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#JaVotes2016: ‘Lie she a tell!’ – JLP supporters deny Brown Burke’s claim of intimidation

first_imgVoters at the Mountain View Primary School, in the Eastern St Andrew constituency,  have refuted claims made by PNP Vice President Angela Brown Burke that PNP indoor agents at the polling station have been intimidated. JLP supporters blocked the gate and denied Brown Burke entrance to the polling station. “A lie she a tell, no gun man no hold them up. Look how much police and soldier deh ya , if dat did happen dem wudda do something bout it,” a JLP supporter told The Gleaner. Other JLP supporters demanded that Brown Burke leave the polling station. “She needs to leave, she just come to make mischief,” another JLP supporter said.last_img read more

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Barclays Premier League Reviews

first_imgANTONIO 78th; SAKHO 81st; PAYET 90th.West Ham staged a remarkable comeback against 10-man Everton. Everton striker Romelu Lukaku scored his eighth goal against the Hammers early on before Kevin Mirallas was red-carded for a second bookable offence in the 34th minute. Aaron Lennon made it 2-0, but West Ham responded through Michail Antonio and Diafro Sakho headers before, Dimitri Payet struck with the winner.MANCHESTER CITY 4 ASTON VILLA 0 GOALS:- CITY: TOURE 48th; AGUERO 50th, 60th; STERLING 66th.Manchester City kept their title hopes alive with four second-half goals against troubled Aston Villa. Bottom side Villa kept City at bay until the 48th minute, when Yaya Toure turned home David Silva’s pass. Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 soon after, before he exchanged passes with Silva to fire home a third. Raheem Sterling tapped in City’s fourth, before Aguero missed a late penalty.NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 3 GOALS:- TOTTENHAM: ALDERWEIRELD 60th; KANE 62nd. ARSENAL: RAMSEY 39th; SANCHEZ 76th.Spurs were again denied the chance to move to the top of the Barclays Premier League when Alexis Sanchez netted the equaliser for 10-man Arsenal. Aaron Ramsey’s clever back-heel flick gave the visitors the lead, but his side were handicapped by the departure of Francis Coquelin, sent off for two yellow cards. Spurs replied with goals from Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane before Sanchez levelled late on.WATFORD 0 LEICESTER CITY 1 GOALS:- CHELSEA: TRAORE 39th. STOKE: DIOUF 85thChelsea boss Guus Hiddink extended his unbeaten record to 12 games, the best ever start to a Barclays Premier League manager. But he was denied a win when Mame Biram Diouf netted an 85th minute equaliser. Earlier, Bertrand Traore gave Chelsea the lead when he converted Nemanja Matic’s pass from 20 yards.EVERTON 2 WEST HAM UNITED 3 GOALS:- SOUTHAMPTON: VAN DIJK 90th. SUNDERLAND: DEFOE 85th.Struggling Sunderland were denied three valuable points by a goal scored deep into added time at St Mary’s Stadium. Virgil van Dijk stole the equaliser for Southampton after they had Jose Fonte sent-off. Earlier, Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe had put the visitors ahead and the Saints lost Fonte for hauling down Fabio Borini.SWANSEA CITY 1 NORWICH CITY 0 GOAL:- LEICESTER: MAHREZ 56th.With Arsenal and Spurs drawing earlier in the day, Leicester took advantage by pulling five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League, thanks to a goal from Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian found the top of the net early in the second half, meaning he has scored or assisted 26 goals this season. The victory takes Leicester 11 points clear of fifth-placed West Ham.center_img GOALS:- EVERTON: LUKAKU 13th; LENNON 56th. WEST HAM: GOAL:- SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 61st.After winning at Arsenal in midweek, Swansea beat Norwich with a goal from Gylfi Sigurdsson. Nathan Redmond shot wide late on for the visitors but Swansea, whose head coach Francesco Guidolin missed the game through illness, held on to win. Norwich remain in the relegation zone and are without a win in 10 matches in all competitions.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2 ARSENAL 2 GOALS:- NEWCASTLE: PEREZ 80th. BOURNEMOUTH: TAYLOR OG 28th; KING 70th; DANIELS 90th.Newcastle’s place in the Barclays Premier League is in danger after a dismal performance against fellow strugglers Bournemouth. The visitors took the lead when Newcastle defender Steven Taylor turned the ball into his own net. Josh King made it 2-0 and after Ayoze Perez pulled one back, Charlie Daniels made it 3-0 in the final minute.SOUTHAMPTON 1 SUNDERLAND 1 CHELSEA 1 STOKE CITY 1last_img read more

