PSL: Sta. Lucia blanks Cignal to gain share of third place

first_imgIt’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 Sta. Lucia reached prime real estate after balancing its act with a sweep of Cignal, 32-30, 25-22, 25-21, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Realtors evened out their record at 2-2, the same card as the HD Spikers, and created a three-way tie for the third seed Foton.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Venus hopes to one day experience motherhood Sta. Lucia crawled back from an 18-15 deficit in the third set and tied the set at 19-all after MJ Phillips’ kill.Phillips then took part in the Realtors’ taking of the 22-20 lead when she joined Marisa Field for the block on Sonja Milanovic.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBohdana Anisova then scored two straight kills to finish off the HD Spikers.Sta. Lucia head coach George Pascua, who was at the helm for Cignal the previous season, said his familiarization with his former team helped his current one seal the victory in just three sets. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “Of course there’s the familiarization aspect, we knew whom to target and the imports became our priority,” said Pascua in Filipino as he pertained to Milanovic and Jeane Horton.“For me it’s quite easy to adjust because this is still volleyball and the players have already adapted to my system.”Anisova led the Realtors with 23 points while Phillips added 16 points.Horton had 21points to lead the HD Spikers with Milanovic pitching in 16.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View commentslast_img read more

PPP pulls out of only 1 constituency in Wakenaam – party clarifies

first_img…to contest other 8 constituencies The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has clarified that it has only pulled out from contesting one of the nine constituencies in Wakenaam, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) at the upcoming Local Government Election (LGE) and not the entire Wakenaam Local Authority Area (LAA).This clarification comes on the heels of several media reports stemming from Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s weekly press conference on Thursday, claiming that the Party has withdrawn entirely from contesting the Wakenaam LAA.However, in a statement on Friday, the Party sought to set the record straight on its participation in the November 12 Local Government polls in Wakenaam.The Party pointed out that when the issue of discrepancies on one of the party’s list of backers was raised at a press conference on September 24, 2018, Party General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo acknowledged that the issue had attracted his attention and that an investigation was underway.“He then pointed out that the allegation was related to one constituency in Wakenaam and that the island is in fact a PPP/C stronghold in which it won 15 out of the 18 Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) seats in 2016. Further, the General Secretary gave an undertaking that should his investigation unearth any acts of wrongdoing, that the Party will withdraw from contesting that constituency,” the statement detailed.It continued that when the Opposition Leader was questioned again about the issue at his press conference on Thursday, it was against this backdrop that he said, “I saw it… and I believe something went wrong there and we withdrew as promised”.To this end, the Party outlined that the Wakenaam Local Authority Area has nine constituencies, eight of which were won at the 2016 LGEs by PPP/Civic.“We also wish to point out that while the Party has withdrawn from contesting Constituency Two, Rush Brook/Maria Johanna, which has 185 listed electors, it will still be contesting the other eight constituencies and Proportional Representation seats on November 12, 2018,” the Party clarified.Furthermore, the Opposition party went on to highlight that it is the only party contesting all 80 LAAs, with over 3000 candidates and over 20,000 backers. It further added that out of the 596 constituencies across the country, issues of irregularity only arose on one of the party’s lists of backers, in one constituency, as a result of which the party took a principled position and withdrew its candidate in that disputed constituency.However, it sought to point out that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) and the United Republican Party of Guyana (URP), on the other hand, have had allegations of fraud and other impropriety levelled against them in 42 of 80 NDCs but has done nothing of this effect.At Crabwood Creek, Corriverton, Number 63 and Whim Villages in Berbice, a total of 202 persons objected to the fraudulent inclusion of their names on list of backers. Similar claims were made at La Grange, La Jalousie and Canal Polder in West Bank Demerara by dozens of persons.“We hope that the press will highlight the fact that GECOM has accepted several APNU/AFC and URP lists and dozens of names that were fraudulently procured rather than focus and sensationalise the fact that the PPP/C withdrew one candidate, in one constituency in Wakenaam which attracted allegations of irregularity. We continue to maintain that the PPP/C’s position should be emulated by the APNU/AFC and the URP and we hope that the press will urge them to do so,” the PPP asserted.Nevertheless, the Party went on to reaffirm it has not withdrawn from contesting Wakenaam or any other LAA.last_img read more

