Asean Schools Games: PH undefeated en route to girls’ basketball title

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Philippines’ girls basketball team in ASEAN Schools Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/EDSTER SYSINGAPORE – The Philippines clinched the girls’ basketball championship at the Asean Schools Games on Wednesday.On the final day at Our Tampines Hub, they put in a dominant performance to beat host Singapore, 82-32.ADVERTISEMENT Photo from Ministry of Education, Singapore/ASG.The results gave the Philippines two points to finish at the top of the table for the round-robin competition with eight points and no losses.Meanwhile, Thailand took home the silver medal after beating bronze medallists Malaysia 78-52.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Indonesia finished fourth and Singapore fifth. PH gets bronze in Asean Schools Games girls’ volleyball Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Paradecenter_img IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

DSP Releases Afro-Zouk Single “Carolina”

first_imgBlack Speech Media Group (BSMG), a leading multimedia producer and distributor of African Music in the United States has released “Carolina” a new single by Liberian Artist DSP.Produced and mixed by D Thompson, the single has elements of Afro‐Beat, with a great influence of Afro‐Zouk, and Afro‐pop. “The song is a combination of some personal experiences and because of the personal nature, I wanted it to represent beats that resonate with me and my upbringing in a culturally diverse society in Liberia,” said DSP.The single can be purchased on iTunes, and fans can also watch the video on YouTube or listen to the song at BSMG’s All Music Hub platform on Sound Cloud. Ernesto Dweh‐Sidi‐Papay‐2 Herbert, aka “DSP”, is an emerging contemporary artist who is at the forefront of the emerging Liberian music industry. Born during Liberia’s political unrest, DSP’s link to his country and culture was from his mother singing to him in her dialect Grebo while they were refugees in the Ivory Coast.After having to resettle to Ghana after a second civil war in Liberia, DSP found refuge in music. Influenced by artists such as NAS, Red Man, Method Man, Jay‐Z and an array of African Artists, DSP found his voice in mixing Western Pop with Afrobeats. Returning to Liberia in 2007 as a young scholar, DSP began pursuing his love for music professionally. After traveling and performing in Ghana, he was sponsored by MTN to release his music on a national scale. To date, he has released several songs including “Monrovia Style” which became popular for its use of Koloqua, a dialect in Liberia. He is currently working with international platforms to release his first full album “The Promise” in 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dr. Bropleh Donates Sports Materials to Killo FC

first_imgFormer Information Minister Rev. Dr. Lawrence Bropleh has donated sporting materials to Kilo FC, a 3rd division team he is sponsoring in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.The items, donated over the weekend, included a set of jerseys and boots, among others.Making the presentation Dr. Bropleh said, “We must dream to transform and develop the capacity of young people, which encouraged me to support the team.”He assured officials of the Grand Bassa County LFA sub-association of his fullest support for the development of soccer through unity and reconciliation games in the county.Receiving the items, the chairman of the Grand Bassa County LFA, Jeremiah B. Johnson, thanked Dr. Bropleh for the gesture.He used the occasion to appeal to the county leadership and other goodwill personalities to emulate Dr. Bropleh’s gesture in order to help build the talents of young players who are preparing to play for the county.The captain of Kilo FC, David Page, lauded Dr. Bropleh for the materials, and promised that they will make good use of them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Keven Chavez: UCLA has 66 reasons to feel even with ‘SC

