LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES FILE – Thabo Sefolosha of the Utah Jazz brings the ball up court in the second half of a preseason NBA game against the Adelaide 36ers at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 5, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFPSwiss swingman Thabo Sefolosha has agreed to terms of a one-year NBA deal with the Houston Rockets, according to multiple reports on Friday.The 35-year-old veteran of 13 NBA seasons, the league’s first Swiss player, will provide the Rockets with forward depth and solid 3-point shooting after signing the deal, reported by the New York Times, ESPN and the Houston Chronicle.ADVERTISEMENT Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Vince Carter signs with Hawks for historic 22nd NBA campaign Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Rockets center Clint Capela, also Swiss, says Sefolosha’s NBA Success helped inspire him to play in the league.Sefolosha, a 35.2-percent 3-point shooter over his 828-game NBA career, spent six seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he was a teammate of Rockets guard James Harden and Russell Westbrook.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Sefolosha has averaged 5.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals a game with Chicago, Oklahoma City, Atlanta and Utah.Hip and hamstring injuries kept Sefolosha to 50 games last season with Utah, when he averaged 3.8 points a game and made 43.6 percent of his 3-point attempts, just off the most accurate shooting season of his career from 2011-12 with Oklahoma City. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna View comments
Dear Editor,I would like to suggest that an urgent and serious investigation be launched into what obtains on the strip of state reserve land that is located on the northern side of the Aubrey Barker Road all the way from east in South Ruimveldt westward to way past Roxanne Burnham Gardens’ area.This reserve area, which was developed after the canal was filled in, belongs to the state, and not the Georgetown Municipality, who are merely custodians of the area. It has, however, disturbingly been cut up and sold by operatives of the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown to sundry business persons.The Council had first proposed that parcels of this area be leased to car dealerships, so that they could showcase and display their vehicles, without the placement of any structures allowed. The next thing one observed, however, was that this land was being parceled out and sold to Tom, Dick and Harrylall; and structures began popping up, businesses that were unrelated to car dealerships.Now an attempt is being made to take away the playfield that is extensively used by youths in the area, in order for it to be sold to a business entity. This ought to be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back.The businesses operating on this reserve ought to be made to show what documentation they have that gives them the right to occupy these spots. They ought to say how much they paid, and to whom. The open spaces in our capital must be maintained as open spaces.Something is extremely wrong at City Hall, where a ‘cabal’ there has embarked on a land-grabbing exercise has illegally converted the specified use of designated open spaces, and is profiting from the illegal disposal of these state lands into private hands.This situation is reminiscent of the Farnum Field fiasco, the Bel Air Park playfield debacle, and the Lamaha Park ignominy.Sincerely,James Mc Onnell
– only 38 communities received funding thus farOf the 211 hinterland communities that were identified to benefit from the Jubilee Fund for community development projects, only 38 have thus far applied, received funds and commenced their development project.In January of this year, Government had announced that budget allocations were made for investments in excess of $4 billion, in support of the Plan of Action for Hinterland Development.Minister of Finance Winston Jordan had also announced that in excess of $280 million was allocated to promote economic prosperity in these communities. This sum it was revealed is inclusive of grants for 211 Indigenous communities that would build village economies and fund other tourism-based projects, particularly for the Nation’s 50th Independence celebration. It was explained that the communities would be able to access up to $2 million in funding through the grant.However, it was revealed that only 38 communities actually applied for and received funding through the grant. As such, the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs has announced that the remaining Hinterland communities have up to the end of 2016 to access money from the grant to undertake their developmental ventures.Under the Presidential Grant, Hinterland Communities would usually have been receiving $700,000 to embark on these developmental projects. However; in celebration of the country’s 50th Independence anniversary, the government released more funds for the benefit of these hinterland communities.Some of the projects that have been approved for funding included but are not limited to: the expansion of village farms, aquaculture, cattle and poultry rearing, eco-lodges, construction of guest houses, village offices, shops and markets, landmark benabs, recreational parks, internet service, and purchasing vehicles for agriculture, among others.Presidential Advisor on Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Mervin Williams stated that in order to benefit from the Jubilee Fund, the communities would have had to develop a business or project plan for the purpose of improving village economies and community enhancement. These proposals, he explained, would be assessed and approved, and funding would be issued.
