Letran coach warns Lyceum: ‘We will destroy whoever gets in our way’

first_imgView comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Letran has propelled to the third spot at 5-3 behind Lyceum (7-0) and defending champion San Beda (6-1) after opening the season losing three of its first four games.Napa embraced the fact that his team will be the underdog against the menacing Pirates, likening the impending clash to a biblical story.“It’s going to be David and Goliath,” Napa described. “We’re going to go all out.”And we all know how that narrative ends.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PSC gives 2019 SEA Games hosting green light Winners of four straight, the Knights are transforming into a force to reckon with in their own right.Their legitimacy as title contenders can be argued at this point with still a lot of games to be played but one thing’s certain, the Knights are unfazed and unrattled with what lies ahead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Humanda ang Lyceum sa amin kasi lahat ng babangga sa amin, gigibain namin. That’s my players’ mindset right now,” warned Letran head coach Jeff Napa, his bold declaration coming on the heels of a gritty win over a game San Sebastian side in overtime.(Lyceum better be ready for us because we we’re going to destroy whoever comes in our way.) Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIEScenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Letran head coach Jeff Napa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUndefeated and fearsome, Lyceum is looking every bit of a championship contender nearing the halfway mark of the NCAA season.The Pirates have been making statements with a victory on top of another. But Friday’s showdown with the Letran Knights, who are in the middle of a resurgence, promises to be their stiffest challenge yet.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Far Eastern U, San Beda gain top spots

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES The Red Spikers looked headed for a trouble-free debut after dominating the Lady Engineers in the first two quarters. But they sputtered in the third, enabling the TIP tossers to steal the set on deuce points.Soltones and Kath Villegas have played their last season with the Lady Stags.Soltones actually helped on the bench as part of Roger Gorayeb’s coaching staff but the Lady Tamaraws, responding to new coach George Pascua, proved too strong for the Lady Stags.“The important thing was we were able to maximize everyone’s potential,” said Pascua, who recently took over from Shaq delos Santos.San Sebastian put a gutsy stand in the second set but Pons and Basas stepped up their attack before the Lady Tams reasserted their might in the third with Pons’ last ace wrapping up the one-sided match.ADVERTISEMENT San Beda edges Lyceum, gains NCAA chess Final Four Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celine Domingo and Jeanette Villareal also combined for 17 hits for FEU.The Lady Stags scored 24 attack points but yielded 21 points off miscues.Nikka Dalisay paced San Sebastian with 10 points while Daurene Santos and Joyce Sta. Rita combined for 12 points for the Recto-based squad.Earlier, fancied National University whipped San Beda, 25-15, 25-16, 25-18, to join opening day winners La Salle and University of Santo Tomas in the men’s division of the league backed by Mikasa and Asics.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img MOST READ “We played as a team and that made it a lot easier for us,” said Pons.It was an all-Lady Tamaraws show right from the start as they imposed their will upfront and pounced on the erratic Lady Stags, who sorely missed the services of former ace hitter and many-time NCAA Most Valuable Player Soltones.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIn the second game, San Beda recovered from a third-set defeat and thwarted Technological Institute of the Philippines,25-13, 25-18, 25-27, 25-13, to join Arellano U in the Group B lead. Far Eastern University leaned on its veteran crew and clobbered a Grethcel Soltones-less San Sebastian College side, cruising to a 25-17, 25-21, 25-14 victory to gain a share of the Group A lead in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Sunday.Bernadeth Pons fired 13 hits, including eight attack points and two aces, while Toni Rose Basas added 11 as the Lady Tamaraws matched the Ateneo Lady Eagles’ straight-set romp over the Jose Rizal U Lady Bombers in Saturday’s opener of the season-ending conference of the Sports Vision-organized league.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

Tiger gave Indian cricket ‘rockstar’ image: Big B

first_imgIndian cricket legend Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi’s demise took Amitabh Bachchan down memory lane. The Bollywood megastar not just remembers good moments with the sports star, but says that he gave the game of cricket a rockstar image. The former Indian captain died Thursday, after battling a lung infection for about a month. He was 70.”Sad new…Tiger Pataudi passes away!!! Fond memories of the past with Tiger Pataudi…his wedding, playing cricket with him, his tabla playing prowess, social evenings…(He) gave Indian Cricket a ‘rockstar’ image, with grace and dignity…soft spoken, quiet, straight-faced humour and a ‘tiger’ on the pitch!” Amitabh posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.The 69-year-old actor was not just friends with Pataudi, but was also a close associate with the latter’s wife, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore. Together, they worked on films like Chupke Chupke and Viruddh…Family Comes First.Amitabh also shared screen space with Pataudi’s actor son Saif Ali Khan in Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan. He extended his condolences to the family, which also consists the cricketer’s two daughters – Soha and Saba.”May the Almighty give strength to the family to bear this great loss…Rinku di (Sharmila), Saif, Soha, Saba?condolences and in prayer,” added Big B.last_img read more