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardWell, on the heels of a certain one-sided football game six weeks ago, the current version of the UCLA-USC rivalry might best be described as Blowout Central. Wednesday’s Pac-10 game at Pauley Pavilion might not have been as lopsided as the Trojans’ football victory last month, but the basketball Bruins more than held up their end of the bargain. If 66 points was the magic number for the USC football team, then the UCLA basketball team wisely followed suit with an impressive 66-45 pounding of visiting USC. The football Trojans needed just a few possessions to gain a comfortable lead and cruise to a 66-19 win. This time it was Jordan Farmar, not Reggie Bush, who proved to be the unstoppable force as the basketball Bruins improved to 15-3. UCLA’s sophomore point guard knocked in 3-pointers on the Bruins’ first two possessions to the inevitable rout in motion. LOS ANGELES – Rivalry games between UCLA and USC have never really earned a snappy nickname. You know, something like The Big Game, a generic choice that is used in many parts of the country. Farmar finished with a game-high 15 points with five rebounds and six assists. “I thought Jordan did a great job, he played with a lot of passion,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “These guys came to play.” A 6-0 lead quickly turned into a 18-2 lead, which turned into a 24-5 lead, which turned into a 29-7 lead, which probably turned into people at home flipping the satellite TV over to “Skating With Celebrities.” New USC coach Tim Floyd wasn’t so lucky. He had no choice but to watch his promising young team slip into the depths of Blowout Central. “It’s really disappointing,” Floyd said. “We lost our poise offensively as a result of their pressure – it’s an aberration from how we’ve played.” It only makes sense. If an up-and-coming UCLA football team with an impressive 10-1 record can be thrashed by 47 points in Blowout Central, it only seems appropriate that an up-and-coming USC basketball team with an impressive 12-5 record would get steamrolled by 21 points. It was easily the Trojans’ biggest loss of the year. Gabe Pruitt, averaging 16.7 points, was held to four. And Nick Young might have the loudest haircut in town with his Faux-Hawk, but his game was as quiet as could be with just eight points. Dwayne Shackleford, who didn’t even enter the game until late in the first half, led USC with 12 points. Sure, the UCLA basketball players will insist their effort had nothing to do with USC’s football blowout. But there were certainly visions of football dancing in the heads of Bruins fans, who answered USC’s two-fingered victory signs by borrowing Texas’ two-fingered Hook ’em Horns salute in response. “It was very exciting,” UCLA freshman forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute said of his first taste of Blowout Central. “Give credit to the crowd, they did a great job of pumping us up.” Said forward Arron Afflalo: “You get off to a good start, it just tears the other team’s heart out.” And so it goes in Blowout Central. One team rides off into the sunset while another has its heart torn out. It’s not pretty, and that’s what makes a rivalry so special. keven.chavez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Crosstown Showdown is not too bad, though a bit of a mouthful. The Battle for Los Angeles is a bit too literal, not to mention it’s already been taken by Rage Against the Machine, a band some of today’s players might have listened to in elementary school. And no matter how nice those luxury cars might be, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone on either side of the rivalry really excited about throwing down the Lexus Gauntlet. last_img read more

Wayne Rooney OUT of England squad for games against Scotland and France

first_imgWayne Rooney will not be part of the England squad for the internationals against Scotland and France in June.The Manchester United striker is his country’s record goalscorer, having netted 53 times in 119 appearances for the Three Lions.But it appears as though his international career could be now be over.He was left out of Gareth Southgate’s squad for the games against Germany and Lithuania earlier this year.And Southgate has decided to snub Rooney once more for next month’s internationals, talkSPORT has learned.The England boss will name his squad on Thursday for the World Cup qualifier Scotland at Hampden Park on June 10 and the friendly against France in Paris three days later.He has decided he has better options in attack than Rooney, including the 31-year-old’s United teammate Marcus Rashford.Rooney has become a peripheral figure at United under Jose Mourinho.He has made just 15 Premier League starts this season, scoring five goals, and is set to leave Old Trafford in the summer.He is expected to be named on the bench for United’s Europa League final against Ajax on Wednesday night – a game you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT. 1 Wayne Rooney is facing the end of his England career last_img read more

DONEGAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY DOUBLES ITS WORKFORCE AND TURNOVER

first_imgA Donegal technology company, which has doubled its turnover and also its workforce in the past three years, has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance accreditation.Gartan Technologies, based in Letterkenny, specialises in staff availability and payroll software solutions.Gartan currently employs 14 people at their offices in the Enterprise Business Centre. While most of Gartan’s customers are in the UK and Ireland, it is currently expanding into North America and other markets.This award signals another achievement for a company that has completely bucked the economic trend.In 2011 turnover increased by 30% and the company has more than doubled its turnover and workforce in the last three years. Furthermore, in the last year alone, Gartan has added an additional 5 employees, including 3 to their Quality Assurance department.“We’re beginning 2012 on a very sound footing,” says Malachi Eastwood, Managing Director, Gartan Technologies. “Our new ISO status demonstrates our commitment to the high standard of solutions and support services we deliver. In the early days, the location and size of our business was an issue for some of our potential clients but the reality is that if you are providing quality products and services, organisations will put their faith in you.“We’ve now built up a strong UK client base and have established very close working relationships with all our clients and I’m grateful to them for their support throughout the ISO process.”“I’d especially like to thank the team at Gartan for their effort in achieving this award. We will continue to invest in quality management and look for new ways to deliver an outstanding service.”Gartan Technologies produce a number of software solutions for a variety of sectors.“Essentially we’re in the business of making it easier for organisations to record and monitor the availability of their part-time, on-call, and fulltime staff. Clients can see, 24 hours a day, the ‘real time’, availability of,for example, in the case of local & emergency services, their fire station personnel, social workers and even the teams responsible for gritting roads during the severe winter weather. The payroll module addresses the complex nature of calculating the associated monies due to the client’s staff.” Gartan has continuously looked for ways to enhance their products and encourage clients to try their software.Malachi explains, “In 2007 we adopted a licensing model. The client signs a 2, 3 or 5 year contract and pays an annual license fee for the use of the software. That provides us with financial stability and enables us to plan ahead with a high degree of certainty. From the clients’ point of view, they have the assurance that of working with a stable company which, in today’s volatile climate, is invaluable to them.”Clients also like the fact that they can install our solutions on their existing infrastructure which effectively means there are no large upfront installation costs.““The success of the Gartan products is down to how easy and compatible the software is,” says Malachi, “The products are specialised user friendly solutions that are designed to interface with the client’s existing systems including, HR, Training and Payroll.“ Malachi adds, “The suite of Gartan products can be used independently or interdependently. Some clients have installed one product, whilst others use various combinations of two but the majority have installed all three.”With over 16 years of experience in the software availability solutions Gartan is concentrating on developing new products to meet future demands and new markets, and has a number of new features in the pipeline for 2012. It will be a busy year.In conclusion Mr. Eastwood says, “The nature of our business means we can’t rest on our laurels, we’ve always got to be mindful of what our clients and the market is looking for and to remain focused on customer service. The ISO 9001 award is a good start to 2012 and I’m looking forward to another innovative and productive year.”DONEGAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY DOUBLES ITS WORKFORCE AND TURNOVER was last modified: January 26th, 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:Gartan Technologieslast_img read more

TRUCK BLOWN OFF ROAD AS SEVERE WEATHER TAKES HOLD

first_imgA 40ft articulated lorry has been blown off the road in West Donegal this evening.The lorry left the road in severe weather conditions between Dungloe and Loughanure in the townland of Ardcrone.It is not believed that anybody was injured following the incident. It comes as a severe weather warning is put into place across Donegal.There is sleet and snow and severe gusts of wind.Gardai have warned people to take care when out and about.“Weather conditions are hazardous across the county tonight and we would ask people to take extreme care if out and about. “We would ask people to slow down when driving and not to take risks,” said a spokesman.A number of trees have blown down across the county but there are no injuries reported.Met Eireann is forecasting freezing conditions and further sleet and snow for the next two days at least with the cold snap expected to continue well into next week. TRUCK BLOWN OFF ROAD AS SEVERE WEATHER TAKES HOLD was last modified: March 23rd, 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:GardaisnowWarningweatherWest Donegallast_img read more

