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Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Younghusband brothers set for Davao move on 5-year deal LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Everything about Jones’ behavior suggests he might have stronger feelings than he acknowledges. When they finally hit the Honda Center cage on Saturday night, he’ll have a chance to show how he really feels.“A guy like Daniel, he has my full, undivided attention,” Jones said this week. “He says that he’s in my head, and that’s exactly where I want him to be, because he is in my head. I think about him all the time. That’s what makes me do the things I do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Jones and Cormier are headlining the UFC’s best show of the summer, and likely the entire year, in Orange County.UFC 214 features three title fights and numerous rising stars. Before Jones and Cormier, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley takes on Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Demian Maia in a compelling clash of styles, and pound-for-pound women’s superstar Cris “Cyborg” Justino faces Invicta champion Tonya Evinger for the vacant featherweight title. View comments Jones’ yearlong suspension has ended, and the UFC put him right back in a title shot with Cormier, who dutifully defended the belt during the mercurial ex-champion’s absence. Cormier, an ex-Olympian and family man who also works as a television commentator, sees every flaw in Jones’ makeup.“He’s a guy who can’t stop hurting himself and people around him,” Cormier said. “He’s a talented athlete, but mixed martial arts aren’t just about the best athlete. He’s weak mentally. He’s got problems, and I don’t know if he solved them yet.”Jones plays it cool when talking about Cormier, yet their promotional staredowns have usually devolved into trash-talking and physical drama. They got into an infamous brawl in a Las Vegas casino lobby in 2014 during the early stages of their promotion of the first bout.They exchanged harsh words again this week in a faceoff, but Jones has vowed to be classy after he wins their rematch.“He’s a good dude,” Jones said. “I want the best for him, I really do. I wish he was just man enough to realize that he’s (in) the wrong era. He just happened to come into the sport, he’s 39 years old, and he’s (fighting) a guy who’s in his prime, a guy who’s doing everything in his power to make sure this is his era. I wish he could just swallow that and say, ‘I’m the baddest (man) outside Jon Jones, and I can go to sleep with that.’”The UFC 214 pay-per-view card starts with two absolute corkers: Veteran brawlers Robbie Lawler and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone meet after light heavyweight prospects Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir. Even the undercard is strong, featuring fights for Ricardo Lamas, Renan Barao, Aljamain Sterling and Brian Ortega.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ But the remarkable main event could be the culmination of Cormier’s career or a monumental return for Jones, whose career and life have been severely fractured since their first bout.“It’s pretty cool that it ends here,” Jones said recently, speaking of both his disputes with Cormier and his own winding path back to the top. “There will be no grudge match. There will be no trilogy. Like I say all the time, Daniel Cormier is not my rival. I have no issue with him.”Jones’ biggest issues have always been with himself.Jones reached the pinnacle of his sport when he soundly defeated Cormier in January 2015 to defend his UFC 205-pound title. Practically nothing has gone right in the ensuing 2 1/2 years for Jones, whose capacity for self-sabotage and lousy decision-making surpassed even his incredible MMA talent.The UFC stripped Jones of its title twice — after a hit-and-run accident in which he broke a pregnant woman’s arm, and again after he was revealed to have failed a doping test four days before fighting Cormier at UFC 200 last July.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ FILE – In this Jan. 3, 2015, file photo, Daniel Cormier, bottom, takes down Jon Jones during their light heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 182 in Las Vegas. If Cormier wasn’t Jones’ bitter enemy, the UFC light heavyweight champion probably could could give sound advice to Jones, the troubled former champ. Instead, the steady Cormier realizes he needs a victory over his self-sabotaging archrival on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at UFC 214 to validate his own title reign. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)ANAHEIM, Calif.— Jon Jones insists Daniel Cormier isn’t his rival, not even when their rematch at UFC 214 is the most anticipated mixed martial arts fight of the year.Jones says he doesn’t even dislike Cormier, the man who has spent most of the past 2 1/2 years holding the light heavyweight title belt that Jones considers rightfully his.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans
A barber and information technology technician, who was accused of subjecting one of his neighbours to regular verbal abuse and death threats, was Monday granted ,000 bail when he appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court.Dereck Hunte, 22, of Lot 441 Onderneeming, Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, denied the allegations which stated that on August 11, he threatened Petal Odie of Lot 385 Onderneeming, WBD.According to the Prosecution’s case, the barber constantly threatens to kill the Odie.Dereck Hunte (centre) was bailed for issuing death threats against his neighbourThe court heard that on the day in question, Odie was at home when the defendant approached her, which caused an argument between the two. He was said to have uttered a series of expletives, which preceded his ghastly declaration: “I’m gonna kill her!”The court also heard that Odie feared for her life, which propelled her to report the matter at the La Grange Police Station.When presiding Magistrate Clive Nurse asked the defendant if he agreed to the evidence as presented by the Prosecution, he appeared not to have comprehended the facts.“I wasn’t listening,” expressed the defendant, who showed some seeming difficulty in answering the questions the Magistrate posited.After reviewing the particulars of the case, Nurse placed the defendant on a bond to keep the peace for the duration of the court matter.Hunte will make his next court appearance on August 29.
