Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But coach Norman Black put the win in perspective, reminding everyone that all they did was force the Fuel Masters to cash in on their twice-to-beat edge.“It’s just one game,” said Black. “We need to win two. That’s why [Phoenix] worked hard to get that twice-to-beat advantage; we need to win one more to advance to the semifinals.”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 ChrissThe two teams will play sudden death on Friday.In the second game, Alaska lowered the curtains on the season of powerhouse San Miguel Beer, hammering out a 96-85 victory with a virtuoso defensive performance in the second game. The Aces thus ended a run of playoff futility against the Beermen, who exited on the wings of disappointment after winning the Philippine Cup this season. Many had touted the Beermen to at least contend for all three titles this season after their powerhouse core got boosted with the arrival of top overall pick Christian Standhardinger.But after a runner-up finish to Barangay Ginebra in the Commissioner’s Cup, the Beermen wobbled early and faced an Alaska squad that owned a twice-to-beat incentive which the Aces did not have to use.The Bolts, finalists in the last two editions of this tournament—losing in both instances to Barangay Ginebra—looked like it had finally run out of gas in the season-ending conference.After a win to open its campaign, Meralco lost six straight, needing every bit of that five-game winning run to get to within sniffing distance of a semifinal berth. Making that run even more remarkable is that all those five wins were do-or-die games for the Bolts.Buried to a 1-6 record following a six-game slide, Meralco has now won five straight and is on the verge of making another semifinal appearance in the Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESFrom winning just one game in their first seven outings, the Meralco Bolts are now within one win of making the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals, skating on the wheels of a five-game winning streak.The Bolts lived another day, coming out strong in the second half to turn back quarterfinal foe Phoenix Petroleum, 90-74, Wednesday night at Cuneta Astrodome.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments PH’s Belingon eyes payback vs Fernandes LATEST STORIES 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 plum MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phoenix was actually ahead after a defensive struggle in the first half but the Bolts came out firing in the third period, scoring 33 points to turn the tide.And it looked like Meralco would sputter in this one, falling prey to Phoenix’s defense and struggling to get any rhythm in the first half.“Their defense on (Allen) Durham in the first half was really good,” admitted Black. “But we stepped up in the second half and our shots started falling.”That may be an understatement. The Bolts doubled their first-half output in the third quarter alone, seizing a 66-55 lead that seemed to have left the Fuel Masters stumped.“I’ll say it over and over again,” Black said. “Tonight it was about our defense.”So good was Meralco’s defense that according to PBA statistics chief Fidel Mangonon III, Phoenix matched its lowest output in a game under coach Louie Alas, tying the 72 points it scored in a loss to TNT in the Philippine Cup. —INQUIRER SPORTSSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
Liberia’s Central Bank Governor has underscored the need for strong selfless leadership and bold vision to transform the country’s economy. Dr. Joseph Mills Jones said it is now time for the country to take appropriate measures to rebuild itself and grow an inclusive economy driven by Liberians—-one, he said, that creates opportunity for all Liberians. Dr. Jones made the statement on Monday, December 5 at a farewell dinner hosted in Monrovia in honor of two retiring members of the Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL).Governors Mildred B. Reeves, a former General Manager and Deputy chief executive officer (DCEO) of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) and David K. Vinton, a former National Bank Governor and former president and CEO of LBDI, ended their terms on the CBL Board of Governors last week after completing one and two terms, respectively.The two experienced outgoing CBL Board of Governors were praised by many including CBL staffers and other Board of Governors for the leadership role they played while on the Board. Dr. Jones, who chairs the Board of Governors of the CBL, also added his commendation to the two officials for playing key roles in the transformation of the CBL.