St Cuthbert and Swan to clash for Heritage games spot

first_img…Laluni knocked outAs action continued in the 2018 Region Four Heritage football competition playoffs, a determined and composed St Cuthbert’s Mission team defeated Laluni on penalties, thus setting up an eagerly anticipated final with Swan.St Cuthbert’s Mission Zack Pereira who played a pivotal role in his side victory over LaluniSt Cuthbert’s Mission was forced to play Laluni in the three way competition after receiving a drubbing in their first match against Swan. Embarrassed by the humiliating defeat which was watched by a fair size home crowd a much more composed St Cuthbert’s Mission returned to play Laluni after being humbled by a much younger team that despite spoiling several chances defeated them 4 goals to 2.Laluni who came out boosted with confidence of defeating St Cuthbert’s saw both teams fighting for ball possession. However, while St Cuthbert’s was determined for a win, it was Laluni who demonstrated better playing skills in the first 30 minutes of the game, thus being rewarding with a clever goal that came off the boots of Junior Persaud in the 23rd minute.This goal sent the Laluni supporters into a frenzy and evidently saw the fans of St Cuthbert’s Mission looking dejected. However in the second half an inspired St Cuthbert’s team saw them making a few changes which resulted in them scoring a much needed equaliser in the 51st minute by Paul Henry. Henry’s goal lit up the entire St Cuthbert’s ground as spectators and fans of the team began urging them on as Laluni valiantly fought for an additional goal while the home team was desperate to increase their score. However after some near chances by both teams the match ended in a draw.In the penalty shootout, supporters of both teams cheer passionately for their respective teams, as if they were playing a world cup match. St Cuthbert’s Lorenzo Clenkiam once again took the first penalty and similarly to the match against Swan he missed what many felt was a certain goal. Like St Cuthbert’s, Laluni missed their first penalty as well which was attempted by Shevin Patterson.St Cuthbert’s Duran Adrian sent them up one nil when he converted the second penalty for his team. Like their first attempt, Laluni’s Elroy Adams made a mess of his penalty to the evident disappointment of their fans. Carl Henry increased St Cuthbert’s score two nil after easily converting his penalty. Laluni’s Captain Enoch Aaron was in a no nonsense mood and was determined to cut the lead imposed on his team and easily did this when he converted the first penalty for Laluni to have the score 2-1, in favour of St Cuthbert’s Mission. Raji Dundas was determined for St Cuthbert’s Mission advancing and this was evident from his penalty scoring it increasing his team to 3-1 score line. Junior Persaud who had scored the first goal for his team in regulation showed those in attendance why he is considered a danger man for Laluni has he booted his penalty easily into the back of the nets leaving the score 3-2 in favour of St Cuthbert’s Mission.An anxious crowd watched patiently as St Cuthbert’s Mission marksman Zack Pereira who had created some challenges for Swan in their first match took the penalty and safely tucked it into the nets leaving the score at 4-2. Pereira’s goal sealed Laluni’s faith thus seeing no need for their last penalty.An evidently disappointed Laluni’s captain Enoch Aaron said that his team allowed themselves to become complacent, thus allowing St Cuthbert’s to take the upper hand. “This was a match that we should have won as we saw how they played against Swan and we saw how Swan exploited their weaknesses, therefore, we should not have lost this match no day,” a disappointed Aaron said.The Laluni Captain noted that they were able to hold unto the one nil lead but said that it was certainly not enough to win the match noting that had they maximized on the many opportunities that came their way it would have seen them easily winning the match, thus avoiding a shootout.“St Cuthbert’s Mission has an excellent record in shoot outs and therefore we allowed ourselves to be drawn into their territory so complaining now will make no sense but the reality is that we lost a match that many thought that we were going to win,” he conceded.St Cuthbert’s Mission will now play Swan to determine which of the two teams will move on to the National finals the representative for Region Four in this weekend’s heritage games slated Georgetown.last_img read more

Utd must finish second in Premier League, says Smalling

first_img0Shares0000Chris Smalling is setting Manchester United a minimum target finish of second © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 27 – Chris Smalling says securing the Premier League runners-up spot must be the “bare minimum” for Manchester United, whose win against Chelsea gave them a major confidence boost in the race for Champions League places.United never ended the season lower than third in the Premier League era under Alex Ferguson but have failed to finish higher than fourth since he retired as a champion in 2013 — a side Smalling was part of. “I think obviously we’ve been second for quite a while and that needs to be our bare minimum,” the United defender said.“The fact we get to play Liverpool at home as well I think is a big advantage.“If we can separate ourselves from Chelsea and Liverpool and work our way up then we can do that. But I think that’s our (goal) first and foremost.”United were overtaken by Liverpool on Saturday but regained second spot thanks to Sunday’s 2-1 comeback win against Chelsea.Romelu Lukaku and substitute Jesse Lingard secured an important victory for United, who head to Crystal Palace next Monday before Jurgen Klopp’s Reds arrive at Old Trafford.“I think being able to beat a rival, it’s almost like a six-pointer because of how close we are,” Smalling said of the Chelsea win.“The confidence just breeds (confidence) and we’re ready for the next one. I think considering sort of how close we are in the table, I think it gives them (Chelsea) a massive blow and us a lift.”Manchester City are 13 points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand but only six points separate United in second from Chelsea in fifth, with just four Champions League places up for grabs.“These are huge games and I think the fact we play a lot of our rivals at home is going to be a big factor because of our home form,” said Smalling.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing chosen as top salon by Tatler magazine