Australian opener Simon Katich retires from T20s, not to play CLT20

first_imgAfter quitting Tests and ODIs, veteran Australian opener Simon Katich on Saturday bid goodbye to his Twenty20 career. He will not play in Champions League T20 in India.”It’s always difficult when it comes to making these sorts of decisions,” said Katich, who played 118 T20 games and scored 2483 runs at an average of 30.28 and a strike-rate of 126.61. Of these, only three appearances came for Australia.FILe – Captains Simon Katich of NSW Blues and Daren Ganga of Trinidad and Tobago pose for a photograph with the Champions League Twenty20 Trophy before the start of the final match at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, in Hyderabad. PTI PhotoThe 38-year-old, who quit first-class cricket in 2012, had captained Perth Scorchers to KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League title earlier this year, making the team eligible to play in the CLT20, scheduled from September 8 to 30 in India.”I’ve obviously been in a similar situation when I made the decision to retire from first-class cricket in Australia a few years ago. Having been through that before, it helped me understand the process a bit better and the more I thought about it, I felt the time was right.”I have a young family, I’ve had a great run and for my last game at the WACA, my home ground, to be a win in a successful (BBL) campaign; it’s the stuff you dream of. I’ll finish on a high and that was a big part of the reason I decided to pull up stumps,” PTI quoted him as adding.advertisementKatich said he made decision after much deliberation. “My decision certainly wasn’t for any reason other than I felt I’d had my time and now it’s the boys’ turn. The past three years have been outstanding at the Scorchers; we’ve been really consistent and getting to three finals, then getting over the line last year was very rewarding for everyone involved,” he said.”Justin, the coaching and support staff and all the players made the end of my playing years very memorable and very special. That’s something I’ll always be grateful for; to have finished at my home ground and in front of family and friends, with a great bunch of lads.”Katich played 56 Tests for Australia, averaging 45.03 for his 4188 runs. His 45 ODI appearances yielded 1324 runs for the country at an average of 35.78.Perth coach Justin Langer, a Test team-mate of Katich’s through the early 2000s, saluted his retiring champion. “Simon’s contribution to Western Australian and Australian cricket has been immense and, whilst I’m disappointed he’ll no longer play for the Scorchers, I respect his decision to move on,” Langer said.”As a person of extremely high integrity, I know ‘Katto’ has given this decision a lot of thought and I respect that he wants to finish his playing career as the captain of the triumphant Scorchers team last summer. I am glad he was able to retire on a high and where he started his illustrious career here at the WACA. In terms of leadership; there have been few stronger leaders in Western Australian cricket history,” said Langar.last_img read more

PM Modi to host lunch for Prince William, Kate

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi will host lunch on April 12 for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are arriving on their first visit to India on Sunday.Announcing the visit of Prince William and Kate Middleton, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the royal couple will land in Mumbai on April 10.”We look forward to welcoming the Duke and Duchess on their first visit to India,” he said, while asserting that engagement with the British royal family was an “integral component” of India-UK relations.The Prime Minister will host the lunch for the royal couple here, he added.According to the British High Commission, the Duke and Duchess will be given a starry reception on their arrival in Mumbai which will be attended by actors including Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Rishi Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.”The British High Commission in partnership with the British Asian Trust and the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, will host a glittering charity reception and dinner on Sunday 10 April for over 200 people from India’s top film, sport and business figures,” a release from the British High Commission said.last_img read more

(REOPENS DEL 70)

first_imgThe IPL GC extended gratitude towards the Government of Rajasthan and thanked the Rajasthan Sports Minister Gajendra Singh Khimsar for the efforts to get the Sawai Mansingh Cricket Stadium ready for hosting the matches. “However, due to paucity of time and uncertainty surrounding whether the matches will be held or not, the IPL GC decided that Vizag will be neutral venue for both Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants,” the IPL said in a statement. Both the IPL franchises have expressed satisfaction and are keen to embrace Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Viakhapatnam as their home ground for the upcoming matches. The changes have resulted in change of timing for two games on May 15. The Kings XI Punjab versus Sunrisers Hyderabad match at Mohali will now be played at 4 PM and the Mumbai Indians-Delhi Daredevils game will be played in Vizag at 8 PM. PTI AH AHlast_img read more

Vijender Singh vs Ernest Amuzu: Indian boxer wins 10th successive professional bout

