” he said. “The defendant is somebody who has not learned.” Jayson B. and his older brother were in the front row of the courtroom. Beyond clenched jaws, they showed no reaction when the verdict was read. Jurors told the judge there was no chance of breaking their deadlock on four counts. On two lewd conduct charges, the jury was split seven guilty, five not guilty. On a third lewd conduct charge, it was 11 not guilty, one guilty. On a sexual abuse act, jurors said two were undecided, three voted not guilty and seven voted guilty. “This was a very thoughtful, very considerate jury,” Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe said. The only verdict jurors reached involved an allegation of oral copulation committed in a car on an unspecified date between 1993 and 1995 at a location near the boy’s home. The defense attacked Jayson’s descriptions of the car and the chaplain’s office. The accuser said he vividly recalled the priest driving a purple car from 1991 to 1995, but testimony from a car leasing agent showed the priest did not lease that car until 1995. Jurors asked for that testimony to be re-read and then agreed on the only charge that mentioned 1995. The trial stretched over four weeks and played out against the backdrop of an ongoing scandal in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. It was the testimony of the older victims that rocked the courtroom. Some of them cried as they told of abuse that damaged them for life, leading to drug addiction, alcoholism and dropping out of school. Wempe, seated across the courtroom, cried with them. “This guy is so sick,” snapped one victim. Asked how he knew the priest, the 39-year-old man replied, “From a nightmare.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – Retired Roman Catholic priest and admitted molester Michael Wempe was found guilty Wednesday of one count of child molestation after an emotionally wrenching trial that saw grown men testifying about their childhood abuse. Only one victim was named in the current case and jurors were unable to reach verdicts on four counts, so a mistrial was declared on those. Wempe, 66, who was immediately taken into custody, agreed to waive sentencing until the district attorney can decide whether to seek a retrial on the undecided counts. He faces a sentence of 16 months to three years on the single count. He has already served a year in prison, so that time would be deducted. One of his attorneys said he was diabetic and had a heart condition, so likely would serve his time in a medical unit. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The credibility of the victim, Jayson B., was attacked by the defense and his testimony was short on details and dates. During deliberations, jurors sent the judge many questions asking for more evidence and expressed skepticism about some of the acts described by the victim. “I hope this brings some closure to the people involved,” said Donald Steier, one of Wempe’s attorneys. Wempe’s lawyers acknowledged that the priest molested 13 boys in the 1970s and 1980s, including while serving at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Palmdale and Paraclete High School in Lancaster, but said he went into church-ordered treatment and returned a changed man. Attorneys maintained he never molested anyone after that. Wempe was spared trial on charges from the ’70s and ’80s when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the statute of limitations on the crimes, but he did spend a year in jail before that ruling was issued. Jayson B., the brother of two earlier victims, alleged he was abused from 1990 to 1995 when Wempe was a chaplain at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. last_img read more

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Study: Deadly crashes are more likely on rural roads

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – A new study shows that fatal crashes are much more likely to occur in rural areas than on busy stretches of highways through cities and suburbs. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looked at crashes between 1994 and 2003, and found that rural crashes are more likely to involve multiple fatalities, rollovers and motorists being thrown from their vehicles. Making matters worse, it takes longer for emergency medical services to arrive at the scene. In 2003, Montana led the nation with 95.4 percent of its fatal crashes occurring along rural roads, followed by Maine, South Dakota and South Carolina. Rhode Island had the lowest rate with 17.7 percent of traffic fatalities on rural roads, followed by Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey. last_img read more

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Mubaraka Nsubuga strikes to hand Express victory in Bombo

first_imgExpress are now 8th on the log (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Ndejje University 0-1 Express FCArena of Visions, BomboTuesday, 26-02-2019BOMBO – Express FC returned to winning ways thanks to a 1-0 win over Ndejje University at the Arena of Visions in Bombo.In one of the 5 STarTimes Uganda Premier League games played on Tuesday, Mubaraka Nsubuga scored the only goal of the contest with 77 minutes of the game played.Having gone into the game feeling some pressure, George Ssemwogerere who replaced Kefa Kisala as Express head coach at the start of this month must be relieved to see three points after a section of fans called for his head following the 1-1 draw at home to Maroons in their last contest.In the game proper, Express never found it easy especially in the first half, struggling to create chances.Their first major statistic in the game was the yellow card shown to midfielder Lawrence Bukenya on 45 minutes.With time running out in the second half, Disan Galiwango who had an average performance against Maroons, was also booked.Two minutes later, Mubaraka who has been struggling for form lately, scored what proved to be the match winner, rebounding after keeper saves substitute Tony Odur’s initail attempt.Ndejje University who were on some kind of roll lately, winning all two of their games going into Tuesday’s encounter, could not make it three in as many games as they ended up on the losing end.The win for Express sees them climb into 8th on the log with 28 points from 21 games.For Ndejje, they remain 3rd from bottom having gathered 16 points with 9 games to play.After Maroons winning 3-0 at home to Paidha Black Angels on the same day, Ndejje are now 6 points away from safety.The other games played on Tuesday:-Onduparaka FC 0-0 Vipers SC-KCCA FC 1-2 URA FC-Kirinya JSS 2-1 Mbarara City-Maroons FC 3-0 Paidha Black AngelsComments Tags: Express FCMubaraka Nsubugandejje universityStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetoplast_img read more

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