View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson UP NEXTPelicans: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.Nets: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But the Pelicans came back to force the second OT on a jumper by Holiday.Davis then scored four points during a 7-0 run for the Pelicans, putting them up 130-124 with 2:50 remaining. After a pair of free throws by Joe Harris, Rondo hit three free throws to put it away.TIP-INSPelicans: After being held to 14 points in the opening period of Friday night’s loss at Philadelphia, New Orleans put up 34 in the first quarter Saturday night.Nets: F Dante Cunningham, who was acquired from the Pelicans on Thursday before the trade deadline expired, made his debut against his former team. The nine-year NBA veteran had two points.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis drives to the basket against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — Anthony Davis had 44 points and 17 rebounds, Rajon Rondo had a triple-double, and the New Orleans Pelicans recovered after blowing a 28-point lead to beat the Brooklyn Nets 138-128 in two overtimes on Saturday night.Rondo finished with 25 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds as the Pelicans snapped a three-game losing streak. Nikola Mirotic had 21 points and 16 boards, and Jrue Holiday chipped in 22 points.ADVERTISEMENT Cheng foregoes graduation ceremony for La Salle victory Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Allen Crabbe made eight 3-pointers and scored 28 points for the Nets, who have lost their last four games.Spencer Dinwiddie chipped in 24 points and 10 rebounds, and D’Angelo Russell came off the bench with 21 points and nine assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNew Orleans led by 28 points in the third quarter when the Nets, who looked flat in the first half, launched their wild comeback, sending the game into overtime on Crabbe’s 3-pointer with 12 seconds left in regulation.Crabbe continued his hot shooting, connecting on two more 3s to open up the first overtime session, giving the Nets a 122-118 lead with 2:28 left. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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
Officer Wenyou receiving treatment at a local health centerTwo police officers and a woman were allegedly assaulted last Tuesday night by men believed to be members of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) at the Soul Clinic Police Depot in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.The victims were identified as Patrolmen David Wenyou and Andrew Saye, and one Mrs. Betty Cisco.Wenyou suffered injuries and cuts to his head and hands. Although Saye’s injuries could not be determined, Mrs. Cisco, however, had several bruises on her arm.Recounting their ordeal, officer Wenyou said he was on a phone conversation when he saw several men in military uniforms approaching the depot.He said one of the men ordered him to produce a military uniform that police officers from the depot took into their possession when they raided several ghettoes (drug using and dealing dens) in the area on April 13.Wenyou said he told the “AFL” officer that his commander had sent the uniform to LNP headquarters, but the man insisted that he wanted the uniform at any cost.He said it was at that point the “AFL” men started to assault him and his officer friend Andrew Saye. Wenyou said their attackers made away with four cellphones and cash in the amounts of US$250 and L$12,000, and that the cellphones included a CA Techno.Mrs. Cisco said the men assaulted her when they saw her making a phone call which they misjudged as her reporting the incident. “I came out from my house to make a call,” she said. “I did not know what was going on so I was not calling to report to anyone.”Meanwhile, the officers are being treated at two hospitals in Monrovia and authorities of the AFL and the Liberia National Police (LNP) are investigating the incident.Police Spokesman Sam Collins told reporters that the matter is being investigated and appropriate action will be taken against those found responsible for the assault on the officers and Mrs. Cisco.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The lifeless body of a 51-year-old male was discovered along Unity Street, La Grange, West Bank Demerara, early Sunday morning.The body was identified as that of James Stuart, also known as Goobie, a labourer, of Lot 101 Unity Street, popularly known as Race Dam.According to information reaching this publication, James was drinking at ‘Ann Jones’ shop, situated a few houses away from the corner where his body was discovered. He had mysteriously disappeared minutes after midnight only to be discovered by market vendors shortly after sunrise.The murdered James StuartJames’ brother, Lloyd Richards related that he was surprised by his friends while on his way to the market, when they asked, ‘“When last have you seen Goobie?”’When he enquired the reason behind the query, the friends said a body was discovered on Race Dam, which resembled Goobie.Richards then contacted his sister and rushed to the La Grange Police Station, where they were informed that a body was, indeed, discovered and were then shown a picture on a cell phone of the dead person’s face, but they were unable to identify the individual. The dead man’s siblings then headed to the Ezekiel Funeral Home where the body was confirmed to be that of James.Richards noted that it seemed as though his brother was beaten severely, which resulted in what he described as his brother’s eye protruding out of his head.He explained that the incident allegedly occurred around 03:00h. After residents made the discovery, the Police were summoned to the scene, and the body was first taken to the police station and then to the funeral home.James was described as a jovial person who hardly had any problems with people.According to the dead man’s family, he had developed an excessive drinking habit, usually drinking by himself.The 51-year-old did not have a wife or children, but was very close to his siblings, who resided near him.It is suspected that robbery was the motive behind his beating as it was not the first time James had been robbed, his relatives related.One member of the family also noted that he observed that violent robberies were a developing problem in the community, since many people would appear in the hospital beaten and robbed.Police are currently investigating the matter. No arrests had been made up to press time. A post-mortem on the body was scheduled to be conducted today.
