Tigresses, Lady Maroons eye finals slots

first_imgMOST READ University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines shoot for finals slots on Saturday against teams just as capable to extend the semifinals series in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Yani Fernandez, UST’s assistant coach, knows Far Eastern University won’t hand them the Game 2 win “on a silver platter.”“It would take some hard work to make it happen,” said Fernandez, referring to their 2 p.m. duel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’UP coach Godfrey Okumu also recognized the capability of Adamson to recover in their 4 p.m. match.“Adamson is a very strong team, knows a lot about volleyball and their defense is very strong,” said Okumu. —MARC REYES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phoenix on a roll but ‘still a long way to go’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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CWI Super50 Cup schedule released

first_imgWith the 2018 Super50 Cup bowling off next Wednesday, October 3 Cricket West Indies (CWI) have confirmed their schedule, fixtures and dates for the near mong-long tournament.The tourney opens in Trinidad with defending champions Windward Volcanoes, taking on the home team Trinidad Red Force at the Queen’s Park Oval. Just over two weeks since the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Final, the Super50 Cup now occupies an October (November from 2019 onwards) window to allow continuity of white-ball cricket as the WINDIES builds toward the 2019 ICC World Cup.Some 42 matches will be played before the Final on Sunday, October 28 at the Kensington Oval, Barbados as the tournament hosts the region’s biggest cricket rivalries over an action-packed 26 days. The six Franchises will once again be joined by the Combined Campuses and College (CCC) Marooners and the USA, with Canada and WINDIES B completing the 10 participating teams.Matches will be played in Trinidad and Barbados, with the Brian Lara Academy, Queen’s Park Oval, Kensington Oval, 3Ws and Windward the confirmed venues. With the WINDIES now qualified for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, the region’s best 50-over players, that aren’t touring India with the Test team, will be looking to impress the selectors and force their way into the Windies ODI squad.Cricket West Indies (CWI) CEO, Johnny Grave said: “We are really looking forward to this year’s Super50 Cup and are delighted that both Canada and the USA are able to participate for the first time. Over the past year we have invested heavily on providing additional opportunities for our best young cricketers, through an expanded A team programme and the WINDIES B development team that played in Cricket Canada’s Global T20 and Summerfest tournaments, and it’s great that the WINDIES B team get another opportunity to play competitive cricket.”ESPN Caribbean is once again partnering with CWI to show 13 matches live matches from Kensington Oval, with all other matches streamed live on the Windies Cricket YouTube channel and the redesigned www.windiescricket.com.According to Commercial Director, Dominic Warne, the new 4-year ESPN Caribbean deal is “fundamental to showcasing our premier 50-over competition to as many people as possible in the region and throughout the world.” Warne added, “We’re highlighting the big regional rivalries with all matches streamed live and a record number of live high definition day/night match-ups on ESPN Caribbean.We are continuing on our promise to make it easier for fans to watch the Super50 at the ground, on the TV or online. “Tickets are on sale with affordable early-bird offers from just BDS$10 or TT$35 available online through the “Buy Tickets” button on the new Windiescricket.com website. Ticket booths at Kensington Oval, Queens Park Oval, and Brian Lara Cricket Academy will be open from week starting October 1.Patrons over 60 with IDs will be free as do children under12 when they attend with a paying adult. For matches played at the 3Ws ground and Windwards in Zone B (Barbados), fans can watch for free.last_img read more

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Spector jury still being selected

first_imgLOS ANGELES – The initial phase of jury selection for record producer Phil Spector’s murder trial concluded Tuesday with about 200 prospects ordered to return to court next month for individual questioning. During the two-day proceeding Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler excused prospects who could not serve during the projected four-month trial, including mothers who stay at home with children and a lawyer defending a client in an ongoing case. Prospects who were not excused were ordered to fill out 18-page questionnaires that prosecutors and defense attorneys will study before jury selection resumes on April 16. The judge said he may put some prospects on call rather than have the entire group report back to court on that date. “We have lots of reading to do,” prosecutor Pat Dixon said later as he pushed a cart loaded with questionnaires down a court hall. Spector is accused of killing Lana Clarkson, an actress who was working as a nightclub hostess. She was shot in the foyer of Spector’s castlelike Alhambra home on Feb. 3, 2003. He has pleaded not guilty and is free on $1 million bail. Spector and his wife, 26-year-old actress/model Rachelle Short, watched proceedings with three burly bodyguards who accompany them everywhere. His attorney, Roger Rosen, said afterward that Spector has continuing health problems which he did not specify. “He’s doing OK,” Rosen said. “He has had a number of health issues over the last year and he’s not past all of them yet.” Rosen said Spector is following the proceedings. “He’s very attentive. He writes me notes in court and we speak at lunch,” the attorney said. The judge rescheduled an April 9 pretrial to April 10 because he has been called to jury duty. Spector revolutionized recording with his “wall of sound” technique. His career highlights include producing the Beatles’ album “Let It Be,” and he wrote classics such as “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Be My Baby,” “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” and “River Deep-Mountain High.” Spector, 67, sat attentively throughout Tuesday morning’s court session. For the second day in a row, the normally flamboyant defendant was dressed in subdued attire, wearing a gray coat, blue slacks and black platform-heeled boots. He sported a brownish-blond hairdo. Spector, a 1989 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, met Clarkson, a statuesque 40-year-old blonde actress and Long Beach native, while she was working as a VIP hostess at the House of Blues nightclub in West Hollywood. Clarkson was shot in the head, and her body was found in the foyer of Spector’s mansion. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Fort St. John included in WestJet’s fare reduction experiment

