Petron blanks F2, closes in on PSL title

first_imgMissile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade LATEST STORIES Petron blunted F2 Logistics’ sharp fast-game by marching on its own pace to score a 25-23, 25-21, 25-19, Tuesday night and move a win away from clinching the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference title.Using all its tools from a talent-heavy shed, Petron didn’t give F2 Logistics a chance to impose its usual fast-paced game that worked like magic for the Cargo Movers in the past five matches.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer MOST READcenter_img Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Instead, national team players Mika Reyes, Ces Molina, Aiza Pontillas joined forces with rookies Bernadeth Pons and Remy Palma to help the Blaze Spikers carve out the dominating win before a big crowd at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex.The Blaze Spikers can wrap up their second title in two years if they win in Thursday’s Game at FilOil Flying V Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Petron charged its serves to produce eight points compared to five by F2 Logistics who had a hard time setting up its plays all match long.F2 Logistics actually had more attack points, 29-27, but Petron got the upper hand in doing the intangibles like excellent digs (34-22) and excellent sets (32-21). Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments Ravena sees Gilas stint as gauge of progress Malacañang open to creating Taal Commissionlast_img read more

Nimba Rioters Seeking Bail

first_imgThe remaining 12 persons detained in connection with a violent protest that damaged millions of United States dollars worth of properties at the ArcelorMittal concession area in Nimba County, may likely be temporarily freed, if their request for bail is accepted by Judge Boima Kontoe.Cllr. Kontoe is the presiding judge of the Saniquellie Criminal Court in Nimba County, where the crimes were committed.ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company operating in the country.The 12 were among 41 persons who were directly involved in the riots and were subsequently released on bail.They were charged in early July 2014 with multiple charges, including rioting and  armed robbery.In their request for bail, the defense lawyers argued that there is no physical evidence or probable cause to believe that the crime charged were committed and the defendants were the people who committed the crime.The defense lawyers  further argued that prosecutors failed to display the confiscated arms as physical evidence.According to the defense lawyers, since there is not enough evidence, the court should grant their clients bail, so that they may be temporarily released  from further detention at the Monrovia Central Prison.However, prosecutors, in counter argument,  maintained that enough probable cause exists to require the court to bind the 12 defendants over to the grand jury (that is, for their cases to go to a grand jury).And the request for bail must be denied, because the crimes they were charged with are capital offenses and are non-bailable ones.Under the law, a suspect is usually allowed to get out of jail by posting bail unless he or she is accused of a capital crime.A capital crime is a crime such as murder, rape, or armed robbery that is punishable by long prison sentences, life imprisonment, or death. Bail, or surety, is generally denied by the courts for defendants accused of these types of crime. In many cases, bail is also denied if the defendant is a repeat offender or if the crime is a violent one. Also, bail is a certain amount of money or property value that must be posted with the court. By posting bail, a suspect can avoid having to wait in jail until his or her trial. The money or property is a guarantee that the accused will appear in court for each required court appearance and for the trial.Judge Kontoe will this week decide whether enough evidence has been presented by the prosecution to establish sufficient probable cause to deny the bond request; or whether there exists  no evidence to have the defendants’ bail denied.The defendants are accused of setting ablaze the properties of ArcelorMittal, including several pieces of mining equipment, a locomotive train, and made away with several valuable items.They were said to have fled to several hideouts, including their homes where they were arrested by officers of the Liberia National Police to undergo investigation in keeping with law.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New maps detail pine beetle activity

first_imgThe opportunities maps will be available in spring of this year. For copies of the impact maps, as well as draft opportunities maps click here. A new mapping project targets the best areas for harvesting and reforestation of mountain pine beetle-attacked stands.Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell announced on Tuesday the new Mountain Pine Beetle Mapping Project.The maps show impacts and potential opportunities in stands of 30 per cent or more pine.- Advertisement -The project’s goal is to extend the economic shelf-life of attacked stands, to harvest more dead pine and fewer green trees, and to accelerate re-growth. Shelf-life is the length of time that dead pine stands can be economically converted to lumber.Maps include attack severity, attack status, age class, density, and site productivity. All 22 timber supply areas have thematic maps available. There will soon be opportunities maps, which details salvage priorities based on reforestation factors, shelf-life characteristics, and the best areas to harvest wood biomass for energy production. Advertisementlast_img read more

