Breakthrough

first_imgPhoto from Asian Games websiteJAKARTA—You can’t lose ‘em all. And, who knows, you can even win one more.The Philippine women’s volleyball team, after two straight beat-downs in its return to the Asian Games, finally won one on Thursday afternoon and looked impressive mentally in doing so, ripping Hong Kong, 25-18, 25-21, 25-22, to virtually advance to the next round at GOR Bulungan Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “We were sluggish in our past two games,” Delos Santos said. “But every time we talk, we discuss positive things.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We need to fight for a better position, so we will go out hard against Indonesia,” coach Shaq delos Santos said as the Filipino volleybelles close out classification with their 7 p.m. (8 in Manila) clash with the hosts on Saturday.The Indons dropped a set before beating Hong Kong on Tuesday. “We believe we can handle Indonesia,” Delos Santos said.“We’ve played Indonesia so many times before, it wouldn’t be bad if we can win one,” Valdez, who also had four aces, added. “And like I said, it’s all about pride for us.”Should Team Philippines make it all the way to the KO stages, the quarterfinals will start on Wednesday next week.Mika Reyes, Majoy Baron and Dawn Macandili provided the Philippines with excellent defense to complement the team’s 45-37 edge in attacks.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Boxers ready to give PH delegation needed boost Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago carried the fight for the glamorous, star-studded Philippine squad, which is playing in the Games for the first time since 1982 and looked like it didn’t belong after getting bamboozled by powers Thailand and Japan.“There’s a lot of pride involved here,” said Valdez, the face of the resurgence of the sport back home after leading the Filipinos with 14 points built around 10 kills. Santiago had 12 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The last time the Filipinos won a volleyball game in the Asiad was also in 1982, with Vangie de Jesus and Fe Mejia—key stars under the Project: Gintong Alay program of Michael Keon—led the Philippines to a three-set victory over India in the classification round.With the latest win, the Philippines practically marched on to the quarterfinals with Hong Kong remaining winless at 0-2 and the top four from each group advancing. MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View commentslast_img read more

Customers Unhappy at Winners Inc. Delay

first_imgCustomers at the offices of Winners Incorporated on Broad Street.Many unhappy customers of Winners Incorporated recently prevented some staff members of the company from leaving its head office on Broad Street, because their winnings were not paid by the management.They told journalists that the company failed to pay their winnings, which prompted their action. “I have lost a lot of money with Winners in the past and when the time came to pay us what we won, they refused to do so,” one of the unhappy customers said.He said information came from Winners Incorporated suggesting to them to take their grievance to the National Lottery Authority (NLA), one of the disgruntled customers said Winners Incorporated management is aware that most of the customers cannot seek any legal help.“Some of us (people with winning tickets) are worried and don’t know if we will continue to play with Winners Incorporated because of the situation,” one said.Several of the customers also accused Winners Incorporated of not responding to their concerns since they have been partners in their betting game.A lady customer refused the company’s claim that “it does not have to pay when the odd number is not correct. But how can I know if the odd number is correct? Anytime I win big money, they can say the odd number is not correct and so they will not pay.”“They just fooled us every day because they delayed paying our money,” another customer said.Responding to Winners Incorporated, a man who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak said the company engaged the unhappy customers and finally paid out their winnings. He could not explain the cause for the delay and refused to get into the details on the odds that was seemingly responsible for the crisis.He, however, denied that the delay in payment was deliberate and intended to fool them. “We have been in the sports betting business for a long time and we always take care of our customers,” he said. “We have settled their concerns and all is fine.”Sports betting have been around for some time and another company Doxxbet Liberia Inc. is also said to be a strong competitor in the sector.Said a spokesman: “We at Doxxbet Liberia Inc. are always aware of our responsibility, including the odds we are offering. We understand that Liberian customers deserve a high-quality service and that is what we have been offering for many years. We will try to keep the same level of effort and dedication, so our customers always consider us fair and trustworthy company.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LRA Commissioner General Blasts “Tax Evaders”

