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As SMB closes in on crown, Fajardo knows Magnolia won’t give up easily

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netReaping awards has been a custom for June Mar Fajardo and Wednesday was no different as he received his record-setting sixth Best Player of the Conference award for his dominating performance in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.What he’s not used to, however, was one curious set of eyes intently watching him in Game 4 of the Finals.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments “Magnolia won’t give up that easily. Just like in this game, they will keep on trying, ” he said “We need to be ready. We can’t be complacent. We need to go hard in practice and in the game so that we will get the win.”But before the war, Fajardo has to get through dinner with the Patnongons first — a tiff we’re pretty sure the soft-spoken giant could ace with ease.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Struggling Djokovic announces splits with Agassi, Stepanek Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Larry Patnongon, the father of his beau Aerieal, was in attendance for the first time to support the Cebuano giant from the stands and though he wouldn’t admit it, the presence truly loomed over Fajardo.But just like the professional that he is, the four-time PBA MVP bucked the distraction and poured 16 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks in San Miguel’s gutsy 84-80 win over Magnolia to move a win away from snaring its fourth straight all-Filipino title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I’m just happy that we got the win and I’m thankful to God for all the blessings he’s showering us,” said Fajardo with a playful smile.The Beermen now only need one more win on Friday to close another historic chapter in their already storied franchise, but Fajardo knows that at this stage, nothing will come easy for them.last_img read more

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LNP Fails to Turn Over Rape Suspect to Court

first_imgIn total disregard to Article 20 (f) of the 1986 Constitution, the Liberia National Police (LNP), yesterday failed to turn over to the Monrovia City Court a 49-year old man, Musa Konneh in its custody, accused of raping a 12-year old girl, who subsequently died.Article 20 (f) states that “every person arrested or detained shall be formally charged and presented before a court of competent jurisdiction within forty-eight hours. Should the court determine the existence of a prima facie case against the accused, it shall issue a formal writ of arrest setting out the charge or charges and shall provide for a speedy trial. There shall be no preventive detention.”But, it has taken almost 9 days since Konneh was arrested after he allegedly raped Musu Fofana on Sunday, January 18, in the Moulton Corner community, Brewerville outside of Monrovia without being charged and turned over for prosecution.His absence at the Temple of Justice yesterday left several persons and family members of the victim who had gone to the area to get a glance of Konneh disappointed. They were seen on the compound of the Temple of Justice asking whether the defendant would appear at the court.When Magistrate Kennedy Peabody, the judge who should have handled the matter was contacted by our judicial correspondent he replied “I don’t have any knowledge about the case and I don’t know when the police will be sending him to court.”He added, “I can’t force anyone to bring a case before me and I’m not looking for cases.  It is they who will bring their matter to court and not for me to look for them.”A judicial expert also hinted to the Daily Observer that the delay could be based on a weeklong workshop for state lawyers (prosecutors) taking place in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County.“All of the prosecutors are attending a workshop in Buchanan City; I believed this could be one of the reasons for which Konneh did not appear before Magistrate Peabody today,” the judicial source further said.Recently, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf vowed to personally intervene and ensure that is the case is investigated without delay and justice is served concerning the rape and subsequent death of 12-year old Musu Fofana which occurred on Sunday, January 18.President Sirleaf also vowed to include into the investigation, health facilities which refused the victim medical treatment as well as those police officers who denied the passage at a Check Point of the vehicle that was conveying the victim to JFK Hospital for treatment.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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Construction of new home for ReConnect Youth Services underway

