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Higginbotham and Smith return, Salakaia-Loto switches to six

first_imgThe pair will return on the bench, with Queensland also making two changes to their starting XV.Harry Hockings will start at lock, with Lukhan Salakaia-Loto shifting to flanker, while Angus Scott-Young will start at No.8 with Caleb Timu on the bench.Izack Rodda will also play, determined to help the Reds try and arrest the Crusaders record 17-game winning streak despite the death of his father last week.With each Super Rugby team having to rest its Wallabies at times in the lead-up to the World Cup, there had been some thought Rodda would take time off this week.But as he was last week, Rodda was determined to play and the Reds have respected his wishes. Queensland’s backline remains unchanged after causing headaches for the Highlanders in Dunedin.Coach Brad Thorn said it was good to have Higginbotham and Smith return.”They bring good experience and provide us with a strong bench,” he said.”Harry (Hockings) has been working hard at training and deserves his spot in the starting side this week.”Attack coach Jim McKay said thought had been given to starting Higginbotham and Smith, given their experience, but the starters had deserved to retain their places after the effort against the Highlanders.”There were discussions surrounding that but the other guys have done very well and on the back of last week where we played quite well — obviously we didn’t get the result we wanted to — we needed to recognise and reward that effort,” McKay said.”We’re confident in (the starters) but equally, we’re confident in the guys coming off the bench and doing a job for us as well.”last_img read more

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Alaska determined to get back into playoffs

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took 14 ill-fated games to tarnish Alaska’s winning tradition in the league where it has won 14 championships in 30 years.But second-winningest franchise are hell-bent on moving on from that debacle which saw them lose 14 straight games spanning two conferences this PBA season.ADVERTISEMENT Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Aces have managed to get back on track after winning back-to-back games and they’re not stopping at that.“We’re hungry to get back and get to the playoffs,” said forward Calvin Abueva Friday at Mall of Asia Arena after Alaska fended off Globalport in the PBA Governors’ Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAbueva finished with 12 points in that win, all coming from the fourth quarter.Alaska improved to 2-6 in the conference and still has a chance to get to quarterfinals if it wins all of its remaining games. Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “We have to take these chances bit by bit because you won’t get to the playoffs that easily,” said Abueva in Filipino. “And the team’s mindset is slowly changing. Still the two wins we had are nothing compared to the losses we’ve experienced.”“We have to get to the playoffs because that’s where we’ll know how far we’ve come.” MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ 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 Dave Yu pounces on chance to finally show worth for NUlast_img read more

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GALLERY: UAAP Season 81 cheerdance competition

first_imgMOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Adamson Pep Squad, last year’s champion, remained in the podium and finished at no. 3.Relive the event through this photo gallery: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 ChrissPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Despite dropping to bronze, Adamson Pep squad vows ‘this isn’t the end for us’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES View comments In another showcase of talent, hardwork and creativity, National U Pep Squad rose back to the top to win the UAAP Season 81 cheerdance competition on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.It was also a year of resurgence for Far Eastern U Cheering Squad, which returned to the podium and capturez the silver medal.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Business Owners Welcome Weah’s Promise against Marginalization

