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Already solid on defense, San Beda looks to execute better on offensive end

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez said his players will have their work cut out for them on the offensive end.“As of now we’re good with our defense. We’re a good defensive team but then again, it’s more of making our shots,” said Fernandez after San Beda steamrolled Emilio Aguinaldo College, 61-46, on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We really have to practice our free throws and execute more.”READ: NCAA: Red Lions smother Generals for 3-0 start  MOST READ San Beda’s offense, however, is a different story. The Lions shot just 34 percent from the field and 47 percent from the free throw line where they made only 11 out of their 23 attempts.The low number of assists per game is also a cause of concern for Fernandez.“Hopefully, as the elimination goes on we’ll be able to have more than 14 assists because right now we have five, 10 and nine so hopefully, we can improve on that.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PH chef de mission says SBP still has time to reconsider Asian Games pullout Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil As fearsome as San Beda has been early in the NCAA Season 94, what’s frightening is the Red Lions still have a lot of room for improvement.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The Red Lions have been topnotch defensively and their ability to clamp down on their opponents was on full display against the Generals.San Beda smothered Emilio Aguinaldo College in the third quarter where the Generals only scored eight points.“We kept thinking about how the third quarter is the quarter of EAC so we really had to step it up,” said Fernandez, who also pointed out that the Generals once scored 39 points in the third quarter in a loss to Lyceum earlier this season.READ: Red Lions relish challenge of all comers as NCAA opensThe Generals also had trouble taking care of the ball with the Lions all over them as they turned it over 29 times.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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NHA Launches ‘Own Home Campaign’

first_imgThe National Housing Authority (NHA) yesterday launched an awareness campaign to encourage Liberian workers to own their own home in its real-estate-for-sale project.In a parade with a floater from 9th Street to Broad Street, central Monrovia, NHA workers and officials distributed leaflets with information on the process to apply to own a home.Available estates are located in Ben Town, Margibi County, and Gobah Town, Brewerville (NASSCORP Estates.)According to leaflets released on Wednesday, a three-bedroom unit is sold at US$20,000 and the candidate must pay US$4,000, which is 20%, as a down payment.There are also single family stand-alone houses comprising three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with front and back porches, the NHA said.The NHA program is implemented in collaboration with National Social Security & Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) and the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI).The NHA said it “will accept full cash payment or mortgage finance through the LBDI or any bank of the owner’s choice, which will be for a period of ten years. There is no penalty or fine for early payoff but there is a benefit because the quicker you pay off the mortgage, the less interest you owe over time.”The NHA said the interest rate is 8% only at LBDI.“Initially, the interested applicant will have to submit a letter of interest to the NHA with information about employment, income, contact information and the location of the housing unit he is interested in,” the NHA said.NASSCORP Director General Dewitt von Ballmoos told the gathering at his 9th Street headquarters that he was impressed with the interest showed by NHA in creating awareness to encourage Liberians to participate and own their own homes.He said it is the Liberian government’s priority to encourage Liberians to own their homes to live better and improved lives with their neighbors.He expressed NASSCORP’s commitment to the partnership with NHA and LBDI and hoped it would continue to grow till a great number of Liberians benefit from the program.NASSCORP, according to NHA, has provided additional funding for the construction of 70 more units, and which equals 163 at NASSCORP Village, Brewerville, outside Monrovia. The project forms part of the NHA’s 5,000 affordable housing units and home ownership and mortgage program.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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Consultancy firm to aid EPA in environmental authorisation