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Mono’s winless elims record vs Alab lights fire under Brickman

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Brickman is hoping that this won’t be the last as he is looking forward on taking his act to the Philippines soon.“Hopefully, I can get my papers done and play here. There are awesome fans here. It’s something I want to do. I want to play in the PBA. We’ll see what happens. We’ll see if we can get our paperwork done and get into the draft,” he said.But for now, Brickman’s attention is solely on helping Mono Vampire win this season’s ABL title.“It was great to get a win and tie the series here, and we’ll try to get some wins back home,” he said, as the series shifts to Bangkok for Games 3 and 4 at Stadium 29.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Extended playing time not a problem for Balkman Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Fil-Am guard, who averaged 10.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 10.3 assists for the season, has showcased his full arsenal in the championship round, dazzling, with his playmaking wizardry while also serving as the undisputed leader of Mono Vampire.On Wednesday, Brickman finished with 15 points, 11 assists, and six boards to spearhead the Thai team to a 103-100 Game 2 victory, which marked the first time this year that Mono Vampire has beaten San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, to level the best-of-five series to one game apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAdding to Brickman’s motivation was the presence of his relatives, led by his Filipina mother Elizabeth, who flew in from the United States just to watch him play in front of their compatriots at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex.“It’s just a great environment to play, a lot of fun,” he said. “It’s awesome to play in front of my family and they got to experience this crowd. I’m really happy and excited we got the win in front of these fans.” MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueSTA. ROSA —Jason Brickman made an excellent account of himself in the first two games of the 2018 ASEAN Basketball Finals against Alab Pilipinas, and he had a simple motivation.“We’re 0-3 against them this season,” said Brickman.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Valley eatery has spent 50 years making food, fans

first_imgSHERMAN OAKS – Twenty-two years old, confident and charming, Rafael Vega took his mom’s recipes and a small business loan and opened a restaurant that bore his name. This was 50 years ago today, back when Mexican food didn’t show up on every corner, before the average American knew words like enchilada and margarita. His dad had run a nightclub and he had some formal schooling, but Vega was basically a gutsy kid who lived in Burbank, gambling that people would enjoy the food he ate at home. “My father was behind the bar, my mother was waiting tables and I was at the door,” Vega, now 72, remembered. “We just wanted a little family Mexican restaurant.” And, as it turned out, a lot of people wanted to come to that little family Mexican restaurant called Casa Vega. In 1956, Vega worked as many as 16 hours a day, never really giving it a thought. He learned to work the room, to shake hands and laugh deeply in that way that makes people feel like they’re at home, even in the company of strangers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2He worked hard, but he was lucky, too. Luck always ran in the family. His uncle Alejandro went to sea as a cook in 1939 out of San Pedro and bought two tickets in the Irish Sweepstakes while on leave in Gibraltar. When he reached port back home, he was a millionaire, and fronted the money to Vega’s dad to start Casa Caliente on Olvera Street. After 18 years, the family closed the joint and went to work for Rafael, a dapper dresser everyone called Ray. He kept working, introducing people to an Americanized version of the food he’d grown up with. Within five years, he’d paid off his loan and made a lot of friends. And important friends, at that. “You know, Cary Grant, back when Dyan Cannon was pregnant, I was working the door,” Vega said. “I said to him, `Mr. Grant, I really appreciate your business, but this is the fifth time this week you’ve been in here.’ He tells me, `I don’t really care for Mexican food, but when she’s eating the food here, Dyan isn’t such a pain in the … neck.”‘ Vega’s got a lot of stories like that, like the time he got drunk with Marlon Brando, or the quiet, polite way Dean Martin would come in to hang out. “Brando got very possessive,” Vega said. “One time, this guy was giving my aunt a hard time at the door. So Brando got up and he told that guy, `You’d better get out of here’ – and he did.” That’s always the way it has been at Casa Vega, where the lights are so low and the drinks so strong, you never really know what famous person is shrouded off in the corner booth. Was that Tom Cruise and Patricia Arquette? Maybe. Brad Pitt? Perhaps. Jessica Simpson? Possibly. More likely, it was someone like Tamara Ortiz. She’s not a celebrity; she’s a title insurer. She and her friend Gayle Slade come so often, they don’t even have to say the restaurant’s whole name anymore – a simple `CV?’ text message from one is enough to bring the other in a hurry. “There’s certain things in life that you can count on and Casa Vega’s one of them,” Ortiz, 41, of Studio City, said. “It’s truly like a vacation in your own hometown. You can be here all day, all afternoon, all night.” “Not that we’ve ever done that!” laughed Slade, a Sherman Oaks Realtor. “It’s like coming home to family here – Tony the bartender, Rosie the waiter, Ray the owner.” To the restaurant’s fans, of which there are plenty, no superlative seems too great. The chicken enchiladas aren’t just good, they’re the best in the Valley. Antonio Navarro doesn’t just make a mean margarita, he’s the best bartender in the world. The food isn’t just tasty, it’s better than you’d find even in Mexico. Vega privately disputes that, but he’d never tell his patrons. “From time to time, we’ve tried things like pozole or menudo, but our clientele doesn’t buy that,” he said. “It isn’t what I like, it’s what the customer likes. We go through 100 cases of tequila a month to make the margaritas. They’re not the way I’d make them, but the customers sure like them that way.” And that’s what has kept him in business all these years – that, and the way he works the crowd. Waggling his lush eyebrows, slapping backs, purring hello in his rich, velvet voice, he hits every table in the room. Even when the wait for a table is stretched out past an hour and everyone’s packed in, Vega makes sure they don’t really mind. When the tequila is flowing and the chips come basket by basket, reality loses its hard edge and everyone seems to laugh. “It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, it’s always the same time in Casa Vega,” said Leslie Gerard, a 42-year-old personal manager who grew up eating at the place and still drives from Manhattan Beach at least once a month. “As soon as someone says Casa Vega, I’m there.” All this has made Vega a wealthy, respected man. He’s sat on corporate boards, gotten his picture taken with President Nixon, served as the honorary consul general of Mexico. And he has given back, employing workers for decades and establishing leadership programs to encourage young Latinos to work and go to college. He’s at an age and comfort level where many people would retire and relax, but Vega still checks in five days a week and plays an active role in the business. When his daughter Christina returns from maternity leave, he’ll hand some things over to her. But he never plans to stop working the room, just like he did when he was 22 and dreaming. “People come up and say, `Thanks for being here,”‘ he said. “But it’s the other way around. I should be thanking them.” brent.hopkins@dailynews.com (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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The Keiskamma Tapestry

first_imgIn the entrance to the South African Parliament a remarkable piece of artwork winds its way along the wall, its 120-metre length reaching through the lobby to wrap around the exterior of the chamber.This is the Keiskamma Tapestry, an exquisite embroidery in the tradition of the famous Bayeux Tapestry and the work of over 100 previously unemployed women from the Eastern Cape.Along its length, the tapestry tells the turbulent history of the Cape frontier region, from the Stone Age San through the wars and tragedies of the Xhosa people to the peaceful resolution of the 1994 elections.The embroidery depicting the San Bushmen, the earliest inhabitants of the Eastern Cape, mimics the rock art the hunter-gatherers left behind (Image: Keiskamma Trust)The artwork’s presence in Parliament reflects the kinder, more vibrant and open nature of post-apartheid South Africa. Under the old regime, forbidding portraits of the 1961 Cabinet stared down from the walls of the austere lobby – including one of HF Verwoerd, the architect of grand apartheid.Interestingly, Verwoerd features on the tapestry, at the Rand Show in 1961 – the site of the first assassination attempt against him – and right next to an image of Nelson Mandela burning his pass book during the ANC’s 1959 defiance campaign.Nelson Mandela burning his pass book during the 1959 Defiance Campaign, and HF Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, in 1961 (Image: Keiskamma Trust)From craft to artThe tapestry is a product of the Keiskamma Trust, set up in 2000 as a skills development project in the impoverished Hamburg region of the Eastern Cape. The trust helps women of the region develop their traditional embroidery skills to produce craftwork of a scale and skill that approaches art – which has a higher premium.Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, created by Saxon women in 1067 to tell the story of the Norman invasion of England, the Keiskamma Tapestry follows the same form as that artwork, with a similar narrative structure.The first panel of the Bayeux Tapestry, created in 1067 (Image: Museum of Reading)It begins with the San Bushmen, the earliest inhabitants of the Eastern Cape, with embroidered replicas of the rock art images of animals and human forms the hunter gatherers left behind.It then follows the history of the Xhosa people in the region, to the arrival of the white colonial settlers, the frontier wars and the great cattle killing of 1856.In that tragic event Nongqawuse, a 15-year-old girl prophet, instructed the people to kill 400 000 of their cattle, leading to mass starvation and the end of effective Xhosa resistance to white encroachment.The great Xhosa cattle killing of 1856 (Image: Keiskamma Trust)Cattle are a dominant motif throughout the tapestry, reflecting their importance in the history and economy of the Xhosa people.The tapestry continues through the history of the Eastern Cape and South Africa as a whole, ending with the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. In creating the epic embroidery, the trust says, the women involved came to learn about their own history, which they can then disseminate throughout their community.The people of the Eastern Cape queuing to vote in the 1994 elections (Image: Keiskamma Trust)The Keiskamma Tapestry was created with funding from the Department of Arts and Culture and over 100 private donations. The Standard Bank bought the work for R500 000, and loaned it for a long-term exhibit in Parliament.It was unveiled by Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2006, at a ceremony attended, among others, by all of the Eastern Cape women who laboured to create it.View the full Keiskamma Tapestry on the Keiskamma Trust website.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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The Apple Tablet Hype by the Numbers

