Finals woes

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal PSC, Deped start grassroots work Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Coach Chito Victolero said there’s no replacement waiting in the wings anymore, with the tournament taking a two-week break.Everything now depends on how Travis feels in the coming days.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“If he (Travis) tells me that he can play, then I will take his word for it,” Victolero said Monday. “It will be up to him, like in Game 4 (of the semifinals) when he told us that he could play and we didn’t need to replace him.”Travis erupted for a PBA career-high 50 points in the series-clincher over the Gin Kings on Friday, doing it on one good leg. He later admitted in an interview that he wouldn’t have been able to play had the series gone to a decider. MOST READ Ordered to stay away from Magnolia’s practices by team physicians pending the evaluation of his hamstring injury, Romeo Travis’ continued stint with the Hotshots will depend largely on what the hardworking import tells the coaching staff later in the week.The team’s physical therapist has grounded Travis, instructing the import to keep his injured leg still, until the next tests so they could determine the extent of the injury. The coaching staff earlier admitted contacting a potential replacement for Travis in former La Salle player Ben Mbala had Magnolia’s Final Four series with Barangay Ginebra gone the distance.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alaska is also not spared of the injury bug, with guards Chris Banchero and JV Casio also sore after a grueling four-game series against Meralco.Meanwhile, the Philippine team clashed with Jordan at Meralco gym in Pasig on Monday in the first of a series of tune-up games as part of the Filipino’ preparation for the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asia qualifiers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Region 10’s top CSEC performer hails from Mackenzie High

first_imgThis year’s top student at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations from Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice), Asher Marks, is grateful for his success, crediting his achievement to hard work, dedication and the drive to succeed.The Mackenzie High School (MHS) student who hails from Amelia’s Ward, Linden, dreams of becoming a qualified accountant. Marks, who was a student of Form 5 Business, made it to the top of the Region’s charts, with seven Grade One’s and four Grade Two’s, managing to secure a total of 45 points.He obtained Grade 1 passes in English Language A, Mathematics, Principles of Business, Principles of Accounts, Economics, Office Administration, and Physical Education and Sports, while he attained Grade 2 passes in Social Studies, Information Technology, Integrated Science and Caribbean History. Asher MarksIn an interview with Guyana Times Marks explained that the road to success was not an easy one.He recalled the numerous challenges and sacrifices made in order for him to be successful.Despite the challenges, he attended extra lessons and aimed high. Marks expressed gratitude to God and the dedicated teachers at his school, who he explained played major roles in his achievement.The top student’s advice to future CSEC students is to put in the extra effort, be dedicated and aim high in order to achieve. He will be attending Sixth Form at the MHS come September.According to information out of the Department of Education, other Region 10 top performers were Risa Retemeyer (2nd) also of MHS with 44 points, Sheralyn Vangenderen (3rd) of MHS with 42 points, Tiffany Thomas (3rd) of MHS with 42 points, Yohancey Rogers (5th) of the Christiansburg Wismar Secondary School (CWSS) with 41 points, Caleah Barker (6th) of MHS with 40 points, Tracia Hutson (6th) of MHS with 40 points, Daicia Caesar (6th) of MHS with 40 points, Myranda Johnny (9th) of MHS with 39 points and Malcolm James (10th) of the CWSS with 38 points.This newspaper also spoke with Retemeyer with six Grade One’s, inclusive of 3 distinctions, four Grade Two’s and one Grade 3. The 16-year-old student, who also hails from Amelia’s Ward, was a student of Form 5 Agriculture Science.Retemeyer also noted that her journey was not an easy one, but explained that she was able to succeed nevertheless. She expressed thanks to God, and her family who sacrificed a lot in order for her to achieve.“I can recall time and time again going into my bed late from doing SBAs and even falling asleep sometimes in class which is not good but that is to show the extreme lengths that I went through to finish my stuff and it was very tiring. But I must say that the sacrifices made paid off in the end”, she noted.She advises future CSEC students to study hard, make sacrifices and put aside all distractions in order to achieve their goals.Come September, Retemeyer will be continuing her education at the Sixth Form level at the MHS. She aspires to pursue a career in forensic science.last_img read more

