D-League: CEU clinches playoff seat

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump honors World Series champion Houston Astros Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Orlan Wamar and Rod Ebondo grabbed crucial rebounds in the final minute before Keanu Caballero swiped the ball off Edgar Charcos to deny the upset.“Credit to my players because even though we had a lot of lapses, they focused on defense in the end game,” said coach Yong Garcia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRich Guinitaran sizzled with 27 points, including 18 in the second quarter to help CEU take control of the game at halftime, 49-39, on 11-of-15 shooting from the field.Ebondo added 22 markers and 12 rebounds, while Joseph Manlangit had nine of his 16 points in the payoff period, while also hauling down seven boards. PERPETUAL 85 — Eze 23, Charcos 22, Aurin 14, Villanueva 9, Pido 5, Coronel 4, Mangalino 4, Peralta 4, Pascia 0, Tamayo 0.Quarters: 23-19, 49-39, 72-60, 90-85.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University lost hold of a 16-point lead, but recovered just in time to slip past Perpetual, 90-85, and secure the first playoff spot in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.The Scorpions came up big in the end game after the Altas gobbled up what was once an 16-point lead with 7:47 remaining and brought it down to 85-83 lead with 1:52 left courtesy of a 21-3 run. ADVERTISEMENT The Scorpions continued to rampage through the competition with their fourth straight win to stay on top of the standings at 7-1.Perpetual, meanwhile, fell to its third consecutive defeat for a 2-5 card. Prince Eze led the Altas with 23 points, 17 rebounds, and four blocks, while Charcos fired 13 of his 22 markers in the fourth quarter uprising, as he also collected nine assists and five boards.The Scores:CEU 90 — Guinitaran 27, Ebondo 22, Manlangit 16, Fuentes 6, Aquino 5, Wamar 5, Cruz 4, Arim 3, Caballero 2, Opiso 0, Uri 0, Veron 0.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View commentslast_img read more

House Probes Commerce Ministry

first_imgHike in the price of rice on the Liberian market has forced the House of Representatives to launch an immediate investigation.Plenary on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 agreed to reduce itself to a single committee aimed at addressing the growing concern over the hike in the prices of rice and other basic commodities.The House voted overwhelmingly to summon authorities of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to appear before that August Body on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10 a.m.Plenary demanded that Commerce and Industry Minister Axel Addy appear along with his support staff, Assistant Minister Stephen Marvie and Inspector General Macaetoh Wreh.The House is deeply concerned over the sudden increase in the prices of basic commodities; an indication plenary believed is a “default on the part of the Ministry after assuring the general public of a stable economy as the country faces such national health emergency.”According to Representative Munah Pelham-Youngblood’s motion, the Ministry must be made to answer to inquiries surrounding “the increase, why there is any increase and what is the Ministry doing to remedy the situation.”Lofa County Representative Moses Kollie’s letter prompted the probe. His communication sparked up serious debate on the floor of the House’s chamber.During the deliberation, Capitol Hill seemed furious over the hike forcing few lawmakers to question donations from business entities to government’s Ebola fight.“We have to be careful with some of these donations that are coming to government in the name of fighting Ebola,” Bong County Representative Adam Bill Corneh said.He further indicated, “Business people always want to maximize profits. I believe that all the donations from these business people will have to be paid for indirectly by the suffering masses.”Following the outbreak of the second wave of the Ebola virus disease, the government of Liberia announced that it was on top of things relative to controlling the economy to avoid encountering similar situation.Different government functionaries including the Liberia National Police, Ministries of Transport and Commerce and Industry all announced that they were effective to respond to the hike in the prices of basic commodities and transport fares. Each warned violators of drastic measures.Few weeks later, Commerce released the authorized price of rice at US$17 per 25kg bag. However, at the moment, importers of rice are selling it for US$20 for a bag of 25kg with little or nothing being done by the Ministry of Commerce to address the matter.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GECOM being run like old-time cake shop (Pt 1)

