Premier League, EFL and PFA to discuss wage deferral agreement: BBC

first_imgTopics : Premier League and English Football League clubs are seeking agreement on a collective wage deferral plan at a meeting with the Professional Footballers’ Association on Wednesday, the BBC has reported.The report said the proposal is one option to help clubs safeguard their financial future during the coronavirus shutdown.English football has been suspended until at least April 30 and league authorities have said they will resume action “only when it is safe and conditions allow”. Players at Championship leaders Leeds United have volunteered to take a wage deferral, while Birmingham City have asked some players to take a 50% pay cut over the next four months.Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has called on Premier League players and managers to help English football deal with the crisis.”We have seen some of the biggest clubs in the world such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus take steps to reduce their costs,” said Levy, who revealed Spurs had imposed a 20% pay cut on 550 non-playing staff in April and May.”We hope the discussions between the Premier League, PFA and LMA (League Managers Association) will result in players and coaches doing their bit for the football ecosystem.”Jonas Baer-Hoffmann, general secretary of FIFPRO, has praised the players who agreed to take pay cuts but warned that the example should not be used to pressure those at smaller clubs.”We can only appeal to common sense that those measures taken by the elite clubs and players cannot just be transferred downwards,” he added. last_img read more

Leaked! Black Stars World Cup budget

first_imgThe Black Stars Brazil 2014  budget has been chanced upon  by our sources  and it reveals the details of the budget for the mundial which begins in June.Participation fee $1.7mQualification bonus preliminary stages $1.8mQualification bonus 1/16 stage $837,000Quarter finals $1mSemi finals $1.2m Third-place $1.4mFinals $1.6mDETAILS…Boarding and lodging of other officials: $750/Day for 35 days = $131,000Laundry $30,000 Per diem/Allowance for 33 (Players and technical team) $115,00022 other officials $150/Day for 35 days $115,000Medicals $50,000Protocol $150,000Foodstuff $10,000 Complimentary ticket for players and technical handlers @1/16 Stage = $18,000Accountable Impress for 4 scouts for travels, accommodation/meals – $30,000 each = $120,000Honoraria for 4: Media Officer, Protocol Officer, Extra Doctor, Extra Physiotherapist $12,632 each*4= $50,528Honoraria for team: two National Security Officers, two caterers and drummer @ $5,263 each = $26,315Honoraria for 4 scouts and 1 therapist @ $10,526 each = $ 52,630 Honoraria for two backroom staff $12,632Bonuses -$15,789 per player at preliminary stageHead coach $31,578Bonus for 7 management team members (Prelims) = A bonus of a player for three matches ( 7 X $15,782 X THREE) = $331,000Bonus for 7 management members at 1/16 Stage (7 X $21,000) = $147,000 Bonus for 7 management members @ quarter final stage $184,000Bonus for 7 management members @ semi finals stage $221,000Bonus for 7 management members @ finals $257,000Bonus for 23 players 2 assistant coaches, 1 physio, 1 psychologist $15,000/each @ preliminary stagePlayer bonus @ 1/16 stage- $484,000 for 23 ($21,000/player) Player bonus @ quarter final stage – $26,000/player (X 23) = $598,000Bonus for head coach @ quarter final stage $52,000Bonus for match analyst, welfare, masseur, kits manager $18,000 each @ 1/16 stage – $72,000NB: According to the spokesperson, GFA does not know the details of the approved budget so can’t speak on the figures.Just hoping probably after the World Cup, the ‘state secret’ as termed by the GFA Spokesman will tell us otherwise when the account is being rendered.last_img read more