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3 busted with 4409 grams of ganja in car trunk

first_imgThree men are now in custody after they were intercepted with 4409 grams of cannabis during a Police operation on Tuesday evening along the Number 51 Village Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice.Guyana Times understands that one of the men resides at Tucber Park, New Amsterdam; another at Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown; and the third is from Betsy Ground, Canje, Berbice.Based on reports gathered, the men were heading to Springlands in a grey Toyota 212 motor car bearing registration number PRR 654 when Police ranks stopped them at a road block.Upon realising that the men were acting in a suspicious manner, the Police requested to search the vehicle during which the marijuana was found in five separate plastic bags in the trunk of the car.The men were immediately arrested. They are expected to make their court appearance soon.Only a few days ago, Police in the Ancient County arrested a New Amsterdam, Berbice man following the discovery of a quantity of marijuana in his minibus during a Police operation on the Number 51 Public Road.It was reported that Police ranks, acting on a tip, stopped the minibus and conducted a search during which a black haversack was found.When the ranks opened the bag, they found several parcels with seeds, leaves and stems.They were confirmed to be marijuana and weighed, amounting to 1680 grams. The minibus driver was arrested. He is also expected to be charged soon.last_img read more

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Yolanda King, firstborn child of Martin Luther King Jr., dies

first_imgYolanda King, the firstborn child of the first family of the civil rights movement, who honored that legacy through acting and advocacy, died late Tuesday. She was 51. The daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King died in Santa Monica. Family members did not know the cause of death, but suspect it might have been a heart problem. “This is just the last thing and the last person that we expected this to happen to,” said Issac Newton Farris, the Kings’ cousin and CEO of the King Center. “At least with my aunt (Coretta Scott King) we had some warning. Yolanda as far as we knew was healthy and certainly happy.” Former Mayor Andrew Young, a lieutenant of her father’s who has remained close to the family, said King was going to her brother Dexter’s home when she collapsed in the doorway. Farris said she died near Dexter King but would not elaborate. She was just 2 weeks old when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus there, leading to the Montgomery bus boycott spearheaded by her father. When the family’s house was firebombed eight weeks later, she and her mother were at home but were not hurt. She was a young girl during her father’s famous stay in the Birmingham, Ala., jail. She was 12 years old when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Yolanda King, who lived in California, appeared in numerous films, including “Ghosts of Mississippi,” and played Rosa Parks in the 1978 miniseries “King.” She also ran a production company. “She was an actress, author, producer, advocate for peace and nonviolence, who was known and loved for her motivational and inspirational contributions to society,” the King family said in a statement. “She used her acting ability to dramatize the essence of the movement,” said Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who worked alongside King’s father. “She could motivate and inspire and tell the story. I heard her recite `I Have A Dream’ on several occasions. She made it real, made it part of her. I think her father would’ve been very, very proud of her.” Yolanda King’s death came less than a year and a half after Coretta Scott King died in January 2006 after battling ovarian cancer and the effects of a stroke. Her struggle prompted her daughter to become a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association, raising awareness, especially among blacks, about stroke. A spokeswoman for the group said she last spoke on the organization’s behalf on Saturday at a hospital in Langhorne, Pa. Yolanda Denise King – nicknamed Yoki by the family – was born Nov. 17, 1955, in Montgomery, Ala., where her father was then preaching. last_img
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Donegal ETB launch new digital courses to teach you the skills employers are seeking

