San Sebastian repulses EAC to even slate at 5-5

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Break new ground NBA: New Cav Jae Crowder recalls mother’s passing the same day he was traded LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’center_img San Sebastian’s Michael CalisaanSan Sebastian shut down Emilio Aguinaldo College in the clutch to eke out an 81-69 victory Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Michael Calisaan finished the game this time out and unleashed 19 points and five rebounds to lead the Golden Stags, atoning for his ejection in the two team’s first round tiff.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Francis Munsayac led EAC (4-6) with 14 points, five assists, and four rebounds, while Irvin Mendoza got 11 markers and three boards in the defeat.The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 81 – Calisaan 19, Calma 12, Costelo 11, Navarro 11, Bulanadi 9, Valdez 8, David 4, Baetiong 3, Mercado 2, Capobres 2, Gayosa 0, Ilagan 0, Are 0.EAC 69 – Munsayac 14, I. Mendoza 11, Bautista 10, Diego 10, Garcia 10, Onwubere 9, Bugarin 3, Pascua 2, Guzman 0, Corilla 0, J. Mendoza 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 21-16, 38-33. 53-52, 81-69.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Winning start “Praise God that Michael wasn’t thrown out (unlike in our first round game). He was really big for us,” said coach Egay Macaraya, as San Sebastian leveled its record to 5-5.JM Calma missed out on a double-double with 12 markers and nine boards, Ryan Costelo unfurled 11 points, five assists, and four rebounds, while Renzo Navarro went 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to wound up with 11 markers, four dimes, and two boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“At least, we followed our game plan, but it was really tough facing them. Maybe, EAC just got tired because they have a short rotation,” said Macaraya.With the Generals fighting back and trimming the lead down to just two, 67-65 with 3:42 left, San Sebastian went on a 12-0 charge, capped off by a Costelo basket to put the game out of reach, 79-65, with 34.6 ticks remaining. View commentslast_img read more

MOPAJOB Provides L$600k to Support Boakai’s Presidency

first_imgMOPAJOB chairman hands over the endorsement and the financial support of L$ 600,000 to Vice President BoakaiBy Gloria T. TambaThe Movement for the Presidency of Ambassador Joseph Boakai (MOPAJOB) has presented six hundred thousand Liberian dollars (L$600,000) as its initial contribution to the presidential bid of the Unity Party standard bearer.The organization in support of the Vice President’s presidential ambition made the presentation over the weekend during an endorsement and initial financial support program held at the VP’s residence.According to the endorsement statement read by Mr. John Voker, MOPAJOB chairman, the intention of the transnational movement is to ensure that the VP is elected as the next President of Liberia for his numerous contributions to and passion for the development of the country.“We are endorsing him because he is a man with integrity, is development oriented and has served our country with distinction. That is why we mobilized resources as an initial contribution towards his presidency,” he said.Accepting the endorsement and the financial contribution, VP Boakai lauded the organization for its endless support and for standing by him. “I see this and feel that God is working because I have been receiving several donations and also being endorsed by citizens of Bong, Bomi, Gbarpolu counties which shows that things will be great.“We have been seeing young people who are not employed but continue to put their money together to support me in whatever way they can. It’s not about the money but the love shown me, which I’m grateful for. I am appreciative of every effort from everyone joining me for the betterment of our country,” said Vice President Boakai, adding that he is overwhelmed by the MOPAJOB contribution and for its support to his presidential bid in the upcoming elections.The Unity Party standard bearer explained that despite this move by the organization, there is still more work to be done, adding that despite the assistance received from Liberia’s international partners, it would take the collective effort of Liberians to prove to the world that we are worthy of such support.“Every one of us still has the energy, and with high education and a vibrant environment, we will ensure great progress, even though our oppositions are saying we are doing nothing but we will be doing the nothing until something is done because your home is your home and the little things you do people will trust you,” he said.According to the co-chairman of the organization, Mr. Wolobah Kesselly, the organization has over seven thousand registered voters across the country, with a leadership that spans national and international borders, including the Liberian community in the United States of America and others.“MOPAJOB is an independent movement whose financial strength comes from ourselves and members both in the US and Liberia with special honor to the Board of Directors and executive members,” Kesselly said in an overview. “This is just the initial contribution but our aim is to ensure VP Boakai becomes the next president of this nation.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

