Filoil: San Beda pips NU

first_imgDefending champion San Beda got its title retention bid running with a 71-61 victory over National University in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Javee Mocon led the Red Lions in the win with 12 points, three rebounds, and two assists, while JB Bahio got things done in the paint with his 10 points and five boards.Cameroonian big man Donald Tankoua and James Canlas both had nine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We have been working on our individual defense and it worked when we stopped their scoring at 61 points,” said coach Boyet Fernandez.San Beda was able to pull through with the win despite the absence of lead guard Robert Bolick, who is still recovering from his knee injury. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Neophyte John Lloyd Clemente led NU with his 13 points and three rebounds, while Dave Ildefonso tallied 10 points, two boards, and two assists in his Bulldogs debut.The Scores:SAN BEDA 71 — Mocon 12, Bahio 10, Canlas 9, Tankoua 9, Nelle 7, Soberano 6, Abuda 4, Oftana 4, Presbitero 2, Cuntapay 2, Toba 2, Cabanag 0, Doliguez 0, Tongco 0.NU 61 — Clemente 13, D. Ildefonso 10, Gaye 9, Aquino 6, Gallego 6, Diputado 5, Menina 4, S. Ildefonso 2, Joson 2, Galinato 2, Tibayan 2, Mosqueda 0, Yu 0, Oczon 0, Mangayaom 0.Quarters: 14-12, 37-30, 55-48, 71-61.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Filoil: UST falls to Letran in Ayo’s first game as coach ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Bourda Market drain in appalling condition

first_img… “We fed up talk!” – vendorsThe western drain alongside stalls at the Bourda Market has once again raised alarm over its deplorable andThe unsanitary condition of the drain in front of stalls at the Bourda Marketunsanitary state.According to vendors who ply their trade near the drain, the sewage system would overflow into the gutters emitting an unpleasant stench, which served as a major hindrance towards their businesses since shoppers find the scent repulsive and opt to stay away from the area.Other vendors told Guyana Times that when there was heavy rain, the drain would overflow unto the walkway and even human faeces would be seen in front of the business stalls.“The place dutty and stink. People don’t wanna come round here. See that drain adeh? When rain fall hard it does overflow and all the people s**t and p**s mix with the dutty water does flood the whole walkway,” one vendor said.Many vendors highlighted that numerous complaints were made to the market’s office to no avail. They expressed their frustrations of having to earn their living in such unhygienic surroundings.“We don’t get sale. Now it even worse. The conditions get worse and we deh mo bad cause nobody don’t come round here no more. We fed up talk. It ain’t mek sense I talk cause they na gon do nothing. They does never do nothing. The other day one ah the man them come in here and tell me I only being pessimistic. I telling the man bout the drain condition and he telling me I only being pessimistic,” said one vendor who identified himself only as “Bald Head”.Guyana Times was told that all of the other drains had been cleaned and dug recently; however, the drain to the western end of the Bourda Market was neglected because of the sewage system leaks into it.“The people that went cleaning the drain, cleaning good good. Then they stop and we ask wham to this one and they said they ain’t going no way near shitty water. How they scorn and other nonsense. So wham, man? We ain’t scorn? Is we gotta deh in this every day.”last_img read more

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Senators Enraged by Widespread “Illegal Logging”

first_imgMembers of the Senate were outraged yesterday after a communication from River Cess County accusing logging companies of illegal logging there was read before that body. In his communication dated April 12, Senator Francis Paye informed his colleagues of the expiration of agreements entered into with the Liberian government, some three years ago, by few logging companies currently operating in his county. However, Senator Paye raised concern that the said companies, which he did not name, are still carrying on logging, which he said is in “flagrant violation of the Concessions and Investment Laws without the thought towards ratifying said agreements. We consider the act as total defiance of the laws and cannot now and hereafter allow such illegal operations to continue without appropriate legal steps followed.”The Rivercess Lawmaker requested the Senate plenary to invite Forestry Development Authority (FDA) Managing Director, Harrison S. Karnwea, before that body to provide all information relative to the alleged illegal operations of logging companies in River Cess. Buttressing Senator Paye’s letter, Grand Kru County Senator Peter Coleman said that in consonance with the new Forestry Law, there is always an attached social agreement which gives the communities certain benefits. He maintained that concession agreements are tied to the conclusion of social agreements by the logging company in the communities where logging activities are carried out. Quoting the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) in line with the European Union, Senator Coleman noted that no log can be shipped, especially to Europe, if there is not an attached signed social agreement between the logging company and the community. “I am perplexed by the fact that these logging companies in Rivercess still continue to ship logs when their social agreement have expired. That is in contravention of the new Forestry Law and I think the FDA that monitors these things as an entity of the government must be called to answer these questions,” said Sen. Coleman.A majority of the Senators agreed with Senator Coleman, but others blamed the loggers’ alleged violations on the poor oversight by committees responsible to monitor and ensure compliance.For his part, Rivercess Senator Dallas A. V. Gueh recalled communicating to the Senate about the need to review all concessions in the country, “taking into consideration that Rivercess is disenfranchised from all of its due benefits. These concessionaires operating in the county have gone more than five years without revision of their contracts; without entering into new social agreements; yet they are exporting logs through the Port of Buchanan in contravention of the Liberian and European Union laws.”Following a lengthy debate, a unanimous vote decided to send the communication to the committees on Concessions and Investment; Forestry and Agriculture; and Judiciary, with the mandate that they meet with the relevant government agencies, especially the FDA, and report to plenary in two weeks for further action. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Bayern beat Man United in final pre-season test

first_imgMarcus Rashford and Victor Lindelof returned for United after their post-World Cup break, although the visitors lost Eric Bailly to injury after the interval following a collision with Serge Gnabry.Mourinho remains hopeful of strengthening his side in the transfer window before the August 9 deadline, with Brazil international midfielder Fred the club’s top signing this summer.“My CEO knows what I want for quite a long time,” Mourinho told German TV ahead of the game. “I know he tries to do the best for me, and I still have a few days to wait and see what is going to happen.”Bayern, under new coach Niko Kovac, will head back to their training camp in Tegernsee ahead of next weekend’s German Super Cup against Eintracht Frankfurt.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Javi Martinez grabbed the only goal as Bayern edged Man United in a pre-season friendly © AFP / Christof STACHEMUNICH, Germany, Aug 5 – Javi Martinez’s second-half header earned Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory over Manchester United at the Allianz Arena on Sunday in a final pre-season test for both sides ahead of the new campaign.Spain international Martinez nodded in from a corner on 59 minutes as the German champions overcame a lacklustre display from Jose Mourinho’s side, who kick off the Premier League at home to Leicester City on Friday.last_img read more

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Loew rejects Ozil’s accusations of racism

first_img0Shares0000Germany head coach Joachim Loew admits he had been ‘almost arrogant’ with some of his decisions in Russia as he outlined the reasons for Germany’s World Cup debacle © AFP / Christof STACHEMUNICH, Germany, Aug 29 – Joachim Loew has rejected Mesut Ozil’s accusations of racism within the German FA (DFB) as the head coach gave his analysis of Germany’s World Cup debacle on Wednesday.“Mesut made allegations of racism, but I can clearly say that in the DFB, there have never been racist comments,” Loew said while announcing his squad to face world champions France in Munich on September 6, then Peru three days later. “The players with an immigration background have always enjoyed playing for us and nothing has changed,” added Loew who has been head coach since 2006.Arsenal midfielder Ozil retired from international football on July 22 with a stinging three-page statement, in which he directly accused DFB president Reinhard Grindel of racism.This is the first time Loew has commented on the Ozil saga.– No contact –“His advisor called me to inform me that Mesut would issue the third part of his statement,” added Loew.“The player himself did not call me, which normally players have done in the past.“Mesut has still not called and for the last two weeks I have unsuccessfully tried to reach him.“I am sure there will be a chance for a personal conversation in the future.“He has chosen this path – I have to accept that.”Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan, who were both born in Germany to Turkish parents, sparked a political storm on the eve of the World Cup by meeting Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.When Erdogan’s office put out pictures of the meeting, the pair’s loyalty to Germany was hotly questioned, sparking fierce debate about integration, and they were attacked by German far-right politicians.Ozil walked away from the German set up after the World Cup, complaining of facing “racism and disrespect” and specifically took aim at Grindel.Sami Khedira is the biggest name casualty in the Germany squad to face France and Peru next month with the Juventus midfielder axed by head coach Joachim Loew. © AFP/File / BENJAMIN CREMEL“In the eyes of Grindel and his supporters, I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose,” Ozil wrote damningly.Following Germany’s World Cup debacle, finishing bottom of their group in Russia, Loew announced on Wednesday that assistant coach Thomas Schneider has been demoted to chief scout.The axe has also fallen on Sami Khedira, 31, who was part of the team which won the 2014 World Cup.The Juventus midfielder is the biggest name casualty in the new squad, which included Gundogan, as well as his Manchester City team-mate Leroy Sane, who was dropped for the World Cup.Loew says ‘the biggest mistake’ he made in Russia was to assume Germany could reach the knock-out stages by playing possession football.– ‘Almost arrogant’ –“That was almost arrogant. I wanted to take our game to the limit and perfect it,” admitted the 58-year-old.“I ended up taking too many risks and after the first game (a 1-0 defeat to Mexico) we had our backs to the wall.”Loew’s new squad has a mix of “experience and youth” with his 2014 World Cup winning stars Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Tony Kroos, Thomas Mueller and Manuel Neuer included despite below-par performances in Russia.Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Thilo Kehrer, 21, Hoffenheim left-back Nico Schulz, 25, and Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz, 19, are called up for the first time.Sane, Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah and Freiburg striker Nils Petersen, who were cut from the provisional World Cup squad, all return.In May, Loew signed a four-year deal to take him through to the next World Cup, but admits Germany’s woeful performance in Russia puts him under huge pressure to turn things around — starting against world champions France.“We are all being specially observed and put under pressure, I am aware of that,” said Loew.“However, I am still convinced of our class and quality. The World Cup squad was very, very good, but we did not perform.”Germany squadGoalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona/ESP)DefendersJerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Antonio Ruediger (Chelsea/ENG), Nico Schulz (Hoffenheim), Niklas Suele (Bayern Munich), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen)Midfielder/forwardsJulian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen0, Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), İlkay Gundogan (Manchester City/ENG), Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid/ESP), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Nils Petersen (Freiburg), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Leroy Sane (Manchester City/ENG), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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HUGE CROWDS GATHER FOR OFFICIAL OPENING OF FANAD LIGHTHOUSE TO THE PUBLIC

first_imgHUGE crowds have gathered at one of Donegal’s most iconic and beautiful locations today – as Fanad Lighthouse was officially opened to the public today.Fanad Head has been voted one of the most beautiful Lighthouses in the world, and today over 100 guests attended the officially opening of the EU INTERREG IVA supported Lighthouse, which now offers guided tours and unique self-catering accommodation with simply breath-taking views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.hese spectacular offerings will be managed by; Forbairt Fhánada Teoranta, a local community group. The launch today was a bi-lingual event, as Fanad is the only lighthouse in the Gaeltacht open to the public. Renowned author & educator Finbarr Bradley officially opened the Lighthouse. From a technical standpoint, the light in Fanad Head Lighthouse will continue to be operated and maintained by Irish Lights. A Light was first established here nearly 200 years ago (in 1817) to protect seafarers, and could be seen for over 14 miles on a clear day.It remains an important aid to navigation for mariners today, alongside sixty-six other lighthouses operated and maintained by Irish Lights.This exciting project facilitated by Irish Lights, and operated by Forbairt Fhánada Teoranta, will contribute to the ongoing economic development of the local region.Speaking at the official opening, Yvonne Shields – Irish Lights Chief Executive commented: “Irish Lights has a long and rich history and connection to the coast and its communities. “We have and continue to provide an important navigation service around the coast of Ireland and Fanad Lighthouse is an important navigation aid on the North West coast. In 2012 when we first contemplated the idea of refurbishing Fanad Lighthouse and opening it for tourism, we approached the local community for their input.“From the very start the community embraced the idea and began to organise themselves to take on the community enterprise project that you see here today.“A huge partnership of public and private sector partners came together and worked as a team to invest in and to develop this fabulous lighthouse visitor experience which gives people the opportunity to see and stay in a working lighthouse and to contribute to the preservation of our rich maritime heritage on the wild Atlantic way.”On behalf of Forbairt Fhánada Teoranta, Cathaoirleach John Friel said, ‘Forbairt Fhánada Teoranta is proud to be involved with this wonderful opportunity for Fanad and North Donegal. It is our hope that the lighthouse project will be a catalyst for development in the cultural and economic life of the area and we are very grateful to Irish Lights for their on-going support and help, as well as Donegal County Council, Donegal Tourism, Údarás na Gaeltachta, and Fáilte Ireland.”Welcoming the newly opened lighthouse, Gina McIntyre CEO of the SEUPB, said; “This is an innovative cross-border project which will attract a new generation of domestic and overseas tourists into the region. “Tourism was a key feature of INTERREG IVA as the Programme provided support to a wide-range of projects that have drawn on the natural environment to create world-class tourist offerings. I am delighted to see that, through the re-development of Fanad Head Lighthouse, EU funding has been able to conserve part of our precious maritime history and encourage visitors to share in this experience.”Fanad Head Lighthouse is also part of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland initiative and is a Signature Discovery Point along the Wild Atlantic Way.The official opening also marks the start of a weekend of festive events being held at different Lighthouses all around the coast, in the inaugural Lighthouse Festival; Great Lighthouses of Ireland Shine a Light on Summer, over the May bank holiday weekend which is being supported by Failte Ireland.The Great Lighthouses of Ireland project has been funded by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA cross border programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes body (SEPUB). HUGE CROWDS GATHER FOR OFFICIAL OPENING OF FANAD LIGHTHOUSE TO THE PUBLIC was last modified: April 29th, 2016 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:fanad lighthouseofficial openinglast_img read more

