Historic Ceres-Negros run ends

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pradera Verde crowds favorites for Pal Ladies crown LATEST STORIES Having played just 12 of the 28 matches so far with three months remaining in the season, the Busmen have plenty of catching up to do in the domestic league, which is expected to be finished in the third week of December.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled A 0-4 loss away in Dushanbe three weeks ago meant the Busmen fell 1-5 on aggregate and sent Istiklol to the inter-zone finals where it will face either Bengaluru of India or 4.25 of North Korea.Super Herrera gave Ceres a glimmer of hope with a header off a corner in the 34th minute. But Dimitri Barkov pulled a goal back for the visitors just before the break, leaving the Busmen with a deficit too difficult to rise from.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCeres-Negros faces next a compressed domestic schedule that could see the Busmen play an average of two matches a week in the Philippines Football League.The Busmen’s run to the AFC Cup Asean zone crown has seen them postpone several matches in the PFL. BACOLOD CITY—Ceres-Negros’ historic AFC Cup run came to an end Tuesday night at the hands of a big, strong and organized side from Central Asia.Facing a deficit that even the strongest teams can’t overcome, the Busmen were knocked out of the competition after a 1-1 draw with Istiklol of Tajikistan in the second leg of the inter zone semifinals at Panaad Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img 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 Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Winning start MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Santiago still optimistic as NU stays in Final Four hunt despite free fall

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slot in FIVB World Tour at stake in BVR national championships Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Although the Lady Bulldogs have yet to win a game in the second round, they still are in the fourth seed of the standings by virtue of their strong first round, and that’s the scenario that Santiago and the team are clinging on to.“As long as there’s still hope I won’t worry about falling out of the Final Four race too much,” said Santiago. “I told my teammates that we should let go of all negative thoughts that we may have kept.”“God is still giving us this chance so we shouldn’t give up because we still have a chance. The fight’s not yet over.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES The Lady Bulldogs were all the rage in the first half of the tournament going 6-1 and ending as the top seeds, but the crew in navy-and-gold is now in a downward spiral having lost five straight.This dangerous free fall has left captain Jaja Santiago bewildered as NU seem to have forgotten how to win.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“It’s regretful that we went from 6-1 and now we are here, and we’ve beaten these teams before,” said Santiago in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “What did we have in the first round that we don’t have now?”NU’s last loss was a three-set sweep against University of the Philippines, 25-18, 25-22, 25-20 that saw the Lady Bulldogs fall to 6-6. For all the might that National University displayed in the first round of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, it seems to have dissipated in the vital second round.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Alab PH ends year with a bang, nips Singapore

first_imgMOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View comments 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alab Pilipinas kept its hot streak going after turning back the Singapore Slingers, 77-71, in the 9th Asean Basketball League Season Sunday night at Caloocan Sports Complex.Puerto Rican reinforcements PJ Ramos and Renaldo Balkman and reigning two-time local MVP Ray Parks shone anew for Alab, which improved its league-best record to 4-0.ADVERTISEMENT The 7-foot-3 Ramos was head and shoulders above the competition as he finished with 26 points, 17 rebounds and five assists while Balkman did damage on both ends with 20 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks.Parks added 18 points, six rebounds and three steals.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 ChrissWith the loss, Singapore dropped to a 5-3 slate. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Remember the core values of your sport Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Ellen Dedicates Imposing US$21M CBL HQ

