View comments LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism South Korean baseball league postpones games over pollution Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil And the four-time MVP showed once more that he fully deserves to be called a monster among mortals.Fajardo became an unstoppable force for the last 22 playing minutes of San Miguel’s title-clinching Game 5 win in the PBA Philippine Cup against Magnolia at Mall of Asia Arena Friday.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 crownThe eventual Finals MVP finished with a ridiculous 42-point, 20-rebound double-double to lead the Beermen to a 108-99 double overtime victory.READ: June Mar Fajardo: Best Player of Conference and Finals MVP Fajardo’s late-game dominance, however, wouldn’t have happened if not for Arwind Santos’ game-tying triple in regulation that send the game into overtime with the score knotted at 86-86.“Arwind played a hell of a game,” said Fajardo of Santos who had 23 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks. “If he hadn’t made that shot, we would’ve lost. That was, as he said, the hand of God.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina And in that big of an occasion, Fajardo made sure his performance would be bigger.“I never thought I would dominate in the fourth quarter or in the overtime because I was so tired and I was cramping up,” said Fajardo in Filipino. “But my teammates kept finding me, and I had to produce, thankfully my shots went in.”Fajardo was every bit dominant in the fourth quarter and in the two extra period when he scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds.READ: All heart: Beermen rally from 23 down, bag PBA Philippine Cup title in 2OTIn the second overtime alone, the six-time Best Player of the Conference had eight points to help the Beermen finally breakaway as the Hotshots ducked for cover.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. June Mar Fajardo isn’t called “The Kraken” just because of his enormous 6-foot-10, 270-lb frame, he’s got that nickname through sheer force of basketball greatness.ADVERTISEMENT
In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The other finalists are Team Ballers, Metro Star Realty, F4, BS Susim Shipping, Team Just Coco and Team Core.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’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Team Arellano and Team Enderun bested 10 other rivals to clinch the last two berths in the Vivo HoopBattle Championship Philippines finals set 1 p.m. at Market! Market! in Taguig on Sunday.Arellano edged Enderun for top honors in the final elimination leg in Quezon City last week and will join six other finalists. Arellano and Enderun foiled Tune Squad, Herons, MCM, Triple B’s, EAC Pride, Twice, New Kicks Ballhandlers, Eudex, Team Regal and D&B Titans to gain a crack at the PH crown and the P200,000 top prize of the 3×3 basketball tournament also being held in China and other Asian countries.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Belingon dominates Nguyen for ONE interim bantamweight belt Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? 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 View comments
Marginalisation of Afro-Guyanese claimsPresident David Granger is coming in for heavy criticism and faces accusations of inciting racism, after he claimed at the weekend that Afro-Guyanese were marginalised by previous Administrations.President David GrangerAddressing the opening of Cuffy250’s fourth Annual State of the African Guyanese Forum at the Critchlow Labour College Sunday morning, President Granger claimed that ethnic discrimination and lack of equal access to public services contribute to inequality, adding that people of African descent have in the past alleged such acts of discrimination in the Public and Private Sectors.“There is evidence that there was discrimination. We must now correct that situation because discrimination against anyone promotes insecurity and social exclusion and that can lead to disorder,” the President said.Rohee said even though his Party was still analysing the President’s statement, Granger’s comments were duplicitous, especially since it was the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration, which had labelled as inciting racism, statements in New York by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo that Indo-Guyanese and other Guyanese supportive of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) were being discriminated against and victimised by the Government..“Mr Granger as the President of this country seems to be speaking with a forked tongue,” Rohee declared.PPP General SecretaryClement RoheeHe went on to explain that on one hand the President is saying that Jagdeo should temper his language and should not speak out in favour of people who have been marginalised and oppressed, while he himself is making allegations of ethnic marginalisation, the very thing he accused the Opposition Leader of doing.Rohee noted the evidence of marginalisation of Indo-Guyanese and other Guyanese who are associated with the PPP was glaring, pointing to what was taking place in the sugar industry and the Government’s plans to close the industry which employed mainly Indo-Guyanese, the current troubles facing rice, another sector in which the majority of the farmers are Indo-Guyanese.He, however, went on to explain that Jagdeo did make it clear that apart from Indo-Guyanese, other persons perceived to be supporters of the PPP were also being victimised and marginalised by the Government.Rohee argued that Jagdeo’s statements in New York were rooted in facts, unlike the claims of the President, for which there is no empirical evidence and, as such, the PPP remained resolute in its support for the Opposition Leader.“When you attack Mr Jagdeo especially in those terms, it’s an attack on the PPP. Mr Jagdeo cannot be separated from the PPP and vice versa. So when you attack Mr Jagdeo on the question of racism, it’s an attack on the PPP,” Rohee declared.Observers have called into question the President’s statement which they said bordered on inciting racial division, the very claims his government made about statements made by Jagdeo in New York.One observer told the Guyana Times that Jagdeo’s New York comments were based on facts that Indo-Guyanese were being marginalised and were similar to those made by the President when he spoke of marginalisation of Afro Guyanese existed.
The Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce has released some recommendations for the Cityâ€™s upcoming operating budget. The recommendations include keeping taxes low, while also offering maximum services to the community.The Chamber suggests rewarding city departments for successfully completing their objectives, while doing so under-budget. The Chamber says the reward would help prevent the â€œif we have the money, we must spend itâ€ mentality. – Advertisement -The Chamber also recommends that the City review the 2009 Hamilton Report and that the City should encourage tax credits to downtown land owners to encourage them to improve thier buildings or begin construction on undeveloped lots.Although the Chamber just recently submitted its recommendations to the City, it says it is willing to provide support to the City to help achieve its goals.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I trusted him before, but I can’t now,” said five-term Rep. Lee Terry, whose district includes metropolitan Omaha. WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush again came to Alberto Gonzales’ defense Saturday, saying the attorney general is “honorable and honest” and has his full support. During a joint press conference with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at the Camp David presidential retreat, Bush defended Gonzales against charges he has not been forthcoming enough about his role in the firing of federal prosecutors. “He is providing documents for Congress to find the truth. He will testify in front of Congress. And he will tell the truth,” the president said. A Republican congressman on Saturday urged Gonzales to resign, citing what he said were Gonzales’ contradictory statements about his role in the firing of eight federal prosecutors.
Fire officials are reminding residents to practice safe cooking practices in the kitchen and to ensure that you have working smoke alarms in your home. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Fire Department responded to a small kitchen fire at the Peace Country Mobile Home Park on Tuesday at approximately 11:00 a.m.According to the Fire Department, a female occupant was cooking and fell asleep on the couch. She was awakened by the sound of the fire and was able to get out on her own.She was taken to the hospital by B.C. Ambulance to be checked out for smoke inhalation.- Advertisement -Fire officials say there were three pet cats in the residence at the time and all three were safely recovered, two by the occupant and one by the Fire Department.Fire damage was contained to the kitchen area with smoke damage throughout the residence.The Fire Department determined that the home did not have a working smoke alarm.Advertisement
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO (AP) – In the waning hours of the legislative session, state lawmakers agreed to let bond money approved by voters for affordable housing flow to private business ventures, including an entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles. The procedure orchestrated by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez was approved Wednesday without any debate, but it drew a heated response from some who said it undermines the will of voters and steers affordable housing bond dollars to commercial developers. It also raised questions about how the Legislature conducts business in the final days of session where hundreds of bills are amended and passed with little debate. “The real question is, why did the Legislature wait to the last minute. What was the emergency?” asked Robert Stern, president of the Center for Governmental Studies in Los Angeles. “This gives the Legislature a bad name.” The bond change, if signed by the governor, would allow special business districts doing redevelopment across the state to team up with local governments and compete for an $850 million pot of money authorized by Proposition 1C for so-called infill projects. That would benefit Anschutz Entertainment Group, which is building a $5.6million square-foot retail and entertainment complex downtown known as “L.A. Live” next to the Staples Center.
