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Away game? Fans make Gilas Pilipinas feel right at home in Melbourne

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Defending champs F2 Logistics get campaign going vs Cocolife MOST READ “All we wanted to do was compete, compete hard, and we did that,” said Reyes in a press conference. “But it’s hard coming into the ball game when you’re also thinking of the next game.”The Philippines, which slipped to 2-1 in Group B, will face Japan next at Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday.“We have a long trip ahead of us and we have to play Japan,” said Reyes. “So as much as we want to go all out for the victory, we also had to make sure we were managing minutes because we know we’re gonna need fresh legs against Japan.”The restructuring of the Fiba zones put both Australia and the Philippines in the same continental tournament. That, plus the home-and-away format of the qualifiers gave Filipinos Down Under the chance to finally watch the national team in action in an official tournament.And as with every stop Gilas Pilipinas makes, Filipino fans, made sure that the national team wouldn’t feel like the “away” squad. WITH A REPORT FROM BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT “It’s the home court of Australia but the crowd is more for the Philippine team,” Estrella, who watched the game with her friends, told the Inquirer via Facebook. “The crowd was booing Australia. It felt like being in the Araneta [Coliseum].”“The whole ambience felt like home for the Filipinos sa dami. Out of 6,504 people in the arena, I’d say 85 percent were Filipinos.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAustralia eventually won the match, 84-68, but even the Boomers were reportedly surprised by the reception they got at their home court.National coach Chot Reyes said the team’s focus was split between the match against the Boomers and its coming game against Japan, especially in the second half. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Gilas Pilipinas vs Australia. Photo from Fiba.comThe “best fans in the world” descended on Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, giving Gilas Pilipinas a homecourt feel during its Fiba Asia World Cup qualifier group stage match against Australia Thursday.Arie Estrella, a long-time resident Down Under who traces her roots to Nueva Ecija, was among the Filipino-Australians who trooped to the venue to support Gilas Pilipinas and found the overall atmosphere amusing.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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LEC Rations Power Supply, Bushrod Island, Other Areas Affected

first_imgAs the rains recede and the dry season heats up, LEC, the Liberia Electricity Corporation, will be under greater pressure to supply power to homes and businesses.  But not much juice is flowing out of LEC’s power lines these days. The Corporation, already struggling to keep up with the demand for electricity, said in a statement issued in Monrovia this week that due to the constant break down of its generators, it was compelled to begin rationing power in many areas of greater Monrovia.LEC’s management and support partners also had to stop construction work on the Mount Coffee hydro power plant owing to the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus which ran many of its expatriate technical counterparts out of the country.  The cessation of progress on the hydro power plant for an uncertain duration, dims the hope of the public to see Monrovia and its environs fully electrified any time soon.Many families and businesses will have to spend even more on fuel for their generators, worsening the economic blow dealt by the Ebola epidemic, still worrying the public. A slight relief was provided by the lowering of fuel and gasoline prices by the Liberia Petroleum Refining Corporation with the support of the Ministry of Commerce.Already, small businesses are beginning to vent their frustration and grave concern over the power rationing.  The affected customers, mainly on the Bushrod Island and in Central Monrovia, are demanding that LEC come up with a strategy to ensure the uninterrupted power supply to homes and businesses.“Our homes and businesses over the past few weeks have been undergoing serious financial losses and unbearable constraints due to the constant rationing of power supply,” the customers lamented.LEC customer Beatrice Clinton Browne of Duala community told the Daily Observer recently that she is completely frustrated over the constant power rationing to her home and business.Mrs. Browne manages a small provision shop to sustain her family of five living in the Duala Community on Bushrod Island.“I want the LEC management during this critical dry season to work out some concrete plans on how to constantly supply power to my home and business in this Duala area,” Mrs. Browne insisted.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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False allegation charges dismissed

first_imgAlleged Police RapeA Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice resident was on Monday freed of a charge of falsely accusing a Police officer of rape.Stephan Philips, 28, initially appeared before Magistrate Annet Singh at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for making false allegations.The man had previously denied the charge, which stated that on October 22 at Brickdam Police Station, he gave to Officer Marilyn Rodney false information alleging that he had been raped by Police Constable Shawn Beharry.Police Prosecutor Adduni Innis in the interim told the court that the defendant was known to Police and was before the Providence Magistrate’s Court charged for breaking and entering when he made allegations that he was raped by a Police rank.The Prosecutor revealed an investigation was launched and it was revealed that the defendant fabricated the story. Prosecutor Innis said that advice was sought from the Director of Public Prosecutions as to the way forward and it was recommended that Philips be charged for the offence.Meanwhile, the Officer against whom the accusation was made told the court that as a result of the false allegation, his name had been tarnished and he had been placed under close arrest for six days.However, after the investigations revealed the truth, officer Beharry was freed of all charges.The Magistrate dismissed the matter on Monday due to issues over the defendant’s attendance.last_img read more

