‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The Knights, who were determined to win in their home floor, held the Blazers scoreless in the 3:27 and strung a closing 7-0 run to pick up their third win against a loss.Letran continued to take advantage of their size with the frontcourt trio of Larry Muyang, Chris Fajarito, and Jeo Ambohot combining for 22 points and 22 rebounds.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’Bong Quinto, meanwhile, paced the Knights with 17 points.“We just like to take advantage of the strength that we obviously have and we did it again in this game,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Letran improved to solo third after outlasting St. Benilde, 64-60, in the NCAA Season 94 basketball tournament Tuesday at Letran Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Yankie Haruna finished with 13 points for St. Benilde, which dropped to 2-3, while Clement Leutcheu added 10 points, seven boards and five assists in the loss.The scores:Letran 64 – Quinto 17, Muyang 10, Fajarito 10, Batiller 8, Calvo 6, Yu 4, Balanza 2, Ambohot 2, Taladua 2, Mandreza 2, Celis 1, Balagasay 0, Agbong 0CSB 60 – Haruna 13, Leutcheu 10, Gutang 8, Dixon 8, Naboa 5, Velasco 5, Young 4, Domingo 3, Pasturan 2, Carlos 2Quarterscores: 13-17; 25-31; 43-44; 64-60ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Despite 2-1 lead, San Miguel wary of Ginebra comeback MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs
Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Muntinlupa nears semis Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Rondina also had help, with rookie Eya Laure chipping in 21 points.But the offense was not enough for UST to extend a three-game winning streak as the Tigresses absorbed their third loss in eight games.Earlier, University of the East got a big jolt in the third set but still managed to keep its poise and turned back National University, 25-16, 25-18, 24-26, 25-16.Poised to take the win in just three sets, the Lady Warriors found the going rough in the third frame as the Lady Bulldogs raced to a 24-18 lead and forged a fourth set.Veterans Me-Anne Mendrez and Judith Abil put things in order in the fourth set to secure UE’s second victory in eight games, tying NU.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Their seventh win in eight matches kept the Lady Eagles firmly entrenched at the top while sending a message across the field that no one player can beat them.The win also allowed Ateneo to keep its mastery of UST, extending its streak in their head-to-head rivalry to 15 games dating back to Season 74.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRondina equaled a league record held by one of the league’s most illustrious stars, dropping 35 points on the Ateneo defense.But the Lady Eagles were simply up to the challenge and refused to just fold up and die. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption It was a revenge of sorts for the Lady Warriors, who bowed to the young Lady Bulldogs in the first round.Maddie Madayag scored 23 points, 11 of them on kill-blocks, to frustrate UST’s vaunted gunners, including the heavy hitter Dimdim Pacres, the designated third option who was limited to six points.When Madayag heard of her stats, she was surprised: “Serious? Oh my gosh. I just played my game and did whatever I can to contribute to the team.”Kat Tolentino added 20 points, and Ateneo also got big games from team captain Bea de Leon and libero Dani Ravena.The Tigresses were never the same after failing to wrap it up in the third set, although Rondina continued her scoring binge.The two teams exchanged leads several times until Ateneo took advantage of Eya Laure’s service error at the 10-10 score line and took it up a notch for the 13-10 advantage after Kat Tolentino’s ace.Rondina matched the league record of Alyssa Valdez for Ateneo in 2013.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Kat Tolentino ofAteneo towersover UST star SisiRondina for a kill.—SHERWINVARDELEONBrandishing the fighting heart that mattered when the chips were down, Ateneo negated the massive firepower that University of Santo Tomas packed behind star hitter Sisi Rondina.Facing match-point and the prospects of seeing their six-game winning streak snapped via a straight sets loss, the Lady Eagles came charging back to score a come-from-behind 19-25, 22-25, 27-25, 25-22, 15-11 victory on Wednesday night at FilOil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT
-As 3,500 youth to beneficiaries for special agricultural activities By George Harris and David A. YatesAs part of efforts to improve the economic status to contribute to food security in the rural parts of Liberia, the Youth Opportunities Project (YOP) recently made additional recruitment of 3,500 youths that are living at a very low-income level.The initiative is a continuation of YOP’s Productive Public Works (PPW) program.According to a release, YOP’s PPW phase-two recruitment exercise was executed for a period of one month across the fifteen counties of Liberia. A total of 129 communities from the fifteen counties were selected during the recruitment process.Recruited youth who are between the ages 18 to 35 will be incorporated into a special agricultural initiative of YOP, the release said.In a follow-up interview, YOP National Coordinator, Jesse Bengu, said that YOP agricultural initiative is designed to increase youth earnings but also enhance their entrepreneurial potentials.