first_imgClarence K. Momolu, president, Kpaku Plaza.Several members of the Liberian business community have welcomed the promise by President George Weah that his government will not permit Liberian-owned businesses to be marginalized.The President said that he would prioritize the interest of Liberian-owned businesses, offer programs that would help them become more competitive and offer services that international investors seek as partners.In his inaugural speech on Monday, January 22 Weah also said Liberians cannot remain spectators in their own economy.Mr. Fredrick Sam Gibson.Fredrick Sam Gibson, the chief executive officer of Uncle Sam’s Income Tax & Accounting Service, said President Weah’s statement is timely, and if it is implemented, it will grow Liberian businesses to be able to compete with their foreign counterparts in the country.Gibson stressed that the growth of any economy is inspired by the private sector, which he believes makes the Liberian leader’s statement timely.“I see some level of sincerity in President George Weah for that statement and I’m sure he would be true to his promise,” he said.Gibson drew attention to the dual currency regime that he said has some negative impacts on the economy, and called on the Liberian government to look into it.“I believe in one currency, especially in our own currency,” he added.Clarence K. Momolu, president of Kpaku Plaza, a cement importer and distributor, emphasized the need for the Weah-Taylor Administration to take a bold step and give 90 percent of all major contracts to Liberian-owned private enterprises and 10 percent to foreign companies which, he said, will empower Liberians to grow the economy.“People have said this before, but it did not materialize in the previous governments of Tubman, Tolbert, Doe, Taylor and Madam Sirleaf. So we hope this time President Weah would make a difference and keep his promise to the Liberian-owned business owners,” Momolu said.He explained that it is encouraging that President Weah has expressed interest to implement programs that will help Liberian-owned businesses and therefore commended the president for his innovation.“The US dollar is not our currency. I think the government needs to take a bold step like what is happening in Guinea, Ghana, and Sierra Leone.“We cannot have dual currencies in this economy and want prices to go down, because everybody wants to sell in the U.S. dollar and nobody wants to sell in Liberian dollars,” he said.Momolu stated that the government’s policy in which business owners pay their taxes in U.S. dollars, “is wrong. We import a lot of commodities but at the Freeport of Monrovia, APM Terminals will ask us to pay in U.S. dollars. The LRA also asks us to pay in U.S. dollars. So where do we get the U.S. dollars to pay to them?”He said that presents a big problem for Liberian businesses because the foreign businesses have more capital at their disposal than Liberian-owned businesses, adding, “One of the problems we are having is at the Freeport of Monrovia, we pay a lot of taxes because tariffs are very high and the government is not willing to help us.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Herstelling man to stand trial in High Court for wife’s murder

first_imgThirty-eight-year-old Daniel Watson of Lot 1262 Plantation Walk, Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, who is accused of murdering his reputed wife after she allegedly moved out of their home in May last, was on Thursday committed to stand trial in the High Court for the woman’s murder.Following the conclusion of the Preliminary Inquiry, Magistrate Fabayo Azore stated that the prosecution has made out a prima facie case was made out againstAccused: Daniel WatsonWatson.It is alleged that on May 21, 2018, he murdered Lowtie Atwaroo, called “Mona”.Defence Attorney Bernard Da Silva had informed the court that his client was beaten by Police ranks during the probe.The prosecution contended that at about 21:00h on May 21, 2018, Atwaroo went to visit her reputed husband when the incident occurred.Investigations revealed that Atwaroo moved out of the home they shared, over two months prior to the incident after she was being abused by Watson. However, they continued a visiting relationship.Reports are that on the day of the murder, the woman went to visit Watsonand shortly after was seen submerged in a drain. Watson reportedly fled the scene, but was later apprehended and charged with the capital offence.last_img read more

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Over 800,000 lbs of chicken to be imported by year-end

