PVL men’s: Ateneo gets third straight win, FEU claims solo second

first_imgWinning start John Paul Bugaoan had a game-high 16 points for FEU while Redijohn Paler added 11.Joshua Umandal had 15 points to lead UST.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Break new ground View comments Messi finally conquers Buffon as Barcelona beats Juve 3-0 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ateneo continued its romp in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference after dropping St. Benilde in straight sets, 25-13, 25-22, 25-22, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blue Eagles stayed perfect in four games while the Blazers dropped to their third loss in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ MOST READ Marck Espejo put up a game-high 17 points while Ismael Rivera added nine points for Ateneo.Isaah Arda led the Blazers with 11 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn the second game, Far Eastern University claimed sole possession of the second spot after stopping University of Santo Tomas 25-23, 25-23, 26-24.The Tamaraws improved to 3-2 while the Growling Tigers slipped to a 2-2 card after losing their second straight. 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Harden scores 29 to lead Rockets past Grizzlies

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We all know that the only way we’re going to go far in the playoffs is defensively,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “You’ve got to be a bear. Tonight, we were.”TIP-INSRockets: Eric Gordon converted a four-point play late in the first half. … Houston has won five straight on the road. … Houston is 11-1 when leading after the third quarter. … Capela recorded his 11th double-double of the season. … Houston made its first 11 free throws before Nene missed one in the third quarter. .Memphis’ 83 points were a season-low for a Rockets opponent.Grizzlies: It was Parsons’ first start of the season. … Memphis (7-8) fell below .500 for the first time this season. The Grizzlies started the season 5-1.SEE YOU NEXT YEARThe Rockets and Grizzlies split their four-game season series. They have split the season series the last five years.FRUSTRATIONGasol spent a good amount of time after the game explaining his feelings about the Grizzlies’ play. He said it took him 20 minutes to gather his thoughts before addressing the media.“The only thing I can say is (I) apologize because that’s not what our fans are used to seeing,” he said. “We’ve got to figure it out, and the only way I know to do that is working.”UP NEXT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Curry scores 35, Warriors come back to beat 76ers It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) and guard Andrew Harrison (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Paul is back, and the Houston Rockets are rolling.James Harden scored 29 points, Clint Capela had 17 points and 13 rebounds and the Rockets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83 on Saturday night for their eighth win in nine games.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Paul added 17 points and six assists in his second game since returning from a left knee injury. Paul and Harden combined for 10-of-19 shooting from beyond the arc, and the Rockets were 18 for 43 from 3-point range overall.“We’ve got everybody healthy now,” Harden said. “We’re more versatile and more active.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneMemphis played without point guard Mike Conley, who missed his second game with left Achilles tenderness. Brandan Wright left in the second quarter with a right groin injury.The Grizzlies have dropped four in a row, and Marc Gasol called their play “embarrassing and sad.” Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 Rockets: Host Denver on Wednesday.Grizzlies: Host Portland on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “There’s no consistency,” said Gasol, who had 15 points. “It’s going to be really hard to win consistently. You might win games every now and then, you might even stay at .500, but that’s not enough. That’s not what we built here for 10 years. That’s not it. That’s not what we stood for.”Chandler Parsons led Memphis with 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting, and JaMychal Green also scored 15.Houston (13-4) was in control the entire game. Memphis led only once, by one point in the first quarter.The Rockets used their normal 3-point shooting prowess to build an 18-point lead in the first half. Houston went 11 of 24 from long range in the half.Memphis pulled within two late in the second quarter, but Houston led 59-50 at the break. The Rockets continued to pull away after halftime, limiting the Grizzlies to just 33 points in the last two quarters.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

