MOST READ Pasig Kings import Nikola Pavlovic said the loss of the cager known as ‘Mr. Robot’ will be a huge blow to the Serbian’s campaign.“It will be a big difference and a big loss to them because he’s the player that makes the team better,” said Pavlovic, who previously played for Liman’s crosstown rival Novi Sad. “He can score a lot of points, especially the two-points. It will be a big problem for them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPasig, the reigning Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup champions, takes on Liman early Friday morning at 12:25 a.m. (Manila time).That clash against Liman comes after the quartet of Pavlovic, Joshua Munzon, Taylor Statham, and Angelo Tsagarakis face host team Katara on Thursday at 10:50 pm. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far LATEST STORIES Outmuscled in crucial stretch, Rain or Shine vows to be more aggressive Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Stefan Stojacic. Photo from Fiba.comMANILA, Philippines—Pasig Chooks will have one less problem to worry about come the 2019 FIBA 3X3 World Tour Masters in Doha.Top-ranked team in the world Liman of Serbia will miss the services of world No. 2 Stefan Stojacic for the next six weeks, which includes the Doha tournament on April 18 and 19.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Liman, however, remains a formidable squad with world No. 3 Aleksandar Ratkov, No. 4 Mihailo Vasic, and No. 7 Stefan Kojic in its stacked roster.And just last weekend, a Stojacic-less Liman finished in third place in the Wuxi Challenger.Liman went unbeaten in the group phase then, blasted Moscow Inanomo in the quarterfinals before suffering a 21-22 heartbreaker to eventual second placer Gagarin of Russia.That’s why Pasig Chooks still has little room for error in the global meet.“We have to steal one game. Everyone knows that Liman is one of the top teams in the world,” stressed Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 commissioner Eric Altamirano.“Katara is also the home team that is why we are hoping that the Filipinos in Doha will come out to support us.”The Liman squad is really a good team. Well, they are the top team in the world but their best player is original. If we do our best and stick to the gameplan, we can get a good result,” said Pavlovic.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart
With the imminent retirement of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr Steve Surujbally, Government said it would soon begin consideration of a new Chairman.Dr Steve SurujballyMinister of State, Joseph Harmon said President David Granger has already received notices from the parliamentary Opposition that it was ready to commence the consideration and selection of a new Chairman of the election body. Once there was no objection to the names, the Head of State would move ahead with the selection process.Dr Surujbally earlier this month had indicated his intention to demit office before the end of the year.He is currently on vacation and is expected to demit office on November 30.The GECOM Chair already wrote to the Government about his desire to resign and had recommended a raft of measures of reform.He had told the media that he has been expressing his desire to demit office since 2006.He has been at the helm of GECOM since 2001.The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) had called for the resignation of Surujbally in wake of its strong belief that he supervised a rigged electoral process last year.PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee had expressed concerns recently that since Dr Surujbally had proceeded on leave, meetings of GECOM have not been held to deal with substantive issues save for one meeting to address administrative matters relating to the ongoing continuous registration.“Letters have been written by members of GECOM to Dr Surujbally requesting the convening of GECOM meetings to discuss matters of strategic importance to the work of the Commission,” he stated.When asked, Rohee said he was not in a position to disclose if the Party has deliberated on its nominees for the position of GECOM Chairman.Nonetheless, PPP/C-nominated GECOM Commissioners have already indicated their readiness to submit nominees for a new Chairman to President Granger. Observer missions of the Commonwealth, the Carter Centre and Organisation of American States have long urged that a new mechanism be developed to select and appoint the Commission from a list of non-political persons.GECOM is the entity that is responsible for the administration and conduct of elections in Guyana.