first_imgStar Indian boxer Vijender Singh on Saturday maintained his unbeaten record as he defeated Ernest Amuzu from Ghana by unanimous decision in the Rajasthan Rumble fight in front of a packed Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur.Vijender, who didn’t have the ideal preparation coming into this bout, didn’t need to go all out throughout the fight as Amuzu proved to be no match in front of the Haryana boxer’s power and reach.This was Vijender’s second fight against an African boxer. He faced Francis Cheka from Tanzania last year in December and won the bout through technical knockout in the third round.The 31-year-old obviously had the advantage of a longer reach over Amuzu and he used it to full effect.Vijender usually takes the first couple of rounds to size up his opponent and he did exactly that against Amuzu and till about the fourth round kept landing punches to stay ahead in the judges scorecards.But it was from the fifth round that Vijender started his onslaught on Amuzu landing one blow after another on the Ghana boxer’s face and body with equal affect.(IOS Boxing Photo)Amuzu, who has never been knocked out in his career, started to wobble by the sixth round but somehow managed to stay on his feet and lasted the next four rounds but by then everybody knew what the outcome of the fight is going to be.Amuzu was then just trying to delay the inevitable as Vijender kept on landing heavy blows.advertisementIn the final round it seemed like Vijender had pulled up a muscle as he held back on his attack and just concentrated on his defense because he knew that he was way ahead in the scoresheets.As the bell rang in the final round Vijender shook hands with his opponent, raised his hands and went back to his corner.(IOS Boxing Photo)Moments later the presenter read out the scores as all three judges ruled in favour of Vijender with Amuzu recording his third career defeat.Four fights took place before Vijender’s main bout against Amuzu. Dharmendra Grewal beats Harsh Nagar by Technical Knockout (TKO) in the first bout in cruiserweight category.Kuldeep Dhanda then defeated Fateh Singh by unanimous decision in the lightweight bout.Dharmender Grewal wins his bout via TKO, beating his opponent Harsh Nagar in the 2nd round.#IndiaBullsRajasthanRumble pic.twitter.com/X78aFqiBBd- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) December 23, 2017It was followed by the bantamweight fight between Amandeep Singh and Manoj Kumar in which the former won on points.Kuldeep Dhanda won his bout via Unanimous Decision against Fateh Singh.#IndiaBullsRajasthanRumble pic.twitter.com/5NPezYRzex- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) December 23, 2017Amandeep Singh won his bout against Manoj Kumar in a very tight contest via Unanimous Decision.#IndiaBullsRajasthanRumble pic.twitter.com/KEe6abNfGH- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) December 23, 2017And finally, Pardeep Kharera outpunched Nikhil Sharma by unanimous decision.Paredeep Kharera won his bout against Nikhil Sharma through the Unanimous Decision!#IndiaBullsRajasthanRumble pic.twitter.com/lnVrVgxG05- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) December 23, 2017last_img read more

Onward Reserve outfits laid-back Southern gents

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Now boasting seven brick-and-mortar locations in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Washington D.C., Onward Reserve is a retail bastion of up-to-date apparel, accessories and gifts for guys whose style can best be described as “conservative Southern.” Stocking brands from Peter Millar and Barbour to Levi’s, Shinola, Filson and Southern Proper, these upscale and welcoming lifestyle men’s stores also do a brisk business with their in-house apparel line, which is created by store founder/owner TJ Callaway. He recently spoke to The Manual about his go-to and growing retail chain, which also operates a successful online business….What is the history of Onward Reserve?We opened our first store in Athens, Georgia where the University of Georgia is in 2012 right before football season. Since then we’ve opened six more. We started with ecommerce before we opened the first store and had a good print catalog and website.What is the overall gist of the stores?We are a lifestyle shop and cater to my lifestyle: a laid-back sort of Southern lifestyle. In the third-party brands that we carry we are trying to curate unique items that people want or don’t even know that they want and bring all those items together in a really cool atmosphere. There are bars and leather couches and flat-screen TVs in all the stores where you can just hang out. And some have pool tables. It’s really laid-back and a sort of man cave type of environment.And you do your own collection?We’ve got our own line of clothing and it’s a pretty conservative mix that’s updated. Fall 2016 will be our fourth season. We do standard wovens and sport shirts and that have a little bit of a tailored fit. We’re playing with performance fabrics in order to differentiate and we have some pretty great golf shirts and a pretty full line. We have sport coats coming out this fall. It has been really well received. I have a knack for retail and merchandising but I am certainly not a fashion designer. I think that’s what also makes us unique. I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel and I’m not trying to be the next hot fashion designer. We’re really just trying to put together a really organized line that outfits our customers.Speaking of, who are your customers?It’s probably 50-50 male to female. We’ve got a really inviting environment that actually feels more like a boutique for females to shop for the men in their lives so it’s a little more comfortable than a dusty old men’s shop that they had to go to in the past. As far as who is wearing our product, it’s all over the board as far as age. We’ve done a good job of catering to lots of different types of people. We get everyone from high school kids to people who are my dad’s age. It’s more about whether somebody identifies with the feel of our store and brand as opposed to other brands.What are your current bestsellers?Our brand has been far and away our bestseller since we launched it. It has been growing tremendously every year. Accessories-wise, Shinola watches are still on the rise and Krewe sunglasses out of New Orleans have done really well. And in the fall we sell Barbour jackets and Filson luggage and that sort of thing.How often do you refresh the merchandise?It’s a constant shuffle. We pride ourselves on having unique gift ideas. We sometimes refer to ourselves as that place you go to buy a gift for the guy who has everything or at thinks he has everything. We to find those cool items. For example, we’ve got a company, Tokens & Icons, that makes bottle openers out of old MLB bats, paddock at the Kentucky Derby and old Madison Square Garden seats.Do you plan to open more stores?We do. We’ve seen so much success with our own label our biggest focus right now is wholesale accounts so we are selling it into other specialty retail stores. We’re going to do some pop-ups this holiday and then we’ll probably open a few more stores next year.What is the general price range?We are a luxury price point generally. Our sport coats are in the $595-695 range and sell Canada Goose jackets that are upwards of $1,000 and Shinola watches are $500-700. But you don’t want to go into a store and feel like you can’t afford anything so from the beginning I’ve wanted to have stuff that anybody can afford. We’ve done a T-shirt partnership with Steve Penley who is well know artist out of Atlanta who has done a ton of stuff for the Coca-Cola company. He is to Coca-Cola what Andy Warhol was to Campbell Soup. He’s known for political stuff and has painted all the presidents. We’re the exclusive licensee to put his art on apparel and gifts so we have great T-shirts from him that are in the $30 price range.What sets Onward Reserve apart from other stores?We are coming at it from a really authentic place. At the end of the day it’s obviously about making money but it has never been about sitting down with a spreadsheet and figuring out how to make the most money possible. It has been about figuring out how we create an authentic place and serve our customers. It’s really just me and what I would want in a store and thankfully a lot of people seem to have the same taste as I do. The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens last_img read more

