Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Naomi Osaka advances in straight sets at Indian Wells Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson, who is Filipino-American, celebrates Filipino Heritage Night with members of the Philippine American Society of Ohio. Photo from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ official Twitter accountThe Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated their first Filipino Heritage Night on Tuesday ahead of their game against the Toronto Raptors.Filipino-American guard Jordan Clarkson met and interacted with members of the Philippine American Society of Ohio, who may have served as the Cavs’ lucky charm.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? We ❤️ our Filipino fans!Ahead of #CavsRaptors, @JordanClarksons had a meet & greet with The Philippine American Society of Ohio! #BeTheFight pic.twitter.com/ajN20RSxU0FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) March 11, 2019 Heavy underdogs, the Cavaliers stunned the Raptors (48-20), who are one of the top teams in the league, 126-101.Clarkson helped the Cavs (17-50) in the victory, scoring 14 points in 31 minutes off the bench.Collin Sexton led the way for Cleveland with 28 points. Kevin Love added 16 points and 18 rebounds while Cedi Osman had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief
Renowned Liberian Businessman-turned politician Benoni Urey has urged commercial drivers and vehicle owners in the country to take Ebola serious and avoid taken sick people in their vehicle to various ETU.“We need to avoid this disease and join the government to fight against the deadly Ebola virus that is claiming the lives of our citizens, Mr. Urey asserted.Speaking last Friday at the official launch of an Ebola Taskforce of the Federation of Road Transport Union of Liberia (FRTUL), in Paynesville City, Mr. Urey said the fight against Ebola is a national cause that requires nationhood, not political loyalties.Mr. Urey, who is also expected to contest for the 2017 Presidential election, said the very essence of Liberia is at stake and therefore President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf needs to have an effective team. The problem is not about politics but how to fight the virus, he declared.”We need a leader that can control the situation above ministerial positions, inclusive of real medical and other key technocrats. We need patriots and not politicians to defeat Ebola” he told FRTUL leaders.The current situation in Liberia, according to Mr. Urey, is not about politicizing but about the country and therefore it should be the concern of everybody to play a role that will yield positive results and help win the war against Ebola.Hear Mr. Urey: Ebola is highly contagious and very deadly, “We must try to take all precautionary measures to protect ourselves from body contact.”The 2017 Presidential hopeful urged the public, especially commercial drivers, to lend their full cooperation in this all important health emergency, noting that commercial drivers also transport the virus from one destination to another.The Liberian businessman went on to say that when the Ebola outbreak started in Liberia, people said that “we were politicizing the whole issues but today here it is, it’s has gone beyond our limits, to the extent that we cannot even fight this battle alone.”The virus has cause tremendous and unbelievable loss of many innocent lives in Liberia, Mr. Urey lamented.He continued: “We suffered unnecessary setbacks from our failures to adhere to alarms raised by the media and suggestions made that Lofa should be given special attention when this Ebola outbreak was centered there.”“Don’t allow sick person get in your vehicle, and even if they enter, sprayed in the entire car, Urey admonished the drivers.He advised commercial drivers in the country to be careful how they go about taking passengers.For her part, Una Kumba Thompson, former Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, underscore the need for everyone to the join in eradicating the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia.According to Mrs. Thompson, Ebola does not pick or choose and has no boundary. “Therefore, we as patriotic Liberians need to join the government to fight this global health crisis.”She told the FRTUL members that government cannot fight the virus alone but needs the collectively efforts of all Liberians, especially the commercial drivers who lives are at risk. So they, too, should join the fight and say that “Ebola is Real.”The former Deputy Minister said the Ebola is not the concern of the President alone, but all citizens of our beloved country.Earlier in his welcome remarks, William P. Flomo, president general and chairman of the Taskforce, said the initiative is designed to combat the dreadful Ebola virus within the transport sector.According to Mr. Flomo, the rationale behind the operation is to make it possible to minimize body contacts, which most times takes place in overloaded vehicles, especially buses, since the main mode of transmission of the Ebola virus is through coming into contact with body fluids of affected persons.Mr. Flomo said the battle against the Ebola virus disease is above all politics, tribe and other compatriot differences.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The leading school in Maryland County, which bears the name of the provincial capital, Harper High, is reported to be in ruins, causing the school to be relocated to a locality that appears not to be conducive for learning.The principal of the school, Barbayon K. Bartue, told the Daily Observer in Harper City that the relocation of the school is hampering smooth learning activities, where students can no longer sit in class because the present campus is not fenced.He said whenever the building is renovated it is destroyed in less than a year, making it necessary for the relocation of the school.“Storms always damage the building every season and even some of the walls are hanging, which we cannot afford to be under,” he said.