NBA champions Metta World Peace, Bill Wennington visit Manny Pacquiao

first_imgNBA champion Metta World Peace, right, and son Jeron pose for a picture with Manny Pacquiao. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOTwo NBA champions took the time to drop by Manny Pacquiao’s lavish Los Angeles residence Monday (Manila time).Bill Wennington, a three-time champion with the Chicago Bulls, and Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, who won a crown with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010, were the Filipino boxing legend’s latest celebrity visitors.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending 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 CONTRIBUTED PHOTOLast week another NBA champion in Michael Cooper, a five-time champion with the Lakers, who  went to Pacquiao’s home.Decorated MMA star Cris Cyborg had also visited Pacquiao earlier this month.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 ChrissThe 40-year-old Pacquiao, the WBA welterweight champion, is defending his title against Adrien Broner on January 19 in Las Vegas.World Peace, an NBA All-Star and Defensive Player of the Year in 2004, was with his son Jeron, whose mother Jennifer Ruth Uy Palma is a Filipino. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img No more games on South Korean TV: Streaming services replacing TVs in sports broadcasts In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View commentslast_img read more

Youth Group Gives Mamba Point A Facelift

first_imgA group of young people under the banner, Youth United for Progress and Transformation (YUPT), has given some level of cleanliness to the Mamba Point Community.YUPT members specifically carried out their self-initiated cleanup exercise in the Macobene Community in Mamba Point, which is the diplomatic enclave in Monrovia.Mamba Point Community hosts several embassies, including United States, European Union and India House.  It is also the location of several international organizations, especially United Nations related entities, including WHO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNWOMEN, FAO and UNFPA.The young people under the leadership of Mr. Joseph Nyanway undertook the initiative last Saturday to give their community a massive facelift by cleaning clogged drainages, sweeping and removing dirt from the streets and brushing grassy spots.Nyanway, who is also the founder and YUPT CEO said the cleaning campaign could not come at a better time when the nation is facing a deadly epidemic, the transmission of which has also been traced to dirty environments.He said the initiative was just to serve as an eye-opener to residents of the community about the organization which has more than 200 members.Community development has been of concern for a very long time specifically the issue that has to do with community dwellers as partners to the welfare of their own communities, Nyanway said.He further stated that the youth realize that they must begin to impact the lives of their community residents, “because we are considered as a major vehicle for progress and transformation.”“This is why we decided to embark on the initiative to give our community a facelift,” he said, adding, “ If we don’t do it then who will do it for us? We have been lagging behind as young people as a result of disunity but now that we have come together we will begin to show interest in the welfare of our community,” Nyanway told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview.He said his organization lacks basic logistics, including machetes, hoes, rakes, leaf brooms and other materials that would enable them to continue the community cleaning exercise.He appealed to the government, NGOs and embassies, especially the US embassy and surrounding UN agencies’ offices to giving them a helping hand.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Enough is Not Enough’

first_imgThe Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Dr. Frederick B. Norkeh, on Friday, July 17, told his staff that enough is not enough and as such, they should continue to work and provide quality services needed by Liberians.Dr. Norkeh challenged his staff not to be complacent because complacency is a sign of weakness. “We should remain vigilant to do what we need to do for this country.”The staff had gathered to honor Dr. Norkeh for what they described as “his farsightedness in improving the welfare of employees as well as the ministry.”He said the award given him was a sign of appreciation, commitment and dedication from the staff, but was also intended for the staff themselves, because it is through their support that he is able to achieve the goals of the ministry.“You people are the ones that are doing well for this ministry because it is through your efforts that this ministry is booming and therefore I must also thank you,” he told the staff.The Postmaster General also encouraged the staff to remain focused, determined with the mindset of improving the ministry to an advanced level.“If you tell someone that you work at the Posts and Telecommunications and nothing is improving here, you will receive a negative reaction, but if you are doing well obviously, you will take pride in your accomplishment, so I urge you all to go out and tell others the good news becauseI know that we are doing well here,” Dr. Norkeh said.He said in spite of the limited budget support, he and his staff have been able to do well in seeking the welfare of the employees and renovation of the building hosting the ministry.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AVC sheriff’s academy graduates first cadets