first_imgPatrick Gildea’s Hairdressing team has received another accolade after being listed as one of the top salons in Ireland by High Fashion Tatler Magazine in their November glamour issue. A total of 21 Salons from around Ireland were chosen by Tatler magazine for their glamour feature on Ireland’s Top Salons- The hotspots and names to know in hair.The team at Patrick Gildea hairdressing are synonymous with quality so it was no surprise to see their name included in the top salon feature but not only were they the only Donegal Salon but they were also the only salon in Ulster chosen outside of Belfast! Commenting on this wonderful achievement Patrick said “We are so happy to be included in the Irish Tatler’s Top Salons Feature and to be the only Salon in Ulster outside of Belfast listed makes it even more special. The feature really does cover the crème de la crème of the hairdressing industry so it is an absolute privilege for us to be included alongside some of the most successful salons in the country.“Our team are constantly striving for Excellence at every opportunity and never stop training and upskilling to make sure that they are always one step ahead, so it is great when all the hard work pays off, thanks to everyone at the Irish Tatler Magazine for researching our salon and choosing it in their top listing”For more information on Patrick Gildea Hairdressing see or contact the salon on 074-9125476.Patrick Gildea Hairdressing chosen as top salon by Tatler magazine was last modified: October 14th, 2016 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

Stupid gamble

first_img 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Bad politics led to bad policy, and we’ll soon know how much this foolish gamble will cost us. Depending on how a court rules, California’s participation in the multistate Mega Millions lottery could come to an end Friday – resulting in a needless legal and bureaucratic mess. In testament to Sacramento’s dysfunctional political culture, the Schwarzenegger administration joined the game back in June, even though opponents argue that the state’s Lottery Act doesn’t permit authorization of multistate lotteries. So opponents sued to force California out of Mega Millions. This is a controversy that never needed to be. With a two-thirds legislative majority, state leaders could have amended the Lottery Act and avoided legal troubles. Given Sacramento’s perennial need for cash, it’s hard to imagine that any such effort would have generated much opposition. But Schwarzenegger powered ahead without seeking the Legislature’s blessing. And while Sen. Dean Florez, D-Bakersfield, pushed a bill that would have authorized a multistate lottery, Schwarzenegger blocked it because it contained an extraneous ban on international contests. last_img read more

Lucky grandmother collects her €500,000 after lucky Donegal lotto win

first_imgA delighted grandmother today celebrated a change in her luck as she collected her €500,000 EuroMillions Plus win after buying her ticket in Co Donegal.The winning ticket was bought in Whoriskey’s store in Ramelton but it is not known if the woman is from the locality.The woman hadn’t much luck in recent weeks, as she had been in hospital. However, she was smiling from ear to ear and claimed that the win had certainly “brightened up my week”.“I cannot believe that it was me who won. On Saturday, I saw online and on social media that there was a local winner but it never dawned on me to check my ticket straight away,” she said.“Later that evening I decided to go for a walk with the dog and on the way I put him under my arm and went into the local shop to check my ticket. I froze when the guys behind the till told me that I better contact the National Lottery. It has been a rollercoaster of a few weeks for me but I’m obviously feeling really, really good now.”She says that she will remain calm and has always been sensible with her money so doesn’t know yet what she will do in the long-term. “I am going to see my financial advisor first thing in the morning and then I’m going to clear the mortgage. What next, I don’t know but I’ll be sure to look after my family,” she said. She was accompanied to National Lottery HQ in Dublin by her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.“It is always fantastic to put a smile on the faces of our winners but this one was special, considering the tough couple of weeks this person had,” said Dermot Griffin, CEO of the National Lottery.“It was also amazing to hear of such a buzz the EuroMillions Plus win has created in the small town of Ramelton, where the ticket was sold.”The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased in Whoriskey’s EuroSpar Store in Ramelton. This is 14th EuroMillions Plus win in Ireland in 2017.Lucky grandmother collects her €500,000 after lucky Donegal lotto win was last modified: July 9th, 2017 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:GrandmotherlottoLuckyRameltonlast_img read more