Gebrselassie to make Great Sun run

first_imgHaile Gebrselassie has accomplished most things during his reign as the king of distance running, but the Ethiopian will be breaking new ground when he lines up in the 25th Bupa Great South Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 26 October.“I love competing in the Bupa Great Run series,” said the 41-year-old, who will be making his debut in the Portsmouth race. “I have run in the Great Run races in Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Australia and Ethiopia and I have won them all too.“It will be great to add the Bupa Great South Run in Portsmouth to the list. It will be a new experience for me at the age of 41.”The flat, fast ten mile course has attracted some of the world’s best runners in the past – Mo Farah, Paula Radcliffe, Sonia O’Sullivan, Liz McColgan and Jo Pavey among them – and the distance ought to be perfectly suited to Gebrselassie, who has broken an incredible 27 world records at distances ranging from two miles to the marathon.“My training has been going well but I cannot indicate what time I am going to run,” added Gebrselassie, who has won two Olympic titles and four world titles at 10,000m.“I had a small surgery on my knee a few months ago but I am in pretty good shape now.” Gebrselassie has been inspired by the performances of fellow veteran Jo Pavey this summer, and is delighted that the European 10,000m champion is in the elite women’s field for the Bupa Great South Run.“I think what Jo has done this summer has been amazing,” he said. “She has shown that age does not matter – that it is just a number.”Gebrselassie, who has been competing on the international scene for 23 years, has no plans to hang up his racing shoes just yet.“The question is not just how long I can keep winning races,” he said. “I will always keep on running, even if I stop competing at the very top level.“I try to balance my training with my work these days. I have more rest too. But my training is going well at the moment.” Like Pavey, might the great man still contemplate making the podium at a major championship – possibly as a road runner, rather than a track athlete?“I cannot say now what I am going to do in the future,” said Gebrselassie. “At the moment I could do a very good 10km, a good 10 mile or very good half marathon.“If I was serious, I could do the training to run a good marathon too.”last_img read more

Steel Sensations: Breaking down the Steelers draft needs

first_imgMike Tomlin, head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, talks with reporters in the AFC Head Coaches Breakfast at the NFL football annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)Normally, by the end of April the NFL draft has taken place and we are discussing the additions the Steelers have made and how they’ll fit in.  Not this year. Starting this year, the NFL has elected to place the NFL draft in early May, leaving all draft experts and football pundits the opportunity to pontificate for another few weeks on what they expect will happen, who will get drafted early, late and who won’t get drafted at all.This year the Steelers have nine draft picks across the seven rounds and they have plenty of holes to fill. They’ll need to make the right picks if they want to continue to form a foundation of success that will lead to their 7th Lombardi trophy anytime soon. The draft clock is starting to tick, it’s time for the team to ramp up and get moving.Taking a look at what the team needs, it seems that they will fill the roster somewhat like what I have broken down below.Round 1, pick 15:  The Steelers are in desperate need of a young, playmaking cornerback.  They would be crazy not to go and grab this position here. With the 15th pick overall there should still be three or four of these playmakers available for the team to choose from.   There is an outside chance they could go wide receiver or defensive line here but that would mean that all the top corners were drafted earlier than expected.Round 2, pick 46:  In the 2nd round the Steelers will still most likely address the defensive side of the ball as they have a lot of rebuilding to do there. My expectation is for them to draft another linebacker somewhere during this draft and I believe it will happen in round two.  They can find a hard hitting, tough as nails guy here who can be an impact playmaker to go along with Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones. Once again, they could go wide receiver or defensive line but I don’t expect it.Round 3, pick 92:  The team is in dire need of a big wide receiver. This is the round to do it. While they could take a guy earlier, a wide receiver that can make plays can be found in this round or later and I fully expect the black and gold to take advantage of this pick by picking up a guy they think can make big catches in the red zone and on third down. The point of this pick would be for this receiver to ultimately be their number two guy.  Outside chance they draft a defensive lineman.Round 4, pick 118:  This team no doubt will draft a defensive lineman here, assuming they haven’t done that already.  They clearly need to beef up in the nose tackle spot and a 4th round pick is a prime area to do so.  There is a chance they could draft a second linebacker in this spot as well.Round 5, pick 157 and pick 173: There are any number of directions the team could go in the fifth round with these two picks.  I anticipate they will be drafting a running back somewhere in the late rounds and having two picks in the fifth, it makes sense to use one of them on a backup running back who can be a third down guy and a guy who can play special teams as well.  Additionally, they may elect to use the other pick on another cornerback as the team needs more than just one and you can still find decent nickel backs later in the draft.Round 6, pick 192 and pick 215:  The two picks in the sixth round will go to whomever the team feels is the best left on their draft board. However, I would expect a second linebacker to be taken somewhere in here as the team will want to bolster the depth they have at that position if they haven’t addressed this already.  I won’t be shocked if the team also selects another young quarterback in this round. This may be a guy who won’t make the team but he could be a good guy during pre-season, a practice squad guy or he may have the potential to be the third string quarterback of this storied franchise.Round 7, pick 230:  This will truly be the best player left on the teams’ board. Whoever is picked here will be a long shot to make the squad in 2014 but could again be a practice squad player. I look for this final pick to be an offensive lineman to add depth at the position during the pre-season to ensure their main guys are uninjured heading into regular play.This draft will be heavily centered around the defensive side of the ball. It’s time to re build and re shuffle that unit and there is no better way and no faster way to do so than in the draft. The key now is for the Steelers grades on these players to be accurate, their projections to hold true and the character of all of these guys to be what it needs to in order to make a successful NFL player both on and off the field.The clock is ticking…Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 26, 2015)–Patience is a virtue. You’d get no argument from Tyler Baze on that account, as he bided his time and orchestrated a thrilling nose victory in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes aboard the Eric Kruljac-conditioned Blingismything who prevailed in a four-horse photo while covering a flat mile on turf in 1:37.16.Next to last with a quarter mile to run in a compact field of six fillies and mares 3-and-up, Baze split horses two off the rail a sixteenth out and eked out the win over a fast closing Smoove It, who was caught wide with Mario Gutierrez up.“I won pretty easy, I thought,” said Baze. “She’s just a nice filly. I broke her maiden first time out a couple of years ago at Hollywood. This is my first opportunity to ride her back so I made the most of it. She’s a nice filly to ride with a big heart.”Owned by Class Racing Stable, Blingismything was the second choice in the field at 5-2 and paid $7.40, $3.80 and $2.40. A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Arch, she was a close third in the Grade III Las Cienegas Stakes April 11, and the Wilshire triumph provided her with her first-ever stakes win. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $246,330 and ran her overall record to 10-4-2-3.Trained by Doug O’Neill, Smoove It, who saved ground at the rail into and around the far turn, angled five-wide off the fence approaching the quarter pole and just missed at 6-1, finishing a head in front of her favored stablemate, Birdlover. Smoove paid $5.60 and $3.20.“I thought I had it,” said Gutierrez. “She’s improving a lot and I was hoping to get that kind of race out of her.”Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Birdlover, who broke from the outside, was off at 9-5, made an easy lead and tired late to finish third, a nose in front of Indecise. Birdlover paid $2.40 to show.“My filly broke beautifully,” said Bejarano. “We had an easy pace, 23 and change, 48 and change…it was perfect. The other horses were just flying late and we got beat a head. She ran great, no excuse.”Fractions on the race, set by Birdlover, were 23.64, 48.79, 1:13.48 and 1:25.23.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. –30–last_img read more