The U.S. Government has donated another supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak which is affecting Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.The donation, including aprons, face masks, gowns, caps and cadaver bags, are in addition to a previous donation by the U.S. Government. Last week, the U.S. Government made a similar donation, including rubber boots, coveralls and gloves, which will protect health workers who are at the forefront of providing essential care to patients who are suspected or confirmed to have the Ebola virus. Health workers who use the protective equipment as recommended are protected from exposure to blood or body fluids from infected patients.In presenting the items recently to the Government of Liberia, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Liberia Mission Director, John Mark Winfield, said the U.S. Government is committed to helping in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus.World Health Organization Representative to Liberia Dr. Nestor Ndayimirije, who received the donations, immediately passed the essential equipment to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, and thanked the U.S. Government for the donations, which he said will help boost Liberia’s response to the Ebola virus.Dr. Ndayimirije said partnership was important in the fight against the outbreak, and urged stakeholders to unite to improve the response by making sure no health worker is infected and dies because of the lack of protective gear.In receiving the PPE, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernice Dahn, warned that communities and religious institutions should not try to serve as health facilities. She said Liberians are still in the denial stage, which is fuelling a deterioration of the situation. “At this point, you do not know what you are dealing with,” Dr. Dahn said. “So, don’t keep sick people in your homes or facilities. “Three weeks ago, Liberia experienced a second wave of the outbreak. Since that time, more than 30 persons have died of the disease.The U.S. Government has provided additional support to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to mitigate the Ebola outbreak, which includes supplying materials and messaging in communities to prevent the spread of Ebola, training environmental health technicians, financial support for deployment of field teams to the WHO Africa Regional Office and WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), training of health workers in contact tracing, and the provision of essential supplies for collection, preservation, transport and analysis of blood specimens.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
As Industrial Supply of Guyana Incorporated (ISG) celebrates its 16th Anniversary, another lucky Guyanese on Sunday rode away with a Honda motorbike as that company held the third drawing of its “Oil and Go” promotion at its Head Office at Peters Hall, East Bank Demerara.Natasha Ali (Operations Manager), Guillermo Escarraga (MACORP CEO) and Raymond Adams (second winner)The event commenced with a stunning “bikers’ parade” from ISG, a subsidiary company of Machinery Corporation of Guyana Limited (MACORP), and bikers from the Sonic Bikers Club and the Piranha Bikers Club (Guyana Bikers Association) blazed the roadways from Peters Hall to Parika, East Bank Essequibo, performing stunts as they promoted the newest motorcycle lubricant.The bikers stopped at two ISG authorised dealers along the West Coast of Demerara to encourage persons to purchase the new product and to entice participation in the promotion to win one of the motorcycles up for grabs. The show the bikers put on left many bystanders in awe.V. Ramdial was the third lucky customer to walk away with a brand-new motorcycle, after purchasing oil which cost $4500.The grand draw was done at the L. Bukhan Supermarket in Parika, EBE.The promotion has already seen two winners, Aderemi Adams being the first, and Raymond James the second. Present at Sunday’s draw, Raymond James was handed the keys to his brand-new motorcycle, valued at $250,000.The newest product line launched by ISG in collaboration with its Trinidad partner National Petroleum is the Ultra Motorcycle Oil, a high-quality oil specifically made with a number of detergents and solutions designed to reduce engine corrosion; improve engine response; and remove wet clutch slippage, thereby resulting in greater power and fuel economy, and an extended engine life.The company is giving back to customers in the form of a promotion in which persons can win one of six Honda 110 motorcycles. This promotion commenced in March, and will conclude on September 30, 2019, prior to which customers were enlightened and advised to participate therein by simply purchasing the Ultra Motorcycle Oil, which is solely distributed by ISG.The promotion did not exclude authorised resellers from participating, as they were eligible to win one of two weekend all-expenses-paid trips to Barbados.The resellers drawing would be held at the end of this promotion, but drawings for the motorcycles would be held monthly, and customers can also double their chances of winning therein by shopping Ultra Powermax 10W 40 Motorcycle Oil.To win, users must fill out the coupon with all the required fields, especially tax invoice numbers, so that the purchase can be verified at resellers across Guyana.Vouchers without invoice numbers would automatically be disqualified. Other criteria are that no customer can win twice, and no staff or family member from ISG or MACORP can participate.For resellers with 30 days’ credit, the account must be in good standing and the coupon must be filled out accurately.During the draw, it was pointed out that participating vendors and users had to have purchased MP Ultra Lubricant, which boasts over 50 years of experience in blending lubricants in Trinidad.All lubricants must adhere to the strict quality standards stipulated by international rating bodies, including the American Petroleum Institute (API), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).By being compliant with these standards, MP ensures its products rank in performance with any established international brand.
