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La Salle tries to bounce back from loss, battles National U; FEU tackles Lyceum

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding There’s very little at stake for La Salle with a quarterfinal berth already sealed, and it is the Bulldogs who will enter the game with a sense of urgency as their 3-5 record puts them precariously on the edge of the playoff circle.In another game, Far Eastern U looks to maintain its hold of the Group B top spot when it takes on Lyceum at 5:15 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLPU has fielded mostly its bench in this tournament after opting to rest its starters, who competed in the recently concluded D-League Aspirants’ Cup.At 1-4, Lyceum looks headed for an early exit. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Spurned in its bid to keep an undefeated run going, La Salle hopes to bounce back from a stinging defeat when it face on-and-off National U Sunday in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup.The Archers battle the Bulldogs at 3:30 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Centre hoping to get back from a 72-70 loss to San Beda recently and plunge into Tuesday’s showdown with fierce rival Ateneo on a winning note.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ PH heightens quest for Olympics gold LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The league will sell separate tickets during the June 12 playdate, with one ticket covering the first two games scheduled and the second ticket for the last two matches, which will include the Ateneo-La Salle encounter.The Gilas Pilipinas cadets take on EAC in the nightcap. Ticket prices for the second half of the scheduled quadruple-bill are as follows: courtside P450, Lower box 275, and Upper Box P100.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Perpetual opens day’s schedule when it battles winless Emilio Aguinaldo at 10 a.m.The Altas are coming off a loss to San Beda while the Generals hope to hunt down a win before exiting the tournament. After the Altas, however, EAC will have the vaunted San Beda in its schedule.Letran, meanwhile, takes on Arellano at 1:45 p.m. while the Red Lions cap the day by resuming its hunt for a quarterfinal berth against University of the East.Tuesday’s Ateneo-La Salle clash will be a benefit match, organizers of the tournament had earlier announced.Proceeds from ticket sales for the “Battle of Rivals” will be used for the continued treatment of long-time tournament Barker Rolly Manlapaz, who is ill at the moment.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmlast_img read more

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Motorbike Accident Victim Dying Slowly

first_imgVictoria’s condition has worsened to the extent that she now walks with the help of a caneVictoria B. Keryibah, 39, who is suffering from multiple bone fractures sustained in a motorcycle accident, said her condition has deteriorated to the extent that she no longer walks around as she used to do in the first year since the incident.For that, Ms Keryibah is appealing to goodwill Liberians, heads of philanthropic organizations, and foreign residents to assist her seek medical treatment out of the country.Ms. Keryibah, who has endured her condition since the accident in 2014 along the Bahn-Buutuo highway in Nimba County, said her condition “is pathetic.”“I no longer walk by myself. But I was able to meet with doctors at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia, who informed me that the hospital lacks the required equipment to perform the kind of operation needed to repair my broken bones,” Victoria lamented.She said doctors at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Nimba had earlier referred her to JFK, where doctors there finally advised her to seek treatment outside Liberia.“The doctors say I should either go to Ghana or the United States for bone fracture surgery, because the equipment is not in the country,” she added.Ever since doctors advised her, Victoria says she is yet to receive any help; and as such, she told this newspaper via mobile phone that she was dying slowly, “because, I have no means to acquire the needed medicine.”Motorcycles are the most convenient modes of transport nowadays in Nimba County, but carry the most risk with many accidents, some becoming fatal.In a recent interview with journalists from her residence in Bahn, central Nimba, Victoria said in tears that her right leg was broken in three places when a motorcycle from the opposite lane collided with the one she was being transported on.Fortunately for Victoria, the young child she was nursing that was travelling with her during the accident was unhurt, and so was the bike rider.Now that she has been advised to seek treatment outside Liberia, she renews her appeal for help from any source to get her out of the country.“I am begging the government, foreign missions and individuals of goodwill to assist me get treatment out of the country as advised by doctors at JFK,” she said.Victoria said she hardly sleeps at night due to the severity of the pains she is experiencing in her left leg.“I don’t have any means to travel out of Liberia. I don’t even have traveling documents. This is why I am begging people to help me get out of the country,” she added.Since the accident, Victoria, who was the breadwinner for her family, said her children are out of school, because she cannot afford their fees.“My four children have not started school and I am worried that they may not even go to school because of my condition. It is because of this same condition that my man of over 15 years has now abandoned me; and said men do not like a woman in my condition,” Victoria said.Good News for VictoriaAt least there is good news for Victoria coming from E. Vah Mahn, a Liberian living in the United States, who promised to offer her lodging and feeding if someone helps her travel to the U.S.Mr. Mahn: “My offer is lodging and feeding; hoping someone would come in to help with the medical cost. Seeking treatment abroad has series of costs including the treatment, lodging, feeding, and transportation. I said I’m willing to lodge and feed her. I also said I could do transportation if needed. So, the story now could be appealing for the treatment cost.”With that offer, anyone willing to help Victoria with her travel and medical expenses should please contact the following numbers: 0777544882, 0886544882, 0880051887 or 0777838758.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Morrison misses podium by split second