first_imgDonegal ETB has launched a new course in digital sales and marketing to give students vital skills to cater the needs of local employers.The Career Traineeship in Digital Marketing is the first of the new Career Traineeship to be introduced to Donegal. This new branch of traineeships have been created in response to employers calling for people with qualifications in certain sectors. The ETB will be answering these calls by training students to have a City and Guilds Level 3 diploma (QQI level 5 equivalent) and industry specific qualifications. This is a full-time programme beginning on May 22nd. Over 45 weeks, students will gain a focused education in Digital Marketing and get work experience with local employers to put their skills into practice.What would I learn? Modules on the course cover all aspects of the digital world and online business. Tutors will lead classes in social media, video, promotions, brand development, online advertising and search engine optimisation, to name a few! Click here to see the full list of modules on the dynamic programme. Do you want to boost your employability in the changing world of business?A certificate in Digital Sales and Marketing will benefit learners who want to gain analytical and creative skills above those demanded in traditional marketing and advertising. Why should I study with Donegal ETB?The ETB has carried out interviews with employers and identified the demand for digital marketing and sales skills. They have created this traineeship to cater to the needs of the sector, so you’ll be learning skills that will progress your career and improve your employability.The 45 week course includes 13 weeks of work placement with two businesses. The ETB’s programme coordinators aim to provide placements with large and small businesses, so learners can gain a unique insight into the digital marketing campaigns of different enterprises. Learners will also be able to use their skills to benefit smaller businesses as they share the training they’ve gained through class studies. It’s a win-win for all! There is an expert team of multidisciplinary tutors with Donegal ETB who will be available to support students at every step of their course. Tutors at the ETB are well-known for taking an active interest in each learner to ensure they succeed. Tutors will be visiting students regularly during the work-based learning placements to ensure employers are getting what they need and the students are gaining competence in the sector.Am I eligible to apply?The course is open to jobseekers and job changers.Applicants should have a QQI level 4 qualification or equivalent. Competent IT skills are essential and you must have an interest and an aptitude for marketing including digital marketing. A good level of written and spoken English How much does it cost?The programme is free to all job seekers and job changers. A Training Allowance will be paid to participants who have an entitlement to a Department of Social Protection payment. Travel and accommodation expenses are payable (Conditions apply). Childcare places are also available through the new Childcare Employment and Training Support (CETS) Scheme.How can I apply, and when can I start?The traineeship will begin 22 May and run for 45 weeks, including 13 weeks work placement. To find out more, call 074 91 20500 or email coursesdonegaltc@donegaletb.ieWould you like more information?Visit https://goo.gl/2850nH for more detailsContact: Donegal Education and Training BoardLetterkenny Training CentreBallyraine Industrial EstateLetterkennyCo DonegalTel: 074 91 20500E-Mail: coursesdonegaltc@donegaletb.ieDonegal ETB launch new digital courses to teach you the skills employers are seeking was last modified: May 21st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:digital marketingDonegal ETBsocial medialast_img read more

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DONEGAL ICE-CREAM CONE COMPANY CUTS WORKERS’ HOURS BECAUSE OF HORRIFIC SUMMER!

first_imgDonegal’s amateur weatherman Michael Gallagher shares an ice-cream with model Georgia Salpa during slightly better weather than this summer!A Donegal company which produces ice cream cones is refusing to be licked despite the poor weather.The Irish Cone and Wafer Manufacturer Ltd has been forced to cut back the hours of seasonal workers because of a downturn in demand for its cones and wafers.The company, which is based on the Derrybeg Industrial Estate in West Donegal, is usually pumping out orders to keep up with demand for ice-cream sales. But with Ireland having suffered one of the poorest summers on record for years, demand for traditional 99 ice-cream cones has gone through the floor.In fact, director of the company, Seamus McGowan said this is the worst summer they have seen since they set up operation in Donegal in 2004.“We usually have our busiest months between February and August but this year has been a disaster.“We would usually take on seasonal workers but the weather has been so bad that we have been forced to cut their hours. “Our sales are directly reflected by the kind of weather we have. If we have a good weather spell then our orders go up.“We had a very good year last year and we were very busy but this year has been the worst that I can remember in the eleven years that we have been opened.“I suppose we have to take the good with the bad,” he said.However Mr McGowan is refusing to allow the wind and rain to bite into his business.He said he was hoping that temperatures may start to rise throughout August and that we may even experience an Indian summer. “We live in hope. I know forecasters are saying it is supposed to be picking up so perhaps we might have a nice end to the summer and sales will pick up also,” he added.DONEGAL ICE-CREAM CONE COMPANY CUTS WORKERS’ HOURS BECAUSE OF HORRIFIC SUMMER! was last modified: August 11th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:derrybegdonegalice-cream conesummerwaferslast_img read more

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Local fisherman blasts latest cuts to salmon quota

first_imgA local fisherman and political activist Liam Whyte has slammed the latest quota cut to the Ownea fishery. The shared quota between anglers and commercial fishermen has been cut by almost 40% – and Whyte has called for a new approach to address the issues seriously affecting small fishermen.Whyte told Donegal Daily, “Every year we see the quota being reduced, but stocks continue to decline! “It’s almost 10 years since the drift net ban and stocks have been continually decreasing.“It’s time a new approach was adopted because the situation as it is is completely unsustainable “.Whyte also reiterated calls for a greater voice for fishermen and anglers to have say in how stocks were managed.He added, “Wild salmon are a great natural resource and fishermen and anglers should work together in cooperation with regulatory bodies to protect and preserve salmon stocks. “At present commercial fishermen have little or no input into salmon management and it would be beneficial for all interested in wild salmon to have more dialogue.“I am calling on Inland Fisheries Ireland to initiate an open and honest dialogue between fishermen and anglers to devise the best way forward.”Local fisherman blasts latest cuts to salmon quota was last modified: November 16th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Allardyce: Lack of firepower is QPR’s main problem

