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Knights rise to MPBL second spot

first_imgThe victory lifted the Knights to 10-2, just behind the Bataan Risers, who own a 10-1 record.Earlier, a retooled Pasig team overwhelmed Basilan, 102-77, for only its second win of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFrancis Camacho fired 12 points to match the output of Mark Bautista as six Pasig players finished in twin digits. MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments San Juan pounced on a cold-shooting Bacoor squad, 74-63, on Thursday to gain second spot in the North division, while Pasig snapped a three-game slide in the MPBL Datu Cup at Strike Gym in Bacoor City, Cavite.Mike Ayonayon came off the bench to pour 21 points, while former Philippine Basketball Association player Mac Cardona contributed 15 points.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lam a pro champ after 9 years Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

840 Smallholder Farmers Acquire New Farming Skills

first_imgMore than 840 smallholder farmers the Liberia Agri-business Development Activity (LADA) selected from Bong, Nimba, Lofa and Montserrado counties have acquired new agricultural skills that will enhance their productivity in farming to improve the country’s food security.The US$20 million agriculture project is funded by the United States government under the Feed the Future Global Food Security Initiative.LADA conducted the training simultaneously in the four counties from December 14-20.The capacities of the farmers were built in basic business management skills, the utilization of agro-inputs and post-harvest handling methods for assorted crops, including rice, cassava and vegetables.At the close of the training workshop on Tuesday, December 20, held at a farming cluster in Careysburg District, LADA’s Montserrado County Coordinator Julius Saye Kehnel said the entity has come to work with local farmers by building their capacities to do farming as a business that can transform their living conditions and to increase food production in the targeted counties. “The project shall endeavor to support farmers within the next four years in rice, vegetables and cassava as well as cocoa and aquaculture to enhance food production. We are building the capacities of agro-dealers, processors and aggregators through training and access to finance so that they can reach local farmers with needed services to overcome constraints in farming,” Mr. Kehnel told the participants.According to him, the 840 farmers were selected from various farming organizations and trained with the hope that they can teach other farmers in the farming communities.“We urge you not to sit on the skills acquired, but to go and teach other farmers. By doing so, your farming system will become improved to generate better incomes,” he told the farmers.Kehnel added that post-harvest losses are one of the constraints greatly affecting the incomes of most smallholder farmers. For that, he said his institution is providing information to farmers on how to handle such production challenges and creating storage facilities to increase market opportunities.Meanwhile, farmers who spoke to the Daily Observer at the end of the training, expressed gratitude to LADA, and expressed the need for more training in the near future.“This training is so rewarding, especially for women farmers as many of us are lacking skills to increase food production. We want LADA and other partners to continue to build our capacities so that we can fully support our respective families,” said Malad Womie, a woman farmer in Careysburg District.The training was held with the goal to increase the income of smallholder farmers through increased private sector investments in the Liberian agribusiness sector. LADA seeks to accomplish this goal by expanding smallholder farmers’ access to and use of agricultural inputs and post-harvest handling, processing, packaging and marketing services. The activity also works to catalyze increased private sector investments and commercial finance to the agribusiness sector and expand commercially sustainable linkages between consumers, producers and post-harvest enterprises. LADA is designed to provide broad support to agricultural development and food security initiatives at the community and national levels.The program aims to strengthen “aggregation clusters” through facilitating business relationships that link suppliers, producers, processors, buyers, and investors so that all actors along the value chain can benefit from sustainable growth.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Berbice businessman wins $40M lawsuit against DHB