first_imgHowever, there is blackout day when normal fares will be in affect, and that’s running December 17 – January 7.The new fare pricing from Calgary to Fort St. John is $143.98, and Fort St. John to Calgary is running $131.38Vancouver to Fort St. John will run $121.93.- Advertisement -The listed prices are applicable to one-way fights.“I would like to thank WestJetters for working hard to keep costs low so we can reinforce this core attribute of our iconic brand. WestJet continues to look for ways to balance a commitment to low fares while delivering a strong return to our shareholders, “WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience, Bob Cummings said in a written statement.At this point, however, it hasn’t been made clear what WestJet’s plan is once the experiment concludes.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Highway 97 to open west of Chetwynd by noon Today

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – By noon today Highway 97 south from Mackenzie Junction to Chetwynd will be open to single-lane alternating traffic with intermittent delays at a number of sites along the route, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone announced today.Those using the highway for commercial or public travel should plan for single lane alternating traffic, some of it piloted, at several sites along the corridor. Motorists should also allow extra time for their trip. Overweight and over-dimensional loads are not permitted at this time. Crews will be continuing to work 24 hours a day to open the route to full traffic.“This is important for the local residents who’ve been cut off from their communities for several days after the unprecedented rainstorm that severely damaged whole sections of the highway and washed away a number of side roads,” said Stone. “Highway 97 South is now open ‘round the clock thanks to the tireless work of our highway crews, maintenance contractors and volunteers.”- Advertisement -Nearly 200 pieces of equipment have been working continuously to safely restore the numbered highways and side roads washed out by the flooding. Highway 29 south opened Saturday evening to single-lane alternating traffic and Highway 2 in Dawson Creek is currently open to two lanes with crews aiming to have it back to four lanes by next week.Of the 40 side roads affected, 21 are now open to a minimum of single-lane alternating traffic. The total number of repair sites is 186, all primarily in the South Peace area. Motorists are expected to drive with caution and obey all advisory signage.“We have a lot of resources up here working hard to repair the damaged roads and ensure they’re safe for travel and I can say that residents are extremely grateful to the highway crews and staff who’ve pitched in to help,” said MLA for Peace River South Mike Bernier. “I’d like to thank the local government and First Nations for their support and I’m grateful to area residents for their patience through this challenging situation.”Advertisement While a number of affected routes have reopened, there is still much work to be done on area roads to restore them to pre-flood conditions. Ministry crews are assessing the damage to bridges and roads and will be doing the work necessary to reinforce them for the long term against another event of this nature. The ministry anticipates it will have crews and equipment working in the area for some time.Highways 97 South between Mackenzie Junction and Chetwynd, and Highway 29 South between Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge were closed because of washouts and flooding caused by heavy rainfall on June 15 and 16, 2016.last_img read more

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Taylor Rec League donates $1,000 cheque to District of Taylor

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – At a District of Taylor Council Meeting on Monday, Council was presented with a cheque from a local recreation group.Tony Zabinsky and Jesse Pritchard, of the Taylor Rec League, made a presentation to Council for a cheque of $1,000.The Taylor Rec League is an all-inclusive hockey league that is played throughout the week at the Taylor Ice Centre.- Advertisement -Zabinsky says the League raises extra funds through events, such as their year-end tournament, with the purpose of making a donation back into the community, whether that be through a Christmas Hamper or to a local non-profit organization.Since the Rec League is one of the Centre’s major users, Zabinsky says they decided this year to put the money into Centre for a new water dispenser which will be utilized by users as a way to remain hydrated.last_img read more