first_imgSome could be patrolling the Antelope Valley streets within a year. The academy completes a circle that keeps law enforcement local at multiple levels, Baca said, noting that the AVC program complements a local courthouse and a jail. He said the AVC program will attract and train local recruits. “This valley today moved to a new level when it comes to public safety,” Baca said. “I think this is becoming a unified community.” The academy graduated 41 deputies wearing khaki uniforms, and one Los Angeles School police officer, who wore a dark blue uniform. Among the graduates was Wyatt Waldron, a former Marine who was awarded a Silver Star for service in Iraq. Luis Sanchez was named the class’s honor recruit by Sgt. Dave Miklos in a recorded video segment of the ceremony. Miklos, who heads the academy, is in Australia for the Toughest Man Alive, a grueling multiple-event athletic competition for police and firefighters. Miklos, a two-time Toughest Man Alive champion, dedicated his effort to the class and guaranteed victory. The inaugural academy produced a class that was by all accounts uniquely cohesive, according to Deputy Don Rubio, who was involved in training four other such classes. “When you know you’re part of making history, it brings everyone together, and I think it forces you to work a little harder,” Deputy Steve Round, an academy graduate said. “I think we set that bar pretty high.” Erin Robles, who was sworn in as a Los Angeles School Police officer, has worn a different uniform throughout the academy, which is open to law enforcement agencies throughout the state. The LASP serves schools throughout the county. “It’s just such an awesome opportunity to work with kids and make a difference in children’s lives,” Robles said. (661) 267-7802 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – In what public officials called a significant development for area public safety, the sheriff’s academy graduated its inaugural Antelope Valley College class Thursday night at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. An overflow crowd of more than 750 saw 42 Class No. 356 cadets take their place in Antelope Valley law enforcement history. The class was honored by dignitaries, including Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee D. Baca and state Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, the event’s keynote speaker. A significant portion of the cadets will feed into the Lancaster and Palmdale sheriff’s stations after completing training at detention centers such as the Mira Loma jail. last_img read more

Fort St. John man arrested for third time in eight weeks

first_imgAcko most recently arrested on February 1 when members of the Fort St. John RCMP did a curfew check and found he was not at his home. At the time he was located he was found to be breaching three conditions of his previous recognizance.Acko is being held in custody until today when he is schedule to make an appearance in front of a judge.His previous charges include multiple counts of Possesstion for the Purpose of Trafficking in Cocaine and Oxycontin and breaches of his recognizance. – Advertisement –last_img

Fort St. John continues to improve Housing Affordability

first_imgIn 2018 the HAI for 100 Mile House was 47.2%. This is the chiefly result of median household income being around 54% of that of Northern BC.Fort St. John is the only community in Northern BC reporting consistent improvements inaffordability over the reference period, largely due to a persistent drop in house pricesover the period. Kitimat remains the most affordable community in Northern BC with anHAI of just 20.6%. PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The BC Northern Real Estate Board (BCNREB) released their annual edition of the Housing Affordability Indicators (HAI) for Northern British Columbia.The Housing Affordability Indicators is based on a refreshed data-set that updates baseline variables to 2015. The BCNREB using the HAI estimate the proportion of median household income required to cover the major costs associated with homeownership.These will include mortgage costs, municipal taxes and fees, and utilities for the average single-family home. The higher the measure, the more difficult it is to afford a home.- Advertisement -Home ownership in most of Northern British Columbia remains very affordable,especially when compared with the Vancouver region. According to CanadaMortgage and Housing Corporation stating housing is considered “affordable” if it costsless than 30% of a household’s before-tax income.The HAI for Northern BC for 2018 is 26.9%, despite showing a 2-percentage point increaseover the 2017 HAI. The affordability of home ownership is exceptionally favourablewhen compared with 118.9% for the Vancouver Area and 66.1% for Victoria.The BCNREB shares, affordability worsened slightly in 2018 in most northern BC communities, only 100 Mile House reflects an HAI significantly above 30%.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sevilla clash bigger than Liverpool, says Mourinho

