NCAA: Altas shut down Chiefs, snap 3-game skid

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite short preparation, PH’s iECO hopes to pull off surprises in Asia League 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES The Altas pulled away in the second quarter where they held the Chiefs (4-7) to only four points. They led by as much as 27 points and limited Arellano to just 18 percent (13-of-72) from the field.Michael Canete was the lone bright spot for the Chiefs after posting 15 points and 13 rebounds. Prince Eze dominated with 20 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks to power the Altas, who also welcomed their starting point guard Edgar Charcos back.“Charcos really plays a big part in our system and we took care of our big lead,” said Perpetual Help coach Frankie Lim, whose squad improved to 6-5.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We made good stops and after that we ran the fastbreaks well. We got a lot of points from that and they (Arellano) just broke down,” Lim said.Charcos returned after missing two games due to a hyperextended knee and finished with six points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals in close to 34 minutes. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help shut down Arellano University in the first half en route to a 57-45 win in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Altas held the Chiefs to just 14 points in the first two quarters before holding them off in the fourth quarter to end a three-game slide and pull within half a game behind College of St. Benilde for fourth place.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

Tumatumari ‘thieves’ on $30,000 bail

first_imgThe Gounga brothersKevon Gounga, 23; Marlon Gounga, 22; Damion Gounga, 20; and Uwe Joseph, 27; of Tumatumari, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a charge of theft.It is alleged that the quartet between September 3 and 6, stole welding rods, a gravel pump, mining hoses and a land dredge water pump amounting to $695,000 belonging to Kerry Ambrose.Initially, the four men pleaded guilty with explanation but after Chief Magistrate McLennan listened to the men, a not guilty plea was entered.Uwe JosephThe Prosecution contended that on the day in questioned the Virtual Complainant (VC), who is a dredge owner, secured the equipment at his camp and left for the landing.The defendants were seen by workers of another camp moving the items and they informed the dredge owner. When the VC arrived at his camp, he noticed all of the equipment missing and called the Police. The defendants were arrested and they led Police to where the items were hidden.The unrepresented defendants told the court that the items were given to them by the Virtual Complainant in return of moving a dredge for him.The four men were granted bail in the sum of $30,000 each.The matter was transferred to the Mahdia Magistrate’s Court where the defendants will make their next appearance on October 17.last_img read more

Liberians Urged to Prioritize Small Businesses

first_imgThe Minister of Commerce and Industry, Axel Marcel Addy, has urged Liberians to prioritize small business entities by purchasing Liberian-made commodities such as the country cloth and locally grown rice.  Minister Addy made the statement at a press conference over the weekend at his Ashumn Street offices in Monrovia when he addressed issues affecting Liberian-owned businesses. He disclosed that in an effort to enhance small businesses in the country, the Ministry is working to ensure the effectiveness of the Small Business Empowerment Act (SBEA).The SBEA is part of government’s effort and commitment to help promote and foster the development of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) in the country.The Act also provides the mandate required by government through the Ministry to ensure that MSMEs get contracts from each government agency. This Act allows MSMEs to receive support through various means that would strengthen their ability to compete in the private sector both in Liberia and outside the country.Minister Addy added that the success of MSMEs is fundamental to the future of the country’s economy and as such, every Liberian needs to work hard to ensure home-made commodities are featured locally.He noted that supporting Liberian-owned businesses by both government and those in the private sector would enhance economic growth and a sustainable local trade system that will enhance the Liberianization policy.The Commerce Minister used the opportunity to call on Liberians to support the MSME’s to ensure that the country’s economy moves forward.According to him, the primary objective of the Act is to bring small businesses, especially Liberian-owned businesses, into the mainstream of the economy.This, he said, will also be done through the provision of assistance by government to empower small businesses to enable them to expand.The Commerce boss then promised to work to increase the number of MSMEs in Liberia by encouraging donors, government, and the private sector to develop innovative solutions to enhance the business environment.He said a favorable business climate encourages the growth of MSMEs and promotes the commercialization of food value chainsMeanwhile, Minister Addy has disclosed that Liberia is making gradual progress in becoming a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).Minister Addy said becoming a member of the WTO will afford Liberia the opportunity to become a predictable destination for further trade and investment activities.He said that the WTO is the only global international organization dealing with rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably, and freely as possible.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man commits suicide after shooting girlfriend