0Shares0000BUENOS AIRES, July 17- World Cup runners-up Argentina have sent their compatriot Pope Francis, a die-hard football fan, a jersey signed by the team, midfielder Maximiliano Rodriguez said Wednesday on Twitter.The player posted a picture of himself holding up the sky blue and white jersey alongside national hero Lionel Messi, winner of the Golden Ball award for best player at the World Cup. “This is the present the team sent to our Pope Francis!” Rodriguez wrote.Francis is known as a lifelong football fan and card-carrying member of Argentine club San Lorenzo.But the Vatican’s chief of ceremonies, Guillermo Karcher, said the pope had refrained from watching Sunday’s World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro — in which Argentina lost 1-0 to Germany in extra time — as “a matter of neutrality.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
England resume in a tricky position on day two of the first test, it’s Blast off time in the Natwest T20 and will there be a new fifth tier of professional football?Here’s the latest on Friday, May 20 with Russell Hargreaves and the team.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champGregory Patterson of Inglewood is scheduled to plead guilty to charges on Monday, while the fourth man, Hammad Samana, also of Inglewood, has been declared incompetent to stand trial and is confined to a hospital, Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas McCormick said. Authorities say the defendants — who intended to finance their alleged activities by robbing gas stations — were members of a radical Islamic organization known as Jam’iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh, which was run by James while incarcerated at California State Prison-Sacramento. James admitted during his court appearance that he founded JIS in prison based on his interpretation of Islam, and that he preached targeting the U.S. government and Jewish people in retaliation for their policies regarding Muslims. He said Muslims must be allowed to rule themselves under Islamic law and he described “Jihad as the only true anti-terrorism” act, McCormick said in reading a “factual basis” for the guilty plea. According to McCormick, James also wrote, “Nor are we concerned with loss of life … for martyrdom is automatic paradise.” James called on recruits to acquire firearms with silencers and to find contacts to either acquire explosives or to learn how to make bombs, McCormick said. At the conclusion of the statement, Carney asked James: “Do you dispute any of those facts?” James said, “No.” The federal probe was spearheaded by the FBI’s Long Beach Joint Terrorism Task Force, which also includes members of the the Los Angeles Police Department, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Torrance Police Department; the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Long Beach Police Department. All but Samana are U.S. citizens. Samana is a legal U.S. resident from Pakistan. Authorities said the investigation began when Torrance police received a tip about robberies in Los Angeles and Orange County. After tailing Washington and Patterson for two days, Torrance officers allegedly saw them rob a Chevron station in Fullerton. Police arrested the pair and later searched the South Los Angeles apartment they shared. The search reportedly turned up materials that led police to believe the men were plotting terrorist attacks. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA ANA – The founder of a prison-based terrorist organization and a parolee pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to levy war against the United States through terrorism. Levar Haney Washington, 28, who also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess a firearm, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison when he appears before U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney on April 28. Kevin James, 31, could be sent to prison for 20 years when he is sentenced March 31. Washington and James were among four men indicted in 2005 for what authorities said was their roles in a plot to attack American military facilities, Israeli government offices and synagogues in the Los Angeles area.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Because of the New Year’s holiday, no neighborhood council meetings are scheduled this week. For future meetings and other neighborhood council news, check out The Valley Hub at dailynews.com.
Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom is desperate for more playing time – so much so he is even prepared to go in goal!The 20-year-old made his first start of the season on Tuesday, helping his side defeat Nottingham Forest 4-0 in the third round of the EFL Cup.Now Akpom has got a taste for the action, the forward admits he is so eager to get back on the pitch he has joked he will even offer his services to Arsene Wenger as a goalkeeper.“I think right now I’d play anywhere, I’d play in goal just to get minutes, just to be involved in the team,” Akpom told Arsenal’s official website.“I didn’t mind playing on the wing today, I’ll play anywhere the boss wants me to play, but today it was still an attacking position and I just tried to be as much of a threat as I could.” Chuba Akpom 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The American Civil Liberties Union is running scared. Its strong-arm tactics to extort cities and other organizations to strip religious symbols from the public square are finally backfiring. On Aug. 1, the U.S. Senate unanimously voted to take federal control of the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego. This was to prevent a single atheist and his ACLU-backed attorney from forcing San Diegans to tear down the cross that has stood as the site’s centerpiece since 1954. On July 19, the House of Representatives voted to remove federal courts from jurisdiction over the Pledge of Allegiance to block further attempts to remove the words “under God.” Perhaps most frightening to the organization is the pending Public Expression of Religion Act, which would stop channeling millions of tax dollars to ACLU attorneys in their efforts to purge the U.S. of religious symbols in the public square. The legislation is co-sponsored by, among others, Duncan Hunter, R-El Cajon, who successfully carried the House bill protecting the Mount Soledad memorial. The ACLU and other organizations have been able to exploit the Civil Rights Attorneys’ Fees Act of 1976 to con judges into awarding them taxpayers’ funding to defend the “civil rights” of a tiny number of atheists who oppose religious symbols on public property, while trampling on the rights of millions of Americans to freedom of religious expression. In the Mount Soledad case, the ACLU has bilked San Diego for an estimated $280,000. It scammed the city for a reported $950,000 in attorneys’ fees when it moved to drive the Boy Scouts out of Balboa Park. The threat of an ACLU suit sends public officials into spasms of fear. In Los Angeles, the ACLU threatened the county Board of Supervisors with a