Valdez, Creamline tackle Air Force; BaliPure seeks third straight win

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption BaliPure, which is gunning for a third straight win, tests Pocari Sweat at 6:30 p.m.BaliPure downed Power Smashers, 17-25, 26-24, 25-23, 25-22, Tuesday for its second win in a row. BaliPure also won over Air Force in the opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnBut the league is expected to get tougher when imports start to see action this weekend.The reinforcements were sidelined the past game days as they had yet to obtain their International Transfer Certificates required before playing in the local league. Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Well-rested Amer unmindful of Meralco’s long breakscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Alyssa Valdez will try to bounce back from a disappointing comeback as Creamline takes on Air Force Thursday in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre.Creamline dropped its tournament opener against Perlas Volleyball and should have its hands full in the 4 p.m. duel against Air Force, which scored a thrilling 26-24, 25-21, 23-25, 19-25, 15-13 victory over Perlas.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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The emasculation of Ramjattan

first_imgDear Editor,The emasculation of Khemraj Ramjattan on the January 3 launch of the Granger re-election campaign was painful to watch; no one, friend or foe should ever have to go through such humiliation on a public stage.On the eve of Christmas, as the coalition partners met to celebrate the clandestine sale of three million barrels of oil at State House, a new accord between Granger’s APNU and Ramjattan’s AFC was spontaneously announced.Many expected that the question of Granger’s choice of prime ministerial candidate and running mate was finally settled. It now appears that the question still hangs and there is a real possibility another candidate has caught the imagination of Mr Granger.APNU/AFC imitated the PPP approach of a multi-ethnic ticket for elections; but upon election to office in 2015, Moses Nagamootoo, who was/is the Prime Minister of that coalition Government, was gradually reduced to ribbon-cutting and used as an Indo-mannequin in the social cohesion dress window.The moniker of ‘rubber stamp’ was coined by a local wag and resonated to the point where the phrase was used by a Judge in the Caribbean Court of Justice during the No-Confidence Motion hearings. Given that both Nagamootoo and Ramjattan are Indo-Guyanese and both have been forced to prostrate themselves before David Granger, can we conclude that this is Granger’s view of how the race should be treated? Reduced to begging him for sustenance and approval? Was the US assessment in 1974 spot on?For among the Wikileaks releases was a US diplomatic cable of June 27, 1974, that said David Granger had a history of being an “anti-East Indian racist”. When you add that to the foregoing facts on the treatment being meted out to Nagamootoo and Ramjattan and the callous disregard shown for the seven thousand sugar workers thrown unceremoniously onto the bread line and the fact that the worker of the Wales estate had to approach the courts to be paid severance guaranteed by the laws of Guyana, you may get the true measure of the hateful nature of this man who wants to be re-elected.The conclusion that the American diplomats got it right back then is inescapable; It is only left for Granger to bellow “back to back, belly to belly, I don’t give a dam, I done dead already” for his transformation into an intellectually-lightweight version of the ‘Kabaka’ he so idolises to be complete.As I watched the evisceration of Ramjattan as the campaign launch wore on and no indication that he had attained his goal of prime ministerial candidate, the clichéd “you lie down with dags (sic) you get up with fleas” came to mind and I resolved to unmask this macabre game of ‘tokens’ being played by Granger. It is distasteful, disrespectful and demeaning to all Guyanese. I also resolved to redouble my efforts in support of the genuine multi-ethnic team assembled by the PPP/C in the upcoming elections.The PPP/C campaign theme “Stronger together” was chosen with care and good reason. It is an acknowledgement of our multi-cultural society; a milepost on the road to becoming one people with many pigmentation levels, a smorgasbord of people, all with one love; our dear land of Guyana.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

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USC dominates second half to beat Oregon State

