The PNG Lewas have begun their East Asia Pacific (EAP) tournament campaign on a high after cruising to victory over Vanuatu, beating them by 67 runs in Sano, Japan.Going into bat first, the Lewas stepped on the gas right from the first ball, making full use of the limited 20 overs.Openers Mebo Ipi and Sibona Jimmy got the Lewas off to the perfect start, putting on a thirty run partnership. The next pair of Varoi Morea (17) and Pauke Siaka (24) added more trouble for the Vanuatu bowlers who struggled to find the right line to grab early wickets.A batting collapse in the Lewas middle order saw the next three wickets fall cheaply for three runs. However, the Lewas still managed to bat out the full 20 overs for the loss of only seven wickets.In their response, the Vanuatu girls struggled to establish solid partnerships as wickets fell cheaply and in close succession. Vanuatu in the end was bowled out for 43 runs after 15.1 overs bowled.The Lewas bowlers led by Boni David (2/1) and Kila Leka-Amini (1/5) were economical and restricted the Vanuatu girls from scoring quick runs.The Lewas will play the Cook Islands in their next game.
January 18, 2020
Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In eight seasons with Utah, Oklahoma City and New York, Kanter has averaged 11.9 points and 7.6 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next #RipCity pic.twitter.com/4dTLXyZedg— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) February 13, 2019 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “I look forward to helping the Blazers achieve the ultimate goal of competing for a championship,” Kanter wrote on his social media Twitter feed. “Excited to meet my new teammates, coaches, staff and most importantly the fans.“It is a blessing to continue to compete at the highest level! Let’s go Rip City.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, New York Knicks centre Enes Kanter, of Turkey, jokes with teammates during a timeout the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, in Denver. Turkish media reports said Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, that Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant and had prepared an extradition request for Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organisation. Sabah newspaper said prosecutors were seeking an Interpol “Red Notice” citing Kanter’s ties to Fethullah Gulen, who Turkey blames for a failed 2016 coup, and accusing him of providing financial support to his group. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)The Portland Trail Blazers gave their Western Conference playoff push a boost by signing veteran centre Enes Kanter on Wednesday.The 26-year-old Turkish big man became available after being waived by the New York Knicks at the NBA trading deadline last Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments The Blazers are 33-23 on the season and tied with the Houston Rockets for fourth spot in the Western Conference standings and Kanter is expected to bring much needed rebounding and playoff experience to the roster.Kanter chose Portland over the Los Angeles Lakers and several other teams.Kanter, who was born in Switzerland but is a Turkish citizen, has been openly critical of the Turkish government. He did not travel with the New York Knicks to London for a game in January because he said he feared for his safety.Kanter averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds in 44 games this season for the Knicks.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Longtime volleyball referee tapped as UAAP Season 81 commissioner Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history
January 18, 2020
Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “He’s been a very dominant player for a long time and on your way out it’s easy to say, ‘I’m going to ride this out and enjoy it,’” Carter said. “But he’s doing it like most Hall of Famers would do it — go at it and leave my greatness on the floor every night until you don’t see it anymore.”Kent Bazemore had 18 points and Trae Young finished with 14 points and eight assists for the Hawks. Atlanta also got 14 points from Dewayne Dedmon and 13 from Kevin Huerter.Wade made three consecutive jumpers, including a 3, to spark a 12-2 run in the fourth that took the Heat from down one to up by nine with about five minutes left.“Got a couple shots to fall, you get in a rhythm,” Wade said. “We needed it. Obviously, we’ve had a lot of trouble with this team.”The end was frantic, starting when Carter hit a pair of late 3-pointers to start the Atlanta rally.ADVERTISEMENT Winslow fouled Young with 2:04 left, then picked up a technical as well. Young missed the technical free throw, then made both for the personal to get the Hawks to 111-107. And down by three, after a Heat turnover, Young had a blow-by for a layup that cut Miami’s lead to 112-111 with 1:02 left.Wade got free for a layup on the next possession to put Miami back up by three. Bazemore made a pair of foul shots with nine seconds left, but the Heat inbounded the ball and wound up running out the clock — with the Hawks never catching anyone to foul.“We just fell asleep at the end,” coach Lloyd Pierce said.Wade’s block of Atlanta’s B.J. Johnson in the second quarter was a record-setter of sorts. It was the 1,052nd blocked shot of Wade’s career, including playoffs — the most ever by a guard, one more than Michael Jordan. The regular-season mark still belongs to Jordan, who has 893 to Wade’s 877.