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ONE: Suzuki makes quick work of PH’s Pacio

first_imgSuzuki had early control of the match and eventually slapped a rear-naked choke on Pacio as the Filipino tapped out 3:17 into the first round.Pacio was supposed to vie for the title once more, after losing his first championship match against Yoshitaka Naito, in the event of a win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ LATEST STORIES Boku spoils Kelly’s ONE Championship return Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hayato Suzuki vs Joshua Pacio. in their ONE Championship bout in Macau. PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPMACAU—Hayato Suzuki derailed Joshua Pacio’s title aspirations after scoring a quick victory in their strawweight clash in ONE Championship: Kings & Conquerors Saturday at Cotai Arena here.The Japanese is still undefeated and improved to 17-0-2 while Pacio slipped to 9-2 and his second loss in three fights.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Teen gunned down in Masbate Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Injured Darren Collison misses 1st game after 71 starts for Pacers

first_imgCarpio 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Cory Joseph started in his place. The Pacers bowed to the Clippers, 115-109.Pacers coach Nate McMillan says Collison got hurt Monday night in a 106-98 loss at Portland. He thinks the injury occurred on a drive to the basket, when he got kneed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCollison complained of soreness and didn’t feel that he could play in the second game of the back-to-back.The 10-year veteran out of UCLA is averaging 11.3 points and 6.0 assists. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Doc Rivers denies Lakers coaching rumors Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison, right, drives the lane past Denver Nuggets forward Mason Plumlee during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)LOS ANGELES— Darren Collision missed his first game of the season for the Indiana Pacers because of a right quad contusion.The guard had started all 71 games until sitting out Tuesday night against the Clippers in Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

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Kitty Market to be completed by November 1

first_imgBy Ramona LuthiThe rehabilitation work on the Kitty Market will be completed by November 1, 2016, Town Clerk Royston King disclosed at Monday’s statutory meeting of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC).Town Clerk Royston KingThe rehabilitation of the Kitty Market began earlier this year, and the announced deadline at the time was before Guyana’s Independence Jubilee on May 26. However, construction halted, causing many persons to speculate that the (M&CC had become cash-strapped and was unable to pay contractors for the restoration.  This was later confirmed by the Mayor, Patricia Chase Green.During the latter part of June, Guyana Times was informed by City Engineer Colvern Venture that the reconstruction of the Market had already resumed but was delayed because of the rainy weather.Kitty Market prior to rehabilitationKitty Market currently under rehabilitationAdditionally, upon visits to the Market after this claim was made, this publication was informed by City Hall officials that construction had indeed been halted but work was to resume in early July.At the meeting on Monday, King expressed appreciation towards the stall owners who have patiently been awaiting the completion of the Market. “I wish to express my gratitude to all the cooperation and understanding of the stallholders who continue to wait to restart their businesses in that facility.”The Town Clerk further highlighted that a total of 178 new applications for stalls at the Kitty Market have been received by the M&CC to date.To this end, Mayor Chase Green asserted that until they were certain that there was enough space to accommodate the original stall owners, new applications for stalls would not be accepted.According to King, he has been informed by the “engineer on site” that the development of just the ground floor of the Market would cost approximately $30 million to$ 35 million to complete.It was disclosed last week that the Council had already spent an estimated $110 million on repairs.Initially, restoration of the structure was to cost $240 million.The Town Clerk further highlighted at the statutory meeting that the rehabilitated Kitty Market structure would accommodate a health centre on the upper floor, which would be focused on postnatal and prenatal child care.He said under the previous Administration, the Kitty Market had once housed a health centre, but after the building began to deteriorate, the space allotted for health care was abandoned with promises of repairs.King also voiced that the Council was contemplating the placement of a Council Office at the Kitty Market and other municipal buildings located in Agricola and East Ruimveldt among other areas.last_img read more