first_imgMr. Nah: “We did not come to dismiss anyone from job, but to encourage everyone performs to the best.”The Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Thomas Doe Nah, has described tax evaders as “corrupt people,” whose actions are negatively impacting development.Mr. Nah spoke recently at an integrity award program organized by the Accountability Lab-Liberia. He emphasized that Liberians yearn for development, and want infrastructures to be erected in a day, but they have reneged on paying their real estate taxes that should bring to pass those things desired for development in present day Liberia.“We go to places in Europe, America, and other African countries, and see infrastructures.  Those infrastructures came from taxpayers’ money,” he said.Mr. Nah added, “tax compromise is not acceptable in many countries as done in the country, because Liberians like to evade tax payment. This is an act of corruption.”He then stressed that there was no need Liberians beg other countries, including the great United States, for aid, “because the money European Union, and the United States send [to Liberia] come from taxpayers.”He said if Liberians were honest to pay their taxes, there would be no need to beg others for almost everything, including the staple diet.Mr. Nah also attributed Liberia’s retrogression to “integrity” problem; which according to him, is dragging the country backward.He said many Liberians want job, but they shun those processes that lead to getting the job.“It is unfortunate that people will want job, but are not able to sit a test to prove their abilities for the job, but to rather rely on ‘who knows you’ to beat the system,” he said.He noted that some Liberians have their agenda without regard for ethics and integrity, which he said leads them to arbitrarily sack people in a workplace, and replace them with people of interest to them.Mr. Nah said while taking over at the LRA, suspicion grew that he was going to sack people from their jobs to replace them with either relatives or close associates, but he dispelled that notion by not going in that direction.“A person can only be taken out of his/her position if that person does not do the job or commits an act that is against the policy of the entity.  I did not come to take anyone from job just because I am the boss,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Parika man dies after crashing into parked trailer

first_imgA truck driver was on Friday morning killed after he lost control of the car he was driving and crashed into a parked trailer at Greenwich Park, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).Dead: Sanjeev JainauthDead is Sanjeev Jainauth of Unity, Parika, EBE.Reports are the 23-year-old man left home to fix a wheel for his father’s Canter at a nearby vulcanizing shop. However, as he was driving along Greenwich Public Road, a teenager allegedly ran into his path forcing him to swerve. This reportedly caused him to lose control of the vehicle and subsequently crashed into the parked trailer.He was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he died while receiving medical attention.At the time of the accident, a young lady was in the vehicle. She sustained minor bruises.The Toyota 212 car the now dead man was drivingShanta Jainauth, mother of the dead man told Guyana Times that she received a phone call from her sister-in-law enquiring about her son.“She ask me if my son at home so I tell she he went out to look after a tyre for the Canter…so she asked if I hear anything happen to him, so I tell she no. She then tell me that she hear he was in an accident…” the grieving mother related.She immediately contacted her husband but by that time, he was already aware of the accident. The woman further stated that based on reports, her son suffered severe head injuries:  “We hear that he had a girl in the car when the accident happened, we hoping that she tell we what really happened but based on what they tell me, is that he swerved from knocking a girl who run over the road and is then he lost control of the car and run into the trailer,” the grieving mother related.She tearfully stated that one of her sons died five years ago to cancer. He was also 23.The young man leaves to morning his parents and two siblings.  A post-mortem is expected to be conducted on Monday. Traffic ranks in ‘D’ Division have launched an investigation into the accident.last_img read more

City Decides Not to Waive Nova Star Permit Fees

first_imgPhoto: This is all that remained following the Nova Star Hotel Fire in June of 2007 – Andrew Tylosky/Energeticcity.caThe City has decided not to waive building permit fees for a local hotel destroyed by fire.- Advertisement -Nova Star Hotel owner Daniel Bae presented a request before city council in August that his building and plumbing permit fees for the reconstruction of the razed hotel be waived. Although the hotel was under construction at the the time of the fire, the original building and plumbing permits issued have now expired, meaning that Bae must pay the fees a second time.Advertisement Bae says his insurance company refuses to cover the cost of the new fees, which amount to approximately $20,000 dollars.Councillor Lori Ackerman says that although the city empathizes with Mr. Bae, council feels there are other avenues for compensation. [asset|aid=244|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Lori Ackerman – Nova Star_1_Pub.mp3]In its consultations with other communities on the matter, the city noted that no other communities had waived permit fees under these types of circumstances.last_img read more

