PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO CITY—Playing its first game in 25 days, TNT looked the sharper team against streaking Rain or Shine, carving out a 100-92 decision in Sunday’s PBA Philippine Cup action at Ynares Center here.Even without its marksman, national team mainstay Roger Pogoy, TNT managed to dictate the pace for most of the game. Jayson Castro and Troy Rosario, both fresh from their national team stint, tallied 20 points each.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “We’ve been practicing really, really hard during the break,” coach Bong Ravena said in Filipino. “We want our team tofocus on defense and be consistent.”With the help of Jericho Cruz and Ryan Reyes, TNT erected a 17-point lead against the erstwhile coleaders of the tournament. Cruz finished with 15 points while Reyes added 10 more.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBut Rain or Shine wasn’t the hottest team in the league for nothing—riding into the game on the saddle of a five-game winning streak. And even without star big man Raymond Almazan anchoring the middle, the Elasto Painters weren’t going down without a fight.Veteran James Yap and rookie Jjay Alejandro spearheaded a 17-4 run that pulled the Elasto Painters within four with 33 ticks left to play. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ LATEST STORIES But they eventually ran out of time to complete the comeback.In the other match, Alaska rebounded from big loss by coming out with an even bigger win, shredding crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra, 104-78.The Aces, still with several key cogs decommissioned by injuries, got strong performances from Chris Banchero, Simon Enciso and a host of role players to tab their third win in five outings.The Kings dropped to 3-3.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Abuan rules high jump for third Philippine gold in Isabela Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 View comments
The managing director of Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) has expressed “surprise” at Daily Observer newspaper’s editorial assertions that the entity lacks expertise and coordination.Mr. Charles B. Allen, reacting yesterday on UNMIL ‘Coffee Break’ radio talk show in Monrovia, declared, “I am totally surprised and taken aback that the Daily Observer which is considered Liberia’s premier and professional media institution could give added responsibility on LWSC Management for the flood and drainage business in Monrovia.”Many Liberians and foreign residents in and outside Liberia, Director Allen added, consider the Daily Observer’s style of reporting as fair, balanced, objective and accurate, but he expressed disappointment in its Tuesday editorial, which he said, opted to give the LWSC added responsibility for Monrovia’s perennial drainage, flood and sanitation crisis.He contended that the floods and drainage challenges of Monrovia do not fall in the purview of the LWSC.“We are committed to the provision of quality and pipe-borne water to Liberians, foreign investments and the greater business community as stipulated in our mandate as water managers,” Director Allen explained.According to him, the LWSC’s engineers are consolidating efforts with the aim to ensure that the mandate delegated to the water agency are carried out for the good of the customers and support partners. The Daily Observer’s editorial on Tuesday reminded the LWSC’s director and principal deputies that they cannot divorce themselves from the water and sewer challenges of Monrovia and its environs. Under the caption, “Has Water and Sewer No Vision or Expertise?” the paper called on Director Allen and his team to meet and tell themselves and the Liberian people that during the next rainy season, Monrovians are not going to experience the same flooding they have had to endure this year and so many years before.The editorial further pointed out that this also means managing the nation’s water, including the water from rivers, creeks, swamps, drainages and gutters. In today’s Liberia, drainage and sewer problems are one in the same; they cannot be divorced. While this might have infrastructural implications, the LWSC has the mandate spelt out in its nomenclature – Water and Sewer – to play a lead role alongside the Ministry of Public Works to address these issues across the country. A senior staff of the newspaper also pointed out yesterday that in spite of the enormous assistance donor and support partners are providing to the LWSC, the sewer and drainage system remains a serious challenge. Another added that Mr. Allen as MD of LWSC is responsible for the management of water and sewer issues wherever they exist throughout the nation and that is why his entity is not called Monrovia Water [and Sewer] Corporation. “I guess he did not consider the size of the shoes he was stepping into but only thought about the title and emoluments like many of his type who only want the authority and paygrade and don’t want to hear about the level of responsibility and service to the people and country.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