first_img0Shares0000United go into the clash with the Spanish side following a morale boosting win over the Reds that put them in pole position to secure second position in the English Premier League behind Manchester City.LONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 13 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said that beating Sevilla in Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg will be more important than their 2-1 league victory over rivals Liverpool.United go into the clash with the Spanish side following a morale boosting win over the Reds that put them in pole position to secure second position in the English Premier League behind Manchester City. Mourinho emphasised the need for his team to retain their dominance internationally after winning the Europa League last season.The first leg tie between the two teams finished in a goalless stalemate in Spain, and United will be confident that home advantage on Tuesday night will work in their favour.“Tomorrow is more important than the win over Liverpool because Saturday was a match for points that we still have 24 more points to discuss, 24 more points to try to finish in the top four, to try to finish third, to try to finish second if possible,” Mourinho told reporters on Monday.“But tomorrow and Saturday against Brighton are the matches where, in the end, you go to the next draw or you don’t go to the next draw. So, of course, knockout becomes more important than league matches.”The Portuguese manager also downplayed his side’s chances to contest the European title, telling the media that United is not among the best teams in the competition.He added: “I don’t think we are one of the best teams in the competition. But I think when a team arrives in the last eight, anything can happen.“I think when you are in the last 16; it looks really, really far. But when a team gets in the last eight, you start smelling semi-finals and I think when a team gets into the last eight, the feeling is, of course, you are among the best.“But anything can happen, so let’s see what happens tomorrow. I think tomorrow is a very difficult match.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Lisbon in shock after horrific gang attack

first_imgDutch international Bas Dost, Sporting’s top scorer this season, required stitches to his neck. A photograph of his bloodied face appeared on social media.“It was a distressing situation and we are all shocked,” the striker, with 27 league goals to his name this season, told Dutch news website Algemeen Dagblad.“This is a drama for everyone, I am empty,” the 28-year-old added to Portuguese website Ojogo.He had scored in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Maritimo Funchal which left Sporting in third and missing out on Champions League football next season.Argentina international Marcos Acuna and Croatia’s Josip Misic were also assaulted in the raid on Sporting’s Alcochete training base in the Lisbon suburbs.The team met their players’ union on Wednesday to discuss how to react and whether to pull out of Sunday’s Cup final against Desportivo das Aves.A team statement later confirmed that despite their frightening ordeal they would face Aves in four days’ time.– ‘Intolerable’ –“We are not in a physical or psychological condition to resume normal training immediately,” the players said.“But because the Cup final is a celebration of Portuguese football, and also out of respect to our club, we will play in the final.”According to the players’ union, some players are set to quit the club after this closing game of the season.Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has expressed his “concern” over Sporting Lisbon attack © AFP / JOSE MANUEL RIBEIROThe horrific incident left Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa “worried by the image this projects of Portugal to the world”.He added: “I’m concerned as Portugal is a power in professional football, and I’m worried about the seriousness of what’s happened.”Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said “this increase in violence is intolerable”.“It’s clear from now on that we have to beef up measures and set up a national body against violence in sport,” he added on a trip to Bulgaria.Portuguese police have made 23 arrests, according to the government.Several hundred Sporting fans made their way to the team’s Alvalade stadium on Tuesday night to lend their support to their stricken team’s players and management.Supporters group ‘Juventude Leonina’ condemned the attack on social media.“The Juventude Leonina numbers more than 7,000 fans. It deeply regrets what happened and disassociates itself from these events.”Sporting issued a statement of their own, decrying what it termed “acts of vandalism and the attacks on (our) athletes, coaches and professional staff.”The Portuguese Primeira Liga said: “The perpetrators of these incidents are not fans of football, they are criminals.”Further support came from Iker Casillas, FC Porto’s veteran Spanish goalkeeper who used Twitter to voice his “solidarity with my colleagues at Sporting”.He called for the end of “violence in sport”.Tuesday’s drama follows last month’s war of words between players and the club’s president who had threatened to suspend almost all of the “spoilt brats” in the first team.Bruno de Carvalho launched a rant on social media following Sporting’s 2-0 Europa League quarter-final first leg loss to Atletico Madrid.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sporting Lisbon’s Dutch international Bas Dost needed stitches to his neck after the attack © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSLISBON, Portugal, May 16 – A shocked Sporting Lisbon will play in Sunday’s Portuguese Cup final despite a horrific ordeal that saw a 50-strong gang of masked and hooded men brutally attack players and officials at training.Wearing t-shirts bearing the club’s emblem the mob invaded Sporting’s training ground on Tuesday and went on the rampage, terrorising players and personnel and vandalising dressing rooms.last_img read more