first_imgFollowing the race in Norway, the 2011-12 long track World Cup schedule continues in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, from March 2-4. Morrison finished in a tie with Norway’s Sverre Lunde Pederson, with a time of 1:47.652.The fourth place finished earned the Fort St. John native 60 points, moving him to third place in the 1,500-metre standings.Morrison also competed with some fellow Team Canada teammates in the Team Men Pursuit, placing fifth in that event with a time of 3:47.84. He and his fellow racers were only 2.42 seconds away from first place and the ranking earned them 50 points in the World Cup standings.- Advertisement -Following the competition, Morrison spoke about the 1500 metre race saying, “overall the race went pretty good, but the opener was half a second slower than where it should be and that is due to an oblique issue.”Morrison elaborated on the injury, stating that he injured it in a training session, but he is getting constant attention and it’s getting better ever day.According to the speed skater, he will now return to Calgary for “a week of really hard training”, which will set up for the end of the speed skating season, which will take place back in Holland.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ex-aide: Gonzales at heart of firings

first_img“I’m going to have to let the attorney general speak for himself,” White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said as Sampson entered his third hour before the senators. Noting that Gonzales is not scheduled to appear publicly on Capitol Hill until an April 17 hearing in front of the same Senate panel, she added: “I agree three weeks is a long time.” Even so, President Bush “is confident that the attorney general can overcome these challenges, and he continues to have the president’s support,” said White House spokesman Tony Fratto. The Justice Department said Gonzales has no plans to resign. Justice spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said Gonzales has described his involvement as “never focused on specific concerns about United States attorneys as to whether or not they should be asked to resign.” Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., indicated Gonzales’ credibility had suffered from repeated attempts to explain the contradictions. After someone changes a story several times, Leahy said, “people tend not to believe it.” Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said Gonzales “has many questions to answer.” Sampson’s conflicting account with Gonzales’ poses “a real question as to whether he’s acting in a competent way as attorney general.” A growing number of Democrats and Republicans have called for Gonzales to step down. The stony-faced Sampson, a longtime and loyal aide to Gonzales, said other senior Justice Department officials helped to plan the firings, which the White House first suggested shortly after President Bush won a second term in 2004. Sampson said he was never aware of any case where prosecutors were told to step down because they refused to help Republicans in local election or corruption investigations. He also said he saw little difference between dismissing prosecutors for political reasons versus performance-related ones. “A U.S. attorney who is unsuccessful from a political perspective, either because he or she has alienated the leadership of the department in Washington or cannot work constructively with law enforcement or other governmental constituencies in the district, is unsuccessful,” Sampson said. But Sampson admitted he should have been more careful to prevent Paul McNulty, the deputy attorney general, and William Moschella, the principal associate deputy attorney general, from giving incomplete or misleading information to Congress in describing the dismissals. Sampson himself was unable to answer many of the senators’ specific questions, claiming a fuzzy memory. Furor over the purge has outraged lawmakers and current U.S. attorneys. With televisions throughout the Justice Department tuned to Sampson’s testimony, Gonzales spent two hours trying to soothe a group of seven prosecutors he met with in Washington. He has held similar meetings across the country and planned to attend one today in Boston. Sampson also confirmed a large White House role in planning the firings. That undercut the department’s long-cherished image of acting independently in pursing crime. He said White House political staffers working for presidential aide Karl Rove were involved closely in the plans to replace prosecutors – as illustrated by thousands of department e-mails released to Congress. It was Miers, he said, who initially floated the idea of firing all 93 federal prosecutors and ultimately joined Gonzales in approving them. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., asked Sampson whether he saw a “perception problem” with the timing of the firings; several of the prosecutors were investigating cases that could portray Republicans in a poor light. “At the time, I personally did not take adequate account of the perception problem that would result,” Sampson said. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, offered Sampson some support. Cornyn said he had seen no evidence the dismissals were “designed to impede or actually did impede a criminal investigation or prosecution.” Congress and the White House are wrangling over whether Rove, Miers and other administration officials will testify in public about their roles in the firings. Bush has offered to make them available in private meetings; lawmakers from both parties have rejected that idea. Specter urged White House officials to testify. But he said he was willing to compromise on some of the terms.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I remember discussing with him this process of asking certain U.S. attorneys to resign,” Sampson said. Sampson’s testimony for the first time put Gonzales at the heart of the firings amid ever-changing Justice Department accounts of how they were planned. Gonzales has said repeatedly that he was not closely involved in the firings and largely depended on Sampson to orchestrate them. The Justice Department maintains Gonzales was not involved in selecting which prosecutors would be asked to resign. Sampson resigned March 12. A day later, Gonzales said he “never saw documents. We never had a discussion about where things stood” in the firings. The White House stepped back from defending Gonzales even before Sampson finished testifying. WASHINGTON – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was briefed regularly over two years on the firings of federal prosecutors, his former top aide said Thursday, disputing Gonzales’ claims he was not closely involved with the dismissals. The testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by Kyle Sampson, the attorney general’s former chief of staff, newly undercut Gonzales’ already shaky credibility. Gonzales and former White House counsel Harriet Miers made the final decision on whether to fire the U.S. attorneys last year, Sampson said. “I don’t think the attorney general’s statement that he was not involved in any discussions of U.S. attorney removals was accurate,” Sampson told the committee as it inquired into whether the dismissals were politically motivated. last_img read more