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Profile of a True Son of the Soil Dr. Syrulwa Somah

first_imgThe outstanding contribution of Dr. Syrulwa Somah to make Liberians to return to the culture and value of our tradition, so as to give us an identity through literary works, is a reminder that Liberia has had 4000 years of civilization.Liberia has a terrible reputation of underrating its own cultural identity over borrowed ones. This is evidence by the lack of a national cultural festival among her tribes. The Poro and Sande Schools served this nation as university of discipline and character excellence before the arrival of western education.“Even with these difficult challenges, I still believe that Liberia has the potential to become a place where culture is valued,” he said.According to Dr. Somah, a Liberian historian who had a lengthy interview with the Daily Observer last Friday, “Unless Liberians embrace our history, environment, culture and folklore; our country will continue to be underdeveloped.“But by embracing our history and culture, Liberians can build a solid foundation for the next generation,” said Dr. Somah, “who will be able to look into the past with understanding and boast with greater pride that we kept their ancestors identity.” Contribution to literature Dr. Somah has authored numerous books, including “The Historical Resettlement of Liberia and its Environment Impact; Nyanyan Gohn-Manan: History, Migration & Government of the Bassa and Colonization and State of African Spirituality.He co-authored “djojbachauchuwa” a collection of Liberia literary anthology, the first of kind.“If we the educated refuse to write down accurate and concise history of our ancestors, then who will?” he askedDr. Somah, a graduate of the Poro Society said other countries around the world have a written history preserving their ancestors’ culture and tradition.“Because of this, I have dedicated my life to write about the culture and tradition of Liberia, to stir the minds of it citizens toward the importance of upholding their identity,” he explained.Dr. Somah is currently working on a literary odyssey highlighting the Bassa people’s culture, tradition and belief, called ‘Duankadyu:  The Legend of the Bassa (son born noon).” The book is due in May, this year and about 50,000 copies will be released.“Duankadyu:  The Legend of the Bassa’s origin stretched back to the creation of the universe, and its evolution spins several millennia,” he narrated.The book ‘Duankadyu’ when it is published might be the greatest legendary book that explains about a particular tribe’s ancestors.“The book has a fascination message of creation and the separation of humans from the arranger of the world, Geleplo, the creator of oneself,” said Dr. Somah. “It will become apparent to the reader that this legend is much than a story of people, places and events, with its sacred legend of the faith of the Bassa people and their relationship with the creator God, or Geleplo.”“No matter what our education level and social standing in the society, we stand to lose our intrinsic cultural value and identity as humans without respect to our cultural norms,” Dr. Somah, quoted Rev. Joseph M.N. Gbadyu, former Superintendent of Grand Bassa County, a cultural historian.Dr. Somah as a StatesmanWhen Dr. Somah is not writing about Liberia History he is working as a statesman.As Executive Director of the nonprofit Liberian History, Education & Development (LIHEDE) Dr. Somah supervised the developnment of Liberian Studies curriculum with an environmental track for degree consideration at the bachelor’s, master’s and PhD levels in Liberian institutions of higher learning.In late 2004 on behalf of the organztion, he signed a memorandum of understanding with two Liberian universities, A.M.E. Zion University (AMEZU) and African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) in Monrovia, to commence the first degree program in Liberian Studies. At the beginning of the 2006 academic year, AMEU became the first higher learning institution in Liberia to embrace that program; later in 2008 Cuttington University added an African Studies Division to its program.For more than two years Dr. Somah has championed the need to revise Liberian history through LIHEDE which gained national momentum. In 2004, he organized a letter writing campaign to alert world leaders, including former US President George W. Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and others about the high rate of malaria related deaths in Liberia.Because of his tireless efforts of Dr. Somah, in 2006 the first Liberian malaria control and prevention international health conference was held in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Liberian universities and other groups in Monrovia.Later that year, after the confrence an amazing thing happened from the efforts of Dr. Somah, an invitation from the US Embassy in Liberia came for him to witness the historic announcement by President Bush, via satellite, that Liberia could benefit from the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) funds.As a focus nation, Liberia became directly eligible to receive over US$70 million in aid for malaria control and prevention.Education, Teaching and AwardsDr. Syrulwa Somah attended the Poro ‘University’ in Liberia where he learned discipline and character excellence.He also has two graduate degrees from Central Michigan University and the University Oklahoma. He earned his Ph.D. fromUnion Institute and Universities in Cincinnati, Ohio.Dr. Somah is currently the Vice President for Research, Sponsored Programs and Economic Development at the W.V.S. Tubman University (TU) in Maryland County –Liberia. Before joining TU, he taught at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, as Graduate Program Coordinator. He had also taught at the Bangalore University in India, and a visiting Faculty at the Kwame University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.He has earned himself numerous awards. In 2008 he received the Liberia Image Award, a life time award for state-of-the-art research devoted to post-reconstruction of Liberia. A year later in 2009 he was received the Africa Environmental Watch Humanitarian Award. But in 2007, he won double awards from NCA and The State University in the US as ‘Teacher of the Year’ and ‘Faculty Innovator Award.’Also in 2010 he won the Fulbright Award for malaria control innovation in India.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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Local Planet Beach contestant back from Reno

