Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ONE Championship launches eSports tournament “At first we really didn’t have any problem matching up, but when the bigs were gone that’s when it started,” said UST head coach Aldin Ayo in Filipino Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Ayo had no choice but to go with a small lineup in the fourth with the 5-foot-11 Joshua Marcos holding ground UST’s paint against Adamson’s 6-foot-7 center Papi Sarr.This small lineup saw UST get outrebounded 53-35 and Sarr putting up 11 points and 14 boards.Making things worse for the Growling Tigers was CJ Cansino’s momentary absence late in the game after he hurt his left Achilles’ muscle.READ: Cansino turns disappointment into motivation en route to historic triple-doubleADVERTISEMENT Cansino, who stands at 6-foot-2, landed on Sean Manganti’s foot after defending a transition layup attempt from the Soaring Falcon with 4:16 left.Although Cansino made his return with two minutes remaining to play, Adamson’s 87-76 lead was too big of a margin to overcome in such a short amount of time.Ayo, though, still commended his players’ efforts despite being undersized and being undermanned.“We still fought, my players were still playing within the system especially on the defensive part,” said Ayo. “We tried to catch up but we really didn’t have the players.”With the loss, the Growling Tigers dropped to a 5-7 record and stayed at the sixth spot of the standings. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Growling Tigers had a surprising run when 6-foot-8 center Steve Akomo went down with a head injury at the tail-end of the first round, winning three games out of five to build a 5-6 record in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.It was during this time that UST relied on bruisers Germy Mahinay and Enrique Caunan to pick up the slack in Akomo’s absence but such a limited center rotation proved fatal for the Growling Tigers in their 96-83 loss to Adamson University.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 ChrissREAD: Adamson enters UAAP Final Four, sends UST to second straight lossCaunan absorbed his fifth foul less than two minutes into the third while Mahinay lasted a little bit longer—less than three minutes into the fourth. UST’s big man conundrum eventually reared its ugly head.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments
The Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) is expected to benefit from a grant of US$164 million earmarked for 100 cities around the world.This was disclosed yesterday by PCC Mayor Cyvette M. Gibson, who said that the grant money is being provided by the Rockefeller Foundation (RF) through its 100 Resilient Cities Program.The 100RCs, pioneered by the RF, now enables PCC to join a network aimed at building urban resilience. As a member of the 100RCs, Paynesville will gain access to tools, funding, technical expertise and other resources to build resilience to the challenges of the 21st Century. Addressing a news conference, Mayor Gibson said entrance into this network will help her city fight the resilience challenges of infrastructure failure, flooding, water management issues, poor health infrastructure and disease outbreak.“Paynesville’s selection to join the 100 Resilient Cities network is not only a significant honor, it will give Paynesville the tools to support a better Paynesville today, tomorrow and for future generations to come. Our application recognized Paynesville’s commitment to better health infrastructure, proper water management, prevention of rainfall flooding and disease control.” Ms. Gibson said. “As a new member of 100RCs, we can work with the best in the private, government and non-profit sectors in developing and sharing tools to plan and respond to resilience challenges ahead.”Even though she admitted that she does not know at the moment how much will be given her city, she, however, disclosed that it would be intended for use between two to five years.Mayor Gibson disclosed that in months ahead, Paynesville will be eligible to receive grant funding to hire a Chief Resilient Officer, who will be tasked to lead the citywide resilience-building process and engage stakeholders from across different government agencies, public and private sectors and various communities to incorporate diverse perspectives and knowledge. “Paynesville will also receive technical support to develop a resilience strategy that reflects the city’s distinct needs and the support and services as we work towards implanting that strategy,” she added.She also stated that Mr. Michael Berkowitz, RF’s president of the 100RCs program, is expected to shortly pay a visit to Liberia.According to a PCC release, Mr. Berkowitz said: “We selected Paynesville because of its leaders’ commitment to resilience building and the innovative and proactive way they have been thinking about challenges the city faces.”PCC was chosen from a list of over 325 applicants on the basis of their willingness, ability and need to become resilient in the face of future challenges. Ten other cities on the continent, including Lagos, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Cape Town and Luxor in Egypt joined Paynesville in making the 100 RCs. Eight American cities including Washington D.C., Seattle, Atlanta and Honolulu made the list, while three Canadian cities joined Montreal on the list. In the UK, two cities joined three already-on-the-list cities to take the UK’s tally to five.