Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames BIÑAN — Kiefer Ravena welcomed NLEX’s 120-115 overtime victory over Phoenix as a much-needed relief as another loss would further endanger his side’s playoff chances in the ongoing 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Paraiso’s UST stint not yet final, says Ayo Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ The win, their first in four tries, was a big confidence boost for the Road Warriors who have struggled to sustain their good showing last conference.“It’s really a big thorn that was taken out of us,” said Ravena on Friday. “We’re barely breathing. The water is already up here on our necks. We’re already in survival mode.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe victory, however, wasn’t a pretty as NLEX lost hold of a 19-point lead in the first half and allowed Phoenix to force overtime before coming through in the end.“We kind of played not to lose instead of fighting it out and really waiting for the final buzzer,” admitted Ravena. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Luckily, import Arnett Moultrie played his best game to date with 37 points, 17 rebounds, and eight assists.It may not have been the best of games from the Road Warriors, but any win is welcome at this point for the team which has worked tirelessly to get over its winless start.“We had 37 assists and I don’t know if it’s the conference-high. But it just goes to show the hours and hours of hard work and repetition that we put in. Everybody is stepping up and it’s all spread out. We had our usual numbers from our net which was very key to our victory tonight.”Ravena, however, knows better not to get too overconfident as NLEX is looking at a long and challenging road ahead, starting on Wednesday against GlobalPort.“We’ll take it. We’re in a situation where we couldn’t afford to be choosy. We just need to win,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Patricia Sanasie executionafter the conclusion of the Preliminary Inquiry into the death of Patricia Sanasie, who was shot dead January last, Richard Stanton, the murder accused, was committed to stand trial in the High Court.He appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Zamilla Ally.Stanton was informed by Magistrate Ally that a prima facie case was made out against him to establish the offence of murder and, as such, he was to face a judge and jury at the next sitting of the Demerara Assizes inAccused: Richard StantonJuly.Stanton is facing charges, which state that on January 12, 2015 at 129 Atlantic Gardens, East Coast Demerara, he murdered Sanasie, a 43-year-old businesswoman.It is alleged that on the night in question, the woman, along with her daughter, returned home from church and she got out of her vehicle to open her gate when she was confronted by a lone gunman, who opened fire on her.Eyewitnesses told investigators that a “big built” man exited a silver Raum and discharged four rounds at the woman.According to reports, she was shot to her chest, abdomen, neck and groin. She was pronounced dead on arrivalMurdered: Patricia Sanasieat the Georgetown Public Hospital.Sanasie was the former Director of Studies of the Academy of Professional Studies.A similar attempt was made on her husband’s (Deonarine Sanasie’s) life just one year prior to her death, and she, along with her brother, Vishnu Persaud, was implicated.The daughter of the now deceased woman who was in the car and witnessed the shooting positively identified Stanton as the shooter; as such, he was arrested and charged.
