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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 READ: Pido Jarencio blasts officiating in NorthPort loss to Phoenix“Upon review of the February 27, 2019 game between NorthPort Batang Pier and Phoenix Fuel Masters, the PBA Technical Group had come to the conclusion and admits that the offensive foul called by referee Noy Guevarra against NorthPort’s Sean Anthony during the last 47.8 seconds of the fourth quarter of the game was a wrong call,” said the league in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPhoenix big man Justin Chua was credited with taking the charge and the Fuel Masters came away with an 98-96 victory after Jason Perkins’ free throws.Although Anthony kept his composure after the call, NorthPort head coach Pido Jarencio fumed. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief READ: PBA: Phoenix leans on defense anew to turn back NorthPort“Referees don’t decide the game, you don’t call an offensive foul like that,” said and angry Jarencio after the match.“It was an unfortunate mistake by the referee in calling the offensive foul and we regret the wrong call made,” said the league. “Accordingly, the erring referee shall be meted the appropriate sanction.”The loss sent the Batang Pier to their third straight loss and a 2-3 record for the eighth seed while the Fuel Masters stayed at the second spot with a 6-1 card.“Rest assured that the PBA Technical Group holds impartiality, transparency, fairness and integrity as prime values in officiating and with only what is best for the league and its fans in mind,” added the league.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Chicago Bulls stay hot after tough win over Grizzlies on the road Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MANILA, Philippines—The PBA Commissioner’s office on Thursday admitted that one of the referees made an incorrect decision in the final minute of the game between NorthPort and Phoenix in the Philippine Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sean Anthony made a three-pointer that could’ve broken the 96-all deadlock with 47.8 seconds left in the game but the field goal was canceled out after referee Noy Guevarra called an offensive foul against NorthPort’s forward, which made a huge impact in the game’s outcome.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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first_imgSime Darby Plantation Liberia (SDPL) has made a major breakthrough in its investment in Liberia as the company breaks ground for the construction of a modern palm oil mill value at about US$10 million in the country. The ground breaking ceremony took place on Wednesday July 16 at the company’s plantation in Garwula District, Grand Cape Mount County. If completed, the palm oil mill will be the Malaysian company’s first-ever palm mill in Africa.According to Sime Darby officials, the mill will be completed in 2015 and will have the capacity to produce 60 metric tons of fresh fruit branches of oil palm per hour. Liberia’s Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly joined Deputy Agriculture Minister Paul Jallah and Grand Cape Mount County Senator Abel Massalay for the ground breaking ceremony. Also present at the ceremony was Grand Cape Mount County Superintendent Imam Mohammed Paassewe, Deputy National Traditional Council chief Sekou Balloh and Garwula District Representative Marbu Sonii, amongst others. In his remarks, Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly said the palm oil mill represents the wishes and aspirations of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. “This palm oil mill represents what President Sirleaf has consistently wished for–that concession companies must begin the process of adding values to production. Sime Darby will not just be shipping oil, but the company will produce other finished products locally,” he said. Minister Dukuly described the oil mill as a good investment because, according to him, it will create additional jobs which would make the Liberian economy stronger and subsequently create better living condition for its people. “I am very much glad and excited to participate in this historic event. This is a great step forward for not only Sime Darby as a company, but for the government and people of Liberia, particularly, the people of Grand Cape Mount County,” said Imam Mohammed Paassewe, Superintendent of Grand Cape Mount County. “I want to use this medium to appeal to the other counties that are part of the Sime Darby agreement to open up and give the company a chance to expand as we are doing in Grand Cape Mount County.”  In an exclusive interview with our business desk after the ceremony, Imam Paassewe said it is in the best interest of the people to accept Sime Darby as the company’s investment is crucial to the development of their counties and country.  “We must be patient and engage the company positively because this pays a lot.” Imam Paassewe hinted that Grand Cape Mount County is enjoying the benefit of the construction underway because of the ‘positive’ engagements between the company and citizens of the county. “Our positive engagement with Sime Darby served as encouragement for the company to decide to construct the oil palm mill in Garwula District,” said the Superintendent. Grand Cape Mount County Senator Abel Massallay thanked Sime Darby Management for the bold step to begin constructing the palm oil mill and said he is very impressed. “This is what we have long envisaged because there were lots of misconceptions from the beginning of the Sime Darby concession. People had the belief that we [politicians] gave this land to Sime Darby on a free of charge basis and that there was no benefit that would be accrued for our people in the counties,” he said. Senator Massallay explained that there was also a notion that the mill would have been constructed in Ghana. “But thank God that we all have come here today to witness the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of this palm oil mill in Liberia.” Sen. Massallay: “We are of the view that our people will get enormous benefit from the construction of this oil mill and therefore urge them to cooperate as the company takes on this venture.”For his part, Garwula District Representative Marbu Sonii said he is happy that development is taking place in his district during his tenure.