Thomas Torres out for six weeks after stabbing incident

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Thomas Torres has yet to play a single minute in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League but he’s going to wait six more weeks before he could suit up.The former La Salle Green Archer sustained stab wounds early Sunday after he, Jeron Teng, and Norbert Torres got into a brawl with middle-aged individuals, one of whom was carrying a ring knife in Bonifacio Global City.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Monsey stabbing witness says he ‘threw coffee table’ at suspect PLAY LIST 02:34Monsey stabbing witness says he ‘threw coffee table’ at suspect00:50Trending 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dy added Torres underwent surgery Sunday morning a few hours after suspects Edmar Manalo, 40, Joseph Varona, 39, and Williard Basili, 38, were arrested.Torres signed with Mandaluyong El Tigre in the MPBL.RELATED VIDEOcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina READ: Suspects in stabbing of Jeron Teng, two others used ring knife—policeCharlie Dy, Torres’ agent, said the point guard suffered a tear on his tricep muscles and would need six weeks to recover.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“He’s under observation and his recovery would take a little longer because the tricep muscles were torn apart,” said Dy in Filipino in a text message to Inquirer.READ: Jeron Teng, 2 ex-La Salle players stabbed in BGC; suspects arrested View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Just hoping to survive tough race, Benedicto gets top 5 finish in full Ironman PHlast_img read more

The PNC-led coalition has dug its own grave

first_imgDear Editor,The removal of the $10,000 per school-aged child grant and the closure of the sugar estates and the non-payment of their severance one year after, had disastrous effects in those communities, hurting Guyanese from all walks of life.In either scenario, the Government was the digger of its own grave because you cannot deliberately hurt those two major groups and expect to remain in office. No, never! Common sense dictates that this kind of behaviour would not have been tolerated for any length of time, and quite frankly, three and a half years is more than enough time for such foolishness to prevail.This Government has left deep scars that cannot be healed in both communities. They promised a “good life” but have given pure hell these past years, with Guyanese suffering immensely. Where is the “good life” the people are asking? When would this good life shine on us?Guyanese from all walks of life have watched their fortunes plummet while the ones they voted into office are just living it up with their ill-gotten wealth. This was too much to bear and most of us just want them out. So when Charrandas Persaud made that decision to switch allegiance and set his conscience free, he was just echoing the sentiments of most of his countrymen.Guyanese single-parents who have to manage large households on a shoe-string budget would not be convinced by this Government’s shenanigans of a “good life”. Many of these households presently living below the poverty line openly said that they could hardly wait to see the backs of these corrupt elements they placed in office.I know of one such family living in the squatting area in Berbice, who reacted immediately upon the announcement of the withdrawal of that subsidy/income. His precarious position is the harsh reality of a father with nine children to care for.The $90,000 he got from the People’s Progressive Party/Civic Government has gone. What could he do? Well, picture his reaction to such inhumane treatment from a Government he supported over the years, with no bars holding back, he blurted out “aah leh dem guh… we punish too lang under dem.”These and other similar sentiments echoed and re-echoed all across Guyana. So, as much as the tyrannical People’s National Congress (PNC)-led coalition was stunned by that successful no-confidence vote, it came as no surprise to (I can safely say for all of us) who saw this as a welcome relief from the burdens of dictators. It was as if a great burden was lifted off of us.For the unilateral, politically appointed puppet Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for office and President Granger must, I repeat, must adhere to the Constitution which stipulates that he chooses one from the list of 18 persons furnished by the Leader of the Opposition.And with good reason, Justice James Patterson cannot and again I repeat, cannot be a competent or ‘fit and proper’ person to hold such a hard and demanding position as an Elections Commission Chairman, he is just the wrong person.Even of greater importance is the fact that for anyone to hold such a fractious and volatile position takes more than a degree in the legal profession, it takes grit, determination and an impartial understanding of our political climate; something this ailing octogenarian greatly lacks. This handpicked political appointee who was placed there to carry out the nefarious rigging orders of his party, cannot be trusted to be at the helm of our electoral machinery.Further to our discourse is the behind the scenes actions of the PNC-led coalition, they are not going to go in a fair and peaceful manner. First-hand information coming to us is that massive money transfers are being undertaken at the Finance Ministry, while at the same time volumes of documents are being shredded so as to leave no paper trail when they demit office.So, as much as Charrandas Persaud has left us, the road to a peaceful and progressive life ahead, that objective would not be achieved unless that road is paved with all the trappings of fairness and transparency in the next general election. I say this with deep commitment for and love for my country.The fact is that the legacy left by Persaud would all be in vain if we allow the PNC to “control” the next election. For our country to breathe again and for us to be rid of the PNC, we have to take the struggle to another level; that is, the appointment of a fair and impartial GECOM Chairman. I rest my case.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