first_imgMOR SPIRIT: A better-than-looked 1 ½ length winner of the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Robert B. Lewis Stakes here Feb. 6, he took the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity at the same distance on Dec. 19. Although he’s proven a bit reluctant on occasion in the mornings, the Pennsylvania-bred ridgling by Eskendereya is progressing nicely for Baffert who won last year’s San Felipe with Dortmund, who provided him with his record fifth San Felipe win. Owned by Michael L. Petersen, Mor Spirit has been ridden to all three of his career wins by Gary Stevens, who’s back aboard on Saturday. – UNCLE LINO: A sharp second in his first route try to Mor Spirit in the 1 1/16 miles Robert B. Lewis, this improving son of Uncle Mo will try to establish himself as a top tier Derby hopeful for trainer Gary Sherlock. Ridden in all four of his starts by Fernando Perez, Uncle Lino pressed a solid pace in the Lewis and finished well. Owned by Tom Mansor, Purple Shamrock Racing or Sherlock, Uncle Lino will get an “acid test” in the San Felipe.   EXAGGERATOR: A big second to undefeated Eclipse Champion Nyquist in Santa Anita’s Grade II, seven furlong San Vicente Stakes Feb. 15, this Kentucky-bred colt by Curlin figures to improve with the added distance and a recent race under his belt. Owned by Big Chief Racing, LLC, Head of Plains, LLC, Rocker O Ranch LLC and Keith Desormeaux, he’s proven to be a versatile sort who can press the pace or stalk. With a pair of graded stakes wins to his credit, he has three overall wins and two seconds from seven starts, good for career earnings of $1,023,120. He’ll again be ridden by Desormeaux’s Hall of Fame brother, Kent. UNBEATEN CAL-BRED SMOKEY IMAGE, UNCLE LINO & DANZING CANDY ALL HAVE BIG CHANCES IN FINAL PREP TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY WITH 85 KY. DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS AT STAKEcenter_img SMOKEY IMAGE: Much like California Chrome in 2014, undefeated California-bred Smokey Image will be trying graded stakes completion for the first time following a massive 8 ½ length win versus statebreds in the California Cup Derby at 1 1/16 miles on Jan. 30. Untouched in six starts, his last three versus Cal-breds, the chestnut colt by Southern Image tried two turns for the first time in the California Cup Derby Jan. 30, winning by 8 ½ lengths in gate to wire fashion. Trained by Carla Gaines, he’ll be ridden by California Chrome’s regular pilot, Victor Espinoza. Smokey Image is owned by Irvin Racing Stable and he’s banked $435,100. DANZING CANDY: Trained by Cliff Sise, Danzing Candy has been ultra impressive in a pair of allowance wins at the current Winter Meet, his most recent a 5 ¾ length gate to wire romp going a flat mile here on Feb. 4. Lightly raced, this Kentucky-bred colt by Twirling Candy will make his stakes debut in the San Felipe, which will be his fourth career start and second around two turns. Bred by Ted Aroney’s Halo Farms and owned by Halo Farms, Bashor or Bashor, Danzing Candy has trained forwardly out of his most recent win and will be ridden for the third time in a row by Mike Smith.THE SAN FELIPE STAKES FIELD IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7                   Approximate post time, 3:05 p.m. PTUncle – Lino Fernando Perez – 120Danzing Candy – Mike Smith – 120Mor Spirit – Gary Stevens – 124Cupid – Martin Garcia – 120I Will Score – Rafael Bejarano – 120Smokey Image – Victor Espinoza – 120Exaggerator – Kent Desormeaux – 122                The San Felipe Stakes, final major steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9, will award the winner 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points. The second, third and fourth place San Felipe finishers will earn 20, 10 and 5 points respectively. ARCADIA, Calif. (March 9, 2016)–Keith Desormeaux’s Exaggerator and Bob Baffert’s Mor Spirit headline a talented group of seven three-year-olds in Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at    1 1/16 miles. In addition to the top two, unbeaten California-bred Smokey Image and rapidly improving sophomores Uncle Lino and Danzing Candy all rate big chances with a total of 85 Kentucky Derby qualifying points at stake.last_img read more

