Public servants netball heating up

first_imgPresident Davera Guru said the competition had run smoothly since it started in October of last year. She said the competition has  more than 20 teams who play in 7 divisions. She added the finals will be played next month. In today’s results in the Premier division, National Fisheries Authority (1) def PNG Sports Foundation (1) 17-15, PNG Olympic Committee def. PNG Power 22-11, Bank of PNG (1) def Ombudsman Commission Eagles 19-7. In the division 2 games, Auditor General def National Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority 22-15 and Integrity of Political Parties def Lands 16-13. The game in division 3 was won by Department of Justice and Attorney General  (1) who beat National Fisheries Authority  (2) 20-19.last_img read more

Astros blast by Dodgers, 13-12, in 10th, lead World Series 3-2

first_imgThe Houston Astros celebrates after Alex Bregman (2) game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Astros won 13-12. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)HOUSTON — When the winning run finally came sliding across home plate on Alex Bregman’s single, more than five unforgettable hours after the first pitch, a frantic Carlos Correa sprinted toward his Houston Astros teammates in the middle of the diamond.Arm in the air, pure elation all over his face.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “The best game ever, for sure,” Correa said.Wacky and whacky with seven home runs, this perhaps topped Toronto’s 15-14 win over the Phillies in 1993 as the craziest World Series showdown ever.Exhilaration and exhaustion, spread over 5 hours, 17 minutes.“Yeah, five-hour game, but it doesn’t matter. I can play a 10-hour game if we are going to win,” Altuve said.Now, with both bullpens worn down, the teams get a day to recover. Game 6 will be Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, where Justin Verlander will try to clinch the Astros’ first championship and Rich Hill hopes to save Los Angeles’ season.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours With two down in the 10th, Jansen hit McCann on the hand with a pitch and Springer walked.Bregman, who homered off Jansen in Saturday night’s loss, lined the next pitch over shortstop to score pinch-runner Derek Fisher, who slid home ahead of the throw from left fielder Andre Ethier.“We’re up 3-2, baby,” Bregman said.Out of nowhere, the Astros climbed out of a four-run hole against Kershaw and then erased two more deficits later in the game, tying it each time on a homer.Correa leaped and twirled after launching a two-run drive that made it 11-8 in the seventh . Much later, he hurdled the dugout railing the moment Bregman lined his winning single.Bellinger hit a three-run drive in the fifth that made it 7-4 and seemed to swing things back in the Dodgers’ favor. By the end of the mayhem on the mound, it was a mere afterthought.Each team had 14 hits, eight for extra bases, and both used seven pitchers.“Man, I’m mentally exhausted right now,” Bellinger said.Before the game, former Presidents George H.W. Bush and son George W. Bush were on the field for the first-pitch ceremony. By the end of the night, most everyone was bushed.The Astros (13) and Dodgers (9) topped the Series mark for homers , set when Barry Bonds and the Giants lost to the Angels in seven games in 2002. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Phoenix rookie Perkins thinks he can matchup with PBA giants Fajardo, Slaughter It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 A last indelible image from a World Series classic filled with them.Correa, Jose Altuve and the Astros kept hammering away in a wild slugfest that no one saw coming, rallying against Clayton Kershaw and rocking the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 in 10 thrilling innings Sunday night for a 3-2 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I feel like I’m going to have a heart attack out there,” Correa said.In a tension-filled game of monster momentum swings at pulsating Minute Maid Park, the last one belonged to Bregman . With the packed crowd still standing well past midnight, the 23-year-old third baseman hit an RBI single with two outs off Kenley Jansen. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Altuve, Correa, Yuli Gurriel, George Springer and Brian McCann homered for Houston , the highest-scoring team in the majors this season.Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig went deep for the Dodgers, who scored three times in the ninth to make it 12-all.“It’s hard to put into words all the twists and turns in that game,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said.“These are just two really good teams, just throwing haymakers at each other trying to outlast each other,” he said.Silent when ace Dallas Keuchel got crushed, the orange-clad fans erupted over and over as the Astros sent balls careening all around — and out of — the park.Yet on another night of Home Run Derby in the Year of the Home Run, no lead was safe.Puig lined a two-run shot in the ninth, the record 22nd homer in a single Series, and Chris Taylor’s two-out single off Chris Devenski tied it.“I think this whole series has been an emotional roller coaster,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “It’s the two best teams playing for a championship. And these are two teams that play 27 outs.”More than that, in fact.Houston posted its second extra-inning victory of the Series, adding to its 7-6, 11-inning comeback win in a dramatic Game 2. LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ But really, who imagined this?No wonder there’s a bright sign high above the center field wall for a popular taco place in town — it says Torchys and fit perfectly for a game where pitchers got lit up.A day earlier, Kershaw stood alone on the mound after the Dodgers’ dramatic win in Game 4, trying to get a visual for the biggest start of his career.This was definitely not how he pictured it.The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner cruised into the fourth with a 4-0 lead before things suddenly fell apart. After Correa hit an RBI double, Gurriel launched a tying, three-run drive.Kershaw whipped his head around to watch Gurriel’s drive sail, his face immediately showing shock, utter disbelief and frustration, all wrapped up in one expression before he bent over, hands on his knees.Yanked in the fifth, Kershaw trudged off with a dubious distinction — he has allowed a postseason-record eight home runs this year.“Just exactly what you expect (when you) come to the park with Keuchel and Kershaw pitching,” Hinch said.Hardly a repeat performance from the opener, when Kershaw dominated while outpitching Keuchel for a 3-1 win.Gurriel’s second homer of the Series also kept open this possibility: Imagine the scene if Major League Baseball presents Gurriel with the MVP trophy, so soon after Commissioner Rob Manfred suspended him for the first five games next year for making a racist gesture toward Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Keuchel never got into a rhythm during the shortest home start of his All-Star career. His breaking pitches spun without much movement, and he was pulled in the fourth.The Dodgers hadn’t lost a game this year when they led by four runs. But Kershaw’s bedeviling postseason past came back to haunt him at the worst time.Kershaw was pulled after a pair of two-out walks in the bottom of the fifth. And with the crowd sensing something big, the 5-foot-6 Altuve connected off Kenta Maeda for a home run that made it 7-all.“At that point, I talked to him before getting the at-bat: ’This is your moment,’” Correa said. “And he didn’t let me down. He hit a homer and got us going.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Boat captain feared dead after falling into Pomeroon River

