SMB survives KIA scare

first_imgView comments Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 “It could have been a disaster for us,” said Austria, who missed June Mar Fajardo and Alex Cabagnot. “It was not a good sign for us going into the playoffs, but fortunately we got the win and the incentive.”Lassiter finished with 22 points, including a triple with 47 seconds remaining that tied the game at 106. Getting a bounce pass from Chris Ross off the sideline inbound, Lassiter banked in from just under the basket to save the Beermen’s blushes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s good to have guys like Marcio and Chris who know how to play together,” added Austria, whose team led 89-63 late in the third period.The Picanto seemed poised for an upset when former San Miguel guard Rashawn McCarthy gave them a 104-103 lead. Glenn Khobuntin attacked the paint to extend the lead to 106-103 with 62 seconds left. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Alaska climbs to third spot, denies Rain or Shine of twice-to-beat Later, Vic Manuel and JV Casio sparkled in crunchtime as Alaska dealt a huge blow to Rain or Shine’s bid for a twice-to-beat bonus by hammering out a thrilling 99-95 victory.Rain or Shine needs to sweep its remaining games against San Miguel and Barangay Ginebra to stay in the hunt for the remaining quarterfinal bonus.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanocenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Marcio Lassiter saves the day for San Miguel. PBA IMAGESMarcio Lassiter rescued San Miguel Beer from what coach Leo Austria described as a disaster, knocking in a layup with 1.8 seconds remaining as the defending champion Beermen escaped with a thrilling 108-106 victory over KIA Picanto Friday night in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Beermen nearly wasted a 26-point lead in the second half before Lassiter bailed them out with five points in the final minute that helped San Miguel secure an eighth win in 10 games and a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Safety was compromised

first_imgDear Editor,The allegation that at least one of the men recently electrocuted was not wearing protective safety gear (“Man electrocuted while installing cameras at stadium was not wearing safety gear, wife says” SN June 13, 2019), raises seriously the question of safety security for employees engaged by companies in the type of work these unfortunate persons were engaged in.From reports, it seems the persons were contracted by the company, which might feel it did not have an obligation or responsibility to ensure these persons were properly outfitted to undertake all aspects of the job.Reports that one of the deceased persons had wire wrapped around his neck is also of grave concern. The fact that a Government agency contracted the company gives rise as to whether due diligence of the company’s ability/suitability was done.It seems prudent to query whether the company had workers’ compensation/insurance and if not, why not? From reports, it does appear safety was not given the priority it ought to have been given and was compromised.My condolences to the grieving families.Sincerely,Shamshun Mohamedlast_img read more

What a country!

first_imgDear Editor,The man with the pushcart music soon changed the tune from one with lyrics supportive of APNU/AFC to one supportive of the PPP/C as that party’s Nominations Day entourage approached the Umana Yana.  A few hundred APNU/AFC supporters still “hung out” outside the Umana Yana, mostly behind the police barricades despite being encouraged by party officials to go back to Parade Ground. The majority had left the area by this time. APNU /AFC had earlier submitted its list of nominees.All this took place free of any incident. In fact, two men with APNU/AFC shirts and flags in hand actually helped clear the way to help to make room for the PPP/C supporters to assemble. Soon, PPP/C supporters were behind the barriers themselves, only to access the same vendors who were earlier doing bright business with APNU/AFC supporters.  I also saw some PPP/C and APNU/AFC supporters greet each other, in friendship.And then as I drove toward Carifesta Avenue, there were scores of APNU/AFC and PPP/C supporters, all decked out in their party colours, waiting to catch public transportation, minibuses of any colour, to return to their normal lives. All this with little or no attention being paid to the other parties, some 17 of them, I’m not sure.Oh beautiful Guyana. What a country!Sincerely,Brian Kirtonlast_img read more

