Hotshots slip past Fuel Masters for third straight win

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It was all about mental toughness to win, perseverance and desire in the end,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero. “We knew Phoenix will bounce back after their loss and we expected this kind of game.”Rafi Reavis was instrumental in just his second game back from injury as he wound up with 11 points, all of which came in the final frame, 11 rebounds and three blocks for Magnolia, which climbed to 4-1 just half a game behind idle league-leader San Miguel Beer in the standings.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 folkReavis was at the right place at the right time for the game-sealing basket after picking up Paul Lee’s air ball and laying it in for a 95-91 lead with only 12.8 seconds left.The Hotshots held the Fuel Masters, who blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, to without a field goal in the final three minutes. Lee led all scorers with 20 points while Ian Sangalang added 16 points and seven rebounds for Magnolia, which out-rebounded Phoenix, 55-39, thanks to Marc Pingris’ game-high 17 boards.Sangalang put his team ahead, 91-89, with a jumper from the free throw line with 1:05 remaining before Lee made it a four-point game, 93-89, with 42.1 ticks to go.Magnolia also drew a stellar showing from Rome dela Rosa, who contributed 17 points and four rebounds.Gelo Alolino had 19 points while Matthew Wright scored 17 for the Fuel Masters, who slipped to 2-3 after suffering their second setback in a row.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES Camson willing to apologize to Almazan, says elbow wasn’t intentional Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESMagnolia used a late run to escape Phoenix, 97-91, and keep its winning streak going in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday night at Cuneta Astrodome.The Hotshots closed the game on a 13-2 in the last 3:01 to erase an 89-84 deficit and chalk up their third consecutive victory.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

President announces plans to reshuffle Permanent Secretaries

first_img…unsure about appointing a new Vice PresidentWith the recent parliamentary resignations and Cabinet reshuffling, Guyana is now short of a Vice President, but President David Granger stated on Wednesday that no decision has been made on who or if anyone at all will be taking up the post.Former Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge was one of Guyana’s four Vice Presidents. Since his resignation as a result of his dual citizenship status, there are now three Vice Presidents. The country’s other Vice Presidents are Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and Indigenous Peoples Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock.Speaking with media operatives on the sidelines of an event on Wednesday, President Granger stated a decision is yet to be made. Since Greenidge’s resignation, Dr Karen Cummings has taken up the role as Foreign Affairs Minister.“Minister Karen Cummings has replaced him (Greenidge) as Foreign Affairs Minister but we have not decided yet whether an additional Vice President will be appointed at this point in time,” the President told the media on Wednesday.ReshufflingWith the possibility of elections looming, President Granger nonetheless hinted at more changes within the various Ministries. This will be revealed between the ending of May and the beginning of June, he said.“Other changes have to be made at the level of Permanent Secretaries and by the end of this month and the beginning of June, there should be some announcements,” he maintained.Meanwhile, following his exit from the Foreign Affairs Minister, Greenidge was reappointed as Foreign Secretary at the Foreign Affairs Ministry with responsibility for the Department of Frontiers and Territorial Integrity and the Department of Trade and Economic Cooperation.Former Minister of State Joseph Harmon; Business Minister Dominic Gaskin and Public Service Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine also resigned from Cabinet and the National Assembly, owing also to their dual citizenship status.It was previously indicated that all these Ministers, with the exception of Gaskin, will be renouncing their second citizenship. Gaskin is a born Briton and according to the courts, by renewing his British passport he is pledging allegiance to another state.Minister Cummings was sworn in to undertake her new responsibility along with new Minister of State Dawn Hastings-Williams; Business Minister Haimraj Rajkumar; and new Public Service Minister, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley.Cabinet members were reshuffled with Junior Ministers Annette Ferguson and Simona Charles-Broomes being transferred to their new posts after they were transferred from the Ministries of Public Infrastructure and Natural Resources, respectively.Minister Ferguson was appointed Housing Minister within the Communities Ministry, while Minister Broomes holds the mantle for Youth Affairs within the Ministry of the Presidency.Moreover, Minister Valerie Patterson-Yearwood was also reassigned as Minister of Rural Affairs within the Agriculture Ministry.Harmon has since been appointed as Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency.On Tuesday, the Ministry of the Presidency announced that Gaskin was appointed Director of Manufacturing and Marketing within the Business Ministry with responsibility for the enforcement of standards, providing assistance to small producers and access to markets, particularly Eastern Caribbean markets.Additionally, Dr Roopnaraine was appointed Director of Public Service Training within the Ministry of the Presidency with responsibility for training standards at the Bertram Collins College of the Public Service, the Guyana Defence Force Staff College and the Guyana Police Force Staff College.President David Grangerlast_img read more