Tickets are still available at Greensmart Homes for this week’s 50th anniversary celebrations of the Fort St. John Petroleum Association.Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will be among the dignitaries in attendance, but General Manager Tyler Kosick now says Prime Minister Harper and Premier Campbell will not be making appearances.The Association will host a variety of anniversary functions, including a parade and the formal banquet on the 29th. The banquet is set for 6pm, at the Fort St. John Curling Club and marshalling for the parade will take place at the Petro-Can truck stop on the city’s west end at 10am.- Advertisement -Featuring equipment from local area oilfield companies, the parade will proceed down 100th avenue to 100th street, and then finish by heading south on 100th street, to the Alaska Highway.
A Donegal tweed suit has unexpectedly tuned out to be one of the prized possessions of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.The suit will now be sold at auction in London next month in a sale featuring various outfits once worn by the Tory leader who was known as The Iron Lady.Thatcher, who had a tempestuous relationship with Ireland, had an Irish suit may surprise some, but sensible, sturdy tweed has long been a favourite fabric among no-nonsense, conservative women. Christie’s auctioneers in London said that seven outfits which had belonged to Baroness Thatcher in the 1970s – the decade when she rose to national and then international prominence – would be auctioned individually.Each has been assigned a pre-sale estimate of £1,000-£1,500 (€1,270-€1,900).Among them is a suit described as “composed of tailored jacket and pleated skirt of olive green tweed”.It is a “UK size 12” and labelled “Donegal Handwoven Tweed”. However, although the cloth may have originated in Ulster, the suit was tailored in Kerry, as the label also states: “Handloomed by Moriarty Textiles, Gap of Dunloe, Ireland”. THATCHER’S DONEGAL TWEED SUIT TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER was last modified: August 11th, 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) Tags:Donegal tweedMargaret Thatcher
THERE is heartache after the valiant efforts of rescue teams to save a stranded dolphin ultimately failed.Members of the public reported the dolphin (pictured) washed up on Tramore Strand, Dunfanaghy, at the weekend.The Mulroy Coast Guard team and a park ranger arrived at the scene, but the helpless creature had already died. “Team members responded to see if they could assist and get the dolphin back in the water but unfortunately the dolphin was dead,” said a spokesman for Mulroy Coast Guard.The incident has been reported to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group which monitors the animals.Cetacean strandings (and especially those of common dolphins) were up significantly in January/February last year.Due to the unusual number of strandings, the National Parks and Wildlife Service arranged for five common dolphins to be removed to Athlone for post mortem examination with a view to establishing cause of death. Findings of the post mortems were released and showed beyond doubt that all of the examined animals had died as a result of drowning having been caught in trawl-type fishing nets.The big question at the time was whether the numbers of cetaceans stranded in Ireland would return to a more normal level after this apparently exceptional ‘blip’.“With the benefit of hindsight, we can now say for certain that the trend in increasing numbers of reported strandings over the last three years has certainly continued with by far the highest annual total on the IWDG Cetacean Strandings database in 2013,” said a IWDG spokesman.The most frequently stranded cetacean reported is the common dolphin. HEARTACHE AS BID TO SAVE STRANDED DOLPHIN ON DONEGAL BEACH FAILS was last modified: February 2nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dead dolphinDunfanaghyMulroy Coast GuardTramore Strand
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake While good news for recording companies looking to expand download sales, it doesn’t bode well for music retailers relying on customers to buy music CDs rather than digital downloads to turn a profit amid declining sales. “More and more we’re seeing customers switch to downloads or burning CDs from their friends,” said Jesse Klempner, owner of Aron’s Records in Hollywood. “The last couple of years we’ve been hanging on by our teeth.” The top three best-selling albums of 2005 through Dec. 21 were rapper 50 Cent’s “The Massacre,” which had sold 4.8 million copies, followed by Mariah Carey’s “The Emancipation of Mimi” with 4.6 million sold, and Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway,” which sold 3.3 million units, Nielsen SoundScan said. Full-album downloads are counted under album sales along with other formats. Most digital downloads reflect single-track purchases. Sales of music-related videos, another key revenue source for brick-and-mortar retailers, plunged 23 percent over the same time last year, Nielsen SoundScan said. U.S. album sales were down about 7 percent as 2005 drew to a close, but the budding market for music downloads, which more than doubled over last year, helped narrow the revenue gap, according to figures released Wednesday. Album sales from January through the week ending Sunday stood at 602.2 million, compared with 650.8 million for the same period last year, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Combined, album