LNRCS Signs US$700,000 Agreement

first_imgThe Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) has signed a cooperative framework (CFW) agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross. It is intended to provide support in the amount of over US$700,000 to help the entity carry out its work for 2014.LNRCS has indicated the funds are intended to help it adequately drive a five-year strategic plan recently drafted by the national society for rapid humanitarian response to promote timely humanitarian services throughout the country. The CFW agreement is an annual contract focusing ICRC financial and technical support to the Liberian Red Cross’ program implementation and core cost.The agreement is expected to be concentrated in five strategic areas the LNRCS has earmarked, including: Organizational Development, Disaster Management, Communication, Restoring Family Links and Community Based Health.The president of LNRCS, Mr. Emmanuel Kparh, signed on behalf of his entity, while the head of delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Jean Jerome, signed on behalf of his organizationMr. Kparh, at the signing ceremony said the Liberian Red Cross appreciates the existing partnership with the ICRC. He stated the agreement would enable the LNRCS to address pressing challenges to help alleviate human suffering.Mr. Kparh termed the agreement a significant step in the LNRCS’s plans to consolidate gains of the past years in providing quality and timely services to vulnerable people and communities in an effective and efficient manner.“Since 2007, we have formed a partnership with the ICRC that better positioned us to address Liberia’s many humanitarian challenges. With this agreement, the LNRCS and the ICRC have committed themselves to continue cooperation and have decided to base this on an overall cooperation framework agreement,” Mr. Kparh noted.The LNRCS president furthered that he strongly believes the aim of the cooperation is not only limited to implementing LNRCS-ICRC joint projects, capacity building, provision of financial aids and technical supports, but to ensure that mutual respect, information sharing and trust become its hallmark.The head delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Jean Jerome, acknowledged the partnership with the Liberian Red Cross and renewed the ICRC’s commitment to supporting the LNRCS in its humanitarian interventions.Mr. Jerome noted that there is a lot of work to do for the vulnerable and underprivileged people who suffer the worst during natural and human made crises. The ICRC delegation boss detailed that the content of the agreement was discussed since July in line with the situation in Liberia.With the latest signing of the agreement, the Liberian Red Cross would be strengthened to maximize its output to vulnerable people and communities through its programs implementation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sentencing for convicted rapist, robber further deferred

first_imgWhile 24-year-old Travis Evans, also known as “Short Boss”, remains on remand for the murders of 46-year-old Gregory “Wayne” Frank and 21-year-old Ronsley Clarke, he was expected to be sentenced for charges of rape and armed robbery after he pleading guilty to them on December 9, 2019.Convicted: Travis EvansHowever, the date set for his sentencing in late December was further deferred to January 6, 2020, before Justice Simone Morris Ramlall.“Short Boss” pleaded guilty to the indictment which stated that on October 30, 2010, in the county of Demerara, whilst being armed with a dangerous weapon – a knife – he robbed Marlyn Kisson of $650,500.The second charge read that during the said period, he engaged in sexual penetration with a woman without her consent.Evans was charged for both offences alongside John Sampson and Alex Williams after being on the run for several years.Both Clarke and Frank murders reportedly took place in August of 2018.It was reported that Frank’s body was discovered days after his demise, lying in his Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway home with visible head injuries.His entire home was ransacked which indicated that he was killed during a robbery.On the other hand, Clarke was reportedly shot twice to his body by Evans in full view of his friends. The murder occurred in Sophia while the deceased and his girlfriend were at a party.last_img read more

New alliance shows support for proposed pipeline

first_imgA newly formed alliance says it will help ensure the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project becomes a reality for communities in northern BC and Alberta.Northern Gateway Alliance is composed of a coalition of community leaders who generate support for the project and the benefits it will bring to northern communities. To date the group has already signed over 100 members with a goal of 500 members over the next several months. – Advertisement -In a news release, former Mayor of Prince George and Chair of the Northern Gateway Alliance, Colin Kinsley said the project represents untold new opportunities for both aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities while adhering to the highest standards and best environmental practices. Meanwhile, Kitimat Mayor Joanne Monaghan said the economic benefits are not only good for Kitimat but for the entire region.She said business opportunities for existing and new businesses along with increased education and training is something Kitimat fully supports. Advertisement Northern Gateway Alliance said it’s reaching out to northern residents, businesses, unions and community groups to talk about the benefits of the project.The goal is to build its support base and ultimately make this project a reality. For more information on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, or the Northern Gateway Alliance, visit, www.northerngatewayalliance.calast_img read more

Over $178 million in the latest Oil and Gas Land Rights Sale

first_imgBy far the biggest Oil and Gas Land Rights sale of the year occurred Wednesday in BC.It resulted in more than $178 million in bonus bids and that was more than two and half times, the $68 million total for the five previous months.According to Energy Minister Blair Lekstom it is also the 9th largest monthly sale in BC history. 21 of the 31 parcels offered, covering just over 75,000 hectares were sold putting the average price per hectare at just over 2,800.- Advertisement -However, the key parcels were eight drilling licences in the Horn River Basin, about 30 kilometers north of Fort Nelson, which sold for more than $173 million.Those bids went as high as $11,765 per hectare and one parcel went for more than $62.5 million.The next sale is scheduled for July 15th and will offer 26 parcels covering nearly 60,000 hectares.Advertisement For Minister Blair Lekstrom’s reaction, Click Herelast_img read more