“Governors Mildred B. Reeves and David K. Vinton are leaders and they proved their leadership capabilities on the Board of the CBL,” said Governor Jones. “Their leadership roles led to the transformation of the CBL to build an inclusive economy.”The CBL Executive Governor, who emphasized sound leadership across the country, noted there can be no successful transformation without bold vision and bold action “and this is what is needed for the growth of a strong inclusive Liberian economy… Governors Mildred Reeves and David Vinton played transformative leadership role on the CBL Board because they have characters and so they led by example,” said Governor Jones.According to the CBL boss, Mildred and David were already accomplished people before they came on the CBL Board. “And so it wasn’t difficult working with them because they knew exactly what to do to take the CBL and the economy to another level. This is because they came on the Board already prepared and accomplished,” Jones added.He insisted that institutions are built by individuals who are already prepared to lead and have the bold vision to succeed. Governor John G. Bestman, for his part, said he will miss Governors Mildred Reeves and David Vinton. The former Liberian Finance Minister, however, expressed the hope that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will appoint ‘experienced and accomplished’ individuals with strong character and to the task to replace the two retirees.“It was very wonderful working with Governors Reeves and Vinton,” said Mr. Bestman. “I know that they are not tired even though they have been retired,” Governor Bestman noted. Mr. Robert Sammy, secretary general of the Motorcyclists Union of Liberia in special remarks, commended the two retired Board of Governors and expressed the hope that President Sirleaf will nominate people who have the ‘common’ people’s interest at heart on the Board of the CBL.“The outgoing Board of Governors worked in the interest of the common people. They made decisions on the Board that benefitted both the minority and majority groups in the country including the haves and have-nots,” said Mr. Sammy as he bade farewell to Governors Reeves and Vinton.In brief remarks, LBDI CEO and president of the Liberia Bankers’ Association (LBA) Mr. John B. S. Davies, III lauded the CBL for exhibiting positive results and ensuring the attainment of macroeconomic stability.“It has been a gratifying experience working with Governor Jones and the retirees,” said Mr. Davies. “The journey isn’t over yet and there are challenges. But with the enhanced and robust risk management practices by the CBL, we shall surmount,” said the LBA president.Deputy CBL Governor for Economic Policy Mr. Boima S. Kamara and his colleague Deputy Governor for Operations Mr. Charles E. Sirleaf expressed their thanks and appreciation to the retirees for working to support the growth and development of the economy. “We have come to give your flowers while you are still alive,” said Mr. Kamara. “You’ve worked well for your country and people,” added Mr. Sirleaf in separate remarks.In response, the two retirees thanked President Ellen John Sirleaf for giving them the opportunity to serve on the Board of the CBL.“Serving on the Board of the CBL was a great honor for me because it gave me the opportunity to work with a very strong team and to make decisions that positively impacted the lives of ordinary Liberians,” said Governor Mildred Reeves, who served a single term on the Board. “We must be flexible to apply our changes in the interest of our people,” she said amidst rounds of applause.The former LBDI Deputy CEO also lavished praises at the CBL staffers. “They are undeniably the best I have had the opportunity to work with,” she stated.Governor Vinton, for his part, said he was very pleased to have been a part of the reform process of the CBL. A former National Bank of Liberia Governor, Vinton, who completed two terms on the Board, explained how the current CBL is building the economy with Liberians at the center stage of the process. “I thank President Sirleaf for giving me this opportunity to serve on the CBL Board. I also want to use this platform to thank the staffers of the CBL to continue to stay safe and stay professional,” Mr. Vinton concluded.Several dignitaries, public and private, attended the dinner. They include former Interim President and head of the Governance Commission (GC) Dr. Amos Claudius Sawyer; former Chief Justice Cllr. Henry Reed Cooper and his wife Dr. Mrs. Nadu Cooper; Ecobank Liberia Managing Director Mr. Kola Adeleke; Liberty Party (LP) political Cllr. Charles Brumskine and Mrs. Brumskine; and Montserrado Senatorial aspirant Mr. Christopher Neyor, amongst others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Injured: Constable Winston CooperThe 32-year-old Police Constable attached to the Presidential Guard Service, who was picked up in an unconscious state on Monday from Mandela Avenue Public Road, Georgetown, is still unconscious and is in a critical state at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.This is according to a senior police source, who in an interview with this publication on Tuesday said surveillance footage is also being reviewed, even as the rank, Winston Cooper of Lot 761 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, continues to fight for his life in the Intensive care Unit (ICU).Guyana Times was told by a source that Cooper is suspected to be a victim of an attempted robbery since it is more than likely that he was approached by bandits who demanded his valuables, and may have been beaten for failing to comply with the request.Cooper’s backpack, which was found near his body, had his police uniform inside, and sources say his assailants may have fled the scene after realising that he is a cop.Other reports conversely suggest that the Presidential Guard may have been a victim of a hit-and-run accident.Investigations are ongoing.