“The venture would positively shift and engage their [youth] minds, and promote their ambitions to abandon acts that are counter-productive for society,” Bengu said. “Therefore, in-demand agricultural produce like rice, cassava, eddoes, maize, and vegetables worth paying attention to as it is necessary and would profit those in our program and the nation at large.”Bengu added that his organization is preparing to drill youth through two operational plans that will help them overcome their economic challenges. First, YOP is offering basic planting tools, and cash as labor subsidies to recruited youth that are from rural communities. Secondly, it is building the capacity of recruited youth through basic financial and small-skills business management training.The YOP is implemented by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) and the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE). It is supported by the World Bank with a 10 million dollar loan to the Government of Liberia.The project focuses on Pre-Employment Social Support for urban youth between the ages of 15-17 years, and Household Enterprises for Urban Youth as well between the ages of 18-35.For the Productive Public Works component, the project supports rural youth between the ages of 18-35 years. A total of 15,000 beneficiaries are targeted by December 2020 the end of the project’s five-years term.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…says too many complaints piling upWith an increased number of complaints being lodged against staff attached to the Works Department within the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), Regional Chairman Renis Morian has threatened to have them removed. While complaints against the department – which is responsible for the overseeing of the region’s infrastructural projects – is nothing new, it came in for more harsh criticism during the hosting of the Council’s statutory meeting last week when staff were accused of corruptive practices and under-productivity.Regional Chairman Renis Morian among Councillors during last week’s statutory meetingThis, according to officials, continues to affect the flow of the system of works in the region. In threatening to remove all of the staff in the department, the Regional Chairman said the Council has been trying to sort out the same issues since 2015, but has seen no change.He said if there is no change by December 31, 2018, the Council will move a motion for the removal of all of the staff within the department. According to Morian, the Council will cite “corruption, friendism” and “nepotism” as grounds for their removal, as he alleged that “kleptocracy” continues.Morian said there are no set systems or structures for dates when projects are checked and staff seem to be acting outside of the interest of getting the work of the Council done. “People going and check their friend work and ain’t checking other people’s work because is not their friend… I’m aware of it because I’m on the ground…We’re moving to a place where I’m going to write the Minister, write the President and say we can’t work with the present staff… they don’t even send the contracts to the Works Committee… that is a prerequisite of this RDC here, before the people (contractors) get paid, works got to sign off. When I go to works (department), people liming, coming in very, very, late. There’s no structure in the Works Department…This RDC here is going to move to a place where we’re going to ask for the whole Works Department to move,” the Chairman told the meeting.Regional Executive Officer (REO) Orrin Gordon also pointed out that he continues to have issues with Bill of Quantities submitted for projects and would have raised these concerns with engineers on the ground. “So that would have obviously slowed down the process… On Monday we would have had a meeting and at the meeting made it clear that we need to move some people out of the line and try and train some other people in line. Because we are not getting the productivity from those individuals,” he said. Additionally, Gordon said there are issues with status reports, which he noted contain a lot of gaps with missing information.“We have to do better than this. There was an instance where a particular line item was overspent, and I said, ‘I can’t remember us doing that amount of work’. And they went back and said there was an error. When we check through the thing, we saw that one project was stated three times,” Gordon continued. However, he also admitted that presently, there are insufficient technical staff to carry out checks to projects with Councillors noting that the issues with the system continues to affect the timely payment of contractors. Back in June, the Council made a unanimous decision to restructure its Works Department. Over the years, the department has come in for high condemnation from Morian and Councillors alike, with some of its members even being accused of fraud. Gordon had also pointed out that the department is a very troubling area and had made calls for the administration to have it reorganised. Several Councillors have also over the years registered their frustration in dealing with issues related to the department.