first_img…over outstanding payments for materials suppliedA Crabwood Creek, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) businessman was awarded in excess of $40 million by the High Court on Wednesday in a lawsuit he brought against the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) over monies owed for the supply of materials.General Manager of the DHB Rawlston AdamsThe judgment was granted after a full trial before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.The applicant, Ramesh Sahadeo, received an award of $40,425,000 and interest on the said sum at six per cent per annum ($6,645 per year) from May 2017 to February 20, 2019, and thereafter at a rate of 4 per cent per annum ($4,430 per year), until full payment along with costs in the sum of $250,000.The application was filed back in May 2017, after the Harbour Bridge Company (the respondent) refused to fulfil outstanding payments to Sahadeo, who imports a number of items, including wire rope, to retail.According to the court document, seen by Guyana Times, the businessman, upon request of the DHB, sold and delivered to the Harbour Bridge during May 2014, 61,000 feet of 5/8” wire rope and 12,500 feet of 3/4” wire rope at the agreed price of $550 per foot each, amounting to a total value of $40,425,000.A copy of the invoice for the transaction was presented in court as an exhibit during the trial.Sahadeo said in the application that, “Despite my repeated demands for payment of the sum of $40,425,000, the respondent has failed, refused or neglected to do so”.After the trial judge handed down Wednesday’s ruling, lawyer for the Harbour Bridge Company, Attorney Patrice Henry, applied for a stay of execution of the judgment for six months.This application, however, was refused since Justice Sewnarine-Beharry stated that the Respondent, Demerara Harbour Bridge, has not demonstrated to the court that it has a good prospect of success.During the proceedings, Sahadeo was represented by Attorney Mohabir Anil Nandlall in association with Manoj Narayan, Sasha S Mahadeo-Narayan and Rajendra R Jaigobin.last_img read more

WALKOUT: 32 la Serna students briefly leave campus

first_imgThe remaining three will be ticketed for truancy, which carries a fine of at least $165, and will be required to attend Saturday school, officials said. The students who left La Serna just before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday made their way to nearby California High, which was undergoing its first day of state testing. As dozens of motorists honked and cheered in support, the La Serna students walked south on Colima Road, west on Whittier Boulevard and south on Mills Avenue, holding a Mexican flag and yelling, “Si se puede!” “\ are people too, and we just want a better life and work for our families,” said senior Estefani Lopez, 17. But Lopez was among the first of the group to be convinced to go back to school by La Serna Principal Martin Plourde, who told the students they would face no penalties for the walkout if they went back to class. • Photo Gallery: Walkouts in Whittier • Video: School walkouts WHITTIER – Tuesday’s walkouts at local schools yielded a couple dozen protesters who left classes at La Serna High, but the numbers fell far short of the hundreds of local students who took to the streets last year in support of immigrant rights. Officials at the Whittier Union High School District said only 32 students from throughout the district walked out of class, while the Norwalk-La Mirada, El Rancho and Montebello unified school districts reported no disturbances related to student walkouts. The 32 students who walked out were from La Serna, said Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson – but within a couple of hours, 29 had returned to campus. By that time, La Serna officials had called the students’ parents – and in turn, parents were calling their children’s cell phones to demand an explanation. “Nobody else in the district is walking out,” Plourde told the students. “Now’s your chance to go back to school and make a good decision.” Once they were back at school, Plourde said the students were allowed to gather in the gym to talk about the issue of immigration, and offered to meet with a small group of them today to organize a rally on immigration next week. “Some of the students will face consequences for truancy, but we don’t want them to feel like their freedom of expression is being completely squelched,” Thorstenson said. “It’s a balance,” she added. “They are high-school students, but it is absolutely not appropriate and not tolerable to have them walk out of class, be truant and cause an unsafe situation on the streets, or be a detriment to the community.” In downtown Los Angeles, as many as 10,000 people took to the streets to call for a clear path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. The goal, according to organizers with the March 25th Coalition, is to gain full legalization for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in America. Last year, an estimated 400,000 to 500,000 people skipped work and school on May 1. Wire reports contributed to this story. tracy.garcia@sgvn.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!last_img read more