Echoes of Terror

first_imgKuldeep Kumar, 46, a businessman in Batala, worries that Punjab could slip back into the dark days of terrorism and violence. He clearly remembers those days nearly two decades ago when blasts, shootouts, abductions and extortions were everyday affairs. “These were routine. Whether it killed 10 or 20, we were,Kuldeep Kumar, 46, a businessman in Batala, worries that Punjab could slip back into the dark days of terrorism and violence. He clearly remembers those days nearly two decades ago when blasts, shootouts, abductions and extortions were everyday affairs. “These were routine. Whether it killed 10 or 20, we were too scared to talk because anyone could be a sympathiser (of terrorists) or a police informer.” A hard working dyed-in-the-wood Punjabi, he shifted to Haryana in 1991 but never felt at home there and came back when peace returned in 2000, after nearly two decades of sectarian violence.Bhindranwale merchandise is selling briskly throughout the state.Anyone who has lived through those terrible times which claimed 36,000 lives will shudder at the depressing thought of their lives going topsy-turvy if terrorism were to make a comeback. But it’s disquieting when Intelligence Bureau Director Rajiv Mathur says that inimical agencies abroad are attempting to “reactivate Sikh terrorist elements, forge a nexus between Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and terror groups like Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) and Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF), and mobilise their resources for planning terrorist violence in Punjab and elsewhere in the country”.Or when Union Minister Ajay Maken, whose uncle Lalit Maken, a budding Congress leader, fell to terrorist bullets in 1985, says that Khalistani groups are trying to regroup and revive terrorism. Recently, Punjab’s Director-General of Police P.S. Gill wrote to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), listing the increasing activities of terrorists and said that they have now set up a new base in Malaysia and are sending arms and men to carry out terror strikes. He told India Today: “Attempts are being made to revive terrorism in the state. As long as there’s unrest in neighbouring Pakistan, militants from across the border will keep coming here to spread terror.”advertisementBhindranwale merchandiseThere is not a hint of exaggeration in Gill’s statement. The last three months have seen the recovery of 30 kg of RDX and other explosives in the state. Terrorists owing allegiance to several Khalistani outfits have been arrested in the state and elsewhere, and even as far away in Frankfurt, Germany. Police investigations show more are in hiding and waiting for the right opportunity to strike. Intelligence inputs suggest that a major strike can take place any time, violent incidents can happen, and cities and towns could be a terror target.If terrorism thrived in the 80s and till the early 90s, it was largely because of the support and sympathy that the movement and its masters enjoyed in the state. Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s venom-spewing speeches impacted impressionable minds. For several years, his followers refused to believe that he had died during Operation Bluestar in 1984. Now, 26 years after his death, the militant leader is staging a comeback of sorts.From Chandigarh to Amritsar, youngsters are beginning to sport T-shirts that have his pictures emblazoned across the chest; his posters and stickers are pasted on the windscreens of hundreds of humble Maruti 800s and even SUVs throughout the state. In campuses across the state, his posters adorn the walls of hostel rooms. “These T-shirts are selling like hotcakes and books and CDs are vanishing fast off the shelves,” says Dilbagh Singh, who is raking in the moolah selling Bhindranwale merchandise outside the Golden Temple in Amritsar.”Attempts are on to revive terrorism in the state. As long as there is unrest in Pakistan, militants from across the border will keep coming here to spread terror.”P.S. Gill, DGP, Punjab Is it just a style statement, as optimists would like to believe, or is it something more serious? “It’s a fashion statement rather than a political statement, and it’s a trivialisation of Bhindranwale,” avers Pramod Kumar, director of Chandigarh-based Institute of Development and Communication. “There is no ideological grooming, no political nurturing and no social acceptability of terrorism. A revival is ruled out.” A senior police official