…as prisoners display high-priced liquor, drugs on FacebookAfter a social media post of prisoners at the New Amsterdam Prison hosting a party with rum and drugs went viral, an investigation has been launched.The social media post, which was uploaded by Abdul Andre Azimullah, who is on remand for murder, showed inmates sporting high-priced liquor and drugs during what they labelled a Mother’s Day party.One of the photos that were posted on Facebook showing prisoners posing and consuming alcohol while being detained at New Amsterdam penitentiaryWhen contacted, Director of the Guyana Prison Service, Gladwin Samuels said that while there was no exact or direct evidence as to how the liquor got into the penitentiary, the prisoner who posted the pictures on Facebook has identified the person who took the items into the facility.“There is no direct evidence pointing to any prison officer who would have facilitated the movement of the contraband into the prison,” Samuels said.However, investigators noted that the bottles of pricey liquor – Cîroc and Hennessey – were smuggled into the jail yard on a town council tractor.“Based on video evidence, the tractor was searched, and the search seemed to have been properly conducted based on what the video is revealing,” Samuels noted.He added that this was an indication of a lapse in supervision of the prison yard on Sunday, while citing his disappointment, he further noted that sanctions would be taken against those persons who are found culpable.“We still have to do further investigations to establish if that was so because, as it is right now, that is the prisoner’s account,” the Prisons Director explained.Samuels said a news conference would be hosted during which time the supervisor would discuss what occurred.“I have made it clear that the Officer-in-Charge of the facility must be at the press briefing, because it is time that they are made to answer for their stewardship,” he noted.The Prisons Director said he alone would not be taking blame because officers must understand that they have to take responsibility for delegated authority.Moreover, concerns continue to be raised about how prisoners gain possession of illegal items that are found in the prison.Meanwhile, in a statement on Monday, the Public Security Ministry said that the mobile device which was used by the inmate to post the pictures on social media has since been seized, as investigations continue.“The ministry is extremely disappointed that alien objects and other material, inclusive of drugs and liquor, find their way into the various prisons as obviously happened here. There is no doubt collusion with prison wardens and prisoners which is causing this. This kind of misbehavior by the culpable prison wardens will be dealt with very seriously after the ongoing investigations reveal who they are. The public will be further advised on this matter after investigations concludes,” the ministry noted in its statement.