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has officially dedicated the US$21 million Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Headquarters on Ashmun Street, Monrovia.“We are here to participate in this historic milestone, in the fulfillment of our steadfast efforts to transform our country and we will continue to challenge those in the public and private sectors [to forge ahead] in the development of our country.” The country, she said, depends on the vision, leadership and participation of all. The nation’s goals and targets are achieved only when everyone plays his or her part.President Sirleaf made the statement yesterday when she received the keys to the CBL’s magnificent building from Executive Governor J. Mills Jones. Speaking at the dedicatory ceremony yesterday, President Sirleaf said the wellbeing of the economy and the fulfillment and expectations come not from the push of a button or the wave of the magic wand, but from the collective determination and actions by citizens and entities charged with the responsibility to promote the development agenda.The Liberian leader said the completion of the building on Ashmun Street is a result of the determination to dedicate a structure that gives the Capital city a new lease of life, one that brings the CBL on par with Central Banks in the West African sub-region.“Credit for this achievement made today goes to Governor Mills Jones and his able lieutenants for their determination to complete in this administration another major project that was started by a previous government,” the President declared. She praised the Governor and his team for their vision, determination and hard work in getting the job done.She recalled the earlier rejection faced from some major bilateral partners, who believed that there would be better use of Liberia’s reserves than to complete the building at such a high cost.“I am glad that I stood firm in support of the Governor’s decision and today we are here to see the results. And in so doing, we recognize the importance of collaboration and support to the institution which serves as the custodian of our public financial resources, she averred.Turning the keys over to the President, Dr. J. Mills Jones said: “Come and see a modern building standing tall as a testament of what is possible for Liberians. And I will say that this country, Liberia, still remains a land of possibilities.”“When we say self reliance must be the pillar of economic growth and development, this is what we mean. Liberia must rely on its own resources. We have succeeded in building the headquarters of the CBL and we are proud to say that we do not owe a cent to any one, local or foreign, for the completion of this building,” Governor Jones declared, amidst thunderous applause.“When we say come and see, we are not just talking about the building but we are talking about commitment of the Government, especially President Sirleaf’s vision and support to Liberia economic empowerment,” he added. According to him, as Governor of Central Bank he believes in the future of the Liberian economy and to ensure that it is well handled.’ Sylvanus O’connor, architect and AEP Consultants told the gathering that he was “pleased to take part in the breaking achievement in our nation’s quest to make a successful transition from post war reconstruction to sustainable economic recovery.”He commended the CBL and the Government for taking the bold step of constructing such a prominent public building while eliminating one of the vestiges of war from the capital city’s urban landscape.“AEP’s participation in the project has been two fold: one was for the provision of consultancy services pursuant to the preparation of preliminary design drawings and other outlines construction documents, budget cost estimates, bidding information and bid process administration; while the second was for the provision of construction supervision and contract administration services throughout the construction and defects liability periods,” he said.Mr. O’Connor noticed that the success of the project has much to do with the harmonious and cordial working relationship between the CBL building committee, AEP’s design and project supervision and management teams.The architect and AEP consultant also lauded CESAF Liberia for job well done.For his part, Pol Diego, CESAF contractor assured the Government that the CBL headquarters is one of the most technologically advanced structures which fit in line with the highest standards expected for such a prestigious building.He said technologies and the security systems they installed are cutting-edge devices, and best technology available in the market; moreover in the future they can be updated and integrated with upcoming developments.“It is with great pleasure and satisfaction, that today we state that this moment has finally come and we are deeply proud of having accomplished such an immense enterprise,” he said.The new CBL head office, which comprises a 12-storey building with an accompanying 5-storey modern parking garage situated on the block of Ashmun Street between Lynch and Buchanan.The building also has a state-of-the-art technology infrastructure to support its communication, data processing and security functions, started in May 18, 1989, with the leadership of past Governors of the bank which included Mr. John G. Bestman, David Vinton, Mildred Reeves and Betty Saway but was halted at the onset of the Liberian civil war that lasted for 14 years.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Video Highlights from the Leaders debate

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Tottenham call for tough action against anti-Semitic fans

first_img Tottenham call for tough action against anti-Semitic fans 1 Tottenham have called for tough action against fans who were shown on a video clip chanting a “vile” anti-Semitic song.The video, filmed by a passenger on the London Underground, appears to show West Ham supporters chanting anti-Semitic songs before Sunday’s 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane.The latest clip shows a group of fans standing in the Tube chanting “I’ve got foreskin, how about you? F****** Jew.”West Ham have said any fan behaving inappropriately faces a possible life ban.The latest incident comes days after a racist incident involving Chelsea football fans on a Paris Metro train.Tottenham, who have historic links to the Jewish community, said they hope those involved are identified and dealt with seriously.A Spurs spokesman said: “Anti-Semitism in any form is wholly unacceptable and we support all efforts to kick it out of the game.“We hope that those individuals responsible for this vile behaviour are identified and dealt with in the strongest way possible.”The footage was uploaded to Twitter by Spurs fan @RomanGeezer, who said: “On the train on the way to the game, West Ham fans break into song in Stamford Hill, a Jewish area, scum.”British Transport Police is investigating the latest incident and a spokesman said: “We take these incidents very seriously, and it is clear what happened on the Paris Metro and at St Pancras the following night were not isolated events.”West Ham said they had emailed every supporter who bought a ticket to Sunday’s game to remind them they were acting as ambassadors for the club.A spokesman said: “If any individual is found to have behaved in an inappropriate way, the club’s simple, zero-tolerance policy dictates that they will face the strongest possible action, including the option of a life ban from the Boleyn Ground.“If anyone has any information on such behaviour we would urge them to report it to the club, Kick It Out or the police so it can be investigated thoroughly.”last_img read more

