Creamline sits star, takes Game 1 anyway

first_imgEarlier, Mega Builders and Cignal TV toppled their respective rivals to move closer to forging a duel for the men’s crown in the mid-season conference of the country’s premier league organized by Sports Vision and backed by Mikasa and Asics.The Volley Bolt got back at the Air Force Jet Spikers, fighting back from two sets down and hacking out a 19-25, 16-25, 25-20, 26-24, 15-10 decision, while the HD Spikers thwarted the Sta. Elena side, 25-16, 25-16, 20-25, 25-18, at the start of their respective best-of-three series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Coming off a fourth set loss, we thought of stepping up in the fifth,” Vargas said. “We were able to communicate and everybody contributed.”In putting a foot inside the Finals, Creamline ran its winning streak to eight games after sweeping the classification phase of the mid-season conference organized by Sports Vision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’And the Cool Smashers did it despite the continued absence of Valdez.Valdez, a member of the national team that will see action in two tournaments this month, got the green light from the national volleyball federation to suit up for the Cool Smashers for the playoffs. Ginebra flattens NLEX on the road Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But team management later decided to give the former two-time league MVP the rest she deserves following a grueling 17-day training with the national team in the Japan.Creamline officials also released a statement later saying Valdez will sit out the rest of the conference.The Cool Smashers haven’t lost a step since losing Valdez to national team duties, and they showed the ability to handle pressure minus their star player by saving four match points to steal the third set and then rebounding from a lopsided loss in the fourth with a dominant showing in the decider.Vargas stood out in that emphatic stretch, firing away power-packed spikes that bamboozled the Water Defenders.Creamline shoots for the championship berth in Game 2 at 6:30 p.m. Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her After celebrating their Game 1 victory, the Creamline Cool Smashers will walk into Game 2 with a chance to seal a Finals berth. —AUGUST DELA CRUZRosemarie Vargas stepped up when Creamline needed her the most, providing the key points in the decisive set for a 25-19, 13-25, 28-26, 18-25, 15-7 decision over BaliPure Saturday night to inch closer to a maiden finals berth in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Vargas filled in for superstar Alyssa Valdez, who Creamline opted to sit out at the last minute, and pumped seven of her 19 points in the fifth set, including five hits off the block, as the former Far Eastern U standout perplexed the Water Defenders with her power to give the Cool Smashers a 1-0 headstart in their best-of-three semifinal series.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

“We Will Do Whatever It Takes”

first_imgMinister of Posts and Telecommunications, Cllr. Cooper W. Kruah Sr.— Minister Kruah expresses GoL’s commitment to ICT implementationBy Robin Dopoe and David A. YatesThe Minister of Posts & Telecommunications, Cllr. Cooper W. Kruah Sr. has expressed the Government of Liberia’s commitment to assure the implementation of the e-Government programs.Speaking at the opening of the workshop on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 to review and assure the success, challenges and failure of the 2014 -2018 e-Government strategy.According to the 2014-2018 strategy document, “An e-Government is a key enabler for accelerating work processes, delivering services to citizens and businesses and increasing transparency and accountability, while lowering costs of operation.”The said document pointed out that, the e-Government strategy aims to provide a clear road map to accelerate Government’s effort toward delivering quality and responsive services to the public.Minister Kruah appreciated those partnering with the Ministry to see the country’s vision for ICT implementation. He appreciated the Chief of Party of Digital Liberia & eGovernment project, Madam Victoria Cooper–Enchia.The Minister informed participants that, “The e-Government Strategy was developed as a guide for pointer for the implementation of government electronic initiatives”.He also told the gathering to develop a high level road map at the end of the discussion to ensure the sustainability of the existing initiatives.Other discussants at the workshop included, the Liberia Telecommunications Authority. Libtelco, Finance and Development Planning, Civil Service Agency, Ministry of Commerce, Public Procurement Commission, Concession Commission, Cable Consortium of Liberia, and General Services Agency.In his concluding statement, the minister assure the participants of the government of Liberia commitment to the full realization of the government Electronic initiatives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Former sugar workers turned guards still waiting on salaries