first_imgLiza Phase 2 developmentAs US oil giant ExxonMobil prepares to commence the second phase of development in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recruited the services of a consultancy firm to assist in the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) process. This was revealed by Minister of State Joseph Harmon at the post-Cabinet press briefing on Friday. He said the $40.3 million contract, which was awarded to a US firm, is for the review of an environmental impact assessment for Exxon’s subsidiary Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd’s (EEPGL’s) Liza Phase 2 developments.“EEPGL is seeking environmental authorisation for the second phase of development of the Liza Field in the eastern half of the Stabroek Block of its offshore oil and gas concession,” he explained.The Minister of State went on to defend the move to recruit the consultancy firm, saying the EPA is merely filling capacity deficiency with the expertise of the firm and will be supervising the process.“The contract will be executed under the ages of the EPA – it is the EPA certification that is important. What this company is doing is filling in on some capacity deficiencies at the EPA… So it’s basically bringing in capacity at the end of the day to help the EPA to do its work. It is not basically the EPA reneging on its responsibility and feeding it to somebody else to do it… It is the EPA that has to certify at the end of the day,” the Minister asserted.He went on to note that this particular consultancy firm was selected by the EPA, who thought it was best suited for the work, given that it is an international firm that has tremendous experience all over the world.According to Harmon, the cost of the contract will be borne by the oil company.Back in January, Exxon had announced it was starting the process for the potential Liza Phase 2 development, and are progressing with plans for a potential production concept. In fact, it had revealed that as part of the regulatory process, an application was submitted to the EPA for environmental authorisation.A statement posted on the company’s Facebook page had said, “The potential concept involves a second floating, production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) and related subsea equipment, umbilical, risers and flowlines. The proposed development concept is similar to that of Liza phase 1.”The company said approximately 35 to 40 wells may be drilled at two subsea drill centres, consisting of a combination of producers and injectors to support production of oil, injection of water and reinjection of associated gas.“These subsea facilities include various types of equipment, pipelines and hardware, which will allow the oil from the wells to be gathered and moved to the surface of the ocean for further processing by the FPSO,” the US oil giant had said in the social media post.The FPSO is expected to have an estimated production capacity of approximately 190,000 to 220,000 barrels of oil per day.Over the years, ExxonMobil has had great exploration success offshore Guyana with seven previous discoveries in the: Liza, Liza Deep, Payara, Pacora, Snoek, Ranger, and Turbot wells.However, last month the company said that its Sorubim Well came up dry – its second ‘dry hole’ since the Skipjack back in 2016.Nevertheless, having had a series of successful discoveries of crude in commercial quantities, ExxonMobil will be commencing oil production in 2020.Meanwhile, as Guyana prepares for first oil in two years’ time, Government is progressing with plans to shift the petroleum section from the Natural Resources Ministry to a Department of Energy, which is to be established under the Ministry of the Presidency.Minister Harmon said that works are “actively” in progress to set up the Department but could not give a specific timeline as to when it would be completed.last_img read more

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Marcus Bisram loses extradition case in US

first_img…expected back in Guyana to face murder chargeGuyanese Marcus Bisram is expected in Guyana to face a murder charge after he lost an extradition challenge in a New York court on Tuesday. Bisram is wanted in Guyana for the murder of a Berbice carpenter.District Judge, Kiyo A Matsumoto presided over the case on Tuesday, where she upheld that there was sufficient evidence for Bisram to be repatriated to Guyana. Judge of the Eastern District, Peggy Kuo had similarly ruled that the evidence was enough, and an extradition order was signed.On October 31, 2016, Faiyaz Narinedatt was beaten and ran over with a motorcar at the alleged orders of Bisram, after the carpenter declined sexual advances that were made by the overseas-based Guyanese. The body of 27-year-old Narinedatt was later found on the Number 70 Village Public Road on the Corentyne.Evidence had indicated that the carpenter was thrashed, placed in the trunk of aMurder accused: Marcus Bisramcar and then placed on the road.It is believed that five henchmen – Radesh Motie, Diadatt Datt, Harri Paul Parsram, Orlando Dickie and Niran Yacoob – were instructed by Bisram to dump the body and make his death seem as a result of vehicular accident. While two of the men had confessed to the killing, Bisram’s mother and sister were accused of offering bribes to dissolve the case. The Guyana Police Force came in for unprecedented criticism after several Police Officers in Berbice were implicated in a plot to cover up the murder. All of the accused have since been committed to stand trial in the High Court for the murder after a Berbice Magistrate found that a prima facie case has been made out against them.On March 7 of 2017, a warrant was issued for Bisram by the judicial system in Guyana and since then, he has been fighting his extradition by challenge by all means. According to the case’s background as outlined in the judgement, High Court Judge Navindra Singh had dismissed the case on November 24, 2017.Meanwhile, the murder-accused mother, Sharmila Inderjalli had petitioned the courts to expedite the judicial process regarding her bid to have the Director of Public Prosecutions withdraw the murder case.State attorneys, however, contend that Bisram’s lawyers have been abusing the court’s process and in July, Inderjalli had to pay $250,000 to the State when Appeal Court Justice Rishi Persaud and acting Justices, Arif Bulkan and RafiqMurder accused: Radesh Motie, Niram Yacoob, Diodath Datt and Harri PaulKhan denied her application.The Appellate Court’s decision was read by acting Appellate Justice, Dr Arif Bulkan, who orated that the applicant’s filing repeated litigation amounted to an abuse of the court’s process.Just last August, an appeal was also made to the Caribbean Court of Justice to which it upheld the court’s ruling which stated that Bisram will have to wait at a New York holding facility as long as he is fighting the extradition process.With this new development in the case, the murder-accused should be deported to Guyana where he will be arraigned for murder.last_img read more

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FSJ RCMP gets new top cop

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP has found a new Head of Department.His name is Pat Egan and he is currently with the Whitehorse RCMP detachment.Current Acting Inspector Ward Johnston expects Egan to arrive soon.- Advertisement – [asset|aid=904|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=08313e6133bb97d1e32e81f44f85625e-Ward Johnston 1_1_Pub.mp3] The RCMP has been without an official Head of Department for three months.last_img

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Governor signs L.A. Olympics aid bill