first_imgA judge has ordered a man to pay €25,000 after he illegally trespassed and lived in the house of a dead clergyman.John Doe, aka Daniel Greene, fled the house.Daniel Greene moved himself and his family into the home of the late Reverend Samuel Reede in Co Donegal in 2013. The property had been put up for sale but Greene moved into the bungalow in Rooskey, Newtowncunningham and even changed the locks on the doors.A friend of the late clergyman, who had been looking after the property, was told by solicitors that the house had been illegally entered.But when Sylvia Allen-Hamilton called to the house, the man said it was his property and he refused to leave.When she tried to have the electricity supply stopped from the house, she was told that the account had been somehow transferred into the name of Daniel Greene and could not be cut.A court action was then taken against the man who, at that stage, was only know as John Doe as nobody knew his identity.Gardai had been called to the home but Mr Greene was never present.Gardai move into the house in Newtowncunningham in 2013. Pic by Northwest Newspix.He eventually left the house in December, 2013 – a total of nine months after he had moved in.Barrister for the brother of the late Rev Reede, Mr Charles John Reede, brought a case for damages against the illegal trespasser.His barrister Fiona Crawford yesterday (Thurs) revealed how the home had been left in a state after Greene and his family fled overnight.She revealed how a pest control company had to treat he house because of a rodent problem while food, clothing and other items were also left behind.Other items of personal belongings had to be put into storage for the past 16 months at a cost of €100 per month, Buncrana Circuit Civil Court was told.Judge Karen Fergus said it was obvious that Greene had made “a hasty exit” and asked if there was any chance of recouping the damages.Barrister Fiona Crawford said there was some money on hold belonging to Greene with an address at 12 Riverside Court, Cumber, Co Down.Judge Fergus ordered Greene to pay €25,000 in damages for trespass as well as €1,600 for the cost of storage and €400 for the cost f the pest control,and clean-up of the house.She also ordered that all the personal belongings and other items left in the house be handed over to charity.MYSTERY MAN WHO TRESPASSED IN DEAD CLERGYMAN’S HOUSE ORDERED TO PAY €25,000 IN DAMAGES was last modified: May 14th, 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:Daniel GreenedonegalhouseJohn DoeNewtowncunninghamRev Sam Reedelast_img read more

Higuain apologises for his San Siro meltdown during 2-0 defeat to Juventus

first_imgGonzalo Higuain has taken to social media to issue a emotional apology after enduring a torrid night for AC Milan in which he missed a penalty and was then sent off against Juventus.Trailing 1-0 to a Mario Mandzukic header, Higuain had the chance to draw Milan level from the spot just before the break, but was denied by former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny who pushed his effort onto the post. 2 “It was a yellow card, the decision was made, I apologise for the reaction and I take responsibility for it.“When you play against your old club, obviously it feels different. I take responsibility, I know it mustn’t happen again, but at that moment we were losing and we are not robots. We are human beings, we have emotions.“I got it wrong, I apologise and I hope it won’t happen again. I am a very emotional person and player, so at times it is difficult to control my sentiments. You can tell just by looking at me what mood I am in,” saying it’s not a reaction he wants to set for children and acknowledged he gets wound up too easily sometimes.The 30-year-old then posted a similar apology to his three million Instagram followers.“I want to apologise to everyone for the behaviour of yesterday’s expulsion, the team, society, fans who despite yesterday showed me their love all the time,” he said.“We are people too and we have feelings but I am responsible and I hope it does not happen again.“Some will understand it, others will not. I also apologise to all. Have a nice life.” huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Higuain had to be restrained by his own team-mates as well as those of Juve, who tried and failed to calm him down MONEY ADVICE However, the situation got worse for the Argentina international, as his side went further behind through a Cristiano Ronaldo strike, before Higuain was booked twice in a matter of seconds for a rash challenge and then shouting at referee Paolo Mazonelli.Incensed by the decision, Higuain shoved former Real Madrid team-mate Ronaldo as he tried to defuse the situation and eventually left the San Siro pitch in tears.In an attempt to redeem his actions, Higuain, who was sent on loan to Milan from Juventus to accommodate Ronaldo’s £99m transfer, apologised.“I have to apologise to my team-mates, the Coach, the fans and the referee, who knows what I said to him. At the same time, referees should understand the emotions of the moment,” Higuain told Sky Sport Italia after the defeat, adding that he should not have reacted in such a way. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Gonzalo Higuain leaves the field in tears Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardcenter_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football News Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move RANKED REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 REVEALED no dice last_img read more