Landlord Education Regional Workshops – Fort St. John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – LandlordBC, with support from the Province of BC, is conducting a series of educational workshops to engage landlords in their communities.Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 from 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon at the North Peace Cultural Centre, Landlords, property managers, rental building managers and resident caretakers can participate in this free workshop.This educational workshop helps inform landlords (and the like) of their rights and responsibilities that govern the landlord and tenant relationship.- Advertisement -This interactive and in-depth workshop provides landlords with the tools and fundamentals needed for successful tenancies.Topics include;The Residential Tenancy ActThe Human Rights CodePrivacy guidelines.The Hon. Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, has commissioned LandlordBC to deliver a series of robust regional educational workshops.Advertisement This interactive and in-depth workshop provides landlords with the tools and fundamentals needed for successful tenancies. To learn relevant information about the many important issues that occur before, during and after a tenancy.To register for the workshop; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Di Maria exits Man United? Benteke nears Liverpool switch? Arsenal star to leave?

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, rounds up all the latest transfer rumours and gossip.Manchester United star Angel Di Maria has been linked with a move to PSG – but NO formal bid has been forthcoming for the Argentina winger.There’s also the latest on Victor Valdes’ Old Trafford future after the Spaniard fell out with Red Devils chief Louis van Gaal. The former Barcelona goalkeeper is a reported target for a number of clubs in Turkey.One player who won’t be at United next season is Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke. Liverpool are ready to activate the Belgian’s release clause and a deal is expected to be completed in the coming days.Arturo Vidal’s £28million move to Bayern Munich is due to ruin Manchester City’s chances of landing Paul Pogba, with Haughton claiming Juventus are unlikely to sell both midfielders in one window.Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal could be on his way back to Spain – with Athletic Bilboa keen on his services.Here’s some of the top transfer rumours from flop Alberto Aquilani set to link up with Steven Gerrard in MLSReports – Tottenham reject PSG bid for Watford target Benjamin StambouliArsenal target Arturo Vidal set to join Bayern Munich in £28m dealForget Pedro! Chelsea should move for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, talkSPORT toldLong-term Arsenal target Julian Draxler emerges as serious transfer target for JuventusPSG have NOT received any bids for reported Tottenham target Thiago MottaGalatasaray and Besiktas go head-to-head in the race for Tottenham defender Younes KaboulAston Villa transfer report: Defender targeted by FiorentinaArsenal transfer report: Gunners fail with £15m move for Juventus defenderArsenal transfer report: Gunners fail with £15m move for Juventus defenderRoma sporting director flies in to seal deal for Manchester City striker Edin DzekoWatford outcast Juanfran joins Deportivo La Coruna on loan for second successive seasonManchester City and Juventus battle it out for Brazil defender Alex SandroPSG yet to make formal bid for Manchester United flop Angel Di MariaArsenal forward Yaya Sanogo to complete loan move to Ajax this weekMatt Phillips focused on QPR despite West Brom rumourslast_img read more


first_imgMARTIN O’NEILL has recalled Shay Given back into the Ireland squad tonight for the friendly against Oman and opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia.The Donegal man, now 38, retired from international football two years ago, but said he would return of needed.Given lost his first-team place at Aston Villa in the early part of last season but went on to impress during a loan spell at Middlesbrough. The Lifford native is now back at Villa Park and made an eye-catching save in his club’s Capital One Cup defeat by Leyton Orient in midweek.However, Brad Guzan is set to replace Given in Sunday’s Premier League game against Hull City.Speaking on Twitter, Given said that he was “delighted to be back” in the Republic squad.REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SQUAD Goalkeepers: David Forde (Millwall), Kieran Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Shay Given (Aston Villa), Rob Elliott (Newcastle United)Defenders: Richard Keogh (Derby), Marc Wilson (Stoke), Seamus Coleman (Everton), John O’Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Reading), Joey O’Brien (West Ham), Stephen Ward (Brighton)Midfielders: James McCarthy (Everton), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), Darron Gibson (Everton), Aiden McGeady (Everton), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City), James McClean (Wigan), Robbie Brady (Hull City), Stephen Quinn (Hull), David Meyler (Hull), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich)Strikers: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich), Jon Walters (Stoke), Kevin Doyle (QPR), Anthony Stokes (Celtic)MARTIN O’NEILL has recalled Shay Given back into the Ireland squad tonight. The Donegal man, now 38, retired from international football two years ago, but said he would return of needed.SHAY GIVEN BACK IN IRELAND SQUAD was last modified: August 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:IrelandShay Givenlast_img read more