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Tuesday that authorizes $250 million in state money to underwrite the 2016 Summer Olympics if Los Angeles is picked as the host city. The bill, introduced by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, authorizes the state to spend up to $250 million to cover any cost overruns created by the games. It allows Los Angeles to meet a U.S. Olympic Committee requirement to qualify as the United States’ candidate to host the games.last_img read more

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Snowfall warning issued for North and South Peace and Fort Nelson

first_imgStatements5:19 AM PST Thursday 01 January 2015Special weather statement in effect for:Highway 97 – Pine PassHeavy snow expected today and tonight.A Pacific frontal system is moving across the northern part of the province and will bring snow, heavy at times, to Highway 97 – Pine Pass. The snow will persist through today and tonight with total accumulations up to 25 cm expected by early Friday morning.The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.Advertisement Warnings9:35 PM PST Wednesday 31 December 2014Snowfall warning in effect for:B.C. North Peace RiverB.C. South Peace RiverFort NelsonSnowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.A PACIFIC FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS NORTHERN BC TONIGHT. SNOW WILL BEGIN THURSDAY MORNING AND WILL TAPER OFF BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 15 TO 20 CM IS EXPECTED.- Advertisement -Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.Snowfall Warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Latest “Harry Potter” DVD sells 5 million copies the first day

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Potter has outdone himself. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” the fourth film in the popular children’s series, has rung up the franchise’s best-ever first-day DVD sales — 5 million copies. The figure includes North American sales of single-disc, two-disc special editions, four-disc gift packs and rental copies, a spokeswoman for distributor Warner Home Video said Thursday. The DVDs hit the market Tuesday. Suggested retail prices range from $28.98 for the single-disc DVD to $73.92 for the four-disc set, said WHV’s Emily Zalenski. Rental copy prices were not released. 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The film, which opened in theaters in November, generated $288 million domestically and more than $600 million overseas. While 5 million DVDs in one day is an eye-popping figure, it’s not record-breaking. “Finding Nemo” is the first-day DVD sales champ, with 8 million copies sold on its release date in November, 2003. The last installment of the Potter franchise, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” has sold 10.2 million discs to date, according to the trade publication Video Business. Filming is underway on the fifth adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling Potter books. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” will be released theatrically in 2007.last_img read more

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Spanish side close in on signing of Newcastle midfielder

first_img smart causal targets Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January possible standings The Spaniard impressed at Newcastle and by October he had joined them permanently after completing a set number of appearances.Merino is now ready to leave England already though and, according to El Mundo Deportivo, return to his native Spain.Real Sociedad are in pole position to sign the midfielder and they are willing to part with around £10m to do so.Merino has experience of playing in Spain, having come through Osasuna’s academy before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2016. Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics 1 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REVEALED Latest Newcastle United News REVEALED Merino began his professional career in Spain with Osasuna gameday cracker What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won revealed Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Real Sociedad are close to wrapping up a deal for Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino.The 22-year-old moved to St. James’ Park last summer on loan from Borussia Dortmund. crackers BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019last_img read more

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VIEWPOINT: PEOPLE WHO COMPLAIN ABOUT GAA GETTING MONEY FROM JERSEYS ARE PLASTIC FANS

first_imgVIEWPOINT: DONEGALDAILY.COM welcomes views and comments from readers. Readers can submit their views to info@donegaldaily.com.This comment comes from a reader who has given their details to The Editor.Sir, IT is with growing concern that I have read comments on your online newspaper today in relation to the sale of bogus and fake Donegal GAA jerseys here in the county.I wish to support the Donegal County Board in its stance against what amounts to theft.I travel to each and every Donegal match, in the National League and in the Championship, and this evening there was no surprise to see queues of fair weather fans lining up to get tickets for this Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park.No doubt the queues will be longer should Donegal beat Cork and we make it to the final. I do not begrudge these fair weather fans one bit; I’m delighted to see them out supporting their county.What I do despise however is the growing number of people trying to cash in on Donegal’s success; people producing copied jerseys and official-looking Donegal GAA gear.When I buy official merchandise, I do so knowing that Jim McGuinness, his staff, his team, their clubs, their grassroots, their under-6 teams all benefit.When people go out and buy imitation goods, the only people who profit are those who set out to line their own pockets.Worse than that are those who believe this black market theft from the grassroots of gaelic games is a worthy and just exercise, somehow worthy of praise as some sort of rebellious activity. These people are, in my opinion, nothing more than plastic fans with sad plastic lives.If you don’t believe in gaelic games as they are, don’t follow them.And don’t go on to Donegal Daily making stupid comments defending the indefensible.JIMMY, GLENTIES MAN VIEWPOINT: PEOPLE WHO COMPLAIN ABOUT GAA GETTING MONEY FROM JERSEYS ARE PLASTIC FANS was last modified: August 24th, 2012 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:VIEWPOINT: PEOPLE WHO COMPLAIN ABOUT GAA GETTING MONEY FROM JERSEYS ARE PLASTIC FANSlast_img read more

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