first_imgA boat caption of Moruca, Region One (Barima-Waini) is feared dead after he fell overboard, into the Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on December 13.Reports are that Linden Williams accidently fell into the river and despite efforts to locate him, the worse is being feared.While details of the incident are sketchy, Guyana Times was told that the missing man is the captain of a cargo boat. According to persons in the area, the cargo boat usually travels from Moruca to Charity to transport goods for Williams’ employer.Commander of G Division, Khali Pareshram, when contacted told this publication that the man’s body has not been recovered. He said that an investigation has been launched.last_img read more

GP RCMP warn residents after sex offender released

first_imgThe RCMP is worried a convicted sexual offender living in Grande Prairie, will again target teenage boys.Thus it asking the public to watch out, for 25-year-old Richard Walker. In a release this week, the Mounties said, “Walker has a history of sexually offending against males, between the ages of 14 and 18 … and poses a significant risk to the community.”Police are telling citizens to “take suitable precautionary measures” but, they’re also warning against any form of vigilante action.- Advertisement -Walker, who has admitted psychological issues, took only six days to reoffend after being sentenced, to 18 months’ probation, March 3rd for voyeurism.However, attorney Angela Howey, who assisted Walker as duty counsel during his last trial said, “There was no harm done … I don’t believe Mr. Walker is overly predatory”.last_img read more

A.G. says ’70s political refugees brought in fraud from abroad

first_imgSince taking root in California in the 1970s and ’80s, Eurasian crime syndicates have become one of the nation’s most serious criminal threats, stealing billions of dollars from government-funded programs, officials say. The syndicates’ members come from a dozen republics in the former Soviet Union, as well as Eastern and Central Europe. They made their way to the United States beginning 30 years ago as part of an influx of political refugees, many of whom settled in the Brighton Beach area of Brooklyn. A recent report by the California Attorney General’s Office estimated that 5,000 to 10,000 criminals – including former inmates of KGB prisons – were among the immigrants. Many had defrauded the governments in their native countries and simply revived the scams in their adopted homeland. When authorities began cracking down on Eurasian syndicates on the East Coast in the mid-1990s, many criminals simply moved west. “It does feel like it has something of a Whack-a-Moleeffect,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Consuelo Woodhead said. “You suppress it here, and it pops up somewhere else.” According to the FBI, the first major prosecution of Eurasian crime was in 1991, when the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles pursued operators in a $1 billion medical-billing scheme. The scam was headed by two Russian brothers, according to testimony by FBI Criminal Investigations Division Assistant Director Grant D. Ashley. In 1994, the ringleader, Michael Smushkevich, was convicted and sentenced to 21 years in prison for fraud, conspiracy, racketeering and money laundering. A year later, the self-professed “godfather” of a local mob – Hovsep Mikaelian of North Hollywood – was arrested and accused of running a black market diesel-fuel network. Mikaelian failed to pay $3.6 million in taxes in a single year, prosecutors said. Investigators confiscated a BMW, Jaguar, two Rolls-Royces and a boat. Mikaelian pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic in narcotics, conspiracy to commit tax evasion, and wire, mail and telecommunications fraud. He was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison and was released in November. But the first significant Eurasian organized-crime investigation in the U.S. involved Vyacheslav Ivankov, who was convicted in 1996 of extortion and conspiracy for trying to extort money from a Wall Street investment firm. He was sentenced to about nine years in prison. Considered a major underworld figure in the U.S., Ivankov was released from prison in 2004 and deported to his native Russia, where he remains a powerful figure in the criminal underworld and has significant ties to criminal groups in California, according to the attorney general’s report. “He’s kind of credited of being the creator of the American-Russian Mafia,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Stephen P. Opferman. (213) 974-8985 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