“It is not easy to carry out development especially in this part of the country,” he said. The Grand Cape Mount County legislator recounted how misconceptions about Sime Darby nearly eluded the company’s chances of investing in western Liberia. “There were misconceptions about Sime Darby from the beginning, but we managed it and now we are about to enjoy,” Rep. Sonii stated. Rep. Sonii, who was one of the critical voices at the time, admitted that some of the bad things that were said about Sime Darby in the past which created suspicion in the minds of the people are now proven to be false. “All we say to our people is to remain calm and accept Sime Darby because this company is here to help us develop our country,” Rep. Sonii added. For his part, Deputy Agriculture Minister Mr. Paul Jallah, who made remarks on behalf of Agriculture Minister Dr. Florence Chenoweth, recorded how challenging it was to convince the locals to allow Sime Darby to commence operations in 2010.  “It wasn’t easy at that time,” he said. “But I thank everyone that helped to make things happen.” Mr. Jallah thanked Sime Darby for the progress and expressed the hope that the company will soon begin to add value to its oil palm product. “All of us are proud of this oil mill today,” Jallah said. “But it is your endurance and willingness that led you to achieving this breakthrough to build the palm oil mill.”  The Deputy Agriculture Minister, on behalf of Dr. Chenoweth, expressed his gratitude to Sime Darby for the achievement.Earlier, SDPL Deputy General Manager Rosli Mohammed Taib presented a token of appreciation to the community hosting the palm oil mill and assured them that the mill will create great opportunity for their community. According to Mr. Taib, Sime Darby will build palm oil mill for every 15,000 to 20,000 hectares of land planted. He disclosed plans by Sime Darby to build about 9 palm oil mills on 150,000 hectares of land planted for the initial 24 years of operations. Mr. Taib used the occasion to thank the government and people of Liberia for the support and praised residents of the project affected communities for their understanding and cooperation with Sime Darby. In 2009, the government of Liberia signed a concession agreement with Sime Darby and awarded about 220,000 hectares of land to the Malaysian oil palm giant to plant oil palm in Grand Cape Mount, Bomi and Gbarpolu counties.But the company and the locals had disagreement over land ownership with the latter refusing to release their land thereby slowing commencement of operations.Breakthrough recorded between the company and the locals has now enabled Sime Darby to plant over 12,000 hectares of land with several communities now willing to release their land.  The Sime Darby agreement has a lifespan of about 63 years.  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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first_imgStandford also says the club is trying to get up to a standard where it is enjoyed by other skiers from around the province.“We are working towards a few goals to make it accessible for people of all abilities and basically for anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors. The 2020 games is definitely a focus for us as we try to get everything ready for those events”. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Whiskey Jack Nordic Ski Club is in the process of constructing a stadium for the club.Eliza Stanford of the ski club said, “It’s not like a stadium in the traditional sense with bleachers and everything. It’s basically, a sort of small open field area mainly for hosting races. In a cross-country ski race, you need a start/finish zone and so you need to have a certain area with so many ski lanes in it on one side and then a finish zone on the other”.Stanford says the stadium will not just be used for races, but as well for programs.- Advertisement -“Also the stadium will be used for our programming. We have a lot of beginner skiers, a lot of kids who are getting into the sport and you just need an open space to deliver those programs”.Stanford says the construction should be finished this weekend.“We went through a long process. You can’t just do anything without permission from B.C. Parks, so it’s been a really long process to get to this point where we can actually do the work”, explained Stanford.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Registration for the 2019 55+ B.C. Games opens April 1.If you are someone who is 55 plus and are interested in seeing how your skills in a specific sport or game compare to others in the Province, then this is for you.This event allows you to engage in friendly competition against others as you strive towards a medal.- Advertisement -Sports include badminton, bocce, squash, and much more.This year’s 55+ B.C. Games is taking place from September 10 to the 14 in Kelowna.For more information and to register, you can visit the 55+ B.C. Games website.Advertisementlast_img