“The Harper High School has been dilapidated for years, but nothing much has been done to have the building rehabilitated,” he explained.The school is located at the bank of Lake Shepard, where most of the trees have been washed away by the sea.There is a small level of renovation going on, but the progress is so slow that, if no good intervention from the government is made, the school will not be available for the next academic year, the principal said.Reports suggest that the county has not been able to convene a County Council Sitting this year.Some local officials who spoke to this reporter on condition of anonymity explained that the county council was held, but they did not have a quorum, owing to the absence of some officials that he did not name.But Superintendent Betsy T. Kuoh–Toe of Maryland County refuted the claim, saying that the December 1, 2015 County Council Sitting was well attended and decisions were reached by delegates.Concerning the renovation of the school, she said a construction firm has been hired to do the renovation, mainly on the roof, which is her main focus.She added that to avoid renovating the school every year, they have decided to buy durable zinc for the roofing so as to resist the sea, which causes damage to the roof after every renovation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Government should approach the oil and gas sector in Guyana in a manner that is completely devoid of partisan politics, so that sound policies and plans could be put in place for future generations to benefit from this industry and resource.This is the view firmly expressed by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who said Government needs to approach this issue in a manner that ensures active stakeholder participation and input.While the Opposition has stated its willingness to participate in those discussions, Jagdeo said that does not mean the Opposition is ‘begging for a place at the table’.“We are not (begging for a place at the table), but there are some best practices in this area, particularly in the oil and gas sector; and the several models we have looked at showed that the ones that yield the best results in managing oil and gas resources for the good of the country are the models that emphasize apolitical approach,” he explained.Jagdeo declared that not only should political parties be included in discussions on the future of the oil and gas industry, but members of civil society and interest groups should equally be involved.The former President said having local groups and institutions involved in the decision-making process for this sector would be good for Guyana.He said, “It would allow people — the whole of the country — to buy into this model. And it would not require us to change anything if or when the Government changes.”The Opposition has already expressed its willingness to participate in discussions regarding the planning of a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) and the setting up of a body such as a Petroleum Commission, which would help to guide sound management of the impending oil and gas sector in Guyana.Maintaining that institutions set up to manage the oil and gas sector must be free of politics, Jagdeo said he knows of examples where countries rich in oil resources and exporting millions of barrels of oil earn miniscule finances because they have treated the sector in a political fashion.“If it is treated in an apolitical manner, then our country will make long-term progress. We will be able to really translate the barrels (exported) and revenue earned to real development for our people. But it has to be treated in that manner if we are to see some progress,” he maintained.The Opposition feels the Government is dragging its feet on the issue, and needs to start making moves to prepare now for first oil in 2020. Jagdeo said the issue is not about rushing the process, but about taking all the necessary steps to prepare for an industry that could bring enormous benefits to Guyana.Government, through acting Prime Minister Carl Greenidge, recently admitted that the recent high-level caucus for Cabinet Ministers to engage global thinkers and experts on natural resource management as part of the agenda to prepare for petroleum production in 2020 was in fact mundane, or low-key.Greenidge said the caucus was not aimed at learning something new, but at exchanging experiences with those who have been teaching or working on petroleum issues across the globe.The event was seen by Opposition parties as a political stunt put on by Government to show Guyanese that something is seriously being done.Government is yet to produce a model for the Sovereign Wealth Fund and one for the setting up of a Petroleum Commission.While plans are moving apace for a National Oil Spill Contingency Plan, other important aspects that will help to guide the sector in future years are either in draft stages or are nowhere close to being completed.
Dead: Keyno Akeem SinclairAn East Canje labourer was on Monday morning crushed to death by a molasses truck along the East Canje Public Road, Berbice.Dead is Keyno Akeem Sinclair, 24, of Lot 136 West Canefield, East Canje. He was last seen leaving a wake house in the community sometime after midnight.However, his body was found lying on the roadway at about 03:00h with his head smashed. He was identified by a pair of slippers that were in close proximity of the body.As news spread, some villagers reported that a driver was seen trying to clean what appeared to be blood from the cargo truck that he operates.As such, Police later arrested a 43-year-old man from Don Robin, East Coast Berbice. He reportedly told investigators that he was unaware that he had hit anything.The dead man’s mother, Jounell Natasha Sinclair, said the suspect is well aware that he stuck down her son.“I am not going to leave this so. It is a life he took. Yes, it was night time but the driver should have seen; the truck have lights.” She referred to her son as very loving and said she is going to miss him.“He does make his achar and mango sour to sell. He send some pepper for me the other day.”The woman, who lives in Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, said she did not see her son since last Tuesday. At the time of his demise, he was living with an aunt in East Canje.The grieving mother told this publication that she has a difficult time “bringing up” her four children; two are still at school and one is a cricketer.Meanwhile, the driver remains in custody as Police continue their investigations. Sinclair leaves to mourn his mother and three siblings along with other relatives and friends.