German sentenced to 14 years for Dortmund bus bomb

first_imgThree explosive devices were hidden in a hedge and triggered remotely as the team’s bus passed by © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZ“He expected people to at least be killed,” judge Peter Windgaetter said in court.After an 11-month trial, the trained electrician, who was born in Russia, was also found guilty of causing an explosion and two counts of causing serious injury. The blasts wounded Spanish defender Marc Bartra and a police officer.Wenergold had stayed in the same hotel as the team when he remotely triggered the bomb attack on the evening of April 11, 2017 as the bus was heading for a Champions’ League quarter-final match against Monaco.The devices were triggered “just at the moment” the bus drove past the the bombs, added Windgaetter.Dortmund’s empty bench after the team bus was targeted © AFP/File / Odd ANDERSENWenergold had hidden in a hedge three explosive devices, each of which contained up to a kilogramme (2.2 pounds) of a hydrogen peroxide mixture and about 65 cigarette-sized metal bolts.Wenergold had left letters suggesting an Islamist terrorist motive at the scene, sparking initial alarm about a possible jihadist attack.He had bought put options worth some 26,000 euros ($29,000) — essentially a bet on the club’s share price falling — and had hoped to gain half a million euros, said prosecutors.– ‘I would like to apologise’ –Ex-Borussia Dortmund footballer Matthias Ginter broke down in the witness box © dpa/AFP/File / Ina FassbenderWenergold’s defence lawyer Carl Heydenreich insisted his client hoped to spark panic, not to wound or kill people.Wenergold reportedly drew attention to himself at the hotel, first by insisting on a window room facing the front and then, in the chaos after the blasts, by calmly walking into its restaurant to order a steak.Police arrested him 10 days after the attack.Several players of Borussia Dortmund, who currently sit four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table, gave emotional testimony during the trial about the trauma they suffered.“There are still some players receiving psychological treatment,” Windgaetter revealed.Defender Matthias Ginter, who now plays for Borussia Moenchengladbach, broke down in tears when he gave evidence about the aftermath of the blasts on board the bus.Wenergold planned the attack to make money on the club’s shares © POOL/AFP / Marcel Kusch“Everyone was lying on the floor. Splinters were flying. There was a lot of smoke. Marc was crying out. We didn’t know what would happen next,” Ginter told the court in April.A day after the attack, the team played their postponed game against Monaco and lost, prompting then coach Thomas Tuchel to rail against UEFA for not giving the players time to come to terms with their fear before returning to the pitch.Wenergold, who confessed to the attack in January, voiced his regret last week when he told the court: “I would like to apologise to everybody.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wenergold left letters suggesting an Islamist terrorist motive at the scene © POOL/AFP / Marcel KuschDORTMUND, Germany, Nov 27 – A German man who launched a shrapnel bomb attack on the team bus of football club Borussia Dortmund in April 2017 to make money on the club’s shares diving was on Tuesday sentenced to 14 years in jail.A court in Dortmund found Sergej Wenergold, 29, guilty of 28 counts of attempted murder after he detonated three explosive devices while the bus was en route to the stadium for a Champions League game last year.last_img read more

The spirit of Christmas

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe toy drive begins in December with those patients wishing to bring in a new toy instead of paying a copayment. The toy must be equivalent to the fee, which is about $25. Her patients have responded overwhelmingly over the years. “I am not surprised at their generosity,” Harrod said. “People want to give, especially at this time of year, but a lot of times they just don’t know where or how.” In fact, a lot of the gifts over the years, including this one, come from people who see the “Toy Drive” sign in front of the office or by word-of-mouth. “People have come by off the street, not patients, and dropped off toys,” said Nancy Gaeta, receptionist and chiropractic assistant. When the Whittier program she was affiliated with stopped its toy drive, Harrod was approached by local volunteer Chris Rodriguez about doing a drive benefiting the Bienvenidos Family Center. Rodriguez, of Pico Rivera, met Harrod when he became a patient after a car accident. “I went to four doctors before her, but she was the one to help me,” he said. This year’s toy drive will continue through Dec. 21 and will benefit Angel Step Inn of Pico Rivera, which aids battered, substance-addicted women and their children. Angel Step serves the cities of Pico Rivera, Montebello, Whittier, Santa Fe Springs and East Los Angeles. If there are enough toys, Rodriguez said, they will go to the Bienvenidos Family Center. Any items donated specifically for teenage girls will go to Maryvale Orphanage in Rosemead. “I believe in God, and I believe things happen for a reason,” Rodriguez said. “And meeting Sheila after my accident, and to be able to help others together is the best reason of all.” sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The Christmas spirit of giving is alive and well at Harrod Chiropractic. In the decade Sheila Harrod has conducted her massage therapy practice in the corner office at 6501 Bright Ave. in Uptown, she has held a toy drive for area children. “Isn’t it what the holiday is all about?” she asked sitting in her office that has been almost overtaken with toys donated by her patients and other generous donors. “I’m overwhelmed by the toys,” Harrod, 41, said, pointing at the large pile of cars, stuffed animals and games permeating her office and reception area. last_img read more

