View comments MOST READ “I’m just trying to do my part on the team. All the guys have the confidence to let me shoot, so I just try to stay in my lane. If the ball comes, I’ll shoot it if it’s open, but if it’s not, I’ll pass it up,” the veteran forward said.“It’s just a good grind out win. Both teams weren’t shooting well and we’re just lucky to hit the big shots and that’s just how it works in the playoffs.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 33-year-old Dillinger pumped in eight of his team’s last 15 points down the stretch but what he was more proud about was the Bolts living up to their reputation as one of the best defensive teams in the league.“Coach had a good game plan defensively and as long as we talk out there, we’re gonna be okay,” he said. “We’re the number one defensive team in the league and we’re a good defensive team for a reason, so as long as we listen to coach, we talk out there and communicate, we’ll be okay.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 DAY6 is for everybody PBA IMAGESBIÑAN — Meralco’s big comeback win over Star in Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals started and fittingly, ended with Jared Dillinger.Dillinger sparked the Bolts’ rally from a 17-point lead in the first half before completing his team’s comeback from 12 points down late.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Video games in the Olympics? Here’s how it might work Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But Dillinger hopes Meralco breaks its bad habit of falling behind games. In three of its last four games, Meralco needed to overhaul big leads to win dating back to its final game in the the elimination round against San Miguel Beer.“I really don’t know what’s going on. We need to stop doing that. I’m getting no sleep. It’s just so hard to go behind and just win. It’s mentally and physically draining,” he said. “Coach says it all the time, a win is a win and we’ll take it, but I’m tired coming back from behind. Can we just get a normal one?”Game 2 is on Tuesday at Sta. Rosa, Laguna with the Bolts looking to grab a commanding lead in the best-of-5 duel.“This is just one game in the semis. We got long ways to go.”ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
Renewal of investment development dealThe Malaysian-owned Barama Company Limited will by August of this year know its fate as Government willNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotmandecide whether or not it would continue its operations in Guyana.The company’s 25-year Investment Development Agreement comes to an end in October later this year, and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman said Government was still to make a decision on the way forward for the company.“Cabinet has given the approval since last year for Government to enter into negotiations with Barama. That has been an ongoing process. We have been meeting pretty often and I hope to lay something before Cabinet by August for its consideration,” the Natural Resources Minister told Guyana Times on Monday.He said following his presentation to Cabinet, a decision would be made.Trotman said Government remained committed and had no difficulties in doing business with foreign companies; however, its criteria were pretty simple.“Respect our laws, respect the people, particularly those who work for you, and respect your agreements that you signed,” he indicated.Government, in February of this year, commenced discussions on the possibility of renewing the $43 billion-dollar investment in Guyana.Late last year, Minister Trotman visited the company’s Buck Hall, Essequibo operations and met with the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Choo Siong Liew; General Manager Mohindra Chand, and Senior Manager with responsibility for Human Resources, Patricia Mingo.During that tour, Chand had reiterated that the company was determined to continue its operations in Guyana, stating that while it was faced with many challenges, it was committed to never closing its operations.Barama’s operations consist of forest management, timber harvesting and manufacturing of various wood-based products such as plywood, sawn timber, and flooring products.The Barama Company established its operations in Guyana in 1991, and is one of Guyana’s biggest employers, employing approximately 1000 Guyanese. It has been allocated some 1.6 million hectares of the State production forest and has been operating the largest forest concession in Guyana.
Court was adjourned yet again for Othman Ayed Hamdan.He is next scheduled to appear in court on December 2nd, through videoconference from Prince George where he is in custody, at 10:30 AM.Hamdan is facing various charges, including 6 counts of counselling to cause bodily harm on behalf of a terrorist group – connected to social media posts he’s alleged to have made between September 2014 and July 2015.- Advertisement -He was arrested and subsequently denied bail in July of this year.