and singles sales were down around 8 percent over the same stretch last year. More than 95 percent of albums are sold in CD format. Downloaded tracks from online retailers soared to 332.7 million this year, compared with 134.2 million in 2004, an increase of 148 percent. Holiday shoppers helped pump up music download sales figures with some last-minute shopping, buying 9.6 million downloads – the biggest sales week ever for digital downloads, according to the company. Music lovers bought 5 million tracks during the same week last year. Final 2005 figures won’t be in until Wednesday. The last week of the year typically sees a boost in music sales as gift certificates or other promotions given out for the holidays are spent. Those additional sales could help narrow the sales gap further. That’s not likely to help Klempner, who has decided to close his store in February after 40 years in business. Despite a slight upswing in sales last year, Aron’s and many other retailers have struggled to survive a persistent sales slump that stretches back to the start of the decade and coincides with the explosion of online piracy and deep price reductions on CDs by large retailers. “We discount everything as well,” Klempner said. “When volume falls off, what little profits you have are gone.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Don’t you just hate it when a perfectly pleasant afternoon out is ruined by a game of football? It happened at Fulham when tipples by the Thames on a glorious Indian summer’s day were followed by a 6-0 drubbing and it happened again at Anfield last Saturday.After being led to the ground by a stereotypical cheery Scouser we drank in the atmosphere – but sadly nothing else having been held up by the traffic as half of London drove to watch Manchester United at home.It’s the away trip I’d been looking to the most since ending our 15-year hiatus from the top flight – and I tried to do my best impression of a man who hadn’t got a lump in his throat when the powerful strains of You’ll Never Walk Alone rang around the ground before kick-off.After that the Liverpool fans decided to do an Adele and rest their vocal chords for the next 90 minutes, while the QPR players decided to do an Adel and go AWOL.“I’m sure Fulham fans enjoyed the ride, but the overwhelming feeling from a neutral’s point of view seemed to be ‘What a waste of time that was.’”Short of laying down palms and kissing their feet, Neil Warnock’s men could not have afforded their opponents any more respect and the manager’s pre-match promise that “We won’t sit back, we’ll try to give them a game” seemed to have gone through an online translator and come out as “Let’s park the bus and hope for the best”.But for an inspired display by Rangers’ third-choice goalkeeper, the visitors could have been four or five down by the interval, but amazingly the game went into the break goalless.With Arsenal unveiling rather unflattering statues of their legends last weekend, I’m proposing a special tribute to our unlikely hero in the shape of a new restaurant at Loftus Road called the Cerny Inn (I’ve got my coat).Inevitably, the home side did get a winner after Luis Suarez was afforded enough space to set up a music festival, but the QPR fans, who seemingly went into the game taking a defeat as Red, failed to be too downcast and the atmosphere in the away end was one of the most fun I’ve experienced.After inquiring of the mute Liverpool fans “Is this a library?” – they didn’t get a response – the travelling support turned their attentions to the players.Suarez was a little cruelly told he “looks like a rat” but the “rat, rat, rat, rat” that followed, delivered in the style of Chas n Dave’s Rabbit, was comedy gold (I guess you had to be there).By all accounts the Kop were quite tickled by the chants, which also compared Jonjo Shelvey to ET and, predictably, Andy Carroll to a girl – complete with requests to display his assets.Meanwhile, Jamie Carragher responded to pantomime boos as he warmed on the touchline up with a smile, reciprocated by the QPR faithful with bells on when he promptly tripped over his own feet.Warnock’s plan to “have a go” at Anfield didn’t quite work out.All things considered it wasn’t a bad day out and if Rangers had actually worked out what they were supposed to be doing on the pitch, it might just have been even better.Over at Chelsea, things are looking up as a 3-0 drubbing of Valencia booked their spot in the last 16 of the Champions League, as fans of the Manchester clubs worked out which set would start the “Thursday nights, Channel 5” chant when they meet in the FA Cup next month.City were then turned over by Chelsea following a dramatic late penalty from Frank Lampard and listening to the commentary from Ray Wilkins you could have been forgiven for thinking you’d tuned into Chelsea TV by mistake.So much so that he was forced to apologise on air for his bias, in between addressing all the Blues players by their first names and peppering his conversation with “smashing”, “tremendous” and “magical”. Still loved him in those Tango ads, mind.A bad week for Fulham saw them lose to Swansea and then crash out of the Europa League after 14 long games and a lost summer where trips to Marbella were replaced by jaunts to far-flung destinations.I’m sure Fulham fans enjoyed the ride, but the overwhelming feeling from a neutral’s point of view seemed to be “What a waste of time that was.”There was better news at Griffin