PVL: PayMaya soars to 2nd straight win at expense of Pocari

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tiger Woods makes cut at Players thanks to Spieth, Thomas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jerrili Malabanan and Sullivan combined for 17 points to help the High Flyers’ cause.Myla Pablo had 12 points to lead the Lady Warriors while Jeanette Panaga and Madeline Palmar had nine apiece.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nicole Rountree was solid for PayMaya as she finished with 18 points to lead the High Flyers.PayMaya head coach Roger Gorayeb said his team had better movement compared to their last game and facing the defending champion pumped up his imports Rountree and Shellby Sullivan.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“As compared to our first game, we committed less mistakes and errors and the imports were very determined because they knew they could play better from last time and it’s the defending champion that we just faced,” said Gorayeb in Filipino.PayMaya committed 23 errors in its opening three-set win over Tacloban and had slightly less against Pocari-Air Force with 21. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ View commentscenter_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPayMaya put on a strong start in the tournament after quickly dispatching Pocari-Air Force in three sets, 25-20, 25-19, 25-22, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Saturday at People’s Gym in Tuguegarao City.The High Flyers climbed to 2-0 and denied the defending champions of the conference, a victory in their season opener.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

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Exsecon Security Recruits, Amidst Ebola Crisis

first_imgDespite the decline in the Liberian economy due to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), a Liberian owned private security firm, the Executive Security Consultancy, Incorporated (EXSECON), has launched a massive recruitment of Liberians to secure and protect diverse business assets and facilities.At the weekend, over 76 persons, between the ages of 18 and 40,   were undergoing physical training, as part of a  six-week curriculum to be hired as EXSECON officers  after graduation.The theoretical training is held from Monday to Friday in the EXSECON headquarters at the intersection of Broad and Johnson Streets, while the physical training is held every Saturday and climaxed with a bit of theory.A top EXSECON source intimated that EXSECON wants to recruit about 300 new officers and this is being done in compliance with an order issued by its acting general manager, Fidell Samukai.According to the source, this is intended to meet the demands in the expansion of their operations.The source, refusing to be named on ground that he had no instruction to divulge on the matter, told Daily Observer that EXSECON currently has the highest security personnel, about 745 officers.The source indicated that the pay range depends on the assignment and rank, basically between US$75 to US$250.There are reports that EXSECON is protecting and securing all the facilities of the UN, including UNMIL, as well as the German Embassy, Nigerian House, the Sierra Leone Embassy and Cellcom.EXSECON, founded 1993, has as its motto: “Professionalism and dedication.”When contacted the EXSECON Administrative Officer Jeremy Quellie, referred the Daily Observer to the acting general manager Fidell Samukai, who also declined to be interviewed.However, according to some of the recruited officers who begged for anonymity, a junior high student and above are eligible to apply, but must bring along health and police certificates and recommendation from the community and a religious institution.“He/she is mandated to secure and protect diverse business assets and facilities, ensure client satisfaction, investigate incidents, carry out security surveys and assessments and recommend safety solutions,” the source said. “He/she must be capable of leading, motivating, organizing and managing others and also be at least 18 years.”Amidst the recruitment exercises, EXSECON is also observing the preventive measure against the Ebola virus.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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Wakapoa Secondary in need of teachers – Councillor

first_imgEducation, consider the most precious gift, is difficult to access in the Amerindian community of Wakapoa, Lower Pomeroon, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). This is according to People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP\C) councillor Brian Basil, who during a recent statutory meeting in Region Two, said that secondary school children in the area are left to suffer as many parents cannot afford to send them to school due to the exorbitant fees charged by the captains of the David G boats.Councillor Brain BasilBasil, who is Chairman of the Hinterland Affairs Committee in the Region, said that the Toshao of the community complained to him about the inadequacy of teachers at the school. He said the school’s syllabus is lagging and so are the children in their education.The councillor informed his fellow colleagues that several requests were made to the Department of Education about filling the school vacancies, noting that to date nothing has been done, and often the children are left unattended in their classrooms due to the lack of teachers.In addition, parents were asked to pay $1000 weekly to transport their children to school with the boats which were gifted by President David Granger to the Pomeroon communities.He also informed the council that presently the dormitory at Wakapoa is incomplete due to the faulty works done by the contractor. He argued that children are suffering and something really needs to be done.Government Councillor, Naithram, commenting on the issue said that he recently visited the dormitory at Wakapoa and he was shocked to see the ‘faulty’ works that were done by the contractor.Naithram questioned why children have to suffer due to negligence by an administration. He also informed the council that the contractor was previously blacklisted. He therefore called on REO, Rupert Hopkinson to intervene to resolve the issue of substandard works.last_img read more