Guyana maintain winning streak at CBC C/ship

first_imgThe confidence of the men’s national basketball team is at an all-time high, as they are yet to lose a match-up in the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships in Paramaribo, Suriname.Guyana’s Kevon WigginsIt was a battle of the undefeated teams on Wednesday evening, as Guyana met Suriname at the Anthony Nesty Sporthal to contest an age-old rivalry once again. With Guyana looking to maintain their successful streak and Suriname seeking to go 4-0 in the competition, both teams were out for blood and couldn’t seem to get out of each other’s way in the first few minutes of the match-up.Petty squabbles aside, players on the Guyanese side were determined to make their mark in the neighbouring country. With a jam-packed crowd, the game got off to a slow start, with both teams lacking in their shot accuracy. With the quarter ending 10-12 in favour of Suriname, the Guyanese boys had to go back to the drawing board to reassess their game plan.Whatever was said to the team by Guyanese Coach Junior Hercules during their break seemed to be a game changer for them as they returned to the game with improved accuracy and defence.The second quarter proved to be better for the local team as they surged to a 12-point lead thanks to several exciting shots from 17-year-old Kevon Wiggins. With crucial contributions from Shaine Webster, Anthony Moe, Travis Belgrave, and Orlon Glasgow and Captain Stanton Rose setting up successful plays, Guyana were able to maintain their lead, although Suriname came close on several occasions. At the end of the first half, 39-27 was the score, which set the tempo for how the remainder of the game would play out.Guyana’s Stanton Rose (number 11) gears up for a free throwWiggins continued in excellent fashion, often silencing the Surinamese-dominated crowd with his superb three pointers, as Guyana continued to dominate the encounter despite the height and age advantage that the experienced Suriname team possessed.Guyana cruised to victory owing to several failed attempts by the home side and a number of clean blocks on the part of the Guyanese defence. The final score was 83-72, as Guyana celebrated yet another hard-fought victory.last_img read more

Manchester United’s on loan forward comes closest to breaking the deadlock at Deepdale

first_img1 Preston 0-0 Middlesbrough Newly promoted Preston North End drew 0-0 with last season’s Championship play-off losers Middlesbrough, in a tame opening game of the season at Deepdale.On-loan Manchester United forward Will Keane was closest to breaking the deadlock, but the Preston man’s first half effort was cleared off the line by Boro’s George Friend.For the visitors, a Grant Leadbitter effort that flew narrowly wide was the sum total of their goal threat, with Stewart Downing, deployed in the ‘number 10 role’, failing to inspire Middlesbrough in the first match of his second stint with the club.last_img

