Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thirteen of the 23 names in Reyes’ wish list attended the resumption of the Gilas Pilipinas practices.Thirdy Ravena, CJ Perez, and Robert Bolick bannered the “23-for-23” attendees. They were joined by Isaac Go, Paul Desiderio, J-jay Alejandro, Javee Mocon, Juan Gomez De Liaño, Jeo Ambohot, Kemark Cariño, and Will Gozum. Arvin Tolentino and Joshua Sinclair were also present but were in street clothes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkReyes admitted he has high expectations from the upstarts, and so far, he wasn’t disappointed with what he saw from his new recruits.“I was very pleased with the kind of engagement that I saw,” he said. “They’re the best of the best. They’re the cream of the crop, so they need to be very quick in picking things up. That’s why were trying to do these things.” Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone “All we want is to start this [with the cadets]. Done is better than perfect. This is far from a perfect plan, but at least, we got it done, we got it started. I think its important for those kids also to know that we are looking. Like we say, many are called but only few will be chosen.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Reyes likes the potential upon seeing the future of national team converge.“We have to start somewhere. That’s our dream for Philippine basketball for the longest time. Now, we’re starting with that vision in mind to have tall players who can play, run, and shoot at the same time,” he said.“They were chosen all for their shooting ability. Every single guy that we picked has to have a shot, even the bigs. Everyone is very comfortable stepping in the three and shooting it, and that’s what we’re looking for, the ones that can shoot the long ball and still have the height.”And Reyes expects the kids to continue honing their craft as they will be working with the current Gilas Pilipinas crew in the coming weeks.“For now, that’s the plan. Until we can come up with a more regular, more definite schedule, as I’ve said, this is far from fixed,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes didn’t waste time integrating the young guns to the national team program as he immediately threw them into the fire with the veterans on Monday.“We purposely are making them do things quickly because we’re trying to see who can pick it up very quickly. We had runs, sets, and put them in the schemes we do with the veterans,” he said after wrapping up practice at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina DeRozan, Raptors beat Nets in OT after Lowry goes down OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours
By Shemuel FanfairThe report on the findings of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the deadly Camp Street Prison riots wasPresident David Granger receives a copy of the CoI report from Chairman of the Commission, retired Justice James Patterson on Wednesday at the Ministry of the Presidencyfinally handed over to President David Granger on Wednesday.This comes one day after the May 31 deadline. At the handing over ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency, retired Justice James Patterson, who served as Chairman for the CoI, expressed gratitude at being a part of the Commission and urged the Government to quickly implement the recommendations.“We should proceed along our journey with the hope that those efforts would bear fruit in a timely manner… and I would urge your Excellency with the due diligence that you always deploy, look at the recommendations that we have made. It is hoped that they will be executed in a timely manner because they deserve to be executed,” the retired Justice opined.President Granger thanked the Commissioners for their efforts in executing their tasks.“I am grateful, the Republic and the Ministry of Public Security are grateful to the Commission of Inquiry for doing its work,” he noted. The President described the disturbances at the Camp Street penitentiary as “the worst prison riot” in the history of the country and brushed aside the criticisms the Inquiry has garnered.“I was a little startled by the criticisms of the Commission even before it got started, even before it took evidence… people were asking why a Commission [but] I wanted to find out what happened [and] how it happened,” the Head of State noted, adding that he does not want a recurrence of such an incident.To this end, it was explained that reforms are needed to improve the conditions of the country’s prison system, as many of the nations penitentiaries were built in the nineteenth century, during the reign of Queen Victoria, a former monarch of British Guiana.He further said that the Camp Street Prison will be assessed as it lies in the heart of Georgetown with many schools, residents and business places in the surrounding environs. The President noted that over the last three months, all of the meetings of the National Security Committee, of which he is Chairman, have included prison reform discussions on its agenda.“The National Security Committee (on Wednesday) was in session examining prison reform…we want to make Guyana safe but we want to ensure that person who are put into corrections facilities do not feel that this a lifetime occupation,” he pointed out.Opposition positionOn the other hand, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo at a press conference on Wednesday condemned the negotiations with prisoners and noted that the CoI should have looked at other factors.“The Commission of Inquiry should have predated the negotiations. I don’t agree with the Government’s policy with relation to the prisons and the management of prisons,” he noted.The former President also expressed that Government has been found “wanting” on security matters. “Seventeen persons lost their lives there and someone has to bear responsibility, including the Minister,” he posited.President Granger had ordered the inquiry into the events after inmates met with Minister of State Joseph Harmon and Public Security Minister Kemraj Ramjattan. This came after two days of rioting at the Camp Street penitentiary where 17 inmates died after a fire was reportedly started by inmates. The Capital A Block on March 3 was engulfed with many prisoners locked inside.The CoI began on March 8 and was expected to conclude by March 28 but a two-month extension was granted for other witness to testify and to be cross examined. This wrapped up on May 9. However, on April 20, the Guyana Bar Association withdrew, citing time constraints in the cross examination of witnesses.When the witness statements concluded, Commission Counsel Excellence Dazzle noted that witness’ testimonies along with many other materials which the Commission had in its possession would have been used to compile the report. The Commission was able to secure the testimonies of inmates, an ex-inmate, fire officials, Police officials, prison officials, a former prison official, a Pathologist, the Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Probation Officer, Chairman of the Parole Board and the Chancellor of the Judiciary.Commissioners Dale Erskine and Merle Mendonca completed the three-member panel.