In order to facilitate the ongoing expansion project at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), the immigration and security operations have been shifted to the former Greeters Hall.The airport advised departing passengers of this relocation in a statement on Saturday. The shift of these operations takes effect today at approximately 14:00h.According to the CJIA Corporation, it is apt to note that the project is progressing smoothly and on schedule to the completion date, and this is a planned stage of the renovation works to accommodate the construction while maintaining operations of the existing terminal.The Drop off/Check-in process remains the same. However, passengers will be guided along a corridor to be processed by Immigration Officers, followed by security screening.After the mandatory security checks, passengers will still have the opportunity to shop and browse in the duty-free shops, which are also located in the former Greeters Hall area.Passengers will then proceed along another corridor to the Departure Lounge area to await boarding.Last month, President David Granger and his Cabinet were given a tour of the airport, and were updated on the progress of the works. During a presentation done on the project, it was revealed that some US$114 million have thus far been expended on the airport, while an additional US$27 million will be spent before the end of the year.The airport expansion works are between 75 and 80 per cent completed. The Project’s Manager, Carmichael Thorne, during his presentation, stated that the project is geared at addressing four critical areas: insufficient public parking; overcrowding within the terminal; conflicts of parking aircraft while at the same time permitting larger aircraft on the international apron; and a safety area in the event of an aircraft overshooting the runway.Under the previous administration, Guyana had secured a US$138 million loan from the China Exim (Export-Import) Bank to fund the expansion and modernisation project, for which the Guyana Government has injected some US$12 million.However, when the coalition Government came in to power in 2015, the project was put on hold, but following discussions between Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and the contracting company, China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC), it was announced that the project would be continued, but with a reduction in the design and capacity.On completion of the expansion project, it is expected to yield two air passenger boarding bridges for passengers’ arrival and departure; a 450-person seating departure area; escalators and elevators, in addition to its extended runway that would cater for larger categories of aircraft.
The City of Fort St. John doesn’t anticipate putting restrictions on water use this summer.Victor Shopland, the city’s integrated services manager, says the city’s water consumption has stayed “fairly flat” despite its growing population.“2006 was a peak year for water use,” Shopland told councillors at Tuesday’s council meeting.- Advertisement -“We initiated water metering, and we see how quickly (use) has dropped off.”Shopland acknowledged the city’s water treatment plant is reaching the higher end of its capacity, but can still meet the needs of the city if a crisis doesn’t happen to force the city to change track.“We should be OK without having to go into restrictions,” he said.Advertisement A crisis could include a major infrastructure at either the city’s pump stations or treatment plant. An extreme drought event would also have an impact, Shopland added, noting that the city saw a spike in water use last summer due to dry conditions.A 50 year growth study presented to council on Tuesday reported the water treatment plant is already at capacity, and was built to serve only about 17,800 people. The city currently has to draw on reservoir reserves to meet daily peak demands as its population has surpassed that point, according to the report.
The Warriors also avenged a pair of losses to the Thunder in November and just before the NBA All-Star Game break earlier this month.“We’re champions. We’re 46-14 and we’ve got one of the best road records in the league,” Durant said.Thunder star Paul George was held to just five points, while a struggling Carmelo Anthony scored only 14. Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City with 15 points and 10 rebounds.“He’s played at such a high level offensively for such a long time, a night like tonight’s going to happen,” coach Billy Donovan said of George.Anthony’s frustration boiled over when he got into a testy exchange with the Warriors’ Draymond Green. Green was given a technical foul — his 15th of the season — for swatting the head of Anthony who then threw his blue headband down on the court before engaging Green.“I play with high emotion,” Green said. “I’ll continue to play with passion.”Elsewhere, the Miami Heat used a balanced scoring attack to halt a three-game losing streak by rolling over the struggling Memphis Grizzlies 115-89.Tyler Johnson scored 23 points for the Heat, who are battling for a post-season spot after winning for just the second time in their last 10 games.Memphis has lost nine games in a row, the longest current losing streak in the NBA.Justise Winslow scored a season-high 17 points for the Heat while Wayne Ellington drained five three pointers and finished with 15 points.Miami veteran Dwyane Wade got into foul trouble and played just 18 minutes.Andrew Harrison scored 17 points for the Grizzlies, who played without injured leading scorer Tyreke Evans.The Heat took the lead for good at 28-26 and their margin reached 92-70 by the end of the third quarter.Miami outscored Memphis 50-30 in the paint, 13-2 on fast breaks and 26-8 off turnovers.In Portland, Damian Lillard scored on a driving layup with nine-tenths of a second to play as the Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat the Phoenix Suns 106-104.Lillard scored 19 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 40.In New York, Kyrie Irving tallied 31 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, leading the Boston Celtics over the New York Knicks 121-112 for their second victory in two nights since the all-star break.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kevin Durant delivered 28 points as the Golden State Warriors improved to 46-14 with a 112-80 win over Oklahoma City © GETTY/AFP/File / KEVORK DJANSEZIANLOS ANGELES, United States, Feb 25 – Kevin Durant delivered 28 points and Stephen Curry finished with 21 points and nine rebounds as the Golden State Warriors improved to 46-14 with a 112-80 win over Oklahoma City.After a see-saw first half the defending league champion Warriors got in a groove, going on a 21-1 run spanning the third and fourth quarters to seize control and turn Saturday’s contest into a blowout.
3. Javier Hernandez – Return of a fan favourite? Click the arrow for more – Perhaps the ideal replacement for Falcao is right under Uniteds noses? Javier Hernandezs desire for more game time saw the Mexican head to Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal, but with Los Blancos seemingly uncertain whether they will keep him on a permanent basis, he might find a second chance at Old Trafford. His scoring ratio at United speaks for itself and given another crack at the whip, he could come good (again). Louis van Gaal’s decision to omit striker Radamel Falcao from Man United’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton has set tongues wagging over the Colombian’s future at the club.Falcao joined the Red Devils in a transfer deadline day move back in the summer, United paying an initial £5m loan fee to Monaco with the option to permanently keep the player at the end of the season for an additional £45m.While it was thought that United would take up that opportunity, it has now been thrown into doubt.But should Falcao not remain at the club, who could they turn to, in order to bolster their striker options?Click the arrow to see who could come in… 6 6 6 2. West Brom’s Saido Berahino – beat LFC to another target?! Click the arrow for more… – While United would be tempted to shop abroad, perhaps they would be better suited looking for a replacement closer to home. Saido Berahinos development at West Brom is coming along nicely, with the England youngster having taken his Premier League tally to nine goals at the weekend. There is a feeling that he is now ready for the step up to a bigger club and United could certainly offer him that platform. With English talent at a premium though, he is likely to cost a pretty penny. 4. Porto’s Jackson Martinez – Falcao’s successor in more ways than one? Click the arrow for more… – Should they decide to pursue him, United could always replace one Colombian with another, in the shape of Jackson Martinez, who succeeded his compatriot at the Portuguese club. The Porto striker is once again scoring goals for fun and looks on target to eclipse his 29-goal return of last season. A prolific hitman with a style that would seemingly suit the Premier League, he would surely be in contention. 5. Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette – Beat Liverpool to his signature? Click the arrow for more possible Falcao replacements – The Frenchman has been linked with a move to Liverpool in January, but with that seemingly unlikely at this stage, it looks as though if he is going to leave Lyon it will be in the summer. The 23-year-old is currently Europes best marksman behind Cristiano Ronaldo boasting 19 league goals so far and it is only a matter of time before a big money move happens. With Robin van Persie beyond his peak and Wayne Rooney occupying a deeper role, Lacazette could be the ideal man to rejuvenate Uniteds front line. 6 6 6 1. PSG’s Edinson Cavani – world class talent – If United are happy to splash the cash on a finished article, then they should arguably look no further than Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan international is reportedly considering his future in France, and certainly has the talent to thrive elsewhere. Radamel Falcao’s Manchester United future is in doubt, but who could replace him at Old Trafford? Take a look at the targets – just click to the next side using the yellow arrow above!