first_imgPhoto: Corrie-Lynn Wilkes struts her stuff as she competes in the Ms. Planet Beach International Competition – SubmittedAlthough she didn’t win at the Ms. Planet Beach International competition, a Fort St. John native got the experience of a lifetime, all while raising hundreds of dollars for people in need. Corrie-Lynn Wilkes represented Fort St. John as she competed against 75 women at the competition in Reno, Nevada. – Advertisement -The competition was held in late October. The grand prize was a $100,000 franchise modeling contract and $30,000 to open up a Planet Beach Contempo Spa. A contestant representing Newmarket, Ontario won that title. But, Wilkes ranked third in the “People’s Choice” category, raising more than $700 for charity. During the competition, people could log onto the pageants website, and vote for their favorite contestant. Voting cost one dollar, and all proceeds were donated to ‘Make It Right’, a charitable foundation founded by Brad Pitt. The money will be used to build sustainable, eco-friendly homes in New Orleans for those who lost their homes as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Wilkes lives and works in Grande Prairie, as she saves up money to go to college.Advertisementlast_img read more

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A Day for the Kids CDC fundraiser coming soon

first_img– Advertisement -Each year Moose FM and Arctech Welding and Machining work together to organize the annual A Day for the Kids Fundraiser.Now in it’s 7th year, this fundraiser has raised over $175,000 for the Child Development Centre. With one of the highest birth rates in Canada, new parents in Fort St. John can sometimes be faced with unique challenges, this is where the Child Development Centre can help. The CDC works with families in Fort St. John and the North Peace who have children with developmental difficulties.Each year the CDC works with hundreds of children in our region and as this community grows, they also need to grow. In 2009 they started their expansion project. The building expansion saw them double in size and be able to offer more pre-school and therapy programs.The goal this year is to raise over $100,000. The Child Development Centre needs your help, so they can continue to meet the growing needs of this community.  For more on what the CDC does, visit www.cdcfsj.caYou can help by donating to the 7th annual Arctech Welding and Machining A Day for the Kids. You an donate online by clicking the button above or you can also call in your donation to 250-787-7100 or you can donate in person when the fundraiser gets underway at 6am on March 3rd live at Pricesmart.A number of local businesses and community groups are also fundraising.Advertisement Stop by North Peace Savings and Credit Union on February 11 for their bake sale and for Popcorn Fridays all this month!Give some love to your vehicle on February 28th and stop by the Great Canadian Oil Change and Car Wash! $1 from every car wash, $3 from every oil change and $5 from every transmission flush will be donated to the CDC on this day!This and That Antiques and Rudy’s Car Wash wil be taking $5 donations for the CDC.  Everyone that donates $5 will have their name put in a draw for a treasure chest full of prizes worth over $500.There will be more and we’ll keep updating this page with more.Advertisement center_img You can also make a pledge a performer in the annual talent show. The 37th Annual Child Development Centre will take place Friday March 6th at the North Peace Cultural Centre. The show is free, but of course they will be looking for your donations. It all starts at 6pm and will also be broadcast live on Moose FM.Moose FM’s broadcast is sponsored by Compressor Control Technologies.last_img read more

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Aera meeting leaves many unanswered questions

