Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe probability of Meralco import Allen Durham dominating a game is as good as inevitable.Durham, the Governors’ Cup back-to-back Best Import, is averaging 30.0 points, 18.6 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game in the first three games of the finals against Barangay Ginebra, a team that has a towering frontline with 7-foot Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:36Long lines in Venezuela to pay with ‘Petro,’ the state cryptocurrency01:29Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic02:14Carpio 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 PBA Finals heads to Philippine Arena for Game 5; Free rides provided LATEST STORIES The bull-strong Durham posted a 20-20 in Game 2 but he still managed to kick it up a notch with 38 points, 18 rebounds, four assists and five blocks in Game 3 to lead the Bolts to victory.It’s a no-brainer that the Gin Kings’ top priority in Game 4 is to limit Durham’s production.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut even Gin Kings import Justin Brownlee isn’t sure if that’s even possible the way Durham has been tirelessly doing it all and yet show no signs of slowing down.“No. 1 I think we have to find a way to probably slow Allen Durham down,” Brownlee told reporters after Meralco took Game 3, 94-81. “He had a big night. If he continues to have a big night for them it’s gonna be a lot of trouble for us. So I think that’s one of the thing that we’re gonna try to do.” Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Brownlee said Durham hasn’t done something that is out of the ordinary by his standards.“Not really surprised. It was almost a have to win type of situation for him. I’m sure they don’t want to go 3-0. We knew they’re going to be aggressive, they’re going to fight the whole game,” Brownlee said.“It wasn’t a surprise. He’s a tough player especially down low. He can get the ball down low, get the rebound and stuff like that so it actually wasn’t a surprise.”Game 4 is on Friday night at Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
The European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, says the long-term stability and development of the world can only be achieved if violence and discrimination against women are addressed. Madam Ashton, who is also the Vice-President of the European Commission, said though women have made great advances over the years, there is still a long way to go to achieve a world free from gender-based discrimination.In a statement to mark International Women’s Day, the EU High Representative stressed that “the rights of all women and girls are a universal priority for the EU and this is reflected in current discussions on the post-2015 framework for poverty eradication and sustainable development.”She emphasized that “equal access to education and health services and the chance to become a full participant in political life is everyone’s right and an essential ingredient of democracy.”The EU High Representative paid tribute to women across the world, whose courage and determination, pave the way for future generations, adding “where women prosper, societies prosper; where women suffer, so do the societies they live in.”The European Union, she reiterated, remains committed to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.”Around 200 projects and initiatives are currently funded by the EU around the world which aim to help women benefit from education and healthcare, to work and live free from violence and discrimination and to assume their rightful place in society”, Madam Ashton disclosed in the statement released by the European Union Delegation to Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Cultural Ambassador Juli Endee set to officially launch her albumLiberia’s Cultural Ambassador Juli Endee has disclosed that all is set and ready for the big event of the official launching ceremony of her musical album “Prevenient Grace” in Monrovia following her musical tour in 5 counties.According to Ambassador Endee, over the past ten years she has been putting her album together with key focus on preaching peace through her songs in order for Liberians to unite and maintain the peace they are enjoying in the country.She told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview that the essence of launching her album, which began since January, following the launchings in 5 counties including Bong, Nimba, Grand Bassa counties, is to also showcase Liberian talents and take the Liberian songs to the world.She said she titled her album ‘Prevenient Grace’ because of the grace of God upon her life and the endless protection of God that keeps her alive to contribute to her country by preaching peace to her people.“In my album, I also mention ECOWAS and other partners who contributed greatly to the peace our country is enjoying today because without peace a country cannot develop. That is why all of my songs are directed to preaching peace and educating our people about the essence of having a peaceful nation,” she said.Amb. Juli Endee performing one of her songs during her county tourThe music and video album, the Cultural Ambassador explained, features few local musicians and excellent dance choreography, created by Liberians. “And we want the world to adopt that dance, so that dance will go a long way,” she said.Endee said as part of the official launching and the nationwide musical tour, she hopes to teach Liberians the peace and reconciliation dance and to help foster peace among citizens of Liberia.