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Taylor Medical Clinic is open for business

first_imgThe clinic already saw 12 patients in its first couple hours of operation, and Dr. Godley says they’ll be able to see approximately 20-25 patients a day, although if demand increases, there are opportunities to expand the operation.  There will also be doctors available for in person consultation, on a month interval for week at a time, although the ability to re open is thanks to the new technology. Livecare, a doctor owned B.C. company, has brought Telemedicine into the clinic, enabling physicians to see patients through a distance.Families looking for a doctor in Fort St. John can now be seen by physicians through a two way video camera, a gateway connecting medical devices from the machine to the doctor, and of course, secure medial records to keep track of your history and conditions. The entire process is met under the guidance of licensed nurses and administrative staff.Dr. Mark Godley, the CEO of the company says their mission is to bring medical services to northern communities experiencing “a severe physician shortage.”  – Advertisement -”We had heard the town of Taylor was in a crisis with no physician services,” Dr. Godley goes on to say. “I contacted the municipality of Taylor, and here we are today.”Mayor Fred Jarvis says he’s glad Taylor can be a centre for unattached families across the board.   “It is not just for Taylor,” Mayor Jarvis explains. “It’s great that we got it here and it’s great that it’s working, but it’s for everyone in the rural areas… There are a lot of other communities that had said they sure want to get over and have a look at it”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Extended tax deadline nears

first_img]BY JOYCE M. ROSENBERGAssociated PressNEW YORK – A tax deadline is fast approaching for some small-business owners – Oct. 15 is the last day to submit returns for those who got an automatic extension of the filing date back in April.Owners who are still scurrying around trying to get their returns together need to do two things: Slow down, and get the job done right. And start thinking about finding a better way to keep track of company finances going forward.When a small-business owner is still struggling to get a tax return together at this late date, usually “it’s a sign of improper recordkeeping,” said Mark Toolan, a certified public accountant in Exton, Pa. If you don’t have all your information together, you can always file an amended return later. As Goldberg noted, “That’s better than not filing.”Many taxpayers fear that an amended return can raise their chances of being audited. But, Toolan said, that shouldn’t be the case if there’s a rational, legitimate reason for an amendment.Another, sometimes related, reason why owners procrastinate is they don’t have the money to pay the government. That’s another bad reason not to file.“There are payment alternatives that taxpayers can work out with the (Internal Revenue) Service after the fact,” Goldberg said. “You should make your best guesstimate, file the return and pay as much as you can and avoid penalties that way.”Late-payment penalties are much less onerous than late-filing penalties.Jeffrey Chazen, a tax partner at the accounting firm Eisner LLP in New York, said many business owners – in particular those who are just starting out – are torn between other creditors and the government and opt to forgo their tax payment.“They think, ‘I just won’t pay Uncle Sam.’ That’s not the right person not to be paying,” he said.File, get better organizedSome last-minute filers actually have a sound business reason for waiting – they use the extension as a cash-management tool that allows them to fund retirement plans such as Simplified Employee Pensions up until the filing deadline. These owners need to remember to make those contributions by Oct. 15.Once your return is finally filed, it’s time to think about getting better organized. You’re probably going to need help – simply because it’s clear that you’re struggling to get this most basic of business tasks accomplished.So you should consider a visit to a tax professional and you should also think about hiring someone to help with record-keeping, if that has been your problem. Toolan recommends the structured accounting system that business software provides.Owners who have sloppy records really need to get organized – with 2007 more than nine months over, they’ll be looking at another chaotic filing season come the spring unless they change their ways now. Poor record-keeping often means not having a good handle on how the business is doing.“Which is worse – dealing with it over time or pushing it off till the last possible moment?” Chazen asked.And, even if money is tight and you’re afraid you won’t have enough to pay your tax bill, “try to be on top of this stuff. … Know where you stand,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That’s going to make it hard to finish a return now. But if it’s tempting to just let the deadline pass and file late, tax professionals will tell you that’s a bad idea.“All kind of nasty things happen,” including steep late-filing penalties when you don’t meet the deadline, said Walter Goldberg, executive director of the national tax office for the accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP in Washington, D.C.Pay late, but don’t file lateSo, you should do the best you can to put together as complete a return as possible, and, critically, give the IRS as good an estimate as you can of what you owe.“The IRS will generally accept a return that you have estimated as long as it is reasonable and made in good faith,” said Mel Schwarz, a partner at Grant Thornton.last_img read more