IAC calls for Lusignan massacre to be included in CoI

first_img– urges Govt to establish national reconciliation platformThe Indian Action Committee (IAC) has raised several concerns following the launching of a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Lindo Creek massacre, and has called on Government to have the enquiries expanded to include other tragedies, especially those that had a nationwide impact on Guyanese, like the Lusignan massacre.The IAC has said that while it recognises the importance of this CoI, and that it is the Government’s intention to unearth answers surrounding events linked to the June, 2008 massacre, which claimed the lives of eight miners who were brutally killed, the CoI must not be confined to any particular incident, or to a selected few.“These enquiries must be expanded to include others, which the IAC remains convinced were designed through maximum casualties or infliction of violence to instill fear into the hearts and minds of Guyanese, especially those of East Indian descent,” the organisation said on Thursday.The 11 victims of the Lusignan massacreThe IAC is calling for the commencement of an inquiry into the Lusignan massacre, which saw the brutal murder of eleven residents of Lusignan, East Coast Demerara on 26 January 2008. “Eleven innocent, poor, unsuspecting and defenceless residents, including five children, were slaughtered in the dark of night by heavily armed, merciless gunmen,” the IAC recalled.The organisation also pointed out that like all other families who suffered, those in Lusignan would also like closure, as they remain “befuddled over what could have precipitated such a dastardly attack.”The IAC is also calling for an inquiry into the unprovoked attack on Indo-Guyanese on January 12, 1998, primarily in the City of Georgetown. “Many were beaten, stripped and robbed by various gangs in what was believed to be their dissatisfaction over a High Court decision relating to the 1997 election petition. Twenty years after, many are still intimidated and scarred by that sudden unleashing of violence and the subsequent humiliation they were forced to endure,” the organisation said.The IAC has said it is hopeful that eventually the findings of these inquiries would form the basis for the establishment of a national reconciliation platform, which it is firmly recommending. The organization is of the view that rather than a continuation of blame and hate, the platform could provide a much needed mechanism to aid in healing and the fostering of national harmony.The IAC is of the firm view, based on this recommendation, that there is an urgent need for the members of the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) to be sworn in immediately, since parliamentary approval has already been given. The IAC has said the ERC seems best suited to facilitate such a platform.Meanwhile, former President Bharrat Jagdeo said on Tuesday that events prior to 2002 have to be taken into account. He said the involvement of the People’s National Congress (PNC) (the majority partner in the coalition) in the killings and civil disturbances proceeding that year must be investigated.Jagdeo, who incidentally serves as the Opposition Leader, also highlighted several other incidents that the PNC has been named in. “Where are the 155 high-powered military weapons that were loaned to the PNC’s Ministry of National Development?” Jagdeo questioned.The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), on the other hand, on Wednesday said the Lindo Creek Commission of Inquiry (CoI) was established with a clear political objective. That party has highlighted that the Commission was set up along partisan lines, and is being headed by only one individual.The PPP/C has said it notes the unilateral establishment of the Commission, like others named under the Government, underscoring the deviation from the approach of the PPP Government to have bi-partisan talks.The PPP has said that, given the nature of the Commission’s establishment and the decision to start an inquiry with the incidents at Lindo Creek as opposed to a more comprehensive review of the crime wave, the Party would find it difficult to participate in any of the events.last_img read more