argues, “These youngsters are too young to know what the state went through during terrorism days. They are just wearing his t-shirts for style’s sake.”Talk about the revival of the violent movement and you are promptly dismissed whether you are in town or a village, whether you are chatting to an educated or a semi-literate person, a moderate or a fundamentalist. Talk of revival of violence and the radicals surely don’t stay unprovoked. Yes, they are unhappy and there is unrest even if their numbers are not much. Many in the community feel that justice has been denied to the victims of the 1984 riots. But most of them don’t seek Khalistan or violent means to any end.advertisementThe issue has sparked a tussle between the Centre and the state government with Punjab’s Akali regime pressing for deletion of names of people from the Centre’s “black list”, which includes former militants. Many of them were blacklisted and denied Indian visas for their involvement in the pro-Khalistan activities while being foreign citizens.While the Centre has named 169 people in its latest list, the Punjab Government argues that only 28 out of them had any case registered against them and others could not be classified as militants and thus deserved to be removed from the list. A senior police official says they are open to this idea as this would only allow the state to try them according to the law for being involved in unlawful activities, even though the MHA is believed to be not very keen on this proposal. The black list was prepared by the Government during the days of terrorism to identify Khalistan activists in foreign lands.”If the Government stops certain Dera chiefs from preaching against Sikhism, Punjab can be saved from another period of turmoil,” says Navkiran Singh, human rights advocate. “Punjab’s political machinery was overheated in those days. Terrorism would not find same kind of acceptance in same quarters,” says Dipankar Gupta, sociologist and member of the Punjab Governance Reforms Commission.One of Bhindranwale’s oft quoted statement was “jehra Sikh hai, oh darda nahi; jehra darda, oh Sikh nahi” (the Sikh is not scared; if he is scared, he is not a Sikh). But as more and more people are arrested from places far and wide, the people of Punjab worry on a dark chapter being reopened again in the state.Arms and the MenThree Babbar Khalsa international members who were arrested at Patiala on March 26.Recent arrests of militants and seizures of explosives and arms underline the attempt to revive terrorism in the stateAugust 29: A police party recovers 18 hand grenades near Rampura village in Fazilka, Ferozepur district. No arrests made so far in this case.August 17: Two Punjab- based terrorists of the Khalistan Zindabad Force, Gurmeet Singh alias Bagga of Jalandhar and Bhupinder Singh alias Bhinda from Hoshiarpur, are arrested in Frankfurt by German authorities for hatching a conspiracy to eliminate Baba Gurinder Singh, head of the Radha Soami Satsang Beas Dera, on July 28 in Vienna.July 28: Amritsar Police arrest five Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorists who are alleged to have links with terrorists-Narain Singh alias Chaura and Sukhdev Singh Chira. Pal Singh, Kulwant Singh, Gurmukh Singh, Jagtar Singh and Darshan Singh Dhadi are held with two AK-47 rifles, five magazines and 420 live cartridges.July 24: The Khanna Police arrest two suspected terrorists-Gurmail Singh and Kulbir Singh-and seize 250g of RDX and two detonators from their possession. The duo are believed to be aides of dreaded militant and mastermind of Ludhiana Shingar cinema bomb blast, Harminder Singh.June 10: Twenty detonators, 6 kg of RDX, 10 timer devices and 60 metres of fuse wire, besides 2 kg of heroin, smuggled in from Pakistan a few days ago, are seized on the Attari bypass in Amritsar. Sher Singh, Malkiat Singh, Paramjit Singh, Nirmal Singh and Balwinder Singh arrested.advertisementMay 30: Amritsar Police arrest hardcore terrorist Bakhshish Singh alias Baba associated with the Khalistan Liberation Force from Amritsar. Baba was carrying a reward of Rs 6 lakh on his head.May 8: The police recovered 1.8 kg of explosive material fitted with detonator from an abandoned car parked outside an eating joint at Railway Link Road, near Circuit House in Amritsar.March 26: Three members of the banned terrorist outfit BKI-Kulwant Singh, Variyan Singh and Bhupinder Singh-arrested from Patiala district. These three terrorists are found with two pistols and cartridges.last_img read more