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Former Southampton defender Francis Benali has told talkSPORT he is concerned about reports linking Saints midfielder Victor Wanyama with a move to Tottenham.Wanyama has emerged as a transfer target for former Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino after the departures of Etienne Capoue and Paulinho this summer.Southampton have already lost Morgan Schneiderlin to Manchester United in the summer window, and Benali believes his former side cannot afford to lose the Kenyan bruiser, who has also been linked with Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal.“We have got quality players in midfield and strength in depth in the squad now,” the 46-year-old told Drivetime.“But, having lost Morgan, if we were to lose Victor Wanyama as well, that would leave a huge gap in physical presence in the midfield that would be hard to fill.”
Following a busy golfing period with two of our major competitions, there was no let up last week.President’s PrizeWinner of Mr. President’s Prize to ladies, Bridie Gildea with Mr. President Barry Mac M RamsayThe week commenced with the Mount Errigal Hotel sponsored club competition and the results were as follows: Front 9 (21 points BOT) Lady Captain Sandra McMonagle; Back 9 Grainne Hines (18 points); 3rd Marian O’Sullivan (35 points); 2nd An in-form Bridie Gildea (36 points points); 1st Place – Anne Flannery (36 points BOT).On Thursday the rescheduled Arena 7 club competition was held and the scores for this competition were as follows: Front 9 Vera Kearney (18 points); Back 9 Bridie Gildea (20 points); 3rd Veronica McAteer (35 points); 2nd Pauline Curley (36 points BOT); 1st Place Marian Keating (36 points). The presentation of prizes for this competition will follow. Congratulations to all this week’s prizewinners and many thanks to the continued support of our sponsors.This week, the top eight in Ruth’s Pharmacy competition will qualify to represent the club in the Mary McDaid Memorial Trophy, played annually in Portsalon Golf Club on September 14th.The September Medal, kindly sponsored by Eileen Keating, Una Doherty, Maureen Sweeney and Monica McDonagh, will be held on September 3rd. Please ensure your name is on the draw sheet in the ladies locker room.Best wishes to Lady Captain Sandra on her Lady Captain’s outing to Ballyliffin this weekend. GOLF NEWS – NO LET UP FOR LETTERKENNY LADIES was last modified: August 26th, 2013 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:Letterkenny ladies golf club
They say lightning doesn’t strike twice but it appears for Jurgen Klopp’s side it might well do.It appears the club’s kryptonite is the period between the first and second international break of the season.Over the past two seasons Liverpool have won eight out of nine prior to the first break and then only four out of 16 prior to the next pause.Last year they followed up the second break by losing just one out of their next 21 games – a 4-1 defeat to Tottenham – so hopes should be high they’re about to bounce right back.Incidentally, the run of two goals in four and a half games is their worst since January-February 2016, three months into Klopp’s reign. REAL DEAL Liverpool may have earned a creditable 0-0 draw with Premier League champions Manchester City, but it isn’t all rosy right now.The Reds are without a win in four games across all competitions and the usually free-scoring side have only hit two goals in four and a half matches. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Premier League News REVEALED REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won silverware huge blow Liverpool star Jordan Henderson in action against Manchester City. 1 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won no dice gameday cracker Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City deals Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card
A number of members of the public in Co Donegal have been targeted by conmen trying to cash in on the success of RTÉ’s Late Late Toy Show.Co Donegal viewers have been targeted in Late Late Toy Show ticket scamThe station has received reports of people receiving texts telling them they have just won tickets to the show, which is broadcast this Friday night.The delighted ‘winners’ are then instructed them to call a premium rate number. However RTÉ has confirmed the texts are a hoax.“It has come to RTÉ’s attention that there are reports of a number of text messages in circulation claiming that the recipient has won tickets to The Late Late Toy Show and that in order to claim the tickets one needs to call a premium number or go online.“RTÉ wishes to make it clear that there are no tickets for The Late Late Toy Show available by this method and these text messages are not from RTÉ and we would urge the public not to respond to these text messages.”One woman in Letterkenny contacted Donegal Daily to warn other people who may have received similar texts not to call the number. “I was about to call the number but then I heard it was a scam. I would have loved tickets to the Toy Show. Anyone would.“I should have known straight away because when I thought back I had never even entered a competition for the tickets,” she said. DONEGAL VIEWERS TARGETED IN LATE LATE TOY SHOW TICKET SCAM was last modified: November 29th, 2012 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:Donegal viewersLate Late Toy Showtickets