‘OIL’ NOT BE BEATEN BY STORM SAYS BATTLING SUPERMARKET BOSS

first_imgStephen O’Donnell (right) with his son Gavin at their dark supermarket in Crolly yesterday.A supermarket owner went back to the ‘dark ages’ to make sure his business remained open during Storm Rachel yesterday.Stephen O’Donnell, who owns the Mace Supermarket in Crolly, arrived at his business at 6.30am to find it in darkness.The business had been struck by lightning which left phonelines and power out. The busy Go garage owned by the O’Donnell family in Crolly.But rather than disappointing his customers, Stephen decided the shop would open.He dug out some paraffin oil lanterns which he purchased thinking they were antique a number of years ago.And those, combined with head-lights and candles, kept the shop open throughout the day.Those who only had credit cards and didn’t have cash were trusted and were allowed to pay another day. Stephen described it as one of the busiest days in recent times.Staff even used old fashioned calculators to take a note of how much items cost.“We decided that we owed it to our customers to stay open because we knew there would be a lot of people looking for coal and foodstuff.“I just thought of the lanterns and they worked really well. I thought they were antiques and although I don’t think they are, they certainly did the job,” he said.Stephen, who also runs the adjoining Go Service Station, paid tribute to his staff. “They were trying conditions but everyone got stuck in. We’re open around 27 years and a lot of the staff are with us for up to 24 years.“They’re very loyal and I would like to thank them for going above and beyond the call of duty today.‘Hopefully we’ll be back to normal tonight. I would also like to pay tribute to the ESB workers who worked so hard to get everyone back their power,” he said.‘OIL’ NOT BE BEATEN BY STORM SAYS BATTLING SUPERMARKET BOSS was last modified: January 16th, 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)last_img read more

GLUE GANG STRIKES AGAIN AS PENSIONERS’ DOORS LOCKED

first_imgThe glue gang, who have wreaked havoc on householders across Letterkenny, has struck again.Ballymacool Terrace was first area attacked by glue gangThe vandals struck in the Beechwood area of the town on Wednesday night/Thursday morning.A number of homes had their front doors glued with many of the homes belonging to elderly people in what is a residential area. This is at least the fourth series of attacks by the gang who are targeting front doors for no reason other than pure vandalism.The first attack happened in September when more than 25 homes at Ballymacool Terrace at the Lower Main Street area of the town had their front doors glued.However Gardai have yet to identify the culprits.It is understood that there have been attempts made to glue the doors of 60 homes. A number of cars have also had their doors glued. GLUE GANG STRIKES AGAIN AS PENSIONERS’ DOORS LOCKED was last modified: December 21st, 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:Beechwoodglue gangletterkennylast_img read more

Prosecutor reveals late start on case

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Prosecutor Robert Knowles said Tuesday that he took the case Nov. 3, four days before trial, because the original prosecutor, Robert Cheleden, had previously booked a vacation and couldn’t change his plans. So Knowles faced off against Glazier’s high-profile attorney, Robert Shapiro. Cheleden thought the case would begin later than it did, so he bought tickets for his getaway, Knowles said. Cheleden “then discovered to his surprise that there would be this conflict.” Knowles had followed the case as it had progressed, and after learning that Cheleden was going on vacation volunteered to take it. “More time is always better, it’s true,” Knowles said. “But I didn’t feel disadvantaged, primarily because the detective on the case was so good.” Cheleden could not be reached for comment Tuesday because he is out of the office until Nov. 28. Shapiro asked Superior Court Judge Janice Claire Croft to set bail at $50,000 for his client, arguing that Glazier has no prior arrests. But Croft denied the request, agreeing with an earlier judge who denied bail because of the nature of the charges and after hearing from residents who said they felt threatened by Glazier. Shapiro unsuccessfully argued that the judge’s original decision was based on bad evidence. “The things that were heard by the magistrate were things that were later found to be not true,” he said. Before Glazier was led away in handcuffs, the judge set a Jan. 10 date for his retrial. La Crescenta retiree Bob Lewis, 77, who lives across the street from where Glazier used to live, said he is afraid Glazier will retaliate. “We’re so worried about that we’re really considering moving from this neighborhood and maybe out of the state,” Lewis said. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – A day after a retired engineer was acquitted of attempted murder in connection with a fire at his neighbor’s home, the prosecutor revealed Tuesday that he had taken over the case just days before trial because the original prosecutor went on vacation. Gary Glazier avoided a possible life sentence after the jury acquitted him of the most serious charges involving a 2004 fire at the La Crescenta home of Alfred Artsvelyan and his family. The same jury deadlocked on charges involving a second fire at the same home, and Glazier will be retried on those allegations. Former neighbors of Glazier breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday after a judge denied him the chance to bail out of jail, where he has stayed since his arrest in May 2004. After Monday’s verdict, one juror said the investigation was incomplete and that there just wasn’t enough evidence offered to convict. last_img read more