“The peace that we now enjoy, we must maintain it, and with peace, there will be development with lots of love and unity to reconcile our people,” she said. “We can only build Liberia through peace and music plays a major role.”Traditional leaders and local county officials of Bomi, Margibi, Bong, and Nimba were taught Endee’s new dance. They will now serve as ambassadors to spread the dance.Endee’s album contains 20 songs, which she said were prepared over the past 10 years and were mostly recorded in Nigeria, along with their corresponding music videos.The entrance fees for the official launch at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium will be the same amount paid by citizens who attended the launched from the various districts of Grand Bassa which is L$100 for admission.The program will feature several giveaways of the newly launched album, t-shirts, and other gifts.Additionally, PCK & L’Frankie, Davero, CIC, as well as Semah Weefur, the visually challenged boy who featured on a recording with with Nigerian musical icon Flavour N’abania, will be performing at the program, among other artists.Ambassador Endee said it is about time every Liberian thinks positively about their country and join hands with the government in bringing development to the country. She wants citizens to embrace one another and promote peace which, according to her, is a catalyst for economic development.Juli Endee has rallied Liberians to get behind the government of President George Manneh Weah, in furtherance of peace and economic development.The launch of her Prevenient Grace Album Tour started in Ganta, Nimba County, on Thursday, January 31, with momentum growing through subsequent activities in the provincial capitals of Bong, Margibi, Grand Gedeh, Grand Bassa and Bomi counties.A key feature of the nationwide tour is the passing of the “Peace Torch”, through all 15 counties, to promote peace and reconciliation.Endee will also use her platform to build awareness against sexual and gender-based violence and HIV/AIDs. The team will educate people on culture, creative arts and capacity building for youth empowerment.Meanwhile, the raffle draw tickets are on sale for the event, which will be followed by the official launching ceremony at Monrovia City Hall follow by the performances at ATS and a grand celebration at Miami Beach in Paynesville.“I therefore invite everyone to attend this unique program and pledge their support to lasting peace in the country for a better and developed nation,” she said.The schedule of events is as follows:Corporate Launch: Friday, March 8, 2019 Monrovia City Hall6:00 PMAdmission: By Invitation OnlyMass/General Album Launch: Sunday, March 10, 2019 Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS)2:00 PMAdmission: L$100Grand Celebration: Friday, March 15, 2019 Miami Beach, PaynesvilleAll DayAdmission: L$500Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Rawle Mohan, an agent of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), on Thursday testified before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan against Mark Gomes, the son of Andre “Zipper” Gomes, and Mohammed Kadir, also called ‘Puddock,’ another accused in a narcotics trafficking charge.The two men have been charged after they were caught with a quantity of cocaine hidden in an engine oil bottle.Gomes and two other men were arrested as agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) intercepted the vehicles in which they were travelling during a drop-off along Sheriff Street.Officer Mohan told the court that on March 29, 2018, he received from his superior officer information and instructions to swoop down on the men.“Officer Roberts, another officer and I entered the CANU vehicle and proceeded to Sheriff Street, where I carried out a search of two vehicles, PMM5807 driven by Gomes and PNN7906 driven by Kadir, both cars white in colour”.According to Mohan, at 19:15h on the day in question, CANU ranks had positioned their vehicle in a southerly direction on Sherriff Street when they noticed motor car PMM 5807 parked in front of a bar in front of John Smith and Tinning Cup Streets in Campbellville.“From the position I was in, I could have seen Mark Gomes, who is known to me, sitting in the said car with the vehicle glass (wound) down,” Mohan testified.After 27 minutes of surveillance, Mohan recalled, he saw a white motor car, PNN 7906, approaching, and it suddenly stopped and parked in front of Gomes’s car, after which Kadir excited with a yellow bottle in his hand.Mohan noted that Kadir proceeded to the front seat of Gomes’s car and handed him the said bottle. “It was at the time I told officer Roberts (that) I had my target in sight,” he testified.Mohan then proceeded to the parked vehicle and identified himself as a CANU officer, then he instructed Gomes and Kadir to exit.“As I conducted the search, I found a 4-litre 20-50 Shell engine oil bottle in the front passenger seat. As I picked it up, I felt that it was weighty, then I noticed that the bottom of the bottle was partially cut open. I looked inside and I saw two bricklike objects wrapped in a clear plastic,” Mohan testified.Photographs of the scene were taken, and the men were subsequently arrested and taken to CANU headquarters for questioning. The suspected cocaine was examined, tested and weighed. It amounted to 2.25 kilograms.In January this year, Andre “Zipper” Gomes was arrested and remanded to prison after he was busted with a large quantity of cocaine.‘Zipper’s’ reputed wife was, in 2017, sentenced to four years in jail after she had pleaded guilty to stashing a large quantity of cocaine in a cooking gas cylinder.