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Borders crossers wear military dress

first_img When the SUVs reached the Rio Grande, police saw the occupants of a green, Mexican Army-style Humvee apparently waiting for the convoy, Glancey said. Police stopped and watched as the vehicles began to cross the shallow river into Mexico. Both sides – the Americans and the smugglers – had their weapons drawn. One SUV got stuck in the river, and another blew a tire on the Texas side. Its driver ran into Mexico. Men in the Humvee tried to tow the stuck vehicle out of the river. When that failed, a group of men in civilian clothes began unloading from the SUV what appeared to be bundles of marijuana. They then torched the SUV, Glancey said. Deputies found about 1,400 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle that had a flat tire. The vehicle had previously been reported stolen from El Paso. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Gov. Rick Perry ordered an investigation. “It’s certainly troubling and unacceptable and a real reminder of how an unsecure border threatens all Texans and the rest of the nation,” said Perry spokesman Kathy Walt. The Mexican Foreign Relations Department issued a statement saying that drug traffickers and other organized criminals have used uniforms and vehicles before. “It is possible that these actions were designed to damage the image of our armed forces,” it said. Monday’s incident follows a story in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario, Calif., on Jan. 15 that said the Mexican military had crossed into the United States more than 200 times since 1996. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has said reports of Mexican incursions into the United States were overblown and most were just mistakes. The confrontation on Monday took place near Neely’s Crossing, about 50 miles east of El Paso, and started when state police tried to stop three sport utility vehicles on Interstate 10. The vehicles made a quick U-turn and headed south toward the border, a few miles away, Glancey said. SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – Men in Mexican military-style uniforms crossed the Rio Grande into the United States on a marijuana-smuggling foray, leading to an armed confrontation with Texas law officers, authorities said Tuesday. No shots were fired. The men retreated and escaped back across the border with much of the pot, though they abandoned more than a half-ton of marijuana as they fled and set fire to one of their vehicles, authorities said. The Mexican government denied its military was involved. The confrontation took place Monday and involved three Texas sheriff’s deputies, at least two Texas state troopers and at least 10 heavily armed men from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, said Rick Glancey of the Texas Border Sheriffs’ Coalition. last_img read more