Philip Paniamogan shoots NLEX past Blackwater

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss NLEX Road Warriors. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX broke loose in the middle quarters then, held off Blackwater in the fourth to win, 122-101, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sweet-shooting guard Philip Paniamogan scored 17 in the third quarter and equaled his career-high 25 points that went with nine assists and three steals to lead the Road Warriors, who climbed to seventh place in the standings with a 4-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT “We’ve been hitting our stride lately. We had a good game against Alaska then, another good game today. We’ve been playing good defense. At least the last two games, we’ve been consistent with our defense,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao.NLEX big man Poy Erram posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds with two blocks to boot in his first game against his former team while Bong Galanza also had the hot hand with all of his 18 points coming from the outside.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Road Warriors took a 29-point lead in the third before the Elite cut it to single digits, 95-86, after a basket by Diego Dario with still 8:15 remaining.NLEX recovered with its outside shooting with Kenneth Ighalo and Galanza hitting timely shots from long distance to put away Blackwater. Iron Man: LA Tenorio sets PBA record with 597 consecutive games played Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Galanza hit back-to-back 3-pointers to extend his team’s lead back to 20, 110-90, with only 3:20 left.The Road Warriors made a total of 21 triples and had 32 assists with only 12 turnovers.Allein Maliksi had 20 points while Abu Tratter added 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Elite, who dropped to 2-8.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Google Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

What’s new in the web world?