…Jamaica already suspended operating certificate…no application received from JetBlueEmbattled Fly Jamaica Airways is soon to be suspended from all operations in Guyana given the recent actions of its home country, Jamaica, already suspending the airline’s operating certificate.GCAA Director General Egbert FieldThis is according to Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Egbert Field, who in an interview with Guyana Times stated that Fly Jamaica Airways is yet to supply to the agency with information on what it intends to do with its operations locally.“What I know is that their air operating certificate has been suspended in Jamaica. Therefore, we too will have to suspend any operation because their home base, which is Jamaica, has suspended their air operating certificate,” Field said.On November 9, 2018, one of the company’s aircraft crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, which saw an 85-year-old passenger succumbing one week later.The Boeing 757 aircraft crashed on an emergency landing less than an hour after taking off for Toronto, Canada. The aircraft had experienced technical complications and decided to return to Guyana.At the time, there were 118 adults, along with two infants and an eight-member crew onboard.Since then, the airline has not been able to resume operations and in March 2019 announced that it was making its workers redundant. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul Ronald Reece stated in a letter to employees on Friday, March 29, 2019, that their services were redundant as of March 31, 2019.According to him, the company was hoping to secure funding but the acquisition process has been slow. Reece nevertheless assured employees that the compensation they are owed from November to date will be provided.RefundsThe company also said that it was continuing to provide refunds to passengers affected by the disruption in its air service. It also said that all requests for refunds are being honoured, however, it is a process that has to be checked by its reservations and accounts staff.However, a number of passengers are still complaining since they are yet to be reimbursed. Employees had also reached out to the media since they too are awaiting payments.Speaking on the matter, the GCAA head said that the entity is not mandated to oversee refunds from any airline but as a matter of concern to the public he did approach Fly Jamaica Airways on the issue.“The last time we had discussions with Fly Jamaica which is a month ago. When we approached them on this topic of refunds they said they were in the process of dealing with the passengers as they come.”No application by JetBlueMeanwhile, in relation to another overseas-based air carrier, JetBlue, and its expected services in Guyana, Field explained that no formal application process to operate here has commenced.“JetBlue has made no application to the Civil Aviation Authority and I have been hearing about this in the media about them coming to Guyana but JetBlue has made no application to the GCAA which is the authority that has to do with the approval and public process,” Field said.According to the GCAA’s Director General, for any airline to express an interest in operating in this country, the agency is the authority mandated to oversee the formal processes. However, in the case of JetBlue, thus far it has only been “conversations” about operations.“Any airline coming to Guyana has got to make its application to the GCAA and we go through the process of verifying information and assessing their operational capabilities before we move into the final stage of giving them an approval. But there is a process which has got to be gone through and it starts with the GCAA,” Field said.He added that JetBlue is welcomed at any time to apply as is required to commence operations in Guyana but the timeframe that it would take to process and finalise such an agreement officially would depend on that airline.“It depends on the size of the organisation, how fast they can get their information to us, in order to come up to the final stage of giving approval. Because it has to go all to the subject Minister and to the Cabinet for a new entity coming in.So there is a string of things which have got to be done and it could take as much as two to three months or even longer depending on how quickly they can send information and how fast the process can be entered,” he added. (Kristen Macklingam)