first_imgLOS ANGELES – USC coach Tim Floyd said earlier this week that the Trojans couldn’t play as well as they played in their first game against Oregon State and that the Beavers couldn’t play as badly. He was right for about 22 minutes. For a little more than a half Thursday night, USC matched Oregon State’s sloppiness. But as soon as the Beavers caught up to the Trojans, the game turned into a Corvallis redux. USC went in for layup after layup in embarrassingly easy fashion to dominate the second half and blow out Oregon State 73-56 at Galen Center. Stewart made two layups, Gabe Pruitt added another and Taj Gibson hit one up close to finish off an 11-0 stretch. “We came out playing hard on defense and that’s what started our run,” Nick Young said. “Coach got on us hard and we all fed off it.” A few minutes later, Stewart connected on USC’s third four-point play of the season. The Trojans’ advantage reached 20 on a 3-pointer by Young, his first field goal of the second half after 11 minutes. Young led USC with 19 points. USC made just one of its first eight shots but trailed only 5-3 more than five minutes into the game. At halftime, USC led by six points but was shooting just 33.3 percent. The Trojans shot 59.4 percent in the second half, looking like the team that shot 66 percent at Oregon State last month. The 17-6 start is USC’s best since beginning with the same record in 2001-02, the last season the school made the NCAA Tournament. Five players finished in double figures. Stewart scored 12 points, Lewis 11, Pruitt 10 and Gibson 10. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img With the victory, USC (17-6, 7-3 Pacific-10) equaled its win total from last season and sits in a three-way tie for second place in the Pac-10 with eight regular-season games to play. Floyd called a time-out after the Beavers (9-14 1-9) scored the first six points of the second half to tie the game at 29 on a bank shot inside from Marcel Jones. “Coach kind of gave us one of those looks and said `I’m going to sub all five of you out if you don’t play the next couple of possessions,”‘ Lodrick Stewart said. Out of the time-out, Dwight Lewis, who started for the second game in a row at USC’s ever-changing fifth starting position, drained a 3-pointer from the left baseline to give the Trojans back a lead they would not relinquish. But most of the points were scored inside as USC pushed the pace and got to the basket. last_img
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Buoyant Tusker unveil arsenal for new season

first_img“We have trained for the last four weeks and the levels of fitness are now at least 80 percent. Looking at the new players and the ones that were there last season, I am very sure we will make a good side this season. They have shown the spirit and hunger needed and the competition for places is very high,” Baraza opined.The 2006 KPL winner with Sony Sugar is part of a new technical bench at the club that includes Ugandan George ‘Best’ Nsimbe as head coach and Haggai Azande as the keeper trainer.Among the new players, Nsimbe has brought with him defender Marlon Tangauzi from Ugandan Premier League side The Saints FC.“I know Marlon because I have been with him in Uganda for a long time and the qualities he brings on board to the team are great,” Nsimbe said of his new acquisition.The new look Tusker Technical bench- Head coach george Nsimbe (C), Assistant coach Francis Baraza (L) and goalkeeper trainer Haggai Azande (R).PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe 26-year old Kakamega born defender has schooled and been raised in Uganda and was a one-time call-up to the Uganda Cranes under-20 team. This is the first time he returns to the country and Tusker will be his first club.“I feel good to be back home but I know the work has only but started. There is so much expectation on me but I am ready for the challenge. Tusker is a great team with good players like Humphrey Mieno, Allan Wanga and it is such a huge privilege to be here. Competition for places will be tough but I believe in hard work,” the soft spoken Tangauzi told Capital Sport.Also joining the club is winger Abdul Hassan from Tanzanian side African Lyon, left back Samuel Olwande from Chemelil Sugar, centre back Vincent Omumbo from Thika United, striker Victor Ndinya from Bandari, Ugandan midfielder Moses Ndaula, Sidney Ochieng from Palos FC, youngster Evans Ochieng while goalkeeper Bryne Omondi returns to Ruaraka after spending last season on loan to Agro Chemicals.“We are confident that these players together with the ones who we retained will be of great help to the team in the new season. We have gone for young blood which we know is a good investment for the future,” Tusker FC vice chairman Daniel Aduda said.Meanwhile, Ndinya speaking after being unveiled hopes the upscale from Bandari to Tusker will be his good luck charm as he eyes more call ups to the senior national team and a possible debut this year.Tusker FC vice chairman Daniel Aduda unveils midfielder Marlon Tangauzi.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“The exposure and challenge at Tusker is bigger than at Bandari and that is why I made the decision to come here. I know it is a big club and I wanted somewhere I could get a big challenge. My target is to score 10 goals this season and possibly get more call ups to the national team,” Ndinya who has been a consistent figure in the junior national team levels said.Tusker will be getting into the final bend of preparations with their focus being the first leg CAF Champions League preliminary tie against Mauritian side AS Port Louis 2000 on February 11.The brewers have retained a big chunk of the squad that won the two titles last season. Among the first team players to leave the side include goalkeeper Martin Musalia, utility player Osborne Monday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tusker FC’s new players L-R – Vincent Omumbo, Samuel Olwande, Victor Ndinya, Abdul Hassan, Evans Ochieng, Sidney ochieng, Bryne Omondi, Marlon Tangauza and Moses Ndaula.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 1 – Kenyan Premier League and GOtv Shield champions Tusker FC believe that the combination of nine new players and the retention of the experienced team that did well last season will be enough to see them replicate the same performance in 2017.The 11-time league champions paraded nine new faces ahead of the new season and assistant coach Francis Baraza, who is also a new entrant into the team after quitting his post of head coach at Chemelil Sugar believes they have found the right balance to do even better.last_img read more

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HOURS CUT FOR STAFF AT GAOTH DOBHAIR COMPANY

first_imgSTAFF at a Gaoth Dobhair based company have been told they’re being put on a shorter working week.SIOEN Apparel based at the business park in Derrybeg makes uniforms for An Garda Siochana and protective clothing for a host of other organisations.Local TD Pearse Doherty said 17 staff have been told they are being put on a three-day week and their salaries reduced accordingly. “This is very bad news for the people concerned and the area,” he said tonight. HOURS CUT FOR STAFF AT GAOTH DOBHAIR COMPANY was last modified: March 15th, 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:HOURS CUT FOR STAFF AT GAOTH DOBHAIR COMPANYlast_img read more

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Man City predicted XI v Borussia Monchengladbach: Changes on the horizon?

first_imgManchester City begin their sixth successive Champions League campaign on Tuesday night as Borussia Monchengladbach roll into town.Last season the Citizens made it to the semi-finals before being cast aside by eventual winner Real Madrid in a tight tie, which ended 1-0 on aggregate.This time, under new boss Pep Guardiola, there will be a real feeling they can make the final of the competition, if all their stars stay fit, but first they need to get past the group stage.While there were no real injury problems following the Manchester derby, which City won 2-1, Aleksandar Kolarov lost a tooth so could miss out, and Nicolas Otamendi ended the game with a bandaged head, so changes could occur.So how will Guardiola’s team look on Tuesday night? Click the right arrow above to see our predicition… 5. Pablo Zabaleta (right-back) 21. David Silva (central midfield) 7. Raheem Sterling (right forward) 17. Kevin De Bruyne (central midfield) 11 11 11 11 11 25. Fernandinho (central midfield) 10. Sergio Aguero (striker) 9. Nolito (left forward) 22. Gael Clichy (left-back) 30. Nicolas Otamendi (centre-back) 11 11 11 11 1. Claudio Bravo (goalkeeper) – see the full line up, in squad number, by clicking the right arrow above… 11 24. John Stones (centre-back) 11last_img read more

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Arsenal ‘bid £14m’ for three-time Champions League winner

first_img Latest Football News shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ MONEY RANKED REPLY REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Arsenal have submitted a bid to sign Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas throughout the January transfer window, according to reports.Navas, the goalkeeper, has found himself relegated to a back-up role since Real signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea prior to the start of the season.He hasn’t appeared in LaLiga since matchday two all the way back in August, while his most recent Champions League appearance was in a 2-1 defeat of Viktoria Plzen towards the end of October. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Navas has been quickly relegated from key player to constant substitute no dice huge blow Courtois has clearly claimed the starting position as his own, and Navas is ready to depart the Bernabeu with his agent evaluating offers made for the glovesman from across Europe.And, according to Sport, Arsenal have made the most ‘outstanding’ offer for Navas, with a bid worth around £14.5million (€16m) submitted.Unai Emery is believed to be on the lookout for a new goalkeeper as Arsenal have already shipped 31 league goals this season, in just 21 matches. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Bernd Leno has been solid enough without being outstanding since his summer arrival at the Emirates, while Petr Cech will turn 37 just after the end of the season.Roma, the Serie A side, are claimed to be Arsenal’s biggest rivals in the race to sign Navas, who has won 11 honours since joining Real Madrid in 2014.He was a key player for the club under Zinedine Zidane, helping Los Blancos to one LaLiga title and three successive European Cups.last_img read more

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Missing dog Malcolm found safe and well

first_imgThe family of much-loved dog Malcolm, who went missing at Carrickfinn Beach, are delighted to report that he has been found safe and well.Malcolm went missing from the car park at the beach yesterday. He was found yesterday afternoon and returned to his owner.Family member Kathy said: “A huge thank you to all neighbours, friends, family and the public who participated in the search and showed such compassion and concern. It is much appreciated. “Thank you also to Donegal Daily for your speediness in putting up the picture and caption. A job well done.”Missing dog Malcolm found safe and well was last modified: June 22nd, 2017 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) Tags:DOGMalcolmmissingpetlast_img read more

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Loyal ends Columbus Catholic’s season in WIAA Division 4 baseball regional semifinals

first_imgDons limited to one hit, finish season with 10-11 recordBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterLOYAL — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic baseball team’s season came to an end Wednesday as it lost a WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal to Loyal 13-1.Loyal scored six times in the first three innings and finished off the win via the 10-run rule with a seven-run fifth inning.Jeremy Binder suffered the loss for the Dons (10-11). He allowed eight hits and five walks and struck out five. Three Columbus errors led to four unearned runs.Colton Roehl and Ryley Fischer each hit home runs for Loyal (12-12). Fischer and Ryley Gieger combined on a one-hitter.The Greyhounds move on to a Division 4 regional final at Rib Lake on Friday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Greyhounds 13, Dons 1Columbus Catholic 000 01 – 1 1 3Loyal 321 07 – 13 8 0WP: Ryley Fischer. LP: Jeremy Binder.SO: Binder 5; Fischer (4 inn.) 5, Ryley Gieger (1 inn.) 0. BB: Binder 5; Fischer 5, Gieger 1.Top hitters: L, Colton Roehl HR; Fischer HR; Ben Zimmerman 2×2.Records: Columbus Catholic 10-11; Loyal 12-12.last_img read more

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World Travel Market a platform to promote SA: Minister Hanekom

first_img3 November 2014The World Travel Market (WTM) tourism trade expo taking place in London will afford South Africa an opportunity to build on its reputation as a unique, diverse friendly and accessible destination, according to Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.Hanekom is leading a delegation of provincial and local government tourism marketing authorities, tourism and travel product owners, travel service providers and representatives from South African Tourism to the annual tourism trade expo which runs from Monday, 3 November to Thursday, 7 November.“We will be promoting the variety of experiences we offer in South Africa, and build on our reputation as a unique, diverse, friendly and accessible destination,’ said Hanekom in a statement.WTM a platform for doing businessHanekom said the WTM is one of the premier events where South Africa engages with the global travel trade. He said besides maintaining excitement about South Africa, the tourism trade expo will provide a platform for doing business and growing international tourist arrivals to the country.“Our tourism sector has a strong base from which we can grow further. Since the advent of democracy 20 years ago, South Africa has recorded truly impressive growth in international tourist arrivals. Our challenge is to do even better. We want to grow the tourism industry in a way that creates more opportunities for all our people and is sustainable well into the future.’According to latest figures from Statistics South Africa (StatsSA), international arrivals have surged by 300% since 1994 to reach nearly 15-million in 2013. In 2013 alone, South Africa welcomed a total of 9 616 964 tourists, up from the 9 188 368 tourists that visited South Africa in 2012.South Africa’s international tourist arrivals grew at an annual average growth rate of 7.4% between 2011 and 2013, well above the global average of 4.5% during this period. The country also saw good growth out of Europe, its largest overseas market for tourist arrivals, in 2013. A total of 1 494 978 European tourist arrivals were recorded in 2013, a 7.0% increase on the 1 396 978 European tourists who visited South Africa in 2012.World Tourism Organization & World Travel Market Ministers’ SummitBesides doing business and wooing visitors to South Africa, Hanekom will take part in a World Tourism Organization & World Travel Market Ministers’ Summit on Tuesday, 4 November. The summit brings together together tourism ministers and global industry leaders to explore international best practice.This year’s UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit will take place under the theme “Tourism and Mega-Events: building a lasting legacy’, and will focus on the links between tourism and mega events, looking in particular into the following issues:How to measure the impact of mega events on tourism destinationsHow to ensure adequate infrastructure development and planningHow to translate the hosting of mega events into strong destination brandsHow to promote community engagement and invest in human capitaHow to promote environmentally sustainable eventsAt the summit, Hanekom will share lessons that South Africa has learnt from hosting mega-events such as the FIFA World Cup, and discuss ways of further leveraging the opportunities presented by business tourism and event-based tourism.On the evening of the first day of the summit, Hanekom will present the Ubuntu Awards to South Africa’s travel and trade partners who have excelled in selling the destination to UK travellers.Hankom said the UK is more than just an important market for South Africa. With just under 500 000 arrivals from the UK in 2013, the market remains South Africa’s largest overseas source market. “Our UK trade partners must know that we are in this market to stay and that we will be working even harder and smarter to grow our market share,’ he said.World Travel MarketThe WTM houses 5 000 exhibitors from 186 countries and is one of the largest tourism trade platforms in the world. Annually, the tourism trade expo facilitates some R38-billion in industry deals and creates opportunities for the international travel and tourism trade to negotiate business deals, discuss issues that affect the sector and expand networks.This year, organisers expect to host over 50 000 product owners, tour operators and travel agencies, airlines, technology providers, government ministers, global industry leaders and international travel media during the course of the four-day event.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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