CHICAGO – Prices on everything from cereal and milk to soft drinks and red meat are on the upswing, due partly to the ethanol and biodiesel boom that is pushing up prices for corn and other commodities. High energy prices also remain troublesome, regardless of how high a gallon of gas climbs, and clothing costs are up this year, too. All that explains why Federal Reserve policymakers cited “uncomfortably high” inflation readings as being their biggest worry, according to minutes released Wednesday of their private discussions last month. “It feels like we could be in for a period of higher inflation at our stores and restaurants, for a year or two or three,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Economy.com in West Chester, Pa. The government reported Friday that wholesale prices rose 1 percent in March, mostly because of the biggest jumps in energy (3.6 percent) and gasoline (8.7 percent) prices since November. Adding to the pinch, apparel prices on spring merchandise have been up. And dairy economists predict the retail price of milk could jump 9 percent by fall. This may all sound familiar to those who remember experts fretting about food prices edging up a year ago while gasoline made its seasonal warm-weather surge. But Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at LaSalle Bank in Chicago, says he’s concerned that productivity growth is slowing down, labor costs are rising, and food, energy, health care and education costs are on the move – all at the same time. The year-over-year change in the consumer price index, which is heavily influenced by energy prices, has been running at 2.7 percent to 2.8 percent, about the highest it’s been in the past year. The next report, for price changes in March, is due out Tuesday. “I’m not suggesting inflation’s going to rage out of control,” Tannenbaum said. “But especially given that the (Fed’s informal) target is 2 percent, we seem to be moving quite a bit away from it.” The good news for consumers is that the price rises may not be allowed to get too severe. Zandi said that if inflation shows any signs of accelerating significantly, the Fed likely would raise the overnight bank lending rate to slow growth and “knock the wind out” of inflationary pressures. “They would sacrifice growth in the interest of stopping inflation,” he said. “In the long run, you get more growth if inflation is stable and low.” An undesirable consequence of that, of course, would be higher borrowing costs, nudging credit-card and mortgage rates still higher. “The erosion of value when prices are higher because of interest rates is something that can’t be dismissed,” said Tannenbaum. “If you add half a percent to the rate Americans pay on a mortgage, that can adds thousands and thousands of dollars to the price of a mortgage on a 15- or 30-year loan.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Prices were flat for the month on a wider range of goods that excludes food and energy. While that suggests inflation is not yet in danger of spreading throughout the economy, the news offers little solace to many consumers already feeling greater pressures on their pocketbook spending. Jessica Parks, a work-from-home mom in Summerville, Ga., said she’s cut back on regular family outings to restaurants and bowling alleys. “There’s just no room in the budget,” said Parks, who works for a customer service company. “With children especially, the cost of clothing and everything and the grocery bill is getting worse.” After losing the family home in a fire last December, she bought replacement clothes for the kids online and at a local Wal-Mart and was appalled to find it cost $700 instead of the roughly $400 she was anticipating. The most recent shock came when a single cartful of groceries came to over $300. “It’s hard to deal with,” Parks said. “And a lot of people are asking why. Everything’s just getting to be outrageous.” One familiar irritant, the price of gasoline, has soared well above $3 a gallon in some places this spring. That could be temporary. The Energy Information Administration said in a forecast released Tuesday that the recent spike in prices should ease in coming weeks.
Former world number one Williams, now ranked a lowly 453, is playing a Grand Slam for the first time since she won her 23rd major at the 2017 Australian Open after which she stepped off the tour to give birth to her daughter in September.Pliskova, the twin sister of world number six Karolina, has never won a main draw match at Roland Garros.Williams, 36, has played just four matches on the tour in 2018 and not featured at all since Miami in March.Sharapova, champion in 2012 and 2014, could face Serena, against who she lost in the 2013 final at Roland Garros, in the fourth round.The Russian, who missed last year’s event after she was refused a wild card as she battled to rebuild her career following a 15-month doping ban, has not defeated Williams since 2004.The American leads their head-to-head series 19-2.Before they get to that stage, Sharapova would possibly have to get past Czech sixth seed Karolina Pliskova.Top seed and two-time runner-up Simona Halep faces Alison Riske of the United States in her opener while second seed and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki starts against another American, Danielle Collins.Top seed Nadal starts his bid for an 11th Roland Garros title against Ukraine’s world number 54 Alexander Dolgopolov.Champions return: Rafael Nadal and Jelena Ostapenko with their French Open trophies at Thursday’s draw © AFP / Thomas SAMSONNadal, fresh from an eighth Rome clay court title having also won his 11th trophies in Barcelona and Monte Carlo already this spring, has a 7-2 record over Dolgopolov.“It’s always special when I come back to Paris where I have had so many wonderful moments in my career,” said Nadal at the draw ceremony ahead of the French Open which starts on Sunday.One glance at the draw would have left the 31-year-old Spaniard feeling even more special after former champions Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka as well as clay court dangerman Dominic Thiem all landed in the other half of the draw where Alexander Zverev is the second seed.Nadal’s path to the final could see him face childhood friend Richard Gasquet in the third round, possibly Denis Shapovalov in the last-16, then Kevin Anderson, who he beat in the 2017 US Open final, and third-seed Marin Cilic in the semi-finals.Zverev, who lost to Nadal in the Rome final last weekend, has never got beyond the third round in Paris and was defeated in the first round last year.The 21-year-old German, who is seeded second in the absence of Roger Federer, begins his French Open against Ricardis Berankis of Lithuania.Djokovic, the 2016 champion who is down at 22 in the rankings after struggling to recover from an elbow injury, starts against a qualifier and could meet fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round.The 31-year-old Djokovic showed signs of a return to form in Rome where he made the semi-finals, losing to Nadal.Wawrinka, the 2015 champion in Paris and runner-up to Nadal last year, begins against Spain’s Guillermo Garcia Lopez.Swiss veteran Wawrinka has missed three months of the year after knee surgery and only returned to action in Geneva this week where he won one match before losing in the quarter-finals on Thursday.Defending women’s champion Jelena Ostapenko, fifth in the world, starts against Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine and could face former world number one and two-time Grand Slam title winner Victoria Azarenka in the second round.Third seed Garbine Muguruza, who beat Williams in the 2016 final, starts against Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2009 champion in Paris.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000See you in Paris: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova could meet in the French Open last 16 © AFP/File / SAEED KHANPARIS, France, May 24 – Three-time champion Serena Williams could face longtime rival Maria Sharapova in the French Open last-16 after Thursday’s draw which also handed Rafael Nadal a dream route to an 11th title.Serena, the champion in 2002, 2013 and 2015, will start against Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic.