Preffered Bidder Chosen for Ijmuiden Lock Scheme

first_imgzoom The Dutch Highways and Waterways Agency (Rijkswaterstaat) plans to award the construction of the new IJmuiden sea lock, located at the mouth of the North Sea Canal to Amsterdam, to the Consortium OpenIJ, which has been named the project’s preferred bidder. After contract close, the consortium, comprised of European construction group Royal BAM Group, Dutch construction group Volker Wessels and DIF, independent Dutch investor in infrastructure projects which manages EUR 2 billion of funds, will be responsible for design, construction, financing and maintenance of the new lock for a period of 26 years. The dredging activities would be carried out by subcontractors Boskalis and Van Oord.BAM is currently constructing two new sea locks in Antwerp (in joint venture) and Brunsbüttel.A new, larger lock system is aimed at improving the accessibility of the port of Amsterdam and stimulate the local economy by accommodating bigger ships. The new lock will be 70 meters wide, 500 meters long and 18 meters deep. Construction is set to start early 2016 and the new lock is expected to be available for shipping at the end of 2019.Rijkswaterstaat, the Province of North Holland, the City of Amsterdam and Port of Amsterdam NV work together in the realization of this new large sea lock at IJmuiden. The Municipality of Velsen is involved as legal adviser with regard to planning procedures.The new IJmond sea entrance is part of Rijkswaterstaat’s Locks Program, which includes six projects: lock Limmel, 2nd lock Eefde, 3rd Beatrix Lock, IJmond sea entrance, sea lock Terneuzen and the Afsluitdijk.last_img read more

Crime stinks Winnipeg cheese shop owner offers free fromage to catch intruder

first_imgWINNIPEG – The culprit wasn’t a cheese lover, but a reward for his capture may go to someone who is.A cheese store in Winnipeg is offering free fromage for a year to the person who can identify a man who busted through the back door of the business early Tuesday.Jean-Marc Champagne, co-owner of Fromagerie Bothwell, announced the tasty bounty on social media.He says the shop has only been open for three months and, without much cash to offer as a reward, thought cheese might be a good motivator.He also posted surveillance footage of the intruder, dressed in white and wearing glasses, as he scurried around the store just after midnight.Champagne says the man checked out an empty cash register and coolers filled with dairy products, then left without taking a thing.“I guess we didn’t have any of the cheese varieties that he liked,” says Champagne.The reward has created a lot of interest, he says in between phone calls and media interviews. While Champagne is glad no one was in the store at the time, he wants the criminal caught.Although he isn’t yet sure how he will dole out a year’s worth of cheese, he promises the winner won’t run out of fresh cheese curds, maple smoked cheddar or jalapeno Monterey jack.“Hopefully we can catch this guy,” Champagne says.Reaction on social media to the reward varied from supportive to, well, cheesy.“He’s clearly not a very Gouda human,” said one reply on Instagram. “It’s Nacho cheese, dude! It’s @fromageriebothwell’s. I’m sure you’re feeling blue about the break-in and I hope you start feeling feta soon. Brie Strong.”Const. Rob Carver said police are investigating the break-in and the unusual reward could be helpful.“I think sometimes people need a little nudge to come forward.”Carver, a fan of Gorgonzola, said he also wishes he could crack the case.“I’m not eligible for the free cheese, but it would be great.”— By Chris Purdy in Edmontonlast_img read more

There are no words to explain it

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe stats are stunning.The UN says one million people will die from suicide this year.In Canada, a 2007 study showed First Nation people kill themselves at twice the rate of the rest of Canada.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has a story about a family and how suicide changed their life.last_img