0Shares0000Gor Mahia Jacques Tuyisenge celebrates a goal in a past match with Meddie Kagere. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 29- On Tuesday, during his swearing in at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani, President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a directive that citizens from the East African Community will not need passports to travel into the country nor permits to work in Kenya.The discussion on the same has now been spilled into the local football arena with questions amounting as to whether East African Community players will be regarded as foreign players or not. The EAC is made up of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi.Currently, the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) has capped the maximum number of foreign players a club can sign at five and this includes East African community players.“Well, it is something that just happened yesterday and we are yet to know whether or not it is law. As KPL, we operate with the law of the land. We have a Governing Council meeting tomorrow (Thursday) and this will come up in discussion,” KPL’s head of logistics and operations Frank Okoth told Capital Sport.FKF CEO Robert Muthomi and KPL logistics officer Frank Okoth.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the event that the same is adopted, then it will open up a door for clubs to fish out for more foreign players from the rest of the continent to add on to the huge Ugandan legion that currently plies its trade in the country.AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia who will represent the country at next year’s CAF competitions might see this as an opportunity to strengthen their squads to lift themselves into the same competitive levels as the opponents they will face.“This is a good thing and a bad thing. Clubs with money will now have a chance of signing more players which might be good especially with the CAF Competitions. But on the other side of the coin, it might be suicidal for the national team football and growth of talent in the country,” AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule said.The same sentiments were shared by KPL’s Okoth who is of the opinion that an influx of players outside the country will water down the growth of local talent.In their current squad, Gor Mahia has one Ugandan, three Rwandese and one Burundian and if the same is effected, their foreign quota will drop down to zero and they will head most likely to West Africa and fish for more players.“You might find that in one instant, a team can field a squad of entirely foreign based players. That is not good for the country,” Okoth warned.AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano (left) and his assistant Tom Juma during their GOtv Shield match against Bidco United at the Thika sub County Stadium on July 27, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUAFC Leopards assistant coach Tom Juma also sees this as an impediment to local football, if KPL takes this route.“The national team will be hurt in the long run. If we have less players playing in the top league, then we won’t have good players for the national team. I believe we have enough talent in Kenya and we should not flood in more foreign players. Let’s build our players,” Juma, a former Kenyan international said.An example where this is implemented is in Europe where players from the European Union are not regarded as ‘foreigners’ and teams can sign as many as they wish. It is more profound in the English Premier League which has attracted many players due to its commercial appeal.The Football Association (FA) had brought this up for discussion a while ago, with their main concern being around their national team.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Japan stuns Colombia 2-1. Photo/GETTY ImagesSARANSK, Russia, June 19 – Yuya Osako exacted sweet revenge for Japan on Tuesday as the Blue Samurai beat Colombia 2-1, becoming the first Asian side ever to beat a South American team at the World Cup.Osako’s 73rd-minute winner meant the Japanese avenged their 4-1 mauling in the group stages of Brazil 2014 as Colombia played with a man down for 86 minutes in Saransk. After leaving Brazil without a win four years ago, Japan made a dream start to their Russian campaign even though head coach Akira Nishino was only appointed in April.In an explosive start to the Group H clash, Colombia defender Carlos Sanchez earned the first red card of Russia 2018 with a handball after just four minutes.Japan took a shock lead when Shinji Kagawa netted the resulting penalty before Juan Quintero equalised with a free-kick for Colombia to make it 1-1 at half-time.Brazil 2014 topscorer James Rodriguez came on for the last half-hour after labouring in training with a calf strain but could not pull his side level after Osako’s goal.Travelling Colombia fans turned the Mordovia Arena into a sea of yellow, but were soon stunned into silence.When Osako fired in a shot from Japan’s first attack, Sanchez blocked the effort with a raised arm.Referee Damir Skomina showed him a straight red card after pointing to the spot without referring to the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).The Colombians bitterly protested but Kagawa drilled home the spot kick to put Japan ahead in the sixth minute.It was the second-fastest red card in World Cup finals history, bettered only by the 52 seconds it took Jose Batista of Uruguay to be sent off against Scotland at Mexico ’86.After the dismissal, Colombia poured forward and their captain Radamel Falcao twice went close.Colombia coach Jose Pekerman made a tactical switch on 31 minutes, with Wilmar Barrios replacing Juventus midfielder Juan Cuadrado.The pressure paid off as Quintero’s low free-kick flew under Japan’s wall and crept inside the post shortly before half-time. The goal was confirmed by goal-line technology.Japan pressed after the break, forcing Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina into a string of saves.To a deafening roar from Colombia fans, Rodriguez came on for Quintero on 58 minutes, just before Barrios earned a yellow card for clattering Kagawa from behind.Japanese pressure paid off when Osako, who was a constant menace to the Colombia defence, leapt highest from a corner and guided his header in off the post with 17 minutes to go.The goal jolted Colombia into life as Rodriguez then Barrios went close at the other end.Bayern Munich star Rodriguez earned a late yellow card for sliding into Japan midfielder Genki Haraguchi.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