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…fearful of collapseBusiness owners and residents utilising the Charity Marketing Centre Wharf in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are again appealing to the Government to take action to prevent the structure from further deterioration.Rotted pillars which no longer provide support to the wharfThey say that if mechanisms are not urgently put in place to save the 38-year-old facility, the entire structure would soon collapse into the Pomeroon River, taking with it millions of dollars in goods and other valuables, not to mention priceless lives.The waterfront is an important hub for many to ply their trade throughout the week, while thousands of customers utilise the services that are being offered. Businesses housed inside the Charity Marketing Centre serve residents in the far north corners of Guyana, and if this building should collapse due to negligence, great financial losses would be incurred as well as deprivation of much needed services.Concerned residents are urging the Public Infrastructure Ministry (MPI) to immediately attend to this structure before it should collapse with detrimental consequences.During the last Regional Democratic Council (RDC) meeting, Region Two Chairman, Davanand Ramdatt, asked Regional Executive Officer (REO) and clerk hired by the RDC, Rupert Hopkinson, to again write Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson on the importance of Government’s intervention.Emergency works are needed to fix the piles on which the massive concrete structure rests.About a year ago, a study was done by local engineers, who recommended immediate replacement of all the piles upon which the structure rests. An examination of the underside of the structure reveals that all the piles are seriously rotted and only a few are providing support to the building.It has been posited that Region Two is not in a position to finance the urgent repairs this structure needs, and the Region Two Administration is calling on Central Government to fix the structure as soon as possible.During a visit to the wharf earlier this year, Regional Chairman Ramdatt told this publication that the region had, last August, communicated with the MPI about the structure and the urgency for remedial work to be conducted thereon.At the moment, the greenheart pillars supporting the wharf are rotten and shaking; and despite repeatedly being cautioned, over 30 folks continued to vend on the wharf.“We have gotten reports that heavy-duty trucks are driving on top the structure. The structure, as it is, cannot withstand weight, and it can very well collapse. We have been educating persons about this, but still reports indicate persons are driving on it in the nights,” the Regional Chairman had explained.During interviews, many vendors declared that they depend on vending to support their families, and have called on the relevant authorities to take their plight into consideration.Guyana Times understands that the Charity/Urasara Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) placed bars in an effort to block vehicles from traversing the wharf, since the situation was too dangerous.
Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL), the parent company of the Republic Bank Limited (RBL) Group, and its subsidiaries have recorded profits to the tune of US$184.5 million for the nine-month period, which ended June 30, 2019.This figure represents an increase of US$35.8 million or 24.1 per cent over the corresponding period in the previous year.According to RFHL Chairman Ronald Harford, it was reported at the end of March 31, 2019, that there were two significant one-off items— the net impact of which increased profits by US13.9 million. Excluding the impact of these items, he noted that the Group’s core profit was US$170.6 million, that is, US$21.9 million or 14.7 per cent more than the prior period.Apart from RBL Barbados, Harford said there was a general improvement in profitability across the Group, with the RBL Trinidad and Tobago Group earning US$9.8 million and Cayman National Corporation bringing in US$8.6 million— being the main contributors to the significant increase in core profitability. He added too that approximately one-third of RFHL’s core profits are generated from overseas operations.Meanwhile, the Group’s Chairman outlined that the total assets stood at US$12.8 billion at June 30, 2019, representing an increase of US$2.4 billion or 22.4 per cent over the corresponding period in June last year.“This was mainly due to the acquisition of Cayman National Corporation on March 13, 2019, which added US$1.7 billion to the Group’s asset base,” he noted.Furthermore, Harford mentioned RFHL’s previous announcement of the commencement of the process to acquire Scotiabank’s banking operations in Guyana, Sint Maarten and the Eastern Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), saying, “we continue to engage the various regulators, whose approvals are required for the acquisition, through meetings/and or providing information”.Nevertheless, the RFHL Chairman posited that he expects the Group’s performance to continue for the remainder of the year.In its previous financial report, the RFHL Group reported a profit after taxation and non-controlling interest of $1.3 billion for the year that ended September 30, 2018.The directors had declared a dividend of $3.15 per share for that financial year. A half-year dividend of $1.25 per share was paid on June 1, 2018, making a total dividend on each share $4.40 (2017: $4.40).
Region 2 flag-raising ceremony Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry Annette Ferguson was left in an awkward position on Friday night when she called on the crowd to applause as she asked residents of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) to give the coalition Government a second chance, which was met by dead silence from those gathered.Region Two held its annual flag-raising ceremony at the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground.The programme had a fixture of cultural items including patriotic songs, dances and poems reflecting Guyana’s rich heritage but the event took a political turn when Minister Ferguson, in delivering the feature address, gave an election campaign speech. She accused the People’s Progressive Party of destroying Guyana and called out to residents of Region Two to support the coalition Government (APNU/AFC). However, things got even more awkward as the Minister called out to residents to give the coalition a second chance to continue what she described as “good work”, but as she asked the crowd to cheer for the Government’s “achievements”, there was dead silence. As such, she persisted for an applause and a few persons clapped as the moment became uncomfortable as she continued to plea for support for the Government.Speaking with this publication, some rice farmers who attended the flag-raising ceremony said that they were very disappointed that the feature address turned into a political rally. The farmers said that no mention was made about the crippling rice industry in the region nor was there any mention of future plans to address the declining industry.Meanwhile, at midnight, the Golden Arrowhead was hoisted by members of the Joint Services. In attendance at the ceremony were Regional Executive Officer, Dennis Jaikarran and Heads of the Joint Services among other regional officials. The Regional Chairman was absent from the event.On Saturday morning, to celebrate Guyana’s 49th Republic Anniversary, Essequibians turned out in their numbers to get a glimpse of the region’s float parade.There were seven floats in three categories – large, medium and small. In the large category, one float participated which was the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).In the medium category, the winner was the Mainstay/Wayaka group while the second place went to the G Division Police Youth Group and third place to the Essequibo Technical Institute (ETI). In the small category, the winner was the Regional Health Department and the second prize went to the Education Department. The Anna Regina Town Council also received a prize for participating in this category.
Club Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 14.05.12The Seniors and Reserves entertained Kilcar at home in the League on Sunday and on a blustery day they once again had mixed fortunes with the Seniors getting another good win while the Reserves were defeated. The Junior men had a good away win on Saturday in Ardara winning by 0-10 to 1-04. None of the adult mens football teams have a game this week. Best wishes to Rory, Kevin and Donegal as they travel to Breffni Park to take on Cavan on Sunday.The U-14 Boys begin their League campaigns this Wednesday evening. The Div. 1 team travels to the Bridge to face St. Michael’s, the Div. 2 team are at home to neighbours, Termon and the Div. 3 team make the long trek to face Urris. All games throw-in at 7:30pm.The U-12 teams both won their openeing fixtures last weekend with the Div. 1 team seeing off Fanad Gaels and the Div. 2 team defeating Naomh Padraig, Lifford. The Div. 1 team travelled to Cloughaneely on Monday night and got 2 wins with the Div. 2 team also on their travels, taking on Robert Emmett’s in games that have been moved to Friday night.Well done to David Ireland, Stephen Doherty, Aaron O’Connell, Conor O’Grady and Caoimhin Lennon who represented the club on the U16 County Hurling Team in the Ulster Feile last Saturday. They played Antrim, Down and Derry. The U14 hurlers beat the Letterkenny Gaels in the league at home last Thursday.The U8 Hurlers had their first outdoor Blitz of the year in Burt. We fielded 2 teams and played 7 competitive games. Thanks to all the players & parents for braving the cold and wind.U16 and U18 Hurling training is on every Monday at 5:30pm in O’Donnell Park. U12 Hurling training Tuesday at 5:30pm, U14 Hurlers train at 4:30pm. As usual all new hurlers welcome.The Golf Scramble will take place in Barnhill on Saturday, June 9th. It is being organised by James Friel on 086-8255474 or Sean Boyle, Elaina and Dermot. Teams of 4 are €100.Cúl Camps will be in O’Donnell Park from 2nd July – 6th July. We will also be hosting our own Camps again this year. The Hurling & Camogie is on July 16th – 20th with the Football on July 23rd – 27th.We extend our sympathies to the McGrath family, Upper Ard O’Donnell on their loss and to the family of Hughie Gallagher, Muckish Avenue. There were 11 match 3 winners in this week’s Lotto draw. The numbers drawn were: 2-5-11-23 and they win €10 each. Kieran Doherty, c/o Adrian; Garvan McCloskey, College Farm Rd.; Sean Feeney, Carnamuggagh; Fergal Finn, Tullygay; Cormac Harnett, Dungloe; Tadhg Culbert, Beechwood Pk.; John McHale, Foxhills; Martin Blaney, Carolina Park; Jonathon Scanlon, aughnagaddy; Tommy Friel, Elmwood Downs and Paul Carr, Loughnagin. Next week’s Jackpot is €1,900.GAA: ST EUNAN’S CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 14th, 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S CLUB NEWS
INDEPENDENT TD Thomas Pringle has been involved in talks to set up a new left wing political party, made up of former Labour Party members.Deputy Pringle, a former member of Sinn Fein, has had discussions with former junior health minister Roisin Shortall.A number of other former senior Labour party members have been involved. The Killybegs man, who last week attended the opening of an office by Gaoth Dobhair local election candidate Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig, is understood to be involved in early discussions on the issue.The former county councillor will face an uphill battle to retain his seat at the next election as Donegal is put into one constituency and the number of TDs reduced from six to five.The possible new grouping could include other TDs from the Technical Group in the Dail. TD PRINGLE IN TALKS TO SET UP NEW POLITICAL PARTY was last modified: November 28th, 2013 by John2Share 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:new political partyTD PRINGLE IN TALKS TO SET UP NEW POLITICAL PARTYThomas Pringle
Donegal’s Action for Cancer Care group are to meet with health chiefs today to discuss their concerns for cancer services in the county.Letterkenny General HospitalThe group will met with Tony Canavan, Chief Operating Officer Saolta University Health Care Group, and Sean Murphy, manager of Letterkenny Hospital.The DACC say they will discuss and seek answers to the many questions they have had over a long period of time in relation to cancer services locally. This meeting follows representations by the DACC wrote to all of Donegal’ s six TD’s, the Director General of the HSE, the National Director of the Cancer Control Programme, the CEO of the Saolta Hospitals Group and also the new CEO of the Dublin/North East Hospital Group who was the CEO of the Saolta Group when we met with him at LGH on the 31st Oct.The letter concerned the group’s very immediate concerns regarding the future of the Breast Unit at Letterkenny Hospital.Spokesperson Betty Holmes they will b seeking answers to as many questions as possibl.“We are aware of the immediate and short term plan for the service but what DACC wants to know is the long term plan which we believe does not include maintaining the service at Letterkenny Hospital. “The primary aim of DACC is to ensure the people of Donegal have access to world- class cancer services whilst ensuring the retention and development of all cancer services at Letterkenny General Hospital.“The DACC have not gone away nor do we intend too, we will continue to work very hard in our voluntary capacity for the good of Donegal cancer patents & their families,” she said. CANCER GROUP TO MEET WITH HEALTH CHIEFS OVER DONEGAL CANCER SERVICES was last modified: February 8th, 2015 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:cancer servicesdonegalDONEGAL ACTION FOR CANCER CARE
Tags:#Features#Google#NYT#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Without any fanfare, Google has launched a new resource called “Google Internet Stats” which brings together industry facts and insights from across five different industries. Using a number of third party vendors as sources, the stats tool parses through online data to reveal Twitter-sized snippets and factoids like: “Over 90% of online merchants are planning to add rich media and social networking functions in 2009 -Internet Retailing” or “Runners have collectively logged over 93 million miles on nikeplus.com – BusinessWeek.” While the stat center is an excellent new resource, there is one odd thing about it – it’s hosted on the google.co.uk domain even though many of the sources used for stats have a global focus.The collection of statistics is broken down into five main areas of focus: Technology, Macro Economic Trends, Media Landscape, Media Consumption, and Consumer Trends. Within each topic are subcategories focusing on a particular aspect of that subject area. For example, within Technology, you can drill down into Broadband, Mobile, Devices, and Speed. While that’s obviously not a comprehensive look at all of technology, the stats available are compelling.Of course, because it’s Google, this resource is a search tool. Although you can just click around and scroll through the stats displayed, it’s more useful to actually perform a search if you’re looking for specific data. sarah perez The data for