Chief of Staff (CoS) of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Brigadier George Lewis has made an official call to all Guyanese to be part of the re-established Guyana People’s Militia (GPM).The GPM, also referred to as the reserve, was resuscitated by a presidential directive back in 2015. Brigadier George said that in the coming years, the GPM will be actively involved in recruitment to supplement the regular force: “I exhort all Guyanese, to make as your national duty, to join the Guyana People’s Militia and play your part in Guyana’s defence”, he said Tuesday at the launch of the force’s 51st anniversary celebration.He said the National Economy cannot sustain a large regular force, and so a “strong militia” must be built to supplement the regular force during times of need.President Granger earlier this year said the Guyana People’s Militia, which is in accordance with the Defence Act, is a reserve force and can be deployed to render assistance to regional administrations and communities in times of emergency.“The Militia will become again the citizens’ army. It will be based in communities in every region of our country in order to keep those communities safe. A civil defence corps under the Civil Defence Commission is now being established to assist the government in times of environmental hazards”, he had told a military forum.Former army Chief Brigadier Mark Phillips had announced that the GPM had been re-established with effect December 1, 2015, in keeping with the defence policy of the six-month old civilian administration.He explained that the posts were not full-time, but “part-time soldiers”, and that the whole concept is to have a small regular army and a larger reserve that could augment the regular army.The GPM was established in 1976 in accordance with the Defence Act at a time when the country had been facing internal and security threats.
Back in his playing days, Paulo Wanchope was famed for landing knockout blows on Manchester United and Arsenal in the Premier League.Now, as head coach of Costa Rica, he is still getting stuck in… swinging a right hook rather than a right boot.Wanchope came to blows with a security official at an under 23 match against Panama, in Panama City on Tuesday night.According to local reports, the 39-year-old former Derby, West Ham and Manchester City striker wanted to go on to the pitch to confront the referee about perceived bad decisions.When told he could not enter the pitch he lost the plot, fighting with the security official who aimed a flying kick at Wanchope.Back in the late 1990s, Wanchope scored the winner for Derby at Old Trafford and was on the scoresheet for the Rams in a 3-0 win over Arsenal (pictured below). 1
LAKE BALBOA – A 16-year-old boy died Wednesday after being shot several times outside Birmingham High School during a gunfight with two other teenagers, police said. The boy, a student at nearby Will Rogers Continuation High School, died at a local hospital about an hour after the 3:40 p.m. shooting, which alarmed students and faculty remaining on campus for afterschool activities. Police said the boy was with his friends at Balboa Boulevard and Haynes Street when two young men approached him and asked his gang affiliation. That’s when a shootout occurred between one of the young men and the boy, who was shot several times in the stomach. It was unclear who fired first. Fabian Lizarraga, patrol captain for Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys Division, said that after being shot, the boy staggered down Balboa Boulevard and collapsed on the sidewalk. The shooting took place just steps from the high school football field, where the team was practicing. “We dropped, man,” said sophomore Sergio Perez, 15, saying the rapid fire of shots brought the practice to an abrupt end. “At first, we thought it was cap guns. We heard a zing like it hit the fence or something.” At that moment, sophomore Dianna Gonzalez was walking down Haynes Street. After hearing shots and seeing people flee the area, she said she dashed back to campus where students were rushed into the cafeteria. “I was so scared,” the 15-year-old said. “I’m still shocked.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3746160Want 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 MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe boy and the two suspects, thought to be between ages 16 and 18, are black, he said. Police were searching late Wednesday for the suspects, and it was not clear which school, if any, they attended. Speaking to news reporters at the school, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Roy Romer said security would be beefed up on campus today and counselors would be on hand to speak with students. Romer called the killing senseless, but he said students would be safe on campus. “It’s a useless kind of act, and it happens,” he said. “It happens in our city.” Classes at Birmingham High School had ended about a half hour before the killing, but a number of students remained on campus for afterschool clubs and sports.