first_imgHarper said materials and labour for the project have been secured at cost thanks to the generosity of several local businesses and contractors. However, she said there are still capital costs that remain, and she is encouraging anyone who would like to help the youth of the community to make a donation to the “Reconnect building fund” that has been established at the Lake View Credit Union.As for the residential construction program, instructor Mark Heartt said they are very excited to be such a critical part of the project.“Northern Lights College and the residential construction program are honoured to have this opportunity,” said Heartt. “We couldn’t ask for a better project, and the fact we are helping in the community is always a bonus for us.”He said it’s a perfect project for his students because it combines aspects of residential and commercial construction covered in the program, and more than meets all of the criteria required in the their training. He added the building itself will not be that much different from the homes the students would normally build in a regular program year.Advertisement Demolition is now underway on the building – located at the corner of Ninth Street and 103 Avenue – and once completed, students from the residential construction program at Northern Lights College will begin construction on a new home for the Reconnect program. The project is the product of a unique partnership between the South Peace Community Resources Society (SPCRS) – which oversees the Reconnect program in partnership with the Peace River South School District – Northern Lights College and local businessman Ward Minifie.“It’s very exciting,” said Jane Harper, executive director of SPCRS, on the demolition getting underway on Friday afternoon. “It has come about with a lot of partnerships and a lot of community support from businesses and groups.”She said the existing building must be one of the oldest buildings in Dawson Creek – at least 60 years old – and was in disrepair and no longer meeting the needs of the youth the program assists. The program provides at place for youth to go and find resources for education or employment, life skills or personal counselling, or just a safe place to go and have a hot meal when they might not otherwise be able to do so.- Advertisement -“What the youth say they need is a central location where they can go and get information, where there’s a responsible adult they can talk to,” said Harper. “Reconnect has that long-standing relationship with the youth of the town is being there when they have difficulties, whether that’s with their family life, school, trouble with the law, peer pressure or substances – there is always an open door at Reconnect.”She said a new building is critical to providing a broader range of activities, services and learning opportunities for the youth. She said, for example, the facility will include a computer lab for accessing online resources and writing resumes, two offices for individual counselling and support, a full kitchen that youth can participate in keeping stocked and preparing meals, and even a shower and laundry facility so youth can get cleaned up.The Reconnect program will remain open during construction thanks to the school district providing a building at its central middle campus of Dawson Creek Secondary School.Advertisement “As for the level of difficulty or the size of the project, we don’t see those being a factor,” he said.Heartt said he has 10 students in this year’s program, which is a bit smaller than the average intake, but presents a great opportunity for those students to get more experience and hands-on work. He added they also have the benefit of having Minifie act as a general contractor for the project, providing materials and securing sub-trades work that the program would normally have to obtain.He said he expects the project to be complete within the normal program year, which wraps up near the end of April.  In the interest of full disclosure, Mile 0 City notes its reporter, Matthew Bains, is a member of the board of directors of the South Peace Community Resources Society.last_img read more

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DONEGAL CINEMAS FIGHTING TO KEEP PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE

first_imgCINEMAS are fighting hard to buck the trend during the economic gloom as people look for light relief away from the recession blues.Over 17 million cinema tickets will have been purchased nationwide this year as people opt for a night in the front of the big screen to get away from the country’s economic woes.Mr Mark Doherty, proprietor of Century Cinemas in Letterkenny and Chairman of the Independent Cinema Association, admitted that like all sectors cinemas too were feeling the pinch and have had to work hard to get people in. “People want something light. The comedies and romantic comedies are particularly popular at the moment,” he said.“People are looking for relief and something to take their mind off their problems,” he added.Mr Doherty admitted the country’s cinemas were not immune to the effects of the recession and have suffered a decline in business.As a result cinemas have had to diversify their business to appeal to a broader audience and events such as the screening live concerts and opera shows have helped during tougher economic times. “We’re probably riding the recession better than most sectors but we are still feeling the effects of it.“ We are having to work that much harder to get people in. There are strong titles coming up at the end of the year so we’ll have to see how they perform. We could see a drop in admissions,” he said.The preference for light relief type shows is reflected in admission receipts. Avatar, with €6.2m worth of admissions, was the most watched film in Ireland this year, while the Toy Story and Shrek franchises also scored highly. Toy Story 3 and Shrek Forever After were in second and third place respectively. Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland was in fifth place while Iron Man 2 and Sex and the City 2 were also in the top 10.Unfortunately, for hard nosed cinema buffs, it isn’t the sort of stuff that will challenge the intellect.With the exception of movies now on show such as ‘London Boulevard’, ‘Machete’,  ‘The Americian’ and ‘Due Date’, it is the likes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Deathly Hallows, ‘The Little Fockers’ and the Disney movie ‘The Tron Legacy’ and the latest from the ‘Chronicles of Narnia franchise and ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ that will put bums on seats. Mr Doherty stressed there was a strong tradition of cinema-going in Ireland dating back to the austere, post-emergency 1950s.“I think it’s a generational thing. People remember going to the cinema as children and are used to coming out. It’s a great social night out,” he said.The Letterkenny Cinema has recently acquired a ‘theatre licence’ and will have it available for the Simply Red farewell concert live by satellite from the 02 in London on Sunday, December 19 at 8.30pm.“The Theatre Licence permits us to serve wine and alcohol during live events. We’re also providing the service during the series of operas live from the New York Metropolitan House that runs up until May,” Mr Doherty added. EndsDONEGAL CINEMAS FIGHTING TO KEEP PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE was last modified: December 9th, 2010 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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County to pay $110,000 to family of dead Pitchess inmate