Honoring Rotary equality

first_imgSanford K. Smith, an attorney who lived in Arcadia at the time, also represented Duarte Rotary. “We tried to make the case as narrow as possible,” Smith said, “so that it would only apply to Duarte. But Rotary International would not accept that. They chose to fight us tooth and nail on everything.” Elliot later moved to Oregon, where she applied to join a local Rotary Club. “The club secretary told me, `I looked through all of our categories, but there was not one for you,”‘ she said. “That was the end of my Rotary membership. I joined a different service club with women members.” Immediately after the Supreme Court’s decision, the Kiwanis and Lions clubs opened their doors to women. The Elks finally followed suit in 1995. emanuel.parker@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Those who played a key role in the landmark 1987 U.S. Supreme Court ruling held a forum Friday marking the 20th anniversary of the decision at the Duarte Community Center. “We were not rebels,” said Ken Caresio, Duarte city manager and a Rotary member. “We just did what we thought was the right thing to do.” After Duarte Rotary admitted the women in 1977, Rotary International revoked its charter in 1978, initiating a nine-year court battle between Duarte Rotary and Rotary International. “They (Rotary International) tried everything possible,” said Carol Agate, an ACLU attorney who represented Duarte Rotary. “They tried to move the case to federal court. They tried every motion in the book. We had a strong case, but we had a \ judge who early on indicated he was not going to decide in our favor,” she said. DUARTE – A woman whose admission to the Duarte Rotary Club sparked a U.S. Supreme Court case that opened service clubs nationwide to women said she was actually only admitted because her application used just her initials. “We were not women’s libbers,” Mary Lou Elliot said. “We just went about our business” after being admitted. Luke McJimpson said Duarte Rotary club members discussed admitting women for a year before unanimously voting to do so. The club was down to eight members. In a film clip, the late Richard Key, a past Duarte Rotary president, said two-thirds of the professional people in Duarte were women. last_img

Twitter reacts as Hamilton wear French kits in ‘classy’ tribute to Paris victims

first_img1 Scottish Premiership side Hamilton wore France strips in their 1-1 draw against Aberdeen as a tribute to the Paris attack victims.With both clubs having the same red-and-white colours and a number of kit combinations clashing, Hamilton took advantage of the need for a different solution to show “sympathy and solidarity with the people of France” by wearing the nation’s all-white away strip.The tribute was especially poignant for Hamilton’s French striker Christian Nade, whose 18-year-old sister hid under the table of a restaurant in Paris after gunmen opened fire in the neighbouring cafe during the attacks on November 13.The Lanarkshire club could not source France home strips at short notice but managed to get 20 away strips and got them kitted out with their badge and sponsors in time for Sunday’s game at New Douglas Park, along with the Scottish Saltire and French Tricolore flags.Their plan is now to send one top to each Ligue 1 club in France for them to auction off for their chosen charities.Goalscorer Dougie Imrie said: “I only knew when I came into the dressing room and saw the strip. It was a great gesture from the club to show their support to Paris and the French people.”Hamilton manager Martin Canning kept Nade on the bench throughout the game after the former Troyes and Le Havre striker looked emotional during the pre-match minute’s silence.Canning, whose assistant is Frenchman Guillaume Beuzelin, said: “I spoke to Christian through the week and he was fine.“His sister was involved in it but mentally he felt fine. It just so happened that Christian didn’t get on but his attitude through the week has been spot-on.”See some reaction below as social media lauds a ‘classy’ gesture by the Accies… Hamilton donned France kits with their club badge and sponsors iron on for their league clash with Aberdeen last_img read more

Arsenal to reject Juventus’ £30m bid for star forward

first_img1 Arsenal are set to snub a £30m offer from Juventus for Alexis Sanchez, according to reports in Italy.The Italian giants are eyeing a swoop for the Chilean star if they sell Paul Pogba to Manchester United for a world-record £100m.While Juve are still trying to keep hold of the French midfielder, they are unlikely to turn down such a mega fee and have pledged to spend a large chunk of it on a marquee signing.According to Tuttosport, Juventus have made contact with Arsenal over Sanchez’s availability but have been told their projected offer is nowhere near the Gunners’ valuation.Sanchez, 27, has been a talismanic figure at Arsenal since he signed for the club two years ago, but reports this week have hinted he would be open to a move to Juve. Alexis Sanchez is yet to return to Arsenal after the Copa America last_img read more