However, there are plenty of candidates seeking a seat as Councillor.Twelve to be exact.Each of the original faces of Fort St. John City Hall have entered into this year’s election, which reads Councillor Trevor Bolin, Councillor Bruce Christensen, Councillor Dan Davies, Councillor Larry Evans, Councillor Gord Klassen, and Councillor Byron Stewart.- Advertisement -It’s not going to be an easy win for them as it was for Mayor Ackerman, as there are also six new faces looking to represent the City of Fort St. John throughout the next term.Those faces are that of Christopher Clarke, Becky Grimsrud, Karen Mason-Bennett, Graham McCoubrey, Tamara Wilkinson, and Dan Pope, the only non incumbent, who according to his Civic Info B.C. profile, has previously served on another City Council.Now that this portion of the Municipal Election has wrapped-up, one can expect to learn more about these names before it’s time to hit the polls on November 15.Advertisement
1 Arsene Wenger has confirmed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out for up to four weeks with a hamstring strain and will miss England’s upcoming internationals against Lithuania and Italy.The Arsenal midfielder will also miss Premier Leaguen games against West Ham and Newcastle, and the second leg of the Champions League last 16 clash against Monaco.Oxlade-Chamberlain sustained the injury during Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Manchester United on Monday and Wenger admits the 21-year-old is frustrated at the prospect of facing another spell on the sidelines.“He is keen to play for England and I think it is a big blow for him,” Wenger said.“He knows as well that it is the type of injury where you can recover quickly and come back. But it is not an ideal moment.“It’s very frustrating for him because he has played more games than ever this season. In the last two months I feel he was a bit in and out.“He showed again on Monday night what an important player he can be for Arsenal and for England. It’s a shame that in the final sprint [of the season] he’s not there.” ? Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“But we decided as a leadership team that we should at least explore this possibility,” Guerrero said. “And last year everything actually came together – there was an extra classroom available and it all worked out. “It’s been amazing,” Guerrero added. “The kids blow me away every day. They’re funny and articulate and intelligent, and there are 37 of them – that’s huge!” But it’s far from a bed of roses for those in the magnet program, says director/teacher Angela Togia. To get into the class, the student had to agree to maintain excellent attendance and be on their best behavior. Even parents promised to be involved and volunteer at school. “We want to create scholars,” Togia said. “We’re trying to provide a comfortable environment during this transitional time in our students’ lives. “We want them to be comfortable to make mistakes and learn,” she said. Already, the students have read “Farewell to Manzanar” and were visited by a former detainee of a Japanese internment camp, then visited the Japanese museum and learned to make wooden blocks. As part of the arts portion of the program, some of the students have been in the Steel Pan Ensemble at Norwalk High for a couple of years, Guerrero said – and they will continue to do so. “That’s the part I love – being able to be in the steel-pan band,” said Christian Manriquez, 11. “I like being here with my friends, and I’m really into music, so it’s a good thing for me.” Last week, the students were able to participate in “Estrella,” a bilingual opera performed at the school by the Guild Opera Company. Aside from the arts, the students will also learn computer programs like GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto and PowerPoint. Starting in January, Guerrero said officials will begin evaluating the magnet program to determine its effectiveness and whether it should continue. “I’m just so grateful to the parents who have entrusted their children to us for this experience,” Guerrero said. “And every teacher in this school is invested in having this be a success, so the whole school acts as a support.” email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – They’ve been in class for nearly three months now, and already they’ve performed in an opera, visited the Japanese American National Museum and played in a steel-pan band at nearby Norwalk High School. Before the school year is over, they will have snorkeled and scuba-dived as part of Marine Science Adventure Camp on Catalina Island, visited the Bowers Museum to view a mummy exhibit as part of a lesson on Egypt, and been given a chance to take up the keyboard, drums, guitar or violin. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the new sixth-grade arts and technology magnet pilot program at Morrison Elementary School. For years, says Principal Marsha Guerrero, parents have asked for a program to keep their children at Morrison for their sixth-grade year, even though the school only goes up to fifth grade.
A Donegal coroner has warned the public that speeding is not always the cause of road deaths.Coroner John Cannon was speaking during an inquest into the death of a pensioner during a horrific road crash.The head-on collision in Dunlewey, Co Donegal also resulted in a five year old girl being left in a wheelchair for life. The dead woman Maggie Barr had spent many years acting and appeared in many television series’ including TG4’s CU Burn.Mrs Barr was coming back from an eye appointment in Letterkenny, Co Donegal when the car she was in was involved in a horrific road smash.An inquest into Mrs Barr’s death found today that she died as a result of injuries sustained as a result of a traffic accident.Letterkenny Coroner’s Court heard how Mrs Barr of Middletown, Derrybeg, and her husband Willie were travelling in their Volkswagen Jetta May 27th, 2008 when they were involved in a head-on collision in the village of Dunlewey.Mr Barr’s car was in collision with another car containing a mother and her two young children.Seconds after the collision, the family’s Mazda 3 went on fire and the Ni Gairbheith children Noirin, 5, and Aodan, 2, were caught in the back of the car.They were eventually freed by passers-by before the car was gutted due the blaze.A statement from Mrs Sonia Nic Gairbheith said the crash