first_imgWest Ham boss Sam Allardyce believes QPRs lack of firepower is the main reason for their poor start to life back in the Premier League.Harry Redknapp’s side are bottom of the table and their 2-0 defeat against the Hammers on Sunday means they have lost all of their away matches so far this season, scoring only one goal in the process.“For Harry, like for us all, it’s about how threatening you are in terms of goal threat,” said Allardyce.“If you’re struggling to do that then the rest of the team comes under that much pressure it ultimately cracks. We’ve suffered that ourselves in the past.“What did they have? One attempt when Charlie Austin did brilliantly to get away from James Tomkins and a couple of shots.“When you haven’t got a real goalscorer in the team it makes such a difference. Our goal threat is greater whereas I think QPR are lacking a real goal threat at the moment and that makes life difficult.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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SC nod to Puri eviction drive

first_imgSolicitor General of India Tushar Mehta and Supreme Court-appointed Amicus Curiae Ranjit Kumar said on Saturday that the Odisha government’s decision to remove structures within a 75-metre radius of Shree Jagannath Temple was in sync with the grand design to make Puri a heritage city.“The development projection made by the State government for Puri is in the interest of the people,” said Mr. Kumar, adding that the administration is holding negotiations as it proceeds with the demolition and no one is being coerced. The Puri administration had begun demolition of structures near the 12th century Jagannath Temple, including centuries-old mutts, from the fourth week of August following a Cabinet decision.last_img

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Derek Jeter among 18 newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

first_imgFILE – In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter smiles as he speaks during a news conference in Miami. Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot, announced Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, and is likely to be an overwhelming choice to join former New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera in Cooperstown after the reliever last year became the first unanimous pick by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)NEW YORK — Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. He is likely to be an overwhelming choice to join former New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera in Cooperstown after the reliever last year became the first unanimous pick by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.A 14-time All-Star shortstop and five-time World Series champion, Jeter hit .310 with 3,465 hits in 20 seasons and was the 1996 AL Rookie of the Year. He has been CEO of the Miami Marlins the past two seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Luka Doncic has 42-point triple-double, Mavs top Spurs LATEST STORIES Other newcomers announced Monday by the BBWAA include Cliff Lee, Josh Beckett, Jason Giambi, Paul Konerko, Rafael Furcal, Bobby Abreu and Alfonso Soriano.Holdovers include Curt Schilling, who received 60.9% last year, Roger Clemens (59.5%), Barry Bonds (59.1%) and Larry Walker (54.6%). Schilling rose from 51.2% in 2018. Walker, on the ballot for their 10th and final time this year, increased from 34.1% in 2018.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceBonds and Clemens, whose candidacies have been tainted by allegations of steroids use, are both on for the eighth time. Clemens rose from 57.3% in 2018 and Bonds from 56.4%.Ballots are sent to more than 400 BBWAA members with at least 10 consecutive years in the organization, and a player must appear on at least 75 percent to gain election. Ballots must be mailed by Dec. 31, and results will be announced Jan. 21. Rice industry paralysis MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014?center_img What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Anyone elected will be inducted July 26 along with any selections by the Hall’s modern era committee, which meets and votes at San Diego on Dec. 8.Players remain on the ballot for up to 10 years, provided they receive at least 5 percent of the vote annually.Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina were elected along with Rivera in the 2019 BBWAA vote.The ballot: Bobby Abreu, Josh Beckett, Heath Bell, Barry Bonds, Eric Chávez, Roger Clemens, Adam Dunn, Chone Figgins, Rafael Furcal, Jason Giambi, Todd Helton, Raúl Ibañez, Derek Jeter, Andruw Jones, Jeff Kent, Paul Konerko, Cliff Lee, Carlos Peña, Brad Penny, Andy Pettitte, J.J. Putz, Manny Ramírez, Brian Roberts, Scott Rolen, Curt Schilling, Gary Sheffield, Alfonso Soriano, Sammy Sosa, José Valverde, Omar Vizquel, Billy Wagner, Larry WalkerADVERTISEMENT Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ View comments Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politicslast_img read more

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