Public works ready to SERV

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsPublic works officials believe the SERV unit could be the only vehicle of its kind in the country. “This is our command unit in case of emergency,” said Ted Spaseff, director of municipal and utility services for Santa Fe Springs. Spaseff unveiled the vehicle Tuesday at Rancho Santa Gertrudes School as part of Public Works Awareness Week. “Everything we might need for immediate response is in there,” he said. The vehicle is outfitted with basic tools for emergency work, but also has computer capability, a pull-out work table and sirens and amber lights. It also will house architectural plans for every municipal building in Santa Fe Springs. Stacked along shelves in the SERV unit are cots, blankets, food, water and a microwave. The vehicle can easily sustain a work crew called in for overnight duty, officials said. If an underground pipe should burst in the middle of the night, Public Works Department employees would be the first to respond. If the damage is extensive, however, repair work could last into the next day, or the day after. So what about workers’ access to food, water and some sleep? That’s where the city’s new, one-of-a-kind public-works response vehicle comes in. Designed by Public Works Department managers and staffers, the SERV unit – Support and Emergency Response Vehicle – is a 25-foot-long 1978 Ford delivery truck that has been transformed into a mobile workshop of sorts, replete with tools, computer hookups and other equipment. “These guys can literally camp out wherever the problem is,” said city mechanic Dana Beile. It cost the city about $15,000 to renovate the vehicle. About $30,000 in supplies was donated by local agencies and businesses, Spaseff said. The SERV unit can also support police and fire officials in the event of a major disaster. So far, the vehicle has only been used for demonstration purposes. “We hope we never have to use it,” said Spaseff. “But if we need it, we just want to be as prepared as possible for what comes up.” araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want 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

GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY

first_imgThe lotto numbers for 24th October were 3,12,18,24 match 3 winner was Michael Canning. Next weeks jackpot is €3,020.

Sellers this weekend are Billy McDaid and Karen McHugh.Anyone who wants to work as part of a scheme could they please contact Barry, Shea, Donal or Hughie for details.There will be a Halloween fun day in the clubhouse on Saturday the 29th from 10am till 3.30pm, there will be arts and crafts, dancing, baking and games! Aged 6 and up, price is €10 and spaces are limited, ring Karen McHugh for details. The gym is ladies only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm.The strictly come dancing will take place on the 26th of November in the Silver Tassie.The dinner dance is fixed for the 1st January, tickets are available from committee members and are €25.The seniors won at the weekend against Cloughaneely in the league, score was 1-13 to 1-09. the reserves won by a point in a very tight match. This weekends fixture is against Glenties see local papers for times. The 3rds won on Sunday against Glenties in the league.Anyone interested in doing a coaching course could they please contact Eddie Crawford.Next monthly meeting is on the 14th of November.EndsGAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY was last modified: October 25th, 2011 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

Hull v Fulham line-ups: Whites unchanged, City star returns, Arsenal loanee dropped

first_imgFulham have named an unchanged side to face Hull City at the KC Stadium.It means Shaun Hutchinson retains his place, despite conceding an injury-time penalty in the home defeat to Brighton on Saturday.Sean Kavanagh returns to the squad, as a substitute, displacing Finn Sakari Mattila.Luke Garbutt, Scott Parker, Jack Grimmer (all ankle), George Williams (cruciate ligament) and Fernando Amorebieta (knee) are all unavailable for the Whites.Hull striker Abel Hernandez returns following a three-match ban for punching Manchester United defender Phil Jones on the final day of last season, replacing Nikica Jelavic.David Meyler and Sone Aluko also come into the Tigers’ starting line-up, with Isaac Hayden and Sam Clucas dropped to the bench.Former Brentford full-back Moses Odubajo starts, as does Arsenal loanee Chuba Akpom.Hull City: McGregor; Odubajo, Dawson, Davies, Robertson; Elmohamady, Meyler, Huddlestone, Aluko; Akpom, Hernandez. Subs: Jakupovic, Taylor, Clucas, Maguire, Jelavic, Hayden, Luer.Fulham: Bettinelli; Richards, Hutchinson, Bodurov, Voser; Cairney, Christensen, O’Hara, Pringle; McCormack, Smith. Subs: Lonergan, Burn, Kavanagh, Tunnicliffe, Kacaniklic, Woodrow, Dembele.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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