Ottawa issues toolkit to help Canadians get out of debt

OTTAWA — Ottawa believes Canadians might need a little help in how they spend and save.The federal government has released a “Financial Toolkit” that it says can help Canadians make sense of everyday financial questions they face.The toolkit, which is available online and in printed form, includes worksheets, quizzes, questionnaires, case studies and educational videos to educate Canadians on making rational, responsible money decisions.[np-related /]The toolkit was created in partnership with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, the Investor Education Fund and l’Autorite des marches financiers.The initiative is part the government’s efforts to promote financial literacy and follows months of warnings from the Bank of Canada as well as the finance minister about the record high levels of consumer debt.On a national basis, the average household debt stands at 152% of disposable income, just shy of the 160% level that was reached in the U.S. and the United Kingdom prior to the housing market collapse in 2008.Economists have said that the high levels of consumer debt are a consequence of low interest rates that have been in place since 2008 as part of efforts to stimulate the economy by making it less expensive to borrow and spend.Junior finance minister Ted Menzies says the toolkit is another way Canadians can acquire life skills. read more

AI urges Government to make good on promises

The London based Amnesty International (AI) says it is time for Sri Lanka to make good on its promises to account for alleged crimes under international law and build the domestic culture of human rights necessary to prevent the recurrence of past violations.Olof Blomqvist, press officer at the Media Programme of Amnesty International said that if a process of truth, justice, reparation and non-recurrence is to take root in Sri Lanka, an essential step must be broad and meaningful consultation with representatives of civil society throughout the country. “With parliamentary elections over and a new government in place, it is time for Sri Lanka to make good on its promises to account for alleged crimes under international law and build the domestic culture of human rights necessary to prevent the recurrence of past violations. If a process of truth, justice, reparation and non-recurrence is to take root in Sri Lanka, an essential step must be broad and meaningful consultation with representatives of civil society throughout the country, and notably the victims of human rights abuses and violations and surviving family members to determine what they need and expect from an accountability process,” he said. He noted that teir active and informed participation in its design is essential to ensure that the measures taken are meaningful, to gain their confidence to participate in the processes, and to defend accountability efforts against forces who may be intent on preventing the exposure of truth and accountability of perpetrators. (Colombo Gazette) read more

New Brunswickbased Irving Oil to buy Irelands only refinery from Phillips 66

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Irving Oil has struck a deal to buy Ireland’s only refinery in a move that could help the New Brunswick-based company fulfil its ambitions of shipping crude overseas.The privately owned firm announced Wednesday it is buying the Whitegate refinery near Cork for an undisclosed price.The purchase of the 57-year-old refinery from Houston-based Phillips 66 will extend Irving Oil’s reach across the Atlantic, the company said.“It’s a good day for our company and we’re looking forward to welcoming the Whitegate team to Irving Oil,” said Arthur Irving, chairman of Irving Oil, one of the main companies in a business empire owned by the Irving family.Irving Oil has its main refinery in Saint John, N.B., the eastern end of the proposed Energy East Pipeline that would carry Alberta crude to eastern markets if the project is completed.The Saint John refinery is the largest in Canada and one of the largest in North America, producing 300,000 barrels per day of gasoline, diesel, heating oil, jet fuel, propane and asphalt for domestic and U.S. markets.The Whitegate refinery processes up to 75,000 barrels of crude per day, mostly from the North Sea. It has 160 employees plus contract personnel, which Irving Oil says will be retained.Phillips has been working for months on plans to sell Whitegate but isn’t disclosing details of the Irving Oil deal.“We will continue to operate the business as usual until the transaction closes,” a Phillips spokesman said in an email.Irving Oil’s announcement didn’t say whether the Irish refinery would receive crude from Canada. However, Irving Oil has been a supporter of the Energy East Pipeline proposed by Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP).Energy East faces opposition from numerous groups and requires various approvals before it can be built.Last week, environmental groups said increased crude tanker traffic because of the Energy East Pipeline would raise the risk of a large spill and jeopardize the environment and marine life between New Brunswick and the U.S. Gulf Coast.Supporters of the pipeline, however, have said that crude from Saudi Arabia is already transported by ship to North American refineries and that Canadian energy producers need to be able to sell their products on global markets. New Brunswick-based Irving Oil to buy Ireland’s only refinery from Phillips 66 by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 3, 2016 5:37 am MDT Last Updated Aug 3, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Businesswoman charged for giving friend counterfeit US currency

A woman who gave her friend a counterfeit US note found herself before Magistrate Leron Daly charged for fraud.Ally Williams, 36, of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown denied the accusations that were read to her in the presence of the victim on Friday in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.It is alleged that Williams on October 12, 2018 at North Road Lacytown with intent to defraud, gave Roshonda Burnette a forged one hundred United States of America bill knowing it was counterfeit.The court heard that on the day in question about 15:45h, the virtual complainant and the defendant were at a salon when Williams asked if anyone could change the foreign currency that she had in order to pay for the services that were offered to her.Burnette opted to give the woman the local currency in exchange for the United Stated dollars. Subsequently, she decided to go to a combio and was told that the money is counterfeit.Burnette then went to the Brickdam Police Station and reported the matter. Williams was contacted and later arrested.In court, Attorney-At-Law Sanjeev Datadin in an application for bail told the court that his client has been cooperating with the police from day one and has been to the police station “no less than 50 times” as they were investigating the matter.He stated that his client, a mother of two young children, professed her innocence towards the accusations and is willing to continue cooperating with the police.As such the businesswoman was released bail in the sum of $15,000. The matter was adjourned until March 25. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSt Cuthbert’s Mission businesswoman says she purchased US$1,400 in counterfeit moneyMay 29, 2018In “Crime”Plaisance woman charged for uttering fake US$1300March 30, 2017In “Court”New York-based Guyanese woman gets six years jail for gift card schemeFebruary 22, 2016In “latest news” read more