Liberia’s popular female blogger and manager of Jon Bricks, Berenice Mulubah, has launched a US$ 3,000 grant for arts and culture artists in order to help them improve the quality of their music video and to ensure it is up to international standards.Berenice is passionate about introducing Liberian arts and culture to the rest of the world through aid for artists. “I’m entirely funding this grant project and I remain open to accepting donations that would go towards different areas of art and culture development,” she explained.“Liberian artists need more than a US$3,000 grant to change their game, but this little grant is meant to provide help towards that process,” Berenice said. Ms. Mulubah, the owner of the blog “C Liberia Clearly”, added that art and culture grants are open to Liberian musicians both in Liberia and the Diaspora and that interested candidates must submit a song they have made, as well as the concept for a music video to accompany it. “The grant will go towards producing a quality video for the winner, and deadline for submission is October 31, 2015,” the blogger noted.In a e-mail, LIB Life asked Ms. Mulubah why she places the focus of the grant on musicians and the reward for artist to make quality video. “The industry has seen a new stream of goodies songs, but the lack of classic video to go along with it has become a serious problem now in the industry,” she said.“Liberian artist doesn’t need promotional training; they need a great promotional team,” Ms. Mulubah stressed. “She has called on Liberian stars to build a winning team of individuals who are skillful in management and marketing, in order to move from being only a singer and to a professional artist.Ms. Mulubah urges Liberian artists to send their work and that the project will be transparent. She explained that the grant is assured and is her way of helping to build the industry.Berenice Mulubah is Liberian born and was raised in Harper, Maryland County. Currently, she resides in the United States and has been promoting Liberian arts and culture a few years ago. Her blog discusses a range of subject that is associated with Liberian entertainment, politics, human rights and freedom of expression, with special emphasis on Liberian arts and culture.She is also an author and was once nominated for the Liberian Entertainment Awards Best Radio Personality.To contact her about applying for the Arts and Culture Grant, donating to the grant, or her other works, she can be reached by phone at 910-554-7600 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Gba-Gonyon, a sitting assistant minister for Youth Development, Ministry of Youth and Sports, has been cleared to run for elective office in the October polls, while Abu Kamara, also a sitting Assistant Minister at another ministry, was denied. – Advertisement – NEC’s judgements of aspirants’ adherence to the Code of Conduct lack consistency, causing some to feel cheatedWith just three days to the end of the political aspirants nomination process conducted by the National Elections Commission, it is becoming certainly clear that the political ambitions of many Liberians will not be realized as a result of the controversial Code of Conduct, which the Supreme Court has upheld as law, and is currently being enforced by authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC).Many aspirants have already begun to fall prey to the cruelty of the code, but the manner in which the NEC is carrying out the exercise appears shrouded in a great deal of ambiguity, thereby raising more questions than answers.While the fates of aspirants such as former Liberian Ambassador to the United States, Jeremiah Sulunteh, and former Forestry Development Authority managing director, Harrison Karnwea, hang anxiously between NEC rejection on account of the Code of Conduct and a pending Supreme Court ruling on the matter, other presidential appointees have either been beckoned or booted by NEC.NEC has not been able to sufficiently clarify its criteria as to which present and recently-resigned government officials should be cleared to run for elective office in the October 10 polls. For example, Assistant Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Abu Kamara, was outrightly rejected by NEC, citing violation of the CoC. When Kamara appealed the NEC decision to the Supreme Court, the NEC told the Court that the man was a sitting minister, and therefore in clear violation of the CoC. The Supreme Court upheld the NEC decision.However, another political aspirant with a seemingly identical background as Kamara, has been cleared by NEC. He is none other than Assistant Minister for Youth Development at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Lance Gba-Gonyon, who has been given a candidate status to run for Nimba County Electoral District #7.By coincidence, Minister Gba-Gonyon and Mr. Karnwea are both sons of the same district in Nimba, but the former, along with other officials were appointed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.Gba-Gonyon came to the Ministry of Youth and Sports as the direct replacement for former Assistant Minister Teeko Yorlay, who was released to go for further studies less than three years ago. Yorlay is also a son of Nimba County and has been cleared by the NEC as a candidate on the ticket of the opposition Liberty