“Either way, it’s pretty cool,” Wade said.TIP-INSHawks: Bazemore took six free throws in 23 seconds during the third quarter, after getting fouled on 3-point attempts on consecutive possessions. He went 4 for 6, missing the middle free throw each time. … Young is the 32nd rookie (and first for the Hawks) to have 500 assists in a season. He entered Monday with 499. … John Collins, a South Florida native, missed the game with flu-like symptoms.Heat: Richardson, the biggest soccer fan in the Heat locker room, did some futbol-style juggling of the basketball during a fourth-quarter stoppage. Then he hit a 3 for a 104-95 lead. … Hassan Whiteside (hip strain) returned after missing three games. He played as a reserve for the first time since April 8, 2016, ending a streak of 202 consecutive games played as a starter (including postseason). … James Johnson (shoulder) was again active, but missed his sixth straight game. .. Goran Dragic (left calf strain) missed his second consecutive game.MOVING UPCarter passed Reggie Miller on the career scoring list — doing so, fittingly, on a 3-pointer. Carter’s third 3 of the first half gave him 25,280 points, one more than Miller for 20th place. Carter and Miller are both among the top seven 3-point shooters in NBA history. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Wade scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Heat won their season-high third straight home game by topping the Atlanta Hawks 114-113 on Monday night. It was the highest-scoring quarter of the season for Wade, and it helped Miami beat Atlanta for the first time in four tries.“That’s textbook, Hall of Fame poise,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He’s playing his best basketball of the season right now.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJosh Richardson scored 19 points and Justise Winslow added 18 for the Heat, who pulled into a tie with Charlotte for ninth place in the Eastern Conference. Dion Waiters scored 14 and Kelly Olynyk added 12.Vince Carter scored 21 points, all on 3-pointers, for the Hawks — in his final head-to-head duel with Wade, and tipped his cap afterward. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Raptors and Rockets to play 2 preseason games in Japan Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) goes up to shoot against Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre’ Bembry (95) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 4, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — Dwyane Wade got into the record book for defense.And he saved the Miami Heat with offense.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? WADE’S BLOCKSJohnson became the 449th player to have a shot blocked by Wade. Joe Johnson and Ben Gordon each got blocked 12 times by Wade, more than any other player. The tallest players who Wade got were both listed at 7-foot-3 — former Heat center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and Dallas’ Kristaps Porzingis. The shortest to have one swatted by Wade was Earl Boykins, listed at 5-foot-5.UP NEXTHawks: Host San Antonio on Monday. It’ll be the first Hawks-Spurs game of the season.Heat: Visit Charlotte on Wednesday. The Heat are 0-2 this season against the Hornets.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
January 17, 2020
A charitable organisation has made a sizeable donation to the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs. On Thursday, the Hope for the Nation Foundation donated million worth of medical supplies, food, clothing, building and other materials to the Government of Guyana.The donation was handed over to Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney AllicockMinister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock, who accepted the donation, noted that it was “timely” given the fact the country’s indigenous people have been hopeful for relief.“The donation has come at a time when the indigenous people have been looking for [it],” Allicock noted. He reiterated further that the donation is “significant” to his Ministry as many residents in interior villages have been asking for support. The Minister added that the donation to the hinterland region will aid in the national development of the country.Meanwhile, President of the Hope for the Nation Foundation, Dr Abubakir Abdel Bari, who originally came to Guyana from Sudan in 1980, pointed out that he felt obligated to give back to the country.“Guyana helped me so much and I thought that I had to give something back to [the country],” Dr Bari noted.The general practitioner further explained that the donations were solicited principally from donors in the United States (US).“It is a collective effort [among] a couple of us, who met during the President’s inauguration, we came back with the idea that we need to do something for our country to help…they got in touch with other organisations in the States, we used social media,” the activist noted.He also noted that donors came from as far as China, Taipei, and the United Arab Emirates.“Four containers came, and we have others coming…one of the backgrounds we have is that if any disaster takes place here now, we could say we have this problem and they’re going to come”, Dr Bari noted.Hope for the Nation’s theme is “Helping where it matters the most.” There are several groups located across the country.