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ATHLETICS: RESULTS FROM THE ALL SPORTS DONEGAL TOWN 5K

first_imgResults of All Sports Donegal Town 5kBy Eamon Harvey: Eighteen years old Mark Bonner from the Finn Valley club was an impressive winner of the All Sports Donegal Town 5k on Friday evening. Ran on a beautiful balmy evening on a new and flat course the determined Bonner held off the fast finishing Ivan Tonner form Letterkenny to record a seven seconds winning time of 16mins 41secss. The ever improving Noel Diver from the Rosess AC was third.Chairmin O’Brien from the Finn Valley club was the first women home ahead of Sinead Peoples. Impressive category winners included Mark Bonner, Junior men, Colin McNulty, Finn Valley M40,Jimmy Renfrew, Enniskillen, M50, Anthony Murray, M60,Nilen Porter, Finn Valley, W40, and Noreen Bonner, Finn Valley, W 50. Gareth Britton, representing All Sports Donegal Town presented prizes to all category winners and valuable spot prizes donated by Cara Pharmacies and SAF [Paddy Donoghue] went to 20lucky recipients. For all results click here:donegaldaily results donegal town 5k ATHLETICS: RESULTS FROM THE ALL SPORTS DONEGAL TOWN 5K was last modified: June 2nd, 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL HOPING TO EXPLOIT WEAKENED KERRY SIDE

first_imgA large crowd is expected in Ballybofey this afternoon for the visit of Kerry to MacCumhaill Park.The Kingdom’s brand of football has always attracted attention from football purists and today will be no different.However, for a change Donegal will be favourites going into the game which throws in at 2pm. Kerry have been going through an indifferent league campaign and they are also missing a number of key personnel.Just a year ago, Kerry brushed aside Donegal by 2-16 to 1-8 as Donegal threw a glance towards their championship campaign.Today’s game as its own prize.Both sides will be anxious to get full points today to keep their hopes of maintaining Division One status intact. Jim McGuinness’ team have a number of injury worries with David Walsh almost certain to miss out while midfielder Neil Gallagher is still doubtful.Mark McHugh is also a doubt while Karl Lacey is still a long way off making the team following his hop operation at Christmas.Donegal played well in spells against Tyrone at Healy Park last week but it wasn’t enough to wrestle the points form Mickey Harte’s side.Jim McGuinness will be looking for an improved team performance but most of all he will be looking for two points to give him a bit of comfort.Those two points can allow him to throw himself and his team wholeheartedly into Tyrone and the challenge that May 26th will bring. DONEGAL HOPING TO EXPLOIT WEAKENED KERRY SIDE was last modified: March 11th, 2013 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:donegalKerryNational Leaguelast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY RFC ‘TRY’ A DIFFERENT KIND OF FUNDRAISING ‘DRIVE’

first_imgIf you happen to see a bunch of rugby players pushing a Toyota today – don’t worry.They haven’t broken down on their way to some vital fixture. Instead members of Letterkenny Rugby Club are pushing the car from Mountcharles to Letterkenny to raise much-needed funds for the club.According to those on the great car push, things are moving nicely.The lads are due in Letterkenny after 7pm – as long as they don’t get a puncture of break down!Fair play to all involved. LETTERKENNY RFC ‘TRY’ A DIFFERENT KIND OF FUNDRAISING ‘DRIVE’ was last modified: April 12th, 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:donegalKelly’s ToyotaLETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUBpushlast_img read more

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Men’s Golf Set To Close Out Regular Season At Tiger Invitational

first_imgFollowing the Tiger Invitational, the Bulldogs will turn their attention on preparing for the Missouri Valley Championship on April 24-25 in Chicago.  Print Friendly Version The 54-hole event features 18 teams including; Missouri (host), Austin Peay, Central Arkansas, Creighton, Drake, Illinois State, IUPUI, Little Rock, Missouri State, Morehead State, Nicholls State, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, SIUE, South Dakota, UMKC and Western Illinois. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s golf wraps up the regular season at the Tiger Invitational Monday-Tuesday at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo.center_img The Bulldogs are coming off one of their best performances of the season with four players finishing in the top-19 at the Hoosier Invitational last weekend. Sophomore Jack Kennedy finished tied for 12th to lead the team with a total score of 215 (71-69-75) and earning his first top-12 finish of the season. Drake then had three players, Tommi Avant, Drew Ison and Matt Lavery, finish tied for 19th-place with a total score of 216. Teams will get underway at 8 a.m. on Monday and will play 36 holes. The final round will take place with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.last_img read more

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