first_imgDear Editor,With each passing day, the inherent fault lines eroding the democratic purpose of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) threaten to graduate into a devastating tsunami. In fact, the magnitude of evidence in the widely circulated public media from many disappointed stakeholders puts the rebranded image of the organisation as tantamount to that of an old-time cake shop being run with hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ money.It is clear that the undercurrents have further deepened, since the strongly-challengeable, unilateral appointment by President Granger of the Chairman, Justice (retired) James Patterson. Nothing significant has so far been done by the Chairman to remedy the problematic issues at GECOM. Rather, things seem to have gotten worse, rendering the decaying grey matter incapable of adjusting to, or overseeing, a meaningful input that would cleanse the infested cake shop operations.In essence, when appointed, Commissioners have to take to the public media to air the overwhelming internal inefficacies and dirty linen permeating GECOM. It is a clear sign that we are fast approaching breaking point!Numerous published evidence -based revelations provide a very dismal picture of the many distasteful happenings being conducted within the organisation. Under Chairman James Patterson’s watch, Chief Executive Officer Keith Lowenfield acts as a lord unto himself, and has become even more emboldened to unleash another imbued ‘Town Clerk-like’ display.It was recently reported that when asked about approaches to expending on public relations projects, Lowenfield informed GECOM’s statutory meeting that once the Finance Ministry gave the accounting officer the approval to expend funds for any purpose, the GECOM Secretariat was not required to bring the issue before the Sub-Committee or the Commission.The seriousness of this erroneous response cannot be understated. Lowenfield pretends to be not any wiser following highly prosecutable findings contained in the report of the 2017 Auditor General’s examination of GECOM’s financial activities. It is clear that the procurement mechanism is being continually abused under a created guise of so-called urgent requirements for the same activities year after year; election after election. In essence, the internally applied approaches are being deliberately manipulated to accommodate fraud and handpicked beneficiaries.In a public entity such as GECOM, properly accountable practices are enshrined in the approved procurement legislation to address procedures that must be followed in the pre-procurement cycle; the cycle, and the post- procurement cycle. Critically, procedures in the law are specific to how this firm procures in terms of mandatory compliance procedures that support accountability. Particularly, they address the tender process, including forms of tendering — whether selective, public, or special; and consider strongly the Terms of Reference for the critical activities.In the GECOM setting, these do not often change, and are repeatable, since they are often informed by the plan for the specific elections and the related budget. This column, on numerous occasions, called for release of the GECOM budget, which often seems absent, abstract or lacking, in the interest of transparency and accountability.It is therefore appalling that the Commission would entertain such responses from the CEO of the Secretariat when requests for clarification are made by Commissioners.Notably, the Chairman of the Commission and the CEO of the Secretariat had, months ago, indicated the readiness of the organisation to fulfill the rudiments of the November 12th Local Government Elections.One had expected that such confirmation would have been driven by structured planning and budgeting, approved by the Commission (including all commissioners). One had expected that the execution of the Secretariat’s plan would have been strongly monitored, supported by a structured schedule that is devoid of occurrences of fraudulent financial manipulation to benefit a few. One would have expected that the high-risk elements which undermine the required level of professionalism would have been identified, and approaches to mitigate them would have been employed.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Liberians Urged to Use Business for Sustainability

first_imgThe proprietor of Uncle J Foreign Reclining Spot in Kakata City, Margibi County, Jacob Q. Ketteh, has urged Liberians to venture into the business sector for sustainability.In an interview with the Daily Observer recently in Kakata City, Ketteh said Liberia is endowed with numerous resources, among which are agriculture and the business sector that must be tapped by Liberians.Ketteh pointed out that though the business sector is an important and powerful economic force in post conflict Liberia, it continues to face challenges.He outlined several issues, among which include inadequate payment of taxes, corruption and the lack of business skills, among major hurdles that affect Liberian businesses in the country.“As a result, a business can keep a very slow pace of growth because of such limitations, which also include lack of vision and ineffective management,” Ketteh said.He added that the fact that Liberia has made significant strides in building an environment suitable for the business sector to thrive is an indication that with determination a business can grow.He said despite the decline in the prices of iron ore and rubber on the world market, he is presently cultivating rubber on one hundred acres of land in Margibi County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Man United favourites to land Cavani AND Pedro

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman talks to Alan Brazil and Neil Warnock about Manchester United’s business in the transfer market.The Red Devils are set to sign another striker and Clare claims PSG forward Edinson Cavani is likely, according to the bookies, to join Louis van Gaal’s side.He also goes on to explain why there was a rush of money on Barcelona star Pedro joining the Dutchman’s steeds.There’s also an update on QPR striker Charlie Austin’s switch to Newcastle, along with the latest horse racing news.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Pit bull killed after mauling 6-year-old

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventIt is not known why the dog attacked, but it mauled the boy’s face, leaving a severe laceration on his left eye and lacerations on his upper torso, Falone said. Neighbors called 9-1-1 while the boy’s grandmother tried to ward off the dog with a water hose, he said. Irwindale Officer Raymond Gonzalez responded to the call. He kicked down a small wooden fence to get into the back yard, Falone said. Apparently, Gonzalez used a rope to choke the dog until other officers arrived. The rope strained tighter against the dog’s neck as it tried to break away from the officer, Falone said. The dog was suffocated, and animal control officials later came to collect its body. Gonzalez, who formerly handled police canines for the city, suffered a laceration to his hand, Falone said. Falone said the attack is being investigated by police, County Animal Care and Control and the Department of Children and Family Services. IRWINDALE – A 6-year-old boy suffered lacerations to his face and torso when a pit bull attacked him Wednesday in the back yard of a home, police said. Police officers killed the dog in an effort to free the boy from the attack, said Irwindale Sgt. John Falone. The boy, whose name was not released, was airlifted to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and is expected to recover, said a relative who identified herself as the boy’s aunt. The boy’s father, reached at Childrens Hospital, would not comment. Falone said the boy was attacked while playing with his sister in the back yard of a home in the 5000 block of Allen Drive about 4:30 p.m. The boy’s aunt said she owns the dog. “We’ve kept pit bulls here for 20 years and never had a problem,” she said. jason.kosareff@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2717160Want 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


first_imgA series of unique and insightful talks which will discuss and highlight the impact World War 1 had on Donegal, will be chronicled in a series of talks by Monreagh Heritage Centre which takes place all over Donegal during the next two weeks.The talks will focus on the The First World War and its impact on Donegal, and it will be delivered by Steve Hunter from Monreagh Heritage Centre at venues across the county. The talks are centred around the following theme – HANDS OF HISTORY – ONE DONEGAL – MANY PASTS – ONE FUTUREThe talks offer a truly fascinating and detailed insight into the impact the war had on Donegal and the role many of its sons and daughters played in The Great War.Speakers will recall the involvement of people from Donegal in World War I and will look at the personal stories of those involved, as well as giving a broad overview of the events of World War I.The talks which are FREE to attend, start next Monday night at the Monreagh Heritage Centre in Carrigans. Below is the detailed timetable of the dates and venues.VENUES:Monreagh Heritage Centre Carrigans: Monday 8th September 7.30pm – 9.30pmDonegal Town Family Resource Centre: Tuesday 9th September 7.30pm – 9.30pmMilford & District Resource Centre: Wednesday 10th September 7.30pm – 9.30pmFinn Valley Centre Stranorlar: Monday 15th September 7.00pm – 9.00pm Ionad Teampaill Chróine Dungloe: Thursday 18th September 7.30pm – 9.30pmAs stated above admission is FREE and light refreshments will also be provided – FREE of charge.For further details phone 074 9140708 or email office@monreaghnetThis project is funded by the Hands of History Project which is supported by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council. SERIES OF TALKS DETAILING DONEGAL’S ROLE IN WORLD WAR 1 TAKES PLACE NEXT WEEK was last modified: September 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesHeritage CentrenewsNoticesTalksWorld War 1last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal woman has provided a solution for singletons that feel uncomfortable trying to meet someone in the pub or nightclub circuit by creating a fantastic speed dating night that will be held on a monthly basis in Letterkenny. Caroline Whoriskey wants to help people find love and believes her new twist on an established idea could be the way forward for many people in Donegal.Caroline explained to Donegal Daily how she got the idea, “As a single woman a woman of a certain age, the thought of going out to pubs and clubs to meet someone fills me with dread, am not the most confident of people and being in those places fearing ‘the knock back’ scared me big time.“But I want to meet someone for fun, to share things with, a companion type thing, so what’s a girl to do?“Well I know I am not the only one like this, so it got me thinking, what if someone created an event that narrowed down my choices to more like minded men, wouldn’t I have a better chance ?“So, that is why I have set up datenightforyou@gmail.com, we aim to create Speed Dating Events in Letterkenny (and other towns) that will pair people with the same interests. “For example if you are into keeping fit or sport that sort of thing, there will be a Speed Dating Night to incorporate that, into films, music, books, even cooking and wine tasting, there is an event to suit you.“We want you to come out for a night with us, have the craic, and hopefully get that spark going with the guy/girl who made an impression on you.“There is a fee of €15 to cover costs of the event, there will be a candle lit wine reception and some stunning cupcakes made especially by a fabulous local baker and we will have a little fun and games at the interval time to get everyone more relaxed.“Women sit at the tables and the guys move from table to table (scientific research say it is better this way), everyone will have a scorecard and everyone can only have 4 minutes to speak before a bell signals your move to next table.“At the end of the night we calculate your scores and see if we have any matches, and if so, we send you their contact details so that you then can make a start on that possible love match. “It’s not scary really and it will be a whole load of fun, so what is keeping you? contact us now, so that we can get this party up and running!The first one of these fantastic new nights kick off on the 2nd of October in the Glencar Inn.It promises to be a wonderful nights entertainment and even if you don’t find love straight away your sure to have a fantastic evening.So if your single and looking for love keep calm and try speed dating. Put it in your diary now – October 2nd at the Glencar Inn – and that dream relationship could be just one table away!LOOKING FOR LOVE? NEW SPEED DATING NIGHT COULD BE JUST RIGHT FOR YOU!! was last modified: September 5th, 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:CarolineDatedonegalEntereventsGlencar InnletterkennyMatchnewsSingletonsSpeed datinglast_img read more


first_imgThe following are some pictures from last night Corpus Christi procession through the streets of Letterkenny.  CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION IN LETTERKENNY – IN PICTURES was last modified: June 11th, 2012 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)last_img read more


first_imgGAA: RTE GAA pundit and former Derry All-Ireland winner Joe Brolly believes Donegal will defeat Tyrone next Sunday in the Ulster SFC. Brolly offered no in-depth analysis into why he thinks Rory Gallagher will get one over on Mickey Harte in his weekly column in the Sunday Independent.Instead Brolly simply stated that the laws of physics are permanent and that is why Donegal will defeat Tyrone on Sunday. Brolly’s main issue again focused on the issue of ‘defensive’ football and negative systems that are being imposed by inter-county managers and how it has become a ‘plague’ within club football.However, according to Brolly blanket defences are not just immune to adult football, the modern craze is now sweeping into underage football.Brolly wrote, “It is said by some that this new defensive game is a fad and that in due course, imaginative strategies will overtake it. Sadly, the laws of physics are permanent.“So, as Jimmy McGuinness said last week, Donegal will beat Tyrone, because Tyrone’s only real option is a running game and there is no space in Donegal’s defence for that. “The alternative is to kick long and quickly but as Dublin illustrated last year, there is no space for that either.“Eamonn Fitzmaurice understands physics which is why he simply copied Donegal in the final and hoped for the best.“The reward for his shrewdness was a soul-destroying spectacle and another All-Ireland, courtesy of a fluke kick-out from the country’s best ‘keeper.“If highly professionalised county set-ups do not have the resources and strategies to combat the blanket defence, what chance have clubs who train twice a week? Advertisement Brolly believes a simple rule change could alleviate most of the issues that are ruining the game as a spectacle for most teams and players.Brolly said, “I believe there is such a solution. One simple rule change, that applies only on the kick-out. The goalkeeper must kick the ball out beyond the 45-metre line.“For the kick-out, only the four midfielders can be in the zone between the 45s. The rest of the players must line up as per the throw-in, with six-versus-six inside each 45.“They do not have to be in their starting positions, so long as there are six from each team inside each 45. Advertisement “From the kick-out, the ball is not in play until it is touched by one of the midfielders. Until then, the rest must stay inside their 45. I do not advocate for any other playing rule change.JOE BROLLY – “DONEGAL WILL BEAT TYRONE, IT’S SIMPLE PHYSICS” was last modified: May 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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