January 14, 2020
Several youths from Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Gbarpolu Counties have lauded Flomo Theater and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) for establishing the Youth Vigilance Committee, aimed at monitoring the county and social development fund and its impact on ordinary citizens of the three counties, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Gbarpolu.Speaking on behalf of youths in Tienii, Grand Cape Mount County, Charles Dargor, a youth activist from Tewor District, noted that the youths have a vital role to play in the fight against corruption.“Liberia has a very youthful population; and this demographic dividend would become a demographic disaster if the youth are not properly guided and their energy not harnessed in the fight against corruption,” he said.He encouraged the youth in Grand Cape Mount to fully support the Youth Vigilance Committee and be willing to speak up and out against corruption, even when the perpetrator is a family member.“I appreciate Flomo Theater for being farsighted to establish this worthy initiative, which is in the interest of the young people, and I can assure you that they will give their best support,” Dargor added. For his part, John Daff, president of the Youth Action Initiative (YAI) in Gbarpolu, pleaded with the youth to wake up from their sleep and fight corruption by reporting and conducting social audits. He intimated that Gbarpolu, which is rich in natural resources, is dirt poor, and suffers from disunity among its leaders.“We are the direct victims of corruption since at the end it affects our future. It is about time we become vigilant on the way the county social and development fund is used by monitoring these projects,” Daff said.He noted that there is tremendous pressure on youths in Liberia to end or minimize corruption; therefore everyone is looking towards the youth, and it is about time that step is taken.For Bomi County, Barbara Manjohn, who spoke on behalf of youths from the Gawah Hill Community, said the youth have a great task ahead and it is their responsibility to achieve it. Quoting Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh, she said, “The youth of today will need to recognize that they shoulder a great responsibility. They will need to fight for rooting out corruption, for ensuring that no one is above the law and uniting the citizens of Liberia as ‘Liberia first’ instead of communal or geographic factions. “Liberia first is all about us being honest. The youths have to rise at their personal level in the fight against corruption, as it is a matter of an individual’s integrity that should be exhibited by all youths,” Ms. Manjohn said.At the end of the three-county tour, Flomo Theater’s program manager Alex Lassanah Swaray commended the youth communities for their active participations, and cautioned them to be watchful as Liberia draws close to elections. He warned that young people have become shopping centers and are used as canon-fodder for people with selfish agendas during elections, a tendency that leads to corruption.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
January 12, 2020
Police in F Division (Interior Locations) have arrested five persons after they were busted with a quantity of cannabis at Puruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).According to Police reports, acting on information received, ranks intercepted and searched a vehicle during which two parcels of compressed cannabis carrying a weight of 483 grams were found in the tray of the vehicle.The motor vehicle had five occupants at the time, including the driver. Two of them – a male and a female – had escaped but they were later recaptured.They have since joined the other three male suspects in custody and are being prepared to appear at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court today.
January 12, 2020
Click here for an update on this story.- Advertisement – *Update 2: The Highway has just re-opened as of 4:50pm. The Hudson’s Hope RCMP have told Energeticcity.ca that the Ferrell Creek Bridge is still down to single lane alternating traffic and should fully re-open at 8pm tonight. We are still waiting for more details about just what happened on the Bridge.* Update: An RCMP spokesperson confirms traffic is being slowly being allowed through the scene, however, the wait time is unknown.A motor-vehicle accident has forced the closure of Highway 29.The highway is closed from Hudson’s Hope to the junction of 97 near Fort St. John.Advertisement By Energeticcity.ca staff Drive BC estimates that the highway will reopen at 6:00 p.m.More information will be posted as it becomes available.
January 11, 2020
Boxer’s measure, called Mynesha’s Law after a San Bernardino girl who was killed in a gang shooting, would create a national, multi-agency task force charged with creating solutions to gang problems. “The problem has migrated,” noted Brian Walsh, a senior legal research fellow at the Heritage Institute think tank in D.C. “People see a rise of gang activity in their neighborhoods.” But some activists say that while gang crime is a serious issue, it is not the spreading terror that some lawmakers are making it out to be. Jason Zeidenberg, executive director of the Justice Policy Institute noted that despite increases over the past two years, crime rates are still at a 30-year low. Zeidenberg argued that much of what is occurring nationwide is the same juvenile delinquency the country has always seen, but that demographics have changed. “The image of gang crime proliferating everywhere is not an accurate picture of what’s going on in the country,” he said. “People’s perceptions may be contributing to some of the concerns about gangs. People have a popular notion of who is in a gang.” Zeidenberg and other activists said they are hoping that Congress this year focuses as much attention on prevention measures like job training and after-school programs as it does on enforcement. Baca called the idea that communities are grappling with traditional juvenile delinquency “sheer nonsense.” Said Baca, “Gangs have access to two things that make them extraordinarily dangerous: the use of drugs, and guns, weapons of war.” firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 662-8731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The other states have a better chance at stopping the gang flow,” Baca said. “It’s reassuring to have other state leaders recognize the problem in its infancy.” To that end, a Washington State Republican who represents the district east of Seattle where Bill Gates makes his home is pushing the U.S. Attorney General’s Office to submit classified reports to Congress identifying ways to combat the top international gangs. In addition, Louisiana Rep. Bobby Jindal, a Republican who represents the New Orleans suburbs, has proposed the creation of multi- agency task forces to help law enforcement and prosecutors share intelligence about gang and drug activity. “The problem of crime is not a new one, nor is it a problem that is limited to major urban areas like New Orleans,” Jindal said when he introduced the bill earlier this month. He noted that three reported criminal gangs exist in the parish he represents. Meanwhile, Feinstein and Sen. Orrin Hatch, D-Utah, have a measure that increases penalties for gang crimes and expands the definition of gangs for prosecutions while also sinking $1 billion into law enforcement and prevention efforts. As the fear of gang violence spreads from Los Angeles across the country, lawmakers from Delaware to Louisiana are looking for ways to attack the problem. Last year, members of Congress introduced more than 15 measures addressing gangs and school violence. Since January alone, lawmakers – including California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer – have rolled out seven new bills. Increasingly, law enforcement officials and other experts note, those pushing some of the toughest measures are from suburban areas newly hit by the violence once thought endemic only to urban areas like Los Angeles and New York. “California is the gang state of America, and yet it is spreading to other states as well,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca.