Top Cop says probe into Crime Chiefs alleged misconduct ongoing

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCrime Chief sent on administrative leave amid corruption allegationsJune 26, 2019In “Crime”Top Cop promises disciplinary actions against corrupt officersJuly 3, 2019In “Crime”Crime Chief’s file sent to DPP for legal advice – RamjattanJuly 12, 2019In “latest news” Crime Chief and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lyndon AlvesCommissioner of Police Leslie James has said that the investigations into the damning allegations of corruption against Deputy Police Commissioner and Crime Chief Lyndon Alves, who is presently on administrative leave, is ongoing.“On completion, we will make a disclosure…as you know each matter, each case turns on its own peculiar facts, so I cannot speculate (length of probe)”, Alves told INews when asked for an update on the probe.Earlier this month, the Top Cop had promised that ranks found guilty of misconduct will not be condoned within the Guyana Police Force (GPF).The Commissioner’s statement came when the GPF was celebrating its 180th anniversary and a week after Alves was sent on administrative leave to facilitate a probe into corruption allegations levelled against him.James has acknowledged that there is the pervasive issue of corruption among his ranks.Among the allegations against Alves is his alleged use of his influence during his tenure as Commander of B Division to protect rogue cops.Another allegation levelled against the Crime Chief is his reported influence to prevent a relative of his, who was involved in an accident, from being charged. In that incident, the young woman allegedly struck four-year-old Mohan Ramkaran close to his Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) home.However, after she was arrested, she was later placed on $20,000 station bail and over two years later, she is yet to be charged.Meanwhile, the Top Cop in a statement said, “…the membership of the Guyana Police Force number in excess of seven thousand (7000), most of whom have been professional, law-abiding, conscientious and humble. And for those who chose to run contrary, disciplinary actions have been taken against them”.Quite recently, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had told INews that the probe into Alves’ alleged misconduct as a serving senior member of the GPF has been completed and that his file was sent for further advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on the way forward. read more

CWI 2019 Awards Guyanas Keemo Paul among big winners

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRussell returns to West Indies ODI squad for first time since 2015July 17, 2018In “latest news”West Indies cricket 2016: 3 steps forward, 3 steps backDecember 27, 2016In “Sports”Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard named among West Indies’ World Cup reservesMay 20, 2019In “latest news” Keemo PaulJason Holder was the biggest winner at the West Indies Players’ Association/Cricket West Indies annual awards night held on August 19 in Antigua, scooping up the Player of the Year as well as the Test Player of the Year awards. Shai Hope was named the ODI Player of the Year for a second successive time while seam-bowling allrounder Keemo Paul was recognised as the T20 Player of the Year.Allrounder Deandra Dottin also won big, securing the women’s T20 and ODI Player of the Year awards. Meanwhile, 22-year-old tearaway Oshane Thomas was named the Emerging Player of the Year. Performances between April 2018 and March 2019 were taken into consideration.Jason Holder (Getty Images)In February this year, Holder became the first West Indies player to become the top-ranked Test allrounder since Sir Garry Sobers in 1974 and claimed 778 rating points, the highest by any West Indies bowler since Courtney Walsh in 2001.And in January, Holder had made an unbeaten 202 – the third-highest score batting at No. 8 or lower in Test cricket – against England in front of his home crowd in Barbados. All told, Holder hit 565 runs in eight Test matches and claimed 40 wickets, including four five-wicket hauls, during the period.Hope amassed 757 runs in 15 innings in ODI cricket at an average of 63.08, including three hundreds and three fifties, during the period.After being plucked out of the CPL, Thomas made his international debut for West Indies in Guwahati in 2018 and added a cutting edge to the seam attack, the highlight being the maiden five-for against England in Gros Islet.Deandra DottinSix months after becoming the No. 1 allrounder in women’s T20Is, Dottin dominated the awards for women, taking back the Women’s Player of the Year award. In ODIs during the period, Dottin made 207 runs in six innings in addition to taking 15 wickets with the ball. In T20Is, she bagged figures of 5 for 5 – her best in this format.Offspin-bowling allrounder Rahkeem Cornwall, who recently broke into West Indies’ Test squad, was named the Championship Player of the Year, while star allrounder Andre Russell was adjudged Caribbean T20 Player of the Year.Nineteen-year-old left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop, who was snapped up by Barbados Tridents in the CPL draft in May, won the Under-19 Player of the Year award.List of award winnersTest player of the year: Jason HolderODI player of the year: Shai HopeT20 player of the year: Keemo PaulEmerging player of the year: Oshane ThomasWomen’s T20I player of the year: Deandra DotinWomen’s ODI player of the year: Deandra DottinFirst-class team of the year: GuyanaChampionship player of the year: Rakheem CornwallSuper 50 Player of the year: Yanick OttleyCaribbean T20 player of the year: Andre RussellUnder-19 player of the year: Joshua BishopUnder-19 team of the year: Trinidad & TobagoUmpire of the year: Joel WilsonPlayer of the Year: Jason HolderWomen’s player of the Year: Deandra Dottin(ESPNCricinfo) read more