NFL votes to study plans, no decision between L.A., Anaheim

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals The league would have to spend an additional $50 million to buy a 53-acre site in Anaheim, while it would simply lease the Coliseum in Los Angeles. League officials also said they plan to travel next month to Southern California, where they will tour both sites and meet local officials and business leaders. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Monday he was already organizing a meeting to demonstrate the city’s widespread support for a football team. The owners of the 32 teams are next scheduled to meet in October, although they can call a special meeting at any time to resolve the matter. Drawings for the Coliseum are complete and a series of other documents clearing the way for a professional football team are on file. National Football League owners decided today to take the next step in returning to the Los Angeles area, agreeing to spend millions of dollars to study plans for building state-of-the-art stadiums inside the Memorial Coliseum and on a site in Anaheim site. The decision was met mixed emotions, as officials in both cities expressed optimism that they’re still in the game, but disappointment that a final decision was not made. The exact amount to be spent reviewing plans was not immediately available, but officials have previously estimated it would be in the $10 million range. League officials have said they want to review the plans to determine the final costs of being in the Southern California market. Stadium construction costs range from $600 million to $800 million. These include a commitment from the Community Redevelopment Agency to make $25 million in improvements to the Exposition Park area, as well as environmental impact reports, a development agreement and a certification that the renovation would not impact the Coliseum’s National Historic Landmark status. Local officials also have noted there is no immediate rush for a decision. The NFL has said it would like to see a team in the Los Angeles market by 2010. It is expected to take two years to complete work on the Coliseum. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 rick.orlov@dailynews.com160Want 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

No ‘crow’ for woman caught speeding to help injured bird

first_imgA woman was caught speeding after rushing to help a bird that was in distress.Tara Lafferty works for a Co Donegal animal charity and was answering a call in Letterkenny on July 20th last. Ms Lafferty appeared at Letterkenny District Court today charged with speeding at 62kph in a 50kph zone at Ballyraine, Letterkenny.Ms Lafferty, of Kilbarron, Rossnowlagh told the court “I work for an animal charity and I was on my way to inject a crow when this happened.”She said she did not pay the speeding fine as she wanted to explain to the court what had happened.She asked Judge Paul Kelly if he could avoid giving her penalty points on her license.He replied that it was out of his hands but reduced the fine to €50 in the circumstances.No ‘crow’ for woman caught speeding to help injured bird was last modified: October 1st, 2018 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)last_img read more

GAA SCHOOLS NOTES

first_imgALLIANZ FOOTBALL FINALS: Congratulations to Tooban NS on claiming the Roinn 2 boys title by defeating Creevy NS on a scoreline of 4-7 to 0-5 in Letterkenny last week.Roinn 1 Stranorlar 2-11 v Gaelscoil, Leitir Ceanainn 3-4 (Boys)Roinn 1 Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana 7-9 v Lurgybrack 2-5 (Girls) Roinn 2 Tooban 4-7 v Creevy 0-5 (Boys)Roinn 2 Scoil Eoin, Moville 3-5 v Scoil Aodh Rua & Nuala 0-5 (Girls)Roinn 3 Kilmacrennan NS 1-10 v Scoil Chartha,Kilcar 5-6 (Boys)Roinn 3 Kilmacrennan NS 1-4 v Glenties 4-4 (Girls) Roinn 4 Downings 6-8 v Malin 2-4 (Boys)Roinn 4 Derrybeg 5-7 v Frosses 7-3 (Girls)Roinn 5 (Blitz final) (Boys) Winners Fintra NS; Runners-Up Scoil CoimínRoinn 5 (Blitz final) (Girls) Winners Rann na Feirste; Runners-Up Pettigo NSCO. ROUNDERS FINALS: Large Schools (Thurs. 24th May in McCool Park training pitch)Match 1: Scoil Aodh Rua & Nuala v Convoy @ 10.45amMatch 2: Winner 1 v Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana @ 12pmSmall Schools (Fri. 25th May in McCool Park training pitch) Match 1: Downings v Dunkineely/Mín Tíne Dé @ 10.45amMatch 2: Winners 1 v Belcruit @ 12pmULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP: Congratulations to the boys who represented Cumann na mBunscol, Dún na nGall in the exhibition game at half-time during the Donegal v Cavan game on Sunday in Breffni Park. Many thanks to parents, teachers and committee members for making the day such a great success.ATHLETICS: The Cumann na mBunscol athletics competition (2-4 teacher schools) will be held this year under the guidance of Micheál O’Dochartaigh & John O’Donnell. Schools should be mindful that only those affiliated to Cumann na mBunscol may enter this competition. Correspondance will be sent to these schools shortly.ALLIANZ HURLING & CAMOGIE CHAMPIONSHIPS: The draws for both these competitions have been made and schools have been notified via email of their fixtures.WEBSITE: The board have recently launched a new website that includes regular news and updates. Teachers & children are encouraged to view this website for relevant infomation. The address is cumanndonegal.comGAA SCHOOLS NOTES was last modified: May 21st, 2012 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)last_img read more