49ers make home their home debut

first_imgAction begins on Sunday at 10 a.m. (Southern Utah vs. Canisius), with Long Beach taking on Eastern Kentucky at 12:15. Men’s Volleyball Long Beach State’s No. 12-ranked volleyball team is in Maples Pavilion tonight to play host Stanford in a 7 o’clock Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match. The 49ers split a pair of MPSF home matches against UCLA (winning, 3-2) and UC Irvine (falling in five games) last week and take 4-8 MPSF and 7-9 overall records into tonight’s match. Coach Alan Knipe’s team travels to Stockton Saturday morning to face host Pacific in a 7 o’clock match. Other games today have Southern Utah vs. Canisius (11:45 a.m.), Southern Utah vs. UCLA (2 p.m.) and Eastern Kentucky vs. UCLA (6:30 p.m.). Saturday’s play gets under way at 9 a.m. (Canisius vs. Eastern Kentucky), with the 49ers scheduled to play at 1:30 p.m. (vs. Southern Utah) and 6 (vs. UCLA). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Long Beach State softball team makes its 2007 “home” debut when it plays host to the seventh Long Beach Invitational this weekend at Mayfair Park. The 49ers, 6-13 under first-year head coach Kim Sowder after tournaments at Arizona State, UC Santa Barbara, San Diego State and UCLA, are one of six teams in the event and take on Canisius (10-2) at 4:15 today. last_img read more

Reports – Liverpool trying to offload outcast to Sampdoria

first_img Sebastian Coates 1 Liverpool have offered Sebastian Coates to Sampdoria, according to reports in Italy.The Uruguay defender has failed to settle on Merseryside since his £6m move from Nacional in August 2011.Reds boss Brendan Rodgers now has a wealth of centre-backs available to him with Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren, Daniel Agger and Mamadou Sakho fighting for first-team places, while youngster Tiago Ilori is on the periphery and Martin Kelly is on the verge of a move to Crystal Palace.Coates has made just 12 league appearances for Liverpool since he joined and was loaned back to Nacional for the latter half of last season.last_img

ARMY FORCED TO CARRY OUT CONTROLLED EXPLOSION ON INISHOWEN BOMB

first_imgUPDATED: DEFENCE Forces experts have carried out a controlled explosion on a bomb in Co Donegal. Gardai in Inishowen had earlier cordoned off a house after a suspicious object was found at the rear of the dwelling.Gardai have sealed off a house in Gleneely.The house in Gleneely was cordoned off after the owner noticed the device earlier today on his doorstep. Gardai arrived and had placed a white Garda tape across the road outside the house awaiting the arrival of bomb disposal experts from Athlone.A Defence Forces spokesman said the device was viable and an expert later carried out a controlled explosion.The house where the find has been made is about a mile outside Gleneely in the townland of Carrowmore.A farmyard next to the house has also been sealed off. An eye-witness said there are up to six Gardai at the scene.“We don’t really know what has happened but one neighbour has said that something has been left at the front door.“We don’t know what it is but the Gardai have been called and the area is being examined,” he said.A Defence Forces spokesman said: “An Army Bomb Disposal team rendered safe a viable improvised explosive device in Gleneely County Donegal this afternoon. The Defence Forces deployed a team to the scene by Air Corps AW -139 Helicopter following a request by Gardai, they arrived on scene at 2.30 pm.“The suspect object was found outside a private residence and a cordon was put in place with some evacuations of nearby houses carried out for public safety. The Team Leader carried out a manual approach to examine the device in situ and the device was then rendered safe by means of a controlled explosion. “The scene was declared safe at 3.40pm and the team returned to base.“All items of an evidential nature have now been handed over to the Gardai to assist them in their investigation of the incident.”A Garda spokesman told Donegal Daily: “Gardaí at Buncrana are investigating the discovery of a suspicious object which was found in a dwelling at Carnmore, Gleneeley Co Donegal. The Defence Forces EOD carried out a controlled explosion at approx 3pm today. No further information is available at this point.”ARMY FORCED TO CARRY OUT CONTROLLED EXPLOSION ON INISHOWEN BOMB 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:deviceGardaiGleneelysealed offlast_img read more

MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH BRIDGEND POST OFFICE RAID

first_imgA man has been arrested in Derry in connection with the raid in a post office at Bridgend yesterday.The raid took place just after 4pm.It was the second time in just over a year that the post office was robbed. A group of men entered the post office, threatened staff and then made off with a small amount of cash.The post office is just 200 yards from the border with Derry. MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH BRIDGEND POST OFFICE RAID was last modified: June 19th, 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:arrestbridgendDerrypost officelast_img read more

AMBITIOUS PLAN COULD SEE DUNGLOE GET FREE PUBLIC WI-FI ACCESS

first_imgDungloe could be the first town in Donegal to have free wi-fi for the public.A plan is being put together to breath new life into the town by offering free access to the internet for the centre of the town.Deputy Thomas Pringle and county councillor Michael Mac Gioalla Easbuig have written to the county council about the idea. They say the centre of the town is now practically a ghost-town and something is needed to bring back the public.If successful, councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig said there is no reason why it cannot be rolled out to other towns such as Ardara and Glenties.“We need to do something to breath new life into Dungloe and other towns because nobody is coming into town centres.“If they have an excuse to hang around towns and use free wi-fi in shops and restaurants, then the people will come. “It depends on costings but myself and Thomas Pringle think this could be the spark that breaths new life into our towns.“We have contacted the county council and a costings analysis will have to be done.“But it’s hard to put a value on this when it could save many of our towns,” he said.AMBITIOUS PLAN COULD SEE DUNGLOE GET FREE PUBLIC WI-FI ACCESS was last modified: February 28th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldungloeinternetwi-filast_img read more

Emergency services praised after saving life of man at rowing event

first_imgThe actions of the emergency services in helping to save the life of a man at last weekend’s All-Ireland Coastal Rowing CHampionships in Ballyshannon have been praised.The man, who was in his 50s and understood to be from Co Antrim, took ill while preparing for one of the races.The on-site doctor as well as the Irish Red Cross and the emergency services rushed to the man’s aid and a defibrillator was used. The man was taken to Sligo General Hospital.The chairman of Donegal Bay Rowing Club, Seamus Maguire, praised the actions of all those involved in assisting the man.Emergency services praised after saving life of man at rowing event was last modified: August 22nd, 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:Ballyshannondonegalemergency servicesRowinglast_img read more

South African dancer bags international scholarship

first_img18 February 2016Congratulaions to 16yr old Leroy Mokgatle, who the international Prix de Lausanne award in Switzerland. #ProudlySA pic.twitter.com/zBUOKUgZmc— Nickyz World (@SeithatiSegoatl) February 13, 2016Leroy Mokgatle, who is just 16, won fourth prize in the prestigious Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition in Switzerland on 6 February. He is the first South African in 28 years to be recognised by this elite competition.He also earned a full scholarship to any one of the 66 Lausanne facilities around the world. His performance in the competition also proved popular with the crowds, as he also won the audience choice award.Leroy Mokgatle with Seyward, his teacher, after winning 4th prize at #prixdelausanne2016 :))) pic.twitter.com/V0mAMwUR8M— BalletClassique (@BalletClasscgkh) February 6, 2016Leroy‚ who trains with Angelique and Sayward Harris at the non-profit dance and sports training centre Art of Motion in Johannesburg‚ gained the attention of the international dance community when he won the gold medal at the London Genee International ballet competition in September 2015. Leroy’s unique interpretation of dance combines Western styles of ballet and contemporary jazz, with distinctive African elements.Leroy Mokgatle wen gesogte prys by internasionale balletkompetisie in Switzerland. Foto #gregorybatardon @RapportSA pic.twitter.com/qoB2mDrS75— Julian Jansen (@JulianJansen) February 6, 2016On behalf of Leroy, Art of Motion thanked South Africans for their support during his rapid rise in international dance competition, adding thanks also to “the world audience for voting (a) SA candidate as their audience choice”. The recognition, the organisation said, was a reward for the continued commitment “to quest for excellence” by Leroy and the hundreds of other young aspiring South African dancers.Leroy Mokgatle had me fixed. So glad he won the #PrixDeLausanne Incredible dancer #ballet pic.twitter.com/aksx3SI75A— Perf.SportsTherapy (@Perf_STherapy) February 12, 2016Source: News24last_img read more