France beat Messi’s Argentina 4-3 in a World Cup classic as 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe announced himself on the biggest stage with a superb two-goal performance and Les Bleus came from behind to send the 2014 finalists packing.Mbappe became the first teenager to score twice in a World Cup match since a 17-year-old Pele in the 1958 final. The Brazilian legend tweeted to the Frenchman: “Congratulations, @KMbappe, 2 goals in a World Cup so young puts you in great company.”Russia’s top scorer, midfielder Denis Cheryshev, attends a training session in Novogorsk, outside Moscow, on June 28, ahead of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Spain © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOVMessi though was unable to find the net, leaving Russia with a single goal, and at 31 the Barcelona great has probably seen any chance of winning the World Cup evaporate.Later in Sochi, Ronaldo — who started the World Cup with a hat-trick against Spain — was powerless to prevent Portugal slipping out of the tournament as Edinson Cavani scored two brilliant goals in a 2-1 win to send the European champions home.Cavani, who lines up alongside Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain, opened the scoring with a leaping header and curled a superb first-time shot past Rui Patricio to win the match after Pepe had equalised.Although the Uruguayan striker limped off, he later said it was only a knock and he expects to be back to face France in the quarter-finals.Ronaldo will be 37 by the time of the next World Cup in Qatar, but he would not be drawn on whether he planned to extend his international career.“Now is not the time to talk about the future of players and coaches,” said Ronaldo, who, like Messi, leaves the World Cup having never scored a goal in the knockout rounds.– Russia believes –Spain’s top scorer, forward Diego Costa (L), warms up with teammates during a training session at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, on June 30, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Russia © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVRussia came into the tournament derided by their own supporters after a string of defeats in warmup matches but they thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their opener and then swept aside Egypt 3-1, making even their own sceptical public believe.A comprehensive defeat to Uruguay provided a reality check but Russia and striker Denis Cheryshev will be roared on by much of the 80,000 crowd in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and they see no reason to fear Andres Iniesta, Isco and Diego Costa.“I think that we can win against anybody, we can always win and that’s what we need to believe, just think about victory,” Cheryshev said.Spain midfielder David Silva said his side will be treating the match “as if we were playing against Brazil.”Croatia’s Luka Modric (C) controls the ball during a training session in Nizhniy Novgorod, on June 30, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Denmark © AFP / Dimitar DILKOFFSpain have a terrible record against host nations at major finals — they have never won in eight attempts and coach Fernando Hierro played when minnows South Korea knocked out his Spain team on penalties in 2002.“Statistics are made to be broken,” Hierro said. “Why are we always looking backwards? We’ve had three games here but we’re going to look at what happened 10 or 15 years ago? It’s about what happens at 5:00 pm tomorrow.”Denmark coach Age Hareide said his side’s match against Croatia could boil down to who comes out on top in the midfield battle between Tottenham powerhouse Christian Eriksen and Modric.The Danes failed to set pulses racing in the opening round but advanced second behind France in Group C.Denmark’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel takes part in a training session in Nizhniy Novgorod on June 30, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Croatia © AFP / Martin BERNETTIBy contrast, Croatia stormed through Group D, winning all three games and put in arguably the best performance of the first stage, a 3-0 thumping of Argentina, in Nizhny Novgorod, where they will also play Denmark.Hareide said his team would show far more thrust on Sunday.“I think you will see a different Denmark from what you have seen so far and the type of game we have played,” Hareide said. “Yes, we need to defend but we need to attack more.”Denmark are unbeaten for 18 games, a national record, their last defeat coming against Montenegro in October 2016 and have kept six clean sheets in their past seven games thanks to ‘keeper Casper Schmeichel.If Denmark beat Croatia, it will be only the second time the Danes have qualified for the last eight of the World Cup, the other occasion being in 1998.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Russia’s goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev takes part in a training session in Novogorsk, outside Moscow, on June 29, ahead of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Spain © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 1 – Russia are hoping for a World Cup miracle on Sunday as the host nation take on 2010 winners Spain for a place in the quarter-finals after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi exited the tournament.The other last-16 match pits a talented Croatia team led by Luka Modric that had a perfect record in the group phase against Denmark, but they will have to go some to emulate the drama of Saturday’s first two last-16 matches.