The United States Government has made an application for the extradition of Shaun Nebblett, who is wanted in that jurisdiction for charges related to trafficking of cocaine.Shaun NebblettForty-three-year-old Nebblett, who is known as Shaun Wyatt or “Dapper”, was refused bail by Magistrate Faith McGusty when the matter was called on Thursday.Nebblett was represented by Attorneys-at-Law Darren Wade and Keoma Griffith. Wade, in his bail application, told the court that his client was not a flight risk as he further argued that his client was not a wanted criminal, since the Guyana Defence Force did not issue a wanted bulletin.State Counsel Stacy Goodings, who represented the US Government, made strong objections to bail being granted; she told the court that Nebblett attempted to flee the country, even though he knew he was blacklisted from travelling. Goodings further told the court the accused was a flight risk and, therefore, he should not be granted bail.Magistrate McGusty ruled in Goodings’ favour and remanded Nebblett to prison. He will make his next court appearance on June 19, 2019.Nebblett is wanted in the US for conspiracy to import cocaine, importation of cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.According to the indictment, between August 2015 and September 2015 in the Eastern District of New York, Nebblett conspired to smuggle cocaine from Guyana to the US.Nebblett is accused of arranging for a courier in Guyana to smuggle cocaine into the US for a payment of US$8000.The indictment stated that Nebblett met with the courier in Guyana and packed the person’s suitcase with the seven pairs of shoes which had the cocaine inside.He allegedly gave the courier US$300 to rent a hotel room once the person reached New York; however, on August 28, 2015 the courier flew to New York and was arrested upon his arrival at the John F Kennedy Airport with 1.45 kilograms of cocaine.The courier, when held by drug enforcement officers in New York, confessed and helped with the investigation.The courier called Nebblett regarding the pickup of the cocaine and he sent another individual to pick up the cocaine from the courier. That person was arrested with US$8000 in his possession.A warrant was issued on June 10, 2016, for Nebblett’s arrest.Last month, Nebblett was nabbed by local officials at Moleson Creek, Corentyne River, while attempting to flee to Suriname.
With the passing of former Los Angeles City Councilman Ernani Bernardi on Wednesday, the San Fernando Valley has lost one of its all-time great leaders and local heroes. Bernardi was a populist in the truest sense of the word, a captive of neither ideology nor partisanship, but determined to do the best for those he served. He was a champion of taxpayers as well as the poor, a wonk as well as an artist, the rare politician who took the time to listen to his constituents’ concerns. His life story is vintage Valley. A native of Illinois, Bernardi was forced to drop out of college during the Great Depression. He became a professional musician, playing with the likes of Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey, a career that ultimately brought him out to California in 1939, with his family settling in Van Nuys in 1942. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE After music, he went into contracting and eventually politics. In 1961, he was first elected to the council, where, before the era of term limits, he stayed until 1993. As a councilman, Bernardi refused to go along to get along, becoming famous among his colleagues for his dissenting “no” votes. He opposed wasteful spending in city government and had a special commitment to helping the poor. In one year, he even opened the doors of City Hall to the homeless when local shelters ran out of room. But perhaps his biggest battle and victory came in 1977 when Bernardi went to court to fight city leaders’ plans to use the Community Redevelopment Agency to funnel limitless taxpayer money into building up downtown. The resulting “Bernardi cap,” which limits the tax dollars that can be locked into downtown development, continues to protect other L.A. neighborhoods to this day. In this era of political cynicism, it does us all well to remember leaders like Bernardi, who was actually in public service to serve, and who took seriously his obligations to the people who elected him. Throughout the Valley and all L.A., he will be missed. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A top aide to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, got $1.96 million in severance payments last year from a lobbying firm with ties to Lewis, according to documents released Friday. Lewis’ connection to the firm, Copeland, Lowery, Jacquez, Denton & White, is under federal investigation. The amount of the payment to Jeff Shockey, who left Copeland Lowery early last year to become deputy staff director of the Appropriations Committee, was contained in his 2005 financial disclosure form which congressional lawmakers and top staff must file each year. Attorneys for Shockey and his wife, Alexandra, a lobbyist, released the form Friday. It was already known that Shockey got at least $600,000 when he left Copeland Lowery because that figure was reported in his 2004 financial disclosure form. The full amount of the payments under the separation agreement were completed last year. The payments were based in part on revenue that Shockey – who had joined Copeland Lowery in 1999 after an earlier stint working for Lewis – would have brought in had he stayed with the firm. Based on the figures, his revenue estimate jumped from about $1.7 million in 2004 to about $3 million in 2005 as he added new clients to his roster. That period coincided with speculation that Lewis, then chairman of the Appropriations defense subcommittee, would take over the gavel of the full committee, which happened in January 2005. Attorneys for the Shockeys said that the separation payment to Shockey was a buyout of his ownership stake in the lobbying firm and that he was legally obligated to divest all interest in the firm so as to avoid any conflict of interest when he returned to Capitol Hill. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
In a joint statement following media reports that the Irish government has withdrawn funding for the A5 Aughnacloy/Derry dual carriageway, Sinn Féin Donegal TDs, Pearse Doherty and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Pat Doherty MP, MLA (West Tyrone) and Cavan-Monaghan TD, Caomhghín ÓCaolain have demanded a meeting with an Taoiseach to discuss the deeply serious ramifications of such a decision.Responding to the reports, Deputy Pearse Doherty said: “Media reports quoting Northern Finance Minister, Sammy Wilson claiming that the Irish government has withdrawn financial support for the dual carriageway from Aughnacloy to Derry are very disturbing.“Sinn Féin will be seeking an urgent meeting with an Taoiseach to impress on him and his government their commitment to this project under the terms of the St Andrew’s Agreement. “This project was the result of protracted negotiations and agreement between the governments and political parties at St Andrew’s and it is incumbent on the Irish government to fulfil its responsibility under that agreement.Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn continued: “This is just the latest indication of this government’s disdain for the Irish people and its complete subservience to the IMF/ECB/EU Troika.“On the one hand the Taoiseach lectures the Irish people on the need to honour commitments when it comes to paying in full, unsecured Anglo bondholders but on the other seems to believe that it is okay to unilaterally derogate from the Irish government’s sovereign agreements entered into with the elected representatives of Irish citizens in the Six Counties as part of an international agreement (St Andrews).“This is absolutely unacceptable. The North West and Donegal/Derry in particular has been ignored for too long. Sinn Féin will fight this tooth and nail and work with other political parties, business, tourism and community leaders to fight this disastrous decision.” © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com A5 FUNDING AXE: SINN FEIN TDs FURY AT GOVERNMENT U-TURN was last modified: November 9th, 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:A5 road axedDeputy Padraig MacLochlainnDeputy Pearse Doherty
A basking shark caught on camera off Tory IslandWe may see them off the coast of Donegal and take them a little for granted.But our basking sharks are still a huge source of attraction across the country.RTE star Derek Mooney sent a team up his week to Inishowen to record the sharks. Emmett Johnston is interviewed for the show.The results will go out on the RTE radio show today (Fri).The sound crew spent most of the week in Donegal.The Drift Inn in Buncrana was often used as a base to plan the filming.Local historian Tony Grant generously gave of his time the crew get up close and personal with the sharks. Among those interviewed was also Emmett Johnston who is in charge of the Irish Basking Shark Projet.A shark is tagged with a transmitterSome of the locals ‘drift inn’ t meet the RTE crew. PICTURE SPECIAL: MOONEY GOES WILD ABOUT DONEGAL BASKING SHARKS was last modified: August 8th, 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:baskin sharksMalin HeadMooney Goes Wild