1 Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea Chelsea will snub interest from Real Madrid and keep Eden Hazard beyond the summer, according to reports.The Belgian playmaker has struggled to rediscover the form of last season where he played a major role in firing Chelsea to the Premier League title, and has such been linked with moves to Real and Paris Saint-Germain.Hazard has managed just two goals this season and was booed off by Chelsea fans following their Champions League defeat to PSG on Wednesday.But, according to Belgian outlet Het Laatste Nieuws, Chelsea are adamant the 25-year-old will not be leaving this summer and will rebuff any bids from the Spanish giants.Chelsea are set to appoint Italian manager Antonio Conte before the end of the season and he has already told his future employers that he wants to work with Hazard.The winger joined the club from Lille in 2012 and has a contract until 2020 with the Blues.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Drew was just getting warmed up. The 6-foot sophomore found a wide open Javael Boykins underneath for a basket to make it a 23-8 game with 1:45 left in the first. As Dorsey attempted to bring the ball upcourt, Drew stepped into the passing lane for a steal, leading to another easy transition layup for Boykins and a 15-point lead. Before it knew it, Dorsey trailed 30-8 at the end of the first quarter and Drew had seven points, highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers. “Larry makes everything happen for us,” Taylor said. “He’s the straw that stirs the drink,” Drew, however, came out of the game limping midway through the second quarter with what appeared to be a lower left leg injury. Taylor said he could have re-entered but there was no need with Taft leading by more than 20 points at the 4:30 mark of the first half. Haynes hit a runner in the lane to give Taft a 50-24 lead at intermission. It was over before it even started. The Taft of Woodland Hills boys basketball team used its up-tempo style from the outset Saturday to open up a sizable early lead and was relentless until the final whistle in an 82-52 nonleague victory over visiting Dorsey of Los Angeles. “We jumped on them from the start and shocked them,” Taft coach Derrick Taylor said. The Toreadors (9-4) scored the first seven points of the game and extended the lead to 18-8 with 2:17 remaining in the first quarter. Larry Drew and Calvin Haynes keyed the spurt, combining for 14 points during the run. “Dorsey likes to talk a lot,” Drew said “We knew if we got on them they would quit. This was a statement game.” Taft opened the second half with a sense of urgency and aggressiveness, never giving Dorsey a chance to build any momentum. The Toreadors’ Oscar Bellfield electrified the crowd, attempting a one-handed dunk over 6-foot-5, 275 pound Shane Burrell but was fouled in the act. He made the subsequent pair of free-throws and a 3-point play minutes later giving Taft a 59-26 lead with 5:10 left in the third. Most of the starters exited the game toward the end of the third quarter, giving role players such as Boykins, who finished with 13 points and Eugene Phelps, who added 12, a chance to gain some valuable experience. The second teamers didn’t disappoint. A Bryce Smith 3-pointer and a Chano Rashiduddin basket underneath gave Taft its biggest lead, 75-38 with 6:10 left in the fourth quarter. Even Aaron Sweeney contributed with some heady ball-handling down the stretch finishing with three points. Haynes led all scorers with 14. Bellfield finished with 11. Sean Ceglinsky, (818) 713-3607 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!