first_imgThe now dead man has been identified only as 24 year old Daniel of Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara. He allegedly shot his 20-year-old girlfriend, Faith Thompson, to the back of her neck before shooting himself in the head. The incident occurred some time around 10:30h at Thompson’s Lot 39 Norton Street, Lodge home.According to reports, the duo shared a rocky relationship and Thompson only moved into the Norton Street house about two months ago to escape Daniel. However, he began frequenting her apartment. INJURED: Faith ThompsonNeighbours recall hearing two gunshots before seeing Thompson fleeing the apartment semi-nude and screaming for help. Her uncle, Justin (only name given), was the one who ran to her assistance and took her for medical attention. He was also the one who discovered Daniel’s lifeless body.Police investigations are ongoing.More details in the Wednesday, July 17, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img read more

Transit operator to face charges

first_imgA few minutes after the accident, two unidentified men showed up at the accident scene and flashed badges from the transit authority, claiming to be from “homeland security,” police said. The situation became more perplexing when Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies searched Maiwandi’s home and three other locations and found several handguns, a “full complement of police badges,” jackets with “police” written on the back and a vehicle that looked like an unmarked police car, said Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department. molly.okeon@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496 A man who created a small bus agency that was connected to a 2006 Ferrari Enzo crash in Malibu is scheduled to appear in Alhambra Superior Court on May 15. Yosuf “Yo” Maiwandi, 39, of Bradbury, pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of unlawful use of a badge in a March 13 arraignment. In 2005, Maiwandi founded the Monrovia-based San Gabriel Valley Transit Authority, which appeared on the surface to be a free shuttle service for the elderly and disabled. In a bizarre twist, the transit agency became linked to the Feb. 21, 2006, crash of a rare Ferrari worth $1.5 million when the car’s driver, former Swedish video game executive Bo Stefan M. Eriksson, told detectives at the scene he was a deputy commissioner with the agency’s anti-terrorism unit. Eriksson, 44, was sentenced in November to three years in prison for charges related to the crash. 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

‘How will Daniel Sturridge pass a medical?’ – Fans react as West Ham linked with crocked Liverpool star

first_img1 Daniel Sturridge has been linked with an £18m move to West Ham with rumours circulating that Jurgen Klopp has lost patience with the striker’s injury troubles.The England forward is no closer to returning to first team action with Liverpool, having played a grand total of six games in all competitions so far this season.Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann told talkSPORT on Tuesday that Klopp had to come clean to the fans about Sturridge’s injury troubles and stop protecting the former Chelsea star. And according to reports, Klopp has decided to cash in on Sturridge with West Ham hoping to see him running ?out in claret and blue at the Olympic Stadium next season. See below for the best reactions on social media to news of another Sturridge injury and his possible move to east London! Daniel Sturridge last_img read more

GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD

first_imgThe final of the A McLean Bookmakers 525 is the feature race at tonight’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium.The meeting also features the semi-finals of the €200 Track Buster 525 and first round heats of the Buy a Buster 575.There are 12 races on the card and the runners are (first race 8.00pm): Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Cairn Maeve; 2, Imperial Falcon; 3, Fernhill Scolari; 4, Layas Girl; 5, Gabby’s Tango; 6, Nosey Paul.Race 2 Booking Office 350 (350 yards): 1, Tobar na Maithir; 2, Tons of Speed; 3, Quare Cash; 4, Tober Scolari; 5, Dingle Daley; 6, Lovely Myles.Race 3 €200 Track Buster 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Spotty Totty; 2, Pipeline Jean; 3, Tydon Marquis; 4, Quare Flame; 5, Supersonic; 6, Swanson Rosette.Race 4 €200 Track Buster 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Flaming Ember; 2, Calcutta Queen; 3, Fernhill Dice; 4, On the Snaff; 5, Some Effort; 6, Tommylees Buddy. Race 5 Lifford €15 Special 350 (350 yards): 1, Nosey Taz; 2, Blackstone Hugh; 3, Whoop Whoop; 4, Uncle Lez; 5, Colarhouse Bound; 6, Random Maeve.Race 6 Ultimate Dining Experience 525 (525 yards): 1, Altmore Rose; 2, Maid of More; 3, Shaneboy Rocky; 4, Deerpark Kitty; 5, Goodinthehood; 6, Fridays Maybe.Race 7 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 525 (525 yards): 1, Mongys Flyer; 2, Paddock Paula; 3, Smurfing Convoy; 4, Fridays Brett; 5, Altmore Champ; 6, Tahina Ace.Race 8 Donegal for Sam 525 (525 yards): 1, Nosey Meg; 2, Flaming Jenny; 3, Smurfing Manx; 4, Bleu Paradise; 5, Crossleigh Thyme; 6, Another Choice.Race 9 A McLean Boomakers 525 Final (525 yards): 1, Aughduff Murt; 2, Westwood Lee; 3, Tahina Kellie; 4, Turbine Tulip; 5, Thrill Me; 6, Dartrey Snow. Race 10 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat one (575 yards): 1, Raughlan Blaze; 2, Total Motion; 3, Hanoras Dream; 4, Mr Bishop; 5, Glebe Flyer; 6, Helens Magic.Race 11 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat two (575 yards): 1, Kingsmill Aguero; 2, Blackmagic Woman; 3, Mongys Girl; 4, Dynamo Millar; 5, Deerpark Youngin; 6, Garlyn Patch.Race 12 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat three (575 yards): 1, Corrin Ruby; 2, Highview Ruler; 3, Dirt Bird; 4, Leosal; 5, Take Cover; 6, Gortkelly Turbo.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:cardgreyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more

Minister Moran of Office of Public Works to visit Inishowen to see flooding impact

first_imgThe Minister responsible for Office of Public Works is to travel to Donegal later today to see the flooding damage caused overnight in the county.Donegal Minister Joe Mc Hugh spoke overnight to officials in Minister Kevin Boxer Moran’s office and spoke to Minister Moran a short time ago who confirmed he will visit Inishowen later today.“My first thoughts this morning are with the families affected by this severe weather event,” said Minister McHugh. “I also want to thank the emergency services, Donegal County Council and the incredible volunteers who worked through the night to save property and to save lives.“Inishowen has been badly affected with some roads and bridges washed away. Many roads across the east of the county are also affected.“It is important now that an initial assessment of the damage caused is carried out and I’ve been in contact overnight with a number of officials including the Office of Public Works.“I have spoken with Minister Moran who recognised immediately the concerns of people in Donegal and he will be travelling to the county later today to meet local people and see for himself the damage caused. “I am very grateful to Minister Moran for his prompt response to my request.”Inishowen politician Cllr Bernard McGuinness said: “I have never seen anything like it in all my life. The rain was relentless and torrential.“Roads which never flood did this time. It was a weather event not seen here in living memory with 70mm of rain in just a few hours.“Damage in many areas is severe. I want to pay tribute to local people, emergency services and council staff who worked through the night.“I have also spoken to Minister Moran this morning and I am grateful he will be coming to Inishowen this evening.” Minister Moran of Office of Public Works to visit Inishowen to see flooding impact was last modified: August 23rd, 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)last_img read more

Picture Special: Urgent appeal saves life of sick spaniel puppy

first_imgThe ISPCA’s recent appeal to save an 8-week old puppy born in Donegal has concluded with a happy ending. The Spaniel cross puppy, called Odhrán,  is doing well and recovering after his cardiac surgery without any complication at UCD Veterinary Hospital and the veterinary team expect him to make a full recovery.Over €2000 was needed to be raised to help save the sweet pup’s life and kind-hearted animal lovers didn’t think twice. Speaking after the surgery, ISPCA Centre Manager Denise McCausland said: “We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who donated to help us with the surgery, and who sent so many positive messages and support for Odhrán.“Thank you to the amazing staff at UCD Veterinary Hospital for performing the surgery and saving this puppy’s life.”Picture of Odhrán after surgery can be seen below.  Picture Special: Urgent appeal saves life of sick spaniel puppy was last modified: March 31st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

India-South Africa trade booming

first_imgThe Airports Company of South Africa is part of a consortium that has won a 30-year contract to renovate and run India’s Mumbai airport.Govin ReddyTrade between India and South Africa passed the US$5-billion mark in 2007, a mere 14 years after the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Bilateral trade is expected to reach $15-billion by 2010. Several Indian business leaders are bullish on the prospects.Arun Nanda, an executive director of Mahindra & Mahindra, for example, addressing a South African trade delegation in Mumbai recently, extolled South Africa’s infrastructure and team spirit and underlined India’s huge requirements in several sectors, including retail and service. He stressed the importance of boosting small enterprises in both countries.The strong commercial relationship between India and South Africa is underpinned by a number of bilateral agreements and business initiatives. In 2003 the India-Brazil-South Africa (Ibsa) agreement was signed to promote South-South cooperation and coordination on global issues.The India-South Africa CEO Business Forum was launched in 2004 to foster trade and investment. The forum meets annually and is chaired jointly by Patrice Motsepe and Ratan Tata, who is also a member of President Thabo Mbeki’s international economic advisory council.Bilateral trade and investment were boosted by the Indian Merchants’ Chamber’s decision to hold its prestigious India Calling conference in Johannesburg in August 2007, following previous conferences in Singapore, Dubai and London. About 300 business delegates from each country participated in the conference, which was opened by Mbeki.The Confederation of Indian Industries has been particularly active in South Africa. In October a high-level trade delegation under the auspices of Trade & Investment SA and the International Marketing Council of SA was very well received in India.Much in commonThe two vibrant economies are the spur to these initiatives. India’s 9% economic growth rate is expected to continue in the near term, and though South Africa’s growth rate is smaller, at 4.5%, it has had an unprecedented nine years’ economic growth, record foreign exchange levels, a budget surplus for the first time, and single-digit inflation.Both countries are vibrant democracies, at comparable levels of development. Both have liberalised their foreign investment regimes, cut restrictions and simplified procedures.The net result is that about 40 Indian companies operate in South Africa and a similar number of South African firms have set up shop in India. Among the former are Tata, Ranbaxy, UB Group, State Bank of India, ICICI and Bank of Baroda. Among the latter are SABMIller, First Rand, De Beers, Old Mutual and Sanlam.Sasol is looking to implement its unique coal-to-liquid technology in India. Sasol’s man in India, John Sichinga, says Sasol intends investing R6-billion to R8-billion ($750-million to $1-billion) in India. The Airports Company of South Africa, together with GVK Industries (India) and Bidvest Group (Mauritius), has been awarded a 30-year contract to renovate and run Mumbai airport.Indian tourism to South Africa grew by 17% in 2006 and an additional 16.9% in 2007.The future looks even brighter. South Africa is an attractive market to cash-flush Indian firms looking for new opportunities globally. India is a world leader in IT education and training – a South African priority. Indian IT firms are well-placed to supply software for banking, insurance, telecoms, power and healthcare, and poised to capitalise on the infrastructure requirements of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.India’s booming economy offers South African companies opportunities in a number of sectors. Rarely a week goes by without some South African company in town looking for business. The stage is well set for bilateral trade to reach $15-billion by 2010.Govin Reddy is country manager for India for the International Marketing Council of South Africa. This article was originally published in the Financial Mail. Useful linksDepartment of Trade and IndustryTrade IndiaIndian Merchants’ ChamberConfederation of Indian IndustryInternational Marketing CouncilTata GroupRanbaxy LaboratoriesThe UB GroupState Bank of IndiaICICI BankBank of BardodaSABMillerFirst Rand GroupDe Beers GroupOld MutualSanlamSasolAirports Company of South AfricaGVK IndustriesBidvest Grouplast_img read more