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Cal Poly students decry defacing of sign

first_imgThe students wanted to commemorate Cinco de Mayo and the 40th anniversary of their club, the Mexican American Student Association, by painting the letters the colors of the Mexican flag. They had permission from the university to do so. Days later, students found the letters defaced with ugly messages. An obscene word was sprayed across one of the letters, along with an obscene image of a naked woman and male genitals, and Greek letters. The formerly green “C” was painted blue. For More Info University spokeswoman Uyen Mai said campus police are investigating the vandalism, and that the fraternity whose letters were spray-painted was not necessarily responsible. She said the culprits may not have been Cal Poly Pomona students. Students called for the university to recognize the vandalism as a “hate crime” instead of a “hate incident.” Ortega also announced Thursday his family is donating $3,500 for a one-year scholarship for an AB 540 (undocumented) student. shirley.hsu@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsStudents from a variety of cultural groups decried the vandalism Thursday. “It’s funny how \ claim to be patriots of the U.S., painting the letters red, white and blue, while performing a criminal act,” said Amir Mertaban, a fourth-year international business marketing student. Ricardo Ortega, president of the Mexican American Student Association, said one of his members noticed the vandalism Saturday. By Monday, the university had painted over the obscenities, and the next day, students trudged up the hill to repaint the letter green. “We support free speech, but this was vandalism, this was hate,” Ortega said. MASA is a community service club that tutors students and gives campus tours to elementary schools, he said. Other students said the letters have been defaced a few times before, after the Pride Center (a campus organization for gay and lesbian students) painted the letters in rainbow colors. center_img POMONA – It wasn’t easy climbing a steep hill at dawn while lugging buckets of green, white and red paint – 5 gallons each to paint the letters “CPP” set in the hillside overlooking Cal Poly Pomona. • Photo Gallery: 05/11: CPP sign defaced last_img read more

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Chief holds charity luncheon

first_imgWearing Santa hat earmuffs and clutching candy canes, a dozen kindergartners sang Christmas songs for Montebello police Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez at the annual “Lunch With The Chief” Tuesday. Started by personnel from the Montebello Police Department as a way to collect toys and gifts for underprivileged children, teenagers and seniors, the annual event draws between 350 to 400 people over the course of three hours. Residents, families and supporters of the charity dropped toys and gifts into bins as they came in to enjoy a buffet lunch of various salads, entrees and desserts. “This comes out of crime prevention, giving back to the community,” Couso-Vasquez said. “My staff and I started this about seven years ago to give some people a Christmas they wouldn’t otherwise have had. Just working by myself, I can’t do anything. But with the help of my colleagues and friends, we can do everything.” On Dec. 15, the Montebello Elk’s Lodge will offer a holiday dinner and distribute some of the gifts to 35 pre-selected families referred by the Montebello Unified School District, said Jerry Banuelos, crime prevention coordinator for the department. Councilman Bob Bagwell will play Santa Claus at the Dec. 15 dinner, a job he first took on reluctantly. “Now I love it and do it every year,” Bagwell said. “Being Santa Claus is a gift I give myself. Children is what it’s about. I get paid back tenfold seeing the looks on their faces and seeing their eyes light up.” Couso-Vasquez said after the gifts are distributed to the 35 families, the left-over presents will be donated to a huge Christmas Eve dinner event sponsored by and held at the Quiet Cannon Montebello each year for over 4,000 underprivileged residents. Also present at the luncheon Tuesday were Councilwoman Norma Lopez-Reid and City Treasurer Gerri Guzman. “I’m very happy to able to be here to support the chief and his staff,” Lopez-Reid said. “Public safety is without a doubt the most important aspect of our daily lives and we want to be able to continue to serve our community in many ways.” pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want 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

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Taifa Stars to arrive Thursday afternoon

