Wera, and Zeming back in starting side

first_imgThe Hunters side was named yesterday after the team’s arrival from Australia.Hunters coach, Michael Marum has returned Wartovo Puara to hooker while Watson Boas returns to join brother Ase in the halves.Timothy Lomai has also been named in the starting line-up to partner co-captain Adam Korave in the back row.This weekend will also see forward Esau Siune play his 50th Intrust Super Cup game for the Hunters. Siune is the third Hunters player to have achieved this milestone after Puara Jnr and Wera.Marum stressed that this is a must win game for his side as the Hunters will be on a bye next weekend.“After Sunday’s game against Redcliffe, there will be the representative round for the Pacific Test between the PNG LNG Kumuls and Fiji Batis who will play in Sydney the following weekend. The Hunters are on a bye in Round 10,” said Marum.This Sunday’s game is also important for another reason as both teams will be playing for the annual Stan Joyce Cup.Tickets are being sold at all Big Rooster outlets in the city – K50 for grandstand and K25 for outer stands.The team is:Adex WERABland ABAVUNoel ZEMING (Co-Capt)Thompson TETEHJustin OLAMAse BOASWatson BOASHenryy NOKIWartovo PUARA JnrEsau SIUNETimoty LOMAIAdam KORAVE (Co-Capt)Brandy PETERWarren GLAREEnoch MAKIBenjamin HETRAEdward GOMAStargroth AMEANlast_img read more

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Guiao looking to get more from leaner Taulava

first_imgAsi Taulava during a pre-season game between Rain or Shine and NLEX. Photo from PBA.phThroughout his PBA career, Asi Taulava has been an inside force largely due to his sheer size and strength.But don’t be surprised to see the ageless NLEX big man going as far as behind the three-point line and even taking outside shots on a regular basis in the coming season.ADVERTISEMENT Road Warriors head coach Yeng Guiao said Taulava has been practicing his outside shot in the offseason and the 15-time All-Star hasn’t been shy in showing his range.“He’s been experimenting on the outside shot, the 3-point shot and he’s been practicing it. I’m giving him the freedom to practice the perimeter game because that’s really what I want from my big men to be able to work inside out,” Guiao said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseBefore, Taulava rolls to the basket after setting a screen, now, he pops out to an open spot outside.“He’s hit a couple [outside shots] so I’m no longer surprised. Some people are surprised but I also see him always practicing it and if you see him everyday doing it you’re no longer surprised.” Taulava has also shed off a chunk of weight and is now visibly much slimmer than he was last season.“He’s been working hard. He knows that as you mature and get older in years, you have to work harder to get in shape and he’s been doing that. He’s not looking to retire yet that’s why he’s really working hard,” said Guiao.Guiao said Taulava, who is entering his 19th season in the PBA, is aware of his niche, playing 12 to 15 minutes per game.“We want to be able to get those quality minutes from him in a manner where he is able to contribute more from the last conference so if he [averaged] three rebounds before maybe he can get five rebounds, if he is averaging six points,  maybe if he’s in better shape and he’s able to keep up with the pace, he can average a few more points in his average.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tennis star Bouchard, Super Bowl Twitter date get cozy in another date 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Perpetual wrests 2 volley crowns

first_imgThe Altas lost the opening set, fought tooth and nail to level the match after two frames and then saw themselves in a deep 19-12 rut in the fourth set before unleashing a strong finishing kick.“We didn’t want to give up the fourth set and risk playing a fifth-setter,” said Perpetual coach Sammy Acaylar, who sobbed unabashedly in the din of revelry at the jam-packed FilOil Flying V Centre.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 folkTaneo, Jobert Almodiel and Ronniel Rosales conspired late in the fourth set to complete the comeback which was highlighted by three straight kill blocks that sapped the energy of the Chiefs.Taneo was named Finals MVP, which was a fitting tribute to his contributions to the school, which regained the title it last won two years ago. MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES PFL-Sportradar deal to ‘clean’ matches View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “It was a great feeling. I can’t ask for more. The players gave it their all,” said Acaylar.It was a double treat for Perpetual as it swept the juniors finals series following a 25-17, 25-17, 25-17 triumph over Letran early in the day.Ivan Encila and Noel Kampton scored a combined 31 points for the Junior Altas to dominate the best-of-three finals.ADVERTISEMENT Perpetual Altas spikers. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Dennis Abrina/UPHThroughout the final series, Perpetual needed to come from behind to stay afloat. On Thursday night, it went through the same route to finally finish on top.John Patrick Ramos buried a smash off a perfect quick set by graduating setter Junjun Taneo to complete an epic comeback against Arellano, 23-25, 27-25, 25-19, 25-23, as the Altas claimed their 11th NCAA men’s volleyball crown.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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NAYMOTE to Host 2-Day Youth Conference