STUPID RED TAPE COSTING DONEGAL FISH FARM JOBS – PAT THE COPE

first_imgPat the Cope Gallagher.MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed the publication of a new report by the Irish Farmers Association entitled “Removing Barriers to Irish Aquaculture Development.”The report highlights the severe bureaucracy and red tape affecting the fish farming sector in Ireland.The findings of the report notes that the delays are preventing up to 2,000 new jobs and 60 million euro in lost investment in peripheral and coastal areas throughout Ireland. The Donegal politician insisted: “It is totally unacceptable that up to 600 applications for fish farming licences have been in the system for up to seven years. On several occasions over the past five years in the European Parliament, I have strongly called for the establishment of a one-stop shop in Ireland to deal with the approval of licences, drawing on best practice in other countries such as Scotland.”Mr Gallagher noted that at a European level, “the European Parliament and the European Commission fully supports the development of sustainable aquaculture and the new Common Fisheries Policy includes several supporting measures. However, Irish regulators appear to be incapable of getting past the inertia, which began with their inability to deal with the Habitats Directive and continues still to hamper job and export creation in peripheral and coastal areas.”Mr Gallagher continued “It is quite obvious to everyone that a valuable opportunity is being lost here, particularly for our coastal communities, where often there is no source of alternative employment. I can understand the huge frustration of businessmen and women trying to keep their coastal communities alive by making a living from the sea in an industry recognised for its quality and professionalism. We need to create an atmosphere conducive to job creation, not an atmosphere that prevents employment.“Without these SMEs our villages and towns along the periphery would disappear. It is assistance, not obstacles, we urgently require and the IFA’s report once again highlights that urgent action is needed by the Government to resolve the delays affecting the fish farming sector”.  STUPID RED TAPE COSTING DONEGAL FISH FARM JOBS – PAT THE COPE was last modified: March 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fish farmsIFAMEPPat The Cope Gallagherred tapelast_img read more

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: DONEGAL GARDAI IN THICK OF PROTESTORS DURING QUEEN’S VISIT

first_imgDONEGAL Gardai were in the thick of the action as protestors continued to try to disrupt Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Ireland. Our picture shows well-known Churchill Garda Marty Friel (LEFT) trying to keep law and order on Parnell Square in Dublin.Marty, from Gartan, is now based in Castlebar and is a well-known and popular figure around the county.More than 100 Gardai from across the county were deployed to Dublin for the Queen’s visit.The move led to the forced cancellation of some court sittings and inquest hearings. There had been fears that dissident republicans would use the occasion and the lack of Garda cover to carry out crimes across the county.However as the Queen prepares to leave the country after her four day visit, it appears that no major crime was carried out.EndsPICTURE EXCLUSIVE: DONEGAL GARDAI IN THICK OF PROTESTORS DURING QUEEN’S VISIT was last modified: May 19th, 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)last_img read more

Man Utd v QPR player ratings

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Networking the SA diaspora

first_img4 September 2002The UCT Graduate School of Business, with support from the World Bank, is establishing an international diaspora network of South African professionals working abroad that will pave the way for South African businesses to take advantage of international opportunities.The project is one of the first World Bank initiatives to test the opportunities for mobilising diaspora networks to boost economic growth and investment in developing countries. A similar initiative has also been launched in Armenia.“There is growing evidence that the economic and investment potential of diasporas could become an important development resource for low- and mid-income countries”, World Bank Senior Country Economist Lev Freinkman said in statement released by the School.“While expansion of new companies in developing economies is often constrained by lack of market knowledge and the high costs of entering new markets, diasporas accumulate considerable business, networking and marketing skills that could reduce these barriers for market penetration and growth.”According to World Bank figures, emigration to rich nations has reached a record high, with between two and three million people making the move each year. Freinkman said that the potential inherent in these numbers is “grossly underutilised”, and that the influence of diasporas on business development and growth is unlimited.“This makes the issue of considerable interest to the World Bank and others who are involved in development assistance”, he said.“South Africa presents a very interesting opportunity for analysis of the potential of diasporas, because the South African diaspora has considerable business skills and, probably more importantly, is well organised and tightly linked.”The project to support diaspora-related initiatives in South Africa and Armenia received a World Bank grant through an international competitive process called the Development Market Place.The establishment of the South African diaspora network is being managed by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at the Graduate School of Business. The Centre’s director, Mike Herrington, said the World Bank awarded the contract to the School because of its reputation as a leading South African tertiary institution with regard to innovation and entrepreneurship teaching and research, along with its successful track record in supporting start-up businesses and building networks.“The CIE already has strong networks in place both locally and internationally that are involved in assisting new business start-ups, and so we are well placed to set up and administer the diaspora network”, he added.Herrington led a fact-finding mission to the UK in June to lay the groundwork for the network. The School contacted graduates from both the UCT and Stellenbosch business schools living in the UK, and hosted a workshop in London to introduce the concept. The South African Business Club, with 450 active South African members living in London, also participated in the event.Herrington said they have been overwhelmed by the response, with a number of prominent business people expressing their willingness to be a part of the initiative.He said that the indication is that the network has the potential to have a significant impact on participating businesses, particularly small and medium organisations looking for international opportunities.“The network will increase the quality of international market and competitor information available to these businesses and reduce the cost and time of obtaining reliable information from international markets. This will boost export potential, open the way for more joint ventures with overseas companies and encourage investment in South African businesses”, said Herrington.In the coming months, the CIE will set out a constitution and modus operandi for the South African diaspora network, and hopes to have the network fully operational by early next year.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more