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COMMUNITY ALERT Gardai have appealed to the public to be on the look-out for a gang after a burglary in the Glen area outside Carrigart last night.The gang, who are believed to reside in Donegal, are driving a small, black hatchback car with a registration beginning with the letters XIW.Anybody who may have seen this car or noticed anybody acting suspiciously are asked to contact Gardai immediately. COMMUNITY ALERT: CAN YOU HELP FIND CAR USED IN BURGLARY? was last modified: March 14th, 2014 by John2Share 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:burglaryCarrigartcommunity alertglen
The city of Santa Clarita is unaffected. In November 2003, the city granted Waste Management affiliate Blue Barrel Disposal its $70 million residential franchise, which has locked rates until 2007. Waste disposal in Los Angeles County is decentralized – each customer has individual contracts with their trash company of choice. Waste Management spokesman Eric Rose said Wednesday the surcharge only covers a portion of fuel premium, and would be allocated only within unincorporated county areas. It won’t subsidize higher fuel costs incurred by Blue Barrel in the city of Santa Clarita. “It won’t fully cover the additional cost of fuel,” he said. “But it will offset our increased operating costs.” The trash hauler said surging fuel prices have added $20,000 a week to operation costs within city limits compared to a year ago. Spot prices for low sulfur No. 2 diesel this week hovered between $2.13-$2.51 a gallon, up from $1.46-$1.55 a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. When the city signed the franchise agreements, it was between 80 cents to 90 cents per gallon. At the pumps, a gallon of diesel in Los Angeles/Long Beach cost $3.46, compared to $2.40 a year ago, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. SAUGUS – High fuel costs hit Dennis Lebman in the mailbox when he unsealed his quarterly trash bill and found a new 10 percent surcharge a local waste hauler said is needed to help offset recent price spikes. “We’re already getting reamed by the oil companies, and now we’re getting reamed by everybody we’re doing business with,” said Lebman, 42, who lives in a section of Saugus just outside the Santa Clarita city limits. His September invoice from Waste Management includes a $5.99 fuel charge – 10 percent of his $59.99 quarterly bill. “I’m sorry, it doesn’t cost $5.99 a home for three month’s gas. I’m sure they’ll make quite a profit for that.” The Houston-based trash service instituted the surcharge beginning last month for customers in unincorporated Santa Clarita Valley as diesel prices ascended past $3 per gallon. Rose said the surcharge will be adjusted monthly to reflect changes in diesel prices – it’ll be gone if prices are at or below the 1999 average of 51.8 cents. There is a two-month lag time. Santa Clarita’s 170,000 residents have been spared – the city contract holds monthly trash rates at $18.64 through April 14, 2006. Then the rates drop to $16.25 per month until June 2007, when increases of up to 5 percent are permitted. Fuel can only account for up to 5 percent of the rate hike, said Travis Lange, the city’s environmental services manager. “The contract is very clear about certain services they provide,” he said. “I think we did get a good deal, and prices appear to be lower.” “We like to have a fuel service charge in the Santa Clarita area to cover the additional costs we are incurring.” Waste Management’s Rose said. “There are no discussions at this point with the city of Santa Clarita regarding a fuel surcharge.” Burrtec Waste Industries, which holds the city’s $35 million commercial trash franchise, is similarly bound until at least 2006. Fuel costs for the Fontana-based trash hauler have jumped some 37 percent over the past six months, and they have no redress in Santa Clarita. “I’m sure the city as well as our customers realize these costs are escalating,” said Michael Arreguin, the company’s vice president. “Eventually, we’ll have to adjust our rates accordingly.” All this doesn’t seem fair to Lebman, who just moved in March to his Plum Canyon home with is wife and 5-year-old son. His neighbors over the ridge to the south are city residents, and are exempt from the surcharge. “It would be a little more fair (if they charged city residents),” he said. “We’re going to have to bear the brunt of it. … Now I’m afraid we’re going to get this everywhere. Where does it stop? It doesn’t.” The county has plans to phase-in a trash franchise system in three to five years, said Paul Novak, planning deputy for county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley. “It would provide the county with a little more control when there are questions about service or charges,” he said. “I think the franchise system has over time proved to be more efficient than the system we currently have. It would be easier to attain the best service at lower rates.” But it couldn’t come soon enough for Lebman, who has been cutting back on trips to keep his monthly gasoline bill around $200. “We’re already not doing things in the weekend because of the gas prices,” Lebman said. “We’ll spend a day doing whatever errands that are necessary shopping-wise. Other than that, we’re staying home.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!