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first_imgBy Energeticcity.ca Staff Volunteers are still needed for the 2010 Allan Cup. Ushers are still needed for much of the tournament. If you can help call Gail at (250) 785 – 5163.The 102nd edition of Canada’s oldest amateur hockey championship will be held in Fort St. John April 19th-24th, 2010. Senior AAA hockey teams from all over Canada will compete with the host Fort St. John Senior Flyers in hopes of becoming Canada’s senior hockey champions. You have until Friday April 16th at 12pm (PST) to purchase tickets online or by phone to every Allan Cup game for as little as $10 a game.- Advertisement – Eleven game reserved and general admission ticket packages will only be on sale online or by phone until Friday April 16th at 12pm (PST). The 11 game packages will still be available up until 2pm on Monday April 19th, but only at the North Peace Arena.Individual game tickets will go on sale starting Sunday April 18th at the North Peace Arena. Until Friday, you can call the North Peace Cultural Centre at (250)785-1992 or purchase them online at www.2010allancup.caEleven game reserved ticket packages are only $165 or 11 game general admission packages are $110. When individual tickets go on sale, prices will increase. General admission tickets for games 1-6 will be $20 per ticket and reserved seats will be $25. For all playoff games, general admission tickets will be $25 and reserved seats will be $30.All individual game tickets will be on sale starting Sunday April 18th from 12pm to 6pm at the North Peace Arena. During the tournament, you will also be able to pick up tickets during the day at the North Peace Arena.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Colony 73, El Rancho 23 Senior guard Laquisha Robinson scored 20 points, with five assists and three steals and Amani Butler scored 15 and Camille Buckley added 12 as the Titans (16-12) won their second-round in a blowout. Chaffey 68, Arroyo 44 Freshman guard Teonna Campbell scored 17 points with five steals, and teammate Monet Smith added 14 points as the visiting Tigers (21-6) defeated the Knights in a second-round game. Silverado 75, Whittier 50 Koi Brown scored 23 points with nine assists as the Hawks (19-7) defeated the Cardinals to advance to the quarterfinals. Ashley Ritchie scored 22 points with 11 steals and eight rebounds for Silverado. DIVISION IV-AA Mesa Grande Academy 43, Saddleback Valley Chr. 39 Megan Williams scored 11 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as the Cardinals (22-5) defeated the Warriors to reach the quarterfinals for the third straight year. Carla Bartlett scored eight points and had seven assists for Mesa Grande Academy. Arrowhead Christian 52, Whitney 40 Jessilyn Conicelli scored 27 points with 19 rebounds and 14 steals as the Eagles (22-5) defeated the Wildcats. DIVISION IV-A Murrieta Calvary Chapel 77, Upland Christian 67 Freshman guard Destiny Duncan scored 27 points, including three 3-pointers, and had four steals but the visiting Eagles (18-4) fell to the Warriors in the second round. Kennyanna Jefferson contributed 19 points and six assists for Upland Christian. Vivian Webb 49, Temecula Linfield Chr. 34 Christina Herring scored 17 points to lead the Gauls (17-7) over the visiting Lions (20-8). K.C. Stingl had 12 rebounds for Vivian Webb, which faces top-seeded Laguna Hills Wednesday. BOYS DIVISION II-A Kaiser 64, Loma Linda 55 Jordan Stimmel scored 20 points, including three 3-pointers, and had four assists but the host Roadrunners (20-8) fell to the Cats (16-12). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DIVISION II-A Cajon 63, Quartz Hill 40 Sophomore point guard Layshia Clarendon tied her own school playoff record with 51 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals as the third-seeded Cowgirls (27-0) trounced the visiting Rebels (15-12). Cajon will play at Elsinore on Wednesday. Miller 77, St. Bonaventure 35 Chloe Wells scored 18 points as the Rebels (26-2) defeated the Feraths to advance to the second round. Breanna Hall scored 15 points for Miller. DIVISION III-A center_img Senior Nina Earl scored 26 points as Diamond Ranch routed San Marino, 82-38 in Saturday’s CIF-SS Division II-AA second-round girls basketball. Eliza Dy scored 22 points with six assists for Diamond Ranch (26-1). last_img read more

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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Oil prices followed gasoline futures lower and settled near $60 a barrel Friday as traders positioned themselves before the weekend. Light, sweet crude for April delivery dropped $1.59 to settle at $60.05 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude for April delivery fell $1.20 to settle at $61.13 a barrel on London’s ICE Futures Exchange. Gasoline futures slipped more than 2 cents to settle at $1.9021 a gallon.last_img

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first_imgFor the University of Judaism, the merger with Brandeis-Bardin will provide more outdoor recreational programs and more opportunities to expand and diversify educational opportunities, officials said. “It is a great opportunity to double the outreach to the Jewish community,” Yaeger said. “We now have two campuses and will be able to provide programs for the entire pluralistic Jewish community.” Robert Wexler, the University of Judaism’s president, will become chief executive officer of American Jewish University. Peter Lowy, chief executive of the Westfield Group, will serve as chairman of the American Jewish University’s board of directors. “We believe that the union of the University of Judaism and Brandeis-Bardin Institute will dramatically increase the ability of both institutions to serve the Jewish community,” said Linda Volpert Gross, chairwoman of the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Brandeis-Bardin Institute was founded in 1941 by Supreme Court Justice Luis Brandeis and Shlomo Bardin to help young Jews make “the great ethical heritage of Judaism relevant to them.” The Brandeis-Bardin Institute moved to its Simi Valley site in 1947, the same year the University of Judaism was founded in Los Angeles. The University of Judaism was the brainchild of Mordecai Kaplan, who advocated the creation of an educational institution incorporating diverse elements of Jewish civilization and culture under one roof. In the early years, the University of Judaism and Brandeis-Bardin shared many faculty members. The Brandeis-Bardin Institute conducts a summer program called the Brandeis Collegiate Institute to inspire the thousands of young people who participate to become better leaders in their communities. And Brandeis-Bardin, in its rural setting, is home to Camp Alonim, which hosts visits from more than 1,000 children each summer. There are now a few hundred undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Judaism, and about 10,000 adult-education students in the department of continuing education. The new American Jewish University will be home to the Whizin Center for Continuing Education, one of the largest Jewish adult-education programs in the United States. The Whizin Center runs the annual Public Lecture Series at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, which has featured speakers such as former President Bill Clinton and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. American Jewish University will expand its Fingerhut School of Jewish Education, which trains teachers and administrators. It will include the Lieber School of Graduate Studies, which prepares students for careers in management of nonprofit organizations, and it will initiate a new program to provide scholarships to professionals from the different ethnic communities of Los Angeles. The university’s College of Arts and Sciences grants undergraduate degrees in a variety of subjects, including political science, communications, literature, business and bioethics, a pre-medical program offered in partnership with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley and the University of Judaism in Bel-Air are merging to form the American Jewish University, based on their shared commitments to Jewish education, culture and the creation of future Jewish leaders. Both institutions will be known officially as American Jewish University, said Brian Yaeger, a spokesman for the University of Judaism. The Simi Valley facility will be the Brandeis-Bardin Campus while the University of Judaism site on Mulholland Drive in Bel-Air will be the Familian Campus. “Adding a campus of a university to Simi Valley will provide increased cultural and educational opportunities for the larger community,” said Gary Brennglass, executive director of Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Brandeis-Bardin sits on a 2,900-acre site at the base of the Simi Hills, south of Tapo Canyon Road. Brennglass said officials at Brandeis do not expect any increase in traffic or any adverse effect on the Simi Valley population. “I think the only visible change you will see outside of our gates will be the change of the sign,” he said. The union of Brandeis and the University of Judaism will give Jews in the western San Fernando Valley and eastern Ventura County greater educational opportunities closer to home in a more idyllic setting, Yaeger said. The educational programs at Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley have been focused in the past on young people, including thousands of children who attend camps there. Now there will be more programs designed for university students and adults. last_img read more

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first_imgEclipse Cinemas in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a FAMILY PASS to see any film of their choice at the complex in Lifford and Strabane.All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning the competition is answer the following simple question.Question: Name any player from the Minor & Senior Donegal Teams Send your answers and personal details to info@eclipsecinemas.comPrize: Family PassThe winner will be contacted on Friday.DD COMPETITION: WIN A FREE FAMILY PASS WITH ECLIPSE CINEMAS was last modified: September 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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first_imgDublin GAA legend Barney Rock has said Michael Murphy was born to captain Ireland.Michael MurphyThe Glenswilly man has been named captain of the Irish compromise rules term to face Australia shortly.And Rock says that manager Paul Earley could not have made a better choice. “Murphy is the right man for the job for a number of reasons, but the most important is that he is built to thrive in the compromise game.“He has the size, the power and the ability to be Ireland best player over the two Tests,” said Rock.And the former All-Ireland winner says that Murphy would almost certainly have been a huge star if he had chosen to go Down Under and play Aussie Rules when given the opportunity a few years ago.“Physically and skill-set wise he is such a good fit for this, it was no surprise as a teenager that he was a top target of the AFL clubs. “You sense that if he had taken up that option he would have almost certainly have made it in that game.”Earley paid tribute to Jim McGuinness for sticking with Murphy and putting such responsibility on his young shoulders. MURPHY WAS BORN TO CAPTAIN IRELAND – DUBS LEGEND ROCK was last modified: October 5th, 2013 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:Barney RockCompromise RulesMichael Murphylast_img read more

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