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DIAMOND BAR – A feisty meeting between Aera Energy officials and local residents over a proposed 3,600 residential and mixed-use development took place Wednesday left many with more questions than answers. The meeting was to solicit recommendations for an environmental study that will examine many issues, including the effects on traffic, air quality and water quality. The draft environmental study is expected to be completed this summer. Residents from Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, Diamond Bar and Brea became frustrated after the public question segment ended, after which they were told to submit comments in writing or verbally to the four transcribers. David Doyle, Diamond Bar’s assistant city manager, said the meeting’s purpose was get input on what the environmental study should analyze. Residents with specific project questions could talk to city and Aera officials in the room. But that reasoning angered many, including John Martin, a Diamond Bar resident since 1973. “With 55 minutes to go, they stopped the questioning,” Martin said. “The meeting was just fragmented.” last_img read more

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DONEGAL CONSERVATION GROUP IN CAMPAIGN TO BRING BACK RECYCLED LEMONADE BOTTLES

first_imgA CO Donegal conservation group is urging people in the county to get behind a campaign to bring back deposit returned lemonade bottles.It follows a promise from the Government to tackle Ireland’s mounting waste problems.In the Netherlands, the government charges a 25c deposit on all PET bottles which has resulted in a 95% return. In Sweden, they have an 84% return for their PET bottles and Finland boasts a 92% return for PET bottles as a result of their deposit/refund system.The rate or recycling here is just 37%.“Many people over the age of 40 will remember bringing empty lemonade bottles back to the shop to get a few pennies,” said a Gweebarra Conservation Group spokesperson.“As the government prepares a new recycling policy environmental groups are urging them to introduce a deposit/return clause for cans and bottles. Please email minister@environ.ie and tell him to introduce this scheme. It would mean a vast reduction in roadside litter,” he added.  DONEGAL CONSERVATION GROUP IN CAMPAIGN TO BRING BACK RECYCLED LEMONADE BOTTLES was last modified: April 5th, 2013 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:DONEGAL CONSERVATION GROUP IN CAMPAIGN TO BRING BACK RECYCLED LEMONADE BOTTLESlast_img read more

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‘Billy Elliot’ show honored in U.K.

first_img“Billy Elliot,” the crowd-pleasing stage adaptation of the hit film about a miner’s son who wants to dance, was honored Monday as best musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Rock legend Elton John, who did the score, was at the ceremony to watch the show beat out rivals “Mary Poppins” and “The Big Life.” The award for best play went to Brian Friel‘s “The Home Place,” about an English landlord who attempts to test out theories of racial classification in 19th-century Ireland. Simon Russell Beale won best actor for his role as an Oxford professor in “The Philanthropist,” in which the prime minister, his cabinet and Britain’s finest writers are being killed one by one. 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Harriet Walter won best actress for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Friedrich Schiller‘s “Mary Stuart.” Michael Grandage was named best director for “Don Carlos.” Among the stars at the awards presentation were Joseph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, John Hurt, Patrick Stewart, Gillian Anderson and Jonathan Pryce.last_img read more

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Iveco in SA bus, truck making venture

first_img18 October 2013 Italian company Iveco has formed a 60-40 joint venture with local firm Larimar Group to manufacture trucks and buses in South Africa, the companies announced on Wednesday. The joint venture company, Iveco South Africa Works, will build a R530-million manufacturing facility near Rosslyn outside Pretoria with an annual production capacity of 7 000 trucks and 1 000 buses and a workforce of around 1 000 employees. The plant will assemble light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles as well as front-engine and low-floor city buses, the companies said in a statement, with production due to start in 2014. “This joint venture is targeted to serve both the local market, which is one of the most prominent in the region, as well as all the other neighbouring countries federated within the Southern African Customs Union,” Iveco CEO Alfredo Altavilla said in the statement. Iveco Africa and Middle East regional head Luca Sra, speaking to Engineering News at the Truck and Bus Show in Johannesburg on Wednesday, said that local manufacturing was a key element in the company’s Africa growth strategy. Sra said that localisation in South Africa would make Iveco eligible for municipal bus tenders, improve the group’s competiveness and help it to tailor products for local needs. The Larimar Group was “honoured to enter into a partnership with Iveco and contribute to Iveco’s growth in Africa,” said Larimar MD Franco Pisapia. “We are proud to contribute to this joint venture our manufacturing experience in South Africa and specifically our knowledge of the bus market and of bus bodywork manufacturing.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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