first_imgGWI Managing Director,Dr Richard Van West-Charles– Van West-Charles among those granted licence A local chicken farmThe Guyana Government has granted several licences to import close to one million pounds of chicken for the latter half of 2016 and among the recipients are Managing Director of Guyana Water Inc, Dr Richard Van West-Charles and fired Debt Recovery Manager Lear Goring.Guyana Development Associates is among the companies granted a licence to import chicken and is jointly owned by Van West-Charles and Goring.That company was registered on July 27, 2015. Its address is registered as Lot 301 Meadowbrook Gardens, Georgetown. The company is among a list of 19 businesses/individuals who were recipients of the second batch of import licences to bring into the country some 884,000 pounds of chicken for 2016.GWI’s Internal Auditing Department is currently investigating Dr Van West-Charles over a litany of complaints and decisions, including the hiring of Goring in a position that he created.Goring was employed by Dr Van West-Charles, the son-in-law of former President Forbes Burnham, as a Debt Recovery Manager, and was paid a monthly salary $263,000 in addition to a $20,000 allowance.Goring came to prominence recently when it was found that he and the entity’s Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles, were also both Directors of Atlantic Fuels Inc – an entity which was issued with a fuel licence.Goring was also found to have been twice convicted of drug trafficking and was similarly deported on both occasions from the United States of America (USA).He was fired after the Board of Directors decided that “Mr Goring’s credentials do not satisfy the requirements outlined for the position.”Meanwhile, The importation of chicken has always been a controversial issue in Guyana as some importers have been very unscrupulous in the quality of chicken brought onto the local market. Only recently, the Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) seized millions of dollar worth of chicken, which was smuggled to Guyana via Suriname.A number of local farmers are upset at the Government’s decision to grant chicken import licence citing the fact that they have adequate supplies for the local market demand. Some local producers queried exactly how 19 companies were granted licenses by the Government without any consultation with the local industry. This publication was told that such a move by the Government will have devastating consequences on local chicken producers and the feed industry.last_img read more

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iNews reporter robbed during pre-wedding photo shoot

first_imgA pre-wedding photo shoot ended on a sour note after bandits broke into the car of the soon-to-be wed couple on Saturday afternoon and carted off hundreds of thousands of dollars in valuables.Left counting their losses are iNews reporter Ramona Luthi and her fiancé as well as the photographer, all of whom are members of the media.iNews reporter Ramona LuthiBased on information received, the trio had parked the car on Battery Road, Kingston, Georgetown about 15:45h after which they ventured into the compound of the Georgetown Marriott Hotel, a short distance away, to conduct the shoot.A mere 30 minutes later, they returned to the vehicle, only to discover that their possessions were missing. It was then that an investigation was launched, during which they realised a section of the back left side window of the car was shattered, presumably to gain the robbers entry.A section of the back-left window of the car was shattered, to gain entryAccording to Luthi, the thieves managed to escape with a brand new Asus laptop computer, valued approximately $300,000 along with two camera lenses, a battery pack and several storage devices.They also carted off the handbag of the iNews reporter which at the time contained several important documents as well as a quantity of cash. The brazen robbers even took a set of clothing which was left in the car.Meanwhile, Guyana Times understands that the trio had noticed a woman dressed in red joined by two cyclists within close proximity of the car, but failed to pay much heed. Given what had transpired, they are now of the opinion that the suspicious individuals may very well have been the perpetrators of the crime.Shortly after the robbery was discovered, a report was made to the Police. The car was taken to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), where it was dusted for fingerprints and several were lifted.As such, the media operatives are calling for the assistance of anyone with information that can lead to the recovery of their possessions and ultimately, the apprehension of the criminals.last_img read more

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Two teams play for CIF soccer titles

first_imgThe Marshall High School boys and La Salle girls soccer teams will both play for CIF-Southern Section on Saturday. Marshall (18-4-2), the Olympic League champions, have been designated as the host team in Saturday’s 10 a.m. CIF-SS Division V championship game at Downey High School. The Eagles play Salesian. However, while La Salle has played two relatively tough games in four postseason opportunities, Bishop Montgomery picked an opportune time to play its best ball of the year. The Knights have outscored their playoff foes 13-2 in comparison to the Lancers’ 9-2 ratio. The No. 10-ranked Knights have also knocked off two higher ranked opponents in No. 7 Santa Ana Valley and No. 5 Serrano, while La Salle only had to go through one seeded opponent, however, a big hurdle in No. 2 Granite Hills. One area of concern for the Knights will be the availability of sophomore midfielder McKenzie McGoldrick. The Bishop Montgomery playmaker apparently injured her right knee early on and did not return in Tuesday’s 2-0 semifinal win over Serrano. Bishop Montgomery co-coach Dan Martinez said she will have an MRI today, which will go a long way in determining her availability on Saturday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Mustangs (21-2-1), who trounced Rio Hondo League champion La Canada, 4-1, on Tuesday, have found little competition through this postseason. Salesian has outscored its opponents 13-2 and did not lose a game to a divisional squad this season. The Mustangs have also won 15 consecutive games. Their two losses were to Division I quarterfinalist Harvard-Westlake (17-1-1) and Division III team Norwalk (18-7-2). While Marshall enters its title game a heavy underdog, La Salle (24-2-2) is one of Saturday’s big favorites. The Del Rey League champions will face league rival Torrance Bishop Montgomery at 4 p.m. Saturday at Downey for the Division IV title. The Lancers have already beaten the Knights (14-5-3) twice this season by identical scores of 2-0 and are fresh off Tuesday’s 1-0 overtime win over Granite Hills. center_img Marshall earned a berth in Saturday’s title game by knocking off Montview League champion Bassett 2-0 at home on Tuesday. Santa Fe League champion Salesian is the division’s third seed. last_img read more