the stats comes from a variety of international resources provided by the following vendors: B2Bonline.com, BARB, BusinessWeek, Coke, Commission of the European Communities, Comscore, Core Metrics, Datamonitor, Deloitte, The Economist, eMarketer, Enders Analysis, Eurostat, Film Distributors Association, Financial Times, Forrester, GFK, Google Insights for Search, Greenbee.com, Guardian, HarvardBusiness.org, Hitwise, IAB, IFPI, IMF, Internet Retailing, Internetworldstats.com, JP Morgan, KMPG, Media & Marketing, Mediascope Europe, Mindshare, Motorola, Net Imperative, New York Magazine, Nielsen, NMA, Ofcom, Opsos MediaCT, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, QuickPlay Media Inc., Retail Week, Reuters, TGI Net, Times Online, TNS, Verdict Research, Wall Street Journal, WARC, YouTube, ZenithOptimedia, GMIt’s strange that despite featuring global companies, Google has launched this valuable resource tucked away on the UK domain. Because of this choice, many of the stats provided have a UK or European focus. However, mixed in with the localized data are global stats as well as stats that focus on the user base of just one company. For example, Twitter. (e.g. Although men and women follow a similar number of Twitter users, men have 15% more followers than women – HavardBusiness.org).We hope that Google is simply using the UK as the testing grounds for this new utility and they’ll soon launch something with a more global focus for everyone. Or even better, we hope they’ll launch more regionalized versions of this same tool across all Google domains worldwide. Thanks to Steve Rubel for sharing this new find. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts
Plastics serve many purposes, but millions of tons of discarded plastics end up buried in landfills, floating in the world’s oceans, and burned in poorly regulated incinerators, a report from the Worldwatch Institute says.Globally, the production of plastics rose 4 percent in 2013 over a year earlier, to a total of 299 million tons, the report said. On average, a person living in western Europe or North America uses about 220 pounds of plastics a year, compared with the per-capita consumption of only 44 pounds in Asia.After serving its intended purpose, between 22 percent and 43 percent of all plastics end up in landfills. Recovering plastic from the waste stream through recycling programs or incineration for energy would help minimize wasted space and local blight associated with landfill disposal, but there’s a snag: “Much of the plastic collected for recycling is shipped to countries with lower environmental regulation,” the report says. “And burning plastic for energy requires air emissions controls and produces hazardous ash, all while being relative inefficient.”For example, most plastic scraps from the U.S., Europe and other countries with established recycling systems go to China, where “indirect evidence” indicates they are reprocessed at “low-tech, family-run facilities with no environmental protection controls.” Some low-quality plastics, the report adds, are not reprocessed at all, but instead are burned for energy in plants with no pollution control devices.A Chinese initiative called Green Fence aims to reduce the amount of plastics that wind up in landfills there, according to the Worldwatch Institute and this report from PRI. Recycling lags in the U.S.In Europe, 26 percent (6.6 million tons) of post-consumer plastic was recycled in 2012. Another 36 percent was burned to produce energy, and the remaining 38 percent went to landfills. The post-consumer rate in the U.S. was far lower, according to the report — only 9 percent, or 2.8 million tons, was recycled. The rest, 32 million tons, was thrown out.Other findings:About 4 percent of the oil used worldwide each year goes into plastic goods. Another 4 percent is used to power the plastics manufacturing process.Between 10 million tons and 20 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans annually, where some 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing 268,940 tons are now floating around. Plastic debris causes an estimated $13 billion a year in damages to sea life, fisheries, and the tourism industry.Plastics now make up 10 percent by weight (50 percent by volume) of cars made in the U.S., or 336 pounds per vehicle. In 1960, a typical car contained less than 20 pounds of plastic.“Plastics help to reduce food waste by keeping products fresh longer, allow for the manufacture of life-saving healthcare equipment, reduce packaging mass compared with other materials, improve transportation efficiency, and have large potential for use in renewable energy technologies,” the report says. “But plastic litter, gyres of plastics in the oceans, and toxic additives in plastic products — including colorants, flame retardants, and plasticizers (such as bisphenol A, or BPA) — are raising awareness of and strengthening consumer demand for more sustainable materials.”