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‘It’s still my dream to play for Arsenal’ – Szczesny wants to regain No.1 shirt

first_img1 Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny Wojciech Szczesny has revealed he still has his sights set on regaining the No.1 jersey at Arsenal.The Polish goalkeeper is currently on loan at Roma after being displaced as the Gunners’ first-choice stopper by Petr Cech in the summer.Roma are at present third in Serie A, just one point adrift of leaders Fiorentina, and Szczesny is determined to win the Scudetto before he returns to north London.“If a year ago someone told me that I would go to Rome, I wouldn’t have believed that,” Szczesny told Sky Sport Italia.“I do not hide that is still my dream to play for Arsenal. In Rome the fans are fantastic and nine months in football is a long time, who knows what will happen.“My hope is that we win the Scudetto, and that Arsenal win the Premier League.”last_img read more

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JUDGE WARNS 140KPH DRIVER HE WILL GO TO JAIL IF HE BREACHES BAN

first_imgA JUDGE has warned a motorist who drove so fast a Garda car couldn’t catch him that he faces jail if he breaches a driving ban.Jason Kee, 23, drove so fast that Gardai driving at 140kph couldn’t catch him.Kee appeared before Judge Paul Kelly (pictured) at Glenties District Court on dangerous driving charges. Supt Michael Finan told the court that on the morning of March 21 last, a garda patrol car spotted Kee driving his 91-registered Honda Civic at speed on the Glenties to Frosses Road.The officers pursued the car but despite chasing it for eight miles, they were unable to catch Kee. The speed limit on the country road is 80kph.At one stage Sgt John McGroarty, who was travelling to work at around 8.30am, saw Kee coming towards him.“Sgt McGroarty saw Kee in the vehicle. Kee was driving at a very high speed bouncing on the roadway and cross the road. Sgt McGroarty had to swerve to his left to avoid a collision,” siad Supt Finan.Kee, a mechanic, was arrested later that day at a garage in Donegal Town where he works as a mechanic.A defence solicitor said if Kee was late for work and said he didn’t see the patrol car.He would probably lose his job as a mechanic if he lost his license.“Apart from this indiscretion he is a respectable young man,” said the solicitor.“Sounds a lot more than an indiscretion,” responded Judge Kelly.Judge Kelly (pictured above) called Kee up and told him: “You were driving at 140kph on a country road. We’ve had some very serious and tragic cases in this county with a serious loss of life. This type of driving is absolutely inexcusable.”He jailed Kee for three months, suspending the sentence for two years. Kee was also disqualified from driving for three years and fined €250.Judge Kelly told him that if he breaches the driving ban he will go to prison.JUDGE WARNS 140KPH DRIVER HE WILL GO TO JAIL IF HE BREACHES BAN was last modified: October 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Donegal TownFROSSESGlentiesJUDGE WARNS 140KPH DRIVER HE WILL GO TO JAIL IF HE BREACHES BANlast_img read more

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COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: CIARAN DOES A DOUBLE AS ST EUNANS PULL IN €10K!

first_imgThe Donegal seniors and minors are hoping to emulate St Eunan’s student Ciaran Kelly who pulled off a unique double today.Ciarán, a 5th year student and school prefect, won the St. Eunan’s College school draw prize of 2 tickets to the All Ireland football final.And as the seller of the winning ticket, Ciarán also wins a signed Donegal jersey. The draw raised €10,000 for sports and P.E. development in the school.To the students, staff, parents and families who helped make the draw such a success, a sincere thank you.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: CIARAN DOES A DOUBLE AS ST EUNANS PULL IN €10K! was last modified: September 18th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:CIARAN KELLYjerseySt Eunansticketslast_img read more

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Warriors-Spurs cheatsheet: San Antonio’s B-squad to play against the champs

first_imgThe Spurs (32-23) have won seven of their last 10 games, but won’t be playing two of their all-stars Wednesday night against the Warriors (37-15), who are searching for their second straight win.Read all about the matchup below. When/Where: Oracle Arena, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSBA, ESPN)Spurs projected starters: Jakob Poeltl, Patty Mills, Davis Bertans, Rudy Gay, Bryn Forbes Spurs Stock Report:Entering Wednesday’s matchup, San Antonio has won seven of their last ten games.Spurs center …last_img

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Viva la Mexican Geocaching Souvenir!