first_imgAfter months of non-paymentThough the Labour Department had launched an investigation following reports of non-payment, some former Wales sugar workers who garnered employment with the Sentinel Security Inc are opting to discontinue working with the security service. This comes against the backdrop of repeated reports that the company was slow to pay salaries. Guyana Times has learnt that many workers were finally paid their July wages but salaries for August and September for several workers are reportedly outstanding.“Them only pay me for July. Them owe for me for August and September so I decided to leave them about last week time,” one former worker who preferred to remain anonymous revealed.The former male guard recently told this publication that he was only able to leave the guard service because he secured work in the trade of welding which was his specialty when he was an employee of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) at Wales Estate. A female guard, who claimed that she was being targeted also, spoke on the condition of anonymity. She indicated on Saturday that the company has been “laying off” some of its workers in recent weeks.When Guyana Times reported on the Labour Department’s probe, it was stated that some guards on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) were starting to receive salaries. Many of their colleagues on the West Bank of Demerara (WBD) have expressed they are struggling to provide for themselves and families. Another sugar worker turned guard had explained that his lack of earnings meant that he could not have afforded his $5000 water bill. He had claimed earlier this month that his service was disconnected.Sentinel Security Inc provides security services to many schools and medical facilities in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara). When this newspaper first contacted the company several weeks ago, it said it was owed by the region.The district’s Regional Executive Officer (REO), Denis Jaikarran, gave assurances in late August that the payments would have been effected in a short time. Guyana Times attempted to contact Jaikarran for an update on the matter on Saturday but this proved futile.He had in fact said previously that the delay was not due to not a shortage of money, but that there were some difficulties and challenges to secure releases. However, that was just over one month and many of the guards who remain on the job without salaries are dependent on their families to sustain them.last_img read more

Pensioner dies in Princes Street collision

first_imgA pensioner has become the latest road fatality after he was struck down by a motorcyclist at the intersection of Princes and John Streets, Georgetown on Sunday evening. The dead man has been identified as 66-year-old Orin Roberts of Lot 23 John and Norton Streets, Georgetown.Based on reports received, the pensioner had been seen standing in the corner of Princes Street, waiting to cross the road, while the motorcyclist, a West Bank Demerara resident, was proceeding along the same roadway.As the motorcyclist approached John Street, he lost control of the motorcycle, and it crashed into the pedestrian. As a result of the collision, the pedestrian and the motorcyclist fell onto the roadway and sustained injures about their bodies. They were both picked up in an unconscious state by public-spirited citizens and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where they were examined by a doctor on duty, who recommended, based on their injuries, that they should be admitted to the medical facility.The pedestrian succumbed a few hours later, while the motorcyclist’s condition is regarded as critical. The body of Roberts is at the GPHC mortuary awaiting a post mortem. An investigation into the accident has been launched.last_img read more

Photos of the house explosion in Tumbler Ridge

first_imgThese photos are courtesy of Ted KennedyThese photos were taken by Andrew Tylosky of Energeticcity.caThese photos were submitted by Monica Jeffrey For more information on the Tumbler Ridge house explosion Click Here.  For a video of the aftermath Click HereIf you have any photos or video you’d like to share with us e-mail Advertisement -For more details on this story, Click HereFor a video of the fire and aftermath Click HereRead how the community is dealing with the explosion by Clicking HereTo read the original story published Sunday afternoon Click HereAdvertisementlast_img