first_imgTags:#Apple#web SentimentOverall, the blogosphere’s reaction to the Apple tablet rumors has been extremely positive. Over 81% of all the tweets and blog posts in the past 30 days were positive about the tablet. YouTubeIn the last 30 days, YouTube users also posted over 5,391 YouTube videos that used the words Apple and tablet. The most popular one was a roundup of tablet rumors from TechnoBuffalo that currently has about 700,000 views. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market BlogsSysomos also found almost 50,000 blogs posts. The post that resonated the most in the blogosphere, according to Sysomos’ data, was yesterday’s article on the Guardian’s Technology blog about Terry McGraw leaking information about the tablet on CNBC. Unless you have been living in a soundproof cave for the past few weeks, you are probably well aware that today is Apple tablet day. Today, our friends over at social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos took a closer look at the hype and how the rumors have resonated on Twitter, YouTube and blogs over the last 30 days. According to Sysomos’ data, for example, Twitter users sent more than half a million messages – with an average of 6,545 tweets per hour – with both words apple and tablet in them.Unsurprisingly, Engadet’s Twitter account was the most retweeted account that featured tablet news in the last 30 days. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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Parrikar presents Budget in Goa Assembly within hours of hospital discharge

first_imgGoa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar presented the State’s annual budget on Thursday morning within hours of being discharged from Lilavati hospital, Mumbai, .Mr. Parrikar spoke for around eight minutes before tabling the budget, and thanked the people of Goa for all their wishes and prayers for his recovery.Mr. Parrikar, who arrived accompanied by his son Utpal, was greeted by top officials, Ministers and ruling MLAs. Parrikar tables BudgetMr. Parrikar tabled a State budget with a gross expenditure of ₹ 17,123.28 crore and fiscal deficit of ₹ 763.68 crores.No additional revenue mobilisation initiatives were announced in the budget, which has focused on generating employment in various sectors.The Chief Minister informed the Speaker that he could not write the Budget speech on account of his health condition.Mr. Parrikar was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital on February 15. Mr. Parrikar’s decision to present the annual budget came as a surprise even to his Cabinet colleagues and legislators. Police and bureaucracy had to make last-minute arrangements and security. Brief speechIn his brief speech while tabling the budget, Mr. Parrikar said: “I thank everyone who wished me for my speedy recovery through messages, letters and prayers at various temples, churches, mosques and in other way. I am overwhelmed by your love and affection. It fortifies my conviction that Goa and Goans are my extended family. It is your wishes and prayers which have helped me to recover speedily and return to Goa”. “For complete recovery, I have been advised by the doctors some precautions in the immediate short term. During this period, my interaction with the public will be limited. However, I will be discharging my regular duties and obligations as the Chief Minister of the State,” Mr. Parrikar said. Parrikar thanks coalition governmentAfter a brief Cabinet meeting, where Mr. Parrikar thanked his coalition government Ministers for their concern and promised to meet them again. Secretary for Finance Daulat Havildar told The Hindu that the Chief Minster has directed officials to get his files to his residence and was due to hold his next Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. “We are happy to have him back. He has told us that the next cabinet meeting will be convened on coming Wednesday,” said Minister for Power Pandurang Madkaikar. Opposition leader Chandrakant Kavlekar also said that the Assembly was glad to have Mr. Parrikar back. “We are glad to see him and we hope he recovers fully,” Mr. Kavlekar said. To a question from a reporter seeking to know his health status, Mr. Parrikar said, “Nothing is wrong with me. I have been asked not to maintain close contact”.last_img read more

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