Traffic stops have become a politically volatile issue. Minority groups have complained that many stops and searches are based on race rather than on legitimate suspicions. Blacks in particular have complained of being pulled over for simply “driving while black.” “The available data is sketchy but deeply concerning,” said Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP’s Washington bureau. The civil-rights organization has done its own surveys of traffic stops, and he said the racial disparities grow larger the deeper the studies delve. “It’s very important to look at the hit rates for searches – the number that actually result in finding a crime,” Shelton said. “There’s a great deal of racial disparity there.” He called for federal legislation that would collect uniform data by race on stops, arrests, use of force, searches and hit rates. “This report shows there are still disturbing disparities in terms of what happens to people of color after the stop,” said Dennis Parker, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s racial justice project. He also said better reporting is needed. Like the 2002 report, this one contained a warning that the racial disparities uncovered “do not constitute proof that police treat people differently along demographic lines” because the differences could be explained by circumstances not analyzed by the survey. The 2002 report said such circumstances might include driver conduct or whether drugs were in plain view. Traffic stops are the most frequent way police interact with the public, accounting for 41percent of all contacts. An estimated 17.8million drivers were stopped in 2005. Black, Latino and white motorists were equally likely to be pulled over by police – between 8percent and 9percent of each group. The slight decline in blacks pulled over – from 9.2percent in 2002 to 8.1percent in 2005 – was not statistically significant, Durose said, and could be the result of random differences. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Black, Latino and white drivers are equally likely to be pulled over by police, but blacks and Latinos are much more likely to be searched and arrested, a federal study found. Police were much more likely to threaten or use force against blacks and Latinos than against whites in any encounter, whether at a traffic stop or elsewhere, according to the Justice Department. The study, released Sunday by the department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, covered police contacts with the public during 2005 and was based on interviews by the Census Bureau with nearly 64,000 people age 16 and older. “The numbers are very consistent” with those found in a similar study of police-public contacts in 2002, bureau statistician Matthew R. Durose, the report’s co-author, said in an interview. “There’s some stability in the findings over these three years.”
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The Irish navy has helped Ireland reinforce its claim to Rockall – the rocky outcrop off the coast of Donegal.It’s claimed by the British, the Danes and the Icelanders but the Irish Navy has again laid claim to the hotly contested outcrop.The navy ship LE Roisin exercised Ireland’s sovereign rights over the plot this week in a “showing the flag” patrol. The rock lies 230 nautical miles northwest of Bloody Foreland.It may only be a dot in the Atlantic, but ownership of the tiny island – which rises 70ft out of the ocean and is a mere 83ft across – is hotly contested given its location.That’s because it sits on what is believed to be vast oil and gas fields worth billions of euro.The Defence Forces said the Irish Naval Service routinely conducts maritime security patrols to exercise Ireland’s sovereign rights. In 1955 the British announced they had landed a party on Rockall and taken possession of it in the name of Queen Elizabeth. A flagpole was erected, the Union Jack hoisted and a commemorative plaque bolted to the granite. IRISH NAVY REINFORCES OUR CLAIM TO ROCKALL OFF DONEGAL COAST was last modified: October 13th, 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:Bloody ForelandDonegal coastLE Roisinrockall
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BetWay Power won the first meeting between the two sides on opening day (File Photo)FUBA National Basketball LeagueMTN Arena, LugogoFriday, 20-07-2018-Ladies: A1 Challenge Vs KIU Rangers @06:00pm-Men: Betway Power Vs City Oilers @08:00pmLUGOGO – Two heavyweights in BetWay Power and City Oliers will square off in one of the two games on Friday evening in the FUBA National Basketball League.The two teams lead the standings in the men’s division having won 23 games between them already with just five losses in the entire season.Leaders Power will be hoping to bounce back from a 57-54 humiliating loss to KCCA Men in their last game.The BetWay funded side have lost only two games this season, the other coming against ‘giant slayers’ Ndejje University Angels last month.For Oilers, they are in a rich vein of form going into Friday’s tie having won all of their last five fixture in the league since going down 58-59 to Ndejje University at the start of last month.“A few things have changed since the opening day but I think one of the most significant things is playing better together, said Oilers Captain Jimmy Enabu ahead of the game.“We’d have to take care of the ball, take good shots and play good team defense.The Oilers who started the season slowly will be without Tony Drilleba who lost his mother earlier this week as well as Daniel Jjuuko (injured).Power on the hand, are also expected to be without star player, Stephen Wundi who also lost his Mother. Phillip Ameny is also a major doubt due to injury.It should be noted that ten league titles are equally shared between these sides, Oilers have won their five titles in the past five seasons.BetWay Power won the opening fixture on the first day of the season between the two sides 56-64, and they will hoping they can do likewise on Friday.Also read: Power come from behind to defeat Oilers in league openerIn the other game, fourth placed A1 Challenge will take on KIU Rangers who seat fifth on the Women’s Division log.Both teams head into the fixtures on the back of wins in their last respective fixtures; Al defeated Nkumba Lady Marines 85-73 in their last game while KIU Rangers were 43-17 victors over JKU Lady Javons.KIU will be looking for revenge after losing the first round game between the two sides 61- at the same Arena, a game that was also played on the opening weekend of the season.Comments Tags: A1 ChallengeBetway Powercity oilersFUBA NBL 2018KIU Rangerstop