Young Buckeyes settle into top spot

first_imgOhio State took over the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll Monday, the first time the Buckeyes have held the top ranking since 1962 when they were led by Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek and on a run of three consecutive Final Fours. Led by freshmen Greg Oden and Mike Conley Jr., Ohio State advanced one day after beating Wisconsin in a meeting of Nos. 1 and 2. UCLA (25-3), which locked up the Pac-10 title this weekend, moved from fourth to second. The Bruins received the other 10 first-place votes and had 1,729 points. Kansas jumped from sixth to third and Wisconsin, which also lost to Michigan State last week, fell to fourth after reaching No. 1 for the first time in school history. Florida, which lost to LSU on Saturday, fell from third to fifth. Memphis, which has the nation’s longest current winning streak at 17 games, moved up one spot to sixth, its highest ranking of the season, and was followed by Texas A&M, North Carolina and Georgetown. Ohio State (26-3) moved up one spot in the rankings, receiving 62 first-place votes and 1,786 points from the 72-member national media panel. It is the Buckeyes’ first time as No. 1 in the AP rankings since the final poll of the 1961-62 season. Ohio State, which was ranked No. 1 in the coaches’ poll last week, is the fifth team to reach the top of the AP poll this season, joining Florida, UCLA, North Carolina and Wisconsin. It’s the most teams to reach No. 1 since there were six in 2003-04. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Let’s Talk Site C public consultation wins business award

first_imgThe Gold Quill Award is considered the Association’s highest recognition, given to those with the most innovative business communication ideas. The Let’s Talk Site C campaign, developed with Urban Systems, saw public consultation on the proposed dam through one-on-one talks in public parks, and dialogue on a website. At the centre was a community survey located at under the topic Let’s Talk Site C, where residents could find information, view videos, and participate in discussions about protecting the best interests of the city. At the end of the consultation period, the community’s interests were presented as a position paper to B.C. Hydro. The panel of IABC judges who evaluated the engagement program said, “The work was well designed and is likely to help build on the reputation that the City seeks in light of the guiding principles set out in the communication and engagement strategy: transparency, responsiveness, innovation and integrity.” – Advertisement -The City is embarking on a similar venture for its public consultation on the recently proposed boundary extension. Residents can provide feedback on a website, and participate in pubic open houses on the matter.last_img read more

Christmas Central with the Salvation Army at Totem Mall

first_imgVolunteers are needed to help at this store location to sort donations and pack hampers, to help you can contact the Volunteer Coordinator Tatiana (250) 261-1933 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – For the first time the Salvation Army has teamed up with the Totem Mall to create a reverse store. Items can be donated for the Toy Hampers, Christmas Hampers, Food Bank donations and Thrift Store donations. There is a Red Kettle set up at the store entrance and there is a debit/credit machine available for people wanting to make a donation that might not have cash on hand. If you are interested in supporting a family hamper visit safsj.orgAdvertisementcenter_img The opportunity of the reverse store makes it easier for residents to interact with the Salvation Army to be able to donate directly to the organization while in a central location. The mall is a convenient space if people are already in the mall shopping, during mal hours. – Advertisement -The location of the store opened November 18th, 2019 and will remain open to December 24th, 2019. When the mall is not open, the community can still take their donations directly to the Food Bank.last_img read more

Chelsea fury as FA confirm NO action against Burnley’s Barnes for Matic challenge

first_imgAshley Barnes will not face any retrospective action over his challenge on Nemanja Matic during Burnley’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Saturday.The Clarets forward caught Matic just above his left ankle with a dangerous studs-up tackle in the second half of the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.Barnes was not even booked by referee Martin Atkinson, while Matic was sent off for his angry reaction, leaving Jose Mourinho furious.The Blues boss went on to describe the foul as “criminal” in post-match interviews and claimed: “It could be the end of Matic’s career.”But Barnes will not be hit with any punishment by the FA, after the governing body confirmed on Monday that referee Atkinson had seen the incident. Ashley Barnes 1last_img

Coral Daily Download – Can Liverpool launch a Premier League title challenge?

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to the new Premier League season, revealing champions Chelsea are still the favourites to top the table next May.Ray Parlour also adds his thoughts on Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester Ciy’s title chances,  while Stevens says Liverpool, at 22-1, should not be written off as title challengers.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img