January 11, 2020
This can include anything from working in a veterinary clinic to being employed at a fast-food chain.“I didn’t get this gift of the gab though my teacher education school, I got it from slinging burgers at a restaurant for 10 years,” Mayer said while explaining the ‘higher level of learning’ gained through low-level jobs. “You think of a student, who let’s say in working at McDonalds, if you really step back and look at it, what kind of higher level of learning are they engaging in; teamwork, communication…. We just want students to acknowledge what those skills are and how that’s going to help them in their overall career avenues they’re working towards.”The secondary school apprenticeship is more trade focused. For every 120 hours worked, students earn four credits, which can be completed during school, after school or even on holidays.Some typical skills learned in this program include, but are not limited to construction, welding, heavy-duty operation and millwright.Advertisement “My first 90 hours was volunteer work at a veterinarian clinic, and I got to just watch surgeries and help out around the office,” Tompkins goes on to say. “My second 90 hours were up in the mountains at Big Nine Outfitters.”Tompkins says some of the skills she’s developed while spending her days with the outfitters include chasing horses, caping, scouting, hunting, guiding and cooking.Tompkins adds while talking about her future, “I’d actually like to try more stuff and go to different jobs… figure out how it is before I decide anything.”Back at North Peace Secondary School, Mayer says theses programs not only “benefit students in giving them access and insight into potential career avenues they want to explore,” but also the community as a whole.“This community needs workers, needs labour. It gives employers potential to actually hand pick employees at times, and to really train them from the ground-up.”Advertisement One might say the dual credit program is the most unique, whereas students take college courses while they are still in high school and earn credits in both institutions.Students may choose to earn a dual credit in a trade, but are also presented with the option of taking more art and science based programs like English 101, Biology 101, Psychology 101, and Early Childhood Education 100 to name a few.There’s a group of 10 – 12 secondary students involved in the dual credit program that Mayer says is a great example of how this program can develop into real-world implications.“They’re out building a house from the ground-up right now, and they’re getting both high school (credit) and they’ll end up with their level 1 certification in carpentry as well.”But that’s not the story of Amanda Tompkins, 16 years old, who is only in grade 11 but has already gone through two separate career paths and plans on taking a third.Advertisement Meyer goes on to make mention of another student who also gained volunteer work experience in a veterinary clinic, and did so well, she left to acquire a post-secondary diploma and has a job waiting for her when she comes back.Mayer concludes by saying the entire initiative would not be made possible if it wasn’t for the immense support coming from businesses around the community.“So many companies in town have been great to us for work experience… even students with developmental disabilities; Wal-Mart is awesome, McDonalds is awesome that way, Safeway is good, Price Mart’s good. All these local companies are just so involved in this project.”If you’re a student looking to get involved in the program, email Mayer at email@example.com. Enter North Peace Secondary School’s work experience and dual credit program.There are three elements within the alternative program offered at North Peace Secondary School, encompassing work experience, a secondary school apprenticeship and a dual credit program.Coordinator for the work experience program, Jeff Mayer says while the initiative was brought forward to help struggling students graduate, there’s also another element.- Advertisement -“A lot of times, the brick and mortar students don’t see the long-term benefits of stuff like math and English, and a lot of time when they get involved in these career programs, especially in a lot of trades programs, they’re sitting there going, ‘man, I need my physics; I need my math here if I’m going to be an electrician’.” Mayer said. “It also adds relevance to the overall academic procedure we have.”So here’s how it works:When a student signs up for the work experience component, they’re signing up for 90 hours of work, entitling them to four high school credits.Advertisement