Drillco Mining Miller Technology and Epiroc receive Ontario government funding

first_imgOntario’s government has invested over C$2.3 million ($1.7 million) in seven local businesses in North Bay, northern Ontario, the majority of which has gone towards mining equipment technology and service (METS) companies.Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing (pictured), was at Drillco Mining on Friday to announce C$250,000 to develop a diamond core drilling rig that can drill in reverse circulation, resulting in potential cost savings for the mining industry, the government said.“Our government continues to foster a strong future in North Bay by supporting economic growth, creating jobs and reaffirming the North as a great place to live and work,” said MPP Fedeli. “It’s one more way we are signalling to the world that northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs.”Other investments include:C$962,520 for Premier Mining Products Inc to expand its manufacturing operation of diamond drilling components and diversify its market;C$400,000 for Foraco Canada Ltd to purchase additional drilling equipment to expand its business;C$251,277 for Miller Technology Inc to develop a battery electric vehicle to replace the diesel vehicles currently used in most mines, and;C$140,003 for Epiroc Canada to improve the resistance and performance of its mining equipment.last_img read more

Over 71000 votes for NBSC World Handball Player 2018

NBSC WORLD HANDBALL LEFT BACK 2018?Sander Sagosen (Norway – PSG Handball) (34%, 2,694 Votes) 10Mikkel Hansen (PSG Handball – Denmark) (32%, 2,539 Votes) 7Rasmus Lauge Schmidt (SG Flensburg Handewitt – Denmark) (21%, 1,638 Votes) 4Vuko Borozan (RK Vardar – Montenegro) (14%, 1,083 Votes) 1Total Voters: 7,954 NBSC World Handball Player 2018 ← Previous Story NBSC World Handball Player 2018 – BEST 8 Next Story → Sagosen wins ahead of Gensheimer – WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2018 – TOP 5 NBSC WORLD HANDBALL RIGHT BACK 2018?Alex Dujshebaev (PGE VIve Kielce – Spain) (39%, 2,021 Votes) 10Nedim Remili (PSG Handball – France) (29%, 1,511 Votes) 7Dika Mem (FC Barcelona Lassa – France) (24%, 1,238 Votes) 4Eduardo Gurbindo (HBC Nantes – Spain) (9%, 451 Votes) 1Total Voters: 5,221 NBSC WORLD HANDBALL GOALKEEPER 2018?Arpad Sterbik (Telekom Veszprem – Spain) (41%, 2,598 Votes) 10Rodrigo Corrales (PSG Handball – France) (22%, 1,387 Votes) 7Gonzalo Perez de Vargas (FC Barcelona Lassa – Spain) (21%, 1,343 Votes) 4Vincent Gerard (HC Montpellier – France) (15%, 965 Votes) 1Total Voters: 6,293 NBSC WORLD HANDBALL RIGHT WING 2018?Lasse Svan Hansen (SG Flensburg Handewitt – Denmark) (45%, 2,898 Votes) 10Blaz Janc (PGE Vive Kielce – Slovenia) (32%, 2,059 Votes) 7Luc Abalo (PSG Handball – France) (14%, 891 Votes) 4David Balaguer (HBC Nantes – Spain) (9%, 564 Votes) 1Total Voters: 6,412 NBSC WORLD HANDBALL DEFENSIVE PLAYER 2018?Tobias Karlsson (SG Flensburg Handewitt – Sweden) (31%, 1,738 Votes) 10Luka Karabatic (PSG Handball – France) (27%, 1,519 Votes) 7Ilija Abutovic (Rhein Neckar Lowen – Serbia) (22%, 1,221 Votes) 4Viran Morros (PSG Handball – Spain) (20%, 1,125 Votes) 1Total Voters: 5,603 NBSC WORLD HANDBALL PLAYMAKER 2018?Luka Cindric (PGE Vive Kielce – Croatia) (42%, 3,966 Votes) 15Diego Simonet (Montpellier Handball – Argentina) (25%, 2,324 Votes) 7Andre Schmid (Rhein Neckar Lowen – Switzerland) (17%, 1,575 Votes) 4Nikola Karabatic (PSG Handball – France) (16%, 1,504 Votes) 1Total Voters: 9,369 NBSC WORLD HANDBALL LINE-PLAYER 2018?Bjarte Myrhol (Skjern Handbold – Norway) (59%, 4,335 Votes) 20Ludovic Fabregas (FC Barcelona Lassa – France) (20%, 1,482 Votes) 7Julen Aguinagalde (PGE Vive Kielce – Spain) (17%, 1,260 Votes) 4Nicolas Tournat (HBC Nantes – France) (4%, 333 Votes) 1Total Voters: 7,410 Here is the explanation of the Voting process for the NBSC WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2018. Handball-Planet.com made the Jury consisted of the handball specialists from 22 countries, while the last member were the visitors of our website (110.021 votes). Journalists voted for their favorites by giving them 3, 2 and 1 vote/point (MVP received 5 points), while the fans’ opinion was calculated different with 10, 7, 4 and 1 vote/point per position.The three players with the biggest support of the fans have got 20, 15 and 12 points – They are Norwegian line-player Bjarte Myrhol (4.335 votes), Croatian playmaker from RK Vardar Skopje, Luka Cindric (3.966 votes) and his compatriot Manuel Strlek  (3,046 votes).NBSC WORLD HANDBALL LEFT WING 2018?Manuel Strlek (Telekom Veszprem – Croatia) (33%, 3,046 Votes) 12Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson (Rhein Neckar Lowen – Iceland) (32%, 2,963 Votes) 7Uwe Gensheimer (PSG Handball – Germany) (23%, 2,100 Votes) 4Timur Dibirov (RK Vardar Skopje – Russia) (13%, 1,219 Votes) 1Total Voters: 9,328 read more