Park where Brentford bounced back from the embarrassing FA Cup defeat by Wrexham to see off Hartlepool, thanks to a late disputed penalty – not that I can think of many instances when a penalty isn’t disputed.The spectacular half-time sunset got almost as many plaudits as the performance and with the Bees nestling back in the top six, all in the garden is rosy – for now at least.And finally, we stay in London for the story of the week and the confusion that followed Chris Foy’s refereeing performance in the Stoke-Spurs game.Tottenham fans, incensed by some of the decisions that went against them, bombarded Foy’s Twitter account with abusive messages – not realising they had mistakenly targeted Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy.Luckily the Scot saw the funny side, posting: “Getting some rather amusing grief from Spurs fans! On the plus side I’ve learned some new four-letter words today! Just for the record I don’t need glasses and I do not lead a double life as a ref.”Fans of north London rivals Arsenal were quick to seize on the error, with one writing: “Riots return to Tottenham. Hundreds of youths dressed in Spurs shirts have destroyed and burned all bicycles in the area.”On the plus side, Chris Foy must have loved all the strangers congratulating him on his knighthood, collection of gold medals and general sporting prowess.Enjoy it while it lasts, Chris. It’ll be business as usual this weekend.Follow Chris Charles on Twitter
Embed from Getty ImagesCesc Fabregas is on the substitutes’ bench for the FA Cup final against his former club at Wembley, where Nemanja Matic partners N’Golo Kante in midfield for Chelsea.Pedro has been given the nod over Willian, who is also among the Blues substitutes.For Arsenal, Per Mertesacker makes his first start of the season and David Ospina starts in goal rather than former Chelsea man Petr Cech.The Gunners are without the suspended Laurent Koscielny and the injured Gabriel, Kieran Gibbs and Shkodran Mustafi.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard.Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Ake, Terry, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi.Arsenal: Ospina, Holding, Mertesacker (c), Monreal, Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck.Subs: Cech, Elneny, Coquelin, Iwobi, Lucas, Walcott, Giroud. Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
20 June 2006South Africa is about to get a whole lot bigger. The country’s borders are likely to be enlarged to include an unclaimed million square kilometres – of ocean floor.In terms of the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention, South Africa is in the process of claiming between 300 000 and 1.4-million square kilometres – some 25% to 115% of its current 1.2-million square kilometres of land – of underwater territory off the country’s mainland and around the Prince Edward and Marion group of Antarctic islands.South Africa’s fishing, natural gas, diamond-mining and pharmaceutical industries are likely to be the first to benefit from the initiative, which is being managed by the Petroleum Agency of South Africa (Pasa).If the claim to the UN is successful, SA’s current maritime territory, the marine Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), could be extended from its current 370km to 650km offshore by 2009.The EEZ is the area in which South Africa has the sole right to marine resources such as fish, to extract oil and gas and mine diamonds and other minerals, in terms of the 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea Convention. SA has six years to lodge claims for its EEZ to be extended beyond the continental shelf.The new territory would give South Africa a range of mountains higher than the Drakensberg, and a border with France. The two countries are working together to draw up a common border between SA’s Marion and Prince Edward Islands and the French Crozet Islands.“This is the biggest-ever distribution of territory in the world – and so far without bloodshed,” Ian McLachlan, chairperson of the Shelf Claim Working Group, told the Sunday Times.“It’s a significant amount of territory.”The new UN law has provoked a new scramble for ocean land, as the sea bed – deeper than 5km in places – is considered the earth’s final frontier. A total of 45 countries qualify for extended underwater territory, but so far only five have submitted claims because of the cost and complexity of the process.In November 2005 the South African government approved an initial R23-million from the Central Energy Fund to fund the initiative, and will be helping poorer African countries to process their own claims.The earth’s shrinking resources and growing energy needs mean any new territory is at a premium, particularly as new mining technology can provide greater access to deep-sea reserves – such as the gas hydrate, found trapped in ice deposits on the sea bed.“We are really doing this for our grandchildren,” Pasa CEO Jack Holliday told Independent Online.“Benefits not claimed now will be lost for ever. We hope, of course, to find oil and more exploitable gas. But much of the extended claim is in very deep water, more than 2 500m, where hydrocarbon, gas hydrates, minerals and placer deposits are thought to exist.“There is no technology to exploit them now, but there may be in the future. The adaptation of bacterial organisms found at great depth could benefit cancer and pharmaceutical research.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo material