PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep

first_imgDuterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Game 3 hero Beau Belga. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines– Rain or Shine had another hot start, but this time managed to weather San Miguel Beer for a 112-104 decision Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Beau Belga delivered in the clutch, assisting and scoring six of the Elasto Painters’ final 10 points that gave them a new lease on life in the best-of-five duel.ADVERTISEMENT MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station MOST READ OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon LATEST STORIEScenter_img Benefits of township living Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Bogues on Team USA pullouts: ‘l get some players feel like they’ve already done it’ “It’s a good win. We almost had another meltdown, got an 18-point lead in the first quarter. But like I said, it’s really hard playing against San Miguel. I’m just proud that we were not swept by a powerhouse team,” coach Caloy Garcia said, whose team is down 2-1.“We hope that we extend the series again and bring it to a Game 5.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBelga finished with 16 points to go with import Carl Montgomery’s 25-point, 15-rebound performance that anchored Rain or Shine’s stand. Gabe Norwood tossed in 11, including the go-ahead triple in the final 1:14 of the contest.Despite Chris McCullough monster double-double of 51 points and 14 rebounds, the Beermen failed to complete the sweep for a finals berth. LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alex Cabagnot and Christian Standhardinger chipped in 16 and 14 points, respectively, in the loss.Rain or Shine looks to extend the semis into a deciding Game 5 as it takes on the perennial powerhouse anew this Friday again at the Big Dome.POST-GAME INTERVIEW Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Days later, drivers, residents remain persistent

first_imgCoomacka strikeFive days after commencing strike action over the deplorable state of the main access road, drivers operating in several mining areas across Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) are continuing their strike until their expectations are met.Residents continue their protest action over the deplorable state of the main access roadThe road users who traverse the Coomacka access road are adamant that they will not resume operations until the regional officials complete rehabilitation work from Coomacka to Yaribo. Works should also include the rehabilitation of collapsed bridges in several affected communities, they added.According to information reaching Guyana Times, Engineers from the Public Infrastructure Ministry and Regional Chairman Renis Morian are expected to meet with protesting residents and drivers on Monday.Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland, met with drivers and supporting members of the community on Thursday and promised to assist, through dialogue with the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), as well as to provide assistance with drainage in the community of Old England.Scores of residents, including school children from Three Friends, Coomacka, Nottinghamshire, Old England and Yaribo were left stranded over the course of almost a week due to the strike action. A resident of Coomacka told this publication that as a result, private vehicles are now being used to transport school children to school, however, only a few students were attending school.Meanwhile, The RDC and the Education Ministry have provided transportation for teachers residing in the affected areas. Although the community was gifted a school bus via the President’s 5B’s initiative, it remains grounded due to the state of the community’s access road.“Just a few children going down to Mackenzie (Linden) with private vehicles. Other passengers are going down the same way, but not much,” one resident told Guyana Times.“I’m not sure about the attendance at the primary and nursery today (Friday), but yesterday it was just a few children at both schools, mainly from our village (Coomacka),” the resident added.On Tuesday, a large group consisting of residents, drivers and school children met with the Regional Chairman in front of the office of the RDC in Linden, where they vented their frustration regarding the issue.According to the Regional Chairman, while work has commenced, the time frame for completion is uncertain.last_img read more

Exclusive – Pardew hails young Newcastle stars after ‘unbelievable’ win

first_imgAlan Pardew praised his young stars and new signings as Newcastle came good to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at White Hart Lane.The Magpies had been a goal down at half time following Emmanuel Adebayor’s back post header, but turned the game around with strikes from substitute Sammy Ameobi and Ayoze Perez.And Pardew was proud to reap the rewards as he put his some faith in his more inexperienced players in north London, who have had a steep learning curve coming into his previously struggling side.“We were fortunate to come in at 1-0 down and we weren’t very good,” the 53-year-old Toon boss told Stan Collymore on Sunday Exclusive.“In the second half we changed it. We opened up the game and the players were magnificent. This was an unbelievable result really. At half time you couldn’t have seen it happening.“We had belief. We’ve got young players who are learning their trade and I’m learning about them.“Foreign players, particularly coming in from French football, struggle a little bit because of the intensity and the demands. The demands to defend in this division are phenomenal.“If you’re a centre forward you can’t just hang around at the top of the pitch. You’ve got to really put a shift in, that’s something they’re learning but I’m pleased we’ve had some good performances from the new guys today.“Daryl Janmaat was brilliant today, as was Remy Cabella. Sammy Ameobi turned the game on its head with a great second half performance. We’ve got some real, real bonuses.”last_img read more

Exclusive – Tottenham must spend MORE to help youngsters, claims Sherwood

first_imgTim Sherwood believes Mauricio Pochettino will have to add ‘one or two’ £50million players to his Tottenham squad – but has praised the Argentine’s commitment to his young players.Spurs starlets Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason shone during their recent 2-1 Premier League victory over Everton, and are expected to continue in Wednesday night’s clash at Chelsea.The north London club have been criticised for their poor purchases when they spent more than £100million in the summer of 2013, but Sherwood claims more is needed to help supplement some of the more talented youngsters at White Hart Lane.“If that crowd can stay behind those young boys then Tottenham can go to the next level,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “They can bring a lot of academy boys through, and then spend the £40-50m on one or two ‘make the difference’ players.“That’s the key. They have a nucleus of great young footballers, they just need to add a few good teachers in and around them.”Bentaleb and Mason look set to start at Stamford Bridge and Sherwood added the young pair will have no fear when facing Jose Mourinho’s side.“They won’t be fazed,” he continued. “I’ve known these boys since they were young kids. I’m immensely proud when I see those boys running out and playing as well as they have done. I have to give credit to Pochettino for that. He doesn’t pick reputations or price tags. He’s similar to myself and just picks them on the same level as everyone else.“They are getting in on merit, there’s no bias. If you’re good enough, you’re old enough.”You can listen to exclusive live national radio commentary of Chelsea v Tottenham only on talkSPORTlast_img read more

DONEGAL RETAIL PARK SELLS FOR JUST €360K

first_imgThe Glenview Retail Park in Letterkenny.A retail park in Letterkenny has sold for just €360,000 at an Allsop auction.The Glenview Retail Park at Mountaintop includes a number of well-known businesses including Pello Haircare and Optimal Fitness.The premises, which has a reserve price of €250,000, offers 6 retails units, office space and a large gymnasium. 12 Manorview Park which was sold for €50,000.It was one of three Donegal properties to go under the hammer.The other two properties were two residential properties which also sold above their reserve asking prices.They were 13 Westside Apartments, Letterkenny, which had a reserve price of €15,000 but which sold for €30,000.A four bedroom house at 12 Manorview Park, Letterkenny sold for €50,000, again above its reserve price.  DONEGAL RETAIL PARK SELLS FOR JUST €360K was last modified: July 3rd, 2014 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:Allsop AuctionsauctiondonegalGlenview retail Parklast_img read more

THE DAY A 70 YEAR OLD MACHINE GUN FIRED AGAIN – IN PICTURES!

first_imgTHE DAY A 70 YEAR OLD MACHINE GUN FIRED AGAIN – IN PICTURES! was last modified: November 13th, 2011 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:Bud WolfeInishowenIrish ArmySpitfire This week a machine gun recovered from the Spitfire found ditched in a bog in Moneydarragh on the Inishowen Peninsula was fired for the first time in 70 years.The Browning .303 Machine Gun was made up of pieces of six different guns recovered.The Army Press office has kind given Donegaldaily.com exclusive access to pictures taken on the day. last_img read more

Vehicles stripped for racing at top of stolen cars’ list

first_imgMost parts don’t have serial numbers and can’t be traced, he said. The Integra was replaced by the RSX in the 2002 model year, but that model doesn’t show up in the top 25. Acura realized the theft problem and built more deterrent systems into the RSX, said Mike Spencer, an Acura spokesman. The RSX will not start without the key, which has a computer chip in it that the ignition system must recognize, Spencer said. In Los Angeles, there’s a huge market for older-model Honda and Toyota parts because the vehicles are reliable and stay on the road for many years, Koven said. To compile its list, CCC first gathers data on vehicles that are stolen but not recovered, or are stripped to the point of being a total loss. Then it compares that list to vehicle registration data and calculates a percentage. As a result, many niche models make the list because they are popular with thieves. For example, although the 2001 BMW M-Series Roadster topped the list, only 5,000 of those models were registered nationwide. Other limited-edition, high-performance specialty models such as the 2002 Audi S4 and the 2004 Mercury Marauder also made the top 10, as did the 2000 Jaguar XJR luxury car. Despite high gas prices, several high-end luxury sport utility vehicles also made it into the top 25, O’Brien said. A Cadillac Escalade’s wheels and tires alone are worth $10,000, and even the 2002 model, which ranked No. 18 on the list, still sells for around $48,000, O’Brien said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DETROIT – Small cars that can be chopped into parts and sold for use by street racers dominated the list of the most-stolen autos in the U.S. last year, but high-priced cars and expensive sport utility vehicles also ranked high, according to a report released Tuesday. Leading the way was the 2001 BMW M-Series Roadster, which was stolen at a rate of one for every 200 on the road, according to the Chicago-based CCC Information Services Inc., an industry group that tracks theft and vehicle damage. Six of the top 10 most-stolen cars were models of the Acura Integra, which has a powerful engine that easily can be swapped into a lighter Honda Civic, making it a quick street racer, said Jeanene O’Brien, who analyzes the data for CCC. The Acura models in the top 10 are from the mid-to-late 1990s through 2001. O’Brien said the 2004 and 2005 Suzuki Aerio, another small car with a powerful engine, appeared in the No. 11 and 12 slots almost from nowhere. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“That’s where you see the whole tuner illegal street racing thing coming out,” she said. “We saw a big spike in it last year. There’s been further movement this year.” Such thefts are mainly in coastal states where illegal street racing is more popular, O’Brien said. The resale value of the parts is often far more than the value of the car as a whole, she said. Thieves are grinding serial numbers off the Acura’s double-overhead-cam engines and dropping them into Hondas, said Lou Koven, a detective with the Los Angeles Police Department’s commercial auto theft division. The racers run their cars hard until the parts fail, then steal Acuras for replacement parts, Koven said. “They’re easy to steal, they’re plentiful, and it’s a lot cheaper than going out and buying the parts,” he said. last_img read more

SA to expand HIV treatment programme

first_img14 February 2014 South Africa aims to increase the number of people on its state antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programme to at least 4.6-million people over the next five years, says President Jacob Zuma. Delivering his State of the Nation address to Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, Zuma said said the turnaround in the South Africa’s HIV/Aids programme – now being used as a model by the United Nations Aids Programme (UNAids) – was one the country’s biggest achievements over the past five years. There had been a sharp decline in the rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, while the number of South Africans receiving free anti-retroviral treatment had grown from one-million in 2009 to 2.4-million people in 2013. More than 20-million South Africans have been voluntarily tested for HIV since the launch of the government’s HIV counselling and testing programme in 2010. “Life expectancy is now firmly on an upward trend. South Africans are now living longer,” Zuma said, adding: “While celebrating our success, we must not be complacent. The prevention work must still continue so that we can reach that goal of zero HIV infections sooner.” The President noted that the country would soon enter a new phase in the implementation of the National Health Insurance programme, which will extend quality healthcare to the poor. Other health care improvements over the past five years include the construction of 300 new health facilities, including 160 new clinics. “Ten new hospitals have been built or refurbished in Ladybrand, Germiston, Mamelodi, Natalspruit, eThekwini, Zola, Bojanala, Vryburg District, Swartruggens, Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain,” Zuma said. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

A New Year’s Resolution: Make Your One-on-Ones Count

first_imgOne-on-one meetings with direct reports may seem about as inviting as a trip to the doctor. But, just as with doctor visits, a little preparation promotes engagement and a healthier rapport. Done right, I find that one-on-ones can build trust, identify issues before they become problems, and help with retention.Here are four tips for managers and employees to improve one-on-one meetings:1. Prepare an agenda – An agenda provides structure so you can take full advantage of your one-on-one time. Both attendees should have a topic list. Exchange any important items prior to the meeting. Check off items as you go. If you need to shift to more pressing topics, get back to others next time. Acknowledge open items at the end.Sample agenda items: The most important thing I need to hear (or say); ways I can help (or need help); professional development opportunities, recognition, coaching tips, roadblocks, frustrations, deadlines.2. Listen, learn and collaborate – Meet privately so you can both be fully present. Silence cell phones and close the door. Agree on ground rules to promote an honest exchange.Suggested rules: 1) Listen to understand and learn, not just to get a response; 2) Allow the listener time to think and respond; 3) Work to problem-solve together; 4) Clearly express intentions and thoughts; and 5) Ask questions to demonstrate engagement.3. Build rapport – Start with a check-in. Ask the other person how work is going, and whether they have concerns. Allow an authentic response and offer an honest answer. Chit chat is fine, but avoid touchy topics such as politics or family life. Neutral topics such as weekend plans, vacations, pets, books, movies etc. are fine. Don’t gossip.4. Recognize achievement and show respect – Respect is the best way to demonstrate that people belong. Recognizing good work and keeping commitments shows that respect goes both ways. Thank the other person genuinely and specifically. Tell them if you’ve put their ideas into action. Keep to your scheduled time. If you must reschedule, do so in advance if possible and try to rebook within the same week.Necessary but often-dreaded, the one-on-one meeting may seem like a task to be ticked off your work to-do list. However, inviting meaningful interaction with direct reports is actually a must-do for a productive work environment in my experience.last_img read more

Web 2.0 Noted

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… John Battelle: “Inthe Web 2.0 world, it matter less that you have a major media company behind you, whatmatters is if your voice and point of view are considered valuable by your audience.”PaidContent.org:Weekend Readings on Web 2.0 – hey Rafat, since you hate the term ‘Web 2.0’, I’mavailable to do this feature for you if you like 😉 Seriously…TomForemski meets Doc Searls: “Doc is right, blogging should be easy. It should be aseasy as writing an email to a colleague or buddy. It’s not easy breaking stories, writingnews, interviews, analysis and features–the type of journalism that we also have onSiliconValleyWatcher-but the blogging part, like this entry, should be easy.”ChrisNolan: The Stand Alone Journalist is Here…del.icio.us analysis:Feedback, Motivation & Sociality in an Online Tagging Service, by Ericka MenchenFascinating stats fromtopix.net: “Topix.net has 187k subs total on My Yahoo, compared with 7k on Bloglines.My Yahoo is *huge* in rss.” Susan Mernitwas the one who got the ball rolling on this and shecomments “Larger implications of feed packaging and redistribution continue to beinteresting…both from an ad perspective (think of the revenue these feeds could carryand who gets the $$) and from a licensing/permissions perspective.”Yahoo is cut down as Google soars – Marketwatch turns the tables on Yahoo and waxeslyrical about Google’s finances.Steve Outing: New Kingpin of Online News?: “Thanks to blogs, aggregators, RSS feeds,and other options, fewer and fewer readers are entering news sites through home pages. Soit’s time to adjust.”Josh Porterhas feedback for Rojo, the new(ish) RSS Reader on the block.AdaptivePath: It’s a Whole New Internet – this is why I want Josh and I’s Digital Web articleto be published asap… we finished it a week or so ago and it’s due out 4 May.Team RSS – can I haveone of those badges? 🙂David Weinberger:“In the ninety seconds MSNBC gives over to blogging, they want to pair A-Listers into ahe-said/she-said report on a Major Topic.” – so David quit. Good on ya mate.Daring Fireball:Translation From PR-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Adobe’s‘FAQ’ Regarding Their Acquisition of Macromedia A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanus Related Posts center_img Tags:#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more