“Government need to get their act together”: Senator slams delay in Flood Risk Management Plans

first_imgDonegal Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn will today outline a wide range of supports that are still required from Government following the devastating floods in Inishowen last August.Speaking in the Seanad, he will also outline some of the next steps that will be needed from Government to prevent flooding as much as possible in the future.Ahead of today’s debate, Senator Mac Lochlainn said: “I have raised the issue of the need for Government support to rebuild Swan Park in Buncrana and Glenevin Waterfall in Clonmany every week in the Seanad since it returned as well as tabling questions to a range of Ministers. This and much more is needed from the Government.“Today, in the Seanad, on the back of my representations, there will be statements on flood prevention measures with the Minister of State at the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Kevin Boxer Moran present.“I will be raising the following issues with the Minister:“The need for urgent Government financial support to rebuild Swan Park in Buncrana and Glenevin Waterfall in Clonmany,“The need for a new partnership approach between the Office of Public Works, Inland Fisheries Ireland and the National Parks and Wildlife Service with farmers and local authorities to ensure the proper maintenance of our rivers and streams. This will include regular cutting back of trees, realignment of rivers where necessary; and dredging at appropriate locations,“The need for a range of flood defences to be commenced and completed across Donegal. In particular, flood defences at Burnfoot village.“The need for clarification on the funding of sporting organisations that were affected by the floods, particularly Cockhill Celtic FC in Buncrana.“The need for the Minister for Agriculture to put in place adequate financial aid for potato growers and crop growers that were devastated by the floods. The losses of one Donegal potato grower is estimated at €300,000 with no compensation to date. And the need for the Minister to meet local farming organisations in Donegal to address their concerns about the funding shortfalls.“The need for fast-tracked investment in water and sewerage infrastructure across Donegal, particularly at locations vulnerable to flooding.“The need for an enhanced L.I.S package and a one-off special roads fund for Donegal to reflect the wide-spread damage from the recent floods to private roads and lanes across the Inishowen and East Donegal area”.He concluded: “Despite the talk of “once in a hundred year” floods over recent years. We in Donegal have seen communities flooded again and again. Finn Valley, Kilmacrennan, Kerrykeel, Ramelton, Letterkenny Hospital and now Inishowen and East Donegal. “It is shocking that after all these floods in Donegal and across the State, that the European Commission has had to launch infringement procedures against the Irish Government because the Flood Risk Management Plans that were due to be submitted to the commission in 2015 have still not been received.“The lessons have to be learned and our Government need to seriously get their act together”.“Government need to get their act together”: Senator slams delay in Flood Risk Management Plans was last modified: October 18th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:floodflood risk management planPadraig Mac LochlainnSENATElast_img read more

Humboldt Crabs offense scores early and often in blowout win over Sacramento M’s

first_imgArcata >> It took the Crabs all of four batters to match their hit total from their game two nights earlier.It was also a precursor of things to come. Humboldt’s offense didn’t let Wednesday’s lack of hitting carry over into its weekend series and gave right-handed Matt Becker plenty of early offensive support in his first start of the summer, as the Crabs rolled to a 20-2 win over the Sacramento M’s at the Arcata Ball Park on Friday night.The Crabs — who improved to 18-3 on the season with …last_img read more