A total of 20 jobs have been saved after a rescue deal was done to keep open two service stations owned by the Blaney family.Lagg Service Station in Milford.The Lagg Service Station in Milford and Blaney’s Shop at Kerrykeel recently went into receivership.However, Sean Carr of Dublin-based Vision Accountancy, has confirmed that after protracted and prolonged discussions with KPMG, the businesses will remain open. The deal was signed on Tuesday in Dublin.The welcome news comes just weeks after an additional 30 jobs were saved in the Brewery Bar and the Central Bar in Letterkenny in June, buisnesses also owned by the Blaney family.It is understood that the deal hit a number of stumbling blocks over the last few weeks but these issues have now been finally resolved.Mr Carr told the Tirconail Tribune that Milford and Kerrykeel and its rural hinterland without these two vital two shops would be too horrendous to contemplate. He said the locality and the community would be very much the poorer and with the Fanad and Rosguill peninsulas heavily dependent on tourism, it was vital that these business remained opened.“No tourists coming to Donegal want to see shutters on doors and if a business closes it is virtually impossible to get the business up and going again.“Closing the doors is the easiest option for banks but the most costly one in the long term for the banks and destroys staff lives and families never mind the damage it does to the businesses.“It comes to a massive relief to the staff and their families and if a rescue deal was not agreed it only add further to the withdrawal of essential rural services and rural decline.”Mr Carr, the Fanad born debt restructurer expert, has been involved in debt restructuring cases throughout Ireland, Europe and USA. He said he is deeply concerned about the future of businesses in Donegal and has called on the government for urgent action for businesses to be given some form of grant aid to access to specialist restructures.The no nonsense and tough style negotiator, is hoping to hold a number of one to one free meetings with SMEs in Donegal over the coming weeks.“It be would be very easy for me to idly stand by and let the destruction to happen but I would be hopefully be able to look back in ten years and say I made some small difference in saving jobs and communities.“I took a conscious decision not to act for banks and who has saved over 100 in Donegal indirectly and directly in the last 18 months alone, some restructures count the number of cases they have as the barometer of their success but I also count the number of jobs that I have not been able to save,” he added. TWENTY JOBS SAVED AS DEAL DONE TO KEEP BLANEY SHOPS OPEN was last modified: July 31st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Blaney familyKPMGLagg Service StationSean Carr
A Judge has said it was a miracle that someone was not seriously hurt when a gang attacked a family home with nailguns.Donal Coyle and his family escaped with their lives when a gang of men shot up their home in Letterkenny in November 2006. The gang, from Derry, had been ordered to carry out the attack by Marcus Spratt who had accused Mr Coyle of previously attacking his van.The gang arrived at Mr Coyle’s home at Glencar Park and pumped it with nails from a nailgun.They smashed several windows and sprayed the inside of the house with nails with one of the nails missing Mr Coyle’s three-year-old son by inches.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard how Spratt, of Gortnacorrib, Letterkenny, pleaded guilty to making threats to kill, causing criminal damage and being in possession of an offensive weapon in July 2012.However, before he was sentenced he fled to London where he has worked successfully as a building contractor in recent years.Two weeks ago he was arrested at Heathrow Airport under a European Arrest Warrant and returned to Ireland.He appeared before Judge John Aylmer for sentence on all the outstanding sentences.The Judge remarked how the nailgun used in the attack was as powerful as any firearm as it had penetrated the hall door of Mr Coyle’s home and missed striking his son by just inches.