SANTA CLARITA – Homebuyers in a new Plum Canyon development will pay a significant portion of remodeling costs for an elementary school in that area under a financial agreement approved this week by the Saugus school board. Under the agreement, new homeowners would each pay about $108,000 over the next 35 years, in fees attached to their property tax bills, if this special district known as a Mello-Roos is approved by voters at a December public hearing. Fees are unlikely to be contested at the hearing, since the only property owner-voters currently in the Plum Canyon community represent KB Homes of Greater Los Angeles, the developer planning to build about 495 single-family homes there. “The goal of our building program is to provide quality neighborhood schools for the children who will occupy them,” said Rose Koscielny, board president. “We do our best to work with developers to make sure that the schools are there for the residents and their children.” Bob Cutting, assistant superintendent of business, estimated that the school district would need about half of that, with about $6.5 million going toward the school and the same amount to the other agencies. “The maximum is $25 million, but we won’t hit that,” Cutting said. With the special tax, new residents will pay $1,654 to $3,086 annually, depending on the size of their homes. The development will have six styles of homes, ranging from about 1,750 to 2,900 square feet. The special-tax rates are expected to increase each year by 2 percent. Fees also can be raised if there are delinquent homeowners in the area who don’t pay, because other residents would have to absorb those costs, said Ann Feng-Gagne, senior associate at David Taussig & Associates, Inc. The Newport Beach-based financial consulting firm worked with the district on the Mello-Roos tax. The new community will be west of Plum Canyon Road. Golden Valley Road will be a major cross street. Mello-Roos districts are named for the legislators who created the system that authorizes local public agencies to establish a special district to finance public services and facilities. State Sen. Henry Mello and Assemblyman Mike Roos helped this act become law in 1982. The public hearing for the special tax is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Saugus Union School District, 24930 Avenue Stanford, Valencia. Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The school board unanimously approved the financial agreement that could generate up to $25 million and will fund a second-story addition to Skyblue Mesa School, eventually expected to enroll about 200 children from Plum Canyon homes. A new multipurpose room and play area also are in the works at the school for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Construction should be finished by fall 2006. Some 490 students attend class this year at the Hardesty Street school. Overall, about 10,765 are enrolled in the district. As part of the agreement with Los Angeles County and the county Sanitation District serving the area, a portion of the Mello-Roos funds would go to those agencies to pay for library fees, bridges, streets and sewer lines. Although the agreement authorizes the Saugus district to raise a maximum of $25 million, school officials doubt they will need that much money.
The words BBQ, Salad Dressing & Marinade are tossed about a lot in kitchens at this time of the year.The No Salt chef Brian McDermottBut they are foods no fridge should be without it this summerThis is an excellent dressing for salads & pastas but it also doubles up as a marinade for pork, chicken & fish. Ingredients1 Table SpoonWholegrain Mustard1 Table Spoon of Honey30 ml Cider VinegarZest & Juice of half a Lime200ml of Rapeseed OilTwist Fresh Ground Black PepperMethodWhisk together the Mustard & Honey then add the cider vinegar, slowly whisk in the rapeseed oil adding it slowly until the dressing emulsifies or thickens slightly.Add the Lime Zest and Juice with the black pepper and give the dressing one last whisk.Place the dressing in glass jar or bottle and keep in fridge for 4-5 monthsUse:As a dressing perfect for salads and cooked cold pastas.As a marinade brush onto Chicken, pork or fish prior to BBQ.Brian’s Tip:Bring along to a BBQ as a gift instead of wine. Add your own handmade label to the bottle or jar.Brush on chicken breast and pan fry on both sides for 2 minutes then transfer to oven 170 degrees c for further 6 minutes for the most succulent tasty breast of chicken ever. FRIDAY COOKING: GETTING SAUCY THIS SUMMER WITH THE NO SALT CHEF was last modified: May 7th, 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)