first_imgThe county will pay $110,000 to the family of an inmate who died in 1998 in his cell at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, under the terms of a settlement approved Monday. The money will go to Mary Gray, widow of inmate Julius Gray, and to the couple’s son. An autopsy showed Julius Gray died in November 1998 of a ruptured aneurysm. But a second post-mortum, financed by his family, found a slight fracture of the neck caused by blunt force trauma that preceded and caused the aneurysm, according to county documents. The county stood by its autopsy, but county counsel determined it would be prudent to settle out of court rather than risk a trial. If the Grays won, the county estimated its costs at $1.35 million. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Gray was arrested in April 1998 by Long Beach police on a warrant related to a domestic violence case. Gray had failed to attend court-ordered counseling, a warrant was issued, and he was arrested and sent to the maximum-security North County Correctional Facility at Pitchess. The family filed a wrongful death and during depositions, Gray’s niece, then 13, and nephew, 12, testified they had visited their uncle the day he died and saw a sheriff’s deputy hit and choke him. That information was never reported to the homicide investigators. Nevertheless, the Sheriff’s Department agreed with the recommendation to settle the case. 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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Now they’re back in the Champions League, Man United must sign these players

first_imgManchester United winning the Europa League was never really in doubt, was it?Despite a hugely underwhelming league campaign, the Red Devils booked their place in the group stage of next season’s Champions League with a 2-0 win over Ajax in the final.But while their place in the competition is confirmed, Jose Mourinho has a lot of work to do on his squad if they are to conquer Europe’s elite.The transfer window will now be of even greater importance to United – so who should they bring in?Scroll through the gallery above to take a look at six players we believe Mourinho must sign to sustain a Champions League challenge. 2. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) – Kroos is surely the dream signing for United. The club are screaming out for another midfielder with the ability to balance defensive and attacking responsibilities and Kroos fits the bill. It’s difficult to envisage Real Madrid agreeing to sell the German this summer, but he could be used in negotiations if the Spanish outfit make a move for David De Gea. 5 5. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – click the arrow above, right, to check out four other players United should sign to conquer Europe’s elite – Hopefully this is the summer Griezmann finally makes the move to the Premier League. Neutrals are eager to see how the Frenchman adapts to English football and the forward himself recently told L’Equipe: “I’m ready to go”. He’ll be frustrated at going another season without silverware and could be open to joining international team-mate Paul Pogba in Manchester. He scored 26 goals this season and would improve the best of attacks. 5 5 3. Bernardo Silva (Monaco) – Silva is understood to be on high on the wish list of Mourinho. The 22-year-old contributed 17 goals to Monaco’s league triumph, scoring eight and assisting nine, and as a result is a wanted player in the summer market. The majority of his performances have come from the right of midfield, which is a position Mourinho has yet to settle on. Should the Portugal international move to Old Trafford, it’ll be interesting to see how the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata will fit in, and if their style of play changes. 5 4. Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) – United have been excellent defensively this season, but injuries have exposed vulnerability in their options. Eric Bailly is the first choice at centre back and Mourinho is likely to target a new partner for the Ivorian. Van Dijk has been sidelined since January with an ankle problem and given demand for his signature, might not appear in a Southampton shirt again. He was one of the best in his position in the Premier League prior to his injury and could walk straight into the United team. 5 1. Andrea Belotti (Torino) – With it looking increasingly unlikely that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will extend his stay beyond this season, a centre forward could be a priority for United. Romelu Lukaku has been linked to the club, but his form in the big games for Everton is a concern. Belotti is in high demand following a 25-goal campaign and Mourinho is reportedly eager to seal a deal. Signing players from Serie A is seen as a gamble, but the striker is making waves in Italy.last_img read more

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Ramsey breaks silence on Arsenal contract saga, vows to see out the season

first_img Aaron Ramsey scored a stunning goal for Arsenal against Fulham recently However, Arsenal have since withdrawn their offer of a new deal, meaning the 27-year-old will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season.Liverpool and Manchester United have been tipped to make cut-price moves for Ramsey when the transfer window reopens, but will not be pushing for an early exit from the Emirates.“Everything has been going great with the club – we thought we were in a position where we had agreed a deal but that’s no longer the case,” he said.“So I just have to carry on playing my football and do my best for Arsenal this season and I’ll leave the rest with the club now.“Am I disappointed? That’s a decision that they have made and things happen in football and you just have to get on with it and carry on playing the best I can. That’s all I am concentrating on and giving my best for Arsenal.” Aaron Ramsey has been with Arsenal for a decade Aaron Ramsey says he will not look to leave Arsenal in January, despite the club taking the offer of a new contract off the table.The Welsh midfielder was ready to commit his future to the Gunners and believed terms to extend his stay beyond 2019 were finalised. 2 2 Ramsey has scored 59 goals in 338 appearances for Arsenal since joining from Cardiff for £5million in 2008.He suggested that his contract situation was not affecting him when he scored a stunning back-heel effort in Arsenal’s last game, a 5-1 Premier League win at Fulham.Arsenal manager Unai Emery said recently that Ramsey’s contract situation would not affect his performances.“Each player, they have their individual situations with their contracts,” Emery said of the club’s longest-serving player.“He is an important player and he will be helping the team with his performance.“I want to have also the best preparation for him, for his mentality and for his quality to give us our best performance to help us to win.”last_img read more