Party for the county Electoral District #3.Minister Gba-Gonyon, who reportedly uses government assigned vehicles for his political activities, is not the only current presidential appointee the NEC has favored. Authorities at the NEC have accepted the nomination of Roland G. Duo, an aspirant who holds an appointed position in the office of President Sirleaf as National Security Advisor to contest the upcoming October polls.Mr. Duo is contesting for a legislative seat on the ticket of the National Patriotic Party (NPP), which forms part of the Coalition for Democratic Change, of which Senator George Weah’s Congress for Democratic Change and former House Speaker Alex Tyler’s Liberia People Democratic Party (LPDP) are members.Another presidential appointee is the deputy director at the National Archives and Documentation, Martin Kulah, who is reportedly the favorite to succeed the outgoing Representative of Montserrado County District #6, Edwin Melvin Snowe. Snowe has left District #6 and declared domicile in Bomi County District #1, which he desires to represent, should he make it to the 54th Legislature in 2018.Abu B. Kamara, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, was rejected by NEC on account of violation of the Code of ConductThe situation of Ministers Kamara and Gbo-Gonyon serves as the crux of the ambiguity of the NEC’s decision that is now beclouding the electoral process. While Gba-Gonyon, who is at the same ministerial level as the rejected aspirant, has been given a go-ahead, Kamara believes he has been treated “unfairly.”Yet and still, even those who have been cleared are not completely cleared.In an earlier interview with the Daily Observer, NEC public affairs officer Henry Flomo said, “by the NEC accepting your nomination and giving you your package does not necessarily mean you are qualified and will be contesting the elections. It only allows us to know who all are coming in and so we began our investigations, which is tedious and time consuming, as we have to ensure no one violates any of our set rules,” he explained.“So if your name is to even appear in the preliminary listing does not mean you will contest in October. We will still be investigating candidates and anyone who falls short will be disqualified. You can only be relaxed when your name appears on the final listing because that is what we will use to print the ballots. So this is a long process and no one is qualified yet and those who have been rejected could still get a chance but through the legal means.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…68 parcels to be granted by SeptemberThe Guyana Forestry Commission has been flocked with 459 applications from interested stakeholders after concessions for 68 parcels of land were advertised.This disclosure was made by Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman and Commissioner of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), James Singh on Thursday, which suggests that interest still prevails in the traditional sectors.Generally, the Commission would advertise areas available for allocation and after the applications are received, they are screened by a Technical Sub-Committee for the requisite criteria.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman“We would first advertise areas available for allocation, having checked those areas, and verify that they have stocking. We normally advertise for one month. We receive applications. The applications are screened and processed and then they are reviewed by the GFC Board, Technical Sub-Committee, which has a series of criteria that they use to evaluate the applications. Those criteria are public. The Technical Sub-Committee would then make its recommendations to the full GFC Board which would then approve the award of concessions,” the Commissioner explained.The process, Singh said, would take some two months. Since they are in the reviewing stage, the applications should be granted by September.“That process would take between one or two months. Currently, the Board’s Technical Sub-Committee is in the process of reviewing the 459 applications. Hopefully in September, we’ll be able to make the award.”During World Environment Day last June, the Government said it was looking to make reforestation a mandatory requirement for loggers and miners applying for concessions, so as to preserve and sustain its forests.President David Granger had emphasised that protecting the environment is an obligation, not an option. It was noted that Guyana is proud to be part of the “Guiana Shield,” which is considered to be the “lungs of the world”. To this end, he underscored the importance of safeguarding the country’s forests from harmful activities, such as mining and logging.“Mining and logging are two of the principal contributors to deforestation. Small-scale mining alone accounted for about 89 per cent of deforestation over the past three years. So small-scale mining has a large-scale impact on the environment. Deforestation by both mining and logging has scarred our rainforests with craters. These wastelands result in further land degradation of the exposed land. Guyana’s forestry and mining laws will be strengthened to make re-forestation and land reclamations conditional for the approval of mining and logging concessions,” the Head of State posited.