Did you or someone you know go to school in the Convoy area – maybe Broadpath School?Knitting queen Edel MacBrideWas their any knitting back in the day? Maybe there was no wool to knit. We would love to hear your stories.Join Edel MacBride at Knitfield Convoy tonight, 21st June at 7pm for lots of tae and homebakes with a guaranteed good yarn. The price is just €10. Something different where we plan on having a bit of a fire and old style hospitality.Remember when people met real people (rather than virtual ones!). Well we can guarantee a good yarn or two and who knows who you’ll bump into. We will guarantee lots of tae and if you fancy, you can bring along a bit o knitting. WHY NOT KNIT UP A GOOD YARN TONIGHT? was last modified: June 21st, 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:convoyEdel McBrideknitting
Charlie McConalogue TDBy Jeaic Mac Ceallabhuí: Forty percent of teachers have not undergone the garda vetting process, Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has said today.Figures released this morning show that 36,000 teachers throughout Ireland have not been through the garda clearance process.“I am extremely concerned by the reports this morning that 40% of teachers in our schools have not undergone the Garda vetting process. These procedures were put in place to protect children and vulnerable young people, however the fact that so many teachers have yet to be vetted calls into question the Government’s commitment to actually implementing their policy,”, Deputy McConalogue told Donegal Daily. “Delays in the implementation of the National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 have created a loophole in the system, which is effectively allowing teachers to work in schools without being fully cleared by the authorities.“While there are certain child protection policies currently in place only full mandatory vetting can ensure best possible practice.”He warned: “This issue needs to be addressed urgently. Child protection policies must not be allowed to be reduced to token measures. They must be enforced in full and without exception, and Garda vetting must be a part of that.“Minister Jan O’Sullivan cannot continue to ignore this problem. Resources must be allocated to the Garda Vetting Unit to reduce the backlog and ensure that all teachers are cleared. This is a short term measure which will have a significant impact on the system. It is completely unacceptable more than 36,000 teachers have gone unchecked to date, and it is a failure of this Government which must be remedied without delay.” DONEGAL TEACHERS STILL NOT VETTED BY GARDAI – McCONALOGUE was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalGarda vetting
SAN FRANCISCO – An explosive three-alarm structure fire burned in a downtown industrial area Monday afternoon, sending plumes of black smoke over the city. It took firefighters about an hour to extinguish the blaze, as the smell of burning rubber tires pervaded the site close to the city’s Mission District. “There were probably at least 15 explosions,” said David Grace, 50, who said he was about a block away when the blaze broke out. “One of them was so big that we felt the heat on our face.” The fire started around 3 p.m., when heavy smoke was reported in the back of a Hertz Equipment Rental lot, said Pete Howes, a San Francisco Fire Department spokesman. Propane tanks were stored at the business, which has a propane filling station and rents out construction equipment. Howes said the blaze spread to an abandoned house that was adjacent to the back of the lot. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
BY EMMET RUSHE: We live in an age where everything is instant.When we want something, we want it now.High speed broadband, instant coffee, self-serve checkouts, instant downloads, instant messenger; the list goes on and on. We have become used to not having to wait for anything.Turn on YouTube to upload a video and if we have to wait longer than 10 seconds for it to load, we will lose interest and move onto another.People get frustrated if they have to queue, are stuck in traffic or get stuck behind a slow driver.When it comes to weight loss, health and fitness, the same expectations apply. We live in an age where someone is disappointed if they only lose a pound per week when on a weight loss programme.Guys who are looking to build muscle are turning to P.E.D’s so they can get to where they want to be as fast as possible.People are always looking for the quickest way to get in shape while doing the least amount of work.Diet companies promise unsustainable weight loss statistics in an attempt to attract the most customers.The problem with always looking for the quickest way to do anything, is when you finally reach your goal, you will probably go back to your starting point just as quick, if not quicker. How’s that for high speed?Goals have to be realistic.I had a conversation with a woman who wanted to lose weight for a family event that was 10 months down the road.She wanted to lose 2 stone for the event but was getting frustrated that the weight was coming off too slowly. She was ONLY losing 1lb per week.It was getting to the point where she was so frustrated that she felt like giving up.2 stone is 28lbs.There are roughly 40 weeks in 10 months.28lbs divided into 40 weeks is 0.7lbs per week.She was .3lbs a week over what she needed, which means if she kept going she would have nearly 3 stone off come the event.Yet she was ready to quit!Why??She was ready to quit because she was being influenced by was she saw and heard through the media, internet, friends and her work colleagues.They were all telling her that she should be losing more weight, faster than she was losing it so why bother trying at all?Great advice, huh?Misinformation and negativity like this makes it very hard for people when they set out on their goals.You feel as if you should always be getting there faster.You lose 5lbs the first week, so you want 10lbs the next, then 20lbs and so on.It is completely unrealistic to expect goals like this to be achieved or sustainable if they are reached.If you actually manage to reach them in this manner, it would be like bungee jumping.You start (jump)…Speed towards your goal (the descent)…Reach your goal (bungee at full stretch)…Then get snapped right back to where you started, because the manner in which you got there wasn’t realistic or sustainable.If you have a goal, allow yourself plenty of time to get there.Once you reach it, keeping it will be easy.#TrainSmartIf you have any question on this article or for getting atailored program to help you reach your goals, please contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: FAST TRACK TO FAILURE? was last modified: May 26th, 2014 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:emmet rushefastrack to failurefitness column