first_img SharePrint RelatedI FEEL sLOVEnia: Brand New Geocaching Country Souvenir for SloveniaNovember 16, 2015In “Community”Geocaching.com SouvenirsNovember 28, 2010In “Geocaching.com Videos”Croatia! Hrvatska! New Country Souvenirs! Ura!December 1, 2014In “News” 3. GC1DDE – Pyramid of the Sun – Virtual GeocacheOur next stop on the tour is located about 40 kilometers (25 mi) northeast of Mexico’s capital city, Mexico City. There you will find the pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city known as Teotihuacan, The New World’s First Great City.Enormous in size, at its zenith, Teotihuacan housed up to 200,000 residents and encompassed 12 square miles. The civilization which flourished at Teotihuacan was contemporary to that of ancient Rome. However, unlike that fallen city, Teo’s civilization lasted centuries beyond Rome’s demise. Remarkably, Teotihuacan seems to have sprung up out of nowhere, having no precedent in the ancient world. Archaeological evidence does indicate that the geographic area of Teotihuacan was inhabited by humans as early as 500 B.C. However, actual construction activities of the great city didn’t commence until 1 B.C. with the initial building phase of the site’s famous Pyramid of the Sun.GC1DDE – Pyramid of the Sun 1. GC319DN – Lands End – EarthCacheWe begin our journey on the verrrrrrrrrrrrry southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, a.k.a. Lands End Arch. Make sure you travel by boat to find this geocache, otherwise you’ll have come a long way for a DNF. Besides, it’s really the ideal way to view the Cabo San Lucas rock formation. There are several small beaches located in this area, and according to the geocache page, “…an entire Love Life-Cycle can run it’s course at Lands End. Fall in Love at Lover’s Beach, conceive children in Pirates Cave, and ends at Divorce Beach.”GC319DN – Lands End2. GC3B5XW – Gringo Gulch Lighthouse – Traditional GeocacheNow onto the mainland, and the Mexican beach resort city of Puerto Vallarta. There you will find an old lighthouse from the 1930’s that has been decommissioned and restored as a landmark. It is now a navigational beacon and popular tourist attraction. And if you make the trek and climb to the top of the spiral staircase, the geocache page promises you’ll see, “…one of the finest views of Puerto Vallarta’s traditional red-tiled roofs, not to mention the entire bay, from Yelapa at its southernmost end to Punta De Mita at the northern tip.”And here’s a little known fact: Puerto Vallarta was catapulted into international consciousness in 1963 when The Night of the Iguana directed by John Huston, was filmed there. This film starred Richard Burton, and he brought his soon-to-be-wife Elizabeth Taylor to the location during filming. Their relationship had recently become public knowledge and they were hounded by the press.GC3B5XW – Gringo Gulch Lighthouse 4. GC1JX5J – Ruinas Arqueologicas – Traditional GeocacheDo you like animals? We mean all types of animals – feathered, fuzzy, or scaled. If so, head on over to the Yucatan Peninsula and the surrounding grounds of the Ruinas Arqueologicas. Three Mayan Pyramids are located on this site with many native animals making this non-commercial piece of property their home as well. You’ll see plenty of birds, an occasional coatimundi, and quite a few iguanas.  And oh yeah – look out for the snakes. 🙂GC1JX5J – Ruinas Arqueologicascenter_img 5. GC2NTRK – The Secret River – EarthCacheOur final destination is a D4/T4 full of stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites. “What are those?” you may ask. Well, you’ll just have to visit this EarthCache to find out. The cache page describes this experience in alluring beauty:Close your eyes. You hear nothing but silence and the faint sound of trickling water in the background. Imagine you are 80 feet below ground with your eyes open in the pitch black. You are one with Mother Earth. You are somewhere along an 800 meter stretch of a 14 kilometer underground river that originates in the interior of the peninsula and empties into the sea. The lights come back on. Look up and see thousands of jagged-edged stalactites pointing towards your head like the tips of poison Mayan arrows. It looks like you are either on another planet or on the set of a blockbuster Hollywood movie.GC2NTRK – The Secret RiverSo there you have it, amigos. Five glorious reasons to travel to the wondrous land of Mexico and earn yourself yet another souvenir.We will unveil two new Souvenirs each week until all SIX are officially released and awarded on Monday, December 22, 2014 to be proudly displayed on your profile. A list of of currently available Geocaching Souvenirs and even the ones you’ve already earned can be found on Geocaching.com.Follow us on social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or right here on our Blog to find out which countries are next!Have you found a geocache in Mexico? How was your adventure?Share with your Friends:More Mexico Geocaching Souvenir will be officially released on Monday, December 22, 2014Officially known as the United Mexican States, did you know that Mexico:had it’s first geocache placed on Christmas day in the year 2000has a geocache located 5,564 m (18,253 ft) above sea level on an inactive volcano called Pico de Orizabais an extremely popular geocaching vacation destination, and……is the newest Geocaching Country Souvenir to be released this month? Yes it’s true! If the allure of white sandy beaches, ancient civilizations, rich culture, delicious food, and tequila wasn’t enough, now you can also earn a geocaching Souvenir for Mexico (this, in addition to Croatia, Italy, and three other new Souvenirs to be revealed soon). Souvenirs are virtual pieces of art that are displayed on your Geocaching profile page when you find a geocache in certain locations.To wet your whiskers for this occasion, we’ve put together five must-see geocaches from the birthplace of the sun. Enjoy!5 Must-see Geocaches for Mexico!last_img read more

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