lawsuit if officials did not remove a small cross from among the many symbols on its more-than-50-year-old county seal. The board publicly stated it feared court-ordered attorney fees to be paid by taxpayer funds if the ACLU prevailed. The county still was faced with paying an estimated $1 million to replace all its seals. Similar suits have been brought against the city of Redlands for having a cross on its city seal; the Federal Mojave Desert World War I Veterans’ Memorial, which includes a cross consisting of two pipes strapped together and mounted on a bank of rocks by veterans in 1934 (now ludicrously covered with a plywood box until litigation is completed); and numerous others. “The ACLU has perverted, distorted and exploited the Civil Rights Act … to turn it into a lawyer-enrichment act,” stated Reese Lloyd, a former ACLU attorney, who now decries its “terrorizing litigation tactics.” The Public Expression of Religion Act would remove the authority for judges to award taxpayer monies in attorneys fees in Establishment Clause (“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”) cases involving litigation against religions icons and veterans memorials. It would thus even the playing field by preventing the ACLU from getting rich with taxpayer dollars as it attacks religious symbols, while defendants receive nothing to fight for their rights. The legislation still provides “injunctive relief.” Thus, a court can rule in the ACLU’s favor and force the removal of a Ten Commandments display, for example, but it removes the monetary incentive for lawsuits. If it passes, the ACLU will no longer be able to shake down cities. The First Amendment not only forbids Congress from establishing a religion, it also prohibits Congress from making any law “prohibiting the free exercise” of religion or “abridging the freedom of speech.” After listening to weeks of exhaustive arguments by various factions at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Benjamin Franklin finally stated that without the aid of “the Father of lights to illuminate our understanding,” we shall succeed in this political building “no better than the builders of Babel.” He therefore moved “that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of heaven and its blessing on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business.” If our founders saw the wisdom of calling on God when creating our government, adorned the Capitol building with images in honor of him, and issued proclamations of Thanksgiving from its earliest days, how can anyone believe that the Constitution they created would force the toppling of images of him from mountaintops and rocks?— Margaret A. Bengs, a former speechwriter for a California governor and attorney general, writes for state and national publications. Write to her by e-mail at email@example.com
Yesterday afternoon, at approximately 4:00 pm, the Indiana State Police responded to a three vehicle crash on I-65 southbound near the 38 mile marker in Jackson County that resulted in six people being treated for injuries.The initial investigation by Trooper Matt Holley indicated that a 2015 Kia Forte being driven Ernest J. Pagels, Jr., age 53, Waukesha, WI, was traveling southbound on I-65 near the 38 mile marker when, for an unknown reason, Pagels’ vehicle suddenly slowed.A southbound 2012 Dodge van, being driven by April K. Bickel, age 41, Elwood, IN swerved to avoid striking Pagels’ vehicle. Bickel’s vehicle was then struck in the rear by a 2004 Mercury passenger car being driven by Jeffery L. Ireland, age 59, Concord, NC. As a result of the collision, Ireland was treated for minor injuries.Bickel was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of her injuries.The extent of her injuries is unknown at this time.The four children in Bickel’s vehicle all suffered serious injuries.An 8 year old female, 6 year old female and a 2 year old male were all air lifted to Kosair Children’s Hospital, Louisville, KY for treatment of critical life-threatening injuries.A 4 year old female in Bickel’s vehicle was transported to Kosair Children’s Hospital by ambulance for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash at this time. The southbound lanes of I-65 near the 38 mile marker were closed for approximately two hours for crash investigation and cleanup.The investigation is ongoing.Trp. Holley was assisted by numerous troopers from the Indiana State Police Versailles and Sellersburg Posts, the Jackson Sheriff’s Department, Crothersville Fire Department, and Jackson County EMS.
Jetstar will resume taking passengers to Bali Monday after Mount Agung stopped emitting ash.The airline will operate six flights from Australia.Qantas will also resume normal services.However, Virgin Australia has decided to review the situation Monday.Both Jetstar and Virgin launched rescue flights today to recover stranded passengers.Both airlines urge intending passengers to check the airline’s websites.There are however still concerns about an explosive eruption.High-frequency earthquakes have increased at Mount Agung indicating a major and explosive eruption is possible.Noted and respected volcanologist Dr Janine Krippner told AirlineRatings.com that while the volcano appeared “calm on the outside, much is going on inside.”Seismograph of Mount Agung on Bali at 6am Sunday Dec 3.On Friday the Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation said in a statement that the rate of seismic events had decreased since the September / October peak and attributed that “to the fact that a more open pathway for magma to rise to the surface is now present.”“High-frequency earthquakes continue to occur and show that the volcano is very active and capable of pressurization to cause the ongoing eruptions.”However, since that report, the area has experienced a prolonged 3.5 magnitude earthquake on Saturday and then swarms of smaller events have then returned yesterday indicating a significant increase in activity.Yesterday the chief geologist of CVGHM Gede Suantika warned that the “overscale tremors indicate magma chamber is being filled and is estimated to be 50 percent full from an estimated 60 million m³.”“It may fill up in 10 days. Advisories are over for the moment, but it’s not the end.”Like the Australian airlines, Indonesia AirAsia has been taking a very conservative view of flying and canceling flights.SEE video of Virgin Australia ash assessment process“We decide on which flights to operate based on ash cloud and weather forecasts from two reputable international vendors, as well as notices and advisories issued by local authorities., said AirAsia Group Director of Flight Operations Adrian Jenkins.“This is to ensure the safety of our guests and crew, and to minimise any possible service interruptions, such as a sudden flight cancellation or mid-air diversion, that could arise as a result of ash cloud movements.”“Each airline will make its own assessment and for us, we want zero tolerance levels. Safety remains our top priority, and we will continue to reflect that in our operations,” added Mr. Jenkins.