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NAMA SHOCK FOR DONEGAL: BUSINESSMEN FACE RUIN AS ASSETS TAKEN

first_imgSEVERAL Donegal businessmen face losing ‘every cent’ they have following a forensic trawl through the county by the National Asset Management Agency, donegaldaily can reveal.We understand one developer will have all his properties, which may include his substantial family home, taken off him as part of the process.And sources say several other prominent businessmen face losing well-known businesses in the county. The identities of six business people are known to donegaldaily.com.And a close associate of one of them told us: “My colleague faces losing absolutely everything. He won’t have a blade of grass to call his own when this is over.“NAMA is taking the lot; he is a hard-working and a good decent man who has given so much back to his community and his county over a life-time of hard work.“He wasn’t doing anything wrong; he is an honest man who made an honest living and then the bubble burst and now it’s over. He employed so many people over the years and contributed to the county in such a positive way.” NAMA officials are continuing to compile reports on the futures of each property and their estimated value on the open market.These include partially completed buildings, properties where business has ceased and commercial premises which are continuing to operate in administration on behalf of the banks.Letterkenny has been badly hit in the downturn with several high profile premises being run in administration.The NAMA officials need to decide which properties can be sold quickly as going concerns and which need to be updated – or even knocked down.The NAMA officials have also carrying out assessment work in other parts of the county including Inishowen, Donegal Town, Ballyshannon and Gaoth Dobhair among other places. NAMA SHOCK FOR DONEGAL: BUSINESSMEN FACE RUIN AS ASSETS TAKEN was last modified: April 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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:bankruptdonegallands seizedNAMAlast_img read more

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Yo, ho, ho for aircraft plant

first_imgThe action rescinds the $50 daily charge for filming with a cast, crew and extras of less than five people, as well as the $100 daily charge for filming with a cast, crew and extras of more than five people. The Palmdale plant, called Site 9 and used by Rockwell International during the 1980s for the assembly of 100 B-1B bombers, is developing a track record for use as a soundstage. One assembly building was used in the 2003 Steven Spielberg movie “Terminal,” starring Tom Hanks. For that film, a 2 1/2-story replica of an airport terminal was built, complete with some 40 retail shops and restaurants. “Terminal” provided an estimated $5 million boost to the region’s economy, including work for as many as 150 local workers a day. More recently, the site was used by the production company working on a “Mission Impossible” sequel. The plant was also used for filming the 1998 release “Hard Rain,” starring Christian Slater and Morgan Freeman. For that movie, several sets depicting a small town were built inside a hangar. The set was flooded for the movie’s climax. LAWA continues to hunt for a permanent tenant for Site 9’s 1 million square feet of industrial space. LAWA officials say they want to attract an aircraft-related business. In the meantime, LAWA is attracting short-term tenants. LAWA estimates it has received $583,000 in rents from short-term tenants over the past two years. Part of Site 9 is now being rented out to Sanswire Networks LLC, which is building a high-tech airship. That company is paying $185,000 in rent through September. There is a possibility the company will extend its stay in Palmdale, and pay an additional $84,000 in rent through December, according to LAWA. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe production company is renting 254,000 square feet of hangar 703 and 40,000 square feet of hangar 704. Details of the filming were not immediately available. The rental agreement lists filming for both Pirate sequels, although the first sequel, “Dead Man’s Chest,” is already in post-production work for its release this summer. In a related move, LAWA commissioners agreed to waive daily film permit fees at Los Angeles International Airport, Ontario International Airport, Palmdale, and Van Nuys Airport. The action covers motion picture filming and commercial still photography and is in accordance with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s commitment to make Los Angeles a “film friendly” city, LAWA officials said. PALMDALE – A former aircraft assembly plant can hoist the Jolly Roger as it turns into a soundstage for filming of two “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequels. Two massive hangars once used to build B-1B bombers and now owned by Los Angeles World Airports will be rented to filmmakers for seven months, with an option for six months more if needed. “While we seek a long-term aviation tenant, we are pleased to be able to support the film industry in Southern California by making this unique hangar facility available for filming,” said LAWA spokesman Paul Haney. Film company Second Mate Productions will pay LAWA $616,435 to rent the plant, located at Rancho Vista Boulevard and 30th Street East, beginning in May. last_img read more

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Man who smashed couple’s ornamental gargoyle gets Probation Act

first_imgA man was caught smashing up a garden gargoyle and taking washing from a clothesline of another man who he had been in a car crash with.Darragh Sweeney of Killygordan appeared at Letterkenny District Court on public order charges. The court was told that a couple had been awoken at their home by noise from their garden at 2.40am on April 10th, 2014.They spotted Sweeney in their garden and he threw an ornamental gargoyle and smashed it and also took clothes off the washing line.Sweeney, who was intoxicated, then targeted the couple’s car, pulled the windscreen wiper off and then scratched the car.The total damage caused to the property was €1,010.Defence solicitor Mr Patsy Gallagher said both parties had been involved in a previous car crash but this had nothing to do with this incident.He added that his client, of Mounthall, Killygordon had been drunk and had paid compensation to the couple.He added that his client could not explain why he attacked the couple’s property other than it was an act of stupidity and that there were others involved.Judge Paul Kelly said he would give Sweeney the benefit of the Probation Act on this occasion.Man who smashed couple’s ornamental gargoyle gets Probation Act was last modified: September 23rd, 2018 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)last_img read more

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GAA RELEGATION BATTLE POSTPONED DUE TO BEREAVEMENT

first_imgThe Senior League Division one relegation play-off game between Gaoth Dobhair  and Dungloe in Dungloe has been called off due to a bereavement.The much-anticpated game between the two neighbouring rivals was due to take place today.A new date has yet to be finalised.  GAA RELEGATION BATTLE POSTPONED DUE TO BEREAVEMENT was last modified: December 8th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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