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Wolves vs Tottenham: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Wolves host Tottenham as they look to avoid a third Premier League defeat on the spin.After a strong start, Nuno Santo’s side have hit their first rocky path since returning to the top-flight and have lost back-to-back games against Watford and Brighton. REVEALED 1 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Dele Alli has signed a new Tottenham contract, which keeps him at the club until 2024 FOOTBALL LATEST Spurs arrive on the back of a morale-boosting Carabao Cup win over West Ham in midweek.The defeat against Manchester City on Monday night is still raw though and Pochettino’s men are in dire need of three points.What time is kick-off?This clash is set for Saturday, November 3.It’s kicking off at the unusual time of 7.45pm.This is due to the game being moved back from Sunday because of Spurs’ involvement in the Champions League on Tuesday – and this is the only available slot to host it and show on Sky TV.How can I listen on talkSPORT?We have live commentary of the game right here on talkSPORT.You can find us on 1089/1053AM, via our mobile apps, DAB radio or the web player. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies wonlast_img read more

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Former Finn Harps trio feature for Dubai Irish against Robbie Keane and Atletico Kolkata

first_imgThree former Finn Harps players featured for Dubai Irish in a game against Robbie Keane’s Atletico Kolkata.Burtonport’s Mark Forker, Kilmacrennan man James Doherty and Gweedore native Gary Whoriskey all played for Dubai Irish, who were beaten 2-1 by Atletico Kolkata.Former England international Teddy Sheringham is manager of Indian outfit Kolkata, who included former Irish captain Keane among their number, while ex-Premier League goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskailaainen was in goals for Kolkata. Former Finn Harps trio feature for Dubai Irish against Robbie Keane and Atletico Kolkata was last modified: October 29th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Athletico KolkataDubai IrishGary WhoriskeyJames Dohertymark forkerrobbie keanelast_img read more

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Urbana FFA does well at state Career Development Events

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Urbana FFA members recently took part in the State Career Development Events. The Milk Quality and Products, Poultry, and General Livestock teams competed in this event.  With State Dairy Cattle and Meat Evaluations more recently on April 25th. These competitions promote leadership and life skills for the students involved. All students take part in practices before the contests, to learn the skills they will need for the competitions. Teams are made up of up to eight members, and are given an accumulative score on the three highest ratings.The Milk Quality and Products team taste milk to determine a defect and milk fats also determining the type of cheese. The team placed first in the state and consisted of Hannah Preston who placed (1st) individual in the entire state, Jacob Wood placing (8th) individual, Ciera Marchal placing (9th) individual, Billie Stiltner, and Robert Keller.  The top four scores are going to be going to The Big E regional competition in the fall which takes place in Massachusetts.The poultry contest consists of students grading the interior and exterior of eggs.  They also have to grade chicken patties and identify different cuts of meat from chickens and turkeys.  Students also have to place live chickens based on production and take a test on the poultry industry. The participants from Urbana were Alison Melms (36th) Savannah Bosler (47th), Tyler Powell, and Shane Souders.The General Livestock students judge two classes of beef, swine, and sheep based on market and breeding characteristics. They also have three female selection classes and two paper scenario classes. The individuals who competed were Austin Preece, Maile Moyer, Magdaline Perry, and Swayde Finch.The Equine Management contest consists of students evaluating conformation and movement of horses.  They test on equine health care and practices as well as tack, equipment and feed identification. The team placed 67th in the state and consisted of Morgan Imel, Tori Fraley, Sidney Easter and Lillian Daniels.The Dairy Cattle Evaluation contest consists of students evaluating dairy cattle for milk production and breeding.  The team placed 11th in the state.  Individuals on the team were Mitchell Moyer, Olivia Maurice, JD Nelson (56th), and Lukas Bishop (38th).The Meats Evaluation contest consists of students evaluating meat animal products in order to optimize economic returns to producers and industry as well as to meet the needs of the consumer. The team placed 6th in the state and members consisted of Kaylan Turnmire (19th), Cheyenne Gunsaulies (22nd), John Cordle (29th), Mackenzie McGill (38th), Jared Weller (42nd).last_img read more

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