Noise from kennel decried

first_imgCity officials said a hearing officer was appointed to review the case and listen to public comments and decide whether the rescue kennel is a public nuisance. Assistant City Prosecutor Gina Aguirre said the meeting is expected to be held sometime this month. Connie Kramer, owner of Beagles & Buddies, said the rescue kennel has housed about 150 dogs in three kennels for 14 years and said the pet-friendly facility is not a public nuisance. “We have done everything we said we’d do, from putting up sound-buffering materials to putting in more trees to help the buffering to putting the dogs in the kennels at night,” Kramer said. “We are doing all we can to help address the complaints and be good neighbors.” Kramer said she is also planning to extend the property’s 6-foot block wall to 10 or 12 feet to help alleviate the noise and keep the dogs safe. Aguirre said at the upcoming meeting the hearing officer will be presented with evidence for and against the rescue kennel and will forward recommendations to the city’s permit committee. Martina Bernstein, an attorney for Beagles & Buddies, said earlier if the city decides the rescue kennel is a nuisance, many of the dogs may be put to death. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: 03/07: Beagles and Buddies EL MONTE – The owner of an El Monte-based rescue kennel said ever since some residents complained about her property she has attempted to lessen the noise. The city held a public hearing in June to address complaints accusing the Beagles & Buddies, a rescue kennel at 2661 Strozier Ave., of excessive dog barking. Residents said while they are not against what the group does for animals, they were upset that the late night and early morning barking was unbearable and disturbing their peace and quiet. last_img read more

CTF argues against claims that legalizedmarijuana is a ‘government cash crop’

first_imgWith Prime Minister Trudeau having promised during this year’s federal election campaign to, “Design a new system of strict marijuana sales and distribution, with appropriate federal and provincial excise taxes applied,” Canada is now closer than ever to seeing what kind of tax money the pot industry can actually produce.In a column written by BC Director Jordan Bateman, it’s noted the Canadian Taxpayer Federation doesn’t oppose legalizing marijuana — but it does disagree with those who view it as a government cash crop.This is Federal Director, Aaron Wudrick:- Advertisement -A 2012 study estimated national marijuana sales at $4.6 billion per year, but the CTF notes that’s total revenue and not potential tax revenue.It further notes that in Colorado — the first American state to legalize pot — tax revenue is on pace to hit $126 million this year, or less than 15 per cent of total marijuana sales of $923 million.Thus it adds, if Canada used a similar tax rate, it would generate $628 million per year in tax revenue, and while that may sound like a lot of money, it is actually less than one-quarter of one percent of this year’s federal government total projected revenue.Advertisementlast_img read more

PRINGLE WELCOMES MINISTER’S PROMISE TO REVIEW INVER BAY FISHING RIGHTS

first_imgDONEGAL SOUTH WEST TD Thomas Pringle today welcomed a commitment from the Government to examine ways of allowing traditional fishing methods in Inver Bay.Deputy Pringle has been lobbying on behalf of a number of fishing families who want to fish for sprat and mackerel in the bay using methods which are more than a century old.The Independent TD had asked Minister Simon Coveney to give the go-ahead for the practice to continue, arguing that claims the fishermen were also catching salmon just don’t add up. Deputy Pringle said today: “I tabled a question to Deputy Coveney because fishermen in Inver Bay who use traditional methods which have been in place there for over 100 years have been placed under severe pressure, particularly by the regional fisheries board.“This is because – perhaps both fortunately and unfortunately – the bay is partly formed by the estuary of a river in which salmon spawn. The regional fisheries board has tried to claim that the individuals to whom I refer are also fishing for salmon when they are out trying to catch sprat and mackerel.“However, they use completely different gear to fish for the latter and, therefore, the chances of their catching salmon are practically non-existent.“It is important that the type of fishing in which they are involved should be recognised as a traditional method. I understand there is precedent in this regard because a type of gillnet fishery exists in west Cork. “I welcome the fact that the Minister is going to consult the Marine Institute and the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Deputy Rabbitte. I look forward to a positive outcome in respect of this matter.”Deputy Simon Coveney told Deputy Pringle: “We are trying to be constructive with regard to this matter. If we can facilitate fishermen who use traditional methods, particularly in respect of specific stocks which fall outside the TAC system, I would be extremely anxious to do so.“Many restrictions are imposed on those involved in fishing in the context of effort, stocks, quotas and the tonnage that applies in respect of their boats.“If we can facilitate some flexibility in respect of allowing the use of other methods of catching fish which do not impact on vulnerable stocks, then I would be anxious to encourage this. However, we must ensure that we do our homework properly. The last thing I want to do is provide an indication that it is fine for fishermen to invest and commence fishing and then be obliged to clamp down on their activities in six months time as a result of a decision made by the European Commission.“What we do must remain consistent with the rules and the law. The reply I have given the Deputy is initial in nature and it suggests that significant opportunities exist if people want to pursue them.” DONEGALDAILY.COM – THE ORIGINAL 24/7 NEWS WEBSITE. BEWARE OF CHEAP IMITATIONS!PRINGLE WELCOMES MINISTER’S PROMISE TO REVIEW INVER BAY FISHING RIGHTS was last modified: November 3rd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:County DonegalDeputy Thomas Pringledonegaldaily.comfishing rightsinver baytraditional fishing methodslast_img read more