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019 qualifiersAlly SamataTaifa Stars Tanzania will face Uganda in their second AFCON 2019 qualifier on Saturday afternoon (file photo)AFCON 2019 QualifiersUganda vs TanzaniaMandela National Stadium, NambooleSaturday, 08-09-2018 @04:00pmKAMPALA – The Tanzanian Football National team, Taifa Star will arrive in the country at 04:00pm EAT as confirmed by Tanzanian Football Association.This follows the arrival of their advance team on Monday to book the hotel as well as assess any other conditions deemed necessary for their comfortability.The team will be received by FUFA officials who will in turn accompany them to their accommodation facility which still remains a mystery.Tanzanians is expected to train at Mandela National Stadium on Friday evening (during the exact match time) as stipulated by the CAF match regulations.Led by Nigerian legend Emmanuel Amunike as head coach, the Tanzanian contingent of players will be spur headed by the inspirational captain Mbwana Ally Samatta who plays for RC Genk in the Belgium top tier.Samatta comes to the game with a rich vein of form having scored a hat trick for Genk in their latest Europa qualifying match.The Tanzanians make the trip minus the services of several other key players; six from Simba (Shomari Kapombe, Jonas Mkude, Erasto Nyoni, Hassan Dilunga, Shiza Ramadhan and lanky deadly forward John Bocco alongside Yanga’s Feisal Salum who were sidelined after failing to report for training on the expected day.Amunike thus summoned other new faces as Salum Kihimbwa, Salum Kimenya, Kelvin Sabato, Paul Ngalema, Alla Abdukadir, Frank Domayo and David Mwantika.However, the Taifa Stars have other foreign based players as Hassan Kessy, who plies his professional trade with Zambian top tier club, Nkana Red Devils, Abdi Banda (Baroko FC South Africa), Himid Mao (Peterjet Egypt), Simon Msuva (Al Jadida Morocco), Rashid Mandawa (DBF Botswana) and Farid Mussa (Tenerife Spain).Currently, Uganda Cranes lead group L with three points after a slim 1-0 away victory to Cape Verde.Tanzania and Lesotho each have a point following the one all draw in the opener.The other group L game will see Lesotho host Cape Verde this weekend.Comments last_img read more

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Anti child porn strategy on the cards

first_img3 September 2009The Department of Home Affairs has announced that it is working with other government departments, the South African Police Service and the National Prosecuting Authority to develop a protocol on the protection of children against child pornography, with a focus on advocacy and law enforcement.Increased access to technologyThe decision was taken at a meeting between the Deputy Basic Education Minister Enver Surty, Deputy Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and Deputy Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba during a presentation by the Film and Publication Board on their campaign against child pornography in Pretoria this week.“The increase of access to technology and mobile internet, with all its benefits, poses risks such as creation and distribution of child pornography. We need to be proactive in protecting children against this heinous crime,” Gigaba said.He said the lack of statistics about child pornography should not lead to complacency in protecting children.Government departments working on the protocol include the departments of basic education, social development, and justice and constitutional development.Outright media banGigaba added that he would explore an outright ban on pornography in the public media, as is the practice in countries such as China and India.“To this extent, I will approach the Law Reform Commission with a view to requesting them to investigate and advise on the possibility of such a move,” he said.Pro Child websiteIn a bid to discourage child pornography in the public domain, the department last year launched the FPB Pro Child website to enable members of the public to report incidences of pornography.The website, www.fpbprochild.org.za, aims to alert internet service providers of criminal activities relating to child pornography, or images of sexual abuse hosted on their servers or through their infrastructure.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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You Are Rich

first_imgAs soon as you give, you are rich.If you have the time to help other people, you are rich. That time is one of the greatest gifts you can ever give another human being. As soon as you give that time, you are rich.If you have it in your heart to care about another person and take action to make a difference for them, you are rich. Your capacity to care and to take action on that emotion is an enormous boon to the recipient.If you make the effort to be with someone in need, standing by their bed and holding their hand when they are ill, bringing them something to eat or drink, or sitting in a chair next to them, you are rich. Being there makes you rich.If you provide financial resources to someone or some entity in need, you are rich. There are many people in need, and financial resources can alleviate much pain and suffering. As soon as you give money, you are rich.A random act of kindness for someone you don’t know and who will never have the ability to repay you, let alone know who to repay, makes you rich. Your willingness to give to strangers with no expectation of being repaid, and no need for any expression of gratitude makes you rich.If you don’t believe that you can do these things, that belief makes you poor.You may have less to give than many others, but it is the ability and willingness to give that makes you rich. It is also what will bring you happiness, meaning, and purpose.Even if you would not consider yourself wealthy by today’s standards, the fact that you have the ability to give is what makes you rich. Even if only a dollar. Even if only an hour. Even if only a kind word. If you give it, you are rich.last_img read more

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