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Kings’ best yet to come

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ginebra became the first team to clinch a quarterfinals berth after Sunday’s 111-105 win over Meralco in Santa Rosa City in Laguna.The loss was the Bolts’ fifth straight. But Chris Newsome would rather take a positive approach than dwell on their continuing struggles. He believes the Bolts can still turn things around.“It seems like a hard hill to climb now,” said Newsome. “But in our locker room, everyone’s positive, trying to keep their heads up.”With reigning Best Import Allen Durham back for a third tour of duty, the Bolts began the conference with a 109-106 win over the Columbian Dyip.On Friday, Meralco blew a 10-point fourth quarter lead in a 91-94 loss to Blackwater.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Slaughter has not played since early September due to a sprained ankle while Mercado had surgery on his meniscus.Dela Cruz, on the other hand, has yet to make his Ginebra debut due to an Achilles tendon injury he sustained while training for the National team last year.There is also the probability that Joe Devance, who is recovering from a stress fracture in his left foot, may be available for the Oct. 13 duel at Quezon Convention Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Kings’ succeeding game will be on Oct. 28 when they face the Magnolia Hotshots at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The impending return of Slaughter and company should provide the league leaders, currently toting a 7-1 card, a boost in their campaign now that the PBA Governors’ Cup is entering the playoffs phase. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Part 2: Assessing PH women’s volleyball “Whenever we have some lapses, that causes us the game,” Newsome said. “We just have to be aware of those lapses.” —PBA.PHSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption PBA IMAGESHelp is coming for Barangay Ginebra.Greg Slaughter, Sol Mercado and Art dela Cruz may return from injuries this Saturday when the Gin Kings head to Lucena City, Quezon, to face the winless Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

LWSC Monrovia Water Rehab Makes Steady Progress

first_imgThe Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation’s 90-day deliverable of planned water projects to connect homes and businesses to pipe borne water have begun making steady progress in Monrovia.Yesterday, the Deputy Managing Director for Technical Services, Frankie Cassell, led a team of reporters to assess progress on the restoration of pipe-borne water in some parts of Monrovia.Provision of pipe-borne water to greater Monrovia has been a herculean task for the LWSC management which, nevertheless, recently received accolades for “excellent performance” in fulfilling its 90 day mandate during the recent State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Cabinet retreat.Basically, the challenges have been budgetary constraints and the enormous consumption of fuel by the generator at the LWSC White Plain water treatment plant in Louisiana.On top of those challenges, a series of technical and mechanical breakdowns have also contributed to the slow pace of water delivery to greater Monrovia and its immediate environs.Some of LWSC’s financial and other constraints may soon be assuaged by the award of a substantial amount of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds to be invested in empowering the entity whose services “trickle down” to impact the lives of ordinary Liberians as a performing utility.During the 55-minute tour with reporters yesterday, Deputy Director Cassell intimated that plans are now underway to rehabilitate the two major booster lift stations situated in Monrovia.He also disclosed that the water booster lift stations are intended to increase the pressure needed to deliver water to elevated places and importantly to store the water from the two treatment plants outside of Monrovia.Mr. Cassell also informed reporters that when the two major water booster lift stations are completed this year, the two water storage stations would hold about 1.6 million gallons of pipe-borne water for distribution in Monrovia.Director Cassell also disclosed that the reinstallation of several underground pipes that had been exposed by either erosion or movement of heavy equipment over the years of the civil crisis is being done.When the ongoing water projects on the major streets are completed, delivery of pipe-borne water to hundreds of homes and business entities would be enhanced in Monrovia and its environs, he said.Commenting on the challenges of the rehabilitation work, Director Cassell alluded to the building of structures on pipe and sewer lines and damaging of some critical outstation facilities as some of the major impediments encountered.He also told reporters that his agency’s management is currently in discussions with the relevant ministries and agencies regarding the removal of residents and business entities that are illegally occupying LWSC facilities.Director Cassell pointed out that rehabilitation and construction works on the 36-inch pipe from White Plain continues to make progress due to the commitment of LWSC workers.In a related development, an LWSC Project Manager for the greater Monrovia’s water initiative, Engineer Horatio Bernard, told reporters that ongoing work to rehabilitate several water pipes are making significant progress.Engineer Bernard added that the provision of quality pipe-borne water to homes and businesses in the greater Monrovia area is intended to ensure quality health and sanitation for all Liberians.Asked about when the works would be completed, he said if the current trend of works continues, the water project would be completed in two weeks.In brief encounters with community residents of the areas being reconnected to the LWSC pipe-borne water system, many expressed delight over the efforts by the water agency to restore quality pipe borne water in their areas as cardinal to health and sanitation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more