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Done and dusted! Aston Villa’s official 25-man Premier League squad and U21 list

first_img1 The Villans’ 25 man squad has been released, can the Claret and Blue side keep up their good form and stay in the top half of the season?Premier League clubs had a deadline of 5pm on 3 September to submit a squad list containing no more than 17 players who do not fulfil the “Home Grown Player”. The remainder of the squad, up to a total of 25 players, must be home grown.According to the Premier League, a Home Grown Player means a player who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21).Changes to the squad list may be made during the next transfer window. Under-21 players are eligible over and above the limit of 25 players per squad.Aston VillaPlayers (‘Home Grown’ status in brackets)1 Agbonlahor, Gabriel (Yes)2 Bacuna, Leandro Jones Johan (No)3 Baker, Nathan Luke (Yes)4 Bent, Darren Ashley (Yes)5 Benteke, Chrisian (No)6 Cissokho, Aly (No)7 Clark, Ciaran (Yes)8 Cleverley, Thomas William (Yes)9 Cole, Joseph John (Yes)10 Delph, Fabian (Yes)11 Given, Shay John James (Yes)12 Guzan, Bradley Edwin (No)13 Herd, Christopher (Yes)14 Hutton, Alan (No)15 Kozak, Libor (No)16 Lowton, Matthew John (Yes)17 N’zogbia, Charles (Yes)18 Okore, Tetchi Jores Charlemagne U (No)19 Richardson, Kieran Edward (Yes)20 Sanchez Moreno, Carlos Alberto (No)21 Senderos, Philippe (Yes)22 Siegrist, Benjamin Kevin (Yes)23 Vlaar, Ron Peter (No)24 Weimann, Andreas (Yes)25 Westwood, Ashley Roy (Yes)Aston Villa – Under 21 players (Contract and Scholars)1 Abdo, Khalid2 Bannister, Charlie Brendan Alec3 Bateman, Liam Vere4 Blackett-Taylor, Corey5 Burke, Graham Dylan6 Calder, Riccardo7 Cowans, Henry Gordon Mander8 Crooks, Alfie9 Donacien, Janoi10 Drennan, Michael Joseph11 Forth, Dylan Carl12 Graham, Jordan13 Grealish, Jack14 Green, Andre15 Hailey, Liam16 Hale, Rory Danny17 Hepburn-Murphy, Rushian18 Hill, Craig Dennis19 Kinsella, Lewis20 Leggett, Thomas Jacob21 Lewis, Bradley22 Lewis, Harry James23 Lyden, Jordan24 Lyons-Foster, Kodi25 McKirdy, Harry26 Nehemie, Isaac27 O’Brien, Daniel William28 O’Hare, Callum29 Robinson, Callum Jack30 Sellars, Jerell31 Strain, Ryan32 Strain, Thomas James33 Suliman, Easah34 Toner, Kevin Stephen35 Watkins, Bradley36 Webb, Joshua John37 Wildin, Courtney James38 Zazrivec, Tomaslast_img read more

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