first_imgNAYMOTE Partners for Democratic Development is hosting a two-day youth conference in Weala, Cinta Township, Margibi County on September, 4th and 5th, under the theme: “Democracy, Elections and Governance”. The conference will bring together 100 emerging leaders from different youth organizations, Civil Society Organizations, universities, high schools and communities in Montserrado, Margibi and Bong Counties. The youth conference is part of a series of interventions aimed at helping young people deepen their understanding of democratic processes and the long-term benefits of their participation in these processes as well as enhancing their ability to strengthen Liberia’s democratic gain.The Minister of Youth and Sports, Len Eugene Nagbe, will serve as keynote speaker. Panelists at the conference include Cllr. Gloria M. Scott, Chairperson, Constitution Review Committee; Ibrahim Al-bakri Nyei, Program Manager, Political and Legal Reforms/Decentralization Program, Governance Commission; and Josiah F. Joekai, Jr., Director of Civic and Voter Education, National Elections Commission; among others, the organization said in a press release.The Executive Director of NAYMOTE, Mr. Eddie Jarwolo, believes that the conference will inspire and motivate young people to take leadership and ownership of various democratic processes, including the Constitution Review, the Decentralization (Local Government) Act andElections, as young people constitute the greater percentage of the Liberian population.Climaxing the conference, the participants will strategize on ways that they can contribute to the constitutional review, the local government act (decentralization policy) and elections, and design a civic engagement action plan for the next two years. The conference is part of activities under a grant to NAYMOTE from the National Endowment for Democracy based in the USA.NAYMOTE promotes citizens’ understanding of democratic processes and the long-term benefits of their participation in these processes. Established in 2001, the institution has been one of the leading grassroots organizations promoting democracy, peace-building, human rights and civic engagement in Liberia. 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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House panel adopts bill defining `supervisors’

first_imgWASHINGTON – A House panel moved Wednesday to make it harder for companies to classify workers as supervisors and thus exempt them from union protection. With majority Democrats holding sway, the House Education and Labor Committee voted 26-20 to adopt a bill that would overturn a 2006 National Labor Relations Board decision covering a series of cases known as the Kentucky River cases. The board had ruled in those cases that nurses who regularly run shifts at health care facilities should be considered supervisors and should be exempt from federal protections that cover union membership. Opponents of the decision worry that it could be applied in other industries to workers who do little supervisory work but whose companies want to get them out of unions. “A majority of members of the Bush NLRB voted to broaden the definition of supervisors in order to exempt more workers from the law’s protection,” said Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the committee’s chairman. Under the legislation, workers would have to spend the majority of their time doing supervisory duties to fit the classification. It would also eliminate the words “assign” and “responsibility to direct” from the supervisory duties in the National Labor Relations Act. Republicans called the bill a boon for “Big Labor” and a “case of legislative overreaching.” “Once again, my friends on the other side of the aisle claim the need to enact legislation to overturn a ruling they do not like,” said Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita. The bill still must be approved by the full House. A similar bill is moving through the Senate. Organized labor applauded the committee’s vote.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

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Reports – Manchester City youngster set for Serie A switch

first_img Manchester City youngster Bruno Zuculini in action for Cordoba 1 Manchester City youngster Bruno Zuculini is on the brink of a move to Hellas Verona, according to reports in Italy.The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Valencia and then Cordoba and is now set to leave City having failed to break into the first-team.Italian news outlet Sky Sport 24 are claiming that new Verona director Riccardo Bigon wants to make Zuculini his first signing at the Serie A club.The Argentine youth international joined Manuel Pellegrini’s side in 2014 after spending four years with Racing Club.last_img