YMCA Wages Intense Ebola Fight in West Point

first_imgThe YMCA continues its fight against the deadly Ebola virus in West Point with the recruitment and temporary employment of forty residents every week to clean all the township’s seven communities.The 40 volunteers, under the scheme, Food for Work (FFW) receive a 25k bag of rice, a gallon of cooking oil, half dozen tins of sardines and 50 pieces of Vital Cube at the end of the week.  A new team of 40 volunteers is hired each week.The uninterrupted cleaning campaign which began in October 2014, is one of YMCA’s initiatives to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).The project, titled: Saving Lives and Restoring Livelihoods in West Point,’ was awarded by Y Care International and funded by Comic Relief, UK.The program, which is to be implemented for six months, is in its 18th week.The Coordinator of the Project, Jerry Paye, told the Daily Observer yesterday that the total value of the project is an equivalent of US$181,706.00 and a total number of 6,068 direct beneficiaries will be impacted. Mr. Paye said the project is a way in which the YMCA can help the Liberian government fight the pandemic and address the economic impact on the community.According to Mr. Paye, about 960 persons will benefit monthly from the Food For Work (FFW) subproject with the temporary employment of 40 persons weekly and their possible estimated beneficiaries of six persons.Besides the FFW scheme, the Liberian YMCA also trained and deployed 24 peer educators on the Ebola preventive measures.  Each peer educator is expected to reach out to 50 persons a week.He stated that during their outreach, leaflets and posters about the prevention against the virus are distributed and posted on houses, shops and other places.The Coordinator indicated that in order to address the economic impact of the Ebola outbreak in West Point, there has been food support to single mothers, sick and disabled persons, Ebola survivors and those distributions will continue to the end of March.  He further said the Liberian YMCA provides financial support to the West Point Township Commissioner for coordinating meetings. In collaboration with the Commissioner, the YMCA has repaired two latrines and the third one is still undergoing renovation.“Additionally, we also give 37 bags of rice monthly to the management and staff of the Star of the Sea Clinic in West Point,” Mr. Paye said.He said about 175 persons, including marketers and Ebola survivors, are expected to receive US$150 as a package to restore their lives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt admits State-owned entities struggling to stay afloat

first_img– Guyoil to get new CEO soonThe Government has admitted that a majority of State-owned entities like the Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) were struggling to stay afloat last year in terms of profitability and earnings and a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) would be appointed to head the downsized company.This disclosure was made by Finance Minister Winston Jordan, who was speaking during a recent press conference. Zeroing in on Guyoil, Jordan related that the performance left more to be desired.Guyoil has been without a substantive CEO since Badrie Persaud was fired from The Guyana Power and Light, Guyana Sugar Corporation and Guyana Oil Company Limited turned in performances leaving much to be desired, according to the Finance Ministerthe post in 2016 on the heels of a Nigel Hinds Financial Services’ conducted forensic audit.“Guyoil kept within the realm of what they said they were doing, but they lost some market share. The performance was up to standard, but it could have been better. But they did transfer a billion plus in dividends to us.”“They have a new Chairman there, Mr Mark Bender, and they should get a new CEO there shortly,” Jordan related. “They’re making some other personnel changes and hopefully, they’ll become a bit more aggressive, stem the fall in the market share and hopefully improve it.”Jordan also noted that building on 2016, he had expected the company to do better than it actually did. In terms of other entities, Jordan painted a less-than-favourable picture of their returns.“It was difficult last year to see any great success in any one of them. GPL [Guyana Power and Light], I think, they came out saying they had shortfalls in certain areas. GuySuCo [Guyana Sugar Corporation], of course, I don’t even have to say anything. Guyana National Shipping, small profits… (Guyana) National Newspapers (Limited recorded a) small profit (and is) struggling. So all in all, the performance for 2017 wasn’t as great as the performance of 2016.”Mid-year performanceIn the last mid-year report, Guyoil had recorded a deficit of $247.3 million. This is despite the fact it earned revenues of $18.0 billion in the first half of 2017, up 11.8 per cent from 2016. According to the report, the increase was primarily due to additional earnings from debtors which rose by 23.1 per cent to $9.2 billion.“Expenditure also rose in the first half of 2017, and was 28.8 per cent higher than the first half of 2016. This is primarily as a result of increased payments to creditors. As a result, Guyoil recorded an overall deficit.“Anticipated declines in local sales put the revised forecast for revenue at $37.6 billion, down from an original budget of $38.9 billion for 2017 while expenditure is projected to decline marginally. Altogether, Guyoil is expected to post a deficit of $328.4 million from an originally projected surplus of $813.1 million,” it had also stated.Last year, GPL had earned $17 billion in revenue due to more timely payments. However, expenditure also increased, from $9.3 billion in 2016 to $12.6 billion. This was blamed on the higher cost of Heavy Fuel Oil.In the case of GuySuCo, the company had an operating deficit of $6.3 billion. The Finance Ministry had noted that the $7 billion given to GuySuCo by Central Government by the end of the first half reflected the Corporation’s “continued inability to reform its cost structure and improve its competitiveness” .“The revised revenue forecast for 2017 is $27.1 billion, down from the budgeted $28.9 billion. GuySuCo expects to realise increased revenue from land sales, but lower revenue from sugar sales. Expenditure is forecasted to rise to $35.7 billion, putting the deficit at $8.6 billion.”“The closure of Skeldon Energy Inc during the first crop, weather, strike action, and factory maintenance downtime were some of the factors that contributed to the lowering of sugar production targets and revenues,” the report had also said.It remains to be seen exactly how far off their targets these entities were for 2017. But with the 2017 end-of-year economic report already completed and expected to be laid in the National Assembly shortly, it is only a matter of time before that is determined.last_img read more

Fort St. John man dies as a result of injuries sustained in collision

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FINAL TO BE SCREENED AROUND THE WORLD – FIND OUT HERE HOW TO SEE IT

first_imgMORE people than ever before will see an All-Ireland final this year – thanks to technology.The GAA has released details of coverage on television and online platforms abroad, including the UK, the USA, Australia, South Africa, Thailand, India and elsewhere in Asia.The GAA says it expects huge interest in the match abroad because of the large emigrant populations from Donegal and Mayo. In Britain, the subscription channel Premier Sports on Sky Channel 428 will be showing live coverage of the final.Premium Sports is also providing live coverage of the final in the US, through their Setanta-i player or via Ustream.tv. The channel is also broadcasting live coverage into bars and social venues.In Australia, Setanta Sports is available on multiple platforms including Foxtel and Austar. The final is also available on Setanta-i, an online player that provides live coverage.Setanta Africa is also planning to provide live access to the final to many countries in sub Saharan Africa. Setanta Sports will be broadcasting the final in Asia. And for supporters outside these regions, the final can be viewed online at www.ustream.tv/GAAOnlinePPV.At home, RTÉ Two will broadcast the match. The earlier minor final between Dublin and Meath will be screened live by TV3.The match will also be shown live at Century Cinemas in Letterkenny. FINAL TO BE SCREENED AROUND THE WORLD – FIND OUT HERE HOW TO SEE IT was last modified: September 20th, 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:FINAL TO BE SCREENED AROUND THE WORLD – FIND OUT HERE HOW TO SEE ITlast_img read more

Suicide bomber kills 5 outside Israeli mall

first_imgNETANYA, Israel – A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up among shoppers outside a mall Monday, killing at least five people and putting pressure on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for a tough response ahead of a fierce election campaign. Sharon held an emergency meeting of his security Cabinet to decide how to respond to the attack, which wounded 40 people, while Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas threatened his own strong action against those responsible. An Israeli driver who spotted the bomber carrying a suspicious bag toward the mall alerted police. A mall security guard hustled him away from the entrance and pushed him against a wall, where the bomber detonated his explosives. The guard was among the five people killed, police said. “If the bomber had gotten in, the result would have been much worse,” said Israel’s police chief, Moshe Karadi. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The bombing was the fifth since a truce took effect in February. Islamic Jihad, a militant group that has carried out all five of the attacks, claimed responsibility for Monday’s bombing, saying it was retaliation for Israeli killings of the group’s leaders. Israel and the Palestinians are in the middle of election campaigns, and more violence could hurt both Sharon and Abbas, who say they support returning to the internationally backed “road map” peace plan. The blast shattered windows and pocked the outside of the brown multistory building. Pieces of concrete were ripped off the facade, blood stained the walls and debris littered the sidewalk. More than a half hour after the bombing, one body lay on the ground, blackened legs sticking out from under a blanket, while another lay nearby under a sheet. Emergency workers wheeled stretchers carrying the wounded toward ambulances. The attack occurred before noon, when a man carrying a black bag crossed the street in front of the Sharon Mall in the seaside city of Netanya. An off-duty security guard waiting at a red light noticed the man and alerted police in the car behind him – in a scene caught on security cameras and broadcast on Israel’s Channel Two TV. “Within a second, I knew he looked suspicious,” the driver, Nir Hudra, told The Associated Press. Policewoman Shoshi Attia got out of her car and approached the man, but he started running, she said. When he put his left hand in the bag, Attia screamed “Terrorist! Terrorist! Take his hand out of the bag,” she told Israeli media from her hospital bed. “Then people started running, crossing the street, running in every direction.” A security guard pushed the bomber away from the crowd waiting to get in, she said. “I was looking (the bomber) in the eye and he pressed (the button) and blew up. I flew, and all I remember is that I was looking in his eye; I saw his gaze,” she said. The huge explosion, also caught on security cameras, sent smoke billowing into the sky and debris flying and clattering to the ground. In response, the Defense Ministry decided to resume killing Islamic Jihad leaders in the West Bank and to continue an arrest sweep in the West Bank, security officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the details. “We decided on a series of steps,” Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz told Army Radio, refusing to give details. Sharon and top security officials decided later Monday that Israel would cancel the VIP cards issued to senior Palestinian officials – severely restricting their travel – and cease talks on the opening of a passage for Palestinians between the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel Radio reported. Sharon could be pressured to mount a tough response ahead of the election. Sharon left his hard-line Likud Party to form a new centrist party, saying it would give him more freedom to seek a peace deal with the Palestinians. The Palestinians have parliamentary elections Jan. 25, and violence could harm Abbas’ Fatah party, laying bare its ineffectiveness in its race against the Islamic Hamas group. 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

Cranes fall to Madagascar in test match

first_imgMuzamir Mutyaba celebrating his goal against Madagascar at the StarTimes stadium in Lugogo on Wednesday. Photo by Shaban Lubega.FOOTBALL–Uganda Cranes lost 2-1 in a practice match played against the Island nation of Madagascar at the StarTimes stadium in Lugogo on Wednesday.The Island nation ranked 101st in the FIFA rankings came from a goal down to upset World Cup hopefuls Uganda with only two days to the crucial World Cup qualifier against west African giants GhanaKampala Capital City Authority FC midfielder Muzamiru Mutyaba gave Cranes the lead after 29 minutes with a clinical finish off an Edrisa Lubega pass with Uganda clearly in control of proceedings.When Basena made eleven changes at the start of the second half, things completely changed as Madagascar foward Rio Carlous Anoriananicinos scored at both ends of the half to ensure that his side upsets the Uganda Cranes.His first in the 49th minute was a rebounded penalty which he converted after the initial effort was saved by goal keeper Benjamin Ochan.The penalty was as a result of clumsy play when midfielder Ina Faneva Andriatsina was brought down in the area by Cranes right back Nicholas Wadada.The second was a superb counter-attack finished off by striker Anoriananicinos on 88 minutes as Cranes pushed for a winner.Team captain and first choice goalkeeper Dennis Onyango was the only un-used substitute in the match.The team will regroup Thursday for training at Mandela National Stadium, starting 4pm.Uganda is second in group E, two points behind leader Egypt with their Saturday opponents Ghana third on five points.Commentslast_img read more

AA hosting public information meeting this week

first_imgAre you worried about the drinking habits of someone in your life? Or are you suffering because of your drinking and would like to find help?This meeting may be for you.The Letterkenny branch of Alcoholics Anonymous is holding a public meeting this Thursday 23rd May at The Pastoral Centre, Monastery Drive Letterkenny at 7.30pm. All welcome. Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Teachers, Prison Officers, Gardai/Police are also invited to attend, as they, in their daily work, are frequently in contact with the suffering alcoholic and can put them in contact with AA.Details of the meeting are available on the poster below:AA hosting public information meeting this week was last modified: May 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Watch: You could win this DMG Motors car of the month for free

first_imgDMG Motors of Donegal are continuing their sensational ‘Get your Car for Free’ competition with some incredible offers on used cars.From May 2019 to May 2020, all used car buyers at DMG Motors will be entered into a draw to win the price of their vehicle back for free.There is no shortage of quality used car options at the DMG Motors showroom outside Donegal Town either. The Car of the Month for June is a real gem. The 182 Skoda Superb Sportline is a stylish and sporty car with great extras. The LED lights, glass sunroof, alloy wheels, and simply clever features add to the sleek appearance and drive.This white Superb comes with a 2 Litre engine, 150 horsepower and 7 speed DSG gearbox.DMG Motors manager Stephen McCaul shows us more in this video: If this sounds like your dream car, why not visit DMG Motors to take it for a test drive? Call (074) 972 1396 to book now.Get your car for free @ DMGAnd the extra bonus is you could be in with a chance of winning the price back!The Get your car for free @ DMG giveaway means each customer who buys a used car at DMG will receive a unique number on delivery which will be placed in the draw.The winner will be drawn independently on Friday 1st May 2020.In the video below, Finn Harps legend Kevin McHugh explains how winning could be as easy as 1-2-3!Visit the Facebook offer page here to tag your friends: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DMG-Motors-221791084500477/offers/ Browse the current stock now at: www.dmgmotors.ieWatch: You could win this DMG Motors car of the month for free was last modified: May 30th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:DMG MOTORSSkodalast_img read more