Brendan Rodgers ‘disappointed but encouraged’ by Liverpool draw

first_img1 Liverpool Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was both disappointed and encouraged by his side’s 1-1 Europa League draw in Bordeaux.Adam Lallana’s second-half goal was cancelled out by substitute Jussie late on to deny the Reds an opening win.However, with Rodgers making eight changes it was the young players who impressed – the first-half introduction of debutant Pedro Chirivella brought the average age down to 21.7 – and the manager was full of praise.“I am disappointed but I feel encouraged by the performance with so many young players,” he said.“I was disappointed their striker got too many touches in the box but if you can’t win, especially away from home in Europe, you at least get a point and we’re satisfied with that.“I was so proud of them tonight. I will always give the young players an opportunity if they have the personality.“The senior players were outstanding helping the younger players and we will look for more of that in the coming weeks.”Chirivella and Rossiter, both 18, impressed in central midfield and Rodgers noted that.“As the game wore on they combined with the other players and I thought they acquitted themselves well.“If you take those two, Jordon Ibe who is 19, Joe Gomez who is 18, there was great encouragement for the young players and supporters.”Lallana was returning from a month out with a thigh injury and despite some rustiness in the first half he took his goal brilliantly.“It was an outstanding goal. It was his touch and creativity which we have not seen so much of this season.“It was a wonderful goal and (substitute) Danny Ings was unfortunate not to score.”Rodgers added: “Sakho was immense at the back. He knows he has had to be patient and his attitude has been first class.“He has trained very well, kept professional, done his extra work on his fitness and he has got his rewards for that.“He certainly comes into the reckoning for the weekend (against Norwich).”last_img read more


first_imgKERRY football legend Colm Cooper says All-Ireland champions Donegal will be in the shake-up for Sam Maguire again in 2013.Speaking at a function marking AIB’s sponsorship of the club championship, the Kerryman also said that many pundits had overlooked the quality of Donegal’s individual players, by failing to see past the team system used by Jim McGuinness.“I certainly feel Donegal aren’t a one-hit wonder. People say they have won their All-Ireland now and they won’t do it next year — I feel that isn’t the case,” said Cooper. “The level they are playing at, they won’t just drift away. The challenge for everyone else is to get to that level.“The professionalism that they played at — and I believe trained at — is a challenge to everyone else.”He says he believed Kerry gave Donegal their toughest game in the run-in this year, in their quarter-final clash at Croke Park.“Looking back on it, we gave Donegal one of the tougher games. I think with two, three minutes to go playing into the Hill 16 end, we were right in the game, we got it back to a point but then we missed a chance and Karl Lacey came up and kicked a point. “When all is said and done, we weren’t that far away.“We feel we played badly on the day, gave away a soft goal — a couple of injuries and different things went against us.“But when you take an overall view of it we didn’t play well enough to be involved, so tough luck.”He said of Donegal: “They really set out their stall in games this year. I can’t remember a game when they were down at half-time and where they haven’t led a game.“To be honest they are incredibly disciplined in their approach and really buy into the system they are playing. “People say they are disciplined but they have very good footballers too — especially the likes of Colm McFadden, who had an outstanding year.“Michael Murphy came alive in the final, Karl Lacey played really well, Frank McGlynn played really well. You could go through all their team, guys who played well.“It’s not just a system or a structure they are playing to, they have very good players and I sometimes think that gets lost a little bit.“They are fantastic players, they are extremely hungry and they haven’t been there in 20 years. “When you are coming in from that side of things to challenge the teams that have been there, they have a little bit more hunger, if you want to call it that, and that was very evident.”DONEGAL ARE NO ONE-HIT WONDERS, SAYS KERRY LEGEND COOPER was last modified: October 16th, 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:DONEGAL ARE NO ONE-HIT WONDERSSAYS KERRY LEGEND COOPERlast_img read more


first_imgA MAJOR hotel chain has bought the Clanree in Letterkenny.The Co Donegal hotel is now part of a group which has premises in Dublin and Dubai.In the capital this includes Dublin’s Regency Hotel. It’s understood the group paid more than €3M for the premises in Letterkenny from administrators acting on behalf of the banks.There is said to be ‘considerable relief’ among staff as the buy-out, linking them to a hotel chain and the experience of those businesses.Meanwhile Ostan na Rossan re-opens today – under a new name.The Dungloe Coast Hotel will operate 48 rooms with 12 staff. The hotel closed earlier this year with claims staff hadn’t been paid wages.The new management team is run by a company called Splash Hospitality which is based in Dublin.On its website, the company states: “Splash Hospitality provides hotel and hospitality business owners a wealth of hospitality management expertise, gained through years of experience managing commercially focussed, successful hospitality operations.“Splash Hospitality also specialises in managing hotels, bars and restaurants that are in volatile circumstances hotels in examinership, hotels in receivership on a contract basis on behalf of insolvency practitioners, banks and institutional lenders.” DUBLIN AND DUBAI HOTEL GROUP BUYS CLANREE AS DUNGLOE COAST HOTEL OPENS TODAY was last modified: June 14th, 2013 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:DUBLIN AND DUBAI HOTEL GROUP BUYS CLANREEDUBLIN AND DUBAI HOTEL GROUP BUYS CLANREE AS DUNGLOE COAST HOTEL OPENS TODAYdungloeHotels Donegalletterkennylast_img read more

Open evening on ‘Future of Policing’ to be held in Letterkenny tonight

first_imgThe Commission on the Future of Policing will host an “open evening” in Letterkenny tonight, and have invited members of the public, local community groups and interested stakeholders with views on the future of policing to attend. The open evening is the latest event of this type being held by the Commission, and will take place in Letterkenny Public Services Centre on Neil T Blaney Road today, Thursday 11th of January, between 6pm and 8pm.The open evening is an opportunity for members of the public to meet with Commission members in an informal setting to discuss the future of policing. The evening is one of a series of regional events the Commission is holding around the country as part of its public consultation. Members of the public, local community groups and other interested stakeholders with views on the future of policing are invited to attend.The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland was established by Government in May 2017 to develop a blueprint for policing in Ireland into the future.The Commission is tasked with undertaking an independent, comprehensive examination of all aspects of policing in Ireland, including all functions currently carried out by An Garda Síochána, as well as the full range of oversight bodies.WHAT: Open evening with the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland WHEN: Thursday, 11 January, 6pm-8pmWHERE: Letterkenny Public Services Centre, Neil T Blaney Road, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalOpen evening on ‘Future of Policing’ to be held in Letterkenny tonight was last modified: January 11th, 2018 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:donegalletterkennymeetingpolicinglast_img read more

North West jobs boost announced at new biotech facility

first_imgPhibro Animal Health have today revealed plans to establish a new biotech facility in Sligo, creating up to 150 jobs for the North West Region. The new facility will produce a range of innovative animal health vaccines in the IDA Ireland Finisklin Business Park in Sligo. Up to 150 jobs will be created over 5 years.Phibro Animal Health Corporation is a publicly traded company headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States. The Sligo plant will be the company’s first biologicals manufacturing location in Europe and will allow Phibro to expand its presence in Europe. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. The new manufacturing facility will initially focus on producing Phibro’s innovative line of vaccines for the treatment of a range of poultry diseases for sales globally. In the future, Phibro expects to expand production to include vaccines for livestock and aquaculture.Making the announcement in Sligo today, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D, said, “This significant investment by Phibro is a great vote of confidence in Sligo, and will offer even more opportunities for local residents and communities to grow and thrive.“It further strengthens Ireland’s Life Sciences capability in the North West and builds on a series of new IDA projects announced for Sligo and elsewhere in the region over recent times.”Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, said, “I was delighted to see Phibro announce that their first biologicals manufacturing location in Europe will be in Sligo, creating up to 150 highly skilled jobs. “This has been a fantastic few weeks for Sligo with announcements from Abtran, E3 Retail, and Live Tiles, showing how the county is benefiting from both indigenous and FDI investment. This is another example of the success of our commitment under the Regional Action Plans for Jobs to ensure we have the right conditions in place to encourage job creation in regional locations.”Jack Bendheim, Phibro’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The creation of Phibro Ireland marks an important milestone in our development as a leading global player in the animal health biological market.“The winning combination of Phibro’s expertise in the development and manufacture of biological products, the driven and experienced workforce available in the Sligo area, and the strong support of the IDA makes us very excited about the potential of the Sligo facility.”The new roles will include management, quality analysis, quality control, regulatory, engineering, operators and maintenance staff. For more information on the new roles email hr.sligo@pahc.com.North West jobs boost announced at new biotech facility was last modified: July 5th, 2018 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:jobsPhibro irelandsligolast_img read more