Police believe sometime between 10:30 p.m. and midnight on Friday February 20, 2015, a the 26 year-old male was abducted near the intersection of 102 avenue and 17 street in Dawson Creek. The male was then taken to a rural location, where Police allege the victim was shot several times.The victim was able to escape and drag himself to a nearby road, where he was picked up and brought to the Dawson Creek Hospital.Police believe this incident was targeted and the result of ongoing gang violence in the Peace region. They have also identified a number of people they believe are involved, but continue to investigate.- Advertisement -The Regional General Investigation Section and the Forensic Identification Section from Fort St. John completed their forensic examination of the rural property on Sunday. The RCMP Special Enforcement Unit from Prince George has also been involved in the investigation.Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious behaviour near the intersection of 102nd avenue and 17th street during the hours of 10:30 pm to midnight on February 20th is asked to contact Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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JAILBREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL students raising money for charity have journeyed more than 7,200kms – all the way to Seattle.Student Daire McMullin from Stranorlar, a student in Trinity College Dublin and pal Paul McDonagh-Forde, made it to America’s Pacific coast this evening.And they made the journey without spending a single cent! All the money they raised along the way goes to St Vincent de Paul and Amnesty International.The winning due out of the 50 pairs of students actually made it to Sydney!Said Daire: “We’d like to Digital Fone Communications Buncrana and Filan’s Centra for help in getting to New York and we’d also like to thank Marian Murphy of Special Olympics Ireland (who we met on a whim at Dublin Airport), the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport, the Oranmore Inn in Collooney, Co.Sligo (we’ll have to have a few drinks there sometime!) and finally to the fantastic Cathal Jackson and Darren Power of Ireland’s top nightclub, Copper Face Jacks, who gave us a massive €1000 towards flights.“It’s all been worth it for a great cause.” You can still make a donation to the lads here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-and-Daire-TCD-Jailbreak-2014-Team-5/224282254425447?ref=settingsand herehttp://www.sponsor.ie/jailbreak-14-1/event/jailbreak14/ JAILBREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL LADS ARRIVE IN SEATTLE IN EPIC CHARITY JOURNEY was last modified: February 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:charityDaire McMullinjailbreak14Trinity College Dublin
1 Liverpool put in an excellent performance to beat Barcelona at Wembley Liverpool put in the performance of pre-season on Saturday evening, running riot at Wembley to dispatch Barcelona with ease.Sadio Mane opened the scoring in the first-half, before Javier Mascherano put a Mane cross through his own net early in the second period.With the Spaniard’s failing to deal with the pace of Liverpool’s attack, Divock Origi netted a third moments later to put the result beyond all doubt. Marko Grujic’s wonderful injury time header was the icing of the cake, making it 4-0 on a great day for Liverpool.It was an eye-catching performance from the Reds, and one which showed all the traits of a team coached by Jurgen Klopp, and the win undoubtedly created excitement amongst fans of the Anfield club.Suggestions that they are the best team in the Premier League may be premature, but supporters are right to believe this kind of performance will be enough to overcome Arsenal in the season opener at the Emirates next weekend.talkSPORT collect some of the best reactions to the performance below…
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles County supervisors backed down Tuesday from plans to locate new homeless centers in suburban areas, instead approving a $100 million effort that would put the facilities only in communities that want them. The reversal came after more than four hours of debate and sharp criticism from residents that locating “stabilization centers” in each of the five supervisorial districts would shift much of Los Angeles’ Skid Row population from downtown to the San Fernando Valley and other suburban communities. The board voted 4-1, with Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich dissenting, to locate the centers – which would accept homeless people discharged from jails and hospitals – in cities willing to accept them. “It’s a national disgrace,” former county Supervisor Edmund Edelman told the Board of Supervisors. “But it’s going to be hard to put homeless stabilization centers around residential areas. It’s going to be a tough issue. “NIMBYism is alive and well.” Officials noted that the county has 16 homeless shelters – including facilities in North Hollywood, Glendale, Long Beach, Pasadena, El Monte and Pomona – that could be expanded to serve as stabilization centers if communities continue to object. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said the $100 million plan – which also includes enhancing programs and services – will be a significant step in addressing homelessness, which has been growing and worsening nationally. “This plan allows us to go after the most vulnerable in our homeless population – kids. It drives me nuts to think that young children will be sleeping on the streets of L.A. tonight. “It’s one thing for an adult to be on the streets. But not one of us can stomach to see a child suffer,” he said. A report released in January by the city-county Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority said nearly 90,000 people are homeless in the county, including 10,000 children, on any given night. Joel Roberts, chief executive officer of People Assisting the Homeless, said county shelters regularly have to turn away five of every six people who seek shelter. “We turn away women with infants, veterans who fought in past wars and seniors who roll in on wheelchairs,” Roberts said. “There is nowhere to send them for a safe place to sleep.” But in voting against the program, Antonovich said the plan is too vague about how the money will be spent. “Along with free housing for illegal aliens, the plan fails to mandate treatment for the mentally ill and drug or alcohol addicted who comprise most of the homeless population,” Antonovich said. The plan, modeled after a successful program in New York City, calls for $80 million to be allocated from the county general fund to establish emergency, transitional and permanent housing. An additional $19.7 million a year would be spent on continuing efforts to reduce homelessness. Aimed at stopping the “dumping” of homeless people downtown, the plan would create five 24-hour stabilization centers where homeless inmates and hospital patients could be discharged and where law enforcement officers could deliver homeless people as an alternative to arresting and jailing them for minor offenses. The funding – in addition to $50 million Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has proposed for homeless housing – will be bolstered by $21.5 million annually available from passage of the Mental Health Services Act, a 1 percent income tax on millionaires. That money will pay for housing for mentally ill homeless people. Department of Children and Family Services Director David Sanders said some money made available under the federal government’s recent approval of a waiver could also be used to help homeless families with children. Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke said she is concerned about the DCFS placing homeless parents’ children in foster care. If a family accepts the county’s services, Sanders said their children would not be placed in the foster-care system. “If they are refusing services, that could potentially trigger an investigation by our department on their ability to care for their children,” Sanders said. Burke also asked officials to reconsider policies that prevent people convicted of defrauding the welfare system from receiving county services. “That is not a small category of people when you talk about those who are homeless,” Burke said. “That is something we should look at very carefully and whether their children should be allowed to have some benefits, even though their parents violated the law.” In other efforts to combat homelessness, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, D-Los Angeles, recently introduced legislation that would provide assistance through CalWORKs – California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids – to families in danger of eviction because of financial hardship. It would also increase the amount granted for temporary shelter assistance for families from $40 to $65 per night. It also would create a work support program to help working families with housing costs for up to a year to help them maintain employment by stabilizing their housing situation, particularly for those enrolled in welfare-to-work programs. email@example.com (213) 974-8985
There were some spooky and silly scenes around Donegal schools this week as pupils and teachers dressed up for their Halloween parties.Staff at Scoil Mhuire gan Smal Letterkenny took a trip back in time, donning their pupils’ uniforms – and looking every bit as youthful!Staff at Scoil Mhuire gan Smal, Letterkenny… or pupils?The boys at Scoil Cholmcille Letterkenny were both excellently dressed and very generous this week – handing over their huge collection of Christmas Shoe Boxes in aid of Team Hope shoebox appeal. These boxes are filled with gifts for poor children in Africa and Eastern Europe and were collected today by one of their volunteers David Armour.Team Hope at Scoil CholmcilleThe craic was DEADly at the Lurgybrack NS Halloween Fun Day, where Spongebob Squarepants, Willy Wonka and a stinky whoopee cushion made an appearance! Click into the pics to see the fang-tastic gallery.If you’re not already too frightened, the Lurgybrack Choir have also recorded their very own Halloween song. Check out the video if you want to screamalong! Spooktacular fun at Donegal schools – Picture Special was last modified: October 28th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Fancy DressHalloweenpicture special