Antoine Griezmann has developed into a world class talent at Atletico Madrid 1 Barcelona have reportedly made Antoine Griezmann their top transfer target – news which is likely to come as a big blow to Manchester United.The Spanish giants lost Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and, despite signing Ousmane Dembele, want to add another superstar to their forward line.They have been linked with a move for Juventus sensation Paulo Dybala but their interest is understood to have cooled, with the forward failing to impress alongside Barcelona’s star man Lionel Messi for Argentina.Now Barca chiefs have reportedly earmarked Griezmann as the perfect partner for Messi and Luis Suarez.The Atletico Madrid star was pursued by Manchester United in the summer but opted to stay loyal to the Spanish side after they were hit with a transfer ban.United boss Jose Mourinho is understood to remain keen on the 26-year-old despite signing Romelu Lukaku and plotting a fresh move for the Frenchman next summer.However, the Premier League side now face a battle with Barcelona if they do go back in for Griezmann.The Atletico ace currently has a €200m release clause in his contract but that drops to €100m (£87m) on July 1, 2018, which represents excellent value in the current transfer market.
Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY huge blow 2 RANKED ADVICE Harry Kane damaged ankle ligaments last month Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade getty Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Tottenham star Harry Kane has returned to first-team training two weeks ahead of schedule.The 25-year-old has been sidelined since injuring his ankle in a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United in January. Harry Kane is Tottenham’s talisman shining He said: “He is doing fantastic. We need to stop him every day because he wants to be ahead of his recovery and he’s very optimistic and determined to play as soon as possible.“It’s unbelievable. If you see him he’s nearly ready to play but we need to be realistic too and of course in between all the areas to take the best decision.“He’s so close to come back again. Not for Sunday, not for Wednesday but we will see after. Maybe [for Burnley], maybe yes.” LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS He was expected to be ruled out until March, but the Evening Standard report he could make a return to action against Burnley on Saturday – live on talkSPORT at 12.30pm.Kane’s absence has not derailed Spurs’ title hopes, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men winning four successive Premier League games, while thrashing Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in their Champions League last-16 first leg clash. 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card However, the 20-goal striker’s return will aid Spurs further in their attempts at winning silverware, with the club just five points off league leaders Manchester City.Speaking after Tottenham’s win against Leicester earlier this month, Pochettino revealed Kane could make a comeback at Turf Moor. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REPLY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ BEST OF
Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has been named on a 40-man shortlist for the 2018 Golden Boy award.The accolade, handed out to the best player under 21, has been presented by Italian newspaper Tuttosport for the past 15 years.France and PSG wonderkid Kylian Mbappe is a clear favourite to scoop the trophy for a second straight year after starring for the World Cup winners.While 19-year-old Mbappe leads the nominees, Edouard is also on the shortlist off the back of his showings for the Hoops. Edouard made his move to Glasgow from Paris a permanent one last summer, becoming Celtic’s most expensive ever signing after impressing across his loan stint.The French hitman is in illustrious company on the Tuttosport shortlist. Liverpool starlet Trent Alexander-Arnold, Borussia Dortmund’s American winger Christian Pulisic and Real Madrid’s £38m signing Vinicius Junior are amongst the names joining Edouard and Mbappe in contention.Initially a 100-man list, Tuttosport are cutting 20 players a month until the title is dished out in December.
Mucha will fight with current number one Gary Woods for a starting spot with Accies, who currently sit tenth in the Premiership.Champions Celtic make the trip to Lanarkshire this weekend and Mucha is available for immediate selection. Hamilton have signed Slovakian international goalkeeper Jan Mucha on a short-term deal.The former Everton shot-stopper has put pen to paper with Accies after a brief trial stint with Martin Canning’s side.Mucha, who has been capped 46 times, kept goal for his country when Slovakia reached the second round of the World Cup in 2010.The 35-year-old enjoyed a recent spell with Polish outfit Nieciecza before linking up with Hamilton earlier this month.