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Lazio still chasing Kurt Zouma but line up alternative defender deal

first_img1 Lazio will turn to Chelsea and Liverpool target Nicolas N’Koulou if they fail to land Kurt Zouma next month.The Serie A side are desperate to sign a new central defender during the transfer window and have placed Chelsea youngster Zouma at the top of their wish list.Zouma, who arrived from St Etienne last year, has made 17 appearances in the Premier League and is regarded as an important member of the Blues squad despite being just 21.But that will not stop Lazio making their move, according to sources in Italy, as they attempt to plug one of the leakiest defences in Italy’s top-flight.Zouma is the man they want but, should Chelsea dismiss their interest, Lazio are ready to reignite their long-term interest in Marseille’s N’Koulou.The 25-year-old, who is also on the radar of both Chelsea and Liverpool, is out of contract in the summer when he can walk away as a free agent.So his French employers may look to cash in on him during the window to stop him from leaving for nothing at the end of the season. Nicolas N’Koulou last_img read more

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Legal battle traps man in tragedy

first_imgThe house is tastefully furnished with an antique piano and a gorgeous leather chess table. Chess, photography and Caro’s medical practice keep his mind busy. He lives here with Gabriel, the only son who survived the 1999 shootings, and the belle he plans to marry in June. But now he has to decide if he will subject his fiancee to living in a beautiful home with monstrous memories or if he’ll sell the residence and risk losing the money. The Caros’ assets are still tied up in family court. California’s community-property laws entitle Socorro “Cora” Caro to half, but her ex-husband won a $45 million wrongful-death suit against her. A judge is deciding who will get what. Technically, the county is trying to collect from Cora Caro. A judge prevented her from spending $500,000 on a private attorney because Xavier Caro had filed for divorce after the boys’ deaths. The Public Defender’s Office spent 3,350 hours defending her. One of their arguments was that Dr. Caro killed his kids and framed his wife. “I don’t mean to be tunnel-visioned,” Public Defender Ken Clayman said recently. “But the county spent a fortune on her defense and deserves to be reimbursed for it.” The laws are clear, Clayman said: Half of what was theirs is hers. “My sense is Cora isn’t entitled to anything,” counters Xavier Caro. “That is where the moral argument trumps technical argument.” Caro is a small, fit man, with a confident air, gray hair and tanned skin. He was the family breadwinner; she was his office manager. Cora helped balance his profession, but early on she made his personal life a soap opera, he says. She was prone to violent eruptions – both at home and at work – and she eventually drove him into the arms of another woman. On the night of Nov. 22, 1999, they had a typical fight. Cora blew up, Xavier stormed out. He returned home three hours later, climbed the stairs to the second floor and found his wife face down. She had shot herself in the head. “Are there children in the house?” the 911 operator asked him. He hadn’t thought about it. The house had been so quiet, Cora so still. He found Joey first, and then ran to the room Michael and Christopher shared. Each had been shot. “Michael was still alive, but he was in his last moments,” Caro recalled. “When I picked him up, his skull came off in my hand.” Only Gabriel, then just 13 months old, was unharmed. Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics arrived and found Caro’s wife breathing. She recovered and stood trial in 2002. She was convicted and sentenced to death, which she is awaiting at the California Correctional Facility for Women in Chowchilla. Xavier Caro quickly filed for divorce and sued for the wrongful death of Xavier “Joey” Jr., 11; Michael, 8; and Christopher, 5. The suit was stayed, pending the conclusion of the murder trial. Before Caro won the largest judgment ever issued in Ventura County, the Public Defender’s Office filed a motion to be paid for its work. “What she did, as horrible an act as it was, doesn’t affect her property rights,” said Matthew Smith, an attorney for Ventura County. “No one is asking him to pay for her lawyers. “What we are asking is that she pay for her lawyers.” The county won its judgment first and placed a lien on the Santa Rosa Valley home and the couple’s vacation cabin in Northern California. The bill, with interest, has grown to about $410,000. Dr. Caro and Prisoner No. 13 are legally divorced. Caro won’t sell the house until Judge John R. Smiley divides their assets. If he sold first, the equity from the house would be locked in an escrow account, which is what happened when the city of Waterford enacted eminent domain on his vacation property two years ago. The Santa Rosa Valley house has been described in news accounts as a mansion. It was this man’s mansion, but by Southern California standards it was simply a beautiful abode – 4,800 square feet that overlook the exclusive and expensive valley, where a street sign greets drivers and cautions “Children and Horses at Play.” The Caros paid $672,500 for it in 1993. It came with privacy, sweeping canyon vistas and a picturesque view of the Channel Islands framed by the valley walls. “It’s a very lovely neighborhood. We don’t have any trouble here,” Darlene Dickinson, who lived nearby, told the Daily News after the murders. Not until four years later could Xavier Caro sleep here. He spent six months in a hotel and then rented a house in Westlake Village. He was trying to escape the horrors, but he couldn’t stop the flashbacks – the silence of a still house, Cora’s bloody handprint on the wall, the boys’ bodies neatly tucked in their beds and resting on bloody pillows. Caro, 58, and Gabriel, now 7, continue to receive counseling each week. “The Boy,” as Caro refers to his surviving son, was diagnosed with anxiety caused by early separation from his family. His father often shares stories of his brothers but hasn’t yet told Gabriel what happened to them. “He feels his brothers are still around,” Caro said. “Sometimes he tells me he talks to them.” Their pictures remain throughout the house, which Caro almost lost in July 2003 when Ventura County scheduled it for auction. But once the county learned Caro and his son had returned earlier that year, it decided not to move for eviction and called off the sale. They’ve been stalemated since, with the county offering undisclosed settlements and the doctor holding out on principle. “It doesn’t look like I am going to prevail against the county,” Caro said. “But I personally feel this is so morally wrong I have to say something.” Along the road to recovery, Caro met Ruby Monje. She moved in and brought her daughter. Stephanie, 7, and Gabriel share the bedroom where Michael and Christopher slept. Joey’s room has been turned into a study and game room. Caro wants more children and he believes Monje, who is in her late 20s, will be a good mother. He’s at peace with the house and could stay there indefinitely. But she’s not. “It would be healthy for all of us to move to another home and start anew,” Monje said. “We want a stable environment where our children are going to be happy and safe.” brad.greenberg@dailynews.com (818) 713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventBut Dr. Caro, a prominent Northridge rheumatologist, has fought the county, arguing that the woman he divorced forfeited her wealth when she destroyed their family. And so he stays in his house – their house – to prevent the county from enforcing its lien against the property. “There are no words,” Caro said recently over coffee in his kitchen. “There are no experiences that compare. Only a parent who has lost a child can empathize. To have that act triple is even more painful. “To have the perpetrator be someone who is so close to you and to have accusations that you were the cause be aired in public is even more painful. “Having the county ask you to pay the tab for that humiliation is just beyond words.” Despite its five bedrooms and view of the Pacific, this sprawling hilltop home feels like a prison to Dr. Xavier Caro. It is here that his then-wife, Cora, lost in their loveless marriage, ended three young lives and shattered his. Now he’s trapped in the Santa Rosa Valley north of Thousand Oaks by pride and a court order. After Cora was convicted of murdering three of their four sons and sentenced to death, the trial judge ruled that her share of the couple’s affluence should be used to pay for the two public defenders who represented her. Ventura County billed her $307,000. last_img read more

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SPANISH POLICE INVESTIGATE REPORTED SIGHTING OF MADELEINE McCANN

first_imgPOLICE have cautioned against raising the hopes of the family of Madeleine McCann after Spanish officers confirmed they are investigating a reported sighting of the missing girl on the Costa del Sol.Officers say there are up to three reported sightings every month.Specialist officers are following up a tip-off received about 10 days ago that a girl with a “strong physical resemblance” to Madeleine was spotted in Nerja, 30 miles east of Malaga. The possible sighting is being handled by the specialised and violent crime unit (unidad de delincuencia especializada y violenta, or UDEV) of Spain’s judicial police, the Malaga-based Sur newspaper reported.Scotland Yard detectives reviewing the case are liaising with their Spanish counterparts about the latest lead.Madeleine was nearly four when she went missing from her family’s holiday flat in Praia da Luz in the Algarve on May 3 2007.The McCanns have strong links to Co Donegal with many relatives here. Kate and Gerry spent the Easter of 2007 here with Maddie just weeks before her abduction. She is pictured above with her cousins during that trip. McCann family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said tonight: “Kate and Gerry are aware of this particular report from Spain. It was absolutely right that the police investigate any potential lead.“Kate and Gerry remain very grateful for the co-operation of the police in the search for Madeleine.” SPANISH POLICE INVESTIGATE REPORTED SIGHTING OF MADELEINE McCANN was last modified: April 18th, 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:SPANISH POLICE INVESTIGATE REPORTED SIGHTING OF MADELEINE McCANlast_img read more

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Video: The real Mrs Ball’s Chutney

first_imgWhile Mrs Ball’s Chutney is a staple in the kitchens of most South Africans, few know the story behind the famous local relish – and who better to tell the story than Mrs Ball’s grandson, Desmond Ball. Click arrow to play video.Posted on SouthAfrica.info on 13 March 2009.last_img

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