According to Lessard, a few other athletes had outstanding performances earning them trophies as well. Brielle Beard won the Beautiful Balance Trophy for beam as well as the Dazzling Dancer Trophy for floor. Saydee James brought home the Terrific Tumbler Trophy for floor. Anika Carroll earned the Vigorous Vaulter Trophy for her vault.Lessard says this was one of their best meets of the year and it was amazing to watch the girls perform their best routines to date. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Gymnastics Association sent athletes on the weekend for two competitions in Prince George.The Saturday competition was the Prince George Invitational of which all 35 of the athletes attended.According to NPGA Junior Olympic/InterClub Lead Coach, Mimi Lessard, the team was made up of two groups. Lessard says she is proud to see her athletes come home with personal bests.- Advertisement -“Our team is made up of two groups, the InterClub Group and the Junior Olympic Group, it was great to see the girls all come together as one team under North Peace Gymnastics Association. As there were many first time competitors it was very nice to see our seasoned athletes take on a mentorship role and encourage and support the newer kids. The proudest moment for our coaches was when we calculated the scores to find out that all of our athletes were able to come home with some personal bests.”The Level 6 Junior Olympic Girls, Shanay Gorsic, Ava Clarance, Carley Wheat, and Kathryn Yates, brought home the second place team awards for both meets.The Junior Olympic Level 4 Athlete, Nayelle Farvacque brought home the third place team award for the Zone 8 Championships.Advertisement
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John RCMP received a report of a stolen dirt bike on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 a.m.The RCMP say a 2014 Kawasaki KX250F dirt bike was taken from the back of a vehicle located on 112th Avenue.According to Police, neighbours heard a dirt bike leaving the area between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and midnight of May 1, driving westbound on 112th Avenue towards 100th Street.- Advertisement -The dirt bike is described as:2014 KawasakiKX250F#177 graphicsD-LANCASTER under front numberVIN: JKAKXMZC7EA020332If you have any information on this theft, you can contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
The idea of Julian Draxler coming to Arsenal is thrilling some Gooners 1 The idea of Julian Draxler playing for Arsenal has filled some Gooners with delight.Wolfsburg and Germany’s midfielder has been linked with a £43m transfer to north London and fans are already thinking about how the attack might look.Draxler, who has only been at Wolfsburg since 2015, has been linked with the Gunners before, and manager Arsene Wenger may finally get his man if his bosses find the cash to tempt the Germans to sell.Take a look at some of the comments Gooners have been making about the prospect of Draxler signing…
A large crowd of protestors are expected to take to the streets of Letterkenny today to voice their anger at planned changes to the NowDoc service.The NowDoc offices in Letterkenny.There are plans to makes sweeping changes to the out-of-hours emergency GP service in the coming weeks.The proposals include cutting the ‘red eye’ service operating in both Derrybeg and Carndonagh between midnight and 8am. These services will be replaced by an extra doctor operating out of the Letterkenny branch of the service.This process is currently being tested out on a trial basis by the HSE.However many local public representatives are against the idea becoming a stable part of the NowDoc service.One local county councillor, Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig said he fears the move will lead to an overall erosion of the local health service. “We must stand together to save such services and show the HSE that we will not be simply brushed aside. This is our health service and this is our health at stake,” he said.Today’s protest takes place at 2pm at Market Square.LARGE CROWD EXPECTED AT PROTEST RALLY AGAINST NOWDOC CUTS was last modified: August 7th, 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:CHANGSdonegalHSEletterkennyNowDocprotest
The seniors defeated Downings in their last league match at home on Sunday. The lads overcame a 3 point interval deficit to emerge victorious on a full time score of Naomh Colmcille 2-14 3-7 Downings. Unfortunately a win for Letterkenny Gaels at home to Aodh Ruadh means the team finish in ninth place in the league. The lads now take on Carndonagh in a promotion / relegation playoff and need to win to preserve their Division 3 status.The reserves fixture against Downings did not go ahead.The Junior Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser will take place on Saturday 14th November at the Halfway House in Burnfoot. This should be a great event so mark the date in your calendar now! Tickets available from the dancers and committee members. Thanks to everyone who attended the ‘Get to Know Your Club’ night on Wednesday.The club AGM is scheduled for Thursday 26th November at 8:00 pm.The minor board AGM is scheduled for Wednesday 18th November.Naomh Colmcille CLG’s child welfare officer for 2015 is Breda Friel. If you or child have any issues through out year with coaches or bullying or other child issues please feel free to contact Breda on 0876393503 and she will try and address the issue. Everyone involved in coaching or helping out at underage level needs to have completed the child protection/awareness course. If you have not completed this course previously, please contact Breda ASAP.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule. Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be supdated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors / Reserves. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U21s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Minors. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U16s. Check the Facebook page for latest update. U13s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U11s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U10s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U8s. Check the Facebook page for latest update. Girls. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 9, 11, 12, 14, 22 and the winners are Frankie Callaghan, Noah Reynor and Barney Robinson who win €25 each.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE NEED TO BEAT CARNDONAGH TO STAY IN DIVISION THREE was last modified: November 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASport