TNT routs Columbian

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Man-mountain Josh Smith’s menacing presence proved enough from the start to drive the Dyip away from the paint and open opportunities for Terrence Romeo and Troy Rosario, who led the KaTropa to their fifth win in six games, tied with idle Rain or Shine.In the second game, Meralco spoiled Justin Brownlee’s debut with Ginebra in this conference after escaping with a 93-82 victory.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 crownThe Bolts notched their fourth victory in six games, while dropping the Gin Kings to 1-4.With Jayson Castro efficiently sharing the ball, the KaTropa leaned on Rosario and Romeo in building a 19-point advantage in the first period, a deficit Columbian wasn’t able to put a dent on the rest of the way. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Josh Smith returns for TNT. PBA IMAGESTNT KaTropa made Columbian Dyip look like they didn’t belong in the same league.Ruthless right off the bat, the KaTropa fired on all cylinders and didn’t let up to turn the Dyip into a total wreck Friday night, hammering out a 123-95 victory that gave TNT a share of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup lead at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Subic Ironman bets to undergo drug testing and Uytengsu wants PBA to do the same Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Columbian dropped to 3-4 after taking a second straight loss.“The game plan was to play hard from the start and finish the game in the first half,” said Rosario in Filipino, as he ended up as the most efficient KaTropa after scoring 21 points built on 10-for-14 shooting in just 19 minutes.Rosario, one of four stalwarts of TNT who will banner the Gilas squad that will seek gold in the Asian Games in Indonesia in August, had 10 points in the first quarter and helped propel the KaTropa to 72 first half points.TNT frustrated Columbian coach Ricky Dandan, who took full advantage of the All-Star Week break to instill a defensive mindset on his team.It failed completely.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Instead, it was the KaTropa backcourt of Jericho Cruz, Roger Pogoy, Romeo and Castro who shut down Columbian scorers Rashawn McCarthy, Reden Celda and Jerramy King.Smith, who replaced Jeremy Tyler, didn’t feel the need to assert himself as his beefy 290-pound frame alone adequately played the role for which he was hired.“Josh added size for us inside and it really helped that we had a good start,” said TNT coach Nash Racela.Cruz buried a long buzzer-beater from midcourt for a 32-point TNT bubble at the half.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 awardlast_img read more

NGO continues to spread Christmas cheer

first_imgThe Sunrise Centre, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) came alive on Saturday as the children were treated to a Christmas party, organised by the Guyana Foundation which saw over 200 children in attendance.The Foundation Trustee, Che Jian Ping travelled to Essequibo Coast, where she distributed gifts to children from various villages who are part of the Foundation’s after-school programme.Children were served snacks and drinks along with goodies, compliments of the New Thriving Restaurant. The children also participated in games, singing of carols, and dancing.On Wednesday, a children’s Christmas party was also held at the Health Centre in Mashabo – an Amerindian village across the Ituribisi Lake on the Essequibo Coast.Despite the inclement weather, there were over 100 children who were entertained, and received gifts and party bags for the holiday.The children had their faces painted and enjoyed games such as pinning the tail on the donkey. Each child was rewarded with confectionery for their attempts.Gifts were distributed by the village’s Santa Claus, Deputy Toshao Pliston Charles.The villagers expressed gratitude to the members of the Guyana Foundation for choosing their village to host a Christmas party.According to the NGO, they are looking forward to making it an annual feature.“This was indeed a festive occasion with Christmas carols in the air and so much to eat and drink and the kids clutching unto their gifts and party bags with smiles lighting up their faces. What fun and happiness!”last_img read more

Walker winner allows City to celebrate decade of Abu Dhabi glory

first_img0Shares0000Match winner: Kyle Walker’s first goal for three years gave Manchester City a 2-1 win over Newcastle© AFP Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 1 – England right-back Kyle Walker’s first goal for almost three years ensured Manchester City celebrated a 2-1 victory over Newcastle on the 10th anniversary of the club’s takeover by Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mansour.In his 52nd appearance for the club, Walker netted for the first time in spectacular style by driving a low shot in the corner from 25 yards early in the second half. It was a goal worthy of winning any game, but this was a laboured performance from Pep Guardiola’s side, despite taking the lead through Raheem Sterling in the eighth minute.Newcastle proved durable opponents, and equalised after half-an-hour, with DeAndre Yedlin making amends for his own goal that handed Chelsea victory last weekend.Walker, though, ensured a day of celebration for City ended on a high as they marked the anniversary of a takeover that has led to a decade of spending and unprecedented success in their history.City have been transformed from Premier League also-rans to serial winners during that time, finishing top of the table last season with a record of 100 points.Guardiola’s side started this season as favourites to retain the title. Yet it has not been an entirely straightforward start, with last season’s player of the year Kevin de Bruyne suffering a long-term knee injury and City dropping points in a 1-1 draw at Wolves last weekend.The issue of Leroy Sane’s attitude will not go away either. Last season’s PFA Young Player if the Year has failed to impress Guardiola in training of late and the City manager decided to leave Sane out of his squad all together on Saturday.At first, it appeared as if he would not be missed. Sterling, the man selected in the left-sided attacking role that Sane filled last season, marked his 100th Premier League appearance by opening the scoring.The goal came after Jamaal Lascelles played an awful pass out from the edge of his own penalty area, enabling Benjamin Mendy to intercept and feed a pass left to Sterling, who cut inside and drilled a shot into the far corner.City could have extended that lead. Sergio Aguero ripped a shot just wide from the edge of the penalty area, while an unmarked Gabriel Jesus headed straight at goalkeeper Martin Dubravka after David Silva’s free-kick glanced off Paul Dummett’s head.Newcastle hung in there, however, and equalised on the half-hour mark with a well-worked goal. Salomon Rondon found space down the left as he took on Kenedy’s pass, before crossing low for Yedlin to slot in his first Premier League goal.City were shaken by that equaliser, and were still labouring to find a way back in front when they came up with a goal from nowhere seven minutes into the second half.Newcastle looked to be comfortable as the home side played their way across the face of the penalty area. Then Walker, from Aguero’s run, received the ball 25 yards out, was not closed down and cut a low shot into the bottom corner.By now, the visitors were showing signs of tiredness. Aguero, in space on the break, produced a cross from which Fernandinho and then David Silva, twice, were denied by brilliant Dubravka blocks to keep the score down to 2-1.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Wow! Can you believe what Louis van Gaal has done now?

first_imgDavid De Gea may have been crowned Manchester United’s player’s player of the year – but there was only star at the Red Devils’ end of season awards.Manager Louis van Gaal upstaged his players by telling them to ‘pay attention to the manager’ and to applaud a saxophonist.During the seven-minute monologue the Dutchman praised the club’s fans, and insisted United could have been champions this season – despite being 15 points behind Chelsea in the Premier League table.You can watch the video above and leave your views below…last_img read more

I’ve been kicked in the teeth! Platini vows to fight eight-year ban from football

first_imgMichel Platini has blasted FIFA’s ethics committee and vowed to fight to overturn his eight-year ban from all football-related activity.The UEFA chief and FIFA president Sepp Blatter, the two most powerful men in world football, were sensationally kicked out of the sport on Monday.The pair were found to have abused their positions over a £1.3m ($2m) “disloyal payment” made to Platini by Blatter in 2011 following an investigation by FIFA’s ethics committee.The charges found proven included offering and accepting gifts, conflict of interest, and violating their fiduciary duty to world football’s governing body.Blatter pleaded his innocence on Monday and announced he will appeal the suspension, and Platini has followed his lead.The Frenchman, who had been due to stand for the FIFA presidency, said:  “What was the Fifa ethics committee doing between 2011 when I was paid and 2015? Was it sleeping?“Ah yes, it wakes up in a FIFA election year when I’m a candidate. It’s amazing!”Speaking to AFP, he added: “I will fight. But then I’ll take my responsibilities according to what happens.“Whatever happens, my reputation has been sullied, I’ve been kicked in the teeth: I’ve been put in the same bag as Blatter.“I’m struggling to understand. Why? How did we get to this? I did some work, I asked to be paid, I sent an invoice, I was paid, I paid my taxes on that. That was in 2011,” he said.“There was a debt that was settled, full stop! Then, in 2015, the Swiss court wanted more information.“Then it took off at FIFA and a lot of people at FIFA are happy that this issue happened. And here I am, suspended from all football-related activity for eight years.” 1 Michel Platini last_img read more

Blake takes title in Sydney

first_imgAmerican James Blake capped his Australian Open preparations with his fourth career ATP Tour title, beating Russian Igor Andreev 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (3) today in the Sydney International. Blake won the championship on his first match point when Andreev hit a backhand into the net. Blake appeared strong at the end despite the high humidity and temperatures around 86 degrees. Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands won the Hobart (Australia) International with a 6-2, 6-1 win over practice partner Iveta Benesova on Friday. Andy Roddick advanced to the final of the Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament in Melbourne, Australia when Nicolas Kiefer retired with an injured ankle Friday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In the final set Andreev broke serve to take a 5-4 lead, but Blake broke back immediately to keep himself in the match. Blake is seeded 20th for the Australian Open, which begins Monday. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Justine Henin-Hardenne overcame deficits in the last two sets to rally for a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 win Friday over Francesca Schiavone in the women’s final of the Sydney International. Heineken Open Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen beat Croatia’s Mario Ancic 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the Heineken Open today in Auckland, New Zealand, winning his first ATP Tour title. Nieminen made swift work of Ancic, breaking his serve in the third and seventh games of the first set and in the fifth and seventh games of the second. Ancic made his 25th unforced error on match point, giving Nieminen the win in 61 minutes. In other events … Top-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues won the Canberra (Australia) International on Friday with a 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 victory over South Korea’s Cho Yoon-jeong. last_img read more