DONEGAL HOUSE WAS BEING USED AS ‘CHOPPING SHOP’ FOR NORTHERN DRUG MARKET

first_imgSome of the consignment of Mephadrone found during the raid.A leading Garda has said a house in Letterkenny in which €210,000 of drugs was found was a ‘chopping shop’ for the Northern market.The drugs, 4 MEC or synthetic cocaine were posted to the house in Letterkenny from China.A surveillance operation by Gardai resulted in the seizure of €140,000 of the drugs on Monday. A further €70,000 worth of the drugs was found in the same house during Garda searches  yesterdayA 28 year old man from Portstewart has been charged with possession of the drugs and will appear at Letterkenny District Court next Monday.Garda Superintendent Vincent O’Brien said he is satisfied the 6 kgs of drugs were destined for the Northern Ireland market.He said a premises in Letterkenny was being used to cut up, bag and then distribute the drugs. “This is a major international officers involving customs and excise officers from Germany and Ireland and our national and divisional drugs unit.“I am quite satisfied that a major international drugs operation has been smashed.“We have particular intelligence that these drugs were being used for the Northern Ireland market,” he said. DONEGAL HOUSE WAS BEING USED AS ‘CHOPPING SHOP’ FOR NORTHERN DRUG MARKET was last modified: July 19th, 2013 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:4 MECchopping shopdrugsGarda Supt Vincent O’Brienletterkennylast_img read more

ANSWERS DEMANDED ON AMBULANCE COVER AFTER DONEGAL PARAMEDIC DEBACLE

first_imgThe question of why vital protocol surrounding paramedics was broken during an emergency call-out in Donegal is to be raised at the Regional Health Forum in Galway today.It follows an incident in which a mother was forced to drive her unconscious son to hospital – after an ambulance had arrived at her home.The ambulance man was forced to call to the scene of the emergency near Milford last Tuesday alone because of a lack of cover. The nearest cover to help drive the ambulance was 45 minutes away.It is also understood the paramedic also requested the assistance of two colleagues who lived nearby but was prohibited from doing so.The paramedic was forced to attend to the unconscious child while the mother drove the car to Letterkenny General Hospital.Fianna Fail Cllr Ciaran Brogan said questions must now be asked as to why the paramedic was forced to attend the emergency alone. The Letterkenny politician said he has been informed this is a clear breach of protocol and will be raising the matter at the Regional Health Forum today.“I will simply be asking the question – was protocol followed? If it was not followed then we need to ask why?“These are the questions we need to have the answers to so we do not have another situation like this.“Once we have these answers, we can then ensure that something like this terrible situation never happens again,” he said. ANSWERS DEMANDED ON AMBULANCE COVER AFTER DONEGAL PARAMEDIC DEBACLE was last modified: November 27th, 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:Cllr Ciaran BroganHSEparamedicprotocolRegional Health Forumlast_img read more