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House Passed 12 Items during Special Sitting

first_imgHouse Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay says 12 out of 19 items sent to the Lower House during the month-long special sitting were passed, while five were sent back to committee rooms for some unresolved issues.Speaker Nuquay, who briefed legislative reporters during a year-end tete-a-tete at the Capitol Building on Friday, said prominent among items passed was the Investment Incentive Agreement between Sethi Ferro Fabrik Incorporated and the Government of Liberia.This agreement, according to the Speaker, seeks to construct a scrap recycling plant to produce steel products for Liberia and neighboring markets. It proposes to invest in excess of US$20 million during the life of the project.However, like their Senate counterparts, Speaker Nuquay said the House of Representatives refused to pass the Mineral Development Agreement (MDA) between Hummingbird Resources (Liberia) Incorporated and the Republic of Liberia until the Executive Branch of government can clarify certain clauses in the deal.About the recent retreat between the Executive and Legislative branches in the joint Chamber of the Legislature, Speaker Nuquay said some power-point presentations were made by line ministries to highlight the financial shock the economy is experiencing and measures taken to ensure that priorities established by the country’s Agenda for Transformation (AfT) remain essentially on track.Though the retreat was held behind closed door, Legislators were reportedly informed that the first half-year report on the economy, especially regarding the current national budget, was not encouraging; and that only US$159 million has so far been raised out of a budget of over US$600 million.During its last day sitting last Thursday, the Senate confirmed Liberia Ambassador-designate to La Cote d’Ivoire, Madam Willye Mai King Tolbert.Meanwhile, the Senate has concurred with the House of Representatives to pass the Tax Amendment Act of 2016, with some Senators, among them Senators George Weah, Albert Tugbe Chie, and Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, voicing disagreement that the one cent per minute charged on all calls would affect the ongoing three-day ‘free call’ promotion campaign, a scheme which they said benefits the ordinary people.The doors to the respective Chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives have now been shut, to be reopened on the second Monday in January, to prepare for the joint session a week later. At the joint session, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will deliver her last annual address and is expected therein to outline her legislative agenda. 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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Community events for the weekend of Jan 15

first_imgDate Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Friday, Jan 14, 2011 – Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 07.00 PM ‘”Laugh Your Ice Off” Featuring Comedian Johnny Gardhouse’Lido Theatre Theatre & Performances Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 08.00 PM Flyers AAA vs Prince George MohawksNorth Peace Arena Sports & Fitness Thursday, Jan 13, 2011 – Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 High On Ice FestivalCentennial Park Art & Culture Friday, Jan 14, 2011 – Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 Mukluk BonspielFort St. John Curling Club Sports & Fitness Thursday, Jan 13, 2011 – Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 07.00 PM Dr Kearney Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”North Peace Cultural Centre Children & Family , Theatre & Performances Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 01.00 PM – 02.00 PM Caroline Woodward Book SigningThe Rabbit Hole/Retro Relics Community Friday, Jan 14, 2011 – Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 08.00 PM Ryan Hennessey at JD’sJD Fitzgerald’s Pub Music – Advertisement – Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011 – Monday, Feb 28, 2011 07.00 PM – 08.00 PM New Year’s Weight Loss ChallengeNorth Peace Leisure Pool Sports & Fitness Saturday, Jan 15, 2011 06.00 PM “High On Ice” Community Dinner & DanceFort St. John Curling Club Dinner & Dance Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 02.00 PM Flyers AAA vs Prince George MohawksNorth Peace Arena Sports & Fitness Below is a list of community events taking place in Fort St. John this weekend.  For a full list of all the events taking place for High on Ice, click here.  last_img read more