Arguing Is Alienating

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now The salesperson sent me an email to tell me that I am wrong and he is right. I suggested that his company was not a good fit for me, and he told me I wasn’t thinking clearly.He began by telling me that his product had improved since the last time I used it, and that basing my decision on their old product would be like comparing the iPhone 7 to the original iPhone. Then he told me that I had complained about his industry’s unwillingness to keep up with modern technologies. He said that his company had moved to new technologies over the last few years.All of this, when I didn’t express any concern over the product. I am sure the product is very good, and I am sure they have made the major improvements he suggested. The product was not at all expressed in my email reply to his pitch asking that I might speak with him, nor did I say anything about my current partner, the one he made sure to address directly in his first email.This salesperson went on to argue that my concern was unfounded. In fact, many of his clients chose him because they feel the exact opposite when it comes to the issue over which I was concerned. He continued, telling me not to believe the reviews, the lawsuits, or anything I read from disgruntled employees. To the contrary, these people were all bad actors, and they should be ignored.Then, to finish his argument, he used statistics to prove to me that his company was the choice of big companies in my space, and that they dominate the market.All of this was done over email, the worst possible medium for this communication. Instead of picking up the phone to call me and ask me about my concerns, he decided to try to change my mind by sending me an in argumentative email telling me that I am wrong to believe what I believe, and that his beliefs to the contrary are the beliefs I should share.This is not selling. It is not how you resolve concerns. It is not how you build relationships, and it is not how you influence other people to your way of thinking.I am certain he believes he made good points. His problem is that I do not, and that his unwillingness to get in tune with me means that I will tune him out.last_img read more

Teenage girl gangraped in Punjab’s Fazilka dies

first_imgA teenage girl has died in Fazilka district of Punjab after she was allegedly raped by three-youth on her way to home from school, few days ago.Police said that the 17-year-old girl, who died on late Saturday night was allegedly raped on October 25, however, the victim’s family did not initially disclose the incident and it was after the death of the girl that few fellow villagers informed the police.The police has registered a case of gang rape based on the complaint received from victim’s family. As per the complaint three youth gang raped the girl in the fields, while she was on her way to home from school in Jalalabad.Deputy Superintendent of Police of Jalalabad, Amarjit Singh said that the girl has died of excessive bleeding.“We have filed a case of rape and murder based on the complaint against unidentified persons and investigation was being conducted. We are looking for the culprits,” he said.last_img read more

Indians no longer wary of South African pitches: Dhoni

first_imgIndian cricketers are no longer wary of South African pitches after the Champions League Twenty20 tournament hosted here, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni told an Afrikaans daily.Dhoni, who spoke to the newspaper after beating local team Warriors in the final, said that pitches in South Africa are no longer alien in nature for the senior India players.”Most of our players played here during the second edition of IPL and now also in the Champions League Twenty20.”The experience of playing on these pitches has been invaluable,” Dhoni said. The Indians will be touring South Africa during the end of this year.The Indian players in the CSK ranks such as top-order batsmen Murali Vijay (294 runs) and Suresh Raina showed their mettle in the league games, as did spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who emerged as the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 13 wickets.Dhoni described Ashwin as an “aggressive character” who is up for any challenge.”He is a very smart bowler who does not need much guidance and knows what is expected of him,” Dhoni said, adding that he believed Ashwin would be a key player in the South African tour.Despite winning the biggest prize in world cricket of 17 million rands, Dhoni said the victory on Sunday was tinged with sadness because some of the players would play for different teams during the next edition of IPL — courtesy fresh auctions.”After being together for three years, the core won’t remain the same as few of the players will play for different teams. That’s why we badly wanted to win this tournament.advertisementThat’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ having enjoyed playing together for the past three years,? Dhoni told the newspaper not forgetting to mention that Wanderers was very special for him as he led India to victory in the inaugural World T20 in 2007.last_img read more