Vipers Kristiansand retains Norwegian Cup title

← Previous Story Perfect 2018 for SG Flensburg – THW Kiel stay in Championship race! Next Story → Brest Bretagne demolished by Metz Handball In a very even final, Vipers Kristiansand defeated Storhamar Handball Elite 31-25 to earn their second Norwegian Cup title after last season’s success.The first half was as tight as it can get. Storhamar Handball Elite was the one taking the lead, but Vipers would come back every time. After 13 minutes, Heidi Løke set a two-goal difference for the first time in the match (4-6), through a 7-meter shot. In the next few minutes, the coached by Ole Gustav Gjeskstad found their pace and were able to tie the match and eventually take the lead (9-8).When Malene Aambark set the equalizer (9-9) at 20:25, Gjekstad called Vipers’ first timeout of the match and instructions seemed to sink in the dressed in pink. Important saves by Katrine Lunde allowed the dressed in pink to run some fastbreaks and, which helped them reach the half time buzzer with a +5 lead as Storhamar were unable to score on the last 20 minutes of the period 14-9.Storhamar were able to shorten the gap at the beginning of the second period, with goals by Elise Skinnehaugen and Betina Riegelhuth, they were only one goal behind after 8 minutes (17-16). But when they seemed to be getting closer to step up and tie the match, they had a few turnovers that allowed Vipers to establish a new difference. After 20 minutes, the team from Kristiansand were leading 27-19.Despite the fact that time was running out to try an epic comeback, Storhamar did not give up on their hopes. Coach Arne Senstad settleed a 3-3 defense that was able to steal some balls and with three minutes left to be played, they saw themselves 28-25. While there was still time to go for the win, a few mistakes in attack prevented them from getting any closer and in the end the match was 31-25 for Vipers.One of Storharmar’s most experienced players, Heidi Løke, was definitely not happy, but stressed that she was proud of the team’s effort: “I had a very good feeling before the match. I knew that Vipers is a very strong team, they’re also playing very good in the Champions League, so we knew that it was going to be very hard but we had prepared very good and I think the first half was very good, not the end of the first half maybe, but in the beginning it was really good. And also on the second half, when we put the defense 4-2, we stressed their players a lot and it was very good that we never gave up; when they get a few goals, is good that we don’t let them get 10 goals, so I’m proud of the team”.Løke believes that once they start playing the EHF Cup matches, the team will see an improvement:“The first match against them this season we didn’t play good at all, the got a lot of goals at the beginning and had the lead the whole match, and we never came back in the match. But today I think it was more exciting, also for the people in the hall and I think it’s good that we never gave up. But I think that when we get more international matches it will be good for the team because we didn’t have many of these matches so it will be good for us, we lost to a better team today”.For Ole Gustav Gjekstad, despite the win, the team still has a few things to improve, but this title gives them confidence looking ahead: “First of all I’m very with the win. I think we have a lot of development to do regarding our game because it’s been a long time since the players have been together, so we just had a few trainings before this match, but I’m happy with the result. The defense on the first half was very good along with the goalkeeper, so then we had some fastbreaks, and that was important and it was the main key to win”.Vipers Kristiansand is now looking forward to a promising participation on the main round of the EHF Champions League, and Gjekstad knows there’s room for improvement: “It’s a long way there, but I think we will improve during the next weeks, we will have more trainings together and we will get better than what we showed today and then I hope that we can reach the quarter finals in the EHFCL, and perhaps even longer, and for the Norwegian League…the goal is to win everything. Heidi LokeOle Gustav GjekstadStormanar Handball EliteVipers Kristiansand read more