Alex Williams Now Managing ReadWriteEnterprise & ReadWriteCloud

first_imgRelated Posts richard macmanus Tags:#enterprise IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now This month we’re quietly re-launching our ReadWriteEnterprise channel, with a new sponsor: Intel and Microsoft. We’ve hired Alex Williams full-time, to manage both of our enterprise-focused channels: ReadWriteEnterprise and ReadWriteCloud. We will also be introducing a new daily writer to ReadWriteEnterprise shortly.I’d like to formally welcome Alex to his new role. He has been doing a lot of traveling in recent times for us, attending enterprise and cloud events. He will continue to be out and about in his new role. Indeed this week Alex is at the cloud computing focused Gluecon in Denver, where he’ll be moderating a session entitled “Managing Complexity in the Cloud.” You’ll also be able to catch up with him at the Enterprise 2.0 event in Boston in June.You may be wondering what the difference is between ReadWriteEnterprise and ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteEnterprise is a resource and guide for IT managers and business people in the Enterprise. The channel will profile online solutions and outline best practices within the enterprise.ReadWriteCloud is aimed at a more technical audience. It is dedicated to helping software architects and engineers understand the strategic business and technical implications of Virtualization and Cloud Computing. last_img read more

Steve Smith wants Australia to improve despite tri-series success

first_imgAustralia, the world’s top-ranked one-day-international side, need to work on a number of aspects to improve ahead of next year’s Champions Trophy, captain Steve Smith said after they won a triangular series win in the West Indies.All-rounder Mitchell Marsh’s bowling and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade’s lower middle order batting powered Australia to a 58-run win against hosts West Indies in the final of the tournament , which also included South Africa.”I was pleased with the way we scrapped today,” Smith told reporters after the victory in Barbados. “I am using that word a lot. But that’s been bit of a theme in this series with the kind of wickets we have been playing on.”I am pleased we were able to get the job done.”AUSTRALIA FOCUSED ON CHAMPIONS TROPHY The Champions Trophy, featuring the top eight teams in the world, will be held next June in England and Wales where Australia have been grouped with the hosts, New Zealand and Bangladesh.In Sunday’s final, West Indies made a brisk start in their chase of 271 with a 49-run opening stand between Johnson Charles and Andre Fletcher before Australia wrested back control and Smith said his bowlers need to start better with the new ball.””We have to continue to start well with the ball,” the 27-year-old said. “In the last probably three of four series we have been up against some pretty dynamic opening batters. They have got the better of us at the start.”We have been lucky enough to pull it back in the middle overs and bowl pretty well at the death. We will make things a lot easier for ourselves if we start really well, hit good areas and execute our plans.”advertisementSmith was confident that Australia’s young team will only get better as they play more together.”We still got a lot of areas to work on … our fielding still needs a lot of work. We need to have the energy we had today in every game,” he said.”Hopefully as this group continues to play more together we will continue to learn each other’s games and continue to gel well as a team.”last_img read more

RPSC RAS Prelims Results 2016: Declared at

first_imgThe Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) has declared the results of state and subordinate services combined competitive (preliminary) examination 2016. The examination was held on August 28. The results for the same have been published on its official website, How to check?In order to check the results, the candidates can follow the steps listed below:Go to the official websiteClick on the link, ’15/09/2016 – Preamble and Cut-Off of RAS/RTS Comb. Comp. (Pre) Exam 2016’After clicking the same, the results would appear on the screenTake a printout for future useA total of 11,046 candidates have qualified in the examination. The candidates who qualify in the preliminary will be permitted to appear in the main examination.Selection procedure: The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the preliminary examination followed by main examination and interview.Cut-off marks:GeneralGen: 78.54Fem: 68.04WD:  26.03DV: 58.45TSP (Gen)Gen: 69.41Fem: 55.25SCGen: 71.69Fem: 57.99WD: 19.18DV: 47.49STGen: 76.26Fem: 62.56WD: 20.09TSP (ST)Gen: 58.45Fem: 41.10OBC Gen: 94.98Fem: 78.08WD: 41.55DV: 69.41SBCGen: 80.82Fem 56.16Horizontal Reservation:BL/LV: 45.66HI: 19.63LD/CP: 75.80Ex-Servicemen: 39.27Sports men: Sufficient candidate available in their respective categoryDC: 58.36NGE: Sufficient candidate available in their respective categoryNOTE: The results of the candidates bearing roll numbers 520875, 986631, 520876 have been withheld by the order of Hon’ble Rajasthan High CourtThe results of the candidates bearing roll numbers 970473 and 571167 have been with held due to administrative reasons.For any query, the candidates can visit the official website.Read: HRD Ministry to appoint teachers at IIMs and IITs under quota system Read: Class 12 toppers to get support from MP govt for UPSC preparation Click here for more education related news.advertisementFor more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at read more