first_imgWho are the wealthiest people in tech right now? Here’s the estimated worth of the top five. VIRAL VIDEO Brit satirist Jonathan Pie’s rant about Trump’s victory got 1.9 million views in just four days. Magician David Blaine regurgitating a live frog on Jimmy Fallon’s show fascinated over 5 million.,Who are the wealthiest people in tech right now? Here’s the estimated worth of the top five. VIRAL VIDEOBrit satirist Jonathan Pie’s rant about Trump’s victory got 1.9 million views in just four days. Magician David Blaine regurgitating a live frog on Jimmy Fallon’s show fascinated over 5 million. More than 15 million watched three penguins fight each other in a love triangle.WEB WOW2K SelfiePeanuts in one 500 rupee note, namkeen in another, a third showing a 500 rupee note toilet roll… internet humour turned dark as Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of 1,000 and 500 rupee notes. But the eternal optimists turned the crisis into an opportunity, posting selfies with the new 2,000 rupee note.NET TRIBUTEMOURNING AFTERFor some it was a double whammy: Donald Trump’s shock win and Leonard Cohen’s death shortly after. It all came together on Saturday Night Live when Kate McKinnon, portraying a defeated Hillary Clinton, sang Hallelujah as a tribute both to the singer and to the presidential candidate.WEIRDONET RIP EVERYONEA glitch on Facebook resulted in a number of people suddenly being memorialised. FB users reported the phenomenon early this week when a number of perfectly alive people had their profiles changed to memorial pages. Yes, even FB founder Mark Zuckerberg.WEB TREND FROZEN IN TIMESports teams, the Kardashians, Michelle Obama, even Varun Dhawan are taking up the Mannequin Challenge. It’s simple: go about your daily activities and then stand really still.WEB LOL DEALING WITH TRUMPHumour helped netizens process a Trump presidency. There were memes on imagined conversations between the outgoing prez and his VP, including one in which Joe Biden changes the wifi password to ‘I love Mexicans’ and replaces toiletries with small, Trump-sized ones. advertisementlast_img read more

Jamaica Benefits from Petro-caribe Arrangement

first_img Chief Executive Officer of the Petro-Caribe Development Fund, Dr. Wesley Hughes, made the announcement while speaking at a ceremony held yesterday (September 6) at the Simón Bolívar Cultural Centre, 10-12 North Parade, Kingston, for the 203rd anniversary of the Jamaica Letter written by Venezuela’s Liberator, Simón Bolívar, in 1815. She said it outlined the successes of the region in the struggle for freedom, presented justifications for independence and stressed the need for regional integration. Story Highlights He said the Letter demonstrated that Simón Bolívar understood that social and political organisations had to be based on national foundations and must be inclusive of all classes of the people who lived in those societies. The PetroCaribe arrangement has resulted in the financing of projects worth US$5 billion over the past 13 years.Chief Executive Officer of the Petro-Caribe Development Fund, Dr. Wesley Hughes, made the announcement while speaking at a ceremony held yesterday (September 6) at the Simón Bolívar Cultural Centre, 10-12 North Parade, Kingston, for the 203rd anniversary of the Jamaica Letter written by Venezuela’s Liberator, Simón Bolívar, in 1815.The event was organised by the Simón Bolívar Cultural Centre, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.Dr. Hughes said the contribution of the Fund to Jamaica has been “meaningful and significant”.He said the PetroCaribe Development Fund, which has a mandate to strengthen national capacity in the areas of human capital, culture, infrastructure and the environment, had established the Simón Bolívar Cultural Centre as an important vehicle in strengthening the friendship between Jamaica and Venezuela.Reflecting on the Jamaica Letter, he said it has had a “long-lasting impact on Venezuela and on all of Latin America, and I dare say the Caribbean”.He said the Letter demonstrated that Simón Bolívar understood that social and political organisations had to be based on national foundations and must be inclusive of all classes of the people who lived in those societies.“Today, 203 years later, we stand here, a few metres from where Simón grappled with the ideas of nationhood, independence and national identity and how leaders should relate to their citizens,” he added.In her remarks, Under-Secretary, Bilateral, Regional and Hemispheric Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Ambassador Alison Stone-Roofe, said the Letter came at a critical juncture in the liberation struggles of Latin America.She said it outlined the successes of the region in the struggle for freedom, presented justifications for independence and stressed the need for regional integration.“It is, therefore, quite fitting for us today, on this anniversary of the Jamaica Letter, to highlight those principles which Bolívar so fervently embodied and exemplified throughout his lifetime,” she said.Other speakers at the event were Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Jamaica, Luisa Gutierrez; Executive Director of the Institute of Jamaica, Vivian Crawford; and Centre Manager, Simón Bolívar Cultural Centre, Nadine Boothe-Gooden.last_img read more