“It is somewhat of a miracle that Mr Coyle and his family were not seriously injured,” he added.He sentenced Spratt to a total of three and half years on both the threat to kill and possession of an offensive weapon charge and a further two and half years for the criminal damage charge with all charges to run concurrently.Spratt had denied that he had been present at the house when it was attacked but was in another village, Convoy.He added that he was horrified when he later learned that there was a young child in the house when it was attacked by the gang under his orders.A victim impact statement on behalf of Mr Coyle was handed into the court by state prosecutor Ms Patricia McLaughlin.Barrister Mr Ivan Toner said that Mr Coyle and his client had since made up and that Spratt had since been living a successful life in London.His ex-partner had facilitated him in bringing the couple’s two sons to London and on holiday in Disneyworld, Legoland and Lanzarote.The court was told that Spratt said there were “certain issues” as to why he could not hang around and be sentenced.Man who ordered gang to attack rival’s home is jailed for three and a half years was last modified: January 28th, 2018 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:courtDonal CoyledonegalgangletterkennyMarcus SprattnailgunRival
OAKLAND — With the slow returns of Jesus Luzardo, Sean Manaea and Jharel Cotton to the big leagues — and Frankie Montas’ suspension — the Oakland A’s decided to act fast in the starting pitching market.GM Dave Forst made the call to Kansas City a few days ago and, Sunday morning both teams pulled the trigger: the A’s acquired 33-year-old right-handed starter Homer Bailey (7-6, 4.80) for 23-year-old minor league infielder Kevin Merrell, who was playing in Double-A Midland.“With a starting …
TDF will also be participating in the International Sales Person of the Year Awards (ISPY) later this year, with a view to winning more accolades that prove the company’s strong relationship with its concessionaires’ crew. It also holds the rights to the American Express Foreign Exchange franchise in South Africa. Concessions other than Virgin Atlantic currently under TDF management include TAAG Angola Airlines, South African Airways, Kenya Airways, South African Express, Interair and Air Mauritius. South African company Tourvest Duty Free (TDF) has had its contract to manage the in-flight duty-free sales of Virgin Atlantic Airways renewed until 2014, the second renewal since the company first won the contract in 2004. “TDF’s success in managing in-flight duty free concessions is underwritten by a philosophy based on partnership, technology, integration, innovation and world-class practices,” said Grimsley. Focus on tourism “We are looking to provide Virgin Atlantic customers with an enhanced product, offering even more choices such as a range of in-flight snacks to complement those already on offer.” 13 August 2010 TDF has won the prestigious Frontier Award for the Best In-flight Retailer of the Year five times since the company’s inception in 1999, with its latest success in the most recent adjudication last year. Award-winning services SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The contract covers Virgin Atlantic’s entire route network consisting of long-haul flights from the United Kingdom to North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Far East and Australia. “This focus on service standards and world-class processes ensure that the commercial benefits to our partners continue to be significant.” “We are extremely pleased to continue our partnership with one of the best global brands in the world. We’ve achieved many milestones together and having our commitment recognised is naturally rewarding,” TDF chief executive Selwyn Grimsley said in a statement this week. TDF forms part of the travel retail division of the Johannesburg-based Tourism Investment Corporation (Tourvest), which is involved in a wide range of tourism related activities, from designing and marketing international holiday packages, to providing in-house travel management to companies; and running stores and restaurants targeted at travellers.