Country star Keith Harkin to support Las Vegas victims with live broadcast

first_imgSinger and musician Keith Harkin has promised to donate proceeds from an upcoming show to support the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.The Inishowen man, who has a loyal US fanbase, last night expressed his devastation after the massacre at a country music festival on October 1st.Harkin has decided to broadcast a live ‘Las Vegas Needs Us’ show from his upcoming concert in California tomorrow (Wednesday) and donate all proceeds to the National Compassion Fund for Las Vegas. Keith Harkin will be bringing his acoustic, folk, pop, rock sound to the stage, with support from Taylor Rae, and the whole world can tune in on October 04 at 8pm PDT (4am Irish time)Fans in Donegal can pay to tune into the broadcast on stageit.com and enjoy a concert that will benefit the many victims and their families who need emergency support in Las Vegas. Tickets can be purchased here: www.stageit.com/las_vegas_needs_us…Harkin has also pledged to donate the profits of the stage show from the Californian winery to the relief fund.The solo artist shared an emotional post with Facebook fans, saying “My heart is heavy today.” “I will be doing a StageIt this Wednesday night and giving 100% of the proceeds to the people effected by the atrocities in Las Vegas.“It’s the least I can do it’s in these times we must stick together. Myself and Folktale Winery & Vineyards are also giving the profits of the show from Wednesday night in Carmel too.”Harkin recently raised over $10,000 from a StageIt show in aid of the Texas flood victims. He expressed his gratitude to fans for helping him support the Center for Disaster Philanthropy on this occasion and is hopeful that word will spread of his second fundraising show tomorrow.Keith harkin“Thank you for everything you do for me, my gift in return is my music. We need anything that brings joy to the world right now,” Harkin told fans.Keith’s ‘Harkin Army’ fanbase are full of admiration for the musician’s kind act this week, leaving comments of thanks and prayers for the people of Las Vegas. Country star Keith Harkin to support Las Vegas victims with live broadcast was last modified: October 3rd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:benefit concertcharitykeith harkinLas VegasMUSIClast_img read more

Ewe won’t baa-lieve it – Donegal has the most number of sheep in Ireland!

first_imgIt may come as no surprise to some but Donegal now officially has the largest number of sheep in Ireland.Ireland’s breeding ewe flock decreased by 3% in 2018 on 2017 levels, the latest sheep census figures from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine show.But levels of sheep in Donegal are steady with a total of 504,408 followed by Mayo (418,361) and Galway (408,835). Kerry had the next greatest number (318,720). Meanwhile, Limerick had the lowest number (21,638).Due to its big sheep population, Donegal had the highest number of flocks (5,986), followed by Mayo (4,852) while Dublin had the least (201).Census returns show that in 2018 the number of breeding ewes in the country stood at 2.56 million compared to 2017, when there were 2.64 million breeding ewes.Ram numbers also decreased, compared to 2017 levels. The figures show that ram numbers were down 2.1% on 2017, with 2,681 fewer rams present on farms in 2018. In total, as of December 2018, Ireland had 3.73 million sheep (3,732,955) spread across 35,186 flocks, including 2.56 million breeding ewes over 12 months-of-age.There was an average of 106 sheep per flock in 2018, the census returns show.69% of flocks had below-average numbers, compared to 68% in 2017.Census forms for 2019 were sent to 45,432 registered flock-keepers on the department’s database. Returns were received from 40,891, representing a response rate of 90%.Ewe won’t baa-lieve it – Donegal has the most number of sheep in Ireland! was last modified: August 2nd, 2019 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:donegaleweflockNumberssheeplast_img read more