OFF Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REAL DEAL tense Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Chelsea News REVEALED 2 targets Chelsea already have multiple top class players fighting with Loftus-Cheek for the three midfield positions in their 4-3-3 system.However, Crouch believes he has now done enough to break through and feature at Burnley on Sunday.“Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s name has appeared many times on this page,” the former Premier League forward wrote in his Sportsmail column.“I make no secret about how big a fan I am and I was delighted to see him score three for Chelsea against BATE Borisov on Thursday.“But I will be looking at Maurizio Sarri’s teamsheet at Burnley on Sunday with interest. Will Loftus-Cheek actually be in the squad?“It would be demoralising for him, I’m sure, to miss out on the 18 at Turf Moor having bagged a hat-trick in Europe three days earlier.“How can that work?” Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Peter Crouch now plays in the Championship with Stoke, who were relegated last season 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT As a youth product, Ruben Loftus-Cheek didn’t cost Chelsea a penny, whereas Jorginho (£57m), N’Golo Kante (£32m), Cesc Fabregas (£27m), Ross Barkley (£15m) and Mateo Kovacic (loan, but valued at roughly £30m) are all high-value competitors for his position.Crouch speculates that this may play a part in the manager’s thinking when tasked with team selection.“I watched Loftus-Cheek regularly last season and the game that sticks in my mind was when Crystal Palace came to the Bet365 Stadium in May and beat Stoke 2-1,” he continued.“I went home convinced that he would become a regular starter at Stamford Bridge.“It hasn’t happened so far — he has only played 33 minutes in the Premier League this season — and I sometimes feel this is the problem for a young player who has come through the ranks.“They are easily overlooked. If Chelsea had spent £35million on him in the summer, I’m certain he would have been on the pitch more.“It shows how strong Chelsea are that they can leave someone with his ability on the fringes — and why they will be a threat to Manchester City and Liverpool in the coming months.” Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Stoke City striker Peter Crouch thinks Ruben Loftus-Cheek should play for Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend.The 22-year-old English midfielder, who came up through the club’s academy, bagged a hat-trick in the Blues’ 3-1 Europa League win over BATE on Thursday, but will still likely struggle to break into Maurizio Sarri’s first team. JIBE Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored his first Chelsea hat-trick against BATE gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City shining REVEALED punished Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’
“Right now, I’m just concerned with how we’re tackling,” Bonds said. “We had several missed tackles and breakdowns against Valencia. We missed too many assignments, so those are things we need to clean up.” Bonds knows that the absence of Bailey gives his team an edge, but there also are disadvantages. “It kind of throws us for a curve because we’ve been preparing for him,” Bonds said. “He’s an outstanding back that can change a game by himself. But at the same time, I’m sure that Arcadia will use this to motivate themselves. “Whenever you have a chance to win without your best player, you usually come out and give a huge effort, and that’s what I expect.” And that’s exactly what Dimalante is hoping for. “It would be a big win, there’s no doubt about that,” said Dimalante, whose Apaches lost to the Golden Knights 28-6 in the 2004 season opener. “I feel good about the players we’ll send out (tonight). They’ve been working hard and believe they can get it done.” — Fred J. Robledo can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s a blow for sure, but we can’t depend on one person,” Dimalante said. “He’s been our leader on offense the past two years, so we’re going to need others to step up because St. Francis is always one of the toughest games on our schedule.” The Apaches will likely rely more on senior quarterback Travis Gowan, with senior Dean Carazza taking over for Bailey in the backfield. Arcadia High School’s football team will open the season tonight against visiting St. Francis without reigning Pacific League co-most valuable player Audarrius Bailey, who has been suspended for the first two games of the season. Bailey, who led the area in rushing as a sophomore with 1,717 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushed for 1,590 yards and 13 touchdowns in an injury-shortened junior season, was suspended for violating team rules over the summer, rules that coach Jon Dimalante said will remain a private matter. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “We still need to run the ball, but we have Travis and some good wide receivers and tight ends,” Dimalante said. “We’ll probably be a little more balanced than we normally would be with Audarrius, and I’m hoping that throws them (St. Francis) off a little.” Golden Knights coach Jim Bonds has his own kinks to work through. The Knights were somewhat manhandled in a scrimmage against Valencia last week, which is not so alarming when you consider that Valencia lost to Mission Viejo in last year’s CIF-SS Division II championship game. The Knights have a sizable line returning, but they’re hoping that one of their junior quarterbacks, Luke Bollis or Stephen Peterson, can fill the void left by Matt Abbey. They’re also hoping that sophomore running backs Nathan Stark and Cameron Schell can pick up where departed senior Blake Milton left off.