LYIT CAREERS FAIR PROVES JUST THE JOB

first_imgA good crowd came along to the LYIT CAREERS Fair to talk to companies recruiting and to suss out postgraduate options.The seminars which ran throughout the day on presentation, interview skills and studying abroad were over subscribed.“It’s been a good day and we’ve had a steady stream of people coming,” said Catherine Lyster, Careers Officer LYIT. “This year the companies recruiting are in the IT, food and renewable sectors. People are once again flocking to the CV clinic, the seminars and the job wall has been a big hit too.”Really? Marian Roberts, Enterprise Ireland with Shane McMorrow and Baeta Woods at the LYIT Careers and Postgraduate Studies Fair.Catherine Lyster Careers Officer LYIT with Felix Gillespie, Agatha McLaughlin, McColgans who are recruiting at the LYIT Careers & Graduate Fair. The turnout this year was high, with most of the jobs on offer in the IT, food and renewable energy sectors.Catherine Lyster, Careers Officer LYIT and Paull Hannigan President LYIT at the Careers & Postgraduate Fair at LYIT. Smiles all round. Alison Farrell, Ericsson, Ericsson with Sabrin Gormley, Sharon McGee and Philip Close at the Careers & Postgraduate Fair at LYIT.EndsLYIT CAREERS FAIR PROVES JUST THE JOB was last modified: October 26th, 2011 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:LYIT Careers Fairlast_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL BUSINESSES EXPLAIN WHY THEY SIGNED UP FOR THE NORTHFIT CORPORATE CHALLENGE

first_imgThis Saturday, a number of locally based businesses are taking part in an innovative fun/fitness event hosted by Northfit.The Northfit Corporate Challenge aims to get businesses taking part in the fun fitness event, its main purpose is to promote well-being in the workplace. Absenteeism costs businesses millions every year, and one of the main reasons for this is employee/management disengagement.Northfit wants to get businesses and employees participating in fun fitness events to promote fitness, well-being and to improve team relationships.To see what businesses are taking part and what they’re saying about the forthcoming event simply click on the video above.DDTV: DONEGAL BUSINESSES EXPLAIN WHY THEY SIGNED UP FOR THE NORTHFIT CORPORATE CHALLENGE was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDDTVnewsSportlast_img read more

HUNDREDS OF DONEGAL SCHOOLCHILDREN ATTEND ROAD SAFETY EVENT – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgHUNDREDS OF DONEGAL SCHOOLCHILDREN ATTEND ROAD SAFETY EVENT – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: October 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more

SA ranked 5th in Africa for governance

first_img12 October 2011 South Africa is ranked fifth out of 53 African countries in the 2011 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, sustaining its top five ranking for the third year running, behind Mauritius, Cape Verde, Botswana and Seychelles. The country maintained its scores on three of the index’s main groupings, holding steady at 3rd for participation and human rights, and 7th for both sustainable economic opportunity and safety and rule of law. However, it slipped from 5th to 8th place for human development. Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola welcomed the results, which were released on Monday, saying in a statement: “Steady as she goes, is one’s first impression of this vital index’s ranking of South Africa’s performance. This is an important message in the light of such turbulence in the world.” Matola said it was encouraging to see African leaders being recognised for their effort in reshaping the reputations and governance infrastructure of their countries and, in consequence, the reputation of brand Africa.2011 Ibrahim Prize winner Cape Verde President Pedro Verona Pires, winner of the 2011 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, was honoured for his human rights record and governance achievements, including increasing the island’s prosperity while making it stable and democratic – and for refusing to stand for president for a third term. “Honouring President Pires underscores a vital fact – that there is a strong correlation between countries that have positive reputations and those that are globally competitive,” Matola said. The Ibrahim leadership prize as well as the country rankings are an important backdrop against which the continent’s progress – and that of individual countries – can be measured.Economic growth ‘must benefit citizens’ One of the major trends is the evident economic growth across Africa, although this had to be viewed against “the stagnation, and in many cases the reversal, in the rule of law and citizens’ rights”, said Mo Ibrahim, the foundation’s founder and chair. “We sounded alarm bells last year concerning this issue. If economic progress is not translated into better quality of life and respect for citizens’ rights, we will witness more Tahrir Squares in Africa.” Established in 2007, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation gathered a comprehensive collection of quantitative data, making an annual assessment of governance performance in every African country possible. The Ibrahim Index is currently compiled in partnership with an advisory council and a technical committee that include experts from a range of African institutions. It also works with Afrobarometer and Global Integrity South Africa, aiming to provide a framework for citizens, public authorities and partners to assess progress in governance on the continent. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more