Unsafe taxis ‘on the way out’

first_img31 August 2007Overhauling South Africa’s public transport system, including its minibus taxis, to ensure affordable and efficient commuting is a vital requirement for inclusive economic growth, says Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa.Speaking to journalists in Cape Town this week, Mpahlwa said the government was busy implementing its R7.7-billion taxi recapitalisation programme, which was “going as planned, with 20 000 old vehicles targeted for scrapping in the current year”.Mpahlwa said over 7 000 old taxis had been scrapped to date, with R353.5-million having been paid out in scrapping allowances, enabling taxi owners to revamp their ageing fleets with newer, safer vehicles.Owners who want to exit the industry or buy new vehicles are offered R50 000 for each unroadworthy minibus taxi that they send in for scrapping by accredited agencies.New government regulations demand that minibus taxis be fitted with seatbelts for each passenger, have rollover bars, a type two braking system and commercially rated tyres of sizes 185R or 195R.The government aims to have replaced up to 80% of the country’s taxi fleet by 2010.Mpahlwa added that a draft plan to reform the country’s current bus subsidy system to include minibus taxis had been approved in principle by stakeholders in the transport industry.Improving passenger transportIn his State of the Nation Address in February, President Thabo Mbeki said the government would implement several public transportation programmes around the country in addition to the taxi recapitalisation.These included the multi-billion rand Gautrain high-speed rail link between Johannesburg, Pretoria and the OR Tambo International Airport, the Moloto Rail corridor linking Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces, and the Klipfontein corridor in Cape Town.He said the government would also be implementing detailed plans for improving passenger rail and road transport, including creating a bus rapid transit system in all metropolitan municipalities, and recapitalising Metrorail.“These and many other initiatives form part of a comprehensive passenger transport strategy, combining both road and rail,” Mbeki said at the time. “We will attend to the urgent implementation of these programmes to improve the quality of life of especially the working people.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

South African photographer documents pantsula

first_img5 February 2016Profiled in a recent New York Times (NYT) photo essay, South African photographer Chris Saunders says his love of the pantsula dance culture stems from its spontaneous and makeshift energy and the positive message the dance’s champions are trying to spread.“The guys are trying to spread a message of better living through the dance,” he told the NYT Everywhere you walk down a road, there’s kids playing, people dancing, people barbecuing, it’s (has) a vibe. It’s street culture.”What started as an eight-week assignment for Dance magazine soon turned into a six-year obsession with the art and artists of pantsula.As described in the NYT article, pantsula is defined as combining “precise and technical footwork and house music, (while using) hectic city streets as their stage, surrounded by traffic, pedestrians and vendors”. The dance moves are steeped in history, both cultural and political, and rooted in the African sense of community and the joy of freedom of movement.And it is not merely a dance of improvisation and spontaneity, with many dancers forming well-coordinated troupes that practise long hours to come up with the best and most original routines. For many in the townships, the pantsula dancer is both a hero and an entertainer.Together with German writer Daniela Goeller, Saunders set out in 2012 to comprehensively document the real story behind the dance, intent on recording the art form’s greater significance in modern South African youth culture. “There is no coherent documentation about this dance form, its history, where it comes from,” Goeller said in the NYT article. “There is really an opportunity to gather this information so this culture can be recognised.”Saunders explains that he didn’t want to focus on the negativity that surrounds the reality of a lot of people’s lives in the pantsula scene. “I wanted to focus on the dance, the beauty of the culture and what they’re trying to portray to the world.”Goeller, Saunders and four of the most respected pantsula dancers in Johannesburg have since founded the Impilo Mapantsula collective. It unites over 50 pantsula troupes from around Gauteng, supporting their professional development and improving their personal circumstances.Proceeds from Saunders’ photography exhibitions around the world, as well as a book with Goeller that documents the history and culture of pantsula, will contribute to helping the dancers fulfil their dance dreams and personal goals.Source: News24Wire/New York Timeslast_img read more