has had a life-changing affect on her family.Her daughter is in a wheelchair and is paralysed form the chest down.William Barr told the court that the last thing he remembers is passing a bar known as McGeadys.He said he spent 18 days in hospital and the entire episode was like a dream to him.One of the first people on the scene was James McAllister –a fire station commander with the Northern Ireland Fire Service in Bangor, Co Down.When he found Mrs Barr she was still alive but died a short time later at the scene.Mr McAllister was asked by Coroner John Cannon if he would recommend that a fire extinguisher would have helped at the scene.However he said he thought the use of a fire extinguisher by an untrained member of the public would have caused more problems.Dr Katriona Dillon said that she carried out an examination of Mrs Barr’s body and said she was heavily bruised.She also had injuries to her legs, arms and chest.Dr Dillon said the cause of death was due to multiple injuries sustained in road accident.She added that Mrs Barr was in good health considering her age and would have lived for many years but for the tragic accident.Garda Niall Maguire of Falcarragh Garda station said the road conditions were good and that both cars were in good, road-worthy condition.He added that as a result of an investigation that speed was not an issue in the accident.The jury returned a verdict that death was due to injuries sustained form a road traffic accident.They also suggested that additional road signage should be erected at the scene of the crash.Coroner Cannon said to date this year there have been 96 deaths on Irish roads.“Today’s inquest shows that speed is not always a factor and it shows the inherent danger on our roads,” he said.EndsCORONER PLEADS WITH PEOPLE TO DRIVE SAFELY AFTER DEATH OF DONEGAL PENSIONER was last modified: July 5th, 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) Tags:crash coronerDunleweyinquestMaggie BarrWilliam Barr
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has no doubt Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar and the rest of France’s “fantastic” new generation would flourish in the Premier League.England were torn apart by the dynamic French attack on Tuesday evening, when Raphael Varane’s video-assisted sending-off at the start of the second half surely prevented the victory margin being greater than 3-2.Ousmane Dembele, the 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund forward, capped a fine performance with the winning goal, which was set up by outrageously talented 18-year-old Mbappe.The striker continues to be linked with a big-money exit from Monaco – as does team-mate Lemar, with Tottenham said to be among those interested in the attacking midfielder.Lloris grinned when asked if he had spoken to Lemar about Spurs, saying: “You are right to ask the question, but I cannot reply.”And the France captain is enthralled by the potential of his young compatriots.“The Premier League is very exciting,” Lloris said. “All the Premier League clubs have the capacity and the ability to bring the best players in the world.“In France we used to have a lot of talented players, and it’s true that the new generation are fantastic, but we need to give them time to get the right maturity.“But as they showed (on Tuesday), they are ready to compete at the best level. Let’s see what will happen in the Premier League.”France boast such attacking strength in depth that the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Dimitri Payet and Alexandre Lacazette were unused substitutes against England.They were able to call on the world’s most expensive player, though, and Paul Pogba shone after a season of scrutiny at Manchester United.“Maybe he had some things to prove because he belongs to one of the best clubs in the world and he plays in the Premier League, and he has to show his level,” Lloris said.“(On Tuesday) he was fantastic as a midfielder, he helped the team a lot to manage the ball.“I have no doubt that he will get better and better.”The same surely goes for the Les Bleus as a collective, putting them among the favourites for next summer’s World Cup.An uncharacteristic Lloris mistake allowed Sweden to win and usurp them at the top of their qualification group on Friday, but with such exciting, young attackers few expect them to falter in their quest to reach Russia.“We have a lot of players who are very unpredictable, because in one versus one they can make the difference,” Lloris added. 1 Thomas Lemar and Kylian Mbappe have been linked with moves to the Premier League
Nemanja Matic was sent off the last time Burnley visited Stamford BridgeChelsea laboured a little at Watford last weekend, before Antonio Conte’s substitutions brought fresh life to the team and secured a dramatic 2-1 victory. Will they make it three wins from three against newly-promoted Burnley?Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 27 August 2016Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Five key battles: Including John Terry v Andre GrayBetVictor.com preview: Chelsea can get first clean sheetVital statistic: Chelsea have lost just one of their last 12 home matches.Injuries and suspensionsCHELSEARuled out: Kurt Zouma (knee), Marco van Ginkel (knee).Fitness test: Willian (calf), Ola Aina (muscular).WATFORDRuled out: Ashley Barnes (hamstring). Possible starting line-upsChelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Kante; Pedro, Matic, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa.Burnley: Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Boyd, Marney, Defour, Arfield; Gray, Vokes. Facts and figuresFORM GUIDE (last five league matches)Chelsea: W W D D L (8 points) • Home: W D D L D (6 points)Burnley: W L W W W (12 points) • Away: W W W D W (13 points)TOP SCORERS (league only)Chelsea – 2: Costa; 1: Batshuayi, Hazard.Burnley – 1: Gray, Vokes.LAST FIVE MEETINGS21 Feb 2015: Chelsea 1 Burnley 118 Aug 2014: Burnley 1 Chelsea 330 Jan 2010: Burnley 1 Chelsea 229 Aug 2009: Chelsea 3 Burnley 012 Nov 2008: Chelsea 1 Burnley 1Chelsea 3 wins, Burnley 0 wins, 2 drawsSee also:Willian could return for Burnley gameChelsea can get first clean sheet – and can Costa make it three out of three?Chelsea v Burnley: five key battlesChelsea v Burnley line-ups: One Blues change, Fabregas on bench, same again for ClaretsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook