Adamson sweeps; UP gains semis

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Stop calling them ‘other sports’ 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 anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Adamson made a clean sweep of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference eliminations just as University of the Philippines punched the last ticket to the semifinals at Filoil Flying V Centre on Sunday night.The Lady Maroons handily disposed of the San Beda Lady Red Spikers, 25-19, 25-16, 25-9, to complete the Final Four cast.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Earlier, the Lady Falcons picked up No. 7 after a 19-25, 25-10, 25-21, 25-13 victory over the San Sebastian Lady Stags, who finished the conference winless in seven matches.Bernadette Flora topscored with 17 points while veteran Eli Soyud helped up with 15 points and MJ Igao who tallied 28 excellent sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Nagamootoo powerless – Opposition Leader

first_imgPrime Minister and First Vice President Moses Nagamootoo is a powerless figurehead in the coalition, A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government and his sole purpose is to criticise the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, made this observation on Wednesday, as he suggested that “he (Nagamootoo) has absolutely no power.”In fact, Jagdeo suggested that Nagamootoo has since been relegated to “singing for his supper” and his only instruction taken is to sing for how loud and for how long.Jagdeo was at the time addressing members of the media at Freedom House and was responding to the former PPP member’s about-face on the culpability of the People’s National Congress (PNC) in the death of international scholar, world renowned historian and politicalOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoPrime Minister and First Vice President Moses NagamootooDr Walter Rodneyactivist, Dr Walter Rodney.The Opposition Leader said Nagamootoo awaits a chosen topic by President David Granger after which his role, “is to sing for his supper.”Nagamootoo – once at the forefront of laying the blame for Dr Rodney’s death at the hands of the PNC and its then leader Forbes Burnham – strayed from this position as he denounced the findings of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into Dr Rodney’s death.Dr Rodney, the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) strong-man and political activist, was killed on June 13, 1980, in a bomb explosion while seated in his brother’s car.Drawing reference to the debate in Parliament, which saw Government rejecting the findings of the report of the Rodney CoI, Jagdeo said he was bothered by what obtained in the House during the debate.In fact, Jagdeo said, “in my lifetime, I have never seen such serious acts of cowardice.” He spoke to the fact that a number of new excuses were proffered by the Prime Minister, including the resort to accusing the Americans of being involved in Dr Rodney’s death.Jagdeo said Nagamootoo also went at great lengths during that debate to denigrate the work of the Commission and to disparage the internationally recognised jurists that served as the Commissioners for the inquiry.According to the former President, Nagamootoo – who only recently matriculated as an Attorney-at-Law – is in no position to disparage the learned jurists.“He sought to disparage these people, a man who just recently matriculated in the law,” said Jagdeo.In fact, Jagdeo was adamant that the Prime Minister owes the three Commissioners an apology.The Opposition Leader posits that all and sundry knew of the PNC’s involvement in the death of Dr Rodney and this had been confirmed in the findings of the CoI.He said Nagamootoo in attempting to divert attention from the PNC – which he (Nagamootoo) now faithfully serves – even suggested that Dr Rodney could have been a victim of the Cold War.“He created a new scenario and sought to blame the Americans… He said Rodney could have been a victim of the Cold War when it was quite clear who were the political authors and it was confirmed in the CoI.”Jagdeo suggested that the Prime Minister’s utterances bordered on suggesting that Dr Rodney committed suicide in order to justify his multimillion-dollar package as Prime Minister.Jagdeo said Nagamootoo has no work to do as a Government official, only to ‘criticise the PPP and to sing for his supper.’Former President Jagdeo made it clear he in understanding of the positions adopted by senior members of the PNC since they have been consistent, “to hide the fact that they killed Walter Rodney”.Jagdeo said he has never before seen such serious opportunism, particularly from someone who had always maintained the PNC’s culpability in Dr Rodney’s death.last_img read more

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KB Home executive’s paycheck is $3.9 million

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The chief executive of homebuilder KB Home earned $3.9 million in total compensation last year, not including restricted stock awards, according to a preliminary proxy filed Wednesday. Jeffrey T. Mezger received a $568,750 salary, a $2.5 million cash bonus and $80,357 for expenses related to a company car and gasoline, financial planning, tax preparation services and flight costs for the use of company aircraft for him and his wife, the company said in its filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mezger also received a payout of $746,250 from his long-term incentive plan and $15,700 in additional long-term compensation from company contributions to deferred compensation plans. The executive was also in line to receive a restricted stock award valued at $2 million. The company said the number of yet-to-be-granted shares of restricted stock were still being determined due to the company’s review of stock option grant practices for 2006. The company’s annual shareholders meeting will be April 5 at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. – Associated Press last_img read more

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Liverpool not sated by Euro glory as title pain provides fuel

first_imgWhat to expectLiverpool were so relentless in their pursuit of Manchester City last season that their 97-point tally would have won them the Premier League title in every season apart from the past two.Jurgen Klopp’s side were beaten just once in the league all season, but that loss — against City at the Etihad Stadium in January — proved costly in the final analysis as the champions pipped Liverpool on the last day.Liverpool were unbowed by that painful setback and just weeks later they beat Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final to finish their season with a flourish.While European success has always been in Liverpool’s DNA, Klopp and his players are desperate to end their club’s title drought and that means finding a way to knock treble winners City off their perch.The battle lines were jokingly drawn when Guardiola called Klopp to congratulate him in the immediate aftermath of the Champions League victory.Harvey Elliott, 16, is the youngest player to have featured in the Premier League © AFP/File / Ian KINGTON“We promised each other that we will kick each other’s butts again next season. We will go for everything and see what we get,” Klopp said.And Sunday’s Community Shield penalty shootout defeat against City — which saw Liverpool hit back in the second half after being outplayed in the first — showed the duel for supremacy will be just as closely fought this season.New facesHaving splashed out more than £230 million ($280 million) in the previous three transfer windows, Jurgen Klopp has opted to steer clear of any more blockbuster moves during the close season.Sepp van den Berg, a 17-year-old Dutch defender signed from Zwolle, and Harvey Elliott, Fulham’s 16-year-old midfield prodigy, have been added as Klopp focused on keeping his current squad intact.Liverpool have handed out new, improved contracts to several of their stars, while persuading Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah to remain committed to the Anfield cause.“This year is not the end of Liverpool FC,” said Klopp. “Next year there will be another transfer window. This team is really good and we have invested a lot in it. Now we have to work with that.”Crucially, Klopp is hoping for full seasons from England internationals Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana and Joe Gomez after the injury-plagued trio made it through pre-season intact.Key manScoring the crucial penalty that put Liverpool on course for their sixth European Cup would be enough to bestow hero status on most players, but for Mohamed Salah his ice-cool strike in last season’s Champions League final against Tottenham only kept his critics at bay.The 27-year-old Egyptian finished as the Premier League’s joint top-scorer last season, yet still endured accusations of selfishness from some Liverpool fans who feel he puts he is too willing to shoot when a pass to a teammate would be the better option.Mohamed Salah remains the fulcrum of Liverpool’s attack © AFP / Ian KINGTONBattling the perception he endured a sophomore slump at Anfield, Salah sometimes looked a frustrated figure without the beaming smile that was the hallmark of his first season on Merseyside.But his 22 goals and eight assists in the Premier League last season, coming on the back of his incredible debut year for the Reds — when he netted 44 times in all competitions — underlined his development into a genuine superstar.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool won’t lack motivation after their Champions League triumph © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 6 – Fuelled by the angst of narrowly failing to win their first English title since 1990, Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool’s Champions League triumph is already ancient history as they prepare to lock horns with Manchester City.AFP Sport looks at how Liverpool are shaping up ahead of the title race, which starts with their Premier League opener against Norwich on Friday:last_img read more

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POST OFFICE CHANGES ANOTHER BLOW TO WEST DONEGAL

first_imgAn Post has decided to reconfigure postal services in West Donegal which will see the consolidation of mail operations at offices in Derrybeg, Dunfanaghy and Gortahork and move a new delivery service unit to Falcarragh.Commenting on the plans, Deputy Pearse Doherty said the decision was yet another blow to rural towns in West Donegal and another example of the decimation of postal services under the current Fine Gael/Labour Government.Deputy Doherty said “This announcement by An Post is another sad one for rural communities in West Donegal which have, over the past number of years, seen the gradual removal and reduction of local services including the closure and down grading of rural post offices. “It’s been confirmed to me by An Post that the company is planning to consolidate certain mail operations currently carried out at its offices in Derrybeg, Dunfanaghy and Gortahork which will then be transferred to the upgraded facility in Falcarragh in the former bank premises.“While I have been informed by An Post that the move will not result in slower delivery times for customers, and while I also understand that these local offices will remain open, it is very upsetting for these towns as the plans will see some staff at the existing offices moved to the new unit in Falcarragh where they will now work from.”The Sinn Fein Deputy added this is typical of the indifference and disinterest shown to rural communities by this government and it’s a reflection of their attitude towards rural life and small communities which, for years now, have struggled with the closure and removal of local services such as Post Offices and Garda stations.“Instead of cherishing the vital work done by post offices and postal workers, this government seems intent on ensuring that the network and its services are diminished and scaled back, despite the obvious implications which this has on small towns and villages.” “Ironically, this very week I unveiled my party’s document ‘A New Deal for the West’, outlining our policies for rural Ireland and sets out how a Sinn Féin government would deliver decent public services, including the retention of local post offices, increased Garda numbers and the re-opening of closed Garda stations.”POST OFFICE CHANGES ANOTHER BLOW TO WEST DONEGAL was last modified: February 2nd, 2016 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:Pearse Dohertypost officesWest Donegallast_img read more

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DDTV – MICHAEL MURPHY RECEIVES CIVIC RECEPTION

first_imgMichael Murphy was the toast of Donegal County Council when he received a civic reception yesterday. Donegal TV were on hand to capture what proved a tremendous occasion for one of Donegal’s best-loved sons.SIMPLY CLICK TO PLAY. DDTV – MICHAEL MURPHY RECEIVES CIVIC RECEPTION was last modified: December 17th, 2013 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:donegal tvMichael Murphylast_img read more

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ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE LAUNCH FANTASTIC NEW APP

first_imgPictured at the launch of the new Ulster Senior League App are Michael Kyle (Drumkeen Utd.), Niall Callaghan (League Secretary) and Paddy Farren (Mobileonix).The Ulster Senior League have launched a new App for iPhones, Android and Windows. Developed in conjunction with local firm Mobileonix, who are based in Gaoth Dobhair, the new App will enable soccer followers to keep up to date with League fixtures, changes to fixtures, view league tables and results and to contact the league – you can even keep up with the latest news from the World Cup!USL PRO Paul McGovern told Donegal Daily, “We are delighted to launch the new App in partnership with Mobileonix. “We see it as a great tool in this technological age for all soccer supporters to keep up with the latest news from Donegal’s Intermediate Division.“It will allow us to get information out to everyone that downloads the App in a quick and easy way.Paddy Farren from Mobileonix is a former USL player having played with his local team, Carndonagh for many years so he was very in tune for what we needed from the App.Paddy Farren said, “One of the main functions will be our “push notifications” that will act as a text service to those that download it from their app provider, but they can also check league tables, results etc. and other functions will be added over time. “At just €0.89 – a once-off payment – to download, it represents great value and we look forward to connecting with our players, officials, supporters and anyone interested in Donegal soccer through this fantastic advancement for our league.ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE LAUNCH FANTASTIC NEW APP was last modified: June 3rd, 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:newsSportUlster Senior Leaguelast_img read more

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Award for developing farmers project

first_imgThe Taung farming development projecthas won international recognition.(Image: SAB) Barley is one of the crops cultivatedfor SAB under the Taung farming project.(Image: Johan Norval)MEDIA CONTACTS • Azure JannekerSAB, media and communications+27 79 505 6966RELATED ARTICLES• Brewing up a global brand• SABMiller turns to biogas• Brewery spreads African reach• Brewing up boutique beersWilma den HartighA developing farmer project in Taung in the Northern Cape province has done the country proud by receiving top honours at the first Africa Investor Agribusiness Investment Awards, held recently in KwaZulu-Natal.The South African Breweries Limited (SAB) Barley Farmers project won the award for African Agricultural Commodities Initiative of the Year.Azure Janneker of SAB’s Media and Communications division says that the project met the judging criteria for the 2010 awards, even though it came up against tough competition from the rest of the continent.The aim of the awards was to commend agribusiness initiatives that are making a positive contribution to Africa’s agricultural sector and are encouraging investment in the agribusiness and finance sectors.The Agribusiness Investment Awards was organised by Africa Investor, an international investment research and communications company.Decreasing reliance on exportsJanneker says the 16-year-old Taung Barley Farmers project was established with the goal of encouraging local barley production and decrease reliance on imports.“The project is in line with SAB’s strong support of affirmative procurement practices and the company’s focus on identifying, mentoring and encouraging local suppliers,” she says.Approximately 1 200 hectares of barley and 800 hectares of maize are cultivated for SAB on the Taung farm. The project is making a big difference in the Taung community by helping 120 small-scale farmers to generate an income from farming.“This project has played a key role in developing the brewing giant’s development framework for smallholder farming projects across the world,” Janneker says.The project is managed by the SAB Maltings’ Irrigation Agricultural Services team, in cooperation with the North West Department of Agriculture, Conservation, Environment and Rural Development (Dacerd) and the local tribal authority.SAB’s role in the project includes: assisting with logistics and operations; communicating and facilitating discussions on behalf of the farmers with other stakeholders; and providing a market outlet for the barley and maize. It also supplies more than R30 million input cost finance annually, for winter and summer crops.Janneker says that the project’s success is based on the involvement of numerous partners. SAB works closely with Dacerd, whose participation has ensured that the project remains sustainable, as plantings are managed and infrastructure is maintained and upgraded.They have also enlisted the help of Grain SA, the representative commodity organisation for the South African grain industry.“It is important from a sustainability perspective that the individual farmers are skilled in farming and business practices,” she says. SAB, in partnership with Grain SA, has invested about R400 000 in a customised skills transfer programme for the Taung farmers.Helping developing farmers to farm commerciallyJane McPherson, manager of Farmer Development at Grain SA, says the main aim of the programme is to empower individuals to become successful commercial farmers. McPherson says the Taung barley project has an added advantage, as the farm is well located in a prime area.“Irrigated land is very limited in South Africa. The land is a fantastic resource for people to earn a living and it is encouraging that the land is being used productively,” she says.The weather and soil conditions also make the area suitable for a wide variety of grain crops and vegetables. “This opens up many opportunities for individuals to become successful commercial farmers,” she says.According to Grain SA, a number of factors are holding back progress of development initiatives in the grain industry. They include high input costs coupled with low grain prices, poor access to land, lack of experience, skills and knowledge, and difficulty in obtaining production credit, and make it difficult for new farmers to set up profitable grain farming enterprises.Lower profit margins also mean that farmers don’t have the financial resources to invest in technology and mechanisation, or maintain existing equipment.Although the constraints are numerous, there are many success stories of farmers who started out with little knowledge about agriculture, but are now farming commercially.Johannes Möller, president of agricultural trade association Agri SA, says many commodity organisations, such as Grain SA, the National Wool Growers’ Association, Potatoes SA and the Deciduous Fruit Producers’ Trust and agribusinesses are making a major contribution to developing new farmers in South Africa.“The developing farmer sector is showing progress, mainly because of their involvement. It is in our best interest to develop new farmers across the commodity spectrum, to ensure the consistent supply of food,” Möller says.He encourages the government to offer more support to the work done by commodity organisations. “In doing this we can make an even greater success of supporting and developing new farmers,” he says.Other SAB projectsSAB and the River Trust have entered into a partnership to clean up the Wilge River in the small town of Frankfort in the Free State province. SAB has invested about R1-million towards cleaning the river.Clearing the Wilge River is very important for the surrounding towns and communities, as well as residents of Gauteng. The Wilge River is one of the sources feeding into the Vaal dam, which supplies water to Gauteng province.It’s also a source of water for domestic use for Frankfort and informal settlements in the area. More than 57 000 people living in the immediate Mafube municipal district rely on the Wilge River for water. However, 10 years of debris and driftwood, mainly from trees, shrubs and other plant life growing on the riverbanks, have collected in the river stream. This is restricting water flow and preventing water from being pumped to the municipal purification plant.The project, which has the ambitious target of clearing the 315km river, has already cleared about 10km. Instead of discarding the debris, the collected wood is distributed to communities in the area for cooking and heating purposes.The project partners also hope to revive tourism in the affected area. As congestion of the river escalated over the years, tourism started dwindling in areas along the river that used to be popular weekend and camping spots.The good work of the project has attracted much attention. The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee has adopted the project, and plans to present it to the African Olympic Committee in Nairobi towards the end of 2010, as an example of how sport and sporting personalities can become involved in environmental projects.last_img read more

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Scott Metzger, April 24

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We just started on corn yesterday. We’re loading the bean planter up now. We are slowly but surely drying out. We have been so wet and we still have some fields with wheat stubble that are too wet for the planter.We just planted one field of corn. It usually takes a good half-day to get the bugs worked out of the planter. We needed a software update on the planter for our program through Climate Corp. that runs our prescriptions. Through the growing season we’ll be able to scout fields and pin stuff on there. We have one year of yield data in there and we need to add records from previous years so it can establish varieties and soil sample analysis. It is a complete package and it can eventually give us hybrid recommendations. We’re pretty excited about it.I’m about half done spraying corn and we just saw the first field of seed wheat we planted is starting to head out. It is coming along pretty quickly. The wheat has good color to it. We got the rest of the 28% on a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully we avoid some of the cold weather they are talking about next week because we are going to be at a critical point for cold weather injury on the wheat. This weekend we got down to 35 or 36 degrees but then it warmed up pretty quickly. We escaped a frost with that one.If you go west of here to Fayette County or Clinton County, they have been running pretty hard. But Ross, Pike, Pickaway and part of Fairfield got rains that came up from the south that they didn’t get west of us. This week, though, we ought to have a pretty good run, but they are calling for rain late this week and colder temperatures the first week of May. Usually there are one or two days every spring where you shouldn’t plant and we always find them.last_img read more

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Drop in draft blessing in disguise for Davon Potts as he joins Aces

first_imgDavon Potts was picked in the second round by Alaska in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netProjected to be picked in the first round in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, Davon Potts shockingly fell to sixth place in second round into Alaska’s lap.Instead of sulk, the San Beda sniper is taking his drop in the draft in stride and looks at joining the Aces as a blessing in disguise.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Potts and fifth overall pick Jeron Teng were the lone rookies selections by Aces in the annual draft proceedings and the two will be expected fill the shoes left by retirees Dondon Hontiveros and Tony dela Cruz.“Basically, Alaska’s picks were programmed on getting players of high value to them. They need rookies who can help them when it comes to offense, and we’ll try our best trying to fill those positions,” said Potss.Potts also likes the potential partnership with Teng and lead Alaska forward Calvin Abueva which can pose as a matchup nightmare for the opposing teams.“We can have a team which has some scary speed and power. We have a great mixture and I feel we kind of solidified our backcourt. I feel we could build a dynasty now,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments DOJ chief: Sanchez case outcry a blessing in disguise that prompted GCTA review PLAY LIST 01:25DOJ chief: Sanchez case outcry a blessing in disguise that prompted GCTA review02:03DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “It worked out pretty well because it opens a great opportunity for me to be in a franchise which treats its players like family,” he said. “I’m happy because I’m going to a team where I feel I can contribute.”Potts said that going into the draft day, he felt like Rain or Shine, Phoenix, and TNT had their eyes on him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut as the first round past him by and other names were called before him, he had a sense that Alaska will be the team to take him from the pool.“I knew something in my gut that I will go to Alaska. After certain teams passed on me, I knew me going to Alaska really made a lot of sense,” he said. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Amid skid, Cavaliers dress up for Halloween; LeBron is Pennywiselast_img read more

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