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Fort St. John North Peace Museum unveils new buildings

first_imgA number of dignitaries were on hand for the event including City Councillors Larry Evans, and Bruce Christensen, Mayor Lori Ackerman, and local MP Bob Zimmer.Zimmer says the buildings are becoming less and less common, and it’s important for everyone to recognize their significance.“A lot of these buildings, we see them on the prairies,  and they are fading away, and here is a place that you can actually see two buildings in their original condition. They’re preserved nicely, and done well,” he says. “We don’t appreciate necessarily what it took to build up Fort St. John and the North Peace. We see that it was a lot of work to get where we are today, and I think for young kids to experience what it was like 100 years ago, and to actually see the buildings it gives us more of an appreciation for what we have today.”- Advertisement -The B.C. Police Barracks were located on the south side of the Peace River across from the 100th Street lookout. They were in service from 1910 until 1921, and inside was a jail, along with living quarters for police. There was a telegraph line, and people also use the facility for registering mining permits, along with traplines, and homesteads.The Paddy Carroll Peck Cabin was built in the 1940s by Paddy Carroll, just outside of Fort St. John, en route to Charlie Lake. The building was eventually purchased by Don and Alene Peck, and in the 70s it was used as a store for selling First Nations handicrafts. It was in operation until 1997.last_img read more

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DONEGAL IS ‘SWEET’ ON POTATOES!

first_imgNew research shows strong regional preferences when it comes to buying fruit and vegetables with Donegal consumers have a slightly unusual preference.Tesco carried out the surveyBananas top the charts in most counties, and berries, tomatoes, potatoes and oranges are also in the top five, according to a study by Tesco of the bestsellers in its stores nationwide.But Donegal has a longing for – sweet potatoes! The supermarket chain said it sells 70 million bananas a year, making them the number one seller, but fresh berries take the number one spot in Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kildare and Mayo.Dubliners appear to buy into food trends more than other counties, buying far more kale and avocado than elsewhere.And Donegal consumers are particularly keen on sweet potato, while Sligo natives buy a larger share of chillies and fDONEGAL IS ‘SWEET’ ON POTATOES! was last modified: March 27th, 2015 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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STILL PLENTY OF LIFE IN THE MARRIED MEN OF GLENSWILLY YET!

first_imgEven in chalenge games, they give it their all in the Glen. PICS BY GERALDINE DIVER.It was the Married Men against the Single Men in Glenswilly this week for the annual challenge match.A great crowd turned out for the game which managed to raise €500 for the Underage Development Fund at the club.Paddy McGinty sports the latest fashion accessory from GAA headquarters!Paddy Devine showed he still has some fine touches (he touched the ball twice!), Paul Gallagher showed he can still solo (he sang unaccompanied in McClaffertys after the game!) and Gerard McGrenra showed he still has plenty to offer outfield after a season spent between the posts. But the real question on everyone’s lips was where was Manus Kelly or even Carl Kelly for that matter!Many thanks to Geraldine Diver the fabulous photos as always.Gary McDaid was hoping Rory Gallagher was watching in the chance of getting a dual role with the county squad. The brave married and single men who lined out to boost the underage development fund at Glenswilly this week.  STILL PLENTY OF LIFE IN THE MARRIED MEN OF GLENSWILLY YET! was last modified: December 29th, 2014 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:donegalGlenswilly GAAlast_img read more

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ELECTION 2014: FINE GAEL TAKE HAMMERING IN INISHOWEN

first_imgFINE Gael are in trouble in Inishowen, according to tallies from the main parties.Fine Gael’s Mickey Doherty is in real trouble in Inishowen.Sinn Fein’s Jack Murray and Ciaran McLaughlin are looking certain to take two seats, with Albert Doherty battling with Fine Gael’s John Ryan for the last seat.Fianna Fail’s Martin McDermott will tak a seat on the first count in Inishowen. At this stage it is looking good for Sinn Fein with only Fine Gael’s Bernard McGuinness guaranteed a seat for his party.Labour’s Martin Farren and independent Nicholas Crossan are also polling well.Tallies show that Sinn Fein could land three seats – up from one – with Fianna Fail taking three seats.Tally prediction: Fianna Fail = 3Sinn Fein = 2Labour = 1Independent = 1Fine Gael = 1 Last seat between Albert Doherty (Sinn Fein) and John Ryan (Fine Gael)Mickey Doherty, Fine Gael, has polled “very poorly” admit party tally people.ELECTION 2014: FINE GAEL TAKE HAMMERING IN INISHOWEN was last modified: May 24th, 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:donegalFine GaelInishowenMickey Doherty read more

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