Newcastle want Benitez to stay even if they are relegated

first_img Benitez’s future at Newcastle will be decided in the coming weeks 1 Newcastle United will pull out all the stops to convince Rafa Benitez to remain at the club even if they are relegated this season.Benitez, who took over from Steve McClaren in March, has a clause written into his contract that he can leave if the club drop into the Championship this summer.Newcastle board member Bob Moncur has approached the Spaniard for assurances he is willing to remain at St James’ Park beyond the summer, according to The Telegraph.The former Liverpool, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss has, however, made it clear is not willing to discuss his future before the end of the season.If he were to stay, Benitez wants assurances that he would be in sole charge of recruiting players, a demand that would most likely lead to departure of chief scout Graham Carr.And owner Mike Ashley will need to be able to offer Benitezz the required transfer funds to re-shape the playing squad. The size of the project on Tyneside is understood to excite the manager, but he remains hugely reluctant to drop down into the lower tiers of English football, so soon after managing Real Madrid.last_img read more

Courtois misses Chelsea training for second straight day amid Real Madrid links

first_imgThibaut Courtois was absent from Chelsea training again on Tuesday as he continues to hold out for a late summer move to Real Madrid. 2 Hemos recibido la visita de Thibaut Courtois en nuestro #SparMar_Bella. Muchas gracias por ser tan amable y simpático con nosotr@s. #SiempreCercadeTi— Spar Tenerife (@spartenerife) August 6, 2018According to The Sun, Chelsea have ordered the wantaway star to travel back to London on Wednesday for a disciplinary meeting over his pre-season no-show.Courtois, winner of the Golden Glove award at the World Cup, has been stalling on an offer of a new long-term bumper contract Chelsea and Real Madrid’s interest has convinced him to leave London.However, the Belgian is said to have told Chelsea his decision is not about money, but instead about his desire to be closer to his two young children, who both live in the Spanish capital.Courtois only has one year remaining on his current deal at Stamford Bridge.It is claimed Real have tabled an initial bid of around £35million, which they consider to be fair, but the Blues have so far refused to do business as they look for closer to £50m for the 26-year-old.If the deal is done, it would leave the Blues with Willy Caballero and Rob Green as the only senior goalkeepers in their squad. The Belgian goalkeeper was expected back to training with the Premier League club on Monday, having been given an extended break following his exploits at the World Cup in Russia.But while international team-mate Eden Hazard has returned to the Blues this week – despite also being linked with a move to the Bernabeu – Courtois stayed away.And he was missing for the second day running on Tuesday, as the team continued their preparations for their Premier League opener against Huddersfield this weekend.Reports have claimed that Courtois has decided to stay in Belgium while his future is resolved, having travelled back to his homeland to celebrate the Red Devils’ bronze-medal finish at the World Cup.But the goalkeeper appeared to be rumbled on social media on Monday, as a picture surfaced on Twitter of the Chelsea man in a supermarket in Tenerife. Reports in Spain have claimed Chelsea will look to trigger Jan Oblak’s €100m release clause to bring the Atletico Madrid No.1 to west London, should Courtois depart.Former Liverpool glovesman Pepe Reina has also been linked as a possible short-term replacement, while a £25m move for Stoke City’s England goalkeeper Jack Butland has been mooted.center_img Thibaut Courtois is still yet to return to Chelsea Chelsea have been linked with a record-breaking move for Jan Oblak 2last_img read more

Waiting for brain tumors, bird flu

first_img The last major incident was about 10 years ago when the flesh-eating virus was in full swing. In order to protect myself, I stopped going to nail salons and refrained from trimming my cuticles for fear that the virus would find a path into my system. I also thought twice about going out into crowds. It worked because I am still of sound mind and body. I once thought I had contracted AIDS when I took sick with dire stomach pains in the middle of the street, but when I traced it back, it was from a baked potato I had left in the oven overnight. Now it’s the avian flu virus, and I am taking precautions because I am convinced that a strain with my name and address on it is headed straight for me. I recently asked a nurse acquaintance of mine about the symptoms of the virus, and she said that it is a high fever accompanied by aches and pains, and if the fever gets too high, say about 103 or 104, then you will go into convulsions before you die. She also said that there are 10 million shots for the 270 million people in this country. The good news is that health care workers are the first in line for the vaccinations. I think I have found a new calling. Gail Tzipporah Saunders is a San Fernando Valley writer.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “Quite frankly,” I said, “I think I have a brain tumor.” “You don’t have a brain tumor,” he said, laughing. “You’re not going to run even one test?” I asked, disappointed at being robbed of my moment of drama straight out of a hospital series with a gown in a shade that flatters my coloring, flowers and tubes with colored liquid next to my bed. “No,” he said. “You’re anemic. You need to take iron pills.” As it turned out, the man was right. But this was only the beginning, and every time there is a pandemic, I sit waiting for the shoe to fall like some prognosticator. A recent news report stated that a 57-year-old man is suing a store because he got stuck to a toilet seat that had been covered with glue as part of a prank. This never would have happened to me. I know better than to sit on a public toilet seat because I know about the cesspool of germs and bacteria that often live there. This to me is not just part of my survival instinct; it’s part of a general lifelong pattern of avoiding germs, plagues and all pandemics that I believe are headed my way. This is probably why I am an insurance salesman’s dream. I will buy a policy to cover just about any malady imaginable, even for things that do not run in my family. I always believe in being prepared. This tendency has even seeped into my professional choices. I once thought about becoming a psychiatrist so I could write prescriptions for anyone who got on my nerves, yet this never came to fruition. It wasn’t only because I was opposed to operating on a cadaver as part of a yearlong course prescribed by all medical schools, but because I am the kind of person who would be convinced I had contracted a disease just by learning about its symptoms. It started in my twenties, when I noted that the room was tilting back and forth while I was watching certain television programs. So after a few bouts of this, I contacted my family doctor. After he was done with the basic, cursory exam, he called me into his office. “What do you think it is?” he asked me, with his hands clasped together in front of his face like he was praying. last_img read more

Volleyball Heads To MVC Tournament

first_imgHead coach Darrin McBroom has guided the squad to its first MVC Tournament berth in his five years on the Drake bench where he has helped resurrect the Drake program. He has guided the program from two wins his first season to 11, 15, 17 and now 23 wins in successive seasons. His 40 wins in the last two seasons are the fourth-most in any two-year period in program history. Print Friendly Version Championship Central ESPN3 Match Notes The Bulldogs’ MVC Tournament appearance comes on the heels of what has been one of the team’s most successful seasons in program history. The Bulldogs 23-9 record to date marks the third most wins in program history and the 12 MVC wins are the second most in program history in an 18-game MVC schedule. The MVC tournament appearance is the ninth in program history. Drake is the No. 4 overall seed in the tournament and opens against fifth-seeded Indiana State, a team the Bulldogs swept this year and have won seven-straight matches against. The winner of Thursday’s game advances to face No. 1 overall seed Missouri State. The Bears begin the tournament after going 18-0 during the conference season to claim the regular-season league title. Story Links Live Stats The Bulldogs’ two wins over the Sycamores came by scores of 3-0 and 3-1 with the Bulldogs hitting .269. Outside hitters Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) and Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) combined for 56 kills in those two matches with both hitting .270 or higher. The Drake University volleyball team travels to Normal, Ill., to make its first appearance at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament since 2010 this week. The Bulldogs open tournament play Thursday, Nov. 23, against Indiana State at 5 p.m. That pair, along with a talented freshman class has helped the Bulldogs assemble such a successful season. The team’s freshmen have accounted for 36 percent of the team’s kills, 35 percent of its digs and 50 percent of the team’s digs. Freshman Kylee Macke’s (Ankeny, Iowa) 471 digs this season rank as the 10th most in Drake history while Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) leads the MVC in blocks in conference games with 1.25 blocks per set. Additionally, Macke has been named MVC Defensive Player of the Week earlier this season while Gergen collected an MVC Freshman of the Week honor and teammate Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) has twice been named MVC Freshman of the Week.last_img read more


first_imgThe second annual Donegal Tourism Conference was a huge success yesterday.Aimed at how small businesses can expand and thrive through the development of the Wild Atlantic Way, the conference heard from a number of key speakers. DonegalTV went along to the event.Simply click on the video to see how the day went.DDTV: DONEGAL TOURISM CONFERENCE IS A MAJOR SUCCESS was last modified: October 10th, 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) Tags:DonegalTVtourismlast_img read more